Just in Time: Watches for a Cause

The La Mer Guatemala watch collection does more than just keep you on schedule

La Mer Collections threw a sweet bash above Gjelina last night to celebrate their Guatemala Collection launch on TOMS Marketplace. What does this mean? When you buy one of the boho-chic wrap watches with beadwork done by the Kixjo Artisans—a Tzu-tujil Maya women’s cooperative based in Santiago Atitlan—the ladies gain an international market, and a portion of the dough goes towards a clean cookstove for women in Santiago (through the Ahuyu program). This was explained over Gjelina pizza, glasses of red wine, and caramel cotton candy. I am almost not cool enough to hang out at Gjelina’s rustic event space above the restaurant,what with its nook-like patio and skylight that lets you spy on the Gjelina-to-go guys…almost.