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Cheers to Spring // Happy Box Store *Giveaway*

Happy first day of Spring! Cheers to a *Spring Giveaway* from the most darling gifting company, Happy Box Store. It’s {finally} time for new blooms and warmer days, and of course, to start gifting happy through the year!

Happy Box offers pre-packaged and customized boxes, filled with gift ideas for a bride-to-be to a dog mama to a bestie getting over a break up to a birthday girl – the options are endless. And, they ship directly to you, your friend or loved one so you can gift easier. For most people {more like everyone}, gift giving is an area that can create unnecessary stress, indecisiveness, feelings of defeat and procrastinating tendencies. Happy Box truly makes your gift giving journey stress free and fun, with the click of a few buttons. Even more, L&H is a total Happy Box lover and has already gifted a couple of boxes to date this year!

Being that I come from a family of sister’s and I am a loyal supporter of female business owners {especially in Hoboken}, I was excited to learn more about the dynamic duo behind this brilliant and creative e-commerce gifting platform. Meet Hannah and Ariel Redmond. They are both side hustling sisters, who are on a mission to make our lives easier, sassier and prettier all around. Mission completed!

{Pictured below: Ariel to the left, Hannah to the right}

By day, Hannah is a Strategy Director and Ariel is a Creative Director. They’re both at different ad agencies in Manhattan where they work full-time. “We love our jobs, but we’ve secretly always wanted to work together. We knew we’d crush it – the skills I lack, Ariel has and vice versa. In short, I’m the MBA and she’s the designer – together we’re a powerhouse,” Hannah explained. “We feel like there’s a huge gap in the gift giving industry. People don’t want to spend a ton, they want the ability to personalize and to give something unique–all done simply and conveniently.”

Ariel and Hannah are Hoboken residents and local bar-goers, who live 3 blocks away from each other. “We both love Happy Box Store, making these fun, gift boxes and are stoked that people seem to like them too!”

Read below to learn more:

What prompted them to start Happy Box?

“When Ariel was in college, she went through a really bad breakup close to Valentine’s Day. I, being an AMAZING big sister, sent her a care-package to help her get through it. We’ve honestly been making them and sending them to friends, boyfriends and each other every since! We’ve come a long way from those days, but we do still have a Break Up Box and yes, there’s a voodoo doll in it!” {Note: voodoo doll is directly below}.

What do they love about their business?

“Our boxes are super fun, so we make sure every step of our business is fun too. From ideating to curating them to building them–if we don’t love what we do, why bother?”

What is their favorite part of owning their company? 

“We love reading the sweet notes people send each other. We handwrite each one and it’s really heartwarming to hear how much people care about each other. On a larger scale—we love that we’re women CEOs. We’ve met so many amazing entrepreneurial women who are succeeding and crushing it along the way, it’s really incredible. Hoboken is a great place for a startup. We really appreciate all the love and local support from our fellow Hobokenites!”

What inspires you to keep going? 

“Having a side-hustle is seriously hard. I think we honestly believe in the idea, and that’s what keeps us going. We believe we’re doing something no one else is doing right now, which really inspires us. We both push each other a lot, and sometimes we pick up each other’s slack, but ultimately, we love what we’re doing and at the end of the day it’s quality time with each other, so what’s not to love?”

