Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This week's obsession: lightly-scented lotion

During hot, sticky summer months the last thing I want to do after a shower is slather on heavily perfumed, thick-as-cream-cheese kind of potions.

I'm a believer in all things Dr. Bronner. This wonderful lightly-scented lavender coconut body lotion is the perfect solution if don't want to feel like Greek yogurt.


Summer beauty tips. (StyleCaster)

Monday, June 27, 2016

New beginnings

You know that saying about one door closing and another one opening? 

Well, it's the happy circumstance I currently find myself in. I recently accepted an amazing opportunity with a strategy and design firm here in Cleveland called shark&minnow, where I am doing all things content related: branded storytelling, content creation and curation.

This new gig means I won't be posting on love,-j. as frequently. But do stop by every so often. 

As always, thanks for reading!

love, -j.    

On networking and outfits.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


We joined over a MILLION people downtown to celebrate the city of Cleveland's first championship in 52 years!!

It felt like the whole world descended upon The Land. Absolute craziness getting downtown but we made it, thanks to a lot of perseverance and a benevolent small business owner who let us park in his back lot. I mean, look at how many people there are in this aerial photo!

We stood amongst the sea of millions for a good three hours before the parade made its way to us. Thank goodness for Daddy's strong shoulders. Caden got to see Coach Lue, Kyrie, JR Smith and King James himself. In the flesh. I don't think he'll forget this year for the rest of his basketball-loving life.

Here are some of my favorite snaps from yesterday:

And my favorite photo of LeBron:

Opening photo by Peter Larson for VICE.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Dear Cavs,
Thank you for winning this for Caden. He always believed in you. You made history, you beat the odds, you proved that the underdog should never be underestimated. You are the champions. And tonight, he feels like one, too.

The Salaffs.

The king did it for CLE.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Like a lion

You watch those nature documentaries on the cable? You see the one about lions?

You got this lion, he's the king of the jungle. Huge mane out to here. He's laying down under a tree in the middle of Africa. He's so big. He's so hot. He doesn't want to move.

Now, the little lion comes. They start messing with him. Biting his tail. Biting his ears. He doesn't do anything. Now the other animals they notice this and they start to move in. The jackals. Hyenas. They're barking at him. Laughing at him. They nip his toes and eat the food that's in his domain. They do this and get closer and closer and bolder and bolder. 

Until one day, that lion gets up and tears the sh*t out of everybody. 

Still in his prime

Monday, June 13, 2016


A college campus. A movie theater. An elementary school. A house of worship. A nightclub.

Enough is enough.

Image by Wendy MacNaughton

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fashion prodigy: the Disney princess

Why go with what's popular when you can do something more innovative?

Fashion prodigy recently put a twist on one of her Disney princess costumes. She transformed her Elsa dress into a midriff top by chopping off the bottom half (I love the shards of fabric on the floor). She kept the attached cape and then paired her new "top" with purple tie-dyed shorts and added Mommy's chunky jewelry.

The best part is that stare into the mirror. She's very pleased. Obviously.

When a t-shirt becomes a dress.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The greatest

The day Muhammad Ali punched me. (The New Yorker)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

He's growing up fast

And just like that... My firstborn graduates the fourth grade. (Insert teary-eyed sobs here.)

So proud of this kid!!

Bravo, my boy.