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Mothers + Good Times + Stella & Dot Jewelry + Philanthropy = Jewelanthropy

May 14th, 2012 · No Brilliant Opinions · Random Things That Make Me Smile

Last year, after my return from London and all the hoopla surrounding the royal wedding, I decided to host a pre-mother’s day tea party with my mother, sisters, friends and nieces.  This year the “tradition” continued.  We were blessed with perfect weather in NYC for an outdoor garden party.

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I asked my guests to wear a beautiful hat (my way of “forcing” moms to show themselves some love).  In addition, this year I chose  to fundraise for a local Brooklyn charity – Little Essentials.

Sandie Trombert, the founder and director of Little Essentials, attended and spoke passionately about her mission to serve mothers and families in need in the Brooklyn community.  When I think of her awesome story it makes me want to scream, “THINK BIG.”  It felt great to see Sandie pack up her car with diapers, a breast pump, strollers, clothing, and envelopes with monetary donations.  We were living well and doing good.

The luncheon also served as a launch for my new part-time venture as a Stella & Dot  jewelry stylist.  I love Stella & Dot jewelry and I was introduced to the opportunity by Quay Watkins who held a trunk show for a mutual friend (who is running a 5K to raise funds for  another charity).  Hmmm… this seemed like fun and a great way to engage with other women.  It got me thinking about merging my love for parties and  philanthropy with a fashion forward company.  I’m calling this new venture and my “WHY” for doing it – jewelanthropy.

A few photos of the festivities.  I love the “hatitude” on these ladies.

Sandie Trombert – Founder/President of Little Essentials

Anat - Hat Happiness

My mom -Glamma

Juli – founder of gogreenbabygo

My neighbor and fellow blogger Amy aka @SelfishMom

Lisa – co-producer/film maker “My Brooklyn Movie”

My Inspiration – Quay – Stella & Dot Stylist 


I’m calling this hat “wedding dress for a head” – I didn’t want to take it off.

Check out the Little Essentials website and consider making a donation to this great charity.  I’ll keep the virtual trunk show open for a week.  A portion of your jewelry purchase will be donated to Little Essentials.

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day. Live well. Do Good.


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