I have a confession: I am not a baby person. I've always felt a little uncomfortable around the little squishy, floppy, pudgy things and not quite sure how to handle them or interact with them. This may make me sound heartless, but I swear it's just because I haven't had a lot of experience with them - I really do enjoy admiring them from safe distances.
But if there is one thing I do love about babies, it's their clothes. And their toys. And their accessories. And those tiny little spoons you feed them with... Which is why I was so pleased to learn a few months ago that one of my best friends from my hometown (that's her in the photo above) is planning to open her own baby store, adorably named "Tweed" in her new hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Maggie is one of the most creative, fun, and cutest people I've ever known. I knew she'd do big things back in high school and I completely believe in her store (they just announced their Grand Opening - April 17th!). She's pouring her entire heart, soul and smiles into this store, and I can't wait to visit and see it for myself.
She's started a blog to give her customers and fans some insight into the inner-workings of her store, as well as a preview of some of the cutest baby clothes I've ever seen (Seriously. They almost break through my baby-fraidness). If Nashville already wasn't a cool-enough city to begin with, a trip to Tweed will surely round it out.
Online purchasing hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but if you're in the Nashville area and know of anyone expecting, or who has a little one of their own, please stop in! This isn't just a shameless plug for the business of a friend - if I lived in Nashville, I'd spend so much time and money at her store buying gifts for friends, jsut because I believe it's going to be one of the most adorable shops around (Milwaukeeans - think of Freckle Face, and then multiply the cuteness times 10).
And be sure to visit Maggie's ultra-sweet blog. I couldn't be more excited for her! :)