This summer, the High Museum of Art will premiere “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books” (June 20–Sept. 20, 2020), an exhibition organized in collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
The exhibition is the first of its kind to delve into the events, people and themes of the civil rights movement, both celebrated and forgotten, through one of the most compelling forms of visual expression, the children’s picture book. The more than 80 artworks on view, ranging from paintings and prints to collages and drawings, will evoke the power and continuing relevance of the era that shaped American history and continues to reverberate today.
The year 2020 marks the anniversary of several key events from the civil rights movement. Sixty-five years ago, in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Five years later, Ruby Bridges integrated her New Orleans elementary school, and four black students catalyzed the sit-in movement at the segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
These actions and more are explored in the exhibition with titles by beloved children’s book authors and artists as well as talented newcomers. “Picture the Dream” will emphasize children’s roles as activists and tell important stories about the movement’s icons, including Parks, Bridges, Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“One of the guiding aspects of our mission is a commitment to family audiences. Through our children’s book exhibitions, we aim to help adult visitors open meaningful dialogues with the children in their lives and create memories that will last a lifetime,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “This exhibition will spark important conversations across generations about a crucial period in our nation’s history that connects directly to our city, a birthplace of the civil rights movement.”
The exhibition will be organized into three thematic sections that explore the forces that sparked the civil rights movement, its key players and events, and stories about the reemergence of activism in contemporary America. From Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington and Black Lives Matter, the picture books’ topics bridge the past and present, emphasizing how historical moments and leaders continue to inspire the struggle for equal rights.
Sundays, February 9, March 8, April 12, and May 10, 10:30 am–12 pm
For families with children ages 5 and up
Explore the museum with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Each tour is organized around a single theme and highlights artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
February 9: KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly
See what happens when artists put limits on themselves.
March 8: Color Fields
Investigate different ways artists use color in their work.
April 12: Is It Art?
Visit artworks that stretch our ideas of what art can be.
Enjoy a stroller-friendly tour designed for small children and their caregivers. Led by museum educators, this interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation.
$25 per stroller, free for Family Members and Cool Culture families. Includes tour plus museum admission for one stroller (single strollers and front baby carriers only) and up to four adults. Registration required; for more information, visit guggenheim.org/familyprograms or contact email@example.com.
Sundays, February 23, March 29, April 26, and May 24, 11 am–12 pm
Wednesdays, February 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6, 11 am–12 pm
For families with children ages 2–4
In this program designed for young art lovers and their caregivers, participants explore works of art on view and then create their own art in the studio. Each program includes a short story, a trip to the galleries, and art-making activities.
Learning Through Art (LTA), the Guggenheim’s pioneering arts education program, presents A Year with Children 2020.This annual presentation showcases select artworks by students in grades two through six from twelve public schools that participated in the LTA program during the 2019–20 school year. More than one hundred creative and imaginative works, including collages, drawings, found objects, installations, paintings, and prints, will be on display. Participating from the Bronx is PS 86 (Kingsbridge Heights); from Brooklyn, PS 8 (Brooklyn Heights), PS 9 (Prospect Heights), and PS 188 (Coney Island); from Manhattan, PS 28 (Washington Heights), PS 38 (East Harlem), and PS 145 (Harlem); from Queens, PS 219 (Flushing), PS 130 (Bayside), PS 144 (Forest Hills), and PS 317 (Rockaway Park); and from Staten Island, PS 48 (Grasmere).
Guggenheim for All: Sensory Sundays in Support of Autism Acceptance Month
Every Sunday in April 2020
Stop by the special sensory-friendly Open Studio during the month of April. Participate in art-making activities connected to the exhibitions on view and relax in the nearby sensory room. Direct access to the Studio Art Lab will be available via the ramp at 88th Street and 5th Avenue.
Free with museum admission. Through the Guggenheim for All initiative, the museum is able to offer reduced admission for families of children with autism. To request, please visit their website.
Guggenheim for All: Art for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Sunday, March 8, 11 am–1 pm
For families with children ages 6 and up.
In this drop-in program designed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, explore works of art in sensory-friendly experiences in the galleries and create your own art in the studio.
Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest, from February 29 to April 12. Themed “Sounds of Spring,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Presented by IBERIABANK, Dallas Blooms features six majestic musical topiaries including a harp, guitar, saxophone, bass, violin and piano, some of which are eight feet in length—perfect for photos and social media posts.
Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “Dallas Blooms marks that spring has arrived in the South! We invite the community to experience one of the country’s most colorful floral displays this spring where more than 250,000 people will visit this season.”
Each week showcases a different genre of music from Texas country to classical rock, including live bands each weekend. Dallas Arboretum‘s A Tasteful Place, a garden that celebrates growing, harvesting and preparing fresh food, also features classes in theme with each music genre.
Reopened for the spring, the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features 17 indoor/outdoor galleries, 150 interactive science games, four plant labs at new times that vary daily and an abundance of themed adventures throughout the Dallas Blooms festival. The Children’s Adventure Garden is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For a full list of upcoming events and activities, visit www.dallasarboretum.org/childrensadventuregarden.
Throughout the week, there are special days and festivities including Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, BOGO Wednesdays and CC Young Senior Living Thursdays.
Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president and CEO, added, “There is something for everyone at Dallas Blooms, and we’ve been told we have the largest display of tulips in a public garden outside of Holland. As the tulips bloom throughout the festival, the finale is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom along with the Japanese cherry trees, ushering in spring with vibrant color everywhere.”
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are welcome to kick off the holiday season with the much-anticipated
Tree Lighting against the skyline at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art on Wednesday, November 27. Enjoy free live
music, complimentary candy canes and warm beverages on the East
Terrace starting at 5:00 p.m. With the official countdown set for
5:50 p.m., 12,000 LED lights will illuminate the stately 55-foot-tall
white fir on the terrace.
Tree Lighting once again headlines the museum’s holiday
program, which continues through the close of 2019 with events
ranging from holiday card making, caroling through the galleries, and
celebratory dining to a Feliz Navidad Fiesta and a Festival
promises to be a spectacular Tree Lighting, and we invite everyone to
join us here at the museum, where admission—following the
countdown—will be Pay-What-You-Wish until 8:45 p.m., as it is every
Wednesday evening,” said Timothy Rub, the museum’s
George D. Widener Director and CEO, who will officiate with
the Honorable Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia. “This
event brings out so many families and friends – last year’s Tree
Lighting drew a record 3300 well-wishers—and we invite everyone to
join us for what promises to be a festive evening full of community
Kenney said, “This Tree Lighting ceremony has become a
Philadelphia tradition that attracts so many people to our historic
museum every year. It looks spectacular, high above the Ben Franklin
Parkway. From the look on kids’ faces, it has to be one of the
happiest occasions in our city that every Philadelphian can enjoy the
day before the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade. I look forward to
taking part in this year’s festivities.”
been rehearsing our classics like Let It Snow and Jingle Bells but
also some of the lesser known Christmas songs, by Louis Armstrong and
Ella Fitzgerald,” said Chelsea Reed of Chelsea Reed
and the Fairweather Nine. “I’m so excited to share all of
these with the people of Philadelphia!”
the museum, right after the Tree Lighting, visitors will be able to
stroll through the galleries and public spaces adorned with seasonal
decorations and enjoy festive foods and beverages. “Sister
Cities Girlchoir is looking forward to performing inside the museum,”
said founder Alysia Lee. “There’s no better way to top off
Philadelphia’s Tree Lighting than to get warm and cozy in the Great
Stair Hall, where the girls will bring their unique blend of songs of
empowerment, celebration, and meditation as they perform with such
grace under the majestic gilded statue of the Roman goddess Diana.”
at the street level next to Kelly Drive, the newly reopened
North Entrance, leading to the celebrated Vaulted Walkway,
is already decorated with evergreens for the holidays. Visitors may
enter there any time during museum hours and begin their holiday
shopping, too, in the new Main Store, access to which paid
admission is not required. On November 27, the Store will offer a 20
percent discount from 5 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.
museum’s East Entrance remains open during public hours and the
West Entrance is now closed until fall 2020.)
year, the holiday tree provides a magnificent spectacle overlooking
the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Planning for its placement
requires exceptional coordination. The Philly-bound evergreen makes a
300-mile trip, wheeling in from Hornell, New York, on a flatbed
truck. The 7500-pound tree is craned upright upon a platform; it is
then unwrapped, branching out to a 25 foot-wide-spread. Next, it is
adorned with thousands of lights, each one at .144watts, all powered
by (2) 20amp circuits. High on the apex of the tree, a star is
placed, measuring 6 feet in diameter and containing 175 lights
and installing the tree and generating the lighting would not be
possible without dedicated support. Seasonal decor is generously
provided by IBEW, Local 98, Dougherty Electric, Inc., PMC Property
Group, and the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum
of Art. Holidays at the Museum is sponsored by LF
Driscoll, with additional support from Dan Lepore & Sons
Company, The Berlin Steel Construction Company, JPC Group,
Inc., Thomas Company, Tracey Mechanical, Inc., ARC,
D.M. Sabia & Company, Inc., Colonial Electric Supply,
and Crescent Designed Metals.
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Each day, Profitero monitors prices and other data on more than 450 million product pages at more than 8,000 online retailers. For this study, Profitero analyzed daily prices collected from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019 across 19 leading online retailers. Categories analyzed included Appliances, Baby, Beauty, Electronics, Grocery, Home Furniture, Household Supplies, Music & CDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Sports & Outdoors, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, and Video Games. The study only compares prices collected on the same day, with both retailers in-stock. Amazon prices reflect 1P only on Amazon.com, exclusive of Fresh and Prime Now. The other retailer online prices studied could reflect promoted prices, but exclude coupons, other discounts that require additional shopper action, or special prices available through retailer-specific programs such as Target REDcard.
