The stork delivers Baby Banou to St. Paul
Baby Banou was birthed by Darya Lucas, who left a law career to pursue her passion for kids’ retail. Lucas sells modern, stylish clothes for little ones in an environment that is kid-friendly in a Martha-Stewart-thoughtful way, not a kitschy one: Magnet boards distract busybodies, Juicy Juice fends off meltdowns, and stroller parking keeps shopping obstacle-free. Don’t forget to look up: The pomander mobile mesmerizes adults and Björn-bundled alike. 792 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-340-0062, babybanou.com
The holidays are a perfect time to test-run new beauty products, as all the companies clamor for your hard-earned dollars. Check out these beauties.
|A Tartan Tale limited-edition eye shadow, $20 each @ MAC Cosmetics, maccosmetics.com||EcoTools kabuki brush, $7 @ natureofbeauty.com|
|NARS Lip gloss set in Crazy Heart, $50 @ narscosmetics.com||Napoleon Perdis Tropical Heat set, $39 @ target.com|