If you're in the the mood for shopping and saving, Intermix is having up to 75% sale, and adding new items everyday. I've added my favorite find, this Amelia Bow Tie Floral Top. Have fun shopping, there's a lot of great finds!  


Yes.. these boots are comfortable and a fun burst of color. This Gucci bag is about 15 years old, it's always a good idea to invest in those pieces that really never go out of style, so if you have a few hiding in your closet...bust them out! 


Earrings from Encircle NYC


Ciao for now! 

xoxo Janet


Are you ready for a healthy meal for you and your family in under 10 minutes? Are you a fan of health and wellness...feeling fulfilled and energized? Check out Daily Harvest, they're on a mission to make nutrient-dense, plant-based foods more accessible than ever before....and might I add so satisyfing!


If you and your household are on the go and you'd love to be consistent with healthy food but find yourself short on time? Daily Harvest is a personal favorite and a convenient way to eat healthily, and... yes,  Super Fast. They focus on convenience without compromise. They deliver the meals frozen to your doorstep, and you can pick from a variety of different types and flavors. You Choose from Smoothies, Harvest Bowls, Soups, Lattes, Overnight Oats, Chia Parfaits, and Sundaes. You can get weekly or monthly deliveries and pick the amount of cups you want each week or month. There's a lot of buzz about Daily Harvest; Serena Williams along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun White and Bobby Flay who was so impressed he begged the founders to let him invest. Use Discount Code gratefulgardenia at checkout - 3 free cups in your first order!


So Simple - Go to their website and begin to build your box. Choose any combination of superfood eats / 2-check your doorstep / 3 -pop in your freezer, blend, soak or heat / 4- Feel energized and healthy! 

Don't forget to Use my discount code:  gratefulgardenia at checkout.    *3 free cups in your first order!

I can't tell you how delicious these are. After you blend your organic smoothie pour back into the cup and off you go!  It's such a great feeling when you find healthy meals and snacks that satisfy you & your household.

It's Convenient - It's Customizable - The Family Loves It - Plenty of Variety and you're treating yourself to a "daily harvest"

 Use my Coupon Code gratefulgardenia for 3 free cups in your first order!

Here's to your health. Please email me for any questions or DM Daily Harvest. Follow Daily Harvest on their Instagram @dailyharvest  Facebook @daily Harvest


Bloomingdale's is having a major friends and family sale from April 6th-15th. You can get 25% off and for every $100 you spend you get a $25 gift card. You don't want to miss out! I've scoured the site and picked some of my favorite items from my most-loved brands.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Janet


I have been posting many of my favorite outfits and beauty products on Instagram with direct links on where to buy these items via  I know this can be a bit confusing, I've included a step by step of how to do this and I hope this can clear up any questions. Send me an email or DM me on my Instagram account. I'll be happy to send you direct links if you're not on Instagram or Facebook.


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1. Follow me on Instagram @janetgunngratefulgardenia 

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2. Download the app

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4. Screenshot my Instagram posts

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5. Whenever I post a picture you can screenshot the photo and it will send it directly to the app for you to shop! You can also sign up for emails and my outfits or product picks will be sent directly to your inbox! It's that easy!

Thanks again for following and subscribing! I always appreciate your kind comments.    xoxo Janet


Getting "schooled" by Anine Bing


I am a fan of any blazer Anine Bing designs. She focuses on statement pieces and luxurious basics without chasing trends or fads. Blazers never lose their appeal and give you that polished look along with a little glam.


This Petit Alice Bag comes in two sizes and colors. You can shop the post here.


I've added this Vintage Chanel Flower Pin from  Rocks & Silk.   Call boutique for availability. 

 Earrings by Encircle NYC

Earrings by Encircle NYC

Is anyone else excited as I am that highrise jeans are back? Do you have a favorite pair of highrise? Every woman needs a crisp blazer in her closet, and a grey pinstripe is classic. This fitted and cropped blazer can also be worn alone with a silk cami and paired with your favorite denim, for extra versatility.

Go be Fabuous!

xoxo Janet



We Go Big We Go Bold

Last year Chico's reached out to me for a little social media love and since then it's been an exciting experience filled with love. In February, Chico's invited a group of influencers to NYC to meet and chat about being a woman, being bold and what that means. We celebrated how it's not about growing old, it's about growing bold and really enjoying this journey of living our life without rules that have been placed upon us. These meetings have led to beautiful relationships and lots of fun! Not only is the Chico's team of women wonderful, smart and supportive, they're open and ready to blow the doors open to Living Your Best Life. It's not all about clothes, it's the message. Below are a few fun photos of their Spring Launch, How Bold Are You Campaign at Joe's Pub along with speeches from influential women including Former Editor in Chief of More Magazine, Lesley Jane Seymour and award winning actress, Tracee Ellis Ross and a special performance by actress and singer, Molly Ringwald. 


