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Jonathan Adler Shares 5 Tips To Decorating Your Nursery

August 24, 2016
Jonathan Adler x Fisher Price

Jonathan Adler x Fisher Price

Earlier this week we celebrated the new Jonathan Adler Crafted by Fisher-Price collection of chic and modern baby gear, nursery furniture and decor, and the man behind them. The entire collection is so glam you’ll want to bring it out of the nursery and put it on display in any room. Jonathan’s black and white palette with pops of color is sophisticated yet playful and will go perfectly in a nursery or even your living room.

He gave us these 5 tips to decorating your nursery:

1. The main lighting fixtures should be something you want to live with forever- and make sure its dimmable. The table lamps are where you can be fun and irreverent.

2. Try to stick to a high contrast color palette. The people at Fisher-Price told me that kids respond to high contrast colors (like black and white) as much as I do.

3. Start with a good quality rug. I love Peruvian flat weaves. They are handmade by craftspeople in Peru and are soft durable and – and groovy.

4. You are going to spend a lot of time in the nursery so fill it with soft and squishy pillows and throws.

5. I’m a fan of warm and honey colored woods in the nursery. They look good now, and they’ll look good as baby grows

Jonathan Adler x Fisher Price

Jonathan answered all of our burning questions on how to make our nursery feel like a glamour oasis of style; think giraffes, sleek wood, and squishy pillows galore. What’s his go-to gift from the collection??? It’s also a mama fave – the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.

 

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All of our lucky mamas got to select a piece from the Jonathan Adler Crafted By Fisher-Price collection to take home with them. You can check out the whole collaboration here, which is available for pre-order on Buy Buy Baby now!

Jonathan Adler x Fisher Price

We raffled off a slew of goodies from the collection including the gorgeous babygear plus a Jonathan Adler gift card to one lucky mama. Drum roll please… It’s Patricia Chang! Congrats mama!

Jonathan Adler x Fisher Price

While everyone got even more beautiful with Glamsquad,  Laura Cattano  gave personal organization consultations, and Whealth & Co provided  healthy nibbles.

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Events, Fitness, Summer, Wellness

#StrongLikeAMama: HEYMAMAS Sweat It Out At The Surf Lodge

August 4, 2016

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Since becoming a mama, fitness and being more mindful of wellness has jumped to the top of my priority list, because not only am I responsible for my own body and mind, but for the wellbeing of my little ones. As a busy mama, juggling business and family, makes taking good care of our bodies a necessity, and let’s face it, no matter how comforting that couch and pizza is in the moment, the human body feels way better when you live a healthy and active lifestyle. To help inspire other mamas to live more mindfully, this past weekend we partnered with SELF and The Surf Lodge for our #StrongLikeAMama event.

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#stronglikeamama event, Dasha Anderson teaching Kettle Bell Kickboxing
#stronglikeamama event, Jill Foley of Peloton

After arriving in style in our Audi Q7 and grabbing a juice from the bar (compliments of Bluestone Lane), we headed out back and started the event with a butt kicking work out from Dasha Anderson, fitness expert and the creator of the KB Fit Flow method. After getting our sweat on, we gathered in the sand, sipped smoothies from Fuel Good Protein, and listened to a panel that included inspiring women Liz Plosser, Jacq Tatelman, Jill Foley, and Dasha Anderson as they shared their experiences and perspectives on balancing fitness, family, and business.

#StrongLikeAMama event gift bags, state backpacks + Parasol diapers and wipes

#StrongLikeAMama event the ritualist facials

#StrongLikeAMama event Rose + Rex popup at The Surf Lodge

#StrongLikeAMama event State Bags popup at The Surf Lodge

All day long #StrongLikeAMama event attendees had the option to relax at The Ritualist’s facial station and shop at the amazing Pop-Ups by State Bags and Rose + Rex. Every State bag purchased gives a bag to a New York kid in need, talk about a #giveback brand to know.

#StrongLikeAMama event Brunch at The Surf Lodge

#StrongLikeAMama event Brunch at The Surf Lodge
#StrongLikeAMama event Brunch at The Surf Lodge

We ended the afternoon with a brunch and loved watching the mamas mingle and make connections over mango smoothie bowls and avocado toast.  The Surf Lodge created a custom menu for our event and being served water-side was the perfect way to close an event before our mamas took off with their STATE Bag filled swag bags that included Boll and Branch beach towels, The Ritualist face masks, cute ass Parasol diapers, a Helen Ficalora mom necklace, the new issue of SELF, Ilia Beauty‘s bestselling “Arabian Nights” lipstick, Peloton CycleOutdoor Voices and Botanica Bazaar discount cards, and Skip Hop beach blankets.

