Like every mother, I think my baby girl is beautiful. But I’ve never considered baby modeling until a friend forwards me an email; Pampers are looking for a brunette mother and newborn baby of Caucasian persuasion. Tick, tick and tick. I am suddenly intrigued. I email over a quick note plus some photos to the agent and am invited to a casting at a studio in Chelsea the very next day. Delphine is just 12-weeks-old so I’m still pretty neighborhood-bound. But baby stardom beckons so we Ergo-up and catch the subway from Park Slope to the city.
When chef Grant Achatz grumbled via Twitter about a couple totting their 8-month-old babe to his triple Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea, it set off a heated debate. (His exact words were “Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no, but..”) In their defense the couple had been let down last-minute by their sitter. But you can imagine their mortified faces as they tried to calm a wailing child, avoid the glares of other diners and tuck into a black truffle “explosion” of romaine and parmesan and try and enjoy it. Not so fun.
So, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to devising kids meals, reason being I’ve got far from perfect eating habits myself. I’m a croissant-for-breakfast type of gal, have a once-a-week mac n’ cheese habit and (aggghh!) there’s an ice cream store underneath our apartment (FYI they hand-make their own waffle cones which are amazing.) Anyway […]
Whewww it’s been a busy 2013 for celebrity parents. There was the brouhaha over the arrival of Prince George (plus the ups and downs of that royal tummy), über momma Angelina announcing her double mastectomy via the New York Times and lil’ North West’s fake photo debacle. But away from the pages of Us Weekly some gobsmacking, life-affirming and down right […]
Our countdown to Christmas continues with five parcels to wow even the most Cars-obsessed four-year-old. We enlisted the expertise of Eyana Carballo, mom-of-two and owner of Crown Heights one-stop kids store Stork. The Franklin Avenue space is just a babe itself (it opened in 2011) but is already a firm local favorite thanks to a stellar mix of quirky […]
It’s day three of GIFT SOS. Time to quiz the folks at Acorn on Atlantic Avenue (it’s the looker with a pretty mint green exterior, bright yellow bench out front and duo of tidy box trees). Anyway there’s good stuff inside too. Since opening 10 years ago they’ve become a go-to for parents in search of […]
For day two of GIFT SOS we headed over to Williamsburg’s sweetest and most expertly curated toy pit stop, Willy’s Toy Box. Every single product (think retro “Vanilla scooters” from French toy maker Janod, and Milliwik’s brilliant Splashimals cards) has been hand-picked by husband and wife owners Raphael and Barbara – and if they ain’t wowed it […]
Yikes! Christmas is two weeks away and if you’re anything like us, you’re still in a decision no-man’s-land when it comes to a few yet-to-be-bought gifts. But before you succumb to the easy allure of Amazon, we wanted to remind you that there’s a Santa’s workshop of fantastic, quirky and inspired pressies to be found […]
With temperatures set to nose dive this week and weather experts predicting a big freeze for NY during January and February, we decided it was time to geek-up on the art of keeping little ones warm in the cold. We caught up with Caribou Baby founder and mom-of-two Adriane Stare (who’s about to tick of her 10th Brooklyn winter). This […]
We sorted through the scary santas and questionable key rings to find the most brilliant kids presents in Etsy-land (all made by crafters right on your doorstep.) From mini dungarees to painted peg people (and with gifts starting at just $12) here are the best on the block.
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