31.5.12

Small Style {Summer}

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This is how the kids looked after a fun and hot summer day, happy and tired...

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KleinA enjoyed the sun, light clothes and totally changed into a relaxed holiday mood. Chilling with some ice cream all day long if he could... love my boy!

Tank: Ada Ada
Shorts: Bobo Choses
Shoes: Sun-San

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KleinR enjoyed it just as much but did not like the camera part.
Still got her...

Top: Cyrillus
Shorts: Scotch R'belle
Shoes: Naturino

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On Monday we had a lovely pick nick with some friends in the park and literally enjoyed the last hot day for a while (next morning on the school run I was freeeeeeeezing).

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Tank: Mini Rodini
Shorts: GAP

She (still not liking to be captured)
Dress: Nice Things mini
Hat: KIK kid
necklace: smafolk

Voila, some summer outfits from Amsterdam xxx

PS: I usually link up with Small Style but somehow they changed plans and days and and and... so here I am still, just nothing to link :)

Missie Sunshine Couture

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Missie Sunshine Couture blossomed from a seed planted many years ago. Inspired by all the little Missies out there (particularly her own!) and nurtured by a passion for fabrics, fashion and vibrant colours, designer, Christina Lee put her creative energy to work. The results? The birth of an incredibly fun and lively clothing line.

A collection of beachwear for girls {and their moms} this exciting new line launched on May 26th this year.
Available all-year long, Missie Sunshine will bring happiness into any girl’s wardrobe, at any time of the year.

The online shop is open for business NOW!
Free shipping is offered for a limited time with code: WELCOMEPROMO

30.5.12

Starsister und Herz

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Starsister und Herz are from Berlin and do some very cool pieces for kids.

Designer Beate Huss has made no compromises in the development of products: the best materials, quality workmanship, exceptional styling and thoughtful design!
Everything is "Made in Germany".

Stockists here.

Summer with Bianca - Little Scandinavian {a series}

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Your name: Bianca Wessel
Your blog: littlescandinavian.com
Your city: London, UK

+ What best describes summer for you?
Spending time outdoors, even cooking and enjoying your food outdoors. Summer is also bathing in the sea, fishing from the boat, trying to eat your ice cream before it melts, shorts and sandals, picking and preserving berries -and allow the children have sugar in a cup for their rhubarb.

+ What is your preferred holiday destination?
The South Coast of Norway, with polished rocks stretching into the open blue sea.

+ Preferred summer food and drink?
Boiled shrimps bought from the fisherman as "catch of the day". Served au naturel with a fresh loaf, some mayonnaise, dill, a few drops of lemon and some freshly grounded pepper. A glass of beer from the Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø. Combined with a beautiful sunset this is the best menu!

+ What is your favourite summer outfit for your kids this season?
April has been the wettest month in London, with miserable weather throughout. So the girls haven't really got to enjoy their summer clothes yet (unless you were thinking of rainwear). But the gorgeous items from Pale Cloud is both beautiful, delicate and very summery. And a lovely change from the daily used school uniform.

+ Top baby/ kids sun cream?
Anything that is clean and free of harmful ingredients. Bought new ones in Norway when on Easter holiday, from Maria Åkerberg. In London I trust the REN Skincare for the entire family. Just want to mention that I don't allow my children to stay too long out in the sun, and also that they do use sun protective clothes.

+ What do you recommend us to do in your city during summer with kids?
Families visiting London should not leave the British Capital before they have been on the bus (and you need to sit at the top and in front), been in a black cab, seen "Big Ben" before jumping on a boat to Greenwich for some browsing around the market. A trip with the narrow boat on Regents Canal from Camden Market to Little Venice, followed by s short stroll up to Maida Vale and Gordon Ramsay's pub the Warrington Hotel, where I strongly recommend having either fish and chips or the pint with shrimps. The next day you can take the children to Tate Modern, for a run around and some great art. Make sure you visit the cafe with a splendid view over the London skyline with St Pauls Cathedral towering majestically in the middle. The newly refurbished Kensington Palace is well worth a visit, but you need to set a side at least a day, and that leaves you enough time to hire a paddle boat in Hyde Park too. I recommend shopping in Marylebone High Street and also Liberty, near Oxford Circus. Oh my -you got me started now!


+ Your all time summer hit?
Summertime with Billie Holiday is a long time favourite. 

{Thank you Bianca}

29.5.12

Little Marcel

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Little Marcel is a French Label created in 2005 by Lynda Leseigneur and Eric Schieven. The neo-vintage look was immediately eye-catching.

It is a “must-have” casual brand, specially in summer with all the happy colours. Above are images from the current summer collection - isn't fun? The collections are for babies, girls and boys from 0 to 16 as well as women.

Great colours like coral, blue, orange together with funky patterns like dots and stripes are the best mix.
... and how cool are those multicolored gingham cotton dresses and shirts?

Here is the video for this fun collection that will totally put you in the summer feeling!

Summer baby onesies

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My baby will be born in late September but I am swooning over all these pretty summer overalls.
Liberty, neon, checks, dots, stripes... awwwwwww... it is hard to resist...
but next summer she will sport some... for sure...!

