What’s the Haps this Winter?

    We are truly in the mix of December festivities! Now that November craziness of Thanksgiving, black Friday & cyber Monday have ushered in the holiday season we are ready for all the winter months have to offer.  Here at Babesta all the holiday gifting, picking out kiddie attire, keeping babies warm and cuddly is under way. Our winter calendar is full of festive, fun events for infants to tweens & all the little ones in between.

Start off by catching the last few days of the “Nothing Personal” art exhibit by Austin Lee right here in Tribeca. At Postmasters Gallery, Lee brings his imagination to life for his second exhibit at the gallery. His depictions, full of bright colors and out-of-this-world, slightly cartoon-like figures, touch our sensibility with his sometimes sweet, sometimes slightly more sinister representations. Cool side-note, Lee first creates his pieces as digital sketches on an Ipad and then brings them to life on canvas. They are eye-catching enough to draw the attention of the youngest art-enthusiasts. Exhibit goes through Saturday, December 5th.

MeAndMyDad_lg         Me and My Dad – Austin Lee – Postmasters Gallery

     Brookfield Place is a dazzling destination this time of year. Arts Brookfield lights up Winter Garden with its Luminaries interactive display. While enjoying the light display you can stop by Santa’s Winter Wonderland and say ‘cheese’ to capture the holiday spirit.

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Rock out with Loog Guitars! The musical geniuses behind Loog Guitars will be in store to teach your littles how to strum the six string (or 3 string) like a champ! Saturday, December 5th, 1:00-3:00pm at Babesta at Brookfield Place, 2nd floor.

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Sip & Shop is an event for the “big kids” join us at Brookfield Place December 17th for a Thursday evening shopping spree!

Babesta teams up with Le District and offers a free activity at the French Eatery! We’ll be making gingerbread houses, but not any abodes, Tribeca-style townhouses for the season. Saturday, December 19th @ Le District at Brookfield Place.

   Stay connected to social media, new events and specials are being added throughout the month! #staytuned

We always want to see your Babesta spirit! Tag #mybabesta @babesta on InstagramTwitter & Facebook when your little one is rockin’ their fly fashions! We’ll repost our faves!

by: Pia Finnigan

Nursery Decor 101: Want, Need, Love!

1. Best bassinet – We love the Ninna Nanna and Rockwell bassinets by Monte for their modern look & high functionality.

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2. Convertible Crib – We’re crazy about Oeuf’s new colors for the ever-popular Sparrow Crib, now in Petal Pink & Charcoal Grey. Or if you’re really wanting a pop of color, check out the newest Alto Crib by Spot on Square with bright acrylic panels.

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3. Organic Mattress- Whether it’s a traditional spring mattress or one made of coconut fiber, wool and latex, we think having a great quality mattress (with a waterproof crib topper) is essential for a good night’s sleep for both parent & child.

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4. Great Glider- We think Monte makes some of the best out there. They’re perfectly sized for a New York apartment and elegant enough to live in the living room. Check out the Como, Joya, Luca, Grano and more!

luca glider5. Sweet Sheets – Bedding can be tricky, but we love some of the newest Oeuf designs as well as the super cute Auggie prints. Going for bold, try Sack Me’s donut prints! And if you’re in a New York state of mind, try the Aden+Anais for Babesta exclusive city prints for crib sheet, dream blanket, swaddles, sleepsack and more.

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6. Awesome Art- No need to put “kid art” in the nursery. Find a local artist that you love and give the room some pizzazz. We love the custom work by Gregoire Ganter and the whimsical art by Instagram star Rebeca Raney for instance. Modern and bold yet playful prints by Noodoll are also a lot of fun.

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7. Smart Storage- Dressers, changers, and shelving by Oeuf and Spot on Square are great companions to your chosen crib. For books & toy, Oeuf’s just launching a tall & narrow option of their always popular Mini Library.


8. Rockin’ Rug- We love the rugs by Lorena Canals, because they are both cute and machine washable. The new Spot on Square round and modern rugs also make our top list for cool bedroom accessories.

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It’s Go Time: Getting Around the Nabe, Made Easy


The Comfort Wheeled Board by Bugaboo is the most anticipated stroller accessory of the season. It invites toddlers to sit or stand while riding. Attaching to the left of right of the stroller, the board also allows parents extra space for easy walking. Another option, try the Lascal Buggy Board that fits multiple strollers, but don’t forget, its standing room only.


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Getting around town hands-free is the easiest way to hit the streets with your little one. The assisted piggy back ride position using your Baby Bjorn One Carrier is the position of choice for bigger kids with tired feet. One Carrier makes it easy to move from front to back with its buckle clips, simple color coding and padded waist band and shoulder straps. The simple, chic solution for mobility is our go-to for farmer’s market runs, quick jaunts to the store or just for short walks outside to breather the crisp fall air.

