West Elm DUMBO here we come!!!

On Sunday, Oct. 21st, our Pampering Station will be in West Elm in DUMBO, Brooklyn (2 Main Street, from 12pm to 5pm), so come by and help raise funds to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As part of our mission to give back, we’ll be donating a percentage of our popup sales proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. See you soon!

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Our Collaboration with Williams-Sonoma’s Family for St. Jude…

This is a special time of the year when, once again, we’ll be donating a percentage of our sales proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with every popup at Williams-Sonoma’s family of stores through the coming holidays. Beginning this weekend at Pottery Barn Broadway, join us this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm and help raise funds to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We look forward to seeing you!

[MOMPRENEUR SERIES] Featuring Painter Hannah Lowe Corman

This Mother’s Day, we’re taking the opportunity to recognize some Mompreneurs that we’ve met along our journey. Somehow, they find a way to balance their entrepreneurial workload while being full-time Moms. We’ll be introducing them to you throughout this Mother’s Day weekend and we asked them to share some tips for fellow Mompreneurs.

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About two years ago, we met Hannah at a pop up event at West Elm on the Upper West Side where we were showcasing our work, side-by-side, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. She’s an amazing painter and now Mom to an adorable baby boy.

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Q: Please describe your business.

A: I am a Mindfulness Painter, which to me means that my process of creating is a mindfulness practice and the resulting paintings tend to be serene and meditative.

Q: How long have you been running your business?

A: I started selling my paintings in early 2016, but I’ve been creating art since childhood.

Q: What inspired you to start your business?

A: When I moved to New York, I knew that I wanted to work for myself in some capacity, but I wasn’t sure how. I got connected to a group of artistic female entrepreneurs, who inspired me to believe that I could turn my passion into a business. Making art has always been a part of me – it wasn’t necessarily something I even thought about as a “thing I do”. So while it was totally natural, it actually wasn’t at all obvious to me to start a business around painting, until that light bulb went on that yes, indeed this is a viable career path.Hannah Lowe Corman Art

Q: How do you balance the responsibilities of being a Mom and running your business?

A: It’s definitely a challenge. I’ve had to strip down my business to the absolutely essential. With a 9 month old, I have zero time for extraneous Facebooking, video-watching, email editing, etc. I paint or work on my website during my son’s naps (which may be 45 minutes, or, if I’m lucky, 90 minutes. I write emails and think about social media after he goes to sleep at night. When he’s awake, I try to be fully present with him, whether that’s feeding him, playing with him, or just watching him play solo. Do I sometimes multi-task and scroll Instagram when he’s awake? Yes, of course, I’m only human, but I try to notice when I’m not being present and snap back to what’s in front of me.

Q: For current and future Mompreneurs, what advice would you give them?

A: I felt very overwhelmed with work and baby at first because I was so accustomed to doing everything I could in my business. It wasn’t until I realized that half of the admin stuff I was doing wasn’t actually advancing sales that I felt okay letting it slide. Sometimes I get that creeping feeling that I SHOULD be learning about Pinterest or beefing up my SEO, but then I allow myself to let go of these “should” thoughts and just focus on the essential day to day activities. I’m sure one day in the future I’ll have more time to dig into other topics, but for now I’m enjoying living outside of the online world. So for current or future Mompreneurs, I’d advise boiling down your business tasks to the absolute essentials. By letting go of things you feel you ought to be doing but aren’t really necessary, hopefully that will give you space to be present with your children when possible. I also like to think about (and be grateful for) all the aspects of my life and business that are exactly what I want; sometimes we get caught up in pushing and growing that we forget that we’ve actually created a lifestyle that we’ve wanted and that we should take advantage of that ~ whether it’s flexibility of our time, or not reporting to a boss, or being able to pick up our kids from school ~ notice what you already have and not what you are still striving towards.

Q: What’s your secret to staying healthy and beautiful?

A: Oh man, sometimes I don’t feel healthy or beautiful. On the days that I look and feel my best, I’ve gotten solid sleep and I’ve had a lot of water.

Learn more about Hannah and her work by following her at:

Special thanks to Hannah! We’re grateful that you’re part of our journey! 

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Countdown to the weekend!

And, we’re excited for our upcoming popup at West Elm Chelsea! Spring is here so join us on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm (112 West 18th Street) to shop new interior designs and freshen up your home!

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Announcing our first West Elm LOCAL Showcase this year!

We’re super excited to announce our first West Elm LOCAL Showcase this year with West Elm Broadway! Join us tomorrow, Saturday, February 17th, as we pop up in store from 12pm to 5pm at 1870 Broadway, NY, NY 10023. We can’t wait to see you!!! 💕

P.S. Complimentary Peppermint Spritzer with every Naturally Susan’s purchase while supplies last 😊.

At West Elm in DUMBO..this is where it all began.

Tomorrow marks exactly one year from when we first popped up at their beautiful new venue. Thank you West Elm DUMBO for partnering with us! You’ve made our journey even more amazing!

Our Pampering Station will be set up at West Elm DUMBO tomorrow, Sunday, November 19th, from 12pm to 5pm..just in time before our December holiday season begins. So, come by, grab a cup of coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and shop West Elm‘s wonderful selection of home decor and gifts for the holidays. And, we’ll have our skin care treats ready to help your skin stay moisturized and protected this Winter season. We’ll see you tomorrow!

And, in collaboration with West Elm LOCAL, we’ll be donating a percentage of our sales proceeds from our Pop Ups to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks for your support!

Fast Forward to the end of the evening when we were so excited to present our first donation for St. Jude to West Elm DUMBO ! Such an amazing year it has been so far and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Our best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season!

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We’re Collaborating with West Elm for St. Jude…

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In collaboration with local West Elm stores, we will be donating a percentage of our sales proceeds from our upcoming West Elm LOCAL Pop Ups to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our donations will help in finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and will help provide financial support to families so that they can focus on treatment and care for their children. Shop us at our upcoming West Elm Pop Ups and join us in supporting St. Jude’s mission.

Our upcoming West Elm LOCAL Showcases are:

WEST ELM Chelsea

112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

WEST ELM DUMBO

2 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

We look forward to seeing you!

Join Us at West Elm on Broadway!

We’re excited to be partnering with West Elm on Broadway for a two-day LOCAL Showcase that features locally hand-picked and unique artisan products! Come shop our products at West Elm this Labor Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!

September 3rd – 4th, 2016
Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm

West Elm on Broadway
1870 Broadway (at 61st Street)
New York, NY 10023

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