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BMB’s Favorite Things 2017

A big thank you to all the amazing sponsors who were so generous and helped make this event possible!

Sometimes it’s really nice to get out from behind the computer and spend time with your fellow moms. That’s why a few nights ago you could find the Boston Moms Blog team at barre3 in Brookline, lifting, toning, and sweating our way through a class with the incredible Simone.  

After working hard for an hour, we spent some time learning about and celebrating some great local and women-owned businesses. We’ve dubbed this list BMB’s Favorite Things (#BMBFaveThings) and are so excited to share it with you!

Check out the pictures below, courtesy of Babies and Beauties, and shop local!

 

 

barre3 Brookline

Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Instructors guide you through a specific sequence of movements that tone and lengthen all major muscle groups, rev your heart rate, and strengthen your body. Barre3 is for everyone. At barre3, instructors don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to exercise. Instead, they empower each individual to modify postures and develop body awareness for lasting results. Barre3’s signature approach to teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn — without pain in areas of the body prone to injury.

Babies and Beauties Photography

Babies and Beauties Photography LLC is a full-service, boutique portrait studio specializing in custom newborn, maternity, and beauty portraits. Babies and Beauties strives to make the portrait-making experience a simple and luxurious one, and their goal is to produce high-quality heirloom albums and wall art for your home and office that lasts for generations.

Summer Lulu Teething Jewelry

Summer Lulu is a small,  local business making high end, fashionable and functional teething necklaces and accessories. Our chewable jewelry (or “chewelry”)​ is made in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Honolulu, Hawaii where Sarah and Karin (our co-owners) live with some help from a couple ​
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The chewelry is made of 100% non-toxic food grade silicone, similar to that of a pacifier and easily washes by hand or in a dishwasher bottle rack. Our products are available at 14 boutiques (and we are always looking to expand!) as well as online at www.summerlulu.com.

Beach Road Designs | Beach Sheet

Beach sheets are a 6 ft. x 6 ft. XL size sheet made from 100% heavyweight cotton. The sand-resistant sheets come in a rainbow of bright, beach-inspired colors and designs to suit any sunshine lover.

After the sun sets and you get home, clean your sheets by throwing them in the laundry with your towels and bathing suits — they’re easy to wash, durable, and perfect for claiming your spot under the sun.

Lularoe Jennifer Friedman

LuLaRoe Jennifer Friedman — Every Piece Has its Own Story.

LuLaRoe features comfortable and stylish clothing in limited prints. The production and development that goes into each style, print, and design touches the hands of thousands of artists and craftsmen around the world. From Korea to Guatemala, to the US and Vietnam, together we are blessing the lives of over 100,000 families.

Ava's Caramel Popcorn

Proprietor and confectioner Ava Vatsky grew up eating outstanding caramel popcorn, thanks to frequent care packages mailed to her from her grandparents in the the Midwest (a region that is home to particularly ardent fans of caramel popcorn, or “caramel corn”). Working from her master recipe for sea salt caramel popcorn, Ava created an innovative line of flavors showcasing the irresistible combination of caramel, chocolate, and nuts.

McCrea's Candies

After years of research and development, meticulous testing, and scores of kitchen trials, Jason knew his slow-cooked, small-batch caramels ought to be cut and wrapped exactly as they were back in the day.

Enter the early 20th century retooled classic wrapping machine built in Springfield, MA. The elegant, single-motor, complex set of gears cuts McCrea’s caramels just as it was designed to and turns out over 100 cellophane-wrapped pieces per minute.

Slow, really, when you think about it. But when you’re making the best, world fame is earned one caramel at a time.

peach | Infinity Scarf

Most women are wearing a bra that doesn’t fit or do its job. Women will tell you shopping for bras stinks. The women behind peach wondered how this could still be true when half the population wears a bra. They knew there had to be a better way.

So peach created it.

Peach takes cutting-edge technology, breakthrough product design, and a community of expert, caring stylists to create an experience that builds you up.

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Zoe Emilie

Zoe Emilie is a line of fun, fabulous, and affordable jewelry and accessories hand picked by a Hingham mom. From trendy to preppy to classic, there is something for everyone! Shop online at www.zoeemilie.com.

Chloe + Isabel | Jen Atkin X Chloe + Isabel Wishbone Hairpins

The new shape of hairpins is an essential in your hair style arsenal. Featured in VOGUE and worn by celebrities like Cara Delavingne, this hairpin holds all your hair and does it stylishly.

  • Available in rose gold + gold, or hematite + silver
  • 2.75″ x 0.25″ approx. width OR 2.75″ approx. width hair pins
  • Set of four pins
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Moroccan Magic

Moroccan Magic is the smoothest and sexiest drugstore lip balm ever created! They are 100% USDA organic, made with clean ingredients and naturally scented with organic essential oils — at only $3.99 a pop! Rose, lemon thyme, and peppermint eucalyptus are now available on moroccanmagicbeauty.com and next month nationwide at select CVS locations and cvs.com!

Beautycounter | Charcoal Bar

Beautycounter is a brand focused on three pillars — education, products, and advocacy. Beautycounter is a B Certified corporation that aims to educate consumers on how unregulated the personal care product industry is, in an effort to help people make safer choices for themselves and their families. Beautycounter’s niche is safe but high performing — you don’t have to sacrifice your health to get results. And their advocacy is in putting their money where our mouth is, as they travel to D.C. and meet with the House and Congress to work to pass legislation to protect loved ones both here and in Canada. 

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Spindler Confections

Spindler Confections specializes in handmade small-batch chocolates, caramels, brittles, and other candies.  

Caffè Nero | Ground Coffee

Caffè Nero is a European coffee house that has been crafting fine Italian coffee since 1997. Each café has a local neighborhood feel, making it an inviting place to meet people, whether for a social or business gathering.

Polar Seltzer | Seltzer'Ade

Polar Seltzer water is locally sourced. It is then triple-filtered using a state-of-the-art process to ensure a consistent and purely refreshing Polar Seltzer taste. NO sodium, fluoride, or sugar is added. This is why Polar Seltzer is healthsmart hydration.

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