A new e-store for moms with great taste

God bless our LA Scout, Macaroon Original blogger Zoe Schaeffer, for introducing us to Thumbeline. Founded by Los Angeles mom Lisa Wong, the brand new webshop stocks the most divine children’s clothes and a…

Toddler-friendly tree trimmings

Toddlers are just as likely to drop ornaments as they are to hang them on the tree. We suggest packing away the precious glass balls and swallowable jingle bells and trying these baby-friendly alternatives …

DIY clothes for tots

Show us a toddler wearing a self-styled ensemble, and we’ll show you one happy kid. That’s why we love the idea of Cheryl Fudge, a make-your-own-clothes shop for children that’s just opened a new outpost at…

Splendid opens in Santa Monica

Westside moms have yet another reason to never cross the 405: Splendid is opening its third Los Angeles boutique, on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Feel-good hair clips for tots

We are totally into the idea of going green whenever possible, so we did a little happy dance when we discovered Can-it! hair clips.

Navigating the Splendid Ella Moss Warehouse Sale

Sample sales can be a drag. Or, they can totally rock—if you know what you’re doing. So before you schlep all the way downtown to the Splendid Ella Moss Warehouse Sale (this Friday and Saturday), keep these…

LA’s best non-toxic manicures

Manicures are pretty high on our list of worthy mom breaks—so long as they’re safe, clean, and non-toxic. Here are some of the healthiest nail treatment options in town.

giggle opens in Santa Monica

As far as we’re concerned, every neighborhood gets a little better once giggle hangs a shingle. So we expect Santa Monica moms to do a little happy dance on September 3rd, when Montana Avenue will officiall…

Beach gear that makes us flip

Let’s pretend not to notice the days are getting shorter and instead talk about the freaking awesome boys’ Terry Striped Shorts we discovered this week at Pebbles.

LA kids’ labels to watch

We think people who take kids’ fashion very seriously are a little weird. That said, it’s fun to discover locally designed labels on the rise—before they’re splashed all over the pages of Us Weekly. So we c…

Cool new baby products from a local designer

The best thing we discovered at last month’s Plush show is Manny and Simon, a new SoCal company turning out beautifully designed step stools, rockers, and jumbo push toys—plus a coordinating apparel line.

A swanky new baby event comes to town

Trade shows and consumer showcases are hit or miss. Most often they’re a total drag. But we kinda like the sound of Plush, the “posh little urbanites show” being hosted at the Vibiana hotel in downtown L.A.…

The most relevant daily deal sites for LA moms

If your inbox looks like ours, then you’ve probably received about a hundred or so email solicitations to sign up for daily deal websites. Here, we’ve rounded up our top picks—the ones with deals you might …