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Summer vacation planning? Here are our European Favorites!

As we begin working on the itinerary for our summer travels, I have been thinking about the places we've been and loved.  Over the past 5 years, we've done extensive European travel - usually for 4-6 weeks at one time.   We have seen so many wonderful sites and learned so much about European history, art, architecture, food, people and culture.  Here's a brief list of my top European favorites.  Share yours in the comments! Favorite bridge - Ponte Vecchio (Florence, Italy) because the age & beauty.  Runner up - Le Pont d'Avignon - (Avignon, France) because the nursery rhyme.   Favorite River- Le Seine (Paris, France) because the romance. Runner up - the Danube- because it flows through so...

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Hula Hoop Party Highlights

What a weekend! Thanks to everyone involved in making the 2012 Tween Party and Hula Hoop Contest the success that it was.     Here's a video of the hula hoop contest highlights, featuring some super talented young ladies that really know how to "play like a girl!" Here's a handful of our favorite photos:[gallery link="file" orderby="ID"] You can see the rest in our Facebook album. Somehow, we didn't manage to snap a pic of the DELICIOUS confectionery delights from Tribeca Treats (probably because we were mostly concerned with eating them). Instead, we've chosen a photo that best illustrates the experience of eating one of their red velvet cupcakes:   Seriously. Go get one. A special thanks to: Sarah Mlynowski,...

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Torly Kid's 4th Annual Tween Party and Hula Hoop Contest

Get ready! What began as a mere hula hoop contest has evolved into Torly Kid's most anticipated event of the year, the annual Tween Party! We're beyond excited for all of the great activities and giveaways we've got in store for kids ages 7 and up.   11 AM: Meet author Sarah Mlynowski Sarah is the author of the bestselling YA series,  Magic in Manhattan, (Bras & Broomsticks,  Frogs & French Kisses, Spells & Sleeping Bags, and Parties & Potions). She'll be reading and signing copies of her brand new book, Fairest of All, the first volume in the Whatever After series. Fairest of All will be in stores in May 2012, but if you want to get a sneak peek right now, stop by Torly Kid to pick up...

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April Book Swap

Bookshelves getting a little crowded? Refresh your library during Torly Kid’s book swap. For the entire month of April, you can drop off your previously-loved picture or chapter books and trade them in for “new” ones. We’ll even give you a coupon for 10% off your next purchase just for participating!

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Things We Love This Week: Neon!

Neon is where it's at right now, and Torly Kid is so on board with this trend. For proof that this throwback style from the '80s and '90s has resurfaced in a great way, check out this striped coverall ($68) and denim-trimmed tees ($32) from Mali Kids, pink and blue cutoff shorts ($46-$48) by Tractor, and MoHao's pink and yellow trimmed bikini ($62). What better way to welcome the sun than these ultra-bright colors?

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