Happy Weekend :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Oct 24, 2014
Daylight Savings ends next weekend! Chic lighting for kids rooms.
What a fun idea: DIY window clings for home or car rides.
The best websites for new or expecting parents from Red Tricycle.
Such cute fall style for toddler girls & boys from Paul & Paula.
Anna Wintour’s touching tribute to Oscar de la Renta.
We’re giving away ten of our hand-knit rattles! Enter here.
Kid-friendly, non-toxic Halloween makeup for sensitive skin.
October is National Sleep Safety Month? Some important tips.
By Estella Editor - POSTED Oct 23, 2014
Tags Baby Rattles, Eco-Friendly Toys, Estella Hand-Knit Rattles & Toys, Kids' Accessories & Toys
Good news! We are giving away 10 of our Estella hand-knit baby rattles! Soft, high-quality, and hand-made, these baby toys are full of character and a wonderful alternative to the mass-produced plastic or hard-edged baby rattles on the market. The bold colors, lovely rattle sound, and unique shapes will keep baby engaged and entertained, while the humorous shapes and styles (like the purse, Metrocard, or mustache) will amuse parents. We’ve also just introduced three new shapes to our collection of knit designer baby toys: the pretzel, American flag, and bunny rattles. The perfect baby shower gift, keepsake, or addition to baby’s nursery, these soft baby rattles are unique and charming must have for babies and new parents! Enter to win here.
Category Baby Rattles, Eco-Friendly Toys, Estella Hand-Knit Rattles & Toys, Kids' Accessories & Toys
Tips & Tricks :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Oct 22, 2014
Tags Boys' Costumes & Dress Up, Girls' Costumes & Dress Up, Halloween
Halloween is just over a week away! Still need to get your toddler’s costume? We have a few of Siaomimi Play‘s beautiful costumes and dress up clothes for toddler girls and boys still in stock. Hilda Yim (the brand’s founder and designer) takes classic costumes and gives them a modern twist with luxe fabrics and unique details that are even more spectacular up close and in person. The brand’s creations are imaginative and whimsical – perfect for Halloween or an ordinary afternoon playing dress up.
If instead of a full-out costume, you or your toddler are just looking for a few accessories or something designed for everyday wear that is also appropraite on October 31st, here are some ideas…
Bobo Choses Shiny Leggings add a glamorous/futuristic/galactic touch to any outfit (see also: NUNUNU‘s leather leggings and metallic crewneck).
These monster heads from Siaomimi Play require no outfit – slip it on and you’re ready to go.
Girls’ tutus, tiaras, crowns, & wands from Atsuyo et Akiko are girly, fun accessories that will add a touch of sparkle and whimsy. They make an easy ballerina or princesses costume but are also perfect for a rainy afternoon and girls who think every day is the perfect opportunity to dress up.
This leopard print girl’s jumpsuit from Danish brand Soft Gallery was designed for the everyday, but makes a super simple feline-inspired costume!
P.S. More ideas here & here.
Category Boys' Costumes & Dress Up, Girls' Costumes & Dress Up, Halloween
Style Spotlight :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Oct 21, 2014
Tags & Jackets, Baby Snowsuits, Boys' Coats & Jackets, Coats, Girls' Coats & Jackets, Moncler Baby Jackets and Coats
It is finally that perfect time in the season when it is cool enough to need a fall jacket, but stuffy layers and down-filled winter coats are not necessary (yet!). We still have these two fun toddler girls’ coats by Bobo Choses and NUNUNU in stock. Both the NUNUNU Army Jacket and Bobo Choses Faux Fur Jacket are practical without sacrificing style – they can be worn now on their own and even as it gets colder with an extra sweater or scarf.
P.S. If you are looking for baby coats, snowsuits, & outerwear, we’ve got options from Moncler & Album di Famiglia as well!
Category & Jackets, Baby Snowsuits, Boys' Coats & Jackets, Coats, Girls' Coats & Jackets, Moncler Baby Jackets and Coats
Happy Weekend :
By Estella Editor - POSTED Oct 17, 2014
TGIF – have a good one & we’ll see you Monday!
The best squash recipes to make this fall (also: DIY pumpkin ghosts).
The NY Times treated a group of 2nd graders to a 7-course tasting menu.
The best times and places to view fall foliage across the country.
Have you ever considered taking a day trip up to Storm King?
Little Humans of New York, the book, is out now (a preview here).
What a fun way to add color & personality to a room.
Halloween is exactly 2 weeks away! Shop toddler costumes now!