Thursday, 15 March 2012

eggs and elephants

For those of you who haven't had a chance to get to central London recently, something strange has been you can see here.

Dotted around town are just over 200 uniquely crafted eggs, created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers and hidden across the capital.

On the short walk from Oxford Circus station to our Kingly Court baby boutique I spotted these beauties (and when I went out for lunch I found a couple I'd missed!). There's even one in the courtyard downstairs, which we posted on our facebook page as soon as it appeared. If you haven't already 'liked' our facebook page it's where we post all of our most up to date Carry Me Home news. And a lot of fun, silly lovely things too :)

But what are they for? In aid of the charities 'Elephant Family' and 'Action for Children', the Big Egg Hunt aims to be a record breaking egg hunt across Central London. You can download a form and join in, or if you're feeling flush even bid to own an egg yourself! All the details about it can be found here:

I've had a look through all of the eggs, and I think this one shown below is the most Carry Me Home! Created by artist Joanne Holbrook, her aim was ' create a design which appealed to children - that was fun to look at and included images of London children would be familiar with...' It would look perfect in the shop, but current bidding has it at £2,100!

And for those of you who can't make it to London, never fear! If you're an elephant fan, our ever popular elephant lights and mobile (as seen below) can be found right here, along with a big lovely selection of baby gifts, clothes, toys and accessories for that special little someone.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Made for Mother's Day

How time flies! Can you believe it's already March? The weather is as unpredictable as ever, but fingers crossed for spring time sunshine soon!

Of course there is one VERY special event that is happening this month...Mother's Day! That's right, if you hadn't already got it circled on the calendar and underlined in the diary, it's on Sunday 18th March.

Here at Carry Me Home, we think it's very important indeed to show mums some TLC and give them a big thank you. And mums, there's nothing wrong with a bit of self-gifting either!

So, we've put together a few Mother's Day gift ideas (as always available online and in our Kingly Court baby boutique) that we're sure any mum would love to receive!

How about a 'Boo Boo' gift box containing lots of beautiful lotions and potions for any new or expectant mum to pamper herself with?

Or there's our ever popular 'I love chocolate so does my mum' which comes in a bib or baby grow and would make a super gift alongside a nice big box of chocs, mmm...

And for that extra special gift, why not get your bib, baby grow, hat or t-shirt personalised? It makes a unique present and is sure to win many brownie points (that's a hint for the dads!)!

Whatever you do and wherever you are have a super day, and mums put your feet up and enjoy! x