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New Almond milk chocolate at Hotel Chocolat
Easter can be a tricky time for those whose allergies and diet choices make normal milk chocolate a no go zone but Hotel Chocolat have brought out a new almond milk chocolate selection in time for Easter. Working on a new Vegan and lactose free chocolate blend developer Emma Cope discovered that almond milk produced a fabulous creamy texture with a nutty flavour which they call their ‘milk ...
Pisamonas, classic and fashion quality kids shoes from Spain
A new name to the UK market, Pisamonas kids shoes from Spain are a well established kids footwear supplier with a huge selection of styles which range from quality leather classic styles to fashion fun styles such as espadrilles and jelly sandals at very reasonable prices. Their year round classics include ballerina’s and simple bar strap shoes as well as loafers, chukka suede boots and punched Oxford lace ups.
Quirky kids fashion by Bang Bang Copenhagen s/s15
Bang Bang Copenhagen produce quirky kids fashion with a deep Scandinavian sensibility and have become one of the must have Scandi labels for cool stores and websites. Every season they have signature pieces that you will later see repeated endlessly lower down the market. Their colours and graphic styles reflect the Scandinavian interiors scene while their sense of humour results in some delightful party dress up pieces. A ...
Petersham Nurseries Christmas decorations and delights
My annual trip to Petersham Nurseries, the wonderful garden and beautifully chic interiors emporium in South West London inspired as it always does for the Christmas decorations season. New woodland themed ornaments, glass drops, vintage statues and wonderful smells abound here. A selection of my favourites below, if you can’t make it in person the website has a fairly good selection of the ...
Christmas wreaths, grey doors all the rage in 2014
A quick round up of Christmas wreaths so far and this year I have noticed fewer on the streets near me, is it economic?  I’m not sure as lots of people retain their wreaths for many years, maybe its still too early. One of the other changes is the number of grey painted front doors, every newly developed or refurbished house now seems to have one, it does set off a ...
Toca Boca kids technology nature apps and paper products
Newly launched this autumn the Toca Boca kids technology team’s latest app Toca Nature features some great graphics and an interesting approach to nature. Habitats spring up depending on what kind of environment a child builds with different actions resulting in different animals coming to live in certain areas, with each species tied to a particular terrain or plant type.
HEMA – perfect quick and affordable Christmas goodies
HEMA, the Dutch store with an reasonable price point but stylish goods has a new selection in of affordable Christmas goodies and a quick dash around provided me with a great selection of stocking fillers. From Christmas baubles priced from just £1 to crackers, napkins, tons of packets of sweets and Christmas tree creme filled chocolates it is well worth a visit for an inexpensive treat and a top ...
Mothercare and new collaborations for kids fashion spring 2015
With a new CEO in place at Mothercare there’s a new focus of fashion and new collaborations for kids fashion spring 2015 and lifestyle pieces too. As well as the now established retro styled Little Bird by Jools Oliver and Baby K by Myleene Klass kids fashion collections a new exclusive line will launch which sees an upmarket beautiful baby range by Calisson, a Parisian brand. Called Little Royals ...
Halloween shopping done – next up Christmas! Highlights at Selfridges Xmas
Now the Halloween shopping period is over its full blast into Xmas Holiday in the stores, today I have highlights from Selfridges Xmas offerings which focus a lot on customisation of products from lowly Nutella to higher priced cashmere scarves and shawls to the ridiculous Anya Hindmarch 18ct gold crisp packet which can be engraved with a name or a personal message on the back seam. There is also ...
Stellaween, Loud Apparel and spooky stuff for Halloween 2014
It’s nearly Halloween and Stella McCartney has put a special game on her website to celebrate the day with some special spooky stuff kids pieces. The Stellaween game has a door which when knocked opens to a variety of spooks or special offers for free delivery or a downloadable poster. Known for her cool quirky kids T-shirts her are a couple of the styles plus a ...
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