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valentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LA

I’m sure we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is a bit of pain for us single ladies, but that’s not to say you can’t celebrate it. Instead, I like to embrace the amazing girlfriends I am lucky to call my besties. While they live all over the country, I still have a few tricks to make them feel special on days like good ole V-day. Recently, I teamed up with Shyp, a San Francisco-based start up that takes the pain out of going to the post office.

valentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LAIt’s really quite genius: using their app, you input the address of the gift recipient and a photo of the items to be mailed. Once you’re finished, you request a hero and within 15 minutes he is at your door ready to take your gifts to their warehouse where everything is wrapped up, packaged, and shipped. Seriously, it’s actually amazing.

Plus, Shyp has been kind enough to offer $10 off your first shipment when you use code JOJOTASTIC. They are currently serving San Francisco, Miami, and New York City, with LA coming soon! Click here to sign up.

valentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LAvalentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LANow let’s talk about the care packages I put together for each of my besties:

  • a leather tassel keychain from Initials, Inc.
  • a few shiny things from Lilah V (and 20% of the proceeds go to the Humane Society!)
  • rose flavored candies from Miette (sort of like a dozen roses, but way better)
  • a mini bar of fancy chocolate, so necessary
  • sticky notes and a bar of soap to act as a reminder of how much she is loved (both from a local boutique called Lavish)
  • earrings from Amelia Rose
  • a hair tie from Mane Message
  • silly erasers from Target

valentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LAvalentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LAI made sure to customize each care package. For example, to remind my friend Vivien that she is as unique as a unicorn, I gave her the unicorn necklace from Lilah V. And of course, I included a handwritten card for each bestie (how cute are these from Easy, Tiger??).

valentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LAvalentine's day care package for your bestie + $10 off your first shipment using the Shyp app, now available in SF, NYC, Miami and soon LADon’t forget to sign up for Shyp so you can send Valentine’s Day care packages of your own!

photography by Jojotastic

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going!

enter to win hand-picked vintage home decor pieces from Frankie & Albert http://jojotastic.com/2015/01/12/frankie-albert-a-giveaway/ ‎#giveaway

I like to consider myself something of a vintage shopping aficionado. I simply love it. The thrill of the hunt, the discovery of new (to me) treasures, even the food trucks you inevitably find near open-air flea markets… the only downside is the time. Plus, sometimes it’s hard for me to get out of bed at 6 am to score sweet deals. Hey, I’m just being honest here. Enter, Frankie & Albert, a monthly subscription service that searches the flea markets for you, then curates a package of beautiful treasures (I also wrote about them over on Anthology). Each item is handpicked and sent straight to your door. If you love the item, you get to keep it. If you don’t, then you can swap it in for something else! Kind of awesome, right? This week I partnered with Frankie & Albert on a giveaway, too!

enter to win hand-picked vintage home decor pieces from Frankie & Albert http://jojotastic.com/2015/01/12/frankie-albert-a-giveaway/ ‎#giveawayEnter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday January 19 at 19:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 subscription box valued at $49.99. Good luck!

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enter to win hand-picked vintage home decor pieces from Frankie & Albert http://jojotastic.com/2015/01/12/frankie-albert-a-giveaway/ ‎#giveaway enter to win hand-picked vintage home decor pieces from Frankie & Albert http://jojotastic.com/2015/01/12/frankie-albert-a-giveaway/ ‎#giveawayDisclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going!

gorgeous delicate things — love this pave diamond ring

Sometimes as I’m perusing the internet (or really, Pinterest), I tend to find that I gravitate toward a specific aesthetic or vibe. Lately I’ve been into things that feel delicate and insanely special. After the glut of the holidays, for anything to grab my attention it’s got to be super special. Sometimes that means that a piece, whether it’s jewelry, art, or apparel, is so simple that it immediately captures my eye for this very reason. Sort of like when you’re in the grocery store and your eyes are so used to seeing super bright, bold packaging… then you immediately feel the pull of packaging that is simple and clean. It’s like a vacation for your eyes. Here are a few such objects that have grabbed my attention with their simplicity and beauty.

ring by MinimalVS

gorgeous delicate things — love this tassel lariat necklace from free people gorgeous delicate things — love this simple and geometric keyringlariat necklace from Free People, keyhole keyring by Kelly Wearstler

gorgeous delicate things — simple white crystals gorgeous delicate things — love this maxi dress from free peopleprismatic quarts from Terrain, structured maxi dress from Free People

gorgeous delicate things — giant airplants from Terraingorgeous delicate things — leather goods from This Is Groundgiant tillandsia from Terrain, leather goods from This Is Ground

gift guide // the manly man - perfect gifts for any man in your life, from boyfriend to father to brother

