Company Profile · Dogs · Jewelry · Obsessions · Sassafrass Jones · shopping · Uncategorized

Sassy ‘Sessions: Jada Loveless Handbags

Today, and just about every day, we are obsessed with Jada Loveless and her stunning handbags.  Chic, bespoke, modern ,my mom’s friend and Atlanta resident Jada Loveless is an inspiration to all of us in the Style Studio at Habersham Forest. Using only the finest leathers, unique textiles, and American Alligator, eveyone here wants to get their paws on these fabulous bags.

So the other day, Mama Sassafrass, took out her own Jada Loveless bag, custom made for her…and I started doing my poses.20160209_111929

My mom brings out this gorgeous clutch to wear with this special coat she has.

I jumped right into the bag, and boy did 20160209_111939_001 (2)it feel good. Of course, I had my shades on and my flower straw hat.

But Back to Jada Loveless and her timeless, handcrafted purses and accessories that are one-of-a-kind. From the fine leather to the gemstones and metal detail she uses on the clasps, her pieces are always Red Carpet-worthy.  Stars like Mariska Hagitay, Brooke Shields, Kate Hudson and Eva Longoria Parker agree…have all been photographed toting a Jada Loveless piece of art.

The local Atlantan has her own flagship store in Nantucket, but you can buy the bags at Neiman Marcus and Jeffrey Atlanta. or. online, Taigon.com is a good option.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of our faves we wanted to show off…12654521_1061039550605539_6100882804197555967_n

12096148_1007916249251203_7316807479589783809_n
Estella Crossbody bag in Bordeaux. Alligator with vermeil and ruby studs. A true gem. 

Back to me and our SPECTACULAR JL purse….20160209_111745

Canine Companions for Independence · Company Profile · Dogs · Holidays · Jewelry · Sassafrass Jones · Stuffed Animals · Uncategorized

Gifts that Give Back: For any Occasion

Even though the holidays are over (and there is a short period before Valentine’s Day gift guides pop up everywhere), people are still giving and receiving gifts. Whether it’s for a birthday, a special occasion, a thank you or a congratulations…there is always a reason to buy a gift.

As most of you know, the inhabitants at the Habersham Forest love to help others through donations and charity involvements. So much so that the proceeds from our new Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs book go directly to this great organization Canine Companions for Independence.

So, we decided to a make a list where you can find some great products and gifts, while doing good at the same time.  Let us know if you have any others that you would like us to add to the list. We just wanted to give a few examples to get you started.

 

  1. Toms  We all know that Tom’s brand donates a pair of shoes for each pair purposed. That is their philosophy and they have been doing that forever. But now, they have expanded that into their line of eyewear and handbags.  We, of course, love the eyewear. With every purchase of eyewear, Tom’s will help to give sight to a person. One for one. Check out these Maverick 201 Black shades.   For a mere $139, you get these and you get the chance to give the gift of sight
  2. Yoobi  These fun and playful classroom and office supplies adorable and every purchase you make is for a good cause. For every Yoobi item you purchase, Yoobi gives one item to a classroom or student in need. Our favorite thing right now is The Weekender Getaway Bundle which includes a rubber luggage tag, a 24 pack of gel pens, an aqua colored journal, an aqua duffle bag and blue ear buds in a case.  Our fave part of this item is that it comes with five goodies, and in return, Yoobi donates five goodies when you buy this. Weekend_Getaway_Bundle_1024x1024
  3. Joan Hornig This designer knows how to make a statement. And we mean that in a variety of ways. Not only does she design show-stopping Hollywood-worth jewels but she donates 100% of the profits to a charity of the purchaser’s choosing. How cool? So, if we wanted to purchase something from her amazing silver linings collection, we could pick Canine Companions for Independence as the charity of our choice. Fittingly, I think our favorite is the Bark for a Cause Bone and Heart Charm Pair necklace  One for my collar and one that Mama Sassafrass can wear on the chain around her neck. bone and heart necklaces
  4. Of course, we are partial to Steiff when it comes to Teddy Bears. And we rarely look at anything else just because Steiff is part of the family. But, this company, Bears for Humanity, definitely gives us reason to pay attention. For each organic teddy bear purchased, they give one to a child in need.  Now that, my friends, is very cool. Take the bear, Sweetie, for instance. Sweetie is made with 100% certified organic cotton/hemp fibers and I quote “these bears are infinitely snuggly and are at home at a tea party or a dance party. Plus, our naturally anti-bacterial organic fabric gives you the peace of mind you can’t get from polyester plush toys”   You can even accessorize Sweetie with a bib, a message, a bow tie or a polo shirt. Now we are talking. wp-1452534076618.jpg
  5. Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs book.  Come on, its not like we could talk about all the brands we love that are giving to charities and not mention our own:)  Did you know that 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of this fun and whimsical ABC book filled with an amusing cast of Steiff animals goes to Canine Companions for Independence?  Order now and help support the best organization in whole world!scan0003
Holidays · Sassafrass Jones · Steiff · Stuffed Animals · Uncategorized

Strike A Pose! VOGUE

 

*****Don’t forget to push play before reading this post*****

 

The Habersham Forest is getting a little crazy before Christmas. Watch us Strike a Pose in front of Aunt Laura Lasorda’s gifts. Vogue.

