Archive for February 17th, 2009

Liana Hunt is Sophie in Mamma Mia!

Liana Hunt will debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia! on February 27, 2009 in Lexington KY

Liana Hunt, Yellow Turtle’s “baby model” is debuting next Friday in the lead role of Sophie in the North American Touring company for Mamma Mia! Do they still say “Break a leg” as a good luck wish in the performing arts? We wish her and her proud tribe in Stowe, Vermont the very best. Liana’s proud mamma, Lisa (owner of Yellow Turtle) is going to be in Lexington for the big debut and the big opening night party (I’m not jealous, no, really, I’m not)!! All I can say is, Lisa better send us some fun photos of the party to share!

I’m sure there’s an ABBA song that would be appropriate to quote here to express our excitement and joy for Liana, but I can’t think of any because I’m too excited for her to think straight!

Liana is deep in rehearsals right now, but we’re sending her the very best of luck and success!

For the first half of the Mamma Mia! North American Touring Company’s 2009 touring schedule, click here. All you folks in Kentucky have fabulous fun at the show next week!

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Sorry I keep finding out about this stuff on the late-ish side! I hope there’s still time to make plans for attending this tonight, for those of you who are interested!

What: You’re invited to the third quasiperiodic Bay Area Kid Lit Drink Night!

Who’s invited: Everyone interested in children’s literature.
Publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, authors, illustrators, etc.
All our favorite people.

Do: Tell all your friends. The more, the merrier.

Don’t: Come to pitch projects to agents or editors or show sample art to designers, etc.
This is a chance to *socialize* with others in the children’s book field.

When: Tuesday, February 17th / 6:00pm

Where: John Colins 90 Natoma St, SF. Cocktails are available at the bar, and people
are welcome to bring snacks, books, and gossip for sharing.

L’chaim, sante, cheers, etc.,
Melissa Manlove
Chronicle Children’s Group

Editor’s Note: If you have baby/kid related events in your community that you’d like to share with us on le•top blog, please let us know!

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A couple of Marrisa's faves: a Lavey Collection Dress for her 21 month ld daughter and a Rocket Collection footed coverall for her son due March 27th!

A couple of Marrisa’s faves: a Lacey Collection Dress for her 21 month old daughter, and a Rocket Collection footed coverall for her son, not due until March 27th!

Our most recent winner was told about this contest by Dina, the owner of Monkey Barrel in Amelia Island, FL where our winner shops for le•top and rabbit moon baby and children’s clothes…when not entering contests for them! 😉 Wow, what a great neighbor and merchant! Thanks for sending readers to le•top blog, Dina! Thanks also for keeping the interests of your customers at heart! Visit Monkey Barrel at: 92 Amelia Circle, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034, on gorgeous Amelia Island. Ph: 904.261.0777

Marissa C., our third le•top and rabbit moon Favorites Contest winner was very quick to contact us after receiving her email confirmation, so there wasn’t the usual suspense we’d experienced with our first two winners!  Flower Power, My Little Garden, Vintage Flight and Wags ‘N Whiskers were Marissa’s le•top favorites, as well as all the collections in rabbit moon. The suspense will all be around March 27thth…will her baby boy arrive on schedule? We can’t wait to see photos of both your little darlings, Marissa!

We still have one more winner to go. Our final Favorites Contest winner will be announced February 18th…that’s TOMORROW! Enter to win and check back here at le•top blog to see if you’re the winner. It could still be you!

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car_collage1It was the year 1999. I had just gotten a raise at my (then)  job and things were looking up. I always wanted a convertible, and I had the opportunity to get one. So I decided to splurge and bought one. It was a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. Her name was “Betsy” (as in Itsy, Bitsy Spider… I don’t know why, but I have an obsession with naming my cars.). My family and friends—and even my husband—thought I’d regret it, saying that I would never have the top down because we don’t get too many warm, sunny days (Hello, we live in California!), and that my hair would get messy. Guess what? They were wrong! I loved driving Betsy. I felt free and alive! I loved to feel the wind whipping through my hair and hearing the whirring sound of the cars that passed me (or those I zoomed by. Hee-hee!). I especially loved warm, summer nights when I could cruise around town with the top down. Betsy and I, owning the road. Ahhh…. freedom! (more…)

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