Unveiling of the Whimsical Collection at the AmericasMart

The Whimsical Collection is a new line the Jacaranda Living team will be unveiling this week in Atlanta, Georgia at the AmericasMart! The team is most excited about their new Whimsical collection, which consists of the Wildlife at Leisure tote bags, beach bags, pillows and more. The Whimsical line has been a big hit for the team as it has in the past consisted of various pieces that are conversation starters – from Julia Baille’s funny guest towels of men and women playing golf or sunbathing to sleepy elephants on pillows next to airplanes. It is a different collection, unique to the brand’s more elevated aesthetic that consists of elegant white linens and it is very exciting to see the company being brought back to its African roots.

AmericasMart information:

Come find us at the show!

 

Below are some of the newer Whimsical styles that will be on display at the show:

Stand out from the beach crowd with these fun, eclectic bags from Jacaranda Living’s newest Whimsical Collection
Grab the orange zebra printed tote bag before your next getaway to the beach!
Electrify your beachwear with the vibrant Elephant tote bag

 

Keep your guests entertained with the Wildlife Airshow pillows. The 2 giraffes behind an airplane will be great additions to any room of the house
Organize your lipsticks and pens into a whimsical cosmetic bag like this one of our sleepy rhino. More styles available

 

So take some time to browse the collection online or visit us at the booth (Atlanta, Bdg 1, 7th Floor, N13) this week! We will be there all week and will also be showcasing embroidered designs for your home and our classic ladies nighties in crisp cotton.

Have a great week!

Xoxo,

The Jacaranda Living Team

 

The Ultimate Summer Gift Guide for the Host or Hostess

Summer is upon us and there is no better way to spend your weekends than on a beach with your friends. If you are planning to visit a friend’s beach house this summer for a dinner party or a long weekend, be sure to bring a few nautical-inspired beach products to thank your host or hostess and leave them with something beautiful that they can add to their home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite gifts from Jacaranda Living that are sure to make you look good in the eyes of your host and hostess this summer.

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How divine are these Lighthouse embroidered cocktail napkins? They are great to have as decor and for guests to use at their next cocktail party this summer.

Bed Sheets

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These lovely blue sea shell embroidered pillows and matching sheets will look beautiful in a guest room. Every host or hostess would love to have this bed set at their beach home.

Tissue Box Covers

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Freshen up your bathroom or living room with these gorgeous embroidered tissue box covers from Jacaranda Living. They make the perfect host gifts for any room in the house!

Cosmetic Bag

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Help your host stay organized with this cosmetic bag so fishing for their lipsticks, lotions and shades will be less of a pain. Choose your favorite style today.

Embroidered Guest Towels

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Your friend will love these embroidered hand towels for their home’s guest bathroom. They are easy to wash and pretty to look at.

Slippers

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The perfect seaside slip on! Comfortable for you, an appreciated gift for someone special!

Embroidered Pillow

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A crab, starfish and sand dollar embroidered Boudoir Pillow – give to a friend so they can use it for a shady rest in a hammock!

So with these beautiful gifts, you really can’t go wrong! Shop the beachy collection at jacarandaliving.com today.

Have a great Monday and enjoy this (finally) sunny weather.

Starting a Tooth Fairy Tradition with Pillows from Jacaranda Living

The Tooth Fairy Tradition is probably the only tradition that actually has TWO national days to recognize it. According to holidayinsights.com,  It’s celebrated on either February 28th, or August 22nd. If you’ve got a little one in the house who is getting to that age when teeth are starting to loosen and big girl or big boy teeth are coming in, why not start a Tooth Fairy tradition in your household?

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Tooth Fairy Pillows fit every decor

Why a Tooth Fairy?

While it may seem old news to you, losing a tooth is a new experience. It seems like an every day thing to you, but whether a tooth falls out naturally, or gets yanked out by a string and a door knob, or it some other speedy arrangement it’s a big event that first time. Holding a tooth in your hand that was once in your mouth can be thrilling and scary. There’s blood, there’s a bit of pain, and everyone knows its happening. And if it’s a front tooth, it can be embarrassing for some children to suddenly find themselves struggling to speak clearly. They may even have friends laughing at them.

Introducing the Tooth Fairy! She rewards the child for their tooth, always knows the tooth has come out regardless of whether it’s lost or not, and adds excitement around part of growing up. Wouldn’t we all like a magic fairy to come along when growing older brings that first wrinkle or first grey hair?

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A Joyful Smile

How Much Does a Tooth Go For These Days?

