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Easter Baby!

In Baby Love, Fashion on March 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

We interrupt this programming to bring you the ultimate in baby chic, NOKO, and just in time for Easter! Featured everywhere from the New York Times to OK Magazine (as modeled by Suri Cruise), NOKO produces exquisite girls clothes (size newborn to 6 yrs) inspired by a traditional Japanese hand-printed fabric called tenugui. The company was co-founded by my neighbor Jennifer Freise with her friend Maureen Chianese when both women were living in Tokyo back in 2006. Today NOKO is sold across the country (here in LA, it’s available at Pumpkinheads in Brentwood) and is a fave with the likes of Suri and the SJP twins to name a few.

I am in love with this Michi dress with the obi sash (above), and Tiny G is in love with the model, his friend Hazel. I might need to have another baby, just so I can dress her in NOKO! Either that, or get Jen to design one in my size?

Tiny G’s Holiday Gift Guide

In Baby Love on November 30, 2009 at 8:40 am

With the holiday season upon us, Tiny G wanted to share a few of his favorite things for the stylish mister about town. Clockwise from top left:

Eames Plastic Elephant, $290. Eames has reissued this classic design (originally issued in plywood) in plastic, making it extra durable. Plus, it can go outside. This is the one item on the list Tiny G does not have, and he may have to settle for a lump of coal instead. We’ll see.

Tea Collection “Nippon Pullover,” $65. Tiny G’s latest fave, this 100% Pima cotton pullover is perfect for L.A. weather and totally machine washable.

Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy, $50. Somebody crawls at the speed of light, but at 16 1/2 months has yet to walk. He’s taking his sweet time about those first hands-free steps. In the meantime, he is crazy about walking around the house with the help of a developmental wooden push toy from Melissa & Doug. Fantastic for toddlers 11 months and up. It’s incredibly well made, sturdy and a huge hit with the little ones. Tiny G’s younger lady friend, Hazel, is also a fan.

Crocodile Creek 7-inch Dinosaurs Playball, $9. We got this awesome rubber ball on Larchmont Blvd when Tiny G was about 11 months old, and it has been the toy in heaviest demand and rotation ever since. Tiny G might not be walking yet, but his hand-eye coordination with a ball is pretty tough stuff!

Cozy Fleece Hat, $12. This fleece hat just went on sale over at Hanna Andersson and is the BOMB. Super soft and all important—machine washable.

Bear Snores On, $8. This classic board book was a present from a family friend, and is Tiny G’s absolute fave. Last night I tried to read him another book, which he took and threw and then reached for Bear Snores On. Nope, don’t think bratty behavior is all that cute, but I see where he’s coming from. The rhythm of the text is great. Love this book and don’t mind reading it every damn night.

Sigg Kids Water Bottle, $18. I learned the hard way that you have to try several different types of sippy cups before you land on one your kid likes. The Sigg is Tiny G’s preferred bottle, and that’s a good thing because it’s non-toxic, durable should someone throw it out of a stroller onto a cement sidewalk, and a green choice you can feel great about.

Hanna Andersson Sleeper, $38.  The best pjs on the planet and although the price tag is steep, worth every cent. (Not to mention, you can snap them up on sale every few months as new patterns/colors are introduced.) Thanks to his grandmother, who sends a pair or two of these organic cotton pjs every few months, Tiny G is kitted out with a variety of colors. His mom and dad may or may not have coordinating long johns, too.


In Baby Love, Fashion on August 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

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My dad just got back from Paris, bringing with him a chic fall wardrobe for Tiny G. He discovered a store called Alice à Paris, and mon dieu, did Tiny G clean up with several chemises bretonnes (tunics), some trousers, swimming trunks and the most incredible gabardine coat:

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Tiny G’s parents are really going to have to step up their game if they’re going to be seen out and about with this petit garçon. Say “merci, Papi!”

