#LDOLinkLove: Big City Fun and Godzilla at the Drive-In

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun i or just livin’ life like it’s goin’ out of style, these sites will give you the WHO.WHAT.WHERE deets for the coolest things to read, eat and visit in your city…

New York: The L Magazine’s free, glossy mag (found all over the city in bright orange boxes - you can’t miss ‘em) is a fraction of the plethora of really awesome events, reads (their “Ask a Cabbie” series is second to none) and eats for Brooklyn based folks and beyond.

Chicago: Although Flavorpill.com has local sites for many US towns, their Chicago edition takes the Windy City’s scene by storm, clueing residents in to indie films, family fun and more. Triple Crown Yo-Yo, anyone?

San Francisco: Cool stuff is worth investing in, but cheap stuff is awesome too, right? Right. SF.FunCheap.com channels the nerdy, artsy, music-y, food-y crowd with events that won’t cost a ton of moola — Exhibit A: Drive-In Movie: Godzilla vs. The Thing….. with free popcorn.

Austin: With all those days in a year (365 to be exact), it’s our duty to fill each and every moment with something awesome to do. 365ThingsAustin.com categorizes all of their options to make your life easier when looking for dog or family friendly fun - or your typical Tuesday evening meal in a trailer.

Los Angeles: There’s a lot to do in LA, but LACanvas.com curates a calendar of the REAL good stuff. Underground concerts you won’t find on Ticketmaster, retro typewriter flea-market finds, etc. Plus, there’s a humongous calendar of events to keep you entertained in every party of the sprawling city of angels.

Boston: Oooook, so maybe this one was too easy. Boston.com as their name implies, is the master of all things to do in Beantown. Who knew you can spend a day in Boston with breakfast at a kids-eat-free restaurant, spending the afternoon learning how to weld a robot and chow on some monster meatball ruckus for dinner? Boston really knows how to party.

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LDO:MAG #InstaStyle Casting Call

Guys. We’re super excited. This Fall, we’re debuting our very first, shiny new, LDO:MAG to the world. The pages will be filled with activity ideas, stickers, crazy-cool photos, tasty recipes & features from some really cool celebs that you and your kiddos will love. And, one such feature may just feature YOU.

Starting right.now. we’re taking submissions for our 2-page #InstaStyle LDO:MAG spread. Wanna submit your kiddo? Here’s how:

STEP 1: Snap a pic of your kiddo in their most stylin’ cool outfit.

STEP 2: Upload your pic to Instagram & make sure you tag us, saying “My kiddo’s got #InstaStyle, @LittleDuckOrg”

That’s it, folks. We’ll be announcing those kiddos to included in our LDO:MAG later this summer :D

Fine Print: By submitting these #InstaStyle pics to us on Instagram, you officially grant us (Little Duck Organics) permission for us to use said #InstaStyle pics in our awesome new LDO:MAG, maybe even include them on our Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest pages.

**Special thanks to #InstaStyle moms @LibbyHobday + @JFischyFischy for submitting their stylin’ pics above.

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#LDOLinkLove: International Playgrounds Made of Rainbows, Yarn + Dreams

This French school has a pot of gold (and slide) at the end of the rainbow.

This Japanese playground took a lot of imagination. And yarn. Well played, Toshiko Horiuchi McAdam.

This Norwegian “Geopark” used scraps from ‘round the hood for the kiddos to play on.

These folks from London-town brought the swingset inside.

A look back on these genius playgrounds of Singapore. Oh to swing on a dragon, once more…

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#LDOLinkLove: Girl Power, Gummi Bears + Hannah Montana

Crayola is making every girl’s Robin’s Egg Blue dreams come true. Nailpolish.

This 90’s girl band will tell you what they want. What they really, really want — in their upcoming musical. {squeal!}

Hannah Montana’s perfume doubles as a raccoon repellent. This man has proof.

Famous Designers + Gummy Bears = High Fashion. {Obvs}

The Queen of Hearts, Ursula, Cruella DeVIlle & various other members of the Disney Bad Girls Club debut a new makeup line.

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