Archive for March 11th, 2011

Photo from: People.com

Son of actress and author Tori Spelling and daddy Dean McDermott – son Liam Aaron McDermott turns 4-years-old this Sunday! We think he will be able to have a rough and tumble birthday in style wearing our Le Top “Chameleon Camouflage” Collection tee and convertible zip-off parachute pants! Yes! They really change from pants to shorts for those kids who want to stay warm in the morning and comfy in the afternoon sun! Check them out here!

Le Top "Chameleon Camouflage" Collection tee and convertible zip-off parachute pants (or shorts)


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Photo by: Clark Samuels/Startraks

My hero to all things homemaking, Martha Stewart’s, only child, Alexis Stewart, 45, welcomed her first child on Tuesday, March 8th – a baby girl! Her name is Jude and was born via gestational carrier. According to Alexis’ morning radio show, Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer, she announced that Martha won’t be called Grandma! Martha is going to be called, “Martha.” We are so overjoyed for Martha’s new granddaughter. Cheers to the Stewart family. We think this lovely Le Top Baby “Set Sail! Girl” Collection ribbed short sleeve bodysuit would be so simple (Martha’s style) and cute for her new bundle of joy! 

Le Top Baby "Set Sail! Girl" collection bodysuit

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We interviewed store owner Melissa Gibson who co-owns the most adorable boutique in Tustin, California with Suzi Segal! Not only are we OBSESSED with the so-sweet name of the store, we love her take on spring trends, parenting advice and their fun events planned in the next 2 months for families (we heard a rumor the Easter Bunny will possibly be at their store!). Read more to discover today’s “Premier Store Spotlight” with children’s boutique The Duck Pond (www.the-duckpond.com). Enjoy!

The Duck Pond
17300 East 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780

 Visit The Duck Pond’s Blog! Click HERE

1.     What was the inspiration behind the name The Duck Pond?
Melissa: Since we are new owners we are not sure how the name came about but if we had to guess we think the ducks are children in a pond of clothing. 

2.     Describe the neighborhood where your store is located in Tustin, California. What are the local family hangouts you would recommend?
Melissa: Our store is located in an upscale shopping center in Tustin, California. Along with our store we have an upscale jewelry store, art gallery and women’s and men’s clothing stores. Minutes away from The Duck Pond is the Santa Ana Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Disneyland, and the Discovery Center. 

3.     It’s about that time to start packing up some of the old winter items and cleaning out the closet for spring clothes for your little one. What are 3 spring must-have items that are in your store?
Melissa: White sandals, a flirty dress, something navy, and (of course) matching hair accessories. 

4.      What would people be surprised to learn about your store?
Melissa: We have a large supply of baptism clothes for both boys and girls, along with amazing dresses and party clothes for girls and great clothes for boys. 

5.     Tell us about a “special” moment that made your day working at your store.
Melissa: The most exciting time for us was the first time we had someone come in and compliment the “new” atmosphere and our new clothes that we have – that made us feel proud to be the new owners of The Duck Pond.

6.     There are plenty of blooper funny moments being around children and mom’s all day in your store – tell us something funny a child has said that made you giggle.
Melissa: We love to hear little girls talk and parade around the store once they put on a party dress. One girl said she felt like a “fairy princess.” 

7.     Tell us about any special events that you have planned at your store and fun deals we can expect.
Melissa: We have a “Ladies Night Out” on March 22nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and a “Sip and Stroll” on April 16th.  We also hope that the Easter Bunny will visit our store soon! 

Le Top "Poppies" Tiered Dress & Ruffle Panty

8.     Tell us your best parenting tip or mom advice that your mom passed on to you that you would like to share with a new parent.
Melissa: Patience, patience, patience, this too will pass. 

9.     What collection or piece from Le Top or Le Top Baby line or Rabbitmoon do you love from the Spring 2011?
Melissa: We love Poppies, Bee Happy and Daisy collections but we really love all of them!

The Duck Pond
17300 East 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Visit The Duck Pond’s Blog! Click HERE

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Having a baby changes any mom or dad’s life and alters the way you look at the world. There are so many perks to having a baby – forget the no-sleep nights! Here is a short list of reminders on why babies make life so much better:
  1. Having a baby turns a couple into a family.
  2. You learn to be selfless.
  3. Children enrich your life and bring wonder – children wonder each and every day and bring that wonder to your life too.
  4. Children are the world’s best teachers. They teach you about the different stages in life and not to mention, why the sky is blue, names of dinosaurs, etc.
  5. You get to be a kid again. Having kids allows you to do silly and childish things like watch cartoons, play games and throw a ball around.
  6. You see everything for the first time again through the child’s eyes — even ants are amazing.
  7. A single smile can outweigh the worst day.
  8. If you rest your child on your chest, your hearts beat in unison.
  9. When he laughs, he shakes, drools, and almost keels over, but it’s the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. So you make him do it again and again.
  10. You think about the future in bigger and brighter ways. You picture him heading off to kindergarten and graduating from high school.
  11. You anticipate and even dream of little things like a first tooth, a single step, or his or her first words of “mama.”
  12. You forget about things you used to care so much about, because they actually don’t matter at all.
  13. You finally understand what “a mother’s instinct” means. Lol.


A big smile will come to your face seeing your baby girl dressed in this Le Top Baby “Baby Darling” Collection eyelet lace dress and ruffle panty. The soft silhouette of this white eyelet lace dress is fully lined in pink fine cotton with flutter sleeves and matching ruffle panty for subtle femininity and comfort. Ruched bodice, rosettes, pink satin ribbon accents and eyelet trims finish this lavish ensemble. Dress back snaps and elasticized panty for easy dressing.

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