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Playtime Paris AW14

Posted on in BABY AND KIDS FASHION by Tracey Samuel

It's always a pleasure to return to Paris, and this January was no exception, we were returning to the Playtime Paris trade fair at the Parc Floral near Chateaux Des Vincennes for the fourth time to show our Autumn Winter 2014 collection. The show is a 3 day extravaganza of all things fashionable for babies, kids and even pregnant mums. its also a good excuse for me to practice my now rusty French!! By the end of day 1, my french was back and flowing and new customers were loving our range of knits and jerseys in Organic cottons and cashmere blends. We saw cutomers from all four corners of the earth, S Korea, to the USA, Australia to Germany, Japan, Italy and France to name but a few. Next winter we have Panda motifs, geometric fairisles and more fab bunny prints to keep your little one wrapped up warm and cosy. The three days of the show went in a blur of lovely food, nice wine and meeting lots of fabulous people, soon it was time to pack it all up and return home on the eurotunnel. We arrived home tired buy happy and cant wait to return in June.

for more info on Playtime visit http://www.playtimeparis.com/en/ 

Children in Need - fundraising ideas

Posted on in DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS by Aye Mya Oo

It’s that time of year again – Children in Need is back! And with only 4 days until the big event, we’ve been searching for some of the best fundraising ideas & activities that you can do with the kids.

But first things first, you must fund raise in style. We love these exclusive dotty tights by Country Kids, for ages 6 mths to 8 yrs, being sold especially to raise money for Children in Need and think they go perfectly with our Organic Cotton Rainbow Collection.

Visit Cootchie-Coo to get your hands your own pair of exclusive CiN tights, and shop our Organic Rainbow Collection here.

A popular Children in Need fundraising idea for the kids is bake sales, and if you haven’t already been invited to one, the likelihood is you will be. So why not try your hand at making these adorable Pudsey cookies –  they are extremely easy to make (thanks to Lakeland’s exclusive range of Pudsey baking tools) meaning the children can help every step of the way. Sticking with the rainbow theme, we just love these super effective rainbow cupcakes that are guaranteed to stand out at any bake sale. Give them both a go and make sure you tweet us @bonniebaby_uk with how they turn out!

See the Children in Need website here or  Maison Cupcake’s handy step by step guide to the pudsey cookie baking instructions and visit Sprinkle Bakes for instructions on the rainbow cakes.

If you happen to be in London, why not take the kids to see the ‘Very Important Pudsey’ Collection being displayed in St.Pancreas Station. These bears have been designed by the likes of Coldplay, Sir Paul McCartney, and Dame Helen Mirren and we just love how stylish they are.

To find out more about how you can get involved, or to download your very own fundraising pack, visit the Children in Need website here. And don’t forget to tweet us @bonniebaby_uk to let us know of what you and your kids are doing to raise money for this great charity.

www.bonniebaby.co.uk

Halloweeen Dress up!

Posted on in KIDS CRAFT IDEAS by Bonnie baby Team

Halloween is now right around the corner and soon we will have an influx of little witches, vampires and ghosts appearing at our doors looking for treats. But here at Bonnie baby we think why not try a costume that’s a bit different this year and have your little one really stand out from the crowd. We’ve found an great mix of fashionable, original and crafty costume ideas, and what’s more they’re also extremely easy to create (perfect for those of you needing last minute masterpieces!). Don’t forget to tweet us pictures of how they turn out @bonniebaby_uk.

 

Click on the links to get the ‘How to do it instructions ‘ on each idea.

or check out our Bonnie baby Pinterest page- http://www.pinterest.com/bonniebabyltd/halloween/

1/2/3 – Homemade Halloween Fashionista Costumes by Oh Happy Days  4. Bunch of Grapes Costume by iVillage  5. Duck Tape Skeleton Costume by Ardor  6. Bubble Bath Costume byStyle Me Pretty 7. Rocket Fueled Jet Pack Costume by Doodle Craft  8. Where’s Wally Costume by Babble  9. Up Grandad Costume by My Favourite Things

Halloween DIY - paint a pumpkin!

Posted on in KIDS CRAFT IDEAS by Bonnie baby Ltd

With Halloween falling in the same week as half term we thought it would be the perfect time to get a little creative and try something new. We’ve stumbled across the amazing new trend of pumpkin painting and think its a brilliant alternative to the usual pumpkin carving – and a great way to introduce some stylish as well as spooky decorations this year. Keep an eye on our blog this week for more Halloween posts.

Click on the links to get the ‘How to do it instructions ‘ on each idea.

or check out our Bonnie baby Pinterest page- http://www.pinterest.com/bonniebabyltd/halloween/

1. Ombre Pumpkin by Spotted by Normann Copenhagen  2. Pink & White Pumpkins byChatelaine   3. Neon Dripping Paint Pumpkins by A Night Owl   4. Washi Tape Pumpkins byLilluna  5. Black & White Patterned Pumpkin by Simply Grove   6. Creepy Crawly Pumpkins by Magic Markings Art

If you’re looking for a fun Halloween inspired sweater, check out our ‘Happy’, ghost sweater


A right Royal Christening!

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Yesterday at 3 months old, Prince George Alexander Louis made his second official appearance since his birth for his Royal Christening. Breaking tradition once again, Will & Kate choose to hold the private low key ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace instead of Buckingham Palace, with only their closest friends and family attending. This seems to have disappointed a lot of the crowds who had gathered to get a glimpse of the baby and his family.

Whilst most speculation was surrounding what Kate was wearing (as always), we were waiting to see little George in his intricate lace and satin gown – a replica of the one made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter Victoria in 1841.

The marmite effect, the Christening gown- Love or hate it?

Whilst most speculation was surrounding what Kate was wearing (as always), we were waiting to see the other GOWN! George was in an intricate lace and satin gown – a replica of the one made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter Victoria in 1841.

This look almost seemed out of place in the otherwise modern and laid back feel of the day. Personally we’re not big fans of these types of gowns, preferring something a little more subtle and easy to wear, or an outfit that can be worn again.

What do you think about it?

If you and your little one have a christening baptism or naming ceremony coming up, or simply want to celebrate the royal christening in style, here’s our top picks from our collection that in our opinion would make a perfect alternative christening, baptism or naming ceremony outfit.

(Our Machine Washable 55% Cashmere Gold Collection – perfect for a modern twist on a Christening gown that can be worn again – shop here)

Bonnie baby CLEARANCE AND SAMPLE SALE

 SAT 26th OCT 2013, 9.30am – 2pm.

 HOLY CROSS CHURCH HALL,TAMWORTH RD, HOVE, E SUSSEX BN3 5FQ. (Across the Rd from Stoneham park)


Save the date for our seasonal clearance and sample sale. There'll be the chance to bag some of last season's stock and samples and seconds from the current collection. Expect baby hats from £3, baby jerseywear from £5, cosy knit kids sweaters, dresses, playsuits and baby blankets from £10, that's at least 75% off original prices.

Perfect to stock up on some Xmas gifts, as sold in Harrods and Selfridges London.

Ages 0-5years.

Here's a selection of what will be on offer...

BABY AND KIDS PINK COTTON T-SHIRT WITH SQUIRREL APPLIQUE 'HUNTER' 1PINK CORDUROY BABY AND KIDS FRILL SKIRT 'GIA' 4BABY AND KIDS COTTON AND CASHMERE MIX PINK JACKET WITH SQUIRREL JAUQARD 'HAMISH' 1

 Great selection of girls jersey, knitwear, skirts, playsuits, dresses and accessories.

UNISEX GREY SOFT CORD BABY TROUSER 'GLEN' 1BABY AND KIDS UNISEX COTTON CHUNKY KNIT BOBBLE HAT 'RAMSAY' 3GREY MULTI COLOURED COTTON BABY AND CHILD SWEATER DRESS WITH OWL MOTIF 'DOTTIE' 1

Great selection of unisex items ranging from trousers and playsuits to knits, jersey, and accessories - perfect if you dont know what you're having!

BLUE BABY AND KIDS COTTON CASHMERE MIX BLOUSON CARDIGAN 'MILLER' 1NAVY BLUE SOFT CORD BABY TROUSER 'GLEN' 3BLUE BABY COTTON AND CASHMERE MIX PLAYSUIT WITH A POLAR FAIRISE PATTERN 'MILTON' 1

Great selection of boys trousers, knitted jumpers, jersey, playsuits and accessories.

Have a look online at www.bonniebaby.co.uk

Like on Facebook - www.facebook.com/BonnieBabyLondon

Follow on twitter – Bonniebaby_UK

Keepy - A fantastic new App

Posted on in KIDS CRAFT IDEAS by Bonnie baby Team

 

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It’s not often that I see an app and think ‘I wish I’d thought of that’. Last week I found ‘Keepy’ and now I’m hooked, not only does it do a really useful job, it also relieves a bit of that ‘Mothers Guilt’.

 

Keepy, is essentially a digital fridge door for you to display your child’s macaroni masterpieces. Through the app you are able to take a photo of their artwork/schoolwork (well pretty much anything you or they are proud of!), frame it, put it into your child’s own gallery, and share with their ‘fans’ – namely grandparents, aunts, uncles and doting godparents!

 

Being well and truly in to the school year now, the reams of artwork and other creations being brought home by my 2  kids (Alice Bee 8, and Rhys 6) are already stacked in piles and slowly working their way towards the recycling bin (that’s where the Mothers guilt bit comes in).

 

What I think is lovely about this App is the unique narrative function through which the kids can add a video message to their picture giving it a story which relatives can then respond to with their own – creating a sort of interactive memory box and relieving me of having to ask the ever awkward question of ‘So…what is it?’ after telling them how brilliant it is!

 

Keepy is one of the most innovative children’s apps I’ve stumbled across, and myself, Alice and Rhys, and their grandparents are loving using it. Being able to date each post means I’m also really excited to sit down with the kids at the end of the school year and reflect upon all the great things they accomplished and how they have improved!

 

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(Rhys’s Latest Masterpieces!)

To download the App click HERE, and check out their Facebook page to learn more!

Hello Mr Polar Bear

Posted on in BABY AND KIDS FASHION by Bonnie baby Team

Penguins on Parade

Posted on in BABY AND KIDS FASHION by Bonnie baby Team

We have had an invasion of Penguins from the polar north this week!

Meet or lovely penguin motif intarsias, jaquards and appliques in sweaters for baby and kids, playsuits, Onesies and super soft luxury baby blankets. 

Garbo&friends is the brainchild of founder Susann K Nemirovsky, a wonderful storytelling illustrator, her designs have a focus on storytelling prints with a playful spirit, to encourage and inspire the minds of children. The brand launched at Playtime Paris in the summer of 2012, and attracted the attention of press and buyers alike, winning the Milk Magazine ‘Coup de Coeur’ award. Bonnie baby designer Tracey Samuel, discovered garbo&friends at Playtime Paris, and instantly fell in love with the beautiful playful prints and colour combinations. She called Susann and found that the two designers shared many common design ideals. They decided to work on a collaboration project, bringing garbo&friends ‘bubbles’ print together with the Bonnie baby handwriting of jersey and knit. The result is a wonderful capsule collection of garments for baby and child, including reversible baby snowsuits with detachable mittens and booties, reversible jackets for baby and children, and blouse and legging sets for baby.

Royal Baby Fever

A Royal baby heatwave is sweeping the nation and there are many questions we are all waiting to find out about our future heir.

What will our future King or Queen be named?

When will the Royal baby arrive?

What weight will the Royal baby be?

But the one question everyone wants to know is….

Will the baby be a Prince or Princess?

With Speculation the little one will be arriving this week (with a little slip from Camilla) we want all of you to get involved in our Bonnie Royal Baby competition.

All you have to do is guess whether the baby will be a Boy or a Girl in the comment box below then a winner will be chosen at random from the entrants that guessed correctly.  

 

 

Facebook link Link to our Facebook page for Royal Baby competition

 

twitter Join in with our Royal Baby chat on Twitter

 

Wrap Your Baby in Royalty

We all know that Kate is a fan of great British Fashion Brands and loves quality garments at a reasonable price. We think she will love the quality of Bonnie Baby, our blankets would make the perfect Royal gift. Whether she's looking for quality cashmere or cool cotton The Duchess of Cambridge has a wide choice to wrap her Prince or Princess in. 

 

Check out our top picks ready for the Royal Arrival!

Which one do you think Kate and William might choose?

                         

£102.00

Available in Grey, Blue and Pink

55% Cashmere / 45% Cotton, Machine Washable

               

£50.00

100% Organic Cotton, Machine Washable                  

         

£29.00

100% Cotton,  Machine Washable

 

Which one is your top pick? We would love to know, post your comments below.                

More Royal Baby posts and our top picks to come!

 

Bonnie Baby x

Bonnie Days out - Go wild

Posted on in DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS by Bonnie baby Ltd

Bonnie Days Out – Go Wild

 

The summer holidays are on the horizon and for many, this means planning a number of family friendly days out. Stuck for ideas? We’d like to share some of the many Bonnie Days Out that the UK has to offer.

In this, the very first post of the series, we are looking at some of the best family friendly wildlife and nature pursuits that the UK has to offer.

 

A Day At The Zoo

For around 300 years, days at the zoo have been a British family favourite; as a result British zoos are pretty darn good! Not only do they have a range of exotic animals that would rival the African Savanna but they also actively encourage children’s interaction and education through wildlife talks and participation in feeding times. Visit Britain has put together this handy list of the top 10 zoos in Britain http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Travel-tips/Britain-for-kids-and-families/Top-10-zoos-in-Britain.htm

 

Down at the Seaside

The mere mention of the seaside often conjures up strong feelings of nostalgia and childhood memories of family holidays spent at the beach. Living on an island we’re never too far away from a British seaside resort. Why not plan a day at the seaside with the family, crabbing, exploring rock pools or building sandcastles?

 

Once again we have looked to Visit Britain to give the low down on British Beaches that are proactively family friendly. Bournmouth Beach for example have a ‘Kidzone scheme’ whereby children are given coloured wristbands depending on which segment of the beach they are playing on so that they can be easily identified if they happen to wander off. New Quay beach on the other hand is the most likely beach resort for spotting dolphins and other amazing sealife.

 See the full list here http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Travel-tips/Britain-for-kids-and-families/Top-10-family-beaches.htm

 

Woodland Nature Walks

Stretch your children’s’ imagination with a themed nature walk at your local woodlands. Several activities run over the summer for children to discover Fairy Gardens, follow the Gruffalo trail or join a Teddy Bears Picnic. Wilderness Wood is a family run sustainable woodland in Sussex with a full program of events for families to participate in all year round http://www.wildernesswood.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any tips for amazing Bonnie Days out then please do share them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BonnieBabyLondon

 

Our Mum in the Big Apple - April Adventures

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Our latest adventure was to American Girl on 5th Ave! American Girl is a doll that is perfect for your little girl from picking her eye, skin & hair color.

 


Olivia and Max at the American Girl Store and Cafe.

Olivia wearing 'WENDI' summer dress and Max wearing 'DREW' cardigan

 

We went for lunch at their fabulous American Girl Cafe with Olivia's closest friends and her brother. Lunch is served on pristine white linen with daisy center pieces. Your American girl sits next to you in high chair and has her own cup saucer & treat.....yes you read right...each doll sits next to your little girl - only in NYC! It is an amazing store and we walked round for an hour before lunch and Olivia was treated to summer dress for her American Girl, she actually has Bitty Baby which is a range at American Girl. Olivia is hoping for an American Girl from Santa!!! Should this be rather exhausting for you there is a light at the end of the tunnel.....SAKS FITH AVE is right next door!!! http://www.americangirl.com/index.php

 

Olivia and her friends enjoying lunch with their American Dolls

 


Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

The fantastic Tribeca Film Festival comes to our neighborhood every year in April. This year I saw a fantastic movie called Mobius with the ridiculously handsome Jean Dujardin.

 

Olivia and Max making sure they have the best views at the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

Olivia wearing 'WENDI' summer dress

 

 

TFF very kindly put on the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair. It is a fantastic street fair and family celebration, with a lots of FREE activities, performances and experiences from film making experience, Bubble Garden, Refreshments, bouncy castle to name a few. Family Agnew spent the whole day there in the glorious sunshine! http://tribecafilm.com

 

 

Olivia and Max had a great time taking part in the games and activities at the street fair

Olivia wearing 'JENNY' T-shirt and Max wearing 'DREW' cardigan

 


Olivia's pre-school put on a fantastic street fair, all the proceeds go to the much-needed funds to support ongoing teacher' development and to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving families. They shut down Duane Street and had an array of fabulous stalls and fantastic performances. Olivia loved the magician called 'The Amazing Max'. He had the attention of an audience of under 4's, I occasionally found myself getting caught up in the act too. http://theamazingmaxlive.com

 

Olivia and Max enjoying the street fair entertainment

Bonnie baby London Sample Sale

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Bonnie baby London, creating designer clothing for baby and child.

 

Every 6 months we hold a Clearance Sale of our past seasons samples and discontinued styles in our local area of Brighton and Hove. Held in a local church hall where the local playgroup is held. All the Mums love to come along and get some great bargains. Arrive early to be guaranteed some amazing items.

 

" I come to every Bonnie baby sale and never leave dissapointed - well worth popping along!" Tasha Brighton 2013

 

" Being local to Hove I never miss the Bonnie baby sample sales, I get great bargains every time" Clare Hove 2013

 

The next sale will be held on SAT 18TH MAY 10AM-2PM. Please see below for further details.

 



'BEAU BEBE' - Bonnie baby London Featured Stockist

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BEAU BEBE, KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE

 

BEAU BEBE is a new baby clothing store based in Knutsford, Cheshire and stocks a wide range of baby and parenting products from baby clothing and furniture to toys and baby blankets including products from the Bonnie baby London Spring Summer collection which takes its inspiration from the Circus as well as our layette gifting collection ‘Bonnie Bundle’ a range of supersoft cotton essentials for newborns, each item is beautifully packaged making a great newborn baby gift.

 

BEAU BEBE STORE INTERIOR

 


ITEMS FROM THE BONNIE BUNDLE GIFTING COLLECTION ARE PACKAGED IN INDIVIDUAL GIFT BOXES

 

BEAU BEBE was opened after Louise was made redundant on maternity leave, inspired by her daughter of 2 and half years. Beau Bebe only sells products that have been tried and tested by themselves, which means they only sell brands which they truly believe in. The business is already trading successfully, both online and in store.

 

“BEAU BEBE is run by Mummies and Daddies, everything we sell has been road tested by the kids”

– Louise Rogers, owner of BEAU BEBE.

 

BONNIE BABY LONDON COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND INSTORE

 

BEAU BEBE has plans to introduce some great in store services and events such as children’s hairdressing, photography, story time with children’s authors and craft sessions.

 

BEAU BEBE

4 Minshull Street

Knutsford

Cheshire

WA16 6HG

01565 220027

 

Have you visited BEAU BEBE, what did you think of the new store? Leave your comments below.

Brighton Festival - Our top picks

Posted on in DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS by Bonnie baby Ltd

Brighton festival is great for a family day out. Read our blog post for our picks for a great Family day out:

Tony De Saulles' Horrible Drawing Workshop: Sat 25th May, The Old Market

If you like drawing the disgusting and illustrating the inexpressible, this fun family cartoon-drawing workshop is for you. Tony De Saulles, the illustrator of the award winning Horrible Science series, will be giving loads of horrible cartooning tips while you sketch. Learn about deadly dinasoaurs, find out how to bring a lavatory to life. There'll be plenty of other foul facts to inspire your own yukky masterpiece, which you will be able to take home to colour in. And you might even get to keep one of Tony's drawings too.

 


 

 

Flathampton:  Thu 9 May – Sun 12 May, various times, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Imagine the biggest playmat in the world. Now imagine that you live in the town marked out on it.


 

Over 90 joyously playful minutes, children and families meet the residents of Britain's flattest town and help them turn Flathampton into a fully three-dimensional world. An interactive experience for primary age children, young and older, to enjoy with their friends and families.

 

Varmints: Tue 21 & Wed 22 May, Tue 6pm, Wed 1.30pm  & 6pm, The Old Market, Hove

 


 

 

Once there was only the sound of bees and the wind in the grass, the murmuring of moles deep underground and the song of birds in the sky. But every day the city grows larger and louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think. One small creature is determined to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever, to fight for peace and quiet...

This new dance-theatre show based on the award- winning book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste is a poignant and inspiring experience for anyone over the age of eight.

 

Have you visited the Brighton Festival with you family before? What events have caught your eye this year? Leave your comments below.

