Playtime Paris

Last week I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Paris — such fun to hang out with Emilie, go for a bit of shopping and of course visit one of the best children’s fairs around: Playtime!! Here’s a short recap of some of the wonderful things, brands and people we saw — not all of course, that would be virtually impossible — there was such an overload of gorgeous discoveries to be made and interesting people to meet!

  • We were excited to discover Garbo & Friends, a new Swedish brand with the cutest illustrations and wonderful bedding products (and more). Their first collection will be launched in December, so stay tuned!
  • Always fun to see Dana from Tannhäuser, and her new collection is so fresh and original — excited to see it in the stores next summer.
  • Loved the new bright coloured swaddles from aden + anais (those swaddles are so versatile, you can even wear them as a cool scarf)!
  • Anette from Apünktchen told us her she launched her online boutique — at last! We love those cool hats!
  • Sweet, the dolls Jess Brown designed for Atsuyo et Akiko!
  • It was fun to see Yanina from Aravore, and what a gorgeous collection she had to show us!

  • Carla from Bobo Choses was as busy as ever in her stand, and rightly so — her new collection is as fresh as always — and we love the perfumes!
  • We loved to see the direction the girls from Elfie are taking, and we were again SO impressed by their homemade cookies!
  • Lovely to see Dan and Zoe from Hucklebones in Paris, with another gorgeous collection!
  • Excited to meet Wendy Mullin from Built by Wendy. We really, really liked her first children’s wear collection.
  • Ketiketa must be one of our favourite French brands — such beautiful bedding (and Emilie and I had fun making patters on fabric with the Ketiketa stamps later that night)!
  • Finally we saw the Coral & Tusk collection ‘live’ — it’s even more beautiful than on the screen. Such lovely details!
  • Loved chatting with Merel from cool Dutch brand Kidscase — and I was so tempted by their baby collection…
  • Fun to see Nickey from Elias and Grace, and she got it right again with her new collection for Miller!

xxx Esther

4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Emilie in Paris | July 15, 2012 | Reply

It was great! A great fair and a great time with Esther!

2. Charlotte - DEUZ | July 16, 2012 | Reply

Hi girls, thanks for sharing your inspirations and bests as usual !
I tried to visit Playtime on Saturday as an observer, but got stopped by the heavy rain and all I had to pack before a week holiday in Corsica ..
Will the Babycinno team meet again for Maison&Objet in early September ?
Would be great to see you there !
Ciao from Roccapina

3. Maria in Oviedo, Spain | July 16, 2012 | Reply

I adore Bobo Choses… you sound like you had fun!

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