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

 

 

Micro Scooters

We have just had our first delivery of neon micro scooters and they are super cool!

We’ve stocked the pink and blue micro scooters for a whiIe now and have to say that these neon ones bring such a sense of zest to the shop – perfect for Spring and Summer.

I cannot praise these little scooters enough, or maybe I should say I cannot praise the creators enough.  I have so much admiration for people who come up with an idea or invention and it takes off.  I had a customer come into the shop this week  and tell me about a book called ‘The Tipping Point’.  She explained that it was great for reading about past inventions which start off as simple ideas and all of a sudden they just take off on a grand scale.  I’ve often wondered about how that happens.  At the shop we are lucky enough to stock some lovely things from local creators who make things as good as some of the big names out there but they struggle to be seen or gain recognition.  I will be looking out for this book as it sounds so interesting.  The creators of micro scooters must have had a tipping point.  These scooters are everywhere and they make journeys out with small children so much easier.  There comes a point where little ones want the freedom of riding but a bike is just a bit too slow at the beginning.  The micro scooter requires just a few minutes practice and before you know it you’ll have a super fast kid on your hands.  True it can be nerve wrecking when they go a bit too fast but somehow they manage to control the scooter very well and very quickly.  It’s quite a different riding experience to ‘normal’ scooters with two wheels at the front and one at the back and the unique suspension. Somehow they just get it.

Unfortunately we’re not authorised to sell them online, so pop by the shop if you’d like to see one.

See you soon

Maritza

PS, if you have a discount loyalty card, you could really take advantage and make some great savings.  15% off anything over £25.00.

We’re featured in Families magazine!

I’m so excited to share something with you all…Home & Kids has been featured in the Mums Mean Business section of Families Magazine. This is the first bit of press for           H & K since our re-name and re-brand.  There have been many changes and adjustments in the last three months, not just for the business and myself but for our customers too. This article is great opportunity to let everyone know more about my vision for Home & Kids.  I absolutely love selling toys for babies and children and have so much fun choosing them and with our new direction in interiors, we have gained lots of new customers who would never have visited us before.  It makes me so happy when customers find just what they’re looking for when they visit the shop.  Our online web shop is doing fantastically well and I guess it’s good to know I’m doing something right! On the back of all the changes, many opportunities have become available which will kick off in the New Year.  One of which is that I will be writing an interiors page for the Guide magazine!  My first page will go to print in January, so look out for it!  In the meantime, click on the Families magazine link below to read more about me and the business.

http://www.familiesonline.co.uk/LOCATIONS/London-South-East/Articles2/MOTHERS-MEAN-BUSINESS/Home-and-Kids-in-Hither-Green/(language)/eng-GB

Moomins and more…

During my on-going quest for new products to stock in the shop, I inevitibly come across some beautiful things.  Here are a few that I thought I’d share with you.

First up are the Moomins.  Have you heard of them? The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer, Tove Jansson. They turned 65 this year and were very much present at all the trade fairs.  I will stock them soon, but for now – just loving them!

These vibrant shades and chairs are perfect for adding colour to your home or child’s room.

I am slightly obsessed with Brio toys.  We have some in the shop already, but here are some favourites.

There’s also something of a craze going on at the moment for wall stickers.  They are a fantastic way to change the look  of the room and so easy to apply – what’s not to love.

Hope to see you soon

Maritza

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