Monthly Archives: January 2014

  1. Mad about Munster! Spring Summer 14 will be Awesome!

    We are always crazy about the clothes by Australian brand Munster Kids and we just got word it's on its way and should be in the shop any day now. We have quite a following for the boys' and girls' fashions, as Munster gets it spot on with comfort, cool and style. Our suggestion: bad weather be-gone! Pop in soon and snap up the awesome stylish kids' hoodies, tees, jeans, swimwear and dresses that the new season brings.Wanna shop Munster right away? Be our guest!
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  2. New Year, New Room! Making the transition to big kid bed & room in style!

    The start of the year means New Year's Resolutions and one that we hear all the time: a pledge to spruce up the kids' rooms! If this was on your 2014 to-dos, we have some room-inspiration for you.Coolest kids furniture  Upgrading to big-boy / big-girl bed: Moving from a crib to a toddler bed or a toddler bed to a twin (or if you jump step two, a crib to a twin) is a big rite of passage for a kid! If you decide to go the toddler bed route, first consider getting the conversion kit for your crib. Try to anticipate your need - these things go in and out of stock and  you don't want to order when your child has one leg over the rail of her crib!Shown: the Eicho crib by Spot on Square with its toddler rail option.oliv conversion kitIf you're crib is earmarked for child #2, then forget the toddler rail: You have to choose between a toddler bed & a twin.In the city, many take the toddler route for its small size and the fact that it's built for a little one. Twin beds, as they serve everyone from kid to adult, aren't usually made anticipating a two year old's needs. So you'd have to look for one with curved edges or not-too-dangerous corners, that is low (ideally) and able to have a toddler rail. You want to think of one that can have a trundle - ideal for the inevitable sleepovers in your future. Note that for those who are moving from crib to twin, sometimes the twin bed you'll buy for a two year old isn't the same one you'd pick for your 5, 8 or 12 year old. Try to pick one with "staying power!"The Monte Dorma (pictured) is a great choice with upholstery, trundle if you want - safe and totally staying power!] The Spot on Square Eicho Twin Bed and the  Sparrow Twin by Oeuf are others fit the bill well, relatively low, the Eicho sleek & simple and the Oeuf more classic-modern with a sleigh bed-type styling; both have a trundle option.Monte dorma bedOnce you make your decision, make sure you also nab an organic mattress, ideally with two sides, one waterproof for when they are younger, and one quilted for later. Shop Twin Beds!Taking the plunge to bunk? For city folk this is a popular solution. Urbanites are short on space and a

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  3. Thanks Well Rounded NY

    Well Rounded New York  chooses Babesta as Best Baby ShopsThanks Well Rounded NY for naming us on their list of Best Baby Shops! We are thrilled! We work so hard to scour the world for the coolest kids' clothes, baby clothes, and accessories, and then find the very best nursery furniture, strollers, gear, toys and more all curated for the cool city child. It's a tough job (ha!) but someone's gotta do it! If you haven't been in to Babesta in a while, swing on by! We're constantly getting in fresh goods from everywhere
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  4. Best of Sale, By Size at Babesta

    We wanted to put together some great outfits by size and gender, so you can easily spot some sale must-haves while supplies last. Using amazing brands like Mini Rodini, La Miniatura, NuNuNu, Rowdy Sprout and more, our stylists mixed and remixed to find the fly-est frocks for your trendsetting tot!Girls Size 12-24 months:A for apple NuNuNu and Anais and I cool kids clothes saleShop more fashions for your toddler. 

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  5. Now this is a 10th Birthday!

    Tristin and Tyler twin bloggersOur friends Tristin & Tyler just celebrated their 10th in style, sponsored by Diesel, at Pink Elephant Club in NYC. The dance party commenced with a DJ lesson for the boys & friends and as the music pumped (thanks to 10 year old DJ Kai), some dancers came out to lead the kids in some serious club-ready dance moves! Pretty much everyone was decked in neon bracelets, flashing rings, disco balls and even flashing dayglo sunglasses. It was quite a scene & made me wonder, what next year? At 16? at 21? Mom, you've got your work cut out for you! And, by the way, are you free to plan my next shindig? -xx j
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  6. Sale at Babesta! Cool kids' fashion & design on sale now!

    sale pinataWe're in Sale mode, with lots of amazing items 30-50% off. Some amazing jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts, as well as floor sample cribs (including the Dwell Century & Kalon Studios) and more!  We are making way for spring, though I feel like the spring weather might take a little time to come. In the meantime stay toasty in Mini Rodini, Indikidual, La Miniatura, Munster Kids and more!  Shop Babesta sale! PS: What do you think about our Piñata Letters!?!Kalon Studios crib at Babesta
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  7. Welcome to the Jungle! Preview Mini Rodini Spring Summer 2014

    A sneak peak into Mini Rodini Spring Summer '14 kids fashion collectionmini rodini spring summer 14 previewWe are super excited about Mini Rodini's spring/summer '14 collection. It's hard to believe we're there already, especially on  "polar vortex" days like today. But alas, the sun is coming and new fashions are being packed and shipped to arrive at the shop end of January/early February!! Mini Rodini's collection for spring features tons of amazing animal illustrations by Cassandra Rhodin, tapping right into why we  adore this brand so much! Between the lounging lizards and the slithering snakes with the slightly Ab-Fab eyes, it's definitely spot-on, achieving what we're dubbing sophisticated whimsy. Shop all Mini Rodini.  Read more about Cassandra Rhodin here.Mini Rodini snake tee ss14

    Mini Rodini Elephant separates ss14

    Mini Rodini orange jacket ss14

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