Blue Almonds – the luxury baby and nursery boutique on Walton Street SW3 – is delighted to announce an exciting pop-up with London-based resort wear label PAMPELONE from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 March.
Launched in 2016, PAMPELONE has quickly established itself as the ‘go to’ holiday essentials brand and last year launched its ‘Mini Me’ collection in partnership with the charity mothers2mothers.
The Mini-Me collection comes in sizes 2 – 7 years for girls and in sizes XS – XL for women.
In addition to the Mini-Me collection, PAMPELONE founder, Holly Anna Scarsella will be bringing along some of her other favourite pieces from the collection, ensuring that stylish mothers can stock up on their holiday essentials. “I became a mother myself last year and discovered Blue Almonds – it instantly became one of my favourite shopping destinations for my daughter Sienna,” says Holly. “One time at the shop, I was chatting to Blue Almonds’ owner Izabela Minkiewicz and we came up with the idea of the
PAMPELONE pop-up. We thought it would be fun to offer the mums that shop there something to buy for themselves too!”
The main collection includes beautiful beach dresses and kaftans inspired by the style of Brigitte Bardot fused with today’s tremendously glamourous women who flock to the Cote d’Azur for
the holiday season.
100% of the profits from the Mini-Me collection goes to mothers2mothers. Prices start from £45.00 from the Mini-Me range and the main collection prices retail from £55 to £165.
CARiFiT, creators of safe, fun, results-driven postnatal babywearing workouts, and Ergobaby, makers of award-winning, ergonomic baby carriers are delighted to announce a new official partnership.
Devised by an ante and postnatal fitness expert and approved by leading health, fitness and babywearing authorities, CARiFiT workouts are done whilst wearing the baby, offering new mothers the chance to get back into shape and bond with their baby.
This mission is echoed in Ergobaby’s drive to help new parents achieve anything, big or small, #inmyergo. Their award-‐winning carriers are comfortable, convenient and safe to use for both baby and parent, in all stages of development including during a workout!
Want to try their safe, fun workouts? Find out more here.
Fans of Joules will be pleased to hear that they have once again created a range with teething ‘hero brand’ Cheeky Chompers.
The Joules collection – which includes neckerchews, cheeky blankets and comfortchews – will be instantly recognisable for their striking, quintessentially British designs, but little ones will also love the ergonomic, BPA-free teethers and chew tags.
Not only has the versatile, nippy little MIXX buggy from Dutch brand Nuna been given Which?’s highest score (87%) but it has also been highlighted as a ‘Best Buy’ and obtained 5 stars in the ‘convenience’ category.
Suitable from birth to 20kg, the MIXX is a good city-option. RRP £450.
Whilst aden+anais are known for their huge, multi-function muslins and equally huge cozy dream blankets, as anyone with a city-sized buggy knows, it’s all about having a blankie that tucks in little legs and keeps out the chill, but isn’t constantly snagging in the wheels or dragging in the dirt.
Enter the new range of aden+anais buggy blankets which are (ta-dah!) 70x70cm, made from wonderful soft four-layer muslin, come in some gorgeous, striking signature designs (including Rockstar, Leader of the Pack and Lovebirds) and – best of all – can just be chucked in the same warm wash as the rest of your child’s clothes if they do happen to fall on the pavement.
Super girlie white walls and candles on every desk? Free cupcakes and drinks on a Monday? Use of a meeting room with a comfy sofa – and the option to bring your little one too on certain days? Plus the chance to hang out with like-minded female entrepreneurs? Yes please!
If you’re currently working from home in East London because having an office doesn’t justify the rent costs (and the amount you’re currently shelling out on childcare) We Heart Mondays urban workspace is worth checking out. There is no minimum contract and flexible membership costs just £24.99 per month.
We Are Handsome, the cult swim, gym and resort-wear brand that you see the likes of Katy Perry or Beyonce rocking in that ‘hey – I can carry off patterned lycra ‘cos I’m better than you’ kinda way, have just announced their collaboration with Bugaboo. Yes – really.
You can either buy the whole stroller in this striking design or if you already own a Bee5, Donkey2, Buffalo or Cameleon3 then you can pimp your child’s ride with the accessories. Oh heck, go the whole hog and get the leggings too. You’re worth it.
Seven years after Bugaboo launched the iconic Donkey: the clever double pushchair that becomes a roomy single, or vice-versa, they have upgraded the design – so from this week you’ll be able to buy the Donkey2. Yee-Haw!
With Bugaboo, it’s all about the mobility, so no surprise to see that the Donkey2 has new and improved foam tyres and all-wheel suspension – making light work of carrying two kids and all their paraphernalia.
The range of new colourways includes ruby red, blue melange and the gorgeous wave print. And if you owned the original Donkey, one improvement you’ll be really glad to see is the new cover that fits over the side storage compartment (when it is in mono-buggy mode) – which makes the contents less visible and prevents anything spilling out.
As well as the side storage, there is also ample space under the seat, because (in the words of that Mum who placed the epic Gumtree advert) “, the ability to store bread is the most important thing when it comes to buying a pram…” and – as with the original Donkey – even in duo mode it will manoeuvre easily through most shop doors and aisles.