We are so lucky to live in Manhattan and have such easy access to all the amazing art in the city!  Today, after school pick-up, we enjoyed the unseasonably warm 80 degree fall weather with a little artsy adventure.  Lehmann Maupin on W 22nd street showcased a wildly colorful exhibit featuring Brazilian artist duo OSGEMEOS that we just had to see for ourselves.


Twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo transformed multiple rooms in an immersive installation that combined drawing, painting, collage, mixed media sculpture, and kinetic and audio elements.


We found the vibrant art to be so much fun to explore with its playful, quirkyiness!  Ever hear of the man in the moon?  Well here’s a toddler too!


The exhibition offers “a heightened multi-sensory experience that embraces the power of human imagination and the vast possibilities in visually interpreting the subconscious.”  It certainly did feel a little dreamy, that is if you dream in full, technicolor fashion!


Osgemeos’s signature yellow characters and intriguing patterns felt accessible and understandable to all ages which is why I highly recommend it as a fun outing for moms and kids.  I love that I can instill the appreciation of art and exploration through NYC exhibits like this!


Check it out, even if it’s just for all the Instagram-able floor-to-ceiling art walls!     silence of the music, nyc art, nyc gallery




I’ve styled hundreds of models while working in PR and in fashion whether it be for Samsung photo shoots, promotional street teams, fashion shows or for Saks Fifth Avenue.  Nowadays, I style mostly my 3.5 year old daughter and child models like Kalia pictured below.  This photo shoot was with renowned photographer, Danny Weiss and Kidpik Basics clothes.

child model, danny weiss, danny weiss photography, central park photo shootKalia was such a sweetheart to work with and a pure natural in front of the camera!kidpik basics

Shoes are her own and the fanny pack and flower crown were from my daugher’s closet.  Clothes are from Kidpik Basics.kidpik basics, central park photo shoot, child models

For this second round, Kalia changed into a Kidpik denim jacket, comfy, striped long-sleeved tee (also Kidpik) and a fun tutu from Cat and Jack.

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Blanket and headband were from our closet.  Shoes and headphones, models own.080116_shelbyjohn_1611

I love the carefree, summer vibe I’m getting from these shots.  And they’re making me miss the warmer months!  Thanks to Danny Weiss and team!  Stay tuned for more shots from this outdoor Central Park shoot!




Being a daughter of a blogger means you get invites to a ton of cool events and that your closets are filled with freebies from sponsors and goody bags past.  Juliet is getting addicted to this blogger life and asks to attend each event now.  Today we had several invites all packed into one day but decided that we’d take it easy and just attend the later ones.  We enjoyed a lazy morning snuggling in bed and ventured out for some coffee …that is until Juliet found these stairs.  Walking around with a toddler means lots of detours.  And hey we matched the bright orange steps so why not capture our outfits of the day, we, (I mean I) thought..

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Wearing whites and brights on this 75 degree day was a warm way to welcome in fall.

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Juliet loved her ring pop treat which turned her tongue and mouth blue.

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Here she is wearing a fuzzy white jacket that Guess Kids gave us (see more on our showroom shopping spree with them here).  I decorated it with our collection of buttons and it went so nicely with our Cat and Jack tutu, and the complimentary orange shirt that we received from Kidbox.

See what I mean?  Being a blogger kid ain’t so bad.

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To launch a new product line within the Jell-O family, Jell-O and The Moms Network treated us to a delightful sampling of all the flavors of Jell-O Simply Good (which included strawberry, mixed berry, orange-tangerine and pineapple-orange).

jello pudding, jello snacks, jello recipeJuliet was excited to be able to feast on the all-you-could-eat Jell-O.

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The Moms event made it especially kid-friendly by encouraging creative Jell-O recipe-making by laying out an enticing assortment of toppings.  And they even offered complimentary recipe cards for the moms to try their Jell-O Simply Good mixes at home with their kids (courtesy of their head chef).


We were happy to learn that Jell-O Simply Good pudding mixes are made with real ingredients like banana, cocoa and vanilla bean and that the gelatin mixes are flavored with real fruit juices.

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No artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives!  That makes eating chocolate pudding a little less guilt-inducing in my book!