In the US, children receive cash for their teeth. The treasured tooth is tucked under a pillow at night and in the morning the tooth is gone and money is left behind. To make it extra special, why not give your little one a special Tooth Fairy pillow from Jacaranda? It comes complete with a tooth pocket to tuck that newly lost tooth in so it doesn’t get lost during the night. It’s also easier to slip a surprise into the pocket before morning comes! And the pillow is a nice addition to any child’s bedroom decor!

You may be asking yourself though, how much do you pay per tooth? According to mentalfloss.com the average was $3.70 per tooth  back in 2013. Inflation does show a jump year over year, with cbsnews.com stating that some years the jump can be as much as 23%! Why? Well, kids talk, and it seems there is comparison on what is received. No one wants their kids to be the lowest paid. If you’re not sure what to give, and want a comparison, ask the parents in your area. But if it doesn’t matter to you, pay what you feel is right, or consider a totally different tradition. Perhaps a new book, or a new character inspired toothbrush and toothpaste. But if you’ve got multiple teeth falling, that can get just as expensive if not more.

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A cute tooth fairy tribute!

Tooth Fairy Traditions Around the World

You can also draw on traditions from around the world. In many Hispanic countries children are visited by Ratoncito Perez, a little mouse who collects teeth from under a pillow or even left in a glass of water! He leaves behind gifts or money. In South Africa, teeth are left in the child’s slippers. And in Asian countries like India, China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, children throw lost teeth up onto the roof or under or onto the floor and make a wish.

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Cute Tooth Fairy Pillow Designs Perfect for Girls and Boys!

Tooth Fairy Traditions That Can Be Passed Down

Whatever you decide, it’s nice to have some traditions that can be passed down. Jacaranda Living offers pretty Tooth Fairy Pillows that are perfect to recognize that first lost tooth, and provide a place to snuggle the teeth that will certainly follow. You can give each child with their own pillow, or pass the pillow on from child to child. Consequently, once children grow up, they can pass on their own personal pillow to their own children. When those little ones are old enough, they’ll enjoy hearing stories of when their parents were young and going through the same experience. Having a tradition to hold on to and share with future generations is part of making a childhood to remember. Why not build the Tooth Fairy Tradition into your own child’s life?

Sources

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/February/toothfairyday.htm

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58503/7-tooth-fairy-traditions-around-world

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tooth-fairy-inflation-flies-high/

 

New Year’s Resolutions – Renew You with a Home Spa

A Home Spa – Incentive to Stick to Those Resolutions

The big new year’s celebration is over, and for some those resolutions have already been forgotten, but for many a resolution to get healthier is a very real, and very attainable goal. If you’ve vowed to run more, walk regularly or renew that gym membership and really use it, read on! Consider creating a home spa to relax and rejuvenate after your workout. It’s a definite motivator, and It’s easy with these 4 simple steps!

Create a Home Spa Environment

When you go to the spa, what do you notice first? The scent of eucalyptus? The soothing music? The soft, fluffy towels? These are easy to recreate in your home spa!

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Create a home spa you’ll look forward to coming home to

Spa Scents Made Easy

From aromatherapy candles, to essential oils and room sprays, the scent of a spa is an immediate signal to your brain that its time to relax and revitalize. ScratchMommy recommends the following to ease you into a relaxed state of mind:

  • Jasmine, rose, chamomile, or ylang-ylang for frustrations with loved ones
  • Citrus, lavender, sandalwood or sage if dark days have you feeling down.
  • Oregano, peppermint, eucalyptus, pine or rosemary can help with a stuffy head
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Scented candles bring a relaxing glow

ScratchMommy also has a great candle recipe using beeswax or soy to create a soothing scent to turn your bath into a sweet space to rediscover your sanity.

Music to Relax and Inspire

Relaxing in a warm bath with soft music in the background is a great way to end a busy day, or soak away tightness in tired muscles. Kohler has some great tips for adding music to your bathroom to help create that spa environment. The Moxie Showerhead and wireless speaker is an easy addition to make your favorite music a part of your Home Spa. The speaker just pops into the showerhead, and is interchangeable so each family member can have their own.

Or if you’re into a bit more immersive experience, consider the VibrAcoustic Hydrotherapy system which works with your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player to send vibrations pulsing above and below the waterline!

Look for appropriate spa music on iTunes, Pandora, or even your Amazon Echo Dot and you’ll be ready to sit back and relax.

Fluffy Towels, Robes, and Slippers Complete the Sensory Experience of a Home Spa

We can’t forget the luxurious feeling of fluffy towels for drying, slipping your feet into linen slippers and wrapping yourself in a luxurious robe after your home spa experience. Quality cotton like that used in products offered by Jacaranda Living can give you that spa at home feeling every day!

