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Spreading Love and Gratitude with Free Gifts, from Us to You!

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It is that happy time of the year again! Holiday season is upon us and we can't wait to share our joy with all of you guys! Thank you for your continuous love and support through the years.  Without you, we won't be here. 

To express our gratitude and wish everyone a very happy holiday season, we are gifting you a Free Gift with Every Purchase from 11/15 to 12/15. (Free Gift is subject to availability and while stocks last.) Every week, we will have different Free Gift Choices, and some days will even be different than the others. So stay close and check back on this blog post as often as you can! We will have the latest Free Gift Choices information here. 

Free Gift Choices for Week of 11/22 - 11/28 - Choose ONE vintage style, 27" long necklace from the below options
(Make sure to note your choice of Free Gift when you check out, or you can always email us at orders@mochiandjolie.com. If we don't receive your preferred choice, we will randomly pick one for you.) 

Vintage Style, 27" Long Pendant Necklaces - Guitar, Bicycle, Butterfly, Mirror, Elephant, Heart

Vintage Style, 27" Long Pendant Necklaces - Guitar, Bicycle, Butterfly, Mirror, Elephant, Heart

Fly With Your Fur Kids? Which Airlines Are the Most Pet-friendly?

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We travel with our fur kids, a lot. Boss Mochi and Jolie have been flying high since they were little. Nowadays, it is much easier to fly with our four legged companions than ever before. These days, certain airlines don't just allow pets on planes, they encourage them.

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Whether your toy breed is a frequent flyer or your big one needs to make a one-time trip across country, seek out a pet-friendly airline when you're pricing your travel options.
Note, though, that you'll need to stay abreast of each airline's rules and offerings all the way up until the time you leave. Many airlines offer options for pets to fly, but may restrict any number of pets, including short-nosed dog breeds or those traveling with flyers under age 18. Other airlines restrict times you can travel with a pet. American Airlines, for example, won't allow pets to fly on the airline when the forecasted temperature is above 85F at any location on the itinerary, while Alaska Airlines restricts pet travel on certain holidays.

Start your search for the pet-friendly airline that suits your itinerary with these five options:

Jet Blue JetPaws Program 
The basics: A leader in the pet travel industry, Jet Blue charges a pet fee of $100 each way and allows one pet in a carrier per passenger. The pet is considered carry-on luggage and can not exceed 20 pounds along with the carrier.
Special extras: Jet Blue's JetPaws program includes a special bag tag for you carrier and your pet can earn 300 extra TrueBlue points on each flight segment you take together. Unlike most airlines that allow pets, Jet Blue allows you to book pets online. Or, you can call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).

United Airlines
The basics: United allows certain sized domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and household birds (excluding cockatoos) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. for $125 each way. 
Special extras: United allows the pet and a carry-on bag, which is unusual. For pets restricted from cabin travel, United offers PetSafe®, which includes plane compartments pressurized the same way as the cabin, airport-to-airport delivery for animals and features a 24-hour live animal desk and gives owners the ability to track pets. And points! You can earn 500 MileagePlus award miles for each PetSafe shipment within the U.S. and 1,000 miles for all other shipments.

WestJet 
The basics: Certain pets can travel in the cabin, counting towards your carry-on baggage allowance, or as checked baggage.
Special extras: WestJet has one of the least expensive fees for pet plane travel, charging kennel fees from $50-$60 each way if pets are carried on, and $75-$90 if they become part of "checked baggage."
The allowances for pets traveling as checked baggage are also more generous than most other airlines. Pets that can fly as checked baggage include birds, cats, chinchillas, dogs, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and rabbits, and the airline allows 100 pounds for the pet and kennel combined. In addition, one passenger can check up to six pets, so WestJet is ideal for the multi-pet traveler.

Virgin Atlantic
The basics: Virgin Atlantic accepts only cats and dogs on flights, and restricts short-nosed breeds like Pekinese. The cost of taking your dog or cat on one of our flights depends on a combination of the size of its travel box, and they request a call to their shipping department to discuss the pets before you book tickets.
Special extra: The Flying Paws "scheme" means pets earn Flying Club miles. Pets flying to Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Detroit and other North American locations earn 1,000 bonus miles for owners who are Flying Club members.