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A is for ALPHABET

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It’s that time of year again! Brighton Festival is nearly upon us and this year it’s all about the A B C.

 

 

The Festival opens as always with the Children’s Parade on Sat 4th May, over 5000 pupils from over 80 local schools, colleges and community groups will be celebrating all the letters of the alphabet, look out for jokers, jesters and lots of other fabulous  creations.  Be early to catch the start: 10.30am at Kensington Street and ending on the seafronts Madeira Drive.

 

Explore the Bonnie baby Alphabet by clicking on each letter and see where it takes you:

 


'Cootchie-Coo' - Bonnie baby London Featured Stockist.

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Following the success of Cootchie-Coo.com, founder and young mum of two, Charlotte Oldroyd has opened a children’s boutique in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

 

Situated in Leed’s Victoria Quarter, which is home to some of the world’s most exclusive brands, Cootchie-Coo is a welcomed addition and the first of its kind to grace the premium shopping haven.

 

Cootchie Coo's first store window, featuring Bonnie baby London


The beautiful boutique stocks a range of designer children’s wear and accessories including Bonnie baby London!

 

Our new S/S range can be seen in all its glory in the shop and on the little girl and boy model in the shop window!

 

You will find products from our Spring Summer 2013 collection in store.


As well as selling high end children’s clothing, Cootchie-Coo has partnered with local celebrity photographer: Joseph Photography who’ll be on site to capture your little ones looking their cutest!

 

Pop along to the new Cootchie-Coo store to view our latest Spring Summer 2013 collection, you will find our signature Bonnie baby London lightweight knits, perfect for summer or teamed with our on trend tutu skirts which are also stocked by Cootchie-Coo.

 

WENDI dress, WINONA tutu skirt, GINA cardigan and JENNY top, all part of our SS13 collection 

 

 

Have you visited the new Cootchie-Coo store? Did you see the new collection and get your portraits taken? Let us know by leaving your comments below.

Our Mum in the Big Apple - My NYC fav's

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I moved to NYC just over 5 years ago from London. My life has changed so much mainly because I have 2 kids! Whether you have a family or are single in NYC it is really hard to tire of this amazing city!

Here are my favourite things about NYC for children and adults alike.....

 

Best for Kids

1) Imagine Swimming: The best swim school for kids, each lesson is 40 minutes and the teachers are amazing and fun. They have locations throughout the city.

For further info: http://www.imagineswimming.com

 

2) The Washington Market School: My daughter’s pre-school. Getting your little one into pre-school is quite a funny/competitive business in NYC; you have to remember to take a chill pill during the whole process!

For further info: http://washingtonmarketschool.org

 

 

3) Chelsea Piers: The 80,000 square foot Field House at Chelsea Piers bursts with activity day and night, offering classes, camps, child care, drop-in activities, sports leagues and private lessons for children and adults of all ages.

For further info: http://www.chelseapiers.com/fh/

 

4) Highline: The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Runs from the Meatpacking District to Midtown, nice with great food vendors with delicious treats! Plus great activities for the kids.

For further info: http://www.thehighline.org

 

The Highline NYC

 

Best for Food

 

1) Superlinda: A Great restaurant for big and little kids. They are open for lunch and dinner and have a nice kids menu.

For further info: http://www.superlindsnyc.com

 

2) Wholefoods Tribeca: My fantastic supermarket where I spend most of my time in between running the children to their personal engagements! 

For further info: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/tribeca

 

 

SuperLinda NYC

 

3) Aquagrill Restaurant: Located in Soho this really is a fabulous seafood restaurant. 

For further info: http://www.aquagrill.com

 

4) Chelsea Market: A fantastic enclosed delicious food court.

For further info: http://chelseamarket.com

 

Chelsea Market NYC


 

Best for Mum

 

1) Rag and Bone: Amazing Jeans and Boots. They love my dog Archie at their Soho store, he walks around off the leash while I shop.....! 

For further info: http://ww.rag-bone.com

 

Rag and Bone Soho NYC

 

2) Tenover Ten: By far the best nail salon I have ever been too. They have amazing nail technicians and a sublime range of nail polishes to chose from (Chanel, Nars, TenoverTen own brand to name a few). Each seat comes with an Ipad and there are NO Jacuzzi jets to place your feet in or uncomfortable massage chairs!!

For further info: http://tenoverten.com

 


TenOver Ten NYC

 

3) Soul Cycle: Full Body indoor cycling class that is addictive. My favourite Instructors are Stacy Griffiths and Laurie Cole. I ride at their Tribeca location but they have many locations NYC & LA plus London!

For further info: http://www.soul-cycle.com

 

 

Do you live in NYC? Share your favourite things by leaving a comment below.....

Get Crafty this Easter.............

Posted on in KIDS CRAFT IDEAS by Bonnie baby Ltd

There’s nothing we love more than getting crafty with our Little Ones and Easter is a great time of year to do this. Here we have put together some great Easter crafts for a fun filled family afternoon..........

 

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs:


Get crafty with pretty tapes to create these Easter wonders, great for when it’s wet and grey outside.

 

For the full instructions pop along to the Lovely Indeed blog by following this link: http://lovelyindeed.com/diy-washi-tape-easter-eggs/

 

 

Pom Pom chicks:


We love pom poms at Bonnie baby and these little chicks are just adorable, the concept is great and making them could not be easier keeping your kids entertained for hours.

For full instructions follow this link:

http://babyccinokids.com/blog/2012/04/04/stitch-n-kids-easter-chicks-from-pom-poms/

 

 

Paint Chip Easter Garland:

 

It’s a well known fact that we love colour here at Bonnie baby London and as a result we fell in love with this fun rainbow inspired Easter Garland.

 

For full instructions pop along to the Modern Parents Messy Kids blog: http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2011/03/diy-paint-chip-easter-garland.html

 

 

 

Bunny Ear headbands:

 

If your off to a Easter party these hair bands are perfect for adding that touch of fun to an outfit, decorate in colours and fabrics of your choice.

 

For full instructions pop along to Country Living: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/easter-crafts#slide-9

 

 

What do you have planned for the Easter Bank Holiday? Have you been getting crafty with your Kids? Let us know and leave your comments below.....

Easter Egg Escapades

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If your ready to start celebrating Easter early, there are plenty of ongoing festivals and events that can get you in the holiday spirit.

Don’t miss your chance to satisfy your sweet tooth and pop along to one of these great family events.

 

Southbank Centre Chocolate Festival; 22nd-24th March 2013

Admission is FREE and there will be lots to enjoy including chocolate making workshops, demonstrations and displays by master chocolatiers.....

For further info please follow this link: http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/festivals/london/

 

 

 

Design Museum’s Alternative Easter Egg hunt: 29th March – 1st April

Solve the riddles and clues in this alternative Easter Egg hunt and take a journey through the Design Museum, on completion you will get a scrumptious Easter Egg courtesy of Rococo Chocolate

Entry is £1 plus museum admission. For further info please follow this link: http://designmuseum.org/family-day

 

 

 

For a non chocolate related Family day out take a visit to the Lake District.....

The Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt:  4th April 2013

Hop skip and jump to raise money for Water Aid and go on a stunning Easter Egg hunt around the beautiful lakes of Cumbria to find one of 50 ltd edition ceramic eggs.

Admission is by donation to water aid, to take part follow this link:  http://hop-skip-jump.com/egg-hunt

 

 

What activites to you have planned? Let us know and leave your comments below.......

Global Kids Fashion Week

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This week sees the launch of the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week, a two day event in the heart of London featuring a fashionable schedule of runway shows, performances and fun activities for kids and parents alike. The event which is sponsered by high-end online kids store (and Bonnie baby London stockist) alexandalexa.com will be raising funds for the children's charity 'Kids Company' that have been providing educational and emotional support to vulnerable inner city children since 1996.

 

 

Kicking off on Tuesday the 19th March with an exclusive event showcasing all the latest trends in children's clothing for Autum Winter 2013, many of the top children's fashion writers will be at the private runway and bringing you all the latest news in children's fashion.

 

 

On Wednesday the 20th March the show then opens to the public, all the lucky people that have tickets to the sold out event will get to enjoy a runway of Spring Summer 2013 fashion from many great brands as well as an afternoon of fun filled activities.

 

 

Are any of you going to Global Kids Fashion Week? If so we hope you enjoy the show!

Pure baby is the first UK stockist to introduce a Bonnie baby London Concession into their store. Our Spring Summer 2013 collection is now available in-store and includes signature knitted styles alongside lightweight cottons perfect for the summer months.

 

Pure baby - 208 Fulham Road, London

 

Pure baby is perfectly situated on the Fulham Road in London, being close to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, means its an ideal place to buy the perfect gift for all the new arrivals in their busy maternity wing!

 

Our Spring Summer 2013 collection in the Pure baby London store

 

The store is run by a lovely team Emilie, Kate and Ioana who have picked their favourite items from our Spring Summer 2013 collection, making your gift buying even easier.

 

Emilie's top picks:

 

'MARCIE' cotton top teamed with the 'WINONA' tutu skirt.

 

MARCIE top and WINONA skirt

"The flying elephant on the 'Marcie' top reminds me of 'Dumbo', my favourite from Walt Disney! On a more serious note, the gold lurex waistband on the skirt is just the perfect finishing touch!"

 

Kate's top picks:

 

'NANCY' dress and 'ASH' cardigan

 

Ash cardigan and Nancy dress.


"I have chosen the 'Nancy' dress as it combines a classic chambray and knitwear, both timeless, put together they make a cute modern dress. I have also picked the 'Ash' cardigan as it is simple, bright and colourful."

 

Ioana's top pick:

 

'GINA' cotton pointelle cardigan:

 


GINA cotton cardigan and NELLY denim dress.

 

"I like this cardigan because it is bright and sunny. It make me want to see summer again."

 

What is your favourite item from our new arrivals? Let us know by leaving your comments below................


 


Our Mum in The Big Apple - Holiday Adventures

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It has been a while to say the least, we have been busy with the holidays, trips away and general celebration of life.

 

This is the second year that I have taken Olivia to see a Christmas special matinee performance of the Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center danced by the NYC Ballet. It was a special magical occasion and lots of kids were there with their parents. Olivia coped OK with the 3 hour performance!!!!

 

 

Olivia wore her Special Occasion Dress to see the NYC Ballet perform The Nutcracker, this dress is now in our SALE.


The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens put on a charming train show every year over the Christmas period in their conservatory. The Conservatory showcases more than 140 scaled iconic buildings and structures under thousands of twinkling lights. Artistically crafted by Paul Busse's team at Applied Imagination, the landmarks are made of natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones and include the original Penn Station and Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, The New York Public Library on 42nd Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

 

Max and Olivia enjoyed the miniture landmarks at the Botanical Gardens


On special weeks they also have a special 'Thomas and Friends Show' where the kids get to watch a performance on stage and then finally meet the amazing Thomas. To say the least Max was off the charts excited.

 

Max looking adorable in a Bonnie baby London Knitted Cardigan


After a show we decided to embark into the Bronx and stumbled along Arthur Ave which is the Little Italy of the Bronx, we ate the most amazing pizza and brought home 10 Cannoli's and mini Tiramasu's (YUM!!!).

 

Olivia wearing her WYNNE top, now in sale with 50% OFF


Have you been to any of the places that Genny, Max and Olivia visited? Leave your comments below................

Remember charmed summer days and starry nights when the circus or the funfair came to town? Up went the Big Top, on went the Circus lights and in came the acrobats, animals, clowns and lion tamers for a magical evening of entertainment................

The circus is the inpiration for our Spring Summer 2013 collection. Think all the fun of the fair with wonderful colours, characters and candy stripes.

 

Please take your seats and let us introduce you to Ellie the Elephant, Marley the Lion and Bertie the Bird, the circus ringmaster. These fantastic fun and loveable characters appear on a range of T-shirts, babysuits and baby blankets either as applique, prints or knitted motifs.

 

 

There is also a range of circus inspired prints: candy striped cottons feature on a range of childrens dresses, tops and matching shorts; a cotton print sprinkled with confetti apples in mouthwatering fairground colours adorns a range of dresses, tops and tutu skirts - given extra sparkle with gold waistbands.

 

 

The other theme for Spring Summer 2013 is the 'Mini Explorer'. Armed with a magnifying glass, we have gone exploring in the garden and discovered a world of daisy chains, spiders in their webs and enchanted forests.

 

 

Our signature knitted details run throughout the collection. Marley the Lion has a splendid knitted mane and there are little knitted touches such as frills on a jersey T or contrasting knit covered buttons. All the items in this collection are designed to mix and match..........

 

VIEW THE NEW SEASONS LOOK BOOK BY CLICKING HERE


We would love to know what you think of the new collection, leave your comments below......................

Spring may be just around the corner but Summer is still a little way off, so why not make the most of our fantastic Winter Sale which includes items from our Award Winning Autumn Winter 2012 collection with up to a great 50% OFF the original price and keep your little ones as snug as a bug until the Summer sunshine makes an appearance. 

 

Take a look at our top picks from the Winter Sale and GET AN EXTRA 10% OFF all sale items when you enter the code 10EXTRA at the checkout.

 

 

-          Sparkle Bow dress

A lovely dress which is just perfect for any special occasion, features a sweet sparkle bow, and has lovely warm long sleeves.  Dress comes in 3 lovely colours and in baby sizes up to 5 years.

 

 

-          Prudence baby blanket

Who doesn’t love a super soft baby blanket?? Prudence is available in multiple colours and features a beautiful pointelle design of hearts, apples and stars. With a touch a cashmere and packaged in a beautiful Bonnie baby gift box this makes a present that will be treasured for years to come.

 

 

-          Foxy Jacket/cardigan

Fico the fox has been one of our bestsellers this season. Team this great cardigan/jacket with a pair of jeans for a casual winter look, the cashmere blend will keep and the cold. Available in 2 great unisex colours and in both Baby and Childs sizes.

 

All our sale items are packaged in a Bonnie baby gift box and make great presents for any newborn or child.

 

Have you purchased any items from our Autumn Winter collection? Were you pleased with the quality of our items? Leave you comments below...............

A very Bonnie Christmas

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Bonnie baby London Founder Tracey has put together a Christmas wishlist for her and her family.

 

 

A bit about Tracey:

“My Name is Tracey Samuel, I am the founder and designer of Bonnie Baby, a baby and childrenswear brand based in Brighton. I started my career designing womens knitwear for luxury labels in Paris, and worked with Sonia Rykiel for over 8 years. I became pregnant in 2004 and realised that my Brighton-Paris commute would not be conducive to life with a new baby! So I started looking for a new idea to keep me busy while I was looking after my new daughter.”

 

 

 " I wanted to put together a Christmas Wishilist - what better way to do my Xmas shopping and get into the Xmas spirit! I went off armed with my ipad, glass of wine, visions of a nice evening checking out things I like online, what could be simpler? 2 weeks later, several bottles of wine, quite a bit of chocolate and a few late nights, I realized I had a pinterest board of around 400 random things, I was now faced with the edit… So, after much whittling, here it is, my Xmas edit for all things Bonnie.”

 

 

For my son Rhys:

I have found some really lovely foxy things for Rhys to get excited about this xmas.

I cant quite shake my fox obsession this season, if you’ve seen our best selling Fox sweater and jacket you will know why. www.bonniebaby.co.uk £37.50

 

 

Henry the Fox from the adorable WALNUT ANIMAL society, ok its $95, but what other toy comes with his own tailored tweed waistcoat? 

http://walnutanimalsociety.com/henry-the-fox/

 

 

I’ve been in love with the Mibo paper cut out animal for a while now, so was really pleased to see they have put their mark on some great accessories. Rhys is going to look great on the school run with this.

www.mibo.co.uk £29.50

 

 

For my daughter, Alice Bee:

I’ve come up with a good way to recycle my old IPhone, and get a kids toy all in one, I’m going to load up my old iphone with music and games, and give it a funky kids cover, some bright pink headphones, et voila perfect gift for a 7 year old girl. It will go really well  with her Bonnie Baby hat and scarf set that she’s wearing at the moment ( and yes that’s her modeling)

www.amazon.co.uk £5.79

www.bonniebaby.co.uk £21 for the set

 

 

 

 

And now down to the important part.

What do I hope to be finding under the tree this Christmas? Let’s hope my husband Gareth is reading this…

 

 

I’ve been in love with Raoul for some time now, they have some great classics, this handbag reminds me of living in Paris and all the very chic ladies for some reason!!! Maybe its time for me to become a chic lady?

www.my-wardrobe.com £258

 

 

Back to my fox obsession mixed with my Etsy obsession. Aren’t these brooches from Sketch inc just fab, a great way to break up a serious black outfit with a bit of fun.

www.etsy.com £10.80

 

 

And just for pure indulgence, I would love love, love, love one of these beautiful copper ipod docking horns from En and Is, I think it is one of the most beautiful/practical design pieces I’ve seen in a long time, and apparently they sound good too! www.enandis-shop.it 599 Euros

 

Onto the festivities

My dream outfit for the Christmas Party, this Preen dress, I’ve been a fan of theirs for some time, and their dresses are so flattering.

www.net-a-porter.com £1280

 

 

worn along with these beauties from Edmundo Castillo, I have just found him recently, but love the colour blocking. 

www.farfetch.com £548.96

 

 

For my Xmas day outfit, it has got to be comfort first,

and this Stella McCartney knit dress fits the bill completely

www.liberty.co.uk £660

 

 

Finally, I will be hanging as many of these gorgeous pom pom garlands as I can manage to fit in my living room! www.engelpunt.com 12.95 Euros per set.

So here it is, a Bonnie Christmas to you all,

Love Tracey xxx

Cuddle Me Cashmere

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As a parent, Tracey (Bonnie baby London Founder and Designer) knows that it’s the simple practicalities in life that make being a parent that little bit easier. Which is why she developed a unique blend of cashmere yarn, called ‘Cuddle Me’ exclusively for Bonnie baby London.

 

Cuddle Me cashmere’ is made by blending 55% of the finest cashmere yarn with 45% super soft cotton. The Cotton stabilizes the cashmere and thus reduces the shrinkage in washing; it also adds a cooler feel to the yarn making it wearable all year round, and perfect for keeping your baby at a comfortable temperature. Cuddle me is a truly unique cashmere that can be machine washed at 30 degrees, giving parents luxury they can live with.

 

 

Cuddle Me Cashmere part of our Bonnie Gold Collection

 

The Cuddle me collection form the core of the Bonnie Gold collection, it has been in the range since the very beginning and is being constantly reinvented and developed.  Tracey’s own son Rhys still goes to sleep with his Cuddle Me cashmere blanket, and after many years and many mishaps and washes it is still looking great, and feeling wonderfully soft!

 

 

The Cuddle Me cashmere collection includes baby suits, baby blankets, baby hats, scratch mittens and new born gift cards complete with a pair of cashmere booties. All styles are available in 3 great colours and come in sizes 0-3m, 3-6m and 6-12m.

 

Our Cashmere baby boots are packaged on a lovely Congratulations gift card making a great baby gift

 

 

So why not Buy once, buy well, and pass these items on to other babies in your family once your little one has outgrown it.

 

Have you purchased any Bonnie baby London machine washable cashmere? Have you passed it down? Leave your comments below.

Our Mum In - London's Japanese Food Festival

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Recently in London it was a gloriously sunny day, so along with our house guests - a friend from Brighton and her little boy - Maria and I headed to Japan Matsuri at Trafalgar Square to soak up some free al fresco culture. At least, that's how I sold it to my friend, really I just fancied grazing on Japanese food all day.

 

Matsuri is Japanese for festival or holiday. Cue a scene of live music, food stalls, martial arts and quirky toys. The sound of female taiko drummers heralded everyone's arrival to London's 4th annual celebration of all things Japanese. An all-female troupe from Okinawa systematically banged their hige, wide drums, their wide smiles neveer-fading. We played water ball games, Kingyo Sakui and Mizu Yo Yo, and furious then it was time for brunch.

 

Maria had fun dancing to the drummers, Her Giant Panda T very apt for the festival

 

Little huts lined the perimeters of the square, we joined to the longest queue and bought five chicken dumplings. These didn't go down so well with the kids who seemed to prefer waving stick flags distributed by zealous airline staff. We sampled delicious sushi parcels while watching kendoka in protective armour practice kendo. Then, after drooling over a stanger's rice-rolled shrimps we followed our Japanese friend to the Okonomiyaki stall. Okonomi means 'what you like' and yaki means grilled or cooked. To a Westerner pretty much uneducated in Japan's culinary specialities it was a doughy, cabbagey, filling example of Japanese street food. A bit like a pizza with a topping the texture of cheese, but was in fact a sauce of some sort.

