Here's to all the "big daddy's" out there!  It's always fun shopping for the men in your life. I pulled together a few fun items to help make your Father's Day shopping a little easier. 


In honor of Father's Day, we're honoring this guy!  Nobody likes an ocean breeze more than our man of the house. We're always excited when we get to celebrate Father's Day in a fabulous location like this one. Last year we were in St. Barts at The Le Toiny. 


Heys Luggage - Roll with style with this lightweight brushed metal luggage - wheels allow for effortless motion in different terrains.


I've now traveled with this Skyroam device for a few years and I highly recommend this much needed product If you're planning to mix a little business with pleasure, know your information is secure and dependable 24/7. If you're driving you can activate the Skyroam and no worries with getting lost.  We love traveling with these bags, keeps everything nice and organized.


Happy Father's Day husband! Thanks for always planning such amazing travels for our family memories. Father's Day always looks good on you and we're grateful for all you do!


Derek makes sure we never leave home without our traveling backgammon set. It really does make for some lovely and fun family downtime. 


Have a wonderful Father's Day Celebration. It's those little moments that will always mean the most. 

xo Janet


The minute we begin to plan our summer vacation I begin to go on the hunt for stylish dresses that effortlessly pack. It's not always so easy to find dresses that cover up all the right places, but this little number worked for me.


I came across this blue dress from Planet Blue  I'm always a fan of their flowy dresses perfect for summer and especially an Italian holiday! 

With this dress, all you need is a pair of  simple sandals and your favorite crossbody and of course add a pretty wedge sandal for the evening.


My number one travel necklace from Mala by Love


Perfect for walking around while sightseeing, it's a great length, and lightweight. 


Don't forget to have a little fun this summer!


I'd love to know where your summer travels are taking you, or if you're ready for a staycation.

             “Be strong. Be confident. Be the star of your own life.” Estee Lauder


I am teaming up with India Hicks and The Ready Mom to raise #100kin100days. I thrilled to help raise money for Project Angel Food and 25% of all purchases made through this Link will go to providing food and nutrition services to those with life-threatening illnesses!   India Hicks and Project Angel Food know a thing or two about giving back. I'm so grateful her team reached out to me to get involved and  I'm able to choose Project Angel Food to give back to. 

 Don't let the day get away without this Fortune Pouch!

Don't let the day get away without this Fortune Pouch!

I chose this Fortune Pouch because you can wear it as a clutch or toss it in your larger bag to keep your favorite items organized.  The Fortune Pouch is adorned with little assorted good luck guys and a double tassel.


 Literally, every beautiful bug on here has a special meaning...especially the Lady Bug!  Do click on the link because there is something for everyone - bags, beauty, jewelry, accessories and more! 


These lovely Eau De Parfum's are light & feminine fragrances, just picture yourself walking through a proper English garden. Fit's perfect into my Fortune Pouch! Wake up your tired skin with this Uber Mist. Yes, it's as fresh as it looks.

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Whether it's you receiving India Hicks in the mail or you're sending someone a gift, her gifts and packaging will not disappoint. I hope you can find something you fall in love with and help me give 25% to Project Angel Food. Thank you for shopping to make a difference, It means so much to so man people.  Let's make this the Summer for Giving.

Thank you, India Hicks and The Ready Mom for partnering with me to give these families the food they need to restore their health.

Project Angel Food cooks and delivers more than 500,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses.  I'd be so grateful if you could help me raise money for Project Angel Food by shopping this link and 25% of your purchase will go to continuing to provide food to those that need it. 

Blessings and Gratitude!!

xo Janet


Sweaty Betty always creates inspirational patterns and designs that make you wanna get up and move!


Founder and creative director Tamera Hill-Norton is a globe-trotting motivator. Her brand creations are inspired by her travels and her desire to just keep moving. Not only does Sweaty Betty inspire you to design your life around her styles... she does me anyway, but her fabric is top-notch. It's soft, it drys super fast and looks damn good when you're traveling in your favorite destinations. Here are a few of my favorites that keep me " Movin & Groovin" 


What I love about the Apple I watch; When I'm sitting at my desk for too long, it reminds me it's time to get up and move. The overall health benefits are worth the watch, and worth watching.


