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Stroller in the City Celebrates Winter with PO.P!


Stroller in the City recently hosted another fabulous event…this time at Polarn O. Pyret in Tribeca to celebrate their new cold-weather collection. I try my best to make it to each and every SITC event because I know they’re going to be amazing.


PO.P (Polarn O. Pyret), for anyone who has been living under a rock, is a Swedish brand with top quality winter essentials for babies, kids, and even adults. They also have the softest most delicious basics for kids that I’ve ever seen. The fabrics are buttery soft and the prints are super cute. (They also sell online.)

The PO.P shop opened in Tribeca right around the same time I had my daughter and I quickly became obsessed with their stuff. My mother and I hit the sidewalk sale every year and stock up on all sorts of basics for the kids. It doesn’t help my wallet that I walk past the store almost every day. But I have to say, the quality is unparalleled.

I have become a lazy launderer since becoming a mom—I often forget to pull pieces from the dryer before the cycle ends and sometimes hot dried clothes sit in a big blue Ikea bag for a few days before I can get around to folding and filing everything. The PO.P clothes always come out perfect… I absolutely love the brands. OK enough of my housekeeper failings…and back to the main event


SITC brought together a bunch of other amazing kids brands for this event, too. Slope Ropes is a harness system to use while skiing. I was never a big winter sports person but I did ski occasionally as a kid… I might have to hit the slopes soon so I can take Emilia out when she is big enough. Boogie Wipes is another great product that is perfect for the upcoming sneezing runny-nose season. Tickle Water is a sparkling kids water with great natural flavors for kids to try.


Pressed by KIND is the newest snack bar I plan on keeping on hand for Emilia. I have been a KIND bar addict since pregnancy but I don’t share them with my daughter because I avoid feeding her sugars and especially chocolate. Presses by KIND has no added sugar and two full servings of fruit. Bitsy’s Brain Food snacks are another go to for the stroller or travel bag. Bitsy’s philosophy is simple: Healthy bodies equals healthy minds…learning to eat smart should be fun so that our children develop healthy habits. So Cozy is another great product that I will definitely start using once Emilia’s hair is long enough to tangle. Creative Kidstuff was there, too. Every toy purchase helps children in need around the world.


I am definitely a warm-weather fan…I get annoyed just thinking about gloom, grey skies and frigid temperatures but seeing all the cozy winter essentials and imagining Emilia playing in the snow this year is getting me excited for winter. OK maybe just one snowstorm. The great thing about living in Battery Park City during a snowstorm is that we have an army of folks working for the Battery Park Conservancy who shovel, salt and clean up so we can just play and enjoy! Wearing our stunning PO.P winter essentials, of course!

Thanks to SITC for inviting us to this amazing event!! We are definitely doing all of our winter shopping at PO.P!

Guest Post for Stroller in the City

I had the privilege of guest blogging for super mom Brianne Manz while she and her family were out of the country on vacation. I attended a fabulous event at the New York Palace Hotel…check out the post on SITC!

Brianne has three children under 5-years-old and manages to run her own successful blog as well as freelance for Mom Trends, Elizabeth Street Blog and others–and she is a social media consultant! I mean…I haven’t even made the time to update my own blog…WHAT IS MY EXCUSE?!?

Brianne, it was an honor to blog for you while you were away…and thanks for being my writing inspiration!

Check out the blog post about the New York Palace Hotel

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Hi guys! My friend Brianne has a fantastic blog called Stroller in the City centered around baby fashion and the new mom. It is a great blog. I get fashion tips and great gift ideas from it all the time. Plus I ADORE her and her son Ryder.

She is nominated for top 25 kids’ style blogs. PLEASE VOTE! You can vote every day, so if you have a little time on your hands click click click for my friend!

Karma is a boomerang!


Weekly Shoe

How delicious are these Buckskin Wedges from Zara? I love them. I could kiss them. I don’t even know if they’re comfortable shoes but I think wedges usually are. What I do know is that I have no money for frivolous things even if they are from Zara and are under $100, I have to say NO! No Julie! Put that wallet away. No, NO, no…get back here with those credit cards! (just kidding, I actually don’t have credit cards anymore for just this reason.)

Side note, can we just take a moment to give Zara some credit. They have great stuff and they’re really not super expensive. My friend Brianne is always telling me (and blogging) about Zara…for her, for her husband and especially for her son Ryder (who is going to be a big brother soon!)

Julie’s Jewels

I think this functional decor idea probably came from Martha Stewart Living or Real Simple but nevertheless I got a little creative last night so it’s original art now…

I have amassed quite a collection of jewelry over the years, some pieces from flea markets and little shops squirreled away in creative pockets of the different cities I’ve explored–but most of it is from my maternal grandmother. Costume or family heirloom, if it is passed down it’s meaningful to me. So why do I stash all of these meaningful gems in little jewelry bags at the bottom of my lingerie drawer or in ceramic bowls and cups on every low-traffic surface of my apartment? Maybe because I don’t have the space for one of those gorgeous jewelry cabinets and certainly not this fantastic vintage french “type” storage cabinet I found at ABC Carpet & Home that would be perfect for all my little knick-knacks. (Sniff,sniff…why can’t I be stinking rich? or just really lucky at some back-road antique store.)

Well, instead of dropping six months rent on a cabinet, I’ve fashioned my own little apartment sized jewelry installation with cork-board, t-pins, a hammer and a few nails…

Now I can see my favorite pieces…like my grandfather’s medal from Italy:

Or a pair of antique earrings from a shop on Lafayette Street:

A necklace my friend Brianne brought me back from her trip to Chile:

A fabulous pair of earrings designed by my friend Raphaela Pasqualina Dekkers:

One of my mom’s beaded necklaces from the 60’s

Before SoHo became an outdoor shopping center in Scotsdale, Arizona…I got this cute (read: cheap) pair of earrings from a street vendor:

This bracelet is made from elephant hair. My dad brought a few of these back from one of his African Safaris:


Everything looks so organized and beautiful, I think I may have to add a few more cork squares and make a wall of jewels!