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Andrea Schroder

A Very Celebrity Holiday Party

This weekend was a four party weekend but I’m going to run out of steam before I can tell you about them all. For the fourth year in a row I’ve been invited to Santa’s Secret Workshop. It’s a little get together for celebrities and their little kids – and for some reason me. I was really proud of myself for knowing who almost every celebrity is. Here’s a sampling of what went down along with some gift ideas for your own family this holiday season.

Everyone who attended brought at least one pack of diapers and wipes for L.A. Family Housing, vendors made donations (both in cash and in kind), and 4moms donated 20 mamaRoo Infant Seats. The mission of L.A. Family Housing (LAFH) is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.

Benefitting LA Family Housing

4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing gifts

4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing

I have to start with my new obsession. I met Andrea Schroder who makes the most addicting candles in the world. I’m currently burning Cedar Woods. She’s entrepreneurial and charming and I hope her candles take over the world.

andrea schroder

Ju-Ju-Be was there too. They have licensing with Hello Kitty now for some of their diaper bags. It’s ridiculously cute. I picked up my second makeup bag from them. My first one is at least 5 years old and shows little sign of wear and tear but I’m bored by it. Ju-Ju-Be is a BIFL (buy it for life) product and I can’t get enough of them.
ju ju be

ju ju be for hello kitty


tori spelling kurio

Tori Spelling’s kids enjoyed Kurio. It’s a new tablet just for kids.

tiffani amber thiesen bill horn mabels labels

Tiffani Theisen got a quick manicure from The Nail Garden – and everyone loved Bill’s outrageous Xmas sweater.

You see Mabel’s Labels in the background? Everyone knows and loves them. You sign kids up for school or camp and you get your Mabel’s Labels. It’s the law of the land.
mabels labels

Samantha Harris Mabel's Labels

Samantha Harris knows Mabel.

keurig peppermint coffee

We were there in the morning and the Keurig 2.0 was a big hit

Donald Faison Keurig

Donald Faison looks happy with his

Gilles Marini  Cheick Kongo Keurig

And here is Cheick Kongo chatting it up with Gilles Marini over a cuppa joe.

Kamar de los Reyes and Sherri Saum trunki

Kamar de los Reyes and Sherri Saum were checking out the car seats and the Trunki storage solutions.

diono rainier convertible booster

Diono was demo’ing their Rainier booster seat that takes you from infancy to 120+ pounds.

Gilles Marini Juliana Marini

Gilles Marini is patient during a manicure.

Katy Ladin Orbit Baby

Katy Ladin and her sidekick (front kick – whatever…) are enjoying the Ergobaby carrier

Kristin Davis Jo-Ann Fabric

Here’s Kristin Davis just being Kristin Davis. She’s perfect.

Lisa Ling and her daughter Jett trunki

Same goes for Lisa Ling and her daughter Jett

monica + andy

mama bear sweatshirt

This sweatshirt from Loved by Hannah and Eli is one of the softest things I’ve ever touched.


sage spoonfuls

sage spoonfuls 2

Sage Spoonfuls was launched by a mom of four. If I recall correctly all four kids are still under 10. She’s a dynamo & has great kits to get you started making your own baby food. I’d recommend this one as a baby shower gift.

sugar booger

Sugarbooger has playful yet sophisticated bibs, bowls and backpacks. trunki

Trunki has kid sized luggage that’s on wheels for easy traveling and you can play on it.

zo li

Zo-Li for all things sippy cups, teethers and mats.
orbit baby

The Orbit Baby systems got a lot of oohs and ahhs.