Earlier this month I blogged about my excursion to the annual Houston Ballet Guild Nutcracker Market at the Reliant Center. Even though I am a native Houstonian, I had never attended the market. I invited my good friend and writing colleague from Austin to accompany me. Our plan was to spend the day browsing through all of the national and international vendor booths.
The booths that were jewelry related I skipped because I wanted to focus on Christmas-related items and other unique items. I was tempted by the holiday decorations especially the turkey platters and candelabras but I was able to skirt by those items. The food items were very tempting especially the food at the Cherry Republic booth (http://www.cherryrepublic.com). There were many items made with cherries from such as:
- vinaigrette dressing
- Nut mix
- Peanut butter
I tasted the salsa and it was fabulous! However, there were so many people around the booth that I decided to grab a catalog and order some items later.
Finally, we reached a booth that got my full attention. It was the Stafford Enterprises booth. They were selling the Casada Massage Device (http://www.casada.com) which is portable and can be placed in any chair for use. My friend and I decided to test it. I sat down in the chair and was instantly captivated by the heated relaxing massaging motion on my back and neck. The salesperson came over and explained everything to us along with the pricing (several hundred dollars). She informed us that the device can also be used in your car seat as it has an adapter to be powered by the cigarette lighter in the car. Since I had only come to the market to browse, I decided to give it some more thought.
My friend and I walked around as we discussed the massage device… She actually has a wonderful full massage chair in her home office and commented that she liked the Casada device more than her home massage chair. I thought about her chair since I had used it while visiting with her and agreed the portable device was a tad superior. Also, I thought about how I sit all day in my dual-career life and a back massage at the end of each day would be great.
So, we returned to the booth and I purchased my massage device. My friend purchased one as a gift for her brother. The salesperson gave us a discounted price and gave us a giveaway of either a hand massager or a massage pillow. I chose the pillow so that I can place my feet on it while I am enjoying the back massage. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase and really appreciated the perks given to us by the salesperson. I was surprised to find such a device at a Christmas craft market.