100% of Holiday Party Collection Will be Donated to Nonprofit Baby2Baby; Exclusive Resort Collection to Follow
Today, children’s fashion brand, Janie and Jack, debuts their newest collection with celebrated fashion designer and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe. A two-collection partnership, which launches with the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and follows with chic Resort Collection, features clothing and accessories inspired by Zoe’s iconic signature style, including gold and sparkle embellishments, texture and statement silhouettes. The Party Collection offers glamorous styles for girls and boys to ensure they are dressed for those special holiday occasions. In addition, 100% of net proceeds from the Party Collection will be donated to Baby2Baby*, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, and of which Zoe is a proud board member.
Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items, including 40 million diapers to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Every year, Baby2Baby serves hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
and Jack is a design house with every kid at its
heart—because individual style starts early. Each season
collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack
is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.
Zoe is such a renowned force in the fashion industry – and as a mom
of two boys, she definitely knows how to blend comfort with style,”
said Shelly Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “The
Party and Resort Collections combine Rachel’s exceptional taste and
glamour with Janie and Jack’s modern twist on classic fashion.
We’re proud to be continued supporters of Baby2Baby and offer our
customers the opportunity to give back to this inspiring organization
and help children in need this holiday season.”
Holiday Party Collection offers
38 pieces of clothing and accessories, available in sizes 12-18
months to 12 years, with prices ranging from $18-$169. From a gold
lurex maxi dress, metallic cheetah pant suit and rose
gold lurex jumpsuit to accessories like a metallic turban,
glitter cheetah print booties and faux fur wristlet,
each design will make girls feel chic and ready to celebrate. The
boys’ pieces are standouts too, from velveteen and wool tuxedos
to satin neckties and a dapper fedora, all still
allowing them to be comfortable.
these collections with Janie and Jack has truly been such a dream. I
have always wished to bring my design and glamour to children’s
wear. This collection includes all my favorite design elements with
metallics, sparkle and luxurious fabrics that are easily wearable for
the most active little ones. To make this design collaboration even
more special, Janie and Jack is donating 100% of net proceeds from
our Party Collection to Baby2Baby which is an organization I am so
proud to be a part of. It is infinitely rewarding to know this
collection is giving back, especially during this time of year.”
– Rachel Zoe
December 3, Rachel
Zoe and Janie and Jack will
introduce a second collection, featuring resort wear for girls and
boys to prepare for winter family getaways. The Rachel
Zoe x Janie and Jack Resort Collection will feature 45
pieces, from printed swimwear for boys and
girls, lurex caftan and sun
dresses, and classic linen
separates to must-have accessories like
sandals, sunglasses, straw bag and fedora.
The Resort Collection will be available in sizes 3-6 months to 12
years with prices ranging from $15-$109. Both the Party and Resort
Collections will be sold at select Janie and
Jack stores (NYC, LA and Miami) and online at
Janie and Jack’s continued support of Baby2Baby,
customers will also have the opportunity to donate while checking out
at Janie and Jack stores nationwide and online at janieandjack.com
ambassador, Jessica Alba,
lends her support to the campaign to encourage donation participation
and spread awareness for providing for children living in poverty.
*Baby2Baby will receive (i) 100% of the net proceeds from the
sale of the Rachel Zoe x Janie and Jack Party Collection and (ii)
100% of donations collected at checkout at janieandjack.com and at
Janie and Jack stores in the U.S. from Nov. 18, 2019 through Dec. 31,
2019. In the event that the combination of (i) and (ii) is less than
US$250,000, Janie and Jack will donate the difference.
Get a head start on select savings with Macy’s Black Friday Preview beginning in stores and online on Thursday, Nov. 21
Doorbusters begin on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with Black Friday deals continuing through Saturday, Nov. 30 in-store and on macys.com
Plus, find the best Cyber Monday savings in-store and online from Sunday, Dec. 1 to Monday, Dec. 2 with Daily Deals continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7
the holidays this year withMacy’s
and the best Black Friday and Cyber Week specials on the hottest
items of the season. From buzz-worthy gifts for everyone on the list
to amazing deals on fashion for the whole family, fine jewelry, tech,
beauty and home, the ultimate one-stop shop for holiday gifting has
a broad assortment of offers across favorite brands, these
limited-time deals will begin in stores and online on Thursday,
Nov. 21 with a special Black Friday preview and carry
through Cyber Week (Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 7).
Be sure not to miss the unbelievable selection of doorbuster items,
with major savings or free after mail-in rebate.*
Friday and Cyber Week mark the true start of holiday shopping for
many of our customers,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores
officer. “Macy’s is pleased to offer the very best gifts and
holiday entertaining must-haves at unbelievable prices with multiple
days to save. Our curated assortment of deals, both in-store and
online, are sure to help shoppers find the perfect gift at the best
price this season.”
For shoppers looking to get a head start on saving, Macy’s Black Friday preview will offer a selection of Black Friday Doorbusters from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 26 including:
to 60 percent off outerwear for the family
percent off Effy jewelry
to 65 percent off select Damask and Hotel Collection for the home
women’s Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off Carter’s and First Impressions
Begin the savings with doorbusters on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and kick off Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day with most stores open at 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Store hours vary by location. Go to macys.com and click on stores to find local information. Customers can shop online all day from the comfort of their couch at macys.com and on Macy’s mobile app. For more information on Black Friday and Cyber Week deals, store hours and shipping, visit www.macys.com/blackfriday.
a sneak peek at some of the great deals available on Black Friday,
while supplies last:
Him, Her and Home
diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
percent off select dresses
percent off select designer brands
and under Family Pajamas
small kitchen appliances after $12 mail-in rebate
select suits, sport coats and overcoats for him
Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off select women’s designer coats
percent off select boots and shoes for her
percent off select men’s loungewear
percent off select designer handbags
percent off select kids’ styles
select kids’ puffer jackets
percent off select diamond studs and earrings
select MAC lipsticks
$100-$200 off select Dyson vacuums
men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box
beauty products from brands like Clinique, Too Faced, Benefit, Urban
Decay, and more
Nespresso bundle machines
percent off select barware and dinnerware
select Created for Macy’s 1200-thread count sheet sets in queen or
at Macy’s, the always-changing, narrative-driven concept
store inside 36 Macy’s locations nationwide, kicks off the holiday
season with the launch of its latest theme: “Home
for the Holidays.” As an editorial-inspired, living
gift-guide, the concept showcases gifting options within home-themed
environments. Up and running through December 31, “Home
for the Holidays STORY” offers a one-stop destination
for everyone on your holiday list as shoppers explore stylized spaces
that correspond to different gift recipients. Featuring more than 900
gifts from 200 small businesses, including items for foodies, lovers
of travel, glam treats, tech and DIY kits, pet accessories and more,
STORY at Macy’s is the home base for a wonderland of
presents to explore and discover this holiday season.
is a retail concept that changes every few months to bring a new
narrative experience to life through curated merchandise and event
programming. The ever-changing experience began in 2010 in New York
City, where STORY operated as an
independent small business for seven years and pioneered a retail as
media business model that changed every eight weeks to open a new
theme while engaging brands as sponsors for each themed story. Macy’s
acquired STORY in 2018 and its founder, Rachel
Shechtman, now serves as Macy’s brand experience
officer. STORY relaunched in spring of 2019 as STORY
at Macy’s. (Visit www.macys.com/STORY
for more information.)
“This is our first ‘Home for the Holidays’ installation at our new home inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide,” noted Rachel Shechtman, STORY founder and Macy’s brand experience officer. “For this year’s living gift guide, we are bringing shoppers a wonderland of gifts for everyone on their list in the ultimate home setting! Our special event programming will bring the magic of the season to life helping shoppers enhance their holiday celebrations.”
section of the ultimate holiday home features merchandise that speaks
to a number of recipients. For the person who has everything,
shoppers will discoverfood-themed
finds, party and entertaining
gifts, whimsical games,
as well as travel, office, and pet accessories. For someone who
deserves to treat themselves, it’s all about glam
and comfort gifts. Cozy up with cold weather must-haves
from Echo, candles from illume,
and super-soft cashmere socks from iLux,
all housed inside a warm and woodsy space. For someone especially
hard to shop for, “Home for the Holidays
STORY” offers the perfect gifts from grooming kits
to tech items and rock music-inspired collectibles, and
even a cocktail kit from Brooklyn’s Hella Bitters. And
finally, for someone little and bright on your list, customers can
discover great space and science-themed gifts, DIY
kits and animal plush toys.
Home for the Holidays is also about how we spend time together – so drop by for pop-up card making sessions and ornament crafting. Tired from shopping? Pop in for a workshop or art class where the staff will be customizing gifts for everyone on your list – yourself included. If you’re gearing up to host family friends this season, join us to discover how to take your tablescape up a notch with napkin ring customization, decorating tips, ceramic bowl customization, and cookie decorating classes for mini-makers. This season, it’s all happening at Home for the Holidays – so remember to RSVP and get on our nice email list for updates and more.
would the holidays be without sweet treats? STORY
at Macy’s has joined forces with Kellogg’s Rice
Krispies Treats, a favorite in homes across the country for
generations. “We are excited about bringing our brands to life
in new contexts and occasions. When the opportunity to be a part of
STORY’s Home for the Holidays installation at Macy’s came up, it
seemed perfect for Rice Krispies Treats, to further spread our
message of love through holiday events,” shared Gail Horwood,
chief marketing officer Kellogg North America. In all 36 STORY at
Macy’s locations, customers will be able to take a break from
shopping and decorate their own holiday Rice Krispies Treats
to gift to friends or enjoy at their own family celebrations.
STORY at Macy’s flagship location inside Macy’s Herald Square
in New York City, the wonder of the holidays will be celebrated with
a larger-than-life experience, created with designer David Stark.
“For the flagship location, we wanted to give shoppers the
ultimate home experience and introduce them to our friends who’ve
been part of STORY holidays year after year – David Stark designed
our amazing flagship environment, artist Darcy Miller will bring our
NYC section to life with original art and will host special events,
and Iris Apfel is back by popular demand to sell jewelry from her
personal collection,” added Shechtman.