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Available nationwide, all flavors are now on shelves in the baking aisle of major retail stores at a suggested retail price of $1.59.  After having inhaled 3 whole cups herself, it was clear to see that Jell-O had a passionate 3.5 year old fan!





As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.










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When Juliet sees pictures of mommy at fashion shows without her, she’ll ask, “Mommy how come I’m not there??”  And when I explain that I went to the show alone, she makes me promise, “next time you bring me.”  So whenever there is a kids’ fashion show or a fashion presentation (which I find easiest to take a toddler to), I do try and invite her so long as it doesn’t conflict with her school schedule.  This brings us to the Rookie USA kids Fashion Show held at Moynihan Station this NYFW.

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It was a must-see mommy and me show.   Haddad Brands presented it on Thursday, September 8th with hosts NBA great, Ray Allen and his wife Shannon and charitable partners, JDRF and Ray of Hope Foundation.  It was a series of kids’ fashion shows featuring top brands including:  Converse, Jordan, Nike, Hurley and Levi’s.

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Breaking up the series of 5 runway shows were live performances from Live Deejays, DJ AMira and Kayla, singer Bobbi MacKenzie, and break dancers, Street Justice Crew.  The breaks not only logistically allowed for backstage prep with all the celebrity mini-models, but also riled up the audience’s excitement and anticipation for what was to come.  I tell you, the energy in this room was palpable!  And I was so thankful we got to see so much with one sitting!  It was truly an entertaining NYFW experience!


Once the shows were over the crowd was on such a high.  None of us could stop smiling.  Just too much cuteness all around!img_0085 img_0087

When your outfits match the Empire State building, you need to capture the NY moment.

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Don’t you just love this very NY shot of Juliet carrying her Daily fashion magazine in front of the NY public library and an iconic NYC taxi?

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When we received the invite to Timo Weiland’s fashion presentation at the highly buzzed about Samsung 837 in NYC’s Meatpacking District we were super excited.  Firstly, Timo Weiland is a CFDA superstar, newly appointed as one of the top new designers to watch.  Secondly, Samsung’s digital wonderland is something that has been on my must-see list for NY places to go.

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I used to spearhead Samsung’s integrated marketing campaigns and experiential events so I’m always curious as to what they’re up to now.  I wasn’t disappointed!  Samsung’s interactive lab, which makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into the future, allows you to test out their high-tech products, and experience virtual reality, 360 degree cameras, and other cool new innovations.  Check out little Juliet exploring the digital playground!  It was fun for all ages!

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We even got to step into this mirrored room which took a 360 degree photo for us.

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During this NYFW fashion presentation, guests were treated to a musical performance and viewing from all angles of this 3-story space.  timo weiland samsung 837

The great thing about fashion presentations (as Juliet is happy to tell you herself) is that you can get up close and personal.  Juliet loves when the models say hi to her.

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Bold colors and graphic prints abounded.  And when the fashion models left, Juliet wanted nothing more than to sit where they were standing, oblivious to the crowds and paparazzi that would gather to take the mini-model’s photo.

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Once they left, I had to go up and commemorate the experience with our own mommy and me photo.dsc_1044

The best part of this experience was that Alan Eckstein, one of the designers for Timo Weiland, came up to us and introduced himself (complimenting Juliet).  What an honor it was to meet him.  We were so surprised that we forgot to take a photo with him.

If you haven’t already checked it out, definitely head on over to 837 Washington Street where the new Samsung experience lives at Samsung 837!

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Click here to read on about our NYFW experiences!








Girls’ clothes are so freaking adorable that sometimes you just have to cave in and buy (again).  I felt that way once I saw HM’s Studio AW 2016 collection.

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The pieces looked so designer and so special that I couldn’t resist taking some pieces home with me.  I’ll share some more later but for now, check out this embroidered, black and white crown and bunny wand! (make sure to follow us on Instagram for more!)janie and jack girls fashion, girls gladiator sandals

This little princess loves her wands!img_0398

I paired the accessories with her gladiator fringe sandals, her Catherine Malandrino tutu skirt from TJMaxx and her Janie and Jack gifted sweater. img_0401

You can buy similar sandals for $18.69 here.  We bet sooo many compliments on these shoes and always get asked where we purchased.  They look designer but they’re not!  img_0402

What are your favorite pieces from H&M’s studio collection?  And what were your fall must-haves this back-to-school season?



