Mash It Up

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Mash Jr summer line

Its been hard to miss Mash Jr’s celebrity debut this past winter…this fresh Italian childrens wear company has had their hip designs on the backs of “who’s who” in mini Hollywood.  Sandra Bullock, Naomi Watts, Jessica Alba and Sarah Jessica Parker have all dressed their tots in Mash Jr.  We were lucky enough to get to see first hand what all the fuss is over this stylish European line.  The summer 2012 designs are cute and comfortable…fashionable and still completely age appropriate…qualities that are hard to come by in kids wear. The girls butterfly tee is gorgeous with it’s ruffled bottom.  The boys camo shorts are so comfy and we like the gray take on the classic army pattern…makes them modern but still super fun to wear. The outfits are polished and stylish enough for that fancy Hamptons party this summer, but also comfy and playful enough to wear for that beach walk after or to fly down the slide at the park. As a mommy of three, washable clothes are a deal-breaker… fussing with washing instructions when you have to do so much laundry is madness.  The tees and bottoms we tried out from Mash washed like a dream and were totally fuss free.  Must be why all those celeb mommies love the line…they don’t have time to mess with laundry either.

The best link for US shoppers at the moment is , however  MASH is launching an e-shop on their website very soon. Very exciting!

Best Travel & Shopping Stroller

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Are you in a rut with your stroller momma?  Is it the color, the lack of storage or the bumpy wheels?  We were in a serious stroller rut ourselves until our new Babyhome Emotion stroller arrived.  Now we’re in stroller heaven.  Babyhome is a fabulous brand from Spain that’s just debuting in the States.  They develop and design baby gear products including cots, bouncers, highchairs and strollers.  We love how lightweight their Emotion stroller is…so easy to unfold and pack away.  We can steer it with one hand which comes in very hand as a mommy of three.  The frame has a modern sleek look with it’s narrow yet functional width and contrasts nicely with the vibrant color of the stroller fabric.  The Emotion has the look and feel of an expensive stroller yet manages to be quite affordable and the rain cover and bug netting are included.  Music to a parents ears.  Another big plus for us is the size of the basket under the seat. It’s deeper and longer then most we’ve used on a lightweight stroller, making grocery trips and walks home from the shops easier  and even leaves room for baby’s wipes and snacks.  If you’re in the market for a new ride and ready to retire your old buggy then check out Babyhome’s FB page too, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on the latest news and promos being offered, right? We went with the apple green, but the gorgeous purple shade would look quite fabulous too…and perfect for a baby prince or princess, right Kate?

Paris Can Wait, But We Can’t.

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Oh Club Monaco…you will be the death of our wallet…but we’ll look fabulous regardless.  Since it’s Mother’s Day we wanted to focus on what we are loving for us…not the kids.  Our favorite new tee for summer is the amazing Zoe Karssen’s “Paris Can Wait” in heather gray.  Love it!  Totally dig the potential to dress it up with a rich blazer and heels or keep it simple with jeans and Tom’s.  Either way it will get plenty of wear this season…have to make the cost worth it, right?  Some tees are absolute must haves, and Zoe pairing with our fave Club Monaco just might be the best match ever.  Plus, our little boy thinks the bat image means mommy is cool, and that’s all that really matters.

Pacapod To The Rescue

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When you have more then one child, your diaper bag needs change. You have to have a versatile carrier that can keep all of your baby items, your toddler must haves and your mamma essentials organized and ready at a moments notice. Organized being very key. We think we’ve found the mother of all diaper bags that can do all that and looks amazingly chic. We’re talking strolling  along a Parisian boulevard chic…walking through Central Park chic…jet setting to the Med chic…you get the point. The Mirano from Pacapod has all the function a mommy needs and combines it with heaps of style. Perfect for Spring and Summer as it has a real nautical look and feel. Ours came in a chalk hue, and they also have a gorgeous navy shade. Made of natural fabrics and super soft leather this bag is a bit lux but totally worth it. What sets Pacapod apart from all the rest is the discreet compartment that houses two pods, a case for all your diapering needs and a pod for all your tots snacks and bottles. The pods are detachable making the Mirano a fantastic bag for an overnight stay for mommy & daddy (…like that will ever happen again). Even the most disorganized momma will be totally ready to go with this well thought out bag .  There’s even a spot for mom’s iPad and Vogue. Who new being organized could be so much fun?
If there’s any Daddies reading, we totally think this bag would make a fabulous Mother’s day gift…fill it up with all of baby’s needs and stash some extra mommy gifts in the pockets too…we’ll let her think it was all your idea.

Have a look at the PacaPod Videos below to get a feel for what you’ve been missing.