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Spring has sprung and what a better way to celebrate it than a stroll through the park with your kids in a new spring look. Nicole Gonzalez, of Lillies and Leon, joined her longtime best friend Viviana for a #playdate with flower crown headbands and cherry blossoms. The friends and their little girls wore H&M’s new spring line, filled with frills and boho-chic garments. Check out the line on-line, and in stores now.


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Nicole Gonzalez and baby


1) What do you love most about your friend?

Nicole: She’s incredibly loyal and the most amazing mother to her three girls.

Viviana: Her ability to stop and take a second to capture all the beautiful moments life has to offer; because let’s face it, how many of us value the little details of everyday life.

2) What do you think she appreciates most about you?

Nicole: Our ability to get together at any point and pick up right where we left off.

Viviana: The fact that I am always honest with her, no matter how big or small the situation is, I will always give her an honest response.

3) Her favorite thing about you is?

Nicole: My honesty and our trust in each other.

Viviana: Being able to text me at any time for an on the spot recipe!!

4) Best memory of you and your kids together?

Nicole: The day Viviana came with her daughters to visit me in the hospital when Lucas was born. To see her children hold my baby was a perfect, surreal moment.

Viviana: The best memory of the kids together has to be when we surprised Lucas and picked him up from school one day. He was so happy to see us and the girls were so excited they were able to visit his school.

5) How are you parenting styles different?

Nicole: I actually think we are pretty similar in that we both have similar approaches and are pretty traditional. I think she might have the disciplining thing down to a science and I’m still learning!

Viviana: It all sums up to city life vs the suburbs.  

6) Best piece of parenting advice she’s given you?

Nicole: Patience and how to discipline with love.

Viviana: Telling me not to give up on breastfeeding and encouraging me to keep going even when I felt I couldn’t continue.

7) How would she describe herself in three words?

Nicole: Funny, strong, loving.

Viviana: Funny, classy, trendy.

8) How does she react to her kids tantrums?

Nicole: Viviana has the patience of a saint; she is able to be firm, yet remain incredibly calm.

Viviana: Even if she wanted to scream her head off you would never know, she is always super calm with them and somehow seems to talk them into realizing they made a wrong choice.

9)  Name her favorite tv show? Favorite guilty pleasure tv show?

Nicole: Sex and the City. Any of the Housewives.

Viviana: Sex and the City, Love and Hip Hop.

10) Funniest thing she’s ever done?

Nicole: We have so many hilarious moments that we’ve shared. We’ve been friends for 20 years (crazy!) so we’ve both seen it all.

Viviana: We were at one of the saddest get-togethers imaginable, but you can always count on your bestie for a good laugh! Nicole was pumping and her milk was spilling out everywhere. She peeked out of the bedroom, desperately looking for the first female in the room to come help her. She was soaked!

11)  If you spend a date together with your kids, what would she want to do most?

Nicole: Take the kids out to explore NYC. We’d go to the Central Park zoo and then eat authentic Chinese food.

Viviana: Have a picnic in Central Park.

12) If your friend could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Nicole: Fiji!

Viviana: Dubai!

13) Most perfect day for your friend  “sans kids”?

Nicole:A day at the spa then out for dinner, dancing, and drink with her girlfriends. A mama can dream!

Viviana: Sleep in, wake up to fresh iced coffee in bed, followed by a lunch date with her closest girlfriends. Return home, take a nap, wake up and get ready for a low key dinner date with the hubs.

14) What’s a guilty pleasure that she wouldn’t want to admit?

Nicole: Lots of wine 😉

Viviana: One word: chocolate! Hahaha!

16) Who is your friend’s style icon?

Nicole: Kate Moss.

Viviana: Audrey Hepburn.

17) If she could be anyone for a day who would it be?

Nicole: Sofia Vergara.

Viviana: Kourtney Kardashian!  


You can see more of Nicole and her family on Instagram and  lilliesandleon.

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