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21jolly things for an awesome start into 2021!

paul paula blog 2021

Hi everyone. Now, I hope you are doing great. After the little bummer of being in lockdown over the holidays we just got the news that schools will not re-open next week either. It does not come as a huge surprise but resilience is written in B I G letters over my head now.

The days are short, cold and my motivation for another round of home schooling is more than low. I admit!

Still being positive and seeing the situation as a ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing I can feel my limits a bit more clear these days too.

So wherever you are, I really hope that you are ok and walking around with your chin up. I am sending you a virtual hug because we all need one.

Please enjoy some things, reads and finds to get into 2021 with a little skip… or tow:

wooden rainbow montessori
Great shop with wonderful Montessori toys that may make homeschooling a tiny bit easier!

10 Family-Friendly Things You Can Do at Home This Winter That Don’t Involve a Screen. Dwell.

 

fish stuffed animal handmade
Unique and very cute soft friends*!

The best things for ourselves and our families that made an unbelievably weird year just a little more manageable.

 

star moon coffee mug
Beautiful ceramics and I basically want them all. New year, new tea mug… :)

2020 celeb scandals.

 

oversize cashmere scarf
Spoil yourself ladies! With these luxury knitted items. Because home office means comfort and we want it chic.

I will join this ‘Ready to Crush’ 21 days challenge starting next Monday. You too?

 

linen tablecloth
I cannot even remember when I put a proper tablecloth on. But this year I bought one to make the holidays a tiny bit more festive. And I have to say – it is so lovely and make a great difference when it comes to atmosphere.
Meaning: I will get one for Spring too because the one I got fits more with the Christmas Mood.
My eyes are on those because nothing can beat linen*!

The simple knitted ensemble in subtle colours is T H E thing for adults right now. This is the perfect baby version*!

 

vegan aubergine cauliflower lentil harissa
I love herbs and spices and made this delicious vegan recipe recently. With lots of harissa!

How was 2020 for Chloe and Darshana? Read their interviews…

 

soor plom-velour-corduroy-overalls
New Soor Plom* collection available.

I am a huge fan of Ren Skincare and this is one of my favourite cleansers.

 

RAINBOW-VASE DIY
Great DIY. A paper mache rainbow vase.

It is cold outside baby. And this cream* will help to keep your skin in check.

 

ceramic palette and brush rest bunny
For the little artist: Bunny palette and brush rest* in ceramic!

OMG. This minty lip balm* is the best!

 

playroom mural sun
Very cool mural, all DIY and rather easy to copy!

2021 will definitely be the year of sneakers. (again)
What else would you wear with your comfort chic ensembles???
And these never go out of style…

 

lorna murray
These beautiful (sun) hats* are now available in Europe as well! Adult sizes are available as well.

 

Happy 2021 everyone!!! Lots of love, health, and resilience…

 

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23 merry things for your December!

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This time I am sending you into the last month of the year. 2020 is close of being over and even so we have no idea what 2021 will bring, I am assuming everyone’s expectations are rather low. Therefore, it will be good! It has to be!

Over here, I did not manage to get this list out on the last Friday of the month as I am usually aiming for. But… just in time to start December – tomorrow- all merry, jolly and inspired.

Below, my finds, bookmarks and everything `I want to share with you. Full of gift ideas, beautiful things… and more.

Enjoy, have a wonderful festive time and remember: Love is the answer.

 

chunky knit blanket
Cosy Christmas Days with these chunky blankets in various sizes and colours!

Part puzzle, part immersive diorama construction kit

 

oyoyoyoy
OYOY has some lovely new items in their collection. Sweet tapestry, rugs, table ware…

THAT colour. I am in love. And so perfect for a cool festive outfit and that you will wear many times in 2021. Guaranteed!

 

wooden beads garland
A different, and oh so pretty, kind of garland. Love it! Very Scandinavian Christmas!

Fabulabox concept allows children to create their own streetscapes and cities from panels that can be easily assembled and disassembled.

 

simple folk 2

simple folk
The Simple Folk.

For my teenage daughter I got a few cute beauty products for Christmas, like this amazing body butter.

 

wooden christmas baubles
Wooden baubles* beautifully hand painted.

Goorin Bros!

 

vintage kids room
Cool vintage kids room.

Treat yourself mamas!

 

BATMM+Cover
Reading in December: Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters

Handmade robe bowls* for fruits, accessories, toys…

 

rainbow crochet baby blanket pattern
How about taking up crochet over the holidays? And make this gorgeous rainbow baby blanket*?

Three great baby fashion brands!

 

modern kids roommodern kids room
Sculptural shifts in ceiling heights with clever spatial proportions!
The absolute best workout leggings, especially for running are these. I love them and never wear anything else when doing my laps.

 

bunk bed self made
Loving the colourful stairs going up to the uber cool bunk bed. Family home in Denmark.

And another very cool family space in Paris.

 

linen dress girl
Handmade, sustainable children’s clothing*. Lovely linen dresses, rompers and accessories.

Fantastic prints, posters, postcards and more from various London neighbourhoods. Gorgeous illustrations* that make wonderful gifts!

 

book filled living room

scandi kids room
A room filled with books and a kids room with a view. I am moving in!

 

Sweet wishes from London to wherever you are…

 

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Three precious and long lasting baby clothing brands

Quincy Mae

We want baby clothing to be super soft, practical and easy to put on. Another big pro are neutral and subtle colours, because it will make it easier to pass the lovely pieces on to siblings later.

My youngest turned 5 not that long ago but I still remember the baby years of each of my children like it was yesterday. And how I loved to see them in clothes that were worn by their sibling (s) before. Because if you go for timeless, good quality clothing it will truly come to life again and again.