Inspired by Chen’s New Picture Book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, Capsule Collection Now Available at JanieandJack.com and Stores Nationwide
Children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack and fashion influencer Eva Chen has debuted the second installment of the Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection. The collection consists of clothing, swimsuits, shoes, and accessories inspired by the fashion icons from Chen’s newest children’s book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, published by Feiwel and Friends and released on October 29th. Featuring over 50 fashion and accessory pieces, the collection is inspired by iconic women from Eva Chen’s new fashion fairytale—who Juno and Finn meet on their quest to find the perfect outfit for school picture day.
and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because
individual style starts early. Each season collections feature modern
twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family
moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts.
so excited to be partnering with Janie and Jack again for our second
Juno Valentine collection,” says Chen. “Writing the second
book was an adventure, and seeing the clothes come to life at the
hands of Janie and Jack’s talented design team has been a thrill!
My personal favorite are the deliciously fluffy tulle dresses—they’ll
be on every girl’s wish list—and the bandana print puffer.”
Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection features effortless
fashion for young fans of Hollywood glamour with classic silhouettes,
including a tunic adorned with pearl button necklace, black ponte
pants and leather ballet flats. Dresses, perfect for any celebration,
include a black and white embroidered organza dress with black velvet
bodice and a red tulle dress with a satin bow bodice. Inspired by
Marie Antoinette and her reported love of sweets, styles are
portrayed through whimsical dresses, skirts and tops with layers of
pastel tulle, ruffles and oversized rosettes. Standout dresses
include a French blue embroidered organza style and a blush pink
tulle dress, designed with just the right amount of twirl-factor.
Taking inspiration from the bold and glamorous style of The Jazz Age,
all-over snakeskin and banana prints add a twist to leggings,
sweatshirts, and swimwear.
addition, Juno’s everyday look gets an update, while still
incorporating her playful signature stripes and red bandana print.
And her brother Finn now has a look of his own, which includes denim
overalls with embroidered lightning bolts and a classic Juno
red-striped tee, made for any and all fashion adventures!
with Eva on a second Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection has
been a phenomenal collaborative experience,” said Shelly
Walsh, SVP and General Manager, Janie and Jack. “Eva brings
a fun, fashion-forward point of view, and as a mother of two young
children, she understands what kids like to wear. The new collection
is a thoughtful balance of iconic fashion design and kid-friendly
available at www.janieandjack.com
and Janie and Jack stores nationwide, the collection is offered in
sizes 3-6 months through 12 years, with prices ranging from $16 to
$159. For more information on the
Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection, please
Believers of all ages can send letters and deliver wishes to children with critical illnesses
For every letter sent, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million
for the 12th
consecutive holiday season giving the gift of joy to children with
critical illnesses. From now through
Dec. 24, 2019,
Macy’s is asking customers of all ages to write letters to Santa
and drop them off in stores in Macy’s red Believe
or submit them online at macys.com/believe.
each letter sent, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish,
up to $1 million, to help children’s life-changing wishes across
America come true.
2003, Macy’s has donated more than $122 million to Make-A-Wish,
including more than $19 million through the annual Believe
helping grant more than 14,500 wishes and impacting
more than 2.9 million people, including wish kids and their families,
volunteers, community groups, medical professionals and more. In
addition to mailing your letter to Santa, find writing guides, local
wish stories and more at macys.com/believe.
the conversation on social by tagging #MacysBelieve.)
wishes granted through Macy’s Believe campaign can help Make-A-Wish
children battling critical illnesses build the hope and strength they
need to fight harder and see the impossible become possible. There
are thousands of wishes currently waiting to be granted, including
the wishes of these five Make-A-Wish children who are the faces of
this year’s Macy’s Believe campaign.
The Very Best Gifts Along With Convenient Services To Make Gifting Easy, Nordstrom Is A One-Stop Holiday Destination For Customers
the season for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and gift-giving, and
is excited to offer customers the very best gifts for everyone on
their list, along with services to make gifting easy and fun. With
curated product in-store and on Nordstrom.com,
Nordstrom has thousands of gifts for everyone at every price point,
making the season of giving a little more convenient and a lot more
thrilled to welcome the holiday season and provide customers with a
single destination to find gifts for their friends and family,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “We know this can
be a busy and stressful time of the year, and we hope to provide
great gifts at a range of price points coupled with convenient
services to take the guessing out of gifting so our customers can
spend more time doing the things they love.“
holiday season, Nordstrom.com
gifts for everyone with a curated selection of exclusive, unique and
tried-and-true items from brands customers know and love. From
festive candles, to the perfect winter jackets, Nordstrom makes it
easy and stress-free to shop the best gifts by recipient, price or
Gift Shop: More than 70 Nordstrom stores will feature “The
Gift Shop” – an all-in-one shop for the perfect gifts at
accessible prices, including $22 cozy hats, $16 candles and $12 tote
bags. The Gift Shop will also include new-to-Nordstrom brands like
DECIEM, Compartés Chocolatier and Joya Studio.
Rack Gift Shops: Nordstrom Rack will offer in-store gift
shops to make it easy for customers to shop its top giftable items
by recipient and price point during the holiday season. Nordstrom
Rack will also launch ‘Holideals‘ beginning December 8,
which will feature a series of specially priced items available for
a limited time.
the holidays with the latest iteration of Pop-In@Nordstrom
and the rest of the Peanuts
along with hundreds of uncommon gifts. Featuring 1,000+ items, the
shop will also feature a wide range of gifts at every price, such as
home décor, health and wellness, travel, tech, beauty, accessories
and much more.
The 93rd edition of the iconic holiday event ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation’s finest marching bands, whimsical groups, musical performances, and the one-and-only Santa Claus
Start the countdown, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Let’s Have a Parade!
spectacle like no other awaits millions, as the 93rd Annual Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade®, the nation’s most cherished holiday
tradition, kicks off the holiday season. On Thursday, November 28
at 9 a.m., the time honored phrase Let’s Have a Parade™
will ring from the starting line as the march of fantasy takes to the
streets of New York City. With more than 8,000 volunteers dressed as
clowns, guiding the flight of larger-than-life character balloons,
transporting spectators to new worlds on signature floats, bringing
the beat in the nation’s best marching bands and entertaining the
crowds as part of dazzling performance groups, the annual march is
jam-packed with entertainment. With more than 3.5 million spectators
in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers
nationwide, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is America’s premiere
is synonymous with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and each year
we aim to create an even bigger one than the last, with incredible
must-see entertainment for millions of spectators nationwide,”
said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade. “Featuring an amazing line-up of high-flying character
balloons, jaw-dropping animated floats, world-class marching bands
and performance groups, artists covering a variety of musical genres,
and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus, we are ‘Parade Ready’
and can’t wait to take to the streets of New York City to once
again herald the arrival of the holiday season.”
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and
most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC,
with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the
excitement unfold, the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie,
Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast
from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones).
more than nine decades, the magic of the holiday season has begun
with the march of the Macy’s Parade, as the spectacle
enthralls the nation with its signature mix of whimsical elements and
dazzling performances. For the 93rd edition, the line-up will feature
16 giant character balloons; 40 novelty balloons, heritage
balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26
floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000
clowns; and 11 marching bands.
kick off the revelry, a special must-see opening number featuring a
who’s who of actors, singers, dancers and more, all joined by the
cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, will start the Thanksgiving Day
party with a smash.
the opener, on 34th Street, Broadway’s best shows will take
a star turn in front of Macy’s famed flagship with special
performances. In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes®
will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.
spectators in New York or those traveling to the city to see it live,
the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9
a.m., kicking off from 77th Street and Central Park West.
The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto
Central Park South and then march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of
the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its
final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s
1927, when the Parade’s character balloons first joined the
revelry, the inflatables have become a signature element featuring
some of the world’s most beloved characters. Over time, the
inflatables have morphed from air-filled characters carried on sticks
to high-flying giants, balloonheads and even hybrid inflatables with
vehicles inside (balloonicles) or tandem tricycles (trycaloons).
giants joining the line-up this year include Astronaut Snoopy by
Peanuts Worldwide, Green Eggs and Ham by Netflix, and
SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary by Nickelodeon. In celebration
of his 75th birthday, a heritage balloon and fan favorite will return
to the Parade as Smokey Bear once again takes to the skies
2005, the Macy’s Parade began to feature what would become a
collection of high-flying artwork created in collaboration with
renowned contemporary artists. The special series, entitled Macy’s
Blue Sky Gallery, has featured some of the art world’s finest
creators. This year, for the eighth edition of the series, the
world’s most renowned female contemporary artist will take her
iconic art to new heights as Yayoi Kusama joins the Macy’s
Parade with her Love Flies Up to the Sky balloon. The design
was developed by the artist from face motifs that appear in her
“My Eternal Soul” series of paintings–a
body of work that she began in 2009. Vibrant and animated, the
paintings embody Kusama’s innovative exploration of form and
revolve around a tension between abstraction and figuration. The
artist’s signature dots — which recur throughout her practice —
are also featured prominently in the Macy’s Parade balloon design.