L&H is truly inspired by the ladies behind Happy Box and we can’t wait to see what the years to come will bring for these boss babes!

~~~ GIVEAWAY DETAILS BELOW ~~~

As mentioned on Instagram, Happy Box Store has curated a customized Lincoln and Holland Spring themed box {that’s worth around $56+} packed to the brim with some favorite, popular items that we will be giving away to a lucky winner – as a kick off to Spring! The giveaway begins on Monday, 3/20 and ends Wednesday, 3/22 11:59 PM PT Midnight.

To enter, you must follow these 4 instructions on L&H’s Instagram Announcement: 

  1. Follow @HappyBoxStore on Instagram
  2. Follow @LincolnandHolland on Instagram
  3. ‘Like’ this photo on Instagram
  4. Under the comments section, tag 2 friends AND leave 1 emoji that best represents your HAPPY feelings that Spring is finally here

Important Notes: *You must be located within the USA and *You may only enter one time only.

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Items you might be lucky enough to find in your L&H Spring Box!

  • 4 floral coasters
  • Pineapple wine stopper
  • Spa Face Mask
  • Cupcake Lip Balm
  • Cute Notebook
  • Confetti
  • Lavender Face Mist
  • Customized Cosmetic Bag {can be printed with your Instagram handle or your name, etc.)

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Xx L&H

Love | Valentine’s & Galentine’s Gift Guide 2017

Oh February! You always show up so quickly and then BAM…Valentine’s Day arrives. For many obvious reasons, V-Day can be daunting. However, it is a great reminder to be thoughtful for your loved one or to have some fun with your besties for ‘Galentine’s Day’!

While spending time together with your lover and/or your gals is the most important, it’s always nice to receive a pretty gift. L&H has compiled multiple convenient ideas {many from Hoboken} that range in price – from a cute gift card to some unique bling to an adorable pre-made box filled with gorgeous goodies to an unforgettable and hands-on cooking class! Of course, a bouquet of stunning flowers and a sweet card are always greatly appreciated as well.

All details are listed below.

  1. Treat her to a gift certificate she can use towards a package of blow outs from Blo-It-Out Lounge – my personal Hoboken favorite. A 3-pack for $105, or just even 1 blow out for $37!
  2. Surprise your loved one with a Bliss gift card he/she can use towards a massage and facial. You can never go wrong with Bliss!
  3. A Drybar gift card is something she can use for blow outs/updos in just about every major city and their blow bar is always a great experience.
  4. Another great blow out option in both Downtown and Uptown Hoboken is at Up & Out Salons –  gift her with a certificate she can use towards blow outs or even for a cut and color!
  5. Treat your best home girls to the cutest Galentine’s Day Box by Happy Box Store. These are the most adorable, creative boxes that I cannot wait to start gifting to my friends – and it is owned by local Hoboken sisters/girl bosses. Love.
  6. Pick up the prettiest, dainty jewelry at The Golden Carrot in Hoboken. This is one of my husband go-to gifts and I loveeeeee love love all of my little gems.
  7. For a best friend or a lover, Pamela Barsky’s ‘I f**king love you’ pouch sums up feelings of love and best friendship perfectly. I love all of her items and they are great gifts for all occasions!
  8. Surprise her with a mani/pedi gift certificate from The V Spot Nail Spa in Uptown Hoboken, so she can treat herself and relax for a couple of hours in the comfortable pedicure chairs.
  9. Diptyque Candles. Baies & Roses are our favorite and will make your home smell like heaven. Enough said.
  10. Another local Hoboken favorite is Luna Rosa for lovely home items and even dreamy accessories. Treat her to gift certificate {you need to buy in store} or pick up a NEST candle to set the mood on Valentine’s Day!
  11. Galatea Lingerie {basically next door to Luna Rosa} is also perfect for you to pick up some pretty lingerie or buy a gift certificate for a loved one!
  12. Make the day extra sweet by gifting her with some fancy candy with adorable packaging from Sugarfina. The bento box is always a great idea. You can order it online or go in store. Yums!
  13. Head into Alba Contemporary Boutique in Midtown Hoboken to work with a talented stylist, who can help you pick out some pieces for that fabulous lady in your life.
  14. Located in Uptown Hoboken, Hudson Table is a creative way to have fun together as a couple or make memories with a group of friends. I’d recommend purchasing a gift certificate and then you can pick a class together!

We hope you have a wonderful V-Day {or G-Day} filled with love in any shape or form!

Xx L&H

Mother’s Day Love | Gift Guide for Her


Mother's Day 2015

 

Happy [almost] Mother’s Day to all of the lovely mama’s out there! With only a few days left, it’s time to purchase a special gift for the ‘mom’ in your life – your own mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother or maybe even baby mama (it is 2015 after all). Hurry and purchase your gift(s) online by midnight tonight as most stores will be charging an arm and a leg for shipping to arrive on Saturday (for Sunday).

While I personally don’t feel that a material item is necessary, your mom will LOVE your thoughtful, sweet gesture. No matter how big or small. Her genuine appreciation is guaranteed.

Above/Below are some of L&H’s top, easy-to-purchase items to surprise that wonderful mom/mother/mama of yours:

  1. The Dry Bar Gift Card – What mom wouldn’t want a blow out + a glass of champagne?
  2. MantraBand Bracelet – Put a smile on her face with a little mantra she can wear daily on her wrist like, ‘I Love You More.’
  3. Sydney Evan ‘Mom’ Necklace – A gold pave diamond delight that reminds her of how much you appreciate her as a mom. Beautiful bling always is the answer.
  4. Bliss Spa Gift Card – Empower her to treat herself to a massage and/or facial. Fits moms of any age. No mom will ever turn down a time to relax and forget about her ‘to do’ list.
  5. Diptyque ‘Rose’ Candle – To calm her nerves after a long day and add some beauty to her favorite room.
  6. Donate on her behalf to Every Mother Counts – An inspiring non-profit organization that is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Honor your mom by donating to benefit maternal health in another country!
  7. Sugar Paper Card – Sugar Paper has an entire Mother’s Day section, it’s just precious. Ob-sessed.
  8. love = mom Pillow – To add to a home office? It’s just so damn cute.
  9. Sofia Blanc de Blancs Champagne – No mom will ever turn down a glass of refreshing champy or a cute mini can (my personal fav). Let’s be real here.
  10. Black Truffle Salt – Maybe she is a foodie mom? Well, this salt is mind blowing and a fun addition for her kitchen.
  11. La Mer Moisturizer & Eye Cream – You just have to say ‘La Mer’ and a beauty maven mom will be happy. Truth.

Hope you enjoy the L&H curated collection above! Thank you mom’s for all that you do, especially my own wonderful mama (who I’ll miss dearly this Mother’s Day), lovely step-mom, amazing step-grandmother and my now official mother-in-law.