The SPF brigade be damned, you cannot deny the healing power of a little sunshine.
Especially Juliette Sunshine, the L.A.-based collection of bohemian dresses for little girls.
Whether your free-spirited twirler prefers lying beneath a shady tree or romping in the grass, the new collection’s bold colors and whimsical styles are a perfect fit. Channeling flea market Sundays, playgrounds, and jam sessions in the sun, designer Zoe Williams uses only organic cotton, bamboo, and recycled fabrics to combine kiddie fashion with a higher consciousness.
For summer, we love the vintage scarves, baby doll dress, and bib-top flower frock. This fall keep an eye out for mod plaids and patchwork — should keep her feeling groovy all year long.
Available at Mechie Children’s Boutique, 12318 Venice Boulevard, at South Centinela Avenue (310-398-2111); Little Bohemian, 282 Forest Avenue, at Beach Street, Laguna Beach (949-376-8101). To see styles, go to juliettesunshine.com, $30 and up.
The Jungle Book
What: Families gather for a summer movie under the stars.
Why: Flicks are more fun when you BYO beach chairs, blankets, and bites.
When: Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., at W. San Vicente Blvd. Info at 310-458-6682. Adults and children, free.
HUG IT OUT
Hug Trees Concert
What: Tree-hugging rocker Tom Freund gets everyone moving with upbeat tunes.
Why: Coffee for the parents. Hands-on guitar time for the kids.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., at 31st St. (310-828-4497). Adults and children 2 and older, $8; under 2, free.
Paint:Lab Toddler Playdate
What: Introduce your tot to brushstrokes and new friends.
Why: Leave the mess at the shop instead of your walls.
When: Mon. & Tues., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: 2912 Main St., b/t Ashland & Marine Aves. (310-450-9200). Adult/child pair, $15.
Photo: Courtesy of Juliette Sunshine