Happy Day after Thanksgiving! We hope you had a wonderful day however you may have celebrated. Have you already been up since 3am shopping this Black Friday? It (seems silly now that online shopping exists!). We are indulging in Black Friday here at Jalune and are so excited to announce the latest addition to our Breezy Set, the classic shirt and short set now comes in black! And now through Monday, enjoy 15% you order with the code, REST15. We are also offering a free sleepmask with all orders, happy shopping!
With the holiday approaching tomorrow, today can be full of travel, preparations, and wrapping up things at work. Amongst all of the chaos, we are looking forward to spending our holiday with loved ones and reflecting on what we are thankful for on a daily basis. And while it may seem hard with the stress of the holidays, choosing to be grateful can actually make you happier, as written in this great New York Times article. We are thankful for being able to share and grow our business here with you. We hope you shop small this holiday season and we are happy to be a part of the Makers Mart pop-up event this Saturday, so if you are in the area please stop by! Thanks for going on this journey with us. Enjoy some photos of beautiful Julie in autumnal Brooklyn, we Love the way she styled our cozy dolman and breezy shirt!
Happy Friday! What do you have going on this weekend? I am in Seattle as we speak (or you read). I am looking forward to being surrounded by water, roaming around Pike Place Market, and riding the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Any recommendations for what to do/see/eat in Seattle? Have a lovely weekend and here are some links from around the web…
Photos that explain our world to aliens (so fascinating!).
Cannot get enough of DVF.
Looks like I may be a creative genius according to this.
Life through the eyes of a snail.
In case you need Thanksgiving inspiration.
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As the chaos and fun of the holiday season officially begins, it can be hard to find moments to yourself amidst all the planning, prepping, and partying. Check out our post on surviving the holidays from last year for some great tips to get you through. One important thing is to remember to take time for yourself. A great way to have a moment away from it all is to escape in a good book, whether its while you wait for travel connections or to stop thinking of to-do lists as you wind down for bed. We are excited to read some of the books that came out this year featured on Oprah’s Best Books of 2015. First on our list is Patti Smith’s new memoir ‘M Train’. A quote about her newest book from O Magazine: ‘The book feels like a long, poetic letter directly from the brain of your smartest, oddest, bravest friend, the one who has ventured so much further than most of us dare to. ” Cannot wait to dive in!
What are you reading now?
After a heavy weekend like this last one, getting back into the daily grind can seem a lot harder. Fitting in a short meditation in the am or pm can help you reboot and shift negative energy into positive energy. If you have never meditated before or it’s been a while, check out our post about Demystifying Meditation for some great tips. The Chopra Center has a number of different free guided meditations in varying length as well that are great to help ease yourself into a meditation practice. Taking just a few moments to completely disconnect and reconnect to a deeper sense of self can help to calm your mind when feeling overwhelmed or stressed. I did the Gratitude Meditation this morning and feel much more centered today than I have in the past few days. Do you have a daily meditation practice?
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Happy Friday! What are you getting into this weekend? We are headed to a Friendsgiving gathering on Saturday night and bringing this dish (it is always a hit, you don’t need a party as an excuse to make it!). Sunday I am looking forward to hitting up a yoga class at a local brewery, it’s all about balance! Have a beautiful weekend and here are some links from around the web…
“Don’t try to win over the haters. You are not a jackass whisperer” and other great life advice.
Missy Elliot. WTF.
Do yourself a favor and take a break from Facebook.
Dreamy desert getaway.
Don’t things taste better when they are mini?
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It has been cold and blustery here in Colorado the last couple days causing the last of the leaves to be blown away. Now that the trees branches are bare, it is really starting to feel like winter is right around the corner. Wanting to bring some of the outdoors inside as it gets colder, I have been inspired by these bare branches and how easily they can turn into rustic art. Using branches as decor add a sense of warmth to your house (plus it is eco-friendly and cheap!). Here are some inspiring ways I came across to decorate with branches if you’d like to see!