Tracee Ellis Ross - Breaking down another societal taboo, Chico’s emboldens women to embrace their age by sharing how bold they are. Chico’s discovered that most of the women interviewed don’t feel middle-aged at all nor do they define themselves by their age. They enjoy expressing themselves through fashion and living life on their terms. Check out the video.

Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Chico’s


Yes, that's Molly Ringwald from Sixteen Candles who recently turned 50. Molly performed with her band on stage here at Joe's Pub


NYC MARCH 12: Lesley Jane Seymour speaks onstage at Chico’s #HowBoldAreYou "Our goal is to inspire women everywhere to join together in the next necessary movement: The fight against ageism."


NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 12: Bloggers (L-R) Tonya ParkerJamie LewingerLisa Hale and Susan Kanoff


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Chico’s celebrates every moment in a woman’s life and encourages her to grow bolder rather than older. 


Chico’s President, Diane Ellis:  “We are a company for women, run by women, celebrating women. Our stated mission is to support fabulous, fun, and fearless women in all that they do. We are uniquely positioned to speak authentically on aging with positivity."


Thank you Chico's for bringing us all together. Getting to know you and all these beautiful women has been a gift and a daily dose of inspiration. #wegobigwegobold

Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Chico’s)


This Olie face oil has brought a welcomed rosy glow to my skin and is giving back to those in need. Olie Biologique is launching its first collaborative product, RoseGlow Drops Daily Radiance Face Oil, with LA-based lifestyle blogger and one of my favorite influencers Melissa Meyers.


 RoseGlow Drops Daily Radiance Face Oil features a blend of rosehip, sea buckthorn, pomegranate, raspberry, camellia, pumpkin and carrot seed oils, which are known to improve skin’s radiance and texture. This oil has been formulated for use on all skin types, and has deep moisturizing properties that are perfect for dry or aging skin. As with all of Olie Biologique products, the oil is organic, paraben-free and has zero synthetics, toxins or chemical irritants. 


The new facial oil combines an antioxidant-rich blend of organic fruit seed and plant botanicals to deeply hydrate skin, reduce inflammation, and brighten complexion.. The oil also combines ylang-ylang, palmarosa, and frankincense essential oils with mood-boosting properties perfect for any time of day.


Linda Thompson, founder of Olie Biologique, is a pioneer in face oils of all types, and says of this launch, “We think everyone should have access to our line of face oils, the modern moisturizer, but the reality is that beauty and skincare products are a luxury to many, especially to those for whom fresh produce is out of reach. RoseGlow Drops deliver much-needed nourishment to the skin and also to those in need: one bottle sold means one week of fresh fruits and vegetables via Project Angel Food.”

 Linda Thompson - Founder  Olie Biologique / Richard Ayoub - Executive Director / Project Angel Food / Melissa Meyers - Founder - The Glow Girl

Linda Thompson - Founder  Olie Biologique / Richard Ayoub - Executive Director / Project Angel Food / Melissa Meyers - Founder - The Glow Girl

Melissa and Linda shared a desire to create a product that would give back. Five dollars from the sale of every bottle of RoseGlow Drops will go towards Project Angel Food to provide a week’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to those battling serious illnesses.


The campaign surrounding RoseGlow Drops promotes their mission by encouraging fans to share their photos with the hashtags #theglowthatgivesback, #unselfishselfcare and #selfcareforgood. I'm so proud of Melissa and her partnership with Olie and the fact that every bottle gives back to Project Angel Food.


I use to be apprehensive about applying oil to my face, I would just imagine the possible breakouts. Now, these RoseGlow drops are a welcomed part of my daily routine. When I travel I apply over my face a neck. Not only does it feel fantastic, but the fragrance is beautiful. During the day just pat a little onto your skin and you're good to Glow! 

Olìe Biologique is a complete brand of bespoke, organic, oil-based and nourishing skin rejuvenators for men and women – and are even safe enough for babies. Olìe oils are finely handcrafted and harmonious in design with devotion to clean, non-competing ingredients.  With minimal packaging and maximum benefits, our certified organic skincare oils are harvested without taking advantage of the earth. 100% pure and equally luxurious, Olìe Biologique products contain the best botanical ingredients proven effective throughout time. 

I wish Melissa & Linda much success with the RoseGlow Drops and their partnership with Project Angel Food. #justkeepglowing

xo Janet


Valentine's Day Countdown. I've put together a few gift ideas for Cupid's day to treat your man, your mom, your bestie, or yourself. Have fun spreading a little LOVE on Valentine's Day and every day.


