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Inspired: Waitress (from Edwards) & author releases first novel, “Dear Lucy”

summarized from TribecaTrib:

A graduate from Princeton University, a student at New School in the M.F.A. program, and a waitress, putting forth 20 to 25 hours a week at our local Edward’s on West Broadway, Julie Sarkissian is definitely an inspiration. She had started working at Edward’s restaurant during her summer years at Princeton to save up money. Ever since she graduated and got accepted at NewSchool, she moved to New York and started dedicating 20- 25 hours a week at Edward’s (always a favorite lunch & dinner spot) to eventually pay off all her school loans. She always had a passion for writing, and while waitressing, she would imagine new situations in her main character’s voice- Lucy. Sarkissian states that the voice of her main character “came to [her] out of the blue.” Cheers to Sarkissian for her novel “Dear Lucy” which was published in April. Here is an excerpt of “Dear Lucy” provided by tribecatrib.com :

“I take one hand to open the door and keep one around my apron. An egg jumps out. “Lucy, use a basket. When you don’t use a basket, then the eggs break.” Mister is standing next to the skillet. When the skillet is hot with oil he puts his beard inside his shirt. “Then we don’t have food for breakfast. And everyone is hungry.” “I am gentle with the eggs, Mister,” I say. “Missus said, ‘Have you ever known a girl who was as gentle with the eggs?’” Missus doesn’t say anything. Today Missus forgot to tell her face to wake up. She is stirring a bowl and watching the grits turn around and around by the spoon. Mister he makes the eggs and Missus she makes the grits and that is what breakfast is. Missus, Missus, say how good I always am with the eggs. That is my wish but she doesn’t look up. A lot of the times wishing doesn’t make things happen any better than they would without your wishing. But it is something hard to learn, not to use your time to wish things. “Missus, Missus.” I have to say it louder because her ears are still asleep. So I say it louder and louder. “Missus, did you ever know a girl who was as good with the eggs?”

We are definitely putting this on our Babesta summer reading (for us, not kiddies) bookshelf!

We would love to see more success reach you, Julie!

Credits to Tribeca Trib for always updating us with awesome news:

http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/new-chapter-tribeca-waitress#sthash.6wla59uA.dpuf

Creatures of the Night (light)

What animal do you dream about? We just got a new shipment of Jonathan Adler animal menagerie nightlights in. They provide just the right amount of light in a room to keep any of the scaries away. Sweet and peaceful done out of ceramic. Find them at Babesta here.

Jonathan Adler's ceramic lion nightlight

Jonathan Adler’s ceramic lion nightlight

A Sunny Day Checking Out the Small Businesses of Tribeca

 

 

 


We here at Babesta want to celebrate small business week! Babesta Cribz and Babesta Threads are located in the  neighborhood of TriBeCa, which is filled with dozens of great small businesses that offer unique products.

 

A little reminder of the great things about shopping local:

-convenience

-sustaining a cute & vibrant neighborhood (property values too!)

-environmental benefits like less pollution (take a CitiBike and check in on all of your local merchants!)

In celebration of small business week & all the cool businesses around us, we popped into visit a bunch of fellow shops today to say hello & snap some pics – we visited Stella, Cosmopolitan Café, Kitchenette, Christina Lehr, and TriBeCa Treats (and so many more!)

It’s you, our local friends who keep us all strong and running. Thank you to all for your support! We love all our customers & neighborhood.

Just a Peek: Babesta Fall Fashion 2013 Photoshoot

We spent Memorial Day weekend in the Berkshires, shooting an editorial style “story” for Babesta in the woods. (You can take the girl out of the city…) We rented a U-haul and brought up cribs, strollers, Fall 2013 fashions and more! There was definitely a point in time that I thought I had totally lost it (light rain, wind & back-breaking set building) – but the result will be beautiful, thanks to an amazing team, including photographer Katrina Tang & stylist Michel Onofrio! Stay tuned. Here’s a little behind the scenes peek! (who’s behind that big, big book!?)

A little sneak peek of our Fall fashion photo shoot in the Berkshires! Shot by Katrina Tang

A little sneak peek of our Fall fashion photo shoot in the Berkshires! Shot by Katrina Tang

Rock on, WSJ

As a former metal head (if you blur the line at Bon Jovi, Poison and Cinderella), I got a kick out of today’s culture spotlight on the front page of the WSJ. I guess it makes sense, as there are experts on everything, but there is something so compelling about the academic pursuit of heavy metal, and scholarly works about GWAR’s social context and significance. My heavy metal days, big hair and big crush on Axl Rose are behind me, unless and until, that is, I head to karaoke, where it all comes tumbling back like a badge of head-banging honor.

