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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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


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


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



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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Desigual Spring 2014 Showing

November 15th, 2013


I went to the Desigual Spring 2014 showing a couple of days ago and I thought I’d share some of the colorful and oh-so-wonderful things they have in store for us – not only for the kids, but for the ladies too. The showing was in a rustic loft in midtown, and exquisitely designed with artistic touches everywhere.

All the pieces will be available at Desigual online and in their stores come February 2014!

And make sure you scroll down to the end to see the gorgeous food prepared by incredible event planner, Man-Lai!
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Fall Clothes for the Brooklyn Mom (and Beyond)

November 13th, 2013

This is a guest post from Donna Duarte, Style Editor for Woman’s Day and author of the wonderful Motherburg blog.

It took me ten years living in New York to finally buy a black fall coat. Coming from a sunshine state I was use to wearing clothes with color and print, happy clothes my co-workers would exclaimed. I would say that now I have a balance wardrobe of neutrals and prints. The solid palette works longer and if you know me you may notice I wear the same things over and over for I just tend to rework my wardrobe with great pieces that have multiple uses. I also like no fuss cuts but with a twist in the design department. Which is why I love the top from Zara with the leather pockets. I’d wear that to work with a leather skirt and jeans on a Saturday morning. I am a sucker for the printed jean, I love that they bring a wardrobe up a notch and find them perfect for moms since they are quite comfortable. The leopard coat is perfect if most of your wardrobe consists of solid-classic pieces for this coat is fun yet chic. I am a believer in the hat and I’m thinking of getting a more dressier version of the baseball hat I wear any chance I get. The navy Baggu tote is perfect for all year round and the gap boot, $100? Finally a well made boot that isn’t $400 plus.
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Cool Mom Picks: Fall Jackets

November 7th, 2013

The Trench: How divine is this jacket? Cropped at the hip, it’s a fresh take on the classic trench. We’re swooning over all the details: the buckles, the trim, the pockets… Just lovely! Grab this beautiful Burberry jacket here.

A few weeks ago, we posted our favourite fall jackets for kids. And guess what? It’s your turn, Moms! We know you’re busy, but you most definitely deserve to treat yourself. Besides, you’ve got to stay warm (and you might as well be stylish, while you’re at it!). Don’t worry; we’ve done most of the hard work and narrowed down our favourite jackets for Fall.
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