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The Best Strollers for Every Summer Outing

BUSY PHILIPPS

Birdie and Cricket’s mom talks juggling parenthood and career, raising girls and me time

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DIVE IN— PINT-SIZED SUITS FOR LITTLE SWIMMERS

Refresh your stack of beach reads with these fun tales

SU MMER BREEZE

ALL AMERICAN GEAR SWEET SANDALS DENIM MUST-HAVES UBER-LIKE APPS FOR KIDS GO INSIDE THE HOMES OF MOMS LIKE ALYSIA REINER, BRONAGH STALEY AND SHIVA ROSE


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DockATot™ comes the ultimate docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old. The Deluxe dock offers a safe and comfy spot for baby to rest, lounge, play, cuddle, and be changed. It’s also lightweight and portable for easy travel! —dockatot.com

( THIS JUST IN )

DREAM LAND

Online kids store MINI X STYLE is set to launch this limited edition print collection with illustrator, children’s author and LA local hero Dallas Clayton on July 19. The collection includes a rainbow sweatshirt and leggings and a t-shirt featuring Dallas’s iconic reaching hands with the slogan “Let’s Get Lost Together.” Dream on, Mini friends! —minixstyle.com

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THE BIDDLE BALANCE BICYCLE

Say that three times fast! Built for toddlers to teach balance and coordination, without the need for training wheels! “Summer is the best time to teach your Minis how to ride a bike— start a little earlier with the awesome Biddle!” says Mini’s Editor in Chief Kate Kirby. —brilliant.co

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The new Minnow kids’ swimwear brand is essential for summer.

SUMMER Engage your Minis’ minds with a visit to a local museum! San Francisco’s MOMA has plenty to do and see with the kids! —sfmoma.org

Take a trip to the Nashville Peach Truck for a ripe, juicy taste of summer! The truck sets up all over town, so plan ahead!

With three slides, ladders and a tower, this Tom Otterness public sculpture (on 42nd St between 11th and 12th Avenues) is made just for kids! Treat the kids to ice cream at one of Jeni’s Scoop Shops! Find them in Atlanta, Columbus, Cleveland, Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and St. Louis!

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If your Minis are animal lovers, they will adore The Secret Life of Pets, in theatres now! The animated comedy is a funny peek inside what our beloved pets might be thinking—and doing when we’re not around!


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Find your rhythm when travelling together. Stokke® MyCarrier™ Staying close to their parents makes your baby feel safe and loved. Our baby carrieris designed to help you keep your natural connection while strengthening the special bond you share. The carrier is fully adjustable for a tailored, comfortable fit for both of you. Stokke® MyCarrier™ grows with your baby with front and back carrying positions. stokke.com


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DAY IN THE LIFE: Find me on Instagram @ minimagkate for more adventures behind the scenes at Mini.

JET SET: (From top) The perfect summer lunch at Meat & Cheese in Aspen. A visit to the Aspen Art Museum was a summer highlight. The Mini office got a serious makeover. MOTO MAMA: This NYDJ white linen moto jacket is on repeat.

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I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend in Aspen just before the launch of this issue and let me tell you, the inspiration was endless. A summer vacation is always good for a life refresh and creativity reboot, isn’t it? Upon my return, it was time to get to work— both on the new Mini office (on left) and on everything you will find on the following pages. Come along as we travel to Los Angeles for our sunshine-filled cover shoot with mom of two and actress Busy Philipps, a peek at wellness guru Shiva Rose’s calming home and garden, a day with Sweet William founder Bronagh Staley in her mid-century oasis, and enjoy a backyard hangout with designer moms Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. We then jet set to New York City to spend the day with Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner before ending on a sweet note with Style Me Pretty founder Abby Larson. So here’s to that extra boost that will propel you through the rest of the summer! Enjoy!

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Founder and Editor in Chief

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◀ WITTLE WHIMSY

Literally every piece from Brass Razoo Kids is on my wish list. You will fall in love! —brassrazookids.com

◀ FOREO ISSA

BEYOND THE BUMP

These comfy maternity leggings from Beyond Yoga will carry you through your pregnancy. —beyondyoga.com

This toothbrush has an all silicone brush head to clean and whiten teeth like never before— plus, there’s a Mini version! —foreo.com ◀ LE PETITE BISTRO

YUMMY GUMMY

These kids bistro chairs from the new PBK Fire and Creme collab are perfect for Mini parties! $99; —potterybarnkids.com

If you’ve had a hard time with prenatal vitamins in the past, you’ll love these gummies from Olly. $13.99; —target.com

◀ YOU GO, MAMA ◀ IMAGINATION CENTRAL

I can’t resist a good teepee! Imagine summer slumber parties tucked inside! $259; —potterybarnkids. com

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Tubby Todd’s new Mama bundle makes it a bit easier for moms to take some time for themselves! $47.99; —tubbytodd.com


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for children ages 3 to 5 The Mini Micro Kickboard is the quality 3-wheel kick scooter with an award-winning Swiss desig n. Ideal for children ages 3-5, the Mini Micros’s 3 wheels, low-to-the-ground deck, and gentle lean-and-steer handle bar all contribute to the stability that makes the Mini perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. The lean-and-steer desig n is what makes the mini unique and fun. Using their body weight to curve right and left, kids intuitively learn to ‘surf the sidewalk’, developing balance, coordination and motor skills.

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Red, white and Mini! Fun American duds to last all

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summer sun

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adventures a cinch

Swimsuits for days spent in the hot The best sandals to make summer

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Mini’s latest Mommy Must-

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ALL AMERICAN

Stars, stripes and the red, white and blue can stretch long beyond the Fourth of July! Try these adorable ensembles on for size.

IT’S A FOOT RACE

These red, white and blue kicks will become summer go-tos! Above: $57; Mini Melissa; Below: $54; New Balance

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STAR SPANGLED

MINI PRESIDENT

These terry shorts pair well with a navy stripe. $20; ralphlauren.com

Look, baby’s first campaign onesie. $8.94; oldnavy.com.

STRIPES FOREVER

CHECKMATE

An easy, breezy swing tank for beach trips or playtime. $9; oldnavy.com.

You can’t go wrong with a classic gingham shirt. $10.99; crazy8.com.


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Summer is the season for adventure, travel and play galore! Make sure your Minis have the perfect pair of sandals for everything in store.

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$27.95; Tenis Fisherman Jelly Sandal, nordstrom.com

$62; Banana Perforated Shoes, luisaviaroma.com

$22.94; Printed Textile Tassel Sandals, oldnavy.com

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$47.95; See Kai Run Ryan II Leather Sandal, nordstrom.com

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We’ve scoured the shops—so you don’t have to—to find the most adorable swimwear for your Minis this year.

YELLOW SUBMARINE

Sunshine, daisies— it’s the essential color of summer and these suits take it up a notch. Above: $46; Stella McCartney; smallable.com; Below: $53; Tartine et Chocolat; smallable.com

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COMING UP ROSES

A fishy print and room for a diaper? It’s a win win. $24.50; bodenusa.com

RUFFLE BABY

The sweetest European pinafore-style one piece. $64; minnowswim.com.

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JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Teeny, weeny strawberry print bikini. $25; egg-baby.com.

This star print is perfect for a day at the beach! $41; petit-bateau.us.


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MOMMY CHIC RIGHT NOW WE’RE LOVING

The Black Fawn Design bag ($145) that has the functionality of a diaper bag and the style of an everyday tote. Easy to clean and opens wide so you can see all of your belongings inside! —fawndesign.com

LADY OF ATHLEISURE

AU LAIT

Athleisure is having a serious moment right now and our friends at Au Lait make it easy for nursing moms to join in the comfy fun. Made using extra plush and buttery fabric, this Pocket Sweatshirt can be easily dressed up or down to become a staple in your evolving wardrobe— with a bump or without! And rest assured, Au Lait guarantees both nursing discretion and style. —aulaitshop.com

MINI MUST-HAVE

“ I am loving these personalized denim jack-

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Don’t Nip it or Suck it...

MotherTuck-it.

