Christina Aguilera's baby style
Thu Mar 13
Want to roll like Christina Aguilera? She recently picked up this graffiti kiddie style car seat cover for her two-month-old son, Max. Besides its chic pattern, the cover from Kids Ink is reversible, with one side made of silky satin and the other a soft minky. Get your own at Babesta in Tribeca for $130. For those not spending enough time on the road to warrant a car seat cover, the same print is also used for a diaper bag ($140) and blanket ($60).
Care Bears on Fire
Mon Mar 10
I took Hugo, my 2.5 -year-old, to a rockin' Care Bears on Fire set at the BAMkids Fest on Saturday. Now I know why they sold out and warranted another show: This trio of kids really rocks, and both parents and kids were bopping around the BAM cafe. It was well worth the Odyssey-like journey involved in getting the kids out on the stormy Saturday. Although the set was short (to accommodate the short attention spans), the crowd was totally engaged. Hugo, a big fan of the electric guitar, was mesmerized the entire time, or at least between lunges for the popcorn bag his friend JoJo kindly shared. This rock/punk hybrid made up of three Brooklyn tweens provided the parents in the room a truly great listening experience. Unlike most adults playing for kids, these were big kids playing music for themselves and their peers, but they also appealed to both the adults in the room who still like to rock out, and the kids in the room who could feel the energy. I was totally impressed by the...
Fri Mar 7
As Books editor, I get a ton of titles in the mail every day. I can't possibly cover them all in the magazine, and that's OK—I have pretty strong ideas about what I like and what I don't. Fairly often, though, I get attached to a book that a publisher sends over—I can't necessarily do anything with it, but I'm loathe to let go. Take Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun. Originally published in 1943 as Health Can Be Fun, Teeth sprang from the genius mind of Munro Leaf (of The Story of Ferdinand fame). Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli, specializes in resurrecting old gems like this one. Check out page 53, with its mopey faces and cautionary text that warns kids against hypochondria (seriously!). And that sunny orange cover is so relentlessly cheery, it just makes me want to spend quality time with my Arm & Hammer Enamel Care. $10 at amazon.com, recommended for anyone old enough not to be tempted to chew on it!
Wovenplay sale at Leshem Loft
Fri Mar 7
Leshem Loft, a posh family portrait studio helmed by Israeli photographer Yaron Leshem and his wife, Jenny, opens its opens doors for a special Wovenplay trunk show and sample sale this weekend. Wovenplay clothing will be discounted by 40 percent, and the Loft's inventory will be discounted even more. Brimming with lovely international goods for parents and babes alike, the store typically adheres to an appointment-only policy (which I—and probably many busy parents— find a bit annoying). So take advantage of this rare opportunity for casual browsing—and steals!Sat 10 and Sun 11 10am–7pm, Leshem Loft, 12 East 20th St between Broadway and 5th Avenue, 4th floor (ring bell) (917-608-7818, leshemloft.com). Subway: F, V, to 14th St.
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