Friday, August 28, 2015

The Maritime Hotel In NYC

Three weeks ago, we were in New York City to kick off the beginning of Spring/Summer buying season. It’s this time of the year that I have to start consolidating and finalizing my merchandising plan for Chichi Mary’s Spring/Summer 2016. Our frequent trips to NYC gave me the opportunity to experience different hotel accommodations and of the many hotels we have stayed in, this one hotel really impressed my family and I.  The Maritime Hotel, located in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood,  was able to give that vacation vibe that it was almost like a short extension of our recent London holiday vacation.

Maritime Hotel | NYC | Chichi Mary Kid's Boutique
Interesting architectural design of the Maritime Hotel, with windows shaped like a ship's portholes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Things We Love About London

It’s almost a month since we got back from our London vacation but there are so many exciting things I vividly remember from our visit that urges me to go back sooner. Although I was a bit disappointed during our first two days in the city mainly because of its gloomy and rainy weather, there are things that really cling to my memories.  The great thing about travel is that as time goes along, the good memories are enhanced, and you tend to be more chill about the not so good ones.

With that in mind, here are the top things that I really appreciate about London:

Mary in her Imoga Juliet dress.  A perfect dress when taking memorable photos.  Shoes from Oca-Loca Spain.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Three Things You Should Know When Shopping For Kid's School Outfits

It's hard to believe, but time flew by so fast and summer's almost over.  And for us parents, that also means another thing -- school is almost here!

To help parents prepare for the upcoming school year, we are holding Chichi Mary Kid’s Boutique Back To School Sale!  Since the month of August is a very hectic and busy month for us parents to shop for clothing and school supplies, Chichi Mary has prepared a collection of outfits that are just perfect for those busy school days.  And what's great, we have amazing deals to kick off the school year!

Back To School Sale | Chichi Mary Kid's Boutique
Mary in her Siaomimi skirt matched with a plain organic t-shirt and Sophie Catalou necklace.

To make the clothes-shopping experience better, we are also sharing our top three things to consider when buying school outfits for our kids.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Afternoon Tea At The Kensington Palace Gardens

After two consecutive days of meeting potential suppliers for Chichi Mary Kid's Boutique in London, my family and I were looking forward to a relaxed day.  I thought it was the best time for us to have our afternoon tea on this day so I made an advanced reservation at The Orangery located at the Kensington Palace Gardens.  Kensington Palace Gardens has a lot to offer. In our case, we had our whimsical afternoon tea at Orangery, browsed an alluring fashion exhibit inside Kensington Palace and, spent a simple and relaxed afternoon at the Round Pond and at Princess Diana’s Memorial Gardens.  All in the same place.

Kensington Palace Gardens | Chichi Mary Kid's Boutique
The view of the Kensington Palace from the gardens.