1. New Kiddos on the Block: Babesta Beat & Bugaboo at Brookfield Place!

    bugaboo runner We had a wonderful time at the Brookfield block party this weekend where the Bugaboo Runner was the star of the show at the Babesta booth. Handing out the latest edition of the Babesta Beat on a gorgeous Sunday, it was the perfect weather to chat with some downtown locals (tourists too) about our new store at Brookfield Place and the hottest items out this fall season. After taking a relaxing spin around the block party parents were ready to learn about the new Runner and how to stay active with their baby. Lively parents you do not have to compromise your daily jogging routine since Bugaboo offers two options for the Runner; adding the new edition to your stroller portfolio or simply attaching the runner extension to your existing Bugaboo Bee / Bee³, Bugaboo Cameleon³, Bugaboo Buffalo or Bugaboo Donkey. Not to fret, if you could not make it to Battery Park City this weekend, you can still test out the Bugaboo Runner with our loaner program in store (Tribeca Cribz/Brookfield Place). Also f
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  2. Hudson River Trail is Calling You

    Make this Sunday an active day outside soaking up the last rays of September sunshine. Begin the morning by testing out a Bugaboo Runner (or runner extension if you have your own) from the Babesta booth at Brookfield Place's Block Party, going on 11:30-4:30pm. Babesta Block Party Borrow-a-runner for a few hours and see downtown’s Hudson River Park attractions in a whole new light. With so many exciting nooks & crannies throughout lower Manhattan’s answer to Central Park, you might forget to keep running. The family friendly trail is chalk full of activities and sights, so we narrowed down the best spots south of Chelsea Piers.

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  3. "Along the Way" w/ Brooklyn's KAWS

    [caption id="attachment_4028" align="aligncenter" width="428"] KAWS (American, b. 1974). ALONG THE WAY, 2013. Wood, 216 x 176 x 120 in. (548.6 x 447 x 304.8 cm) overall. Brooklyn Museum; Gift in honor of Arnold Lehman, TL2015.27a?b. © KAWS, courtesy of the Mary Boone Gallery, New York. (Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of the Mary Boone Gallery, New York) KAWS (American, b. 1974). ALONG THE WAY, 2013. Wood, 216 x 176 x 120 in. (548.6 x 447 x 304.8 cm) overall. Brooklyn Museum; Gift in honor of Arnold Lehman, TL2015.27a?b. © KAWS, courtesy of the Mary Boone Gallery, New York. (Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of the Mary Boone Gallery, New York)

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  4. Calling all chefs!!

    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! black and white aprons![/caption]

    For Breakfast!

    Everybody needs to eat a healthy breakfast to have a great day - they way that breakfast
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  5. Asphalt Green in BPC is Open, Hooray!

    On June 15th, Battery Park City has opened the long-awaited Asphalt Green located on 555 E 90th St  New York, NY 10128. They are open: Mon-Fri from 5:30 AM to 9:45 PM and Sat - Sun from 8:00 AM to 7:45 PM. You will need a membership to enter, but you can also pay a daily fee, if you would like to take a class for the day or use their facilities. The different class schedules can be found here on their website. & their membership info is found here!! Asphalt Green was scheduled to open a year ago, but due to different negotiations and damages from Hurricane Sandy, it has opened this year-- better than never! They were kind to allow the public to

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  6. Don't Miss Out!! Educational Events for July 17th!

    1. Tales for the Teeny Tiny

    [caption id="attachment_1283" align="aligncenter" width="405"]Battery Park City Library [courtesy of onearth] Battery Park City Library [courtesy of onearth][/caption]It is important to show our babies different ways of learning! Reading books to them, singing to them, talking to them, allows the baby to learn more. You have to love local libraries; they provide so many books for children and adults of all ages.  They also host events to help our tots learn more. In fact, Battery Park City Library is hosting a "Tales for the Teeny Tiny" event on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:30 AM. This event has no sign-ups; it is first come,
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  7. Oui Oui! Let's Visit!

    Love French pastries? Interested about France's Independence Day? Enjoy meeting new people, face painting, and drawing contests? You're in luck! On July 14th, Bastille Day will be held in, our very own, New York! It will be between Lexington and Fifth Avenues, from noon to 5PM. Families will definitely enjoy this day, as well as friends who want to learn more about the French culture. There will be yummy pastries (who can say no to that?!), face painting, arts and crafts, crêpes, éclairs, fromages, and more! Live music, cultural dance performances, $2 macarons...it will be equipped with so much fun! [caption id="attachment_1164" align="aligncenter" width="437"]

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  8. Ugly Doll Menagerie at Babesta

    We love our Ugly Dolls at Babesta. Somehow their cute & quirky nature gets us every time. Here's a little dose of happiness we made while experimenting with Vine! Enjoy! ugly doll vine video

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  9. Scrapbooking Made Stylish by Smash (K & Company)

    I went crazy when I came across Smash Scrapbooks and snapped them up for the store. And for kids going away to camp, these funky scrapbooks with all of their accessories make for a really cool way to capture the summer memories. Check them out here! [caption id="attachment_1035" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Super Stylish Scrapbooking Super Stylish Scrapbooking[/caption]  

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  10. Back in the City-Whew, we made it!

    In meandering the streets in the 2nd and 3rd, outside of our apartment in Paris, I was struck by all of the beautiful doors and wanted to use them as a backdrop for my “city” shots. -->In front of a gorgeous Tiffany blue door, with a Babesta KISS tee and Munster animal print jeans and amazing tiger print sunglasses by Mini Rodini. Check out the street art on the lower right by French artist Space Invader. kiss shirt -->Anatole is a French mouse (the beret was the clincher) and the tee by Out of Print Books

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