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30.08.19

21 fun things for your September!

21 fun things for your September

Yes, August is nearly over. The days are getting shorter, the kids are back to school and the routine is back in our lifes.

We had an interesting summer, the first one as a family in London. Enjoying everything the city has to offer, ticking a few boxes from our bucket list, finding hidden spots and the best gelato.

The annual trip to France included some lovely catch ups with the extended family and many hours at the beach. Building castles, mini pools, and shell mandalas.

And to make the transition into September a little easier, here are my 21 favourite things, articles, and finds right now. Oh, and one amazing wooden toy shop:

wooden toy shop
Cute toy shop* with lots of accessories.

How parents don’t stop handling things for their children when they become adults.

 

baby leather shoes
Handmade baby leather shoes.

I would not mind to sleep in this muslin bedding set*.

 

japanese tableware
Sweden meets Japan! A beautiful porcelain series.

Was just talking about gorgeous knits for little ones this week, and for grown ups – I am obsessed with this London based brand.

 

kids room
A really great London family home with some great ideas to take away! By the way, this place in Bath is pretty special too.

The future of print.

 

linen pinafore
Adorable linen pinafores, leaf playmats and accessories. All handmade by Hellen*.

tantrums & meltdowns

 

pinafore dress

mustard baby shoes leather
How about some delightful dresses and even more divine baby shoes? Loving this Etsy shop*.

The world’s best playgrounds.

 

chloe leather bag brown
So smitten with this bag*. Perfect for Autumn and it looks amazing when folded down and so practical overall.

Fashionable 50. From the sports world. The good thing – not only women but a mix!

 

hello simone kids clothing
Elegant, colourful and French Chic! Great new collection*.

Teen founders!

 

Paris_Antoine_Corbineau_Illustration
Discovered this fantastic illustrator during our time in Nantes (where he resides) – Antoine Corbineau.

Sustainable, re-usable and luxe packaging ideas.

 

Cucumber Mint Gin Coolers
I do like a g&t sometimes. But next time, I really want to try this cucumber, mint & gin cooler!

Do you love Friends (the TV series) as much as I do? Lego will launch a Central perk set. Need!

 

angel-costume
Angel costume* – just magical!

 

Wishing you a blissful weekend and see you back here next week… xoxo

 

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26.07.19

23 fun things for your August!

23 fun things for your August!

Ola! I am melting away so I will make my intro very quick today…
And today’s list you can see as a Holiday Read. A bit the same as those books people want you to read by the pool…

Today’s list has 23 super fun things that you can enjoy on your phone or tablet. From the cutest rattan doll bed to the biggest regrets of over 90 year olds.

Happy August!

 

wooden ruler height chart
These height charts* are so fun! And totally something I would hang up because I never got around these teddy bear or giraffe style things you usually find…
I think they make a really great gift too!

Very nice DIY kits for kids.

 

rattan-doll-bed
Rattan beds are big right now. Now there is a doll version* too!

We just received a copy of this book – The Inner Child – and it is so fun. Explaining why adults act differently than children but actually are still children deep inside.

 

liberty sun bonnet
Sweet Liberty sun bonnet*.

Loved Linda Cardellini in many roles, the most recent Dead to Me especially, and this article is a beautiful portrait.

 

bayiri baby knits
Cute baby knits from BaYIRI.

Really cute maternity wear.

 

cabinet with colour boxes
Cool cabinet that is made up of loose, colourful boxes, and held together by a construction of wood and ropes.

Rainbow rug for happy kids rooms.

 

french family home
Very inspiring family home in France.

Are you on the Keanu Reeves wave? I always adored him…

 

childrens room wallpaper
Delightful hand-drawn children’s wallpaper. With lots of details and vibrant hues.

Jumpsuits are all over the place these days. Unfortunately they are not easy for tall people like me… because something is always off. B U T, anyone else, I am sure you will love these.

 

bibelo swim
Pimp your garden with these cool chairs and tables from Bibelo.

Royal baby traditions!

 

bobo choses aw 2019
The new collection landed. Pick the best pieces* fast!

How about a nanny that is a princess at the same time?

 

nursery design prints
Gender neutral, subtle and sweet art prints for the nursery and kids room.

Question to people over 90 – what do they regret most?

 

blue kitchen
Peaceful house with a kitchen to fall in love with!

Tel Aviv with kids!

 

miya ma etsy
Cute linen top that you can also get as a dress. basically I love everything from that shop*.

Equal pay – the secret code.

 

Happy weekend everyone! Stay cool… xoxo

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25.07.19

A truly lovely capsule collection for mums!

Little Cotton Clothes women

Good news ladies. You remember the gorgeous collection from Little Cotton Clothes that I showed you not very long ago.  Numbers confirm that you like the styles as much as I do. Which means that you will like these news very much as well.

The sisters Imogen and Leonie designed a small capsule collection of women’s wear so that you can enjoy some of their clothes too.

There is a simple cut cotton gingham dress that is easy to wear yet effortlessly stylish. As well as a tunic style blouse in textured gingham. To complete your look you can add a cotton or linen shopper bag, so practical for all the stuff we usually carry around.

