Did you know that June 1st is Drawing Day? It’s a worldwide event that started off in 2008 as a way to encourage people of all ages to “drop everything and draw”. It is also a great way to show appreciation to artists and illustrators. Michaels is celebrating in their own way this year. On June 1st, the store will give away free sketch books to the first 50 children to participate in Kids Club® classes at each of its 1,100+ stores that Saturday. Their craft specialists will demonstrate various sketching techniques in half-hour sessions that start at 10:00, 10:30 and 11 a.m. Each session is just $2 per child ages three and up.
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Have you ever come across a coloring book that was too nice to color in? We just did! The French clothing brand, A.P.C has teamed up with Apartemento, an Everyday Life Interiors magazine, and released a 3 book series of “Everyday Life Coloring Books” for children.
A.P.C is known for its minimalist design and clean lines and these books are no exception. Each of the books features black and white illustrations by a different artist – Reg Mombassa, Geoff McFetridge and Matt Leines.
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Did you know that Ferrari has their own amusement park? Owned by the Abu Dhabi government, Ferrari World is located on Yas Island, Aldar’s entertainment destination and host venue for the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With its roof measuring 2,152,782 square feet., and the theme park space running in at 925,696 square feet, this is officially the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
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As a hybrid between a disposable and reusable, gDiapers made a big impact on the diaper industry. gDiapers are plastic-free, elemental chlorine free, latex free, and perfume free. gDiapers inserts are the only diaper to be certified 100% biodegradable. They can be home composted, tossed, or flushed.
Twice a year during the spring and fall seasons, gDiapers reveals their gStyle. These incredibly adorable coordinating outfits include tops and bottoms/diapers that match. For spring 2013 the gStyle collection features gWhat and gFleur. The gWhat tee asks the question “what’s your favorite g word?” and coordinates with the gWhat gPant. The sleeveless gFleur dress is a lavender and light green floral print that pairs prettily with the gFleur gPants.
The spring gStyle collection is available now on gDiapers.com and select retailers. Prices range from $19.99 to $32.99.
Camping season is just about to begin and I for one have started making plans on where we will be going this year. Since my girls are too young for sleep-away camp, family camp is the next best thing. I did a little bit of research and put together a list of the top 30 family camps in North America. Whether you live in Canada or the United States, there are plenty of picks here for all. Camps for artsy families, musical families, adventure seekers and faith-based camps are also listed.
Take a look and tell me what you think. Do you camp with your family every year? If so, where do you go? Would love to hear!
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When The Wizarding World of Harry Potter originally opened their doors, it was obvious the attraction would be a big hit. What we didn’t know was how hugely popular it would become. Building on what is now a global phenomenon, Universal Orlando Resort announced last week that they will be building an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment
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Evening dress worn by Princess Margaret, 1977
Photo by Historic Royal Palaces
Have you ever wished you could take a peek inside the closets of the royal family? What kind of clothes did they wear? The wedding dresses, the daily fashions, the evening gowns… As a fan of the Royal Family, it’s always been a dream of mine to do so. WWD has reported that come this July, a new exhibition featuring the baby royal’s female family members will open on July 4th. This exhibit will open July 4th which coincides with the birth of Prince William and his wife Catherine’s first-child, whom we are all so eager to welcome!
Fashion Rules: Dress From The Collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales” will be sponsored by Estée Lauder Companies U.K.
Disclosure: I was invited as a guest of the Somerset and Turks & Caicos Tourism to visit and experience what both destinations have to offer. My accommodations and travel expenses are covered by Somerset, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful moms out there! I’ll be spending today and the next few days at the Somerset Resort in Turks & Caicos. Out of every beach I’ve ever been to, Grace Bay is by far the most gorgeous beach we’ve had the pleasure of visiting, so I’m very excited to check out this resort as it is one that I’ve heard so much about both in the media as well as from friends and colleagues.
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Queen Elinor accompanied her daughter Merida from Disney·Pixar’s film Brave, into the Disney Princess Royal Court yesterday, just in time for Mother’s Day. The exciting ceremony took place at Walt Disney World Resort in the Magic Kingdom, directly in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Merida was led to the castle by a troop of Scottish dancers and an authentic pipe and drum band as she rode in on her horse Angus. Gymnastic Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas hosted the celebration with her own mother and shared her own story of courage and perseverance with Merida and the guests of the resort. [click to continue…]
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