Parent & Child interviews

Tyler, 9 years old – New York, USA

July 14, 2012
Ali Wing & son, Tyler

Tyler is a sports enthusiast, and begrudgingly good pianist.  Ali Wing his mother is the Founder/CEO of giggle and giggle.com, the stylish chain of baby products for new and expecting parents.

Child

What do you want to be when you grow up Be a professional soccer player

Someone you admire? Messi (of FC Barcelona)

What is your big dream? Play for FC Barcelona

Are you scared of anything?  Losing my parents

Your favourite films and books Star Wars films and Percy Jackson books

Something you did recently that you really loved Sleep over with my best friend

The best holidays you ever had ? Christmas in the Catskills with my whole family (Grandma & Grandpa included)

A place that you would dream to visit  Anywhere the Olympics is

The piece your like the most from your wardrobe My dry-fit sports shirts

The next item you would so dearly love to get iPhone (with a phone service – my parents won’t let me!)

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? Win the lottery so my parents could stop working and stay at home and play with me

Mother

A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? More than any other experience, I came home thankful for all of the opportunities of the United States and proud to be an American.

The place you love near your home Hudson River parks – it’s our “backyard” – and the definition of “family time.”

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday South America, to explore.

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Walle – as a commentary on American culture, strengths and weaknesses.

The film that you love to see with the whole family? We’re fans of the Madagascar series, and were excited to see the newest out this Summer!

The book on your bedside table  Secrets of Childhood Success

The children’s brands your cherish  giggle, of course! But also Under the Nile, Manhattan Toy, Barefoot Dreams

The children’s stores you love to visit and buy from giggle, of course!  But I also get inspired by a cute place in the Catskills mountains called Global Home.

What do you buy online? As a busy working mom in Manhattan, what do I not buy online?  From groceries to house supplies to clothes, we are multi-channel shoppers on all fronts!  I love FreshDirect.com for groceries, and remain gap/Old Navy fans for easy/quick kids (aka 9 year-old boy) everyday basics at great prices.  The one place I will not shop, however, is Amazon.

A website that inspires you Kate Spade – I think she does a nice job integrating content/stories with her products and their brand. I’m also impressed by the recent innovation by Bloomingdales.com. A forever favorite of mine for their smart tools and innovative functionality is REI.com.

Last item you added to your Tyler’s wardrobe An adorable Carhart flannel shirt for his Summer in the mountains!

Favourite pieces in your child’s wardrobe Tyler’s orange bucket hat – it’s almost signature and he looks adorable. I also love him in his blue suede loafers from CrewCuts – which can be a challenge to get him out of sneakers to wear!

 

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