By the time you pack the car with the stroller, travel pump, and diaper bag, you barely have the energy to buckle in baby — much less hit the mall.
It would be so much easier to raid Caiden’s Closet, a new personal shopping service for babies, tots, and kids.
Owner Rebecca Silverstein begins each session with an in-home consultation where she gets a sense for your (and your kiddo’s) likes and needs. A thorough closet inspection reveals what his wardrobe is missing and where there’s overstock, along with detailed size and style information.
After she hits the shops (a mix of exclusive boutiques and favorite chain stores), you pick and choose from a living room trunk show; anything that doesn’t suit Mr. Fancy-Pants goes back to the store. Why this makes dollars and sense: Silverstein’s relationships with local proprietors mean professional discounts get passed along to you.
Available online at caidenscloset.com. Personal shopping sessions start at $250.
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The Hollow Trees Concert
What: Rock out old-school style with drums, mandolin, fiddle, jug, and banjo.
Why: Branch out.
When: Tues., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, on the green, 889 Americana Way, at Brand Blvd. (818-637-8982). Admission is free.
Folding Paper Family Festival
What: Celebrate the new exhibition Folding Paper: the Infinite Possibilities of Origami with a day of hands-on crafts.
Why: Know when to fold ’em.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Little Tokyo (213-625-0414). Admission is free.
38th Annual Festival of the Kite
What: This fest features prizes for little flyers, a yo-yo contest, and a hot dog-eating competition.
Why: It’s time to fly the coop.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf, at W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Admission is free.