Tag Archives: Inspiration

Flower Workshop for Kids

7 Feb

Kids love to create, to imagine and to dream. This is both their natural skill and a rightful activity, which comes as a perk of the age group. So what better way to let their imagination run free, than inspiring them with real stories about invention and creation.

Catiouche Academy of Big Dreams was created by Lana Berglas, Creative Director of luxury brand Catiouche London, to encourage kids of all ages to ‘dream big’ by attending regular events with people-Inventors, Entrepreneurs and those who can teach kids creative skills, but most importantly show them a world of ideas.

The first workshop by the Catiouche Academy is on Sunday 10th February, called ‘My Beautiful Bouquet for My Beautiful Mummy’. It’s designed to get kids to learn about the world of floral design and to inspire them to look to nature for ideas. Led by Natasha Van De Minkelis of Flower Fashion, it’s a really fun way to see flowers in a new light and to get creative.

This Sunday’s workshop has been fully booked within hours, but do look out for future events and updates from the Catiouche Academy on their Facebook Page: Catiouche London or email info@catiouche.com

Catiouche Academy of Big Dreams Flower workshop

Five fun facts about flowers for kids in the meantime!

Catiouche Academy fact number 1: Broccoli is a flower as well as a vegetable.

Catiouche Academy fact number 2: In the 1600s in Holland, a single tulip bulb could cost more than a house.
Catiouche Academy fact number 3: in the tropics orchids grow high in the trees rather than on the forest floor
Catiouche Academy fact number 4: Bamboo can be a fast growing plant, some types can grow almost a metre in just one day!
Catiouche Academy fact number 5: The  blooms of the roses are edible and have the flavors of green apples and strawberries.

Magical Christmas for Kids by Catiouche London

28 Nov

What do kids love most at Christmas? Sparkles, magic, presents and stories. Stories is what makes the festive season so magical for kids. We love the brands with stories and this is why Catiouche is the brand we want the most this Christmas.

 

The luxury night wear brand for kids, Catiouche London, creates beautiful organic garments with prints from the Catiouche bedtime stories. Written by the author Santa Montefiore, the stories are about the girl Catiouche and the cat Max, their dreamy adventures and magical landscapes.

 

The latest story by Catiouche is called ‘The Red Planet’ and is available as a print on the soft Christmassy blanket.

Catiouche hold a number of interactive events for kids throughout the year, featuring bedtime stories by Santa Montefiore and their latest nightwear creations, so it’s worth keeping up with their announcements on their Catiouche London Facebook Page

The brand can be purchased online on http://www.catiouche.com/

 

Kid of the week and Marilyn Monroe

11 Nov
“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.”

-MM

The Girl: Do you have any kids?
Richard Sherman: No. None. No kids. Well, just one. Little one. Hardly counts.

-from The Seven Year Itch (1955) with Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― MM, Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― MM

“Dietrich made sex remote, Garbo made it mysterious, Crawford made it agonizing, but Monroe makes it amusing. Whenever a man thinks of Marilyn, he smiles at his own thoughts.

-Milton Shulman about Marilyn

“She’s worth all the trouble.”
-Joshua Logan to Laurence Olivier about Marilyn

Have a Good Weekend!

Scarlet M

Kid of the Week is blogging

22 Sep

Scott-Schuman a.k.a Sartorialist

One of the most sophisticated and influential male bloggers out there!

“To be honest, this is the entire reason I started The Sartorialist. I was hungry for a set of visual references. If I thought someone was dressed well, I wanted time to look back at images and go over them – to learn why I thought that, since sometimes in the moment it’s hard to piece it all together.” SS

“Like almost everyone out there, I am hypercritical about how things fit on me.” SS

“Q: What inspires you? A: My wife Garance Doré.” SS

On the Street , New York City

Photography from the Sartorialist.com

Blog away and have a sunny Weekend!!

http://www.thesartorialist.com/

http://www.garancedore.fr/en/category/illustration/

Scarlet M

Alice in Wonderland ” is Curiouser and curiouser!”

26 Aug

Alice:
I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

The Hatter:
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

The Queen
Now, I give you fair warning, either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time! Take your choice!

More Alice: http://johoffberg.com/tag/alice-in-wonderland/

Have a great Friday and remember:
“Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.”

Scarlet M