Monday, December 22, 2008

13 Tickets - Last Chance!

We have been such fans of the Broadway show 13 that we are sad to hear it's closing Jan. 4th. However - if you haven't seen it yet, the good news is you have one last chance! And if you use these discount codes, you will get to see it at a great price.

Tues, Wed*, Thurs, Sun at 7pm
*Weds Mats at 2pm Beg. 11/26
Orch $56.50
Mezz (A-G) $56.50
Mezz (H-K) $46.50

Fri & Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm
Orch $66.50
Mezz (A-G) $66.50
Mezz (H-K) $46.50

CLICK HERE to buy tickets or call at 212.947.8844 and mention code 13STACEY. OR– Print and bring this email to the box office: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street.

*Conditions: Offer subject to availability and may be revoked at anytime. Some blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Not valid for previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. Phone and internet orders are subject to service fees. When purchasing tickets at the box office, patron MUST present this printout to the box office. All prices include a $1.50 facilities fee. Offer may be revoked at any time. Valid through 12/23/08.

Consignment in Connecticut

We want to thank a Mitzvah Mail reader for writing in to let us know about another worthwhile consignment store. Since we wrote about Jade Formals based in Roslyn, NY, and Best Dressed Secret in Livingston, NJ, we wanted to mention MINT. According to our reader, MINT is a consignment store in Greenwhich, CT, which specializes in clothing for teen girls. If you live in the area, be sure and check it out. You can also visit their Website.

Cake Topper Correction

We recently wrote about the super cool cake toppers created by Lily Tsai of Lily's Design. We mentioned that her offer is free shipping of orders of $150 or more. Please note that this applies to orders that are non cake toppers. (She also makes jewelry and other accessories.) Sorry for the confusion!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Luxe Children's Clothing

Luxury designer Peter Som created a holiday collection this year for kids. He teamed up with Best & Co., which is a children’s wear brand, and the clothing is sold at Bergdorf Goodman. I know other designers have children’s line as well. For example, Marc Jacobs has one called Little Marc Jacobs. Som’s collection includes dresses for close to $1,000 (the dress pictured here retails for $995) and a boys’ suit (including pants, shirt, vest and blazer) for $1,715.

The clothes are cute. But the prices seem steep. As the mother of a 10-month old girl, I can tell you that I am always in the market for a cute dress, yes, but I am also aware of what this child spends her day doing: smearing bananas all over her face, hair and clothing; dumping her bottle down her front; crawling across the floor at lightening speed, mop-style.

Spending $995 on a dress for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah might make more sense. Especially when you factor in stores like Jade Formals in Roslyn, NY, and Best Dressed Secret in Livingston, NJ. These are consignment stores that will resell your high-end dresses so that maybe you can recoup some of your money, and at the same time, allow another Mitzvah Kid to enjoy your dress for her special day.

Posted by Erica, MMIT

Monday, December 15, 2008

Balloon Correction

Just wanted to correct our last blog post. Balloons are NOT made of plastic, Brian Asman of Balloons Equal Fun, lets us know. Brian writes in:

"Balloons are not made from plastic. Balloons are made from the sap of trees and are 100% bio-degradable."

Cool! Thanks for the 4-1-1, Brian!

Extreme Balloon Design

We cannot get over what ballon artists like Brian Asman of Balloons Equal Fun and Asi Cohen (who owns a balloon company based in Israel!) can do with a little plastic and air. We love the caricatures Brian does for party guests and the dresses Asi makes (some posted here). Maybe they will inspire you for your Mitzvah planning!

When it comes to figuring out if your event will be balloon-friendly or not, Brian offers this advice: Please keep balloon sculptures away from sunlight, heat, sharp objects and mean people. Length of an event is usually not an issue. Some installments are meant to last for days or even weeks. In this case, a small team of artists needs to be on hand to check the sculpture every morning and make any necessary repairs.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Deer Wishes

Happy Hanukah from our deer friend!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Flour Power

We are inspired by these amazing cakes! We hope you are too! When thinking about ordering a cake for your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah, think about a cake that might fit in with the party's theme as well as your child's personality.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Contest

Oh, we love a giveaway! This week (check Monday's Mitzvah Mail for details) we will be giving away three copies of Eric Ruhalter's new book The KidDictionary. It is fabulous! So funny and dead-on accurate. We will give away three copies of the book to three Mitzvah Mail readers who send us feedback about Mitzvah Mail. That's it -- tell us what you think, and be entered to win.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trunk Show

One of our current rewards is from Mieka, a boutique in Woodbury, NY. They are generously offering 18% off, which is very cool! They are also having a trunk show NOW THROUGH SUNDAY that might be worth checking out. The designer is YSA MAKINO, who specializes in beaded gowns. They're gorgeous! You can call Mieka at 516-367-8755 for the details.