Wednesday, June 24, 2009

baby on board

Summer means getting away from it all and we all know how important it is to travel light when there's a baby involved. Now you can do so and still bring the products you need and love--thanks to the Weleda Baby Starter Kit ($12). It's composed of five essential Weleda products designed to calm, soothe and protect in an easy-to-carry, reusable bag that meets TSA size requirements. Formulated with Biodynamic® calendula, the Weleda Baby Calendula Care collection softly cares for a baby’s ultra-sensitive skin. Plus, it smells baby fresh! The Calendula Baby Cream gives skin a protective layer from dry indoor air or the ravages of the great outdoors. Calendula Oil, formulated with organic chamomile, is ideal for after a bath or to pamper your baby with a soothing massage. Calendula Lotion with sweet almond oil, organic sesame oil and calendula moisturizes and soothes delicate skin. Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash, with plant-derived, sugar-based cleansing and foaming agents, is gentle on eyes and skin. And--my favorite--
Calendula Diaper Care, complete with a medicinal blend of zinc oxide and other calming ingredients, offers quick relief from diaper rash and minor skin irritations. Plus, it eliminates unwanted odors and leaves your little one smelling sweet. Get your kit at

in the swim: post-baby body

We're not all built like Heidi Klum. If you've had a baby, your body probably isn't what it used to be. So chances are the first summer or two after your baby is born, you're going to feel a bit self-conscious about what kind of swimsuit you choose and which of your body parts are being flaunted. Fortunately, swimwear guru Lisa Curran, who grew up in the beach town of Cape May, New Jersey and has been making women look and feel amazing for more than 10 years, you've got options. Her latest styles boast incredibly flattering fits that will make you feel confident and sexy when lounging beach or poolside. Some of her biggest spring trends include ruffles, stripes, white, prints and the reinvented one-piece, like the shapely silhouette shown here. It covers tummy bulges, isn't cut too high on the leg and features a subtle ruffle along the neckline to draw attention to the upper body and away from more probable problem areas. Even her sexy two-pieces have strategically placed shirring and/or side ties to divert the eye. Penelope Cruz, Gwenyth Paltrow, Evangeline Lilly and Teri Hatcher are among her clients. You can be too. Go to to place your order.