Our little BabyLovebird, Chloe, is learning all about Buffalo- exploring famous places, hittin’ up some Canalside yoga, sleepin’ through ice cream at Lake Effect…and she just found the coolest onesie and blankie to sport downtown:
Mint Berry Market is going to be your new fav place for baby gifts. Owner Aubrey Hlavaty designs and makes Buffalo-style onesies, blankets, pillows, and more. We caught up with her to find out the details on the latest (and super adorbs) Buffalove apparel:
Really loving these Buffalove styles! How did you get in to starting Mint Berry Market?
MBM: I have a unique story – I am a Certified Public Accountant and former Financial Controller for the Buffalo Public Schools. I recently left the Corporate world to manage our family owned plumbing company and with the new found flexibility, decided to start my own business doing something I truly enjoy!
The look of the watercolor Buffalo is unique- how do you create your pieces?
MBM: All of my designs are my original artwork, and many start as a pen/brush and paper sketch before being turned into digital artwork and applied to my line of products. My favorite medium to work with is watercolor. My blankets and pillows are my original designs and are hand sewn by myself in my home studio. My apparel is my original designs printed locally in Buffalo, NY by Inspired Buffalo.
MBM: I love being creative and am inspired everyday by my 2 beautiful little girls, Ruby & Piper.
(omg, can we steal those baby names?!)
We follow you on Instagram to see all the goods- how can people find your stuff to purchase??
MCM: Mostly online (available through our website and on Etsy), I recently attended the BuffaloveFest at the Buffalo Zoo and hope to do more shows in the future.
So gear up, Buffalovers! Get some stuff for your tyke & be the cool gift-giver to the new Mom. Nothing cuter than a chubby baby in a Mint Berry football onesie!
Facebook: Mint Berry Market
Year Started: 2016
Products: Apparel (Baby/Toddler/adult), Homegoods (Pillows, Baby Blankets, Art Prints), Accessories (totes, baby accessories)