Behind the Scenes at ELLE Living’s Tata Harper Shoot
News, Our Farm, Photos   //  04/18/14
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It was a bright, beautiful summer day when ELLE came to the farm with a team of photographers, stylists and makeup artists to shoot Tata for their upcoming Living story. We spent the morning selecting outfits, scouting the farm for the perfect spots, and working with Vermont-based makeup artist Vivian Infantino to get Tata looking picture-perfect (which of course took no time at all). I followed around with my iPhone all day, snapping photos from behind the photographers, which I knew would come in handy down the road.

The photoshoot has been released, in ELLE’S May issue, along with a wonderful article by by Justine Harman.

Here we are – at Tata’s farm, home, and office in Vermont!

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Tata in her office, posing for the main shot of the piece! 


Tata and the photographer planning the next few shots 

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Various outfits for Tata to try on and wear were hung about the house as we did makeup and prepared lighting.


Tata and makeup artist Vivian Infantino in Tata’s living room


An outdoor shot that we love, in the cool of the shade in front of Tata’s home


Tata in one of the many fields of the farm, for a stunning nature shot!






 The Elle crew enjoying the late-afternoon sunshine after a long day


Tata with Hunter (5), Grace Paloma (4) and Tata Mia (2) having a picnic in the side yard!





The Better Beauty Project: an Earth Day Collaboration with Maiyet
Our Farm   //  04/15/14
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We are so honored and happy to announce the Better Beauty Project campaign, an Earth Day celebration and collaboration with Maiyet. This project is our opportunity to give back this year, and we couldn’t have picked two more amazing partners to team up with: Maiyet, and the nonprofit organization Nest.

The hero of the Better Beaty Project is the Better Beauty Collection (pictured above), a four-piece set of our best-selling daily skincare essentials, presented in a custom, handwoven and reusable Varanasi-silk pouch. The pouch is available in 2 unique woven patterns, Gold and Royal Blue, and has a protective lining within, making it perfect for easy re-use as a travel cosmetics kit. Shop the Collection here!

100% of the proceeds of the Better Beauty Project campaign go directly to support Nest’s Edible Garden initiative for the silk-weaving community in Varanasi, India, where the woven silks of these pouches were created. We believe that food grown organically benefits people and the environment, so we love the fact that this initiative will bring knowledge of slow food and the organic movement to Varanasi – ultimately, it will culminate in the creation of an on-site garden at Nest’s new silk-weaving facility. What this means to us is that we’re able to promote sustainable agriculture and healthy eating in a community of craftspeople that works alongside Maiyet, our dear designer friends that we love.


Varanasi, India is often referred to as “the city of learning” – it’s considered the spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is also the birthplace of a 500-year-old silk weaving tradition used to create this one-of-a-kind bag.

Shop the Better Beauty Set!

Maiyet is pioneering a new luxury by creating a fashion brand that celebrates rare artisinal skills from unexpected places in the world, such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia and Peru. They’re deeply committed to creating partnerships with artisans around the globe, and work with those artisans to create exceptional products while promoting entrepreneurship, stability and prosperity in those communities. It’s a gorgeous fashion line – one of Tata’s personal favorite – and we love that their designs have an organic, natural, yet completely glamorous feel to them. Learn more about Maiyet here.



Photos courtesy of Maiyet

International Women’s Day Giveaway!
Our Farm   //  03/08/14


International Women’s Day is a chance to love, celebrate, compliment, adore, honor, congratulate and credit the women in our life – which we don’t do often enough. Our small way of helping you do that is to treat you and 2 women you love to natural, nontoxic beauty with an Instagram giveaway!
Take a moment to think of 2 women that you love; tag them both in the comments of the Instagram Post as well as the hashtag #mykindofwoman, and @tataharper. We’ll select one random commenter, and she (or he) and their two ladies will win a Best of Tata Harper Set. Because we believe that all women deserve true love, and sometimes true love means a gift of natural skincare!
The grand prize? 3 of these! One for the lucky instagrammers, and 1 for each of their 2 tagged friends.

