Time for a change. We upgraded our storefront over at Babesta Threads, to welcome new clothes and a new feeling of happiness! This new theme is inspired by magic. Cards, tickets, magician hats and wands, etc. were all used to create a beautiful storefront. We're psyched about it came out! It all started out with two stylists hot gluing a 150 ft. of tickets and wire together. Then they added cards, magic wands, hats, moustaches, etc. to create the very magical display! Thanks, Steph!!! [caption id="attachment_1456" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tickets, glue, moustaches, wands, tape, and more to create the beautiful display![/caption] The big reveal!
[caption id="attachment_1425" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Our roaring collections![/caption] Beware of cute, cuddly monsters!! They are hiding out in Babesta, awaiting your visits! We brought together Babesta Cribz and Threads for an even better experience! These will be great summer fashions, as well as back to school fashions. After seeing all these monsters, don't you get the feeling that monsters are actually cuddly and lovable? Please check them out in-stores and online!! (click on the links below!) From the left corner to right:
No one can resist ice cream, cupcakes, pizza, and cookies! I know, it's not the healthiest choice of foods, but once in a while, it doesn't hurt to take a bite of a moist chocolate peanut butter cupcake, or indulge in a large bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream. This post is for those who love cooking, whether amazing at it or not. This post is dedicated to all those people who love creating their own recipes! This is for the people who love eating new things! Upon scrolling down Pinterest, I came across so many homemade recipes that I just couldn't resist. It's lunchtime and my stomach is extra grouchy now! Can't wait until I go home and make some of these! I'll list the top three recipes that I really want to share to everyone!! Remember to click on the photos for the recipe sharers' websites!
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract (real vanilla extract may be substituted)
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
3/4 cup sprinklesDirections (my short version): 1) In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the butter, sugar, egg, and extract, on medium-high speed until well-creamed, light and fluffy, for about 5 minutes (or use a hand mixer and beat for at least 7 minutes). 2) Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix well for about 1 minute. 3) Add the SPRINKLES and mix briefly! 4) Using a mini cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, form mounds on a large plate. Flatten them gently and place them in the fridge for 2 hours to 5 days. 5) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with wax paper, or spray it with cooking spray. Place all cookies at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes, no more than 9! Take them out, let it cool for 5 minutes, then place on the plate and devour it!! 6) You can store these cookies for up to one week in room temperature, or you can freeze them! You can use these for toppings to ice cream sundaes as well!
The National September 11 Museum and Memorial is scheduled to open next Spring. The neighborhood of TriBeCa is actually a few blocks from the memorial. We feel it in our hearts to keep close tabs! President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Joe Daniels, believes that the fences of the construction will soon come down for good! Currently, the Memorial Plaza located at 20 Vesey St., between Church and Broadway, requires multiple security checks, but Daniels hopes that the newly opened Memorial will only require a security check-in, upon entering the building. This building will stay due to millions of people who visit daily while the Visitor's Center located on 90 West Street will be moved to a new location that is not yet decided, as the new Memorial opens. Daniels also mentioned that his crew are planning multiple procedures to protect all valuables from another flood. There is talk of building extra pipes, water proof doors, and of emergency protocols. The Memorial means so much to not only the whole country, but to us in New York. They will make sure to store important items in deeper grounds as well as on higher grounds. Hopefully, all monetary and contract issues get solved immediately, so that the building of the Memorial can hasten and be ready earlier. We really appreciate the hard work that everyone is putting into creating the new Memorial. Thank you TribecaTrib for all your lovely news about our neighborhood. Click here to visit their site!
New York always offers fun events for everyone - especially for families!! Water Street received the City Council's approval to hold series of events. 75 Wall Street, 200 Water Street, and 1 New York Plaza are open and dedicated to hold different events for everyone during the summer. Cooking demos, yoga classes, face painting, and more are ready and open for everyone. There will be sculpture-making demos, strength and cardio workouts, dance classes, Gelato sampling, and more! The events are scheduled to go on until August 30th. Check waterstreetpop.com for more information and a full schedule.
Now that it is official that the royal baby has a name, Babesta wants to congratulate Kate and William! The Little Prince was born on July 22 and weighed a healthy 8 lbs. 6 oz. His gradmum has announced to name the Little Prince, George Alexander Louis, after his great-great grandfather George VI. If everyone thinks that two days of no naming is a long time, then we should all recall William's parents, Diana and Charles, who took a whole week! Congratulations, once again! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="237"] Kate Middleton with the Little Prince[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1415" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
I believe that to every great outfit, there should be a great bag that follows (of course, shoes should match well, too!). With our city kids in mind, I felt it necessary to gather a lot of backpacks from Babesta that would be light, cute, and stylish! These backpacks can be used for: mini vacations, trips to the pool/beach, and even for school! All bags are adorable and have the same theme: animals ! I love animals of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Sharks may seem scary, but in reality, they are very adorable creatures...on our backpacks that is! Dinosaurs may seem scary, but they are pretty friendly! They always give a hand by carrying my lunch and books! They can carry yours, too! Adults and children will love these animal styled backpacks by Skiphop, Mad Pax, and Anais & I. [caption id="attachment_1317"
Summer is the perfect time to train your little chef! It's a great indoor activity if it's too hot outside, but make sure to have your air conditioner on, since the kitchen can heat up! The Cooking Club for Kids offers lots of different fun cooking sets for your little culinary whiz! But before anyone starts cooking, every chef needs chef hats and aprons - and for that we have The Cooking Club for kid's black and white aprons and hats, ready for our chefs, $23. [caption id="attachment_1324" align="aligncenter" width="300"] black and white aprons![/caption]