Check out Makaboo's first appearance in St. Louis' go-to gossip column by the one-and-only Deb Peterson! My hubby and mom make an appearance too! It's a family affair.


GOLDEN GLOBE GIFTIES: Cindy Teasdale McGowan, owner of St. Louis' own Makaboo Personalized Gifts, was in Hollywood last Friday where she had been invited to participate in a kid-focused Golden Globes gifting suite.

Among the 75 or so pregnant and parent stars who stopped by the "Boom Boom Room Golden Globes Gifting Suite" were Jewel, Rhea Durham (Mark Wahlberg's wife and mother of their four children), James Van Der Beek, Tiffani Thiessen, Scott Baio and Nancy O'Dell and Samantha Harris from "Entertainment Tonight."

The Hollywoodites took home such goodies as embroidered Makaboo onesies, fancy pants and baseball caps. McGowan's company had exclusivity in the personalized clothing and gifts space.

This was the sixth year the Golden Globes had a gifting suite for the baby set.

McGowan said she found time while on the Left Coast to catch up with St. Louis native and former St. Louis Art Museum curator, Charlotte Eyerman, who's now American director of the French Regional and American Museum Exchange.

McGowan said she brought along her mom Liz Teasdale (wife of attorney Ken), and her hubby, Bill McGowan (partner with Tim, Sean and Seamus in McGowan Brothers Development and co-owner of Rosalita's, Lucas Park Grille, Flannery's Pub and the Fitness Factory).