musical mondays!

rock_outThis is for the babes who love jammin’ out to music!
Certainly for those who love dancing to and playing music!
The babes who want rock star attires have come to the right place.
From sunglasses to lounge pants, we have the perfect rock star and music lover styles!
Click away at the links below to check them out online!!

Bibs: 

1) Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant Bib: Perfect for those babes who love Punk to Alternative Rock and love London! This bib will rock your babe’s spilt food away!

2) AC/DC bib: It’s time for rockin’ and eatin’! This black vinyl bib will be easy to put on and clean.

Shirts:

1) Run DMC Logo Tee: For all those hip hop lovin’ babes! RUN DMC are from our very own New York! This Tee will match will a pair of jeans, leggings, or skirts. Matches with everything!

2) White Headphone Snaptee/Tee: Headphones define music lovers! This tee comes in 5 different colors with White Headphones. Simple and stylish. Comfortable and cool.

3) Van Halen Off Black Tee: An all american Rock Band that made many love music more. For the babes who love jammin’ to rock music while looking extra stylish.

4) Rock Hand Snaptee/Tee: No words are needed to describe this awesome tee. Just rock out. Pure Rock.

Bottoms:

1) Cosy Ruched Leggings: Comfortable and cute gathered down the legs with a pointelle design. It will go well with a tee, a cardigan, or tank top, with sneakers or boots! Great for wearing indoors, too!

2) Blue Barney Jeans: A vibrant blue colored pair of jeans that are just too adorable. Great with tees!

3) Striped Leggings- Turquoise: These leggings give a rock star impression. It will go great with solid colored tees or hoodies!

Accessories & shoes: 

1) Tiger Sunglasses: These fierce sunglasses are so stylish and bold! Rock out with fierceness!

2) Babiator Sunglasses- Black Op: Stylish and sturdy. The aviator design that everyone loves. There are many different colored Babiators for the babes who like rockin’ out with flying colors!

3) Hunter Sunglasses- Blue: Tinted lenses to block out the sun while dancin’ and strollin’ in NYC. Cool and adorable. So stylish!

4) Loog 2 Guitar: Parents need to help guitar loving babes put together this Loog 2 guitar. Only a screwdriver is needed. Real sustainable wood with 3 strings on a 21″ neck. Jam out and create your own music.

5) Red Studded Belt: With a removable buckle, this belt will go great with dark colored and light colored jeans. A big necessity for rock stars!

6) Fitzsimmons Boots: Waterproof and awesome. Stylish and comfortable.

Check out extra musical instruments ! Click the photo to check it out online!

 

 

Last Minute Labor Day Ideas You Don’t Have to Labor Over

How about a Stay-cation?

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What a great opportunity to spend some family time at a beach that’s only a subway ride away! Here are some of the best beaches that New York has to offer:

Coney Island! It’s so much more than a beach, check out the amusement park rides, carnival games, food, and so much more to explore. And to top it all off, Labor Day weekend is the last fireworks display of the summer! What a great way to end a day on the beach.

Orchard Beach! As the only public beach in the Bronx, this beach spans for 1.1 miles of glorious sand. Its the perfect location for a family picnic and any activity you can imagine in one of the 26 sporting courts.

Rockaway Beach! The beach with the very best wave and only surfing spot in New York City. This 170 acre beach has 7 playgrounds and fun for absolutely every member of your family!

Water Taxi Beach! The perfect day-adventure for your family. Its on Governor’s Island, ever been? Now’s your chance! Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer season for this perfect picnic spot. It is also the site of the NYC Unicycle Festival, full of awesome activities and entertainment!

 

How about an easy Getaway?

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Adventure Aquarium, Jersey Shore! Why not check out this awesome aquarium? It’s just a 2 hour drive from NYC and would be a fantastic fun-filled day trip for the entire family. You’ll never run out of activities or things to see inside this aquarium, especially since Labor Day weekend is the last weekend of the summer that offers extended summer hours. Spend one day at the aquarium, one day at the beach, and maybe even a day exploring Philadelphia!

Montauk, Long Island! Surpass the Hamptons this Labor Day weekend and go all the way out to Montauk. There’s a huge variety of lodging options from hotels to houses, your sure to find the perfect fit for your family! Chill on the beach, go fishing, shop all day in town, or even rent a boat and spend the day at sea with the family!

Berkshires, New York!  Escape to the opposite of the Big City and try the humble Berkshires. From outdoor concerts and farmers markets, to tent-sale and so much more, the Berkshires offers a variety of fun and new experiences for the whole family. Maybe you’ll even stay in your first bed&breakfast!

Poconos, Pennsylvania! Labor Day weekend at the Poconos is the location of an enormous variety of the festivals, fairs and carnivals! It is also one of the biggest weekends of the year for family-friendly music festivals. There will be a never-ending supply of animals, entertainment, food, and so much more! The Poconos is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges around NYC, and offers almost every outdoor activity you can think of! You’re bound to find the perfect combination of new experiences for your family!

