Next Getaway: Ojai Valley Inn
Cook: Chipotle Lentil Taco Salad from Camille Styles
Wear: Tortoise Tankini & Classic Hipster, Black & Gold Beach Tote, Modal Lounge Pant
Read: The White Album by Joan Didion
Watch: The Graduate on Hulu
Getaway: Kiwah Island Resort
Wear: Keyhole One Piece Palm Springs, Emma Tunic, Beach Tote
Cook: Roast Oysters
Read: Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
Watch: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil on Amazon Prime
Getaway: Montage Laguna Beach
Wear: La Plage Bikini, Maxwell Wrap, Coastal Short, Vegan Flip Flops
Play: Acrylic Neon Game Set, Backgammon
Drink: Margarita recipe
Read: Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Watch: Normal People on Hulu
How quickly things change...
As a swimwear company, spring is always an exciting time for us. With spring break around the corner, we’re introducing new products and bustling to get our new prints into the hands of our retail clients and up on the web so that you’ll be able to wear...
Today we are taking you behind the scenes of our latest Helen Jon photo shoot and introducing you to the brilliant photographers (and our friends) who made the magic happen… Laurie and Charles Kay.
So much planning goes into the creation of a Helen Jon photo shoot that is seldom discussed. Beyond the idyllic settings, the gorgeous models, and the fabulous swimwear, there are 5 a.m. call tim...
With love, our selection of Valentine’s Day gifts that will make someone’s day!
1. Lake Pajamas Ribbon Tank Set in Dune
2. Slip Sleep Mask in Pink
3. Sophie Pullover in Latte
4. Ruffle Front One-Piece in Derby Eyelet
5. Best & Co Diamond Pavé Chain Bracelet
6. Barton Perreira Catroux Sunglasses
7. Weezie Towels
8. Papier Colourblock Notebook
9. Travel Clutch-Navy
For this installment of In Her Words, our spotlight shines on Amy Doering. We chose Amy for our first feature of 2020 because she embodies what we hope this year holds for us all. She is bold, funny, loving, and adventurous.
Meet Amy Doering. Amy is, at first blush, a stay-at-home mom who lives a fairly normal life. But dig deeper and you discover how her love for yoga opens up a...
Pictures tell a thousand words, and we are smitten with the stories Riley Sheehey tells through her whimsical, lovely, delicately-drawn illustrations. So much so that we asked (okay, pleaded with!) her to please, please, please create something special for us at Helen Jon.
It’s a rare find when you stumble upon someone or something who can fully capture a moment, a mood, a feeling—and this...
My British war bride mother was mindful toward clothes. Meditative, really. Packing away wools in mothballs, shaking out linen for the iron, tying the sash of my polished cotton school dress, she would murmur what I remember as her clothing mantras:
“Beautiful fabric goes anywhere.” “The way you feel when you wear something, that’s what matters.” And, most often, “Really good clothes have...
Lauren Atterbury and Sarah-Allen Preston have creativity in spades. Both call Kansas City home, and along with raising busy and beautiful families, are turning their talents to a new venture.
Lauren is one of the town’s most influential tastemakers and ultimate entertainers—and sister-in-law of Gwyn Prentice, Helen Jon’s co-founder.
Sarah-Allen is an amazing artist, highly sought-after even...
Photos by Laurie and Charles Photographs
We all want to do our part to keep our planet healthy, but in our fast-paced world with multiple demands on our time, sometimes this is easier said than done. We’re sharing some creative – but simple! – tips, and would love to hear from you about your favorite sustainability ideas. Let us know what works for you!
Familiarize yourself wi...
There is a gap in the food safety-net system. And Emily Brown is doing something about it.
Emily founded Food Equality Initiative to improve health and end hunger in low-income families who contend with food allergies and celiac disease.
No small feat, but she takes this challenge on with tremendous heart, strategic thinking, and a real plan to make lives better.
We sat down with her—an...
Are you ready for some football?!?
Well, whether you are ready for it or not, football season is here. It seems the summer sun has officially set, and the hint of fall is now in the air.
We thought it would be fun to share some expert ideas on how to throw the perfect tailgate.
Helen Jon co-founder, Gwyn Prentice, thought this was outside her purview. But… she knew of an in-house expert sh...
Imagine: Leaving your job that you no longer love, with no “Plan B,” to find the life you really want.
Meet Tess Vigeland. She did just that. She took the leap.
Tess quit her successful, two-decade career as a radio journalist for NPR, sold all of her things, wrote a book titled "leap", and moved 8,000 miles away, alone, to a place she had never been.
Why? How? Did it work out for her? R...
Start small. Think big. Recognize an issue, come up with a solution.
All around us, local organizations are doing things to make our world better. At Helen Jon, we are thrilled to highlight good work being done well. In doing so, we hope these stories inspire ideas, light a fire within, and bring change.
Consider this: Even in the wake of a record-breaking wave of women c...
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Bertrand and Military Makeover
Meet Jennifer Bertrand. You will be glad you did!
Best known as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star, Jennifer currently co-stars in Lifetime TV’s Military Makeover with Montel, a very special home improvement series created to thank those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Her commitment reminds all of us at Helen Jon...