Previous balloons in the Macy’s Parade Blue Sky Gallery series have
included works from famed artists Tom Otterness, Jeff Koons, Keith
Haring, Takashi Murakami, Tim Burton, KAWS, and
giant balloon characters include Diary of A Wimpy Kid® by Abrams
Children’s Books; Sinclair Oil’s DINO®; The Elf on
the Shelf®; Goku; Illumination Presents Dr. Seuss’
The Grinch; Jett by Super Wings™; Olaf from Disney’s
“Frozen 2”; Chase from PAW Patrol®; Pikachu™ by
the Pokémon Company International; Pillsbury Doughboy™;
Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Red Ranger; Ronald McDonald®;
and Trolls. Completing the inflatable lineup is the famed
Aflac Duck, Sinclair Oil’s Baby DINOs and the Go
Bowling balloonicles, as well as Universal Orlando Resort’s
Four Seasons Invites Guests To Stunning Holiday Celebrations, Perfect For Family And Friends To Gather And Make Memories
Christmas and Chinese New Year are important times of celebration across the Lion City. It is also a time when the city comes alive with numerous fun activities at many key attractions to rally young and young-at-heart together. One can revel in the spectacular Christmas light up and Christmas villages on Orchard Road just at the door step of Four Seasons Hotel Singaporeor feel the energy of colorful Chingay Parade during the Chinese New Year season that celebrates harmony in Singapore as well as with the city’s friends from abroad. Children below five years of age also enjoy complimentary dining when staying with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and kid-friendly amenities such as kid-sized bathrobes and bedroom slippers, a soft toy and age appropriate amenities.
in the City
in the heart of the city just steps away from the excitement of the
island’s longest Christmas street light-up, complete with
photo booths, Christmas villages for fun games and great al
fresco dining, as well as unbeatable year-end shopping sales in malls
dressed up in the season’s best.
time to savour the delectable Christmas-inspired lunch and dinners at
One-Ninety, a Modern Asian Brasserie at Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore too. Tuck into entrées in a garden-like ambience and
enjoy favourites such as traditional oven-roasted turkey with
chestnut stuffing and grilled winter vegetables, and Asian-spiced
glazed ham with lemongrass, pineapple raisin sauce among others; end
with a decadent desserts such as tropical coconut mousse and calypso
mango yule log, Valrhona chocolate pot de crème, assorted macarons
and chocolate pralines all made in-house by the pastry brigade led by
Pastry Chef Audrey Yee, a Four Seasons veteran and graduate of
the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School in London.
Explore The Wonder Of The Season With New Brands, Experiences And Services To Make Shopping Easy In-Store And Online at macys.com
As The Holiday Gift Destination, Macy’s Offers A Festive Assortment Of The Perfect Gifts For The Whole Family
Macy’s Puts Holiday In The Palm Of Each Shopper’s Hand With Store Maps And Style Inspiration Directly From Its Award-Winning App
year, Macy’s makes navigating
holiday shopping even easier with a seasonally curated assortment of
the best gifts in-store and online, brands that will deck the halls
and keep guests happy, plus services to make picking out the perfect
gift more convenient than ever. From finding a new fragrance or
creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry to using technology to
refresh any space for entertaining, what’s new at Macy’s this
holiday has everyone covered.
on the role of Santa and head into your local Macy’s for unique and
custom experiences to make shopping for gifts fun and convenient.
holidays are the perfect time to gift a new scent, and Macy’s new
Bar allows customers to find their favorite. The
Fragrance Bar’s interactive screens activate when shoppers engage
with them by picking up a fragrance bottle, scent stick, or simply
touching it. From there, customers can learn all about the selected
fragrance, including scent notes, information about the perfumer and
customer reviews, and each product has a QR code enabled for product
purchase, allowing them to scan and pay through Macy’s mobile app,
and pick up in-store. Visit Macy’s fragrance hub online to take a
quiz to uncover your perfect scent match, learn about the newest
scents of the season, and more.
Your Own Jewelry
the most luxe, one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season, visit stores
to experience Macy’s newly launched “Create Your Own”
jewelry program. Shoppers work with a Macy’s colleague to
choose gemstones, diamonds, metals, shapes, settings and more via
in-store tablets. Options for men and women include incredible
engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and
charms. Once the design is complete, the final, personalized piece
will be delivered to the customer’s home or local store in seven
days, making thoughtful gifting simple this holiday season.
Lane for Trim and Toys
the wonder of the holidays by visiting Macy’s
Holiday Lane Toy
to shop a festive assortment of Christmas décor and toy gifts. These
independent store fronts in select locations will make spirits bright
by showcasing some of the season’s most popular toys, glistening
ornaments and classic decorations, plus beautiful wreath adornments
and lush garlands to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.
customers can shop both trim and toys in more than 500 Macy’s
stores across the country, featuring exclusive items from F.A.O.
Schwarz, plus a well-rounded assortment from popular
brands including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®,
Fisher Price®, Board Games, L.O.L. Dolls, PAW Patrol®
Reality in Furniture
yourself the ultimate seasonal splurge and purchase a new piece of
furniture just in time for holiday entertaining. With Macy’s
“See Your Space IRL” technology, shoppers can
virtually see each piece in their home through the in-store VR
experience. Now available in 140 stores nationwide, virtual reality
technology allows customers to ensure that their purchase will
elevate their next holiday gathering, whether they’re looking to
buy a comfy couch for the whole family or an apartment-sized dining
table. There are thousands of products to choose from, including new
additions, such as rugs, upholstery and lighting. Starting
mid-November, shoppers’ favorite Customize It feature will now be
available in a VR experience. Choose from an assortment of different
fabrics and colors to design a truly unique piece of furniture.
Customers can also use their mobile device to visualize select
furniture pieces in their space via augmented reality technology
through Macy’s app and make a purchase from the convenience of
Park at Herald Square
At Macy’s iconic 34th Street Flagship, customers can shop the re-imagined men’s store featuring new and exciting products, fashion-forward brands and a curated space highlighting trends called The Park, which completely refreshes every eight to 12 weeks. The newly unveiled 14,500 square foot main floor experience is a lifestyle hotspot for the fashion-conscious, urban customer to be inspired and discover new brands and fashion in a trendy, au courant setting.
Whether you’re shopping for mom, dad or the one and only best friend, Macy’s selection of gift ideas takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift.
for the Home
comfort and coziness top of mind this season with Hotel
Collection’s new line, Hotel
Collection Classic. Created exclusively for Macy’s, the
new line was designed for the traditional customer looking for
elevated luxury expressed in an authentic classic aesthetic. From
rich jacquards and stunning velvets to beautiful embellishments,
Classic offers timeless elegance for the home. The line has a range
of pieces that will impress your holiday houseguests, including
duvets, comforters, shams, coverlets, sheets, bed skirts and
Kids Will Be Asking for YouTube-Inspired Toy Lines, Compounds and Squishies, Glitz and Glam, Retro Toys and More This Holiday!
one of the toy industry’s most influential organizations and a
trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, today revealed
the top eight trending toy themes of 2019, giving consumers an inside
look at the hottest categories and hand-picked favorites that are
sure to be bestsellers this holiday season.
“Thanks to the immense popularity of unboxing videos on YouTube, we’re seeing that the collectible craze is bigger than ever! So big, in fact, that we launched our first-ever 12 Under $12 list of the year’s tiny trending toys with an affordable price tag!” said Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer, the Toy Insider. “We’re also seeing a resurgence in unplugged play, encouraging kids to nurture their creativity with screen-free toys and games or to get up and moving with cool rides that go way beyond bikes. Plus, toys packed with oozy, squishy, and smooshy fun show no signs of slowing down either.”
Toy Insider unveiled
its 14th annual
holiday gift guide last
month, highlighting the most-coveted toys that kids will have on
their holiday wish lists this year. Featuring nearly 350 toys from
more than 120 toy companies across its print and online versions, the
guide makes it easy for gift-givers to search for the perfect,
age-appropriate gift for any child.
and her editorial team of toy experts have more than 75 years of
combined experience covering the toy industry. The team is
well-versed in the hottest toys and trends through attendance at
major toy industry trade shows and events, as well as frequent
briefings with toy companies, retailers and analysts throughout the
year. The independent organization reviews toys all year long to
compile its annual holiday gift guide, along with its Hot 20, STEM 10
and brand-new 12 Under $12 lists. The Toy Insider highlights the
year’s top toy trends based on retail sales and extensive research,
helping consumers and gift-givers find the perfect holiday gifts for
Toy Insider’s 2019 Top Toy Trends:
Seen on YouTube:
favorite YouTube stars are making their way to the toy box with their
very own toy lines. Kids can get an IRL experience unboxing tons of
fun surprises based on their favorite channels. The
Toy Insider’s Favorites:
Tic Tac Toy XOXO Friends (Blip Toys), FGTeeV Giant TV (Bonkers Toys),
Ryan’s World Super Surprise Safe (Just Play), Ryan’s World 3.5-inch
Ryan’s Racers (Jada Toys), Lamo Ninja Minifigures (Wicked Cool Toys),
Pinkfong Baby Shark Song Puppets (WowWee)
balance bikes, go-karts, and more! Kids are riding in style this year
in imaginative new ways. These toys encourage kids to get up and
active and ready for adventure! The
Toy Insider’s Favorites:
Rideamals Josie (Pacific Cycle), RealTree UTV (Dynacraft), Neon Ghost
(Yvolution), Rockin Rider Legacy Grow-with-me Pony(Tek
Nek Toys), Wave Catcher (Rollplay), Wild Ones (Razor), Fisher Price
Bounce & Spin Puppy (Mattel), Playdate Sven (Jakks Pacific)
Retailer Announces Plans to Help Customers Get an Early Start on Holiday Shopping
Walmart prepares customers for six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas with early deals, new and expanded shopping services, more top gifts and fun in stores all season long
will help customers make the most of this year’s
shortened holiday season by offering them more savings, more ways to
shop, more top gifts to shop for and more fun in stores than ever
count on Walmart for the best prices every day, and the holiday
season is no exception. Our price leadership is strong, and growing,
and we’re excited to deliver savings for all of our holiday
shoppers,” said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president and
chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “Saving our customers
time is also paramount at this time of year, especially with fewer
days to get ready for big family meals, parties and gift giving.
We’re making sure this season is the easiest yet for our customers
with nine tech-enabled ways to shop for everyone on their list –
when and how they want.”
Savings: Early and Ongoing Deals Throughout the Season
at midnight ET, Walmart is launching holiday savings – earlier than
ever – with its Early
Deals Drop on
can get a jumpstart on their holiday shopping with deals on top items
in electronics, gaming, toys, home and sporting goods while supplies
last. Some top deals include the BouncePro
7-Foot My First Trampoline for
$99 (a $25 savings), the Farberware
3.2 Quart Digital Oil- Less Fryer for
$39 (a $30 savings) and a VIZIO
55-inch Class M-Series Quantum 4K Ultra HDR Smart TV
for $398 (a $100 savings).
can continue to expect great savings from Walmart on their everyday
shopping needs and gifts – both in stores and online – all season
long. In addition, Walmart.com
will offer Deal Drops throughout the season for extra savings
on some of the hottest holiday items.