MOTHER TUCKER® COMPRESSION LEGGINGS • Tummy-flattening center with additional layer of compression • 3 targeted compression zones shape your belly, butt and thighs • Seamless, breathable knit holds its shape wash after wash • 360° of compression smoothes your “muffin top”


chic, timeless & comfortable clothes for before, during and after.


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RIGHT NOW WE’RE LOVING

One for Mama, one for Mini! The Sophia Webster Mini collection allows your littles to dress just like you, even with the signature butterfly, like the Chiara baby flats ($150) here. —sophiawebster.com

MEET THE NEW LILLEBABY

LUXE

LÍLLÉbaby, the brand behind the bestselling COMPLETE baby carriers, has just introduced a new layer of luxury with three new additions to their popular Embossed collection. Details like on-trend gold hardware and a stunning logo medallion adorn the LUXE carriers now available in Brilliance (white), Pewter (gray) and Noir (black). —lillebaby.com

RIGHT NOW WE’RE LOVING

One of our favorite go-to maternity brands, HATCH Collection, has released a line of denim, including everything from overalls ($378) to shirts ($268) to skinny ($238) and boyfriend jeans ($258). Who wants to bring back the overalls with us this summer? —hatchcollection.com

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Classic Leather Tote in Blush, $175, cuyana.com

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TOOL KIT

We’re spilling our stash of fresh (and affordable!) summer beauty products for moms running low on time. It’s beach season, so we’re paring down the beauty cabinet and only tossing the following essentials (No, really, just six) in the tote.

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Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $44; lauramercier.com

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HERBIVORE BOTANICALS

Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray, Lavender, $20 herbivorebotanicals.com 6.

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TATA HARPER

Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming, $36 sephora.com


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MINI MUST-WATCH

MINI UBER

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Enter rides-on-demand for kids. Yes, we’re talking an Uber-like service just for getting your littles where they need to go. Start-ups like HopSkipDrive and Shuddle, are ready to take on the “Uber for Children” niche. Each has wisely built in added levels of security and safety to give comfort to worried parents, because as you know, it takes a village— especially in terms of transportation.

RIGHT NOW WE’RE LOVING

The Glow Nurture app that makes tracking and following along with your pregnancy just as exciting of an experience. Each day, you’ll find an image of your growing baby, the option to log your symptoms and feelings, in addition to helpful insights like when to tell others the big news and why your heart is suddenly beating out of your chest. —glowing.com/nurture

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SUMMER STROLLING There is a stroller for every trip and terrain you’ll come across this summer— and lucky for you, we’ve rounded them up! The UPPAbaby G-LINK, G-LUXE, and G-LITE strollers are sure to make all of your travel plans coast along as seamlessly as possible, no matter where you’re going! PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF UPPABABY

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able ride, while its lightweight frame and simple fold keep you moving. This lightweight double stroller makes juggling two a breeze!


WHICH STROLLER FOR WHICH?

If you’re planning a big trip this summer or simply a stroll around the block, here’s how to know which model to choose. FOR PLANE RIDES

FOR LOCAL JAUNTS

FOR THE FAMILY

The G-LITE’s lightweight umbrella body is ideal for on and off the runway.

The G-LUXE features (like cup holder and sunshade) make local strolling fun.

When you have two in tow, the G-LINK makes strolling much less stressful.

THE G-LUXE

Don’t let this lightweight model fool you! G-LUXE is packed with features and even offers a one-handed recline and adjustable footrest. The G-LUXE stroller is the lightest full size reclining umbrella stroller in its class and packs a punch with an extendable SPF 50+ sunshade, one-wheel lock brake and more!

THE G-LITE

The portable G-LITE is one of the lightest full-size umbrella strollers available— weighing only 11 pounds! The mesh sling seat adds comfort without adding weight and for convenient storage, the G-LITE stands when folded.


B O OK C LU B

It’s time to refresh your stack of beach reads! Our current Mini must-reads are filled with imaginative tales to keep your littles flipping the pages!

FOR COUNTING

1 BIG SALAD: A DELICIOUS COUNTING BOOK

by Juana Medina

EDITOR’S PICK

FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS

by Molly Idle From the author of Flora and the Flamingo and Flora and the Penguin! FOR GIGGLES

POOR LITTLE GUY

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FOR ART FOR SINGING

OLD MACDONALD HAD A TRUCK

by Steve Goetz The classic folk song just got revved up! Read what else the popular farmer had on his farm with this silly read.

ROY’S HOUSE

by Susan Rubin Explore the works of Roy Lichtenstein in this early concept book.

Avocados, radishes and watercress are just a few of the friends you’ll meet in this fun book!


Life moves fast. Our feature-packed, yet lightweight, G-Series strollers will become your ideal travel companion for quick jaunts or jetsetting journeys. Protect it with our TravelSafe Travel Bags for peace of mind on all your adventures. uppababy.com


INSIDER SCOOP

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T H E LO N G EST HUMAN P R EG NAN CY O N R EC O R D I S 1 2 . 5 M O N T H S .

MOM IN THE MIRROR Adriana Chryssicopoulos and Tatiana de Boisanger turned their mutual disrepair over what to wear while pregnant into an online destination of hand-picked, non-maternity designer fashion to suit women through pregnancy and beyond. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NINE IN THE MIRROR

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The baby of these two fashion-minded moms is Nine in the Mirror— a digital retailer where expecting women in their first to third trimester (and even after!) go to find styles from designers like Alexander Wang, Mary Katrantzou and Missoni. “The name

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Nine in the Mirror derives from the idea that for the nine months of pregnancy, women observe their bodies changing as they dress. The mirror reflects your new body, your style,” says Chryssicopoulos. “It’s about how you feel and how you want to see yourself.”


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Armed with the mentality that being pregnant is no obstacle to great style, Nine in the Mirror has taken the experience of online shopping up a notch by trying all of their ready-towear items both on and off a bump so you can see how they will look post-pregnancy too. Their unique edit is even tailored by trimester, so you can buy with confidence! Returns and exchanges are simple, delivery both in London and internationally is a breeze, and you can purchase from the comfort of your own sofa— what could be better than that? So put your feet up, Mini moms, and bust out your laptop, it’s time to get shopping. You can thank us later. —nineinthemirror.com

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MAKE PLAY PERSONAL

Pinhole Press helps you share your special moments through photos. Create custom memory games, books, puzzles and flash cards for your family and let the fun begin!

“Pinhole Press has always stood apart for their unique ideas and beautiful designs.�


INDEGO AFRICA

On a mission to help artisans lift themselves and their families out of poverty in Rwanda and Ghana, Indego Africa is creating a new wave of empowered businesswomen. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF INDEGO AFRICA

With products designed in New York City and handmade in Africa, this socially conscious brand works with 25 groups of more than 1,000 women, combining traditional techniques, local materials and amazing artisinal skill. From baskets to jewelry to apparel and children’s wares, Indego Africa offers the most unique of goods— and is now bringing the fruits of their labor to Target.com!

