Happy Midweek! Laziness has struck me hardcore this week and all I want to do is relax, and listen to chilled out playlists. So this week I made one just for that. For days when all you want to do is curl up and hibernate, because maybe you are hungover, you had a bad sleep, you're having a shitty day or maybe you're 8.5 months pregnant. Whatever the reason may be, I feel ya. Let's all be lazy together and relax with this awesome mellow Midweek mix. Enjoy!
With the launch of their brand new website and AW15/16 collection of baby clothing, I knew it was about time I finally shared with you this incredible Barcelona brand, 1 + in the family.
I have had my eye on them for some time now, stalking them on Instagram (naturally), just like any normal pregnant woman would do. As you may know, I am always searching for locally and consciously made baby products, from family run companies, with simple designs. After contacting Gemma Mases, the creator and designer of 1 + in the family and getting some more information about her and her brand, I was so inspired by her story, and knew I had to feature them.
Gemma is a Mum of three who has always had a passion for children's fashion. Wanting to create her own brand, she was inspired when her sister had her first child, baby Bruna.
''The brave decision of my sister to start a family as a single mother, was key to encourage me to undertake the project that I had been dreaming for so long, that's why we decided to name the brand 1 + IN THE FAMILY''.
What I love about the designs are how minimalistic they are and you can mix and match each piece to create new outfits, which is always helpful when dressing a baby. With the refined colour palette it also makes shopping for this mystery bébé so simple, since almost all of the clothes are gender neutral. I also love how cozy, soft, and comfortable they are. Don't you just love the designs? So cute!
1 + in the family is sold in stores Worldwide, if you are in the EU you can shop online at Hula Hoop, Pas A Pas, So Lovable, Carrousel Kids and Babyssimo. If you live outside the EU you can contact them for a list of stores in your area.
I can't wait to dress my little Winter bébé in these!
Escaping this non stop Summer heat has been my mission all season. So when our friends suggested we pile into their car and drive 1.5 hours to spend the day at the waterfalls on Friday, I was in! None of us had ever been to Sillans la Cascade before, so we didn't know what to expect. But like most surprises this was a great one. Scaling down a 1000m trail, led us to the most beautiful waterfall cascading down into a turquoise pool below. We walked along the riverbank to find the perfect spot to set up our picnic and spent the day relaxing, and watching brave souls swim in the coldest water I have ever felt in my life. For some reason turquoise water always looks like it should be warm and tropical to me, so when I dipped my little toesies in the water, I was in for an unpleasant shock.
After lunch I was feeling ambitious and decided I wanted to try and swim by the waterfall. My friend Alex and I being brave, strong women ventured knee deep into the bright blue arctic water. Debating for 15 minutes whether or not we would actually go swimming. I knew I would be so mad at myself if I didn't suck it up and just swim, and seriously, if I can grow a baby inside me for the past 8 months, then I can swim in a little cold water. So I finally just did it. The words that proceeded to escape my mouth would offend your ears, this water was made for polar bears. After forcing James to take a photo of me trying to enjoy myself I hurried out for dry land. Then Alex followed suit and plunged herself in right after. Funny how the men made every excuse in the book not to go in, but us ladies went in, no problem. Girl power!
As James and I are counting down the final weeks before our baby arrives, it is so nice to spend time relaxing with friends and being a little adventurous before I am in full nesting mode, and don't want to leave my bed. We had such a fun day here, I am hoping we can squeeze a few more getaway days like this before October.
Ah Summer love. Isn't it the best? I thought since we only have a few weeks left of this glorious Summer, I would make a little playlist for all you lovers of the Summer. Some of these songs are about lasting love and others are about heart break, you know, for those flings that don't last past Autumn. So snuggle up with your guy or gal, while enjoying the final days we have of the heat, sun, and beach days.
Lately I have been finding so many great family run European companies, who make organic baby clothing, that are also handmade locally in the EU. So today I wanted to share one of my favourite brands I recently came across online. Gray Label is an organic apparel and accessory brand, made for what they call 'the little minimalist'. Founded by Dutch Mum and designer Emily Gray, she wanted to create simple, everyday, consciously made clothing for babies and children. For a Mum-to-be like me that is music to my ears. A huge plus for me and my bébé is that they are also all unisex, so it makes shopping for this mystery baby so easy.
''We like simplicity in a world that is overloaded with bright colours, ‘cute’ teddies and busy prints on shirts. Focusing instead on colours and designs that would even make grown-ups a bit envious.''
You can shop the full collection here, and bonus for you non-EU'ers, they also ship internationally!