 

Maria mastered her chopsticks ! Maria wearing our GIANT PANDA T-SHIRT and OLLLIE SKIRT

 

I was proud that Maria mastered her chopsticks without spilling anything onto her lovely Bonnie baby London Panda T-shirt. The kids grabbed a fountain-side pew for dessert: green tea ice-cream. We were expecting it to have a bitter off-putting after-taste but no, it was green and tasted different, but to kids, its still ice-cream. Win ! Maria loved the food overall, evidently we're ready for a family trip to our local award-winning Japanese restaurant.

 

YUM !

The Life of a Bonnie baby

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At Bonnie baby London we are truly proud of the quality of our products: Buy once, buy well and pass it down. 

We have decided to put this point to the test with our new blog ‘The Life of a Bonnie baby’ where our lovely photographer Claudine and little Harrison put our products to the test.

 

Biography

 

                                Claudine and Harrison

 

I run my freelance Photography Company ‘Moments captured’ shooting weddings, portraits and of course Bonnie baby children! I also Co run a company called ‘Organic Monkey’, Organic and Fairtrade skincare for babies.

I have two lovely children: Dylan 3 years and Harrison 3 months! I live in Hove near Brighton after living in London for 12 years. I’m a self confessed London lover but the sea wins every time.

I spend most of my time juggling work and life commitments and trying to be creative all the time!

When I am not running about after Dylan who’s at a testing age I’m working in a studio in West London or taking photos for Bonnie baby London (!) or at home with my business partner Heidi concocting up another formulation for Organic Monkey Skincare.

My family loves to travel so were always planning the next holiday or experience abroad. We are currently looking at a sailing holiday next year in the Mediterranean and I’m visiting New York to shoot a wedding.

Bonnie baby London gifted me a supersoft machine washable cashmere baby blanket along with some other gorgeous children’s clothing, Harrison is the best dressed boy in Hove!

Harrison in a machine washable Bonnie baby London cashmere blanket

 

Here is Harrisons first instalment looking snug as a bug with his machine washable cashmere blanket, its perfect for in the house and it keeps him warm when we are out and about with the baby carrier.

There is a great selection of baby blankets online, take a look by following this link.

Have you kept hold of any Bonnie baby London items and passed them down, does your little one still sleep with their blanket? Leave your comments below................................

Our Mum in The Big Apple - Fall Adventures

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After a long summer we are back to school. Olivia is entering her second year at Washington Market preschool, Tribeca. Here are some snaps of us looking beyond excited that school is back.

Olivia wearing a cotton cardigan from our Spring Summer 2012 collection

 

So our first adventure this Fall was taking the kids & dog to their very first Baseball game. Yes, you read right.......our dog - only in NYC! My husband is a fan of the Mets and twice a year the team host 'Bark in the Park' where you can bring your dog to a game.

Olivia at the Mets stadium, wearing a cute layered Chambray skirt 'Ollie' teamed with a Tian Tian the Panda T-shirt.

 

Are Olivia and I fans of Baseball not so much, but we got right into the spirit of things ant ate Hot Dogs, Popcorn and drank soda! Other spectators were asking Olivia if she liked baseball and response was 'do you like my new outfit' (Giant Panda T-shirt and Ollie Skirt)! Poor Christopher but thank goodness he has Max who loved the baseball and clapped when the Mets scored a home run.

 

To really appreciate Fall we took a trip to Central Park. We live Downtown and it is rare to venture past 14th St, but for the next few weeks, Central Park's 21,500 trees will turn stunning shades of red, gold, orange and brown. Olivia & Max explored this glorious park on a sunny day and we traced the fallen leaves and threw them in the air to celebrate Fall! The kids enjoyed The Famed Central Park Carousel, with its sweet calliope music and 57 magnificent horses, is the forth to stand in Central Park since 1871.

 

Olivia and Max having fun in Central Park. Olivia wears Cotton Cashmere 'Fiona' dress. Max wears 'Foxy' Cotton Cashmere sweater. All items available online.

 

It's a great Halloween tradition to attend a Pumpkin Patch. It was a fun packed day at Whitepost Farm. The kids rolled pumpkins around and enjoyed Hay Rides, Magic Shows and ate Apple Pies!

 

At the Pumpkin Patch! Olivia wearing 'Wynne' T-shirt. Available in 3 colours.

 

Whats your favourite Fall activity, leave your comments below........

 

All the items worn on these great adventures are availalbe on our website.

Great Ideas for Halloween

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Great ways to decorate your house and Garden this Halloween.......

We have spent hours trawling the craft sites to find the best ways to decorate your house and or garden this Halloween – with minimum effort and maximum effect. Here are five of our favourites.....

 

1)  Un-dead Pumpkins

Get carving and create your own googly eyed monsters, line your garden path or place around the house. With chocolate eyeballs these are sure to be a winner with the kids.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS.

2) Chevron Pumpkins    

It’s no secret that we love stripes at Bonnie baby London and we had to share these chic chevron pumpkins with you. All you need is a pumpkin, tape and some paint.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INSTUCTIONS.

 

 

Un-Dead  and Chevron Pumpkins

 

3)    Shadow Puppets

  Shadow puppets are great fun and kids love them. Download these easy templates – or get inspired and make your own!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Shadow Puppets

 

4)   Milk Cartons

   Want to be ready for the trick or treaters? These milk cartons are great fun and make the perfect sweet box.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS.

 

5) Glowing Ghost Balloons    

These balloons have to be the easiest to make.  All you need is a black marker pen, white balloons and some glow sticks !

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Glowing Ghost Balloons and Milk Cartons

 

Which idea is your favourite? How will you be decorating your home this Halloween? Leave your comments below.........

 

If you are out and about this Halloween, make sure your little ones are wrapped up warm, there is a cold snap on the way. You will find a great selection of winter accessories online.

 

Gruesome Halloween treats

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Halloween is nearly upon us and we wanted to share a few great ideas for the kids with you. If your having a trick or treat street party these will be just what you are looking for!

 

The lovely ladies at Kids Style Junkie have a brilliant recipe for some gruesome tasty treats – ‘DEVILS EYE BALL’ cake pops.

 

 

To view the full recipe and get baking, follow this link: http://www.kidstylejunkie.com/food-blog/halloween-cake-pop-tutorial/

 

If eyeballs are a bit too scary for your little ones, why not try these brilliantly tasty pumpkin and oreo spider cupcakes.

 

 

 

You can view the full recipe here (the blog is in German, but can be easily translated by clicking at the top left of your internet toolbar) http://ninas-kleiner-food-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/kurbis-oreo-cupcakes.html .

 

Tune in for some brilliant Halloween craft ideas that will leave you with the best decorated house in your street!

 

We predict that foxes will be everywhere this Halloween, keep your little ones stylish in one of our fox jackets!

 

Do you have any great Halloween recipes; do you think you will try baking either of the above? Leave you comments below...........

 

Thank you to Suzanne at Kids Style Junkie.

Love Wool......

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It's 'Love Wool Week' in the UK at the moment, supporting the campaign for real Wool.

 

The Campaign for Wool aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnashings and everyday life. This in turn, supports many small businesses and local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the wool industry.

 

 

The Love Wool week is now in its third year and is supported by HRH the Prince of Wales as well as some top retailers including Topshop, Jigsaw and Harvey Nichols. This year's campaign includes some great highlights including the Wool Train and some great installations like the Giant Wool Ball and Knitting Needles at Harvey Nichols London: Take a look at the Official Campaign for Wool Facebook Page for further information and to hear of other events/activities.

 

 

Bonnie baby London Designer and Founder Tracey Samuel is a bit of a knit officionado, and has worked in knitwear for over 20 years! Many of the designs she creates for Bonnie baby London use great woolen yarns, take a look at our 100% Lambswool cardigans, hats and coats which feature in our Autumn Winter 2012 collection.

 

 

Have you been to any of the great events that are part of this years campaign, have you had your knitting needles out? Leave a comment below.............

 

To learn more about the campaign for wool:

http://www.campaignforwool.org/

http://www.facebook.com/thecampaignforwool

This week we are feeling luxurious

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Bonnie baby London has long been known for signature knitwear; Designer and Founder Tracey Samuel has worked for iconic knitwear labels such as Sonia Rykiel, as a result you will find quality children's knitwear throughout all of Bonnie baby London's collections, from subtle knitted detailing on T-shirts to luxurious 100% cashmere babysuits. The Autumn Winter 2012 collection is no exception offering a great selection of machine washable cashmere blends alongside 100% cashmere styles.

 

 

Our 100% cashmere 'Bonnie Gold' collection is made from the finest quality cashmere to ensure the softness and lasting luxury that is the essence of Bonnie baby London. Bonnie baby London cashmere is perfect against the skin of a newborn baby; the cashmere allows the body to breathe naturally so that little ones never get too hot and are soothed by the softness.

 

 

The collection includes sumptuous cashmere baby blankets, babysuits/rompers and cosy winter hats. Each item of the Bonnie Gold collection is packaged in a beautiful Bonnie baby London gift box, complete with a handwritten gift card and tied with a bow, making every item from this collection a perfect baby gift. Available in 3 great colours, Unisex Grey, vibrant Pinks and deep Blues.

 

 

Have you purchased items from our 100% cashmere collection? Where you pleased with the quality and softness? Leave your comments below.............

Featured Stockist - Igloo London

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Pop along to one of the three Igloo London stores and feel the quality of our Autumn Winter 2012 collection for yourself..........

 

 

About Igloo London

Founded by Karen Bailey, a mother of three, Igloo was set up to make the lives of busy London families easier by providing products and services to meet all of children’s disparate needs under one roof.  An unparalleled understanding of their customers’ needs and a passion for discovering the perfect products makes Igloo unique and appealing.  Since opening their first store on Upper Street in Islington in 2004, Igloo has since opened stores in the busy family hubs of St. Johns Wood and the Kings Road, and has emerged as the leading one-stop store for children in London.

 

 

The goal at Igloo is simple: to be there for those special moments of a child’s development when they reach another milestone, whether it is being fitted for their first shoe, or learning to swim, or going to school for the first time.  Igloo provides a product or service that helps children on their way as they venture out into the world.   They hand-pick a wide range of products, including design-led clothing and shoes, stimulating and educational toys, and much more from the newborn to the all-grown-up 12-year-old.

 

Bonnie baby knitwear and gifting instore at Igloo London

 

Newborn baby gifts from our Bonnie bundle collection, instore at Igloo London

 

Igloo owner Karen Bailey explains her philosophy in sourcing brands: “We are constantly searching for products we know our customers will love – products that are simultaneously beautiful and unique, as well as durable and affordable.  We love practical, multi-purpose products, and know the brands we choose reflect these core values.  As parents ourselves, every product is chosen carefully and tested by myself and my children and/or by our highly selective and experienced buyers, and we use our wonderful insight as mothers to source products we know will become firm favourites with our customers.” 

 

All items from the Bonnie bundle gifting collection are packaged in their own gift box.

 

What will you find in store?

All three of the Igloo London stores currently stock items from our Bonnie bundle gifting collection which includes babysuits, baby toys, blankets and accessories all made from the softest jersey cottons. You will also find a great selection from our Autumn Winter 2012 collection including ‘Fiona’ cotton cashmere dress which is ideal for any special occasion; ‘Farley’ cotton cashmere babysuit, ‘Frankie’ cotton cashmere baby blanket and ‘Finlay’ cotton cashmere baby hat, all of which feature our modern take on the Fairisle design.

You will find items such as our Fairisle knits are stocked at Igloo London

 

Igloo London :

St Johns Wood: 80 St. Johns Wood High Street, Saint John's Wood, London,020 7483 2332

Islington: 300 Upper Street, Islington, London, 020 7354 7300

Kings Road: 227 King's Road, Chelsea, London, 020 7352 4572

 

Have you visited the Igloo stores? Did you have a good shopping experience? Leave your comments below…………..

Boo the Bonnie baby Bunny

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A lot of you entered our recent ‘This is Not a Bonnie baby Competition’, for those of you that did your very own Boo the Bonnie baby Bunny will be on his way to you soon!

Boo the Bonnie baby bunny likes cuddles, playing and having adventures, he also likes to tell us where he has been, making us all jealous on his very own Facebook page!

Boo the Bonnie baby bunny recently visited Marrakech for some well deserved Moroccan sunshine, whilst he was there he went on a jaunt to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, getting out of the madness that is the Marrakech Medina! The Gardens are spread across 12 acres and house botanics from all over the world, designed in the 1920’s by French artist Jacques Majorelle, after going into ruin the gardens were bought and rejuvenated by Yves Saint-Laurent, they remain open to the public.

 

 

Here at Bonnie baby we would love to know where your Boo the bunny travels too, who he plays with and what adventures he has, remember, he doesnt have to go far to have fun with his new friends.

So get photographing and post your pictures on Boo’s Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boo-the-Bonnie-baby-Bunny/437736039601470

If you did not take part in our recent competition, put would like to take part in Boo’s adventures you can purchase Boo the Bonny baby bunny and other items from our Bonnie bundle collection here:

Click the below link to buy Boo the Bonnie bunny online:

 

 

http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/new-bonnie-bundle-bunny-cotton-toy-1.html

Click the below link to view the whole Bonnie bundle collection:

 

 

http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/gift-sets/bonnie-bundle-gifting.html

or

Visit our Hong Kong store to buy your very own Boo the Bonnie baby bunny

The Peninsula Arcade. Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, BL3A

Georgie @SheerLuxe.com picks her favourite pieces

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Biography

Georgie Coleridge Cole is the Founder of SheerLuxe.com, the definitive and interactive guide to online shopping helping consumers find fine, fashionable, stylish and luxurious brands, products and designer goods available to purchase online. Georgie has long been a fan of Bonnie baby London and each season she shares her favourite picks from our seasonal collection.

 

 

Georgie on Autumn Winter 2012

If you’ve been reading my Mummy Diaries blog for a while then you’ll know that Bonnie baby London is a firm favourite of mine. It is run by a lovely lady with great taste named Tracey. When Tracey heard that I had Otto she very kindly sent him a gorgeous outfit (the Luca Bodysuit) and sweetly didn’t forget Coco and sent something for her too.

 

Coco looking adorable in her Sparkle Bow Dress

 

Coco loves shoes (especially clomping around the house in Daddy’s) and thankfully she loves dresses too. Together, this Sparkle Bow Dress is our new favourite.

Thank you Tracey, what a wonderful A/W collection, I adore the FOXY and PANDA jumpers and the BUNNY soft toys are divine.

Here are my top picks from Bonnie baby London’s Autumn Winter 2012 collection:

  •     Beau Booties – a great little pressie if you have a budget
  •     Sparkle Dress (As seen on Coco) – just heaven, trendy but not too much

 

1.Bonnie Bunny 2. Beau booties 3. Buddy baby blanket 4. Jen hat 5. Freya leggings 6. Luca babysuit 7. Panda and Fox sweaters 8. Venus cashmere trousers 9. Sparkle cardigan 10. Sparkle Bow dress

 

All items from the Autumn Winter collection are now available online in sizes up to 5 years.

On Trend for Autumn Winter 2012

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Autumn Winter 2012 has arrived, its time to look at how Bonnie baby London are on trend for this season...........

 

One of the many themes on the womenswear catwalks was the use of colour blocking, but in a more understated way than for previous seasons. Varying tones of grey were used to create elegant mixtures of texture and colour. At Dior this translated into colour blocked seperates in pretty muted colours. Very much like our Daisy cotton cashmere dress in Grey/Pink. In similar delicate shades of creme and pink there is the Sparkle Bow cotton dress, ideal for parties.

1. Daisy cotton cashmere dress 2 Sparkle Bow cotton dress. Both styles in sizes up to 5 years

 

Alongside greys, bursts of colour were found with mustard and yellow shades, seen at Lanvin and Akris. To add a hint of yellow to an outfit, there is the Drew hat and Dylan scarf in tonal shades of yellow and creme.

 

Drew cotton cashmere hat, Dylan cotton cashmere scarf

Ever popular, bright flashes of hot pink brightened up the catwalk, seen at Anna Sui and Kenzo. Using a mixture of knits and wovens to make up fun and colourful outfits for the winter months. For a similar pop of colour, why not try our sweet Panda babysuit in Pink.

 

For the boys, things are looking bright for Autumn Winter 2012. Stripes have long been a Bonnie baby London staple, and they were seen in bold colours at Marc Jacobs and Boy by band of outsiders. Always popular, shades of blue were everywhere, including Paul and Joe and Paul Smith. For some key striped pieces we have the Morag cardigan in lovely soft lambswool or the classic Devon jumper in a cosy cotton cashmere blend.

 

1. Farrah cotton cashmere sweater 2. Morag lambswool cardigan 3. Devon cotton cashmere sweater 4. Fallon cotton cashmere cardigan. All items available in sizes up to 5 years.

 

Another trend for Autumn Winter 2012 was the use of fairisle patterns, used at APC to add detail to traditional jumpers. The Bonnie baby London interpretations inludes a lively palette of yellows and blues against a soft grey base, as seen in the Farrah cotton cashmere sweater.

 

With the weather cooling down, it's time to pick up (put on) that trusted Autumn Winter staples - the jumper. This season plain jumpers have been given a quirky twist with animal motifs, seen at Mulberry, David Koma and Paul + Joe. For the Bonnie baby London take we have the fox jacket and the Panda jumpers to keep you was all through winter.

 

Vogue have spied the best womenswear around this season

 

1. Foxy cotton cashmere sweater 2. Panda cotton cashmere sweater 3. Foxy cotton cashmere jacket 4. Panda cotton cashmere jacket. All in sizes up to 5 years

Double Gold for Bonnie baby

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Double Gold for us here at Bonnie baby HQ!

 

Not only has Andy Murray won the US Open (Bonnie baby Founder and Designer Tracey hails from Dunblane and was even taught tennis by Andy's mum Judy!) but Bonnie baby have been named as the Best Childrenswear Brand in the Sussex Fashion Awards 2012.

 

 

The awards are held yearly and recognise Sussex's finest from the fields of fashion, design and textiles. The 30 finalists boasted models, designers, photographers,  even journalists whilst Hove based businesses swept the board with no less than 6 companies winning the 12 Awards up for grabs.

 

The Sussex Fashion Awards were judged by a number of high profile Sussex based judges including Mark  Mason, CEO and MD of Lulu Guinness, designer Sarah Arnett, Jake Leith - currently President of the Chartered Society of Designers and Head of Business abd Professional Practice for Fashion and Textiles at the University of Brighton and Mike Weatherley, MP for Hove and Portslade.

 

 

Our winning collection includes some great winter clothing for baby and child, including supercute motifs, lightweight cashmere blends to chunky lambswool marls and everything in-between.

 

 

To see more information about the awards and view a full list of winners, please follow the below link: http://fashionsussex.co.uk

Bonnie baby in the London Spotlight................

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London seems to have been at the centre of everyone’s attention this summer; first we saw the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and that fabulous regatta down the Thames, and how can any of us forget the London 2012 Olympics?!   With the start of the Paralympics on August 29th, the London spotlight is still going strong and will continue for a good while to come.

Whilst in London the tourist hotspots are definitely worth a visit, and by that we mean the great shopping opportunities that the city has to offer.  Bonnie baby are proud to say that our luxury baby products are stocked in many of these iconic stores and we give you here our very own Bonnie baby store guide.

 

1: Harrods, Knightsbridge London

Harrods has long been a London staple and is a store steeped with British Culture, popular with shoppers all over the world – who doesn’t own a classic Harrods shopping bag?

 

 

Stocking everything you could ever dream of over 7 floors of pure heaven, visit their impressive food court, lust over all the designer clothing for men and women, kit out your home with all the latest trends and of course visit the vast children’s department where you will find the latest Bonnie baby collections, including our Bonnie bundle baby gifting range, the ideal present for any new parent. As a brand we have been stocked in this store for many years and are proud to be part of such a well respected establishment.

 

Bonnie baby take centre stage in the Childrens department at Harrods

 

2: Liberty London, Regent Street London

Liberty is one of the last great emporiums for innovative and collective design; founded way back in 1875 the store remains to this day the first stop for sophisticated shoppers.

 

Outside Liberty of London

 

 

Visiting this store truly is an incredible experience from the moment you walk in.  It is difficult not to get lost in amongst all the luxury goods stocked here, from home wares (where it all started) to the fabulous Little Liberty children’s department where you will find items from Bonnie baby’s Autumn Winter collection sat alongside some iconic labels, including Stella McCartney, Paul Smith and Little Marc Jacobs.

