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RAIN RAIN April 07 2016

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”
-  Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926
Petit Bateau famous yellow raincoat

 


Ace & Jig Spring 2016 Collection February 29 2016


A Peak into Bobo Choses Spring Summer Collection January 05 2016









A peak into Bobo Choses SS16 Collection!

“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” - Pablo Picasso

Bobo Choses SS16 Collection available online January 19th at 6am.


Gift Inspiration 2015: For Kids December 10 2015

Gift Inspiration 2015: For Kids:

Vitamin Daily feature on Gift Inspiration 2015.  Advice from a Caterpillars Anne Claire Petit Giraffe.


The Best Baby Stores in Toronto December 08 2015

The Best Baby Stores in Toronto:

I LOVE TORONTO feature on best baby store’s in Toronto, Thanks for including us! 


Freshening Up November 05 2015


TRICK OR TREAT? October 15 2015

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What will you be for halloween?

See our halloween costume ideas here


BABACUCHE - ORGANIC BASICS FROM LOS ANGELES October 05 2015

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Bacabuche, designed by Los Angeles designers Valerie Welebir and Dana Sobota, is a contemporary baby and child collection made with 100% organic cottons, minimalist design and neutral colour palettes.
“When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to giggle and tickle me with hands that seemed immense at the time.  Bacabuche she would say and inevitably pinch my cheeks.  It stung then, but now it warms my heart when I think of her.  Bacabuche which loosely translates into “little rascal” I wasn’t a bad kid.  But I was prone to a little mischief” - Valerie Welebir
View this seasons items here.
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Finger in the Nose - GETTING READY FOR THOSE CHILLY DAYS September 29 2015

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Finger in the Nose, a French company specializing in timeless, long lasting designs of everyday pieces.  From tailored jeans, graphic tees, cool fleece sweaters to authentic jackets and warm parkas, Finger in the Nose has reinvented the classics and essential pieces for your child’s wardrobe with a bold attitude.  
This seasons Finger in the Nose winter coats include two reversible coats, Pink/Silver and Mint/Yellow jacket,  a snow moose in Lichen, a Snowslope in Black and the Snowbird in pink. 
Water repellent and filled with genuine french duck feathers, Finger in the Nose down jackets guarantee ultimate comfort and protection in cold weather. We have selected the best quality, Eldeven.
Eldeven down and feathers are strictly selected from the world’s best origins. They are cleaned with antibacterial soaps, sterilised and dusted at each step of the process, to provide a maximum purity, and this is all done with great care and respect for the environment.
With Eldeven filling, Finger in the Nose products have exceptional performance in insulation and lightness. Their down jackets are available in a variety of cuts and colors to suit every taste and need.
They combine style and functionality and are perfect for urban and outdoor activities.
Winter Coats now available in store and online here

Oeuf NY Fall Winter 2015 Collection August 31 2015






Oeuf NY Fall Winter 2015 collection has arrived in store and online.  Oeuf is a Brooklyn, NY based company that evokes the image of simple, clean and intuitive design.  Oeuf has teamed up with indigenous women in self-managed communities in Bolivia to create knits like this one.

You can view the collection here.


Introducing F.MILLER Skincare August 21 2015

Advice from a Caterpillar is pleased to introduce F.MILLER Skincare to our capsule lifestyle collections.  

F. Miller skincare was developed by local Torontonian, Fran Miller who was looking for a deeper understanding of a natural, more holistic approach to living. F. Miller skincare is a full line of body care that feels and smells incredibly luxurious and is completely free of harmful elements.  Hand crafted and bottled by hand in small batches

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Botanically based, additive free and pure.  Each blend is designed to heal, rejuvenate, restore, nourish and balance all skin types.  All F. Miller skincare is entirely free of artificial fragrances and colourings, harmful preservatives, sulfates, parabens, and genetically modified ingredients.  Available Here

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Bonpoint Fall Winter 2015 Collection August 10 2015




Bonpoint Fall 2015 Collection now available in store.  Both a beautiful and sophisticated collection.


The Unknown Mountain Journey, The Bobo Choses FW15 collection.... August 03 2015







The Unknown Mountain Journey, The Bobo Choses FW15 collection.  Now available in store and online here!


CALIFORNIA DREAMING July 16 2015

A FEATURE FROM KINFOLK MAGAZINE - BY GEOGIA FRANCES KING, PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRIS & SARAH RHOADS

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Kinfolk Magazine, always an inspiration for life, love and family.

A Venice Beach couple has found home in a 1975 modern box made of simple materials such as concrete, wood and glass, just a short walk from the ocean and the local bespoke shop they own.  Hanna Henderson, John Moor and their family share their shelter for the day.


How does your home reflect who you are?