The collection of perfectly printed baby and kids clothing is now available, hand-crafted by a talented group of artisans called Umutima.Umutima (which means “heart” in the Kinyarwanda language) is based in Nyamirambo, Rwanda and made up of 30 seamstresses—most of whom are moms—known for their beautiful craftsmanship, impeccable detailing, and eye for design. “I work everyday to feed my family and give them everything they need,” says 30-year-old mother of two Jeanne Hakizimana. “Some people say work is hard, but nothing feels hard when it’s for my kids.” And just as you thought the brand couldn’t get any better, Indego Africa also invests all of their profits from product sales, along with grants and donations, into education programs for their artisans. “I work because I want all of my children to go to school. I want them to learn math, geography, physics, computers,” says 46-year-old mother of four Francoise Kanakuze. “Education will bring them bright futures, and that is what I want for them most of all.” —indegoafrica.org

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little swimmers

Made and designed in California, minnow is a contemporary children’s swimwear label that embodies the true essence of those blissful, sandy-toed days at the beach. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MINNOW

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After dreaming of sun-kissed color palettes, purposeful details, and high quality, hand-finished, locally made products, founder Morgan Smith got to work on what would soon become the playful and polished swimwear brand, minnow. The sweet prints and clean, classic designs put minnow a step above the rest— not to mention, the practicality of the pieces will please every parent in their swimwear search this year. —minnowswim.com


FIRE AND CREME

Well known for her whimsical, magical events, Peggy North of Fire and Crème has collaborated with Pottery Barn Kids on a collection of playful summer party decor. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF POTTERY BARN KIDS

The new Fire and Crème for Pottery Barn Kids collection successfully combines the sun-washed colors of Sayulita and classic elements of the Montauk seashore style, for a preppy artisan vibe ideal for summer celebrations. And no matter if your party is big or small, Fire and Crème for Pottery Barn Kids has thought of everything, from cake stands to tablecloths, placemats to pinwheels and oh so adorable chairbackers. —potterybarnkids.com M I N I s u m m e r ‘16


MEET ONYX

Just like your favorite leather jacket—the one you take everywhere, and wear with everything—the Onyx Collection from Ju-Ju-Be introduces four new prints into the brand’s repertoire of popular products— from backpacks to totes to baglets. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JU-JU-BE

Plan to make a statement with the Onyx Collection’s Black Diamond, Black Magic, Black Out and Black Beauty prints this summer! The prints include black, aqua and cream peaks, black and white diagonal stripes, matte black, and sweet florals,

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respectively. The Onyx Collection is everything you’ve been looking for in the baby bag market— a chic exterior and practical interior— not to mention, no more worrying about matching your bag with your outfit! —ju-ju-be.com


O N Y X

C O L L E C T I O N

The collection you want, the look you need. Just like your favorite leather jacket you take it everywhere and wear it with everything. Go ahead and make a statement & sign it in black‌


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T H E NUM B E R O F AD D I T I O NAL B O N ES BAB I ES HAVE VE R S U S AD ULTS .

T H E P I PA

The Nuna® PIPA™ provides the ultimate in style, comfort and protection for your Minis and bonus, it’s now available in more colors, like graphite! PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NUNA

SHADY BABY

Protective UPF 50+ canopy with flip out eyeshade keeps Mini faces out of the harsh elements. BUILT TO LAST

The heavy duty shell is ultra durable, impact-absorbent and yet ultra lightweight.

GROWS WITH YOU

PIPA’s comfy infant insert is removable for growing babies.

EASY INSTALL

true lock™ installation makes set up swift, simple and safe.

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CITY KIDS

Ideal for city living and taxis, PIPA can be installed with a seatbelt, no base needed!


stroll on Whether it be an all day outing on cruise control or just a quick spin around the block, our MIXX is ready for the stroll ahead. With three riding modes, two crazily compact ways to fold, and one sweet, sleek sleeper seat, the MIXX is designed with all the little details in mind so your adventures in parenthood can be that much easier. Happy strolling — in smart style.

learn all about it at nuna.eu


P R E T T Y PA S T E L

Bugaboo’s modern pastel collection brings two hushed hues—soft pink and petrol blue—to the bugaboo bee³ stroller just in time for summer. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BUGABOO

REST EASY

The extendable sun canopy keeps baby protected against the sun, wind and rain.

LEATHER LOOK

The black handlebar is meant to look as if it’s made of leather.

STAY PUT

The comfortable harness is easy to adjust, for easy in and easy out.

ON THE EDGE

The classic black chassis gives the pastel stroller an edgy vibe.

EASY STEER

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Quick and easy maneuverability makes life easy no matter where you live.


The

Urban Stroller Bugaboo Bee3

Designed specifically for parents who live life on the fly.


RACHEL ZOE

Designed by Rachel Zoe for Quinny, this special edition stroller merges your favorite Quinny Moodd with Zoe’s unparalleled fashion sense. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINNY

EN VOGUE

Premium cognac leather and oversized gold detailing present a tailored look. JUST FOR YOU

The stroller’s pushbar adjusts to the right height for you to stroll in comfort.

MY SIZE

The footrest adjusts easily to allow for your child’s relaxed afternoon. nap.

STOW AWAY

Simply take off the wheels for extra compact storage at home or in the back of the car.

STORE MORE

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The spacious, easy access shopping basket underneath holds up to 11 pounds.


one-click wonder Growth spurt alert? TAVO has it covered. Designed to provide tons of room for both the little ones (from both head-to-toe and side-to-side!) and you (the basket is spacious enough for your and their swag combined). All while providing a shade haven with its canopy’s incorporated dream drape and connecting to our oh-so-secure Nuna PIPA infant car seat with one-click—no adapters needed. From day one on, the TAVO is a flattering fit for both your lifestyle—and them.

learn all about it at nuna.eu


FRIENDS FIRST Having met in college at UCLA and bonding over a shared love for vintage jeans, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott forged a lifelong bond that has grown to include a successful brand, THE GREAT, collaborations with Pottery Barn and more.

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photography by A I N S L E Y / C A R L I S L E

interview by K A I T L Y N K I R B Y


We are so thrilled to spend the afternoon with two powerhouse moms!

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Creatively, we share an innate love for all things denim and classic Americana, and aesthetically, a visual mix of both boy and girl and high and low. We have a smooth and respectful line of communication, and seamlessly weave in and out from serious business discussions to creative riffing to silly banter. It’s like a marriage of sorts— we instinctually give and take for the perfect balance and partnership. EMILY AND MERITT |

You’ve had incredible success with your brand and most recently, your Pottery Barn Kids collab! How do you balance career and motherhood?

MINI |

We attempt to proactively schedule time for our families and ourselves and live by the saying “keep EMILY AND MERITT |

your heart where your feet are.” We try to be in the moment no matter where we are, whether it’s at work or at home. As working moms, we love that our daughters will know that they can be anything they want to in life. We want to teach them that they can have it all— a career and a family-friendly lifestyle. MINI |

How do you support each other as moms?

Understanding, sisterly advocacy and impromptu playdates. EMILY AND MERITT |

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What surprised you most about motherhood? EMILY AND MERITT

How very little sleep you get and how much pride you take in your children being kind and happy little people. What do you think is the greatest challenge of motherhood?

MINI |


FA S T FA C T S LAST BOOK I READ The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. FAVORITE FAMILY MEAL Taco night. SIGNATURE SCENT Lavender. FAVORITE KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Swingers. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Bob Dylan records. GUILTY PLEASURE Glass of wine after a long week. DREAM GETAWAY A beach and a babysitter. FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE Willy Wonka. BEFORE KIDS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD Get to relive childhood fun all over again. FAVORITE KIDS BOOK Yummy Yucky. HOW I UNWIND Bath, cozy robe, books with my oldest, baby snuggles.

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IN HER FRIDGE: Current also says her fridge is home to “a million different drinks— juices, kombucha, coconut water, wine, you name the drink, it’s there.”


With my first, there was the constant worry and anxiety that things would be okay. It was really hard to adjust to a new rhythm and rediscover myself in a new role. Now that I have my second, I’m more confident and have the routine down, but there are still challenges. The sleep deprivation is difficult and finding time to be mindless and irreverent is always a struggle!

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I lost my husband to cancer when my oldest daughter, Lyric, was very young, so the challenges I faced as a first-time mom were unique. As a single mom who was also grieving, I relied heavily on the constant support of family and close friends to carry me through. Now I am re-married to the father of my second daughter (and baby boy in the oven!), and that comes with it’s own set of challenges! I’ve had to learn how to co-parent with another adult who is just as invested in my children as I am— which means lots of compromising and not getting to make all of the decisions on my own. MERITT |


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part?

On the flip side, what’s your favorite

As moms, we love that everything is new again and mundane things become firsts— first time to the park with the baby, first time to the beach with a toddler and so on! It’s an entirely new outlook on life and brings new perspective. Motherhood makes us appreciate the simplest of things like little hearty laughs, a week without a runny nose, and a discovered sense of humor. EMILY AND MERITT |

Looking back to your first days as moms, what would you tell yourselves?