Cute little knitted jumpers for winter, comfortable rompers, muslin tops, and soft pyjamas for sweet dreams. Some of the most precious pieces are kept in a box now and may be worn by my children’s children one day.

When it comes to baby clothes my main concern was always the material. How soft and stretchy the garment is and that I can dress my little one without too much of a fuss. Personally I have never been a fan of big prints and ‘loud’ colours. Beautiful children, as they all are, are perfect in subtle colours which highlight that. (Of course, the truth is… the older your children are the more you will need to compromise and go with their wishes, taste and personality… and that is totally fine!)

And even so I am a little out of the baby years myself I still love to have a look what is in stores. Therefore I would like to share the following brands that have truly lovely collections.

Now let’s have a look at these three adorable baby clothing brands that put baby’s comfort on top of their list:

 

repose ams baby

repose ams baby

repose ams baby

Repose Ams

Yes, this fantastic brand from Amsterdam added a baby line to their repertoire. Simple, poetic, tasteful and comfortable. You can find soft leggings, muslin rompers, cardigans and bloomers. The colour range goes from camel, gray, to soft orange and a lovely shade of blue. Repose AMS crafts clothes for both boys and girls that are imaginative and modern, all while staying timeless. Everything is so well-made, relaxed and bound to appeal to both parents and children.

Paul & Paula loves: This muslin cotton romper* which is comfortably cool and perfect. Perfect for layering and available in a beautiful and subtle colour range.

 

Oeuf NYC baby

Oeuf NYC baby

Oeuf NYC baby

Oeuf NYC

Oeuf NYC is a long time favourite and a brand I have had and have for my own for many years. The designs are just adorable, the alpaca so soft and lovely to wear. And your baby will just like delicious! The collections of children’s and babies’ clothing and accessories are made fair-trade in Bolivia. The brand continuous to focus on high-quality, beautiful products and their commitment to environmental and social causes.

Paul & Paula loves: Really hard to choose but I would absolutely go for this Mushroom Alpaca Jumper* and the LOVE shirt*.

 

Quincy Mae

Quincy Mae

Quincy Mae

Quincy Mae

Quincy Mae is embellished with delicate prints taken from the designer’s beautiful illustrations. The line is a collection of basics for little ones made from organic materials. Feather-soft and extra-comfy, the collections of poetic and timeless wardrobe staples for the tiniest of tots are gorgeous. And the price point is very good as well.

Paul & Paula loves: The knitted bonnet* (great colours) as well as the ensemble* with the wrap cardigan. I love wrap cardigans on babies.

 

More baby clothing:

 

 

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Where to score the coolest kids fashion this week?

kids fashion

Good Morning and welcome into the new week. Here in London we start the 2nd week of isolation for Antoine. And probably the more challenging of the two. Fingers crossed that all children will stay in school until we break up for the holidays once he goes back.

Talking about the holidays! I know it is difficult to get in the mood with the current situation but since we also have a few birthdays to celebrate during the same period, I feel we need to cheer up, dress up, and celebrate. A lot!

Staying positive is still the number one priority. And staying healthy of course. That is why we will focus on cooking new recipes, chosen by all family members, do some lots of baking and prepare a nice table setting. I can confirm that it shifts the atmosphere and it is so easy.

And for the ‘special days’ we will also make an effort with our outfits! And no, I am not talking ultra glam, but something nice.

Now, if you appreciate the idea but the kids have outgrown their clothes or the wardrobe needs a little boost. Well, this may be your week, because there are some deals to be had. And one place that has a topnotch selection of kids wear is definitely Farfetch. And you will be able to access their Black Friday Kidswear Deals. Which brands and items will be in the sale is a surprise but very likely a very good one. So stay tuned!

However, to inspire you I selected the pieces that I would love to find in their sale. Fingers crossed!

1. Gorgeous velvet dress with ruffles!

2. I love to mix a sweet dress with sneakers to make the look more fun.

3. Limited Edition! Stripes! Love that sweater!

4. Festive outfit in cool? These sparkling culottes in green are perfect.

5. These dungarees are the cutest. I love the colourblocks.

6. Fun fleece tote, perfect for all the ‘mum stuff’ we carry around.

7. A classic by now – this long sleeve in the panther print.

8. The softest of puffer coats to keep your little one cosy and warm!

9. That blouse! I am sure we can all agree that a woman size would be a bestseller as well.

10. L’amour coat in a lovely autumn colour.

11. Docs made a big comeback some years again, and I totally love them on children too.

 

More fun kids fashion:

In collaboration with Farfetch!

 

 

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Green Autumn Vibes!

green autumn kids fashion

 

Whilst looking a bit through the new collections that dropped into stores over the last weeks I was very drawn to all the beautiful shades of green that I saw.

And I know that Autumn is so famous for its shades of yellow, orange, and brown… however we are still enjoying a bit of green on the trees and I had to share some favourites with you.

Further: Green is a great colour that works for both girls and boys and is super easy to mix and match with anything you already have in your wardrobe.

Let’s go with some great green autumn kids fashion:

1. Organic cotton jersey dress with beautiful clouds print.

2. Moon Wolf bodysuit.

3. Striped long sleeve that you wear with anything.

4. Very cosy hoodie with the cutest pockets…

5. Balloon sweater in fun orange with graphic print.

6. Wide leg velvet pants with floral embroidery on the elastic waistband.

7. Chino suspender trousers. Love them!

8. Skunk socks.

9. Arty Pony beanie for chilly mornings…

10. Low top trainers in T H E autumn 2020 colour.

11. Chunky alpaca cardigan.

 

Would you like to see more kids fashion selections? How about these fun and delightful kids clothes or xxx!

 

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