Italian life centers around la famiglia (family). It’s a culture of great tradition and strong bonds, even when family members live across the ocean. This spring, we celebrate that family heritage with a story of Tea’s photo producer, Alexis, who traveled to northern Italy so her children could meet their Italian relatives. Here, she shares her story of a trip that will forever live on in their hearts.
Twice a year, we pack our bags and set off to explore a new destination. We go there in search of inspiration for our new clothing collections and we hope that our globally inspired styles encourage kids to discover and celebrate the world around them. This spring, we go to enchanting Italy—and so can you!
We’ve partnered with family adventure tour company Tauck Bridges to give you and your family an opportunity to explore Italy the Tea way. Spend seven days in Rome and Sorrento, and discover the same sites, sounds and people our designers did on their journey. Learn more about the day-to-day activities you and your family could embark upon!
You know the saying… Rome wasn’t built in a day. Well, there’s no way you can truly experience all its splendor in just one day. In fact, you might need a few to get through our list of sites, adventures and food! If you happen to find yourself in Rome (or you’re just lusting from afar!), make sure to check out some of our favorite spots, hand-picked and vetted by our our designers, our co-founder and CEO, Leigh, and even kid tested by Leigh’s two boys, Adam and Matthew.
What do two (supervised!) kids do when they find themselves in one of the oldest cities in the world? Adam (9) and Matthew (7) took to the streets of Rome to explore sites like the Roman Forumn, the beautifully painted ceilings of the Vatican and even rode on the back of vespas through the cobblestone alleys—with much needed gelato and pizza breaks… because how could you not? While soaking in all of the newness of the big city, these brothers put their differences aside and traveled as friends. They giggled, shared jokes and even learned a few necessary Italian phrases like, Dov’è il bagno(where is the bathroom?). Follow these little citizens as they discover and explore.
This season, we decided to approach the baby portion of our catalog a bit differently. We wanted to capture the real moments. Those moments where mom sits quietly with baby… enjoying the calm before the day’s storm. The sibling moments, the details of tiny toes and curled fingers — The everyday magic that happens at home.
The ancient art form of origami has been handed down from parent (or relative) to child through many generations, all over the world. The word origami comes from the Japanese words “ori” which means “folding” and “kami,” which means “paper.” To make origami, paper is folded in many different ways to form beautiful creations. Origami art is a highly revered art form in Japan. It was once taught in schools, but today, children learn the craft at home.
Origami served as inspiration for our newest collection, particularly on our Boy’s Origami Graphic Tee. The graphic on this tee is of a origami crane. The crane is perhaps the most well-known origami model. It is also the international symbol for peace. While it may look hard, origami just takes some practice! Learn how to make an origami crane and pass the art form down to your little citizen.
We’ve partnered with our friends at Chronicle Books to bring you a gift guide to books for every little citizen on your list! We know that no two little citizens have the same interests so here you’ll find that no two books are alike. Chronicle has something for everyone, whether they’re just learning to read or dream of flying into space to look at the stars, we’ve got you covered with this list!