Entries by Imelda McCain

AM New York – Q&A with Imelda McCain

Q&A with Imelda McCain, owner of Playing Mantis March 26, 2014 Imelda McCain had a mission to introduce children to natural wooden crafts before they pick up the electronics and plastic toys so in 2006 she opened Playing Mantis, at 32 North Moore St. The store carries handcrafted toys and collectibles made from wood and […]

Singing at Playing Mantis

music and songs If you have a child, are a child or never actually grew up! Come Join Scott and Jessie at Playing Mantis in Tribeca this Saturday. Come join us Saturday December 28th from 1-4pm at the Playing Mantis Toy store,

Playing Mantis participating with Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Let us take you on a journey to discover the Soulful Economy and a marketplace for conscious consumers. Shop artisan gifts that give back, from unique jewelry to wallets and bags made out of recycled material, beautiful rugs crafted in India, pillows from Africa, tabletop from Bali, essential oils of health and healing, home accessories, […]


It is the first snowfall of 2013…. as if the clouds from above descended and settled in the grass, on trees and rooftops. It is so fresh…. unbranded, unmarked by neither foot nor paw prints. Once in a while the wind swooshes lifting the snow from branches …as they dance and then lightly flutters against […]

Fundraising Evening – Hope for the holidays

Thank you all for a very successful evening – Your support and kindness is greatly appreciated Fundraising Evening Join us for a fundraising evening of restoring hope to the victims of typhoon Yolanda December 1, 2013 between 4:00 – 7:00 PM 100% profit from (including web sales) will be donated to the Philippines Refreshment and Music […]

Travel + Leisure

We are excited to be on the cover page of the Travel + Leisure September issue! Our September issue—chock full of great stories about Italy, Tulum, Paris, India, and more—is available on newsstands now! Check it out!