MINI |

Knowing what I know now as a mom, I wish I would have known that all the difficult moments pass quickly so take them in stride. I’d tell myself to take lots of short videos and snapshots of ordinary moments and snuggle as much as you can. MERITT |

I took all kinds of classes in preparation, but what I’ve really learned is that you have to just go with it and not have too many plans and expectations.

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Let’s talk about the Pottery Barn Kids collab! What was your inspiration behind the pieces?

MINI |

We love creating little magical worlds, whether it be designing our clothing line, styling a fashion editorial, or decorating our own homes. With our first nursery collection for Pottery Barn Kids, we wanted to evoke an environment that felt sweet and playful for baby, while remaining stylish and relevant for parents. EMILY AND MERITT |

We designed two rooms, one in soft pinks and golds, and the other, a bold black and white. We mixed classic elements like scattered stars, circus stripes and graphic hearts with touches of shiny gold and lived-in denim and added whimsical details throughout: an arrow serves as the base of a floor lamp and a woven hamper boasts kitty ears. We are drawn to anything that feels nostalgic and like to balance vintage-inspired elements with newer, unexpected pieces. What do you think is essential when designing a nursery or kids space?

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IN HER FRIDGE: Elliott says her fridge always houses “fancy cheese, watermelon and grapefruit juice.”

FA S T FA C T S LAST BOOK I READ Aqualicious. FAVORITE FAMILY MEAL Pizza! SIGNATURE SCENT Le Labo Santal. FAVORITE KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Petty Cash. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO My daughter, Lyric, sing. GUILTY PLEASURE Sweet lattes and cashmere robes. DREAM GETAWAY Anything tropic, and quiet. FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE Alice in Wonderland. BEFORE KIDS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD Go down so many slides again. FAVORITE KIDS BOOK Just for One Day. HOW I UNWIND Wine, sweats, and a board game with the kids.


“uniform” or typical ensemble? Easy dresses with a denim jacket, a pair of jeans from The Great with a casual tee and an army jacket. EMILY AND MERITT |

The bigger investment pieces should have a sense of timelessness and neutrality. Textiles and decorative accessories should be playful and reflect what vibe you are currently feeling. Pieces that are nostalgic or humorous but still have function are always a hit. EMILY AND MERITT |

What baby gear could you not live without?

MINI |

The Honest Company products, Pottery Barn Kids wet/dry pouches, Baby Jogger City Mini. EMILY AND MERITT |

Give us your idea of the perfect baby shower gift. EMILY AND MERITT | The Emily and Meritt Playmat from our Pottery Barn Kids collection. It’s perfect for boys and girls and keeps them engaged for their entire first year! MINI |

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Let’s talk style. What is your daily

Has your style changed at all since becoming a mom?

MINI |

We now gravitate towards clothes that are more practical and that can take us from a business meeting to the floor of the living room to crawl around with our kids. Where as we used to have a desire to get more dolled up, we now skip the heels and wear cool flats or ankle boots instead. When we need to look more polished, we just throw on a jacket and add a red lip! EMILY AND MERITT |

FOR MORE You can shop Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s brand THE GREAT at thisisthegreat. com.


mom’s best friend

After experiencing a spiritual awakening while pregnant with her own daughter, Paula Mallis developed a passion for other supporting women as they make their own journey into motherhood. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEL BLANCHARD INTERVIEW BY KAITLYN KIRBY

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MOM SQUAD Mallis draws on her knowledge as a doula, yoga teacher, meditation guide and facilitator of women’s circles to support women’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.


Let’s dive right into your work as a doula and birth coach. What sparked your interest in working with moms-tobe or where did it all begin?

MINI |

I felt called into the work of a doula through my own journey birthing my daughter Madeleine into the world. My experience of being pregnant and having a doula by my side while birthing inspired me to pass on the support and love to other women.

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For our moms-to-be, can you define doula and your role? MINI |

The definition of a doula is “to serve a woman.” As a birth doula I provide emotional, physical and spiritual support to my clients during their pregnancy, birthing process and transition into motherhood.

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What do you think are the perks of working with a doula?

My go-to yoga pose for pregnant mamas is cat cow. Bring yourself to all fours. Inhale as you open your heart and stretch forward and exhale, round the back and hug your baby. This exercise is really great for releasing pressure on the lower back and encourage baby to be in the head down position. For meditation, sit in easy pose, legs crossed, bring one hand to your heart and one hand to your baby. Bring awareness on the inhale and the exhale of the breath. Start to visualize a golden bridge connecting from your heart to your baby’s heart. Continue to connect to the breath and your baby for five to ten minutes. You can take these practices with you into the labor and birthing process.

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In addition, you offer toddler yoga classes! What do you think are the benefits of teaching yoga to the Mini generation?

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Having someone to support the prenatal process, to educate and prep you for the birthing experience. And to have a “neutral” energy of support in the room to hold the space for the journey into parenthood.

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You also teach prenatal yoga and meditation classes! What yoga poses or meditation exercises would you say are essential for moms-to-be?

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My daughter has been exposed to yoga and meditation since she was in my belly. As she gets older, it’s amazing to parent her through what she has witnessed through my meditation and yoga practice. When she is having a challenging moment, I say, “Madeleine, just take some deep yoga breaths, inhale and exhale.” It’s amazing to watch her use this tool to calm her own nervous system. What a gift to give our children at the beginning, a tool they can use for the rest of their lives.

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Your New and Full Moon women’s circles have become highly sought-after events! What do these circles include?

MINI |

The Moon Gatherings are a time to connect with other women and to align ourselves with the moon cycles. We gather on the New and Full Moons, sit in a circle, share, connect as a community and support each other in setting intentions for manifesting our heartfelt dreams.

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Since you hold these circles at your home— Tell us about the place!

MINI |

My home is calm and serene. I am mindful of creating a sacred calming space for women to feel welcome as they arrive for a gathering. Our home in minimal and filled with light.

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What are some of your favorite elements in your home? Where did they come from?

MINI |

A lot of the elements in my home are from local stores within the Venice community— General Store, Merchant Modern and Tortoise General Store. My husband contributes to a lot of the design and his vision as he built our home.

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Do you have a favorite room in your home? Tell us why you love it.

MINI |

I love the main living kitchen room. It’s where I do all my work and circles.

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When I am not working out of the home, it’s an open space for our family to be together, cook and play. You talk about how something shifted during your pregnancy with your daughter, Madeleine. Tell us about that awakening.

MINI |

I felt my journey was a shift in who I thought I was and how I wanted to show up in the world. After birthing Madeleine, the way I related to others and myself was totally different. I knew deep in my heart this transition into motherhood was an opportunity for spiritual growth and evolution.

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Were there certain things you tried to stick to and others you shied away from throughout the nine months?

MINI |

I stick with a lot of self care. Healthy eating, acupuncture, bodywork and therapy. I really used the nine months to prep for motherhood, the ultimate unknowing. I also slept a lot!

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and narrate for her and show her the way. We are constantly switching roles of teacher and student. What is your greatest joy of motherhood?

MINI |

Being present and allowing myself to be in the joy of it all! Madeleine and I love to laugh!

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What do you think is the greatest struggle or challenge of motherhood?

MINI |

The biggest challenge for me is to allow myself to be human, to accept that I am not always going to be the perfect parent and I won’t always have the answers or know what to do. Asking for help.

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What is your personal approach to wellness? Do you have a daily routine?

MINI |

I approach my lifestyle of wellness not as a luxury, but as a way of being. I believe organic and plant-based foods are medicine. I love body mind based pilates, practice and teach Kundalini yoga.

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How are you passing this down to your daughter?

MINI |

I caught her the other day going through my teacher’s manual doing all the poses and teaching them to her dolly.

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What is most important to you in raising your daughter?

MINI |

Being the example in all that I do. She is watching my every move. My intention is to not be the perfect mama, but a conscious mama. Take responsibility for my part

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Has your style changed at all since becoming a mom? If so, how?

MINI |

I want to be comfortable in what I wear, but still feel and look like I put some thought into it. I remember in the beginning when I was nursing, I couldn’t wear anything that wasn’t easy access to the breast!