If you want an Instagram-able photo, just head to any of NY’s graffiti walls and you’re bound to get the distinctive look that you’re hoping for.  I personally love street art and apparently am instilling an appreciation of it to Juliet who stops to admire and talk about the art she sees along our pathways.   The Lower East Side’s Allen and Delancey area is one of these perfect stops for photo opps.  We headed there today and found nearly a dozen cool graffiti walls to choose from within a 1 block radius!

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Being that her half birthday just passed, I thought this was the perfect wall to shoot in front of.  (Now she’s 3.5 years old!) Definitely not a baby anymore.dsc_1155

Her outfit consists of new back-to-school finds from The Children’s Place (skirt, socks and ankle boots) along with the puppy purse and nerd glasses already in her arsenal of accessories.   This is the look she’ll give you if you try and call her ‘baby.’

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As if this wall wasn’t awesome enough, it is surrounded by several other colorful backdrops like this cool, claw one.

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This girl loves candy.  And I’m not gonna lie, sometimes I bribe her to pose a little longer with me if she’s not naturally feelin’ it. dsc_1147

Below, she is wearing a Ba Ba Bling tee for which she is a brand ambassador for.  We love this graffiti style New York printed tee because it’s edgy, cool and perfect for our NYC kid.

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It’s paired with polka dot stretchy pants from The Children’s Place. which as you can tell, I’m a fan of for their fall collection this year!dsc_1213

On Orchard and Delancey was this can’t miss, bright sunny yellow wall which drew us in.  It’s such a fun pop of color isn’t it?  dsc_1223

I wish more of NY was painted in vibrant colors like these! dsc_1245 dsc_1251

Stay tuned for more NYFW coverage where Juliet and I covered all the kids’ fashion shows together.  And follow our daily adventures through our Instagram stories and feed!







I’m a sucker for mommy and me matching outfits as evidenced here.  So when I received the NYFW invite from Vicky Zhang, I knew I had to take my mini-me for a truly fab mother-daughter fashion week experience.


I appreciated that there were coordinated family looks, items for the sons and even husbands.  But not everything was translatable and wearable in the States.  The ones that were are pictured below.


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Look at Juliet pretending to take her own pictures with her iphone purse case.img_0160

As you can see, the looks all have a strong Asian influence to the design, and a light, gauzy feel to them.  The below formal outfits though could be worn for dressier occasions (that is if they widened the mom’s chest portion of the dress, in order to prevent a Janet Jackson fashion faux pas).0_99994500_1473524094

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Juliet enjoyed picking out her favorite looks.  The one below was a favorite for both of us!  Don’t you just love the off-the-shoulder trendy detail? So chic!


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The best and most memorable part of the show however was the finale.  Cutest thing ever!  All the kids, and I mean ALL the kids from the show just surprised the heck out of everyone by jumping onto the stage chasing after one another, squealing down the entire runway!  You couldn’t help but feel the joy and celebrate the finale with them!  My face actually hurt from smiling and laughing so hard!

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How adorable is this??  This was our view.

Juliet was very thankful of the colorful pin cushion that she was gifted (found this in the front row goody bag).  And I find it such an endearing little souvenir from the show.  I remember my mom having the very same pincushion when I was growing up and now Juliet is infatuated with it. Here she is holding her new gift (and wearing her new Honua bracelets).img_0131 Thanks for reading and if you want to follow along with our daily adventures, make sure to follow @fabgabblog on Instagram where we’ve shared some of our NYFW  Instagram stories and daily outfits.



