From Christmas grottos and London restaurants and cashmere mini-me fashion and pregnancy nutrition workshops, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
WHAT’S ON: Christmas at Marwell Zoo
Step inside the winter wonderland at Marwell Zoo. Walk through the glittering illuminated trees and step into the enchanting Neverland-inspired world inside the zoo’s Grade 1 listed manor house. Meet Mother Christmas and the mischievous elves in their workshop. The little ones will be able to create their very own Christmas bag with the help of Santa’s elves. Listen to tales inspired by Peter Pan before meeting Mr Claus himself who will be granting wishes and giving out gifts to all the children. This Christmas experience includes entry to the zoo.
FASHION: Cashmere from Malin Darlin
Cashmere knitwear brand marlin darlin have launched their first collection of Swedish inspired cashmere jumpers. The collection, designed by founder Malin Jeffries, combines neutral tones and pops of bright colour and are made from the highest quality cashmere. The Little Darlins range is made up of two jumpers and a cardigan – perfect for mini-me style!
SANTA: The Sharky & George Christmas Grotto
Father Christmas will be taking up residence in Market Hall Fulham this December with party-planners and kids’ entertainers Sharky & George. The Christmas grotto experience will include hour-long parties with non-stop Xmas games, creative stations, one-to-one time with Father Christmas and a special present to take home. There will also be a special My First Grotto for under two year olds.
Book now on DesignMyNight.com
HOME: The Shark DuoClean Cordless vacuum
Shark have unveiled their latest vacuum: the Shark DuoClean Cordless Upright vacuum cleaner with Powered Lift-Away. Charge up the battery, by itself or with the vacuum attached. The charge takes around three and a half hours, then you’re good to go. So what’s in the name? DuoClean means that it has two brushes in the floorhead so it sucks up the debris and dust rather than pushing it around. Having never used a cordless vacuum before, the best part for me, aside from not getting tangled in wires, was the Powered Lift-Away. You can lift the pod away from the floorhead (while you’re vacuuming!) in order to push the floorhead into hard-to-reach places or tackle the stairs without trying to balance the whole vacuum on each step.
Find out more on SharkClean.eu
SHOPPING: Discounts for My Baba’s VIPs
Get your Christmas shopping sorted this month with My Baba’s discount codes. Save on shoes, fashion, skincare and interiors with some of our favourite brands, including Childs Farm, FitFlop and Jem+ Bea. It’s quick and easy to sign up: create a free account and gain access to your discount codes. The discounts change each month and you’ll be updated as soon as there are new codes available.
Click here to sign up now
BABY: Twinkledust toddler clothing
Twinkledust design beautiful clothing for children, from newborn to four years. The British brand design clothing that’s 100% cotton with nickel free poppers and baby safe ink. Twinkledust also have a range of adorable kids’ bedding with similar brilliant and exclusive patterns.
NUTRITION: Cooking for pregnancy and newborns with Daylesford
When you’re pregnant or looking after a newborn, it’s easy for your own diet to take a backseat but it’s more important than ever that you’re getting the right nutrition to be able to look after your newborn. This Daylesford half-day course explores the simple ways to include nourishing ingredients in your home cooking. There will also be advice on how to ease nausea and indigestion, as well as how your diet can support breastfeeding and recovery from child birth. The class takes place 29 November, 1.00am to 2.00pm.
Visit Daylesford.com to book
FOR THE ADULTS: Taste of London
Taste of London kicked off last night and will be taking place over this weekend. See London’s Tobacco Dock transformed into a foodie hub, filled with tastings, demonstrations and food stands from some of London’s top chefs and restaurants. Restaurants include Italian newcomer Nonna Tonda, old favourite Bao, Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa and more, while the lineup of superstar chefs include Tom Aikens, Josh Katz, and Tom Anglesea amongst many world-class names.
Visit London.TasteFestivals.com to book now