A sneak peak into Mini Rodini Spring Summer ’14 kids fashion collectionWe are super excited about Mini Rodini’s spring/summer ’14 collection. It’s hard to believe we’re there already, especially on ”polar vortex” days like today. But alas, the sun is coming and new fashions are being packed and shipped to arrive at the shop end of January/early February!! Mini Rodini’s collection for spring features tons of amazing animal illustrations by Cassandra Rhodin, tapping right into why we adore this brand so much! Between the lounging lizards and the slithering snakes with the slightly Ab-Fab eyes, it’s definitely spot-on, achieving what we’re dubbing sophisticated whimsy. Shop all Mini Rodini. Read more about Cassandra Rhodin here.
Want to plan a ski trip with the family this season? Here are some great spots not too far from New York City!
Mountain Creek: A bit over an hour, this ski site, formerly Great Gorge/Vernon Valley, is perfect for a day trip. The NJ mountain isn’t huge but it’s definitely ample for learning to get your ski legs on. Also some fun snow tubing!
Hunter Mountain: Head up to the Catskills for some great snow tubing and skiing. Only about 2 hours and 30 minutes away, it’s an easy hop upstate. Ski, snowboard and snow tube, then warm up with some hot chocolate. Features a new race course for speedy skiers. We like the Roxbury to stay (it’s pretty close) and is a real crowd pleaser for its funky rooms (we liked the Genie in a Bottle room).
Jiminy Peak: The Berkshires ski mountain of choice is in Hanover, MA. It’s just shy of 3 hours from the city and is a nice choice for kids. There’s not only skiing and snowboarding but also some great tubing trails and night skiing.
Stratton: This is the longest “reasonable” distance for a nice little weekender in our opinion- just about 40 minutes or so from Brattleboro in Southern Vermont – and a 4 and a half hour drive from the city. The snow is great, and Stratton’s after-ski scene is cool. The village features some great little restaurants and shops that will make any ski bunny smile. For kids who are new to the sport, there are some good learning options – both ski school and private lessons for ski and snowboarding with a battalion of awesome instructors.
Shopping for a snow bunny? Here are some great gift ideas!