Food & Drink

French Connection

There’s no doubt about it. Your little lady has a certain je ne sais quoi.

Rain boots, a fairy dress, and a pair of jeans. Flawless.

Which puts her right in step with Joie de Vivre, the Seattle-based label with its own exuberant flair. Candy-striped skirts with inverted pleats, jaunty coordinating vests, and jumpers with twirly skirts and oversize buttons make the transition to winter a chic (and age-appropriate) affair.

The whole line is 100 percent cotton and comfy enough for romping around town, wellies and all.

Just think of them as her pièces de résistance.

Available at Bouncing Wall, 2225 Queen Anne Avenue North (206-285-9255 or bouncingwall.com). To see styles, go to jdvkids.com.

Tomie dePaola Reading

What: Legendary author reads Brava, Strega Nona!, a pop-up version of his classic folktale.
Why: His stories jump off the page.
When: Mon., 10-11:30 a.m. (Third Place Books) & 1:30-3 p.m. (University Book Store).
Where: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333); University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE (206-634-3400).

The Dapper Baby’s Fantasy and Fairytales Mom’s Night Out

Eats, drinks, shopping, and beauty treatments for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Northwest Chapter.
Why: If Mama ain’t happy.
When: Fri., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Westin Hotel Bellevue, 601 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (425-638-1000).

Burke Museum’s Meet the Mammals
What: Learn about shrews, whales, and everything in between, with help from pelts, bones, and more.
Why: These are the mammals in your neighborhood.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: On the UW campus, at 17th Ave. NE & NE 45th St. (206-543-5590).

17th Ave NE
@ NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98195
4326 University Way NE
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105