Shopping Conveniences: Customers Have Nine Tech-Enabled Ways to Shop
is making it easier than ever for customers to shop for everyone on
their list with the introduction of new features and expanded
shopping services. This holiday season, the retailer is offering nine
ways to shop – more than ever before – to help customers save
time and money, including:
Gift Finder: New this year, customers can search for gifts on Walmart.com with Gift Finder, which provides gift options for 40 different types of gift recipients. Customers provide information based on the recipient and their price range and are served up personalized recommendations so they can choose the best gift for anyone on their list, even the hardest to shop for.
Scannable Toy Catalog: For the first time, customers with iOS devices can use their phones to shop for the hottest toys of the season right from the pages of Walmart’s seasonal toy catalog. Dropping Nov. 1, this new digitized experience lets customers scan and shop hundreds of toys, including more than 150 exclusives, through the Walmart app.
Free NextDay Delivery*: New this holiday season, customers can order from up to hundreds of thousands of eligible items and have them delivered to their house the very next day without a membership fee.
Expanded Check Out With Me: Check Out With Meis now available in all Walmart Supercenters, allowing customers to avoid lines at the register and check out with an associate right where they are shopping, like in Santaland in the garden center, the electronics department or near the registers.
Expanded DotCom Store: The DotCom Store, which is also now available in all Walmart Supercenters, lets customers work with associates to place an online order right from the store if the customer cannot find the item they’re shopping for. Items are then sent directly to the customer’s home or to their nearest Walmart store for Pickup.
Company Is Halfway To Meeting Its Pledge Goal Of $5M To Support Various Community Organizations
On the eve of the company opening its newest flagship store in New York City (57th Street and Broadway), Nordstrom is proud to announce its continued commitment to supporting the local New York City community through its new partnership with Good+Foundation, a leading nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing donations of goods with innovative services to help low-income families.
year, Nordstrom announced its commitment to give $5 million dollars
to the community of New York City by the end of 2020 through a
combination of enterprise investments and grants. Good+Foundation
is the newest addition to the portfolio, receiving a community grant
of $250,000 to support programmatic work across all five boroughs of
New York. This work will include helping deliver essential items like
cribs, diapers and strollers as well as providing access to family
services like job training, couples counseling and parenting classes
with the long term goal of creating a healthier, safer environment
for parents and children. Nordstrom will also be supporting the
foundation through its 2019 NYC in-store holiday campaign and
believe one of our most important responsibilities as a company is
giving back to the diverse communities where we live and work,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “As we celebrate
the opening of Nordstrom NYC, our Manhattan Flagship store, we are
thrilled to be partnering with Good+Foundation to help improve the
lives of thousands of local children and families.”
in 2001 in New York City, Good+Foundation partners with
approximately 75 innovative anti-poverty programs in the country,
including 30 partners across all five boroughs. The organization’s
goal is to incentivize parental enrollment and participation in
programs like job training, anger management, healthy relationships
and addressing trauma to improve the outcome for families. With an
annual donation of over $7 million worth of products, Good+Foundation
has earned a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator for the sixth
consecutive year as well as accreditation by the Better Business
Bureau‘sWise Giving Alliance for transparency, efficiency
is proud to be part of the philanthropic investment Nordstrom is
making to New York City,” says Jessica Seinfeld,
Good+Foundation president and founder. “Nordstrom is
committed to improving the lives of children and families, and
through this partnership, thousands more fathers and mothers will
receive essential goods like strollers, car seats, diapers and
clothes when they achieve milestones like getting a GED or completing
a parenting class.“
year, Nordstrom donates millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofit
organizations across the U.S. and Canada,
with the majority of giving focused on organizations and programs
that empower youth, support children and care for families. In 2018,
Nordstrom supported more than 600 organizations and $12M
the communities where the company does business. Additional
information on Nordstrom’s charitable giving efforts can be found at
From Talking Action Figures To Flower Carts, Shopdisney.Com|Disney Store Is The One-Stop Holiday Shop For Disney Fans This Holiday Season
store has revealed
its 2019 Top Holiday Toys. This marks the second year the
retailer is sharing a list of holiday must-haves for Disney fans and
gift-givers alike. The top items include toys inspired by everyone’s
favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters
including the Toy Story Mini Figure Set, Mickey Kids
Kitchen, Disney Train and Station Playset by The LEGO Group,
Marvel Thanos Talking Action Figure along with items inspired
by key holiday movies including a Disney Frozen 2 Anna and Elsa
Doll set and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Deluxe Figure Play
Holiday Toys shopDisney.com|Disney store Toys* include:
Story Woody Interactive Talking Action Figure ($32.95) Available
online and in store now. Straight from the wild west and Toy Story
4, comes Sheriff Woody as an interactive talking action figure.
Woody features more than ten phrases and starts speaking when he
detects another Toy Story interactive figure nearby.
Animators’ Collection 5 Inch Mini Doll Gift Set – 5” ($99.95)
Available online and in store now. Walt Disney Studios animators
have reimagined 14 of their most beloved characters as toddlers in
this 5” luxury gift set.
Pet Bath Set ($24.95) Available online and in store now. Even
Fifi enjoys a bath day with Minnie’s pet bath play set. A real,
working sprayer and faucet makes the most of this tub time
opportunity. Watch what happens when Fifi changes color in warm
Flower Cart ($49.95) Available online and in store now. Playtime
will always be full of spring time fun with Minnie’s child-size
Flower Cart Play set. This cart is full of play-planting products
making every imaginary market trip a delight.
Simba Plush ($19.95) Available online and in store now. Can you
feel the love? You’ll roar with pride when cuddling up to this
royal lion cub. Simba just can’t wait to be part of your plush
Thanos Talking Action Figure ($32.99) Available online and in
store now. Heed his warnings or deal with the consequences when the
Avengers’ most awesome antagonist speaks up as this Thanos Talking
Action Figure. Speaking 15 phrases, the menace to the universe also
has a light-up gauntlet, so beware!
and Carriage Deluxe Gift Play Set ($79.95) Available online now
and in store 11/4/19. They’ll say, “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-ooh!” when
they see this deluxe set. Cinderella’s carriage is infused with
glitter, has a light-up feature and fits two 12” dolls. Cinderella
is dressed in her classic ballgown, complete with choker, gloves,
headband and “glass” slippers. Taking it all on a fairytale
journey is a handsome steed with flowing mane and tail.
Kids Kitchen ($99.95) Available online now and in store
11/29/19. Junior chefs will be ready to cook up plenty of fun with
this Mickey Mouse Kitchen Play Set. Little ones hungry for playtime
excitement will love the light-up stove, color-changing pizza,
whistling teapot and pot of spaghetti and meatballs. The oven mitt
and apron are all part of the kitchen fantasy.
Lightning McQueen Remote Control Vehicle ($19.95) Available
online and in store now. Ka-Chow!
Hit the speedway with Lightning McQueen and this radio-controlled
vehicle from the world of Cars. Features full function control and
“steering wheel” handset.
Story 4 Mega Figure Play Set ($49.95) Available online now and
in store 11/4/19. Bring the stars of Toy Story 4 home to play with
this mega 10-figure set featuring Woody, Buzz, Jessie and more.
Recreate favorite movie scenes or imagine your own with these
Tabletop Vanity Play Set ($49.95) Available online and in store
now. Under the sea is the place to be seen after a freshen-up at
Ariel’s clamshell vanity. Open the case as Sebastian rises to
conduct music and sound effects. A pull-out drawer holds a treasury
of play accessories inspired by The Little Mermaid.
Train and Playset Station by The LEGO Group ($329.99) Available
online and in store now. Gather the family for a rewarding build and
play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station. Kids
will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse,
Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO
train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender,
passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an
iconic Disney Parks®-style station building.
2 Arendelle Castle (139.95) Available online now and in store
10/21/19. You will feel like you’ve stepped into the wintry world
of Frozen 2 with this Frozen 2 Arendelle Castle play set. Now you
can make all of your Frozen dreams come true!
2 Anna and Elsa Doll Set (34.95) Available online and in store
now. Arendelle’s devoted sisters come dressed in their finest
attire as this Frozen 2 doll set. Elsa’s dazzling purple gown is
accented with the coordinating necklace, belt and shoes, while
Anna’s gold gown is complemented by her sash, shoes and
Wars: Rise of Skywalker Deluxe Figure Play Set –First Order
($26.99) Available online and in store now. Choose the dark side of
the Force with this deluxe set of highly detailed figures of the
First Order’s most powerful members. Inspired by Star Wars: The
Rise of Skywalker, it includes Kylo Ren and a Sith Trooper among the
set of 10 figures that are sure to enhance your epic collection.
continue the gift-giving spirit,
will release a “2019
in all Disney stores. The holiday catalog will include Disney,
Pixar, Marvel and
Wars toys, gifts, décor
and more for kids and families available at shopDisney.com|Disney
in-store or online and browse the Top Holiday Toys here
full Holiday Gift Guide here.
Guests may attend the
“Disney store’s Magical Wishes” event for
Disney store’s big reveal of special holiday décor and interactive
theater activities featuring Mickey
Mouse and Minnie Mouse on
the media wall. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, Magical
is taking place every evening at 7 p.m. local time from November
For more information visit www.shopdisney.com/events.