 For every ticket to #StrongLikeAMama sold we donated a backpack to an American kid in need.

#StrongLikeAMama event the ritualist facials

#StrongLikeAMama event panel with Katya Libin, Jill Foley, Jaqs Tatelman, Liz Plosser & Dasha Anderson at The Surf Lodge

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#StrongLikeAMama event Amri Kibbler, Katya Libin, Jill Foley, Jaqs Tatelman, Liz Plosser & Dasha Anderson at The Surf Lodge

#StrongLikeAMama event Jayma Cardoso and son at The Surf Lodge

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#StrongLikeAMama event Lisa Hom and Sasha Benz

#StrongLikeAMama event sponsors, parasol, self, state bags, peloton, boll and branch, outdoor voices, the ritualist, helen ficaroa, rose + rex, Botanica Bazaar

Photos by @stevilou

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Balance, Events, Lifestyle, The Great Jane

Here’s What You Missed At The Great Jane, Ojai Edition

June 15, 2016
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We’re still tingling from the magical weekend spent surrounded by an incredible tribe of women; mothers, doers, thinkers and women with heart at The Great Jane. Heymama, Bash Please and Modern Nomad came together to bring together two key areas of a mother’s life that enabled her to pursue her dreams – wellness & entrepreneurship. Aptly called The Great Jane, it was truly an unheralded retreat for aspiring mamas looking to hit pause on their life for a moment, allowing them to connect with themselves and other like-minded women, ultimately inspiring their next chapter both professionally and creatively. 

We all left feeling lighter, stronger freer. It’s hard to put your finger on just one piece of the weekend that sparked a fire in our hearts and allowed us to be real and open, and to connect to one another. We learned so quickly how some really successful women are doing it each their own way. Everyone at The Great Jane, from the speakers to the attendees, to the mentors, and panelist gave something special to the collective spirit and came away with something just as precious. It was the women that made the weekend, every Jane. A little peak into the magic, below….

DAY ONE

Mama makers Fat & Moon, Rachel Craven and Juniper + Fir led creative workshops with the gorgeous backdrop of Ojai behind us.
TGJ Day 1 Fat MoonFAT & MOON: DIY Plant Based Beauty Product
TGJ Day 1- blockprintRACHEL CRAVEN: Block Printing Workshop
TGJ Day-Juniper + FirJUNIPER + FIR : Indigo Dying Shibori Workshop
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Natalie Kuhn lead the mamas in mini chill session inspired by The Class, to get everyone to let go and really be present. Mamas mingled while enjoying a lovely dinner and cocktails as the sun set behind the hills.The Great Jane

 

DAY TWO

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The Great JaneTo fuel up for a body opening and mind-stimulating rolling session with Carbon38 and Lauren Roxburgh, fitness expert and Goop contributor, mamas enjoyed a healthy and delicious spread from  Renew JuicesSmari YogurtFountain of Youth Water Tori AwakeCoco BakesMoon Juice, and Mylk.

The Great Jane

The Great Jane

The Great JaneMamas nourish their mind, body, and spirit with workshops from our much-loved group of healers, artists, and mind-body practitioners; Shiva Rose, Tamara Iglesias, Jules Blaine Davis, Michelle Kambolis, and Andrea Scher.

 

The Great JaneCo-founder of Spring, Ara Katz spoke about the stories we tell ourselves that may not be true and how we can reframe these stories to create a new more positive reality. The Second Shift Founders, Jenny Galluzzo and Gina Hadley created their platform to help women stay in the game and work on their own terms.  Sharing their personal stories of entrepreneurship and motherhood they asked guests to identify a realistic bandwidth for work, creative projects, self-care and motherhood.
The Great JaneGuests were shuttled in style from from their hotels to the Thacher House, by Audi, through out the weekend. Mamas sipped delicious wine from David Family Wines all weekend and during an intimate candlelit dinner with our new friends. (Gorgeous florals by Moon Canyon)

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DAY THREE

The Great Jane Gift Bag We kicked day three off with a refreshing and invigorating yoga class from Jodi Guber Brufsky, the founder of Beyond Yoga.