Alaska Airlines Fur-st Class Care 
The basics:For $100 each way, dogs, cats, rabbits and household birds are accepted in the aircraft cabin (counting as the carry-on bag allotment), and in the baggage and cargo compartments. Short-nosed dogs are prohibited and all pets traveling cargo have to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of the outbound departure date.
Special extras: Alaska Airlines is a great choice for unusual animals as it allows cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, household birds, non-poisonous reptiles, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits and tropical fish to travel in its climate-controlled baggage and cargo compartments. The airline also offers Pet Connect™ animal travel for pets traveling without their owners. Pet Connect customers can get a free pet health examination and discounted health certificate at Banfield® Pet Hospitals located in PetSmart retail stores.

Thoughtful Holiday Gifts that Won't Break the Wallet

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The holiday season is infused with the charm of age-old traditions and the magic of loved ones reuniting. It is also a season of giving. Giving gifts during the holidays is steeped in love and appreciation. However, although we love giving presents, we don't have a fat wallet to splurge on. So break through the clutter of the season, we have hand picked some of our most cherished, thoughtful gifts that won't break your wallet.

Consists of 7 symbolic and good luck charms, our new lucky Charms will bring lots of good fortune this holiday season and the coming new year.  Charms $55 to $65

Consists of 7 symbolic and good luck charms, our new lucky Charms will bring lots of good fortune this holiday season and the coming new year. 
Charms $55 to $65

There is a familiarity about this design that is comforting, but a newness and originality that is exciting. Reagan Ring in Sterling Silver $100

There is a familiarity about this design that is comforting, but a newness and originality that is exciting.
Reagan Ring in Sterling Silver $100

This is not just a watch. It is a reminder that when you have to be apart from your beloved fur babies, they are waiting for your return anxiously. Cherish the love, and it is a blessing to have them in your life. Dog/Cat Watch $59 Companion Pendant Necklace in sterling silver $95

This is not just a watch. It is a reminder that when you have to be apart from your beloved fur babies, they are waiting for your return anxiously. Cherish the love, and it is a blessing to have them in your life.
Dog/Cat Watch $59
Companion Pendant Necklace in sterling silver $95

Simple, clean and beautiful, a chic minimalistic piece of jewelry that keeps your fur baby near to your heart. Our Dog Tag Necklace is easy to pair with any casual look. MoMo™Dog Tag Necklace $50

Simple, clean and beautiful, a chic minimalistic piece of jewelry that keeps your fur baby near to your heart. Our Dog Tag Necklace is easy to pair with any casual look.
MoMoDog Tag Necklace $50

Preserving an air of intrigue while maintaining love and warmth towards man's best friends. Timeless. I Heart Dog Bracelet in Sterling Silver $80 I Heart Dog Bracelet in 18K Gold Vermeil $100

Preserving an air of intrigue while maintaining love and warmth towards man's best friends. Timeless.
I Heart Dog Bracelet in Sterling Silver $80
I Heart Dog Bracelet in 18K Gold Vermeil $100

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. To love and to live in. Dog Lady Necklace in Sterling Silver $100

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. To love and to live in.
Dog Lady Necklace in Sterling Silver $100

Wear something dear to your heart everyday. It is a token of recognition for the four legged companion who brings boundless love and warmth to your life. Companion Pendant Necklace in sterling silver $95

Wear something dear to your heart everyday. It is a token of recognition for the four legged companion who brings boundless love and warmth to your life.
Companion Pendant Necklace in sterling silver $95

Pet Lovers Week (9.16 - 9.22)

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By now if you still do not know yet, Mochi & Jolie® is named after two small fluffy white dogs. And we call them Boss Mochi and Boss Jolie. They are the inspiration of this company and they have worked really hard since we started. They were the fitting models for our new apparels, the brand ambassadors at the trade shows, the walking and posing models for all the events...and till this day, they remain the office cheer squad and official greeters.

