Thursday, September 24, 2009

Here's the official dish about the grand opening and the new shop!

Mama Bath + Body Grand Opening Event on October 3rd

Emilie Sennebogen, owner and "chef" of Decatur's new Mama Bath + Body, is set to open her flagship store on East College Ave in Decatur. She'll be hosting a grand opening event on October 3rd from 10 to 6. In addition to her own line of all-natural soy candles, body lotions, sugar scrubs and artisan soaps, she will be premiering new products and offering complimentary mar-tea-nis by local tea maker Just Add Honey and sweets from the neighboring The Cookie Studio. The first 25 customers will get swag bags loaded with Mama samples and goodies, or you can stop by and watch product-making demos throughout the day in the wide open workshop area.

After five years in business with her online operation, Sennebogen is excited to finally occupy her own brick and mortar location. With a desire to create a refreshingly new kind of shopping experience, she decided to bring her production out in the open. "People always ask 'how do you make lotion' or say 'I'd love to see how soap is made," says Sennebogen. And now they can. Take one part studio kitchen, one part retail space, one part classroom, pack it into a hip and cozy shop and you've got the right idea.

Stop in on any given day and you may catch Sennebogen in full swing -- music on, pouring her soy candles or mixing a batch of her custom "Decatur neighborhood soap." If you have a minute, she'll even explain what she's doing and how she's doing it. Or you can sign up for a soap or candle making class and learn how to make your own. And soon, you will even be able to buy supplies at her shop to make it at home.

In addition to a selection of pre-packaged gifts to grab on the go, Mama also creates custom gift baskets and plans to carry a well-edited selection of other gift items made by local artisans. For more information, visit

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Beauty Bar event this Thursday at Paisley Umbrella

Fall Beauty Bar Event

Thursday, September 24th 6pm - 9pm
2971 N. Fulton Drive Altanta, GA 30306


Join Susan Sexton, master French custom parfumeur of Blend, Emilie Sennebogen of Mama bath and body products, Aarti Amin, henna painting artist and Carla Wallace, makeup artist from DeVine Beaute as they share tips on how to create an updated image for fall. Enjoy fragrance and make up modeling, savor light mediterranean bites by Chef Courtney, sip delicious pomegranate martinis courtesy of Ultimat Vodka and shop for all your fall beauty must-haves!

Get Married will help you register for your FREE issue of Get Married magazine, a chance to win an awesome honeymoon, and more! This is one event you simply don't want to miss. Mark your calendar for this intimate, personal and stylish evening.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My sign is mangled, but my spirit is not

I had this up for all of 2 days.

The Cookie Studio ladies warned me this would happen. There is just no good place to put a sign out by the road. They inevitably get run over. This was supposed to be temporary until I could figure out my best signage option for the street. Oh well, the chalkboard had seen better days anyways. Never to fear, it will not end up in a landfill. I will chop off the legs and make it a table top model. It wouldn't be the only thing in my shop given a new life by a roll of duct tape. I can feel my Grandpa beaming down on me.

So anyways, the store is open. But everyone who comes in the shop has said they couldn't tell, so I obviously I need to fix this stat. This is why I did a soft opening. Calling the sign guy tomorrow.

My fall music is starting to jump out at me during my itunes scrolls. Fleet Foxes. Radiohead. The Strokes first album. The transition from summer to fall is my very favorite time of year, and it breathes new life into me. Except for the ragweed. It's my personal version of Kryptonite.

Pics coming soon of the new shop. I'll be pimping my wares at the East Atlanta Strut this weekend. Looking forward to it, because it's my favorite festival in Atlanta. Oh, and this too:

New Mama products making their debut, complimentary mar-tea-nis from local tea maker Just Add Honey, yummy sweets from The Cookie Studio and swag bags full of goodies for the first 25 customers. Put it on your calendar and more details coming soon!