Mode Monday | Jill Zarin’s 2nd Annual Luxury Ladies Luncheon

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Shopbop + Born Free Africa

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Mother’s Day was a beautiful occasion not only to celebrate being mom and reflect on how grateful I am for this role and the family we’ve built but to honor all moms for their sacrifice and unconditional love. I had a lovely dinner with my parents and brother after a carnival at Pier 45 with Leo and the kids for the launch of the Shopbop + Born Free Collection of women’s and children’s clothing & accessories, a collaboration between Shopbop, Vogue, and 22 top designers to benefit Born Free’s goal to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth.

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You’re Invited | Zio Ziegler for PBteen

PBteen is launching an exclusive collection of bold, street-style bedding, backpacks, and wall art with California-cool, contemporary artist Zio Ziegler. To kick-off the partnership, PBteen and Zio unveiled a custom mural created by Zio for the students of I.S. 289 Hudson River Middle School in Manhattan on Wednesday night and we got a sneak peak at the collection:

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You’re Invited | Carnival Night for Kids 6/11 in Central Park

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Join me Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Central Park’s Victorian Gardens to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Camp Homeward Bound at a very special benefit event, Carnival Night for Kids. Camp Homeward Bound, launched by the Coalition for the Homeless in 1984, is the nation’s first sleep-away summer camp designed specifically for the unique needs of homeless children.

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Mode Monday | CAbi’s B.I.G. Event NYC

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Beauty Buzz | Babo Botanicals Spring Launch at buybuy BABY Chelsea #BaboLove

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I was already a huge Babo fan but getting to spend the afternoon with founder Kate Solomon for the Babo Botanicals Spring Launch at buybuy BABY in Chelsea sealed the deal! You guys, she is so passionate and knowledgeable about natural skin care and hair care. Not the misleading “derived from something natural at some point” that’s negligently slapped all over baby products but certified-organic, made in the U.S., products you can trust.

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You’re Invited | CAbi’s B.I.G. Event 4/29

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You guys know I’m a big CAbi fan. Ever since my trip to Newport Beach for “The Scoop,” CAbi’s semi-annual training and runway show, I’ve the collections and adding many pieces to my wardrobe (here, here, here & here).

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You’re Invited! | Babo Botanicals Spring Launch Party at buybuy Baby Chelsea 5/3

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7 Lesser-Known Safety Tips for Kids

Close to one million children die of preventable injuries each year throughout the world. In the U.S., unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children.

No one wants to read grim statistics and dwell on “what ifs” but education and safer environments make an enormous difference in reducing child injury deaths.

This past Saturday, we attended the second annual Safe Kids Day at Highline Stages to help raise awareness about preventable injuries. Presented by Safe Kids Worldwide, the carnival-themed event featured interactive learning stations designed to reinforce safety tips for kids and VIP guest appearances from Nigel Barker, Alysia Reiner, Genevieve Gorder, and more.

My kids loved every minute of it and consequently, so did I.

Most important of course, are the safety messages. Sure, we’ve been drilled in the basics but you may be surprised to learn some of these lesser-known safety tips for kids:

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Check out SafeKids.org for even more great safety tips and ways for us to get involved.

My littles making themselves at home at the event:

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Glam Baby Gear | New BRITAX Affinity Stroller #BritaxStyle

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Last week at a launch event in Manhattan hosted by Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland, I walked the runway with the brand new BRITAX Affinity stroller. Designed to blend fashion and function, Affinity is available in 18 fabric and frame color combinations allowing you to customize it to your personal needs and aesthetic.

The six color packs are offered in tones like “Cool Berry,” “Blue Sky,” “Cactus Green,” “Red Pepper,” “Fossil Brown” and “Black, and include a canopy, shoulder and buckle pads, basket liner and machine-washable padded seat liner. The streamlined frame is available in black, silver and white. 

One of my favorite features is the Click & Go system that allows you to install a bassinet or infant car seat, and switch direction of the seat, without the need for additional adapters.

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My black Affinity coordinated perfectly with the head-to-toe Kohl’s ensemble celebrity stylist Alana Kellan put together for me. Everyone has been asking about the heels! They’re HeartSoul and still available at Kohl’s here, although you may want to opt for a little less height while pushing a stroller!

I did my own hair and used the Rowenta Curl Active Curling Iron, a new favorite. More details coming up in a separate post.

{I was not compensated for this post. Thanks to the ladies of Getting Gorgeous for a fabulous event!}