• Pinta mi Cuna means paint my crib! ~ Alissa Alfono

    Posted: Aug 26 2016

    Pinta Mi Cuna means paint my crib!

    When the peeps from Give Wink, the super hip baby & kid everything store in Aventura Fl contacted me about recreating this baby cot, I was hooked!   The baby cot is a highly designed travel cot, it was super easy to assemble, and this is coming from a mom who has not had to deal with baby gear in a longgggg time.  The baby cot company is Babyhome, and it is a group of creative peeps who are Mom’s & Dad’s who I want to hang out with!  On the “Concept” area of their website it says on the very bottom of the page… “But above all we value happiness, friendship and freedom, values that we apply in everything we do. :)”  cool.. so cool!

    So what is Pinta Mi Cuna??   It is very simple – 20 portable cradles were distributed among local and acclaimed artists. I have approx. 7 weeks  to “recreate the crib” according to my vision/style.  The cradles will then be exhibited and auctioned in an effort to raise funds for TECHO during Art Basel week 2016.  TECHO is a youth led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums.  The goal is to raise funds in order to build two transitional houses for families living in poverty.  I will be posting as I’m creating my functional art cot.  Feeling honored to be part of this collaboration….A


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  • Dream Hut

    Posted: May 20 2015

    Thanks to all of you who attended yesterday's launch of Yuhuhugs' Dream Hut. We are excited about our partnership with them and proud to be one of the first stores in the US to showcase it.

    The Dream Hut is an innovative and interactive indoor playhouse that easily converts into an armoire or desk.  DreamHut’s unique design offers a fun play space where children can explore the limits of their imagination. As a multifunction piece, the DreamHut can be used not only for play, but also as an armoire, desk, or storage unit. Made with nothing but the finest, environmentally sustainable materials, the DreamHut is a beautiful piece of furniture at home in the living room, bedroom or playroom.

    The Dream Hut easily expands outward, revealing a playroom with the chalkboard, magnetic walls, a folding table, windows, curtains and an interchangeable backdrop with four different Dreams or backdrops: Submarine, Castle, Countryside and Outer Space.  It also features a designated shelf to hold a tablet, where children can download any of our four educational interactive multimedia adventures: Seas of Mystery, King and Castle, Farm Frenzy and Operation Pluto.  When playtime is over, the DreamHut can be easily transformed into a cabinet or desktop and can serve as a storage place for toys.


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  • Mother's Day Every Day

    Posted: May 08 2015

    In honor of Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, I want to dedicate this blog entry to MY mom. I hope to be half the mom to my four kids that you have been to me. As our family's matriarch, I are thankful for you today and every day.

    Although we officially honor moms on the second Sunday of May, every day should be Mother's Day. As if it were a small feat, they gave us life. The miracle of life is often taken for granted but when you slow down to actually think about it, moms grow human beings inside of them. WOW!  It's no wonder that the word "wow" upside down is "mom!"

    This is my mom and me.
    My mom has always had a strong presence in my life. Always involved, always opinionated, always pushing me to my limits.

    For those of you who are already moms, you get it. For those of you expecting your first, you probably already understand (but just wait until you hold your baby for the first time). For everyone else, it's hard to grasp. It's as if your heart beats outside of your body. Your life is not your own anymore.

    The Internet is filled with blog entries, videos, quotes, and images about moms and daughters, what it's like to be a mom, etc. I want to share this video below because it is probably the best representation of what it means to be a Mom. I've seen it a dozen times and I cry every time.

    For my kids, I'm equally or even more lucky to have you in my life. I hope you know that all I do is for you and even if I make mistakes (I make more than I'd like to admit) I always try my hardest. Thanks for the opportunity to be your mom.

    In honor of moms and all we do, post a picture of you and your mom on your Instagram page. Tag @givewink and use the hashtag #givewinkmom The picture with the most likes by May 9th will win a Gift filled with goodies (valued over $400).

    Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. We hope your day is filled with the best kinds of gifts - countless hugs, kisses, heart-shaped pancakes, handmade cards, macaroni necklaces, ceramic pinch pots, painted picture frames and memories that will fill your your heart for years to come.