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Stunning rose arrangement from J'Adore Les Fleurs

  Bedhead  - Wild thing 

Bedhead - Wild thing 

Bring out the "Wild thing" in you this Valentine's Day

 All you need is LOVE...  Sydney Evans Jewelry - 

All you need is LOVE... Sydney Evans Jewelry - 

  Queen Bitter  - $70. 18 1/2 inches

Queen Bitter - $70. 18 1/2 inches

Each test tube is handmade fresh when you order and individually hand poured with high-end organic ingredients which will evoke the holistic aspect of the mind, body and spirit connection. What a loving way to treat yourself. Great Gift!!


 Love this message!   AHA Life: Shaving Kit Bag

Love this message! AHA Life: Shaving Kit Bag

 Ok.... I laughed out loud when  I saw this!

Ok.... I laughed out loud when I saw this!


If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. ~ Winnie the Pooh



Albright Fashion Library is a favorite stop for the fashionistas. Albright is visited daily by stylist, editors, and designers. The collection is quite impressive, it covers about 5,000 - square feet and houses collections that span all different time periods and all different kinds of designers, literally thousands of statement pieces. You'll find classic pieces from Chanel Suits to Dior Gowns, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik and even some of the most exciting young designers of today. 

 I'm wearing Philosophy By; Di Lorenzo Serafini

I'm wearing Philosophy By; Di Lorenzo Serafini

The minute you open the door it feels like you've fallen down a rabbit hole and landed in the largest closet on the planet.


Who is Albright - Irene Albright envisioned a one-stop shop so that costume designers wouldn't have to run around to various designer showrooms for items, which still is standard practice. Irene worked for years as a stylist and consultant to some of the fashion world's most prominent magazines and photographers. Opening shop in NYC in 1990 she used her created eye to curate a library that will take your breath away. Albright Fashion Library receives the upcoming season's looks before they hit the stores. Irene and her daughter Marina have amassed a one-of-a-kind assemblage of high fashion that is among the largest privately held collections in the nation

 Yes, I still love playing dress up!

Yes, I still love playing dress up!

 Irene Albright and her daughter Marina have accumulated a one-of-a-kind collection of high fashion that is among the largest privately held collections in the nation. Who doesn't remember Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and The City... costume designer Patricia Field dressed Sarah Jessica Parker in several Albright pieces.

 I'm having flashbacks of my favorite show "Sex In The City"

I'm having flashbacks of my favorite show "Sex In The City"

From NYC to the heart of Beverly Hills, located at 608 North Alpine Dr. Beverly Hills, CA. 90210  (310) 274-3510 Email: to schedule your appointment.


It's always nice to have a little boost for that special occasion!


Everything is very neatly organized and color coordinated. This is "closet heaven" as you wander from room to room and shelf to shelf.


Most importantly your experience will be fun! The Albright Team want you to feel great in whatever you choose. Sherry Ferrari - The Style Maven ( to my right) is a stylist here in Los Angeles and virtual. She was hands-on for every detail and even pushed me out of my comfort zone. I had an event along with a photoshoot for a perfume ad and this Philosophy dress was perfect for both. Sherry is also available for on-set video and photo shoots. It was challenging to decide, there are so many wonderful pieces. It really just depends on the story you want to tell.


There are fabulous bags, shoes, and accessories to choose from. The New York Collection is located in a 7,000-square-foot loft at 62 Cooper Square in New York, the showroom holds 15,000 dresses and 10,000 evening gowns.

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There's nothing better than feeling beautiful and stylish when you're headed to that special event. Albright makes sure when you leave you'll feel entirely put together and enjoy your "red-carpet" moment, wherever or whatever that might be.

The cost is $1000+tax - This includes a personal styling consultation with a creative director, wardrobe, shoes, bag, and accessories. 

You have 5 days to return your items in the same condition they were received.

They accept all major credit cards, checks & cash. 

Their doors are also opened for location shoots, and events, creating the first all-in-one wardrobe and location site. 

608 N Alpine Dr,

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


New year, new parfum?! Oui, Oui!  The start of every new year inevitably brings with it freshness and change. One change we can certainly look forward to? 2018 will undoubtedly be a year to celebrate women. I'll proudly saluté to that! 


Enter Alyse Parfum. This luxurious, layered line is a studied blend of traditional French perfumery techniques with a light, modern sensibility that donates a portion of all sales to women in need. Founder Kendra Alyse specifically designed her scents to be "a study in womanhood... Alyse Parfum explores many aspects of the feminine spirit--charm, and mystery--to modern strength."


