Friday, July 6, 2012

Inspired Nature Walks

There is technology at our fingertips and everywhere we turn -unplug and take your little one on a walk in the woods today with Rosie Hippo's Wooden Camera. We love these classic, wooden toys that inspire children (and just may inspire you too)!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Palace of Bebe!

We love, love, love this French Vintage Rocker by Restoration Hardware.  Bring a touch of the Palace of Versailles to your nursery and when your little one outgrows being rocked to sleep, you'll be able to enjoy this rocker for years to come!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Love This: Ride the Pony!

Offi Classic Baltic Rocking Horse
Some originals need a remix!

Perfect example - this modern take on the classic rocking horse. 

Clean lines, a safe seat, yet still adorable with the classic pony head.  Its a perfect addition to any nursery.

The rocking horse by Offi can be purchased here!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!

Here comes a heatwave!  In Boston that means one thing - SPRAYGROUNDS!  For wet fun in the sun, check out this list of free spraygrounds throughout Boston & all of Massachusetts.

To be the cutest thing at the sprayground, we suggest you dress your little girl in one of these vintage inspired bathing suits by Dagmar Daley:

Now, the sad truth is there just isn't the same selection of over the top cuteness when it comes to baby boy swimsuits - but these little European style swim trunks from Zara will set your guys apart from the crowd.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Love This: Father's Day DIY

Most Dads dont ask for too much on Father's Day, right?  No brunch, no breakfast in bed, no flowers... but most Dad's appreciate a little DIY, and all Dads will love a handmade gift on Father's Day.

Here is an excellent idea for a great Father's Day present - homemade handkerchiefs.  Check out the details at Paper Stitch!
Once you've finished your handmade handkerchiefs, head over to All for the Boys for this free printable to be personalized by your little ones!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Return of the Rag Dolls

We are delighted by the beautiful and unique rag dolls from French toy maker Moulin Roty.
The dolls are handmade and decorated with unique traits including button eyes, embroidered mouths, and some even have the loveliest little freckled faces.   Dressed to the nines with their unmistakably ruffled hair, these dolls are the perfect addition to any tea party.  Collect them all!

Available for purchase in the US at My Sweet Muffin.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Go Barefoot for Father's Day!

We know you're busy -so -we've made it easy for you by picking out a few special books for your little one to give their daddy from Barefoot Books.  If you live in the Boston area, make an afternoon of it and go check out their studio/store in Concord; they always have a lively schedule of events.  A sweet way to personalize these is by bringing out the paint and having your little one put their hand print inside the book with a sweet note for dad.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Too Good Not to Share: I'm Your Fan!

How about we spend these rainy days preparing for the sun!

Those hot, humid, sticky Boston summer days are just around the corner.  So lets use these gloomy days for some fun indoor crafts.

Check out these fun & free printable fans offered by Mr. Printable. They are easy to assemble, and your kids will be enjoying the final products within minutes.   Make them now, so come August when your little guys need to cool off in the Tot Lot, you'll be prepared!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mon Cher Pug for Mon Cher You!

These adorable little creatures by Mon Cher Pug make a unique and wonderful gift for anyone aged 0-101.  We love the handmade dolls and are having trouble choosing just one!  Which one is your favorite?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Love This: Snugglies by LuckyBoySunday

We love this collection of unique pillows and snuggle toys made by Copenhagen based company, LuckyBoySunday.

LuckyBoySunday products are hand knit by women in Bolivia.  The company partners with Bolivian women, uses local 100% baby alpaca wool and has created long term jobs at fair wages.  To view their entire product line and read more about the company, visit their website at

To buy LuckBoySunday products in the US, check out

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We Heart Sequoias!

We are loving these one of a kind Sequoia Tree Pillows by Hi Tree! at Craftsbury Kids.  Each tree is handmade and will make a wonderful addition to any room.  They'll be a wonderful way to teach your little ones about the important role trees play in our lives! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye...Jupiter!

Add some color to those playroom walls and teach your little ones all about those twinkling lights in the sky with Wallie's Solar System wall decal -these peel & stick pieces can be moved all around to create endless hours of learning and play!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bargain/Brahmin Baby: Summertime Denim Dresses

Nothing is more adorable for a sunny day than a demin jumper with matching bloomers! These high - low options can meet any bank account.

