These slender and pretty bracelets lighten up everything from a white t-shirt and jeans to a dark work suit. They pair well with gold or enamel bangles and they are a rare combination of delicate and baby proof. Handmade by women artists in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, and only $6 each today at my sister-in-law’s adorable Newport shop. Call her to put together a great group and pop them in the mail to you… 401-845-0800.
In fact, it’s 5:51 here. If you live in New York City I highly recommend making your way over to Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria on First Avenue for a cocktail or mocktail. $1 from every “Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca” ordered in October will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Just think of how much good you can do.
I used to dislike pink, but now that we’ve got a roly-poly baby girl, I am a real convert to certain shades. These bohemian wrap bracelets by Chan Luu for Calypso St. Barth are a stylish way to support breast cancer research (and wear a Chan Luu wrap bracelet for less than a whopping $200…)
On a personal note, yesterday was my first day in our New York City office after a year of pregnancy, maternity leave, working from Rhode Island for a few months, and moving to CT. And it was a real good one. Besides the fact that it was fall in New York (cue You’ve Got Mail quotes), and I got to walk past my little brother’s office on the way from Grand Central to mine, everywhere I turned there were fresh ideas for this blog. When I sat down to type a few up, I realized that my last post was exactly one year ago today. High time to return to something that helps me to learn about smart businesses and philanthropic efforts and inspires me to think creatively at work. Hopefully it gives some good ideas to a few of you too. As they say on the front page of the yummy fall Calypso site, joie de vivre.
Does anyone know of any baby bedding companies that are run by good people who give back to their communities? Preferably companies that make linens in a colorful block print or check or plaid? I always loved the bedding above by Rickshaw Design but they seem to be out of the crib set business.
And I plan to get simple crib sheets that can get messy and be changed frequently. So we have a little budget for a pre-made crib set. But I’m not seeing much I like out there, so I’m thinking I may need to order some fabric and beg my mom to teach me to sew my own…?