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Boxing Day will be fun!

26 Dec

Conran store in South Kensington has created the most spectacular windows this Christmas. The pear shaped bells and giant balls evoked the true festive spirit and a real life Santa climbing the stores of the building was a favourite with kids.

Conran windows shopping Christmas

 

Now that the sale sign has gone up and the stunning designs are gone, a quick look at the goodies on sale. Do go, it’s a delight for the whole family.

Conran Christmas shopping

The store was decorated with neon signs and ultra modern lighting, signposting between Kids, Home, men, women and stocking fillers.

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The kids section has a lot of retro inspired gifts from a Harmonica to cooking sets, Wizard of Oz book edition and great lighting for kids.

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We were especially interested in spotting one of these: the socks for the young champions by Trumpette. Beautiful packaging http://www.trumpette.com/

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Happy shopping on this Boxing Day!

Chapter 2: Aphrodite inspires Athena to try out Ballet

9 May

Aphrodite was the Goddess of Ballet and Gymnastics. A graceful princess, she was returning from her ballet lessons at the cherry orchard, when she saw Athena and Apollo.

‘Hey Athena, the lesson was so much fun today. I was watching a video about my great great grandma Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty and Youth. She was such a talented dancer, now i know whom i got my special moves from! It was the ‘Swan Lake’ that she was performing, she was wearing a white tutu and white feathers in her hair and moving so graciously across the stage in tiny fluttering steps (called Pas).. like this… see now i am doing first position, now it’s a curtesy and now a jump.

‘Aphrodite, you look beautiful, i wish i can dance like that as well!’

‘Well, we willl! I am rehearsing for the Olympic Ballet Performance in July, let’s meet at the cherry orchard. Do you have a tutu to wear?

‘A tutu?’ asked Athena

‘Yes, a tutu is a special dress that you wear for ballet. For rehearsals it’s quite simple, a stretchy tight body and a small light skirt, but at the actual performances there are just beautiful costumes. We can look through some of the most beautiful ones together?’

‘It sounds like fun! Yes, I would love to. I never tried Ballet before. Is it difficult?’

‘Oh, athena, it’s not difficult at all, but you have to pay attention and repeat after me. Before we learn to dance, you need to learn French. All the ballet moves are in French, because France is where the ballet was born’.

‘I can’t wait. Aphrodite what are the words I need to know?’

‘Ok. First: À la seconde. Comsa!

‘I really like  ‘A la seconde’ said Athena. Am I doing it right? What’s next?’

Oh next, my favourite! A ‘Grand Jeté’ – you do it comsa Athena: you jump up in the air and float gracefully before landing very quietly. You start from one leg and land on the other, it’s a split in the air. It is most often done forward and usually involves doing full leg splits in mid-air. It consists basically of a grand écart with a moving jump. I think. Got it?’

‘I think so shouted Athena happily, jumping high into the air…

Athena and Aphrodite are wearing sportswear for children by Yummy & O.L.M.P.C

Pre-orders available now katerina@yummyolympic.com

Full collection launching soon on yummyolympic.com

Yummy & O.L.M.P.C. sportswear launch

14 Mar

Yummy & O.L.P.C. is elegant sportswear for kids, inspired by the original Olympians, the greek Gods. Kids can have fun dressing up as almighty heroes and choosing their favourite olympic characters. Our first olympians are: Athena, the goddess of Scooter; Aphrodite, the goddess of Ballet; Zeus, the god of Football and Apollo, the god of Tennis.

The launch is coming soon. Keep in touch for the date and our sports launch event for the little ones

Y & O team