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12/09/2016

inspired by/Helen Jon Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway...


From Us to You! Some of our favorite things.

In the spirit of giving, we will be giving away one of our Holiday Gift Guide picks to 4 lucky winners. To enter follow these steps: 

(1) Go to @helen.jon Instagram page and tag three friends in the comments section of any of our Gift Guide Instagram posts

To receive an extra entry in our contest:

(1) Follow us on Facebook
(2) Use the Share button at the top of the screen and share this blog post on your Facebook page and use the hashtag #HelenJonGiftGuide (post must be public to view)

Contest will run until 11:59pm CST on December 22nd and the winners will be announced on December 23rd. For official rules and details regarding the contest please click here.  

 

Amina Marie Millinery Hat with Helen Jon Del Rey One-Piece

Amina Marie Millinery is home to some of the most absolutely beautiful hats we have ever seen — modern and so elegant. Each design is a one-of-a-kind creation, hand-sewn, and made from the finest materials. Put an Amina Marie hat on your list - and pair it with a Helen Jon Del Rey One-Piece.  

Q: You definitely know how defining and important a “topper” is. Tell us, what is your most favorite topper for a Christmas tree?
Amina Marie: For me a "topper" is all about balance. I'm also a sucker for tradition, so on my tree I have a star that glows.
 
Q: Minimalist or No-Such-Thing-As-Too-Much? How do you like to get dressed for Holiday parties?
Amina Marie: I would say I am definitely more in the minimalist department with dressing… until you get to the hat. I most always wear classic cocktail dresses in solid colors, but I really love to have fun with accessories on my head. I know this must be shocking right?? A hat-maker who loves hats! I dare you to try it!
  
Q: You can leave your hat on…. When someone wears one of your creations, is there a certain time or an unwritten rule as to when the hat should stay on or come off?
Amina Marie: For women, I really feel like hats should be left on, unless it’s blocking someone's view (theatre event). What's the fun of wearing a fabulous hat if you are just going to take it off? So keep your hat on and enjoy the compliments!

 

Andrea Urquiola Straw Tote with Helen Jon Resort Lounge Pant & Island Tank

We absolutely love, love, love these amazing straw bags by Andrea Urquiola… the perfect accessory to (a) bring some of your holiday presents home in; (b) fill with your favorite Helen Jon for your next beach day; (c) give as a gift to someone you love; or (d) all of the above. Andrea also designs a beautiful striped Bespoke Straw Basket that you can monogram for yourself or your loved ones. Pair this Pom Pom Straw basket, hand painted and made in Spain, with the new Helen Jon Resort Lounge Pant and Island Tank and you will be set for a day at the beach or a casual night out. 
 
Q: What is your most favorite item to have monogrammed? 
Andrea:  I mean, I literally like anything monogrammed!  But most importantly are my sheets, my towels, my kids’ school bags, my beach bag! I also like when my husband has small initials in his shirts. 
  
Q: Not a creature was stirring… Where will you and your family be spending the night before Christmas?
Andrea: I am from the north of Spain, from Oviedo, and we all gather there for Christmas Eve. With my family, we are over 25 people. My family is like the UN — the family flies from all over the world, from Spain, Italy, Germany, London, US, Venezuela and India! 
 
Q: And, last but not least, yes or no… Monogrammed bikini?
Andrea: Why not! 

 

Velvet Eyewear Sunglasses with Helen Jon Antigua Dress 

We have paired Velvet Eyewear's Audrey and Farrah frames with the new Helen Jon Antigua Dress to create a classic look. Complete this look with your favorite sun hat or custom made Amina Marie hat. 

Q:Joy to the World: Who — or what — brings you the most joy?
Cindy: Giving anonymously! Love it!

Q: All I Want for Christmas Is….?
Cindy: Family time 

Q: Multi-Colored or Just-One: Favorite kind of holiday lights?
Cindy: Just white please

Q: Sun or Ski: Where will you be bringing your Velvet Eyewear this holiday season?
Cindy: Sun for sure!

Q: Yes or No: The most wonderful time of the year?
Cindy: Yes!

Helen Jon loves Velvet eyewear for so many reasons. To learn more about Velvet Eyewear and their founder, check out our recent blog article featuring Cindy Hussey.

 

HOOPLA Nail Polish & RX Bars with Helen Jon Activewear

HOOPLA, RX Bars, and Helen Jon Activewear... Consider this trio a mini-spa bundle to keep us all polished on the inside and out during the holidays!  

Meet Megan Thornberry and Molly Maxwell, the owners and creative force behind HOOPLA, one of the best places we have ever found for manis, pedis, waxing, massages… The perfect spot to get holiday-ready and to make our spirits bright! 

Q: Bold and bright or shiny and metallic…Favorite way to polish your nails for the holidays? 
Molly:  I'm unabashedly shiny and metallic for the holidays!  Life is too short to celebrate in neutral.
Megan: I tend to lean towards bold and deep - not traditional though, more navy or dark red.

Fingers or toes… if you had to choose, mani or pedi? 
Molly: The holiday season involves so many social gatherings, and even if I start to feel bogged down, it always makes me feel put together to have a fresh mani.  My outfit may be a disaster, but at least my nails look good!
Megan: For the actual holiday, a pedi is a must for me. We are in our jammies most of the day and my toes must be done. Nothing spoils a Christmas morning more than un-finished-feet!
 
Q: Jimmy Stewart or Clark Griswold… favorite Holiday-movie “dad?” 
Molly: Clark. Nothing like the big, ol' station wagon and singing the carols with the fam.
Megan: Jimmy. I love that voice and his wonderful realization of true Christmas spirit.
 
Q: Should “old acquaintance be forgot…” what is one nail polish trend or color that you wish could be “forgot?” 
Molly: I remember back in the 1980s, there were nail art attempts at replicating the Rubik's Cube on a mani.  I'm all for nail art, but that was a little much, even for me.
Megan: The super long and pointy nail!  I prefer short to mid-length nails with a soft rounded to square - squoval - curve.

Thank you to all of the designers who have partnered with us — and our best wishes for a happy, festive, and healthy holiday-season to all! And don’t forget —  enter to win some of our favorite things! 

 

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