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Our Top 5 Summer Picks!

July 10, 2010

It’s beach time! And this summer we’re not only excited to throw on our bathing suits and get our toes wet, but since the grand opening of the Newport Cottages store in Fashion Island, we’ve been so eager to share with you some of our favorite in-store summer items!


Brand: Aden + Anais


Signature: These swaddles are absolutely catching our eye this summer with their adorably fashionable prints and extremely mommy and baby friendly fabric!

Why we love it: They are made with 100% natural cotton muslin and are fabulous to be used as a stroller cover, burp cloth, nursing shield, changing table cover, you name it! Perfect for summertime, and even better, the more you wash them, the softer they get! An absolute mommy must!

“Aden & Anais: Prince Charming Swaddle”


Brand: Oopsy Daisy

What: Peel & Place Wall Art and Stickers!

Signature:  Oopsy Daisy has so many different options for the artwork that you want!

Why we love it: These wall art and stickers make decorating so much easier and fun for kids because all you have to do it peel, stick, and decorate. Best part is that once they’re placed, they can be easily removed and used again and again! Another really cool thing, Oopsy Daisy donates a portion of their sales from the artwork to charities that directly assist children! Super cute room decorations + giving back = WE LOVE IT!

"Oopsy Daisy Wall Art & Stickers"


Brand: Kenana

What: Knitter Critters!

Signature: Amazingly cute, hand knitted “critters”!

Why we love it: Kenana Knitter Critters are hand knitted by rural women from Kenya. These local Kenyan women utilize their knitting skills to support their families and all the money earned goes directly to the women to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.  Amazing. Each critter is signed on the tag by the woman who made it! And you guessed it…these plush critters are ready to join you on your summer journey!

“Kenana: Great Big Octopus”


Brand: Vulli

What: Sophie the Giraffe!

Signature: This little toy giraffe stimulates all of your baby’s senses!

Why we love it: We love Sophie!…not to mention everyone else loves her to! There are so many reasons why we love it, including she is made out of extremely soft rubber making it perfect for teething babies (and easily washable so don’t start worrying!), she stimulates baby’s hearing when her body is squeezed, very light and easy for baby to hold, and the list goes on and on. We’ve heard raving reviews about this little giraffe, so we’re loving it!

"Sophie the Giraffe"


Brand: Cassie Lu

What: Blankies!

Signature: Super plush baby blankets, perfect stroller size!

Why we love it: These adorably chic Cassie Lu blankets come in a variety of stylish prints, and a few we especially love for the summer! They are uniquely wrapped and ready to be your next perfect gift!

"Cassie Lu: Fuschia Flowers Blanket"

We hope you’re enjoying the sun as much as we are! All the items featured are available in-store, so come by to purchase some of our favorite summer items!

**Images from: Aden and Anais, The Stylish Child, Kenana USA, Cotton Babies, Nine Months Later

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2010 4:06 am

    I actually bought the Cassie Lu blanket for my baby girl I recently had and I’m actually amazed at how gentle it is on her. She sleeps so comfortably in the pram. Just thought I’d share my experience

    • August 13, 2010 10:38 am

      Oh I’m so glad your little one loves it! The owner of Cassie Lu is a close friend to us, and we will definitely be passing on the message 🙂 Also, we will soon be having Cassie Lu “Binkies” available in store which are a mini version of your baby’s favorite Cassie Lu blanket, so they can take it on the go without dragging! Just thought i’d give you a little insider information! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for reading our blog 🙂

  2. Pencils permalink
    August 16, 2010 6:37 pm

    Sophie’s made of natural rubber, not plastic, which is why parents prefer her to other teethers. Well, one of the reasons! My daughter loved Sophie so much we ended up going through Sophie v.3, as Sophie v. 1 and v.2 got lost. Then Sophie v.1 turned up again, and we had twins. 😉

    • August 16, 2010 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much Debra! You are correct about Sophie being made out of natural rubber, oops our mistake 🙂 I’m glad your daughter loves Sophie, we’ve had so many customers sharing similar stories!

  3. Katy permalink
    June 13, 2011 6:14 pm

    I absolutley love Cassie Lu blankets. My 2 year old little girl recently lost hers and we are in meltdown! I live in north Carolina and have not been able to find them anywhere, boutiques, online, nothing. It was given as a gift from a relative in California….. Anyone please help me find them!

    • June 13, 2011 8:24 pm

      Hi Katy! Thank you so much for your comment! We’re sorry to hear that you lost your favorite Cassie Lu blanket…Since you are out of state, we will have someone contact you shortly via email and get one shipped to you 🙂

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