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Decorating a Kid's Room -- More posters
I really don't want to become boring with my posts (you'd tell me wouldn't you?) but I just keep finding great ideas for posters for kids rooms.  My latest finds are these fabulous vintage 'Trooping the Colour' posters from the (quite brilliant I must say) London Transport Museum.  I have long known about the wonderful ...
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AMSTERDAM
Babyccino kids on Ohdeedoh
Ohdeedoh featured our newly designed city-guides -- check out what they say for some insider information on Paris, New York, London and Amsterdam!!
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DIY FOR MUMS
The Papered Parlour
I am so, so 'can't stop moving', 'ants in my pants' excited. A couple of weeks ago I was reading one of my favourite blogs -- do you know it?  The blog of author, stylist, photographer, all round uber-chic gal Pia Jane Bijkerk.  She wrote about a wonderful sounding place,  the Papered Parlour in Clapham.  I ...
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LONDON
The Elephant Parade
I happened to be in the heart of London, on Oxford Street, the other day when I came across some wonderful painted elephants at Selfridges.  As I continued my stroll through town I saw more and more ... on Bond Street, in Green Park -- what were they all about? London has become home to ...
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BABY
Capturing your baby's hands and feet
I know it seems like that new baby phase (i.e. sleepless nights, spit-up on every shirt you own, messy house, baby brain, etc.) drags on and on... But I swear, you blink your eyes and then that baby is an active toddler. Babies just grow so, so quickly.  Which is why I love the idea ...
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KIDS
Elias & Grace special shopping weekend
Elias & Grace is one of my favourite chidren's boutiques in London. The shop is always on top of the latest trends in children's wear and stocks all my favourite brands.  But what really sets them apart is their ability to style the pieces, to put outfits together. Their 'looks' are always so cute (both ...
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FOOD
Pick your own
May is here -- we can officially start the count-down to Summer (which I have been doing since 1st Jan but now the goal is in sight!). With May comes the start of some of my favourite Summer activities (eating outside, picnics, French cricket, boules, paddling in pools to name but a few).  The best ...
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LONDON
Metrotwin
I was recently approached by Metrotwin to do a guest-list for them of my favourite places in London with kids.  I said "hey! I can do one better than that -- I can ask our fabulous Babyccino NY contributor (Dina to you and me) to do a NY list too". They were very excited. You ...
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FOOD
The Food Stork
Do you remember the days when grocery shopping was fun -- when you could take your time walking down the aisles, choosing the ripest avocado and planning your meals ahead of time? Remember when cooking dinners was a relaxing, peaceful time? I don't know about you, but with three kids running around the kitchen pulling ...
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LONDON
Lucky Voice at home!
Working in an advertising agency was hard work ... and hard play!  On those Soho nights when we had had one too many after work, we would often end up in a karaoke bar called Lucky Voice.  Based on Poland Street in the heart of Soho, LV is super cool with private rooms to enjoy ...
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BEAUTY & CARE
A possible saviour called Cupcake
My friend calls winter 'soft-play-season' and she dreads it every year.  Year one of having children I thought she was just being miserable, and I loved watching my baby boy smile as some slightly clownish adults sang nursery rhymes to him in a church hall.  In Year two I was too preoccupied with the new ...
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LONDON
Kew Gardens
When the girls asked me to write for Babyccino one of my first ideas for a post was Kew Gardens.  We got to know the Royal Botanical Gardens when we moved down South and immediately became members. We now go every couple of weeks and still love it just as much -- it is such ...
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LONDON
Melrose & Morgan
Two years ago our Christmas got canceled on Christmas Eve -- well the trip we had planned to Switzerland did anyway.  It was our first Christmas with a child and you know how important they are!  We were devastated.  I think the only thing that saved us was Melrose & Morgan, our local deli in ...
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BABY
The London High Street
Following on from Emilie's recent post about places in Paris to find chic clothes at less-than-chic prices I thought I'd let you know about some of my favourite spots on a typical London High Street.  Now most Mums in London will know of these national treasures but if you are visiting London they are worth ...
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LONDON
Battersea Park
Weekends are always for adventures and when we stumbled from our cosy little burrow last summer into Battersea Park we hit upon treasure.  The Park is situated just south of the river between the Albert and the Chelsea Bridge.  We drove and parked up at one of the many car-parks around the park.  We got ...
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LONDON
Hope & Greenwood
I used to keep a picture in the front of my diary of an old-fashioned sweet shop.  You know the kind: shelves stacked with glass jars brimming with brightly-coloured sweets.  The Juliette Binoche in me always quite fancied being a 'purveyor of splendid confectionery'.  However these days there would be little point in me following ...
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LONDON
Benjamin Pollocks
I grew up in a little farming village about 100 miles north of London and only made very rare trips to the 'big smoke' as a child.  I remember one very special trip when my Godmother (literally one of the coolest people on the planet) brought me down for a WHOLE weekend in London for ...
