Archive for October, 2011

Le Top costumes: (left to right) Barker the Puppy, Duke the Roaring Dragon, Sophie the Poodle

Lilah as Spidey

Happy Halloween Le Top fans! 

This week we are looking for the cutest pictures of your babies and kiddos photographed in their spookiest or most darling or funny costumes from this past weekend’s trick-or-treating or even your little one’s Halloween celebrations from today! We wanted to reach out to our blog, Facebook and Twitter fans to submit your pictures starting TODAY through Thursday, November 3rd.

We will choose a winner (at random) who will win a FREE Le Top outfit of choice from our Le Top online boutique – www.letop-usa.com. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday, November 4th.

So, where to send these spooky, cute and ghoulish photos?

Email service@letop-usa.com or Facebook your image and blurb on our fan page by clicking here: Le Top on Facebook

Let the Halloween Contest BEGIN!

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We interviewed boutique owner, Elliesha Villanueva, of The Green Onion Children’s Boutique in Brooklyn, New York. Elliesha gives us the lowdown on Halloween happenings in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens neighborhood, her views on growing up in the community and the perfect take-me-home gift for baby. Read more to discover more about The Green Onion!


The Green Onion

274 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

The Green Onion’s Facebook
page and click HERE


1.    Tell us the inspiration behind opening your own boutique?
Having my own business has always been a dream I wanted to pursue. The Green Onion was originally founded and opened in 1998, and I had the opportunity to purchase this successful existing children’s boutique in 2008 and I love it!

2.    How did you come up with the name?
The name was already conceived, and I kept it because it stood out, and people always remembered us because of our name.

Inside the Green Onion

3.    Tell us the inside scoop about any special events that you have planned for your boutique for fall, especially the fun deals we can expect! Anything for Halloween?
Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens is a great neighborhood to raise a family – we have an amazing community! We normally open for Halloween and give out candy. Cobble Hill Park and Carroll Park both have separate parades. Prospect Park, which is located in Park Slope, is one of our nearby neighborhoods that has a ton of events during the weekend leading up to Halloween.

4.    Please tell us 1 fun Halloween tradition you had with your family as a child that you can share with our readers?
I grew up in Cobble Hill Brooklyn, and being an urban child during the early 80’s in New York was a different experience than it is now, but our tradition was to keep the “trick a treating “ within our local small business community. I have fond memories of Halloween in my neighborhood!!!

5.     What is one fun way to decorate a pumpkin or your home for Halloween?
My Husband and I love to fill our home with the scent of cinnamon and we also love to decorate our windows at home and in the store!

6.    Tell us…before you “had kids or grandkids, what is one thing you swore you’d never…?”
We have not started our own family yet, but my husband and I have sworn to never let our children create a habit of sleeping in our beds.

7.    Describe the neighborhood of your store location in Brooklyn, New York. Did you grow up in the local area?
I grew up in Cobble Hill Brooklyn, New York and it is and was a great neighborhood to grow up in. Downtown Brooklyn is socially and culturally diverse. Those who don’t know Brooklyn tend to think of it as a middle & lower class dormitory suburb of Manhattan. That’s not the image most New Yorkers have nowadays. Like Manhattan, its smaller cousin in terms of population (2.5 million versus 1.5 million), it has always been a borough of many neighborhoods, some rich, some poor and many solid middle-class. The challenge for the coming years will be to manage Brooklyn’s growth and maintain its cultural diversity.

8.    What Le Top or rabbitmoon Fall 2011 collection is your store’s favorite and why?
From Le Top we love the layette bunting (or what Le Top calls a “snugglebag” that also comes in blue and pink) in mint green! It has been one of our best sellers since fall 2010. We love it because it’s a great take-me-home piece and a fabulous gift for a new baby. Our other favorite are the knit sweaters from Rabbitmoon

rabbitmoon "anjou" color-blocked sweater dress

The Green Onion

274 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

The Green Onion’s Facebook
page and click HERE

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Two minor earthquakes occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area last week (and one this morning). It was the first time my daughter felt one, and it reminded me that it’s time to explain what earthquakes are and prepare her for the steps to take when one occurs. I may or may not be with her when it happens (and it will) and I don’t want her to panic. Preparing her for the inevitable seems like a logical way to do that.

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Those of you that regularly follow our blog know that this cutie is Elijah, son of our first time mom and blog contributor, Kristin. We couldn’t resist showing you photos of Elijah (6-months-old) in his Le Top “Stripes the Tiger” costume. Rraaarrh! Hopefully this gets you psyched to take out your princess, pumpkin, pirate, puppy, or whatever your little ghoul has decided to be this year! Have fun with it!

If you don’t have a costume yet check out Le Top costumes at your local or on-line retailers.

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 SHOP our latest Le Top holiday styles at up to 50% off on Zulily.com

Can’t find what you are looking for on Zulily.com?
Shop our latest festive styles!

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No, I did not say that!

Mommy, I can’t find my ‘High School Musical’ CD because you organized my room!”

– Miranda, age 7

Editor’s Note:
Please spread the giggles by sharing your funny quotes with us!

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Photo: Ginsburg/Spaly

Archie Arnett, son of actors/comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, turns 3-years-old today! We think this handsome boy would look amazing in our Rabbitmoon “Soho” striped zip front sweater, built-in double long sleeve shirt, and canvas pull on play pant. All of us at Le Top wish you a fun filled birthday!

Complete any stylish look in this copen blue and espresso striped long sleeve zip up sweater crafted with luxurious soft cotton gauge knit for supreme comfort and warmth. Midnight blue ribbed neckline, cuffs and pocket trims finish this essential layering piece. Oversized zipper makes for easy grip and dressing.

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