As a little after-Monday Tuesday pick me up, I wanted to give you a few of my favorite links from the web from this week. I’ve been saving some of these babies since Friday, I just didn’t get around to it yet. Must be the spring air, sunshine and an endless to-do list…
- A hilarious illustrated taxonomy of city bikes and cyclist archetypes. This one is based on NYC but it can pretty much work for any city anywhere.
- I swear I feel like I have a million things to do and I keep dreaming of a getaway. Preferably in one of these 20 amazing hotels. Number 9. looks particularly enticing to me right now…
- 10 rules of fiction writing.
- Shopbop is having their friends and family sale (until April 17th) and you can get up to 25% of full priced items with the code INTHEFAMILY14. Not to be missed people!
- And in case you’ve been living under a rock this weekend and have been participating in couchella instead of Coachella, H&M newest designer collaboration features the amazing Alexander Wang… Out November 6th!
Have an amazing rest of the day
After a super fun weekend of seeing friends, birthday parties and GREAT weather I’m feeling recharged for the busy week ahead. So, I figured we’d start our Monday off with some cute handmade jewelry finds I scouted over the weekend from the Shlomit Ofir Etsy shop. I mean what are post yoga Friday nights for if not for going down the Etsy rabbit hole?
Besides with the warm weather and summer just around the corner it’s time to pull out those short sleeves and start stacking on those bracelets and rings.
Shlomit Ofir has a pretty incredible selection and I was having a hard time picking out a few favorites but I did crush particularly hard on these Tulum stacking rings, the lovebirds bracelet and the long arctic necklace, which would be just perfect for summer accessorizing.
A little while ago I was introduced to an incredibly adorable brand called Little Giraffe. For someone who admittedly has People.com bookmarked on the computer (it’s my guilty little pleasure, give me a break), I can’t believe I haven’t come across from it before. Especially since, Suri Cruise totes their beloved toy giraffe “Little G” everywhere!
And boy have I been missing out. Little Giraffe offers a wide range of products, from cuddly plush toys to adorable baby clothes, blankets, blankys and muslin swaddlers. And more recently they’ve also created a collection for your home and let me tell you IT IS AMAZING. I already have an imaginary wish list of items I’d want for the apartment (hello Luxe Leopard throw!), for Lara (hello the most adorable bathrobe ever!) and of course for the baby on the way. Especially for the baby on the way because I practically melted when I saw their layette collection. We’re talking 100 % organic cotton and such cute prints!
“Little G” (called Zumba at our house) is now also Lara’s little companion and it’s probably one of the best made plush toys we’ve owned. And we’re very selective when it comes to these because I wash them often so they don’t collect too much dust and contribute to all kinds of silly annoying issues like allergies etc. But enough talk, I’ll let you see for yourselves… Continue reading »
Functionality meets cute meets justifying cost per wear is essential for me when it comes to diaper bags.
When I was pregnant with Lara, I ended up getting a diaper bag at the very last moment (because at the time I wasn’t even aware that there was such a thing) and it turned out to be the most inconvenient changing bag ever. It was too big, uncomfortable to carry on the shoulder, which was particularly annoying when I had my hands full, and the insulation pockets weren’t all that great, leaving water too warm or too cold in a matter of minutes. I decided to be a little more prepared the second time around and have basically been doing baby bag research ever since.
I’m probably going to go for something neutral and practical that I’ll be able to use once we’re out of the diaper zone as well, so I’ve narrowed it down to the selection below.
1. Marc By Marc Jacobs Eliza Baby Bag 2. Timi & Leslie Hannah Pewter (available here for EU) 3. Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall 4. Stokke Changing Bag 5. Baby Beau Coco Bag (ON SALE!) 6. Storksak Triangle Tote 7. Rebecca Minkoff Marissa Baby Bag 8. BabyMel Jumbo Dot Satchel
I love the Marc By Marc Jacobs Eliza bag but it’s very, very roomy and I’m worried it might be a bit too big if I’m holding a baby and running after Lara all at the same time (which is totally bound to happen by the way!). The Timi & Leslie Hannah bag is super stylish and doesn’t look like a diaper bag AT ALL, which is always a plus for the previously mentioned post diaper period. I’ve also been really into the BabyMel satchels; they’re not overly big but are super practical and perfect for storing all the essentials.
Another great option if you need lots of room is the Storksak tote, which is on the bigger side and has a great built in bottle holder that can keep fluids warm or cool for up to four hours. Our baby is due in the summer so thermal insulation is an important part of what I’m looking for in a baby bag. The Baby Beau Coco bag is another great find that doesn’t look like a diaper bag at all but it’s slightly on the smaller side compared to other diaper bags, which could be difficult for those first few months when you’re toting around pretty much an entire supply of diapers, bottles, baby wipes and toys.
Then there’s the Petunia Pickle Bottom. The reason I like this one so much is because it has a super functional changing mat that’s attached right onto the bag making changing diapers on-the-go incredibly practical. Plus it means extra space inside the bag itself.
Again, decisions decisions…
After a week long trip back home filled with family time and a super fun birthday party for Lara we’re now finally back home. It was an interesting trip to say the least and after spending an eight hour airport layover with a super active little girl I feel like we can accomplish pretty much anything. Continue reading »
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