When You Need to Tie One On

poly & twiggy slipknot ties!

Your little man’s idea of dressing up is a Superman cape and Underoos.

But when the invite calls for something more formal, it’s Poly & Twiggy to the rescue. The new collection of hassle-free slipknot ties was inspired by local designer Chris Vea’s days as a knot-obsessed Boy Scout.

The result: a stylish tie that simply folds, slips, and snaps into place. With trendy designs (think black fish scales and skulls) printed on cotton, the ties are a fashionable parent’s answer to the clip-on, zipper, and elastic varieties.

Pair one with a suit or slip it on over a tee — and just like that, you’ve got yourself a modern-day Clark Kent.

Available at Eggy, 8365 West Third Street, at South Kings Road (323-658-8882 or shopeggy.com); La La Ling, 1810 North Vermont Avenue, between Russell and Melbourne Avenues (323-664-4400 or lalaling.com), $18-$22. For more information, go to polyandtwiggy.com.

this week in los angeles!

Scruffin Rock

What: Music class for babies and tots emphasizing rhythmic play and sing-along tunes.
Why: The family that rocks together rolls together.
When: Mon., 9:30-10:10 a.m.
Where: The Treehouse Social Club, 426 S. Robertson Blvd., b/t Burton Way & Colgate Ave. To register, call 310-288-3024 or e-mail julcat2000@yahoo.com. Four-week session, $84.

The SqueeGees Concert
What: Celebrate the launch of their playful new kiddie album, Meet The SqueeGees, with a free outdoor concert.
Why: Watch your little monkeys squeal with glee.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., at Third St. (323-900-8080).

Family Spa-Camp-Swim Experience
What: Book a personalized spa treatment (starting at $150) and chillax poolside while the kids enjoy a complimentary four-hour play-a-thon at Camp Pelican.
Why: They get wound up while you unwind.
When: Thru Dec. 20. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Spa at Pelican Hill, 22701 S. Pelican Hill Rd., Newport Coast. Call 800-820-6800 for a reservation. Mention DailyCandy Kids to get into Camp Pelican free.

Photo: Courtesy of Poly & Twiggy

The Spa at Pelican Hill
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92657
8365 W 3rd St
@ S Kings Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
426 S Robertson Blvd
bt Colgate Ave & Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048
189 The Grove Dr
bt Beverly Blvd & W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
1810 N Vermont Ave
bt Russell & Melbourne Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90027