Thursday, 24 October 2013

city kids meet the countryside

I've almost made it to the end of half term as a single mother this week and thankfully we finally got a lovely sunny day today.  Halloween is a pretty big deal back in the States and each year that we have been here in London it seems that the Brits are catching the spirit too.  This is one holiday that I don't want my kids missing out on!  I packed the kids up in the car this afternoon for the drive out to Crockford Bridge Farm Shop in Surrey.  It was actually a nice quick ride from Southwest London just past Heathrow Airport down the M25.  We went last year for the pumpkin patch when my little girl was just a teenie tiny one and it was amazing to see her running around today.  It really does got that much quicker the second time around!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

get ready for the brrrrrr with 7am enfant

So far everyday is a new adventure and living on a building site with 2 kids has been a real roller coaster ride.  A perfect day would be the house having hot water, heater, internet and electricity all at the same. We are all getting thru with a smile on our faces and no major meltdowns on my end yet.  To make things even more fun nothing is sealed up and there are big holes in the roof while it's been raining like crazy for the past couple of days.  The poor kids get to visit their toys every now and then in the storage facility and fully understand that they toys aren't coming back until the builders are gone.  Only 2.5 months left (fingers crossed)!

The lovely summer weather has definitely gone and now comes the time of the year to prepare for the cold and wet days ahead.  If you are a city mom like me than you fully understand just how much time we spend outdoors dragging our kids around in buggies/strollers.  The amount of gear we need to get through the day is insane and I'm always crossing my fingers that I haven't forgotten anything (which usually happens).  

This is where 7 A.M. Enfant step in and have created an amazing collection to help us busy moms get through the day efficiently and all in fabulous style!  The single buggy accessory that I use the most is my 7 A.M. Enfant Le Sac Igloo that I purchased years ago which I cannot live without in the cold English winter.  The new collection includes universal foot muffs of different weights to accommodate for the different climates so you are sure to find something that is perfect for you.  The new designs and colors are just gorgeous and are sure to make you stand out of the crowd.

Friday, 11 October 2013

winter blacks 2013

So instead of complaining how cold it has gotten all of a sudden I am going to be grateful that September in London this year has been so lovely and I'm looking forward to snuggling up in my winter wardrobe.  Honestly I do prefer winter clothes as I have a slight addiction to coats and boots.  The best part about the coming months is that I can once again wear head to toe black and this is seriously the easiest way to look instantly chic.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Hooray for Shake Shack in London!

I have been waiting for this moment for a long time and I am just over the moon that Shake Shack has finally opened in London.  For those of you that are not familiar, Shake Shack is a burger joint sensation from NYC that has taken the city by storm for the past couple of years.  Queues were so long in the original Madison Square Park kiosk that webcams were put up so you could see how long the wait would be before heading out.  I think what I love most other than the yummy top quality food is it that is that it is a real slice of Americana.  The Covent Garden location in London is perfect for us expats that are a little bit homesick or if you want to make a quick culinary journey over the pond.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Lil' Stylers for Mini Fashionistas


If you are totally addicted to Instagram, Pinterest, and kid's fashion just like me than there is a fabulous new iPhone app that is perfect for you!  Lil' Stylers is a brand new one of a kind social media experience for you and your little trendsetter.  Have you ever been asked where did you buy that top for your daughter or wanted to ask someone where they got those cool sneakers for your son?  Lil' Stylers solves that problem for all of us who are always eyeing the latest trends for our mini mes.  It is super easy to upload a photo and instead of tagging people you get to label what brands your outfit is from.  I'm sure there will be swarms of tiny street style stars on the rise!  The best part is that moms, dads, and fellow bloggers are linked directly to the brands making online shopping that much easier.  

Check out the video below to see how it works:

This past week was the 5th edition of petiteParade which is THE Kids Fashion Week in NYC and Lil' Stylers has teamed up to bring you all of the latest looks and trends are up on Lil' Styles so definitely be sure to follow petiteParade to be on the cutting edge of kid's style. 

And don't forget to follow me under the user name of Lattes and Juice on Lil' Stylers!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

hang in there...

My apologies for disappearing from the internet last week.  School has started for the kids which means that the first round of colds have started and I was the latest victim.  The house renovations have taken up the rest of the little free time I have so I'm definitely feeling a little overwhelmed.  I'm working on new exciting posts and hopefully another fabulous giveaway in the works.  Hope for everything to be back to normal this week!