Get a Leg Up on Fall with Hansel from Basel

We love graphic prints for this season, but we mostly find them on tops and sweaters.  Well, that just makes us all the more excited to announce our tights for this fall from Hansel from Basel!  We’ve got something for every attitude…

Brown Polkadot Green Kneepad Funky, earthy, attention-grabbing patterns and colors are definitely a trend to watch this season, and these tights are perfectly on trend.  I think these would go perfectly with Bobo Choses’ Raindrop Twill Skirt and a fun tee (there are so many to choose from this season!).

Blue Kneepad Ivory-Navy StripeNautical ivories and blues are always in style so we love to see what our designers do with them!  These in particular make a super fun, super easy addition to any wardrobe.  Pair them with a favorite dress or skirt and any outfit instantly becomes a little cooler.

Black Front Heather Polkadot

These great patterns in cozy neutrals are easy to pair with anything.  Black and white dominate the fashion game this fall with Indikidual’s uber-cool domino patterns and Nununu’s classic black and white splatter prints, and these tights are perfectly coordinated to any outfit! These will be in-store by September!

Click through the photos to shop, or click here to see even more from Hansel from Basel!

-L.E.

Thanks, Red Tricycle for Naming Us on their list “Best Baby Boutiques Worth Leaving Your Neighborhood For!”

Babesta In the News:We were so psyched when we learned that our pals at Red Tricycle had chosen us on their list of 6 baby boutiques worth leaving your neighborhood for! We try to whip up a product mix that you won’t find anywhere else, full of some of the coolest nursery furniture, best cribs, best strollers, best carriers, and coolest baby gifts & toys out there. Not to mention the most unique baby clothes with indie spirit and edgy attitude!  Read their post here!

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Meet Babesta Beat, the new Babesta Magazine!

We are so excited about our new Babesta Beat magazine! It features some of our favorite things from Fall – from new fashions, funky furniture, cool gifts, hot wheels and more!

Babesta Beat Newsletter

www.babesta.com/beat

Shop the new Babesta Beat catalog! You can shop online (all items click through to the site), shop in store or call in at (646) 290-5508. And tell us how you like it! We’ve been sweating all summer over this & we’d love to get your feedback!

xo Babesta!

Babesta Thumbs Up: Zombie Baby Costume Kickstarter Project!

I’m always paging through Kickstarter to find what cool ideas are out there. The last one we supported was Pool+, which met its funding requirements – the project was to build a floating swimming pool in the East River. (Tres cool, New Yorkers!)

This one is of a different variety! Zombie Babies!

With Halloween squarely in the lead as my favorite holiday, I think this Zombie Baby costume is spot on. It’s simple & out of the box & the horror-style video with the sweet baby with plush entrails hanging from their flannel button down warms your heart. (Waay to cute to be scary!)

Zombie Babiez

Good luck Stephanie Davidson! We at Babesta definitely think the Halloween costume business needs a little shaking up with some entrepreneurial costume options for the “i’m not dressing my baby like a pumpkin” set.

-JC

 

Jeremy Scott’s New Collection for Cybex is Like Middle School All Over Again!

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We are wild about Jeremy Scott’s new collection with uber baby gear brand Cybex. The over-the-top Scott (known for putting wings on sneakers at Adidas) has added some comic appeal to some of the more mundane childhood commodities. Tapping a hallmark of 80s cafeterias across America, the idea was “food fight”. “That always seemed to happen in movies but i’ve never had one happen in my life. . . It always seemed like a cool thing happening in a cool high school,” says Scott. He proceeded to design a pattern with each food character in a state of combat–from wearing boxing gloves to throwing popcorn. The pattern is applied to a range of goods at Cybex, from our fave car seat, the Aton to convertible strollers and even a diaper bag. They’re being feted tonight in NYC & coming in September to Babesta! Preorder yours here.  -J.C., image by S.R.

 

Easy as ABC

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O-M-G!  Jonathan Adler’s letter pillows are the easiest way to add a little customizable flair to your décor and they’re stylish to boot!  Adler’s designs are inspired by mid-century modern, art and global pop culture and Hand-loomed in Peru by weavers associated with Aid to Artisans, these pillows are stylish and sustainable.  Only one question remains: What will you spell?

Find them here!

-LE

Get a Little Creative

little creative factory

We’re really excited to add Little Creative Factory to Babesta’s list of designers this season.  LCF was founded by two architect mothers – Christina and Esther – in Barcelona, Spain to express their creativity and enthusiasm for all things made with love.  All  their products are produced by slow manufacture processes; nothing is mass-produced.  Every piece is inspired by the little things in life and by the spontaneity of the daughters of the founders, Ona and Gala.  Cuts are simple; styling is classic; and each piece is easy and unique.  We’re especially excited about the details on their pieces – like the applique flowers on the rompers above – and the simple and slightly funky snood for this season! Shop Little Creative Factory here!