There are many perks to blogging that I never realized when I first started out. One being that I get to partner with most top baby brands and another… I get to meet famous people that I otherwise, would not normally get to meet.
A couple weeks ago, I got to meet and speak with Mario and Courtney Lopez. Of course when most people think of Mario Lopez they think “Slater” from Saved By The Bell or “Extra”, the Emmy Award-winning entertainment news program. Of course Courtney is an actress and producer and together they have emerged as one of America’s celebrity power couples, balancing their busy careers with their newest role as parents to their two children, Gia Francesca and Dominic.
Mario and Courtney Lopez were in town (Chicago) for the preview party of a pop up baby boutique called Piper & Paxton which was sponsored by Pampers Premium Care diapers. Piper & Paxton was created to showcase top baby products, including Pampers Premium Care diapers, available at Walmart stores and online. This popup boutique was located The Cube at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie, IL., just outside of Chicago.
The purpose of this temporary pop-up baby boutique was to show shoppers how easy it is to find great baby products. You can find everything showcased in the boutique online at Walmart.com. Most of the brands I saw at Piper & Paxton were brands I have worked with and reviewed for. It was exciting to see those brands at the boutique like Baby Bjorn, Britax, Evenflo, Motorola, Fisher-Price and so many more great one’s.
Once the event was over, a lot of the items shown were going to be donated to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to families with children at the hospital. The hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America that benefit from Walmart’s annual fundraising. This family, was one of those families. They have a preemie in the NICU right now. I don’t think they knew they were receiving these donations, it was great watching them receive this news.
I had a great time at the Piper & Paxton Pop-Up Baby Boutique and speaking with Mario and Courtney Lopez. They were very “normal”, down to Earth parents. Head over to www.PiperPaxton.com to take a peek at all the great products!