Bebe au Lait Team Building Event

Throughout the year, the owners of Bebe au Lait host an array of company-wide events. In the past we’ve played bocce, bowled, raced go-karts, picnicked in the park, and gone to a hockey game. While the events are not mandatory, all employees are encouraged to attend if possible for the team building value of such social events. We try throughout the year to arrange events that appeal to most, but the main reason is to spend some fun downtime together outside of the office!

This past Friday, our Bebe au Lait offices closed early to allow the entire company time to travel via carpool to San Francisco to attend the Giants v. A’s at AT&T Park! That’s San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, our two MLB Bay Area teams. Prior to the first pitch thrown, Ronnie and Claire, the owners of Bebe au Lait, treated everyone to happy hour and a catered BBQ dinner on the Club Terrace. A few prizes were also raffled off! The terrace as well as our seats were outdoors overlooking the water and offered spectacular views of the Bay Bridge. However, if you’ve been to San Francisco, you know it’s freezing no matter what time of the year it is once the sun goes down… I believe it was Mark Twain who said, “The coldest winter I ever experienced was a Summer in San Francisco.” — HA! Fortunately, this was also SNUGGIE NIGHT! The first 20,000 fans attending the game received a complimentary Giants “wearable blanket.” :D

What types of company events have you participated in or organized?

 


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5.18.11: What’s for dinner Wednesday? Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto anyone?

Fresh pesto tastes amazing yet I always forget how easy it is to make! Recently, while doing the weekly grocery shopping I passed the basil containers and recalled a cold pesto pasta salad I had in Italy that was delicious. Thanks to a quick tutorial from my friend’s aunt who introduced us to this dish, it is easy to make! It’s perfect for summer and you can serve hot or cold. Like I said, I prefer it cold.  Serve with flavored sausage like artichoke heart or sundried tomato. Also a hit with grilled chicken!

Shopping List:
Fresh basil leaves
Pine nuts or walnuts
Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
Garlic Cloves
Grape Tomatoes
Mozzarella Cheese Balls
Bowtie/Capellini/your choice of pasta

Meat of your choice (see above)

This recipe from Simple Recipes is the fastest!

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Special equipment needed: A food processor

Method
1. Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

You can cook the pasta while you are making the pesto. Once the pasta and the pesto are finished (if serving cold, run cold water over the pasta and be sure to refrigerate for an hour before you serve, otherwise), combine pasta, pesto, tomatoes and cheese balls in a large bowl, stir and serve!

Perfect summer lunch or dinner…Buon Appetito!

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Mama Monday: Shopping Anyone?

Okay, so shopping might not be your thing but there is definitely something to be said for retail therapy!  Also, shopping is my thing – not like a crazy person but I do enjoy adding new clothes to my closet and being able mix and match these with old pieces to create a fantastic new ensemble. Hmmm, I might be reading too much Fancy Nancy with my three year old…

The shopping trip that prompted this blog post was one many years in the making. A girlfriend of mine called me a few weeks ago and claimed that she was ready to do it – “let’s go shopping.” You should know I have been offering to take her shopping for literally years. However, she is just one of those females that is opposed to shopping. To shed some light on her behalf, she hasn’t always had the best luck…  But all that was about to change!

I created an itinerary for the day laying out each store we would shop at and what we’d look for. Tops and accessories at one, pants at another, and if we had time, shoes at a third. My only condition for taking her shopping was that she would try everything on that I/we grabbed while browsing, even if she didn’t think she would like it/fit, etc.  Another girlfriend came along for the ride and we were off!

My friend was an amazing sport! She tried on everything we brought for her and found a ton of fantastic clothes all for a very reasonable amount of money. PLUS, the three of us had a fabulous day together!

Without sounding too much like a Cyndi Lauper song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and boy did we!

Happy Monday Mamas!

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

Bebe au Lait Announces – Featured Retailer of the Month Program!

Looking for a specialty boutique in your area that carries Bebe au Lait’s family of products?

Check out our Featured Retailer for May:

Los Gatos Baby
12 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Years in business: 8

Contact Info: www.losgatosbaby.com

Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 10-6 & Sunday: 10-5

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry and why?
Bebe au Lait has become a household brand name and we have many clients that come to our store asking for Bebe au Lait products. Because of this and the fact that we have been carrying Bebe au Lait for five years and their product lines consistently sell thru, we love to carry the full line of Bebe au Lait and Hooter Hider nursing covers so we can fulfill the needs of our clients.

What are your customer’s favorite prints to purchase?
In the summer months, we love to carry the Bebe au Lait Ascot print but all the newest prints do well year round.

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?
Bebe au Lait & Hooter Hider nursing covers.

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?
We have found that the family of products are displayed best on either slat wall or properly positioned shelves, depending on the product.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?
By popular demand, we are now carrying for children up to 8 years old; everything from shoes to books to clothing.

If you are a retailer and are interested in becoming a Featured Retailer of the Month, please send an email to featuredretailer@bebeaulait.com.

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

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