There’s nothing that gets moms frantically shopping like the thought of Palm Sunday quickly approaching. Especially if it’s your baby’s first one. This traditional and religious ritual is quite a big deal here in Lebanon and it’s really all about the children not to mention the highly anticipated and often sold out decorated candles.
Like many milestones during the past six month, this was my Baby Luca’s first Palm Sunday and I have to admit what he would wear was something I had put a lot of thought into. I knew that although I’d like him to look slightly primp and proper rather than casual I also didn’t want to stick on a bow-tie to something formal, but rather I wanted his style to be a trendy and laid-back one.
The first place that came to mind while I was considering shopping for the occasion was Zahar Kids at City Centre Beirut. Why Zahar? First off, Zahar is an institution and a household name in high-end and mid-range clothing for kids, having been around since 1935, this store has dressed generations and generations. Although I was not born and raised in Lebanon my husband was, and growing up, most of his special occasion outfits were from there. So I thought it would be extra sweet to do the same for Baby Luca. Zahar Kids carry many exclusive international brands. In fact I’ve been eyeing some of their collections since I was pregnant, while mixing and matching many in my head, but I’ve been pacing myself, since I was keen on checking out the new collection first. Karl Lagerfeld, DKNY, Boss, Ralph Lauren shoes, Petit Bateau, Replay are just to name a few.
Baby Luca however was the lucky guy who was the first to wear the Italian label Byblos, which has just arrived this week and is now available exclusively at Zahar Kids. Zahar Kids spoiled us silly by sending over the entire range last week and we had a ball putting some looks together. After careful deliberation, I chose a white linen shirt and adorable navy vest by Mayoral and the sweetest little white blazer, and stylish jeans by Byblos. Finally we chose the cutest little mocassins by Ralph Lauren. The understated and elegant candle was also by Zahar Kids.
Baby Luca loved his new look, we can tell by the way he was cooing and all-smiles at church and during lunch. He’s quite the poser as you can probably tell and he looked like a little man until he tried to eat his candle.
You can visit Zahar Kids on level 2 City Centre Beirut to get some of the items you like from this look.
Baby Luca’s Chocolates by Boite Sucrée