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.

 


Isabella Oliver Has A Sale Just For You

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Worn by celebrity moms while miles of style like Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie, Isabella Oliver is what will have you looking super fabulous while you grow that bundle in your tummy. The Isabella Oliver Maternity Dress Sale has started mommies. Enjoy 20% off their timeless and very stylish maternity dresses until midnight May 25th. Simply enter DRESSES20 at the checkout  to receive your discount.

 


Swaddle Like A Celeb Mommy

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We don’t need to tell you how fabulous we think aden + anais is again…you loyal readers must know by now that they are our “go to” place for baby blankets, swaddlers and bibs.  They really are the gold standard in muslin blankets in our humble opinion.  Tori Spelling , Naomi Watts and Gwen Stefani must agree, as they are all faithful aden + anais users as well…great minds think alike.  The brilliant folks at aden + anais want you to see how fantastically soft and cuddly their line is too.  They are giving away cozy swaddle blanket and one sleeping bag.  All you have to do is email us at celebritybabyclothescontest@gmail.com your 3 favorite  aden + anais patterns and we’ll pick 2 winners.  Contest closes Feb,22/2010.  Good luck!

 



Sophisticated & Stylish…Just What We Like

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Shopping online for childrens clothing is just about the smartest mommy tip we can hand along to you. It’s fast, easy, and very satisfying.  There’s no temper tantrums to deal with (at least till the visa bill comes…)…you don’t have to spend a sunny day at the dreaded mall and you can do it in the comfort of your home, snuggled up on the couch sipping a yummy coffee (or needed glass of vino).  One of our favorite places to shop is Little Milk Junkie.  They carry the creme de la creme of kids clothes and the service is divine.  Our latest purchase?  The Navy & White Striped Dress from Petit Bateau.  It’s a true classic, easy to wash and wear and looks fabulous paired with dark denim capris or alone with sun kissed bare feet.  You can bet we’ll be back for more from their collection of threads from Kate Mac and Charlie Rocket. So momma, after they’re all tucked in, flip on the computer, pour whatever keeps you going and have a look at all the fab clothes at Little Milk Junkie.  You will thank us later.

 


Sling Snob

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We are utterly addicted to finding the perfect baby sling. You could say we’re obsessed. We have tried out more slings than anyone ought to be allowed to and yes…we are very picky. We stumbled upon Serena & Lily’s Market Baby Sling when we saw pics of Nicole Kidman strolling through London with baby Sunday Rose wrapped up in their luxurious creation. Just look at the hand embroidered details and gorgeous shades of fabric they use…very drool worthy. We were also super impressed with how soft the organic lining is and that there are no snaps, rings or straps…just slip it on and away you go. Quite honestly it’s the baby sling we get the most compliments on while we stroll to the park and through the shops. Other hip celebs that make this classy sling a baby must have are Ethan Hawk, and Camila Alves. If you’re thinking of getting this sling for a baby shower gift you should know that it comes packaged in the most posh little box…makes all the difference and adds some “Ohh and Ahh” to your gift. Have a look at Serena & Lily’s fabulous collection at www.serenaandlily.com


Wake Up & Smell The Coffee

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OK mommies, it’s time to wake up. We know you’re tired and that the extra glass of Merlot from last night is causing some difficulties today, but you have a job to do…get that kid up and dressed. We are coping much better with this now that we’re brewing some fine coffee every morning with our fancy dancy Keurig Platinum Brewer. No we haven’t given up our daily stroll down to the local cafe, but we can now start the day with a very yummy organic dark roast or a “cupa” if we please, in the comfort of our fuzzy slippers and pink rollers. One button to press and we are ready to go with this single cup brewer. Love the stylish look and the simplicity of the whole thing. Great for entertaining too, as everyone always seems to prefer a different blend or taste. Now you have no excuse for being so tired that you dressed your tot in last years skinny jeans. Wake up like us at www.keurig.com


Be So Hip It Hurts

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This year when my New Year’s Day guests sit down to a special lunch at our house they’ll be gushing more about our fabulous new table linen than the yummy food well have spread out.  We’ve been looking all over for new napkins that look stylish and do their job.  So pleased we heard about Flowie, a textile and design company that hand screens and sews their gorgeous creations in San Francisco.  Love the beautiful bloom patterns they use (the Bouquet set is based on the designer’s own wedding bouquet…how romantic!).  They also make fantastic gift bags that work as sweet little totes too.  You can skip the silly gift wrap and be  environmentally smart and chic at the same time.  We’ve also heard that their Dumpling Bag has been a popular choice for mommies to use as a diaper tote.  It’s got just enough room for an outing with baby and  a little extra space for your Vogue and lip gloss. Have a look at the aprons and tea towels too if you like to spend time in the kitchen and need some stylish inspiration.   Take a peek at Flowie’s soft and modern line at www.flowiestyle.com

 


Maternity Clothes For The Stylish Mommy

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Yes, gone are the days of big yellow bows on the bosom of your unflattering maternity shirt momma. Nowadays, the words style and maternity can go hand in hand if you know where to shop…and we’re always in the know on where to find fab maternity wear. Our latest pregnancy craving found us shopping at Isabella Oliver, a brilliant company based in London that creates the most gorgeous, modern and easy to wear pregnancy clothes you’ll find anywhere. The fabrics hug where they’re supposed to and the cuts are amazingly flattering. Our favorite piece? Their hip little wrap dress. Love the ruffles and classy bracelet sleeves. It comes in four different shades and we went with the bold plum. Perfect for a Holiday brunch or a night on the town before your new bambino arrives. Celebrity moms that have sported Isabella Oliver to accentuate their gorgeous baby curves are Minnie Driver, Gwen Stefani and everyone’s favorite feisty little republican Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Have a look at Isabella Oliver’s shop at www.isabellaoliver.com and check out their super chic Cocktail Attire, an absolute necessity while you sip your virgin Bloody Mary on New Years Eve.


Pucker Up Santa

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We love things that come in tiny packages. Especially when the package is shiny, smells yummy and is vintage looking. Must be why we are smitten with our fabulous three pack of organic lip balms from Baby Bear Shop. Featured in this months British Vogue, and gifted to all those lucky celebs at the SAG awards (they must have lost my ticket in the mail…) Baby Bear is making quite a name for itself among the Hollywood crowd.  In our stylish opinion, we think this is the “it” lip balm of the year. Love the smooth feel and the touch of shine it’s added to our lips. If we were forced to choose a favorite balm we’d have to pick the pomegranate. Perfect for all those stockings you need to stuff. Baby Bear Shop is also well known for their cult classic Cheeky Baby Butter, which we are utterly addicted to as well. Super hydrating and made with all things organic and plant derived like lavender oil and shea butter. Makes a fantastic massage cream and keeps your baby’s bum chap free. Even Nordstrom’s swanky spa is using it in their exclusive services. Have a look at all of Baby Bear’s mommy and baby skin products at www.babybearshop.com