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The Sunday Guide – December

   INSPIRATION STATEMENT Even the "Atmospheric River" rain events, sideways winds, and a month void of sunshine could not dampen the spirits and mood of our Winter Pop-up at the iconic Vogue building! Together with Susan Wheeler Home, Red Lemons Vintage & Tune HiFi, we served up an impressive selection of winter wares and holiday spirit to remind us that Seattle is still the hometown of Baby & Company. The neighborhood felt vibrant, and the Pike Place Market area was once again buzzing with shoppers! Heartwarming, to say the least! Our favorite customers came down to show the hometown love that reminds us why we will remain part of the Seattle narrative forever. That being said, driving back into the Wood...
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The Sunday Guide – November

  INSPIRATION STATEMENT Hello Seattle,  The challenge is always to find an available space in the right location - The Vogue Building is BOTH! The space was vacated months ago by the previous tenant: Vain Hair Salon (they relocated to 1121 Pike Street). She needed a LOT of TLC to bring her alive and ready to host the Baby & Company Winter Pop-Up, with our favorite collaborators: Susan Wheeler Vintage Home, Red Lemons Vintage Clothing, Tune Hi-Fi, and Easy Street Records. However, the beauty of her bones and rawness made it all worth it and we literally made a “silk purse out of a sow's ear”. The hard work and effort paid off and we created something very wonderful for the city...
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The Sunday Guide – October

  INSPIRATION STATEMENT B&C SUN VALLEY TURNS 1! Our last day in our Seattle location was September 26th, 2020. We packed up our extensive and beautiful store, packed our bags, and set off to start something new in Ketchum, Idaho. On October 15th, we opened Baby & Company Sun Valley. While we had built an excellent local following after doing multiple Pop-Ups over the last 8 years in the area, we still get asked the question–(wait for it), "is it a Baby store?" Unfortunately, most of our local clients never knew that Baby was the founders' name. They never got to experience what made the store on 1st & Virginia so damn special. They never got to experience the magnetic spark...
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The Sunday Guide – August

  DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Well, here we find ourselves in the last months of summer. We are going to squeeze the last bit of fun and excitement out of this still strange, hot, and unpredictable 2021 solstice season.We have a bunch of events planned to keep you on your toes as we bring you everything from trunk shows, bake sales, and a good ol' fashion garage sale. But, when has Baby ever been BORING!!     CHARITY BAKE SALE – 8.17 Old school is the new school Baby and boy do we have some great bakers supporting this event! Our Bake Sale will benefit Mountain Humane - Join us Tuesday Aug 17 from 12-5p and show some cookie love for...
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The Sunday Guide – July

INSPIRATION STATEMENT “Change is the only constant in life” - Heraclitus One year later, how’s everyone doing?Before you read further, take one minute to close your eyes and remember what your life looked like at this same time a year ago. It just blows my mind to think a year later we would move our business, sell our house, and leave our hometown of Seattle in search of a fresh start in a new place that suddenly feels like home.Painful - YES!Scary - Hell yes!Exciting - Most definitely!Creating something new is at the heart of our brand's DNA. Founder Baby Burstyn understood this concept very well and always found ways to re-fresh the store experience and keep the product assortment evolving towards...
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The Sunday Guide - June

INSPIRATION STATEMENT It feels good to be loved, Baby! Today is the last day of our Tenth Avenue Collective - We were unsure what to expect, but we were hopeful that Seattle would be ready for a good dose of Baby & Company style and flare. We wanted to put a Collective together with some of our favorite local businesses and present something stylish, entertaining, smart, and engaging. Judging from the reaction, I think we NAILED IT!!! The Tenth Avenue Collective Pop-up added excitement and energy to one of our favorite neighborhoods. We were so happy to be part of Seattle's rebound after a long damn year of the global pandemic. It sure feels like we are on the other...
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The Sunday Guide - May

  INSPIRATION STATEMENT Coming back to Seattle to host our 1st full-scale seasonal Pop-Up put some self-inflicted pressure on us to do something dynamic, local, supportive, and memorable! The last campaign we would install in March 2020, just before the pandemic shut us down, turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the Tenth Avenue Collective we have put together to share with all of you this Spring / Summer season. We have brought together some of our favorite local businesses to bring various products from art, music, garden, homeware, vintage, recycled, and a whole lot of spirit, imagination, and good taste. Susan Wheeler Home - Susan is fresh off a buying trip with a wide assortment of home and...
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Sunday Guide - April

INSPIRATION STATEMENT A Beautiful Distraction - The power of scent to change the mood and the mindset. One evening at home, as we sat down for dinner, Wayne leaned over to hand me the bowl of pasta. As he handed it off to me, he stopped to comment on the fragrance I was wearing . He took another more deliberate sniff of my neck, and told me I looked beautiful. It felt like a 1st date with my boyfriend-turned-husband 25 years later. I share this with you to make the point that scent informs one of our most primal reactions and should be utilized whenever possible. It adds a very sensual element to ones presence, personality, and style. The ancient Egyptians were...
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The Sunday Guide - March

INSPIRATION STATEMENT The Thaw of Winter "When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch" - Robert Veninga. Every year I look forward to that first awareness that spring is indeed on its way. Subtly, we recognize the dark of winter is in retreat. Bit by bit, the days begin to get a little longer. Gradually, we recognize a change in winter's typical chill as the sun begins to feel a little warmer. Eventually, the dull and brown of naked gardens reveal the approach of crocuses, tulips, irises, and blooming camelias promising the return of color to our surroundings. The anticipation of what waits for us on the other...
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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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