Subzero temps and bleak city streets have you dreaming of nomadic travels and warm desert nights.
C’mon, silly, you’ve got kids and the kids have school.
So suit them up for carefree adventures of a local kind in Éléphant’s Aladdin jacket.
Photog-turned-designer Leslie Hassler was inspired by trips to Morocco (must have been before kids) to design a unisex coat that’s stylish and functional. Each handmade garment is lovingly created from a heavy cotton/linen fabric and embellished with brilliant embroidery and twinkly mirrors. Wooden toggle buttons finish off the whole Talitha Getty-in-the-Medina vibe.
So go ahead and encourage your kid to rock the casbah.
This one’s a wander must.
Available online at elephantcouture.com.
Sons + Daughters Sale
What: Half off seasonal merch by Imps & Elfs, Okkies, See Kai Run, and others.
Why: Sale through the rest of winter.
When: Thru Feb. 4.
Where: 35 Ave. A, b/t 2nd & 3rd Sts. (212-253-7797); online at sonsanddaughtersinc.com.
Carl Hiaasen and Bank Street Books
What: The hilarious best-selling children’s author reads from his latest, Scat.
Why: It’s no mystery.
When: Wed., 6 p.m.
Where: Bank Street College Auditorium, 610 W. 112th St., b/t Broadway & Riverside Dr. (212-875-4550).
What: Kids explore architecture, city planning, and green design.
Why: Rise to new heights.
When: Sat.-May 10. Wed.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights (718-735-4400).