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Springtime Bursts of Color for Two Spectacular Parties!


Springtime Bursts of Color for Two Spectacular Parties!

No Comments 16 May 2011


The one thing I love most about being an event designer and planner is that I can always reinvent myself. One day it’s a colorful candy land fantasy (http://thejewishhostess.com/2011/01/how-sweet-it-is-a-sugar-sweet-bris/) and the next it’s a simple, bold, and chic affair.

This next bris was a bit unconventional in that I decided not to go in the ‘baby boy blue’ direction. Don’t get me wrong, I love a blue bris! But I was going for more of a smart and chic feeling. So we started with a beautiful cotton white and baby yellow striped linen. There’s something about yellow and white stripes that screams Rodeo Drive to me. I also find these colors very refreshing for a morning affair in May!
From there it was simple- A natural wood chair, a beautiful clean centerpiece of orange tulips blooming out of fresh white hydrangea, and a birch vase. In the center of the room was a HUGE oversized centerpiece of beautiful branches with little yellow blossoms.
Another occasion that called for an effortless & elegant feeling was a torah dedication in July. It was the couples 50th anniversary and their children dedicated a Torah in their honor. So we decided that cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on a Friday afternoon before Shabbat would be a great way to celebrate.  Being that this was a summer event, I wanted to incorporate a high dose of color in a handsome and neat way. So I chose very bright orange and fuchsia baby orchids.

For a linen I chose a beautiful celery green organza with paillettes.

I topped it with the orange and hot pink orchids for a burst of color and added a light wood ballroom chair. If you don’t want to overdue it make sure your vases are height appropriate!

And there you have it! Less is more with these two beautiful events.

Lillian Antar Shomer

Event Design & Planning
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Love Your Little Ones- Be BPA-Free


Love Your Little Ones- Be BPA-Free

1 Comment 20 April 2010

As if we need more Jewish guilt

Who would ever think that  popular brand baby bottles, pacifiers, and toys could possibly be dangerous to our kids health?

This week, Earth Day prompts us all to be aware of the chemicals in the environment and in our homes.

Pregnancy and early childhood are critical times in babies’ lives because they are growing and developing so rapidly. During this time they are vulnerable to elements in their environment, and we as  parents should protect them as much as possible from exposure to potentially harmful substances.

PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is a hard plastic that requires harsh chemical softeners, such as phthalates, to make it appropriate for use in soft plastic baby toys such as squirty toys.

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is used in hard, clear plastics sometimes used in baby toys to prevent breakage.

In 2003 it was shown that products  manufactured with PVC  and BPA were shown to disrupt reproductive functions and cause other developmental problems.

Make sure your baby products are also Nitrosamine free: Nitrosamines are found in latex products such as some infant teethers. They have been shown to cause cancer in many animals.   Make sure  all your teethers and soothers are nitrosamine free.

Check out the items below. Do your research, and be informed.

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Safe and Chic Food Containers for Your Family

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Safe and Chic Food Containers for Your Family

No Comments 20 April 2010

Earth Day Awareness!

Its time to dive into our kitchen cabinets and take stock of the harmful plastic baby bottles and storage containers that we use daily.

You’ve probably heard of BPA, the chemical used in polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers and in resin linings for cans. Originally considered safe, the FDA has now acknowledged concerns about the potential effects of BPA on the brain and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and young children.

Women are usually the decision makers in regards to the kitchen products purchased. We owe it to our families to research

these basics and provide them with the safest alternatives possible.

Action we can take to protect our families:

1-Choose glass,  or BPA free plastic containers and baby bottles, pacifiers, etc.

2-To store hot foods, leftovers, etc. use glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers.

3-Avoid BPA laden plastic containers with the No. 7  recycling label.

4-Dont microwave plastic containers.

5-Use dried beans, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of canned foods which contain BPA- containing resin.

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What Stroller Should I  Buy?


What Stroller Should I Buy?

No Comments 04 April 2010

Sponsored Spotlight

Now that Spring is here, its time to take those tots for strolls and fresh air!

One of the most common questions we get when a sophisticated expectant mother walks into our store is “What stroller should I buy?”

It’s almost as hard as deciding what kind of car to purchase!

Our hands-down most popular stroller is the Bugaboo Cameleon. At a retail price of $979.00, we don’t even have to do a lot of convincing!

Our customers  realize it is well worth the price.

The Cameleon is a multi-terrain stroller for the parents who want it all.

City, woods, sand, or snow this stroller will adapt to any surface.

Here are some of its many features:

-The base comes in five different colors and there are over ten different top colors to choose from.

-This stroller can be used with all of your future children-just the change of the color hood.

-The bassinet and seat are reversible and can face you or the world !

-Adjustable handlebars.

-Adjustable suspension.

- Small swivel wheels in front which makes it easy to navigate.

- 3 position tilting of seat, and it can easily adapt with many infant car seats.

-Optional accessories- cup holder, a foot-muff, parasol and even a bugaboo diaper bag.

- We deliver the custom bugaboo all built and ready to go.

Bugaboos mission statement is “Go out and explore the world with your child!!!”  for more information contact www.dimplesbaby.com.


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