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The Wee Ones

While those who are parents have the guidance of experience on their side, the rest of us are left to our own devices or a gift registry when it comes to selecting gifts for baby showers and early birthdays. With any gift, I yearn to find one that is high in quality, beautiful, and meaningful to both the recipient and the giver.

My latests discoveries this summer (thanks to Brooklyn Flea) were my favorite kind: locally made!

Winter Water Factory screen prints boldly monochromatic and whimsical textiles. They are 100% certified organic cotton, and designed with both city and country in mind. They offer some of the most creative gender-neutral options out there. Mix and match a few for a complete gift!

Winter Water FactoryClockwise from top left: Knights & Dragons snapsuit. Bridge & Tunnel French terry blanket. High Seas tee. Night Owls jumpsuit.
via Winter Water Factory.

Hazel Village hand stitches beautiful animals in natural colors of organic cotton and stuffed with hypoallergenic poly fill. Each animal starts naked (don’t we all?) and can be dressed to your liking from a selection of dresses, socks, hoodies, waistcoats, scarves, backpacks—you name it! What’s more—each animal can be monogrammed over its heart (in a heart) for the most personal touch.

Hazel VillageLeft to right: Ella Toad. Jeremy Owl. Catalina Mouse. via Hazel Village.

To tie it all together, I always keep kraft paper and bakery twine on hand. This allows me to personalize gifts for every occasion!

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Cause a Ruffle

via Vogue
Photographed by Bert Stern, Vogue, June 1969

To escape one of our many heat waves, I was out on Two Mile Hollow Beach in East Hampton the other weekend having a breezy time among a predominance of families. Surprisingly, the children made for some of the best people watching of the day. They started out shy, playing cautiously and nicely. Then they found crabs and began to run amok…

They ran back to their parents and ran back to the water, carefully cupping the crabs. And as they ran, the ruffles on their bikinis flapped. And all of the girls had ruffles! So I started looking into it, and there is much we older folk can learn from. Here are some styles that will keep you lady-like (not five-years-old) and round out your summer lineup.

Clockwise from top left: Zimmerman rash guard and ruffle bikini. Topshop clementine print bikini top. Old Navy mix and match bikini. Zimmerman devoted scallop underwire bikini top. Marc by Marc Jacobs finch print bikini bottoms in ivory and navy. Zinke Electric Eel hipster in blue chevron. Saha Love n Light ruffle bikini bottom. OP yellow one-piece. Rosamosario Nuvole Over the Ocean ruffled bikini.

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