As we mentioned last week, this time of year comes with craving warm comfort food with seasonal ingredients. Pumpkin is still in season and is, of course, on of the top of my list for go-to fall recipes, from beverages to baked goods to main courses. When I first made this savory risotto, I knew it was going to be in heavy dinner rotation after my boyfriend went for seconds. This hearty dish is so easy to make and the mild pumpkin flavor and mushrooms are a perfect pair. This dish would work great as a Thanksgiving side dish or on its own as a filling vegetarian meal. Pair with some pumpkin beer and enjoy!
1 cup short grain brown rice (sprouted works well too)
1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp olive oil
8 oz container of mushrooms, sliced thin (I like crimini)
1/2 sweet onion diced
2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Pour rice and broth in a medium sized pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, keep covered, and let stand for 10 minutes.
While rice is cooking, heat a skillet to medium low and add olive oil. Add mushrooms, onions, sage, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until soft and set aside.
When rice is finished combine add pumpkin, parmesan cheese, and mushroom mix to the pot, stir until combined.
Recipe from The Gracious Pantry
Happy Friday! Do you have anything fun going on this weekend? We have a low key weekend planned which will probably include some #basic things like brunch, PSLs, and hiking. The one thing that will need to happen is going to see the blonde bond in Spectre (the 24th in the Bond series!). Have a beautiful weekend and here are some links from around the web…
Kids’ drawings IRL. Want all of them for myself.
We have the millennials to thanks for killing Friends.
I cannot stop watching this, too funny.
Dreamy Montana abode.
A must make for brunch this weekend.
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You know you are getting older when the bad fashion you wore in high school has come full circle and is now on trend, or when you hear an old song that was your teenage anthem and realize it is classic rock (here’s looking at you, Nirvana). Aging, of course, is a natural part of life, but women tend to have a greater sense of pressure to not wrinkle, to not go grey, to simply not age. It is something we are surrounded by both in the media and the beauty industry, and while this could be a lengthy discussion in and of itself, there are some women in the spotlight who are aging gracefully and for which we admire. Here are some of our favorite leading ladies and a roundup of their thoughts on aging.
“One day I literally woke up and thought ‘My god, these knees have been with me for 60 years. Wow! I’ve had these elbows for 60 years. My heart has been beating for 60 years. The feet I stand on have carried me for 60 years.’ And when you think about it that way, you can be nothing but grateful.”
Oprah refers to each passing year as “a brand new journey,” and encourages her readers to do the same.
“Think about it: You get one chance to be 25, 38, 44, 61 and every age before and between. Why wouldn’t you want to experience all the wonder in each step on your path?” she questions.
“If you’re blessed to enough to grow older, there’s so much wisdom to be gained from celebrating the process with vibrancy and vigor and grace,” Winfrey shares. “One day I literally woke up and thought ‘My God, these knees have been with me for 60 years. Wow! I’ve had these elbows for 60 years. My heart has been beating for 60 years. The feet I stand on have carried me for 60 years.’ And when you think about it that way, you can be nothing but grateful.”
“When am I supposed to freak out? When am I supposed to feel like, ‘Oh, my knee! Oh, ouch!’ I don’t feel any of those things! I feel like our aging marker needs to be rejiggered. I heard Halle Berry refer to her pregnancy at 47 as a ‘geriatric pregnancy,’ which is ridiculous! It’s insulting. Obviously, as women we’ve evolved.” She laughs. “My eyesight is shit, though. I already was nearsighted, but now I can’t see anything.”
“I’ve had more fun post-40 than I can remember,” Aniston says. “From a work point of view, a physical point of view, a psychotherapeutic point of view.”
On turning 40 earlier this year: “When I was a kid I felt like I should be older, Then when I was in my twenties, I was like ‘No, I want to be a kid,’ finally.” “It’s the first time in my life my age has met up with where my life is,” said Barrymore. “I love being 40.”
“…Every day for the last few years I have a little chat with myself. “Okay, Diane… your hands still wash your face. You can still feel hot water. See’s Candies peanut brittle is still your favorite dessert. The wild parrots on the telephone wire outside your bathroom still sing to you every morning, and just like them, you’re still a live animal. Be grateful for what you have, you big jerk.”
“Looking old should be a boast about experiences accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal “that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, has a card catalog of valuable information.”