Hold onto your picnic baskets. You and your blue jean baby queen are going to bug out over Anthem of the Ants.
Made in Los Angeles, the new line conjures the essence of summer with sun-kissed denim and cotton pieces meant to be accessorized with a watermelon slice.
Our favorites: the bow halter dress, a gathered jean skirt, and the shorts romper with shiny blue buttons and a sweetheart neckline, all of which come in both dark and light washes. They’re comfortable enough to march around in yet unmistakably girly. She’ll have a hard time growing out of them as time marches on.
Available at La La Ling, 1810 North Vermont Avenue, between Russell and Melbourne Avenues, Los Feliz (323-664-4400 or lalaling.com); Crib, 9435 Brighton Way, between North Beverly and North Canon Drives, Beverly Hills (310-858-0012 or shopcrib.com). To see styles, go to anthemoftheants.com, $50 and up.
Traveling with Toddlers
What: Dealing with airport meltdowns and mile-high tantrums is this week’s focus at doula/childbirth educator/mother of three Nancy Beyda’s ongoing support and playgroup. Healthy snacks for tots provided.
Why: You’re bracing yourself for a summer pilgrimage back East.
When: Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Dragonfly DuLou, 2066 Hillhurst Ave., b/t Ambrose Ave. & Price St., Los Feliz (323-665-8448). $15 per session. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Works Studio & Classroom
What: Parents work together with wee ones on drawing, painting, or craft projects during Family Fun classes. Art Start sessions let preschoolers learn basic skills and techniques on their own.
Why: Do we need to draw you a picture?
When: Schedule online at artworksstudiola.com.
Where: 660 N. Larchmont Blvd., at Melrose Ave., Hancock Park (323-463-2562).
YogaBuddies Youth Yoga
What: New yogis (ages 5 and up) learn strength poses and breathing techniques during a nontraditional yoga class that uses storytelling to encourage self-esteem, personal focus, and respect.
Why: It’s an om run.
When: Sun., 9-10 a.m.
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., at Beach House Way, Santa Monica (310-458-4904).
Photo: Courtesy of Anthem of the Ants