Visit Paris. Finish that novel. Learn to play the guitar. Remember when a discussion of dreams didn’t include monsters and princesses?
Erinn Berkson does. She wrote them down with a Sharpie so she wouldn’t forget. Write short stories. Have an art show. Open a store. Lucky for us that last one came true in the form of beloved Venice boutique Firefly. When she had a baby and a space opened up down the street, her second shop, Kid Firefly, was born.
The stunning store takes Berkson’s eclectic eye and knack for style and applies it to items for the under-6 crowd — toys, clothes, and accessories both beautiful and useful. Modern baby favorites (Blabla, Ferm Living, Kit+Lili) snuggle up alongside legendary local brands (Anthem of the Ants, Dr. Robins) to create a fantasy baby bazaar of sweetness and charm.
It’s a dream come true.
Kid Firefly, 1405 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, at California Avenue, Venice (310-450-6283 or kidfirefly.com).
BFD at The Counter
What: Show Dad he’s a big freakin’ deal with a burger. It’s free when Pop says, “I want the BFD.”
Why: There are 312,000 possible combinations.
Where: 5779 Wilshire Blvd., b/t S. Curson Ave. & Courtyard Pl. (323-932-8900); 7919 Sunset Blvd., b/t N. Hayworth & N. Fairfax Aves. (323-436-3844); 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., b/t 29th & 30th Sts. (310-399-8383); 4786 Admiralty Way, at Mindanao Way (310-827-8600).
Crafting Community for Splendid Grand Opening
What: Celebrate the new shop with a family-friendly day of art projects, creativity, and imagination.
Why: Buy a Fun with Fabrics DIY to-go kit and you might find one of five $250 shopping sprees stashed inside.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., at Third St. (323-933-2990). Admission is free.
Father’s Day Sunday
What: Pan for gold, listen to tales of the Old West, and jam to cowboy tunes with dear old Dad.
Why: Deep down he’s still Billy the Kid.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, at Zoo Dr. (323-667-2000 ext. 252). Museum admission: adults and teens, $10; children 3-12, $4; children under 3 free.
Photo: Courtesy of Kid Firefly