 

Our latest Bonnie baby collection in store at Liberty, including our popular Fairisle stripes

Bonnie bundle gifting instore at Liberty

 

3: Fenwick, New Bond Street

 

Fenwick Bond Street first opened in 1891, offering bespoke fashion for ladies. Although the selection of goods now includes menswear, beauty and home accessories and of course our new Bonnie baby collection, it remains a key destination for the fashion cognoscenti with quirky, fledgling labels stocked alongside international designers. Services include personal shopping, a beauty studio, an espresso bar, a bustling cafe and a chic restaurant.

 

Bonnie baby's popular fox motif babysuit and winter jacket, instore at Fenwick

 

4: Selfridges, Bond Street London

You will find various Selfridges stores across the UK, but it goes without saying that the Flagship London store is by far the most impressive.   More than just a shopping destination the store offers everything from art exhibitions to parties on the rooftop (The views are worth a visit alone).

The store is constantly evolving; most recently the children’s department has been re-imagined and extended, ideal for some serious pre-school shopping.

 

The revamped childrens department in Selfridges

 

Do you shop in London regularly?  What is your go-to destination shop? Leave your comments below........

The weather has been pretty dreary this summer so here at Bonnie baby we decided we all needed an extra ray of sunshine to brighten up our lives.   The British weather couldn’t bring this but all the entrants in our ‘This Is Not a Bonnie Baby’ Competition certainly did.

 

 

We hope that you all had as much fun selecting your entry photograph as we did viewing your funny, charming and mischievous images.  All the babies certainly got into the spirit of this competition and their little personalities really shined through.

Over 100 of you entered our ‘This Is Not a Bonnie Baby’ Competition and entries ranged from clown hats and tears to stunning baby portraits, mixed in with a few hilarious shots that will keep us laughing for months.

The lucky winner of our competition will be announced on the 4th Sept 2012 and will receive a £200 voucher to spend online at www.bonniebaby.co.uk,  where they will be able to choose from our new Autumn Winter collection which includes some bonnie new characters including Fico the Fox and Tian Tian the Panda.

 

 

Many thanks to all of you that have taken part with love from all of us at Bonnie baby London x

The Launch of our FLAGSHIP STORE

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All of us at Bonnie baby are proud to announce the launch of our first stand-alone store, which opened in Hong Kong today!

 

Bonnie baby London Flagship store exterior

 

The store is located in the Peninsula Arcade at the prestigious The Peninsula hotel. It is the first baby and childrenswear store to be invited into the arcade, which is home to over 80 luxury shops including Chanel, Michael Kors and Prada.

 

The simple design of the furniture compliments the fun Bonnie baby designs

 

Bonnie baby founder and designer Tracey Samuel and her furniture designer husband Gareth Griffiths conceived the design concept for the Bonnie baby store. Together the design duo came up with a store concept that is inspired by classic British furniture brands of the 1960’s, bough up to date with Gareth’s signature style – modern furniture incorporating traditional elements such as a quality and attention to detail. The store is timeless, clean and simple – the perfect backdrop for Bonnie baby’s vibrant, colourful designs.

 

You will find many perfect luxury baby gifts instore

 

Designed to be tactile and soft, fittings have been made in a soft oak and a rose gold coloured metal with white glass lacquer while large metal hanging rails incorporate Bonnie baby’s apple logo.

 

Items from our Autumn Winter 2012 collection are available in store

 

The overall feel is typically British, whilst incorporating fun elements such as a rocking horse sheep. The lighting in store is from handmade ceramic “Early Bird” lights, designed by New Yorker Amy Adams and supplied by Danish lifestyle brand Alma’s Room.

 

Luxury newborn baby gifts and our lovely lighting!

 

Tracey says: “We are so excited to launch our first stand alone store, in one of the most prestigious locations in Hong Kong.  I have been travelling to Hong Kong for nearly 20 years with my different design positions and have come to think of it as a home from home. I love the vibrancy of the city and the people and am thrilled it’s the location of our first store.”

 

Items from our Bonnie bundle gifting range, available in store

 

Gareth says: “Bonnie baby stores will be launching across Hong Kong and China over the next few years, so one of the most important considerations was flexibility of design. It was important to have a softness to the design that children will appreciate and above all, the design had to compliment Tracey’s designs.

 

 

Changing rooms, complete with signature Bonnie baby striped curtains 

 

 

We hope that you all like the store as much as we do, have you visited? Leave your comments below...........

Our Mum in The Big Apple an Adventure to The Plaza and Fao Schwartz

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School is out and Olivia and her best friend, Philomena, are off to have afternoon tea with Eloise, the Plaza Hotel's most famous resident! 

Eloise is a precocious, fictional young girl (sorry... lady) who's favorite colors are pink and 'more-pink'. Every few months, Eloise's young fans are allowed to come and play in her 2,000 sq. ft. apartment (as long as Mummy has booked far enough ahead).  

 

The Girls could not wait to run riot in Eloise's apartment.

 

Befitting the occasion, our little City princesses are picked up in a Mercedes and chauffeured uptown to 59th street and 5th Avenue where The Plaza overlooks Central Park. The doormen doffed their hats to our little Manhattanites and ushered us up to Eloise's suite! Unfortunately Eloise is on vacation but she did leave specific instructions for all her guests to make themselves at home. Olivia and Philomena did not need to be asked twice; two very (over)excited girls charged round and round, into the dressing-up closet, the bookcase and the toy cupboard. After a couple of hours, everyone was in need of tea, cakes and of course pink lemonade! After story-time the girls posted a letter for Eloise thanking her for the fun afternoon. As we left the girls were gifted a pencil, a notepad and an Etiquette Book (hint, hint)!

 

Olivia and the Girls had a brilliant time in the dressing up box (but still left in her Bonnie baby dress), overloaded on cake and left with treats.

 

Loaded up with sugar we decided our next stop would be the world famous toy-store, FAO Schwarz, one block from the Plaza across 5th Ave.

The mummy's were sad to pass luxury department store, Bergdorffs, without going in, but the girls pure excitement to get into FAO Schwarz couldn't be delayed. 

 

Olivia was so excited to visit the toy store and was instantly transfixed with Hello Kitty.

 

After dancing on the giant piano, made famous in the Tom Hanks movie 'Big', and which you can buy for a cool $250,000, everyone was treated to a We bought Olivia's brother & mini yellow taxi then headed back Downtown where we belong!!!

 

Olivia takes a tour of Fao Schwartz and sees that famous Piano and some giant lego creations. Olivia wears her Bonnie baby dress.

 

What great family child friendly activities in New York do you reccomend? Have you been to Fao Schwartz or Eloise's apartment at the Plaza? Leave your comments below...........

Products we LOVE - Organic Monkey

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Here at Bonnie baby we have recently stumbled upon this brilliant range of products from Organic Monkey.

Organic Monkey has been set up by two entrepreneurial mums, Heidi Crawford and Claudine Sinnett, who identified a gap in the market for an organic range of baby skin care products. Their aim was to create beautiful products that are not only effective but organic, fair and made with the best quality ingredients and free from harmful toxins.

 

 

Biography

Before becoming a mum Heidi worked as a Business Manager for a large recruitment company. It was always her aim to set up her own business where, as well as being her own boss, would also be able to support her ethical and environmental values. She says, “My son Forrest was very sick when he was born. He suffered from birth asphyxia. He was given a very slim chance of survival and even worse odds of making a full recovery. He spent the first 8 days of his life on the special care baby unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Whilst he has made remarkable progress, his development needs to be carefully monitored to ensure he reaches all his important milestones. When my request to return to work on a part-time basis was rejected I decided this would be my opportunity to set up my own company whilst also spend quality time with my son.

Heidi Managing Director says, “It is important to us to source both organic and Fair-trade ingredients to produce a range of pure, wholesome, quality products to nourish and protect the newest and most sensitive of skins, whilst also having a respect for nature and respectful partnerships with the farmers that produce the raw ingredients and throughout the supply chain.”

 

Claudine has been working as a professional photographer for the last 10 years alongside running her own studio/gallery. After completing a natural skin care course with Heidi, she decided to become involved with the set up of Organic Monkey. She says, “Dylan was born with eczema so finding a baby skincare product that didn’t irritate his skin was very important right from the beginning. After reading many of the labels on the everyday brands on the high street I was both worried and disappointed at how hard it was to find both organic and ‘free from’ products for babies. Surely it should be easier to look after your baby’s skin? So together with Heidi we have created a very special range of products for babies with sensitive skin like Dylan’s.

Claudine Creative Director explains, “Ingredients are at the heart of our products. Since becoming mums, we have been more and more interested in what goes into baby products, especially for their skin. We like to see what ingredients are used, how they work and even their packaging. Becoming mums has made us more ethically and socially aware.”

 

Organic Monkey offer a great range of skincare products for babies and have won many awards, the website is definitely worth a visit. Our favorite items have to be:

 Hello Mellow Massage Oil: a delicate blend of nourishing organic oils to moisturise the skin with a hint of organic sweet orange, lavender and roman chamomile essential oils to aid well being and help soothe restlessness and hyperactivity.

125ml £12.00

 

 

Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub for Teething is made up of a soothing blend of 100% organic ingredients combining Arnica, Sweet Almond, olive and Sunflower oils with organic Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to help calm and relieve.

30ml £7.50

 

 

All Bonnie baby customers will receive a 20% discount at www.organicmonkey.co.uk when using the following discount code monkey12

Find Organic Monkey Online:

www.organicmonkey.com

http://www.facebook.com/organicmonkey

http://twitter.com/organicmonkey1

http://pinterest.com/organicmonkey1/

Have you previously purchased items from Organic Monkey, leave your comments below........

Molly Sims’s new baby Brooks channels his inner Bonnie baby

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American model and actress Molly Sims’s gorgeous baby boy Brooks made one of his first public appearances this week and we are delighted that Molly chose Bonnie Baby for the occasion!

 

Molly posted the stunning photographs of Brooks wearing a classic Bonnie baby Rainbow cotton hat on her blog this week and talked about how she is adapting to life as a new Mama. You can view her personal post by clicking here .

 

Molly and Brooks in his Bonnie baby Rainbow Cotton Hat

 

Get Brooks’ look.


Stripes are one of our signature looks at Bonnie baby and our fun and funky stripes have been one of our best sellers, adorning the celebrity babies of Emma Bunton and Isla Fishertoo.

 

Want to get Brooks’ look? We have put together a selection of Bonnie baby striped hats and cotton babysuits from our current collection so your little ones can look just as sweet as Molly Sims’ little boy.

 

1. RILEY cotton sun hat 2. RIO lightweight cotton playsuit.

 

1.RAINBOW cotton hat 2. BUDDY cotton baby blanket 3. BARI cotton babysuit

 

Some of the above items are available at our online store, you will find some items in our SUMMER SALE which ends this weekend.

What do you think of Molly Sims’ New Mama blog post and choice of baby hat? Let us know and leave your comments below...............

Our this is not a Bonnie Baby Competition has been running for just over a week now and we have had some brilliant entries.

The Winner of this competition will get £200 to spend online at bonniebaby.co.uk. The aim of our 'This Is Not A Bonnie Baby Competition is to bring some alternative sunshine into the dreary British Summer by sharing the cheekiness, fun and personality of your little ones at their best.

The competition is open for entries until August the 27th, with the photograph that has brought a smile to the most faces and has the most 'likes' being announced as the winner on Sept 4th.

If you are wondering what type of photograph to enter take a look at the fantastic entries so far:

 Which image made you smile the most? Leave your comments below: All comments will be added to the Facebook Event and counted as a vote. Each new entry will be added to this blog post.

 

 

Our Mum In.....A provincial trip to Dorset

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The sun's out and so is my camera, and off we go, touring the provincial county of Dorset, snapping grassy fields and talking to lovely campsite owners about trees, water closets and randy geese. Cool Camping, one of my gainful employers for the past 5 years, has assigned me a dozen campsites to review for their new book published in March, entitled Cool Camping Great Britain. Following Cool Camping's popular guides on England, Scotland and Wales, a British bible feels somewhat overdue.

 

Maria has packed a couple of her favourite Bonnie Baby dresses for the trip, and to avoid photographing her covered in face paint or ice-cream (I lose count of the number of times both of these come up in conversation), I managed to hide her outfits until she was clean and eager to pose.

 

Here we are then, at two of our favourite finds on this latest expedition. Both sites are off Ringwood on the Horton Road, barely a mile apart. This is a relaxing and thus ideal staycation spot. The air is so clean that my face constantly tingles as if it's been pampered with an indulgent face pack.

 

Happy Days is a new rental business on a traditional, beautifully-appointed caravan park that offers 50's-style blinging, original airstreams christened Gloria, Dee Dee, Betsy and such like. The interiors are pink, blue or red. We were given keys to the blushing pink Gloria for one night, and we loved her.

 

Maria wearing: RAINDROP jersey dress in greys, available in our SUMMER SALE

 

 

I cooked a nutritious feast on the gas cooker. We lazed on crochet cushions as the setting sun danced over the hedgerows opposite. We read stories on soft cotton beds. Maria tried her hand at fishing (sorry to the fishermen who were enjoying the peace until we came along) and I concluded that I can and do quite like caravan parks, after all.

 

A few days later, via a trip to Swanage and the many magnificent campsites dotted around Corfe Castle, we landed at Riverside Lakes, an old haunt that I just keep returning to. Maria scootered around the wooden decking of our mini-arena sized yurt while her grandmother and I cooked sausages. The hospitable owners generously hand out tractor rides and glow sticks. We ran among the wild blooms, stopping to master the rope tyre swing where the 'big girls' hang out, and we tickled piglets' tummies until we too were tickled pink… by their hilarious grunting.

 

Maria wearing: ALLEY cotton sundress, available in 2 colours and now part of our SUMMER SALE

 

For years I've been coming to this countryside haven – a mere 2 hour drive from London – so it was with quiet jubilation that I finally acquainted myself with Moors Valley Country Park. Entrance to the 750-acre forest park costs £5 for 2 hours parking or £8 for the day and unless you buy a trail card for £2, spend £5.50 for an adult and child return train ride, or book onto the treetop monkey wire climbing adventure, all activities including the cycling trails, Castle and Sandworks play area and wooden climbing structures, are free. For toddlers, the highlight is of course the mini steam train, toot! toot! Top tip: don't sit too near the front or you'll get soot on your lovely Bonnie Baby dress!

 

www.riverside-lakes.co.uk

www.happydaysrv.co.uk

www.coolcamping.co.uk

 

All of the items that Maria wore on her fabulous camping trip are now in the Bonnie baby SUMMER SALE which has up to 65% OFF and ENDS THIS WEEK, grab them while you can.

 

Have you visited any of the above camping spots? Leave your comments below...........

Autumn Winter 2012 - Coming soon

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Our much anticipated Autumn Winter 2012 collection will be online very soon, for those of you who can’t wait we have put together a preview of our favourite pieces to come in the new season.

 

Tracey -  Bonnie baby Founder and Designer:

"I had great fun designing this new Autumn Winter 2012 collection, but my favourite piece has to be the 'PANDA' dress, its cute, fun and a great comfortable dress for a toddler. Opening our first store in Hong Kong this winter means that the panda is an even bigger motif, and good luck for our Asia expansion."

 

THE PANDA DRESS IS AVAILABLE IN 2 COLOURS AND IN SIZES UP TO 5 YEARS. ONLINE SOON.

 

Emily - Website Manager:

"My favourite piece of the new Autumn Winter collection has to be 'INNES', a luxury baby and child hooded 100% lambswool cardigan. It will be available in 3 great colours, unisex grey, pinks and blues. The chunky popcorn knit will make this item perfect for the wintery months."

 

INNES HOODED BABY AND CHILD CARDIGAN. AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON.

 

Becca - Bonnie baby Designer:

"My favourite piece from Autumn Winter 2012 has to be the 'ODILE' dress. This versatile dress with its soft knit top and full chambray skirt is a readymade outfit, perfect for the cooler months ahead."

 

ODILE IS AVAILABLE IN 2 COLOURS, AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON.

Ben -  Sales:

" Out of the Autumn Winter 2012 collection my favourite has to be the new cashmere range, in particular 'TYREE' playsuit in blue, with matching hat (TEAGAN) and baby blanket (TAY). The style of this range is very simple yet with such vibrant colours. The quality of the cashmere is incredible.

 

TYREE BABYSUIT, TEAGAN BABY HAT , TAY BABY BLANKET. AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON. 

 

Gareth - Sales Director:

" This is out strongest collection yet, Tracey has designed a quirky, commercial collection with the usual attention to detail and colour. I love the foxes which appear on baby blankets, jackets, sweaters and more."

 

 

FICO THE FOX APPEARS THROUGHOUT THE NEW COLLECTION

 

All of the styles mentioned above will be available online throughout August-January, in the mean-time make the most of our brilliant SUMMER SALE with up to 65% OFF, ending soon.

 

What do you think of our favourite pieces? Please leave a comment below................

Save the Children

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We have recently started working with Mary’s Living and Giving shops in association with the well know charity Save the Children by donating our end of line and sample items to the stores. We feel that we should share the great work that these stores do, helping raise funds for children in over 120 countries.

 

Bonnie baby are working with Save the Children by donating to Mary's Living and Giving Stores

 

You are probably aware of the TV series, where Mary Portas went in and revolutionised the way charity shops operate. Mary has been working closely with Save the Children over the last two years, opening up a 'new style of charity shop'.

 

Addresses for all stores can be found at the end of this article.

 

There are five shops up-and-running, one in Edinburgh, the other four in London - Westbourne Grove, Primrose Hill, Parsons Green and Barnes; all stocking luxury, premium and local designers' collections. The stores have received a lot of great press, having raised thousands for Save the Children, the London stores have also been cited in Time Out’s Top 100 stores in London and are definitely worth a visit, please see the strore addresses at the end of this blog post.

 

 

The stores are stunningly beautiful and very respectful of all the brands that they represent, pop into one of the stores and you will find big labels such as Vivienne Westwood and now of course Bonnie baby.

Tracey Says:

Bonnie baby is really happy to support Save the Children in this way. Donating our samples to Mary's Living and Giving stores, is a great way for a small business like ourselves to give something back. We hope that our products help raise lots of cash for Save the Children.

 

mary’s living & giving shop, 109 Regent’s Park Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8UR

mary’s living & giving shop, 177 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2SB

mary’s living & giving shop, 34a Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HN

mary’s living & giving shop, 28 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4SW

 

 Have you ever raised funds for Save the Children or visited these stores? Leave your comments below.......

Our Mum in - The Big Apple

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Olivia (3yrs), Max (1yr) and I, Genny (30 something) live in TriBeCa, NYC. I am British but my Kids and dog (Archie) are American.

I gave up my PR job in the music industry when I moved to NYC five years ago. Now I am Olivia and Max’ publicist, I work exclusively for them tending to their every needs. I chauffeur them round downtown Manhattan by foot to their many engagements from pre-school, soccer, swimming, music, play dates, park etc. thank goodness for my angel babysitter who helps me ensure their days run smoothly.

 Genny, Max and Olivia. Olivia wearing 'ANYA' summer dress and Max wearing 'MR ROBOT' T-shirt and 'DARWIN' shorts

 

When I am not bolt sprinting round Manhattan with the bugaboo I like to workout, shop, watch Madmen and So You Think You Can Dance.

Olivia is off school for 3 months over the summer (sigh) we have little trips booked to Canada, Connecticut, South Carolina and the Hamptons as well as enjoying Manhattan and maybe Brooklyn! We Love NYC it is the most insane melting pot of people, performances, pizza places and picturesque views.

Oh I forgot to say I do have a baby Daddy his name is Christopher and is the love of my life and we have been married for 4 years!!

 

Adventure One – Max and Olivia head over to Brooklyn

NYC is super-hot and we are currently melting in the 100 degrees city heat! Olivia attends summer camp in the AM at Washington Market School, this afternoon we ventured over to DUMBO (down under the Manhattan Brooklyn overpass), Brooklyn.

We could of walked along the Brooklyn Bridge but we decide to cheat a little and walked down to South Seaport and caught a water taxi from Wall St/Pier 11 which brought us to DUMBO in 3 minutes!
First stop was Pier 1 Playground part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. It  is perfect for my kids age (3 & 1)!

 Genny, Max and Olivia. Olivia wearing 'ANYA' summer dress and Max wearing 'MR ROBOT' T-shirt and 'DARWIN' shorts

 

They swing, climb and have the best time and all on super spongy floor (love esp. for Max)!
Next we headed to Jane Carousel,  a rescued carousel from Ohio which was restored to its original elegance by Jane Walentas who lives in DUMBO. 

