Monday, December 1, 2008
Drumroll... Pickles & Ice Cream wins DallasChild magazine's Best for Families 2008 award for Best Maternity Clothes! This award is extra special because it's a readers' poll award! Thank you DFW Metroplex mommies for voting for us! Your support throughout the years continues our quest to offer the best customer service and selection of maternity apparel around.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Plaza Style will be a fall fashion preview for The Plaza, and an opportunity for the center's fashion tenants to showcase their unique offerings. Co-sponsored by PaperCity, the event will benefit Dallas Fashion Incubator/Texas’ Next Top Designer. We have hired Rhonda Sargent Chambers to produce the event. For two hours, we anticipate constant activity—from the live performances of the 4-piece Dallas Wind Symphony, to the modeling of the latest fashions from The Plaza, to the silent auction of items donated by tenants, all benefiting a great local charity.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Women's Hospital at Renaissance hosted Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel to Celebrate Your Bump with a Shop and Learn event that included Pickles & Ice Cream's new Fall Collection and several seminars designed for mommy-to-be. Expectant mommies from across the Valley purchased the latest in maternity fashion, skin care and designer diaper bags while learning about everything from breastfeeding to building a maternity wardrobe. One lucky mommy won a Spa Day from the Women’s Hospital at Renaissance and Exclusive Beauty. Another won a Divine Baby Shower to be hosted at Pickles & Ice Cream by Simply Divine Events. Seminar proceeds benefitted the March of Dimes. Read the Press Release Here.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
One of Brooklyn's newest retailers is sure to satiate every expectant mommy's craving for cute, different and fashion forward apparel. Pickles & Ice Cream has now expanded to the East Coast, with its latest boutique opening in Brooklyn. Well-known for bringing fun and fashion to expectant moms across Texas and the Southeast, the first New York location is well on it’s way to treating the Tri-State area mommies to the best of both worlds: New York style with a hint of Southern hospitality. This Ave U Brooklyn location joins nine other Pickles & Ice Cream boutiques, including an online boutique, to deliver designer maternity apparel, nursing essentials, and accessories to moms-to-be.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Christian Siriano to Launch 'Fierce' Maternity Collection
Monday, August 18, 2008
Jennifer Lopez Gives Tips on Triathlon Training
By LAURA ZACCARO and LEE FERRAN
Aug. 18, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity
Participating in F.I.G. Finale Designer Sale!
FIG FINALE 75% OFF SALE!!
1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
FIG finale is a spectacular sale during which the area's top stores come together at FIG and sell their women's and men's clothing, accessories and shoes to the public at a 75 percent discount. It's a shopper's paradise, with approximately 30 great retailers offering their high-end merchandise at unbeatable prices. Participating retailers include:
Monday, July 28, 2008
Twins on the way for Rebecca and Jerry!
PEOPLE.com - Rebecca Romijn and her husband, Jerry O'Connell, are expecting twins, their rep confirms to PEOPLE. The babies are due this winter. A source tells PEOPLE that both babies will be girls.
The twins were conceived without the help of in vitro fertilization or the fertility drug Clomid, a source close to the couple also says.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Jolie-Pitts Welcome a Son & Daughter
By Dana Kennedy and Kristin Boehm
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves... It's a Boy!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Welcome a Baby Girl!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
about getting back into shape after baby...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
PEOPLE - Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Monday, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Stella Doreen McDermott was born at 3:13 p.m. in a Los Angeles hospital via C-section. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long, a rep for Spelling says.
The couple also have a 1-year-old son, Liam Aaron. McDermott, 41, has a son, Jack, 9, from a previous marriage. - Read the rest of this story at People.com
According to People, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren have welcomed a baby girl.
Honor Marie Warren was born June 7 in Los Angeles, her rep, Brad Cafarelli, confirms. This is the couple's first child.
Alba, 27, and Warren, 31, quietly wed on May 19 at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The two met while working on Fantastic Four, for which Warren was the director's assistant. They became engaged last December. - Read more at People.com
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The Latest on Who's Expecting...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
GMA Is Looking for Women Who Have Vivid Dreams Anticipating Their Baby's Arrival
Some dream experts think expectant moms and dads have similar anxiety issues while expecting - from strange or pleasant dreams, to weight gain and nausea, to sleep loss.
Or, are you totally relaxed and have none of these anxiety-related problems?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Credit: Isaac Brekken/AP
Urban told reporters of the baby on the way, "We're very excited."
Added wife Kidman, "We're very pregnant and good."
According to Now Magazine Online, UK: Nicole Kidman wowed fans on the red carpet on Sunday when she showed off her big baby bump.
The actress, who is nearly 7 months pregnant, has always been super slim.
But as she arrived at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with husband Keith Urban she was happy to flaunt her curvy figure.
Wearing a strapless silver dress, Nicole stroked her stomach and cuddled up to Keith, 40, as they laughed and joked in front of the crowds.
