Happy Halloween…

 

Photo courtesy of http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/10/sns-105-boo-its-halloween.html

 

We hope you have a fun Halloween today. Yesterday we had our Halloween craft event and the shop was filled with little bats, spiders, cats and frankensteins mixed in with lots of glue, glitter and pom poms…it was sticky but fun!

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See you soon

Maritza

Loola & Goo

I’m really excited to tell you about about new label, Loola & Goo. The brainchild of two friends who both came up with the fantastic idea of making beautiful vintage inspired tutus. Julia is a former costume designer and Louise a fashion designer and together they pulled their talents and passion for design and have created a stunning first collection.

I have the privilege of calling them friends, having known Julia for a few years through our children attending nursery together and then meeting Louise earlier on this year and I’m so thrilled that they get to fulfil their dreams as they embark on this new and exciting venture and maybe you’ll see them at Home & Kids very soon…

Maritza

Babyccino Kids

I’m so excited! We’re part of the Babyccino shopping portal. For those of you who haven’t heard of this great website, it quite simply a place where you can find lots of lovely and stylish boutiques in one place.

Don’t you think it looks great? Babyccino are careful about who they invite onto their portal and it’s an honour to be part of it. It’s great when others can see the love I put into Home & Kids and help me to share that with you all.

For the past year I have collated many products which I personally love and hopefully you all love too. It’s great fun sourcing special and unusual finds as well as the more known, favourite brands and names.

I have some personal favourites like Helen Gordon and Donna Wilson who, for some unexplained reason I always want to keep as part of the core of Home & Kids. But I also love it when a new arrival comes my way…I guess  when you meet some of the faces behind some great brands, sometimes you just click and that’s what happened when I met Amelie from Moon et Miel at Maison & Objet in Paris. I know that her gorgeous products, including her sweet leather slippers will be part of Home & Kids for a long while.

Available at Home & Kids January 2013

See you soon

Maritza

 

Retro Chairs

How cool are these chairs? I first saw them at a trade fair in Paris and fell in love with them straight away. At first I thought they were vintage as I admired them from afar but as I got closer I realised they were new but designed to look like a chair straight from the 50′s.

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November

These cute chairs are designed by a French company called Les Gambettes and they also make little desks which accompany the chairs as well as adult sized tables and chairs.  For now we have ordered the little chairs only but next time we will definitely go for the desks too.

Delivery should be with us soon and I can’t wait!

Spotted THIS and THIS over on pinterest and so want to recreate these rooms for my own children!

See you soon

Maritza

Styling For Kids…

This morning was spent having a long overdue but lovely catch up with my old friend Bettina who some of you may remember I ran Love Me Again with. Well it turns out, she’s been a very busy lady. I have long known her amazing talent for making beautiful scenes in her stylists profession, but this past year has seen her really come into her own and do what she has wanted to do for a very long time – style for kids photo shoots. Check out her latest work, it’s truly stunning.

These images were used on How To Kiss A Frog Stockholm

Aren’t they gorgeous?

I am always so impressed when someone can make something look magical, whether it be a stylist, photographer or designer. They make otherwise ordinary things stand out and scream ‘look at me’.

Watch this space for some collaborations with Bettina in the future!

See you soon

Maritza