…to pick up a thoughtful gift for a special new mom or mom-to-be in your life at Newport Cottages in Fashion Island!
One of our favorite gifts–Chewbeads! We all know that our necklaces and other jewelry go straight into our little ones’ mouths. These colorful and stylish necklaces and bracelets are made from 100% silicone, like pacifiers, so they are soft on babies gums and emerging teeth. They are easily cleaned with soap and water and are free of BPA, PVC, pthalates, cadmium and lead. Did I mention they are really cute, too?
Another great option–Petunia Picklebottom Baby Bags! Just because you’re carrying around diapers, wipes along with your lipstick and iPhone doesn’t mean you shouldn’t carry them in style. Any new mom would love to add one of these lovely bags to her collection! Pictured here, the gorgeous “Cake” collection by Petunia Picklebottom.
Looking for a small gift for a friend or neighbor? Or a special grandma? Fill one of our sweet mugs with gourmet coffee beans or tea leaves from nearby Whole Foods or a little bouquet of sweet-smelling spring flowers.
Still stumped? A beautiful photo frame is always appreciated. It gives mom a good excuse to print out and display yet another picture of her darling little bundle of joy!
Come visit us in Newport Beach at Fashion Island for great gifts and more!
Color inspiration, fiesta-style! 1. Newport Cottages Emily Bed in Raspberry 2. Stray Dog Designs Paulina Pendant 3. Cinco de Mayo Collection Pillows-ChloeandOliveDotCom on Etsy 4. Dash and Albert Rainbow Stripe Woven Cotton Rug 5. Cinco de Mayo Large Plush Piñata-Hen and Chick on Etsy 6. Newport Cottages Taylor 6 Drawer Dresser in Raspberry with White accent and knobs 7. Oopsy Daisy Navajo Arrows and Navajo Wall Canvas Art by Stephanie Sliwinski
All items available through Newport Cottages Fashion Island or Etsy
This past weekend was busy at our factory in Riverside, California! Talented photographer Stephen Chiang was there to photograph new pieces from our top-selling collections Beverly and Devon, as well as our new Stella Collection for Bellini stores. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look! (Please excuse my sub-par iPhone photos!)
Our new Beverly Tufted Bed, with matching nightstand and armoire are pictured at left. Our new Stella Collection for Bellini stores is shown at right. Look for the new images of Beverly and Devon on our site soon! And visit your nearest Bellini location to see our stylish new Stella Collection in person!
If space allows, a full size bed is a great transition for a toddler moving to a bigger bed from the crib. A full size bed gives a squirmy sleeper plenty of room to move around without falling from the bed. There’s room for mom or dad to snuggle at bed time and plenty of room for stuffed animal friends. So it goes without saying that purchasing a crib that converts to a full size bed can be a great purchase. The down side is that so many conversion cribs look like a crib converted to a bed–you can see the holes in the headboard from where the rails were attached. The foot board is too tall at times, making for an awkward transition.
Enter our Cape Cod and Panel Conversion Cribs!
We like to think of our Conversion Cribs as “full size beds you can use as a crib for awhile.” With the addition of our Toddler Conversion Kit, the crib transitions easily into a toddler bed. When it’s time to take the next step, we offer two full conversion options–the full bed conversion kit with wood side rails and low profile foot board or a standard metal bed frame. You will actually reverse the headboard when it is time to convert to the full size bed so no holes will show from when the bed was set up as a crib or toddler bed. How cool is that? We hear your cheers of joy, all you detail-oriented new parents! Need a little extra sleeping space? Our full bed conversion kit also accommodates our trundle.
It’s almost Spring! Time for a pop of color! 1. Newport Cottages Beverly Crib 2. New Arrivals Strawberry Fields Crib Bedding 3. Cocoon Couture’s Love Dove by The Wall Decal Company 4. Newport Cottages Beverly 4 Drawer Dresser 5. Nurseryworks Empire Rocker available at Bel Bambini 6. Stray Dog Designs Mariana Floor Lamp All items available at Newport Cottages Fashion Island unless otherwise noted.
We are thrilled to partner with Big City Moms and Project Nursery for “The Biggest Baby Shower in L.A.”! Come meet our newest star, Beverly at the Taglyan Cultural Complex at 1201 N. Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038 from 6pm to 9:30 pm on Thursday March 14th. Attendees can expect to learn about baby gear and accessories, play games, sample products, shop and attend educational seminars while enjoying yummy treats and “mocktails.” For more information or to register, RSVP here. We hope to see you there!
1. Newport Cottages Westport Crib in Coffee 2. Doodlefish Kids Football Hero Crib Bedding 3. Doodlefish Kids “Team Player” and “Good Sport” framed artwork 4. Aaron Christensen for Oopsy Daisy “Football Athlete” and “Football 100 Yards” canvas prints 5. Newport Cottages Curved Drawers Dresser in Mocha with Coffee knobs and tray 6. The Rug Market Shaggy Raggy Football Rug 7. Doodlefish Kids Andrew Striped Table Lamp All items available at Newport Cottages Fashion Island
Even though it doesn’t really snow here in Southern California, we can still dream of a white Christmas! 1. Oopsy Daisy stretched art by Margot Curran 2. Jubilee Collection Ceiling Mount Chandelier in White 3. Annette Tatum Brocade Khaki Crib Set 4. Newport Cottages Cody Crib in White and French Grey 5. Newport Cottages Devon 6 Drawer Dresser in White with French Grey drawer fronts and brushed nickel hardware 6. Little Giraffe Big G 7. Little Castle Monaco II Glider in Pebble Grey Available at Newport Cottages Fashion Island
When it comes to decorating your nursery, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. Should you paint the room first, then try to find things to match? Or vice versa?
Once you’ve cleared the first trimester and have found out what you are having, or committed to not finding out, start pulling together ideas. My favorite website for inspiration of all kinds is Pinterest. Check out our Neutral Nesting, Sugar and Spice or Snips and Snails to start. You’ll also find great ideas from some of our favorite pinners and bloggers like Project Nursery, Lil Sugar and Andrika King of Nursery Notations among others.
If you need help pulling together ideas or figuring out what you need, consider hiring an interior designer. There are many designers, like Sherri Blum, CID of Jack and Jill Interiors or Celebrity Nursery Designer Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs who specialize in decorating nurseries and children’s rooms. Many of your favorite boutiques offer in-house design services as well. Jenette di Fazio in our own retail store in Newport Beach at Fashion Island offers design consultations in store and in your home. Check our store locator for a boutique in your area that offers design consultations. No store in your area? Several top online nursery retailers offer phone consultations and more.
Left: Fabulous custom nursery by Newport Cottages Fashion Island designer Jenette di Fazio, pictured at right.