ESTHEX

22 Nov

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Welcome home, and it's back to the UK with a bump. (That's six loads of washing so far in 24 hours.)

Upon my return I have also been busily sifting through emails. It's always exciting to be introduced to new brands and products. One such that really caught my eye is Esthex. A cute Scandinavian brand created from the imagination of a little girl that grew up. Gorgeously detailed and animated characters created from re-discovered childhood illustrations.

Each character is carefully crafted with fair trade and ethics in mind. Made in Thailand within a humane and w ... Read More

IN-FLIGHT ESSENTIALS

12 Nov

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Travelling with little ones requires a fair amount of organisation. On-top of outfit planning and packing for three, it's also important to be prepared for the journey. We have done a fair amount of long haul flying as a family so I like to think I am pretty good at what I do need, and what I actually really don't.

So what are my in-flight essentials? I have learnt few and far between. But without these few, things would not be quite so comfortable. Catch you later, that sea is calling me...

Love,

Jess x





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BOOT-UP

4 Nov

Boots
Our recent mild weather seems to have finally subsided. There was definitely a chill in the air this morning, no? So with winter now firmly on the radar, footwear focus has turned to boots.

A great pair of boots is a winter wardrobe staple and I believe it's always best to invest. After-all, choosing wisely you will soon find that perfect pair is your go-to. From the school run to date night, they will instantly add glamour to your look. You will also find said pair re-appear each winter season. Until like my current pair, they are worn to death.

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MY JOOLZ

3 Nov

Joolz
The 4 x 4 of travel systems, and trust me I've pretty much pushed them all. My Joolz studio Noir is the bees-knees, and incidentally doesn't come much chicer in all black.

There are 101 reasons why I would recommend the Joolz as your travel system, I was invited to their studio and showroom in Amsterdam not too long ago (read more here) which highlights most of them. But nothing highlights it more than actually owning and living with your own. Looks aside, for me their is no rival.

Love,

Jess x





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KATE SPADE + GAP KIDS

30 Oct

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You heard it here first. Kate Spade NY for Gap Kids has just launched online and in store.

Think colour-pop clothing and accessories for both boys and girls in a limited edition collection. A real nod towards the Kate Spade signature in-keeping with the wear-ability of GAP Kids. Perhaps one of the best collaboration yet? I'm not convinced. For me it's the Jack Spade boys designs that stand out, I love the grown-up feel. Don't get me wrong there are also some cute pieces for the girls. My picks; the bow-print dress and ballerina pumps. But if I were to buy one thing it would be f ... Read More

WINTER SUN

23 Oct

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We are off for some much needed winter sun in a couple of weeks and in preparation I have been searching for a few new editions for the girls. Luckily most of their summer wardrobe still fits, (thank goodness as it's always impossible to buy summer clothes in the winter!) but one thing I do desperately need is swimwear, specifically UV cover-up types.

A will be able to go to kids-club this trip (yipee's all around) so I feel it would be a good idea to invest in one or two of those UV rash vests. After a bit of google searching, 'Kids UV sun-suits' a good start, I discovered Sunu ... Read More

BLANKET CAPES

21 Oct

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So in case you haven't already noticed, perhaps one of the biggest trends this Autumn/Winter has to be the blanket cape. Burberry set the scene with their monogrammed Prorsum blanket, taken straight from the runway onto the shoulders of the fashion elite. Then as is most things Burberry, the fashion world followed suit.

We cannot all afford in excess of £500 for the real-deal, (and personally I wouldn't spend that much for a seasonal piece that probably won't last more than one anyway..) but luckily there is a great choice of just-as-chic alternatives. What is just so great a ... Read More

LOUNGING

14 Oct

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Being pregnant, especially during that third trimester, requires a total amount of comfort. But comfort and style can come hand in hand.

I'm no longer with bump but I can still speak with experience; For the most part, towards the end, lounging was the name of the game. Be it at home, on the school run or sitting at a desk, I pretty much had it mastered. Isabella Oliver was my go-to, and new pregnancy portal Nine In The Mirror would also have featured heavily (damn you, six months too late!) Choosing styles wisely means they can remain post-bump. I still pull on those f ... Read More

CUCUKA

9 Oct

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Brought to my attention just a few weeks ago, Cucuka leather changing bags: Coming very soon, and most coveted. I might even go as far as to say perhaps the chic new 'it' bag for stylish mums.

You know the spiel, so I won't go into that practicality side of things again (!). Quickly and foremost, think buttery soft leather, gorgeous looks and a designer quality. Cucuka is my kind of arm candy then, and it just so happens to have that required function. Don't mind if I do. My name will most definitely be going on that list. How about you?

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A NEW ADVENTURE

7 Oct

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So things have been super-hectic this past few weeks as you will know from my lack of posts lately. Well one main reason for this, aside from a six-month old and a three year old, is the fact that I have taken on an exciting new project. Say hello to my new baby, Cottage-Toys.

The family business has now come into my hands. With the help of my brother, I have been excitedly re-launching our gorgeous online children's and baby boutique, which as you can imagine is very exciting. There is lots to do and at times it has been stressful, but there is also a bit of fun involved. What ... Read More
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