This oversized T is just the right amount of see-through. Wear as seen here or over your bathing suit or shorts. It's just one of those tops that really works for your fitness or your fun.

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Now's the time to get motivated and get back to a healthy and energized you. I know it's not always so easy, but you're worth it! You'll feel so great once you get moving and now we have these fabulous brands that keep us looking fabulous while we're becoming the best we can be!

Thank you for reading, you're body is your temple, it can do amazing things.


"Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom."                                        Jack LaLane


To shave or not to shave...


Meet DERMAFLASH 2.0: This sleek device does the trick for exfoliation while removing peach fuzz, dead skin cells, and built-up debris. Dermaflash also evens out your skin tone and allows makeup to set evenly on your face. Your skin feels smoother and you're left with a healthy glow. It's super easy to use and takes about 5-10 minutes, so if you're someone always on the go and can't quite take the time for an office visit, this product will happily meet your needs. I've personally been shaving my face for years, I was never a fan of peach fuzz or dry skin so when Dermaflash developed this patented, safe and hygienic at-home device, needless to say, I was thrilled to receive it and now experience it first hand. 


1. Cleanse your skin with the PREFLASH cleanser and pat dry.

2. Insert a new Edge into your DERMAFLASH and start the treatment right in front of your ear, at the top of your cheekbone.

3. With your other hand, hold your skin tight and use short, feathery strokes. Glide the DERMAFLASH inward towards your nose over the contours of your cheek and the entire side of your face.

4. Avoid the eyelid, eyebrows, hairline, and sides of the nose and lips. 

5. Don't go over any facial area more than once. 

6. After - apply a thin layer of the POSTFLASH hydrator or one of my favorites Instytutum's Serum or lifting cream over your face and enjoy your glow!

7. Once a week is all you need - your peach fuzz will not grow in thicker!

 Small enough to travel with

Small enough to travel with

 Dermaflash comes with: blades/cleanser & hydrator / charger / Make sure to remove the plastic covering inside the charger before using. Remove the blade before placing into the charger. Dermaflash was invented by a woman for women so thank you, Dara Levy, for giving women an option to safely and happily get rid of unwanted facial hair and exfoliate dry skin at home.

 Instytutum Products I use with Dermaflash / Use Discount Code BEFLAWLESS

Instytutum Products I use with Dermaflash / Use Discount Code BEFLAWLESS


 Pull your skin tight and use short, feathery strokes. Glide the DERMAFLASH inward towards your nose over the contours of your cheek and the entire side of your face. Be sure to skip over any cuts or pimples. Enjoy the look of your smooth skin after you apply your makeup.

 Buster - Always Curious...

Buster - Always Curious...

Dispense your used blade with the push of a button. It's that easy, that safe. Send me an email if you have any questions. 

                         “Confidence breeds beauty.” Estee Lauder

Thank you for reading.. xo janet


Countdown to summer has officially begun and COOLA'S got you covered! I've also added a few of my favorite sun screens that I never leave home without.


Thanks to COOLA'S organic sunless mousse you can feel great about bronzing your bod. This tanning mouse is cruelty-free, no GMO'S, vegan. and very little fragrance. I suggest you apply once to see how you like the color then darken from there. It works fast, I recommend you apply with a damp sponge to get inside the creases. I ended up with a beautiful color after two applications. I was able to maintain my bronze color for a good two weeks after my spray tan. 


Thanks to COOLA'S organic sunless mousse you can feel great about bronzing your bod. This tanning mouse is cruelty-free, no GMO'S, vegan. and very little fragrance. I suggest you apply once to see how you like the color then darken from there. It works fast, I recommend you apply with a damp sponge to get inside the creases. I ended up with a beautiful color after two applications. The BB Cream is a must too. 70% Organic, it creates a light luminance to your skin, gives you a pretty glow.

 COOLA SPORT spf 50 Sunscreen Spray

COOLA SPORT spf 50 Sunscreen Spray

Before every vacation, I do get a spray tan. Mainly because it evens out my skin and It looks like I've been enjoying the sunshine and not baking in it. Spray tans of course fade after a few days so to keep that glow going I used Coola, not only for the beautiful color but for protection from the sun. This Broad Spectrum unscented spray sunscreen is fantastic. It's water-resistant, unscented and certified organic, and super convienent for the family.


