Available at Amazon
Monday, December 23, 2013
Available at Amazon
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
So these are our favorite walking shoes whether toting the new baby at the Sunday Farmer's Market or hopping on a short plane ride to the nearest beach destination. We have them in London Slate and Stonewash Grey. Best of all, donate 15 meals to children in need for every pair you purchase. Chic and meaningful. Available at Portovelo.com
Friday, November 09, 2012
Available at Garnet Hill
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We are obsessed with beautiful and functional water bottles. Whether you carry your mint water to work or lemongrass tea to the gym or just plain water for everything in between - here are a few of our latest favorites:
OXO water bottle with two openings - one larger for ice cubes and cleaning (yes!) and the other for drinking, plus a buckle for your backpack.
Available at OXO.com
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If you bring your breakfast to work - what better way to keep the berries and granola crisp and dry until just before you toss them into the yogurt.
If your new year's resolution is fading into distant memory, do one good thing for yourself, have a salad for lunch a few times a week. With this salad box, you can keep of the croutons, tomatoes, avocado and vinaigrette from wilting the mixed greens. Available at ContainerStore.
Price: Breakfast to Go $6.99 Salad to Go $7.99
Monday, February 13, 2012
"Your afternoon teas are awash with guests who delight in the sweet details that add flavor to your flat, such as this set of properly precious door hooks! Crafted from metal with petite gumdrop tips, these hooks are adorned with a pastel pink teapot and a pair of light lemon cups. Whether they're holding extra coats, aprons, or umbrellas, these enchanting accessories add a dash of charm to every chat session!"
"Whether you're taking this laundry bag down the hall or down the block, it's bound to turn heads with its darling drawstring design! Its durable cloud grey exterior is adorned with a portrait of a bright blue owl, who flaunts an orange beak and an adorable wide-eyed gaze. With space to store two full loads of laundry, this charming bag is the perfect companion to your busy schedule."
"If the crowded table at your bustling weekend brunch has guests searching behind casseroles and cakes to find the salt and pepper, give them a stylish landmark to seek among the 'spread' with this soaring set of birdhouse shakers! Suspended from a twisting, branch-like stand with a weathered, ivory finish, these delicate avian domiciles can be removed from their respective, arching limbs to sprinkle your plate with a pleasant amount of seasonings from the holes in each peaked roof. Created from ceramic with a smooth, white glaze, these petite shelters show a rusticated character on their face to make sorting out your choice condiment a breeze. Just swoop in and give them a shake before returning them to perch alongside a precious, avian friend! Never again will folks fly South, simply because they can't find the flavor among you flourishing feast."
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Available at Popdeluxe
Available at Popdeluxe.
Guys - looking for brownie points? Here's a sure bet.
Available at MBLife.com
When you are shopping for the girlfriend, the mother-in-law, the sister-in-law, the great aunt - go for accessories as they always fit and unlike apparel or makeup, accessories are easy to mix, match and wear.
Price: Retails: HKD$2500, Online: HKD$2000
Available at Annekai
Available at SFMoma
Breakfast - it's one of the most underrated joys. If you have it, you know. That's the secret to a good life - making those small, seemingly inconsequential moments count. Say hello to the day with this anti-gravity design.
Available st SFMoma
Monday, November 21, 2011
#1: Enjoy Christmas before it arrives
Order your Christmas Tree for delivery in early December. Ease into the month of over indulgence with slow and quiet rituals like decorating the tree a few ornaments at time and waking up to the scent of evergreen.
Then divide your list into personal gifts and generic gifts. It is humanly impossible and financially tragic to buy 100 unique gifts. Start by hand-picking gifts for your nearest and dearest and try to keep this number under 10. Then you can start making or purchasing gifts for all. Just because they are not individually handpicked doesn't mean that they have to be boring. Some ideas: iphone cases, ipad cases, headphones, exotic tea, gourmet chocolate, handmade cookies (this gingerbread recipe is to die for!), holiday season hand soap and lotion, notebooks, calendars and popcorn.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We love Burt's Bee's Soap Bark & Chamomile for gentle but thorough cleansing. This formula leaves your skill feeling cool and refreshed after a sizzling day in the city or a freezing afternoon at the office.