While I don’t exactly have a man in my life this year, that doesn’t mean my eyes aren’t always open for great gifts for my guy friends, my dad, uncles, etc. Plus, I always find it fun to check out man stuff, especially when the pieces have that rugged, burly, lumberjack vibe. Not gonna lie, I’m a fan of a dapper dude, so these gifts are perfect for the guy who’s stylish… or could use a bit of style assistance. Here are my top picks for the men in your life:

  1. buffalo plaid trapper hat from Target ($11.89)
  2. whiskey wedge glass from Uncommon Goods ($14.95)
  3. dinosaur laptop sleeve ($65) — not gonna lie, I kinda want this for myself!
  4. bacon money clip from Jack Spade ($68)
  5. dapper felt pendant from Scoutmob ($26)
  6. canchuto leather wallet from Accompany ($44)
  7. Misc Goods Co. ceramic flask from Bridge & Burn ($92)
  8. anchor soap on a rope ($30)
  9. fine & dandy brass comb from Bridge & Burn ($27)
  10. the mercer backpack from Accompany ($225)

p.s. here’s more gift inspiration, including hostess gifts and my list for the bookworm!

gift guide // the bookworm - what to get the avid readers in your life!

Admittedly, I am quite the bookworm, so this gift guide kind of acts as a personal wish list of sorts, too. Let me put it this way: if I could, I’d live in one of those houses with fully-stocked bookshelves from floor to ceiling, complete with one of those wheel-y ladders, of course. I love all books: historical fiction, smutty romance novels, art books, even the rare self-help book. They are all equal — and loved — in my eyes. Here are my top picks for the bookworm in your life:

  1. Nick Knight: Flora by Sandra Knapp
  2. Hans Blomquist in Detail: Inspiring Ideas for Creative Interiors by Hans Blumquis
  3. Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit
  4. Home Is Where You Park It by Foster Huntington
  5. Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton
  6. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed and Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés — I believe that you must give these two books together and that all women should have them. Truly, these books are life changing.
  7. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney — available for pre-order!

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gift guide // your bff

I’m gonna start off this post by dedicating this gift guide to my bff, Lindsey. She’s a lady of discerning tastes and excellent style. The funny part is that we are kind of total opposites. She’s got her act together and I consider it a good day when I put on pants. And she’s really fancy: she’s into fragrances and can spout off all the notes. Oh, and she has the best handwriting of anyone I’ve ever met. Obviously, my bff (and yours) deserves the best this holiday season. Here’s my list of ideas:

  1. passport cover from Saturday ($50)
  2. drusy ring from Leif ($78)
  3. gold eyelash curler from Sephora ($20)
  4. OMG keychain from ban.do ($12)
  5. Byredo perfume from Net-a-porter ($145)
  6. solid gold hair pins from Coléoptère ($3,250) – ok, these are kind of a splurge…
  7. brass candleholders from Need Supply ($115)
  8. bathing salts from Half Hitch Goods ($24)
  9. Makossa clutch from Accompany ($198)

p.s. here’s more gift inspiration, including hostess gifts and what to get your favorite foodie!

gift guide // for the hostess with the mostess (and tons of gift ideas under $100!)

With the flurry of holiday parties to attend, it feels like you have so much to remember (or at least that’s how I feel). But really, there’s one thing that’s totally key: rolling up with a great hostess gift. She’s toiled all day in the kitchen, waved her shoes-in-the-house policy, and laid out the most gorgeous cheese plate — so of course she deserves a lovely gift for all of her troubles. Here are some of my top picks for saying a great big thank you to the hostess:

  1. smoke striped pillow from Crane & Canopy ($72)
  2. ring dish from Suite One Studio ($30) — hurry, it’s the last one left!
  3. tear drop vase from Baba Souk ($40)
  4. cloud pot holder from Baba Souk ($19.50)
  5. sachet set from Rebecca Atwood ($25)
  6. porcelain gold glazed spoons from Accompany ($18)
  7. toasting flutes from Shopbop ($70)
  8. sandalwood candle from Simple Life Istanbul ($50)
  9. “A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away” glass from Nordstrom ($18)

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