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These days with the social media craze, it seems like everyone is searching for the latest and greatest and most Instagram-able moments.  Refinery 29 understands this inherently and has created Refinery ’29 Rooms’ to draw us all into their creative, fashionable world.  “29Rooms brings to life a lot of the themes Refinery29 covers in its digital content to a physical space, said Piera Gelardi, co-founder and executive creative director of Refinery29. “We live in an increasingly digital world, so people want to have memorable experiences, but they also want to be able to share them with their digital friends,”  As a former brand director, who created press-worthy integrated marketing campaigns, I found this immersive branding concept so up my alley and couldn’t wait to explore everything!  Since I had a VIP pass to 29 rooms, I knew I could skip the crazy long lines and bring Juliet along for the adventure and I’m soooo glad I did!

The transformed 80,000-square-foot warehouse felt like a cool, artsy maze with which you could weave your way in and out constantly discovering colorful new reasons to smile.

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I loved how Juliet perked up at the sight of each cool new fantastical room.

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Each showcased, design, style, beauty, art, and even technology in the coolest, weirdest and unexpected ways.  But what topped our list as the most memorable rooms were the interactive ones!  Most were super kid-friendly like the ones that encouraged writing on the walls…hoping Juliet doesn’t get used to this bright idea…

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And we totally enjoyed getting goofy and making art with our bodies!dsc_0794


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Our top 4 favorite rooms out of the 29 rooms however were:  Celebrate You, Wig Wonderland, Texture room, and the Panda room!

I loved the Papyrus sponsored Celebrate You room for obvious reasons.  I’m a party planner after all and I live by the self-made motto, “celebrate the everyday in style.”  So this confetti filled room enveloped in party supplies had me in my happy place!  Juliet yelped, “it’s like a party in here!” And it sure was!

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We posed for silly GIF photos and threw endless confetti around ‘cuz that’s what you do in a party palace.  All mommy needed was some rose’ to really make it a party on this blistery hot day!

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Juliet’s favorite (cuz she adores dress up) was what I like to call the wig wonderland.  Juliet loved trying on each whimsical wig and guests couldn’t stop taking selfies of themselves here!  The social shares here must be through the roof!  Apparently Ru Paul collaborated on this room hence, his famous saying lit up for all the world to see, ‘you better WORK!”  Juliet came back to this room for a 2nd time it was that good!

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The next room was filled with textural surprises.  Juliet and I explored, danced, laughed and played in it for far longer than warranted.  You just never know what will inspire a toddler, I guess! She started playing around with the fur as if it were Rapunzel’s long locks flowing from the top of her head and me?  Well I just sort of got danced around getting my groove back!

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Last but not least, the room we both were obsessed with was the Panda room!


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Having seen this room all over Instagram before coming, I knew to pack Juliet’s panda fashions. So out came her Gymboree panda shirt and matching shoes.  The artist and staff loved her outfit so much that they insisted Juliet take home one of the coveted but never given away, blow-up pandas that you see here.  What a souvenir!!  She was honored!  THANK YOU!

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Braving the heat wave was worth it just for this Instagram-able room by Nicopanda.  Everyone was frantically snapping up a storm in here, knowing soon their time would be up and they’d have to stop sinking deliriously into this panda pit and return to reality.  This truly immersive art project will not soon be forgotten!

If you’re in the NY area, it’s worth a visit!  Just know that typically lines are at least an hour wait so be prepared!

When: September 9 through 11, from 12 to 8 p.m.
Where: 8 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY

For more photos (so many to share, so little space!), follow me @fabgabblog on FB, Instagram and Twitter where I’ll be posting scenes from more rooms!

We had so much fun here and hope this post put a little joy in your day!  Please leave a comment!










There’s something about ending a summer with a white party that I just love.  I’ve been hosting these Kids’ White parties for 3 years now and they just get bigger and better each year.  This year, with Mialandyn’s cool kids’ teepees in mind, I titled the party, Summer Glamp and found the perfect venue for our glamping theme.  180 Maiden Lane has this beautiful atrium space with an indoor lawn, palm trees, and tree stump stools.  It was the perfect place to go glamp!  It was like being surrounded by the beautiful outdoors while being shielded from any unwanted outdoor elements -no mosquitos, wind and hair frizz!

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The venue had me so inspired, I became a poet when I didn’t even know it!  Here was the invite, written by me and designed by Little Web Writing Hood who is helping me re-design this blog as we speak!