    El proximo 10 de Mayo es el Día de las Madres. Quiero dedicarle este blog a MI mama. Espero serle tan buena madre a mis hijos como tu lo has sido conmigo. Como la matriarca de nuestra familia, doy gracias que te tengo hoy y siempre.

    Año tras año, celebramos a nuestras madres el segundo Domingo de Mayo. Como si fuera poco, solo nos dieron vida. En ingles, la palabra MOM, volteada es WOW. Las madres realmente son WOW!

    Mi mama siempre ha estado presente en mi vida. Involucrada, dándome opiniones t sugerencias, siempre empujándome a sobrepasar mis metas.

    Para las que ya son madres, entienden el sentimiento plenamente, para las que esperan su primer bebe, lo sientes. Solo esperen que tengan a ese/esa bebe en sus brazos por primera vez. Para los demás, se lo podrán imaginar, pero es un sentimiento inexplicable. Como si tu corazón latiera fuera de tu cuerpo. Como si tu vida ya no te pertenece a ti solamente.

    El internet esta lleno de fotos, vídeos, refranes, etc. sobre las madres. Este quizás es el que mas me conmueve a mi. Lo he visto muchas veces y cada vez se me salen las lagrimas.

    Para mis hijos, me siento muy afortunada de tenerlos en mi vida. Espero que sepan que todo lo que hago es por ustedes. Aunque cometa errores (y se que cometo muchos), siempre doy lo mejor de mi. Gracias por la oportunidad de ser su mama.

    En honor a todas las madres y todo lo que hacemos, pongan una foto de ustedes con su mama en su página de instagram. Cuenten porque esa foto es significativa. No se les olvide Tag @givewink y usar el hashtag #givewinkmom La foto con la mayor cantidad de likes ganara una cesta llena de regalos (con un valor de más de $400). La ganadora se escogerá el 9 de Mayo. No se les olvide seguirnos en Instagram y Facebook.

    Feliz Dia a Rosas las Mami's. Espero que el día este lleno de los mejores regalos - besos, abrazos, desayuno servido en la cama, dibujos, cofres pintados, manualidades, y recuerdos que duren para toda la vida.
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  • Big City Moms Miami

    Posted: Apr 22 2015

    What an amazing night! Of all the years we have participated at Big city Moms, last night's event was by far the most fantastic. The sea of Give Wink Green overpowered the Treetop Ballroom of Jungle Island. Our booth was slammed with pregnant moms, all excited to learn about Give Wink and take pictures with our Instagram poster.
    I had the privilege and honor of sharing the evening with my entire staff. I've always known I have a fantastic team but last night I confirmed it. Everyone was in their element, proud to be wearing our matching T-shirts and Toms Shoes.                                                                                                                                                                            
    Our booth was beautifully designed. We set up a nursery with a Stokke Sleepi Mini and Sleepi Crib, Oilo Studio Capri Bedding, the Joya Rocker by Monte design, lots of Bla Bla Dolls, our ever popular Birth Announcement pillow and lots of Aden & Anais Swaddles. It was truly a representation of the comprehensive design services we offer. We had the good fortune of having Daniela, the rep from Stokke at our booth. Thanks Daniela for sharing the night with us!
    The seminar I gave was a total success. Registry and Nursery Must Haves drew a large crowd. It was so exciting to see the long line of expectant families waiting outside of the seminar room to hear me speak about Getting Ready for Baby. Up on the stage with me was the Uppa Baby Cruz, the much anticipated Doona Infant Car Seat (set to be released next month), the Halo Bassinest, Frida Baby products, a 4Moms Mamaroo, a Nuna Sena, and a Beco Baby Carrier.                                                                                                                                                                            
    We finished the evening with margaritas and delicious Mexican fare at Rosa Mexicana on Lincoln Road. it was truly an unforgettable evening.                                                                                                                                                        
    Here are images from last night's event for those of you who missed it. I am very much looking forward to seeing all of you at Give Wink in the coming weeks.
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  • Give Wink Delivers

    Posted: Jan 19 2015

    If you see our new delivery van out and about in South Florida, make sure you honk and wave.  And if you happen to snap a pic make sure you tag it #givewinkdelivers.

    Check out our facebook page for the complete Delivery Van photo gallery.


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    We love the Aden & Anais Teethers.  All four styles available in store.

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