Generous bath sheets – 35” x 70” are large enough to wrap you up after a hot shower, or a warm bubble bath. Choose from white or ivory to give that clean, uncluttered spa look to a bathroom. If you want to give your home spa a personal touch, why not choose embroidered designs drawn from the sea, or our popular Bee Wreath design.

Sweet Accessories Amp Up the Home Spa Feeling

Looking to really transform your bath to give it that home spa feeling? Consider adding a fluffy terry robe, an elegant shower curtain, and even slippers and a shower cap all embroidered with the same design. With 100% cotton, you’ll have the soft, super absorbent accessories you love at the spa, right in your own home! What a great way to reward yourself after a long run, or a yoga class. It’ll keep you on track and be an incentive to continue to treat yourself throughout the year. Why not? You deserve it!

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Quality cotton, delicate embroidery and attention to detail create the perfect home spa

A Few Additional Touches

With just a few more simple touches, your bath will really stand out as a home spa! Add fresh cut flowers in a pretty vase to a small table in the bath. Consider adding a dimmer switch to your bathroom lighting. Add a small table for candles, a favorite book, hand-made sugar scrubs, or a glass of wine. With just a few simple steps your family bathroom becomes a home spa you’ll look forward to using every day!

Resources

www.popsugar.com

www.scratchmommy.com

ideas.kohler.com

Enjoy your Home Spa and Happy New Year from Jacaranda Living!

Make spring vibrant with Rosehip

See our Rosehip Collection

Breathe new life into your wardrobe and awaken your senses this season with gorgeous, eye-catching prints in the Rosehip collection. Cheerful raincoats and umbrellas to keep you dry during those spring showers, colorful overnight and weekender bags and totes to make travel (more) fun, and new shower caps and cosmetic bags to complete your own personal Spring Awakening.

Winter is over, have some fun with the bright, bold colors of Rosehip

 

Beautiful bright flowers make this umbrella fun

Bask in vibrant color, celebrate new experiences, rejuvenate your senses, and rediscover the outdoors this season.

Springtime is a bright time with this flower festooned raincoat

Treat yourself – after all, Spring only comes once a year!

Embrace the pink rose of our Rosehip makeup bag

5 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

Here are our top picks for hostess gifts this holiday season!

1-Towel Set – (From Jacaranda Living)
Who doesn’t love beautiful new towels for your bathroom!  Especially when they are embroidered!  Package them up in a nice basket or even repurpose a dish and put a few nice soaps with them.

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2-Salt and Pepper Shakers that have style (from Zady)
These handcrafted, white shakers go with any table setting.  Fill with salt and pepper and pair with a nice set of napkins.

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3-Hand Poured Soy Candles – (From Vessel Candle Co.)
Gift a beautiful candle your host can enjoy all year long.  These clean burning candles give off a delightful smell!  

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4- Beautiful Mugs – (from Small Glow)
Treat your guest to some nice, personalized and quirky mugs.  Pair it with some coffee or tea for the perfect gift!

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5-Martini Set (from Crystal Classics)
Everyone brings wine to a party.  Set yourself apart by bringing a martini basket!   Buy a nice bottle of vodka or gin, pair with these classic coup glasses, a shaker, olives and write out a recipe.  Cheers!

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NYNow Gift Show Summer 2013 with Cathy Deale

Hello Customers and Friends,

It was a pleasure to see so many returning and new customers at the NY Now Gift Show last week. Thanks for finding  us in our new upstairs booth location.

Cathy Deale of Jacaranda Living

  • For those of you who didn’t attend (and for those who did too) I thought you’d like to hear our take on it in a few brief points.
  • Aisles were busy, attendance appeared to be strong. Mixed reactions from vendors and buyers on the new booth locations – interspersing Textiles with Home Furnishings? It might take some getting used to.
  • Growth in demand for ladies and children’s cotton sleepwear – all 4 of our new designs were winners.
  • Trend to monochromatic tones shown in many booths. Our new cream Holiday Wreath on a Natural Linen was a knockout!
  • Buyers still enjoy the benefits of touching and feeling – whether at a trade show or in a retail store.
  • The January 2014 NY Now show will be interesting. Superbowl meets Gift Buying. Make your plans now

Some of our shoppers shown below, looking through our beautiful linens and #perfectwhitenighties.

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I’d love to hear from you – please contact us if you need anything or have any questions.

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Happy back to school season!