Bliss With An Edge

Deborah Jaishree will make you shine, smile, sing and set an intention. And she will also play at your wedding. Her voice, spiritual guidance and yoga practice is unique, she shares sweetness with a vibrant and artful edge. Yesterday we played on the grounds of Castle Island, Boston MA, camera in hand…

Jaishree and Clarence Wedding Band

Blissfully edgy wedding band. Jaishree and Clarence will rock your Day.

Jaishree Yog, Boston MA

Sweet practice of bliss with Jaishree Yoga.

Jaishree spent 13 years as a professional actress in New York City and Los Angeles. Weaved into this exciting, demanding, and ultimately debilitating lifestyle, she often heard her authentic inner voice cry out ‘yoga saves me, yoga saves me‘- and it did! She left the world of dramatic play and found the bliss of healthy play and yoga service in Boston, MA. Her practice and programs now reflect her diverse experience by creating balance and abundance out of tremendous contrast.

Deoborah Jaishree Yoga Boston MA

Jaishree Yoga practice is strong with physical and spiritual energy.

Deborah Jaishree is a Bhakti Yogi, an aspiring Vaisnava, who serves under the guidance of her beloved Spiritual Master his Grace Nitya Lila Om Vishnupad Astottara Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaja. Bhakti Yoga is is the practice and service of divine love.

Jaishree and Clarence playing Moya Drums

Music heals, inspires and moves you. Clarence plays the MOYO Drums at Castle Island, Boston MA.

MOYO Drums Jaishree Yoga

Flow to the rhythms of the MOYO Drum

Jaishree Yoga and Moyo Drums Art

Space and form. {Castle Island, Boston MA}

Jaishree Yoga Boston MA

Rocking yoga spirit. Jaishree at Castle Island, Boston MA

Castle Island, Boston MA

ODYSSEY {Castle Island, Boston MA}

A day to remember, cold with a raw ocean breeze full of passion, love and inspiration. We walked away as the rain started…timing is everything. Namaste.

Kai and Gipsy Goes to Australia!

What does the Australian Open and Kai and Gipsy have in common?  Passion.  Kai and Gipsy was made to travel and this time it made an appearance in Australia! The Passion. Love. Tennis Reverse Stitch Long Sleeve was shipped from USA and warn on the grounds of the Australian Open!


Image via Kaiandgipsy.com Passion. Love. Tennis Reverse Stitch Long Sleeve

The Australian Open Women singles competition was won by Kim Clijsters of Belgium. Clijsters won the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy, and she will soon move to the world’s No.2 spot. Well done Kim and we look forward to seeing some beautiful tennis from you this year.


Image via australianopen.com / Photo by Ben Solomon

With Kai and Gipsy tennis fashion you will show your passion for the game both on and off the court. Check out our tennis lifestyle designs. Vamos!!

2010 Moments

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. {Anais Nin}

American Apparel Embrace Slouch T-shirt, a 2010 best seller!

Kai and Gipsy partners with Elizabeth Stone House. Design inspiration comes from The House, wear the Hot Copper to show off your fashionable support for this amazing organization! {Proceeds to benefit ESH}
Photo by Lisa Arnold of Luminessence Studio

Launched Kai and Gipsy for Tennis! Chic, urban designs for on/off tennis court fashion. Hot sellers at the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, New Haven, CT and Campbell’s International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship, Newport, RI.

Kai and Gipsy tennis chicas at the 2010 Campbell’s International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship.

Passion. Love. Tennis by Kai and Gipsy gets featured on Tennis Identity

Andreea and Adrienne meet Sarah McLachlan at Lilith Fair Boston 2010. Kai and Gipsy’s American Apparel Believe Racerback Tank gets admired by Sarah. Sweet!!

Lilith Fair fashion by Kai and Gipsy.

Embrace Slouch T-Shirt lands in Vama Veche, Romania via my travel and discovery friend Michelle May of Festival Creative. Kai and Gipsy is meant to travel, see where the road takes you…

American Apparel Dance Racerback Tank makes it to Mary’s Rock in the Blue Ridge / Shanandoah Park. A favorite in my closet!

Andreea Waters and Rachel Mohr design and launch the Pretty is Pink Boutique website.
Kai and Gipsy Urban Wear continues to be a best seller at PIP / NYC/LA fashion in the burbs of Franklin, MA.

Andreea shoots Thunderlily’s 2010 Fall High Fashion Collection inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s book, The Road. Fell in love, now owner of the Straight Skirt and the book.

Hot Copper T-Shirt by Kai and Gipsy
Hitch Skirt by Thunderlily
Jewelry by Monique Rancourt

The perfect mix for Boho Chic Fashion.

Kai and Gipsy celebrates the opening of Spoil’d Boutique at Legacy Place, Dedham, MA.

Kai and Gipsy partners with Festival Creative to bring the annual Cirque Du Noir to Worcester, MA. An evening of live fusion art, music, a silent art auction and intoxicating atmosphere of creativity to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank.

Be more than ordinary Basic T-shirt. Fun colors and textures, a favorite Holiday gift!

Kai and Gipsy is fun. Life is sweet…make sure you taste it!

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A big XO to all the Kai and Gipsy friends!

Happy 2011! See where the road takes you…..

