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Enter Monique's Boutique

Ooo La La, Monique!

Enter Monique's whimsy boutique and embark upon a fashionable journey exposing children to different textures and how and when to wear them. Follow classy Monique and her darling dog Fifi through this touch-and-feel children’s book that takes readers on a tour through a chic Madison Avenue style boutique, showcasing samples of silk, taffeta, satin and other fabrics.

A fabulous book for the little fashionista in your life... Monique’s Boutique is perfect for children ages 3-7 or for anyone who loves fashion, accessories and all things pretty.

Dorothy A. Whitehouse is a tomboy at heart but as a child her mom took her to fashion shows and gave her a love for style and fashion. Dorothy would rarely watch TV as she loved to read and write. Her dad always encouraged her to pursue publishing one of her works. She finally took the leap by self-publishing her first book.

Dorothy worked as a VP at ESPN ABC Sports in marketing and sales and was one of Sports Business Journals Forty Under 40 recipients, which honors the most promising young executives in the sports business under the age of 40.

Having grown up with parents who were entrepreneurs, it is no wonder Dorothy decided the same plan for herself. She chose opportunity over security and has since launched several of her own businesses while also allowing her to be Mom-in-Chief.

Dorothy is a graduate of The University of Michigan (BA), Emerson College (MA) and Rutgers University School of Law- Newark (JD). She has finished 13 marathons, having qualified for Boston. Dorothy tied the knot to her prince, Ted in a Vera Wang dress (go figure) and has two delicious boys, Joseph and Teddy.

Rick and Francesca Weber are partners in their successful graphic and event design business, What's the Occasion, based in Oceanport, NJ. They create custom invitations, logos, and decor for events, consumers and retailers.

Rick Weber brings more than 30 years in creative and graphic design to their business. A graduate of Pratt University, he spent nearly 20 years as the executive art director at Penguin-Putnam Publishing, working with the international book publisher's advertising and marketing departments on concept and design for all print advertising campaigns. He also maintained a successful freelance career staging retail windows, building store displays and designing CD and book jackets. In addition to his graphic design work, he has started a furniture design business, sketching and building custom pieces of furniture.

Francesca Weber brings nearly 20 years of marketing, sales and creative design background to their business. She has been drawing since a little girl, and finally put these designs to print when they started their first line of stationery and notecards. These drawings are now her signature and are printed on stickers, notepads, invitations and more. Prior to starting their business, Francesca worked in sales and marketing for Cahners Publishing and Penguin-Putnam Publishing.

The two feel that book illustration is a natural progression of their past work in publishing and their creative design work at What's the Occasion. The Webers reside in Oceanport, NJ with their two children.

www.wtoccasion.com

When Anthony Torre and Steve Bailey created Spitball their mission was simple - think of ideas that smack people right in the back of the head. Our name harkens back to the days of thinking without borders. As a child, you said whatever came to mind and those were usually the most genuine and creative thoughts. That is what we look to capture.

We used this same thinking for the brand identity and development of Skippin' Stones - not only as a publisher but also looking ahead to longer term plans and growth. The name itself was just too much fun to create anything corporate or blah. After presenting multiple looks and feels, we all felt that the current final logo was the clear winner.

When building out the online experience for Monique, we wanted to be true to the fun and chic styles created in the book. That same thematic is carried through a very simple yet approachable interface which welcomes a new audience to Monique and her fashionable world.

Our team of sharpshooters welcome the chance to spread smart and creative thinking to new brands every day. We invite you to visit us at http://spit-ball.com or join us on Facebook.

Author Book Signings & Events

Past Events:

Junior League of Monmouth County Event Photo

Dec. 1-2, 2012
Junior League of Monmouth County

River Road

Dec. 6th, 2012
River Road Books

Neiman Marcus Event Photo

Dec. 8th, 2012
Neiman Marcus

Bloomingdales Event Photo

Dec. 21st, 2012
Bloomingdales

Pottery Barn

Feb. 9th, 2013
Pottery Barn Kids

Little Scoops

March 14, 2013
Little Scoops

Toy Box

March 16, 2013
Toy Box

Barefoot Bride

March 24, 2013
Barefoot Bride

Pottery Barn Kids - May 11,, 2013 - 3pm-5pm

May 11, 2013
Pottery Barn Kids

James A McDivitt Elementary School in Old Bridge -  June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013
James A McDivitt Elementary School

red-bank-art-walk

May 17, 2013
Red Bank Art Walk

Bloomingdales - June 8, 2013

May 11, 2013
Bloomingdales

Upcoming:

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130 Maple Avenue Suite 6D

Red Bank, NJ 07701

dorothy@skippin-stones.com

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