HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF CANCER
Imagine your own child has been diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo a treatment of chemotherapy for 3 years. Having to deal with enormous physical and mental suffering, like losing his/her hair, pain, nausea, vomiting, fear of death and lack of self-esteem.
NCW is launching an awareness campaign to educate parents about the harmful effects of toxic chemicals that children are unnecessarily exposed to everyday. Actual pediatric oncology patients will get the chance to be models for a day, and will be pampered by NCW’s crew of stylists, hair and make-up artists as well as indulge in generous gifts provided by our proud sponsors.
This year, we were lucky enough to attend the Big City Moms’ 10th Anniversary event, Biggest Baby Shower Ever. The sold out event took place on March 18th in Los Angeles at the Guerin Pavilion of the Skirball Cultural Center, and was a true parenting goldmine for moms, moms-to-be, and the entire family to see and sample innovative products from over 100 different company vendors. The fun and welcoming environment allowed guests to enjoy mocktails and tasty treats while strolling the grounds and discovering new brands, products, and a wealth of helpful parenting information.
Big City Moms (www.bigcitymoms.com) started as a small community founded by sisters, Leslie Venokur and Risa Goldberg, but has grown to include over 300,000 members – becoming the first and largest reliable resource for mothers and families. The incredible shower proved why members and fans are so loyal by providing parental advice, genuine support, and educational seminars led by doctors, company owners, and some well-known celebrity parents and wellness bloggers.
It was incredible to witness a place where thousands of new and expecting parents could learn about the best and safest baby gear, accessories, and furniture and even enter to win prizes such as strollers, high chairs, diaper bags, car seats and bedding. We recognized many of the brands as they have been featured in the pages of our magazine! With over 100 brands to check out and try out, attendees were able to see new designs from companies such as Líllébaby, Bundle Organics, Ergo, Earth’s Best, 4MOMS, Nuna, Nurturme, Dr. Smith’s and many, many more. Big City Moms Charity Partner, Baby2Baby was also there to collect new and gently used maternity and baby products to aid local families in need.
Aside from a place to see all of the latest and greatest baby products, the shower also provided guests with ultra-valuable words of wisdom in the form of helpful parenting seminars on important topics including breastfeeding, sleep, nutrition, and healthy living. This year’s speakers included Rachel Sarnoff of Mommy Greenest; Liza Huber, author, mother, and CEO of Sage Spoonfuls; Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder of The Honest Company; Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, pediatrician and co-founder of Baby Bundle app; Erica Ziel, creator of Knocked-Up Fitness, and so many more! These panelist discussions were a creative and fun way for new parents to learn some tricks of the trade and become more educated on several ways to keep their children happy and healthy.
From humble beginnings ten years ago, Big City Moms has blossomed into the most trusted source for guidance and information for all things parenting. Co-founder Leslie Venokur said, “The past ten years have flown by. I remember when I was first pregnant and didn’t know what I was doing. I have learned so much in the last decade and feel lucky to be able to share all that knowledge with new moms across the country.”
With an ever-growing membership community, strong social media presence, and frequent events around the country, Big City Moms truly provides a commonwealth of admirable parenting particulars and the latest products and essentials for a modern parenting lifestyle.
Visit Big City Moms to learn more!
NCW Magazine closes Fashion Week LA bringing Conscious Fashion to the runway in support of UNICEF’s Next Generation
On October 22nd, 2013, NCW Magazine hosted its 1st annual NCW Conscious Style Night Fundraising Event benefiting UNICEF’s Next Generation.
The event was held in at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
NCW assembled a talented and diverse cast of celebrities, stylists, trendsetters and personalities who enjoyed the runway of 14 among the most notable movers and shakers in the fashion world for women, children and even pets, while drawing attention to important causes such as the true cost of fashion in sweat shops and the high number of preventable deaths among children.
A special thank you to our designers: Anne Gorke, Prophetik, Visantine Collective, Eileen Fisher, Frock LA, American Outfitters, Tutu Du Monde, Pale Cloud, Aloe Tree Kids, Dhana EcoKids, Lady BIM, Real Kids Shades, Oeuf, Sew Lati, Vanessa Gade, Raven+Lily, Olsenhaus, Cri De Coeur, 2hounds design, Pure Country Boutique, and Squishy.