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Looking back to your first days as a mom, what would you tell yourself?

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FA S T FA C T S FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP Moon Juice. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO The Chill station on Sirius Radio. FAVORITE FAMILY MEAL Salmon croquettes. IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD Take naps in the middle of the day. LAST BOOK I READ Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman. BEST PARENTING ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED Be present. IN MY FRIDGE YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND Almond milk.


COOL AND CALM

Having been diagnosed with an auto immune condition just after giving birth to her first daughter, Shiva Rose was propelled on a path as a naturalist and activist with a yearning for a healthy planet. The mom of two invites Mini into her home nestled by a creek in the Santa Monica Mountains, where she lives with her cat, rabbits, and chickens. photography by

L I LY G L A S S P H O T O G R A P H Y

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interview by

K A I T LY N K I R B Y


from the wild. We have beautiful iridescent seashells, precious crystals, dried flowers, pine cones from the forest and other offerings. I love that this is a living art piece that is constantly changing depending on our travels or the seasons. You raise most of your own produce! Tell us what you’re growing this year.

MINI |

I just replanted for the summer season. We have basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and beans. SHIVA ROSE |

Thank you for inviting us into your home! Tell us about the place!

MINI |

My home is a modern, bohemian ranch that is an homage to the natural world. I was drawn to the property because of the wall of trees that you see when looking out into the backyard. I wanted that image to be what was celebrated in the home. The house has a laidback California quality with a touch of refinement.

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Do you have a favorite room in your home?

My bedroom is my sanctuary since I don’t have any electronic devices in there and it is minimally furnished. I like the soothing white and blue hues and again, the wall of trees you see from the sliding glass doors. SHIVA ROSE |

What are some of your favorite elements in your home? Where did they come from?

MINI |

We have a nature table or altar where my children and I will endow with treasures SHIVA ROSE |

What are some of your favorite meals to make with what you’ve grown?

MINI |

Right now, it’s the incredible summer stone fruits. We have a peach and nectarine tree and when we have extra fruit, I like to pan fry the slices of peaches in butter and serve with cinnamon and yogurt. I love to make a savory fruit salad, dressing the fruit with sea salt and olive oil. I also make beans with fresh tomatoes, herbs and roasted cauliflower with a mustard olive oil dressing. SHIVA ROSE |


Where do you spend the most time in your home?

MINI |

When I remodeled the house, I wanted one large living space where we could all be connected. The kitchen, dinning room and living room are all one space and so I spend most of my time there. I am usually cooking in the kitchen or using the dining table as my office desk. We also do art projects and hold family discussions around the handmade table. SHIVA ROSE |

Talk to us about your kids’ rooms. What inspired you in creating their spaces?

MINI |

My younger daughter Charlotte is a Waldorf child and loves objects made of wood. We don’t have any plastic items in her room. When we first moved in, she asked for lavender walls. She recently wanted a forest theme bedroom, SHIVA ROSE |

so we have incorporated some elements like a mushroom shaped ceramic lamp and bedding with forest creatures on them. My older daughter Colette wanted to keep to a minimal look and I was inspired by the old vintage windows in her room. What is your personal approach to wellness? Do you have a daily routine?

MINI |

For me, wellness is a way to feel vibrant and connected. The holistic world with diet and herbs has helped me heal myself from serious autoimmune conditions, so I am devoted to this path. I have a morning routine that consists of drinking Living Tea and then my Kundalini yoga practice. I do this before I wake up the children and feed the animals. It means I am up a bit earlier, but then my day flows beautifully. SHIVA ROSE |


How are you passing your approach to wellness down to your daughters?

MINI |

I try not to even nag or preach about these ways, however my girls realize that our house doesn’t have any toxic cleaning products and all of our beauty products are clean. I have seen my older daughter adopt many of my wellness ways and it really makes me happy to see that she also yearns for a cleaner planet. As far as food, they know and taste the difference between organic produce that we grow ourselves and processed foods. They now ask for the special kale salad and the healthy oatmeal cookies. They realize that they don’t get headaches or stomachaches after eating the desserts we make using coconut sugar or maple syrup. SHIVA ROSE |

blossom face mask coming out soon that really excites me. The mask will be nourishing as well as a way to remove toxins from the skin. What is your personal skincare routine like?

MINI |

I wake up spraying the Radiant Rose Water across my face since it is a powerhouse of goodness with aloe, rose, jasmine, gotu kola, sea algae, sea minerals and more. This with the Rose Face Serum or the Glow Balm are how I start each day. I also use the Blue Crystal Eye Cream first thing in the morning—and before bed—to rid any puffiness under my eyes. I truly love my Venus Amber Body Oil as it is sensuous and alluring. I use this after I dry brush my skin and bathe. SHIVA ROSE |

MINI |

Tell us about your skincare products available on your website.

MINI |

I started my skincare line a few years ago when I realized that one out of three women will get cancer from the products they use. I had always made my own rose face oil, so I decided to launch the line with just that one product. I now have many more products, however I still blend the face and body oils myself. I really enjoy the process of alchemy and bringing non-toxic beauty to the world. I create the line with Kundalini mantras, blessing the environment and with deep intentions of bringing pure, high quality ingredients to the line. I have a honey

That they grow up to be compassionate souls. I also pray every day that the world will have access to clean water, clean air, non-altered food, thriving oceans and forests for my children and their children.

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What is most important to you in raising your daughters?

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What do you think is the greatest struggle or challenge of motherhood?

MINI |

Feeling overwhelmed by the negativity that can come when connecting to the world through social media and the media in general. The feeling of SHIVA ROSE |


helplessness when hearing about the assault on our environment and knowing our children will be paying the price. What was the most surprising aspect of becoming a mom?

MINI |

How much stamina and grit mamas have! When you see a mama fighting for her child, you see the power of the goddess. SHIVA ROSE |


FA S T FA C T S WHERE I SHOP Mohawk General Store, Echo Park Craft Fair, Heist, Celine, Rosetta Getty, Warm in NYC. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Kundalini mantras. FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP The Cook Book in Echo Park. GUILTY PLEASURE Raw chocolate made of cacao and loads of Persian mulberries in season right now. LAST BOOK I READ The Goldfinch and books on beekeeping. BEST PARENTING ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED Act from love not fear. IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD Travel more and have more children. ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Raw goat yogurt, fermented vegetables, raw butter. SIGNATURE SCENT Amber oil which I use in my Venus Amber Body Oil and Musk. DREAM GETAWAY Kauai, always.


Being

Busy

M O M S K N O W A T H I N G O R T W O A B O U T L E A R N I N G TO J U G G L E , B U T TO S S I N A W I L D LY S U CC E S S F U L AC T I N G C A R E E R A N D W H AT D O YO U G E T ? O N E B U S Y L A DY. M I N I S P E N T T H E D AY W I T H M O M O F T W O B U S Y P H I L I P P S TO TA L K B A L A N C E , R A I S I N G G I R L S A N D HOW SHE SPENDS HER RARE MOMENTS OF ME TIME.

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photography by

GRETCHEN EASTON

photo assistant ABBY HALL

styled by

K ARLA WELCH


hair by

BOBBY ELIOT

makeup by

KINDRA MANN


We’re thrilled to have you on our summer cover! Let’s dive right into your life as a mom. What does your morning routine look like?

MINI |

My husband and I divide and conquer in the morning. Our older daughter Birdie has to be to the bus stop by 7:20 and through trial and error, we found that she does best with her dad in the morning. I go and make my breakfast smoothie and my pour over coffee and then go get Cricket. She picks out her outfit for the day and I help her get dressed. I’m a big believer in letting kids have as much responsibility as you can give them in terms of helping around the house and getting themselves dressed. We make breakfast together— her favorite thing to make and eat is “cheesy eggs.” She generally gets to watch a show in the morning—probably Paw Patrol—while I pack her lunch and then she’s off to preschool by 9!

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What do you think is the greatest challenge of motherhood?

