Pink Chicken | Designed in NY, Made in India

After spending 15 years in various retail outlets, designer Stacey Fraser set out to create a casual, but playful line for little girls and their moms. This line was born in 2006, and adorably named Pink Chicken. Featuring gorgeous Indian embroidery, block prints, and tie dye in her collections, the stunning children’s and women’s line soon became available to tween girls, too – now reaching every age in the market.

I was first introduced to New York-based Pink Chicken in 2011 while working in a high-end specialty children’s wear boutique. I was, and still am, impressed by their fantastic prints and great quality!

Here are some of my faves from Spring/Summer 2013:

Pink Chicken's Hope 2-Piece Set for infants, featuring an adorable all-over block print.
Pink Chicken’s Hope 2-Piece Set for infants, featuring an adorable all-over block print.
Pink Chicken's Christina Dress for girls 12m-6 years.
The Christina Dress for girls 12m-6 years.
The tie dye Wren Tunic for tweens sizes 7-12.
The tie dye Wren Tunic for tweens sizes 7-12.
The Mia Top for women, featuring all-over embroidery.
The Mia Top for women, featuring all-over embroidery.
The block print Rhea Pant for women, with tassel ties at waist.
The block print Rhea Pant for women, with tassel ties at waist.

Best Made Company | Gift Ideas for the Men in Your Life

I first heard about Best Made Company from my sister, as we are always looking for anything related to finding our dream mountain man. As I read their story, I felt so compelled to share this amazing brand with you! Best Made Company is based out of New Work, where founder, Peter Buchanan-Smith, “saw the need for a better axe: an evocative tool that played an indispensable role in his life working on cattle farms and paddling and portaging the lakes of Northern Canada. Peter knew that a well made axe — the oldest and most invaluable tool known to mankind — could not only function as a lifeline in the wilderness, but at home it could be a magnificent window into the wilderness and inspire people to reconnect with their hands, craft, and nature.”  After perfecting their version of a perfect axe, they have become a lifestyle brand with clothing, home goods, and other tools.  They pride themselves in living by four critical virtues: Courage, Compassion, Grace and Fortitude (aka The Famous Four). Each virtue is embodied by and emblazoned on their axes, which they hope will inspire others.

One of their most recent projects is a partnership with It Gets Better Project, which inspires hope for LGBT kids who are facing bullying and other forms of harassment. With the purchase of each Fortitude axe, they are donating proceeds to It Gets Better Project. We were so touched by this and felt the need to share.

So for those of you who are looking for a last minute gift for the lovely man/men in your life, I urge you to look at Best Made Company! I posted a few of my favorite items below!

Happy Shopping! 

For a limited time, Best Made will donating proceeds from their Fortitude axe to the It Gets Better Project, which inspires hope for LGBT kids who are facing bullying and other forms of harassment.
For a limited time, Best Made will donate proceeds from their Fortitude axe to the It Gets Better Project, which inspires hope for LGBT kids who are facing bullying and other forms of harassment.
Chopper Mitts
Chopper Mitts
Belgium Dart Board! I love this:)
Belgium Dart Board! I love this:)
Clay Pipe
Clay Pipe
Gear Bag
Gear Bag
Lumberlander Scarf
Lumberlander Scarf
Smoke Jumper Belt
Smoke Jumper Belt