The #MyKindofWoman @TATAHARPER” Instagram CONTEST


CONTEST PERIOD: The #MyKindofWoman @TATAHARPER” (the “Contest” or the “Promotion”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on 3/8//2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on 3/22/2014, (the “Entry Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be a legal resident of the 50 United States (excluding Rhode Island), the District of Columbia (U.S.), Canada (excluding Quebec) or Puerto Rico.  Entrants who are residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico must be age 18 or older at time of entry. Entrants who are Canadian residents must be of or are above the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside at the time of entry. Void outside these geographic areas and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Tata Harper Skincare(“the Sponsor”), as well as its parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, vendors, their respective advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, spouses and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are also eligible.

HOW TO ENTER CONTEST:  Tata Harper Skincare will post a photo with directions underneath the post, including a call to action to visit our blog for more contest details. To be eligible, you must 1) Tag 2 other Instagrammers in the Commnts section, and in the same comment, also use the hashtag #MyKindofWoman and tag @tataharper. Creating an account with Instagram is free. Instagram can be accessed only one (1) way to submit an Entry via your Smart phone through the App Store or through Google Play. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to determining eligibility of an Entry.

All of the terms and conditions as described herein apply to the format of the Entry submission. By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission for his/her Entry and other Entrant information to be posted on twitter, facebook, instagram, our blog and website  throughout the world for viewing by visitors to the Website and used in accordance with the Official Rules.

LIMIT: Instagram users can only comment on the Giveaway once. All federal, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):  Grand Prize: Three (3) Best of Tata Harper Sets, value $187, one for the original commenter and one for each of their tagged friends.

TOTAL of All Possible Prizes Listed Above.

ODDS: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner will be randomly selected after the completion of the entry period on 3/22/2014.

NOTIFICATION: Grand Prize winners will be notified as follows.  If you are a potential winner Sponsor will comment on the aforementioned photo and require the potential winner to email Sponsor with Entrants contact information Potential winners will have one (1) week to reply and provide a full name and valid mailing address in order for Sponsor to consider you a potential winner. Anyone who does not reply with their full name and mailing address within the specified time period will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing. By emailing your full name and mailing address to Sponsor, you agree to these terms and conditions (“Terms”). Prizes will be sent to the address provided via email within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified. 

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the Releases on the minor winner’s behalf. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable to another individual, except to a surviving spouse.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Contest and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).

GENERAL: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Contest, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.

Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate wireless telephone number, will be disqualified.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Contest termination. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest.  Sponsor is not responsible for incompatibility of entrant’s hardware, software or browser technology.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the wireless phone associated with the entry.  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor are not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (ii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent sweepstakes administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest, it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.


DISPUTES: rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Vermont without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Vermont or any other jurisdiction), Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of Vermont.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Vermont. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.


WINNER’S LIST: For a written confirmation of the winner send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 3/30/2014 to: Tata Harper Social Media Department Tata Harper Skincare 1136 Wooster Rd  Shoreham, VT 05778.

SPONSOR: Tata Harper Skincare 1136 Wooster Rd  Shoreham, VT 05778



Polar Vortex Round 2? We’ve Got You Covered – Free Travel Size Body Oil!
Our Farm   //  02/26/14
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If you’re as alarmed as we are by the news that more arctic temperatures are on the way (at least for the NorthEast), then you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve got you covered – with this month’s best selling product, our Revitalizing Body Oil.

This popular body treatment is lightweight, fast-absorbing, and delivers supreme moisture and hydration that lasts all day. It’s a concentrated blend of luscious oils that deliver moisture where it matters most, while soothing and softening the skin and any chapped or irritated spots.