A Significant Number Of New Brands Join Kohl’s Product Portfolio
celebrates the launch of a significant number of new brands joining
its product portfolio during the fall and holiday seasons, offering
newness at every turn for Kohl’s customers. Shoppers will discover
new brands across product categories including new brands to Kohl’s,
exciting collaborations and new partnerships with existing Kohl’s
following brands have launched or will launch at Kohl’s stores and
Kohls.com this year. While store locations offering each brand vary,
customers can shop the full assortment of all brands online at
in Kohl’s Stores and on Kohls.com
A long-term partnership with Fanatics to significantly broaden
Kohl’s fan gear assortment online, including officially licensed
men’s, women’s, and kids apparel, jerseys, hats, collectibles, and
tailgating and novelty products, launched in September
Ellen DeGeneres Pet Collection: Exclusive pet offerings from
Ellen DeGeneres, featuring toys, beds, apparel, and accessories,
launched in October
handbags, jewelry, and an exclusive apparel collection featuring an
expanded wear-to-work offering, launched in September
Santana x Apt. 9*: Exclusive, limited-time apparel collaboration
between actress and tastemaker Cara Santana and Kohl’s private
label brand Apt. 9, featuring blazers, sweaters, pants, skirts,
outerwear, and more, launched in October
Men’s lifestyle apparel from country music star Brett Young,
exclusively at Kohl’s, featuring a selection of short sleeve and
long sleeve graphic tees, fleece, flannels, and joggers, launched in
Koolaburra by UGG: Exclusive home collection featuring a variety of luxury soft home products, including bedding and bathroom linens, throws and decorative pillows, launched in September
Scott Living at Kohl’s: Exclusive home offerings from HGTV’s Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, featuring modern home basics and décor, including furniture, bedding and bath, kitchen décor, and more, launched in October
addition to these new brands in women’s, men’s and kids, Kohl’s
also recently announced a cross-category platform for new brands
called Curated by Kohl’s, launched in October. Beginning in 2020,
Kohl’s will partner with Facebook on brand curation, identifying
and engaging with brands that have built a strong online community on
the social media platform. While the selection will refresh
quarterly, the first selection of items include the following brands:
Adore Me: Designed by women, for women, Adore Me celebrates every body type with high-quality, affordable lingerie styles made for every occasion. The Curated by Kohl’s assortment will feature a selection of Adore Me bras, panties and sleepwear available in all sizes.
East Adeline by Dia&Co: Rooted in the belief that everyone, regardless of size, deserves to express their personal style on their own terms, East Adeline by Dia&Co is a collection of select styles, exclusively for plus size women. Curated by Kohl’s will offer East Adeline by Dia&Co’s versatile designs, including statement pieces, modern prints, and closet staples available in sizes 14 – 32.
Kid Made Modern: Craft kits and accessories, including on-the-go travel kits, jewelry kits, holiday decorating kits and various art supplies. Through imaginative and innovative arts and crafts, Kid Made Modern is on a mission to inspire kids and parents to find and enjoy creativity everywhere. Curated by Kohl’s will offer a variety of Kid Made Modern craft kits and accessories, including on-the-go travel kits, jewelry kits, holiday decorating kits and various art supplies.
Lovepop: With a mission to create one billion magical moments, Lovepop creates beautiful laser-cut pop-up cards designed with ship-building software and handcrafted in the ancient art form of kirigami. Curated by Kohl’s will offer a wide selection of Lovepop cards to make every occasion magical — from birthdays and anniversaries to holidays and “just because.”
Luca + Danni: After losing his brother to cancer, Fred Magnanimi founded Luca + Danni to honor his brother’s memory and share his “”embrace the journey”” spirit. Curated by Kohl’s will offer Luca + Danni iconic stacking bracelets, made in the U.S. and shaped to sit on top of the wrist to express what matters to you most.
United by Blue: From reusable straw kits and drinkware to eco-friendly clothing and bags, United By Blue designs products built for sustainable living. For every product sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.
is proud to announce The Beauty Checkout, a rotating selection
of products from emerging beauty and skincare brands, launched in
October. Beginning in 2020, Kohl’s partnership with Facebook will
also support The Beauty Checkout.
see the beauty category at Kohl’s as an opportunity for growth, and
our nimble approach ensures we can quickly bring new trends to
customers, as well as continually test emerging products and brands
as part of our assortment,” said Robert Jezowski, Kohl’s
vice president, divisional merchandise manager of beauty. “We
are looking at many categories across the beauty department and one
of the many trends we are launching at Kohl’s is CBD beauty
products, including facial care, body care and topical creams, in
The Beauty Checkout selection will be refreshed
quarterly, the first selection of items include the following brands:
Co: clean skincare
Scientist: footcare solutions, including blister prevention
spray, pain relief cream, hydration therapy and more
Beauty: showerless products, including dry shampoo, body wipes
and shave gel
& Coco: natural deodorant
Botanicals: natural skincare, including pomegranate sleeping
mask and kale superfood moisturizer
ingestibles, featuring gummies, glow capsules, collagen powder,
probiotics and more
Belle: clean skincare
& Pompette: face polish
Aura: masks, including glow glitter mask, 24K gold foil mask,
rose gold foil mask and paper cloud cleansing mask
Her: lip kits
Bee: hand and body care
Bud’s: hemp skincare, including body lotion, body wash and
roll-on pain relief
Proteins: beauty collagen
Beauty Offerings: Kohl’s continues to bring newness to
beauty with trending and relevant brands, including:
and James fragrance
Beauty by Kendall Jenner
Vie est Belle fragrance by Lancome
Beauty** – CBD offering
Bud’s** – CBD offering
– CBD offering
Soon for the Holiday Season
retailer of Elizabeth and James apparel, handbags and accessories
from designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, launching in November
Jason Wu*: Exclusive, limited-edition women’s holiday apparel
capsule from globally-renowned designer Jason Wu, feature
signature pieces for holiday dressing, including dresses, jumpsuits,
and jackets, launching in November
are thrilled to amp up newness and discovery across our stores and
Kohls.com with a strong pipeline of new brands and partnerships to
excite existing customers and attract new customers to Kohl’s,”
said Doug Howe, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer. “As our
product portfolio evolves, we are bringing new offerings in every
department including women’s, men’s, home, and beauty to inspire
shoppers this holiday season with a modernized, relevant merchandise
always, customers can take advantage of Kohl’s many conveniences
and values, including shopping via the Kohl’s App, the
option to Buy Online, Pick Up In Store and the ability to earn
Kohl’s Cash, a Kohl’s-only value that can be earned on
anything or anywhere customers shop – in store, at a kiosk or
online. Additionally, Amazon Returns at Kohl’s is now
available at more than 1,100 stores nationwide. Customers can now
visit their local Kohl’s store to return eligible Amazon items,
without a box or label, for a free return.
shop all these brands and more, visit Kohls.com.
available in select Kohl’s stores and for all customers on
available in select Kohl’s stores only.
100% Of Kohl’s Net Profit To Benefit Nonprofit Organizations That Improve The Well-Being Of Children And Families
families to celebrate and give back this holiday season with its newKohl’s
which includes special books and plush bundles featuring everyone’s
favorite characters from Disney Frozen
and more. Each plush and book bundle in the collection gives families
fun ways to connect with each other and their favorite characters
this season, with 100 percent of Kohl’s net profit benefiting
nonprofit organizations that improve the health and wellness of
children and families nationwide.
at just $9 each, the Kohl’s
collection is available now for a limited time while supplies last at
all Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com.
Families can bring home character bundles featuring their Disney
Frozen 2 friends Anna, Elsa and Olaf, as well as other favorite
holiday characters like Rudolph, the Grinch, Santa, Elmo, and Elf.
new Kohl’s Cares Collection includes:
Best Friends book and coordinating Anna plush
Frozen and coordinating Elsa plush
Olaf! and coordinating Olaf plush
Rudolph and the Reindeer Games book and coordinating Rudolph plush
to Catch Santa book and coordinating Santa plush
to Catch an Elf and coordinating Elf plush
the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street and coordinating Elmo
the Grinch Stole Christmas! and coordinating Grinch plush
From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards
Today, Neiman Marcusunveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition
that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana
Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.
“For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out
all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re
unveiling them to customers.“
The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.
year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of
extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and
price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman
Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine
($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag
($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor
($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday
Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& Girls Clubs of America, an
organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3
million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as
productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has
pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus
both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art
experiences to communities in need.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a
run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a
beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12
engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear
performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of
only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M
OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case
back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die,
the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the
Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network,
with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages
available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip
for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and
more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino
factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from
third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day
enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by
dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his
three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana.
Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving
exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s
the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and
Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to
Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food
waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New
York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK.
Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get
to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage,
and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand
at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star
treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while
doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman
the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($250,000; page 273-274)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the
mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to
Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy
a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa,
and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located
near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then,
every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a
minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed
letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each
the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($110,000; page 267-268)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of
makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario
for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why
celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do
your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus,
and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase
your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive
tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master
class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with
Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of
the products Mario used during your glam experience.
the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience,$15,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($400,000; page 271-272)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn
brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a
traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at
home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with
Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and
actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to
your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll
share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind
Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and
then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique
creation to life.
the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift,$5,000 will be
donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise
Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American
Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of
Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire
Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and
design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that
goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive
Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal
a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with
luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26,
Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest
will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment,
which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic
building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.
the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($695,000 page 261-262)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin.
You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse
the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest
collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with
the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your
very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at
Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the
legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night
in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin
Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue
Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home,
your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design
from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($125,000; page 263-264)
AROUND THE WORLD
For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)
Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan.
“After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me
in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room
doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the
Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston
Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four
fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the
gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”
Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
Brand Debuts New Doll Hospitals, Immersive Character World and Newly-Renovated Salon
the inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences, and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel,
announced new in-store experiences at its New
Launching ahead of the 2019
season, new retailtainment includes a doll hospital in both
locations, a fully-immersive space that brings to life Julie,
a classic character from the 1970s, in New York, and a
newly-renovated salon in Chicago for both girls and their dolls.
more than twenty years, since we opened our first American Girl
flagship store, we’ve been creating engaging, interactive retail
experiences for kids and their families,” said Jamie
Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. “These
experiences are a key part of what connects American Girl doll owners
with the brand, and the new doll hospitals, salon and Julie’s
Groovy World take that to the next level.”
new retail experiences include:
Starting this month (Ocotober 2019), girls can bring their dolls in need of a check up to all-new American Girl Doll Hospitals in New York City at 75 Rockefeller Plaza and Chicago at 835 Michigan Avenue. The hospitals offer a variety of free services, including a doll wellness exam with a specially-trained Doll Doctor who checks the pulse, temperature, and reflexes of each 18-inch patient. It also features free interactive play stations, where girls can perform doll eye exams, take doll-sized x-rays, and give a dental checkup. A complementary Certificate of Good Health is given to doll owners after each visit, along with wellness tips to help girls care for their dolls at home. For dolls that have been so loved they need to see a specialist, on-site doctors can schedule appointments for more extensive doll repairs.
