HAPPY HALLOWEEN: FROM OUR #GUCCIGANG

We had a great response to our Halloween costumes this year 😱 perhaps not spooky enough though! We we are channelling our inner #guccigang inspired by @chiaraferragni and her little Leo. However I think the best bit is getting to twin with my little mini me, Ava. If you fancy emulating this look this Halloween, I’ve included the links…

Read More

5 TIPS FOR DRESSING YOUR TODDLER IN AUTUMN/WINTER

The cooler months are here, which means we are all transitioning to our autumn and winter wardrobes and that includes our little ones. With my one year old, Ava, I have found that it is easier to get her wardrobe ready if I follow a couple of simple steps. A good start is investing in…

Read More

SHOP MY AUTUMN WARDROBE & BEAUTY FAVOURITES

I’ve linked a few of my favourite wardrobe pieces, accessories and beauty buys, many of which are featured on @LuxMumma. MANGO Satin Striped Shirt BAMBAH Cigarette Trousers MANGO Pointed Toe Pumps  BLOOMINGDALE’S Cultured Freshwater Pearl Long Necklace MIZUKI Open Pearl Ring COACH Signature Canvas Market Tote CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G Nude Lipstick Kate GIORGIO ARMANI Luminous…

Read More

LUXE BEAUTY EDIT: HYDRATING FACE CREAMS & SERUMS

As we all know, the most important part of any beauty regimen is keeping your skin hydrated, so I thought I would share a few of my favourite tried and tested face creams and serums that I have used over the years and a couple I have discovered recently. All five of which have hydrated…

Read More

NURSERY LODGE, CORNWALL: A FAMILY WEEKEND ESCAPE

Travelling with a baby changes everything and it means a lot of prior research to ensure that the place we are visiting is child friendly and that our accommodation is suitable for our little one year old, a home away from home. We recently discovered Blue Chip Holidays, who have a collection of self-catering properties…

Read More

THE SUMMER EDIT

Summer is well and truly here, so I thought I would share some of Ava’s favourite things which certainly help our little one keep cool and comfortable in this unusually hot London heatwave! I have linked everything below.   1. Tommee Tippee Advanced Anti-Colic Baby Bottles In summer it is important for babies and toddlers…

Read More

NURSERY UPDATE: A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE PIECES

As time has absolutely flown by and Ava is now one, we are in the process of updating her nursery and I am hoping to create a light and bright space in neutral whites and greys for her to relax and play in. So I thought I would share a few pieces we really love…

Read More

PURPLE DRAGON: THE MINI MEMBERS CLUB WITH A DIFFERENCE

Last weekend our family had the pleasure of visiting a private members club for children known as Purple Dragon located in Chelsea. Purple Dragon is unique, as spaces are designed with both parents and children in mind. Think sleek, modern subdued areas for parents to relax in while also co-existing with bright, creative spaces for children to…

Read More

NAVIGATING LONDON’S INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION PROCESS: THE EARLY YEARS

As you might already know, my husband and I are originally from Australia, and as expats in London, we were a little unprepared for the complexities and competitiveness synonymous with the independent school system in London. One morning at my weekly mother’s group, I was asked which schools I had applied for so far. I had…

Read More

BABY WEARING REVIEW: CARRIERS AND SLINGS

Our seven month old Ava Grace, loves being carried around like a little koala bear and during these last months I have tried and tested a few baby carriers and slings. So I thought it might be useful sharing my review and experiences with four carriers and slings, in particular, one modern carrier, one ring…

Read More