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BABY
NUI Organics
Did you know that there are at least 10 sheep for every one person living in New Zealand!?! There are more sheep here than in any other country, except Australia. And apparently the New Zealand merino wool (all from the south island) is some of the best in the world -- it's extra soft and ...
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LONDON
Richmond Park
Richmond Park is the largest royal park in London, covering 2,500 acres of land and has been a Royal Park since Edward I (1272 - 1307).  There are around 650 deer that roam free and stand elegantly among the ferns, blending in to the landscape, which is why it is sometimes known as 'The Deer ...
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GIVEAWAYS
Win a beautiful bracelet by Arabelle!
I must admit I've never been the biggest fan of children's jewellery... but having seen Arabelle's beautiful children's collection, I'm afraid I have to eat my own words! The jewellery is so sweet and so tastefully done, all handcrafted in 18ct yellow gold (or silver if you prefer). The collection is inspired by traditional childhood ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Christmas tree ornaments by Maileg
I am so in love with all the lovely ornaments by Maileg this year! They could not be any cuter. Last year I picked up some of the little soldiers, which I loved because they look so British, and this year I discovered the darling birds and mushrooms! They're the perfect ornaments for a house ...
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LONDON
Hello from South London!
Hello! It's so nice to meet you and get this chance to chat to you all. I've been enjoying my daily dose of Babyccino ever since Courtney told me about it nearly 2 years ago --  it has been a fabulous companion to my own personal experiences of having children and has increased my spending ...
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LONDON
Introducing Mo
Next month my family and I are going to take an extended holiday to the sunny southern hemisphere. I'll be away for exactly 100 days, swapping the entire winter season for another summer. I could not be more excited! (More about my trip later.) But we thought it would be a good idea to bring ...
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Warming Masala Chai on a cold wintry day. See @courtneyadamo ‘s family recipe. Link in bio. #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats ️ #anddrinks
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Do you know what Jammy Dodgers are? Homemade ones are fun to make and the perfect substitution for chocolate on Valentine’s Day! Swipe to see the smiles and go to the link for our recipe. @laraoflondon #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats
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Paper heart chains craft that you can make in a snap! All you need is paper and a stapler. The simplest idea from @laraoflondon #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts #valentinescraft
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Until the twentieth century, many women spent most of their adult years pregnant. Despite this, pregnancies are seldom apparent in surviving portraits. 🤰 We live in a time where we can celebrate the pregnant body, not conceal it. Where society (as a general rule) is not trying to ignore it. Or even fear it. And, where fashion is designed specifically to embrace and proudly show off the pregnant bump. But most importantly, where the medical support for pregnant women — and the likelihood of a healthy birth — is possible. Today’s blog post: Portraying Pregnancy from Holbein to Social Media is inspired by a London exhibition at @foundlingmuseum that @laraoflondon went to the opening of. Click on the link for more information on this interesting topic. @foundlingmuseum @tate #portrayingpregnancy #thefoundlingmuseum #babyccinokids #babyccino
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What’s for dinner?... this yummy vegetarian lasagne from @courtneyadamo. Link in bio. #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids
5 days ago
This homemade bath soak would be the loveliest Valentine’s gift to make for grandmothers, aunts, teachers, or friends! Ingredients : 1 cup Epsom Salt 1 cup Pink Himalayan Sea Salt 1/2 cup Rose Petals, torn into smaller pieces after measuring 1/4 cup Dried Lavender lavender essential oil, optional, but I prefer it without when using with my children’s baths Lidded jars to gift it in Lavender is excellent for aching muscles, relaxation, and stress relief. Its’ powerful as well for antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and anti-depressive properties. So soak away! Rose petals are often the image of luxury and self love. But it can actually enhance your skin and mood. Rosewater soothes irritated skin, brightens your complexion and tightens pores for a smooth appearance. Epsom Salt in water breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. When you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin, helping to relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. Himalayan Pink Salt is so very pretty! But it also helps to relax, de-stress, detoxify your body. And it helps you to sleep like a baby. And what mama or friend doesn’t want to do that! Enjoy. #babyccinokids #homemadevalentines
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We’ve rounded up the very best underwear for babies, boys, & girls. Head over to stories to see! (And swipe up) #babyccinokids
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In a weekday packed lunch rut? We have great meal suggestions to inspire wonderful meals. Link in bio by @courtneyadamo #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids
1 week ago
Make magical marbled paper with only two items that you probably have in your home. Any guesses? Click on the link. And did we mention it’s the most crafting fun ever? It dries in less than an hour and you can make cards, bunting, and more! Magic results, non-toxic, good for all ages, and easy! @laraoflondon #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids #valentinesday Thanks @amandakingloff for this fun idea! ️🧡
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Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
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Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
2 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
3 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
3 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
3 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago