Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I hate to say it but... Summer is winding down. Kids are already back to school, fall items are already in stores and Halloween seasonal shops are already setting up shop. Ok, I took it too far! I don't want to look that far ahead!

Don't fret... Colin Cowie is here to save the day! Colin Cowie will be on NBC's The Today Show, Thursday, August 27th, to help kick-off your end of season outdoor soiree in style with inexpensive centerpieces that work for day or night.

Remember, you can find Helen Julia listed as one of Colin Cowie's "Fantastic Finds". A chic item chosen by Mr. Fabulous himself!

Tis the season to stock up on your favorite Helen Julia Candles for those cozy autumn nights that are right around the corner... I hate to be a buzz kill.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: The Spa Treatment

Welcome to our weekly posts "Feel Good Monday's". I know how challenging it can be to jump-start your day after a nice weekend. Monday's are a drag but it's a kick-off to the week. So, I thought I'd help start the week off "feeling good". Every Monday, I'll post a feel good blog to help you get through your day while adding a friendly reminder to take a deep breath, exhale and stop taking life so seriously!

Doesn't a spa treatment sound fantastic? I know I'm way overdue for the spa! Just picture yourself getting a deep tissue massage (by a handsome masseur or beautiful masseuse)... Of course I had to throw that in there to get the visual accurate! ;-) Then off to the steam room to relieve all of that stress that made you book the appointment for the spa in the first place! Now just picture it...

Aren't you ready to book that appointment today? You deserve it! Some of my favorite spas I love to visit when it's "about that time" to take the edge off are:

I promise you will not be disappointed after an experience at these locations! I know our schedules can get out of hand where it's hard to find some ME time. Therefore, if you cannot physically get to a spa, bring the spa to you and save on cash. That's where Helen Julia comes into play! Experience luxury through aromatherapy by burning our beautifully scented soy candles. Some of our favorite candles are Terrycloth Robe (Fresh Laundry Scent), Pearl Drop (Grapefruit Citrus & Lavender Scent) and Cashmere Cloud (Amber, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Musk Scent) just to name a few. Lighting a Helen Julia Candle will dramatically improve your mood.

Isn't your Monday beginning to look and feel better!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Fashion Bible... VOGUE!

I will admit to you that I am a fashion WHORE! Yes, I said it! I eat, breathe and sleep fashion! Whether it's apparel fashion, home fashion or beauty fashion, I am a part of it in some way shape or form! They all tie together. So when I saw a movie trailer on the new film "The September Issue" a documentary based on Anna Wintour and the creation of VOGUE, the fashion bible of the year, I was immediately inspired to write about it and of course prepare myself to be the first one in line on Friday, August 28th, when the movie hits theaters in New York! Oh-yes-sir-re-bob!!!

Anna Wintour is a self-made powerhouse of a woman... My inspiration! There's something to learn about a woman so powerful and fearless! The doors have opened for women leaders in the corporate world as well as women business owners. However, Anna Wintour takes power to another level! Prestige and well established designers seek Anna Wintour's approval for their newest collections. When the woman with the bob haircut and Chanel shades wearing her over the top designer fashion ensemble with her entourage of editors and assistants that surround her says YES to a collection, you know you have a winner to show at Fashion Week!

Here's to reaching a new goal of Helen Julia New York being featured in The September Issue of Vogue Magazine (or any monthly issue for that matter) in the years to come!

Hopefully, I'll see you on line purchasing your ticket on Friday, August 28th!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Apartment 48 & John Mayer

Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48 has done it again! In the September '09 issue of Elle Decor, rock star John Mayer designs his New York apartment with the help of Armani/Casa design team and of course Apartment 48 home design boutique.

Rock Star, John Mayer
Image courtesy of PointClickHome (Elle Decor)

In the living area, the sofa, armchairs, lamps, cocktail table, and handknotted silk rug are all by Armani/Casa; the stool, made of woven water hyacinth, is from Apartment 48, and the velvet pillows are from ABC Carpet & Home.
Image courtesy of PointClickHome (Elle Decor)

Let me refresh your memory of our favorite home design boutique, Apartment 48, shall we? Apartment 48 is also a favorite of Elle Decor as you will find many write ups in their magazine of the home furnishing boutique located in the flatiron district of NYC. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then perhaps you'll recognize Apartment 48 Candle designed by Helen Julia launched Summer '08, scented in Jasmine & Lychee in its unique packaging.

Apartment 48 Candle by Helen Julia

Fall is right around the corner believe it or not! Candle season is here again! Stock up on your favorite Helen Julia scents as we slowly stumble into autumn.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Channel Surf?

Point the clicker in this direction to watch the Helen Julia Inc Channel on YouTube! "Watch" what Helen Julia is up to these days with posts of favorite videos and even Helen Julia video clips!