Recognizing the desires of her clients to seek out perfumes that are both unique and versatile, Kendra Alyse says her signature smell, Coquette, has you covered. "Our perfumes warm with the heat of the body and blend with your personal scent to create a custom fragrance that evolves with you." This line really does stay with you--people stop me and tell me I smell lovely every time I wear it!


A portion of each sale goes directly to assisting those in need. It's all part of Alyse's goal to uplift and empower women of all backgrounds. She says, "Wearing a fragrance is a small way to honor ourselves and all our many emotions and desires. As a mother of a young daughter, I have a strong passion to affect change and realize the importance of uplifting women... in their pursuit of happiness and wholeness." 


If you're ready to start the new year off with a fresh take on celebrating yourself and others, Alyse Parfum is the perfect way to begin. Smell wonderful and feel confident while helping those in need. A study in what it means to be feminine in 2018? I'll toast to that! the palm of your hand.

Celebrating You in 2018!  

xoxo Janet

 This post is sponsored by Alyse Parfum.  Dress: Courtesy of Albright Fashion House Photography: Betsy Newman  Stylist: Sherry Farrahi

This post is sponsored by Alyse Parfum.  Dress: Courtesy of Albright Fashion House Photography: Betsy Newman  Stylist: Sherry Farrahi

"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting." Christian Dior




What do you look for in an influencer? Meet six women who are loving, dynamic and fearless and want to connect with you.

 Clothing: Courtesy of: Milk Boutique Photo: Betsy Newman Makeup: Melissa Mitchell

Clothing: Courtesy of: Milk Boutique Photo: Betsy Newman Makeup: Melissa Mitchell

Today we seem to find most of our information in the palm of our hand. No matter what you're searching for, whether you're on Facebook or Instagram you'll most likely find whatever you need. Social media marketing is gaining more popularity and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, P.R. companies are now depending on influencers to get the authentic word out and in some cases, they outperform traditional marketing channels. The fun part is finding the influencers that you connect with, whether is fashion, nutrition, inspiration, travel, or our beloved pets. I'd like you to meet six of my favorite ageless influencers who've I've had the joy of working with over the last two years. These women have brought so much knowledge and fun to my journey and we're all very excited about future projects in 2018. 

 Meet Shalini Vadhera

Shalini has traveled the world in search of women's unique beauty secrets and strives to empower women of all ages. She is a global beauty expert with incredible knowledge in beauty and spirit. Her website is loaded with exciting content along with her YouTube channel documenting her journies and how-tos. Shalini was the first influencer I met after launching The Grateful Gardenia. We were seated across from one another at a dinner party, my husband sat beside her and right away he said, "Janet, you gotta meet Shalini" Shalini and her husband were off to Europe on the red-eye that evening, and we chatted about technology and building a brand until she and her husband left. Shalini's conversation was such an ah-ha moment for me, she unleashed a mountain of ideas, in fact, it's because of Shalini I do my walking meditation every single day, and why I regularly talk to the moon. Shalini lives here in Los Angeles with her husband and stepdaughter .

Meet Melissa Meyers

Melissa is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to beauty products, treatments and great places for working out. Not only can you read about what she's currently testing but you can watch her in action, check her Insta stories on her Instagram page and you'll experience first hand what's taking place. She offers incredible discount codes for style and wellness with detailed information on the latest spas & products. Melissa is a dedicated journalist, she's a New Yorker who began her career in the city, and moved with her husband and two kids to L.A. six years ago. When it comes to product details you can be sure you will get the facts when you read her blog and newsletter.  Melissa's all about glowing from the inside, I highly encourage you to sign up for her weekly newsletter for updates, discount codes and sales!  Melissa and I met after being seated at a luncheon for Project Angel Food. Our mutual friend purposely seated us next to one another (thank you Robert) I asked if we could meet and if she had time to educate me on how the blogging world all works. We met, and thanks to Melissa sharing her valuable information I learned how to monetize my content, and I'm still learning. Melissa and I have been working together for the last year and it's been one exciting journey. Speaking of journeys, we're excited about our first travel collaboration at the end of January. Melissa and I are also the Brand Ambassadors for Instytutum a skincare line from Switzerland, and she just launched her own organic face oil.  Olie X Melissa Meyers Rose Glow drops, in partnership with Project Angel Food

Meet Elissa Goodman

Sign up now!!  I always get so excited when I speak to anyone about Elissa. She is my go-to for nutrition and inspiration. I have learned so much from reading her newsletter and reading her book Cancer Hacks. Elissa will motivate you to take charge of your health. She is a cancer survivor and you can read about her journey and her husband who lost his battle with cancer. Elissa's story is one of courage and healing and you will learn why it's so important to listen to your gut and educate yourself on food and listen to your body. She also has a segment on Focus TV and interviews women who focus on health and who are at the top of their game. After reading her book, you will get motivated to change at least one thing in your daily life. Elissa walks the talk, and she's a woman who understands how important it is for us women to take care of ourselves!!  Following her Instagram will give you great ideas for delicious and healthy meals! Changing one thing can change your life for the better. Elissa is a mother of two daughters.