It’s very much a California boy and desert girl home.  John is very connected to the ocean and I’m influence by my mom, who is a midwife in Arizona.  She always had a great respect for everything natural like plants, sun and fabrics  You can see that in our house

Can you elaborate on your style of decoration?  

You can really feel the difference in things that are handmade or a vintage piece that has lived many lives over the years. There’s love in things that were important to someone, and we have a lot of respect for that. We run a shop called General Store, so we’re lucky to have great relationships with some amazing California craftspeople and artisans. They’re a constant inspiration to us. There’s also a good amount of vintage from local flea markets and the signs of a healthy Etsy obsession.

Do you have any advice for how to approach interior decorating?

Put care into the items you choose to bring into your home, and think about who made them. Rugs and plants are the simplest things you can use to transform a space. And throwing a great textile over a sad chair or table can give you extra years of enjoyment. Don’t decorate to please anyone but yourself: It’s your sanctuary.

How do you prepare when entertaining in your home?

We usually entertain on a last-second basis: We like our guests to come over spontaneously. We keep it very casual, but good food and drinks are necessary! We eat sitting on pillows on the floor with red wine and cartoons playing in the background.

What challenges has your house presented with you?

A small house means there’s nowhere to hide from the kiddos and nowhere for them to hide from the grown-ups. It’s taught us to establish our boundaries and learn to be respectful when people need space, alone time or quiet. The kids get the same respect as the grown-ups. It’s pretty small but well-designed: There’s enough space for everything we need and no space for anything more than that.

How do your children interact with your home?

Very simple: They destroy it and we clean it up!

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What will your prevailing memory of this house be?

John bought it about a month before we met and we’ve been here for 12 years now! It’s evolved constantly and matured with us. This is where we started our family. Our kids are growing up here, but John and I grew up here in a sense too. When I moved in, we were kids. A lot of changes happen in a decade of your youth, and all of those changes are wrapped up in this house.

- Kinfolk Magazine - available here on our online shop

Written by - Georgia Frances King

Photography - Chris & Sarah Rhoads


Wink Sunglasses July 08 2015



Amazing new Wink sunglasses now available in store and online! Go to www.advicefromacaterpillar.ca 


A regram from @saltwatersandals toddler sizes 3, 4 and 5 now back... June 03 2015



A regram from @saltwatersandals toddler sizes 3, 4 and 5 now back in stock in brown, navy, pink, white and yellow! #saltwater #sandal #advicefromacaterpillar #childrensshop #cutekids #swimwear #swimwear


Such a lovely visit for our family and friends event with... May 29 2015



Such a lovely visit for our family and friends event with @flourstudio in @bonton shorts and scarf #jennyboucher #bonton #advicefromacaterpillar #instacute #SHOP5 #familyfriends #childrensshop #cutekids #kidswear


Sons and Daughters Sunglasses May 27 2015







Who doesn’t want a good pair of sunnies! Sons and Daugters and Wink sunglasses now available in store and online here


The Drake General Store Shared Canada Creature stroller blanket... May 15 2015



The Drake General Store Shared Canada Creature stroller blanket is now available @advicefromacaterpillar_ a perfect quilted cotton blanket for your baby. #drake general store #stroller blanket #advicefromacaterpillar


Handmade for you - Jenny Boucher for Advice from a Caterpillar May 07 2015






Handmade for you - Jenny Boucher for Advice from a Caterpillar

This spring, we launch, Handmade for you, a collection of blankets and quilts by Toronto textile and fashion designer, Jenny Boucher.

Photography by Si Hoang


How can you resist Album di Famiglia and Old Souls? April 28 2015



How can you resist #album di famiglia #oldsouls shoes #onemoreinthefamily #advicefromacaterpillar #babyclothes #italianmade #cute


A little bit of #ace&jig and #denimrefinery with some... April 27 2015



A little bit of #ace&jig and #denimrefinery with some @sidaidesigns and #aprilshowers by #polder available in out lifestyle section @advicefromacaterpillar_


Beautiful #sidai #bracelet available @advicefromacaterpillar_ in... April 25 2015



Beautiful #sidai #bracelet available @advicefromacaterpillar_ in our lifestyle section #African #jewellery


An Hermes Silk Sale, Hermes Canada announces a unique opportunity... April 21 2015



An Hermes Silk Sale, Hermes Canada announces a unique opportunity in support of Multiple Sclerosis Research at St. Michael’s hospital. To be held at Toronto Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, North building, room 201. Thursday April 23 ‘15 8am - 7pm #hermes #silkscarf #hermes enamel #multiple sclerosis #silk sale #toronto


The perfect spring outfit, photography by @si_hoang illustration... April 15 2015



