GAL APPROVED! International Decor; A Short Film Festival & the Biggest Baby Shower Ever!

By   |   November 11, 2011   |   Gal Approved

EXPECT. It’s bump watch season! If you are sporting your own bump you most likely were at the 10th Annual Biggest Baby Shower. Thebump.com (www.thebump.com), is one of the largest social groups for moms and soon-to-be-mommys, “the only multi-platform brand focused on expectant and first-time parents.” The Biggest Baby Shower is the “It” party for expectant moms and new parents in New York City. About 1,000 moms-to-be were in attendance to browse, shop, listen to seminars, network and discover the latest and hottest baby essentials. What is a mommy “Must Have” this season? More than 80 leading baby companies were present to let moms know. They included innovative strollers from Britax, Baby Jogger and Bugaboo; BPA-free essential products from Playtex, BornFree and Summer Infant; and baby Must-Haves from Sage Spoonfuls, Johnson & Johnson and Skip Hop. Industry experts Carley Roney, editor in chief of TheBump.com and Dr. Alan Greene, pediatrician and father of four, spoke on “Green Living with Baby.” Mary Bauer, celebrity nursery designer and owner of Bratt Décor, Heather Kelly, lactation consultant, and WNBC-TV New York news anchor and mom, Melissa Russo were also on hand. Dad’s had a little something too …have you heard of a “Dadchelor” Party? Now dudes can get in on all the baby shopping mania prep too. For more info check our pics on the DivaGalsDaily Facebook and visit and www.bigcitymoms.com. (Luxe Gal)

SEE. If you find yourself getting gleeful every time the IKEA catalog arrives, and you’re in New York City this weekend, then you’ll definitely want to make plans to stop by the Pavilion of Art & Design New York. Held inside the Park Avenue Armoury on the Upper East Side, galleries from France (where PAD originated), the UK, Italy, U.S.A. and others are showcasing furniture, photography and jewelry that embody Impressionism, Modern and Contemporary art and design. We especially loved this desk, on loan from Lamberty of the Netherlands, where designer Yves St. Laurent actually worked on designs. The exhibition is open through Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To see more work, visit our DivaGalsDaily Facebook page. For more information, visit www.padny.net. (Design Diva)

SUPPORT. Love being the first to tell your friends about upcoming talent? Then be sure to score a ticket this weekend to the first Brownfish Short Film Festival held in New York City’s Cinema Village. Founded by veteran filmmaker Devin Assuncao, the showcase is designed to help fresh-faced talent get their work in the public hands. “You spend all this time making a film, but then no one gets to see it,” explains Devin. “This is an opportunity to get your work out there and learn how to navigate the festival circuit.” Along with screenings, there are workshops and an awards gala on Sunday evening. We’re itching to see Thicker Than Water by Anissa Folley, which showcases a young man coming to terms with what he believes is his father’s less-than-noble profession. Screenings and workshops are $15. For more information, visit www.brownfish.com. (TV DivaGal)

 

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