MINI |

Oh man. I mean, I have days, you know? It’s so hard when your child doesn’t meet your expectations as to what they should behave or be like. Dealing with temper tantrums is really hard for me. Trying to be patient with myself and also my kids can be so challenging when you feel like “Clearly I suck at this, otherwise you would be perfect and be able to wait patiently for your food when they got the order wrong instead of telling me its

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my fault.” But obviously, no one is perfect! I’m not perfect! I have my own grown-up versions of temper tantrums too. It’s not all Instagram worthy! I have a hard time not getting hurt when my kids have meltdowns. It’s something I work on in therapy. MINI |

What is your favorite part?

I do love those crazy chickens! What I really love is talking to them. They have such funny ideas about things, as all kids do, and I really try to listen. I should have a notebook with me to write it all down. Birdie will literally talk to anyone, too. At a kids birthday party, I’ll find her deep in conversation with a mom. She loves talking to grown-ups. Cricket is more of a zany, free spirit. She’s one of those kids who is almost always smiling and she loves to put on a show. She cracks me up. I have read to both of my girls since birth and every night, I get to read to them individually. It’s our special time together. Cricket usually picks out a few books to read— right now, she wants a Spanish book of words every night, so I’m learning them too! Birdie is such a strong reader that we now take turns reading chapters to each other which is so wild. We are currently on the last book in the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. If you haven’t read those, I highly recommend it. I sometimes get so wrapped up in the story that I cry while reading it to her. I don’t know how she did it, but Beverly Clearly so perfectly captured what it’s like to be a little girl trying to do her best growing up.

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What surprised you most about motherhood?

MINI |

I remember being so overwhelmed by how much I loved Birdie. I figured it would be like any other kind of love that I had experienced in my life, but it isn’t. It’s not something you can be prepared for. It’s all encompassing and so massive that you feel like you might break at times. But in a good way, I guess? People who aren’t parents can’t understand. I didn’t understand. I called my mom sobbing when Birdie was a few months old and said, “I’m so sorry. All this time, I had no idea how much you loved me...”

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How has motherhood changed you?

Part of my brain is always taken up by how to protect them, keep them alive, be a good mom. Seriously, I was in a SoulCycle class and all I could think was, “Is the upper lock to the gate to the pool locked?” That’s just your brain when you’re a mom. I will be on set working and I will all of a sudden think “Oh! I

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have to text Marc or our nanny— Cricket has to have ballet shoes this afternoon!” It’s stuff like that constantly running through my brain. What did I even used to think about? What is most important to you in raising your daughters?

MINI |

I hope they become people who care deeply about things. That might sound vague, but I think it’s so important. I don’t want them to be apathetic about their lives or unwilling to speak out for things they believe in. I want them to care deeply about people and the world we live in and what they choose to do for a living and their own families. I really try to show them how important it is to care and to make sure people know that you do.

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What worries you most?

This is a fucking dark answer, but I feel like being truthful. My greatest fear and worry is that one of my daughters will be

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went with it and made Pearl her middle name. They were right, by the way. She’s a total Cricket. How do you manage to keep all of the plates spinning? What helps you to juggle motherhood and career?

MINI |

My husband and our daughter’s nanny, Iliana. Nothing would be possible without Iliana and her family and their support. I mean that.

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How has your career or work schedule shifted since having kids?

MINI |

sexually assaulted in her life. I know the statistics and I will try to help by starting conversations early about sex and protecting themselves, but it scares me to no end. I really hope that meaningful steps will be taken on campuses and I hope consent becomes a part of sex ed in schools. Tell us how you decided on your daughters’ names.

MINI |

This is crazy, but my husband really picked both names. He’s the writer, he’s used to finding good names! We had a huge list with Birdie, but ultimately when she came out, I just knew Birdie Leigh was the right name for her. She was huge! 9 pounds 7 ounces 22 inches long! My big Bird! Cricket was tougher to name. Birdie and Marc really were gunning for the name Cricket my whole pregnancy. I didn’t love it, if I’m being honest, but then she was born and all the other names I thought I liked didn’t fit her. She came home from the hospital without a name! But she had these long legs that were folded together in those early days and Birdie and Marc were so sure her name was Cricket, so I

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It hasn’t really. But, you know, I’m not willing to do a TV show outside of LA. Vice Principals was different since it was only 18 episodes total and I knew I would be done. The majority of it was shot over summer anyway, so we had a blast all living in Charleston last summer!

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FA S T FA C T S TYPICAL COFFEE ORDER Almond latte in the morning, iced coffee in the afternoon. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Hamilton! And Chance the Rapper. ON MY NIGHTSTAND Giant cup of water. FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE The Goonies. LAST BOOK I READ Live Fast Die Hot by my friend and fellow mom Jenny Mollen. BEFORE KIDS, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD Like to wake up early. IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD Write. IDEAL DATE NIGHT Mexican restaurant. FAVORITE KIDS BOOK Ramona and Beezus. SIGNATURE SCENT Irene Neuwirth’s perfume for Barney’s. SHOWS I’M WATCHING Honestly, nothing. I have no time!

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What do you love about raising your kids MINI | How about your daily “uniform” or typiin LA? cal ensemble? What can we find you wearing most often? BUSY PHILIPPS | The ease of living here is what BUSY PHILIPPS | I like dresses with pockets. I is so great! I mean, my car is a bit like a catch love a fit and flare dress. I like anything that’s all— I have extra clothes, bathing suits, towels, workout clothes, tennis rackets! There easy to put on and run out of the house in! are amazing things to do here. The girls love Griffith Park, the beach is close, there are great MINI | Where do you shop for yourself and your museums. There’s a lot to explore! girls? MINI |

Tell us what an ideal summer day looks like with your girls.

MINI |

Breakfast, coffee, beach or pool, maybe the children’s museum and ice cream!

BUSY PHILIPPS |

Now that it’s summer, what does your makeup and skincare situation look like?

MINI |

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it!

Sunscreen and mascara! That’s

I shop all over for myself! I love Rachel Comey, Madewell, Loft, J.Crew, Ten Over Six, Creatures of Comfort, Mohawk General Store and Lost and Found here in LA. I buy a ton for the girls online on sale websites. Zulily is my favorite one. Cricket only really likes those Native rubber shoes. Birdie wears uniforms to school, so that helps a lot. We’ll go to a department store if she needs new shoes or clothes.

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If you get any “me time,” how do you wind down or spend it?

MINI |

I love this infrared sauna place near my house! I will go there for an hour in the middle of the day while the girls are at school.

BUSY PHILIPPS |

Looking back to your first days as a parent, what would you tell yourself?

MINI |

Chill out. She’s going to be fine and so will you.

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C OAST TO C OAST Mini steps inside the home of Bronagh Staley, the owner of popular children’s shop, Sweet William— now with three locations! Here the mom of two shares her favorite elements of her interior spaces, being a working mom and how she moved her family from New York to California. photography by

LOVE AND LEMONADE PHOTOGRAPHY

interview by

K A I T LY N K I R B Y


home? Tell us why you love it. Our living room is spacious and filled with light with an amazing view. A wall of mirrors makes it feel twice as big.

BRONAGH STALEY |

Thank you for inviting us into your home! Tell us about the place!

MINI |

It’s a California mid-century modern house built in 1959. It feels a little bit like a treehouse or a ship floating in the air, because it’s perched on the side of a hill. We try to soften the modern interior with soft colors and patterns.

BRONAGH STALEY |

Let’s talk creating a kid-friendly environment without sacrificing style! How did you do it?

MINI |

We didn’t have to go too far out of our way because we are naturally informal people. There are some dollhouses and kitchens around for the children to play with, but we always buy wooden and natural pieces that go with our aesthetic.

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MINI |

Do you have a favorite room in your

What are some of your favorite elements in your home? Where did they come from?

MINI |

The people who lived in the house before us left us their couches which we adore. There are also some mid-century details such as the fireplace that is really special to us. We also have a beautiful dining room table and stools that my husband Peter made out of redwood.

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Where do you spend the most time in your home?

