“Things We LOVE”

Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens? Absolutely!

Yes, and yes! This is in her language, a high arch, (high five!) to one of my all time favorite women. She’s truly an original. She’s a fashion inspiration to me and many others. She’ll inspire you to want to discover a new look by sharing her, how to’s and where to’s…all the while, making you feel like it was all your idea! She’ll hypnotize you with her crystal aqua eyes into doing what ever she says. And you’ll want to listen and revel in your time with her.

She’s magnetic, personable and uber talented. We’re grateful to have her with us, to make you feel more beautiful than you already are! Aliza! You truly are the “a” in J•stranD!

Love you! xo jac

Sheridan Road Magazine editors love her too!


Class of 2013 CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

This piece grabs me around graduation season each year. However, this year, it’s slapping me around silly. My son, Cody has just graduated from college. My youngest daughter Skyler (the caboose of 4 children) is just about to graduate from high school. Though I am happy and so very proud of all of them, IContinue Reading

J・stranD for hair, body & soul is…

A delightful piece shot & chopped by the beautiful and talented Olivia Geyelin. Can’t wait for the next “movielet!” Coming soon to a youtube at your fingertips! ☞ www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_To8xBefag xo jac Also follow Olivia at indirapproductions.com

Happy March 8… International WOMEN’S Day!

Every day is Women’s day! But Friday, March 8th is an extra special celebration of YOU. Therefore, every 8th “like”on our Facebook page gets a complementary blo•out at the J•stranD blo•bar. We would like to shower you with blo•outs, no limit of how many we can give away! Offer is valid for the entire MarchContinue Reading

F**k cancer! Is there a better way to say it?!

You know my friends Tory Raith and Jen Solberg. They are the power women behind my favorite spinning studio in Winnetka. Spynergy is where it all happens. spynergywinnetka.com Spynergy is participating in their first Cycle for Survival at Equinox in Chicago. This is a great opportunity and an important event that you want to beContinue Reading


I’m not lecturing, and I understand you want to put this off until after the holidays.  I realize you’ve been waiting all year to let your guard down, guilt free and I say, “go for it!” But with a little extra special attention, that is. Oprah Winfrey has often said, we have little angels standingContinue Reading

it’s about safe sex…

I’ve designated my website for an age group of thirteen and up. While some of my viewers (ie;parents) may not agree with this, I’m happy to share something my mother shared with me only recently. Even if I were a young teenager now, I’m quite certain my mother would show me this risque vs. funny,Continue Reading

A Ride You Are NOT Soon To Forget!

“Dont’t think about the outside, do it for the inside! Do it for your heart!” Jen shouts over the best blasting tunes of her spin class. I’ve been going to these spin classes for at least seven years now and I don’t have “the seven year itch!”  Jen Solberg and Tory Raith have taken theContinue Reading

Street Chique!

Mr. Newton brilliantly captures the essence of “street chic.”  He’s an inspiration to me with his photography.  He inspires me to want to get out there and grab some images my self! The styles and especially the “coiffures” are believable. They are not neccessarily directly from the salon, freshly primped per sé. The hair isContinue Reading

I have a Zen approach…

Trying to describe how you want your hair is somewhat like trying to describe a color. Virtually impossible. I feel very strongly about conversing in a visual language when it comes to describing the vision you have, for the look you’d like to acheive.  I often wonder why a client feels intimidated at times, to showContinue Reading