Check out the article here: http://ow.ly/k4VDu 

Babesta Rock Hand One Piece

Babesta Rock Hand One Piece

http://www.babesta.com/Rock-Hand-Snaptee-Tee.html

Back in the City-Whew, we made it!

In meandering the streets in the 2nd and 3rd, outside of our apartment in Paris, I was struck by all of the beautiful doors and wanted to use them as a backdrop for my “city” shots.

–>In front of a gorgeous Tiffany blue door, with a Babesta KISS tee and Munster animal print jeans and amazing tiger print sunglasses by Mini Rodini. Check out the street art on the lower right by French artist Space Invader.

kiss shirt

–>Anatole is a French mouse (the beret was the clincher) and the tee by Out of Print Books paired perfectly with a red reversible skirt by A for Apple. I thought a white door right off the Rue Montorgueil was well suited.

anatole

–>A New Yorker in Paris, decked in her Grass and Clovers NYC tee and the reversible skirt in green by A for Apple. Although her tee betrays her country of origin, you’d swear she was French by her penchant for croissants.

grass and clovers NYC tshirt

–>The Boombox NPR tee by Chaser is almost as loud as the French graffiti backdrop. Thought it was a cool cacophony of design that was a must-capture. On her head: tiger printed glasses by Mini Rodini.

boombox tee

–>The Mini Rodini Panther cardigan is an awesome piece to amp up a monotone ensemble or crazier yet, pair with some stripes.

mini rodini panther cardigan

–>A Bob Dylan concert tee by Rowdy Sprout in front of a gorgeous deep green door surrounded with white stone detailing. That door opened when we were taking pictures. A sweet little dog emerged (accompanied by her owner) much to our delight! We know that petites chiens are the rock stars of the Parisian streets.

bob dylan

City Girls in the Country

 

We just got back from a sojourn from the city–Spring break in Paris and the Loire valley. As I lived in Paris years ago, it’s held a big place in my heart and I was so excited to take the girls there. It’s a hoot to bring city kids to the country – There was a distinct topnote of Paris Hilton/Nicole Ritchie in their reaction to the natural creatures that live in the country and the unfamiliar environs.

Spilling out of the car, a Citroen Picasso that “fits 7″ (but Enterprise squished their face at us when they saw that we were not just 7 but were 7 with luggage! (mais non!)), the girls ran as fast as they could across the lawn toward two horses who were on the property. Out of the city they’re always blown away by the space and freedom.

Our “gite” was located outside of Tours – something I found on mrandmrssmith.com – which has some great properties especially nice for larger groups, and I highly recommend. It was a old French country house on a property with stables and a gorgeously dilapidated chateau that would be stunning renovated but was still beautiful. You could just imagine it in its heyday.

gite

We made a fire every night in the fireplace and every day set off to the many chateaus in the area–gorgeous. We even went on a hike around the 500 acre property, wearing tall boots to protect against the mud, led by the property caretaker, an outdoorsman, and his dog “Escape” (who the girls fell in love with!)

On one of the days we took advantage of the property and snapped some pics with the latest collections.

–> The first location I selected was in front of mucky bog that was beautiful and interesting and thought would be a good companion to the fish dress by Mini Rodini topped by a salmon colored jacket by A for Apple.

 

a for apple jacket new

–>The markets in France are chalk-full of fresh fruits and vegetables. I thought this Bobo Choses dress with leggings was adorable and really popped off the outbuilding behind.  But then, again, she was drawn to the horses. Every girl wants a pony!

amina bobo choses

–>The geometric tee by Munster Kids with strong pastel colors felt right next to the chopped wood in every shape next to her. Although she looks like a homesteader staring off with deep thoughts of work and life, she’s really looking yonder at her favorite horse!

amina munster

–>Lastly, both girls put on their furniture-tassel dresses by Mini Rodini - one in pink and one in green (which was topped with a opaque raincoat by A for Apple) and played at the once stately doorstep of the old, unkept chateau (and then all over the lawn, under the 200 year old trees, chased enthusiastically by Escape, the dog. The tassels conjured up the classical French furniture and tapestries that likely once dressed this grand estate.

mini ro dresses

Some of the Coolest Onesies by Kee-Ka Organics, for your New York City Baby

We love these new Kee-Ka Organics onesies –they definitely make a great “indie” layette choice for a cool city baby! We thought today would be a good day to post, in the wake of the fare hike (Boo! New Yorkers are feeling nostalgic to when the fares were less: I looked it up, a ride on the NYC subway was 5 cents in 1904, $1.00 in 1986, $2.00 until 2009 and now a whopping $2.75)! Nostalgic, adorable baby onesies for New Yorker born and bred!

Check them out at www.babesta.com/new or give us a buzz at 212 608 4522 to snap one up!
NYC Subway Series by Keeka Organics