Meet Luz Avilla Kyncl

I met Luz several years back, we spent a beautiful New Year's Eve together with our families in Sun Valley with mutual friends. I didn't know much about Luz, I watched her in the kitchen prepare a fabulous meal. Little did I know the love and knowledge involved in the preparation. Luz is an author, a nutrition coach, and a wellness counselor with experience in family nutrition, weight management, and stress relief. Luz offers educational workshops to improve health in schools and organizations. In her private practice, she helps individuals and families with weight problems and self-esteem. But what Luz really is...Fearless, loving, giving and a believer. I highly recommend reading her book, it is a story of courage and change beyond belief. In November I interviewed Luz on my Focus TV Segment Fearless Females and I'm in awe of her courage. When I read stories of women like Luz, she makes me want to be connected more to the possibilities of what happens when we support others and believe in ourselves, she gives me hope on a different level.  Her book has recently been translated from Spanish into English and is available on Amazon.  Her Instagram saludconluz has beautiful reminders for daily inspiration and reminding us all our past is not our prison. Luz's book is a terrific gift!

Meet Michelle Day Gilette

 Michelle's Instagram

Michelle's Instagram

Michelle is a ray of sunshine!  She's a motivating life coach who focuses on women. Her practice Thrive & Fly will help gain you clarity, no matter what phase of life you're in. Michelle is all about identifying what's not right so you can weed that out of your life and begin to live the one you're meant to live. Michelle was my first interview for my Fearless Female Segment on Focus TV. Andy Waldman, of Focus Magazine / TV - a wonderful male influencer... who would chuckle when he reads this...suggested I meet Michelle and that she be my first guest. He said, "you'll love Michelle, just trust me"...Well, Andy was spot on, she's wonderful and full of ideas and she means business!  Michelle can be found on Focus TV with her Spotlight Series where she interviews women and men who share valuable information about life, beauty, and mental health issues. Her Instagram is heartfelt and full of reminders to LOVE. Yes...she's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She lives here in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.

Meet Clara Lee

I met Clara several months ago, I fell in love with her eagerness and desire to open a new door in her life. Clara is a dentist by profession, has a passion for fashion and strongly believes you're never too late or too old to follow your passion. Originally from Korea Clara moved to Los Angeles from Chicago with her husband and three kids. Clara sold her two successful dental practices in Chicago and continues to practice a few days a week here in Los Angeles. Ready for a new adventure in her life Clara launched her Instagram Claraleestyle and found her renewed love for fashion and beauty after posting her OOTD (outfit of the day) pictures. She's loved the creative process and the fact she's connected with a group of women here in Los Angeles to begin collaborating with. If you're looking for great tips on style for work or pleasure, you'll enjoy following the fashion journey of Clara Lee.


In the last few years of blogging and becoming a part-time paid influencer, I have expanded my happiness ten-fold. It's not only that I'm actually doing what I love, it's the connection I have with these women you see here and many more. You become this "team of doers" you ask "how can I help"  "what do you need" There's not a day I don't feel supported in work and friendship with these women, I have been blessed to work with all of them and they're giving it their all every single day!

My message to you, if there's something you want to do or you need a little inspiration then start following these women, you'll find goodness, happiness, and health in their content. We're all on our second and third...and fourth act. It's never too late, you're never too old to build your team of amazing women and friends. Just ask, "How can I help"  We all come to this earth with incredible gifts, yours could be seated right next to you... Just show up you never know...

Thank you to these amazing women, you've inspired me in the most graceful ways and made the journey so lovely.

xoxo Janet

Email any of us with questions you might have, we want to connect with you!



Happy Holidays! 


The year has been an incredible experience and full of excitement. Because of your support, I continue to learn so much every day. I am beyond Grateful for your following and kind comments. Thank you for your messages, your questions, and suggestions. You have helped me grow in the most exciting ways, and I appreciate your voice. May the new year bring endless possibilities and exciting beginnings.  Lets continue this inspirational journey together. Thank you for shining your light...                          Truly Grateful   Janet xoxo