“On the tail-end of Fashion Week LA we wanted to draw attention to good fashion, literally and figuratively, and show people that conscious style can be extremely attractive.” says Barbara Manconi, Founder and Publisher of NCW Magazine. “NYC is the capital of fashion, we want to make of LA the Capital of sustainable fashion.” Continues Barbara, “This is going to be an annual event that will grow bigger and better each year, as more people, including designers will understand the importance of conscious fashion.”
A special thank you to our sponsors: aden + anais, Baby Home, California Baby, Charlie Banana, Cloud b, doTERRA, Genuine Hobo, Little Green Pouch, Sweet Virtues, Unique Natural Products, lillebaby, Room&Board, Waka Waka, Ark Naturals, DERMagic, The Green Pet Shop, Life Line Pet, Mauro Pet Care, The Pet Loo, Zero Odor.
Runway Hair by Mauro Spina.
See the NCW Conscious Style Night Video here
CLUB MOMME TO HOLD FIRST-EVER “FALL FEST” POWERED BY HONDA ON NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Event will provide new and expecting parents with access to the hottest products, gear and experts designed to save them time and money while making parenthood easier…and more fun
New and expectant parents from all over Southern California will celebrate parenthood at the first annual “Fall Fest” event presented by Club Momme and powered by Honda. The event gives families the opportunity to experience the newest and best baby, kids and parenting products. Industry experts and celebrity moms will host panels on hot topics related to pregnancy and parenting, during a media breakfast hosted by Alicia Ybarbo, Mary Zoellner (TODAY producers and authors of Sh*tty Mom), Kristin Cruz (KOST-FM) and Anya Sarre (celebrity stylist) and an all-day event with brands including Britax, BOB, Lansinoh, Need Brands, Favored By and BabyLeague. Attendees will receive gift bags packed with must-have mommy essentials.
WHO: Hundreds of new and expecting parents and family member attendees as well as VIP participants and attendees
EXPECTED GUESTS: Tia & Tamera Mowry (Style’s “Tia & Tamera”), Rosie Pope (Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels”), Ali Landry (TV Guide’s “Hollywood Moms Night”), Jenni Pulos (Bravo’s “Flipping Out” and “Interior Therapy”), Kimberly Van Der Beek (Old School New Rules blog), Marsha Tomason-Sykes (USA’s “White Collar”) and many more…
WHAT: Fall Fest will consist of panels including:
· “Best of Baby Products” and “Best of Toddler Products” with Baby Gizmo’s Hollie Schultz and Ali Landry
· “Sleepy Planet” with Jill Spivack, LCSW and Jennifer Waldburger, MSW, co-founders of Sleepy Planet Parenting
· “Expectant Parent Panel” with Rosie Pope, Jennifer Metter (JenniJune), Dr. Tanya (pediatrician and author), Jill Simonian (TheFabMom.com), Ana Paula Markel (founder of BINI Birth) and Dr. JJ Levenstein
· “Entrepreneurship for Moms” with Tia & Tamera Mowry, Jenni Pulos, Rosie Pope, Samantha Ettus (Forbes and Babble.com contributor), Andrea Barrett (UrbanSitter co-founder) and Wendy Bellissimo (leading family lifestyle designer)
· “Wellness and Green Living” with Kimberly Van Der Beek
· “Daddy Panel” with Robert Nickel (DaddyScrubs founder), Doyin Richards (author of Daddy Doin’ Work), Dr. Elliott Berlin and Jennifer Metter (JenniJune)
· “Technology for Parents” with Maria Quiban (FOX 11 News and MommyLovesTech.com), Wes Bender (certified car seat technician and CPS Instructor), John Turley (Honda R&D), Kourosh Gohar (tech entrepreneur)
There will be an activity zone featuring local family resources, a dance party area, a wellness zone with cooking demonstrations, and a pamper zone with various treatments. All attendees will have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy refreshments and connect with participating brands as well as leave with a gift bag.
