Baby fashion designers like to promise you the moon and the stars.
Softer than a cloud! Easy to clean! Fits like a dream!
But Miami mom Mary Morrison had played that game of patty cake one too many times. Weary of cute but impractical baby clothes, Morrison created Mooncakes. Now, the popular Palm Beach-meets-Shanghai layette, known for its signature ribbon-trimmed wrap shirts and coordinating pants, has spawned its own flagship boutique.
Find newborn necessities (swaddle blankets, onesies) alongside sibling gifts from Eeboo and Automoblox. Plus, stock up on keepsakes (scrapbooks, photo albums) for new moms.
It’s a must-hit one-stop baby shop.
Mooncakes Baby & Gifts, 5790 Bird Road, South Miami (305-740-9193 or moon-cakes.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Mooncakes Baby & Gifts
Puppet-Making and Storytelling Workshop
What: Guided by The Friendly Learning Theatre Company, kids (ages 4-10) make and develop a voice for a puppet (sock or papier-mâché), then put on a show.
Why: They’ll knock your socks off.
When: Oct. 6-27. Tues., 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Where: Rex Art, 3160 SW 22nd St. Register at 786-303-4036.
What: Online deals give Florida residents (remember to take your ID) $10 off adult admission and $6 off kids’ tickets. Or full-paying adults can take kids in for free. Just print the coupon from the site and present it at the gate.
Why: They mean monkey business.
When: Thru Oct. Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Monkey Jungle, 14805 SW 216th St. (305-235-1611).
A Gift from Catimini
What: Free necklace or pencil case when you spend $100 or more.
Why: You knew your child was gifted.
When: Thru Oct.
Where: Catimini, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., lvl. 1 (305-705-0070).