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Find Modern Baby Favorites at Kid Firefly

Toys, Clothes, and Accessories for Tots

kid firefly boutique!

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).

this week in los angeles!

BITE
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.
When: Sun.
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).

MAKE
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.

TIME TRAVEL
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

LOCATIONS
The Counter
2901 Ocean Park Blvd
bt 29th & 30th Sts
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-399-8383
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr
@ 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Counter
7919 Sunset Blvd
bt N Hayworth & N Fairfax Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-436-3844
The Counter
4786 Admiralty Way
@ Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310-827-8600
The Counter
5779 Wilshire Blvd
bt S Curson Ave & Courtyard Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-932-8900
1405 Abbot Kinney Blvd
@ California Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291
310-450-6283
4700 Western Heritage Way
@ Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-667-2000 ext 353
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