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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Birdbath Bakery: Sweet Eats And Sweet Tees: Izzy Eats First Giveaway!

It is official. I have become a Thursday regular at Birdbath Bakery on 7th Avenue at Charles Street. It is easily the cosiest place to park myself while Izzy is at clay class. They offer a small selection of City Bakery treats which seem to increase weekly, as well as the vegan selections I mentioned awhile back. Marshmallows have made an appearance this week. Who knows what else is in store?

The best part about this small eco-friendly spot is that I can sip my shot of hot chocolate and shop for original gifts without moving from my seat. I discovered this a few weeks ago when I walked in to find these sweet organic tees and onesies by Dillie, strung up as an eye-catching display.

The soft fabrics and simple animal graphics are sure to please all of the young'uns on your list (moms too!) (sizes 3 months - 6 years). (Though he doesn't know it, Izzy will be sporting the Whoo Owl shortly. ) Not only are these tiny garments easy on the eye but they also fit in with the eco-conscious spirit of Birdbath. They are fabricated from unbleached organic cotton down to the tags and they are hand silkscreened with plant and vegetable based inks.

Dillie is the creative brainchild of Kate Boyle, New York City based graphic designer and mom. Her inspiration comes from her three year old son and muse, Dylan. In her words, "I believe in responsible, smart and beautiful design and want the future to be as bright as it can be for our children."

The shirts are available at the store or on the web at Sparrow and Bull. Readers will get a 10% discount by using the code DILLIEXO when ordering, thru 1/31/2008.

Not only does Birdbath carry those adorable tees, but they also have a well-chosen display of eco-friendly gifts, including books, honey, syrup, and candles. I can't think of a better way to combine effortless holiday shopping and snacking.

P.S. One lucky reader will be the recipient of a free Dillie T-shirt or onesie, their choice of color and size. To enter, just answer the following question and post a comment. Where is your favorite place to snack and shop (could be two different places)?

I will accept comments up until Sunday, December 2, 2007. Send this post to your friends too! I will post the winner next week.


Anonymous said...

My favorite place to shop and snack is the Books of Wonder. They have a wonderful selection of children's books and homemade cupcakes. Some of the cupcakes even dance.

Your blog is the best! I eagerly await with much anticipation each subsequent blog.

Sarah said...

Nice! My favorite spot to shop + snack is in my cozy living room chair. Home snacking + internet shopping are definitely easier on the wallet. However, my other favorite place to snack + shop is the Union Sq. Greenmarket during good weather(I am not kissing up, I promise)!

Mindful Momma said...

Oh, those shirts are cute! Love the graphics! Here in Minneapolis, my favorite shop & eat combo is in Linden Hills. Shop at Creative Kidstuff and the Bibelot Shop and then stop across the street for treats at Great Harvest. Yum!

Anonymous said...

my favorite place to snack/shop is the couch while watching the home shopping network - can I get my shirt now? ;) jm

Bean's Mum said...

My favorite place to snack and shop is Church St. in Montclair. With wide pedestrian strolling lanes and lots of outdoor cafe seating, one can sit outside for a meal at Raymond's and then shop at a few places we have come to like that specialize in dolls, specialty coffee and teas, or head to the nearby Montclair Book Center.