Friday, September 25, 2015

Portland, Maine

As we officially say goodbye to summer, we decided to go on a day trip to Portland, Maine.  We started the summer season with a weekend stay here and it's fitting to spend the last day of summer back again.  Portland has been my favorite city in New England.  In fact, I love this small city because it perfectly fits my criteria for a good destination – great specialty shops, numerous quality dining options, vibrant city vibe, and a picturesque ambiance.  Portland is a great combination of old and new. The beautiful brick walks and cobblestones at the Old Port District always fascinate me. Browsing at the specialty shops always makes me feel that I’m in a museum shop because of all the curated assortments that I can find.

Portland is truly an artsy town and one of the great culinary destinations in America.  As I always say, when in Portland there’s always an interesting find. In case you ever find yourself in this fun city (and make sure you do), hopefully our most interesting Portland finds help you enjoy your trip even more:

Stella Cove | Portland | Chichi Mary Kids Boutique
Mary at the Old Port Marina of Portland, Maine with a very suitable dress -- her Flower Girl Dress by Stella Cove.  Shoes by Oca Loca from Spain.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Imoga's Fall/Winter 2015

Imoga’s Fall/Winter 2015 is now live at Chichi Mary!  I always say that Imoga is for the city chic!  It’s not your typical little girl’s dress with ornate ruffles and laces. Instead, the brand consistently displays a high level of sophistication and elegance in its collection season by season through its sleek and posh designs.  What we love about Imoga?  Their designs are ultra flexible and suitable for lots of different occasions. Their exclusive prints and silhouettes provide easy to move in outfits that you won't think twice in letting your girls wear their Imoga pieces at the playground, school, dress up playdates and even during parties. The brand doesn’t fail to consider that they’re catering to the needs of active little fashionistas whose comfort is topmost priority. Imoga outfits are truly effortlessly chic!

Imoga Fall/Winter 2015 | Blog | Chichi Mary Kid's Boutique

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dylan's Candy Bar

If you ask my daughter what her favorite city is, New York City is the automatic answer.  We’re not surprised because of the wealth of options she can do in NYC.   Given our frequent trips to the Big Apple for Chichi Mary, we've spent lots of time doing research to find interesting places for Mary so that she’ll always look forward to our NYC trips. Aside from her favorite museums (which I will also blog about in the future), she has her favorite go-to candy store where all of us can enjoy.  I always say -- everybody’s happy in this bar! Yes, all of us love Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC. From thousands of possible candy choices to lots of cute lifestyle apparel & gift items, and even candy flavored alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, we are on a sugar high whenever we visit this store.  It’s definitely worth a visit!

Dylan's Candy Bar | NYC | Chichi Mary Blog
Dylan's Candy Bar flagship store at the corner of 3rd and E 60th St. on the Upper East Side

Friday, September 4, 2015

Charm Couture Clothing

Charm is the newest brand at Chichi Mary!  We’re excited to showcase this New York based brand because of its exquisite design details and quality.  Charm proudly claims to have a fresh take on classic styles featuring a full range of coordinated boys, girls and baby collections. The colors, the styles and the fabrics tell a story of old-world charm with a modern, cool twist.

Charm FW15 Collection | Children's Clothing | Chichi Mary
Charm Fall/Winter 2015 Colllection