Westie Award: Best Children's Boutique

So I grew up with Fisher Price and plastic toys, so I'm totally not knocking them (I  still have THIS in my parents' basement and can't wait to use it again).  But, I do love the latest trend of back-to-basics, simple, wooden kid toys that don't just feel like clutter.  (Mom friends, I may eat my shorts on this once I have kids!  I know the last priority of baby + kid stuff is to be both functional and nice to look at!)  But, it's fun to know there are some great shops out there with kid toys that you wouldn't mind leaving out with your grown up decor!  

And the Westie for Best Children's Boutique goes to... 

Kid Firefly

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Even though I don't have kiddos yet, I still love perusing this adorable shop for modern "parents, babies, and kids" at 1405 Abbot Kinney in Venice.  See all their info and online shop HERE.  

The store space itself is so bright and airy, with exposed brick and pops of color from all the fun things for your littles.  


From Splendid toddler tees and stuffed knit dolls (I wanted a mermaid one for myself!), to a neon green wheelbarrow + garden tool set--it's all just so cute and unique.  I mean, they even have "Little Bert" chairs--mini-sized Henry Bertoia inspired mid-century chairs!

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It is on Abbot Kinney, and the price tags reflect that.  For a girl on a budget like me, it's more of a speciality gift shop for very special munchkin occasions.  But there are so many wonderful novelty items, it's worth stopping in to ooh and ahh over!  It's a must-go if you have kiddos--your little ones will love checking out all their brightly colored toys and books.  They can even go all Hunger Games on these precious wooden bow + arrows set!

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The owners and employees are so friendly and helpful, and you can swing over to the grown up Firefly shop just down the street while you're there!  

Be sure to let them know Westside Bestside sent ya!