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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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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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