Month: April 2016

Bitte Summer 2016 Collection Launch Party

Summer is almost here. Can you believe it? Which means planning family vacations is just around the corner. Or if you’re like me, you’re just trying to get through the week and leave the planning to the husband! Last week I attended my first press event at Chantal Guillion on Howard St. hosted by mom and entrepreneur Maia, co-founder of Bitte. She had a full sample of the summer collection set up beautifully inside. There was a photo-booth, a macaron decorating activity, cute gift bags, and plenty of macarons and champaign – definitely enough to make us bloggers and moms very happy! It was a great chance to meet new people, dream up reasons why I should shop at Bitte and practice taking photos. I finally had a chance to upload some photos from the event: The summer collection is now available on www.bitteshop.com. I’m starting to shop at Bitte for birthday gifts and baby showers too now. The site is really easy to navigate and convenient. The only minor thing is the wait for shipping. …

A Night At the Museum – The Oscar De La Renta Exhibit @The De Young Museum SF

Last Friday Night my husband and I had our date night at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Entrance fee was free, and tickets for the Oscar De La Renta Exhibit were only $20 that night (Regularly $30 for adults, $15 for children). It was the first time I’ve actually ever seen the designer’s dresses and I was blown away. Made the mannequins look goooooood! These photos do not do it justice. Fashion is a trend, Style is within a person. -Oscar De La Renta My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best – Oscar De La Renta We spent most of our time at the Oscar De La Renta exhibit, but I hope to check out the other exhibits again some time. What’s your favorite exhibit at the De Young?

She created her own online store selling sustainable children’s apparel and toys. AND she’s a new mom. Meet Maia.

Women create businesses. Women create jobs. Women have a huge impact on the economy. Women become mothers. These are some facts that have been circulating through my brain these days. Why? Because it’s time to give women some credit where its due! And today’s featured woman is no exception. She’s a full time mama and entrepreneur: Meet Maia McDonald Smith, Co-Founder of Bitte. An online store which curates modern, classic and sustainable children apparel and toys, sourced from US/Europe. I was able to get an in person interview with Maia and her Co-Founder who happens to be her own mom – Sara McDonald.  We checked in at San Francisco’s lovely Chantel Guillon, where my eye and taste buds first gravitated towards the colorful display of macarons that lay before me. Thursday morning just got sweeter #macarons and #tea by @chantalguillon on #Howard st #sf #sanfrancisco #dessert #food #desserts #yum #yummy #amazing #instagood #instafood #delish #foods #delicious #tasty #eat #eating #foodpics #sweettooth #foodie #french #womenled #parisian A photo posted by www.eatsleepplayblog.com (@eatsleepplayblog) on Mar 24, 2016 at …

Why Writing A Blog Isn’t Enough And Why I’m Building A Community Instead

  “I finally came to the conclusion that a blog, while a great media platform, is not the same as a community. And thats what we really need. It’s what we might spend 2 precious minutes of our time for.” Here’s my problem from a bloggers stand point. My blog aims to cater to newly minted moms (like myself), and quite frankly, it comes with one minor issue: Mom’s don’t have time to read blogs. They simply don’t have the leisure time to sit there and get through a single blog post. They can barely return a text some times. A text is less than 100 characters! And you’re expecting them to read those 1000 word blog posts and then leave a comment? For who? I’ll admit I don’t like commenting on posts either unless it’s asking a specific question that I feel I can answer. Reaching a mom is like trying to communicate via morse code to an alien in outer space. Aliens all just trying to keep their sh*t together. 😉 But you know what they will make time for? A play date, meeting up with …