Archive of ‘New! Kids’ category

Rainy Day Salvation : Groovy Magnets

Life has never been more divided into ‘indoor weather’ and ‘outdoor weather’ than it is now I have a toddler. It feels like it has been raining for months and the reality of staying indoors for an entire day with my darling girl is just not what it used to be… The day begins perfectly calmly, Aarya […] Read more…

Baby Travel Style: The Essentials

Taking the Ikea Ferry across to Red Hook with our Ergo Baby 360 Prior to our big family trip to the US – I had conducted extensive research on what would make life easier when travelling with a baby – especially on the kind we were embarking on. I am a firm and possibly naive believer […] Read more…

Introducing A New Kid’s Section!

Today it is with great excitement that I launch The Beat That My Heart Skipped’s ‘Kids’ category! As I trawled trade show halls, researched emerging brands and explored the best interior stores in every city my job has taken me to over the years, I always hovered tentatively around the edges of the children’s collections. I knew I […] Read more…

Aarya’s Picnic Themed 1st Birthday

Aarya’s first birthday came and went in a flurry of confetti, precariously teetering sugary confections and wild, wild times with homemade party hats [that’s a lie, they made her scream in terror everytime one came near her]. Actually Aarya’s party was a happy joint occasion because Dave and her share a birthday weekend – hers […] Read more…

Creating a Playful but Grown Up Family Home + the Smallable Spring Catalogue

Last week I worked on styling a house shoot for the first time since I had Aarya. It was a beautiful family home in Shepherds Bush – a townhouse with stunning original Victorian features and striking modern updates by architects McLaren Excell. The style was bright, cosy and artistic and enhanced by the colourful toys, artwork […] Read more…

Celebrating Autumn at The Biscuiteers Woodland Creatures Icing Class

A few weeks ago, I shrugged off all the hipster trappings of East London and ventured across town to Notting Hill. With its candy coloured buildings and gleaming lifestyle boutiques it is the London of storybooks. I had been lucky enough to be invited to The Biscuiteers ‘Biscuit Boutique and Icing Cafe’ to celebrate Autumn […] Read more…

A Must Read List of Children’s Books

This weekend I became godmother again to my friends ‘Small No2’ – it’s a bit like getting Chanel No.5 but they smell real bad. This seems to have astounded some people at work mostly due to the fact that I was picked twice. I frown at this judgement – just because I get absolutely smashed […] Read more…

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