I came across Pura Vida a couple weeks ago and instantly was drawn into their site. I spent quite some time on there reading their story and shopping their pieces, and soon enough I fell in love. Pura Vida (which means ‘pure life’ in Spanish) is the essence of a success story, and a great one at that. It started with two guys on a vacation and turned into a business. They had an eye for beautiful bracelets being made on the streets of Costa Rica and knew everyone back in the states would gravitate immediately. Well, they were right. Not only does Pura Vida sell such cool pieces, they also give a portion of the proceeds to a great cause. Read more about their story here and shop, shop, shop.