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Nisha Kelen of Fleurish

Tell me about your evolution. How did you get started in the floral business? My mom would say that I started my floral career at the stubborn age of three when I picked up my first marguerite daisy. It was coming up through a crack in the sidewalk on a hot, sunny day in LA and I had to have it. It was all mine. My very first job in the ninth grade was in a flower shop and so it began. I’ve been around flowers ever since as a source of income and a creative outlet. I tried doing other things, but flowers kept calling me back into their seductive world. Moving to Seattle in 1994, I landed a...
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Mother's Day Trunk Show

Please join us on Saturday, May 12th, for an in-store event to celebrate two innovators in beauty and wellness. Piper Dano of Jewels by Piper will bring a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from her eponymous line of jewelry. Blair Lauren Brown of Verte Essentials, masters of the artisanal apothecary, will bring her knowledge of the virtues of CBD. Stop by from 11-6. We'll see you there, baby!  
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Ballard Pop-Up

Visit our newest pop-up in the historic Ballard neighborhood on the corner of Ballard Ave and Vernon Street. Stop by and shop The Ballard Collection: A curated selection of new arrivals, a careful compilation of consignment pieces, and the best of past season’s sale. We’ll see you there, baby! 5301 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 Tuesday - Thursday: 11-7 Friday - Saturday: 11-8 Sunday: 12-6
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Baby in Paris

Taking annual trips to Paris for the past 20 years, Baby and Company owners Jill and Wayne Donnelly have become expat experts on the city. “Every time I visit, I’m still discovering something new,” says Jill. Here, they share their most-loved local haunts to eat, dine, and people watch, as well as the city’s best insider shopping and sightseeing destinations.
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Meet the Donnellys

Have you ever wondered who the individuals are behind the magic of Baby & Company? Wonder no more, and get acquainted with Jill and Wayne Donnelly–company owners, fashion enthusiasts, and well-traveled Seattleites. Learn how this intrepid duo met, where they love to people-watch, and how they bring the Baby & Company identity to life. How did the two of you meet?  Jill: Wayne and I met at a Seattle gym called The Met! Although, we had known each other casually over the years. Wayne: I had returned to Seattle from schooling in Europe and I found myself back at that same gym. She and I were the only ones there on a Friday evening; our first date was teriyaki chicken...
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Coffee Startup: Onda Origins

Baby & Company is always excited to find fellow businesses dedicated to sustainable practices. The moment we were introduced to the founders of new coffee brand Onda Origins, Paul and Scott Tupper, we knew we were in the presence of true innovation. This week we peek inside the startup world and ask Onda's president, Paul Tupper, about the importance of high-transparency and how he distinguishes his business in the nation's coffee capital.  How did Onda Origins take shape? Tupper: Before Onda, I worked in ecotourism, environmental education, and fundraising for environmental nonprofits. I had lived in a high altitude coffee region in Costa Rica (working as a naturalist guide) and developed a fascination with the intersection between coffee, responsible land-use and conservation, and livelihoods.  Scott's...
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Jean Therapy

While James Dean and Levi Strauss may have overwhelming popularized jeans in the fashion industry, Baby & Company’s own relationship with denim began in the 80’s with lines like Fiorucci, Deisel and Girbaud.   Photo courtesy of mariasoromenho.tumblr.com This season, we’re having a love affair with the new arrivals from R13, 6397, and Imperfect Sun. Each brand has a unique and signature way of presenting their iterations of denim, leaving plenty of options for every occasion and every personality. Classic Denim: It’s no accident jeans are a staple in so many wardrobes; denim is versatile and easy to pair with almost anything. Some of our favorite pieces are straightforward, flattering, and easy to mix and match. Shop this look here.  While...
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New Luxury Day Spa

  After the success of Antonio Salon, it seemed only natural that a boutique spa would follow in its well-groomed footsteps. Located directly across the street from the hair salon, Antonio Spa is a stylishly decorated open-air oasis amidst the noise of downtown Seattle. Maintaining the sustainability-driven ethos of the hair salon, the spa is certified by Green Circle and the main product line used, Comfort Zone, is powered by ethically-sourced ingredients and processes. This week, the Baby & Company editor wanders over to test drive some of the services offered: the Oxygeneo facial and brow tint. Masumi, who co-owns Antonio Spa, wears the Voz silk charmeuse kimono. Shop Masumi's look here.  Long: On the day I booked my appointment, the construction-heavy...
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How to Bring Punk Fashion into the Office

Long touted as the exact opposite of business casual, punk fashion in 2018 is both edgy and functional: a practical option for your next breakfast meeting–albeit in tandem with tailored pieces. Three of our most beloved brands, R13, Ter et Bantine, and 6397, help illustrate how to take your graphic tees and distressed denim out of the mosh pit and into the office.  First up: Suiting Avoid looking corporate and de-sterilize your look with plaids and stripes. Try the checked pants from 6397 or the classic high-waisted Ter et Bantine trousers that come with a removable (but why would you?) hip chain. When in doubt, a head-to-toe patterned suit is sure to keep things interesting.  Image courtesy of 6397news.com Next: Denim + Blazers = 90’s...
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Babe Night x Baby & Company

This week we chat with Morgan, Bela, Megan, and Gabrielle about Babe Night: the female produced DJ night that benefits local non-profits. Both Megan and Gabrielle also work as Baby & Company stylists. Their upcoming show is happening February 14 at Linda’s Tavern with proceeds benefitting Mary’s Place. The ladies educate us on the power of all-inclusive community spaces, dance-floor fashion, and the influential and limitless possibilities for the future of Babe Night. On a holiday that frequently polarizes the population, spending Valentine’s Day 2018 getting down and doing good is a win-win solution. How did Babe Night start?  Morgan: I asked Bela and Meg if they would like to DJ with me on a night I worked at the bar Speckled & Drake. We...
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