The Great Jane Gift BagAlli Webb in her super comfy Monrow sweats. Healthy lunch wraps from Kye’s Montana, provided a burt of energy  before Above The Glass spoke on the how and whys of a business plan. Refreshments provided from Fountain of Truth WaterTorii AwakeDavid Family Wines and Solstice Canyon.The Great Jane Gift Bag

The Great Jane Gift BagOur afternoon wrapped up with  The Great Jane Panel, Drybar founder Alli Webb, artist and designer Beatrice Valenzuela, Co-Founder of State Bags, Jacq Tatleman, and Beyond Yoga Co-Founder Jodi Guber Brufsky candidly shared their challenges and successes as mothers and entrepreneurs.

The Great Jane Gift Bag
The Great Jane Gift BagsGift bags from State Bags were stocked with goodies from: ParachuteThrive MarketMunchkinNavitas NaturalsSimone Le BlancIliaGuess, Mini MavenCarbon38Beyond Yoga, Snowe HomeMonica + AndyElemental Bars, LunchBOX SeedlingJosie MaranDrybar , Native ShoesMonrow, TenovertenBeyond YogaSimply Framed, and Snowe Home. Lessons were learned and recorded in sweet notebooks made just for us by Minted.
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To close out the beautiful weekend Ashley Neese leads us in a few breathes at the closing circle.

Thanks for joining us!

You can see more of the The Great Jane on Instagram here and stay tuned to hear where our fall retreat will be located!

 

 

 

Blogger, Events, Fashion

#HMPLAYDATE: @Scoutfashion & @Somewherelately Rule Playground Style

March 17, 2016
London Scout The City

First up on the #HMplaydate style series is Sai, from Scout the City, and her bestie Brooke, from
Somewhere Lately. They explored Dumbo riding the carousel, eating ice cream and getting balloons for the girls. We asked them a few fun questions to see how well they know each other. The mamas and their little ones were decked out in H&M‘s spring fashions.

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Scout The City Somewhere Lately #HMplaydate The Ultimate Playdate

Scout The City Somewhere Lately #HMplaydate The Ultimate Playdate
Scout The City Somewhere Lately #HMplaydate The Ultimate Playdate
Scout The City Somewhere Lately #HMplaydate The Ultimate Playdate
Scout The City Somewhere Lately #HMplaydate The Ultimate Playdate
Sai’s look: Jeans: c/o Flared High Jeans // Top: c/o H&M, Short Mock Top // Jacket: c/o H&M, shop similar here
London’s look: Jacket: c/o H&M (in-stores), shop our her  here // Skirt: c/o H&M, skirt in eyelet embroidery // Top: c/o H&M (in-stores) shop our pick here // Bag: c/o H&M (in-stores) shop our picks here
Brooke’s look: lace up top c/o H&M | faux suede jacket  c/o H&M| flared denim (in store, similar here) c/o H&M
Sophia’s look: sequin jacket c/o H&M | tee c/o H&M | jeans c/o H&M

How well do you know your bestie quiz?

1) What do you love most about your friend?

B: She’s sweet, understandable and a great mom.
S: Her easy-going spirit; she’s down for anything. 

2) What do you think she appreciates most about you?

B: My loyalty and easygoing attitude.
S: My honesty, sense of humor, and spontaneity. 

3) Her favorite thing about you is?

B: I’m ambitious.
S: My fun-loving attitude.  

4) Best memory of you and your kids together?

B: The ice cream fight the girls got into.
S: Riding the carousel in DUMBO – we (the moms) were experiencing motion sickness while the girls were having a blast! 

5) How are you parenting styles different?

B: She resides in the city, and I live outside the city, so she has more of a liberal nature as far as exploring the city, travel, etc., whereas I’m a little more protective (we moved out of the city before Sophia turned two).
S: I’m more laid back and she is more strict. 

6) Best piece of parenting advice she’s given you?

B: Don’t get in the habit of letting the kids sleep in your bed.
S: Prepare your child for the path, not the path for you child (she didn’t make this up though, don’t let her fool you).

7) How would she describe herself in three words?

