The Art of Play: Best Toy Stores in the World...

Hello Magazine lists the four very best toy stores in the world. Because I love to travel and delight my little one, it is now my quest to visit each of these. Here they are in order as featured in the article:

  • Hamleys: A seven story wonderland located on London's Regents Street promises fun for the whole family. Plus... you're in London, baby! 
  • FAO Schwarz: The venerable New York outpost of this world famous toy shop was made famous by Tom Hanks in "Big"... and there's a reason the legacy remains true. Venti Girl reason to go: aside from the fab store itself, this locationis directly across from Bergdorf Goodman. Enough said.
  • Barbie Store: This Buenos Aires store is SURE to be a hit with my daughter. And now that I'm expecting a second little princess this is a "must do" on our global travel itinerary. What to expect: Pink, pink and more pink with lots of satin, tulle and sequins. 
  • Kiddy Land: We have friends in Tokyo that we'd love to see. This Japanese chain has beenin the business of making dreams come true since 1946. Can't miss feature: the Hello Kitty "store within a store" inside this iconic toy shop. Another must for mini-me.