VW Camper Van Play Tent

December 1st, 2014



We just received our VW Camper Van Play Tent which the girls had tried out a couple of months ago at an expo and I can’t get them out of it! They want to sleep in there too so it seems I will have to get some sleeping bags as well. And don’t worry…they make a large VW Camper Van Tent for adults in case you are yearning to use the kids’ one when you go camping. Made by The Monster Factory, all of these are modeled on the 1965 VW Camper Van. Must have been a good year.
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Redbubble – Original Art Printed Items

November 17th, 2014


The Pirate Ship – Stickers 


Look at my picks from Redbubble, an online shop that connects more than 400,000 artists from all over the globe with people in more than 150 countries across a variety of canvases – from apparel and accessories to wall art and more. What’s great is that you like a piece of art, in can be printed on whatever you like. All of these items I’ve chosen can be printed on several things to create a matching set for instance!

So, if you are looking for an original tote, t-shirt, duvet cover, cushion or a myriad of other pieces printed with fab art, take a look at the Redbubble website. I’m sure that the gift you have never even imagined is on there!
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Babes with Babies – Holiday Gift Guide

November 7th, 2014


I want to share this wonderful online shop with you Babes with Babies! First of all, I just love that the name honors the expecting Mom as someone beautiful and that is what this brand is all about. I have compiled just a few of the wonderful luxurious items as they would make amazing Holiday gifts. And I personally own a couple of these items myself and just adore them!

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Hush Cubby by Freyja Sewell

October 2nd, 2014



HUSH is a seating pod and cubby by Freyja Sewell that’s designed to create a cozy and private space, much like a womb. And most kids just love to play in cubbies and secret places, maybe because it reminds them of the womb.
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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


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


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




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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