Usually at this time in December, NYC is chilly and we are bundled up like little snowmen, but the last few weeks have been eerily warm. I’m not complaining, because the warm weather certainly makes running around getting ready for the holidays much more tolerable. This week, the girls and I strolled over to this sweet holiday pop up shop in our neighborhood, which was the first of its kind in our neighborhood. I told the girls they could pick out a few things they would like to gift one another, as well as some other gifts for my parents and our sitter.
The first shop we stumbled upon was filled with Russian matryoshka dolls (the dolls within a doll), with every type of variety, including holiday themed figurines like Santa, in a snowman, in a Christmas tree. I actually couldn’t believe just how enamored they both were with these sweet dolls, as they made their selections for people on our Christmas lists.
After our little splurge at the doll store, we continued to make our way around to the other shops. Since we had planned to be out all afternoon, I brought along our Orbit Baby stroller, which served as a place for Gemma to relax and play with her new “favorite” doll. This stroller has been my vehicle on the streets of New York City. With its spacious seat, and dual side kick boards, it provides transportation for each of my 3 kids, as well as a huge storage compartment underneath to store plenty of things during my never ending schleps. At this point, its practically part of our family, working its way somehow into our daily routine.
Always looking to spruce up my stroller, the Orbit Baby’s newest collection, the Limited Edition, Porter Collection has been quite the head turner. With heather grey twill upholstery and chic finish of black leatherette trim around the shade, it keeps me looking hip, while I navigate our busy sidewalks.
We left the holiday market, after stopping at every single shop, where the girls made it a point to show each store owner their new dolls. To pump up the holiday spirit, we stopped for hot apple cider and cinnamon donuts on the way home. The girls were busting to wrap the presents which they picked out all by themselves. I promised Ryder that we’d return, so he could do a little holiday shop for his sisters.
In the spirit of the holidays, I am giving away an Orbit Baby Limited Edition Porter Collection to one lucky Stroller In The City reader! Good luck & Happy Holidays!