For the bargain baby check out this lovely embroidered duo in a light blue denim at Zara for just $32.90.

For the brahmin baby you cant say no to this denim dress with plaid bottoms by Burberry priced at $143.00.

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Safari Time!

We've just stumbled upon the most playful designs by P'kolino.  Their Tree Table with Giraffe and Zebra Chairs does not need to be tucked away into a kid-friendly zone, but can brighten up any living space with it's clean design and bright colors. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crystal Ships Bring Sweet Dreams

We admit that these may be a bit extravagant for a nursery, but we love them anyway!  Pottery Barn Kids has a collection of chandeliers that are sweet and whimsical.  Take a peek at the entire collection!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Swimmin' in the Rain! Just Swimmin' in the Rain!

While the gardens are enjoying all of this rain, the little ones are probably starting to get bored!  Make an adventure out of it and take them under the sea (or just out for a walk) with Uncommon Good's Goggle Umbrella.  They'll have fun and it will give you a chance to get out of the house!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rainy Days Call for Bright Prints!

Loving the cozy stroller blankets by Petunia Picklebottom -the Peaceful Portofino print is calming and cheerful!  Also, check out her shopper totes (love Holiday in the Hague) -they are perfect to pop under your stroller so you'll be ready to shop green!

Friday, May 4, 2012

To Do List: Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla of 1862.  Cinco de Mayo is not a major holiday in Mexico, yet it has taken on a life of its own here in the US.  Its a great opportunity to bring some fun and culture into your family's day!

Breakfast:  Chilaquiles.  Chilaquiles are a delicious traditional breakfast served throughout Mexico.  They are easy to make, and make good use of some leftovers you may already have in your kitchen.  To make the meal complete, serve along side scrambled eggs and a fruit salad.

Storytime:  Grandma's Chocolate, by Mara Price.  This wonderful story introduces a young girl into a whole new world when she asks her Grandma to play princess.  The story will educate your children on Aztec and Mayan cultures, and offers a much welcomed twist on the typical "princess" definition.

Playdate: Make & Break Pinatas:  We all are familiar with pinatas, and no doubt have seen them hanging in every major big box party store around town.  But in reality, pinatas are not difficult to make, and are a fun creative project for your family.  If you don't have the time (and/or the patience) to make a paper maiche pinata, then try this super easy alternative that uses a paper bag and the base.

Dinnertime:  Fish Tacos & Corn on the Cob.  Save some tortillas from the chilaquiles you made in the morning, and use them in this easy healthy recipe for Fish Tacos.  The perfect Cinco de Mayo side dish is a delicious Mexican style corn on the cob.  Such a tasty meal - you'll wish every day was the 5th of May! 

Late-Nightcap:  Georgia Peach Margarita.  Once los ninos are asleep, let the real fiesta begin!  Try this delicious Patron and Peach Schnapps margarita - que rico!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Throw a Fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and we can't wait to treat our friends to a garden party decorated with these festive oilcloth pennants by Modern June.  Check out her shop for bright patterns and add a pop of color to your life!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Travel Smart!

When you're heading out for vacation this summer, don't forget to pack Prince Lionheart's Flexi Bath for your baby or toddler (ages 0-4).  This lightweight, foldable, BPA-free and portable tub comes in a variety of colors and will ensure that you don't run into any unpleasant surprises when the house you rented on the cape only has shower stalls!  Crisis averted!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fun Inspiration: Rubber Ducky, You're the One

What would you do if you could?

Why not take a GIGANTIC inflatable rubber ducky and float it down a river...

Well, artist Florentin Hofman has done just that! 

Beacon Street Baby would love to see this guy floating down the Charles!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Love this: Bringing Imagination to Life!

Some companies are so great, we want to just shout our praises from the rooftops.  Child's Own Studio is just that kind of company.   Submit your child's drawing and they will literally bring it to life.  The final products are amazing: 

What joy this would bring to your little one.  Take that art work off the fridge, send it in, and soon your kids will be able to play with their imaginary friends in real life.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Update your FLOR!

Today is the grand opening of FLOR in Boston! 
Get those creative juices flowing and add a pop of color to your nursery with their modular carpet tiles!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00 - 8:00PM
236 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bicycle Mama!

