Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Janssens, Delaware - Social Stylate
Mother’s Day is May 9! If you’re looking for something for your mom, spouse, step-mom, mom-to-be, bff, or mother-figure in your life, look no further than our FABULOUS clients! They each have something unique and beautiful to offer. We put together a list of the things we think your mom would love, and we would know because our moms love this stuff, too! Happy Shopping and Happy Mother’s Day!

In Search of a Signature Scent
Her new go-to perfume! Envelop mom in the luxe scents of fine Madagascan vanilla and delicate orchid with Vaniglia del Madagascar fragrance. Shop at Houppette!

Chic Outdoors-Woman
A fashionable alternative to bulky rain gear, mom will look fabulous and keep dry in any weather with a classy Hooded Black & Plaid RAINRAP. Shop at RAINRAPS!

Skincare Aficionado
Give mom the gift of gorgeous skin with lightweight and nourishing Body Oil, available in the Original formula and La Femme. Shop at Kindred Skincare Co.!

Art Lover
Original pieces, LOVE designs, and all around gorgeous, feel-good works of art for the mom that appreciates thoughful home decor. Shop at LOVEVOLVE!

For the Zen Mama
Aromatherapy at its best, gift mom this variety pack of shower fizzies for immediate relaxation, rejuvenation, and even a hangover cure if you all celebrated with her a little too much! Shop at The Herbal Zen!

Just a Little Sparkle
You can never go wrong with jewelry, get mom one (or a few) of these gorgeous Navi Rings, perfect for stacking! Shop at No. 109!

Book Lover
A special invitation to this members-only restaurant; let mom dive into an exclusive look into the stories of Philadelphia’s Palizzi Social Club with Dinner at the Club by Joey Baldino. Shop at Trudy!

The Perfect White Tank
Classic, versatile, and modern, The Everyday Tank comes also with non-removable cups…so she never needs to wear a bra! She’ll love this top! Shop at Free Reign!

Footwear Obsessed
Channel mom’s inner vacation vibes with the timeless and comfortable Cabana Sandal. Shop at Blythe!

Janssens, Delaware - Social Stylate

Florals for Every Mom!
Because every mom deserves a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on Mother’s Day! Shop at Janssen’s Market!


The Monthly Round-Up

We are so excited for Lilliana Vazquez! She was recently featured in the April issue of Vogue Mexico, where she shares her inspiration, beauty essentials, and how she cultivates peace in her life. Lilliana also just announced her pregnancy! CONGRATS! Her fertility journey, how she and her husband will choose Baby M’s name, and more details are featured in this People Magazine article!

LOVEVOLVE has had some great news the last few weeks and we’re so happy for the entire team! The LOVEVOLVE mask was featured in Oprah Magazine, which has been incredible! The LOVEVOLVE team also just completed another gorgeous LOVE mural in CARITAS! In addition, the LOVEVOLVE website has been updated and you have to see it! We feel so lucky to be part of their mission to spread LOVE.

Jill Bauer recently launched a new blog and we can’t wait for you to see it! It’s where you can go to read her past recipes, home décor recommendations, and organizing tips, while staying up to date on all of her new home living ideas! Don’t mind us as we try our hand at making that Pineapple Bake!

Get out your rackets because Jade Retreat has recently launched tennis retreats! Located in Nosara, Costa Rica, Jade Retreat is nestled in the middle of a top travel destination and boasts a gorgeous and private space for small groups. Jade partnered with The Red Clays in Nosara at Colibri for their intense and luxe tennis retreats. Read more here!

It’s been such a dream working with the team at Janssen’s Market and helping them launch their online ordering site. You can now shop their variety of goods and delicious foods (seriously, follow them on Instagram for daily mouthwatering content!) on a safe, efficient, and easy-to-use platform. Happy shopping!


Coffee Talk with Jill Bauer

There are few things better than coffee and conversation, which is why we try to set up coffee dates (in-person or virtual) as often as we can. It’s a great way to catch up with clients and friends and chat with people we’ve been dying to meet.

Today we’re talking to Jill Bauer, your go-to gal for all things home. She’s a phenomenal baker, gorgeous decorator, and one of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet! (Side note: we started working with Jill several months ago on an exciting new project that we can’t wait to share!)

What got you started as a TV host and personality (on QVC, the Today show, and more!) and what major decisions did you make to evolve your career into what it is today?

From the time I was in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in journalism. I asked my high school journalism teacher which schools had the best programs, and he told me that the University of Missouri had one of the top journalism schools in the country. So, I left the sunny skies and beaches of my home in southern California after high school graduation and attended Mizzou. Once I started taking classes, I realized that I loved telling stories on camera, and pursued broadcast journalism as my major. While I was at Mizzou, I worked for the local NBC affiliate station as a morning and weekend news anchor and reporter.

