Sunday, August 31, 2008


I cannot get enough of my dear friends baby hair clips, Sweet Taia! Since there happen to be a new baby in my family I'm obsessed with baby items. Jennifer Pezzolla, Founder and Creator of Sweet Taia hair clips {and loving mother of baby Taia} was inspired to tame her little one's mohawk with something girly and chic, yet modern and simple.

T a i a

These ADORABLE hair clips are so fashionable for little girls yet comfortable as they are handmade by Jennifer with lots of love! Each design is unique and made well for long lasting. If you're into playing "dress up" with your little one(s), you'll fall in love with these hair clips to accessorize as you put that last finishing touch on your princess... Aren't all of our baby girls little princesses!

Here are just a few of Sweet Taia's hair clips to see for yourself how lovely they are for your little ones! With the Fall season right around the corner, Sweet Taia's hair clips have the perfect colors and prints.

Now, there's always something for Mommy as well... When putting your little one to bed for the evening and you finally have some "Me" time, what perfect way to relax is by lighting a Helen Julia Powder Puff Soy Candle (Innocent Powder Scent)!

Have a wonderful Labor Day holiday and we'll see you in the Fall!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Everything Looks Better By Candlelight - Interview by Dawn Easter

I was recently interviewed by Dawn Easter of Dawn Easter Events, Wedding and Event Planner, for her blog. It was an inspiring and uplifting interview I must stay. I am always inspired by the people I inspire. It's really a two-way street!

Here's the interview that you may also find on Dawn Easter's blog:

I (Dawn Easter) had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous Tamiko Hargrove, President and Creator of the luxe candle collection, Helen Julia. I'm a long time admirer of the Helen Julia line and I know you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

DE: Tamiko, tell us a bit about your company, Helen Julia.

TH: The name Helen Julia was inspired by my grandmothers, Helen Hargrove (my dad's mom) and Julia Calderon (my mom's mom). These two women have helped shape me into the woman I have become and without them I would not be here. So, what better way to thank them for their existence is to name my candle company after them.

I've always been a fan of fragrance and craft since I was a child. I love using my hands in a creative way to make people feel beautiful whether spiritually or physically (I used to be a makeup artist as well).

Helen Julia's Candle Collection was created to spiritually take you away from the daily chaos and stress that surrounds us. You're not just purchasing a candle when you purchase a Helen Julia Candle. Each candle inspires distinct moods; rich in meaning and memory. The names of each candle intrigues your curiosity to want to learn more; in addition to the beautiful packaging that's like no other candle company. Helen Julia's candles are also 100% Soy Wax for a cleaner burn to the environment.

DE: How do you come up with your fragrance combinations? The Sexy Suede and Pink Diamond sound heavenly.

TH: I'm inspired by the memories that are created behind every holiday and season we experience. This is how my fragrances and candle descriptions are created. For instance, Sexy Suede was inspired by the thought of a cold winter night sitting in front of a fireplace with a blanket, cuddled up with a significant other while enjoying "the moment". Sexy Suede Soy Candle is a unisex scent (Vanilla Sandalwood scent) for him or her. Pink Diamond was thought of during Summer when reminiscing of my childhood. It's a very girly fragrance (Cotton Candy Scent) while still feeling like an adult when burning this candle.

DE: How can our brides include Helen Julia candles in their wedding?

TH: Brides can incorporate Helen Julia candles for their events in several ways:

1.) Brides usually have a bridal shower and bachelorette party to celebrate the next chapter of their lives. What a perfect way to thank your bridal party and guests for their support in helping "you", the bride, celebrate one of the happiest days of your life by giving them a Helen Julia Candle as a gift. Helen Julia offers personalized ribbon for each candle. We can print
whatever you'd like on the ribbon for the candle of your choice.

2.) While most venues for such events do not allow scented candles to burn during your special event, Helen Julia also offers unscented candles for display to add to your color theme. Helen Julia candles are packaged with their own colored ribbon. All of Helen Julia's soy candles are available in two sizes.

3.) Last but not least... Dawn Easters brides will be in "The Know" of the latest products by Helen Julia for your events.

DE: So, what's next for Helen Julia?

TH: What's next for Helen Julia are room sprays and a second candle collection titled "The Tuxedo Collection" with new packaging and luxury, upscale scents. These items will launch Spring/Summer 2009! We look forward to introducing you to these new products and are very excited about the expansion of Helen Julia, Inc.!

I hope you enjoyed the interview! Until next time...

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's A Cashmere, Magnolia, Pear-adise!

Let's welcome Cashmere Cloud, Magnolia Bliss and Chocolate Pear-adise to the family:


Cashmere Cloud Soy Candle
(Amber, Jasmine, Sandalwood & Musk Scent)

Magnolia Bliss Soy Candle
(Southern Magnolia Scent)

Chocolate Pear-adise Soy Candle
(White Chocolate & Pear Scent)

As we slowly approach the end of Summer (sad face), other happy times awaits us... HOLIDAY SEASON! Don't forget to visit Helen Julia to receive the latest promotions and sales.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Apartment 48 Candle by Helen Julia

The launch of Apartment 48 candle by Helen Julia has finally arrived! The Jasmine and Lychee scented candle is exclusively sold at Apartment 48 home design boutique in the Flatiron District of NYC.

.... Smells delicious!!! Stop by the boutique to get a "whiff" for yourself! Apartment 48's new location: 12 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011