The beautiful carousel is under a transparent box and has a fabulously set by the East River between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge! We love coming here as the pace of life is much calmer than Manhattan!
After all that we headed to Bubby's for an early dinner with the kids!  Bubby's has two locations, one Tribeca and second in DUMBO.

 

 

 

Good food, great kids menu and nice and laid back. We frequent more for brunch which is yummy!
Last stop before heading home, very well deserved cookies form One Girl Cookies. Lovely designed cookie store with delicious cookies. We walked away with 6 mini cookies, I managed to inhale 2 before I had even left the store!

 Max wearing 'APPLE OF DADDY'S EYE' cashmere baby sweater

 

Before bedtime Olivia looked out of her window said goodnight to the carousel and Brooklyn bridge then conked out! Glass of red in hand for Mummy & trash TV - Happy Days!

 

All items worn by Max and Olivia are now available in our great SUMMER SALE which currently has up to 65% OFF, while stocks last only.

 

Have you visited Manhattan and taken your little ones to DUMBO? Leave your comments below.............

Olympic Torch in Brighton

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This summer has been full of great British festivities, with the Royal Jubilee behind us we now have the London 2012 Olympics to look forward to.

 

The Olympic Torch outside Brighton's Royal Pavilion

 

Yesterday evening we were lucky enough to get to see the Olympic torch relay make its way through Hove, passing many local landmarks and of course the iconic Brighton and Hove seafront.

 

The parade started in Hove Park which was full of great family activities and stalls, with all the children waving their flags. The atmosphere was great, the highlight was the changeover of the torch and the crowds making their way behind the convoy to the culmination at Hove Cricket Ground for an official evening of celebrations, including local band Rizzle Kicks.

 

 

The Olympic Torch at Hove Park

 

The torchbearers continued early this morning with the relay starting in front of the Royal Brighton Pavilion, passing the through the Old Steine and Preston Park where the Brighton leg of the torch relay reached its end.

 

Bonnie baby will be celebrating throughout the Olympic games with a 10% discount on our ‘Gold’ item of the week, to make sure that you don’t miss out and receive news of our Gold items create an account today.....

Did you go along to see any of the torch relay? Did your children enjoy the festivities? Leave your comments below.......

Holiday tips from Debi at BabyGoes2

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Holiday season is nearly upon us 2 weeks and counting!!

 

If you are still to decide where to take your family this blog post from Debi at BabyGoes2 is for you, listing all her favourite family friendly resorts.

 

 

About Debi and www.BabyGoes2.com

 

 

On becoming a mum (after 16 years in marketing and travel), Debi Green soon realised the lack for a central information resource for those travelling with babies and children, and founded www.BabyGoes2.com. Launched in April 2001, the site is entirely independant, staffed by parents, and has been featured extensively in the national press, radio and TV. Offering a comprehensive selection of holiday options worldwide, plus advice, information, tips, location reports, BabyGoes2 has become the definitive (and essential) guide for anyone travelling with children. Debi lives in Brighton with her son Roman.

 

Debi's accommodation tips:

 

A successful holiday with little ones is all about reducing potential stress and maximising relaxation possibilities. Getting the accommodation right is the first step to ensuring it's the relaxing happy experience you want and need it to be.

 

The main choice (camping aside) is usually between self-catering and hotel. Self-catering offers space, privacy and flexibility - but can be hard work: hotels offer plenty of facilities and services to keep everyone happy, but score lower on the space and flexibility scale. Both can work really well of course, given the right choice of villa or hotel - but there is a new breed of resort which combines the advantages of both, and is fast becoming the most sought after type of accommodation on BabyGoes2. Villa resorts cover all bases. You get to stay in a spacious, stylish well equipped villa or apartment, but with full hotel style facilities on tap, such as daily maid service (no drudgery), restaurants (no cooking), creche and kids clubs, babysitting, spa etc. It certainly works for me.

 

 

Portugal - Martinhal resort, get discounted rates via www.BabyGoes2.com

 

The number of luxury villa resorts is increasing each year, but of course there are still those that do it so much better than others......see below for my 2012 top 5 recommendations for stylish villa resorts with high standard accommodation, top notch service and fab facilities (plus discounted rates for BabyGoes2 visitors).

 

Cyprus - Aphrodite Hills Resort and Spa, get discounted rates via BabyGoes2.com

 

Crete - The Villa at the Domes of Elounda

Portugal - Martinhal resort

Cyprus - Aphrodite Hills Resort and Spa

France - Les Jardins de Saint /benoit Languedoc

St Lucia - Cotton Bay Village

 

Once you have booked your holiday make sure your little ones are dressed appropriately for the sunny weather, Bonnie baby have some brilliant holiday ready baby and chidrens clothing, my favourites include 'GEMMA' a sweet printed cotton babysuit and 'SUNSHINE' a fun printed T-shirt that is perfect for girls and boys. Better still, these items are now in their brilliant Summer sale with 50% OFF!

 

GEMMA cotton babysuit and SUNSHINE jersey T-shirt

 

Have you visited BabyGoes2.com, did you find the site useful? Please leave your comments below......

Here at Bonnie Baby, we know all babies are bonnie! We want to celebrate every aspect of your baby and toddler, showing their personality, their cheekiness and their originality. Enter our "This Is Not a Bonnie Baby Competition" with any funny, charming, mischievous photos of your little one

This is DEFINITELY NOT a beauty competition! Instead, we'd like to capture personality - from cheeky and mischievous moments, to their most lovable and warm smiles.

 

How It Works:
 
1) Join this event and enter for a chance to win a £200 Bonnie baby voucher.

2) Upload your photo onto the page starting with a caption of "This is not a Bonnie Baby competition" along with your baby's first name ONLY

3) Start sharing and get as many people as you can to like your photo!!

Competition entries close on 27th August 2012 and the winner will be announced on 4th September 2012. The photo with the most LIKES is the winner and will be announced as our 'Bonnie Baby of The Summer'.

Start spreading the summer love by sharing your photo and liking now!
Why not indulge yourselves with our Spring/Summer 2012 sale available at www.bonniebaby.co.uk and take some snapshots while you're on holiday, on the beach, in the park or just having a lazy day watching the Olympics in front of the TV.



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Any material you transmit or post in relation to this competition will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will have no obligations with respect to such material. We and our nominees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, texts and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

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Our Mum in.....Sam and Maria go camping!!

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Sam’s Biography: 

Two-year-old Maria and I live in London, next to the fast and efficient Jubilee line in a leafy North West London suburb. I drive, but buses, trains and bicycles are our best friends, we like to get around. Our family has a fun-packed summer ahead, with weddings, camping trips, festivals and a little a trip to Italy in the diary. This blog will be a record of some of the fun we have. Maria loves: ice cream, sandpits, dressing-up, pirates, swimming, chocolate and dancing. As for me, when I'm not reviewing campsites, photographing travel hotspots or PR-ing events, I'm exploring, with child and sometimes husband in tow. My dislikes include: traffic, queues, housework, bad TV and 'fat days'.

 

Adventure One: Sam and Lucia go to a camping wedding in Wales

Wales is beautiful; the countryside is just so lush. When an invitation to a camping wedding in New Quay landed, we were deliriously excited.

Maria wearing her Bonnie baby 'MAISIE' silk special occasion dress and 'LOLA' cotton knitted cardigan.

  

It took seven easy hours to reach Charlie's Field, a private, grassy cliff top that looked spectacular, even in the moonlight. Our pop-up tent was ready in seconds and the fresh sea breezes soon lulled Lucia, her daddy and I into a deep sleep.

We idled away the morning on the wide stretch of beach below, making sand patties, paddling in warm rock pools and hunting for starfish. Maria had a ball.

 

 

 

Maria wearing her Bonnie baby 'GRETA' dress, for a fun day exploring.

  

Being a private campsite there were no showers on site so we went for a dip in the local swimming pool, where we changed into our wedding finery. The bride was late, allowing us time to check out the dining marquee, cocktail bar and soft play den, before settling alongside our fellow guests in front of the harp player .

 

 

Maria wearing her special occasion silk 'MAISIE' dress, just perfect for a relaxed wedding

 

Our friend Grace soon arrived and walked along a red carpet towards the groom. During the service and while everyone was belting out wedding ballads, Maria had one eye fixed firmly on the marquee. Inside was a cupcake wishing tree. I got stuck into a few competitive rounds of tug-of-war until I saw Maria making a beeline for the cakes. “What shall we wish for?” I asked, panting after her. “Ummm, cake,” she replied.

Many of the items that Maria wore on her camping extravaganza are now available with a great 50% OFF. CLICK HERE to see all girls items currently in sale.

 

For more information on coolcamping:

Visit: www.coolcamping.co.uk

Follow Cool Camping on Twitter: @cool_camping

Like Sam on Facebook: Cool Camping

 

Have you been to any fun outdoor weddings? Let us know and leave your comments below...........

Bonnie baby bloggers - 'Our Mum In..............'

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This month we have been trawling the four corners of the globe to find our very own Bonnie baby bloggers. Over the next year, they will be giving you a window into their world as parents in cities such as London, New York, Sydney and Ibiza. They will be telling us their child-friendly places to go, where to get the best ice-cream, toddler friendly festivals, cool camping, whatever takes their fancy, all wrapped up in a Bonnie baby wardrobe.

 

We hope you enjoy their experiences and if you think you would make a good Bonnie baby blogger we would love to hear from you too?

 

This month we would like to introduce you to our first Bonnie baby Blogger, 'Our Mum in London' Sam Pow and her daughter Lucia.

 

 

Sam is commissioning editor and campsite reviewer for the esteemed Cool Camping series of travel book, a job that's taken her all over the UK, Portugal, Spain, Croatia and France in search of the perfect pitch. Sam is currently working on Cool Camping Great Britain and is also the PR for the wonderful Nova Festival of Arts and Music that takes place 5th-8th July in Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex.

 

 

Visit our blog post tomorrow to hear about Sam and Lucia's magnificent camping wedding extravaganza in New Quay, Wales.

For more information on the Cool Camping guides or the Nova Festival, follow the links below.

www.novafestival.co.uk

www.coolcamping.co.uk

 

If you think that you would make a good Bonnie baby blogger we would love to hear from you, email press@bonniebaby.co.uk or leave a comment below......

The Best Child Friendly Festivals

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It's that time of year that we all look forward too - Festival Season!!!!

 

 CAMP BESTIVAL, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 26th-29th July

Held in the heart of Dorset at Lulworth Castle Camp Bestival offers great music for the adults; Headliners this year include the Happy Mondays, Hot Chip and many more.

Entertainment for the kids is in abundance with performances from Mr Tumble, The Gruffalo performed live (sure to be a winner!) and the legendary Rolf Harris.

Camping facilities are great with 4 different options to choose from, we recommend the boutique camping where you can choose between luxury yurts, tipis and more.

Siobhan Rowden (author of The Curse of the Bogles Beard) says: Fond memories of jumping around in a field with my kids, to Madness at Camp Bestival.

For more information on Camp Bestival head to http://www.campbestival.net

 

NOVA FESTIVAL, Sussex Downs 5th-8th July

Brought to you by the original organisers of The Big Chill the Nova Festival mixes great music with artistic events and activities.

For the children you will find 'The Land of Bumblyboo' where they can indulge in dressing up, face painting, art classes, puppet shows and more, head down at 'Silly Hour' and the children are bound to have loads of fun.

Music acts will include sets from Zero 7, Ghostpoet and Fink.

With specific family camping areas, enjoy the fun of the festival without the dirt and grime!

Watch out for our Bonnie Blogger post from the Nova Festival next month...........

 

 

For more information on the Nova Festival visit http://www.novafestival.co.uk

 

 LOLLIBOP FESTIVAL, Regents Park, London, 17th-19th August

A festival solely for children under the age of 10 Lollibop offers all the fun of a festival without the hastle of camping.

The lineup includes great children's acts such as Dick and Dom, Zingzilla and performances of The Gruffalo and Shrek. Play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, join in the Mad Hatter tea party and have a great family day out.

Did you visit Lollibop last year, what part of the festival did your children enjoy the most?

 

 

Here at Bonnie baby we have put together some festival chic outfits for Giirls and Boys, all items have a great 50% OFF and a few items from one of our favourite stores childrensalon.com...............

 

 

 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BUY THESE ITEMS

1. GISELLE HAIRBAND 2. GLADYS BABY SHAWL 3. AMIE CONFETTI SUN TOP 4. ABBY COTTON SHORTS 5. OPHELIA CARDIGAN 6. RED HUNTER WELLIES AVAILABLE AT CHILDRENSALON.COM

 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BUY THESE ITEMS

1. HATLEY UMBRELLA AVAILABLE AT CHILDRENSALON.COM 2. RAINDROP HOODED CARDIGAN 3. CLOUD APPLIQUE T-SHIRT 4. RED HUNTER WELLIES AVAILABLE AT CHILDRENSALON.COM 5. DARWIN SHORTS

Bubble London June 2012

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As always we had a great time at the Bubble London Trade Fair, Bubble London is always a great opportunity for us to showcase our new collections to our current and potential customers as well as the many baby and children's journalists and children's fashion bloggers.

 

Our Bubble London stand, showing a glimpse of our SS2013 collection and our 3 2012 Loved by Parents awards

 

We were debuting our new Spring Summer 2013 collection, which takes its inspiration from 2 themes this season: The Circus and funfairs; think all the fun of the fair with wonderful colours, elephants and lions mixed with candy stripes: Mini Explorer; we have gone exploring in the garden with our magnifying glass and discovered a world of daisy chains, flowers, birds and spider webs.

Our stand was decked out with our new collection and the Bonnie baby backdrop banner was full of our fun origami inspired characters.

 

Cute little ones modelling our new collection, and our fun origami backdrop.

A glimpse of our new gifting range, and our coveted 2012 Junior Design Award

 

Gareth Griffiths: Sales Director says: Thank you to all our loyal customers for visiting us as the show.

 

Tracey Samuel: Founder and Designer says: It's such a nice start to the season to see our customers and get great feedback about our baby and children's clothing collection.

 

 

The new Spring Summer 2013 collection will be available both online and with our stockists from January 2013. If you can't wait that long for new Bonnie baby styles, don't worry, our fun Autumn Winter 2012 collection will be online very soon.

Items from our Autumn Winter 2012 collection which will be available very soon

 

Did you visit Bubble London and the Bonnie baby stand? Let us know your thoughts and leave a comment below.........

This season's SALE picks...........

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Today sees the first blink of sunshine that we have had all week, which sits in perfectly with the inspiration of our Spring Summer 2012 collection, sunshine and lollipops!

Our baby and children’s spring summer collection now has 50% OFF! Below you will find our favourite picks from the sale.

Tracey – Founder and Designer

My favourite item has to ‘Grace’ a beautiful summer skirt for baby or child featuring a fun linear apple print design that looks even better when you team it with our Big apple printed t-shirt. Available in great colours, my personal favourite is the primrose yellow, a huge trend this season.

 

GRACE AND BIG APPLE T-SHIRT - CLICK HERE TO BUY

 

Emily – Website Manager

My favourite item from the sale has to be the ‘Gladys’ baby blanket/shawl. The lightweight fabric of this blanket makes it the perfect summer accessory, think of days at the beach, when the sun gets too much, protect your little one and keep them cool!

 GLADYS, LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON BABY BLANKET - CLICK HERE TO BUY

 

Beth – Bonnie baby Apprentice

I love the ‘raindrop’ hooded cardigan, it comes in three fabulous colours and the intarsia motifs are too cute. The lightweight fabric means that this is the perfect cover up for when the sun decides it doesn’t want to come out.

RAINDROP HOODED CARDIGAN, AVAILABLE IN 3 COLOURS - CLICK HERE TO BUY 

 

Ben - Sales Administrator

As one of the few men in the Bonnie baby office my favourite sale item has to be the v-neck ‘otis’ cardigan, I really like the textured knit, teamed with a Robot T-shirt this is a great staple item for any summer wardrobe.

 

OTIS COTTON CARDIGAN, AVAILABLE IN 3 COLOURS - CLICK HERE TO BUY

Bec - Designer

My absolute favourite item from the sale is the ‘Anya’ confetti print playsuit, it’s nice to find items for newborns that are individual. Team this with one of the open knit ‘Ophelia’ cardigans (or buy the set) and your baby will be the best dressed in town!

ANYA BABYSUIT AND OPHELIA CARDIGAN - CLICK HERE TO BUY

 

Shop fast – while stocks last only!

Have you bought from Bonnie baby before? We would love your feedback on our children’s and baby clothing, leave your comments below...........

Meet our Bubble London Team.......

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It’s that time of year again and we are all really looking forward to showcasing our fun new Spring Summer 2013 collection to all of our current and potential wholesalers.

We all love the vibrancy of working at Trade shows and have a great sales team, for all of you coming to Bubble London let us introduce you to the Bonnie baby to them all.

 

TRACEY SAMUEL

Tracey is the Founder and Design Director of Bonnie baby London

What is your role within Bonnie baby?

As well as being the general cook and bottle washer, my main role is to oversea everything leaving the design department and making sure we produce exciting collections each season.

What is your Favourite item from the new Spring Summer 2013 Bonnie baby collection?

I love ‘Wendi’ the confetti print dress with a sweet lurex waistband and jersey top, this item is just perfect for summer and great for any special occasion.

What do you enjoy most about working in London?

I love working in London, it’s a great central point for us to meet with our customers, and once business is over I can have a meal out with Gareth away from the Kids! (Gareth is also my husband) and since its sale season, I might try to get a quick visit to the shops!

 

Gareth Griffiths

What is your role within Bonnie baby?

I am the Sales Director at Bonnie baby and coordinate our distributors and agents as well as making sure that all our International customers are happy and get the best information to create purchase orders that work well for them.

What is your Favourite item from the new Spring Summer 2013 Bonnie baby collection?

My favourite items from the new Spring Summer collection are the fun new apple knits in particular the ‘Alfie’ playsuit and matching ‘Alec’ blanket. These will make brilliant new born baby gifts.

What do you enjoy most about working in London?

Trade shows in London are a great place for me to meet all my International customers. London also has loads of great restaurants and vibrant pubs, perfect after a day at a trade show.

 

Hannah McCarthy

What is your role within Bonnie baby?

Hannah is the Bonnie baby account manager at Vida Kids, and takes good care of all our UK stockists

What is your Favourite item from the new Spring Summer 2013 Bonnie baby collection?

My favourite items from the new collection is the ‘Adele’ apple print dress, the shape is just great and similar to the Panda dress from the AW2012 collection which sold really well.

What do you enjoy most about working in London?

Getting to travel across London Bridge every morning and looking at view across London (well when it’s not foggy!)

 

Evana Fan

What is your role within Bonnie baby?

I am the Brand developer for Bonnie baby Asia in Hong Kong, we are currently working on the exciting new Flagship Bonnie Baby Store in Hong Kong, opening in August!

What is your Favourite item from the new Spring Summer 2013 Bonnie baby collection?

I have always loved Bonnie baby’s rainbow cotton items and am very happy to see that the new collection includes revamped versions including babysuits, hooded cardigans and baby blankets.

What do you enjoy most about working in London?

I love to work at UK trade shows, it is a brilliant opportunity to catch up with the UK team, see more of London, and go shopping !!!

We've won again!

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We are over the moon to announce that Bonnie baby have WON another 3 awards for our Spring/Summer 2012 baby and children’s clothing collection.

The Loved by Parents awards are extra special as they are voted for by customers rather than industry experts, and with over 44,000 votes placed we are thrilled to have won the following awards: BEST BABY FASHION BRAND - GOLD AWARD; BEST TODDLER FASHION BRAND - GOLD AWARD; BEST JUNIOR FASHION BRAND - SILVER AWARD

 

-          Best Baby Fashion Brand – GOLD AWARD

We have a great selection of designer babywear that is just perfect for any baby up to the age of 12 months, all of our baby clothing makes for brilliant newborn baby gifts.  You will find a great selection of babysuits/rompers like our RIO striped romper (pictured below), luxury soft baby blankets and much more.

 

RIO BABYSUIT/ROMPER - CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW

-          Best Toddler Fashion Brand – GOLD AWARD

Bonnie baby have a great selection of designer toddler clothing that is both comfortable and stylish for any toddler on the move. Our Spring Summer 2012 collection includes soft jersey leggings with matching T-shirts, lightweight knitted cardigans and hooded jackets which are just great for summer. All styles can be mixed and matched like our Alley dress and Ophelia cardigan (pictured below).

