DIY Friday: Pineapple Print Pillow

July 11th, 2014

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Artbird – Retro Daybags and Lunchbags

June 23rd, 2014

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I have discovered this very sweet, family business that makes the very coolest bags for kids or moms called Artbird!  I love their novel lunch bags which are the size of a sandwich baggie… except you can use these over and over and be kind to Mother Nature (see below). I would be great to have a different one of these for each day of the week. So handy for those little snacklettes when you are out.
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The New York Philharmonic will bring Pixar classics to the stage – May, 2014

April 24th, 2014

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Pixar in ConcertPhotograph: ©Disney/Pixar

Okay, now for some serious listening and something you don’t want to miss out if you are lucky enough to live in ol’ New York City!

Yes, Lincoln Center has a big treat in store for you and the your little film buff kiddos. You can listen to the New York Philharmonic perform the scores from many of Pixar’s movies, including the Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, Wall·E, A Bug’s LifeRatatouilleUPFinding NemoBrave, and Monsters, Inc. in Pixar in Concert. Clips from each film will be shown simultaneously, so you and your family can view the action while listening to the familiar tunes being played all around you.
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Amazing Easter Eggs

April 17th, 2014

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Foiled Easter Eggs from Martha Stewart

 

I am always looking for unusual and amazing decorated Easter Eggs and found some really sweet ones. And you still have plenty of time before Easter to actually make these happen! We are posting any beautiful decorated Easter Eggs that people send in on our Bellissima Kids Facebook page, so send those photos in!

 
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Aire Ancient Baths – New York City

April 10th, 2014

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What an experience Aire Ancient Baths are. An absolute gem for New York moms who need a spa day! I went along with a friend a couple of weeks ago and have been dying to share this place with you.

Upon arrival, we sat on leather couches and warm retro chairs and sipped mint tea from silver teapots. Then we were ushered into their beautifully appointed change rooms and then made our way to the baths. This is when the real experience started. We entered a whole new world reminiscent of ancient Rome –  with the experience as in Roman times when the people went from warm to hot to cold to steam and then had a massage. My favorite bath was the salt bath, where you can actually float without a care. We had a massage afterwards which topped off the experience. I have to say that this place is absolutely a unique experience and quite amazing. They have succeeded in achieving a true bath house feeling that does seems ancient and for me, the whole aspect of feeling like I had stepped back in time was fascinating. The space is beautiful and relaxing  and they have managed to make every single detail a perfection even down to lighting. The staff are also extremely friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back here.

I have included tons of photos as I really want to give you an idea of the gorgeous architecture and design of this place.
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Cool Mom Picks: Winter Wonderland

January 13th, 2014

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Bag: This metallic bag is the perfect pop to any winter day. We love all the cool metal details that make this piece super unique. Bonus: there’s an additional strap for added versatility! Pick up this funky Danielle Nicole number right here.

Here in New York City, it has been cold, very cold,  with… some relief this week! And that cold of winter inspired us to find the joy and beauty in this season! So we compiled a list of some wonderful items to help enhance winter days for all you Moms. We hope you enjoy these items as much as we do! Stay warm and stay wonderful!

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Artissano Online Boutique – Mom Picks

December 12th, 2013

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Caroline Amato scarf

 

I was lucky enough to attend the Artissano launch event a couple of weeks ago here in NYC and loved what this online shop does! They actively seek out original and worthy designers and make them available in their beautiful shop. They have a great selection of jewelry, handbags, accessories and even menswear.
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Mymo – Custom-Made Monograms

December 2nd, 2013

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What a great gift for a special person for Christmas! Check out these ingenious monogrammed necklaces, keychains and ornaments by Mymo! You can choose two initials or numbers and you get a custom-made necklace out of stainless steel  or silver. Or you can order one of these cool ceramic ornaments above. If you want one in time for Christmas, today is the deadline, so go here to order!
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Roadmap Massage Tees!

November 19th, 2013

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Okay, so this is seriously cool and ingenious.  These roadmap tees by Bky Kid are designed to attract your little ones give you a back massage while you just chill out. What a fabulous way to get a rest,  a massage and keep the kids busy playing, all at the same time. I just asked Oona if she would like to play on this shirt and she said, “Yes”! Looks, like I have one in my future. But I wonder how relaxing it will be if the girls fight over it…
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