About Us

The Bellini Buzz is a blog dedicated to all things baby. From nursery design and fashion, to motherly advice and celebrity babies we have it all. Our fabulous cast of contributors are hand picked industry insiders with all the latest scoop expecting parents and moms and dads will want to read about. Visit us for great sales, new product finds, important safety information and of course some inspirational design ideas. We’re so glad you stopped by!

The Buzz is brought to you by one of the most respected names in the baby business, Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture.


Michelle Freedberg has been in the heart of the baby business for over 10 years. Owning her own Bellini store in Stamford, CT and high-end online baby boutique, the bean’s closet, Michelle has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot in the world of baby fashion, gear and nursery design. In her spare time (that’s definitely a joke), she is also one of the contributors on Project Nursery.  Michelle is a family therapist in Bergen County, NJ, where she also resides. She is mom to her two little beans, Stella Chase and Nate Cooper and of course her ever-loyal soft coated Wheaton Terrier, Eloise.

Tracy Wild has over 15 years experience in the children’s industry from working behind the scenes at Ralph Lauren children’s wear and DKNY Kids.  Before moving to North Carolina, Tracy helped manage the Connecticut Bellini showroom, doing buying and running their online boutique, the bean’s closet. She is also a mom to Julia and Max. With her passion for interior design, she is always on the hunt to find us the hottest trends for our kids!

Patty Shaw has worked in baby retail and studied popular children’s fashion for years. For the past six years she has been the editor of Baby Chic 101 (www.babychic101.com), a baby blog dedicated to fashion, gear and the latest in what celebrity are buying got their babies.


Christine Fox is Everyday Mama to two and a San Diego-based freelance writer. She loves everything that has to do with shopping and being the talk of the playgroup when she finds the perfect shirt and diaper bag. Her fashion philosophy is simple: that being a mom does not mean that you should sacrifice style. You can be a mom and stylish! When she’s not shopping or writing about shopping, she can be found playing with her two kids at the park. Her favorite stores are Target, Nordstrom and Anthropologie but when it comes to finding the perfect pair of jeans, no store is off limits. Currently she is a style contributor for StyleBakeryMom.com and has her own daily blog at EverydayMama.com. For more mom finds, you can also follow her on Twitter @Everydaymama and @Stylebakerymom.

Deborah Acquino has worked for over 10 years designing and creating products in the children’s décor industry for other companies. Being an artist and designer, she had always dreamt of pursuing her passion and creating a company of her own. She started her company, LotAspots, three years ago and introduced her products on Etsy, a site which connects unique artists with buyers. Etsy has changed the way buyers find new and exciting handmade products online. Before she knew it, Deborah’s line was sought out by moms who recognized a need for a new style of items personalized just for themselves and their children. The name of her Etsy store came from her desire to turn LotAspots into a family business and include her two daughters Candice and Katie, who continue to inspire her every day. From a young age Deborah always had a knack for coordinating and combining colors, patterns and designs. She really enjoys staying in the loop of new companies and designers in the business. Her products reflect her passion for keeping up with the latest trends in children’s décor and applying her personalized talent to meet her client’s needs.
She has been featured on numerous blogs and her line of products can be found in stores throughout the country and Dubai. Follow Deborah on Facebook , Twitter and her blog as well. Deborah has 3 children and currently resides outside of Charleston, S.C. with her husband Chris and her 2 dogs, Simon and Skippy.

Stephanie Corfee is a designer/artist born and raised outside Philadelphia. As with many creative types, she has tried her hand at many outlets from muralist, to graphic designer, to painter, to custom wedding gown maker, author and illustrator. “When i became a mom, (to Cooper, 6 and Grey, 18 months) my focus just naturally shifted toward creating with kids as my muse. Stephanie’s art is not only for kids, but certainly has a free-spirited aesthetic for the young at heart. She is always looking for items with just that MO in the marketplace.

Lauren Deneroff is the founder of mama{love} (www.mamalovenyc.com), a maternity consulting and baby planning firm in Manhattan. Her company was born out of her passion for organizing and educating along with the knowledge she has gained as a mother of two to Brody, 3, and Harper, 1. She draws from her experience as an educator and her background in counseling, to help new and expectant moms on their path to and through “mommyhood”. mama{love} offers services for the bump, baby and beyond, including new parent coaching, registry guidance, nursery design and preparation, baby gear education, and organizational services. She serves clients in the New York Metropolitan Area and loves using her knowledge and experience to take the stress off of moms and help them get organized and prepared. Lauren is thrilled to be a contributor to the Bellini Buzz and looks forward to offering advice on everything from the hot new baby gear to ways to prepare for baby’s arrival.


After working in television, public relations, and education, Lauren Jimeson finally found her niche being able to work from home as a freelance writer and a social media consultant. Her work can be regularly seen on Babble.com, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Shine and her own blog A mommy from The City. Lauren lives in New York City with her husband and two little girls, and a little boy on the way.



Cate McKee has a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology and is a certified pediatric Gentle Sleep Coach®. Cate completed The Gentle Sleep Program which is the first and most extensive professional sleep coach training and certification program available. The program involves over 120 hours of training with a faculty panel that includes two medical doctors, a psychologist, an attorney, lactation counselor, postpartum doulas and a family therapist. The program also includes an exclusive advanced training series specifically focused on how to gently work with babies 4 and 5 months of age. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach®.  Cate founded her company Sleepy Time Solutions, LLC with a personal mission: to help parents regain control over their children’s sleep. She is dedicated to helping parents like you achieve the quality of life you deserve.  Cate currently lives in Stamford, CT with her husband, two little girls and two dogs. She works with families in the NYC tri-state area, but has also helped families as far away as Florida and California.

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