Finding Style in the Simple Pieces

I saw this woman in NYC last week at ABC Carpet and Home. Sidebar: amazing store! Cost Plus meets Fred Segal. There was inspiration in every corner. They said they’ll have their online store up in a few months.


Anyway, the mom. Yes, she had the Bugaboo stroller which is stylish on its own but Graco and the like are catching up these days using more sophisticated color palettes and design. What I loved about her was that she did “style” well by using basics. Every mom I know has these basics, it’s just a matter of putting them together. Great, dark rinse jeans with a chic flat + fitted tee + casual, lightweight jacket + shiny, sleek hair and the topper–she wore it all well. The pieces were fitted and simple but put together with care. Find time to feel good about yourself by putting yourself together and planning an outing to somewhere your mind can wander a bit. Whether it’s ABC or a book store. Finding your own style is just this side of easy and predictable.

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The Anatomy of an Event

I was in NYC this week for Bebe au Lait to talk to the magazines and attending bloggers at a “press junket” of sorts for award winning baby products. I introduced them to the Bebe au Lait Simple line and had great discussions about what it means to be “eco”. It’s not just about buying organic, it’s also about reducing, re-using and recycling. To that end, I emphasized how these nursing covers are being multi-tasked by Bebe-au-Lait-Moms (and Dads!) worldwide: for nursing, pumping, sun shades, blankets and even changing mats. Now that’s eco. One product that does many things and is easily cleaned.

Here are pics from the event in case you ever wondered what it takes to pull this type of thing off. First, product was sent from our warehouse in California to my hotel in NYC where I packed the items into bags for the journalists to pick up at our “booth” (that’s my husband lending a hand, he’s a friend of Bebe). Then we loaded the bags into the boxes so they could be carried the two blocks to the event the next day (again, my husband did this–I carried the flowers and cupcakes). Speaking of cupcakes (those are Red Velvet from Magnolia bakery–perfection), we have found that the attendees at these events get so tired that there’s nothing better than having a sweet respite while listening to our information. Sometimes we call that a bribe :)
The rest of the pictures are the event itself and all of the action. It was really fun to be there to introduce the Simple line and see all of the other fun products now available for moms and babies. The 7 hours flew by and then we packed up, said our goodbyes, and headed home.

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Pumping at Work


The Washington Post recently published an article on their website (See it here) about the trials and tribulations of nursing mothers who need to pump at work.

The article introduces a Washington DC law (The Child’s Right to Nurse Act) passed in December 2007 that gives nursing mothers the right to a private and clean room outside of a restroom where they are free to express their milk at work.

We applaud the intentions of the lawmakers, but also mourn the fact that passing a law was necessary to get employers to provide a good space for nursing mothers to pump.

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Celebration–Fete de Vin 2008

We are 19 employees strong now which sounds small to some, but huge to us! To celebrate and take a well deserved break, Claire and Ronnie (our owners), hosted a wine country tour and tasting. Even though we weren’t all “tasting” per se, the views, the time together and the gorgeous Northern California weather were incredible. Here are some photos to share with you, Savannah-Chanelle was the unofficial favorite. If you’re ever out this way be sure to visit and bring a picnic lunch.

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