By Estelle Erasmus My daughter was asking me at the beginning of last week, "mommy when do the holidays start?" She got her answer when we took a little trek into New York City to see the Tree and view the wonderful products, displays and interactive stations for Northpole, a new line of toys, gifts and party items from Hallmark at the store's Rockefeller Center location at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level. Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus
Disclosure: I received some of the toys and items here for review; others I bought myself. The opinions here, as always are my own.
The Elf on the Shelf has been taken out of his hiding place … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus Each December, I tingle in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. I savor it all…the songs, the sentiment, the TV specials, the homey smells of cinnamon, apple cider, and cookies, and the spirit of tzedakah. I’m Jewish, born and raised in New York, married to a South African … Continue Reading ››
By Estelle Sobel Erasmus My daughter loves playing with toys. That's why when she recently had an opportunity to trial play with some of the hottest toys of the season at the Big Toy Book's Biggest Day of Holiday play blogger event (#TBTBHoliday), we hightailed it to the city on a Saturday morning to find out what the buzz was all about. Here are some of her favorites from the day and … Continue Reading ››