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


Comments (4)

Emilie in Paris
July 15, 2012

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

July 16, 2012

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

Maria in Oviedo, Spain
July 16, 2012

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

July 26, 2012

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