Gjelina in Venice

In Baby Love, Design, Food, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on July 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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This weekend Tiny G and I hit Abbot Kinney to meet Tiny G’s doppelgänger HRM and his mom, Andrea, for brunch at Gjelina. First off, the staff there is the bomb. Couldn’t be friendlier, and Tiny G definitely had eyes for ladies at the front of the house. I had eyes for the chickpea stew with Israeli couscous, spiced yogurt and harissa:

IMG_2964Though, seriously, get a load of what Andrea ordered. La Quercia speck with fried eggs, arugula and lemon. Next time I am all over it:

IMG_2963After a couple of mimosas we stopped in next door at Parker Pettit, where Tiny G picked up some Yo My Booties blue suede moccasins like his friend HRM was wearing:

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And then we walked down to see my friend Andy, who is the “A” in the A+R Store, which was hopping! I am slightly obsessed with this porcelain Wellington boot vase I saw there from Czech designer Maxim Velčovský. Do I need one??? I think maybe yes…

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HauteLook for Kids!

In Baby Love on June 25, 2009 at 8:19 am


Calling all moms, if you’re not already a member of HauteLook.com (where fashion, beauty and design labels sell current merch direct to customers at up to 75% off), this might be the sale that hooks you. Over the next few days HauteLook is catering to the tiniest of customers with baby chic from Feather Baby, Dwell Studio Kids, Liz Lange, Tokidoki and more. The Dwell & Tokidoki just went up on sale a few moments ago…

Slipper Shock

In Baby Love on March 10, 2009 at 8:57 am


On Sunday night we had the best dinner with friends. Amy’s shrimp dish was incredible as was Adam’s homemade ice cream made with vanilla beans that Kathleen had brought back from Moorea, as were William’s wine selections (more on all of that later this week), but there was another shrimp who was the toast of the night, and that was Tiny G. He was rocking some chocolate brown angora slippers that his aunt Stefanie sent him from New York. Ironically enough they’re made right here in L.A. by a company called Yo My Booties in Venice. They’re available in a delicious range of colors—and look, there’s a food theme with the colors: cotton candy, blueberry, lime, pumpkin, cream, chocolate! I wish they came in adult sizes because not only are they incredibly soft but chic beyond belief. So is their, ahem, $50 price tag. (Stefanie!!!!) 


Yo My Bootie chocolate angora slipper

Yo My Bootie chocolate angora slipper

Splish Splash

In Baby Love on January 31, 2009 at 9:27 am



This morning Tiny G heads with his daddy to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Aquatic Center for his first-ever swim lesson! There were a couple of requirements for the class: (1) Swim diapers – Tiny will be wearing Pampers Splashers in a Sesame Street pattern. (2) Swim trunks – Tiny is going with a pair of Patagonia Baby Baggies in the Lions, Tigers & Rhinos pattern. Oh, boy! (3) Sun hat – Naturally he has a matching Lions, Tigers & Rhinos hat to go with.

Bonne Nuit, Sweet Prince

In Baby Love on January 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm


petitbateau1After two lovely weeks at home with our baby boy, going back to work tomorrow is going to be really hard! Especially when he looks SO CUTE in this Petit Bateau Terry Crawler with “bonne nuit” printed on the bum 73620d12 that his fashionable godmother brought back for him from Paris, where she was reviewing the Spring 09 runway shows last October.  Tiny G, as he’s known, lives in these terry cloth onesies. They’re pretty spendy at $35 a pop, which most moms will tell you is an absurd amount of money to spend on something that will be subjected repeatedly to heavy-duty slobber, spit-up and…stuff. However, these same moms will be the first to jump for joy when they receive as a gift. (They will also stop by Flicka on Larchmont every so often and pretend they’re going to buy one for a friend’s baby but end up putting it on their own.) But besides being irresistibly cute, the terry cloth is really durable, washes well and the snap opening at the back makes changing diapers a, well, snap.