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35 Kingswood Road
London, SW2
United Kingdom

Unisex childrenswear brand Made in Britain. Merino wool bobble hats, blankets, family skin care, baby teething necklaces, organic skin care, buggy blankets, picnic blankets, baby shower gift, pillow spray, wall stickers, 

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These are a few of our favourite things...

Cal Begley

If you are still stuck for some Xmas ideas we have gathered together some of our favourite things from some lovely independent brands....

FOR A MERRY XMAS....

THIS MAMA DOES, Xmas cards for parents. HONEYWELL BAKES, dachshund through the snow biscuits. POP & POM, festive wall garlands. POSTBOX PARTY Christmas crackers.

FOR THE HOME.....

LOVE INC, neon star sign. DILLI GREY, hand wood-block printed blanket. SEVIN LONDON, gorgeous candle. TINK-A-LINK, personalised mobile phone case with charms.

FOR HER.....

LALA & BEA, organic 'star' jumper. REW, beautiful scarf. RARE PEAR, cool cross-body metallic bag. ETHEL & PO, pretty rose gold & silver bracelet.

FOR HIM .....

LALA & BEA, Mr Claus organic tee. COPPER & SABLE, Christmas Spirit decanter. THE WRITE SOAP, personalised key ring. THE ORIGINAL LACES CO, colourful shoe laces

FOR THE KIDS .....

LALA LOVES DECOR, personalised name wall deco. MAGIC DOOR, sparkly fairy door for your elf on a shelf or the tooth fairy. THE REWARD BOX, reward box with stars. COLOUR ME FUN, colourful alphabet crayons. 

FOR BABY .....

WILLA & BOBBIN, angel wings wall decor. WE ARE SCAMP, baby's first Xmas baby grow. THE MILK COLLECTIVE, cute milk bottle baby rattle. ALBETTA, gold stars angel wings baby grow. 

STOCKING FILLERS .....

LULLABUY,  mini star light. LARA & OLLIE, teething necklace and bracelet. HISTORY HEROES, card games.  LOLLIPOP DESIGNS, polar bear origami notepaper set.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Cal Begley

Back to school, chilly days, evenings getting shorter...Autumn has arrived and (it seems just in time) so have our hats! 

On a bright Summer's morning a few months ago, we were really privileged to work with amazing photographer Julia Bostock, super-cool stylist Ashlyn Gibson from olivelovesalfie and make up artist Suzie Love, at Julia's calm and inspirational studio in Norfolk. We were shooting our hats and blankets, not the best time of year for woolies you would imagine, but the light was amazing and the models were adorable! 

It's always really exciting being on set. The buzz of everyone bouncing around ideas and seeing those initial designs sketched on paper finally coming alive is fantastic. Working with such creative people is inspiring and fun and watching it all come together after much careful planning just makes those sleepless nights worth while!

The models were fantastic too, some of them hadn't been on too many shoots before but they were amazing and actual did what they were asked, something I definitely struggle with getting my own kids to do!! 

We thought we'd share some images from behind the scenes with you....

If you think your child has what it takes to be in the next Lala & Bea shoot, then sent a few images of them, including head shot and a full body shot along with their name and age to hello@lalaandbea.com

Can't wait for the next one!! 

Why Rosehip oil (Rosa canina) is essential!

Cal Begley

Take a look at the amazing properties of Rosehip oil to see why we we so keen to use it in our nourish oil and nourish balm....

Rosehip is an amazing oil, packed with lots of natural goodness and has a number of benefits including the prevention and reduction of stretch marks, new scars and old scars (including chickenpox scars); rehydrating the skin; reducing acne scaring, wrinkles, age spots and repairing damaged skin cells. All great reasons we chose to use it in our nourish oil and nourish balm!

Rosehip is rich in Vitamin C, which is not only healing for the skin but is also a key ingredient in anti-aging products helping to boost collagen production and brightening the skin. Rosehip also contains Vitamin E which is very nutritious and also an antioxidant, which prevents the propagation of free radicals in the skin.

Stretch marks: because Rosehip oil is one of the few natural oils safe to use in pregnancy it's ideal to use on a growing belly and beyond pregnancy it's key in minimising the appearance of stretch marks and other scars. It's great at optimising healthy regeneration of skin cells and softening and smoothing scar tissue.

Ageing: the healing and repairing properties of Rosehip oil, coupled with Vitamin C can really benefit dry and mature skin. Using products which contain organic and natural ingredients are great help work against the ageing process the natural way as the continual use of products containing chemicals can in the long run add to the appearance of ageing on the skin. Rosehip oil is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients. 

Naturally relaxing: using Rosehip oil in massage and bath products helps to moisturise the skin and relax and rejuvenate the body. 

Itching: Rosehip can provide significant relief to itchy and inflamed skin associated with eczema and even ease the tight itchy sensation of over exposure to the sun and sunburn (only use once it stops feeling hot), so it's an ideal way for your skin to heal and repair naturally. It's known to rehydrate the skin, so used within a moisturising product it allows the skin to stay hydrated and have longer exposure to the Rosehip oil, in turn lessening the inflammation and aiding relief from discomfort.  