ALLEY/OPHELIA CARDIGAN AND DRESS OUTFIT - CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW

 

-          Best Junior Fashion Brand – SILVER AWARD

This is the second season that Bonnie baby have designed childrens clothing up to the age of 5 years and it's great that Bonnie Kids is being recognised. In our children’s clothing range you will find luxury yet fashionable pieces including cute printed dresses like Georgia (pictured below), fun T-shirts, and dungarees and jeans for the boys. All items are perfect when teamed with a signature Bonnie baby knitted cardigan.

 

 

GEORGIA DRESS - CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW

 

As well as winning in the Loved By Parents Awards our Spring Summer 2012 collection also won Highly Commended in the Junior Design Awards.

Thank you to all of you that voted for Bonnie baby!

What do you think of the awards? We would love to hear your comments below..............

Bonnie baby stockist of the month - Not So Big

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This month we would like to introduce you to one of our London based stockists ‘Not So Big’.

 

 

Not So Big is a child friendly boutique based in the North London Village of Highgate and has been offering stylish, comfortable, appropriate and fun to wear baby and children’s clothing for the past 12 years. The boutique is incredibly well established and over time has become a true one-stop-shop for fashion conscious Londoners and celebrities alike.

 

 

The store is owned by Jane Wiles who travels the country to seek out the best unique products for her store, as well as clothing for newborns and teenagers you will also find a brilliant selection of toys and great gifts.

Just like Bonnie baby Not So Big was also recently awarded in the prestigious Junior Design Awards as the ‘BEST INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUE’. The great selection of products and hands on approach to customer service makes Not So Big a true shopping experience.

 

 

 

In store you will find items from our Spring Summer 2012 collection including our signature lightweight knitted cardigans in elephant greys and primrose yellows, teamed with our luxury apple print sundresses and tops, fun apple printed T-shirts and great summer denims (shorts, trousers and dungarees). All items are made from the softest 100% cotton and are perfect for the summer months.

 

 

Not So Big Childrens Boutique, 31a Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT.

Are you local to Highgate, London? Have you visited/do you shop in Not So Big? We would love to hear your comments on what makes Not So Big an award winning store below.............

Bonnie baby WIN Junior Design Award

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We've done it again!! Time to get out the champagne glasses and celebrate!!

 

We are excited to announce that Bonnie baby has been awarded in the 2012 Junior Design Awards: The only awards that celebrate excellence in design and style for babies and children. Our Spring/Summer 2012 collection which took its inspiration from the great British summer has been 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' in the 'BABY DESIGNER FASHION' catergory

 

Tracey Samuel - Bonnie baby owner and designer says: “We are really thrilled to have been Highly Commended by Junior Magazine. This award is even more special as it is the second time we have won in two years! Junior Magazine is the UK’s most respected children’s fashion magazine it is great to have our designs acknowledged by them”.

 

 

About the Junior Design Awards 

 

The Junior Design Awards in association with Junior Parenting magazine run every year and celebrate the best products and services in the chidren's fashion/shopping industry. Catergories include children's toys, family friendly travel, children's fashion, lifestyle/interiors and many more. To be shortlisted in the Junior Design Awards entrants must highlight innovation and quality within their designs and products, the winners are then cherry picked by industry experts.

 

About our WINNING Spring/Summer 2012 collection

 

Spring/Summer 2012 is our second seasonal collection to be recognised in the Junior Fashion Awards and we are thrilled that our baby/children's clothing has been highly commended.Our winning collection includes great spring/summer pieces for Girls and Boys up to the age of five years including summer sundresses, retro denim trouser and dungarees, great lightweight summer cardigans and Scandinavian inspired prints.

 

As well as the Junior Design Awards we have also been nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards for Best Scottish Retailer and the Loved by Parents Awards for which WE NEED YOUR VOTES to win so please click on the image below and vote for us in the clothing and outerwear category.

Do your little ones have any items from our award winning collection? We would love you to post pictures on our facebook page or even better leave you comments below.............

Vote for us in the Loved By Parents Awards....

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We are thrilled to have been nominated in their Loved By Parents Awards in the categories of  Best Baby, Best Childrens and Best Toddler Fashion Brand. But now the competition  has been thrown open to the public vote - so we we need you,  all our lovely followers, to help us win! Just click on the link http://lovedbyparents.com/awards/2012/vote/ and find us in the Clothes and Outwear category.

Loved By Parents is a great website, dedicated to all things parenting. It's worth a look at the site. It really celebrates the joy of being a parent but also has loads of useful advice such as how to swaddle a baby (not that easy!).

 

 

If we win, we promise we will stop it raining and arrange a national holiday for all!

Guest Blogger - Children's author Siobhan Rowden

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<p>Let us introduce you to the author of the great new kids book <strong>'The Curse of the Bogle's Beard'</strong> written by Siobhan Rowden. Siobhan is local to <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk">Bonnie baby</a> and we have been following the progression of her first book with great interest. Here Siobhan introduces her new childrens book.......................</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">Thank you for allowing me to introduce my first book, <strong>The Curse of the Bogle's Beard</strong> on the Bonnie baby guest blog spot.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">It was written when the youngest of my three children was at nursery, and I had three precious mornings to myself. I love the relationship between grandparents and children, and wanted to write about a powerful and gruesome granny who is not what she first appears to be.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">The book follows 10-year old Barnaby Figg's journey as he discovers his Granny's pickling empire is built on things far more sinister than just onions. He embarks on a path to turn her away from the dark side of pickling, and learns of his bizarre ancestry, visits subterranean worlds and becomes involved in battles between good and evil that reach back through generations.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">When I finished <strong>The Curse of the Bogle's Beard</strong> I put it away in a drawer, too scared to read it to anyone but my children. It wasn't until I mentioned it to my friend, Tracey Samuel founder of<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk"> Bonnie baby</a>, who encouraged me to send it out into the world, that I got a publishing deal with Scholastic. The book was published in May this year, with the sequel due out in October. It's thrilling to see it on the shelves at last. Without Tracey's enthusiasm and encouragement <strong>The Curse of the Bogle's Beard</strong> could still be in that drawer! Our daughters Alice and Katie are great friends and in the same class at school. I feel very lucky to be part of such a supportive and creative local community.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">After being emerged in the fictional world of bogles, beards, pickles and all things smelly and disgusting, it's a welcome break to be here on the <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk">Bonnie baby website</a>, where everything is beautiful, soft and luxurious. My favourite piece has to be the <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/blankets/layette-blended-cashmere-blanket.html">cashmere blanket/shawl</a> which children never grow out of, and always want to cuddle. But with summer coming, it's very tempting to get those chubby little legs out, (I'm referring to the children-not me) and the<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/rtusers-shorts/spring-summer-2012-dillon-cotton-dungaree-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html"> cotton dungarees </a>look adorable. Along with the<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/tops-and-shirts/spring-summer-2012-raindrop-cotton-t-shirt-dress.html"> raindrop T-shirts</a>, stripey <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/accessories/spring-summer-2012-tyler-cotton-sunhat-1.html">sunhats</a>.......could be here all day.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/rtusers-shorts/spring-summer-2012-dillon-cotton-dungaree-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/admin/cms_wysiwyg/directive/___directive/e3ttZWRpYSB1cmw9Ind5c2l3eWcvYmxvZy9ndWVzdF9wb3N0X2ltYWdlXzMucG5nIn19/key/05f578b7f59de40bf01c7237869ce032/" alt="" /></a></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Our baby/child dungaree's are great for the summer, team with a T-shirt and cool sun hat.</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-boys/blankets/layette-blended-cashmere-blanket.html"><img src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/admin/cms_wysiwyg/directive/___directive/e3ttZWRpYSB1cmw9Ind5c2l3eWcvYmxvZy9saWxseS1hbGxlbi0yLmpwZyJ9fQ,,/key/05f578b7f59de40bf01c7237869ce032/" alt="" width="387" height="547" /></a><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-Bogles-Beard-Siobhan-Rowden/dp/1407124897"><br /></a></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Our Cashmere baby blankets come in a keepsake box and make great baby gifts</span>.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-Bogles-Beard-Siobhan-Rowden/dp/1407124897">You can purchase 'The Curse of the Bogle's Beard' by clicking here.</a></strong></span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Have you read Siobhan's brilliant story, if so leave your comments below................</p>

Princes and Princesses

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The Royal Diamond Jubilee is just around the corner, 3 weeks and counting! Not only does the Jubilee celebrate the Monarchy, it also celebrates Britain as a nation and helps highlight what our country has to offer, from charity organisations, the great british spirit to great British music!

THE OFFICIAL JUBILEE EMBLEM: DESIGNED BY 10 YEAR OLD KATHERINE DEWAR

 

Here at Bonnie baby we are all looking forward to the fun celebrations and street parties where we can wear our finest and dress our little ones as our own Princes and Princesses. Theres loads of events taking place: A Royal Pageant down the river Thames, Jubilee beacons, concerts at Buckingham Palace and of course an extra long bank holiday weekend.

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH, PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA, PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE

 

For Britain’s Little Princesses we have some luxurious 100% silk special occasion dresses, with full tulle under skirts and pretty bows, available in several colours, choose between a soft cocoa and our sweet patterned pinks and greys which feature sweet umbrella illustrations perfect for the British weather! We also have several patterned dresses from our seasonal spring summer 2012 collection in sizes for both babies and children; our Alley confetti dress is just perfect for a celebration.

 

 

MAISIE AND MARIA, OUR SILK DRESSES ARE FIT FOR A PRINCESS

 

For the Little Princes we have some great smart denims, choose between our retro dungarees, shorts or jeans and team these with one of our luxury lightweight cotton sweaters or cardigans and a contrasting striped cotton T-shirt and your Little Prince will be reminiscent of Prince William as a toddler, just take a look at the image below!

 

A 2 YEAR OLD PRINCE WILLIAM, MAKING AN EARLY PUBLIC APPEARANCE: OUR TOM/DILLON LUXURY GIFT SET

 

Bonnie baby really is fit for a prince! The young Prince Christian of Denmark was spotted in our machine washable cashmere as a baby in 2006, items from this range are available online; click here to see our machine washable cashmere items.

 

 

PRINCE CHRISTIAN VALDEMAR HENRI JOHN OF DENMARK WEARING BONNIE BABY IN 2006

 

Looking for some Jubilee inspiration? Take a look at our Pinterest board by clicking here.

 

Will you be taking part in the Royal celebrations? Let us know by leaving a comment below.............

Children's Parade - Brighton Festival

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It may have been overcast in the usually sunny Brighton this bank holiday weekend, however that did not dampen the spirit of the thousands of enthusiastic local school children who take part in the opening of Brighton Festival with a colourful parade of floats, costumes, music and dance..................

 

 

Every year the opening parade is given a theme; all the local schools then turn their interpretations into a great visual display. This year’s theme was the ‘Story of stories’, what are stories used for, when are stories told are they purely to entertain or also to educate?

If you were one of the thousands of spectators watching the parade make its way through the heart of Brighton and down to the seafront you will have seen some fabulous creations, including Mother Goose, an Egyptian Sphinx,  a Giant Whale and even some Oompa-Loompas!

The Brighton Festival runs for the duration of May and adds a real buzz to the city. There are many great activities for people of all ages and children are catered for incredibly well. You will find drawing classes, interactive concerts, musical extravaganzas and plenty of storytelling. Separate from the main festival are the Artists Open Houses, Brighton Fringe Festival and The Great Escape; offering free exhibitions, many great street performances and live music.

 

 

Brighton is a great city to visit, especially with little ones. If the festival isn’t your thing,  head down to the beach and visit the iconic Brighton Pier or make the most of the unique shops on offer in Brighton’s lanes.

 

Bonnie baby have some great clothing for carnival season.  Take a look at this blog post; Carnival Season.

 

Did you watch the Children’s parade? Did your child’s school take part, if so what did they create? Are you looking forward to the rest of the festival? Leave your comments below.

Bonnie baby stockist of the month - Childrensalon

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Bonnie baby products are sold worldwide, in large well known department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges, various luxury online boutiques and many independent boutiques. For those of you that like to feel the quality of our products we like to tell you about our stockists.

Childrensalon, 9 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UL, UK

 

 

Childrensalon is a beautiful luxury children’s-wear boutique in the picturesque and traditional English town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. A family legacy, Childrensalon has been open for business since 1952 and is stooped in history, originally founded by Sybil Harriman the store has gone from strength to strength and now has 13 family members still working within the company.

 

 

Childrensalon always have the most beautiful window displays

 

Other than a beautiful store, Childrensalon has been available to shoppers around the world since 1999. In this time, they have become experts in recreating their delightful shopping experience online and have grown to be the largest designer childrenswear store on the internet. 

 

Instore you will find many items from our Machine Washable Cashmere range.

 

Visiting the Childrensalon shop is a real experience; amongst the fabulously fun interior you will find a great selection of beautiful children’s clothing, from perfect newborn outfits up to teenage sizes and a nostalgic selection of children’s toys.

Childrensalon stock many items from our luxury machine washable cashmere collection. Hooded cashmere jackets andsweaters; the softest cashmere playsuits, pretty cashmere dresses, newborn gift sets, complete with accessories to match.

 

 

As one of Bonnie baby’s long standing stockists (Childrensalon was the very first bricks and mortar store to sell Bonnie baby’s children’s clothing) we feel that the store is well worth a visit.

Have you visited the store? We would love to hear your comments.

Boys can be stylish too!

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We all know that little girls love to have nice clothes (something we never seem to grow out of!), but here at Bonnie baby we also have a great selection of boys clothing, just take a look at our award winning Spring Summer 2012 collection.

 

Great for newborns:

Bonnie baby offer a superb collection of babygrows/playsuits/onesies which are just ideal for newborn boys, all of the playsuits are made in the softest fabrics which are gentle against any baby’s skin.  Choose between intarsia or appliqué cloud motif playsuits (weather has been a huge trend this season) for a fun twist on a classic item or go for one of our ‘shortie’ playsuits which are just perfect for the summer months, knitted in extra lightweight cotton our Felix playsuit is a perfect example of how to keep baby looking cool on hot days.

1. RAINY CLOUD PLAYSUIT 2. FELIX PLAYSUIT 3. CLOUD APPLIQUE PLAYSUIT

 

Great for Toddlers:

We all want our toddlers to be able to charge around in comfort as well as style so go for a pair of cotton leggings with a matching Bonnie baby T-shirt; try something like our Toby outfit. For a more retro look try our Dillon denim dungarees in a playful shade of blue, team with a contrasting striped T-shirt or a lightweight knitted cardigan like Otis.

1. TOBY COTTON OUTFIT 2. OTIS COTTON CARDIGAN 3. DILLON DUNGAREE

 

Great for Kids:

Many items online now come in our Bonnie Kids sizes, designed to fit kids up to the age of 5 years! The lightweight denim Drew jeans are just ideal and can be both dressed up or down. Team these with a Sunshine print T-shirt and a Faris sweater and your little man is sure to brighten up anyone’s day.

 

As a May day bank holiday treat we would like to offer FREE DELIVERY on all UK Mainland orders. Just enter MAYDAY at the checkout.*

Do you find it difficult to find cool clothes for little boys? Leave your comments below..............

 

*Offer ends 8th May. UK Mainland only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Bonnie baby Nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards

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Its award season in the fashion world and all of us at Bonnie baby are very excited to hear that our baby/childrens clothing has been nominated in the 7th annual Scottish Fashion Awards, hosted in association with InStyle magazine.

The awards, which will be held at the grand Clyde Auditorium in bustling Glasgow on the 11th June 2012, are hosted by international style icon Alexa Chung. All the top names in the fashion Industry will be there, including supermodels and designers. It will be a true red carpet event!

 

The Scottish Fashion Awards 2012 will be hosted by Alexa Chung

 

The nominees will be judged by some of the biggest figures in the fashion industry: legendary fashion photography Rankin, Caroline Rush (CEO British Fashion Council), Eilidh MacAskill (Editor InStyle magazine), Brigiite Stepputtis (Head of Couture Vivienne Westwood) and many more.

Rankin says: “It’s my pleasure and honour to have been asked to be a judge on the Scottish Fashion Awards panel. I have great pride in the country I was born in, an am delighted to be able to take part in an event that throws the spotlight on the great fashion industry talent that comes from Scotland.”

Bonnie baby have been nominated for Scottish Retailer of the Year, there are some great businesses in this category and we are incredibly happy to have our baby clothing business judged by such prestigious names.

Our Spring Summer collection includes baby clothing and childrens clothing up to the age of 5 years.

 

Tracey says: “Bonnie baby has really grown as a company over the last 5 years. We have moved on from purely baby wear and our collections now include many great items for children up to 5 years and our SS12 collection had really got us noticed, making our business more relevant to many consumers. I am thrilled to be nominated and included in an event that celebrates British design and highlights the talent that Scotland has to offer.”

 

Have you ever attended a red carpet event? What are your thoughts on the importance of British design? Do you think Bonnie baby will win the category? Leave your comments below.

Bonnie baby feature on US TV.............

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US Mummy Blogger, TV personality and founder of Minnesota Baby; Melissa Saigh recently included Bonnie Baby in a TV segment which highlights luxury products loved by celebrity mums for their distinctive and individual designs, as well as baby fashion the segment also features stylish items for mum and home. Take a look at the segment below.

'Hot celebs inspire cool gear for baby and mom'

 

 

Melissa's favourite item from Bonnie baby was our bestselling Apple of Daddy's Eye playsuit/romper, the style is also available as a sweater/jumper, a favourite with celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow; perfect for special occasions and family portraits the blended cashmere is super soft on your baby's skin, but practical for parents as all our cashmere is machine washable at 30 degrees!

APPLE OF DADDY'S EYE PLAYSUIT AND SWEATER


Our customers have always loved the quality of our cashmere:"ABSOLUTELY great quality, as soon as i saw this advertised in the magazine i knew i had to have it. I have washed it many many times and its still in fantastic condition" -  Mary 2009


Also featured in the segment were our fun rainbow cotton playsuits/rompers with matching rainbow cotton hats/beanies. The items are available in 3 great colours; the unisex grey is incredibly popular for those parents who have a surprise, there is also the option of purchasing a luxury gift set which also includes a matching baby blanket/shawl, ideal as newborn gifts.

 

RAINBOW COTTON PLAYSUITRAINBOW COTTON HAT

Let your little one bring you sunshine in these sweet designs, made from 100% cotton these are great for the warmer Spring/Summer months. Don't forget that the T-shirt and many other Spring/Summer styles are availabe in sizes up to 5 years.

 

SUNSHINE PLAYSUIT AND SUNSHINE T-SHIRT

 

Receive a 10% discount* on the items that Melissa featured by creating an account and entering CELEBSTYLE at the checkout.

*10% discount valid on the following items only: Rainbow cotton playsuitRainbow cotton hat, Apple of Daddy's eye sweater, Apple of Daddy's eye playsuit,sunshine playsuit, sunshine T-shirt. Offer expires 7th May 2012.


Carnival season

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<p>While we see out the last of the April showers. we're getting excited about the start of what will be a very special British summer! Its going to be a fun filled season, full of street party's, celebrations and ceremony with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympics!</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">The summer gets started here at Bonnie baby with the May Day bank holiday where were hoping for a flicker of British sun to enjoy the bright colours of the Rainbow Maypoles and picnics in the park, we're also looking forward to the Brighton Festival and Fringe where there will be many great activities for kids and adults alike: Kicking off with the childrens parade on the 5th May your children can also enjoy music workshops, story telling and more, many of the activities are free and the festival provides a great day out.</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/blog/carnical_post_6.png" alt="" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Brighton Festival Childrens Parade</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">Let your little girls stand out in the children's parade with our rainbow striped apple print<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/dresses-skirts/spring-summer-2012-georgia-cotton-dress.html"> 'GEORGIA' dress</a> and matching <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/accessories/spring-summer-2012-giselle-cotton-headband.html">'GISELLE' head band/ hair band,</a> team this with a cotton cardigan like<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/sweaters-and-cardigans/ophelia-cotton-cardigan-also-in-kids-sizes-2.html"> 'OPHELIA'</a> and some sandals for the perfect outfit, or go for a more feminine print with our cotton<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-amie-cotton-top-also-in-kids-sizes.html"> 'AMIE' </a>suntop, matching <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-darwin-cotton-shorts-5.html">'ABBY'</a> shorts and <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/accessories/spring-summer-2012-tyler-cotton-sunhat-3.html">'ALISON'</a> sunhat, finish the look off with a cotton cardigan like<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/sweaters-and-cardigans/lola-cotton-cardigan-also-in-kids-sizes.html"> 'LOLA</a>'.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/blog/carnival_time_2.png" alt="" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/dresses-skirts/spring-summer-2012-georgia-cotton-dress.html">'GEORGIA'</a> sundress, '<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/sweaters-and-cardigans/ophelia-cotton-cardigan-also-in-kids-sizes-2.html">OPHELIA</a>' cardigan and <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/accessories/spring-summer-2012-giselle-cotton-headband.html">'GISELLE'</a> headband/ hairband</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/blog/carnival_time_3.png" alt="" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/accessories/spring-summer-2012-tyler-cotton-sunhat-3.html">'ALISON'</a> sunhat, <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/sweaters-and-cardigans/lola-cotton-cardigan-also-in-kids-sizes.html">'LOLA'</a> cardigan, <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-amie-cotton-top-also-in-kids-sizes.html">'AMIE' </a>suntop and <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-darwin-cotton-shorts-5.html">'ABBY'</a> shorts</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">Let your boys enjoy the festive games in some fun Bonnie baby outfits: They can run wild in our <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-sunshine-cotton-t-shrt.html">'SUNSHINE' T-shirt </a>and matching <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-darwin-cotton-shorts.html">'DARWIN' shorts</a>, team these with a<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/faris-cotton-sweater-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html"> 'FARIS' cotton sweate</a>r. Or go for our contrasting striped <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-terry-cotton-leggings-1.html">'TERRY' leggings</a>, trendy <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/mr-robot-cotton-t-shirt-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html">'MR ROBOT' </a>T-shirt, stylish v-neck cardigan and finish the look with a striped <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-tyler-cotton-sunhat-2.html">'TYLER' sunhat.</a></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/blog/carnical_post_4.png" alt="" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/faris-cotton-sweater-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html">'FARIS' </a>sweater, <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-sunshine-cotton-t-shrt.html">'SUNSHINE'</a> T-shirt and <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-darwin-cotton-shorts.html">'DARWIN'</a> shorts</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">All the styles from our Spring/Summer 2012 collection are available in various colours, are made from the softest fabrics and are fully machine washable at 30 degrees. Many styles are now also in sizes up to 5 years.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/media/wysiwyg/blog/carnival_time_5.png" alt="" /></p>
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-tyler-cotton-sunhat-2.html">'TYLER'</a> sunhat, <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/otis-cotton-cardigan-also-in-kids-sizes-2.html">'OTIS'</a> cardigan, <a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/mr-robot-cotton-t-shirt-also-in-kids-sizes-1.html">'MR ROBOT' </a>T-shirt, '<a href="http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/spring-summer-2012-terry-cotton-leggings-1.html">TERRY'</a> leggings</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">Have you got anything planned for the May Bank Holiday? Have you been or are you attending the Brighton Festival? Leave your comments below.....................</p>

FREE GIFT from Bonnie baby

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Purchase one of our luxurious Bonnie baby gift sets or spend £50* online at bonniebaby.co.uk and receive a FREE GIFT* from Bonnie baby.  We have a great selection of gift sets online, perfect for newborns and children up to 5 years.

FREE GIFTS INCLUDE:

1. TOM cotton Jersey T-shirt 2. TYLER cotton jersey sun hat 3. GLADYS cotton shawl 4. GISELLE cotton hair band/head band

 

For the Girls a fun printed head band/hair band 'GISELLE' which features a striped apple print design a signature throughout the Spring Summer 2012 collection; Or the matching baby/child shawl 'GLADYS', lightweight and made from super soft cotton this shawl is just perfect for covering up your little ones and protecting them from the sun as well as keeping them cool. Both of these items are available in 2 summery colours 'cherry' or 'primrose'; make great gifts and can be worn with many items from our current Spring Summer 2012 collection.

 

'GISELLE' cotton hairband/headband

 

For the Boys: Our super comfy cotton jersey sun hat 'TYLER' or a contrasting striped jersey 'TOM' T-shirt; These two items are incredibly versatile and will both look great with our coloured denim jeans 'DREW', shorts 'DARWIN' or under our 'DILLON' dungarees, they also look great with any of our lightweight summer cardigans.

 

'TOM' cotton jersey T-shirt, 'TYLER' cotton jersey sunhat

 

 * For customers purchasing in Euro and Dollar please note that unless a gift set is orderd the order value must be over €60 and $75. Choice of gift is strictly at the discretion of Bonnie baby, we will endeavor to match sex and size but this cannot be guaranteed. While stocks last. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Have you ever received a luxury Bonnie baby Gift Box, did it make a nice keepsake? Leave your comments below...........................

Bonnie baby's - April shower outfits

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April is one of those funny months, raining cats and dogs one minute and sunshine and lollipops the next. Whatever happens there never seems to be a dull moment and our Spring/Summer 2012 collection reflects this.

 

The transitionala months are possibly the hardest to dress for, not wanting your little one to be too warm or too cold. A handy knitted cardigan or jacket is always good to have to hand.

 

Here is a selection of outfits that are just perfect for these spring months:

 

1. TYLER COTTON SUN HAT 2. MR ROBOT T-SHIRT 3. FINN COTTON CARDIGAN 4. DREW DENIM JEANS

 

For the boys: We have some lightweight summer denims; shorts, trousers and dungarees, choose between a fun summer blue and a more versitile grey. Team these with one of our jersey cotton T-shirts, go for contrasting stripes or brighten it up with one of our ROBOT T-shirts. When the sun comes out team with our TYLER jersey cotton sun hat and for when the weather takes a turn for the worst add one of our cotton summer knits, like FINN or OTIS, guaranteed to keep the spring chills out.

 

1. TYLER COTTON SUN HAT 2. TOM COTTON T-SHIRT3. OTIS COTTON CARDIGAN 4. DILLON DENIM DUNGAREE

For the girls: Choose between bright sorbet pink denims and our super soft cotton shortsdresses and tops with fun apple prints or detailed embroidery. Team these with one of our open knit OPHELIA cotton cardigans or go for stripes with LOLAand RIVER cardigans and match with a Bonnie baby sun hat or hair band. You will also find a great selection of lightweight knitted dresses which are just perfect for a spring wardrobe.

 

1. GISELLE COTTON HAIR BAND 2. GWEN COTTON SUN TOP 3. OPHELIA COTTON CARDIGAN 4. DARWIN DENIM SHORTS

 

Don't forget that many of these items are available in our new KIDS SIZES and all are machine washable, so if they do jump in the odd muddy puddle, No worries!

 

1. RIVER COTTON CARDIGAN 2. ROSY LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON DRESS

 

What do you think of our Spring/Summer 2012 collection? Leave your comments below..........................

Little Liberty London

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The iconic Liberty of London recently added a new addition to its great selection of in-store departments; after much anticipation 'Little Liberty' has launched.

Wander through a perfectly laid out store and walk up the magnificent stair cases until you reach the 3rd floor. It is here you will find the light and bright childrenswear department offering some of the best children/baby clothing brands available in the UK, including Bonnie baby.

 

 

  

 

The store is a real experience from the outset and throughout and is worth a visit.

 

Little Liberty has a very crafty, organic and quirky feel: the entire space is decorated in a story book style, hand drawn motifs of giant trees and wildlife which spreads out over the bespoke drawers, tables and chairs. If your little ones are tired of shopping they will surely become mesmerised in this space.

 

Each brand has its own little section within Little Liberty, the childrens/baby clothing is beautifully presented on specially made rails and shelving, on the end of which you will find a biography about each brand presented in fun graphics. We particularly liked the biography on Tracey Samuel, Founder and Designer of Bonnie baby.

 

 

 

Bonnie baby can be found in-store at Liberty London.


 

The children's department is a good size and has a wide variety of clothing.

 

Within Little Liberty you'll find items from Bonnie baby's Spring/Summer 2012 collection, printed summer dresses, printed and striped cotton T-shirts, knitted cardigans perfect for when the British weather can't make up its mind. You will also find items from our ever popular Bonnie Bundle Gifting collection which are presented in a sweet Bonnie baby  milk cartons.

 

Have you been to Liberty's, were you little ones enchanted by the motifs? We would love to hear your thoughts on the store in particular the new children's department, leave a comment below..................

Korean British Lifestyle and Showcase - Behind the scenes

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Bonnie baby were recently invited to partake in an exclusive South Korean Trade Mission the ‘British Lifestyle Event’ in collaboration with the UK Trade and Investment.

 

This mission was an opportunity for the Korean market to see some of the very best luxury brands from the UK and to show the diversity of quality British products, exhibitors included companies from various industries including Fashion, Textiles, Food and Drink, Giftware and Interiors.

Each British brand had a space within the show marquee which was situated on the lawns of the British Embassy building, influential Korean businessmen and women then had the opportunity to speak and build relationships with each brand.

Gareth Griffiths Bonnie Baby sales Director: “Korea is an exciting country for baby products, the market is great for luxury baby clothing and Bonnie baby will sit well, we received a great response”

Take a look at our behind the scenes photographs below.

Showcasing our Bonnie Bundle Gifting Collection

 

Bonnie baby chose to showcase our luxury gift sets, items from our brand new Bonnie Bundle collection and a selection from our Autumn/Winter 2012 collections which will be available to buy online in August.

 

The Bonnie baby booth within the exhibition marquee

 

 

 

The Korean British Embassy was a beautiful building; time was set aside to meet the other exhibitors.

 

 

Have you visited Korea, what do you think about how British brands are represented? Leave your comments below...............

 

 

Bonnie baby Stockist of the month - IRIS LONDON

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Iris London first opened its doors in Queens Park London, back in 2005 when owner's Sarah Claassen and Annie Pollet, both local residents decided that the area needed a gorgeous place to shop, the Queens Park store was such a success that they decided to swiftly open two more London stores! One in Battersea and one in Chiswick.

 

Interior of Iris Queens Park

 

The Iris stores offer a really lovely local shopping experience to their customers with all three stores stocking great brands that would normally require a trip to central London to find. It is this aspect that has really appealed to the local Mums, especially as they combine great fashion for both adults and children, along with a friendly atmosphere and great personal customer service.

 

Interior of Iris Chiswick

 

The success of the Iris stores was recently recognised when they were nominated runners up in the 'Telegraph Small Shop Awards' which were organised in conjunction with the 'Queen of the High Street' Mary Portas.

 

 

Bonnie Bundle Gifting Collection

 

You will find items from the Bonnie baby Spring/Summer 2012 collection across all three stores, including our super soft jersey cotton playsuit 'TONI' and matching striped 'TYLER' sunhats, sweet jersey dresses with fun apple print designs alongside items from our Bonnie Bundle Gifting collection, packaged in milk cartons that make great newborn gifts!

 

Toni playsuit, Tess dress and Tyler hat are all sold in the Iris stores

 

Have you visited the Iris stores? How was your shopping experience? Please leave a comment below...............

Holiday essentials from Bonnie baby

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Easter and the holiday's are nearly upon us and for many of us that means a well needed trip away with family and friends.

Here at Bonnie baby we have selected our holiday favourites for girls and boys.

 

For the Girls: A great selection of sundresses made out fo super soft and lightweight cottons; ideal for any special occasion or day out. For days out or playing by the pool you will find a great selection of cotton bodysuits/rompers, teamed with a Bonnie baby sunhat, makes a fun outfit. If you are heading out for an adventurous day, our denim short dungarees, designed to be extra comfy and durable are great worn with a fun raindrop T-shirt. Or try our lightweight shorts with one of our cotton sun tops of jersey T-shirts and accessorise with a fun headband.

 

1.'ABBY' COTTON SHORTS 2.'BETH' COTTON SUNDRESS 3. 'GISELLE' COTTON HEADBAND 4. 'DILLON' DENIM DUNGAREES 5. 'ALISON' COTTON SUNHAT 6. 'GWEN' COTTON TOP 7. 'GEMMA' COTTON PLAYSUIT

 

For the Boys: You will find a great selection on our website, all of which are fully machine washable, so let them run wild! Our Robot T-shirt made from the softest cotton has been a bestseller this season and all of our jersey T-shirts are designed to co-ordinate with many items accross the collection such as our denim jeans/shorts, team these with one of our cotton knitted cardigans when the weather gets cooler in the evening.

 

1. 'DREW' DENIM JEAN 2. 'MR ROBOT' PLAYSUIT 3. 'TYLER' COTTON SUNHAT 4. 'TOM' COTTON T-SHIRT 5.'MR ROBOT' T-SHIRT 6. 'OTIS' COTTON CARDIGAN 7. 'DARWIN' COTTON SHORTS

 

Don't forget that many items across our Spring/Summer collection are now available in sizes up to 5 years.

 

 

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Bonnie baby launch the 'Wishlist' service

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We are constantly looking to find ways of improving the bonniebaby.co.uk shopping experience and make life that little bit easier for you.

This month we are launching our new WISHLIST service to make gift shopping a whole lot easier.


A wish list lets you keep track of all the wonderful pieces you would like to have from Bonnie Baby. You simply shop as you normally would, only instead of adding items to your basket you add them to your wish list. Your wish list is then saved under your account and you can access it and add to it whenever you want. You can even send it to your friends and family so they know exactly what you want for babies birthday or other special occasion!

Our wish list takes the guess-work out of present buying for family and friends - meaning no more oversized jumpers from Aunty Mabel in fluorescent pink! Perfect for baby showers, birthdays and newborn baby gift suggestions – or even just for a wish list for yourself.

 

 

How it works;

1)     Create an account with Bonniebaby.co.uk by clicking here. If you already have an account, just log in.

2)     Once you are logged in, browse the Bonnie baby website as normal.

3)     When you see an Item you love, click ‘add to wishlist’. The item is then automatically added to your wishlist. You may do this with as many items as you wish.

4)     You may add a comment next to each item; i.e. ‘This would be great for Bonnie’s Birthday’. These comments will be included on your list and will be visible to anyone that you share your wishlist with.

5)     To share your wishlist with your Family and Friends click ‘share list’; Enter the email addresses of those you would like to send your wishlist too, and then add a message i.e. ‘Dear Tracey, thank you for arranging me a baby shower, below is a list of items that I think are just beautiful for my new arrival, Best wishes, Emily’. Once you have completed your message click ‘share wishlist’.

Your wishlist can be accessed each time you login to your Bonnie baby account and can be sent as many times and to as many people as you wish.

You can also use the wishlist service to store items you love; these can be added to your basket quickly and easily the each time you shop.

 

Have you used this service? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below............

Bambino Goodies select their favourite Spring/Summer Pieces

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If you have not heard of Bambino Goodies, we recommend taking a look at this fun, insightful blog. Natalie Lue, mum to two little girls, founded the blog in 2007 after becoming a parent. Bambino Goodies searches, finds and highlights cool stuff to see you through the first five years of family life. Published every weekday, the site has news, reviews, features, and trends and has become one of the most popular family orientated blogs in the UK.

 

Natalie Lue - Bambino Goodies founder.

 

We asked Natalie to select her top three favourite items from our Spring/Summer 2012 collection and why she thought the pieces stand out from the crowd, see Natalie’s selection below.......

 

 

Natalie's top buy 1: 'RAINY CLOUD' Cotton Playsuit/Romper

 

"This playsuit with its ice-cream shades, on trend clouds and raindrops and its one striped sleeve for a bit of quirk, is a great example of how you can make lighter tones chic and exciting."

 

Natalie's top buy 2: 'OTIS' Cotton V-neck cardigan. Also available in Kids sizes

 

"Mustard yellow is divine and this cardigan is a sumptuous knit that feels as good as it looks. Even though it's in the boys department, it's very nickable for girls."

 

Natalie's top buy 3; 'BETH' Cotton sundress. Also available in Kid's sizes

 

"We're not that into pink over at Bambino Goodies, but we'll always raise a salute when it’s done well. This sundress with its raindrop design is deliciously sweet for a summer party or a wedding."

 

Follow this link to visit the Bambino Goodies website : http://www.bambinogoodies.co.uk

What do you think of Natalie’s Spring/Summer selection? Leave your comments below...........

Treat your Little Bunnies this Easter.....

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You will find primrose yellow jersey T-shirts, hats, leggings and dresses as well as a collection of cotton apple confetti and striped prints which features on girls dresses,tops and playsuits/onesies.

 

 

For the colder days and evenings we have some beautiful timeless cotton cardigans, in open knit stitches and of course our signature Bonnie baby striped cashmere.

For the boys we have a great selection of robot prints on both T-shirts and playsuits, funky striped jersey hats and for when it gets cold outside some classic Bonnie baby knits in mustards and electric blues.

 

 

All fabrics are machine washable, so no worries about Easter egg chocolate mess.

Many of the items in our Spring/Summer 2012 collection are now available in Bonnie Kids sizes which go up to 5 years, were having a great success with these sizes, so stocks are limited!

 

    

Many of are items are now available in sizes up to 5 years!!

 

Has your Little Bunny got any items from our Spring/Summer collection? We would love to see your photos and hear your thoughts so leave a comment below..................................

Mother wears, Baby wears, on trend for SS2012

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Our Spring/Summer 2012 collection features lots of yellow, as seen on the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, choose from soft yellow apple print playsuits such as 'GEMMA' and our subtle yet pretty confetti print 'AVA' swing dress, you will also find sunhats and accessories within this theme.

Colour blocking has also been a huge trend this season, seen on the runways for Steven Allan, Acne and Marni to name a few. Our collection includes many sweet pastels perfect for baby and child. The 'DILLON' dungarees are available in soft sorbets and bluebell pastels, if dungarees aren't for you then go for our 'DREW' cotton shorts with sweet turn ups.

 

 

Bright stripes also made an appearance this season, something that Bonnie baby are well known for, see our soft striped cotton playsuits, baby blankets and cardigans for a great mid season cover up and our printed striped jersey T-shirts, dresses and playsuits for when the Summer hits its peak. And dont forget we now go up to age 5 so your little fashionista's can florish in style!!

 

 

What do you think of the trends this season? What are your thoughts on the Bonnie baby collection? Leave a comment below........................

Playtime Tokyo, behind the scenes..........

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At the show we were exhibiting our new and biggest Bonnie baby collection yet which includes the full launch of Bonnie Kids; Autumn Winter 2012. The new collection was really well recieved and we can't wait to launch it online in July. Expect fun animal knits and prints, pretty denims and signature Bonnie Baby stripes.

 

We were incredibly pleased with the buzz generated by the Bonnie baby booth which attracted a lot of attention

 

Gareth Grffiths, Sales Director says...

'We would like to thank everyone that visited the Bonnie baby booth. Playtime Tokyo was an incredible success and we look forward to exhibiting in August where we will be showing our Spring/Summer 2013 collection.'

Tokyo was a new experience for many of the UK Bonnie baby team and we were all taken aback with the friendliness of the Japenese people, not to mention the food that was enjoyed in Tokyo's downtown restaurants, in particular the sushi!

 

 

Tracey visited many of the top luxury department stores on a shopping trip around the city, including some gift buying for her daughter. The Blythe Doll shop in particular was an experience!

 

The Blythe Doll shop is worth a visit.......

 

Have you visited Tokyo, would you love to go? Please leave a comment below.....................................................

Stockist of the month - Mary Baby Boutique

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This month let us introduce you to the 'MARY BABY BOUTIQUE' located in Rome.

 

 

The store is owned and run by Marianna who opened Mary Baby Boutique after graduating from the University of Rome with a degree in fashion. Mary Baby Boutique combines Marianna's love for fashion and quality design, she is incredibly  passionate about the fun and creativity that is present in childrens clothing and had always wanted to work within this sector of the fashion world.

You will find only the highest quality children's clothing in the store; a lot of time is dedicated to choosing what the store sells.

 

 

Marianna says:

'Children must be dressed in clothing of good quality, it is important to protect their delicate skin, and children must be dressed to play and enjoy their surroundings. Bonnie baby is perfect for that.'

Mary Baby Boutique stocks items from our current Spring/Summer 2012 collection, fun apple plrint skirts, beautiful apple confetti print summer dressescotton cardigans and our luxury 100% silk special occasion 'Maria' dresses. For the boys you will find great coloured denim shorts and fun printed T-shirts.

 

 

MARY BABY BOUTIQUE, Rome 00136-7/b, Via Lattanzio (near San Pietro-Vatican). Tel: 039 630 600 240

 

Have you visited Mary Baby Boutique? We would love to hear your comments..........

Bonnie baby welcomes a new member to the team..............