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Sit & Stand:

The Micro Kickboard Scooter is a rite of passage for city kids. Breaking free of the stroller, they use their own wheels to roll around the park or head to and from school. We love how the Micro Mini & Maxi handle the city sidewalks. Don’t forget a Nutcase helmet for the ultimate safety in style.


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2 for the Road:

City Select by Baby Jogger ~ Hitting the road in the city with two in tow is made easier with Baby Jogger’s City Select. With the most flexibility on the market, it features 16 different positions. Your dynamic duo can be same or mixed age and the stroller can be adjusted to accommodate one or two kids in a jiff. Make any combo of bassinets, car seats and seats. Kids can face in, out, each other or back-to-back. We love its narrow footprint, making it simple to navigate busy city streets. It’s got great staying power too, with seats that can hold up to 45lbs. Got a third child? Add a glider board and go!

City select baby joggerVista by UPPAbaby ~ Great storage options. Check. Flexible seating? Check. Start with one and add a rumble seat to accommodate two with your favorite primary stroller. We love the UPPAbaby Vista, because it provides one of the best single options that can turn into one of the best doubles. Use bassinets or car seats to manage the youngest riders, or use the seat for toting toddlers. Switch it up as you like and add the piggy back board. Now that’s easy strolling, city-style.

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FLY! Fashion Soars this Season

12Shot_Bird_026_R2_croppedFashion soars to new heights with a full flock of festive fabrics and prints. A-line tweed dress by Little Miss Galia, Buckets sweatshirt dress by Munster Kids, over Horse print dress by Bobo Choses. Phone home tee & Denim cruz pants both by Munster Kids. Knit pattern sweater by Agatha Cub, Skinny jeans by DL 1961 & Bird print dress by Bobo Choses

Holiday gathering ready, feather friends included! Lucy swan dress by Bang Bang Copenhagen, Cat zip hoodie by Popupshop, Arlen washed jeans by Molo, Gorilla hoodie romper by Popupshop, Puff ear hat by Mini Rodini, Panda loose sweatshirt by Popupshop, Skinny jeans by DL 1961 &  Brooklee 8 eye black boots by Dr. Martens.










Festive frocks are all the rage from Little Miss Galia.Crochet & tweed striped dress steals the spotlight in any winter wonderland.

01Shot_Bird_026_R1The floral jacquard pleaded dress gets a touch of cool with Blue knit puff beanie from Baby Degen and Brooklee 8 eye black boots by Dr. Martens.


Warm up with gorgeous & glam faux fur vests from Omamimini & Nununu. We love them paired over Frenchies skater dress by Kira Kids & Clouds knit sweater by Bobo Choses with Black dots skirt by Molo.


Cuddly animals top toddler (and baby) style this season.
Madelyn cat sweatshirt by Molo paired with skinny jeans by DL 1961.



Furry ears jacket by Nobodinoz & Sir horse tee by Bobo Choses

Tusnelda dress & Hippo hipster hat both by Bang Bang Copenhagen

06Shot_Bird_036_R1Photography: Amanda Pratt

Styling: Michel Onofrio

Prop Stylist: Andi Burnett

Hair & Makeup: Clelia Bergonzoil @Utopia



Outta Dodge: Time for an Autumn Getaway

Looking for an autumn getaway full of foliage? Let us recommend Winvian Farm, just a few miles north in beautiful Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. The 113 acre property features 18 individually designed resort cottages, some with quirky themes. Kids’ choice: the helicopter cottage, a hanger with fully restored 1968 Sikorsky Coast Guard rescue chopper parked inside. If that’s not your speed, choose the tree-house, 35-feet in the air, or a golf cottage where you and the kids can putt your way around the room.

winvian farms                                                        Treehouse cottage at Winvian Farms.

Both elegant and family friendly, the offerings are plentiful: Fill the day with a s’mores roast, horseback riding and hiking, to a relaxing spa followed by a 5 star farm-to-table dining experience. Winvian Farms, Litchfield Hills, CT

Family Fun at the New Whitney Museum

Newly reopened Whitney Museum is catering this November to the next generation of artistic minds.

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The Whitney is celebrating the work of Frank Stella in Frank Stella: A Retrospective through February 7th 2016.  Stella, an abstract artist and sculpturist currently lives in Greenwich Village.

Enjoy the hands-on experience by participating in interactive events. The Whitney suggests skipping the lines and buying your tickets early. The museum is exclusively open from 9:30am – 10:30am for families to enjoy! Most programs are free with museum admission (some include an extra fee).

Have a newborn, the Whitney has designed a guided stroller tour made for you. Crying babies are actually encouraged! Join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in the exhibition. Tours are for new moms and dads when the museum is closed to the public.

