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Elise loves a good shopping trip. Here we are at Hu&Hu, one of my favorites for the best antique finds. I came home with a handwoven table runner from Xin Jiang province.

Elise loves a good shopping trip. Here we are at Hu&Hu, one of my favorites for the best antique finds. I came home with a handwoven table runner from Xin Jiang province.

On Baoqing Lu near Fuxing Lu in Shanghai’s former French Concession is a large school. I always pass on walks with Elise and seem to be arriving as the children are either on a break or leaving for the day. Outside are multiple street vendors selling snacks and toys all trying to gain the children’s interest. 

One vendor has a pet shop on the back of his bike with dogs, birds, cats, hamsters, rabbits and crickets. As you can see in the picture, the kids love it but I do worry about the animals. How does one get into the traveling pet shop business anyway?

On Baoqing Lu near Fuxing Lu in Shanghai’s former French Concession is a large school. I always pass on walks with Elise and seem to be arriving as the children are either on a break or leaving for the day. Outside are multiple street vendors selling snacks and toys all trying to gain the children’s interest.

One vendor has a pet shop on the back of his bike with dogs, birds, cats, hamsters, rabbits and crickets. As you can see in the picture, the kids love it but I do worry about the animals. How does one get into the traveling pet shop business anyway?

One of the perks (or not) of being a new mom are the sleepless nights and late feedings. You can see by the time stamp on this picture it was about 4 a.m. when I took this screen shot. What to do in the dark with 30 minutes and an iPhone? Shop…obviously.
One of my favorite baby sites at the moment is CultureBaby.com, which curates baby clothing and toys from all over the world. You can shop small collections from India, Spain, China and more. Not only is everything unique and adorable but you can tell the quality is top notch. It’s like a gift shop for babies and I love a good gift shop!
Current favorites include these adorable baby espadrilles from Spain Japanese flip flops featuring a footprint bottom in the shape of a cat, dinosaur, monkey or gecko so kids can make the prints on the beach! 
They also have a partnership with the charity Maternova a group that provides pre-bundled kits to assist in childbirth in developing countries,. You can donate directly on the site and a portion of proceeds from sales also go to the cause. 

*picture from CultureBaby website.

One of the perks (or not) of being a new mom are the sleepless nights and late feedings. You can see by the time stamp on this picture it was about 4 a.m. when I took this screen shot. What to do in the dark with 30 minutes and an iPhone? Shop…obviously.

One of my favorite baby sites at the moment is CultureBaby.com, which curates baby clothing and toys from all over the world. You can shop small collections from India, Spain, China and more. Not only is everything unique and adorable but you can tell the quality is top notch. It’s like a gift shop for babies and I love a good gift shop!

Current favorites include these adorable baby espadrilles from Spain Japanese flip flops featuring a footprint bottom in the shape of a cat, dinosaur, monkey or gecko so kids can make the prints on the beach!

They also have a partnership with the charity Maternova a group that provides pre-bundled kits to assist in childbirth in developing countries,. You can donate directly on the site and a portion of proceeds from sales also go to the cause.

*picture from CultureBaby website.