Kelly and Jones

Happy Mother's Day!

It's Mother's Day weekend! Wow, don't all moms deserve wine & perfume every day?
 
In honor of my own mom, I'd love to share a story that's very special to Kelly & Jones.
 
See, one of the most important pairings of my business is the one with my mom! Behind the scenes, she's always there to cheer me on. I'd love to introduce her to you!
When I created my first concept blends of the wine perfumes in 2009, my mom joined me in San Francisco to test the market at Sunset Magazine Celebration. The recession was in full swing and launching a new brand was extremely challenging. Her spirit and encouragement helped to make the event a smashing success, and I knew that I had to keep going with the idea. Soon after, I left for New York to officially launch Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine.
 
If I'm short-staffed for an event, my mom is the first one on the scene to help. Many of you have even met her at our events with NY Wine Festivals, Jill Lindsey Boutique, FGI Rising Star or even just hanging at the wine bar with me. Isn't she amazing?!
 
When big orders arrive, my mom is the most meticulous packaging expert. She makes the product and presentation look perfect, and her support has saved me several times!
 
If I ever get frustrated or overwhelmed with juggling a fulltime job and running the business... my mom always knows how to say just the right thing to encourage me to keep on going, and to keep dreaming big.
 
Best of all, I love spending time with my mom just sipping on wine together.
 
Lots of love and heartfelt thanks to my mom, and cheers to each and every awesome mom out there! Now go share some wine together. Happy Mother's Day!
 
xoxo,
Kelly

Notes of Rosé Candle

Who says that you can't drink Rosé wine in the winter?

We've broken the rules once again with our new candle - Notes of Rosé. 

This incredible, luxury fragrance was designed in collaboration with Perfumer Christina Christie of one of the world's leading fragrance houses - Takasago.  As Winter blew in, Christina and I tried to defy the chilly New York air with glasses of French Rosé wine from Provence. We just couldn't bear to say goodbye to warm days and the crispness of a perfect Rosé. So as the snow began to fall, we sniffed and sipped - and captured the fleeting season in this new and exquisitely original fragrance. 

The final blend is a sophisticated, complex aroma of BLACKCURRANT, DAMASK ROSE PETALS, HERBES DE PROVENCE & WHITE SUEDE. 

Our new home fragrance is wonderful for dinner parties and wine tastings - and of course to brighten up a winter's day. Just like our fine fragrance, the scent pairs perfectly with a glass wine, emulating all of the accords of the wine in your glass. We suggest pairing with a Provencal style Rosé. 

This soy blend candle with eco-wick burns beautifully clean and luxuriously fragrant for 30 hours, in reusable post-recycled glass. Each candle is hand-poured in our scent studio. 

Read more about the blend, and shop the candle here.  

Cheers,

Kelly

& a very special thank you to Giostra, a favorite restaurant and wine bar on the very edge of NYC, where Christina and I escaped over glasses of wine and discover a perfect blend.

Olfactif & Notes of Cabernet

Kelly & Jones is proud to be featured in Olfactif's November box - The Fireside Collection. Olfactif is an incredible monthly fragrance subscription service that curates the very best niche fragrances. Our Notes of Cabernet has been getting luscious reviews there, like the one below! I also had the opportunity to speak with Tara Swords, the Founder of Olfactif. We had a fun conversation about following your heart. Hope you'll check out our inspiring interview here. - Kelly: 

 

Notes of Cabernet: Love love love

I just love this whole collection but Notes of Cabernet is is my favorite by far...makes me think of an old private library where you can settle into a leather chair with a pipe...sexy, intellectual...I feel like a female Sherlock Holmes.

Shop Notes of Wine in NYC

Exciting news from NY: Notes of Wine is now available in the West Village. Shop the collection at the exquisite Teich - a boutique that features local manufacturing and handcrafted design. Stop in and give it a whiff…

Teich Design 

22 8th Avenue (at West 12th Street)
New York, NY 10014

Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am – 6:00pm

(212) 537-6630 

Welcome Riverbench Vineyards

We're popping corks and raising a glass to our newest retailer in wine country - Riverbench Vineyard and Winery in Santa Barbara County. Known for their beautiful Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Riverbench is producing some of our favorite wines on the West Coast. 

Visit their tasting room - a 1920's craftsman home on the blissful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, and pair your visit  with a bottle of Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine. 

Welcome, Riverbench... Clink, whiff, sip!

Whiskey & Perfume Pairing with Women & Whiskies

We're sniffing and sipping in an all-new style with Women & Whiskies! Join us for a sensual, sensorial tasting and perfume pairing in Brooklyn on June 7th. The event is FREE - but RSVP fast - there is limited space and spots will go quickly. 

We'll taste a range of whiskies and train your nose with essences from Kelly & Jones.

Event starts promptly at 1pm. Sorry gentlemen, Whiskey Girls only!  RSVP directly to womenandwhiskies@gmail.com  

For more details, click hereSponsored by Campari America

Kelly & Jones on TheStreet TV

This weekend we were at Gottino Wine Bar in the West Village, filming the Kelly & Jones business story for TheStreet TV - the financial network from Jim Cramer of Mad Money. TheStreet called us this week for an interview to support Small Business Week. We'll post the video here when it runs next Tuesday. Raising a glass to TheStreet for listening to our story, and sharing all of the great business lessons learned along the way. 

And special thanks to Michael from Gottino Wine Bar for providing our pairings!

UPDATE: The interview aired on May 13th - check out the video here.

Kelly & Jones - A Featured Maker on BRIKA

Kelly & Jones has been selected as a featured maker on the fabulous website BRIKA - an online shopping experience that celebrates craft, storytelling and the belief that our lives are as beautiful as we make them. The site offers a curated assortment of beautiful and unique crafted products from authentic artisans and makers - along with their stories.

Thank you, BRIKA, for selecting Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine as a featured shop on your site! It's so lovely to be able to share our story amongst such talented artisans. 

Click below to see the story and shop the special sale.

https://brika.com/makers/kelly-jones/