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Ace & Jig children's line
June 5, 2014
I discovered the Ace & Jig women's line about two years ago, and it has since become my favourite brand. I especially love their easy-to-wear dresses -- I layer them over and under other pieces depending on the weather, and they're as comfortable as they are effortlessly pretty. Aren't the fabrics so beautiful? I love every ...
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COATT Jewellery
November 30, 2013
COATT is a gorgeous jewellery line from Los Angeles we are very happy to have recently discovered. Designer Rebecca Coagan hand makes the jewellery using gold dots and dashes strung along beautiful silk threads, forming feminine morse coded words, names and phrases. We love the subtile way to carry around an almost secret message, like ...
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BEAUTY
An Interview on Chic Little Baby (and some photos from the summer!)
October 15, 2013
The lovely Maggie from Chic Little Baby recently asked me over to her blog for a little interview as part of her Chic Mum series. We spoke about beauty and fashion (for kids and for mamas!) and I share my very few beauty and health tips.  Hop on over to her blog to read my ...
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Erik Bagger Bag Hook
September 23, 2013
I know bag hooks have been around for a while and that they are a wee bit gimmicky, BUT in a dirty, dusty, big city like Paris, they are actually great (If you remember to bring them). Normally they are just functional at best, but trust a Danish designer to come up with a great ...
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New Hatch Fall collection!
September 4, 2013
We're nearing the end of summer... and we will miss it! Those juicy watermelons, the long days on the beach and the perfect picnics in the park. But, drinking hot chocolate after a long walk in the forest, and curling up cosy with the kids in front of the fireplace also has its charm! Seeing ...
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MAMA
Keecie -- beautiful, pure leather accessories
August 29, 2013
Keecie is an Amsterdam based small company  focussing solely on handmade leather accessories like bags, pouches, wallets and sleeves. The designs are characterised by the lack of lining -- instead, beautiful screen prints adorn the inside of the leather. Shapes are original and simple, and the leather used is soft and strong and will only ...
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MAMA
Hatch -- relaxed and stylish fashion for mamas
August 26, 2013
I loved wearing Hatch clothing when I was pregnant. It is such a cool and stylish collection, and the pieces are so easy to wear and care for. I loved it so much, that after my pregnancy I continued to wear the pieces, which made the initial investment of getting them so worth it! This ...
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BABY
Mausbird
August 14, 2013
I met illustrator MietzeB at the Kleine Fabriek recently where she introduced me to her gorgeous brand Mausbird. Mausbird is a collection of clothes for children and adults, that is characterised by the fresh and modern illustrations by MietzeB and an original, unexpected use of colour. Meerkats, otters, flamingos, bugs and hip triangles adorn retro ...
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A new, gorgeous collection from Bloesem Wear
July 22, 2013
Irene from one of our favourite blogs Bloesem and Bloesem Kids recently shared the new Bloesem Wear jewellery collection on her site, and I've been drooling over them from the start. Isn't it gorgeous? So lucky me, to be spoiled by Irene with one of her Citrine necklaces, which I've not take off since she ...
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MAMA
Soeur Summer Collection
June 11, 2013
I started writing this post as a post about kids clothes. I quickly realised it is actually more aimed at mums! Soeur is a French brand that is aimed at young girls who are not quite adult yet. But their collection is so lovely and relaxed, I actually buy Soeur for myself (I always reckon ...
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Cute, handcrafted espadrilles from Slowers
May 20, 2013
How cute are these espadrilles from the Spanish brand, Slowers!! Ivy and I recently got a pair of matching ones (see photo) in the mosaic print and they are so fun -- I'm not sure which one of us loves them more! I like that they've taken the traditional Spanish espadrilles and have given them ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Not just a towel...
May 16, 2013
Whenever we go on a beach holiday, I like to pack turkish towels instead of normal beach towels because they take up less space in your suitcase, they're less heavy when wet after a long day at the beach, they dry more quickly... and they're super cute! Yesterday I was in the Conran Shop with ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Tie-dye!
