+I have been receiving a lot of inquiries about hostess gifts lately, which just lifts my spirits as I am imagining many happy reunions and resumptions of traditions. A few favorite hostess gifts…
BABKA FROM BREADS BAKERY IN NYC (IF YOU’RE LOCAL)
+Don’t forget the chic gift enclosures!
+And while on the subject of Church, this magnet set was a total lifesaver for me with mini between the ages of 2-3 back when I went to Church in person! We still have not resumed. Planning on doing so after we move!
+We will need baby gates in our new home. Micro is…startled and obsessed by the discovery of stairs in his new home. Isn’t it funny to think that a little two-year-old has not had many daily chances to climb stairs?! (We live in an apartment with an elevator!). I am looking seriously at one of these elegant wood styles that sort of blends in with the woodwork near our stairs: love this and this. I had also had this in mind, but then realized it doesn’t “screw into” the wall and so can totally imagine Hill knocking it over/bypassing it. But I LOVE the look! Would be good for dogs!
+Another rather niche gift for a scrapbooker! So lovely.
+Have also received a number of inquiries about tennis/golf gear for little ladies, and just came across this under-$15 polo dress that could be an option over these kick shorts, which are my absolute favorite for layering under ALL of mini’s dresses. More tennis/sport options for littles (and mamas) here.
+My girlfriend Inslee is just so talented. That is all.
+I really need to get back into the habit of this post-work buffer. I have been all over the place the last few weeks!
+A few new dresses I’m loving:
THIS DRESS WAS SO, SO POPULAR OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS ON LE BLOG…PERFECT FOR BACK TO WORK
+Truly adore these pima cotton collared dresses on mini. We have a few of the Nantucket Kids styles and they just launder so incredibly well — they come straight out of the dryer looking pressed/ironed, I swear!
+Again, random things, but we had to buy a new washer/dryer for our new home. Mr. Magpie did so much research (no really, so much research…he boiled it down to a few specific models and was actually circling the differences to compare/contrast and asking intense questions about how often I clean my sportswear, as apparently some of the models have specific settings for performance fabrics!) and it seems like most of the top-recommended models are LG. This is the exact model we ended up with.
+These woven loafers are just the chicest.
+These totes in the largest size are just the BEST things ever for car travel with littles. I tuck all their stuff in their and then wedge them underneath their carseats and it’s SO handy to have an open-top, wide-mouthed tote with pockets lining the interior (!) to get literally anything you need while in transit.
+I get the vibe that this outdoorsy brand is THE gift for people who actually do things outside, like hike, camp, etc. These shorts would be a good gift for an outdoorsy sis! Kinda want them for myself…
+While packing for our trip this past weekend, I belatedly realized that Mr. Magpie needs some new swim trunks. He has these Vilbrequins in white, which I am SO obsessed with him. He pairs them with a white or black Lacoste polo and looks like a million bucks. Somehow he is always tan? I don’t understand. A few other cool pairs:
+If you don’t have children, you may have missed this post, which has some interesting little details in the post-scripts.
What’s going on with you?
P.P.P.S. I miss my friend.