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09.12.19

Gift Guides 2019 – teens

Gift Guides 2019 – teens

I guess when thinking about a good gift for teens it has to tick quite a few boxes. Trendy, personal, useful for their daily life, stylish and, of course, something they really want.

My eldest is 12 1/2 so we are nearly there. In the teen stage. But I have to say, even the tween phase is so interesting. How her interests develop, things that get her engaged, and her reaction and opinion on big problems like the future of our world. The pureness and straight forwardness that for example my 7 year old is still so good at, is starting to fade away. Sharing your thoughts is not so ‘out of the pistol’ anymore…

But then she is also still my ‘little girl’ that loves nothing more than enjoying a good book with a cup of tea. Being creative and here her latest discovery is lettering. And wow, she did some very beautiful things. And yes, most of the things from my list today are approved by her too.

Here are some really cool ideas that I am sure a teen would love to find under the tree:

1. Sure to be one of the hottest gifts this year, and maybe even the next! The Nintendo Switch* allows you to play the latest Nintendo-developed video games. And the killer twist? You can play these games on your TV, and at any time you can un-dock the Switch, allowing you to enjoy full console games on the go. Altogether, the Switch features small, detachable Joy-Con controllers so you can play with a friend at any time.

2. 3 in 1 charging dock station. Non-toxic silicone material is used for this compact charging hub. And it is the perfect accessory to have on your bedside table or on a desk. The Charging Hub* supports your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
And the  cable management holes on the rear side, preventing the cluttering of your cables.

3. Bullet Journal Set* with the most bonus : A high quality notebook set with 1 Bullet Journal Notebook, 15 colours fineliner pens, 5 pieces of reusable stencils, 6 sticker sheets, 6 washi tape, and 1 black gel pen. It is perfect for someone getting into, or wanting to get into a bullet journal. And this is so much fun!

4. The Big Life Journal is all about developing a positive mindset that encourages resilience, gratitude, and positivity. With this, teens can learn how their mindset is shaped by their thoughts and experiences. It also teaches them that, with practice, they can overcome anything. Inspire, create goals, and breed positivity!

5. This health & fitness Smartwatch* with heart rate, music & swim tracking includes on-screen coaching too. An all-day smartwatch that helps your sporty teen live their best life. Because it comes with sleep monitoring as well which tells you the time you spend in each precious sleep stage. Get them to move more, track it, and have fun! Plus, this watch will track any work out automatically – no need to switch it on!

6. A very stylish touch sensor night light* that is a Bluetooth 4.0 Hifi speaker, digital alarm clock, MP3 player all in one too. Great 48 colour changing bedside lamp with sleep mode. It is touch activated and you can fully control the brightness, colour and power.

7. If you have a teen girl, you probably know that they love to do their hair. Straighten, curls… and when it comes to hair must-haves, shine always comes top. Now you can get a straightener to help you create styles whilst caring for your hair too. If you want more intense shine, to tackle frizz or to have healthier looking hair in an instant then look no further. This clever range of tools* incorporate the next generation of advanced ceramic plates. Plus they are infused with special micro conditioners, so not only will your hair be styled to perfection, it will be shiny and healthy looking too.

8. Make your own Lip Balm Kit*. This kit is the perfect gift for teens. Inside the fully recyclable box, you will receive everything you need to make 5 of your very own lip balms, along with blank labels to help you get creative. And it is a great way to learn about what goes into making a lip balm, and also be sure you are only putting the most natural ingredients onto your body.
(various kits available incl. a ‘Make your own face mask’ kit)

9. The modern version of the iconic AF1*, combining classic style and modern details. The low design offers optimum soil adhesion and a classic look. This version of the Nike Air Force 1 features rippled leather edges for a cleaner, slimmer line and more refined details. The leather and fabric upper features external layers positioned at strategic points for a lifetime durability and support. The perforated inserts favor the breathability to keep the foot always fresh and dry. These sneakers are super trendy right now, and they go with anything!

10. Day Off Jelle Beanie* Hat!

11. This one is for those that enjoy programming and tinkering around. The Arduino is a starter kit* that features flexible and easy-to-use hardware and software. It includess a guidebook and 15 different projects to complete, taking you from beginner to expert before you know it.  Think light sensors, heat sensors, electronic display screens, robotic things. This is perfect if you are interested to understand how gadgets work for example.

