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Be Our Guest - Beautiful Festive Decor

It's easy to get caught up in the madness of the lead up to Christmas. The busy social calendars and the pressure of getting everything done "before Christmas" can be a lot. I know in the past I have been guilty of treating the day as a bit of a finish line rather than a very special day to show gratitude.

I think Covid has taught us to become a little more reflective about the important things in life. Being forced to slow down gave us time to think about the people who really matter.

One of my mum's covid projects was to sift through hundreds and maybe thousands of old photos, sort them into order and gift them to our family. She gave us each an album, and I think it was the best gift I've ever received. It's been so great flipping through them and remembering special times that I truly hadn't thought about in years.



I put up our Christmas tree this afternoon and popped some of my favourite pics mum had given me into our gorgeous hanging frames. Beautiful images of family members who are no longer with us and who we think of at Christmas especially.



I think these frames are the sweetest idea. Perhaps you can't make it home this year and would like to send a family photo as a thoughtful gift. Perhaps you've lost someone and would like to be reminded of them at this special time of year.

I'm planning on filling some more hanging frames tonight with pics of our family holiday back in April. A holiday we were so lucky to have had in such a mucked about year.



Shop online and in stores for these sentimental ornaments and endless other decorations and gift ideas. When you buy 4 you receive 1 for free. Our stores have never been so full and alive with the magic of Christmas. We'd love to help you make this Christmas extra special. X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

Summer By The Sea

As people of the world’s driest inhabited continent, it is no surprise that beaches have become so central to the Australian way of life.

A perfect cheap day out for all the family. A place where a cross section of people from far and wide can gather, cool off and take a break from it all. The beach on a hot day is a quintessential Australian experience.

For other members of my family, the beach can mean hours of beach cricket, body surfing or volley ball. Not so for me. It's a place to just stop. I park myself in a chair, under an umbrella (or more recently a beach cabana) and read and read and read in the most perfect and relaxing setting one could wish for.



Beach comfort has become a big deal for me. The day is so much better and longer with a comfortable, shady space to sit. Loads of cold water is an absolute must, and I try to avoid getting up and down as much as possible.

With this is mind we have tried and tested all manner of beach accoutrement and have found some which passes every test, including the "pretty test".

With our Buy 4, Get 1 Free offer you can either set yourself up for the most stylish and comfortable summer by the sea, or get a head start on gift shopping for your family with gifts they will enjoy year after year.



From cooler bags, to chairs, umbrellas or cabanas, we have a sturdy and stylish selection suitable for him or her.

Pop online or in stores to explore our collection. X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

While Retail Slept

While the bricks and mortar retail world has been sound asleep during lockdown, we’ve been far from idle. The last lockdown taught us that there was no use in falling apart. From the first announcement of the second lockdown, we resolved to get moving full steam ahead on some really important brand initiatives which may have been more challenging during “usual times”. 

We had recently taken in a much larger warehouse space, so we set about conducting a major rationalisation of our online business procedures. We knew we had to ensure that our pick, pack and dispatch was super efficient in a world where browsing stores was not possible. Our customers were locked down and isolated and more than ever they were craving beautiful things for their homes to lift their spirits as well as wanting to send gifts to those they were unable to see.

While our online business has undoubtedly grown during Covid, the essence of our brand lies in the sensual experience of being inside a physical store. We knew lockdown couldn’t last for ever, so we have been busy working with talented architect Andrew Waller to create our largest and most luxurious space yet in Westfield Bondi Junction with soaring ceilings, a large scale chandelier and enormous windows.

We have also been busy preparing our new Westfield Eastgardens store opposite Woolworths as well as our new Mona Vale store on Bungan Street. When restrictions are lifted we believe that people will crave human interaction more than ever. We’ve really missed serving our customers face to face. We love assisting customers in person, helping them to style their homes or select a fragrance or an outfit. It’s a touchy feely brand and our team of warm and energetic Zjoosh women are central to that.

With Monday 11th being the big day, our teams have already been in stores preparing for their doors to open. There is so much newness to show you. We are polished, styled and ready to serve you. Come say hi! X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

Get Set - Go Green!

