The Call of the Wild


With all that howling in your house, you’re starting to suspect your pack is being raised by wolves behind your back.

Let them unleash their inner snarls with SpiritHoods Kids. More than just furry hats, these magical dress-up toppers have fuzzy ears and long arms that take pretend play to a whole new level (think jumping off a cliff, er, couch with a growwwl).

Choose from wolves, lions, or bears (our kiddo’s favorite is the snow leopard) and watch their imaginations run wild. The plush animal costumes are made right here in L.A. from earth-friendly faux fur with a portion of proceeds going to wildlife conservation.

And we think that’s something to roarrrr about.

Available online at spirithoodskids.com, $99.

this week in los angeles!

Baby Bird Photography Free Mini Photo Shoot

What: Let the pros shoot fifteen images of your little squawker with backdrop and lighting; then snag a free print.
Why: A picture’s worth a thousand birds.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Grow Kid Grow, 4310 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Bates & Fountain Aves., Silver Lake. Call 323-661-4769 for a reservation.

Malibu Community Celebration

What: Come one, come all for a birthday celebration with face painting, jugglers, magicians, and more.
Why: Life’s a beach — especially in Malibu.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Legacy Park, Civic Center Way, b/t Cross Creek Rd. & Webb Way, Malibu (310-456-2489). Admission is free.

The Lovie Project

What: Give a lovie to a child seeking shelter at the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children and in exchange have your child’s lovie immortalized in a modern portrait.
Why: Spread the love.
When: Thru Apr. 30.
Where: Classic Kids Photography, 1627 Montana Ave., b/t 16th & 17th Sts., Santa Monica (310-395-1468); 219 Marine Ave., on Balboa Island, Newport Beach (949-642-0200). Free with the donation of one lovie.

Photo: Courtesy of SpiritHoods Kids

Legacy Park
Civic Center Way
bt Cross Creek Rd & Webb Way
Malibu, CA 90265
Classic Kids Photography
1627 Montana Ave
bt 16th & 17th Sts
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Classic Kids Photography
219 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
Grow Kid Grow
4310 W Sunset Blvd
bt Bates & Fountain Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90029