Filed under: Think Big | Tags: Justin Chatwin, Little Wayne, Nico Nico, Supra, Surface To Air, Usher, Zara
This week for “Think Big” we focused on THESE adorable blue denim jeans for boys. Created by the line Surface To Air, they are great alternative to the classic jean with their bold, fun color and red detailing.
Below, hip hop super star Usher pairs his blue jeans with a clean white sneaker and a simple graffic tee.
Acclaimed actor, Justin Chatwin sports bright blue pants with a cuff in GQ. This look is relaxed but still a bit formal. Perfect for a night where the kiddos need to dress up a bit. We love the mix of gingham with such a bright color, perfect for your dapper little darling!
Little Wayne wore bright blue denim during a performance for MTV. He paired them with a studded belt, simple white tee, and scarf. Little Wayne is great at infusing his hip hop look with a bit off rock n rock, as evident in the belt choice.
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Boston.com! I am so very excited to announce that we have been nominated for Best Children’s Boutique in Boston by Boston.com’s A List. Could you take a moment and vote for us? Voting takes place HERE
Filed under: Featured Designer, New Arrivals | Tags: Little Warriors, Surface To Air
Check out what’s new in our shop….
Surface to Air is a French design collective known for their innovative women and mens wear. A jack of all trades, Surface To Air also dabbles in art and film. We highly recommend checking out their BLOG which is filled with all kinds of goodies including music playlists, videos, art reviews, and product info. Lucky for all the fashionable Mamas and Papas, Surface To Air has taken on a kid’s line. Stel’s and Monkey & The Bug carry a slew of fantastic pieces for the whole family in our shop. Filled with bright colors, silly doodles and pop art prints, the collection is a perfect hybrid of adult like sophistication and child like wonder. What we love the most about STA is that they didn’t forget about the little boy. While their girls clothing is entirely adorable (we are sure you will fall in love with each and every piece), the boys clothing is super cool as well. Check out more from Surface to Air HERE.
Coming soon to Monkey & The Bug is the line Little Warriors. Created by Maggie Fox of the L.A. shop Filth Mart, the line is Cali cool with a youthful spirit. We love the refreshing, sherbet like color palette and the southwest inspired prints. Each piece is overdyed for maximum softness potential and the lines are made for little ones on the move. Every parent knows that if something isn’t comfortable than a kid won’t wear it. We are happy to report that Little Warriors has captured the style a parent wants and the coziness children crave. Be sure to check back with us for updates about Little Warrior at Monkey & The Bug, follow us on TWITTER, or “like” us on FACEBOOK.
P.S. Did you know right now Stel’s and Monkey & The Bug are offering free ground shipping??? Pretty exciting, no?
Filed under: Listen Up | Tags: She & Him, The Smithsonian Folkways, WERS, Woody Guthrie
I think every person has a different type of relationship to music. For some, it’s the air they breathe, for others it is just a way to pass time. Whatever their relationship to music may be, I hope that my children will appreciate and understand how we as a family have connected with certain artists or albums. I can only speak for myself here but I believe I am not the only one who has distinct memoirs of my parents playing music in our home and I am interested to see what musical memories my girls will carry with them. I really try my hardest to be sure my daughters are brought up around a diversified selection of music. I know someday they will make their own listening choices and I probably won’t agree with all of them but my hope is that I have provided them with a musical foundation that helps them to appreciate a wide variety of genres.
Lately we have been listening to Boston-based radio station, WERS a lot. WERS 88.9 is described on their website as “music for the independent mind”. It’s on pretty much everywhere we go, the car, home, our shop. Depending on the time of day you can hear anything from jazz to reggae to electronic music. It’s got great diversity and I highly recommend you checking it out. If you are outside the Boston area, no need to fret because you can live stream from their website.
My girl’s (and myself, of course) love She & Him. They have a new album out entitled “Volume 2” and it’s fantastic. Zooey’s voice is cheerful and sweet. The album has a definite retro sound and every song catchy. It’s hard not to tap your toes and hum along.
Another favorite is Woody Guthrie. Guthrie is an infamous American folk singer and songwriter. I love “Goodnight Darling/Goodnight Arlo” a song for his son about getting ready for bedtime. The Smithsonian Folkways has produced multiple albums by Guthrie and all of them are a pleasure.
I would love to hear your recommendations for music for my little ones. What do you play for your kids and what do you remember your parents playing for you?
Filed under: Featured Designer, New Arrivals | Tags: Playtime NYC, Supereditions, Toys
Supereditions are books to illustrate. They are lovely little stories with one things missing…pictures! Your kiddo can fill in the pages using their imagination to bring the story to life.
We discovered Supereditions at Playtime NYC and were in love with the simplicity and versatility of these coloring books. They fuel the creative mind and encourage children to focus their inspirations and fabricate them into actual images. Highly entertaining, the stories are silly and will certainly delight both children and adults.
These are great for traveling and will keep your older set entertained on the plane or a long car ride. We love them for gifts and they are a fun project for home schoolers. They are only 13 dollars each and all four of the Supereditions are available in our shop HERE or check out their website HERE.
Filed under: Around Town | Tags: Boston, Boston Children's Museum, Gemma, Riley
Our final guest blogger is Amanda, mother of Jack and blogger at Lullabies to Terrorize. Here are her words…
Greetings and salutations! I was given the pleasure of guest posting here and I couldn’t be more excited. My name is Amanda and I’m a Tucson dwelling mother to a rather sumptuous three year old named Jack. I started blogging about seven years ago starting way back on Livejournal when I was an angst ridden teenager to my now current haunt on Blogger, Lullabies To Terrorize. I wanted to document my time as a young, music/fashion/movie/art loving mom with few friends and quite a lot of learning and growing to do in the foreign land I knew as motherhood. From all nighters at a show to all nighters with my boobs being offered up in vain (I guess some things really do never change); from tattoo appointments to pediatrician appointments, I slowly, but surely, found my way. So, without further adieu, here is what motherhood means to me.