Summer means school is out! The kids are ready to hit the beach and some are off to camp. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!) Summer is a time for kids to play and get lots of vitamin D. I look forward to making many memories with my kids — especially at the beach! Read on, because I have lots of FabULyss summer finds just for you.
For little girls, one of my favorite summer FabULyss Finds are the Fasten bathing suits. I am especially loving the summer emoji one-shoulder swimsuit. The two divamoms who started this amazing business, Jill Slater and Alexis Castellano, set out to evolve the one-piece bathing suit into a suit that could open and close with ease. The swimwear makes diaper changes and going to the bathroom a breeze for parents and kids, while remaining fun and fashionable!
They worked with Alexis’s mom (a retired fashion designer), cutting up old bathing suits, sewing them back together, creating their own patterns, and ultimately perfecting the products. You will love these amazing, fashion-forward bathing suits. It’s revolutionary swimwear that makes parenting easier and diaper changes faster. Parents and kids can easily unfasten these swimsuits when it’s time to go.
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One of my FabULyssfinds for divamoms is Club Prive. Divamom Katerina is the beautiful and most stylish founder. She helps divamoms and glammas look fabulous. Her cozy private showroom features top designer labels from all over the world, including Blumarine, Plein Sud, Temperley London, Alexis, Sunday Saint-Tropez, and Poupette St Barth’s (one of my personal favorites). She will spend time with you going through the showroom and helping you select your clothing, dresses, and accessories. A fabULyss one-stop shop. I especially love her summer collection.
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When moms ask me where they can find a nanny that they can trust, I send them to Tammy Gold. Your most valuable treasures are your kids. I met Tammy Gold while doing a TV segment, and they introduced her to me as the “nanny whisperer.”
She is a licensed therapist, certified parent coach, and the founder of the Tammy Gold Nanny Agency. She has had the pleasure of working with families of all kinds for more than a decade. She helps parents manage everything from finding the perfect nanny, to handling the terrible twos or tumultuous teens, to couples navigating their relationships. She realizes that being a parent is tough and even the best of us need a little support along the way.
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I am so excited to introduce you to sisters Ellen Brown and Melanie DiCristino. They spent decades working in the financial industry while simultaneously searching for the right opportunity to combine their deep-seated love of textiles with their desire to work with non-profit human rights organizations.
On a trip to Istanbul, a chance meeting with famous Turkish artist Ebru Uygun enabled the pair to realize their dream. Brown and DiCristino were instantly taken with both Uygun’s story as well as her art, and knew that her creations would be the perfect first chapter of the Ellebelle story. Ellebelle is dedicated to producing beautiful pieces that capture the essence of artists’ one-of-a-kind visions, while giving back to those less fortunate; a mission of providing bold luxury with beautiful meaning. I especially love my Capri Sea extra-large microfiber tote bag for the beach.
Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (www.divam
Need to chill? Popsicles in flavors like watermelon- raspberry-lime will cool you off — and satisfy the kids and the kid in you.
3 cups watermelon cubes
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbsp. lime juice
DIRECTIONS: In a blender, puree all of the ingredients. With a flexible spatula, push the mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl; discard solids.
To finish, pour the mixture into molds and insert sticks. If using cups, freeze until partially frozen and slushy, about 30 minutes, then insert sticks. Freeze until firm, at least six hours.
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