MINI |

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There are very


few walls in our home, so we are all over the place all the time, but feel like we are in the same room on different levels.

What do you miss about living in New York?

MINI |

My husband misses winter, I miss the energy and being in such close proximity to so many people. Our son misses the constant action on the streets.

BRONAGH STALEY |

Talk to us about your kids’ rooms. What inspired you in creating their spaces?

MINI |

Our son loves skateboarding so his room mostly consists of skateboarding themed items that he has collected himself. Our daughter’s room has many textiles we collected traveling over the years, as well as many dolls and stuffed animals that have found their way into our life.

BRONAGH STALEY |

You’ve made the move with your family from New York to California. What are you and your children loving about living on the West Coast?

On a career note, tell us about the beginnings of Sweet William. How did it all start?

MINI |

After working for many years in the fashion industry, I felt like I needed a change when I had my son. I have always been very driven so being my own boss made sense.

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MINI |

How have you seen Sweet William grow over the years?

MINI |

We went from one store to three stores in two different cities [and] our website has grown to have a cult following worldwide.

BRONAGH STALEY |

We love seeing the sky and trees plus the amount of time we can spend outside is refreshing. My husband and I are both avid runners and we live close to Griffith Park which is a luxury if you run.

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MINI |

What makes you the most proud when


FA S T FA C T S TYPICAL COFFEE ORDER Milk and one sugar. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Will Oldham. FAVORITE FAMILY MEAL Comfort food that reminds me of home, like lamb chops and mashed potatoes. FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE The Song of The Sea. LAST BOOK I READ Every Day is Mother’s Day. ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Chicken, green beans, kale, almond butter and Kerrygold Irish butter. BEFORE KIDS, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD Eat chicken nuggets. IDEAL DATE NIGHT The four of us on the couch watching Seinfeld. FAVORITE KIDS BOOK Anything by Richard Scarry. SIGNATURE SCENT Sandalwood. DREAM GETAWAY A cabin in the woods with a river nearby.


looking at your business? BRONAGH STALEY |

The loyalty of my customers and seeing the same people come in year after year. Also, all the friends I have made in the store, employees and customers.

to the floor. I do have really wonderful staff that work with me and make it all possible. I am grateful above all for that over the years.

MINI |

As a business owner, what would you say is the greatest challenge of being a working mom?

MINI |

BRONAGH STALEY |

To tell you the truth, all of it is very challenging. When you own a business, it is impossible to ever turn off and as a mother you want to always be present for your children.

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What helps you to juggle motherhood and career?

MINI |

MINI |

BRONAGH

The driving force is not having a choice! If I stop, all the plates crash STALEY |

What is your greatest joy of motherhood?

I love going to sleep with both my children on either side of me. Nothing makes me happier, I mean that. If you could give your children one piece of advice, what would it be? The Golden Rule, “treat others how you would like to be treated.� I tell this to my son every morning.

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What do you think was the most surprising aspect of becoming a mom?

MINI |

How much unconditional love you have for your children. No matter what they do.

BRONAGH STALEY |

MINI |

Where do you like to shop?

My dear friend Marie designs a line called BaseRange. It is pretty much all I wear, plus the occasional thrift store item and APC jeans that are almost 20 years old.

BRONAGH STALEY |

How has your style changed since becoming a mom?

MINI |

BRONAGH STALEY |

No more high heels!


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HOME IN HA R L E M Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner invites Mini into her eco-friendly home to chat motherhood, protecting the environment and being the producer and star of a new all-female driven Wall Street movie, EQUITY, out this month!

photography by B R I D G E T B A D O R E makeup by J E S S I B U T T E R F I E L D F O R E X C L U S I V E A R T I S T S M A N A G E M E N T U S I N G K AT E S O M E R V I L L E

hair by M A T T F U G A T E F O R E X C L U S I V E A R T I S T S M A N A G E M E N T U S I N G K E R A S TA S E H A I R C A R E


I love them all! Today my favorite is actually outside— our backyard! My husband is busy building a treehouse with my daughter and using some recycled materials, including old DVD’s for roof shingles. I’m so excited! ALYSIA REINER |

Thank you for inviting us into your home! How would you describe your home?

MINI |

Warm eco-minimalism. our mission statement when we built was: “To build a long lasting, sustainable, ecofriendly home that is an expression of our love: love of environment, earth, nature, each other, family, friends, entertaining, neighborhood, art and creativity. Make a difference, have fun.” ALYSIA REINER |

You stuck to eco-friendly design in your home. Why was that important to you?

MINI |

What are some of your favorite pieces in your home? Where did they come from?

MINI |

I love our bar from Environment Furniture. It’s made of recycled Peroba wood. I love the couch— we just recovered it with a gorgeous eco fabric and I love the vibrant color. I love the new recycled “mushroom wood” wall. It was barn wood, then folks grew mushrooms on it, and now it’s just a beautiful part of our design. But my favorite pieces in the house are the pieces of art as they each have a story and are very dear to my heart. I got two of them while doing a play reading at the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut. ALYSIA REINER |

I love the environment and believe deeply in doing everything I can to protect it. Every little bit counts!

MINI |

Do you have a favorite room in your home?

ALYSIA REINER |

ALYSIA REINER |

MINI |

Let’s talk creating a kid-friendly environment without sacrifiing style! What kid-friendly elements did you incorporate? The backyard is super kid-friendly, of


course. We just renovated Liv’s room, too. We had an amazing designer named Gus Deardoff. Gus is a theatrical set designer, so he made incredibly creative choices. He included her love of science, adventure and volcanoes, secret passages and windows, and he turned a closet into a reading nook because Liv is such an avid reader. It is truly a magical room. Where do you spend the most time in your home?

MINI |

I wish I could say my bedroom because I still love it so much, it’s so hotel and spa-like, but really... I never sleep! So I guess I would say our first floor, because it’s a loft space living, dining, kitchen area. We love our family time there, be it cooking together, making homemade kombucha, family dinner, hosting play readings or entertaining. It’s a great open space and this time of year, it’s indoor/outdoor too. ALYSIA REINER |

You play a tough character on Orange is the New Black, but let’s talk about wearing the Mom hat. How would you describe your parenting style?

MINI |

Warm eco-minimalism again? But seriously, I believe in loving boundaries. I believe in giving kids as much responsibility as possible and giving choices. I believe in a lot of love and time and play and snuggles and reading and fun, but I also believe in real consequences. And most of all, I believe in being true to your word— if you say it, do it. You can see more of my parenting tips on the amazing site, Kids in the House. ALYSIA REINER |

What is most important to you in raising your daughter?

MINI |

Love, time, listening, patience, giggles, play. The choices on my part that help build her esteem, love and trust in herself. ALYSIA REINER |


FA S T FA C T S ULTIMATE GETAWAY I’ve always wanted to go to Bali and Thailand and get a massage every day. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Hamilton! FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE We just watched The Princess Bride. Not exactly a kids film, but it’s a favorite of mine and boy, did Liv love it! LAST BOOK I READ Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Fennel and a SodaStream bottle of seltzer. FAVORITE KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Red Rooster Harlem. IDEAL DATE NIGHT Anywhere, just so long as there’s time to talk to my beloved. FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP Lenox Coffee. SIGNATURE SCENT Strange Invisible.