From there, my first “real” job was as an anchor and reporter at WLFI-TV in West Lafayette, Indiana. While there, a colleague took a job at QVC and suggested I send in a resume. I was contacted for an audition, but I had to cover all of the travel expenses, which would have maxed out my credit card! It was my Dad, who upon hearing me say, “what if I run up all this debt in trying to pay for this audition and then I don’t even get the job?” responded with, “But oh my dear, what if you do?” And so, I auditioned with about 500 other applicants, made the next 2 cuts, and with things down to just me and one other was told I was too young and didn’t have enough life experience to relate to the customers. Luckily, a few months later, a change in management led to another look at my audition tapes and I was offered the job. At the time, I was the youngest program host they had ever hired.

I loved my years at QVC. 25 years is a long time to do anything and I basically grew up on the channel! It was a wonderful ride and I have nothing but fond and happy memories of my time there. What I loved most about being a host on QVC was the ability to simply be myself. I think that’s one of the reasons why what I do and my brand resonate with people…I don’t try to be anything other than just Jill. When I left QVC in 2019, I wasn’t really sure how my “second act” was going to evolve, but I was excited about having some creative freedom to start something new.

I never imagined that after just a few months of leaving QVC I would be featured as a lifestyle expert on the TODAY show. I was lucky enough to meet a former executive producer at TODAY who now works as an agent, of sorts. She introduced me to a producer on the Hoda and Jenna show, and well, the rest is history. I thought I might be on once in a while, but it’s become pretty regular. I’m usually on at least once a month, sometimes 2 or 3. I’m flattered they like the segments I put together and that when a topic comes up in their brainstorm meetings, the producers reach out to me because they think I’ll do a good job.

As a young journalism student, I had dreams of one day making it big and being on the TODAY show. I never would have guessed I’d be making my debut at the age of 50.

Share your advice for someone who wants to curate their personal home style and decorate their space on a budget?

The first place you should shop? Your home! Using things you already have in a different way or in a different room is such an easy way to change things up. Don’t be afraid to spray paint things to make them look updated and fresh.
Your home is your sanctuary, so make sure the things you display and are out in view are things that make you smile.

Textures and colors are easy to play with and change up each season in throws, pillows, and flower arrangements. Those are often how I refresh my space season to season.

It seems like you’ve seamlessly blended your career and life passions. Do you have any words of wisdom for how to achieve that?

I think there’s a tee shirt out there that says, “Do what you love. Love what you do.” I’ve been very lucky to be able to make a career out of what I love…which is essentially being at home and making our home living a place of comfort for my family. However, there’s nothing wrong with having a little side hustle that allows you to do what you love…you just have to be willing to make the time. You hear a lot about self-care. Self-care for me is decorating the house, preparing a new recipe, painting a table. And then I make myself vulnerable and share it with my followers. I make the time to do it and then I take the risk in sharing it. Once you do that, you may find that sharing what gives you joy is joyous to others too…that’s when you can look at making the shift and turning that passion into a career.

What are some of your goals, both personally and professionally, for 2021?

We have some really exciting things on the horizon with the Just Jill brand. My goal for the new year is to solidify the website as a go-to destination for all things home and continue to build on the authentic following on my platforms.

Personally, my goal is to spend as much time at the beach as possible. 🙂

Tell us one impactful thing someone has said to you.

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. I try to be mindful of this every time I open my mouth to speak!


The Monthly Round-Up

Adorn Goods and our team have collaborated to launch a welcoming and intuitive ecommerce site! We’re so excited to be working with them to bring their thoughtful and delicious goods directly into your home. On the site you’ll find a shopping experience focused on blending the old with the new, antique with contemporary, mixing beauty and community.

We’re looking forward to working with Jill Bauer on a new project…but we can’t tell you very much yet! You may have seen Jill on QVC and The TODAY Show; she’s also a lifestyle expert, documentarian, and author…just to name a few of her incredible achievements. The Social Stylate team is beyond excited to welcome Jill into our group and can’t wait to see and share what we can do together!

New Client Alert! Introducing Beauty Little Secret. We’re so excited to join the BLS Beauty Tribe and help their team build the brand’s online presence. We recently launched their revamped website where they offer a curated selection of luxury beauty products and sell them at seriously discounted prices!

Our co-founder, Lauren Golt, wrote an article for Out & About Magazine featuring Wilmington’s hit pop-up Christmas bar, Blitzen. Lauren interviewed fashion illustrator and visual director Dallas Shaw, who (for the second year running) brought to life Blitzen’s den, giving us an engaging and personal look into the reindeer’s life outside of Santa’s roll call.