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Apolina Autumn 21' - Rhapsody in Mist Blue

Apolina Autumn 21' - Rhapsody in Mist Blue

September 22, 2021

While the universe of children’s clothing is vast and ever expanding, few brands evoke an emotional response like Apolina.  Founded in 2016 by Caroline Duckett, Apolina was created as an homage to folk-inspired bohemian styles of the 1960s.  The brand is meant to conjure imagery of young girls traipsing through a forest on a misty afternoon and holding court during an afternoon tea party with mythical woodland creatures......

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Midsummer Fairy Party

Midsummer Fairy Party

August 03, 2019

I have always wanted to throw a midsummer night’s dream party, ever since high school when I first read Shakespeare’s play.  There was just something about the fairies and the fireflies and the woodland revelry that seeped into my romantic little soul and never let go...

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Lessons from Your Mother

May 10, 2019

We asked this simple, yet profound question a small group of friends to finish this sentence:  When my children grow up, what is one memory I hope they remember with fondness and want to pass along to their own children?  

We were overwhelmed by the wonderful responses we received, each so funny or touching or inspiring, and all perfect. Please read on for the full list of submissions, and Happy Mother’s Day...

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A Rainbow of Activities with Mandalas

A Rainbow of Activities with Mandalas

April 30, 2019

We adore well-made toys – especially loose parts that encourage open-ended play. My daughters Rose and Jane are three and almost five, so we’re drawn to items that stand the test of time, inspiring their imaginations and evolving with them as they develop and grow and change. I also prefer to choose pieces that are aesthetically beautiful; messes are so much more pleasant when they’re nice to look at.  When our friends at Cloth started carrying Grapat’s Mandala sets, I knew we needed to start collecting them......

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