WHEN: Sunday, November 2, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bel Air Bay Club, 16801 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
MORE INFO and TICKETS: http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/
Club Momme is a community of moms, expectant parents and families that hosts social, educational and wellness events, classes and parties in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Denver and Orange County.
Club Momme founder Rachel Pitzel is available for interviews on parenting must-haves, juvenile industry trends and Hollywood’s hottest baby and kids gear.
PR CONTACTS: Jenny Heller (consumer), 310.709.2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Melissa Berger (celeb/entertainment), 775.544.5902 or email@example.com
The Event that will make L.A. the Capital of Sustainable Lifestyle
When it comes to fashion, lifestyle and design, Los Angeles has always been a city ahead of the curve. Here’s an opportunity for you to attend an event that combines WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S HOT IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN AND PETS.
Green Steps Media (Publishers of Natural Child World and Natural Pet World magazines), in partnership with UNICEF Next Generation is hosting its 1st Annual Fashion Night to pay homage to the movers and shakers in the world of sustainable lifestyle who are a testament to innovation and style.
Join Green Steps Media and UNICEF Next Generation, the evening of October 22nd at a star-filled event that will showcase influential stylists, bloggers, trend-setters and taste-makers.
WHAT: Green Steps Media Fashion Show, VIP Cocktail Reception
WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Visit www.skirball.org
WHEN: October 22nd, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; (Green Carpet arrival begins at 6:00 p.m.)
About Unicef Next Generation
UNICEF’s Next Generation is a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, who share a commitment to UNICEF’s future. These passionate advocates recognize that UNICEF’s mandate depends on the engagement of every new generation. They recognize that it takes financial resources, as well as education, engagement and advocacy to reduce the number of daily preventable deaths of children from 19,000 to zero. Led by a Steering Committee of young professionals and chaired by Jenna Bush Hager, UNICEF’s Next Generation members are committing their time, voice, financial resources and energy to improving the lives of children everywhere. www.unicef.org
Learn more about our sponsors:
The #1 L.A luxury baby and toddler trade show event is back, and it’s BIGGER and BETTER! PLUSH is the ultimate, red carpet event for expectant moms and dads, parents and babies &toddlers. Enjoy a fun-filled day with luxury SWAG, industry professionals, speakers, spa services, entertainment, samples, luxury giveaways, and SHOPPING DEALS on some of the BIGGEST names in the industry.
For more information check out: www.plushshow.com
UNICEF’S NEXT GENERATION
LOS ANGELES LAUNCH EVENT
Natural Child World Magazine
UNICEF’s Next Generation is launching in LA! The Los Angeles Steering Committee
of UNICEF’s Next Gen is a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21–40, who share
a commitment to UNICEF and a belief that ZERO children should die of preventable
causes. Guests are invited to enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music in the
modernist galleries of LACMA. This event supports our Colombia Project, which Next Gen
has pledged to raise over $100k to ensure that UNICEF can help the indigenous children
of Colombia have access to clean water, nutrition, and are protected from violence,
exploitation, and abuse.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90036
For more information: http://www.unicefusa.org/about/special-events/next-generation/
Last night, Natural Child World had the opportunity to attend Global Green USA’s 10th Annual Pre-Oscar Party. Some of Hollywood’s top acitivists and green-minded celebrities such as Helen Hunt, Emmy Rossum, Ed O’Neil, Orlando Bloom, Walter Goggins, and Willie Nelson, came together to celebrate and acknowledge their peer’s and supporter’s efforts to pave the way for a more sustainable future. It was night filled with inspiring words, cocktails, great entertainment, and one common bond shared between us all – the love for the world in which we live in.
For more information on Global Green USA & the event go to: http://www.globalgreen.org/
An exciting three-day celebration of the largest Design Event in the West Coast. Register now for DWELL on DESIGN at dod.dwell.com/registration. When you register as “General Attendee”, you can receive $5.00 off any DWELL on Design ticket by using discount code: 20DODPRESS12. Find more info HERE