Over the years, Boss Mochi and Jolie have built quite a lot friendships of their own. Whether they met in person or from the internet, they are calling them "friends". Here are just a small bunch:

Rory and Lane

Rory and Lane

Bobo

Bobo

Sicily

Sicily

Maggie and Abbie

Maggie and Abbie

Jordy

Jordy

Miz GrisGris

Miz GrisGris

Lilly

Lilly

Eve

Eve

Takala

Takala

Milk

Milk

So now you know, we are a bunch of passionate pet lovers. We love our four legged companions and call them our "babies with fur". And that is also the reason you have seen many of our products are uniquely designed for the fur babies and the pet lovers, like ourselves, and they even have their own branded lines: MoMo™ and JoJo™. It is always joyful to design and produce a product for this community, because our hearts are filled with love, gratitude and happiness.

To share our love for the fur babies with all the pet lovers out there, we decided to launch our annual "Pet Lovers Week" event. It will be a magical week filled with once a year specials, surprises, free gifts and above all, LOVE. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, never miss a beat! And don't forget to join our mail list to receive something extra sweet in the mail!

See you all at the Pet Lovers Week!

Say Hello to Talisman Collection

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Talisman, a captivating collection of colorful and spiritual pieces, brings good luck and fulfills wishes. This collection consists of natural gemstones: Onyx, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Chrysoprase and Mother-of-Pearl. Each one is different, and each carries its own unique magical power. A Swarovski crystal symbolizes your wishes and hope, and it is surrounded and held tight by your chosen lucky gemstone. The contrast of materials unites the simplicity and elegance.

Onyx is an exquisite gemstone symbolizing balance, strength and bravery. It represents belief against negativity and enhancing determination, perseverance, self-assurance, and inner strength.

Onyx is an exquisite gemstone symbolizing balance, strength and bravery. It represents belief against negativity and enhancing determination, perseverance, self-assurance, and inner strength.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone that brings out the best in people. A fragment of the sky captured in its deep-blue hue for eternity, Lapis Lazuli bears the promise to find wisdom, wealth and bring inner peace and calm. Lapis Lazuli is also believed to help bring about harmony in relationships.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone that brings out the best in people. A fragment of the sky captured in its deep-blue hue for eternity, Lapis Lazuli bears the promise to find wisdom, wealth and bring inner peace and calm. Lapis Lazuli is also believed to help bring about harmony in relationships.

Carnelian is focused on giving energy, boosting creativity and protecting from negative emotions. It is a powerful motivating stone with vivacious energy. Carnelian manifests enthusiasm and emits an uplifting light.

Carnelian is focused on giving energy, boosting creativity and protecting from negative emotions. It is a powerful motivating stone with vivacious energy. Carnelian manifests enthusiasm and emits an uplifting light.

Chrysoprase reflects nature’s brilliant shade of green and encourages hope and joy. Awakening the creative spirit and bringing harmony, Chrysoprase strengthens the workings of insight and the higher consciousness.

Chrysoprase reflects nature’s brilliant shade of green and encourages hope and joy. Awakening the creative spirit and bringing harmony, Chrysoprase strengthens the workings of insight and the higher consciousness.

The Mother-of-Pearl easily puts one in mind of innocent and warm memories. With its soft shimmer, it evokes tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It symbolizes our being in its entirety. This talisman will guide and protect you throughout life’s journey.  

The Mother-of-Pearl easily puts one in mind of innocent and warm memories. With its soft shimmer, it evokes tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It symbolizes our being in its entirety. This talisman will guide and protect you throughout life’s journey.  

Camera Shines in New York

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Bobo and Bibi are an inspired, young couple on a journey together to find amusements on art, food, fashion, and lifestyle based in New York City. By sharing these moments with others, they hope to inspire others to go out to seek similar experiences, and to create special moments of their own. They adore our Camera Necklace and we are fans of their work. Recently we had a chance to collaborate! Enjoy these amazingly beautiful photos taken by Bobo and Bibi.

To read the full article and see more beautiful imagery, check out Bobo and Bibi's blog.

