About Jen


Jen Bio PictureJen’s Arm Candy business started in Costa Rica, where she and her husband lived for 4 years in their early 40’s after leaving their corporate-America jobs. They learned to live more simply and more meaningfully, and also had time to pursue their passions.

While visiting the beach town of Jacó, Costa Rica, Jen fell in love with a little bracelet in a boutique shop. She bought it and wore it 24/7, never taking it off. She was amazed with the quality and durability. And promptly wanted more. She went back to Jacó and scoured the main street and all the little shops relentlessly, but was never able to find the exact bracelet, or anything even close. Distraught, but not ready to be beaten down, she tenaciously set about researching how to make one for herself. After several attempts, she did it! Soon all her friends were wanting one too, and her “arm candy” shop was born.

Since then, Jen has added several different styles and pieces (necklaces, ankle candy, bookmarks, oil diffuser bracelets, etc.). She also does “HIKE” and “Appalachian Trail” arm candy bracelets (she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with her husband Greg in 2017!*).

Other things about Jen:

Jen is an Amazon best selling author of Costa Rica Chica, her first book, and has since authored three additional books: Costa Rica Chica CookbookLife Outside the Cubicleand Grecia, Costa Rica.  (PS – her husband Greg also has two books published on Amazon.)

*You can view Jen & Greg’s (Chica & Sunsets) thru-hike on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and their blog/website by searching for “Appalachian Trail Tales”.


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