Monday, November 30, 2009

Who wants to make traveling easier?

The Holidays have begun...that means traveling by car, plane or for the eco conscience, the train. Well the 'chic ones' need to be entertained. Try the doodlebag from Its Personal Stuff for $28. It comes personalized and contains: chalk, crayons, paper, chalkboard and an eraser, sure to give plenty of entertainment till you reach your final destination. And speaking of final destinations, if it's to family or friends, don't come empty handed, get them a personalized monogrammed long sleeve tshirt, available in sizes ranging from babies to adults for $30. Or just get them the doodlebag that gave you some quiet time along the way.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just makes me want to go to Paris!

For those who like the panache of Europe and are bilingual or let's face it, wanna be multilingualists...Atsuyo et Akiko, a Brooklyn based company has adorable clothes. The tshirts above are both $34, at Milkshop, one T is Paris's zip code ( or the 7th for you francophiles) and the other is the days of the week...makes you just want to go away and shop in Paris..A bien tot!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Bugaboo new canvas diaper bag...finally arrives!.

It's finally out, after much anticipation...the new canvas Bugaboo diaper bag! And the best part about the Bugaboo diaper bag, in my humble opinion, is it has a zipper...the old bugaboo had 2 snap buckles to close it, making it challenging to open the diaper bag 9 or close it ) and hold your 'chic little one' at the same time. Available at Lullaby Lane for $129.95.

Because chemicals on your little ones nails is not cool!

Just discovered a new nail polish that is non toxic and chemical free and child friendly( also doesn't have that harsh nail polish odor, that we don't want near the little ones nose!). It's called Piggy Paint, comes in 14 colors and already is a celebrity hit! All the ingredients are biodegradable and there are no residues or traces left behind...the company actually has a tag line...natural as mud! So pig up some Piggy Paint and let the girlishness roll.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Because playing with castles and forts can be eco friendly!

Playing with castles has never been more green! This cardboard castle comes with a draw bridge and turrets which can be folded away after play, a perfect NYC apartment toy, if you ask me. Measures 27.5"x 27.5x 13" and made of recycled cardboard...attention all eco trendy moms...makes a great holiday gift! Available at for $38.99.

A classic toy with a winter twist!

Barnes and Noble has the cutest snow man stacker from Melissa & Doug. A cute interpretation of the stacker classic and its a Barnes and Noble exclusive. They also have a deal if you buy 2 books, you get the snowman stacker for $ 5.95.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Maclaren Recall

Maclaren is conducting a voluntary recall of strollers due to a malfunction in the hinge when folding and opening the stroller. Go to this website to see if your models are affected...but there is so much traffic, you may need to try a couple of times. Or call (877)-688-2326.

Craftaholics come hither!

I have been the biggest fan of Michael's craft stores for years!!!! The annoying thing was it wasn't in the city and was always a drive to LI or NJ...well that has changed. I saw the signs last May and have been waiting for it to open and it finally did a few weeks ago!!! ( I can now replace that driving time with being creative instead). It is in the new Columbus Village on Columbus and w97th in Manhattan. It has a whole children's section and it boasts the biggest Crayola department out of its entire chain. The Michael's store is also almost 15,000 square feet and there is a birthday party room to rent! Oh how I would have loved to have a party there as a child! crafters or want-a-be crafters, go go go!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Learning Cause & Effect was never so well made

Naef, Naef Naef! This Swiss toy company has so many wonderful wooden products and are so impossible to find in the USA. So I was so excited to find a whole section of Naef products on Fawn & Forest ( they have 3 pages of offerings!). They are a bit pricey even for wooden toys, but they have such a big following because of their craftmanship. These Naef Color Balls are great as a mini mobile and teaches a cause & effect lesson with each touch. $65 but check out Fawn & Forest for other Naef toy options as well.

Friday, November 6, 2009

In honor of our great city and champions!

For our 2009 champions...and their 'chic baby' fans, here is a New York Yankees pacifier and clip for $7.95, so everyone can see your little one and know your proud! And for the older kids, who after watching the Yankees win and now want to become future champs themselves, try this personalized baseball bat, on sale for about $27. Enjoy and see you next October!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cutting or serving in style.

Great personalized cutting board that makes a wonderful hostess gift or even a present for yourself. In this very room, an online shop, is offering many different sizes and shapes available. This one is $75 and measures 12"x 18".

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

For the little baby girls who like to pull off their socks

I am in love with these burberry infant tights, the classic Nova plaid pattern tights with bows sewn on. Not to knock Trumpette, because I love those too, but they've been around for about 4 years already so this is a breath of fresh air. Available at Saks for $45 and in 3 different colors.