Notes From the Janery Studio
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I’ll be the first to tell you I get butterflies every time a magazine asks permission to feature one of Janery’s fabulous pet beds. And each time, I temper it with, “This is all awesome, but I won’t really get excited until I’m in Oprah Magazine.”
And then I opened the email that changed everything.
Janery's is in Oprah Magazine.
Page 65 of the May issue, to be exact. They featured our luxurious waterproof dog bed, the Charlie Cushion in Emerald Leopard.
When I got the news, I did what every self-respecting entrepreneur who has created a business from scratch and great fabrics would do--in this order.
- Called my husband.
- Googled to make sure the email was real--and found the Oprah team to be an engaged group who, on top of having fabulous taste in pet beds (ahem), are also supportive of smaller artisan businesses.
- Ended the day with celebratory champagne and a French macaron from my favorite patisserie.
- Set to work, determined as ever to make sure Janery - and its customers - always have chic, comfortable, life-worthy products at the ready.
Thank you for proving that form and function have a place in the homes of style-minded pet owners. While I wish Charlie and Merlin were here to see this, I’m happy knowing that hundreds of wonderful pets like them have chic, welcoming, and durable soft places to land because of what they started. Yours included.
Oprah’s magazine has always been on my list of favorite things. The next milestone: To be on hers.
PS: Since you’re not here to share my champagne, I wanted to give you something equally bubbly and celebratory: an invitation to an exclusive VIP-only sale. They’re enjoying a secret discount on everything Janery! I invite you to come clink glasses with us before the party’s over.
I am excited to announce that our Charlie Cushion is featured in the spring issue of Modern Dog Magazine!
Our adopted Poodle, Amber, is still bouncing around the house, excited by her first time in print. Or maybe she just needs a walk. ;) But I digress...
It’s always thrilling to open an email from an editor at a publication I love, and being featured in magazines like this never gets old.
Modern Dog Magazine totally understands Janery’s vision for fabulous pet beds that handle whatever life throws at them (literally) - and I love that they get it!
You may have pets that have the run of the house, but you really don’t have to sacrifice style for function. I’m passionate about making home and pet products full of easy, chic style - even huge pet beds.
PS: Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon. And if you’re not part of the VIP Club, trust me - you should be! Join here.
Janery's Charlie Cushion was spotted in the February issue of Washingtonian magazine! Can you see the excited grin on my face?
Here’s what makes it a super-proud-business-mama moment for me: I never once have pitched my products to publications.
Each time, I’ve had the joy of answering the phone or opening an email to discover that a magazine would love to feature one of Janery’s pet beds. It’s a pretty amazing feeling for me, as the creator of this small business. It's right up there with rescuing a charismatic puppy and waking up after a full night of uninterrupted sleep (new parents and new pet owners know what I’m talking about).
I did have to laugh a little at idea that my waterproof dog bed ended up on the “Splurge” side of things, though. It is more expensive than beds you’ll find in a big box store, that’s true - but it is So. Much. Better. Just because it's highly stylish and ethically manufactured (and resilient, waterproof and washable), doesn’t make it extravagant. It just makes it worth it.
And wouldn’t it be great if all products were worth it?
For the record, the world “splurge” never fails to make me grin. And now I have two reasons to smile when I think of it.
To celebrate our special mention, I’d like to offer you a special treat.
With each purchase of a Merlin Mat for the remainder of the month, you will get a free box of our all-natural dog treats! (Tell me which flavor in the notes or I’ll just send you my favorite). If you have travel crates, more than one animal, or just love the idea of a waterproof protective surface, now is your time to stock up! (Or, should I say. . . splurge? ;)
That moment when...you flip open the current issue of Southern Living and see one of your own products gracing its pages.
Welcome to my week.
This is exciting on a few levels. One, it’s Southern Living--a magazine I’ve been pinning to bulletin boards for years. Two, it features our fantastically brilliant Yellow Ginkgo print, which basically spreads happiness by osmosis. And three, SOUTHERN. LIVING.
The magazine touts our unique modern style, but what the page didn’t mention is that our Charlie Cushion is as fashionable as it is functional; no other dog bed on the planet looks this good while resisting stains, odors, fur, and funk.
We’ve come a long way since Charlie first found her way into my heart and inspired the legacy that would become a soft place for so many other loved and rescued pets to land. Each Charlie Cushion is infused with her charm: strong, playful, resilient, and worthy of a prominent spot in the home. The Yellow Ginkgo captures that in spades, and you can, too, while this limited-edition print is still available.
I couldn’t wait to frame this next to her picture in my inspiring, new sewing studio.
Here’s to making real life really beautiful.
If you were flipping through a Better Homes & Gardens magazine at the store recently, you may have spotted a Janery cat bed in the wild!
While my products have been featured on many blogs, this was Janery’s first feature in a print publication.
Spoiler alert: It’s a great feeling to see your products in a magazine!
Thanks to Julia of Cuckoo 4 Design for including my Catnip Cuddler in the feature on her home. The Dalmatian Spot pattern continues to be one of my most popular styles ever, in both pet beds and throw pillows, since black & white design is enjoying a long moment in the spotlight.
The BHG Stylemakers issue was a special publication without ads, and it hit newsstands in October. If you’re curious to check it out, it may still be available where you live - I saw a few copies left last week at my local grocery store!