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Pretty, block-printed tops for women from CLOTH
Justine Hoagland, the founder of CLOTH, reached out a couple months ago to introduce me to a new addition to her beautiful shop: a selection of special pieces for mamas! I was already a massive fan of the baby and children's clothing at CLOTH (so many favourite brands!), so I was excited to see what ...
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BOOKS
Mrs Wordsmith
I find teaching kids how to read and expanding their vocabulary such an interesting subject. There are so many different theories and there are so many different methods out there, which makes it hard to figure out what works. Children are also so very different. One of my kids picked up a book at age ...
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FASHION
Wildling Barefoot Shoes
I know you’re usually used to crafting posts from me but when there is a gem I really feel I should share with you; I just can’t resist. Like these more-than-amazing shoes from a German brand called Wildling. Anna and Ran are a couple with three kids and for a long time they lived in ...
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FASHION
Sideline -- a favourite women's label from the UK
I first discovered Sideline back in 2015, shortly before we left London and embarked on our travels. Ellen, the founder, is a friend of a friend and reached out to introduce me to her new collection. It's been so wonderful to watch the brand grow and evolve since those early days! What I love most ...
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KIDS
Smock dresses for special occasions, by Charlotte Sy Dimby
Remember when we were kids and had a special outfit for special occasions? Maybe it's a European thing, but kids over here hardly seem to dress up anymore! I love being casual and relaxed, but part of me misses the excitement of dressing up and making an effort. Even I don't have a special outfit ...
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FASHION
Nostalgic baby clothes from Van Beren
Babies do seem to come in waves! Just when all the babies I know have started walking and talking, there is a new bunch of cuddly little ones that have turned up in my life (most important of all, our little Bram ;)). So I have had the pleasure of re-discovering the world of baby clothes ...
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FASHION
Alice à Paris -- French fashion for kids and tweens up to age 12
Oh sunshine, how welcome you are after this cold, cold European winter! It is glorious to be able to shed shoes and sweaters and to lap up every sun ray possible! The exciting thing is that for the first full year we have been able to take advantage of our little courtyard. We have planted ...
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PARENTING
Our Sunday constitutional
We have a routine in our house, which, until now, I hadn't even identified as as routine. On Sunday I drag everyone out of the house for a Sunday constitutional, as I like to call it: a Sunday stroll. We do this in most weather conditions and it is one of my favourite moments of ...
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FASHION
Super soft organic long johns from Little Winnie
Little Winnie is one of the many beautiful children's brands based here in Byron. It also happens to belong to one of my dearest friends, Aimee Winchester, a mama of four and a lover of good pyjamas.  Because of friend benefits, we often get to be the pyjama road-testers for all new products (lucky us!), ...
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FASHION
Monogrammed coin purses and other accessories from Hedley Field
At the last London ShopUp event in December, I got the kids each their own little leather coin purse, monogrammed with their name on the front. It made for the perfect stocking stuffer for each of them and was one of their favourite Christmas gifts.  Alice from Amy & Ivor has set up a division ...
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FASHION
Jumpsuits from Beyond Nine -- for pregnancy and beyond
London-based Naomi Raybould from Beyond Nine recently spent a month here in Byron Bay on holiday with her family. She reached out to me to share a sneak peek at her new linen collection and asked if I would play dress up in her new jumpsuits for a photoshoot with my friend Amelia Fullarton. I ...
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FASHION
Favourite clothing brands for tween and teen boys
Let's be honest. Shopping for boys is more difficult than shopping for girls.  And shopping for tween and teen boys is even more difficult than shopping for younger boys, so the challenge becomes amplified. Not only are there fewer brand options for tween sizes, but, at that age, kids start to have their own say, ...
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THURSDAY THOUGHTS
Teenagers and resisting fast fashion
One of my pet peeves is fast fashion -- buying heaps of cheap clothes on impulse only to discard them after a few wears. But, as my girls get older, I'm finding it more and more challenging to avoid the fast fashion pitfalls. Up 'til now, dressing my children was pretty simple. They are easygoing ...
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MATERNITY
Boob, pregnancy and breastfeeding-friendly fashion from Sweden
Boob is a Stockholm-based maternity label offering an extensive collection of clothes for all stages of motherhood. With clever solutions for double use (being pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly), the fashion goes way beyond 9 months. The great quality even makes them last so long they can be used for other pregnancies or be passed on ...
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FASHION
A new collection from Louise Misha with pretty pieces for mamas too!
The new spring/summer collection at Louise Misha launched last week and it is simply beautiful! With stunning, bohemian dresses and accessories for little girls, and a larger-than-ever selection for women, this is my favourite collection yet. There is honestly not a single piece in the women's collection that I wouldn't love to have in my ...
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MAMA
The best re-usable shopping bag, by Flip & Tumble
A few years ago (was it 5, already??), Courtney and I met up in NY with the lovely Annie from Brimful. She brought us a few of the cutest, most thoughtful gifts. One of those gifts was a re-usable Flip & Tumble bag, which she told me was simply the best re-usable shopping bag ever. I ...
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PREGNANCY
The second trimester of your pregnancy | what essentials do you need?
The second trimester is when your body really starts to grow and you will feel your baby kick for the first time. You will radiate that amazing pregnancy glow. But you might also feel more tired and less energised than normal -- much energy is now going to the growth and development of your baby! (I ...
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MAMA
Merci Maman -- prettiest hand engraved, personalised necklaces
I don't tend to wear a lot of jewellery, I actually don't even have pierced ears! Every piece of jewellery I do own has some sentimental value. A little trinket bought on a holiday, or a present for a special occasion. Possibly not worth much, but very valuable to me nonetheless. For our 10 year ...
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KIDS
Teen Breathe - a new magazine for teenagers
One of my favourite things to do on a plane or train is to pick up a magazine at the newsagents. I sit down and take my time looking at pictures, reading articles and seeing what is up and what's new. I get anything from fashion, interior design to current affairs. The great thing in ...
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FASHION
The sweetest swimwear from Minnow
We're in the height of summer here in Australia and the kids are pretty much living in their swimsuits. We even live in a town where it's totally acceptable to run errands in your swimsuit, shoes completely optional. (Michael and I joked the other day that you always know the tourists because they're wearing proper ...
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FASHION
PLAY etc. -- fun clothes for playful girls!
Summer has started here in the southern hemisphere and we've already had our taste of hot, sunny days and balmy hard-to-sleep nights. So hot, it's hard not to want to spend all day in your swimsuit, or better yet, in the ocean. Thankfully, my friend Bronwyn has just launched a brand of girls' clothing perfect ...
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KIDS
Jonas Paul Eyewear: Cool Glasses for Kids with a Story
I am so very excited to write this post. It’s a subject pretty close to my heart. Let me tell you why… My daughter Tila has worn eyeglasses since she was one year old, and the second she received her first prescription I promised myself I'd find her the coolest pair of glasses for kids, ...
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FASHION
Mama Owl, the wonders of wool and natural clothing
We were recently on the way to London for a little family trip, and on the train I noticed that Casper's shoes were completely falling apart! So sad that I won't be able to pass them down to baby number 5... I took the excuse however to make a surprise visit to Anna from Mama ...
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Perfect back-to-school shoes from @iadorelittlefeet are one of this week’s #babyccinotopten . ️ Little leather t-bars for boys and girls from PèPè, an Italian family-owned brand that has been manufacturing children's shoes since the 1970's. Stylish and timeless! ⭐️ #babyccinoboutiques #schoolshoes
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
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This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
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Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
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