The absolute best thing about having started my blog is the people I have met through the years. I feel so fortunate because in my ‘real’ life prior to blogging I was always working and 99% of that work was from home so I didn’t really get a chance to meet like minded people, the blog changed all that nonsense and I have met some pretty spectacular individuals that I think the world of. One of those people is the wildly creative Suzonne of Urban Comfort. Last Spring I was fortunate enough to visit Suzonne in New Orleans and met her son Hudson, (a perfect Southern gentlemen in the making). I received a parcel in the mail the day before Christmas which took me over a month to open because I was a little out of it (understatement). When I finally did open one of the beautifully wrapped gifts it had the above enclosed note, my favorite part reads, “I’m happy you had a baby.” I loved it so much I put the note on the refrigerator and smile every time I read it. Hudson happens to have wonderful taste in books, some of his favorites include mine (I too am a Green Eggs & Ham fan), but he introduced me to a new favorite The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers.
I was familiar with Oliver Jeffers work and have long admired his lettering, but now I am just over the moon for him. This book is so charming and well done, and I mean this next statement as the highest compliment it’s like if Anthropologie became a children’s book.
Even though there’s not a ton of contrast which younger babies love, it still seems to grab baby Elle’s attention and it certainly grabs mine. I have plans now to add many more Oliver Jeffers books to her growing library, which of course I plan to keep you abreast of, I so love books! and hope Elle will share that same passion.
P.S. That colorful ball toy is from the Manhattan Toy company and is a wood bead rattle that is not only lovely to look at but a lot of fun for baby!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they just welcomed to the world a baby girl. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.