What’s in my bike basket: new baby gifts!

baby_gifts_bikes My good friend Grace just welcomed their second baby earlier this month. I’m so excited to meet their new daughter, Lucy (love the name). So I decided to ride my bike from Brooklyn to Grace’s apartment in Queens today to meet Lucy. I mapped the ride and it was less then 7 miles by bike. Yay!

baby_gifts_bikes_9 I stopped by a local kids store called Hank & JoJo and bought some special presents. With the help of the owner Andy, I picked out a safari toy tube as a “big brother” gift for 3 year old Maks and an adorable owl organic blanket for the new baby.


I carefully wrapped the gifts in yellow tissue and twine with “help” from my cat Trixie. Trixie is a magnet to anything with string.

baby_gifts_bikes_11 Using a typewriter, I made tags for kid’s gifts.

baby_gifts_bikes_7 I packed my bike basket with the gifts, leather cross body bag, Sawako Furuno green ribbon bike helmet and a special picture. Grace and I met each other back in grade school living in Ohio. After graduating from Kent State, we became roommates in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This picture was taken in our apartment about 10 years ago (WAY before careers in fashion, husbands, babies and Williamsburg was cool)

baby_gifts_bikes_4 On my ride, I wore a Madewell “Prefect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend shirt”, floral skirt from Zara and a pair of Hasbeens in Khaki Green Nubuck. And of course……


a cute bike helmet baby_gifts_bikes_12 Have a great weekend everyone! Congrats Grace and Jon on your new addition to your already adorable family.  XoXo Alison




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