We have been incredibly lucky with our fantastic travel opportunities over the past two years. I wanted to share our latest adventure a trip to Istanbul Turkey. It’s a long haul from LA, but if you have the chance to visit Turkey, the city is fascinating. Here’s a link to a piece that I wrote for the Four Seasons Istanbul, and you can click on this video that links to LACityMom’s new you tube LACityMom Travel channel.
From the Four Seasons Family Holidays Website:
“Your family will love Istanbul, Turkey. And the good news is: there are two Four Seasons in this exotic, historic, friendly city: Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, a gorgeous luxurious property perched right on the banks of the Bosphorus River, and Sultanahmet. Visiting both is a great way to experience different areas of this fascinating place.” Click here to read full article.
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If you’re looking for something fun but also cultural to do with your little ones, The Hollywood Bowl has daily music performances and Art Workshops for kids from July 7th – August 1st. This is such a great program and a wonderful way to introduce your children to music. Here’s all the info below.
SummerSounds is a four-week festival of world music and arts for children ages 3 to 9 takes place weekday mornings, beginning on Monday, July 7, and running weekdays until Friday, August 1, 2014. SummerSounds explores world music through creative, fun-filled programs, introducing music and art from a different dynamic culture each week and engaging families in an interactive and inspiring story-driven concert experience.
- Traditional Irish Music with Chicago Reel July 7-11
- Classical Indian Bollywood Music with MKM Bollystars July 14-18
- West African Music with Babá Ken & the Nigerian Brothers July 21-25
- Salsa and Latin Jazz with the Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble July 28-August 1
Tickets are $15 per person—or $12 when purchasing all four programs.
For details click HERE.
I remember the first personalized baby gift that arrived after my daughter was born: a silver baby cup with her initials engraved on it. It meant so much to me seeing her initials etched into the shiny surface, as if it made her existence somehow more real. I have since found a modern version equivalent to the silver cup, this time a mommy gift with the same sweet sentiment.
Dillon Rogers’ collection of personalized necklaces are stunning, fun, and so easy to wear. They offer a wide range of pendants made with silver, gold, or even mother of pearl disks personalized with your child’s name or initials. Or, for another hip take on the theme, they sell leather pendants with just one initial stamped on it. My kids and I take such pleasure in seeing their names around my neck, etched into the shiny keepsake, always with me.
Dillon Rogers, a LA based Mom and Dad team, have a huge following with their jewelry line and Dori Rogers told me that a good deal of their business comes from repeat customers, remarking: “that’s when you know you’re doing something right.” They certainly are as they design a line with modern style, great quality, and beautiful sentiment. Plus, all the jewelry is made right here in Los Angeles.
Check out the Dillon Rogers website. It is the perfect spot for all kinds of personalized gifts. The holidays will be here before you know it, and a personalized gift adds an especially thoughtful touch. The bracelets stamped with inspirational messages pictured below are really fun, too. Who do you know these days that couldn’t use a little inspiration
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