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Guests who arrived first, won door prizes and were greeted by our glamping guitarist who sang and filled the room with her beautiful voice. Campfire chats and singalongs, anyone?


Decor consisted of these white teepees which I decorated with crystals and hid fun finds for the kids inside.  Kids found fashion-forward books with titles like ‘Shoe La La” (one of Juliet’s favorites) and balloons.


To further achieve this glamp scene, I secured campfire toys like a smores marshmallow Playset from Playvisions, and campfire props by Props In a Box. 

glamp, kids glamp, kids teepees, kids campfire  This inspired tons of fun pretend play!  Alas, playing with fire is so much fun… kris strangeThanks to my decor sponsor, Mialandyn Events, the balloons and rentable teepees from her store came customized with these pretty white flowers!

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Can you say Instagram-able?? Check out more event photos on Instagram with our event hashtag #fab_glamp or see the full link of photos here!

Special thanks to our event photographers, Suzanne from Gotham Love, Iping, and Tricia from Toddlewood! Here are some more Props In A Box photo opp areas from the event! What minifashionista can resist dressing up??


Props in a box is such a cool product for your next party or play date combining technology, imaginative play along with its colorful props and backdrops.   Its Movie Maker app equipped with Story Starters allows you to customize your creation with special effects and your own credits. One click of a button can save the memories and allows sharing on social media!  Perfect for our social media savvy moms, right?

As moms mingled and browsed the sponsor tables, they were sure to bump into the friendly Mialandyn Events who was on-site providing tips on how to create a similar luxe look for your next party.  Her table attracted hungry snack-ers who could find waterfall water, camp critter cookies, trail mix, and smores flavored cookies.

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There was laughter and joy everywhere.  My face actually hurt from smiling and adoring all these minifashionistas all day!

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Super thankful that Project Playdate was on hand to assist with entertaining our little guests with stylin’ storytimes, supersized selfie art, and crafty camp love letters.  They had the sweetest, most creative staff!  Book them for your next event, or babysitting needs!toddler books, books, kids party

As if that wasn’t enough activity, Angela’s Sugar Fix also led a hands-on cookie customization where you got to design your own dress or tie!

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Sugar Fix provides these cookie decorating parties and come to you with customized kids’ cookie decorating sets, dessert bar, treats and more!  These littles were infatuated with their desserts.  Check out that smores-flavored cake pop in Juliet’s hands!  You know I love extending the theme wherever possible..

s7All the fun activities were fun bonding moments for both moms and their stylish mini-mes.


Around the corner, you could learn to design your own flower crown (in white of course to match the theme) with Its By U  which offers fresh flower delivery kits and DIY tutorials to save you up to 80%off your floral bill!


After getting all dolled up, guests were encouraged to meet with casting and production agency NYDK Talent as well as Toddlewood who were on-site meeting and greeting with our insta-famous mini-models in the making.  Toddlewood is currently casting to re-create an Obama family photo so reach out to her if you know lookalikes!  NYDK is constantly helping to cast for top clients including: Gap, Huggies, Old Navy, and more so if you didn’t get the chance at our event to get your picture taken with her, make sure you submit headshots ASAP!

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Kidpik, the fashionable kids’ clothing subscription service for girls sized 4-14 was raffling off a fashion set as well as giving away trendy iron on patches in the goody bags and offering free face-painting.  The waitlist for this was endless and the creativity unmatched! DSC_9819

The Glamping guitarist provided by Pine Street Music Studio which offers kids’ music lessons (think piano, guitar, violin or mommy and me classes) really added to the atmosphere and I can’t thank Lea enough for being such an amicable partner.  white party, nyc white partySpecial thanks also goes out to our goody bag sponsors Colleen Rothschild Skincare, Jamberry Nails, and Chaise Fitness!  Until Monday, September 12th, you can all get 20%off any regular priced Colleen Rothschild Skincare product with code ‘GAB20.”

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I had so much fun dreaming up, producing and playing at this Summer Glamp and hope you did too!  Please leave a comment if you were there (or if you weren’t too haha) and save the date for September 18th for our annual back to school book swap.

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If you’re in the NY area, we hope you’ll join us for some more fab family fun!DSC_6481

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