Whether you want to match your child for a ‘mini me’ look or just add a timeless piece to your wardrobe:

 

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

By the way, all clothes are made from natural fabrics. And every trim and detail has been carefully selected and designed.

Enjoy these pieces!

 

 

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28.06.19

26 fun things for your July!

26 fun things for your July!

Are you watching the Women Football World Cup? We do and I am so happy and proud that my kids follow it with the same enthusiasm as they watched last years Men’s World Cup. And I have to say that I so impressed on how these teams have progressed…
But of course, women football is light years away from the men and when you read this article about their earnings and sacrifices. It makes you cringe. A lot!

On the other hand, I hope that you all manage to stay cool! And hydrated…

I gathered, picked, selected and curated (ah, one of those overused words from 2018) my favourites for a very happy month of July for you! Enjoy:

 

boys can illustration empowering boys(1)
And we are starting with this print! I shared this on my FB page a while back and it went viral. Not just somehow viral, but huge… it was crazy. And I love it because the message is important and the more it gets out, the better. From Atelier Mave!

Ever heard about sustainable influencers?

Kids_Rattan_Daisy_Chair
A bit of glamour in the playroom, nursery or bedroom. This chair makes for a lovely feature and is great for kids to sit and read in.

We are kindred. Cool boho style.

 

berlin modern apartment
Not every apartment in Berlin is all boho, vibrant and colourful! Look at this minimalist space.

The city under the city. Invisible Paris!

 

yes, they are all mine motherhood t shirt
Often people that I just met ask if I have kids. So I tell them yes and some ask how many. So I say four. Ha… the reactions are usually quite funny and interesting. So how about this t shirt* when I am out with my complete crew…

Bloggers who blog about blogging.

 

new kids in the hood kidswear
New Kids in the Hood.

This is fatherhood!

 

a million dots kids book
A Million Dots – a new book favourite in our house and oh so cute. And oh so wonderfully illustrated… and it includes some maths too!

Keira Knightley is expecting her second child.

And Blake Lively her third.

 

ekaterina galera balloon lights
Really cool balloon paper lights from Ekaterina Galera. Beautiful decor as well as wall light…

Why women stop taking the pill.

 

cool mum and child
You are a mum and always have lots to carry around? How about the cool Mum Bag from Studio Noos?

Kidfluencers!

 

LONDON-GIRLS_print
Love me a great Nina Cosford!

How about this* instead of a Nintendo?

 

paris family house
A Paris! Family of five living in this enchanting place.

Cute mugs. They are called Monday Mugs* – I guess it is because they do lift your mood instantly.

 

A+Pink+Concrete+Extension+For+A+Victorian+Home+in+London

special kitchen london
That pink extansion is pretty special, but the interior is too! In love with that house

I love Keanu Reeves! And you?
linen canopy kids room
Beautiful natural linen bed canopy*.

How about buying a cheap house you only saw on Instagram?

 

Have a great weekend everyone and see you here again on Monday! xoxo

PS: Yes, just as girls, boys can be anything…

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27.06.19

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

I am the first to admit that having children did not get unnoticed by my body. More the opposite. And I know that I am not alone!

Some of us have very generous genes and yet most of us deal with some kind of a little bump here or there. And we are fine with that because it is a part of us and shows that a little person was inside of us. (typing this makes the whole thing even more interesting, because we should probably be very proud of those little bumps or however you like to call them)

But, of course, there are moments we would like to hide them a little. At the beach or pool for example…

Great news – we are in 2019 and one-piece swimsuits are totally back, come in the cutest and trendiest styles and are perfect for our mum bodies!

Because in the end all that counts is: You want and need to feel good. You want a suit that tucks in your tummy, that does not cut into your thighs and that makes you feel fantastic. Because we are women who happen to be mothers and also have bodies!

Here are 8 one-piece swimsuits that are a great start to feeling amazing and that I think are just super cute:

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

Clockwise from top left:

1. Seersucker material with embossed texture and cute buttons on the straps. Very chic one-piece.

2. Gingham panels for a cool look. Not on the cheap side but definitely a stunning piece.

3. There is a review about this fab suit* that says: The one piece of my dreams! I’ve been searching for something that fits my mama body without screaming I’M A MOM. This suit is IT. Perfectly retro while still feeling fresh, not too high cut and supremely flattering. The suit is thick and holds everything in just right while not cutting into my thighs. Love the horizontal striped band around the waist. And the bow on the shoulder up-levels it in the best way. I guess there is nothing to add…

4. Boom! That colour made me fall in love with that suit* right away. The shape is super cute and it is body-sculpting too. I am sure you will get lots of compliments in this one…

 

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

Clockwise from top left:

1. Honeycomb texture (love! feels so luxurious) and lovely pom pom detail. Very flattering one-piece* and in a classic navy colour.

2. Cross back suit in a very flattering shape and cute print.

3. So gorgeous and those crochet/ embroidery details are the D E A L! I love the blue colour* but the magenta* is equally fantastic. (on sale)

4. It starts with simple yet very cute navy suit* and ends in a ‘wooooow’ with these cool and vibrant straps in the back.

 

Have a great summer, you will look splendid wherever you decide to jump into the water!

 

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