“Toast to Survivors” – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink was the color of choice today at the "Toast to Survivors" luncheon hosted by The Moms (Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein) and actress Kristin Chenoweth. Beverage sponsor Martini (the sparkling wine) made sure that each attendee was offered a pretty pink mini bubbly with a straw (a definite indulgance on a Monday afternoon). Some of the most rousing words were spoken by patient advocate Dee Dee Ricks (who has been named one of Wall Street's Most Powerful Women), who relayed her own battle with the disease and her first hand look at the inequities in the health care system based on socio-economics.At the end of the luncheon, Martini presented a check to Kristin Chenoweth for her own charity Maddie's Corner, which she noted will be allocated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Right Action for Women. 

It made me think about how I've defyed the color pink as much as I could (eschewing the pastel palette of the baby-verse), but today paused to acknowledge what a powerful & cool color it is. 

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Newark Museum and BASF Partner to Make Kids’ Science Learning Lab

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We thought it pretty cool when BASF announced that it is partnering with the Newark Museum to create a Kids' Science Learning Lab at the Museum. As the daughter of a chemist, experimentation is in my blood. I can just imagine how much fun it would be for kids (under supervision) to try out these fun interactive classes on Saturdays. Here's a list of classes:

Sept 29 (Water Loves Chemistry: Operation Filtration), October 6 (Playful Polymers), October 13 (The Rainbow Connection), October 20 (A Hair-Raising Experiment), November 3 (The pHun Factor), November 17 (Happy Hands), December 1 (Hold Everything), December 8 (A Hair Raising Experiment) and December 15 (Playful Polymers)– at 1pm and 3pm. Get on your safety goggles folks! This will be fun!

For children aged 6-12

Participation: Free, but space is limited

Reserve in advance by calling 973 596 6563

www.newarkmuseum.org

At Babesta: One Jacket by A for Apple, 3 Ways To Wear it

A for Apple’s Dewi Utility Furry Jacket might just be the piece de resistance for the season. It’s highly versatile and can be worn layered with the fur vest for a luxe-cool, without the fur vest to get an army jacket feel or vest-alone to top off a chic ensemble. The faux fur is soft and the quality and details of this jacket are stand out

Check it out! Shop A for Apple Dewey Utility Jacket

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Elyse Kroll Interiors Gives Babesta Threads a Cool Makeover

Just wanted to give a shout out to Elyse Kroll Interiors–the mastermind behind the Babesta Threads revamp. We can’t say enough about Elyse – and we give her our highest recommendation if you’re looking to spruce up your home or professional space. We didn’t even know we were going to revamp Babesta until Elyse came in (after we tapped her to do the consultation we “won” at the PS 234 school auction). Her ideas were great and we could see her vision in our first conversation. Our interest was immediately piqued and we decided to just go for it. Our contractor was surprised (“we’re revamping the space, are you free next week!?”) but somehow it all came together. (OK I say somehow, but really it was all of us working round the clock). We love her creativity and resourcefulness coupled with a great ability to listen and understand our business needs and come up with attractive solutions to address each one. She definitely captured the Babesta vibe, helping us make our miniature space much more useful while keeping it super-cool. Some of the highlights: The orange and grey accent walls, the framed t-shirt wall, the center locker-tables, the back counter made out of kitchen cabnitry. We look forward to working with Elyse again-She rocks!

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Back to School Window at Babesta

OK, yes, I always do these windows at night! But I couldn't wait to reveal our back to school window! Pencils by Lotless, Book-table by ebay, backpacks by Madpax (you can buy them inside!!!!) :) And (this is really exciting for us) if you bring in 2 new or nearly new books to Babesta for Room to Grow charity (for in-need families), we'll give you 10 percent off your back to school purchase! Back to School Rulez indeed!!! www.babesta.com.

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Olympic Window at Babesta

As this will be the last day of Olympic window at babesta (the first window after our renovation) I thought I'd post a few pictures. I'm trying to capture all of our windows as we have so much fun doing them and are always sad to see them go (but always excited about the next.)

Note the British brand tees by Rowdy Sprout and the gorgeous "British flags" in poppy colors created by Elyse Kroll Interiors.

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Artist Brady Smith at One Art Space Tomorrow

We're heading over to One Art Space at 23 Warren tomorrow after we close (@7:00) in order to check out artist Brady Smith's wrestlers, bunnies, skeletons & such! Come meet us there. It will (shamefully) be our first visit to the cool space! 

7:00-10:00pm

23 Warren Street, btwn Church & Broadway

Here's a taste!

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