And Nicole, 40, is said to be so proud of her voluptuous body that she's asked celebrity snapper Patrick Demarchelier to photograph her in the later stages of pregnancy.
Nicole is due to give birth in July.
She is already mum to adopted kids Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12, with ex husband Tom Cruise, 45.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Angelina Jolie's Twins Are Due Aug. 19
Credit: Evan Agostini/ AP
By Stephen M. Silverman
Apparently one of the most-discussed topics at this year's Cannes Film Festival is Angelina Jolie's pregnancy.
First, Jolie's Kung Fu Panda costar Jack Black spilled the beans and confirmed that Jolie and partner Brad Pitt are expecting twins. Now fellow costar Dustin Hoffman has revealed her due date!
The big day? Today show reporter Natalie Morales revealed on Thursday's program that Hoffman told her the babies were due Aug. 19.
The new arrivals will be the fifth and sixth children for the Jolie and Pitt. The family currently consists of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, who turns 2 this month.
"I'm very happy," said Jolie, 33, according to Today. "Unlike most women, I love being pregnant. [It makes] you feel like more like a woman than you've ever felt. You just feel like everything about your body is there for your baby."
Supernanny's Tips on Dealing With Baby's First Year
Read an Excerpt of Jo Frost's Book Below
Supernanny Jo Frost has helped countless families deal with out-of-control kids and get their lives back on track. Now, the child-care provider has written a new book to help parents get through the obstacles in baby's first year.
In "Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care: What You Need to Know for the First Year From America's Most Trusted Nanny," Frost uses humor and empathy to give practical information and emotional support to mothers and fathers.
The book gives advice on baby proofing the home; setting up routines for infants; and even dealing with premature and multiple births.
Read an excerpt of Frost's baby guide below.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The choices are many for moms-to-be
Options include fashionable dresses, stylish PJs, novelty T-shirts, more
Muze "Say Hello to My Little Friend" tee, available at
Pickles & Ice Cream, Houston.
By JOY SEWING
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
None of her clothes fit.
"This is not the time to retreat into feeling fat and ugly,'' says Brown, director of cultural health initiatives for the American Heart Association. "It's much different now than when my mom was pregnant and had no options.''
Brown has been pleased with the assortment of fashions for pregnant women but says she's looking forward to the months ahead.
"Things naturally shift as your body gets prepared, so you want to feel good in what you're wearing,'' she said. "The in-between stage has been the hardest because you're not too far along for maternity, but none of your clothes fit. I already have a swimsuit picked out for the summer.''
At Pickles & Ice Cream, owner Dawn Wilson says there are many Mother's Day gift options for expecting moms. Her favorites are stylish pajamas - not muumuus - because many women "won't buy them themselves.'' Prices are $49-$99.
She also sells novelty T-shirts with sayings such as "Say Hello to My Little Friend'' (shown above) and "I Can Grow People'' at $40-$69. And the Hot Slings pouch ($47-$63), a sling to carry a baby in the fetal position comfortably against the mother's body, is a huge seller.
"Really, you should celebrate and feel special every day,'' Wilson said. "Be it a first-time mom or a mom on her second or third child, it's a day to celebrate.'' - Read more at Chron.com
Visit the Houston Pickles & Ice Cream Boutique!
Open Mon to Sat from 10 to 6
1704 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston TX 77056
Boob Maternity Brings Out Celebumoms’ Curves
too. - Read more at ModernMom.com
Minnie Driver was spotted by the daily paper Metro, wearing our popular tie-back dress. We're therefore very happy to announce that we still have this style in stock!
and selected Pickles & Ice Cream Boutiques!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Live in the Houston area? Join our Houston Pickles & Ice Cream boutique for a special Mother's Day event! You don't want to miss this... Product demonstrations, great goodie bags, raffle drawings, and light refreshments! Bring a girlfriend and enjoy a day with special guests and fellow mommies!
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Expecting
"I'm great with kids," she told the New York Daily News earlier this month.
"I think I'm still a big giant kid. I understand them and usually we're the same size. I think I understand the way they look up at the world. I get it."
Monday, April 14, 2008
Credit: Jen Lowery/Startraks
SYDNEY (AFP) — Hollywood star Cate Blanchett has given birth to a son, a spokesman for the Australian actress said Monday.
The baby is the third child for the 38-year-old Oscar-winner and her playwright husband Andrew Upton. He was born Sunday.
"Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have a baby boy, Ignatius Martin Upton," a spokesman for the Sydney Theatre Company, where the couple are joint artistic directors, told AFP.
"All are well and very happy," he added.
The baby is the third son for the Sydney-based couple, who already have Dashiell, six, and Roman, three.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board
Many women wonder if they should follow a special diet while they're breastfeeding. The good news is that you probably don't need to make any major changes to what you eat or drink during this time, though there are a few important considerations to keep in mind:
to see why a well-balanced diet is important for your health...
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is the new
mother of a baby girl, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"De Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson welcomed their first child, a healthy baby girl, on Saturday March 29 in Los Angeles," her rep tells PEOPLE. "Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson weighed in at 5lbs, 13oz."
