Our 43rd Hip Daddy Spotlight is a good one…featuring a very charismatic entrepreneur, entertainment marketer, and East Hamptons fashion magnet, Jeffrey Goldstein- owner of the infamous boutique Blue & Cream. We love this store. So let’s talk fatherhood, fashion, Lambie, and style with an expert…please enjoy:
Tell us about your kids. What’s it like being a dad?
A good friend told me that your first kid becomes an obsession, like there is nothing ever created better than this amazing being. This about sums it up. We call this first child syndrome “the Golden unicorn”. Now, this may hold true for other Dad’s but in this case our son, Jetson, IS ACTUALLY in fact a GOLDEN Unicorn. He has majestic long hair and wakes up giggling every DAY and his existence makes me think about my approach to work and play everyday.
Talk to us about your parenting style.
Playful and adventurous. I’ve yet to encounter a need for discipline. Any guidance is presented in the form a of a choice which he makes himself “do you want the broccoli or do you want the cauliflower “, pick your poison.
What’s the one thing you cannot live without as a Dad?
Lambie. Jetson’s first bestfriend stuffed animal. We once had to uber him his BFF stuffed animal Lambie at 6am from our apt to JFK when we forgot to pack Lambie for a trip. Crisis averted.
Blue and Cream is awesome. Great product for every Hip Daddy and kids. What’s the latest and greatest coming from your brand?
My passion project has been designing and manufacturing a “daddy and me” line of comfy stylish sweats like nununu or mini rodini, it’s the SUPREME of kidswear for ages baby thru 12. Made from Japanese cotton and cut in nyc, it’s authentic eco and socio conscious product that mimics popular Dad styles like our asymmetrical henley or the Shawl neck pullover sweatshirt.
What are your must have summertime staples?
Jeans and a tee. I’ve evolved from shorts to a skinny soft stretchy pair of jeans everyday with a fresh tee no matter the temperature out, the new stretch fabric jeans are light enough even for hot days.