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enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveaway

Doesn’t it always feel like finding the perfect tote is one of life’s biggest challenges? Ok, sliiight hyperbole, but if you travel as much as I do, you know what I’m talkin’ about. You need the size to be spot on, the fabric to be durable, and the pockets to be in all the right spots. Enter the Tokyo Tote by Yield Design Co. Designers Rachel and Andrew recently re-envisioned this fantastic tote by upgrading the materials with heavier weight canvas and vegetable tanned leather straps. The result is a minimalist bucket-style bag that is functional, timeless, and essential for traveling (if I do say so myself). Oh, and this week I’ve partnered with Yield Design Co to give one away!

enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveawayEnter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday April 28 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 Tokyo Tote 2015 edition, valued at $128. Good luck!

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enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveawayimages by Yield Design Co and Kelsey Heinze

enter to win $100 to shop @scoutmob! #giveaway

Mother’s Day… are you ready?? We’ve got some time til May 10, but now is really the time to start brainstorming gift ideas. This year I’m feeling super inspired by all the lush greenery and wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and want to give my mom something to help her feel like she’s here even though she’s all the way in Maryland. Scoutmob has long been a favorite of mine when it comes to gift ideas for so many reasons. Supporting local artists is just the start of it. I’m also continually impressed with the assortment of gift ideas, from jewelry to handmade soaps to gorgeous planters.

This week we’re extra lucky because Scoutmob has offered Jojotastic readers 15% off orders through April 21, 2015 with code jojo15 and a giveaway!

enter to win $100 to shop @scoutmob! #giveawayEnter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday April 21 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 gift certificate code valued at $100. Good luck!
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links: daisy pressed flower necklace, terrarium necklace, herkimer diamond stud earrings, ceramic candle holders, vintage botanical print, herb garden planter, stained glass mallard feather, and ceramic hanging planter.

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!

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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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