It's gorgeous outside...go ahead, take your little ones on a picnic!

While you're at it, save yourself some time by using Poketo's Swedish Bicycle Basket  - it easily comes off of your bicycle and turns into a shopping basket.  You can put your little one in their bike seat, put a cozy blanket in the basket, travel to the store, let your bebe help pick out food for the picnic, use the basket to carry your shopping goodies, head straight to the park and use the basket to carry your food and blanket to the perfect spot.  Sounds like a great afternoon to us!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Heirlooms in the Nursery!

We're loving these Custom Silhouette Pillows by Craftsbury Kids -they make a unique and thoughtful gift.  You simply submit a picture of your choice, select the background colors, design, the color of the silhouette, and fonts (if you choose to add a name). Voilà: a family heirloom and a gift that will never be forgotten!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bargain/Brahmin Baby: Summer Sandals

With the weather outside feeling like its summer already, its time to change out the snow boots for sandals. 

If you are willing to break the bank to dress your little ones this summer, look no further then these gladiator sandals studded with pink rhinestones by Blumarine, available for $195.00. 

For those more conservative with their checkbooks, check out these pink sandals by Zara.  Admittedly, almost $40.00 kids sandals doesn't quite qualify as cheap, but these are made of soft leather and a great option for your trendsetting tot.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glide-A-Bye Baby!

We're loving the simple and elegant design of this Vola Glider by Monte.  The husband and wife team, Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, offer modern designs for your nursery in a range of bright colors and styles.  Monte Design Group is also committed to sustainability -so - not only will you have luxurious comfort in your little one's room -you can also feel good about lessening your impact on the environment!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thank You Boston Marathon Supporters!

Thank you to all who supported Beacon Street Baby at the Boston Marathon Expo! 

Remember to submit photos of your little one in their Marathon gear - if its selected for the Beacon Street Baby website you'll receive a free item from our newest collection.

Best of luck to all the runners & cheers to all the spectators!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Join Beacon Street Baby to Celebrate the Boston Marathon!

Saturday April 14, 2012 we will be selling 3 unique collections,
including a limited edition 2012 Marathon print.

Come see us at B Street and Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Springtime in Paris!

We just adore the bright creations of Famille Summerbelle -they offer a range of products that we can't get enough of for the home.  The next time you have a birthday party to go to -brighten up the package with this cheerful Un Dimanche à Paris Ribbon Tape.  You could also run a strip over a blank card to sweeten up some bland card stock.  Check out their tea towels, cushions, original paper cut designs, wallpaper and their family trees! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Countdown to Beacon Street Baby Launch!

Join Beacon Street Baby to Celebrate the 2012 Boston Marathon! 
Saturday April 14, 2012 we will be selling 3 unique collections,
including a limited edition 2012 Marathon print.
Come see us at B Street and Seaport Blvd in Boston, MA!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Love This: Modern Dollhouses by Brinca Dada

Times have changed.  No more clunky dollhouses with hodgepodge wallpaper!  New York based Brinca Dada has taken "toyhouse" designs to a new level.

Brinca Dada has created a new generation of dollhouses that are of such gorgeous design, even adults wont be able to resist. These modernist dollhouses wont be relegated to your little one's rooms, you'll want them out front and center.

Dylan House, by Brinca Dada

Bennett House, Brinca Dada

Now, those toys cant come home to an empty house... Not to worry, they even have furniture collections complete with miniature modular bookcases and platform beds. 
Maison Furniture, by Brinca Dada

Go ahead, transform that toyhouse into a bonafide dream home!

Friday, April 6, 2012

To Do List: Easter & Passover

Will you be in the Boston area this Saturday, April 7, 2012?
Here are some free activities for your little ones to celebrate both Easter and Passover. 

10:00 AM
Roslindale Egg Hunt
Adams Park in Roslindale Sq, Boston, MA
Join Mayor Menino & Mr. Bunny in finding over 5,000 eggs "hidden" throughout Rosi Square, fun activities for the whole family.

Cambridge Common Park, Cambridge, MA
Second annual Easter egg hunt, games and prizes.

11:00AM - 12:00 
Passover Stories & Crafts for ages 2 - 6
Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA