Thursday, 24 February 2011
We felt a bit overwhelmed with what to feature this week for our Something for the Weekend. With half term coming to a close and lots of fun been had we were unsure what to choose. Thanks to the wonders of technology and a few tweets later our friend Babyccinnokids suggested the London Transport Museum. Having checked out their website we are going to jump on a bus and head over there. I suggest you do the same!!
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Thursday, 17 February 2011
This weekend we will be opening the Sparkle & Spin shop for our first Saturday of the year so we couldn't resist suggesting you come and visit us ;)
If you don't live locally pop in and visit us online at www.sparkleandspin.co.uk!
Sparkle & Spin, 14 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich, SE22 8QZ
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Rachel Watson, Mum to Emily (5) and Lucy (4) is a Freelance Television Producer. Rachel started her television career at the iconic “ Big Breakfast”. She now works on “I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!”. Outside of her busy work life Rachel is a sports fan and trains and competes in Triathlons.
Here at Sparkle & Spin we want to share with you some of our favourite customers. Most, like us are busy working Mums, each with their own eclectic style so we thought we'd put them on the spot and find out some of their secrets.Rachel pictured sitting on the throne
Where do you look for inspiration?
To my friends and of course magazines. I wish I could say something profound but it would be a lie.
Without doubt my family.
What's on your wardrobe wishlist for your son/daughter this season?
As always to get them into some pretty, classic dresses that aren't covered in spangles.
Name your favourite childrenswear designer(s)
Molo, the quality just can't be beaten and Emilie is really tough on her clothes.
Name your and your childs most treasured possession
Lucy - I'm ashamed to say Hannah Montana cowboy boots - they're hideous. Emilie - any one of her hundreds of cuddly toys.
Earliest childhood memory
A pink coat. I can really remember loving that coat. I only have one picture of me in it and sadly it's in black and white.
Describe your perfect family weekend
In Dorset camping and the weather doesn't even have to be that good.
Name the best kept secret in London
Malika at One Change do the best eyelash extension, wouldn't be without them.
Name your and your childs favourite bedtime story
Lucy 'Splat the Cat', Emilie 'The Magician's Nephew'.
Do you Sparkle or Spin?
Spin, I need the training for my next triathlon
Thursday, 10 February 2011
We are so lucky to live in such a vibrant city where there is always something to do and see with the little ones. This weekend we are visiting our fantastic local theatre The Albany to try out the first of their Family Sundays. Every Sunday throughout the month there will be a family friendly show, this weekend we're seeing 'Finding Alice' and with the theatre cafe providing Sunday Papers, colouring and puzzles for the kids and a great menu we know that the whole family will be able to relax! We can't wait!!
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Spring is here (we hope!!) and our Spring/Summer stock has started to arrive. We ❤❤❤❤❤ these canvas shoes from Katvig. Perfect for a lazy day in the sun or for some playtime down at the park. Watch this space because there is lots more to come!!
Thursday, 3 February 2011
This year the Chinese New Year falls on the 3rd February but Londoners will be celebrating on the 6th with events taking place on Sunday 6th February 2011 in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue. Having visited Chinatown last year during the celebrations this is one party that we are not going to miss!!
Those celebrating the Chinese New Year at Trafalgar Square will be treated to a colourful spectacle as Chinese dragons, lions and acrobats dance and perform to impress the crowds. Over in Chinatown, which is decorated with thousands on paper lanterns for the occasion, there will be lion dance displays as well as lots of yummy stalls offering food.