The baby is the first for the Food Network star and Today show contributor, 37, and her husband since 2003, Todd Thompson, 44, a clothing designer for Anthropologie.
"When I found out I was pregnant I was in complete shock," De Laurentiis said last November, when the baby news was first announced. "I truly didn't believe it. I honestly thought, 'There has got to be a mistake.' "
Giada told Redbook in January she’s hoping to pass on the love of food to her daughter, but she is being cautious. She said, "Watch, I will probably end up with a child who not only doesn't care about food but doesn't ever want to set foot in a kitchen!"
In February, she stated of the physical changes coming over her; including her sudden cravings for steak! "I couldn't be more excited about being pregnant. I can't wait to meet her."
Monday, March 31, 2008
Credit: Drummond-Young/Splash News Online
Good care means a lot for your health and your baby's health.
What is gestational diabetes?
How gestational diabetes can affect your baby
Friday, March 28, 2008
Max Liron Bratman, born Jan. 12
Credit: Regine Mahaux/Contour by Getty Images
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time for a change
Maternity fashions catch up with today’s trendy moms-to-be
By Cheryl P. Allen • STAFF WRITER • March 27, 2008 • GreenvilleOnline.com
Maternity clothes have evolved drastically over the years, adding flair and elegance to pregnancy, said Katie Darby, owner of Pickles & Ice Cream on Augusta Road.
Darby, who opened her store eight years ago, said she was inspired by conversations with pregnant friends who were frustrated over trying to find trendy clothing for their changing bodies. “I actually opened the store before I had children,” said Darby, now a mother of three young children. “So then, when I did have babies, I had something to wear.”
In the past, options were very limited, Darby said. “It was always a season or two behind the regular women’s fashion. Everything was very loose, big, long panels ... extremely frumpy, a lot of button-up tops and not much fun. You had to completely change your style and just wear what pregnant people wore. Now you don’t have to change your style.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Food cravings has even the celebs baffled
Courtesy of Easier.com
(March 25, 2008) - Reports this week revealed that pregnant Cate Blanchett is experiencing cravings for pickles and ice cream, making her one of the estimated 68% of pregnant women experiencing similar unusual food hankerings.
What some might not know is that these cravings can reveal a lack of certain nutrients, such as olives potentially indicating a lack of sodium and cheese a common sign of calcium, phosphorous and aluminium deficiency. Amongst other such desires, some pregnant women experience irrepressible cravings for chocolate and this could mean that you may be slightly anaemic (lacking in iron). Dark chocolate in particular, can be a useful source of magnesium and iron, whereas milk chocolate actually tends to inhibit the absorption of iron.
With this in mind there is a resource available for pregnant women to sort the nutritional facts from the fiction - the ‘Guide to healthy eating in pregnancy'. Produced in association with Midwife Maggie Evans by natural iron-rich water supplement, Spatone, the guide contains concise information for mothers-to-be on why healthy eating is important for their unborn baby, how much to eat, what particular cravings mean and which foods to avoid during pregnancy.
Friday, March 21, 2008
PEOPLE - "Halle Berry, who only recently said, "I want to stay pregnant forever", had a baby girl Sunday and "is doing great," her rep has confirmed.
The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.
Berry first announced her pregnancy in September last year, when she was three months along.
During her pregnancy, the Oscar, Emmy and Razzie winner told InStyle she felt "fantastic" thanks to eating right and keeping fit with yoga, swimming, light weights and an elliptical machine. "Right now I just have so much joy and energy," she said. "I can just go and go and go."
For his part, Aubry has been reading
baby manuals and parenting books." Read more...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Meet our new obsession.
It's a little treat called Tummy Rub Oil, by Mama Mio.
And, it's fabulous... Pregnant, or not!
Pickles & Ice Cream was lucky enough to have met with the National Sales Manager for MamaMio, (she's a jewel by the way), and she gave us an awesome presentation on their products. We are so pumped about this stuff, that we want to share everything that we learned with all of you.
She made a good point...
We will spend $200 on a piece of clothing that we wear occasionally,
but we are hesitant to spend money on something we wear every day...
"Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a super nourishing blend of the richest and most healing oils available. It absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished but not at all greasy. It super-hydrates your taut tummy to add elasticity, sparing you itchy belly syndrome and helping you win the battle against stretch marks. We offer an oil alongside our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter as your skin naturally produces oil and therefore it is easily recognised and used. Every ingredient in Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Combined with our non-nauseating Gravida fragrance it is a tremendous stretch mark fighter.
The decision between Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil and Stretch Mark Butter is entirely yours. Do you prefer an oil or a butter they are both equally powerful at fighting stretch marks. For mega-tummies (does it feel like twins?) try layering Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil first and Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter second. With this dynamic duo in place, stretch marks wouldn't dare!" - ♥ mamamio.com
Continue reading for more information about Mama Mio!
Learn how to use the product for the best results...
Plus, what exactly is in this stuff??