Did you hear the exciting news? We got together with our friends in Australia this weekend to celebrate the opening of our brand new Pottery Barn Kids store in Chatswood Chase, Sydney! On Saturday, guests were invited to try one of the four bespoke gelato creations from Gelato Messina, a local Sydney favorite. Each delectable dessert was inspired by our family of stores:
The Williams-Sonoma Choc-Chuck Cone. Reminiscent of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams’ favorite flavor, this treat featured a handmade waffle cone filled with creamy vanilla gelato dipped in Barry Callebaut and 70% cacao chocolate.
The Pottery Barn Kids Fairy Bread Popsicles. Velvety bread-and-butter-flavored gelato was coated in white chocolate ganache then dipped in sprinkles (or “hundreds and thousands” as they’re called in Australia!).
The West Elm NY Ice Cream Sandwich. Inspired by West Elm’s hometown of Brooklyn, this creative sweet featured Fair Trade espresso-coffee gelato sandwiched between chewy white chocolate and macadamia cookies.
The Pottery Barn Welcome Home Gelato. Lightly spiced apple gelato was fused with an almond crunch and a butterscotch swirl for a delicious and comforting dessert.
We’re so thrilled to be opening our second store in Australia, and we hope to see all of our friends there soon! Which special treat would you have tried? Share with us in the comments below!
Make a night of trick-or-treating extra special with the perfect Halloween costumes. From magical fairies to wild animals, our costumes for babies and kids are designed to engage your little one’s imagination.
Fifty-one years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and touched the lives of millions. Today, share a little bit of his legacy with this inspiring printable from Thirty Handmade Days. It’s a creative way to teach your little ones to love people of all backgrounds, while giving kids a chance to think about their own personal dreams.
Happy Dream Day, everyone! We hope you’re inspired to keep dreaming.
Equip your little ones with all the supplies they need for the new school year with this fun DIY Wrapping Paper from Oh Happy Day! From notebooks and paper to paperclips and erasers, we think packaging it all up like this makes going back to school feel extra special.
Welcome the fall season and the new school year with a room filled with pops of bright color. Try a serene palette for furniture and walls like Sherwin-Williams Greening SW 6448 mixed with fun printed bedding in a theme your little one loves.
1. Hang up our Transportation Art in bold, saturated colors to liven up your little one’s walls.
2. Get the look of a 1930’s automobile headlight for the base of your table lamp with our Headlight Lamp.
What better way to celebrate National Banana Split Day than with a cool treat that has plenty of sprinkles? We love this Banana Split Pudding Pop Recipe from The Kitchen McCabe – it’s colorful, kid-friendly and less messy than the classic banana split!
Looking for more great recipe ideas? Visit Design Studio to start cooking.
With summer coming to a close, it’s hard to believe our thoughts have turned from the swimming pool to the classroom! Heading back to school means backpacks, notebooks and, of course, packing lunch. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite back-to-school lunch ideas that are as fun as they are healthy.
An easy way to get kids excited for lunchtime is to get creative with how their meal is presented. Something as simple as changing the shape of their sandwich can interest even the pickiest eaters. Have fun making silly faces out of sandwich garnishments, or use these Stainless Sandwich Cutters to easily cut out fun sandwich shapes. (We used the flower cutter and embellished it with cheese slices cut into flower petals and a cherry tomato to finish it off.)
For storing everything from chips and salsa to dips for fruits and veggies, we absolutely love the Spencer Dip & Chip Container. My boys will not eat fruit or veggies without some type of dip, so for us, this container is a must!
On that note, here’s a recipe for a healthy and delicious dip that’s perfect to serve with sliced apples or celery:
Peanut Butter Dip
½ cup creamy peanut butter
6 – 8 oz. original or vanilla Greek yogurt
¼ cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
Just mix everything together – it’s that easy! We know your little peanuts will be asking for this in every lunch ahead.
For a main dish – and to change things up from the traditional sandwich – try making fun-to-eat mini wraps. Our favorite includes ham and cheese with a little mayo and lettuce, all wrapped up in a tortilla. For a sweeter version, try filling it with peanut butter, thinly sliced apples and cheese.
The All-in-One Lunch Bag and Stainless Steel Bento Boxes are perfect for keeping wraps, sandwiches and even leftovers fresh. (The day after taco night, pack your little one’s lunch with strips of tortillas, pieces of chicken, beans and cheese. They’ll have fun making their own fajitas for lunch!)
Every good lunch needs a little treat at the end. We absolutely love these fun and educational alphabet crackers (we have a hard time keeping our hands off them ourselves!). Try making them with your children as a fun shared activity.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter (softened for 30 minutes)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Beat in softened butter and slowly add sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat.
Add half of the flour mixture and beat until combined. Add remaining flour mixture until completely combined.
Divide dough into two balls. Shape each ball into a flat disc and wrap separately in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate dough for at least an hour before using. (Tip: chilled dough is easier to cut out and will hold its shape better when baked.)
Once dough is chilled, use a rolling pin to roll out to a thin layer.
While gearing up for a busy school year, don’t forget to schedule some quality family time! Whether it’s reading a favorite story together before bed or watching a movie over the weekend, everyone deserves a break. Here are some of our favorite ways to get the family together.
Cozy up with a book. We can’t think of a better place to snuggle up for story time than in one of our teepees. Add a few blankets and pillows, and you’ve got the ultimate hangout for you and your kids.