From mini-me fashion and healthy back-to-school snacks to Instagram prints and meeting Dougie from McFly, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Turning mobile photos into wall art with InsTiles
Recreate your Instagram feed on your wall with InsTiles, the app that turns your photos into a wonderful wall collage. Download the app, select the photos you’d like printed and InsTiles will deliver the photos directly to your door. There’s no need to worry about nails or tape, the photos can be stuck and unstuck then reused elsewhere and leave no damage to or marks on your wall. It’s a fantastic no-hassle way to decorate your home with photos of your new baba.
Find out more on InsTiles.com
Zara’s spring-summer mini-me collection
Mini-me style is the fashion trend that will never go away, so embrace the time you have to twin up with your daughter. Zara’s double-up looks are made up of stripes, ruffles and embroideries that have us dreaming of long summer days and mother-daughter bonding because as Zara say ‘two is better than one’.
Shop online on Mango.com
Healthy snacks for the back-to-school lunchbox
Unhealthy snacks are so last season. Quevos has invented a healthy snack that they promise ‘doesn’t taste like cardboard’. The healthy egg-white chips pack in plenty of protein and fibre while being a low carb snack. The ingredients are pretty simple with a base of avocado oil, chia seeds and egg white combined with the flavour options of Rancheros, Sour Cream and Onion, Sweet Barbecue, and Cheddar.
Find out more on Quevos.com
Elegant family spaces in Holland Park
Holland Park Villas is a London secret we need to let you in on. The gated apartments that overlook the vast London park offer exceptional security and privacy in this secluded part of central London. My Baba reviewer Charlotte Pearl said: ‘The interior design by Jonathan Reed (studio Reed) reflects the natural environment of the park on its doorstep. I fell in love with the chic, dusky the showpiece apartment’s colour palette by Sophie Ashby. The master bedroom was my favourite where a rich, yellow headboard emulates the rising sun. My children loved the 20m swimming pool and jacuzzi whilst I loved the mini facial by BODYISM (which manages the health facilities, including a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio). As I left, the children were discussing a seated protest in the cinema room!’
Find out more on HollandParkVillas.com
Earn the Plastic Sucks! degree at KidZania
Plastic is harming the planet more than ever before and it’s up to our children to save it. Enrol them at the University of Kidzania to take a workshop with McFly’s Dougie Poynter in how to start cleaning up the environment and making the world a better place. Children will learn about the different types of plastics that are polluting oceans and endangering wildlife and the ways in which they can help through recycling and cutting back on plastic use. The exclusive workshop with Dougie will run Saturday 14 September from 11am – 12:30pm at Kidzania in White City. The Plastic Sucks activities will be running throughout September for those who can’t make it on the day.
Book tickets now on KidZania.co.uk
Learning through play with the muro busy board
These beautiful wooden boards are creating a hub of activity for children. The MURO System is made up of two things: the base and the toys. From this, children can explore the base slotting things into the holes and playing with the toy attachments, including the peg sorter, bead maze, and traffic lights to create hours of endless fun and stimulation. The base is made from sustainable birch-plywood while the toys are made from rubber wood re-purposed from the latex industry local to their factory.
Shop now on Mymuro.com