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!
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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.
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.
Julia Ryan is a portrait photographer, artist, and stay-at-home mom living in Richmond, Va with her amazing husband and two adorable children, Wells and Tagg. She graduated from the College of Charleston and enjoyed life at the beach for over 10 years before making the move back to her hometown. Julia was a full-time nanny for several years during and after college before making a switch to sales and marketing with a real estate development firm. Working with children has always been important to her and she feels fortunate to get to “work” with her own children at home everyday. It was her passion for interior design and photography that first brought Julia to blogging. She writes a life-style blog PawleysIslandPosh.com where she shares her daily dose of motherhood, DIY, interior design, recipes, children’s design, photography, and inspiration. She found the blogging community a necessary part of her daily life because it gives her a sounding board for her own thoughts as well as access to so much real-life information and experience from other moms and talented women. Through her blog, she has created a place where other women can come together and discuss anything from fabulous shoes and the latest show on Bravo to struggles with bedtime or feeding toddlers. Julia is currently obsessed with pinning recipes and fashion inspiration on Pinterest and cultivating her graphic design skills.
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.
A pioneer in the field of nursery design, Sherri Blum, CID, has more than a decade of experience in creating memorable, one-of-a-kind nurseries and children’s rooms. Showcased through her design firm, Jack and Jill Interiors, Sherri’s oft-touted, distinctive and inspiring nurseries have earned her an esteemed reputation as the premiere “designer of choice” not only for celebrity clients, but also the family next door.
A featured presence in the news, Sherri’s designer rooms and line of signature nursery wall art and rugs have graced the pages of countless publications and appeared in numerous television programs. Celebrity nurseries showcasing Sherri Blum’s designs and products include: Lisa and Buddy Valastro, stars of TLC’s “The Cake Boss”, Tori Spelling, Jodie Sweetin, Mario Lopez, JohnO’Hurley, and Angela Kinsey, to name a few. Her design advice has been sought after by such notable venues as HGTV, iVillage, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore Paints, and Sunset Magazine’s popular decorator book, Ideas for Great Baby Rooms. Her online portfolio offers a glimpse at a few of the unique and engaging nursery designs Sherri has completed over the years.
Sherri currently resides in beautiful rural PA with her husband, Eric and their children, Luke, Ethan, Madison and Hannah.
Visit Sherri’s Blog.