Like many downtown, I received a lovely mailing from The Battery Conservancy yesterday and got very excited about the proposed renovation. From an Urban Garden, a contemplative labyrinth walkway and the uber modern Peter Minuit Plaza to the fantastical Sea Glass Carousel, it looks like a needed and welcome addition to the downtown landscape. Check it out at www.thebattery.org.
We've been carrying P'kolino for years and are exited to see their new line of furniture for schools, daycares and other educational facilities. A collaboration with Mobilferro, this sleek collection features furniture like carts, slides, tables, seating and play kitchens. Playfully smart indeed!
There are lots of options - ultrasuede, sheepskin, fleece and puffer - but one thing's for sure -- winter has started to sneak up on us super early this year, so it's time to get ready and get warm!
Check out the latest from stroller companies Bugaboo, iCandy and Maclaren, as well as footmuff giants 7am Enfant and Elks & Angels. All are what we call "stroller agnostic" - so they'll fit any type of wheels.
Check them out at www.babesta.com/wheels or in store at Babesta Cribz.
We are seriously having trouble keeping Skip Hop's awesome lunch boxes and bibs in stock, as they are so darn cute and well priced that they are literally flying out the doors. With animals for everyone - from a fantastic fox and adorable mouse to a busy bee and loyal pup, they are crowdpleasers, even if the tunafish sandwich inside isn't. www.babesta.com/skiphop
My mother-in-law just introduced me to a pretty cool thing on the UES & UWS - Scribble Press. Kids can write and illustrate their own books and then have them professionally bound on site. With a wall of markers, pens and inspiration, kids can set their creative minds free on the pages, whether it be a 8 page board book or a longer "chapter" book they have in mind. I definitely made may share of books as a kid (though they were decidedly less "professional" -- we bound them ourselves with cardboard, contact paper, glue and string). This will definately be a holiday go-to for a fun afternoon. They also do classes and parties. www.scribblepress.com.
The 80s are back and so is the fringe. I've seen it on purses, boots (Isabel Marant has a pair of my faves), vests and pants. So it seems like a prime time for Icelandic brand Sunbird to take the U.S. by storm. We scoped this fringe happy brand about a year ago thanks to a client who was a fan of the brand abroad. As soon as we saw some pics, we know it was spot on for Babesta (especially the fringe-mohawk hoodie!). And in person, it's even better - we were thrilled with the high quality material and excellent fabrication. And it's not only about the fringe - we also love their tribal camo prints. Now, we've got it on the shelves at Threads and it's clear the kids are just as psyched as we are about the 80s inspired rock star line. Shop Sunbird Now.