Entries from February 2014

"aesop borough market london"

While I’ve never been much of a make-up junkie, I have always had a weak spot for nice smelling creams and lotions as well as pretty clothes.  Ever since I became a mum, my focus though has been Anya.  Especially since I started this blog, I am always looking out for beautiful kids things and kind of tend to forget about myself.   Last weekend while visiting Borough Market, I walked in to the Aesop store and this reminded me of how much I miss indulging myself and finding nice things for myself.

"Aesop shop Borough Market London"

The store itself was a real experience, so stylish in a minimalist way and the service I got was nothing short of outstanding.  Anya was with me and they even pampered her by sitting her down and putting some cream on her hands which delighted her no end.  I ended up buying a face cream which smells divine but it wasn’t just the purchase that I enjoyed; it was the whole experience of doing something for myself and discovering this little gem of a store.  I’ve since had a look at their stores around the world and beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe them.

Being a mum means very little time for yourself.  But I feel it’s important to find a little time to do what you love doing.  I want to try and focus on getting my mojo back by seeking out beautiful clothes, beauty products and experiences for me like I used to.  And when I find something worthwhile like this experience, I will share it here with you mamas.  Whatever it is that you enjoy doing, are you good at finding a little time to indulge yourself in doing it?  Or do you forget about yourself like me?  I’d love to hear in the comments.

Have a wonderful and indulgent weekend! x

{top photo by Aesop, bottom by ebabee}

I heart flamingos

February 27, 2014

"zara girls spring collection"

I’m loving these sweet little flamingos and hearts dotted over tees, dresses, bags and more.  Pretty little prints for the cutest little people.  My favourite is that flamingo baby tee but I also love that heart print sweatshirt for older girls.  What would you choose? 

Easy chicken curry recipe

February 26, 2014

"authentic Indian chicken curry recipe"

Chicken curry is to most (non-veg) Indian households what shepherds pie probably is to British households – a tasty meal that appears on the menu nearly every week and one that the whole family can enjoy.  Each household has their very own version of this delicious curry and today I wanted to share mine.  It’s easy, doesn’t need too many ingredients but still has lots of flavour and most importantly everybody eats it including my fussy 5 year old!

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If you’re not in to bold, bright colours but on the other hand find white spaces too blah,  pastels can work really well for your nursery or kids room.   With pastels you can choose to go with just one tone keeping it more minimal or you can mix a range of pastel shades to create a more colourful room.   Here are 5 pastel rooms to inspire you:

"minimal pastel baby nursery"

This is a beautiful minimal space by Aurelie Lecuyer with pastel walls that are complimented with pastel accessories like the bedding and cushions.   I love how the colours don’t take over the room but instead it’s that vintage cot that really shines and everything else works so well with it.

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"Louise Misha SS14""louise misha Spring Summer 14""louise misha cotton scarfs""Louise Misha SS14""Louise misha Spring Summer 14"Summer 2014 by Louise Misha is beautiful.  Just look at the fresh colours, flirty styles and girly details.   It’s making me dream of a Summer full of fresh fruit, homemade lemonade, cotton candy and long sunny days spent outdoors.  I love the whole collection and I know Anya will more than approve… which little girl wouldn’t?  This collection isn’t available yet but it’s coming soon.

"black and white clothes"

No matter how hard I try to change, I always come back to my absolute favourite colours of black and white.  Timeless, classic yet modern, always stylish… what’s not to love?  Here are some beautiful black and white things that I’m currently loving for mamas and kids.  Those dotty culottes and that flared dress are definitely on my wish list.

1.  flared cotton dress…  2.  mouse baby bonnet…  3.  vol 5 cereal mag…  4.  striped scraf…  5.  arrow print leggings…  6.  dotty baby culotte

The Day The Crayons Quit

February 18, 2014

"the day the crayons quit""the day the crayons quit book"

Each time we buy a new kids book I can’t decide who’s the most excited… me, my husband or Anya!  I know I can never wait to read it and neither can Anya so we usually read it within minutes of her coming back from school.  Last week we bought The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and we both loved it.  It’s such a sweet, fun and unusual story about a pack of crayons that decide they’ve had enough.  The drawings by Oliver Jefferes are colourful and childlike adding to the charm of this lovely book.  We liked it so much that we’ve already bought another copy to give as a gift.

Feeling fruity

February 17, 2014

"fruit decor for kids"

This whole fruit trend for kids isn’t going anywhere and I’m glad.  Fruits make a nice change from animals and with Spring coming (soon I hope), nothing says fresh quite like a fruit print does.  So here are a few of my favourite fruity pieces:

1.  Tomato poster…  2.  Cherries top…  3.  Fruit & veg picture book…  4. Fruity dolls…  5.  Apple board…  6.  Lemon baby trousers.

Little gestures

February 14, 2014

"valentines heart cup cakes""cute little cupcakes"

Valentines day for me isn’t about the big gifts or fancy outings, it’s about little gestures and making that bit of extra effort for your loved ones.   Today I surprised Anya with some little cakes when she came home from school and she was delighted.  Cook something special, make something or even call that friend you’ve been meaning to call for months – any small gesture to show how much you appreciate your close family and friends.  After all it’s the little gestures that really make us feel loved.

Happy Valentines day and have a love-filled weekend! x

{photos by ebabee}

"baby alpaca clothes for toddlers""baby alpaca wool baby clothes""baby alpaca wool sweater"

Such a beautiful collection of baby alpaca wool knits by Ingugu.  All made by hand in soft, natural colours and simple styles.  Clothes that give snuggly warmth, softness, comfort and style always get my vote.  And right now Ingugu is having a sale with 30% off everything.

 

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