Monday, 29 September 2014

V. I. BUSY BEES : The 5 Most Fashionable spots in *Paris* for kids! (Part 4)

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* FOUR-PART SPECIAL* 

Inspired by Fashion week and the four fashion capitals I have spoken to four hip mamas who have revealed their favourite places and secret places of interests for a fun and fashionable day out with the littles.

Some you may be lucky enough to have been too or live near, others may be ideas to keep for future holidays and trips. Either way you will be one step ahead of the crowd just knowing these hot addresses!

PARIS

FASHIONISTA: Pauline Goodchild, blogger at The French Maman 
CATWALK: Amiens, near Paris - but now lives in Suffolk
MUSES: Arthur, 2 1/2 and Constance 5 mths

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Friday, 26 September 2014

V. I. BAKE: How to make a Rainbow Birthday cake….

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I love Rainbows. There is something so magical about them - I always stop in my tracks if I see one (although I feel like that is less since I was a child…weird).

Anyhow, it might be why I decided on a Rainbow theme for Miss Marnie's first birthday. I become obsessed with finding colourful decorations, party bag favours and even food.

One thing I was desperate to have was a rainbow cake. They aren't new (I've had my fair share for office birthdays from the wonderful Konditor & Cook). But, I wanted it to be home made and knew it
would make a great picture.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

V. I. BASH: My top 5 party supply shops for kids birthdays

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Planning a kids birthday party is one of my favourite things to do (even if it can be a little stressful, expensive and tiring) - I do sometimes wish I was a party planner!

I love nothing better than coming up with a theme, sorting the decorations and tableware and seeing it through down to the very last little detail.

Miss Marnie may not have had a birthday bash this year but that doesn't mean I haven't been keeping an eye out for the best bits to ensure your little VIB's bash is the event of the year.

So, as my gift to you here is my favourite 5 Show-Stopping party supply shops


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

V. I. BUYS: Have you met Miss Francis - the tutu Fairy Godmother?

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I have said it before and I will say it again… I LOVE a tutu! I think they are just the cutest for little girls (and even big girls - as I still love these images of Sarah Jessica Parker and of course, Marilyn Monroe in them!)

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So, when Miss Francis offered Miss Marnie a chance to try one of its gorgeous tutus - I just knew it would be the perfect look for her birthday.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

V. I. BABY: Happy 40th Birthday to ELC and Limited Edition Teddy *GIVEAWAY*

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HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY ELC!

This month it's not only Miss Marnie's birthday - it's also the big 4-0 for the Early Learning Centre.

Since staring as a small mail order business in 1974 by a mum and dad who wanted to give their children fun toys that also helped them learn and develop - it has grown-up to over 400 shops in 40 countries.

Miss Marnie loves going into our local branch and never wants to leave. I love the well made and good value toys that make great gifts - especially the classic wooden pieces (of course..)

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Miss M with her ELC Ted...