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Food & Drink

Frock of Ages

Your kids are an endless supply of good material.

Mom, will you marry me when I grow up?

But sometimes the best material is the old stuff, like British designer Louise Hedley’s unique garments made from vintage fabrics.

Inspired by color and print, NYC-based Hedley crafts simple sundresses and twirl skirts from silk, chiffon, and 1940s cotton bloom fabrics she finds around the city. Bright color combinations make the collection pop. But it’s Hedley’s attention to detail that sets her handmade pieces apart: hidden zippers, delicate satin edging, and rare lace trim are the norm.

Best of all, she even takes custom orders.

Perfect for your little material girl.


Available online at etsy.com.

This Week in New York!

SHOP
Spring Bloom Sale
What:
Get 30 percent off all spring baby outfits, dresses, and shoes. Plus, 15 percent off all other merch in the baby section, including sale items.
Why: Retail therapy on a small scale.
When: Thru May 3.
Where: ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, at 19th St. (212-473-3000).

GO GREEN
Earth Day Is Every Day
What:
Plant saplings, recycle magazines into jewelry and crafts, and take time to smell the roses.
Why: Bloom and grow forever.
When: Tues.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy., at Fordham Rd., Bronx (718-817-8700).

DANCE
Baby Loves Salsa

What: Little ones learn to boogie and speak some Spanish, too.
Why: Baila rápido.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves. (212-414-5994). Tickets online at ticketweb.com.

LOCATIONS
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St
bt 9th & 10th Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-414-5994
888 Broadway
@ 19th St
New York, NY 10003
212-473-3000
Bronx River Pkwy
@ Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-8700
MAP IT