The sun we are experiencing in the UK is so welcome. It’s the promise of sunny days, balmy nights and the sights and smells of of summer holidays.
Rose Gold Flamingo
One brand that just exudes the good life is Sunnylife, hailing from the land of sun itself, Australia. We see their pictures all over social media and want to be transported right into the image. Whether it’s beaches, pools or BBQ’s, they nail exactly what we want from our Summers.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris on the Swan Float
In 2015 we saw the now iconic pictures of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris having fun in the pool, sitting on a gigantic inflatable swan. The pictures went viral, leaving everyone wondering where the swan was from. Where could we buy one? Whilst we are not absolutely sure where that particular swan came from, luckily for us, Sunnylife have a wide selection of floats including one similar to the one sported by Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. Along with their original swan – the flamingo, cactus, rainbow, and many many more inflatables have joined the team.
As well as the inflatables, we also have a selection of products for picnics, outdoor dining in our shop and online to get you in the mood for the sunny days ahead.
I’m so happy that we are finally stockists of the cutest little shoes in town. These leather moccasins are hand made in the UK, using breathable leather and are perfect for little feet.
‘Amy & Ivor are a small British brand handcrafting luxury quality, cool and stylish leather baby and toddler moccasins within the UK’
If you happen to be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend of a baby or toddler, the good news is that you can purchase them HERE
Bye for now
Compagnie de Provence are our latest addition to HK Collection. It’s a brand I have admired for a few years but for one reason or another, never got round to ordering…until now. After seeing them at Maison Objet in Paris, I was once again drawn in by the wonderful aromas, story behind the brand and packaging. I came away with some lovely little samples, which I’m still using now and I have to admit – that convinced me to finally take the plunge and make my first order.
Born out of the imagination of Pascal Bourelly and Philippe Boigeol, 2 friends from Marseille, the story of Compagnie de Provence begins in 1990 when they establish their trading company in the Panier, Marseille’s oldest district. The turning point for the company was in 1999 when Compagnie de Provence became the first brand to reinterpret the traditional cube of Marseille soap and launch its liquid version. Made from vegetable oils as its solid ancestor and crafted in a cauldron following authentic tradition. Since then, thanks to their expertise and creativity, Compagnie de Provence has constantly been developing products dedicated to your well-being.
Image credit : Gregory Copitet
The image above is of their store in Nice, South of France. I can almost smell all those wonderful fragrances.
You can see more over on our ONLINE SHOP
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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
Now I don’t know about you but I happen to think our new tattoos from Tattyoo are fab! When I first discovered them, I knew I had to have them for the shop. They look remarkably realistic, especially THIS one, but without the pain. I am definitely the kind of person who quite likes the look of some tattoos (as long as they’re not covering every inch of your face) and although I’m not brave enough to have a real one, I’m kind of impressed when I see a well designed one. Check out these ones I spotted on PINTEREST.
Do you think she’ll regret the Where’s Wally one?
If, like me you’re a bit of a wimp, shop HERE for some painless but temporary alternatives.
See you soon
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