JAZZ FOR BABIES

21 May

Baby-Jazz
This is such a cute idea that I was introduced to a few weeks ago by one of the PR companies I work with. Jazz for Babies. A really loves music, of all genres, so I knew straight away we had to have some sample CD's to listen to.

They say that playing music to a bump is a great way to sooth and comfort. When your baby is born they will recognise the sounds heard from the womb and instantly be settled. I can really see how this would work.  In a similar way to white noise i'm guessing..... (which 100% worked a treat for us when A was a new born). I didn't play music to A specifi ... Read More

ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

20 May

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Attend The Inauguration Of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
As with everything  Kate Middleton, if she has it, we all want it. When it comes to maternity wear and baby accessories this could not be more true.

As a more down-to-earth royal, Kate likes to keep it real and wherever possible she tries to support British brands. She is a big fan of Topshop maternity, for example. That cute Polka-dot dress from their maternity range, sold out within an hour of her pictured wearing it. And apparently, according to the Daily Mail, sales of moses baskets have soured over the last few weeks, thanks to Kate being spotted recently purchased one f ... Read More

MAXI DRESSING

16 May

T-Bags, jersey maxi dress
Spring had sprung and Summer is finally breaking through. This means one thing - wedding season is upon us!

There is nothing more exciting than shopping for a new wedding outfit. This year you may be feeling slightly apprehensive, thanks to a growing baby bump, but there is really no need to panic. Some of my favorite maternity and ready-to-wear labels have some stunning options to choose from. I have five weddings this year so as you can imagine I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect wedding look - This is season I am finding myself drawn to the maxi dress....

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JESSICA ALBA PREGNANT?

15 May

Jessica-Alba-pregnant
This is maybe a little controversial and I don't usually like to spread rumors.... But I was just reading about Jessica Alba's Honest company, looking at pics from their 10th anniversary celebration and i'm thinking (I don't know why, I just have an inkling) Is Jessica maybe pregnant with baby no.3...? She just seems to have some sort of pregnancy-aura and the baggy clothes don't help fuel my suspicions. Is that the first signs of a very teeny-tiny baby-bump?

Watch this space. If I am right, you read it on Mumzynot first!



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PETITE-A-PORTER

14 May

Annabella-shopping
Some exciting news if you love kids fashion as much as me...Net-A-Porter are set to launch a new site, dedicated to all  mini-fashionistas - Petite-A-Porter. How cute, I cannot wait!

The launch date is yet to be announced but Net-A-Porter MD, Alison Loehnis, revealed in a recent interview that the iconic e-tailer has had Petite-A-Porter registered for some time. .....Now the news is mainstream I can only imagine launch date is imminent. No doubt their mini-collection of the latest in children's fashion and design will be just as desirable as the one offered to us grown-ups. Be ... Read More

ADEN + ANAIS POP-UP IN HARRODS

14 May

aden-+-anais-at-Harrods
Just a quickie - One of my favorite baby brands, aden + anais, has recently launched a pop-up store in Harrods. A  must-visit next time you are heading that way. You can shop their collection (which is a real treat as most baby-boutiques only offer a very small selection) and also view the latest print- additions to the aden + anais family.

I love aden + anais and since A was born I have managed to put together an extensive collection of their most luxurious 100% cotton Muslins. (You can never have too many Muslins and you can't beat the quality of aden + anais). I will definit ... Read More

A LIFESTYLE COACH, WORN ON YOUR WRIST!

14 May

UP-wristband
Gwyneth Paltrow is said to be a massive fan, and after reading a recent article in the Daily Mail (Yes I know, of all places!) I am really liking the sound of this new fitness/lifestyle craze....

The UP wristband is described as a 'lifestyle coach'. It's a simple, rubber bracelet that contains a built-in motion sensor and Motionx GPS, that monitors your daily activity and reacts accordingly. It vibrates if you have been inactive and a stopwatch monitors any activities.

Working alongside an iphone app, the UP wristband by Jawbone, estimates your daily calories burn ... Read More

BICESTER VILLAGE

12 May

Bicester
Today we went to one of my favorite shopping destinations, Bicester Village.

If you have yet to visit Bicester, I strongly recommend that you do, as soon as possible. It's amazing. All the designer brands you could possibly need - Mulberry, Celine, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson, Temperly, Amanda Wakely, Marni, Burberry, Tory Birch, the list is endless. You will also find some fabulous children's brands, including Bonpoint. And what is so fabulous about Bicester, it's all discounted.

We took A with us today which was a bit of a ... Read More

SHOE SHOPPING

10 May

Penelope-Chilvers
Wear-with-everything flats. The Mumzynot Spring/Summer shoe edit.

A pair for every day of the week. It's hard to choose just one favorite........

1. Jessie Leather sandals. Kors Michael Kors. £76.50



2. Just Ballerina, Leopard slip-ons. £139.00



3.Penelope Chilvers, Anchor embroidered espadrilles, £98



4. Bertie Lando Fabric, Aztec Print slippers. £85



5. KG by Kurt Geiger, Move sandals, £35



6, UGG Australi ... Read More

COMPETITION TIME WITH ELEMIS

9 May

Elemis spa
I have some exciting news. Elemis have just launched an exclusive pop-up beauty service for all expectant mums and mums-to-be. The yummy-mummy prep offers a beauty consultation adapted to your specific needs as an expectant new mum. The stage of your pregnancy is taken into consideration, as well as your skin type and pregnancy niggles.

As well as providing one-on-one Elemis skincare and beauty advice, you can also indulge in a relaxing Spa foot treatment, for just £20. Put your feet up and let one of the Elemis therapists soothe and relieve your aching ankles and swollen feet ... Read More