FabuLyss August finds, a la Lyss Stern

August means soaking up the last few weeks of summer sun! It also means getting the kids ready for school. I hope everyone takes some vacation time this month, powers down, and enjoys some much-needed family time together.

Talking about making memories last, I want to share with you the Fujifilm Instax camera. I love it, because it offers instant gratification. You take photos, print them on the spot, and put them on your fridge! It’s important to have prints to remember your fun summer outings.

With these cameras, you can shoot a picture and make a beautiful color print right on the beach or at your picnic or barbecue!


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If you are out East on Aug. 3, stop by the UJA Trunk Show. UJA-Federation of New York’s Hamptons Trunk Show is a must-attend event featuring designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor for sale, along with music and refreshments in an elegantly tented outdoor space.

This year’s trunk show will honor Ramy Sharp, who has demonstrated a deep commitment to philanthropy as event founder and chair for the past 10 years. I’ll be there, signing my newest book, “Motherhood Is a B—-: 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness and Inner Diva.” Shoppers will also have the opportunity to make a donation to UJA’s Supplies for Success campaign to help ensure that children in need return to school with the tools to succeed.

Twenty percent of the proceeds of all sales benefit UJA-Federation, which helps care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere.

UJA-Federation of New York’s Hamptons Trunk Show at Bridgehampton Historical Society (2368 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, New York, www.ujafedny.org/event/view/hamptons-trunk-show) on Aug. 3, 10 am–4 pm. $50 at the door. Rain or shine. Free parking available.

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Red Velvet NYC creates do-it-yourself gourmet baking kits, delivered right to your door. The service is revolutionizing home baking, providing an incredible and rewarding experience.

It makes baking convenient, educational, easy, and fun! No trips to the grocery store, no measuring out ingredients, and no time wasted looking for a foolproof recipe. Every baking kit includes the finest pre-measured ingredients and a detailed recipe card to bake an impressive, homemade dessert.

This is the perfect activity for families and friends looking to learn and create joyful moments together. My middle son and I had the best time baking cupcakes together. I always love a fabULyssfun bonding experience and especially a DeLysscious one. My favorite part is the convenience — everything comes delivered right to your door in the beautiful box.

Baking kits can be purchased at www.redvelvetnyc.com.

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A new FabULyss Diva Moms book club read is “The Fab Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby,” by mama Jill Simonian.

Bouncing back fast after having a baby is absolutely possible for anyone! Affectionately known as The FAB Mom on-air and online, Jill Simonian uses her trusted and entertaining expertise to set expecting and new moms on a distinctive, no-frills journey to help them “get over the bump.” Jill’s frank tricks, somewhat against-the-grain tips, and laugh-out-loud tales involving famous names provide first-time moms a unique road map for managing and conquering the lifestyle challenges a newborn often brings. The FAB Mom’s Guide offers a motivational style and practical solutions to inform, inspire, and empower even the most uncertain of new moms.

Encouraging women to tune out the drama and arming them with useful talk and tools to minimize exhaustion and maximize focus, Jill uncovers and reshapes the status quo for how a new mom’s sense of self and life can truly be.

Books can be purchased at www.amazon.com/Fab-Moms-Guide-Bounce-After/dp/1510715169

Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (www.divamoms.com).