SuperGoop setting powder SPF 45 - CC Cream Sunscreen SPF 35 - Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 - I used these for ten days during our trip to Hawaii while surfing, sunning and running and our faces never burned. The powder is so easy to use, great to keep that in your bag for quick touch ups.


Another dependable brand is Colorscience - whipped mineral sunscreen and Broad Spectrum SPF 50 brush-on-sunscreen. These products are non-chemical, protective and water resistant (40 minutes.) They're easy to apply and leave a beautiful finish to your complexion. This also is great if you're out sight-seeing it's so creamy and light, it gives you a flawless finish.


If you wondering what self-tanners and sunscreens for you and your family this summer; I  highly recommend COOLA - Supergoop  and Colorscience. While you're in the sun your skin will be shaded.


I'd love to know what your favorite self-tanners are and your favorite sun protectors.

Thanks for reading, have fun in the sun and stay safe! 

xo Janet


Are you familiar with Veronica Beard? Veronica & Veronica...how fun is that... this sisters-in-law duo are double the fabulous fashion and they just opened their doors here in L.A. on Melrose Place and have quickly turned into the hottest boutique.


I don't have a lot of red in my closet, but I sure love these red boots. I'm getting more wear out of them than I thought I would.  This gray cropped cashmere is from White + Warren


The perfect blushing bag from Mansur Gavriel - Mini Lady Bag


Calling all jean jacket lovers... from Veronica Beard - The Cara Jean Jacket  is a season-less wardrobe staple. 

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Add these Veronica Beard Flor Sandals to your summer collection.

“There’s a shade of red for every woman.” —Audrey Hepburn
xo janet


If you're a mother you know this look!! And I'll take it any-day. Who knew being a mom would bring so much joy... Trust me, I am holding on tight...but honestly I let go daily. I had this handsome boy late in the game and beyond grateful to be a mother. My husband and I have raised an independent thinker, traveler and blessed to be part of his journey. To all of you mothers out there... and yes to the moms of our special 4-legged beings. Have a fabulous day. To my mom... I love you, thank you for being a stron female and always letting me go to experience my journey. 


Mother's Day is quickly approaching. Are you still deciding what to get your mom, grandma, sister or friend? I know there's a lot of lovely and inspiring women in my life that I enjoy celebrating on this day and every day. I've put together a list of a few items that will hopefully spark an idea for your shopping list.

ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME GOODS: Anthropologie has unique and fun home goods right now that include pretty plates, cheese boards, glasses and more.

 Give your Mom a big KISS with this  Boca Mug

Give your Mom a big KISS with this Boca Mug

DISH TOWELS: Lighten up the kitchen.

FUN SHOES: Who doesn't enjoy shoes...glorious shoes.

APPLE WATCH: I use mine every day and have become attached to it. It's great to receive incoming calls and texts on, as well as tracking your workouts and fitness stats. My favorite highlight of the Apple Watch - It tells me when to stand up and reminds me to take deep breaths.  

COZY PJS: One of my favorite items to gift and receive is a comfy pair of PJs.


WORKOUT WEAR: Can't go wrong with the Sweaty Betty lifestyle and fitness brand. Their new collection launched at Nordstrom this month.

NEW PURSE: Time for a new bag? 

HAT ATTACK: What's better to enjoy the beach or pool with than a stylish hat? Protect your skin, while looking fab.

Who doesn't love or need a good soak in the tub! Osmia Organic Tea Bath

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Can't leave out the gifts from your 4-legger. Love this Capri Collection - Collar & Leash 

 Coming Soon!  Franne Golde  - The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection 

Coming Soon! Franne Golde - The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection 

FRANNE GOLDE:  I have teamed up with Franne Golde to bring our readers The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection. Our sizes run up to a petite size 12. You can sign up on Franne's website to be notified when they arrive! We're so excited to bring to you our passion for fashion and that "easy breezy" style along with Franne's "magic pants."   

                    "I've never met a leopard print I didn't like"     Diana Vreeland           Have a wonderful Mother's Day, I hope it's full of love. Thank you, Derek, for our beautiful son. xxo Janet



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 @janet@gratefulgardenia.com 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 LIKEtoKNOW.it.  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 LIKEtoKNOW.it app

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3. Follow me on 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 LIKEtoKNOW.it 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