Nov 16

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016-Holiday-Gift-GuideNeed help with your gift list?  Check out some of our suggestions for the personalities in your life. Also to help you, we will include special TLC gift packaging for each jewelry item you purchase during this busy holiday season.

sbz02For the Romantics, we suggest our new Stocking Stuffer on unique Gift Rounds packaging. We also have them in colors for the Wine LoversNature GirlsBeachcombers, and Free Spirits.  


bfcwFor the Socially Conscious, give one of our Do Good Cause Bracelets which help support special projects – Beads for Learning, Beads for Clean Water, Beads for Healthy Gardens, or Beads for Girls Graduation.


MarulaThe natural Beauties in your life will love our wild-harvested, cold-pressed Marula Facial Oil with high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9.


zgcefallEven Super Heroes sometimes need positive encouragement and inspiration to Dream Big,  Live Free, Create Harmony, Go With the Flow, or Follow Your Heart.  Limited Edition Super Power Bracelets are a fun reminder.



What do you give those gracious Hosts who love to entertain? Any of our gorgeous, handcrafted Tableware items, such as the Bread & Cheese platters or Salad Tongs, would be a treasured gift.


This holiday season, think Fair Trade 1st for your gift list. Buying Fair Trade provides work, allowing individuals to provide the rest for themselves! You can LIKE Fair Trade but nothing happens for thousands of people around the world if you don’t BUY Fair Trade!

Jul 16

What’s in Your Beach Bag?

What's In Your

New Marula from Katy
DSC_0311We know you are protecting yourself with hats and sunscreen, but sometimes you may still overdo that sun exposure! Did you know that Marula Oil has been used for hundreds of years by women in Africa to heal minor burns, to soothe redness, swelling and irritation, as well as a highly valued moisturizer for radiant skin? Not only does it fight free-radicals that cause premature skin aging with its extremely high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9 but is great for sunburn!

model by poolOf course, durable, water-proof, lightweight Zulugrass is THE jewelry for water activities, whether it’s surfing, water-skiing, or relaxing by the pool with a cool drink in your hand. Our Duets or Style To Go have several color options to provide a little sizzle for your summer wardrobe.

Sep 12

Marula Oil Expands Fair Trade Products

The Leakey Collection started with handcrafted fringe trim, the  kind you might find on drapes.

After that came brightly colored necklaces that the women of  Kenya’s cattle-herding Masai tribe handcraft from the “Zulu  grass” reeds that grow by water’s edge and wood reclaimed from  acacia trees.

Other sustainable products have been added over the 10 years  since the start of the fair trade operation by former Newport  Beach resident Katy Leakey and her husband, Philip Leakey, the  youngest son of famous paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary  Leakey.

The latest product from the Leakey Collection is Marula Oil. Said  to have restorative properties, the Omega-rich, high anti-oxidant  oil is made from the nuts inside the abundant fruit of the marula  trees that grow in Africa.

Read more here…..


Aug 12

Meet Twig & Willow

At The Leakey Collection, we value all of our partnerships with our retailers and love to introduce you to them on a more personal level…just in case you’re in the neighborhood.

Karen Lobo and Billie Gentry are the owners of Twig and Willow, a beach side boutique in Long Beach that has a magic formula for success; two neighbors, both with different talents, who saw an opportunity when they spotted a little space at 4th & Grand pop up for rent. A love for the word “twig” and “willow” inspired the name of their boutique and the red robin mascot reflects the abundance of birds in the neighborhood.

What’s their Secret to Success?

Their neighborhood culture and “old-fashioned approach” to customer service and some savvy marketing has landed them the LA Times Readers Choice award for best women’s boutique two years in a row. Step inside their doors and you enter a world of ‘comfy chic’ that brings unique designer trunk shows and trends you’d expect in a metropolitan city. They rave about their staff and even give you a glimpse of their personalities on their website describing their lifestyles and passion for the boutique.

Twig & Willow are big fans of Zulugrass jewelry by The Leakey Collection, and they love to wear it ‘bo-ho’ (bohemian) style by layering it and wrapping the long strands around the wrist. “We love that we carrying products that have an added benefit and fit our collection of beauty with style in our boutique,” Karen said.

You will also find our ‘miracle elixir’ Marula-The Leakey Collection in their wonderful apothecary. Karen (a.k.a. shop-a-holic) for Twig & Willow told us, “There is a lot of education that needs to happen around face oil in general. The misconception of oils is that it makes you breakout, and we all know that’s not the case. Our customers that purchase Marula oil love it and come back for more!”

And as always, we love that Twig & Willow supports children’s organizations and animal shelters in their own community where they most recently dropped off 36 backpacks with school supplies to 26 orphans and purchased beds to deliver to their local animal shelter.

Don’t we have some wonderful partners?

Apr 12

Katy Leakey speaks at Natural Beauty Event in Denver

Mar 12

See why they call our Marula the Miracle Oil