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Rebecca joined the busy Bonnie baby design team at the beginning of the year. After studying Fashion at Kingston University Rebecca has several years experience designing fashionable children’s clothing and really has hit the ground running. All our design team are currently hard at work creating our Spring/Summer 2013 collection. As Tracey (Bonnie baby founder and designer) has previously mentioned, you can expect more fun prints with a Bonnie baby twist!

 

So what is Rebecca’s favourite piece from the Bonnie baby Spring/Summer 2011 collection???

 

‘I love the intarsia detailing and bright contrasting stripes of the RAINDROP hooded cardigan, with subtle flashes of yellow this piece is right on trend for spring/summer 2012, a fun and quirky cover up for our ever unpredictable British summer.’



 

The RAINDROP hooded cardigan is available in 3 colours, a traditional pastels, pink vibrant stripes and blues for the boys. The hooded cardigan is also available as part of at luxury gift set, which is presented in our luxury Bonnie baby  gift box, complete with a handwritten gift card and tied with a bow, the perfect newborn gift. For a limited time you can receive a 20% discount on the Raindrop hooded cardigan.

 

Have you seen our new Spring/Summer collection? What are your favourite pieces and why? Leave a comment below..........

Spring Summer 2012 - Our inspiration

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The Spring Summer 2012 takes inspiration from the great British summer and its endless charm. One minute it’s sunshine and lollipops, the next it’s raining cats and dogs. Wait a few minutes and you’ll get fabulous rainbow across the sky – and that’s the way we like it!

Raindrops, clouds, sunshine and rainbows are major motifs running throughout: Rainbow stripped knitted sweaters and playsuits, raindrop embroidered sundresses and cloud print jersey T-shirts - all accessorized with summer hats and floaty scarves.

 

Pretty prints are also heavily present in the collection. A gorgeous selection of fruity apple themed prints for dresses, playsuits, tops and trousers: Scandinavian style graphic apple prints, apple blossom prints, embroidered apples – all fresh, fruity and fun.

 

Tracey Samuel (Bonnie baby founder and designer) Says..............

‘I had such fun designing this Spring/Summer collection, especially the prints which are a new departure for Bonnie baby. You will definitely be seeing more of this in the future.’

 

Don’t forget that many of the styles in this seasonal collection are now available in children’s sizes up to the age of 5 years.

 

What do you think of the new Bonnie baby collection? We would love to hear your thoughts and better still see some pictures. Leave a comment below.................

Bonnie baby launch ‘Bonnie kids’

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The new Spring Summer 2012 collection features a range of items that are now available up to the age of 5 years. If your little one has now grown out of Bonnie baby, rest assured that they can still be as stylish thanks to our new larger kids sizes.

 

 

For the girls kick off the Spring/Summer season with a kids knitted dress and team with a matching cardigan, the perfect weight for the current weather. Or try a matching jersey 2 piece set, when worn with one of our striped cardigans is a fantastic look for now and right through the summer season.

And.....For the boys we have Scandinavian inspired printed T-shirts featuring a fun robots, match these items with our vast selection of lightweight Cotton cardiganssweaters and denims, all finished off with some Spring Summer accessories.

Items from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection are limited edition and are selling fast, especially the kids sizes, so, grab them while you can.

Have you already purchased some of our new kids sizes? We would love to hear your comments and even better still we would love to see some pictures........ Leave a post below.

Guest blogger - Georgie @Sheerluxe.com

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So my little Coco was treated to neon pink skinny jeans last weekend (that’s about as fashion forward as it gets and to balance, they’ll be teamed with a traditional white Peter Pan collar blouse) and a few new pieces from none other thanBonnie Baby of course.

I’ve long been a fan of Bonnie Baby (I’ve given more ‘Apple of Daddy’s Eye’ jumpers as new born pressies than anything else) and was thrilled to see them launch such a brilliant transactional site in time for the new season complete with a collection that’s their best yet.

 

 

The new in ‘DARWIN’ cotton shorts, ‘DREW’ Jeans and ‘DILLON’ dungarees (in Sorbet – pastel shades are rivalling neons for this season’s biggest trend) are all high on my wish list as is the ‘OPHELIA’ cardigan in primrose and powder.

 

        

 

I struggle to find good cardigans for Coco and Bonnie Baby is always a safe bet. For the past 9 months she has quite literally lived in the ‘KYLIE’ cardigan (one size after another) and for Spring/Summer she is already the proud owner of the’IVY’  in cream and primrose along with the matching ‘IMOGEN’ dress. And whilst warmer weather doesn’t appear to be anywhere on the horizon a pair of white tights and a warm vest (plus lots of central heating whilst my other half’s at work) means she can start to wear them now...

 

Thanks to Georgie at www.sheerluxe.com !

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Keep your little one as snug as a bug!!

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Spring/Summer 2012 collections may be hitting the stores, but all we seem to be thinking about in the Bonnie baby office is how to keep ourselves and little ones wrapped up warm. We’re opting for cashmere scarves and bobble hats to keep us snug. As for the little ones we have a wide selection of machine washable cashmere items that are just perfect for frosty days like today.

Choose between cashmere playsuits/rompers with fun bright striped designs or go for a classic plain layette cashmere playsuit/romper, then accessorise with one of our matching luxury Bonnie baby hats and baby blankets, ideal for that walk to the school gate with the buggy. If baby blankets aren’t what you need, look at our cashmere hooded cardigans andsweaters.

If you’re looking for an unusual Valentine’s Day gift for Daddy, our cashmere ‘Apple of Daddy’s eye’ sweaters andplaysuit/rompers are very popular at the moment. Let the apple of this eye melt his heart on Valentine’s Day.

Receive a 10% discount on our baby cashmere items when you enter SNUGASABUG at the checkout.

We would love to hear stories of your snowy adventures, so leave your comments below.

Bubble London January 2012 – Behind the scenes.

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Tracey Samuel (Bonnie baby founder and designer);

“This year's Bubble has been a great success for us.  Our new Panda collection has been really capturing people’s imagination while the new designs for our Bonnie Bundle Gifting range have also been a big hit”

 

 The Bonnie baby team all arrived early to get the Bonnie Baby stand set up, merchandised and looking fantastic. This year saw a new stand design with brilliant fun graphics produced by our design team.

 

Our upcoming Autumn Winter collection (available online in July) was received very well, with our Bonnie bundle giftingcollection being a big hit, as well as Bonnie baby’s luxury signature knitwear which will includes a 100% cashmere layette collection ‘Bonnie Gold’.

 

In response to all the demands of our loyal customers, Bonnie baby have also extended the size range to fit children up to five years of age, (you will also find the larger sizes throughout our Spring Summer 2012 collection which available online now).

 

Bonnie baby’s fun designs in full effect!!

Showcasing new designs for Autumn Winter 2012!

Did you attend Bubble London? What did you think of the show? Leave a comment below.

Stockist of the month - Pure Baby

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Pure Baby is a treasure trove of unique children’s fashion and all things you will need to decorate your nurseryyou can find wonderful bespoke nursery furniture alongside cute toys, layette gifts and a comprehensive range of baby and toddler clothing. They stock a wide range of Bonnie baby items, and are the go to shop in South west London for our ‘cuddle me’Bonnie baby cashmere, which is machine washable and the perfect new baby gift. Pure baby is perfectly placed opposite the prestigious Chelsea and Westminster Maternity Hospital which sees so many of West London’s new arrivals. It’s the perfect one stop shop for anyone who is visiting a newborn in hospital, pick up a Bonnie baby cashmere blanket or a bonnie baby playsuit for the new arrival and they will be as snug as a bug on their trip home.

Pure Baby was started by Claire and Sarah-Jane, two sisters whose maternal focus has added the indispensable dimension of what young mothers and mothers-to-be, and more importantly their tots and toddlers, need from the retail market. The store is beautifully designed and well laid out (especially easy for Buggies) and has a very chic contemporary feel.

Pure Baby has been a main stockist of Bonnie baby clothing since the very beginning of the brand in 2005, you will find items from our luxury machine washable baby cashmere collections as well as items from this seasons Autumn Winter 2011 collection, including our best selling ‘Mr Penguin’ motif playsuits and baby sweaters‘Oliver’ cashmere baby/toddler cardigan and ‘Edwin’ jersey playsuit among others.

If you cant make it to the Fulham Rd, please email us on customercare@bonniebaby.co.uk.To find your nearest Bonnie baby stockist.

Or shop online at www.bonniebaby.co.uk

 

Have you shopped at Pure baby?

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Perfect baby Christmas Gifts

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 And how cool will they look?  Our distinctive rainbow design with button and pocket detail (www.bonniebabyshop.co.uk/unisex/rainbow-striped-playsuit-boys) will compliment their whole wardrobe or our funky Toucan (www.bonniebabyshop.co.uk/unisex/playsuits/toucan-motif-playsuit) will make them stand out from the crowd.  Don’t forget you can complete the perfect baby gift by adding a matching hat or blanket – probably the best Christmas present a baby could get.

 How about making the perfect baby Christmas gift the perfect Christmas outfit too? Every young lady will look beautiful in a silk ‘Maisie’ dress with designer patterned detail – (www.bonniebabyshop.co.uk/shop-girls/dresses-skirts/maisie-100-silk-dress) everyone will want to know where it came from at every gathering she goes to!  It is designed with practicality in mind – she will be able to move easily in it and make the most of the party – whilst looking adorable at all times.  How many party dresses can you say that about? Team it up with a cute cardy and tights – she’s set for the Winter chill too.

We also know how to wrap a present too – check out our gift sets (www.bonniebabyshop.co.uk/gift-sets).  They come with a hand written card, a beautiful gift box and a finishing bow so you don’t need to worry about paper and sticky tape.  Give the best baby Christmas gift .

Our baby and childrens’ clothes are the best quality – so that they can be worn time and time again and passed onto siblings or dear friends.  They make the perfect Christmas gift for any child – whether it’s a Christmas outfit or any other special occasion.  A Bonnie Baby piece will be a staple that will complete a wardrobe and every parent will enjoy hearing compliments about how their child looks in Bonnie Baby.  Every beautiful baby needs a Bonnie Baby in their wardrobe.  If you agree, leave a comment below.

Congratulations to Lilly Allen and Piers Morgan

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Congratulations also go out to British export Piers Morgan and his wife Celia on the arrival of their newborn baby daughter Elise who is the pair’s first child together. We love the name choice!!

Piers said on Twitter; “It's true. I've become a dad for the 4th time, to a baby girl called Elise. She's absurdly beautiful, and utterly adorable.”

Jessica Alba also recently announced her baby news. Gorgeous 3 year old Honor now has a little sister Haven to look after!

With the new celebrity baby boom (Chris Evans, Beyonce and Jay Z, to name a few), we are happy that here at Bonnie baby we have the perfect selection of newborn baby gifts.

Celebrities, family and friends alike can choose from Bonnie baby’s luxury cashmere items, designed specifically for newborns. Beautifully soft against any baby’s skin the range includes baby playsuits/rompers, baby hats with sweet bows and matching baby shawls/blankets (Claudia Schiffer is a huge fan!) as well as items from our brand new Autumn Winter collection which includes luxury, fun items such as our penguin motif cashmere baby playsuit/romper, cashmere panther motif baby/toddler sweater as well as more traditional items such as our lambswool baby/toddler raglan sweater or IDA our cashmere baby playsuit/romper with a sweet peter-pan colour.

 

We have a lovely selection of timeless baby gift sets which are all beautifully presented in a luxury bonnie baby gift box complete with a handwritten gift card, all tied with a bow making the perfect keep sake gift.

Take your pick from the items on our brand new baby clothing website and get a 20% discount on our gift sets by entering BONNIEGIFT at the checkout when prompted.

Leave your comments below...........

Stockist of the month

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Olive loves Alfie

Bonnie Baby clothes and baby blankets can obviously be found on our great new website (http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk ) but we also have many stockists across the world that we have great affection for. They know as much about the quality and luxury of Bonnie baby as we do and are experts in displaying and talking about them. One such beautiful and independent boutique is ‘Olive Loves Alfie’ based in North London.

 

Olive Loves Alfie is a unique family lifestyle store that sells children’s fashion, home-wares, toys, books and women’s wear at 84 Church Street, Stoke Newington, (North) London. The guardian agrees too, it said ‘there’s a lovely shop in London called Olive Loves Alfie..’ and if you take a look at our photos or visit their site, you’ll see exactly they meanhttp://www.olivelovesalfie.co.uk.

 

Olive Loves Alfie was founded in 2006 by Ashlyn Gibson, who was creative director of renowned shoe label Red or Dead. The vision was to provide an alternative to the ‘traditional gender-styled landscape of children’s retail and design’. ‘Without exception, all of the products at Olive Loves Alfie must qualify by their quality and design to have hand-me-down potential’ and this is why Olive Loves Alfie is part of the Bonnie baby family. Tracey’s designshttp://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/about.html are based on style, practicality and quality – every piece will remain in perfect condition so that other relatives or friends can use and enjoy them. As we like to say here at Bonnie baby ‘Buy once, by well and pass it on’..

 

Olive Loves Alfie have been stocking our quality baby wear for the past 4 years and you can find several Bonnie baby pieces in the store, including Betty baby/toddler cotton corduroy dress; Bennie cotton corduroy baby/toddler trousers and matching lambs wool sweaters, plus our Ronan baby/toddler sweater and baby blankets that you can see in the photo. Once you’ve chosen the perfect outfit for your little one, check out their range of beautiful wooden baby toyshttp://www.olivelovesalfie.co.uk/love-to-play-wooden-baby-toys.irc or the amazing choice of footwear for everyone. You will also find other pieces from our snugly Winter 2011 collection; machine washable cashmere and our fun Bonnie bundle gifting range where our clothing is presented in sweet milk cartons http://www.olivelovesalfie.co.uk/love-their-clothes-bonnie-baby.irc.

 

Have you visited Olive loves Alfie? Tell us what you think! We’d love to hear your feedback.

 

To find your nearest stockist contact us on customercare@bonniebaby.co.uk

 

 

Bonnie Baby Winter Range

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Behind the scenes – Fun on Brighton beach photo shoot

This Winter at Bonnie baby is really exciting! We are delighted to announce that we have extended our size range to include luxury hats, scarves and cardigans for kids as well as babies! Now your not-so-little-one can enjoy snugly luxury with Bonnie baby as sizes now range from 0-12 months right up to 6-8 years. This means the older kids can be as stylish as the younger ones – you can either match them up or mix them up, just like Alice and Rhys in the photos..

 

A really nice detail of the smaller hats and scarves that we know our mums appreciate, are the button fastenings - so your baby can’t throw them from the pram and they stay put – keeping them warm. The larger sizes have fun pom-poms and tassels – we can almost guarantee that your friends will wish they came in grown up sizes too! Let us know what you think...

 

If the hats and scarves from our Bonnie baby Winter collection wasn’t enough, we also have a beautiful range of luxury cashmere and cotton baby blankets. These baby blankets are a winter essential for the pram, cot or car and both the cashmere and cotton wash perfectly in the machine – so they are practical too. They arrive beautifully gift wrapped with a hand written card if you choose, making a great Christmas gift. What do you buy the baby for Christmas who has everything? A beautiful Bonnie baby washable, cashmere blanket.

 

Get a fantastic 30% OFF our fashionable hats and scarves by entering the discount code WINTERWARMERS at the checkout when prompted.

 

Follow us behind the scenes at our photo shoot; we got some fantastic photographs and had a great time by the seaside at our beach hut on Brighton seafront with our resident Bonnie baby children’s-wear models Alice and Rhys. They looked great wrapped up warm in our stylish snugly knitted hats and scarves – their smiles brightened up the day and although the wind was chilly it didn’t bother them!

 

View our full collection of hats and scarves on our website; www.bonniebaby.co.uk.

 

Bonnie baby featured in Hello with Emma Bunton

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Emma Bunton and her new baby Tate feature in this Hello magazine article. Baby Tate is wearing one of our luxury layette cashmere playsuits.

 

emma bunton article

Bonnie baby WIN Junior Magazine Fashion Award

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Luxury babywear label Bonnie Baby has won the Designer Baby Fashion award for its first full collection, Spring Summer 2011, at the inaugural Junior Magazine Design Awards.

 

Since its launch in 2005, Brighton based Bonnie Baby has become one of the UK?s coolest children?s fashionwear labels, popular with celebrities and royalty alike. Celebrity fans of the label include Claudia Schiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jules Oliver and the Princess of Denmark. Tracey Samuel, who had a successful career as head of knitwear at Sonia Rykiel before launching Bonnie Baby, designs the label.

 

The Junior Magazine Design Awards celebrate excellence in design and style. Winners had to illustrate design aesthetics with superb functionality, innovation, exceptional quality and value for money.

 

Tracey Samuel, designer and founder of Bonnie Baby said:

?I am delighted to have won a Junior Magazine Design Award for Best Designer Baby Fashion. It is fantastic to get recognition for our label and it is made all the more special that we have won for our first full babywear collection, Spring Summer 2011. We are really proud of the collection. It is selling really well but it is also great to have the acknowledgement from Junior Magazine, the most respected British children?s fashion magazine.?

 

The new Bonnie Baby Spring Summer collection has captured a real sense of innocence and fun. While the mood is distinctly vintage, the pieces are brought up to date with little details ? a flash of acid colour on a broderie anglaise dress or an unusual combination of fabrics. As you would expect from Bonnie Baby, the collection combines cool, contemporary styling and great attention to detail with fantastic quality and practicality. 

 

Yellow is a really strong for Spring Summer 2011, along with muted lilacs and dusty pinks. Key pieces include a gorgeous 1930?s silk flapper dress with knitted frills, sweet embroidered cotton dresses and playsuits, a cute range of ultra-soft lightweight denims, funky printed jerseys and a range of jersey baby basics that come packaged in a very cool milk carton.

Bonnie baby launch a brand new website

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When you visit our site we want you to feel that you are in the world of Bonnie baby - a world of colour, fun and refreshing design. Great design and attention to detail is at the heart of everything we do and the website is no exception.

Bonnie baby illustration

We want your visit to be an exceptional experience where you can look through all of the baby and childrens’ clothes and feel like you can almost touch the quality of the cashmere and feel the beauty of the silk.

Bonnie baby Autumn Winter Collection

We hope that you smile and enjoy our new designs as much as we have - they are inspired by Tracey and her love of nature. We’ve made sure that you can still give beautiful baby gifts to your friends, family and colleagues – our gift boxes with hand written card are still second-to-none.

 

Bonnie baby luxury gift set

We hope you notice that our little trademark knitted buttons are featured throughout the site - to make it feel more like home and you'll see our distinctive and familiar apple, it just looks a bit different sometimes! We really hope that you enjoy visiting our new site as much as we have loved creating it, we’re planning on doing so much more in the near future so keep coming to have a look – you never know what you might find! In the mean time, if you have any feedback please leave a comment – it will help to make us even better and we love to hear from you. Who knows? You might see your idea on our site and you might receive a ‘thank you’ gift from us....

 

A huge thank you to everyone at Tyler Consultants, Vivid Design and Print Brighton, and everyone at Bonnie baby who has worked on this project.

Vivid Design and print Brighton

Bonnie baby's perfect gift sets

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At Bonnie Baby we know how important the right gift is; from the way it is presented to the quality and beauty of the gift itself.  Our baby gift sets are the perfect baby present whether you are a (new!) grandparent, aunt, uncle or even friend or colleague.  Each baby gift set comes in a beautiful gift box complete with ribbon and hand written card.  The gift inside is exceptional; all baby gift sets include a beautiful baby blanket – which is as versatile as it is beautiful.

bonnie baby luxury gift sets

Use it to swaddle a baby to help them sleep, wrap them to keep them warm or simply drape to add comfort while they are in their pram – the Bonnie Baby luxury baby blanket adds colour and style.  It is washable, soft, versatile and beautiful.

 

There is a full range of Bonnie baby gifts sets that will suit any new parent.  Choose just the cashmere blanket (http://www.bonniebaby.co.uk/index.php/shop-girls/blankets-shawls/blended-cashmere-blanket.html) the cashmere is super soft for young skin and washable too. Or go for the fun and popular Toucan cotton gift set that includes a playsuit and baby blanket - 2 things that any new born baby will need and their parents will love to see them in.

 

All of our Bonnie Baby gifts sets go up to 12 months old and obviously our luxury baby blankets can be used long after that.  We are so confident about the quality of our baby and children’s clothes that we know you will be able keep them for future siblings or friends, so take a look at all of our other beautiful baby and children’s clothes. Be confident that your new born baby gift will be very special, it will be beautiful, beautifully presented, the highest quality and perfect. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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