B: Humorous, outgoing and witty.
S: Fun, loyal, and easygoing. 

8) How does she react to her kid’s tantrums?

B: She ignores them.
S: She doesn’t. 

9) Name her favorite TV show? Favorite guilty pleasure tv show?

B: This changes frequently, but currently it’s a show called “Billions” on Showtime. A guilty pleasure TV show is probably one of the “Love & Hip Hop” shows (she’s too embarrassed to actually admit that).
S: “Scandal,” I think. Guilty pleasure TV shows are the “Housewives” series, and “Total Divas” (that’s embarrassing). 

10) Funniest thing she’s ever done?

B: She was driving while day-dreaming and swerved because she saw a tree…but she realized it was only the tree air-freshener hanging in the car.
S: When walking into a crowded restaurant, she walked into a glass door (thinking it was open). 

11) If you spend a date together with your kids, what would she want to do most?

B: She would definitely want to go shopping and get something sweet to eat!
S: Brunch, shopping, and a park date. 

12) If your friend could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be?

B: Bora Bora
S: Bora Bora

13) Most perfect day for your friend  “sans kids”?

B: Lunch and shopping at Bergdorfs.
S: Probably a spa day in the city – nothing better than relaxing without having to worry about what the kids are doing! 

14) What’s a guilty pleasure that she wouldn’t want to admit?

B: She loves going to new restaurants that are popular (and hard to get a reservation at). She can appreciate a challenge, and if you know her…you know she usually gets her way ;).
S: Requesting the best table in a restaurant every time she makes a reservation…but hey, if you don’t ask, you won’t receive! 

15) If your friend could have one wish what would it be?

B: Sorry to sound like a Hallmark card…but she would probably wish that all children could be loved and adored.
S: To live forever in a happy world! 

16) Who is your friend’s style icon?

B: She gets a lot of her Inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest, and the streets of NYC. If I had to choose I would say Nicole Richie and Elle Ferguson (Instagram).
S: I think she draws inspiration from a lot of different places, but if she had one style icon it would probably be Monica Rose (celebrity stylist). 

17) If she could be anyone for a day who would it be?

B: She wouldn’t want to be anyone else, she loves her life!
S: Her husband just to see how fantastic it is being married to her…just kidding, she’s happy being herself! 

To see more of Sai follow @scoutfashion & scoutthecity.com and to see more of Brooke follow  @somewherelately & somewherelately.com

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#HMPLAYDATE: Heymama + H&M Are Throwing The Ultimate Playdate And You Are Invited

March 15, 2016
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Finding your squad as a mama can make all the difference. We’re celebrating those special friends (that just get you) with our ULTIMATE PLAYDATE series with H&M. We’ve tapped our favorite bloggers to take us along on a playdate and share their playdate style. Plus we’ll be hosting a rad party at the H&M Time Square store on March 20th, and we would love to see you there! Meet us there and hangout with cool mamas like @amberfillerup @lilliesandleon @patriciachangny and @somewherelately.

 

 

#LookGood, Events, Fashion

HEYMAMA X NYDJ Brooklyn Breakfast

August 21, 2015
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They say that looking good and feeling good are a big part of being able to achieve your goals, and we think parties are also important.  So when super flattering denim line NYDJ approached us about co-hosting  a breakfast at V.P. of Marketing Kate Foster’s gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone to get creative working mamas together, we jumped at the chance.  Guests strolled into Kate’s home in Park Slope to mingle with other creative goddesses about what they do, eat ricotta and peach toast, get pampered and try on their ultra slimming jeans.  Not only did everyone get a pair new denim, but these ladies were treated to a selection of NYDJ’s work essentials to take home with them.

Who doesn’t want a little morning pretty on a hot day in the city? The Stylisted did make-up touch ups and custom braids to freshen up everyone’s look after the commute to Park Slope (do you know how far that is on the train?)  and because we are not Amber Fillerup, although we would not mind that at all. After strolling down the spiral staircase we stopped to smell white bouquets of lilies and roses (courtesy of Williamsburg based Rose, Red & Lavender) and glided down the outdoor stairs to a sprawling garden.  After our fill of tasty bites by Table-BK , we chatted and played dress-up until it was time to head off for the work day.

The morning was so lovely, it was almost better than the European vacation we’re pretending to be jetting off to next week.

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Photography by Amy Frances.