FullSizeRender (2)
All you need is your own imagination, so use it that’s what it’s for
FullSizeRender (5)
Grace Kelly, Harlow Jean, Picture of a Beauty Queen
FullSizeRender
That’s why I feel so beautiful, Life’s a ball
IMG_0370
Don’t Just stand there, lets get to it, strike a pose there’s nothing to it

IMG_0368

FullSizeRender (4)
Come on, let’s VOGUE

 

 

Crafts · Dogs · Holidays · Sassafrass Jones · Steiff · Uncategorized

Holidays in the Habersham Forest

As the days go by, I am getting more and more excited for my favorite day of the year: Christmas. All my family and friends of the forest are going to be there to celebrate, eat, drink and be merry. I simply can’t wait. Check out the decorations we already have set up….and the presents are starting to pile up.

I am getting tired from wagging my tail all day long!  But this…is…just…so…exciting!

20151112_170530

These guys are the coolest. They are so much bigger than me but I just can’t get enough of them. The coolest part is that they stay in the dining room and around the house all year long, keeping the festive vibe alive.

20151112_170130
Here is the tree: the main attraction of the year! Minus the gifts that will be piling up any minute now. 

20151112_170256

Even my friends in the forest are getting ready for the big day. Miss Lynn in the Habersham Style Studio has been hard at work outfitting us in festive reds, greens and all sorts of other patterns that are perfect for Christmas. The mice, since they are the milliner mice and they have their own style studio got to go first with the outfit fittings.

Here is one of my friends.  And of course, here I am in one of my many Holiday Ruffles. 20151112_165157
20151202_132601-2Just another day in the Habersham Forest with my forever friends and forever family. See you soon!

Love,
Sassafrass Jones

#sjforeverhome

Dogs · press · Sassafrass Jones · Steiff

Sassafrass Jones Featured in US WEEKLY

image
Olivia Palermo and Cathleen Smith- Bresciani

Check out our press from the Verdura party!  We are so excited!

 

Here is what they said:

Olivia Palermo spent the day with her mother, Lynn, to celebrate the launch of philanthropist Cathleen Smith-Bresciani‘s new book, Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABC’s, at internationally renowned luxury jeweler Verdura in NYC.

Click here for the story!  http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jamie-chung-wins-big-playing-arcade-classic-in-nyc-w159376

 

Canine Companions for Independence · press · Sassafrass Jones · Steiff

The Atlantan Digital Edition | Modern Luxury

http://www.modernluxury.com/the-atlantan/digital-edition

I know it’s late and mommy is sleeping but guess what….we are in the brand new December issue of Atlantan. I am so excited!  

image

The mice, the owls, the pandas…all of us Steiff’s are jumping off the walls in the Habersham Forest.

My mom, Cathleen Smith Bresciani, got to show off a few of her favorite things.

I will have wonderful dreams now…..Verdura Jewelry, the ABC book, our big magical christmas party next weekend, and all the love in the Habersham Forest, my forever home #sjforeverhome

Dogs · Sassafrass Jones · Steiff · Stuffed Animals · Uncategorized

Sass Takes on NYC next weekend

So much is brewing and happening in the Habersham Forest. It seems everyone is hard at work prepping for our big weekend in New York City. I am so excited I can barely sleep at night. Of course the Verdura Holiday party is going to spectacular and I will share all the glam and sparkly details on that in the next few days, but I wanted to let all of our friends around the world know about our book reading on December 6, 2015 hosted by the Loews Regency Hotel.

It is going to a blast, especially for the little ones, the women, the men, and most importantly the canines. And yes, I will be there (still working on my outfit) but I am talking about the amazing canines from the Humane Society of New York who are going to be there searching for their Forever Home. My mission on this trip, aside from getting to take in the sights of the city at Christmas time and my big Verdura debut, is going to be to get these little friends adopted by loving families.

Here is the invitation that my found inside my mom’s trunk in the Habersham Forest. It is where she keeps her very important items, and I may have slipped it out for a few hours so I could make sure I could get it on the blog. I don’t think mommy will mind though. She is the one who dedicates all of her time and effort into finding dogs and families Forever Homes.

Although a lot of my friends and critters will be joining us for this delightful afternoon, some of them have to stay behind and hold down the Forest while we are gone. So, if you can’t go, don’t you worry, I will make sure some one takes pictures and I will make sure to give you guys a play by play of the party as soon as we get back to our Magical Forest of Habersham.

sassinvite_2