Montreal - MOMS & KIDS
August 20th, 2010
When your son comes home from school with pink Crocs and a Barbie lunch kit he didn't leave home with, either it's time to start labeling his clothes—or buy him a subscription to Vogue.
Purchasing your fifth PCB-Free water bottle this school year, think of all the time and money you could have saved with stick-on name labels by Vancouver's Emily Press.
Specially designed to be laundry and dishwasher-safe, the tiny labels will make sure Poppy and pencil case will always be reunited.
Design your custom labels at www.emilypress.com
August 13th, 2010
Nursery decals getting you down?
Art school graduate and mother of two Sarah Edmonds hand draws a delightful Canadian menagerie, like water birds, northern animals or ocean creatures, and has them screen printed as limited edition posters.
The graphic shapes and fun scientific facts will delight your toddler, and the news that they fit a $20 IKEA frame will delight you.
Now that's some smart art.
From US$50 at www.banquetworkshop.com
July 30th, 2010
You don't wear "mom jeans," so why should your brood?
The new kids and babies version of Gap's 1969 Premium Denim jeans are just like yours with dark washes, distressed grey denim, skinny styles and zipper ankles, all with adjustable waistbands so you don't have to worry about them flashing too much bum.
Good jeans run in the family, obviously.
From $29.50 at GapKids and BabyGap across Canada, www.gapcanada.ca
July 23rd, 2010
July 16th, 2010
An online store becomes a bricks-and-mortar shop? Now that's as backwards as a Dr. Seuss book.
But it's true: Ashley York the website is now Ashley York the store, new to The Pier on Bowen Island B.C. The best selling clothes and accessories are made by moms, such as the rough-edged denim "guy ties" ($19). We loved the albino sock monkeys, baby balls made from vintage fabrics and the polka dot Australian splat mats for under the highchair.
Not goin' to Bowen? There's even more available online.
Ashley York, The Pier at Bowen Island, 604-947-2200, www.shopashleyyork.com
July 9th, 2010
Does the thought of your daughter looking up to socialite panty flashers keep you up at night?
Creating an outlet for bright and funny females is web series Smart Girls at the Party. Hosted by Amy Poehler (of Saturday Night Live fame), the short webisodes are filmed with a wink towards Inside the Actors Studio, but instead of celebrities, you get intelligent females, like 7-year-old skateboarder and feminist Ruby.
This is Girl Power we can get behind.
Watch Smart Girls at the Party here.
July 2nd, 2010
If your Little Miss Pretty goes straight for your cosmetics bag the minute you turn around, you’re not alone.
Save your Chanel bronzer (and your carpets) from future make-up shake-ups by appeasing her with painted nails.
Hopscotch Kids' non-toxic nail polish comes in kid-friendly shades like Ice Cream, Bubblegum and Teddy Bear pink, and if she chews it off, no problem.
Now replacing that smashed Nars lipstick, that’s a problem.
Available online ($12.99) at www.raspberrykids.com
June 24th, 2010
We're definitely not a smother mother, but neither are we a slummy mummy.
Perhaps that's why we're drawn again and again to the gorgeous wares at Nonchalant Mom.
We can attest personally to the loveliness of the pillows and delicate angel wings of Atsuko et Akiko and are lusting for their new sparkly masks and dressups.
We also love the Fleamarket section for its vintage toddler spoons and forks.
Which we will so nonchalantly integrate into our carefully curated collection of original Beatrix Potter bowls and Birks silver cups… not that we care, or anything.
June 18th, 2010
Girls just wanna have fun, but when their gym kit makes them look like Little Miss Sunshine, you can bet they won't be turning cartwheels.
There's no sitting on the sidelines with Lilikiks, a Vancouver-based girls activewear line that has just launched its online store.
With on-trend colours, super-soft fabrics, and high-end technical detailing, styles like these will take them from tennis to track and back again.
She shoots, she scores!
Shop by sport or by style at their new e-store.