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Because, Coffee

September 29, 2015

Happy National Coffee Day // Josh HaraHappy National Coffee Day! Sure there is a national holiday for pretty much everything, but coffee is one we can get behind. There is no better morning ritual than making that first cup of coffee and slowing down for just a minute to enjoy it. Or no better way to make the time to catch up with a good friend over the buzz of an afternoon coffee. So in honor of Coffee Day, here is a roundup of home of our favorite ways to make said coffee (if you are not getting your free coffee elsewhere <—– note: Starbucks isn’t giving out free coffee, but donating coffee trees!) What is your favorite way to enjoy a cup?coffee_jalune

 

THE PERFECT CUP // HOW TO MAKE FRENCH PRESS COFFEE

 

THE PERFECT POUR OVER COFFEE

 

HOLIDAY SPICE COFFEE

 

EASIEST COLD BREW COFFEE

 

Bonus: COLD BREW POPSNATURAL EXFOLIATING COFFEE LIP SCRUB

 

Top Image by Josh Hara

 

Coffee Talk

November 24, 2014

coffee_talk_jaluneCoffee is synonymous with conversation and since we cannot not have a cup together in person, we started this series to share our current ponderings as the next closest thing. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us for some coffee talk – we would love to hear about what is going on with you as well as tell you what has been on our minds lately.

 

It is a short week, making this Monday that much better. We have some exciting things happening over here this week and cannot wait to share them with you! But just to back track a little, as we told you about in our announcement post, our blog is all about exploring and sharing ways to bring balance to daily life and creating rituals of rest. Today we wanted to share our story about what inspired us to create Jalune and to establish Journal de Jalune as a sanctuary of beauty, comfort, and style.

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Our story is simple. We are two sisters, Jessica and I (Hillary), who always shared a passion for fashion, art, music, food, and coffee (so much coffee).

 

While Jessica was shopping for a client one day and frustrated again by the lack of loungewear & pjs offered for women, it hit her. Calling me right away, an epic phone call about what available and the lack of modern, flattering, and comfortable loungewear lead us to the realization that we would have to do this ourselves to do it right. There was no one-stop shop consistently delivering in this area and we realized we wanted to be that shop. This was our A-Ha moment, as our spiritual guru Oprah calls it, that perfect idea to change the course of our creative lives. Many many cups of coffee since, we perfected our vision and Jalune came to be.

 

Addressing the modern burden to be healthy, aware, and generous daily, we desired an authentic ritual for rest. For these important moments of sleeping, relaxing, and lounging – we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between style and comfort. After speaking with many women across all ages, careers, and interests who felt the same way, it was clear there was a need to provide a consistent, non-seasonal lifestyle brand and one that is made in the US.

 

We wanted to bring our movement for a beautiful rest online as Journal de Jalune, creating content that addresses the modern woman’s spiritual and healthy growth to feel beautiful inside and out. We look to fill that gap with our blog content and would love to hear what inspires you. What topics you would like to hear more about on Journal de Jalune? What are some of your own rituals of rest?

 

Have a lovely Monday!

xx.Hillary

 

 

Coffee Talk

October 22, 2014

coffee_talkCoffee is synonymous with conversation and since we cannot not have a cup together in person, we started this series to share our current ponderings as the next closest thing. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us for some coffee talk – we would love to hear about what is going on with you as well as tell you what has been on our minds lately.

 

It is finally feeling a little bit like fall in Southern California, with the temperatures cooling down a bit and the evenings becoming darker earlier. It’s not quite sweater weather, but a girl can dream (and live vicariously through her sister’s weather tales!) This past weekend my boyfriend, Zack, and I drove to Big Bear to actively seek out some autumnal vibes. Though it was just an afternoon, it definitely satisfied my yearning for some changing leaves and a crisp breeze.

 

As Halloween creeps closer, I am still trying to decide on a costume as there have been mentions of parties to attend.  Since we were little, our mom instilled in us not to buy costumes, but to make our own. One year I was a bunch of grapes – a green face and purple balloons attached all over me, Hillary was a snorkeler with a mask with cotton ball bubbles coming out of it, and our little brother was a knight in shining…tin foil! That said, I alway feel pressure to make it a costume to remember, even as an adult! Have you decided on a costume?

 

Is anyone else watching American Horror Story: Freakshow?!  It is so eerie and good, I can’t stand it. The characters are amazing, the acting incredible, and being someone who is more than slightly obsessed with the circus & circus history, the aesthetic gives me goosebumps of joy! Just look at these beautiful cast character photos to get a glimpse, don’t worry, no spoilers at this link.

 

Finally this past week has been really exciting as we have set into motion our first run of clothing! Everything is being made locally with gorgeous domestic fabric — we cannot wait to share more details of this process and the items with you soon.

 

Have a wonderful day!

xx. Jessica

 

coffee talk

September 30, 2014

coffee_jaluneCoffee is synonymous with conversation and since we cannot not have a cup together in person, I figured here is the next best thing. I want to hear about what is going on with you as well as tell you what has been on my mind lately.

 

I cannot believe that it is October 1st tomorrow, time is flying! I am not ready for the holidays yet, but I have to already start planning a long overdue trip back east where I grew up to see the fam. I guess even though it feels too early to plan it, it is nice to have something to look forward to! Do you have any holiday travel in the works yet? When is the best time to buy tickets?

 

I have just started yoga teacher training – unsure if I should add it to my plate along with freelance design jobs and trying to start a business – but I am loving it! I have been doing yoga for a while now and wanted to go a little further into the practice. Even though I don’t know whether I will become a teacher, it has been so nice to be learning (and have homework!) again. Have you started any new classes this fall?

 

As I said above, taking on the teacher training means no real ‘weekend’, but it has forced me to become more organized – which was desperately needed. Does this happen to anyone else when you have a lot going on? That is not to say I have not been having the time to watch my favorite fall shows that have returned. Do you watch the Mindy Project? I love her, but not so sure about the Mindy-in-a-relationship. Thoughts? And of course, Parenthood is my guilty pleasure (okay, more like guilty cry – it gets me every time!). This is the last season of the series, so I know they are setting up for some major drama and extra cry-inducing moments – please tell me it’s not just me that gets over emotion about that show!

 

What else is going on with you? Do you have any great fall recipes you can share? We are in a food rut over here! Have you started planning any Halloween costumes? I am loving this one, and cannot believe this exists, it did give me a good laugh though.

 

Have a lovely Tuesday!

xx.Hillary