Glam Slam: Ready For 'Eat Pray Love'?

It’s easy to get overloaded on movie merchandising these days when all the big action blockbusters and kids films seem to have a gazillion tie-ins. So it’s refreshing when a grown up movie like “Eat Pray Love” comes along. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the spirit of “Eat Pray Love”… you won’t find any action figures though. Thankfully.

READ…
Nearly eight million readers loved the #1 New York Times bestselling book by author Elizabeth Gilbert… I just listened to the book on CD and I particularly enjoyed the “Eat” part set in Italy. All that food made me so hungry! www.barnesandnoble.com

SEE…
…the movie, which opens tomorrow and stars Julia Roberts, along with Javier Bardem, James Franco and Billy Crudup.

LISTEN…
…to the soundtrack put together by Ryan Murphy, “Glee” creator and director of “Eat Pray Love.” It includes new songs by Eddie Vedder. www.apple.com/itunes

TRAVEL…
…with one of the movie’s “official” travel partners. Lonely Planet, created a website at www.lonelyplanet.com with recommendations for sightseeing and lodging and STA Travel, which is advertising a contest for a 21-day trip to the three countries.

WEAR…
…clothing inspired by the film. The collection, “Eat Pray Love” by Sue Wong, will feature dressy separates influenced by the book’s focus on the beauty and exotic essence of India and Indonesia, specifically, rich colors and textures, exotic flair and intricate embellishments. The collection embodies the culture, philosophy and in particular, the alluring mystique of the East, in a universal, ready-to-wear way. The collection will be available beginning August 2010 at fine department stores. Retail prices will range from $175 to $450. www.suewong.com

MEDITATE…
…with Dogeared’s “Eat Pray Love” Meditation wrap bracelet. Hand dyed, beautifully colored silk make this bracelet truly unique. It’s a cool, casual accessory that looks effortlessly chic with virtually any outfit. Wear yours as a reminder that taking a moment to yourself each day to quiet your mind has beautiful rewards. www.dogeared.com

DRINK…
…take a sip-by-sip journey with The Republic of Tea’s exclusive Blood Orange Cinnamon Tea, inspired by Gilbert’s life-changing journey of discovery in the film. www.worldmarket.com

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