A Most Curious Kids Fair

Just in time for Christmas and for a cool shopping experience, Home & Kids will be taking part in all three ‘A Most Curious Kids Fair’. So if you’re in Brighton, Norwich or London, come and see us and loads of other design led exhibitors of all things stylish, beautiful and cool for kids. Exhibitors include Polarn O. Pyret, Beau Loves, Little Titans, Rosie Wonders and Cissy Wears, amongst many, many others!

Although Becky Hoh and Gemma Goodwin are the brains behind the ‘A Most Curious Wedding Fairs’ which specialises in everything cool, quirky and vintage for weddings, they first launched ‘A Most Curious Baby Fair’ in Norwich this past Summer and we were lucky enough to exhibit there and we got such a great response. The people of Norwich seemed to really get what Home & Kids were about and we can’t wait to go back…not least because it’s beautiful there anyway.

From the baby fair, a slightly more grown up ‘A Most Curious Kids Fair’ has been born and this time it promises to be bigger, better and well….just come along and see for yourself! We promise you’ll find something special…

See you soon

Maritza

 

 

Babiekins Magazine

I know we keep harping on about our new addition to Home & Kids…but we seriously love this magazine.  I was going to describe what Babiekins is all about but thought the editor herself, Pricilla Barros describes it best!

Babiekins Magazine is the love child of Priscila Barros, who is based in Southern California. Babiekins Magazine was created to translate the style, comfort and sophistication of must-haves for real kids all around the globe. We feature a range of fashionable and newbie designers, amazing party ideas, an array of fun DIY projects, family relationships, as well as real issues concerning children.

We’re often optimistic, always encouraging and hope to inspire the stylish mother as well as her trendsetting child.
Our readers live for their Babiekins and are always searching for the best in the children’s market.

Babiekins transcends all skin colors, languages and zip codes to bring anyone and everyone together to challenge each and every individual to see things through the eyes of a child. To motivate both mother and child to see something different- something special- in themselves as well as the world we live in.

 

If you’d like to see their online magazine go HERE otherwise go HERE to buy the print version.

 

I was first introduced to Babiekins by Emma Perez, the talented brains and creator behind some of Home & Kids most inspired gifts and accessories. And then one day, I got an email from Babiekins asking if Home & Kids would like to be a UK stockist. Off course we jumped at the chance and we’re so glad we did. So if you would like to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, go HERE

See you soon

Maritza

 

Do You Know a Girl Who Would Love to be a Journalist?

Girl Talk magazine is offering aspiring young writers the chance to spend an exciting day as a journalist with the biggest selling pre-teen magazine in the UK. In a competition launched in conjunction with the book Dork Diaries: Dear Dork - out now, one lucky winner and her friend could be part of Girl Talk’s editorial team during February half-term.

Readers are invited to send in a 25-50 word gossip story about their favourite celebrity in the style of Girl Talk magazine. The competition will be judged by Girl Talk’s editorial team who will be looking for the most creative and attention-grabbing entry. One lucky winner and her friend will be invited to the office in London to have lunch with the Editor, Bea Appleby, explore the Girl Talk fashion cupboard then have their picture taken in an outfit of their choice, attend a cover meeting and create a mock-up page.

Bea Appleby, Editor of Girl Talk magazine said “This a really exciting opportunity for a young person to experience what it’s like to work as a journalist and get a taste of the magazine industry. We can’t wait to see the articles from our readers, who we know are very talented, and meet whoever wins!”

Plus, they and 5 runners up will receive a complete set of the Dork Diaries books. The competition is now open and the deadline for entries is 16 November 2012.

The terms and conditions of the ‘Spend a day as a Girl Talk journalist’ competition can be found HERE.

Good Luck!

Maritza

 

Brenda’s Bottom and Her Birds

If you have been to the shop recently, you will have seen the curious book entitled Brenda’s Bottom and Her Birds. The illustrations are just beautiful and the birds featured were illustrated by the author, Clare Stanhope who created collages to make the pretty patterns within the birds.  After seeing how popular this book was at the shop, we decided to hold a collage art event for children where they could create their very own little bird using the same collage method, used in the book.

The event was a success and after a story telling session, the children really got stuck in with the drawing, colouring, ripping and sticking.  And afterwards they got to hear what sound their particular bird made with an amazing book which Clare brought along with her  (shame on me for not taking a note of the title)

See more photos on our facebook page HERE

See you soon

Maritza