12. Teenagers are all about their skin and also about the environment. Therefore, this My Clarins gift set, which has fruit and plant-based ingredients, will help them to be in all their natural and nourishing glory.

 

And it is a wrap. The gift guides for this year are done and I hope that I could inspire you a bit! Ho Ho Ho and wishing you a lovely and very festive time over the coming days and weeks.

 

Gift Guides 2019 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Mum & Dad aka grown ups

* Christmas Decor

* Baby

* Kids

* Family Games

* Books

* Teens

 

*affiliate links
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29.11.19

21 delightful things for your December!

21 delightful things for your December!

This could be a great opportunity to share Black Friday deals. But I won’t. Ha! And I guess that I do not need to do a whole speech on why not because in the end… either you go get those (questionable) discounts or you don’t.

I am still here to share some of my favourite things I came across over the last weeks. And that I believe you will enjoy too. And in the end you may be treated with a lovely deal, because it is Black Friday after all.

However, and most importantly, I want you to have a smooth start into the last month of the year. A slow weekend to enjoy with some good articles, inspiring interiors, and delightful things for small and big.

Enjoy my December edit, a little bit festive, but not too much:

 

love letter blanket
OMG! The best! A Love Letter Blanket*. Write your own custom letter to a loved one so they can wrap themselves up in love. Make it extra personal by using your own handwriting, or keep it simple by using a font! The blanket will be custom made for you. Such a sweet present!
And have a look, the other blankets* are pretty ace too.

 

Really cute Christmas DIY ideas. Already saved to my Pinterest.

 

macrame plant hanger
Cool plant hanger*!

 

Lots of gorgeous jewelry*.

 

girls linen dress
Adorable dresses for girls* and matching hair bows!

 

Pimp your Christmas outfit with these cool earrings*.

 

vintage children room
Great vintage children’s room. Via Entrance.

 

Since I watched ‘A Star is Born’ – I am a Lady Gaga fan. Before I never really cared and thus did not know much about her. But her story should be shared. Because there is a lot of inspiration that can help others. This interview with Oprah is good!

 

gestalten_book_garbage dog
New book: Tells the tale of Garbage Dog surviving the streets of a big city and discovering the true meaning of family and friendship.

 

Do you know the co-op on Park Slope?

 

watercolour abc print
I could buy everything from this shop*, and actually have this print* in my kitchen. Perfect for my coffee loving husband and the tea lover – me.

 

Very interesting article about food in Berlin with facts, background, and history!

 

boy girl christmas baubles
Awwww… so cute these hand painted boy and girl star baubles*.

 

Great gifts for grown ups!

 

Soft+Neutral+Tones+in+Nina+Persson's+Malmö+Home
From our old home town, Malmo. The stunning place of Nina Persson! (The singer from The Cardigans!)

 

Book bin DIY. (to fill your holidays with projects!)

 

christmas pattern rolling pin cookies
Cookie Season made so much more fun with these great rolling pins*. Many cute designs to choose from…

 

Is blogging dead? 9 different opinions.

 


The children, the message (even more important these hectic social media filled days), and just everything!

 

Healthy chocolate and play advent calendar.

 

 

london calendar
London illustrated. Especially loving the calendar!

 

This Sunday Antoine does not have a football match so I am planning a visit to Daunts in Marylebone (you gotta love a great bookshop) and see the festive decorations. And then we will light the Christmas Lights in our little corner of London. A lot of neighbourhoods organise their own events to kick off the festive season. And this Sunday it is our turn. Street food, choirs, dancing, friends, and of course the lights that will be switched on…

Enjoy your first of Advent weekend and see you back here on Monday!

 

 

*affiliate links
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27.11.19

Gift Guides 2019 – baby

gifts for baby

Small, tiny, petit, mini… today we are talking about the best gifts for babies.

I remember that when my children were very little, finding a great Christmas gift was not that easy. Especially when it is a sibling. Therefore I hope that I can inspire you with my selection today. Because I know that the grandparents are also waiting to receive recommendations…

Or do you have a newborn and it will be his or her first Christmas? Awwww… make sure to take lots of pictures and little videos. Because they will be the best gifts in a couple of years time.

