Note to self: Never leave the house without a bottle. Addendum: Try to remember where you put note to self.
Say good-bye to chronic new parent disorganization with a Danzo diaper bag. The stylish line of carryalls tackles both forgetfulness and Bermuda Triangle Syndrome with clear Velcro pockets on the inside. Handy labels (bib, diapers, medicine, mommy) let you create your own personal checklist of essentials. What’s more, the bag zips all the way down the sides, so you can see that you have everything before hitting the road.
Choose from four styles: a roomy canvas tote, a slouchy nylon hobo, an oversize retro bowler, and a messenger bag. Each one comes with a cute, ducky changing pad. Just don’t forget the baby.
Available at Eggy, 8365 West Third Street, between Sweetzer and Orlando Avenues, West Hollywood (323-658-8882 or shopeggy.com); Poppy Store, 225 26th Street, between San Vincente Boulevard and Montana Avenue, Santa Monica (310-260-4777 or poppystores.com). To see styles, go to danzobaby.com, $195-$280.
Hammer K.A.M.P.: Kids’ Art Museum Project
What: L.A.’s top painters, sculptors, photographers, and creative pros lead a full day’s worth of inventive workshops and one-of-a-kind experiences for aspiring artists (ages 4-14). Plus, celebs on hand for story time.
Why: All K.A.M.P. proceeds go toward Hammer Kids public programming.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., at Westwood Blvd., Westwood (310-443-7000). Lunch included. Tickets ($100) online at hammer.ucla.edu.
What: Check out special exhibits and programs like making a terrarium or boogie to a bug band at this annual insectapalooza.
Why: They’re not all pests.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., b/t Vermont Ave. & Figueroa St., Downtown. Info at 213-763-3558. Museum admission: adults, $9; students, $7; kids, $2.
California Strawberry Festival
What: Kick off summer at this two-day, fruit-centric celebration. Seedlings whoop it up at Strawberryland for Kids with rides, fam-friendly entertainment, crafts, eats, and more.
Why: Guaranteed to be a berry good time.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Info at 888-288-9242. Adults, $12; children 5-12, $5; 4 and under, free. Tickets online at strawberry-fest.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Danzo