For all your summertime essentials check out our guide. Product picks and recommendations and great suggestions for summer.

Get comfortable with your bump

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What do modern, professional women wear at night and at home when pregnant? After all, we spend so much time in bed anyway, and when the baby arrives we often don’t get a chance to shower before noon. Since having two children of her own in her late thirties, the Founder of Bumpkyn London, Karolina Lewis has been on a mission to create a range of stylish and modern-classic maternity nightwear, pyjamas and dressing gowns which last through pregnancy and beyond.

This luxurious capsule collection comes in soft, Italian jerseys and with a high-end finish – as expected by discerning, modern Mums. We adore their easy-to-wear colours and chic, flattering styles. You are going to love some of the signature features such as the gem-like poppers for quick and easy breastfeeding access.

Also, the ultra-soft band in their Elizabeth over-the-bump pyjamas provides much needed support throughout the night and during the day. In order to make the experience even more special, each item comes beautifully wrapped in a stylish box (with a personalised message if needed), making it a perfect treat for a Mum-to-be. You can now look great and feel beautiful night and day when you are pregnant.


 

Strap on a Fin and Learn to Swim!

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We know how important learning to swim is for all family members. It’s a popular after school and recreational activity. SwimFin has been designed by a highly qualified UK swimming coach with over 30 yrs experience. It’s a vertical aid and suitable for children from 2 yrs+ of all abilities. SwimFin can be used on all 4 strokes and is the only aid to have been endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

We’re very proud of that fact and are pleased to be partnered with leading organizations around the globe including RLSS UK on water safety and drowning prevention. So how will it help your child to swim? It works in harmony with the body because it’s worn on the back providing total freedom around the arms and legs allowing for a natural swimming position.

 Kids love SwimFin because the shark element appeals as a fun piece of kit and encourages them into the water. It’s also perfect as a unique gift or for taking on holiday as the fin is highly visible in a busy pool or on the beach. So watch out for those little sharks!


Shape 8  Programme 

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Want to tone up? Feel confident and strong? Look great on the beach this summer and still eat the foods you enjoy with my ‘Shape 8’ programme.

Train with me in Kensington 3 times a week for 8 weeks with your own bespoke training programme designed for your goal and body. I will coach you with my unique method to keep you accountable and you will have constant support and help via Whatsapp if you so need it.

You will also get a recipe book to help you make fat loss friendly meals and I will provide personal calorie and macronutrient recommendations should you require it. I will also show you how you can keep the weight off once you lose it and still enjoy your social life!


Spare your time

kensington mums gift guideAt SpareMyTime we want you to achieve the best return on your rental investment, without
the price tag.We believe that property management should be a personalised service for you as a homeowner and your tenants. With reliability being top of our agenda, we treat your property management as we would our own. We seek to find the right balance for you
between acting in your best interests in regards to your property, being the ‘go-to’ for your
tenants and keeping you informed along the way.
Unlike other firms we charge for time taken to manage your property rather than a
percentage of rental income. Our fees include an affordable monthly retainer to cover the
basics and an hourly rate to cover any additional management.

Kensington Mums members receive their first monthly retainer fee for free. Quote
‘KENSINGTON MUMS’ on enquiry.
SpareMyTime also runs www.sparemytime.com an online directory supporting smaller, local
services all of whom we actively use ourselves or who have been personally recommended.
Quote ‘KEN MUM’ to receive 5% off your first booking.
For more information: melissa@sparemytime.com or call 020 3858 7588


 

Swimsuit with hidden magic 
When it comes to shape enhancing, confidence boosting swimwear, this stylish tie-dye number from Seaspray has it all. This fabulous shape wraps across the waist to effortlessly sculpt a flatting hourglass figure. The wraparound adds definition by framing your bust for a sophisticated finish. A secret layer of tummy control lining smooths over your silhouette to give you support exactly where you need it, while the adjustable straps allow you to find the find the perfect fit. We promise you won’t find a more comfortable swimsuit this summer.


The Hettie Company

kensington mums gift guideLooking for something different for you and your best friend ? The Hettie Company offers simple, elegant and high-quality accessories, perfect for fashion conscious owners and their pets . For summer our British lifestyle brand has fabulous choices in gorgeous pastels, evocative of summer flowers and perfect for pairing with lighter and looser clothing in the warmer months. Hettie create beautiful handbags and phone , tablet and cosmetic cases , which also offer rare sartorial coordination between hound and human .Pampered pooches can choose from a simple bow tie , practical leads and collars up to the more luxurious coats and harnesses.


Pamper yourself this Summer

kensington mums gift guideSummer is upon us. Hurrah! Wedding season, garden parties & a whole host of events that demand we stay looking fabulous. As a professional Hair & Make up Artist with over 20 years experience in the international Film Industry & ‘Tatler’ recommended, I can help. Since having my 2 kids, I have gone solo and am now offering Hair & Make up services for events & weddings etc. I also run private, 1 to 1 or small group make up lessons, as well as the highest quality hair extensions on the market. All of this in the comfort of your home. Let me turn you into the leading lady at your very own red carpet moment. Check out her website for more information.


Doodle Nest

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Doodle Nest transform children’s artwork into stunning coffee table books, sleek framed collages and personalised greeting cards.

We all know how easily children’s creations can pile up; managing and future-proofing this beautiful clutter can seem like mission impossible! Doodle Nest offer a fabulous solution for the busy parent, making it super simple to make the most of your children’s work, to create a permanent record, celebrate, enjoy and see it!

Doodle Nest’s bespoke art books are their signature product. They make perfect presents for parents and grandparents, and of course for children themselves who can take pride in their creations now and look back.

The process is as easy as it comes – order your box – send them your art – delight in your book! Once they receive your art, Doodle Nest professionally photograph, edit and layout each piece, then send you a digital proof for approval before printing.

Thanks to Doodle Nest’s expert design team, clever compositions, top quality materials and premium printing, this process really elevates your child’s adorable creations into a museum quality collection – one that you will all cherish for years to come.

Keep their art in your heART.


Marks & Spencers

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Be sure to be happy with one of our favourite “happy” chic straw basket bag. With gorgeous details, its handles are covered in colourfully woven threads and completed with tassel details. It makes an ideal beach bag, great for the busy Mum on the go and can fit so much. The playful slogan reminds you to “choose happy” always. Bag available from Marks and Spencer.


 

Children’s holiday journal

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Quirky Lime, a design studio specialising in transforming your child’s drawings into wall-worthy art…or rather… award-winning Junior Masterpieces.  We create bright, colourful, larger than life reproductions of favourite drawings produced by your child, creating a memory that lasts a lifetime. These Junior Masterpieces make ideal gifts for loved ones and can be designed to fit with any family home interior to celebrate your child’s creativity. . This colourful holiday journal is aimed at primary school-aged children and designed by Quirky Lime. In the journal children can write and draw about their family holiday. To help and inspire, the journal asks questions such as where they are going, what food and treats they tried, the highlights of the day and questions about the language and country. Once completed, it will be a great memory of the holiday and they could bring it to school in September. It is an excellent diversion while the grown-ups eat or have an aperitif!