Monthly Archives: November 2013

  1. Friday Face-Off: Dine and SMASH

    NUNA VS FRESCO VS STOKKE VS OXO TOTClockwise from the left: Fresco, Zaaz, Sprout, and Tripp Trapp This week High Chairs enter the Babesta Ring to see who will emerge victorious from the seat sortie... Let's kick things off with THE NUNA ZAAZ! Endurance tested from when your child can sit upright unaided up to 220lbs, this chair will certainly be in the game for a long time.  To compliment it's endurance, the ZAAZ is flexibly designed to grow with your child.  A lift behind the footrest adjusts height and air foam cushions support bottoms of all sizes so you can customize the seat to any size, height, or
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  2. Babesta Chats with Xenia Joost for Bubble London

    KT_Xenia Joost_AW13_1 Having shown on runways from Moscow to Milan, Estonian fashion designer Xenia Joost is known for her high style women’s collections, but this season she tries her hand at kidswear. From our recent chat, it’s clear Joost is having fun in this new market and eager to make her mark in children’s fashion. KT_Xenia Joost_AW13_2 Why
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  3. Friday Face-Off: One Stroller, Endless Posibilities

    CITY SELECT VS VISTA WITH RUMBLE SEAT VS DONKEY Clockwise from the left: City Select, Vista with Rumble Seat, and The Donkey This week we welcome three strollers to the Babesta Ring that market themselves on customizability.  They're a little more robust than the lighter-weight models we looked at earlier that pride themselves on similar traits, so we should have a good fight today... FIRST OFF: THE BUGABOO DONKEY! The Bugaboo Donkey is one of our favorites among convertible st
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  4. Babesta Featured in TimeOut New York Kids Holiday Gift Guide!

    Big thank you to TimeOut New York Kids for including so many Babesta bests in their holiday gift guide! This is one of our favorite mags for negotiating the big apple with kids!!! http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/shopping/holiday-gift-guide   TimeOut New York Kids features Babesta

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  5. For the Future Artist

    future artist   Babesta remixed some fun stuff for a future artist! A Keith Haring Creative Kit, Pre-Splattered Sweatshirt by NuNuNu, the book "World of Andy Warhol", Frida Kahlo doll and some finger paints by P'kolino.  Next stop, MOMA!  
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  6. Hip Tips: Designing a Nursery with Style

    kalon image Elyse Kroll, the interior designer who transformed Babesta Threads last year, offers some tips on designing  a standout nursery, toddler or kid's room. 1. Create a comfy reading nook. Instill a lifelong love of reading with a special spot devoted to it. Choose a grown-up sized upholstered chair (for reading together) with an easy-care slipcover that can go in the wash. A reading chair should have its own lighting source. Skip the overhead lighting when reading in favor of a nearby standing lamp or table lamp. 2. Involve your child in the design process.  The surefire way to create a
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  7. Friday Face-Off: Get Ready to Rumble!

    NUNA LEAF VS COCO LOUNGER Clockwise from the left: Coco Lounger and The Leaf We're moving up a weight class on bouncers, and looking at some heavier models designed for at home use.  In this round, Bloom returns to the ring with their Coco Lounger to face off against Nuna's Leaf.  Let's begin, shall we? THE BLOOM COCO LOUNGER: Featuring smooth, self rocking motion from your child's movements or from a little push, this curved single piece frame is fixed in one position but requires no assembly.  Optimized for newborn up to 26lbs, it's MDF-free with baby safe finishes and formaldehyde free adhesives.  Available in a variety of frame and seat pad colors, it's easy to customize to
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  8. Xtreme Playdate: Rebeca Raney in the House!

    We had a great time with all the kids and parents who joined us for a special drawing event at Babesta with Rebeca Raney, the artist whom we've been exhibiting on our walls - she's amazing. At this one on one experience, she took kids through portraiture and the elements that make up a great work. Everyone had their own unique style that made the output so special! Find out about more Xtreme Playdates on Babesta's Facebook page! Check out Rebeca's work on Uprise Art (upriseart.com)! photos by Simon Bordwin[gallery link="none" columns="4" ids="2243,2242,2241,2240,2236,2237,2238,2239,2235,2234,2233,2232,2228,2229,2230,2231,2227,2226,2225,2224,2220,2221,2222,2223"]  

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  9. Babesta Wins a Stevie Award for Retail Marketing Campaign of the Year

    2013 Stevie Awards We were blown away when we heard we won the gold Stevie Award for Women in Business, for our Babesta Beat magazine and Mimi & the Magic Forest fashionable children's story and video. Huge high fives to our amazing team: Chandra Sweet, Katrina Tang, Michel Onofrio, Laura Castellano, Taavi Lindma, Aslan Cattaui and all the amazing kids who took part in it! We are so proud!!!  
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  10. Little Creative Factory Hits Babesta!

    camille jacketLet Fall and Winter come sooner! We received so many shipments of new clothes ready for our babes to wear them once the cooler weather hits. We received adorable sweaters from La Miniatura, colorful skinny jeans from ESP. NO. 1, adorable domino fashions, and adorable rain boots! New clothes excite me! We also received new clothes from Little Creative Factory. Upon opening the new goodie box of their clothes, their adorable snoods and jackets just caught my eye! I immediately picked up all their clothes and Ohhhed and Ahhed while wishing I had a baby nephew and niece! This is our first time receiving clothes from Little Creative Factory, and we're excited to
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