19.10.18

The serenity of snowy woods transformed into children’s clothing

eden & zoe

Melissa from Eden & ZOe recently launched her new collection called ‘Winter Woods’. And it is her daughters favourite poem called “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost that was the inspiration behind it.

I love that Melissa always refers to her own children when designing new collections. It is very sweet and touching!
And I always feel like being part of her family for a tiny bit. We met once, during our family road trip, and I was lucky to get to know Melissa and two of her girls for a little more. So, when I see the new images, that always feature her girls as models, and the inspiration reference – it is a lovely reminder of the morning we spent together!

So, the beauty and serenity of snowy woods are transformed into another adorable collection from Eden & Zoe for this Autumn/ Winter. My favourite piece is definitely the elegant Tamsin dress. A cashmere/merino top with a tweed skirt – now, how perfect for the upcoming festive season!
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17.10.18

The eccentric alternative to romantic festive wear for children

nununu tutu du monde collaboration

Ok, so this is definitely my most anticipated launch for this year. I saw this uber-awesome collaboration during Playtime in January and was instantly in love.
In L O V E!

Why? Because I love when worlds are clashing. When two very opposite designers join forces. Where creativity overrules. When great meets great – just from different points of view.

Tutu du Monde X nununu.

The ultra-romantic tutu lab and the alternative kids wear label that loves black. Yes! And it is finally in store!

Just think goth-punk glamour meeting the ultimate holiday smash! Lots of tulle and embroidered skulls, layers, sequins, black, and rock. L O V E! Did I mention, that I love it? I do! haha
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16.10.18

Amsterdam warehouse gone family home with lots of vintage treasures

Amsterdam warehouse gone family home with lots of vintage treasures
Oh, I just found this gem of a family place yesterday. Sitting right in the canals of our last destination, Amsterdam, so I had lots of memories coming back!

A former warehouse just off Prinsengracht, one of the main canals in Amsterdam’s city center, it is a four-storey red-brick building built in the early 1800s. A typical long stretched space (home owners used to pay taxes based on the width of their houses back in the 1600!) that was recently renovated by their passionate and current owners.

The children’s rooms are sitting under the steeply pitched eaves. And the parents created such a poetic universe for their little ones, it is just beautiful. In general, I just cannot stop looking at these pictures. So many little details, vintage finds and cool ideas. I love it!
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15.10.18

A very happy 6th rainbow birthday party

Paul&Paul: rainbow birthday party

My dear Leonor turned 6 at the end of September and we made sure to host a glorious party for her.

As per request, it was all about rainbows!
She says that she loves rainbows and that they make her happy. She thinks that they are pretty (I agree) and that there should be more rainbows in the world. So we brought a lot of them to our home for at least one day…

She was very specific about the cake situation as well: On her actual birthday, she wanted a rainbow cake. A beautiful layered cake that was baked and decorated with love by her big sister (who looooves baking).

And for the party, she asked for rainbow cupcakes. So the big sister was in the kitchen again and produced beautiful cupcakes in all the colours of the rainbow. (trust me, she wanted a break from baking after all of that!)

And because it is Monday and it is good to talk about parties and rainbows to start a new week, I am sharing a few pictures from her lovely party.

 

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12.10.18

15 happy things for your October!

Paul & Paula 15 things for October
Oh hello! At the moment I am not so sure how I feel about Fridays. On the one hand, I am happy for the weekend to start. On the other hand, I feel like time is literally rushing through. Another week has gone by… waaaaahhh…

I cannot wait to slow down again and breathe. We do have a really great holiday coming up for the Winter break (Dec/Jan) and I just love the pre-excitement before going away. This time even more, because we all really need a break. To relax, to spend time together (slow and quality) and do not follow any wake-up calls, appointments, and other commitments.

How about you?

I do love autumn very much and this year we are lucky to see some sun shining through the pretty leaves as well. But I can also see that this is always a rather hard period for the children. Between the middle of August when they went to school and the very end of October – it is a long period of school weeks. On top the days are getting shorter, the mornings are dark and a little chilly. Everyone is tired. Do you feel the same?

Nevertheless, I have gathered quite a few cool finds as well as reads for you. I hope that you will enjoy them:

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