Here are my favourite gifts for baby:

1. Gorgeous rainbow play mat*. It is perfect for playtime, tummy time, a picnic, photo background, and as a gorgeous statement piece in the nursery.

2. Openwork baby bonnet* knitted with super soft alpaca.

3. Christmas forever with these wooden stacking characters.

4. Super fun and specifically designed to fit in with parent’s décor tastes. These ball pools* are made from Oeko Tex-certified, BPA-free materials and completely recyclable. It is impossible not to have fun in one of these. (various colours available)

5. These beautiful dolls* are dressed in clothes made from upcycled fabric off-cuts generously provided by well known children’s brands. And it is certain that you will find a doll that pleases you and your child among this thoughtful collection! Bonus: 10% of profits from the sale of this collection will be donated to Un Enfant par la Main, a French charity, that works to protect children and defend their rights.

6. Christmas Eve puzzle*!

7. Extra warm baby snow suit* for a snug winter time. (various colours available)

8. Cutest pull-along bumblebee* that makes a fun buzzing hum sound, as it is pulled along the floor. And the faster you go, the faster the wings spin, and the happier the buzzing will sound.

9. Entertaining baby toy* with two musical settings. This is an educational toy ​that introduce shapes, colours, the alphabet, numbers and much more.

10. Fair Isle alpaca cardigan*. Luxurious, beautiful, and therefore a perfect heirloom gift. (you could even hang it up as decoration when not worn, it is that lovely!)

11. This wooden Safari puzzle and play set* can be stacked, assembled, and played with! Great quality and beautiful enough to be decor or toys.

12. This little rainbow love sign* is engraved with a painted rainbow detail! Lovely decor for a nursery or toddler room.

 

 

Gift Guides 2019 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Mum & Dad aka grown ups

* Christmas Decor

* Baby

* Kids

* Family Games

* Books

* Teens

 

*affiliate links
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14.11.19

The Corduroy Edit!

The Corduroy Edit!

One of the season’s big things is definitely corduroy. Once popular in the 60’s and 70’s it is back and comes in lots of modern styles and shapes.

It’s story, however, started way before that. And it was first popular during the 1700s in France and England, where it was named corde du roi, or “cord of the king.”

Personally, I always liked corduroy as a lovely alternative to denim for boys. Corduroy derives from fustian fabric and is most commonly composed of tufted cords.

Browsing through my favourite shops I can spot a lot of cool styles, from shorts to dungarees. And from winter jackets to baby dresses.

Here is my selection of the best corduroy kids styles:

 

1. Cute corduroy dungarees* for babies up to 8 years!

2. Dusty pink dungarees*! Especially cool for tweens…

3. Salopette dress* in soft pink. Comfy fit with an elastic back.

4. My 12 year old has this skirt* and I love it on her.

5. Great accessories can complete your look to perfection. This cool embroidered satchel* is such an eye catcher!

6. Perfect navy blue pants* for every day and so easy to dress up for a party or special occasion.

7. Gorgeous flounced corduroy dress* in mauve.

8. Sweet shorts* with decorative buttons.

9. Two trends in one – corduroy and wide leg! Comfy, chic, and cool pants*! Love the rust colour but there is also indigo and powder pink available.

10. Warm organic cotton jacket* in grey blue (or pink).

11. Perfect your outfit with this twist headband*.

12. Adorable romper* in an equally adorable colour.

 

*affiliate links
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08.11.19

They did it again – calling all urban ballerinas!

nununu x tutu
Before I am sending you into you well deserved weekend I want to show you something.
You remember my favourite collaboration from last year? The romantic and the cool?

They did it again!

Israel based alternative label nununu and the Australian Tutu du Monde become one for this festive season again.

And the result – some very cool romantic rock star outfits that can be worn long after Santa fell down the chimney. Calling all the urban ballerinas and their friends:

 

nununu x tutu

nununu x tutu

nununu x tutu

nununu x tutu

The collection is available here.

 

And now… happy Friday and see you back on Monday!

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