Look & Listen: Preview Our Favorite Audiobooks for Kids

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Kids of all ages can agree: Nothing brings a story to life quite like hearing it read aloud. Which is why the team at Random House dreamed up the Listening Library, turning children’s must-reads into convenient and entertaining audiobooks — perfect for family road trips this summer.

Click below to listen to excerpts from five of our favorite titles, then shop them and more popular picks from Random House’s collection in our sale.

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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo


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Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume


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The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne


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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

 

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Meet Six-Year-Old Style Icon Alonso Mateo (& His Chic Stylist Mom)

f-GilteGroupeSix-year-old style icon Alonso Mateo has a few secret weapons up his impeccably-rolled sleeve, namely, his celebrity stylist mom, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa. She takes inspiration from street style and the runway to create a series of looks that their 400,000-plus Instagram followers fawn over, and we’re officially smitten, too. We enlisted the hyper-stylish duo to create covetable outfits using some of Gilt’s favorite pieces—shop the sale now, then read on to find out more about their style secrets, preferred shopping spots, and more.

StyleFile: How did you start documenting Alonso Mateo’s outfits on Instagram?
Luisa Fernanda Espinosa: Two years ago, I discovered Instagram and started posting pictures of special moments of our life here in California, Mexico and on our travels.

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Gilt Kids’ Director Melissa Keswin Shares Her Back to School Shopping Tips in CupcakeMAG

From the ultimate summer essentials for moms and kids to the perfect picnic recipes, cupcakeMAG’s Summer Issue is a must-read. Cover girl Kourtney Kardashian reveals her five-minute makeup routine and her go-to outfit, supermoms Jessica Alba and Rosie Pope talk staying in shape and tricks to sneaking naps, and our very own Gilt Kids’ Director Melissa Keswin shares her back to school shopping tips. The mother of two helps relieve your BTS stress by calling out the items worth spending a little extra on, the versatile must-haves that can go from play dates to birthday parties, and the brands she loves—which you can find on Gilt now. Pick up the issue on newsstands or check out the digital version on cupcakeMAG.com.

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Shop Melissa’s picks on Gilt: Herschel polka dot backpack, $50; Joah Love Courtney set, $35; K-Way Claude Packable Windbreaker, $25; Superga Jcot Classic Sneakers, $19.

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Camp Gilt: Peek Inside Our Annual Picnic

GP_2014_-13 If our holiday blowouts are any indication (see Halloween), we’re all about a theme party at Gilt. And since nothing screams summer quite like camp, we took our annual picnic bash to the great outdoors — aka Brooklyn’s sprawling Prospect Park — for a picture-perfect afternoon of relay races, face painting, and plenty of sloppy joes and s’mores, of course. Check out some of our favorite snaps from the event, featuring our staff in their casual-chic best, not to mention their super-cute kiddos and pups.

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