Friday, 29 November 2013

christmas gift guide from sisters guild

I am super excited that one of my favourite online children's boutique has done a special Christmas gift list for Lattes and Juice readers!  Sisters Guild is a truly unique boutique that stocks the chicest and coolest brands from all over the world.  Started by two sisters, Carla and Bekka, who were inspired by their own children these two fabulous ladies have such a creative eye and have filled their shop with the most imaginative and beautifully designed children's product (including clothing, accessories, room decor, toys and so much more).  Their Christmas gift list is so well thought out and I'm am sure you will find something on their that not only you will love and a very special kid will get a truly one of a kind present.

For the boys

Monday, 25 November 2013

katie & jo's christmas gift guide

I am really spoiled with the fabulous selection of boutiques in my hood Parsons Green.  I really want to highlight some of my favourite local businesses in the area to help you with your Christmas shopping this season.  My absolute favourite shop in the neighbourhood is Katie & Jo and it stocks some seriously stylish pieces.  Here are Katie & Jo's Christmas picks filled with amazing gift ideas for different budgets.  I love that there are ultra luxe picks as well as totally chic budget friendly pieces.  I have already purchased a couple of items off their list!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

a very good cause

As we are all super busy running around this time of the year I think it is so important not too get too caught up in the holiday madness and to take a moment to remember just how lucky we really are.  I am so thankful that I have a loving husband, 2 amazing children, a warm(ish) house, the best family ever and never ever have to worry about where our next meal is coming from.  I am absolutely terrible at spoiling my children especially this time of the year and love waking up on Christmas morning and seeing the pure joy on their faces.  It breaks my heart to think of all those children out there who will not get to share this moment of magic and want to make sure that I start teaching my kids how to give back and to help those in need.

The NSPCC is one of the largest UK charities focused on ending child cruelty in the UK and organization that could really use your donations.  I'm sure all of the children are hard at working writing letters to Father Christmas right now and would be delighted to receive a letter back from the North Pole.  The NSPCC is offering a wonderful service online where you can send your child a personalised Letter from Santa for a small donation.  There are several templates to choose from based on your child's age, add accomplishments on there such as eating veggies or doing well at school, have a friend/sibling's name on the letter, and even acknowledge that you will not be forgotten if you happen to be traveling on Christmas day.  It only costs a £5 donation to have the letter sent and of course you can easily donate for at the checkout.  The money raised goes towards ChildLine where children can contact the NSPCC directly 365 days a year (even on Christmas day) if they are worried or have a concern.

This is such a fabulous way to give back this year to an amazing charity this holiday season.  Sign up now to make sure you get your letter in time and they go out in the post from 25 November to 19 December! 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

tutu de monde holiday collection & giveaway!!!


One of my top picks for this holiday season for anyone that has a little girl or looking to spoil a very special gal is a fabulous tutu from Tutu du Monde.  I am a huge fan of the stunning pieces that are designed to let a girl's imagination run wild in the land of make believe, princesses, fairy dust and sparkle. (See my post on last season's collection here.)  This season's collection "The Lost Girls" is truly magical for the holiday season featuring lots of pale nudes and pastels mixed with sparkly sequins and a splash of color.  Be sure to keep reading and see how you can win one of these beautiful tutus!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

sissy + marley - dylan's nursery

Interior Design by Sissy + Marley
Photgraphy by Marco Ricca

I have been completely and utterly obsessed with Sissy+Marley since the first time I laid eyes on one of the amazing nursery these fabulous ladies have designed.  The dynamic mother and daughters team of Chelsea, Rachel, and Diana are the genius design gurus of Sissy+Marley and they seriously have impeccable taste.  Sissy+Marley are know for creating unique modern, whimsical and sophisticated spaces for your baby's nursery, child's room, playroom or any other space in your house.  I love that all of the rooms they design are not only stunning but are really well thought out functionally and really accommodate family life.  The Sissy+Marley blog is a must daily read for me and a great place to find fashion, design and style inspiration.  You will be hooked from the moment you start reading their edits!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

fit for royalty - marie chantal autumn.winter 2013

When it comes to children's fashion it just doesn't get any better than Marie Chantal.  Marie Chantal is not only the Crown Princess of Greece but she is also the mother to 5 children.  Season after season she creates stunning collections of stylish and contemporary clothes that celebrates the innocence of children.  The most luxurious fabrics are used in her designs from the softest cashmere, wool, cotton and silk that children can be themselves in.  Marie Chantal's signature angel wing design found throughout the collections is one of my favorites and angel wing outfits for infants is the perfect gift for a newborn baby.

The Autumn/Winter collection this season is filled with gorgeous pieces that are perfect for the upcoming season with festive holiday party clothes and beautiful pieces that are great for everyday layering.  Those of you with little boys like me know how difficult it is to find special pieces for them that will really make them stand out.  You can always count of Marie Chantal for chic pieces that will transform your little guy into a true gentlemen.  Check out my little boy in the Fairisle Sweater which he really enjoyed posing in!