Green has strong associations with nature. Think lush green grass and tranquil forests.

Other common associations with the colour green are money, luck and good health.  Some researchers think our positive association with green is "hard-wired" in our brains as early humans knew that green in nature indicated a place where food, water, and shelter could be found.

We love green not only in fashion and accessories, but also in home décor. Research has shown that people's creativity is likely to increase when they are surrounded by green plants and have access to green views of nature. Makes sense right!

We’ve created a little green edit here in celebration of all our new green arrivals. On your marks. Get set. Go Green.

While we are on the subject of green, let's talk about Australian green and gold!

Our niece Tara Rigney is pictured here wearing our new Isla Shirt. It looks so gorgeous on her, but honestly, everything does!

Our family enjoyed one of the most exhilarating experiences of our lives in lockdown as we watched 22 year old Tara row for Australia in the Women’s Double Scull in the Tokyo Olympics. Tara is daughter to Kim and Dame (Co-owners of Zjoosh).  She is a NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder,  studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Sydney University all whilst maintaining an intense training schedule. Still, she made time for her proud aunty for a little Zjoosh modelling 😊.

Beautiful inside and out! Proud of you T! Bring on Paris 2024! X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

Covid Pivot Story

The pandemic has meant less work security and a real knock to the confidence for many people.  For my friend of 35 years (and loyal Zjoosh customer) Kristy Frawley, its been more a case of “when the going get’s tough, the tough get going”. We love a “Covid Pivot” story at Zjoosh,  especially when we know the people involved so well and have watched their journey from it’s earliest beginnings.  

Kristy and partner Michael Rantissi are the owners of Kepos Street Kitchen in Redfern as well as Kepos & Co, a short walk away in Danks Street, Waterloo. Have you been? They are both incredible and will be first on my list of places to visit once restrictions are lifted.

Michael was born in Israel and is a classically trained chef, while Kristy has worked for airlines as well as hotels and restaurants in Sydney and London.  The talented pair met whilst working together at The Bathers’ Pavilion on Balmoral Beach over 16 years ago. The menu at Kepos Street Kitchen is Mediterranean based with a Middle Eastern twist and is truly delicious. Open for almost 9 years, it is now a much loved institution in the area. 

When Sydney was locked down in 2020 and they were unable to serve meals in their restaurants, they received calls from customers asking if they could please purchase their favourite Kepos dips and salads. Cue the Covid Pivot!!!  A display fridge was purchased and promptly filled with Kepos fan favourites for sale.  Fast forward to lockdown in 2021 and there are now over 65 items to sell in the Kepos deli including Kepos hummus, eggplant dip, cauliflower salad (my favourite), falafels, and the new dessert tub range which changes weekly.  Kepos Street Kitchen also has meal packs, mezze boxes, dishes to bake at home, and cocktails, all available to order online Wednesday to Saturday.  I have loved purchasing their marinated lamb and salads and being able to serve meals during lockdown, the likes of which I would never have been able to prepare myself.

Delivery is now available for the Inner West on Wednesdays, North Shore on Thursdays and Eastern Suburbs Friday and Saturdays.  Available to order now through the Kepos Street Kitchen website www.keposstreetkitchen.com.au. With Picnic season in full flight they are busily serving up picnics to go for friends and families to enjoy now that they can finally be together. X Kell.

  • Rebecca Taylor

Go For Gingham

Gingham has a sweet retro appeal, evoking memories of Judy Garland in the Wizard Of Oz and Brigitte Bardot’s famous wedding dress, but it’s also currently having a fashion moment!

We have some European team members who called me as soon as they unpacked these pieces declaring their refusal to call this fabric “gingham”. Instead they insist this sweet print is “Vichy” because it is thought to have been born in the Vichy’s region in central France. So Vichy it is! We love all things French! 🥂


Vichy is a strong motif that doubtlessly attracts attention. We think it looks best as the main element in your outfit. Wear with monochrome pieces or shades similar to the key colours of your Vichy, but Vichy should be the main event. X Kell.

 

  • Rebecca Taylor