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{PARIS} My top decorating tips to revamp a kids bedroom

…& most favourite kids brands at Playtime.As mentioned here, I’m in Paris for the week to attend various trade shows. Yesterday, I went to Playtime which is mostly about kids fashion (sadly decoration is very limited, you have to go to M&O for that) but I love going because it’s a playful, feel-good show.There is a lot of creativity in kids fashion, bright, daring colours and often a lot of very good, funky ideas on stands that you can apply to interior design when you decorate a kids bedroom.This year was also very special because my friend Michelle Marshall was one of the four artists invited by Playtime to create an art installation and Mila was one of her models (more of this later).So here is my round-up of my favourite kids brands this year://Tocoto VintageA gorgeous, Spanish brand launched 3-years ago, Tocoto Vintage draws its inspiration from vintage things sourced by the designer on the island of Formentera* They had gorgeous things that made me wish I had a baby or toddler to dress up.Decoration tip: …

Mila’s 8 years-old Birthday party

(C) Photography: Michelle Marshall If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we had a fun but busy Saturday (…and Sunday) celebrating Mila’s birthday with 5 of her friends staying for a sleepover.  To be honest, it wasn’t as hard work as some of her parties we had in the past with 12 excited, screaming kids. At 8, the girls pretty much entertain themselves and they were all very sweet and got along nicely together but by the time, I had prepared 5 dishes, had a nice BBQ and a fair amount of wine, I was done ;-)  Kids Party – 5.30pm kick off – Games for everyone to get to know each other & have fun (musical chairs, pass the parcel, musical statues) – Paint your own t-shirt (my favourite part): I like doing things that are going to stimulate the kids’ mind and creativity so this was perfect! Following my post on this little creative project last March, I downloaded a few patterns for the girls to use while Steve got some fabric paint from an art …

Little creative project | T-shirts for kiddos

Gosh I’m so excited!We’ve finally received some of the things I sourced earlier this year in Paris for our new SS/2013 catalogue* and they’ve finally arrived which means that from tomorrow it’s styling day for me until I’m off to CopenhagenBefore I log off to prepare everything for our photoshoot,, I just wanted to share with you these gorgeous tutorials by Oana Befort [pronounced ‘Wanna”].Oanna is a talented Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Romania. You can see her pretty illustrations here and she regularly shares wonderful tutorials to make your own gorgeous kiddos t-shirts hereMy favourite is this one of the bear below which you can download here. In fact, I would love to have this little bear as a B&W illustration for our home…I’m going to show them to Mila tonight. We were talking about the theme of her birthday party over the weekend, this could be  a great idea for her guests but maybe not…I don’t know, sometimes she is still my little girl (who just lost 2 front teeth this weekend) and other times she …

Life with Mila: How do you keep your youth according to a 10 years old

Happy Halloween | Kids

Mila and I are flying back to London this afternoon. I would have loved to stay longer with her but my beloved sister is arriving in London tonight and Mila is really looking forward to celebrating Halloween with her friends. Life goes on, doesn’t it ?!Francois and I took these photos last September. It’s crazy how Mila looks so grown-up on these with my shoes.Like the polar bears, we’ve been overwhelmed by orders for this tutu but we are trying to get more before Xmas. Nothing is guaranteed. On a positive note, we will soon add a new tutu in charcoal grey which is really beautifulHere are 5 Halloween treats for your home#halloween1: Bat print#halloween2: Batgirl print#halloween3: Le Chat print#halloween4: Wrought iron wallpaper#halloween5: White cast iron wallpaper Mila et moi rentrons sur Londres cet après-midi. J’aurais aimé rester avec elle un peu plus longtemps mais ma soeur adorée arrive à Londres ce soir et il tarde à Mila de feter Halloween avec ses copines. La vie continue, n’est ce pas…. Francois et moi avons pris ces photos en Septembre dernier. C’est hallucinant comme Mila fait ado sur ces photos avec mes …

Happy Thursday…

What a week it has been…our Spring Summer catalogue was mailed to our customers last Thursday in the UK and has kept us very busy. We even had an order from a postman who ordered the Rob Ryan plates after seeing them on the back cover of our catalogue he was putting in people’s mail boxes. How cool is that!?I’m really glad because I can’t begin to tell you how much work this has been…but it was worth it! The response has been amazing and I really thank Vosges Paris, French By Design and The Lifestyle Editor for their wonderful write-ups.I’m also over the moon that so many of you loved the shot I styled for our linen collection. I dreamt about this shot a long time ago and it came out exactly as I wanted it to be which was not a given since it was the first time I did something like this.The large size of the blue linen duvet cover  and vintage pink duvet cover are now out of stock (hopefully back soon) and I will aim …

Mila’s 7th Birthday party

This year, Mila didn’t want a themed Birthday party like last year’s Moustache party last so we went for a white & soft pink colour scheme. It was a gorgeous day! Food: pink lemonade, pink cupcakes, strawberry/raspberry fruit salad, white & pink marshmallows with little pink flags Mila and I made with Japanese masking tapes and the ‘famous’ chocolate cake which, I admit was the only homemade thing this timeParty bags: Hello Kitty toothpaste, Bear Yo Yo, glittering glu stick and a pink pom pomDeco: Striped straws bought in New-Zealand last year but Milk & Paper has some nice ones,   a pink entrance door (just kidding, we painted our door Bubble pink before Christmas!), pink & white balloons Next time, if I have more time, I will… – use these gorgeous pom poms (this set was out of stock but is back in stock tomorrow) and this lovely fluro garland – try to make these gorgeous heart-shaped marshmallows like these, – make pink popcorn like this http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Happy pom pom!!

SUN, S.U.N., SUUUUNNNNN I have to spelt it out because in London, we’ve been searching for it for a good 8 weeks and now it’s back and I loooooove it! Let’s hope it’s gonna stay as beautiful until the weekend because on Sunday, we will have 8 gorgeous little girls celebrating Mila’s Birthday at home.So the minx does not want a theme this year, so no moustache party for us or anything else for that matter but I’m hoping to have some kind of lovely white and pink decoration on the table and in the room. I’ve already ordered pink & white Marshmallows and pink lemonade from Ocado and just need to sort out the party bags…(Just! Honestly, who invented party bags?? When I was young, it was the birthday girl that was receiving presents not the guests…anyway…)Did you see these gorgeous pom poms we posted on our Facebook page this morning? I think I’m gonna use the Aubergine/Pink/Peach pom pom set to decorate the room and stick some pale ballons on the wall with washi tapes.Right, that’s it for me, I’m off to …