In Baby Love, Fashion on September 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm
This past weekend, a story I wrote about organic kids clothing was included in the Image section of the Los Angeles Times. The whole story was inspired by this little outfit from Entertaining Elephants, modeled above by Tiny G when he was about two months old. It was a gift from friend and L.A. Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila, whose good taste doesn’t stop at where to eat next. Researching the story, I learned a lot—and that the word “organic” tells you nothing about the conditions under how the clothes were manufactured. Which is why it’s worth splurging on brands like Entertaining Elephants, which is manufactured locally here in L.A. using organic cotton from one of the oldest organic cotton producers in U.S. In the meantime, I think I might need to super-size this fairy ballet skirt for myself…
In Fashion on November 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Wow wow wow! I just got an email from Paco McCauley, cofounder of Franklin + Gower, who read my earlier post about my favorite F+G shorts. Turns out Paco is something of a foodie himself and is offering Foodinista readers a 15% discount through the end of the year on all custom mens, boys, ladies shorts and pants! Code at checkout: foodie
Thanks, Paco! And hey you guys, let me know what you end up ordering. Or maybe I’ll spot you around town…
In Baby Love on July 6, 2010 at 7:27 am
Today marks Tiny G’s first day of preschool at Wagon Wheel in Los Angeles. He has been going to a weekly Parent & Me Class there for the past 9 months and he loves it—and what’s not to love? The teachers are great (he has a huge crush on Erica), and the school itself is so cheerful I’d like to spend my days there. So why am I so freaked out? Because my little baby is growing up. As my friend Shelby says, “the first cut is the deepest.”
I’ve been trying to distract myself—albeit superficially—by thinking about his outfit for his First Day of School. Last week, while we were in Vermont visiting my inlaws, I found the cutest Zutano shirt at Northshire Books (one of my favorite stores on earth—and don’t even get me started on the maple corn muffin in the café). I love that Zutano is a Vermont-based company, with an emphasis on sustainable practices, and hey, the stuff is pretty freaking cute.
Then today, Tiny G and I tagged along with my sister, Claire, to check out some shoes she was considering at Tory Burch on Roberston. While in the neighborhood we popped into a couple of kids stores, including the GapKids 1969 pop-up store. Where I found it impossible to resist these jeans with skull print. Tough stuff, Tiny G!
Of course he is way too short for them, so he will have to cuff them several times. All the better to show off his new kicks!
In Baby Love, Design on May 29, 2010 at 11:20 am
It’s been a busy, busy week with a three-day weekend arriving just in time. To see what we’ve been up to and for the latest pictures on the home office, head on over to Herman Miller’s LIFEWORK blog for a look at the garage doors and the beautiful azores-colored paint—the color of sea off the Portuguese coast, the Schoolhouse electric cage lights (above, and more on those later), and the bookcases (here and here). Hope your weekend is off to a gorgeous start! It’s sunny here, and Tiny G and I are heading out to blow some bubbles. But first we need to put on his shoes…
In Baby Love on March 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm
As it turns out, I’m married to an Irishman, which means Tiny G has a bit o’ the blarney as well so I couldn’t resist this tiny T-shirt from Crew Cuts. In honor of my boys, we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day a little early this year since I will be in France over the holiday on assignment. Tonight I’m making a beef and Guinness pot pie, along with mashed potatoes with leeks. Check back for results!
In Baby Love, Design on December 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm
The first word my goddaughter, Georgia, uttered some eight years ago was “shoes.” I’m not making it up! Her mother called me up from England to tell me; her father was none too pleased. In fact, her mother and I met over a pair of shoes—clogs specifically—in 1981 when my family moved to Oxford, England. Kate and I were both wearing the same pair (shoes were the only way to jazz up our dreary gray uniforms), and she crossed the playground to comment on such. And so the beginning of decades of friendship, during which for the past 28 years we have signed off every letter and email detailing which shoes we’re wearing. So Georgia comes by the obsession naturally. The first pair of shoes I gave her when she was just born were some palest pink suede Tod’s baby driving mocs, because let’s face it, every baby needs a pair. I feel confident Georgia doesn’t read this blog, so I’ll share that this year she will be getting a rather chic pair of Herringbone Sparkle Mary Jane Tiny TOMS. (And remember, for each pair purchased, TOMS will send a pair to a child in need.) I love the glitter in the toe, and if anyone can pull these off, it’s Georgia. Happy Christmas!