Introducing M Fusion and our first design collaboration

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Today we celebrate the launch of our M Fusion Collection. With the intention of designing fresh, meaningful pieces and playing with all different kind of materials, M Fusion was born. We begin the new journey with something very special and exquisite, coming all the way from Copenhagen, Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets - our very first design collaboration with a talented Jewelry designer, Anja Dige.

Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets

Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets

Anja developed her skills and creativity in Milan, where she studied fashion and design. After having explored the Italian fashion industry, she went back to Denmark and turned her focus to jewelry. Inspired by nature, flower gardens and the beauty of the ocean, she creates jewelry for women of all ages with passion for Scandinavian design and great quality.

Our designer Maggie with Anja 

Our designer Maggie with Anja 

A toast to our Companion Collection

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Our Companion Collection has just welcomed its 30th member - Toy Poodle Pendant Necklace. And we think it deserves a special toast!

"From the beginning of designing and creating this collection back in the end of year 2012 to here we are now, it has been a long and incredible journey. All the collection pieces have been adored and loved by people all over the world, this Companion Collection has put the brand on the global map. It is a classic and it is our corner stone." - Maggie Yuko, Designer & Creative Director

Fashion comes and goes, but style stays. Especially when you add your personal touch, the individuality shines through and it becomes a part of you. Why not bringing your beloved fur kids closer to your heart in a classic yet versatile way? Celebrating the love bond and feeling the joy!

 

Our Companion Collection was featured on Lucky.com.

Our Companion Collection was featured on Lucky.com.

All the Companion Collection pieces can be custom made in solid gold, white, yellow or rose. This 14K gold Westie pendant necklace was sent all the way to Australia, a very sweet surprising gift, from him to her.

All the Companion Collection pieces can be custom made in solid gold, white, yellow or rose. This 14K gold Westie pendant necklace was sent all the way to Australia, a very sweet surprising gift, from him to her.

Who says our pendants are just for the neckline? They are totally wrist candies too! Be creative and have some fun!

Who says our pendants are just for the neckline? They are totally wrist candies too! Be creative and have some fun!

Hello, Frankfurt!

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This early year, we stepped out our comfort zone, wrapped up our jewels and watches and headed to Frankfurt, Germany. We finally had our very first international trade show - Ambiente 2015, the biggest show in Europe. It was a long 5 days show in a giant venture - Messe Frankfurt and we met so many new and friendly European business people and friends there. It was a great experience for us, not only we have learned so much about the differences of how people doing business in Europe, but also collected first hand valuable information for our brand to grow in that continent.
Frankfurt is a beautiful city, mixed with tradition and modern life style. Germans are friendly and warm, and taxis are always so spotlessly clean, not to mention, most of them are Mercedes-Benz. Needless to say, Frankfurt left us a beautiful impression. Will be back and see you again soon, Frankfurt! :)

Our clean and modern booth at the show. It perfectly reflects our brand image.

Our clean and modern booth at the show. It perfectly reflects our brand image.

Our new business cards.

Our new business cards.

The Watch Collection display captures people's attention right away.

The Watch Collection display captures people's attention right away.

This year at the show, USA happened to be the partner country. Every year, there is a different partner country and many different programs and events are based on showcasing and introducing the partner country.

This year at the show, USA happened to be the partner country. Every year, there is a different partner country and many different programs and events are based on showcasing and introducing the partner country.

The table setting at the Ambiente Gala - celebrating the partner country of the year: USA. Traditional American food, drinks and entertainment were provided for thousands of the guests. It was a wonderful evening.

The table setting at the Ambiente Gala - celebrating the partner country of the year: USA. Traditional American food, drinks and entertainment were provided for thousands of the guests. It was a wonderful evening.

The beautiful Le Meridien Park Hotel we stayed while we were in Frankfurt. Central location, great service and only minutes away from the Central Station, very convenient. Highly recommended.

The beautiful Le Meridien Park Hotel we stayed while we were in Frankfurt. Central location, great service and only minutes away from the Central Station, very convenient. Highly recommended.

The view from our hotel window. Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany.