Fans will be transported to the 1970s with Julie’s Groovy World (New York) that shows girls what growing up was like for American Girl fan-favorite, Julie Albright™. The space is brought to life through memorable scenes from Julie’s stories. Girls can explore and relax in a 70s-inspired living area – complete with rotary phone, beaded curtains and classic Egg Chair; shoot hoops at the Pop-A-Shot basketball game; take a selfie in the full-size 70s-era VW Beetle and more.
For the first time, the newly-renovated American Girl Salon in Chicago is inviting girls to join their favorite dolls in getting matching hairstyles, mini manicures, and ear-piercing. The salon, which also has a sophisticated new look, includes four girl hair stations, twelve doll hair stations, four girl manicure stations, and one nail drying station. The salon is equipped with a full ear-piercing suite – for girls and dolls. Guests can make salon reservations in advance or day-of, and special packages are available with plenty of options for personalization. The Salon services for girls are also currently available in the New York store.
addition to the new in-store experiences, American Girl retail guests
across the country can enjoy dining with their dolls at the AG
Cafe, design custom dolls and outfits at the Create
Your Own Studio and visit the Doll
make a reservation or learn more about American Girl’s premier
retail locations nationwide, visit americangirl.com.
The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley
Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.
than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American
ingredients at Aureole,”
said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since
then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my
dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is
unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented
chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”
feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork,
beef, poultry and game courtesy of
a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and
regenerative farming methods.
Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
“Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las
Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Wineries & Additional Stations
November 18, 2019
| 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and
wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with
creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic
Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full
Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar
the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted
cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie
Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.
party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.
& Hotel Packages
A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com
Lodging Package ($550)
Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.
This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.
“We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.”
Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since
2005 through various fundraising efforts.
“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”
of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment
is listed below:
Barn Teen releases
special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by
Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus
actor and singer Cody
singer and songwriter Austin
Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie
and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve
The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson),
out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and
serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras
such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus
Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each
water bottle sale will directly benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Barn Kids introduces
four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments
include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is
also releasing a special edition Anywhere
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The
St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair®
is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for
reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price
from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of
the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall
featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red
plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified
and include a St.
Jude teddy bear wearing
a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer
holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will
directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
& Graham debuts
holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become
forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s
name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette
ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating.
Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas
totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s
name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase
price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
two special edition,
double-sided knit and faux fur throws
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each
St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw
offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the
environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The
West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is
available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of
the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The
Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma
feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St.
Jude patients. The set of four St.
Jude Gold Heart Mugs
features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St.
Jude Chocolate Thins
are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury
Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and
the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients
of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly
benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures.
Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the
overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than
80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude
won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares
the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means
doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save
thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude
for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family
should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude
mission by visiting stjude.org,
week, American Girl unveiled its top holiday products for the
2019 season including new personalized gifts, premium accessories for
the brand’s flagship historical line and doll kits that are
designed to build self-esteem in girls. All items are available now
in American Girl retail store locations and on AmericanGirl.com.
Girl is a storied brand that creates premium experiences for girls
and there is no more important time to deliver on that promise than
the holiday season,” said Jamie Cygielman, President of
American Girl. “We have something for everyone – from
personalized gifts to heirloom-quality accessories – designed to be
loved by girls today and passed on to future generations.”
Ultimate Personalized American Girl Experience
Long known for creating premium personalized products, American Girl is taking customization to the next level with its new Gift Box Experience, a custom-curated collection filled with just-right items to fuel a girl’s imagination and aspirations. Gift-givers fill out an online quiz that helps them select from nearly 50 different doll options and accessories that match the unique qualities of the girls in their lives. Each gift collection comes with a doll, two hand-selected play packs that include a special outfit and accessory plus an illustrated story starter that lets girls play out their own endings. The box also features a heartfelt letter (personalized by the gift-giver), a doll ear-piercing option, a first-year doll wellness visit to the American Girl Doll Hospital and more. The personalized collection arrives in a signature berry keepsake box.
a Strike with the American Girl Bowling Alley
recipient of aParents
Best Toy Award,
Girl Bowling Alleyfeatures
a fully functional wooden bowling lane complete with lights, bowling
sounds and score-keeping for up to two players. Motorized pins are
knocked back when a ball strikes, then automatically reset at the
next turn so dolls (and their owners) can go for a perfect game. The
bowling set features two bowling balls, two glow-in-the-dark bowling
tees, two pairs of bowling shoes and a rental counter, complete with
a card scanner and pretend snacks.
Self-Esteem with New Smart Girl’s Guide Kits
Girl’s Smart Girl’s Guide Kitsare
designed for girls facing new challenges and changes to help them
navigate life and build self-esteem. Consumers can select from six
prepackaged kits based on the most popular advice books in the
brand’s award-winning series: Worry;
Friendship Troubles; Sports & Fitness; Digital World; Cooking;
In addition to the book, each kit also comes with corresponding
accessories, including a journal, friendship bracelets, and cozy
socks, plus a choice of one of six mini dolls dressed in an exclusive
American Girl T-shirt.
Girl of the Year™
Blaire Wilson™, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year($30.00 – $128.00, with accessories, $20.00 – $300.00) is a young chef-in-training who excels at gathering people around the dinner table, but needs help finding balance between the digital world and the real world. Blaire comes to life via a two-book series and an 18-inch doll, featuring green eyes and curly red hair, plus a range of accessories, including a wooden open-air restaurant and kitchen, complete with a farmhouse-style table, benches, and dozens of other items to round out the play experience.
holiday classic gets reimagined for American Girl with the new
limited-edition Nutcracker Collection, featuring
elegantly-crafted, doll-sized outfit sets for Clara, the
Nutcracker Prince and the Nutcracker Snow Queen.
Designed to be timeless treasures, each outfit comes individually
holiday products and the rest of American Girl’s assortment of
hundreds of items are available for free shipping on orders over
has announced its mission to help those in need this holiday this
winter and to inspire others to gift a giving spirit all season long
– with the unique help of national non-profit organization One
Warm Coat and partnership with Sofar Sounds.
Absolut, being Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka isn’t just a tagline –
it’s in the fabric of our brand’s DNA and guides the actions we take
in the world toward the betterment of our planet – and its people,”
said Regan Clarke, Vice President, Absolut. “That’s why we’re
doubling-down on partying with a purpose this holiday season by both
donating – and facilitating local donation concert drives – to
provide warmth to 100,000 people in need.“
a Giving Spirit – Small Gifts, Big Impact
has brought together partners One Warm Coat and Sofar
Sounds to reimagine the traditional coat drive during the
holidays. As a brand that has always done things differently, the
company hopes to illustrate the big impact one simple act can have
on the community around us – especially for those in need.
coat may not seem life-altering to some – but for one of the
hundreds of thousands of people in peril during extremely cold
weather conditions each year,it could be lifesaving,”
said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat. “We
are grateful to Absolut for providing warmth to 100,000 people in
need. It is inspiring to see brands partner with organizations to
make real change in the world.“
Absolut’s donation to warm 100,000 people through One Warm
Coat, the brand is helping everyone, everywhere sparkle a bit
brighter every time you gift, sip or serve Absolut this season.
Coat, One Concert – Absolut x Sofar Sounds
the help of Sofar Sounds, a company that brings local communities and
artists together in unique and intimate locations, Absolut is hosting
four concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia
– each with a simple suggestion: bring a coat, see the concert.
Absolut X Sofar Sounds concerts will provide an opportunity
for locals to support their community in need by accepting gently
worn coats in exchange for the intimate concert experience. The brand
is also hoping to inspire a ripple effect by rewarding the simple act
of giving back in the hopes of concertgoers continuing to pay it
forward with their friends and families throughout the holiday season
Mingle. Drink & Jingle.
celebrating Friendsgiving, to New Year’s Eve bashes, to hosting
friends for a cozy night in – add a little purpose to your party
with a festive favorite or soon-to-be holiday staple cocktail, like:
Part Absolut Vodka
Part Cranberry Juice
Part Lime Juice
Parts Ginger Ale
to Mix: Add ingredients to glass with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish
with two fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.
Juice Edition Apple Sangria
½ Parts Absolut Juice Edition Apple
Parts Red Wine
Dashes Angostura Bitters
Part Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
to Mix: Mix all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with
orange slides, apple slices and grapes.
Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free,
warm coats to people in need. The Coat Drive Program supports
individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country
by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat
drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were
collected, to children and adults in need, without charge,
discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat began in 1992,
volunteers have hosted more than 35,000 coat drives and more than 6
million coats have been distributed to people in need.
Sounds is a global community creating space where music matters.
Sofar reimagines the live music experience through curated, secret
performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Founded
2009, Sofar brings guests and artists together in unique locations,
without the distractions that plague other live events. Sofar shows
begin as a secret: guests sign on for three unnamed performances at
undisclosed locations, hosted by community members in everyday spaces
— from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. Through the
transformation of these spaces into captivating venues, Sofar serves
as a platform for artists to connect with engaged audiences in cities
around the world. Sofar invites guests to discover new artists,
spaces, people, neighborhoods and cities, whether at home or abroad,
creating an inclusive and accessible global community where people
make genuine connections. To learn more about Sofar Sounds, check us
out at www.sofarsounds.com.
Hatchimals WOW, PJ Masks, L.O.L Surprise, and Budget-Friendly Collectibles Top the Toy Insider’s Hot 20, STEM 10, and Brand-New 12 Under $12 Lists
of the toy industry’s most influential organizations and a trusted
go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, today unveiled its expert
picks for the best kids’ toys and gifts in its 14th
The hottest and most coveted items for 2019 are broken out into three
lists: the Hot
(the most wished-for items of the year), the STEM
(science, technology, engineering and math toys that make learning
fun), and the brand-new
12 Under $12
(affordable toys packed with play value and unboxing experiences).
addition of the first-ever 12 Under $12 list reflects a shift in the
toy industry toward toys that, while small in size, offer layers of
fun and interactivity at a price that’s affordable for most families.