Where have you seen the biggest changes they don’t break! in your life since becoming a mom? MINI | What is your greatest joy of motherhood? ALYSIA REINER | Priorities. I know what is really important now and it’s the biggest gift on the planet. ALYSIA REINER | I could never pick just one. It is the best. There’s the magical joy of reading MINI | You are the producer and star of a new with her, singing songs and prayers with her all-female driven Wall Street movie, EQUITY, every night, but also seeing her writing and out in July. Tell us about the magnitude of this art. It’s joyful to see how she expresses herself film. What are you most excited about? in the world, how great a communicator she is already at only seven years old, how she can ALYSIA REINER | To tell a story that can incite both identify what she’s feeling and thinking conversation and change. I’m excited to help and speak about it in a profound way. Also, women talk about inequality in the workforce, snuggling tickle fights and butterfly kisses. be it around pay or promotions, sexual harassment at work, and the challenges of being a MINI | If you could give your daughter one piece working mom and/or being the breadwinner of advice, what would it be? in the family. ALYSIA REINER | You do you. Love this moment, MINI | How do you manage to keep all of the right now, as is. Never be afraid to fail. Listen plates spinning? to your heart, see it, believe it and take lots of massive action, and know I will always be ALYSIA REINER | I don’t, I just buy recycled plasthere to support and encourage you. Okay, that tic plates so that when they fall, they bounce, was more than one. MINI |


THE SWEET LIFE

As the founder of Style Me Pretty, one of the most successful wedding resources on the internet, you could say Abby Larson leads a charmed life. She spends her days scouring the web for beautiful things, day dreaming about color palettes and creating inspiration boards. But when the work is through, you can find this Texas native winding down in her uber chic New England home with her three children— and she’s invited us in for a tour! photography by

JOYELLE WEST

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interview by

K A I T LY N K I R B Y


Thank you for inviting us into your home! Tell us about the place!

MINI |

We bought this house two years ago and I truly can’t believe that I get to call it my home. It belonged to a family friend and I told them years ago that if they ever wanted to sell it to please let us know before they put it on the market and I would move heaven and earth to buy it. Lucky for us, that is exactly what happened and we snatched it up before it ever hit the market. The house is 12 years old and was built to celebrate the incredible sunset that we see every evening and capture the beautiful view of the meadow for the other side of the home.

ABBY LARSON |

Let’s talk creating a kid-friendly environment without sacrificing style. How did you do it?

MINI |

Well, as any mother knows, this is a bit of a dance. We haven’t yet splurged on our forever pieces, but we also know that there is no point in throwing away money on poorly made foundations so we have settled in the middle with most of our decor. We basically design around the notion that nothing in life is perfect and that the occasional stain or scratch is just proof of a life well-lived.

ABBY LARSON |

What are some of your favorite elements in your home? Where did they come from?

MINI |

I have an incredible portrait that was painted by Rebecca Simon. She

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makes me smile every time I walk through the door. And the chest that sits right underneath her is another piece I love. Both of these were finds from the interior designers that worked on our last home, McGrath2. But if I had to choose, it would be an abstract portrait that my grandfather painted of his children at a ballet lesson. He was an artist and I have his portraits sprinkled about the house, all of which I feel really lucky to have. Where do you spend most of your time in your home?

MINI |

On that big, cushy, totally oversized and way too big for the room but I don’t care sofa. I work from the sofa, binge watch Bravo for the sofa, cuddle the kids and husband on that sofa. It’s a good spot.

ABBY LARSON |

On a career note, tell us about Style Me Pretty’s beginnings.

MINI |

Style Me Pretty was born in 2007 after I sold my wedding invitation line. Having spent time in the wedding industry, I knew that there were tens of thousands of absolutely beautiful weddings happening that were sitting on the cutting room floors of many wedding publications. I made it my goal to find those publish-worthy weddings that deserved a place in the sun. The idea of brides waiting three months for inspiration made me crazy, so I hoped to create a space where they could check in all day and find something that they loved.

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What would you say is the greatest challenge of being a working mom?

MINI |

As the kids are getting older and their needs are getting more complicated, it’s getting harder to toggle my brain between work and mom. When I built this company, I wanted to build a brand around my home and my life. Now that SMP is a thriving business, it’s become harder to blend the two sides of my life seamlessly. It’s a dance—messy and imperfect—but a dance nonetheless.

ABBY LARSON |


FA S T FA C T S ON MY NIGHSTAND Diapers, wipes, eczema cream and a cocktail. TYPICAL COFFEE ORDER Grande sugar-free french vanilla soy misto. IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD Sit outside in the sun with a book. And a glass of wine. CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO Audrey’s Party Playlist. All day, every day. She is 7, so you can only imagine. ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Vanilla almond milk creamer, sliced turkey and a bottle of champagne. FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE Annie. IDEAL DATE NIGHT The Superluxe in Chestnut Hill. Best spaghetti Bolognese on the planet. FAVORITE KIDS BOOK Julia, Child. SIGNATURE SCENT Lavender water.


What helps you to keep all of the plates spinning?

MINI |

I have accepted the fact that I can’t be everything to everyone. I have to offload and outsource the tasks that aren’t as meaningful and I have to admit to myself that some days are going to be great and others are going to be filled with frustration. That’s okay though.

ABBY LARSON |

Let’s talk motherhood. How have you changed since becoming a mom?

MINI |

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. You are truly challenged every day of your life. Sometimes it’s as simple as convincing your child to eat a carrot, others its wiping a tear when there is a scraped knee or a hurt heart. There are days where I forget to shower or kiss my husband or take a breath. And there are days when I’m not sure how I’m going to make it to 7 o’ clock without pouring a

ABBY LARSON |

glass of something good. Every single day is a challenge and yet every single day is laced with moments so good, you can’t believe that your heart can contain it. Looking back to your first days as a mom, what advice would you give yourself?

MINI |

For every moment of we’re never going to get through this, you will. And then life will gift you with a new challenge, a new “oh, crap.” And believe it or not, that too will pass. And change. So don’t take yourself or life’s many bumps too seriously because before you know it, the bump will smooth out and your little family that could will get right back on track.

ABBY LARSON |


list. I work with editors on content, on social strategy, on sales and advertorial. I curate and build shoots that we do in-house, I work with my husband who runs our technical side of things on planning and development and I do all of our front-facing PR. So, everyday brings a new surprise. Some are quiet, on my couch with my computer, others are more hands-on, but each day is truly and authentically really fun. How would you describe your personal style?

MINI |

ABBY LARSON |

What was your “I’ve made it” moment in your career?

MINI |

I’ve had a lot! When my husband quit his amazing job to work full-time with Style Me Pretty— that was a big one. When I did my first television appearance. When we sold majority share to AOL. When I found the courage to stop using the word “we” even though it was just me in a meeting or on a phone call. Big or small, there have been so many “I’ve made it” moments that I count and keep in a little bank for when I need a pick-me-up.

ABBY LARSON |

Where do you shop for yourself and your kids?

MINI |

Zara mostly. Along with the rest of the world, it’s become my go-to for everything.

ABBY LARSON |

What is your greatest joy of motherhood?

MINI |

I love their laughs. Deep from within their belly, spiked with pure joy.

ABBY LARSON |

If you could give your kids one piece of advice, what would it be?

MINI |

Can you give us an idea of a typical work day as the founder of Style Me Pretty?

MINI |

Every day is wildly different. As a founder of what I still think of as a start-up, I’m still very involved in the day-to-day strategy and to-do

ABBY LARSON |

ABBY LARSON |

Casual, easy, timeless.

forgive easily.

Laugh often, worry less,


Hello Summer Juicy watermelon, ice cream, popcicles, fresh flowers, bubbles and brightly colored ensembles— Everything about summer is oh so sweet! We’re giving you a peek into the expertly styled summer wardrobes of some chic little Minis!

photography by G R E T C H E N E A S T O N assisted by A B B Y H A L L styled by M A R G A R E T T O W N S E N D

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LEFT Hat: Gap Shirt: Zara Pants: Zara Shoes: Salt Water RIGHT Headband: Lex & Liv Shirt: Marie Chantal Romper: Zara Shoes: Freshly Picked


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PREVIOUS PAGE Sweater: Marie Chantal Romper: Sapling Shoes: Lex & Liv LEFT Bonnet: Briar Shirt: Misha Puff Shorts: MarMar Copenhagen RIGHT Hat: Gap Romper: NORO Paris


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PREVIOUS PAGE Headband: Free Babes Shirt: Sapling Romper: Misha and Puff Shoes: Freshly Picked LEFT Bonnet: Misha Puff Shirt: Go Gently Baby Shorts: Misha Puff RIGHT Hat: Misha and Puff Shirt: Go Gently Baby Romper: Gap


LEFT Handband: Lex & Liv Romper: MarMar Copenhagen

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