Hurrah! Spring cleaning just got a hell of a lot easier: Manhattan-born Little Swappies have finally held their first of many Brooklyn swaps. Now in their second year, the pop-up switches are the brainchild of Chelsea local, Lauren Patterson.
I’m now something of an expert in the art of pumping. I’ve done it everywhere. On planes and trains, in airports and restaurants, at dinner parties, and even once in an electrical closet surrounded by rat traps. My favorite has to be when I was travelling to Pennsylvania by train and a delay plus broken outlets in the bathrooms meant I had no choice but to pump in the concourse of Philadelphia station.
New York Fashion Week’s mini upstart is petitePARADE; a biannual weekend of shows dedicated to kid’s fashion that’s just notched up its sixth season. Guests squeezed into a cozy warehouse space in Chelsea to scoff Press Tea pastries and spy the latest collections from CCandy, IMOGA, Alivia Simone, Mischka Aoki and Bonnie Young. This is basically were the Suri’s and North West’s of the world (or their stylists) get their next season inspiration – we spotted P Diddy’s daughter, Chance Combs strutting down the catwalk. Here’s a rundown of the looks that caught our eye.
Trips upstate are as much a part of Brooklyn winters as sledging in Prospect Park and snowy afternoons inside The Chocolate Room. With gems like Cold Spring, Hudson and Woodstock, a manageable under-three-hour-drive away and reams of dreamy cabins for rent, we don’t need much excuse to go north.