A tip from our 77 year old skincare veteran who still has immaculate skin - no wrinkles, spots, dryness (thanks Grannie!): At least once every week exfoliate to help your skin regenerate. Try Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub.
Day time moisturizers are good to have but night time cremes are a must. Give your skin a chance to revive while you are sleeping without all the pollution and stress. Before bed, gently moisturize with this Carrot Nutritive filled with natural ingredients like almond, avocado and coconut oils. The formula, rich in carrot seed oil and beta-carotene, is especially effective after a day out sailing, BBQ-ing, hiking or whatever under the sun.
#4 SPF = Sun Protection Factor
Oh and most importantly, we know you won't forget to slather on some SPF before heading out each morning! Plus we can't mention Burt's Bees without leaving a note on our favorite product: their lip balms, this one has SPF 8.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Bibs can be very average. But the cute ones bring a smile to your face even when the rice pudding is all over the place. These are simple designs that catch your imagination on hunger. Enjoy your next sushi run with your tot (he can have a cucumber roll!). Available at Babybot.com
About the designer:
One day, Nicole Garza had a lucky spill. She was feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Malia, who was wearing one of her many stained cloth bibs. As the baby food spilled on Malia’s leather shoe, she quickly wiped it with a cloth – and the spill was removed like magic. It was at that moment that the idea of leather bibs was born! Mally believes that baby bibs should be fun to wear for babies and toddlers, easy to clean for parents and always look great, while cutting down on laundry and helping our little planet.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
When you live in a walking city, grocery shopping can become a real burden. How do you transport all your fresh eggs, bread, chicken, pasta and watermelon home in one visit? Or perhaps you need to make a run for a shopping spree at Ikea for your latest Spring accessories, it's simply impossible to carry everything by hand, trek down to the subway or onto a bus without feeling overwhelmed and appearing distressed.
Price: 119,00 €
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Our friends at MiniMunchers got us thinking about dining out with kids. Thanks for all the tips!
You've been there, we've all been there - the kids at the next table are either tired and grumpy or playing with clanky toys or chopsticks. This got us thinking, what kinds of toys out there promote quiet and civilized interactions without disturbing others. Here are a few we found:
1) Sea Collection by Wee Gallery
Printed from hand-drawn illustrations, these sturdy cards are great for kids to use as flash cards and art inspiration. Whip a deck out on the restaurant table and challenge your kids to creating their own illustrations based on any one of them while you wait for the entrees or desserts to arrive. Available at WeeGallery.com
2) Create Your Own Pop-Up Books
Kids love pop-up books, especially when they can make one themselves. Get your kids to know that dining out is a special experience. Use this pop-up sketchbook only at memorable events such as birthdays and celebrations. Encourage them to use each page fully and record what they are celebrating, tasting and feeling. Available at CreativityforKids.com.
3) Make Your Own Pizza Sticker Activity Book
Entice your kids to try different types of food by learning about what they eat. This sticker book includes 80 different toppings for your kids to put together their own creation as they wait for the real melty pie coming out from the stone oven. Available at Amazon.com.
4) Story Cubes
Ever notice how your kids are coming up with their own stories about their favorite toy characters? You will be surprised by the clicking of their imagination with these story cubes. Whether you have one child or baby-sitting a mini soccer team, roll the dice and let the story unfold. With 9 cubes and 54 images, the possibilities are endless. Available at StoryCubes.com.
5) Hidden Pictures
With more than 450 hidden objects, your kids will be mesmerized by the illustrations and fully synced into identifying the hidden objects within the pictures while you sip an ice tea and savor a few relaxing moments. Available at Mindware.com.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Today we have a special guest blogger sharing with us tips on what to bring and how to enjoy your meal while dining out with your kids. Bon appetit!
