Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We Wish You A Merry Christmas...

... and a Happy New Year New!

May this holiday season bring you warmth, love and good cheer!

(image courtesy of Point Click Home)
Wishing you all a wonderful Happy Holiday from our family to yours!

Helen Julia New York Staff

Monday, December 21, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Have A "Mary Mary" Christmas!

Christmas is just 4 days away... "On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree". If you are anything like me the anxiety begins the week of Christmas. I cannot wait to give and receive gifts. Love is in the air and everyone is extra kind this week (excluding those bah humbuggers)!

Holiday music sounds extra special the week of Christmas. Here is Mary Mary's rendition of "Carol Of The Bells":

Remember, it is not about how big or small a gift is, it's the gesture and thought that counts!

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Everybody Hates Chris

At least that is what VIBE is saying in their comeback relaunch issue. The hip hop urban magazine, VIBE is making their way back onto the hip hop scene second time around. Who else would be the perfect celebrity for VIBE's double cover to grab your attention to take a second look none other than Chris Brown and new comer hip hop star Drake! Drake has come a long way from the Canadian high school sitcom Degrassi: The Next Generation.

OK, so you're not really interested in hip hop; then I'm sure this will tickle your fancy... Helen Julia is featured as one of the top 10 winter essentials to get you through those cold winter days that are right around the corner!

C'mon... you know you enjoy a good hip hop gossip story! They're always juicy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Get'cha Groupon!

Tis the season to be saving, fah la la la la la la la la... Helen Julia is Today's Side Deal on Groupon! A $20 voucher is worth $40 on Helen Julia! You know there is always a "minor" catch. You have until midnight to take advantage of this once in a blue moon sale! And.... shipping is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order! So... get'cha groupon, get'cha groupon, get'cha groupon!

Happy Shopping and Saving!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Be Kind

We are smack-dab in the middle of holiday season and the pressure is on! Whether we're ready or not, everything surrounding us is a constant reminder the holidays are here. With that said, be kind to those who may not be as fortunate during this time of year. Sweet gestures like "thank you", expressing a small token of appreciation or even extend a hug to someone who may need it will go a very long way.

Hug someone today just because it is a kind gesture to offer. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Barbie Dress Up

I was so moved and impressed when I saw this article on Black Barbie's Auction by Vogue Italy. How appropriate is this issue for everyone of all ages and ethnicity's, especially during this time of year. On her 50th anniversary, Barbie celebrated Vogue Italia's Black Issue, the acclaimed and innovative edition that impressed the fashion world in July 2008. Society is changing and Barbie is ready to assume her role as a protagonist. Black Barbies are now more popular than ever and are becoming a new kind of icon. The most famous doll in history has always been a silent witness of human life, changing her look and style according to events and trends in the real world. Now Barbie is ready to talk to the world. And she begins her new life with Vogue Italia by celebrating black beauty.

These images are breathtaking as barbie transforms playfully into a visual glamorous lifestyle icon... AMAZING! Vogue Magazine's are notorious for taking fashion above and beyond to the next level!

(images courtesy of Vogue Italia)
I am suddenly inspired to create The Barbie Candle Collection by Helen Julia! ;-) Stay tuned...