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How to Wrap your Holiday Present in the Tortoise Style!

For everyone's safety and comfort this holiday season - we will stop in-store gift wrapping starting November 1st 2021.  But we're not about to leave you hanging! 
Over the years, many of our customers have asked us - how do you gift wrap?  Well, we're teaching you today.  Here's 'How to Gift Wrap Like a Tortoise Pro'.

Get your materials ready:

Materials for holiday gift wrapping - paper, scissors and box

Cutting the right amount of paper...


2021 Holiday Staff Opportunity - Come Join our Tortoise Team!

Position:
1. Holiday E-commerce Part-Time Staff
Tasks: Packing and shipping online order, gathering and handling pick-up orders, gift-wrapping online orders

2. Holiday Store Support Part-Time Staff
Tasks: Greeting customers, having product knowledge, grabbing back-stock inventory, supporting Tortoise staff in the store

Position Duration 
Both Positions: Training starts in October 2021 and scheduled through December.

Position Hours:
1. Holiday E-commerce Part-Time Staff: 2-4 hour shifts,  3 to 5 days a week, up to 20 hours per week

2. Holiday Store Support Part-Time Staff: 5 to 8 hour shifts, up to...


Japanese Bathing Culture - Sensory Indulgence

Everyday moments are precious. Our daily routines and most often used objects should be viewed as relationships to be cultivated and cared for with affection. The Japanese culture around bathing is the perfect metaphor for this attitude. Rather than a daily chore, taking a bath becomes a chance for reflection, connection with nature, and absolute sensory indulgence. 

Hinoki bath products

Instead of the American practice of bath or shower, in Japan the answer is always bath and shower. Showering always comes first - the time for deep scrubbing to get rid of any dirt...


SHIHARA Trunk Show - Saturday August 28th, Sunday the 29th, Tuesday the 31st

Special Trunk Show with Tokyo-based Jewelry designers, SHIHARA.
Book your appointment to see these pieces and more - August 28th, 29th and 31st.

Diamond rings by Shihara Jewelry


Tortoise General Store - Part-time and Full-time Opportunity!

Tortoise + Tortoise General Store + Tortoise Hasami Porcelain is a curated multi-functional retail space dedicated to Japanese design, craft and art. 

Seeking enthusiastic retail associates for part-time and full-time positions at our brick and mortar location in Mar Vista, California.

Position: Part-Time Associates and Full-Time Associate with weekend availability 
Start date: Now 
Language: English fluency required.  Bilingual English-Japanese fluency is welcomed.
Salary: $15/hour (training) / $17 to $20/hour (part-time) / TBD (full-time)
Hours: 24-32 hours per week (part-time) 40 hours per week (full time) 

If interested please email resume and cover letter to: emma@tortoiselife.com

Position Details: 
Part-time and full-time retail associate positions will...