On our calendar: The ShopUp!


I’ve spent the last few weeks in Portugal and Spain, trying to do as little as possible. It’s not an easy task, mind you. Three businesses and two adorable monsters travel with me, but I’ve been able to slow down, relax and enjoy my vino with lunch.

And then, here comes September and there is SO MUCH TO DO! September tends to hit the ground running, whether you’re ready or not. In the middle of all the craziness going on this month, there’s an event I’m really looking forward to – Babyccino’s The ShopUp!

The Shopup! Brooklyn

This new edition brings together 29 indie brands from around the world, including four of our favorite locals in the pint-sized scene: MUNY, Natti Natti, Lululuvs and Norman & Jules. I’ll also have my eye on BabaĆ , a Spanish maker of gorgeous knits for women & kids.


I’m debating whether to go on Sunday with the kids, or sneak out on Monday sans kiddos. The event organizers had the genius idea of bringing British American Household Staffing on board to watch the little ones, so you can explore the event without hearing ‘can we go now?’ for the 200th time. There’s a lot to do for the whole family – craft activities, a photo booth and yummy bites (Blue Marble ice cream, anyone?) round up a pretty awesome event.

The Shopup! Brooklyn

The Shopup! Brooklyn

The ShopUp! comes to our beloved 501 Union on September 18 + 19. When are you going?

Photo credit for The ShopUp!: Nicki Sebastian