The perfect spring outfit, photography by @si_hoang illustration by @elizabethdyer see our whole SS15 look back on our online shop @advicefromacaterpillar_ #bonpoint #shirt #illustration #elizabethdyer


Illustrations by @elizabethdyer for our beautiful Spring summer... April 13 2015



Illustrations by @elizabethdyer for our beautiful Spring summer ‘15 look book. View the look book through our home page link @advicefromacaterpillar_ #ss15 #advicefromacaterpillar #bonpoint #bonton #springkids fashion #instakids


“April showers bring may flowers” Advice from a Caterpillar... April 13 2015



“April showers bring may flowers” Advice from a Caterpillar presents our Spring summer ‘15 look book. View the look book through our home page link @advicefromacaterpillar_ #ss15 #advicefromacaterpillar #bonpoint #bonton #springkids fashion #instakids


April Showers Collection April 11 2015







April showers collection now available in store and online. Ages 4 years to 12 years


A perfect baby gift. #milkmagazine #bonpoint #bonpointperfume... March 28 2015



A perfect baby gift. #milkmagazine #bonpoint #bonpointperfume #babyshoes #babybootie #babyoutfit #advicefromacaterpillar


Trout Rainwear - Minnow Collection March 24 2015




Trout rainwear launched their first children’s collection Minnow making high quality rain jackets made of the finest Italian fabrics, 100% waterproof.
Vibrant and playful rain jackets now available in store and online. 


Welcome Spring!! #StellaMcCartney #kids #SS15 #patches #vest... March 20 2015



Welcome Spring!! #StellaMcCartney #kids
#SS15 #patches #vest #advicefromacaterpillar


Vintage Christening Dresses available at Advice from a Caterpillar March 20 2015








Beautiful vintage christening dresses. A perfect collectable piece wear and to decorate your nursery.


Featured Interactive Toy - Feltro March 19 2015







Join the Feltro team at the ROM this week. One of the best new interactive toys to hit the children’s world http://playfeltro.com/


Mini Rodini Spring Summer 2015 March 19 2015





Our first shipment of Mini Rodini is now available in store and online! Go to http://advicefromacaterpillar.ca/collections/clothing/mini-rodini to view the collection


A little bit of summer for all those lucky March breakers March 13 2015



A little bit of summer for all those lucky March breakers. #march break #summercollections #summer #riudavets #sandal #tulip #beach #vacation #bikini #bonpoint


For the Mom-to-Be: Editors Share Their Favorite Giftable Beauty Treatments March 12 2015

For the Mom-to-Be: Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Giftable Beauty Treatments:

A perfect pouf, available @advicefromacaterpillar_ a regram from... February 20 2015



A perfect pouf, available @advicefromacaterpillar_ a regram from @__ontheinside_interiors. #interiordesign #whitespace #chic #advicefromacaterpillar


Nourished Journal February 13 2015





Nourished Journal a new addition to our lifestyle section @advicefromacaterpillar_ An inspirational publication focusing on individuals, recipes, travel stories, health and wellbeing.


Matteo bedding at Advice from a Caterpillar February 09 2015



It is a winter white sale. All #Matteo bedding and more 30%off in store @advicefromacaterpillar_ #matteo #linen #babybedding #whitesale


SPRING HAS ARRIVED February 09 2015



SPRING HAS ARRIVED


Paris January 2015 January 31 2015






Always inspirational, Paris January 2015. How can you resist? I think yellow may be it.


Bobo Choses Now Available January 13 2015













Bobo Choses now available in store and online here!


Reversible zip up hooded sweater by Oeuf January 08 2015



Reversible zip up hooded sweater by Oeuf now 50% off! #oeuf #sweater #kidsclothing #advicefromacaterpillar_ #reversible


Bobo Choses Spring Summer 2015 January 05 2015






Bobo Choses Spring Summer ‘15 Guess Who’s Coming for Breakfast, the shy  and friendly monsters:  Mr Nail, Bob the Monster, Clever the Ghost and the Omlettes.  

Bright, playful, interactive prints, that you can mixed and matched together!

Bobo Choses SS'15 collection available at Advice from a Caterpillar mid January 


Bobo Choses Spring Summer 2015 Collection January 05 2015



Very scary monsters… #bobochoses #ss15 #advicefromacaterpillar_ #kidsclothing #monsters


Album Di Famiglia adult and child collection December 27 2014



Album Di Famiglia adult and child collection now on sale. #albumdifamiglia #advicefromacaterpillar #boxingday


Kinfolk Magazine December 12 2014









The latest kinfolk magazine now in store


A little bit of holiday cheer on this rainy day with Bonton and Bonpoint November 22 2014



A little bit of holiday cheer on this rainy day…
#bonton #bonpoint #cashmere #sweater #holiday #advicefromacaterpillar