These tiny and collectible toys gained popularity on YouTube and have
showed great staying power over the last few years with no sign of
team of experts is always keeping an eye on the latest and greatest
trends. We know that kids are obsessed with watching unboxing videos
and all the surprise reveals that come with these collectible toys.
Our 12 Under $12 list offers the best of the best so kids can take
part in the experience, too!” said Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy
Officer, The Toy Insider. “More importantly, who says you
need to splurge to find the perfect gift? Everything on this list is
affordable, perfect for any budget, and even small enough to gift as
a stocking stuffer!”
The Toy Insider’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide will appear in the November issue of Family Circle magazine, on newsstands on Oct. 4. An extended guide appears online at thetoyinsider.com starting today. This year’s print guide features nearly 200 toys from 85 different manufacturers, and an additional 150 toys can be found online, representing more than 120 toy companies in total.
year’s holiday gift guide includes hand-picked selections
representing an extensive variety of must-have craft and DIY activity
sets, interactive tech toys, screen-free traditional playthings, and
active play products to get kids up and moving, among many more
categories that are sure to make kids of all ages holly and jolly
this holiday season.
and gift-givers can easily search by a child’s age (broken out into
0-2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8+ age groups). They can also view the guide online
with their children, making holiday shopping easy for friends and
Toy Insider is an independent organization. Its team of experts
attends major toy industry trade shows and events, and conducts
briefings with manufacturers, retailers and analysts throughout the
year. The Toy Insider hot list submission is open to all toy
companies, of all sizes. Toys must be new for 2019 and available to
consumers for purchase for the holiday season, either on the
company’s website or widely available through any retail partner.
When evaluating toys, the team considers play value, originality,
skill building, product integrity and, of course, fun factor.
the go-to source for product information about children’s toys, tech
and entertainment. It publishes two annual gift guides—one for
summer and one for holiday—and reviews toys 365 days a year on
trusted resource for parents. The Toy Insider’s content is produced
by an editorial team with more than 75 years of combined experience
covering the toy industry. The
Toy Insider is
published by Adventure Publishing Group, publisher of The
a daily pop culture news and review site that fuels fandoms, as well
as leading trade publication The
For more information, visit thetoyinsider.com
Enchant baby and family with metallic prints inspired by the magic of Harry Potter™
the baby care brand known for its modern muslin swaddles and premium
baby wear, today announces the addition of its new
aden + anais Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection,
the most magical muslin line for baby and family. Starting today,
Wizarding World fans can purchase the brand’s limited edition
products, featuring designs charmed with metallic foil accents and
inspired by iconic imagery from Hogwarts™ and beyond. The
collection of swaddles, burpy bibs, baby sleeping bags, dream
blankets and full-size blankets was designed by aden + anais, the
first of its collaborations with Warner
Bros. Consumer Products,
to capture the imaginations of Harry Potter fans who want to share
the charms of the Wizarding World with their own children, families
2006, the aden
brand has brought the Australian legacy of cotton muslin to the
forefront of modern baby care. The award-winning collection includes
a full range of multi-purpose swaddles, burpy bibs®, dream
blankets™, sleeping bags, nursery bedding and more.
+ anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection
features four print designs to inspire the comfiest cuddles,
All of the products featured in the muslin collection are breathable
and versatile, ensuring little ones’ ultimate comfort from bedtime to
mealtime to playtime.
first generation Wizarding World fans are now having families of
their own, and we want to inspire them to continue passing down the
Harry Potter fandom to their own children through this collection,”
said Christina Campisi, Director of Integrated Marketing, aden +
collection was designed by Lauren
Associate Textile Designer, aden + anais. “What
I loved about reading Harry Potter stories growing up is that they
evoked visuals that sprung to life before my eyes,” said Hauck.
“I wanted to do the same with the designs we created for the
aden + anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection. Majority of the
collection artwork is hand drawn or hand painted, including
everybody’s favorite imagery. In the ‘Snitch dot’ design, we etched
the Snitch as it darts through the sky, the sketchy circles imitating
the shadowy glimpse you catch as it quickly escapes your eye through
painted clouds. For the ‘invisibility cloak’ design, we portray the
famous lightning bolt, and the six-point stars that imprint the pages
of every Harry Potter book.”
for holiday gifting, baby shower gifting or gifting yourself
something special, the aden
+ anais Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection
features the following products:
3-pack OR Single Swaddle: Charmed with metallic accents, these
limited-edition muslin swaddles work as a swaddle, stroller or
nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket, changing pad cover
and more. Bring with you from mealtime to playtime to bedtime!
Bib: This 100% cotton muslin burpy bib doubles as an absorbent bib
and burp cloth to keep you and your little one clean during and
after mealtime. Generously sized fabric drapes over baby’s shoulders
and snaps at the back for a breathable bib that catches the
sneakiest of side dribbles and drools, or it can sit over your
shoulder for a no-slip burp cloth.
Blanket: Made with four layers of 100% cotton muslin, this
limited-edition blanket is perfect for both newborns and toddlers.
The generously-sized blanket ensures tummy time, playtime, cuddle
time and bedtime are nothing less than dreamy.
Sleeping Bag: This limited-edition 100% muslin light sleeping bag
inspires a comfy night’s sleep. Impossible for little legs to kick
off, the 1.0 TOG sleeping bag slips over baby’s pajamas for easy
night, eliminating the stress of loose blankets in the crib, and
zips open from the bottom for stealth nighttime changes.
Muslin Blanket: The entire family will love this oversized muslin
blanket. Made with four layers of 100% cotton muslin, the blanket
features the comfy softness that little ones love at a size big
enough for grown-ups. Perfect for family snuggle time, the machine
washable blanket is sure to conjure to the comfiest cuddles for the
young and young at heart.
enjoyed developing these inspired designs on our favorite muslin
fabric and incorporating metallic foil accents that are sure to be a
crowd pleaser with parents and babies alike. The collection is a must
have for any Wizarding World fan,”
+ anais Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection
carries a story for the sweetest of all dreams. The collection has an
SRP ranging from $22.95 (for single swaddle) to $174.95 (for the
oversized muslin blanket) and
is available until sold out on www.adenandanais.com
and at select retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including
Additional regional boutiques carrying the aden + anais Harry Potter
Collection include Albee
(New York City), Galt
(New England), La
(Portland and Seattle),
Pump Station and
company, which has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and
Japan, and additional distribution across Australia, Canada, France
and Germany, has sold more than 25 million swaddles in 65 countries
worldwide. For more information on the aden + anais brand and product
collections, please visit www.adenandanais.com.
Interactive Products Encourage Essential Skills such as Vocabulary, Numbers and More
Enterprises, Inc., a leader in innovative learning toys for
children, has announced the availability of engaging new additions to
its award-winning infant, toddler and preschool lines. The new
educational toys include an interactive grill that inspires pretend
play, a dancing panda that sparks learning excitement through music
and colorful maracas that introduce colors, numbers and music.
LeapFrog, what we do best is combine learning with fun ways to play,”
said Andy Keimach, President, VTech Electronics North America,
LeapFrog’s parent company. “This year we’re expanding on role
play and musical toys packed with interactive content!“
Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™ features pretend temperature
controls, a rotisserie and 16 play pieces to encourage pretend play.
When food pieces are attached to the skewer, the grill will recognize
each piece while introducing food and colors. Little ones can get up
and move with the musical Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™,
available exclusively at Walmart. They can play Freeze Dance
and other games to explore the learning content, toggle the bridge
switch to scroll through numbers 1-10 and letters A-Z, and use the
whammy-bar music button to select dozens of different tunes. Finally,
children can shake up learning with the Learn & Groove®
Shakin’ Colors Maracas™, featuring three modes of play that
introduce colors, numbers and music. Little ones can count from 1-10
with every shake and use English and Spanish modes to explore all of
the content in both languages.
of the line, available now, include:
Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™:
learning on the menu with the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™! Little
grill masters can pretend to grill by securely placing eight
different play food items on the interactive skewer. This smart grill
recognizes the food’s name and color. Twist the skewer to count along
with the grill, then turn the temperature dial from 1 to 10. Hear the
sizzling and cooking sounds! The grill knows if the heat is too high
and asks to have the dial turned to a lower number. Safety messages
are included: “Careful. The grill’s hot! Don’t get burned.”
Utensil hooks keep the tongs and spatula at the ready to serve steak,
fish, green peppers and more onto the included plates. Don’t forget
the pretend sauce! Learn, Play and Music modes multiply the fun.
Press the star button for grilling suggestions, melodies, phrases and
sound effects. The pieces store inside this entertaining grill for
easy clean-up. (Ages 2+ Years; MSRP: $39.99)
& Groove® Dancing Panda™:
up and move with the musical Learn & Groove® Dancing Panda™,
available exclusively at Walmart! Watch Panda shake, dance and spin
around to the music. The LED screen on his guitar lights up with
shapes, letters and numbers with four play modes. Play Freeze Dance
and other games to explore the learning content. Press the musical
instrument buttons on Panda’s light-up shoes to hear a saxophone,
trumpet, drum and guitar. Toggle the bridge switch to scroll through
numbers 1-10 and letters A-Z, while the whammy-bar music button on
Panda’s guitar selects dozens of different tunes, including songs
about numbers, shapes, colors, letters and musical instruments. (Ages
9+ Months; MSRP: $29.82)
& Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™:
up learning with the Learn & Groove® Shakin’ Colors Maracas™!
One maraca includes colorful shaker beads and the other features a
light-up dome that changes colors and plays maraca sound effects.
This musical toy includes three play modes that introduce colors,
numbers and music. Little ones can add rattling sounds to the songs
that play, count from 1-10 with every shake and press the six
light-up buttons to hear color and instrument names. Switching
between English and Spanish mode lets kids explore all of the content
in both languages. (Ages 6+ Months; MSRP: $14.99)