April 23, 2013
I totally remember tie-dying as a child -- it was such fashion back then, and I remember how fun and exciting it was. You never really knew what the results were going to be like! So I picked up a packet of fabric dye from the local drugstore (there wasn't much choice -- I used ...
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KIDS
INspiRaTiOns by la Girafe
April 23, 2013
With summer creeping up on us, I am suddenly in the mood for cute, colourful accessories -- for my girls and for me! INspiRaTiOns by la Girafe is a French brand with an adorable collection of necklaces, hairclips and bracelets, just perfect in their simplicity and innocence. I love the tiny details like little shells, ...
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KIDS
Molly Brown London, for stylish jewellery
April 4, 2013
Molly Brown London just knows how to spoil a girl. You should have seen the excitement on the face of our daughter Sara, when she received a chic, pink bag, filled with clouds of pink tissue paper and a hand-written card by Molly Brown... Inside, a pink jewellery box revealed a beautiful, sterling silver necklace from ...
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MAMA
HATCH, new spring collection
April 3, 2013
When Esther and I were in NYC last month, we stopped into the super stylish HATCH studio in Soho for a meeting with the impressively chic founder/designer, Ariane Goldman.  She gave us a piece-by-piece tour through their collection, showing us the swanky new spring/summer items. Stylish, chic, swanky: three words that sum up the HATCH ...
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BABY
Manimal
March 14, 2013
When Esther and I were in NYC this past weekend we had the enormous pleasure of meeting the lovely Kirsten Lombardi, founder and creator of Manimal. We fell so in love with her moccasins that we immediately bought a matching pair of baby moccasins for Marlow and Casper, and then just couldn't resist buying matching ...
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BABY
Anja Schwerbrock 'Treehouse' collection
February 15, 2013
Fashion designer Anja Schwerbrock is originally from Germany, and after spending some years in Japan (designing for Comme des Garçons!) she moved to Antwerp with her Danish husband to established her own fashion label. Quite an international affair! I loved meeting Anja over the weekend when I was in Antwerp. She's such a fun, clever and pretty ...
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BEAUTY
Titlee, and Little Titlee
February 1, 2013
One of the exciting new discoveries we made at Playtime last weekend, is the Parisian jewellery brand Titlee (for adults) and Little Titlee (for kids). We instantly fell in love with the simple and fun designs! The strong graphics combined with the delicate chains result in very cool, contemporary and urban pieces, which are great ...
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FASHION
Aqua Lamb Boots
January 17, 2013
Listen, I am never going to pretend that sheepskin boots are sexy. They never were and they never will be, but sometimes comfort does rule over style (or sexiness for that matter). Personally, knowing that I have a pair of sheepskin boots ready to slip into for the school run, makes me a little bit happier ...
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FASHION
Cambridge Satchels
November 27, 2012
Have you heard of Cambridge Satchels? I know I am a bit behind the times, but now I am obsessed with these simple satchels that come in the greatest colours known to mankind. I think they look so simple and vintage, but can dress up any outfit. It is the kind of handbag in which ...
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BABY
Winter Holiday Shopping Guide
November 16, 2012
..... and boom! Suddenly the holidays are upon us. I walked passed Galerie Lafayette today, saw the Christmas display and suddenly realised: summer is over and there are only a few weeks left until the holidays! How does time go so fast? As usual, I decided to get organised early this year. And as usual, that is ...
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38 weeks pregnant and thankful for Koka Mama
October 19, 2012
I have gotten to the point in my pregnancy where the only thing I can comfortably wear are leggings. (I had a funny conversation with my 7-year-old the other day where he asked me why I always take him to school in my 'pyjamas'. I told him they weren't my pyjamas, they were 'leggings' and ...
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Fina Du
October 12, 2012
New collections have been coming in at Fina Du, and I've been drooling over the gorgeous pieces in the current collection. All the pieces are just so timeless and special, and perfect for different occasions (work, Sunday lunch, a Christmas party...). I just love the way Susanne, the Swedish born, Manhattan-based owner of Fina Du, ...
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