Story of the Name

Dylan and Violeta met in Kuna Yala in the islands of San Blas, Panama. They fell in love in Ecuador, met again in Brazil. After an intercontinental courtship, British Columbia native Dylan moved from Canada to Southern California and married Peruvian-born, NYC-raised Violeta.

When Violeta met Dylan in the tropical setting, coming out of his hut, she felt he was a Sage. When Dylan was in Argentina, he told Violeta he was going to see the Iguazu falls at the border of Argentina and Brazil. Violeta told him she would be there with him in spirit on his shoulder. While at the Iguazu Falls, a random tourist pointed to Dylan's shoulder and said, "es Violeta" - Violeta is purple in Spanish... A purple butterfly had landed on his shoulder. He was able to take a photo of it when it landed again on his knee. Upon arrival to Rio de Janeiro, Dylan got a tattoo of the butterfly on his shoulder...  and "the Sage & the Butterfly" was born.

After years in Southern California, with many road trips in between, we bought a fifth wheel trailer and, after doing some remodeling, we went traveling the continent in our big caravan,... Creating, living, working, exploring, bringing you stories and handcrafted treasures at

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