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The Sunday Guide - October

  Season Statement ___ The Rebellious Flower of Marimekko   If you’re reading this, you are Baby. You love what we love — bold patterns, women-owned businesses, clothing as a form of self-expression, or better yet, protest. The story behind our latest installation — The Rebellious Flower of Marimekko — combines these elements in a collection as vivid and imaginative as the brand’s best-selling designs.   Founded by Armi Ratia in 1951, Finnish label Marimekko has blossomed into a beloved household name. Instead of following the trend of restrictive clothing for women, Ratia introduced “liberating dresses in abstract patterns and vibrant colors.” Early on, this foray into rebellion attracted some noteworthy fans like Georgia O’Keefe, Jane Jacobs, and Jacqueline Kennedy...
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The Sunday Guide - September

September Sunday Guide SEASON STATEMENT Ready or not, here comes Autumn, Baby. Mornings have that subtle chill in the air; days are giving way to the night a bit earlier, and Labor Day has everyone clamoring to squeeze the last taste of summer out of the long weekend. But, not all is lost with the end of summer. Nature will serve up her last blast of seasonal beauty and hopefully we will be treated to a long Indian Summer before the 1st frost flirts its way into our gardens and lawns. We will be waiting with gorgeous, cozy sweaters where Autumnal hues abound! We have some exciting events and happenings in the coming months that we hope to share with...
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The Sunday Guide – August

Season Statement This season, we are centering our focus on the concept that something old is always new again.    We will present several designers this season who have proved this point, based on the length and legacy of their brands that have stood the test of time in a moment when everything seems to be ZOOMING by at a breakneck speed. The domination and impact of the technology has literally changed every f*cking thing we do in our day-to-day lives.   We are living at a time where INSTANT is the new normal. Well, we want to challenge this NORM and invite our customers to come experience our latest in-store installation called Bazar de Baby! If you're like me,...
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A Life Well Lived

‘Fill in the blanks!” Joanne would say. She was always encouraging the people around her to use their minds. She was an avid crossword puzzler and somewhat of a life coach to her friends and family. As her soul sister Janet would say “She was never pushy and she loved the process.” This wasn’t just for the New York Times crossword puzzles, but for everything that she did in life. Through a consistent combination of an effortless grace and dedication to excel at everything she tried, Joanne was a force to be reckoned with. “When she did anything, she did it all the way.” says Janet. Whether she was working as chef at The Pink Door, sculpting in an art...
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The Sunday Guide - July

Inspiration Statement This time of year, we help so many people as they plan their vacations. Deciding what to wear for so many different destinations can be tricky business, so I always use my own personal experiences to help guide them. I am always so eager and happy to hear about peoples' adventures. It reminds me how much Wayne and I love a great adventure and the thrill of the unknown.For this reason I was happy to start selling a new travel journal called YOLO. I was reminded how exciting it was to find and then navigate those destinations that were truly off the beaten track; places not always featured in your typical travel magazine because there are no big hotel or resort chains to promote or...
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The Sunday Guide – June

Inspiration Statement I’ve been a cannabis ambassador since the 1970s. My knowledge, understanding, and endorsement has only continued to grow in recent years, and it seems much of world is now on the same journey.The amount of information on cannabis—in particular CBD—can be overwhelming and hard to navigate. For this reason, I’ve decided to host a panel on June 13 with some of the brightest women at the forefront of this community. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded understanding on how plant-based medicine can improve our well being, both internally and externally.We will attempt to demystify the following:  How does it work? Why does it work? What are the differences between products?As with most things, when I find something...
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The Sunday Guide – May

  Opening Statement Flowers and sunshine and daily SPF, oh my! Spring is officially in the air and after this long winter’s nap, we’re ready to wake up and start blooming – just as nature intended. I’ve put together a wish list, straight from my weary winter heart, so we can stop hibernating and start playing. We’re heading outside and staying there – cheers to beach days, outdoor concerts, and a much later bedtime. See you at the pool, Baby. xxoo, Jill Donnelly view the editorial   Colman Pool A swim with a view? Count us in. Starting May 11, you can dive into this heated saltwater pool while enjoying panoramic views of Puget Sound. Located in West Seattle, this...
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Calendar of Events - December

Palihotel If you’re like us, your favorite parts about Seattle are decidedly un-corporate. The Palihotel gets that, and they’ve designed rooms that match the eclectic, personality-driven vibe of our fair city. Case in point: you’ll find bunk beds, Smeg fridges, and a fab mix of patterns and décor in this marketplace hotel.   Address: 107 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 Queen City Basically anything Linda touches turns to gold, and this new venture proves to be another success. Preserving the bones of a classic Seattle institution, Derschang deftly adds her signature touches: feel-good food, killer bar, and cozy, can’t-stay-away atmosphere to name a few. Also there’s a daily happy hour! Yeah, we’ll see you there. Address: 2201 1st Ave, Seattle,...
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From The Desk Of Jill Donnelly: The Designer Residency Series

Hello Baby!   The retail climate has changed drastically since we opened our doors in 1976. We have had to look over our long history to reflect on how Baby & Company has built a community around its magical blend of visual narration and an assortment of product that was unique and unknown.   Forty-two years later, we are still combining those essential elements to bring neighbors near and far into our store with the hope of leaving our visitors surprised and wanting more! It’s rooted in our DNA. It’s what Baby & Company is all about. We have always been storytellers and magicians of visual theater. We own this space of experience retail. To us, it’s the norm and...
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Queen City

2201 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 I found myself at Queen City on a late afternoon during heavy rainfall. The kind of rain that even us Seattleites seek shelter from. The place feels as much as a landmark as the nearby Pike Market. It has history and you can sense that as soon as you enter. I happily parked myself inside at a cozy candlelit table and stayed a while soaking in the general splendor and enjoying the Moscow Frappé recommended by my server. (I also recommend this drink as it was incredibly delicious.)                                             Moscow Frappé: Absolut Elyx, Giner,...
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