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I had the tremendous honor to be invited to the opening ceremony of Kaipi Peru 2014 at the National Museum of the American Indian.

What a great opportunity to share my culture with the love of my life my hubby dubby. It is very important since we are TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES, to share and try to make him understand, why we are how we are. Why we are so passionate about everything we do from our food, to our dances, to our culture in general. I think Peruvians we have a special way to love our country.

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The night began with a speech of the representative of the Museum, then follow by the Peruvian Ambassador to the OAS and the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth whom officially inaugurated the event.

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Then came the most emotional moment of the night with the presentation of ANU Proyecto Universal a group of Peruvian dancers, then our traditional marinera from the coast of Peru and our huaylas a traditional dance from the mountains of Peru. I had tears in my eyes to share this special moment with my husband. It was like being in Peru for 15 min, but we were actually in Washington DC.

When ANU started to play and make music with many different instruments and loud noises and I was telling him, maybe now you could understand why Tyler is so loud…it may be in his veins, it may be part of his culture.

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After the opening ceremony guests were treated to pisco sours and Peruvian delicious ordv’res including aji de gallina, solterito de quinoa, suspiro a la limenha and alfajores.

The reason why I share all these stories through my blog is because I would love to inspire other Peruvians to share the love of our country with new generations, with our kids and so that they pass it to their generations.

I left my country eleven years ago and I don’t regret it. Now that we have two kids Tyler & Stella,  I am trying my best to teach them to love Peru, as much as I love it; to teach them to be responsible citizens of the world:)

I am just so thankful that now we have the opportunity to have a little bit of Peru so close.

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Kaipi Peru will be in exhibition at the American Indian Museum through August 3rd.

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Sincerely

Evelyn Brooks

Days fly and now we are close to Spring & Summer. In the Evelyn Brooks Studio we had to get ready to present you what is it new this season.

We continue working with my traditional Peruvian huayruros (why-de-ru-ros), they are naturally red & black. My favorite colors. And you should know the power of the Peruvian huayruros. They bring good luck, protection against negative energy, happiness & prosperity.

I love working with clusters and expanding my exotic collection bringing bracelets, big & chunky bracelets, those that people would stop, just to see what you are wearing.

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My latest creation, the hand-crochet necklace, probably one of the most expensive pieces I have created, yet. Took me like 2 weeks of intense work to get it done. Retail price approx. $2400. Although remember this would probably be just what you need for that special night.

My love for intricate and delicate work is still there introducing my hand-braided choker necklaces and bracelets. As well as the bridal or special occasion head-bands:)

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Flor Diaz, cultural attache of the Embassy of Peru in Washington DC

I can’t thank enough all of those involved in the making of my new jewelry campaign. The cultural attaché of the Embassy of Peru was invited and delighted to be part of the photo shoot.

The St. Gregory Hotel, Ericka Rivera hairstylist, Vyoleta Hyland, Boon Models and to Sandro Gomez Photography for all the hours he has invested in this project to make it perfect.

Will soon be sharing our final Spring/summer campaign 2014;)

so stay stunned!

Sincerely

Evelyn Brooks