Happy Tuesday everyone, the sun left but we made the most out of it when it was still here this long week end xoxo

Romper
zara.com

Beau Loves
orfeodesign.com

Jada Suit Fruit
poppyscloset.com

Makie
smallable.com

KidsCase
smallable.com

Bonpoint
bonpoint-boutique.com

Nova Check Romper
alexandalexa.com

Ketiketa
sweetwilliamltd.com

Body bébé
petit-bateau.be

28.5.12

Summer with Erica - Expatria Baby {a series}

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Your name: Erica Knecht
Your blog: expatriababy.com
Your City: Fukuoka, Japan

+ What best describes summer for you?
Hot and lazy. For me, summer is sitting by the lake with a good book and a cool drink. It's long afternoon naps, and days spent living in a bathing suit. It's barbecues, friends, mosquitos, boat rides, and sunburns. Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year.

+ What is your preferred holiday destination?
My parents have a tiny cottage on a tiny island in Northern Ontario, and I've spent every single summer of my life up there, and to me, summer isn't summer without a trip up to the bay. We spend the days building docks or hunting wild blueberries and evenings are passed hanging out with friends and cousins on my uncle's dock, taking saunas and jumping in the lake. It's nothing special, but I look forward to it all year.

+ Preferred Summer food and drink?
It may be cliche American, but I love a good burger (extra pickles please!), cooked over charcoal, with a cold craft beer. Oh yum.

+ What is your favorite summer outfit for your kids this season?
My favorite summer outfit for my girl is a light sundress or romper and floppy hat. Cool, breezy, and easy. I'm in love with this Nico Nico dress, this Little Lief romper, oh and this one too. And I die for this Anthem of the Ants skipper dress. Swoon to the moon.

+ Top baby / kids sun cream?
My little red headed girl needs all the sun protection we can offer, so I load her up with Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby in SPF 60+.

+ What do you recommend us to do in your city in the summer with kids?
It's incredibly hot and humid where we live, so hot that being outside during the day is more than little ones can handle. In the heat of the day, we often visit various jidokan (indoor play centers) for some sweet sweet A/C, but the best thing to do is take an evening bike ride out to the beach at Odo park and enjoy a dip in the ocean and a seaside barbecue.

+ Your all time summer hit?
I love everything about the summer, I'll even take the mosquitos and the humidity if it means that I can wear pretty sundresses and not worry about being cold. Still, my girl's first summer at my parent's summer cottage was pretty special for me, and it will be a long held happy memory.

{Thank you Erica}

Novalee - issue2

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So so happy to show you {issue two} of Novalee.

It is now starting to look the way we really want it and that makes us very happy.
I really hope that you enjoy this issue and get inspired.

And I am out of words haha... it is one of my babies so there is a lot of work and passion in it and when it comes to announcing I just don't know what to say...
Go here, lean back and swoooooooon xxx

25.5.12

The last one in May {Friday list}

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Looks like fun... yes?

Have you seen me on Hauptstadtmutti?

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Candy Collection from Kirstin Overbeck.

I am a guest blogger at the CIFF kids blog, please have a look...

Cool sneakers.

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Landscape Diner set.

Nice discount on the current Ada Ada collection.


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Caméléon.

This is so fun.

Perfect summer skirt.
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Superlight Bassinet from Babybjorn.

Want to see pictures from The Hive - this way please.
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Collectors House.

Congratulations to Toyella for winning the Junior Design Awards second year running! wohoooooo... and you can still enter the give away too... {as a side note}

We have another long week end ahead of us and together with the sun will make it super fun...
Thank you all for reading Paul & Paula this week xoxo

Julia Staite - Personalized wooden blocks

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Julia Staite is a freelance illustrator from London, UK and in her shop you can find these fun illustrated alphabet blocks! They make a lovely personalised gift or decoration in a nursery or childrens bedroom.

Each wooden block is made from wood from a sustainable source and has been painted, printed paper image applied and sealed with several coats of non-toxic varnish.

24.5.12

Summer with Carly - Corby Tindersticks {a series}

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Your name: Carly
Your shop: corbytindersticks.com
Your city: Birmingham, UK

+ What best describes summer for you?
A little bit of Sunshine...

+ What is your preferred holiday destination?
We love to visit Europe in the Summer, this year we are traveling to Venice to visit the Biennial in late Summer and also taking a cheap break to Madrid to see the Sun!

+ Preferred summer food and drink?
Salads in Summer and anything Italian inspired, bread, pasta I'm getting hungry typing this! A nice cold lager or glass of Sangria will go down nicely too.

+ What is your favourite summer outfit for your kids this season?
If I had children I'd love to buy outfits from Babylady inc or Kico kids, something fun and colourful!

+ What do you recommend us to do in your city during summer with kids?
In Birmingham: Cannon Hill park is a nice area for picnics and home to the Mac arts centre with live music and events on Summer days. A little further away is the Leicestershire tropical bird land where you can meet lots of beautiful birds and feed the Parrots!

+ Your all time summer hit?
Summertime by The Sundays

{Thank you Carly}

Smallable {Private Sale info inside}

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Smallable is definitely one of the best online stores around... and being pregnant with baby number three... believe me... I LOVE it!

Clothes, accessories, furniture, decoration and and and... plus always on trend with the best brands and newest styles.

And if you happen to be in Paris, there is a crazy private sale going on RIGHT NOW - invitation here!

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