The view from our hotel window. Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany.

Our time in Frankfurt for leisure was very limited. But we still managed to stopped a few local attractions. Here is Römer, a nowaday city hall complex. The actual ‘Römer’, however, is only the middle one of three houses with its characteristic stepped gables. It has served as a town and city hall since 1405.

Our time in Frankfurt for leisure was very limited. But we still managed to stopped a few local attractions. Here is Römer, a nowaday city hall complex. The actual ‘Römer’, however, is only the middle one of three houses with its characteristic stepped gables. It has served as a town and city hall since 1405.

The Cathedral (Dom) - Its beginnings date back to the year 852. Ten emperors were crowned here between 1562 and 1792.

The Cathedral (Dom) - Its beginnings date back to the year 852. Ten emperors were crowned here between 1562 and 1792.

A random interesting street sightseeing in Frankfurt.

A random interesting street sightseeing in Frankfurt.

Hello 2015, and hello, our first product of the year!

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Hello there,

Entering year 2015, we are so excited to introduce our very first product of the year to you - KADIN Ring from our brand new NEXUS Collection. Kadin ring is our very first ring design and it opens a new chapter for our brand. It is modern, chic, yet very versatile, either you are dressed up or down, it will never go wrong with our KADIN Ring!

KADIN Ring will be available on 1.26.15 with three colors to choose from, silver, gold or black. For more product details, please visit our online store.

We hope you will fall in love with KADIN,  just like we all do.

26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 26

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The insanely cute Westie is one of the most popular small terriers among pet owners. Standing 10 to 11 inches at the shoulder, with dark piercing eyes, compact body, and an adorable carrot-shaped tail wagging with delight, the Westie’s looks are irresistible. Beneath the plush-toy exterior, though, beats the heart of true working terrier. Bred to hunt rats and other furry critters, Westies are surprisingly strong and tough. The all-white coat should be hard to the touch, never soft and fluffy.

26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 24

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Its name (pronounced BEE-shon Free-ZAY) is French for “fluffy white dog,” which is a very accurate way to describe these 10- to 20-pound four-legged cotton balls. Bred to be hypoallergenic, their white, curly coats rarely shed. This breed is easily trained and carries a charismatic, cheerful, and curious disposition. And their history of being pampered by French royalty makes them tolerant of being adorned in bows and bling, should you feel the urge. 


26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 23

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These energetic, athletic, fearless, intelligent, stubborn and vocal Jack Russell Terriers have appeared many times in film, television and print with several historical dogs of note. Among them, Uggie is an animal actor, appearing in commercials starting in 2005 and most notably cast in Water for Elephants and The Artist, both in 2011. In the same year, based on interest following The Artist, the "Consider Uggie" campaign was launched, which attempted to gain the dog a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2012 Uggie was named Nintendo's first-ever spokesdog.

26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 22

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"Dog people" and "Cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study. People who said they were dog lovers in the study tended to be more lively -- meaning they were more energetic and outgoing -- and also tended to follow rules closely. Cat lovers, on the other hand, were more introverted, more open-minded and more sensitive than dog lovers. Cat people also tended to be non-conformists, preferring to be expedient rather than follow the rules.

26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 20

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Go on, try to resist that face. We double dog dare you. Those big, dreamy eyes, that sweetie-pie expression, those long, lush ears that practically demand to be touched—no wonder the Cocker has been America’s most popular breed many times during its long history. The Cocker is the AKC’s smallest sporting spaniel, standing about 14 to 15 inches at the shoulder. The coat comes in enough colors and patterns to please any taste. The body is strong and solid, with smooth, easy movement.

26 Days of Mochi & Jolie - Day 19

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Don’t let the Yorkie’s tiny size and fancy appearance fool you. Often named the most popular dog breed of New York City, this dog has a Big Apple attitude in a tiny package. Yorkies have a confident and courageous personality that helps them do well at everything from dog sports to therapy work and makes them great travel companions. But after a rough-and-tumble day, there’s nothing a Yorkie enjoys more than a quiet evening spent snoozing on the lap of his owner.