Sound good? We’re offering a Free 15ml Travel-Size Body Oil with any order placed on our site through the end of the month!* All you have to do is enter the code RESTORE at checkout, and you’ll receive your sample with your order. Click here to head to our site!

Be sure to apply the Body Oil to damp, warm skin (ideally right out of the shower) for best results, and apply liberally to extra-dry spots of skin, like the knees and elbows. Going on a trip somewhere warm and sunny in the next few weeks, to escape gray skies? (Lucky you!) This sample is the perfect size for your travel bag and delivers a healthy, warm glow!


*Offer valid through 11:59 pm EST February 28th 2014, or while supplies last, exclusively at Must enter promo code: RESTORE in field at checkout. Not valid at retail stores or department store locations. Limit 1 15ml Deluxe Revitalizing Body Oil per order with code. Offer may not be used in combination with any other offer or discount. Offer is not valid on future subsequent Replenishment Service Orders. Offer is not applicable to purchases made prior to today or after 11:59 pm EST February 28th, 2014. Offer is subject to change without notice. In order to return any item in your order, you must also return the Deluxe Revitalizing Body Oil gift with purchase. All purchases are subject to bank authorization prior to processing. Only authorized purchases will be processed and shipped. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system errors or unforeseen problems.

Tata’s City Guide: Boston. Things to Do and Places to Go for Healthy, Happy Travels!
Our Farm   //  02/20/14

In Vermont, we love Boston because it’s just a 3.5 hour drive away, or a super-easy flight. And then, viola, you’re in this gorgeous, lively, fascinating and historic city! Okay, let’s get down to Tata’s favorite things to do and eat when in Boston. In the comments section below, let us know if we’re missing anything… so we can put it on our travel guide for next time!

P.S. – traveling somewhere soon? Don’t miss out on picking up an aromatherapy gift with purchase this week! (Tata’s never without them.) Enjoy a free 3ml Aromatherapy Treatment with any purchase over $150*. Pick your own! Enter the code of your choice at checkout! For a Mini Stress Treatment, enter OHM. For a mini Irritability Treatment, enter AAH. For a mini Bedtime Treatment, enter ZZZ. Offer ends 11:59 pm PST 2/28/14! Know which one you’ll go for? Head here. 

1.Workout: Exhale, Back Bay. A city famous for its ballet also has the best Core Fusion Barre Class. Go figure! This ballet inspired, core-centric workout boasts flexibility and posture as an added bonus. I love to dance so this makes my travel workout feel like a fun activity, not a chore. Their Chill Yoga Class is another favorite. It infuses meditation and breathing exercises with long-hold yoga poses so it’s great for flexibility and peace of mind.
2. Dining Out: Life Alive, Cambridge. Flavor-filled, colorful, vibrant, therapeutic food. When you’re on the road, you can easily fall into the trap of not eating well for convenience’s sake, but here (for less than $10) you can grab a wholesome lunch on-the-go.
3. Fresh Food Market: Siena Farms, Waltham St. This is a food lover’s paradise. Local dairy, high-quality, fresh produce and lots of beautiful cookbooks. Everyone who works here seems very savvy and knowledgeable about the product. Sometimes they offer fresh seasonal jams and when they do, you should grab one! When traveling, this is a great place to pick up little snacks and fruit to take back to your hotel room when you’re trying to avoid the temptation of the mini bar.
4. Culture: Boston Anthenaeum! This library is truly something to marvel at. You’ll fall in love with the 5th floor reading room, it’s breathtaking and I wish more people knew about it. The Anthenaem hosts tours during the week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon if you’re interested in becoming a member. If you live in Boston, I highly recommend it… especially if you work remotely. If you’re traveling, try to arrange a tour!

Special thanks to Blair Breitenstein for the Tata City Guide girl illustrations. Blair is a Tata Harper Skincare fan and a Seattle city girl herself with a charming personality & great style. You can check out Blair’s sketches on her etsy shop here: Sincere thanks Blair.

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