Carla Sullivan – Founder & Mommy Muncher at MiniMunchers.com.
As a mom of two, and another on the way, I know first hand how difficult it is go out to eat with your Minis. But I still like going out to eat for lunch and VERY early dinners (5pm) with my Minis. Armed with some of the below products and advice, dining out has actually turned into a fun adventure that our whole family looks forward to.
1. BRING what you need! Most families will remember the trusty diaper bag (LOVE the Gypsy Tote by Serena & Lily (www.serenaandlily.com)), but when you are eating out there are a few things that you need to stock up on – extra wipes, DISPOSABLE changing pads (www.Munchkin.com makes our favorite with Sesame Street characters) (you never know if/when you are going to have to change the little Muncher on the floor of the bathroom) as well as two or three bibs (Colby Lane Designs (www.colbylanedesigns.com) are a GREAT choice) and a change of clothes!
2. Don’t expect a relaxing drawn out meal. To this point, don’t order an appetizer – just go with an entrée, and don’t be shy about bringing snacks (the Snack Taxi (www.snackTAXI.com) bags have great prints and are easy to wash) for the kids to tie them over until the meal come.
3. Entertain, Entertain, Entertain – Ok, it is great to think your tot will sit and chat with you for an hour, but time to get real and think in advance. Crayons work (Love the recycled crayons from Scribblers), but when they tire of the old faithful, small items that you can store in your purse (matchbox cars, Wiki sticks, finger puppets, stickers, tattoos, coloring pages (check out www.HelloKids.com for a great selection) etc.) are great to have on hand. Why not try the Scribble Mats (http://www.scribblemats.com/) they combine a CLEAN eating surface with the fun of crayons!
4. When they got to go, they gotta go! Some times you just can't fight it and everything you do just isn't working. Know when to ask for the check and wrap up your meal - even if the food hasn't come yet! TRUST me - your server will be more then happy to get you on your way, especially if it means a better dining experience for everyone else at the restaurant.
Visit www.MiniMunchers.com for the complete children’s menus of over 230 great restaurants in NYC! MiniMunchers also offers great weekly discounts on children’s products and classes in our “Goodie Bag” as well as advice from experts on making your eating experiences with kids enjoyable – from celebrities to restaurateurs to Moms-in- the-know!
About Carla Sullivan
A ten-year resident of Manhattan, Carla Sullivan is the founder and “Mommy Muncher” of the internet’s only source of kid-friendly restaurants in NYC, www.MiniMunchers.com.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
If you know someone who is mastering the art of new motherhood, why not add a spring in her step with this functional and chic Yummy Mummy bag fitted with insulated bottle pockets, a changing pad, diaper pockets and more. Available at Pinklining.com.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Now comes the Kinect. You don't have to worry about throwing your controllers into your 52" flat screen. It's all motion sensors now (oh and voice commands!). Start jumping around and venturing into worlds you never thought you would dive into. Now all you have to worry about is clearing out the space for all the action. Available at Amazon.com.
Price: $149.99 (with Kinect Adventures)
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
Gift cards can be very simple - make you own from plain index cards by handwriting a short message and embellishing it with a decorative sticker or make use of the scraps of heavyweight wrapping paper, trim the odds and ends to 2 x 3 inch cards. Invest in two to three good pens: a gold or silver marker or a black calligraphy ink pen and leave a meaningful tweet before sending off your gift.
Tip! Pilot has a series of erasable ink pens. For those of us who make the occasional hiccups in cards, they are embarrassment savers.
Today we were browsing through some of our shopping friends on Twitter and discovered Blue Finch Studios. They make these beautiful gift cards - a set comes with messages for all sorts of occasions. Don't forget to tuck one in your next gift! Available at BlueFinchStudios.com.
Price: $15.95 set of 12