Stand Tall and Shop Small November 24th,2018
As a business owner…you never are off REALLY. Last week was a whirlwind getting my makeup studio retail ready for the holidays!
So, I am sorry I have been kinda M.I.A.
Since it is the time for gift giving I thought you might like this blog post.
I am really more like a NYC girl and as I write this and the holidays are near I am starting to get homesick already. When I first moved to Jacksonville I felt like actress Eva Gabor in the sitcom Green Acres. I would often dance around the house and tease my husband and sing “Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue”. But having HIM in my life and opened up my business in Florida I eventually fell in love with palm trees,not driving in ice and snow,yummy Southern food and the slower paced lifestyle.
So, with that said I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are made in Florida or that are made in…Jacksonville Florida. You don’t have to live in Florida to buy these.
My blog is called Beauty Candy cause I am crazy about beauty and candy! Now I have to share with you about my fav’ LOCAL candy delight.
Topsy Toffee is a locally owned toffee company that is to die for! No kidding. You just can’t eat a few pieces. The creator uses his mom’s recipe and soared with it. Chocolate and toffee anyone? They just introduced a Perky peppermint to the mixjust in time for the holidays…so excited!
Gottahaveit is a store in the historic Avondale section of town. Iva the owner carries an amazing array of gifts and personalized gifts too. You gotta see this place! Give yourself time to browse and shop. You might even find something you love and have to treat yourself too!
Speaking of beauty there is a beauty of a salon in a sweet yellow house called Chocolate Blonde Salon. I am mad about a product they have named after one of their top stylists! It is called John’s Elixir. This magic mix is not only great for conditioning the hair before you blow dry,you can shave your legs ,face (guys) with it,you can remove makeup with it. I have smoothed out dead ends and brows that have gone wild too. A little goes a long way. And it smells sublime!
Looking for a NEW scent to add to your fragrance wardrobe? TRY No.1 by a local designer Sandra Alford. It is a really sexy but soft scent. They are offering FREE shipping with any order over $100.00 and up.
Don’t ya just love Chocolate dipped strawberries???
How can you resist? The absolute best the city has to offer comes from Glamour Gourmet.
The creator and owner Natasha makes the most DAZZLING glittered,sugared,chocolate decadence you will ever taste. Find her and shop her Instagram account…that’s how I find her!!! Warning you will soon be drooling at the edibles on the screen. She also makes chocolate dipped shimmering other things. Trust me on this your guests will be WOWED if you serve her glam YUMMY treats or given as a gift they will thing you are the bomb!
If you’re looking for a hostess gift or something to stuff in a holiday basket you’re making…a trip to Community Loaves is all you need. They have some awesome fresh bread you will love and so will the people you give a loaf to. BREAD HEAVEN awaits you in Murray Hill.
If you are looking for locally made candles there are a few companies I can recommend…
Five Points Candle Company is your go to brand. You may buy them online or at Gottahaveit.
Fitz Pulins has some aromatic and beautifully packaged candles. http://www.inventoryroom.com
Jacksonville in a BOX shipped to your or someone who used to live here’s door. A variety of things made in Florida and wrapped and shipped by people who have developmental disabilities. A combination of food plus Florida souvenir fun!
If you’re looking for a cheap stocking stuffer and think Jax IS RAD! Go visit this site.
Gotta foodie in your life that loves pie? Going to grandmas house or the in laws for dinner? Bring a pie from the YUM YUM TREE. This infamous place is an icon in Jacksonville.
These are just a few of my fav’ things I simply had to share and tell you about!
I know the season is really all about the reason. But since gifts are a part of it. I thought you’d enjoy my gift or stocking stuffer ideas.
Until next time…enjoy the beauty of this wonderful time of year!
I recently discovered some new products and places in JAX and some iconic ones too! If you love or are visiting Florida and near here.
Come explore and shop your flip flops off!
Featured on TV on NBC12 today.
5 Points Candle Company is a new find from the iconic gift shop called Gottahaveit in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. They make some fabulous candles with the most amazing scents. All soy wax and hand poured and made with premium essential oils. 75 plus hours of burn time. If you don’t live here you can shop them at: http://www.5pointscandleco.com
#5 one of their most popular candle scents.
Element Earth Works has some unique aromatic soaps and more.This one is a Lemongrass charcoal soap in a coconut oil base. Great for deep cleansing for face and body. Vegan too. http://www.elementearthworks.com
Body and Soul has a collection of various stone necklaces,natural toothpastes and even soaps for manes best friend your doggie. Today I am featuring their gemstone necklaces. This Opalite stone is said to help with:anxiety,fear and uncertainty.Available in Murray Hill section of Jacksonville.http://www.bodyandsoulsoap.com
Noreen Young Cosmetics specializes in all things for the lips.We even have a lip creation called First Coast Fabulous named for the First Coast of Florida. My passion is donating time to help girls with Downs Syndrome look their best and I love supporting organizations like the Special Olympics.I have a sweet beauty retreat in a private beauty cottage by appointment on the south side of Jacksonville. http://www.noreenyoung.com
“Life is short wear lipstick!”
Jones and Rose has a collection of luxurious body and face care. Unisex too. Sexy Body Butter in pink petals is a favorite.http://www.jonesandrose.com
If you are crazy about the city and want to flaunt it..get your sticker or TEE-shirt with ...JAX IS RAD on it. Wear it proudly! http://www.jaxisrad.com
Explore even more of the beauty in our city…Check out MY BLOG again for more fun spots in town. #shoplocal #jaxisrad #getyourkisson #firstcoastfabulous
I found a batch of candles with a manly looking and aromatic twist I simply had to share with you! They might just help you check another gift off your list!
The candles are handmade and poured in sunny Jacksonille Florida by a gentlemen who wears many career hats! The candles are a soy waxed candle with a cotton core wick.What does that mean for you? A HEALTHIER candle to burn in your home or office and it burns clean…no soot candles or stinky smell.
Some ingredients used are natural fragrance blends of: Amber,sandalwood,cedar,bergamont,teak,rosemary,lavender,lemongrass, dragon’s blood. The man you give it too may just be asking for more!!!
The candles illuminate with a beautiful glow and are designed and named by numbers.BATCH No.1, Batch No.2,Batch No.3 and not to be forgotten a Batch No.7.
The packaging is masculine and to me looks like a cross between an old apothecary from years gone by and with a bit of sexy.
Each season since his candle company began he curates a new scent.
Light up the men in your life’s world or even yours with the magic of a fragrant scented candle.
Where can you buy them?
MADE IN THE USA
When you think about gifts #shopsmall online…We sweet and small business owners may surprise you with what we have to offer.
It has been a whirlwind…I can’t wait to share with you the great spots you will love in this city too. I came to visit for work and play and this isn’t my first time. Being from NYC I am a big city girl. I have grown to LOVE Chicago !!!
There are a few words that best describe Chicago...It is Chic,Clean,yummy and very friendly.
If you haven’t been put it on your Bucket list of places to visit.
I like to write about all things yummy,interesting and beauty hot spots I discover!
As soon as I have a moment to post them I will. But here’s one spot!
If you are looking for a delicious breakfast or lunch on the fly…you must TRY Off The Tracks Grill the owner is a hard working charmer and the food is so fresh and DELICIOUS.
I ate there three times.I could have eaten there even more but controlled myself. The price is right. And IF you are pressed for time. They get it…you are in and out. Cozy dine in available and they are closed for dinner.
Next a hot hair SALON spot!