Whitney Tour

Kiddos aged 4-5:  Choose from Whitney Wees: Color, Color, Color! or Shape It! In November, Color, Color, Color!, will explore the vivid colors in Frank Stella’s work—engage with shimmering silver surfaces, multicolored stripes, and the dark tones of Stella’s Black Paintings and coming in December (Shape It!) will explore shaped paintings that zigzag across space and look at sculptures made with parts that twist and turn.

Older kids can enjoy sketching tours. Start off in November discovering what inspired Stella’s works. Look closely at his works of art and create experimental sketches based on what you see. Frank Stella was inspired by nature, architecture, literature, music, and art history. Discover how he incorporated these inspirations in his work.

Chock full with events this fall, the Whitney, has  planned extensive activities that will educate and inspire children of all ages!

by: Pia Finnigan

Latest & Greatest: Denim Days Are Here!

Donkey stroller seat_CMYKDiesel & Bugaboo have done it again! The denim-ic duo launches the latest special edition stroller, and it has the best “jeans” we’ve seen. Diesel gives nod to its roots in denim with this fashion-forward rider. With chunky zippers and hardware, a pocket in the back, this tricked out Buffalo stroller is a perfect 10.

It features Pollock-esque paint splatter, a blue anodized chassis, a black faux-leather handlebar and a copper central joint cap. If you’re not in the market for new wheels but are digging the denim, no worries: There’s also a Bugaboo Donkey tailored fabric set and a matching denim nursery bag available. The Denim Diesel stroller is in-store now!

Bugaboo by Diesel denim Buffalo complete stroller, 23822, $1489                                                Donkey stroller seat_CMYK                                                                                                                                                     Bugaboo by Diesel Donkey tailored fabric set, 23883, $185

Dazzling Decor: Superior Interiors – Part Duex

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Nothing humdrum in these Babesta inspired bedrooms. Boost your toddlers comfort and cool quotient with sleep solutions from beloved Oeuf and yummy newbie pick Sack Me.

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Latest from Brooklyn-based design company, Oeuf,  is the River twin bed. Pulling double duty, the space saving gem is built for a city lifestyle, with all the features an urbanite would need. The end of the bed is designed with a shelf, functioning as storage for books or stuffed animals. Option #2: Use it as seating while putting on shoes and socks in the morning. The trundle allows for easy sleepovers, and if not being used as an extra bed, the pull out drawer can earn its keep as storage for clothing or bedding.

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Pillow Talk: Sleep stylish with Nook’s Pebble toddler and twin pillows. Breathable, made from organic cotton the pillows are both colorful & comfy designed specifically for kids’ developing necks and spines.

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Sack Me, our choice for the yummiest bedding around, is making bedtime a little more desirable! New Aussie brand has created a sweet collection of duvets, pillows, and sheets that are 100% cotton bursting with bright shapes, vibrant balloons, and a bounty of delish donuts.

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Adding some pizzazz to the nursery or bedroom.       Sack Me Krispy Dreme cushion_CMYK





Superior Interiors: Hitting the Mark in the Big Apple

Make the most of your space for your new city baby. Whether this is your first child or you are ready for a nursery redo we have the Superior Interiors that will hit the mark for city dwellers. Lexypexy Pretzel teether & Lucky Jade City



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The perfect solution for smaller rooms, Spot on Square’s Eicho collection is chic and smart, adding serene panache to baby’s nursery. Now available in skyscraper grey, the Eicho Crib has a small footprint and companion changer has amble drawers and a perfect sized top surface for changing baby.

Eicho-Crib-Grey_CMYKWho knew that a mattress could be such a style statement? Organic, eco-friendly and sophisticated, the Pebble Pure in grey makes a crib or twin bead a chic spot to catch some zzzs!


We’ve come up with our Fantastic Four – our heroes of the nursery save the day for eating, sleeping or plain old relaxing in style! Nuna Sena & Nuna Zaaz high chair

GRAPHITE SENA BASSINET_CMYKPLUM ZAAZ HERO_CMYKKick the luxe factor up a notch with Monte’s limited edition walnut and wool collection.  Some of Monte’s most popular designs of gliders, rockers, and beds are available in handcrafted Italian wool spun at a family run mill outside of Florence, Italy.






Eyes on You: Ernesto Pujol Comes to Brookfield Place

Yes!, someone is watching you, especially if you are shopping downtown at Brookfield Place this Monday, Oct 26th – Wednesday Oct 28th. Ernesto Pujol, a site-specific performance artist and choreographer, has enlisted 11 artists to watch and document the foot-traffic through Brookfield Place for 8 hours (each day), in the world premiere of his performance piece “9-5,” produced and commissioned by More Art and presented by Arts Brookfield. Performers, decked out in all white, will silently write about the thousands of commuters, office workers and shoppers that enter Brookfield Place. Pujol endeavors to awaken public consciousness, illustrating the themes of silence, community, labor, and empathy, through his living literature of pedestrian city life centering around the new luxury mall.