 

ORGANIC NOURISH BALM - £16.50

ORGANIC NOURiSH OIL - £14.50

 

Disclaimer: The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please seek medical advise from your GP if you have health concerns or skin conditions.

 

What's BEAN going on?

Caroline Begley

Whether you have acres or a small balcony, it's the right time of year to sow some seeds and grow-your-own. It's a great way for kids to gain an understanding of where their food comes from (apart from the supermarket) and maybe even nurture a love of gardening. It's really easy too and importantly, you don't need to look far for the ingredients.

You will need....

*a loo roll & newspaper or yogurt pot (make sure you pop a few little holes in the bottom)

*a handful of compost

*bean seeds 

*canes and string


There are several varieties of beans to choose from and you can buy seeds from gardening centres and even most supermarkets.

1. If you are using a loo roll, screw up some newspaper and place at one end to act as a stopper. If you are using  yogurt pot make sure you punch some holes in the base.

2 Fill the container 3/4 way with compost, pressing it down gently.

3. Water the compost so it is moist, but not soaked

4. Make a little hole with your finger in the compost and put in the bean seed/s, then cover with more compost and pat down gently.

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5. Place in a container and place on a warm window sill, keeping it moist but being careful not to over water

6. Your seedling should appear within 7-10 days. Once big enough you can them re-pot outside. Use the cane and string to keep the plant upright

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Please send us any pictures of the veg you grow over the Summer and any dishes you make with them!

Forest School

Caroline Begley

The days are getting longer and warmer, at last! What better way to while away a few hours getting back to nature making dens and having fun in the forest! 

Britain used to be covered in forests, many moons ago, we still don't have to drive too many miles to get to one - even in London - but during the long, wet winter it's easier (and less muddy!) to go to a soft play centre. Apart from the odd April shower, it's a great time to get stuck in and get out!

Children love to be outdoors, learning through playing and doing; fresh air and sunlight, playing in and around water, getting dirty & muddy and plenty of it (sometimes naked!) Take away the modern distractions of TV, video games and iPads and children find a balance and synergy with nature. 

Self-initiated and self-motivated play are one of the best ways for children to learn. Forest schools can facilitate this as well as help inspire confidence, social skills, communication, concentration and physical skills as well as knowledge and understanding. Look up one of the many forest schools around the country  http://www.forestschools.com/find-your-local-forest-school/?cn-s=&cn-cat=

Soon the forest floors will be covered in bluebells, an amazing sight. Get stuck in and get out! Oh, and don't forget to take your hat. Incase there is still a little nip in the air!

BUBBLE LONDON 2015 - ISLINGTON DESIGN CENTRE

Caroline Begley

BUBBLE LONDON - 1-2 FEB 2015

We were super excited about our first trade show where we were able to showcase our range to potential stockists from the UK and abroad, press, magazines & bloggers. We were in the Bubble GUM section for new brands and because we make everything in the UK (did we mention that?!) we were also in the HOMEGROWN section. There was a real buzz and excitement, despite the freezing cold weather outside.

We were over the moon to receive a 'Laura Loves' award!! Laura is the Editor of CWB magazine, a great trade and industry magazine which always features the most beautiful photography and interesting articles http://www.cwb-online.co.uk . Laura hand picks brands she likes at the show, so we were really honoured to receive the disk. 

Excitingly, Lala & Bea have also been featured in the Truly Madly Kids blog about Bubble - Abbieville Rd ?? 27th June in #tmk london, Skye, North West, South West and Cornwall revelling in urban & country adventure. Follow TMK on Twitter @TrulyMadly7 

Some very exciting things are in the pipeline, including being stocked Internationally from September 2015, which we are delighted about!! All Lala & Bea stockists will be listed on our stockist page shortly. 

The show also gave us the chance to meet other exciting new brands so we would like to give a shout out to a couple....

SLUGS & SNAILS - Luxury for little legs - is a fun tights brand aimed at boys (& girls). Super comfy tights come in a range of colours and fun designs including tractors, mushrooms, spiders, rainbows & boats to name but a few. They also have a range for adults!!

http://www.slugsandsnails.ie

LA PITCHOUNE  - Made to order luxury dresses for little girls ages 2 to 12 - Also Made in Britain, La Pitchoune make the most beautiful stylish couture dresses from lovely fabrics in gorgeous colours. Makes us want to be a child with a party invitation again for the day!

http://www.lapitchoune.com

STORKWERK - Stylish baby accessories designed for life on the go - A stylish accessories brand which brings practical but contemporary solutions to essential multi-functional baby products such as bibs and changing bags, designed with German efficiency.

http://www.storkwerk.com

LITTLE CHOOK - Cool printed Jersey brand for boys and girls 0-8 - Made using soft and hardwearing Cotton Jersey, Little Chooks colourful t-shirts, baby grows, pyjamas and apron are brightly coloured, cool and fun. All printed and made in the UK. 

http://littlechook.co.uk

CUDABOO - Snuggly Organic baby clothes - A supersoft range of playsuits, blankets and bibs made from Organic cotton jersey using playful cartoon animals to depict the age of the wearer.

http://www.cudaboo.com