Shom Thoughts

Always wanted to go to a yoga retreat. After the New Year I went to my hot yoga class and the instructor, Deborah Jaishree Spielman, announced a weekend retreat with YhomYoga in Chester, CT. I am thinking it’s perfect / local, not too long (in case I don’t make it…) and it supports my New Year resolution, “invest less in retail and much more in experience…”! She also recommended the movie, Avatar, which I went to see the next day and loved it. The Avatar message and Deb’s practice sold my yoga experience!

So there I was two weeks ago in Chester, CT with seventeen strangers sharing, seeing, chanting, dancing, tasting and feeling the Prem. The weekend was amazing, full of intense energy, wonders and feeling closer…Here are a few thoughts, after one of the meditations lights were out and I just wrote:

“Happy. I am here. Pictures. People. Beautiful energy. Anxious to open up to the Universe. I can feel, move with the sound, it is vibrating my soul. I can see, feel, tears of happy. The mood, light, food / engaging all senses. Love the flowers. Deb is so alive, present, inspiring. Her eyes radiate. Everybody feeds of her presence and spirit. It is refreshing to be a part of this. Her voice reaches deep, words make you explore the moment. It’s been a beautiful journey of discovery.”

Smiling out loud after getting lost in the trance with DJ Mantra / Wearing kai and gipsy

Acro Yoga with Dazza Greenwood and Deborah Jaishree Spielman

Check out the YhomYoga Prem Retreat 2010 picture gallery.

Bhavvv Friends:
Deborah Jaishree Spielman / www.yhomyoga.com
Dazza Greenwood / http://www.livestream.com/newcalifornian
DJ Mantra / http://www.djmantraji.com
Tom Lena / http://www.tomlenamusic.com

Exploring…

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi

The Guest House, Chester CT

Heading to my first yoga retreat weekend organized by YhomYoga happening at The Guest House. Curious and excited to explore the yoga world closer…

Kai and Gipsy Bag Check

What’s in your travel bag? A week ago I was sitting on the plane trying to distract from a bumpy ride back to Boston, MA from Atlanta, GA. I started thinking about kai and gipsy, my travel bag, life etc.

As a traveling spirit, kai and gipsy wear is meant to see the world…the Gipsy Wrap is a favorite for the plane ride, it gives you an extra layer of comfort and fashion. It is also light enough that it will pack in your carry on and/or hand bag! Another on the plane friend is the Extraordinary Burnout, you will travel in fun and find some inspiration for those inevitable bumpy rides…And yes, we are still trying to find a smooth ride!


KaiSpice in Alternative Apparel / The Gipsy Wrap

On location you must bring the kai and gipsy tank tops. They are more than just a tank, they have a sexy urban look and athletic fit which makes them versatile, the perfect day and night wear. Accessorize them for an eve out, layer them on a cool day and wear them casually site seeing, exploring or taking an adventure trip.

In my bag:
Laptop
Illusions / The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Running shoes
Camera
iPod
Water
Dance Short Sleeve and Tank Top, Extraordinary Hoodie
Boots
iPhone

Finally descending into Boston, safely I hope! Regardless of this flying experience I love to travel and one of my favorite moments is take off! On my 2010 Just Do List is to one day go to the airport, pick a random flight and destination. Blog material for sure!

KaiSpice

So yes / it is true / i love to eat / but being the kai and gipsy girl who I am / it’s more than just the eating / ordinary people eat / that does not interest me / not in the least / what I want / what I desire / what I need / is the experience of eating / yes / the whole kit and caboodle / from the shopping stroll / to that first luscious bite / all of it / from where I am sitting to whom I am sitting with / the air around me / the mood / the smell / the light / yes / everything.

fire side

kai & gipsy fire side

It all starts with the shopping stroll / I love open air farmer’s markets / anything outdoors is my favorite / the dappling sun / the smell of freshly cut flowers dancing in the air / the faint buzz of chatter as fellow strollers talk to the vendors, or friends / commenting on this or that / sampling homemade jams, soups and other such yummy treats / the brilliant colors of earth’s finest / playing off each other / teasing and tempting the helpless stroller to purchase not just one of them / but all of them…

yes / my stroll sets the mood for the meal / intimate and quiet / festive and loud / lakeside or fireside / mountainside or poolside / it all starts with the stroll / When I have my menu set / I buy the perfect bottle of wine / put on a  kai and gipsy playlist / and do my dance / I love the dance / the dance between friends / flavors /dreams / and manifestations / I enjoy the cooking dance by myself / it could be that I have a small kitchen / but truthfully I love to be in the moment of creating / alone / nothing to distract me as I imagine how the taste of one spice might play against the other / and the smell / I love to smell the food while it’s cooking / becoming / manifesting.

bristol beach, falmouth

Celebrating Falmouth Road Race with friends, family and lots of spice…

As I have said before / even after all this / it’s not really the what’s for dinner / but so much more about the who and the where / I love sharing my experience with my favorite people in our favorite places / poolside / lakeside / mountainside / anything outSIDE / makes for a better experience / the air / the openness / the scenery / the conversation / I could be eating an almond butter and orange marmalade sandwich on fresh baked bakery bread (kai’s version of the Peanut Butter & Jelly) with my favorite people on a cold November day / staring at a lake that will soon be frozen over / looking into the horizon / or on a park bench / watching the leaves fall gently to the ground with a cup of white hot chocolate made from my kitchen / and enjoy it far more then in a stuffy restaurant / sitting in uncomfortable chairs / drinking over priced wine / swallowing mediocre food and staring at 4 stuffy walls / so / choose a night /invite your favorite people /to your favorite place / and share / not just a meal / but an experience / kai