Where better to have a play date than outside your door particularly when the magnificent Jane’s Carousel is just steps away. Days before their big move to Miami, Tallulah and I met Lorie and her son Beckett at their loft in DUMBO which they share with daddy Bertil (the trio have recently starred in a Banana Republic Campaign). Looking like an oversized magical music box, the completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922 is housed inside a glass Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Skipping rocks in the river, numerous carousel rides and surrounded by the natural beauty of Brooklyn Bridge Park-I have to say- I was most in awe of the strength and ease with which Lorie carried both children simutaneously the few blocks to the famous retro Dewey’s Candy store!
Lorie- Since becoming a mother what has been your secret to staying so incredibly healthy and beautiful? You are too kind. I feel since becoming a mother and being a working mother there is hardly any time for me so I try my best to go to bed early and exercise so I have the energy for my very energetic Beckett..
What do you miss most about New York City? I miss walking around…I miss stumbling upon the unknown which New York offers so often.
Favorite family pastime? It would have to be snuggling in bed. Beckett is such a love bug and these moments are priceless.
Favorite bedtime stories? We go to the library and get books every week! Beckett loves any story that involves airplanes or trucks. He also NEVER gets tired of Jack and the Beanstalk.
A dream family vacation would be? A private island in the South Pacific where we could just explore all day. Very Robinson Crusoe.
Favorite children’s brand/s? I really don’t have a favorite brand. Beckett’s wardrobe is alot of recycled clothes from friends mixed with things we pick up from traveling. We then pass his clothes down to other friends.
Favorite designer/s you wish would come out with a children’s line? If Tom Ford came out with a childrens line it would be divine.