Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
M.K.’s Summer Reading List: A Delightful Baker’s Dozen
M.K. is the mastermind behind two popular reading groups in Minnesota. She is a former bookstore owner, funny, bright, irreverent – the perfect advisor for Junonia. She has picked a tasty summer list for your enjoyment. Every book on this list qualifies as a gift to give away, but not before reading it! Feedback on the list is welcomed. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like M.K.’s picks, she has offered to do this for us quarterly.
Listed Randomly –
1.) It Looked Different on the Model - Humor - by Laurie Notaro (Available July 27)
2.) If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won’t) –
3.) Bossy Pants – Humor/Memoir – Tina Fey
4.) Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives – Nonfiction/Stories - Mina Samuels
5.) The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World – Edited by Lavinia Spalding
6.) The Prodigal Summer – Novel – Barbara Kingsolver.
7.) Beyond Wealth: A Treasure Trove of Thought – Nonfiction – Alexander Green
8.) The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and
9.) One Thousand and One Ways to Live in the Moment – Inspiration - Barbara Kipfer
10.) Blood, Bones and Butter: the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef – Memoir – Gabriella Hamilton, owner of New York City restaurant, Prune.
11.) Raising the Salad Bar: Beyond Leafy Greens—Inventive Salads with Beans, Whole Grains, Pasta, Chicken and More – Cookbook – Catherine Walthers
12.) Three Junes – Novel - Julia Glass
13.) “Sheepish: Two Women, 50 Sheep and Enough Wool to Save the Planet Humor/Memoir– Catherine Friend
Here are other books M.K.’s groups are reading this summer:
The Postmistress – Novel – Sarah Blake
The Paris Wife – Novel – Paula McClain
In Zanesville – Novel – Joanne Beard
A visit from the Goon Squard – Novel – Jennifer Egan
I Shudder: and Other Reactions for Life, Death, and New Jersey – Humor/Memoir - Paul Rudnick
Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness – Jerome Groopman
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I hadn’t been bike shopping in years, and it was really fun. Amazing technology, great gizmos, and everything geared to making biking a real pleasure. No “it’s got to hurt” philosophy here. Instead the attitude was more like” the more you love your bike, the more you’ll ride, and that’s what we love to sell. Everybody should ride a bike!”
Whether you are ready to purchase or still contemplating, here is what I learned.
- Find a size-friendly shop that knows their stuff.
- Get the right size bike.
- Get the right type of bike for your use.
- What about the handle bars?
- What about wheels?
- Do I need special shoes?
- What about brakes and gears.
- What about seats?
- Where should I ride?
- Essential “Extras”
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Q: What does the name Junonia mean?
A: When I started Junonia, I wanted to find a name that referenced the products and the spirit of the company. Junonia is dedicated to serving the active lives of women, and looking through books for ideas, I came across the goddess Juno. About the same time, I had visited Sanibel Island in Florida where the rare Junonia seashell washes up from the Gulf of Mexico.
I loved both stories, the seashell and the goddess. The rare and beautiful seashell, representing a natural woman, takes its name from the goddess Juno. The goddess Juno is the supreme goddess, responsible for the well-being of women. I especially liked the fact that she is always depicted in art as a larger-than-life woman. She is described as powerful and beautiful.
These themes, natural health, beauty, and powerful womanhood had a strong appeal. Junonia is about providing women the clothing that makes them feel and look great. When we help women feel that way, they feel like the goddess Juno, beautiful and powerful.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
SEASHELL V-NECK TANKINI WITH PIPING
QUIKENERGY V-NECK AQUATARD
AQUASPORT SWIM SHORT WITH BRIEF
QUIKWIK POWER PLAY SKIRT
AQUASPORT CROSSBACK TANK SUIT
QUIKWIK CLASSIC LOOSEFIT LEGGING
PEAR SPORT PANT BLACK
ON-THE-GO DUAL LAYER SHORT
SEASHELL SHORT SLEEVE TUNIC LENGTH POLO
QUIK WIK SHORT SLEEVE CURVE PANEL TEE