Author Archives: kim cotton

Thrifting at Little French Heart

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Thrifting at Little French Heart is all about that beautiful notion of supporting sustainability, upcycling, preloving, giving, paying it forward. Thrifting at the Heart allows you to sell preloved items from brands available at the Heart, and in turn buy preloved from fellow sellers. How it works for Thrift Sellers You can apply to sell […]

Keeping Children Connected to Nature

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The benefits of your children playing in nature will nurture them as they grow. Read below to find easy ways for you to connect your child with nature and enjoy the together time. At a recent showing at our new gallery in Bundeena, artist Gillian Hughes talked about her concern with Nature Deficit Disorder, a […]

How to Pronounce Children’s Brand Konges Slojd


Bonjour Cherie, Danish brand Konges Slojd is known among so many of us because of its kooky, thoughtful and poetic products for our children. But how do you say it? It’s quite easy, really. Phonetically it can be heard as Konges Shloyd! You can hear it here. How did the brand take on such a […]

Easter Tea Parties for Love and Learning with your Darling

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Easter tea parties, any tea parties, offer a beautiful way to connect with your darling. They also have wonderful learning opportunities that will last a life time. Words by KIM COTTON, images by JESS FARTHING.     An Easter Tea Party offers focused time with your little one that you may not ordinarily have. It’s […]

Create an Easter Nature Tree with your Children

Easter Tree - Little French Heart

Creating an Easter Nature Tree is great fun with the kids because there are so many beautiful activities to be discovered within it. Find these ideas for your Easter Nature Tree to make during the holidays and enjoy the beautiful creative time with your children. In a nutshell: Take the theme of a woodland forest, […]

Senger Naturwelt ~ What You Need to Know About Your New Plush Toy

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Read this guide from Senger Naturwelt to understand how to safely use the heat packs and to answer those curious questions you may have about these very special, beautiful soft plush earth friendly toys.  How do I warm or cool my SENGER Cuddly Animal? To heat your cherry stone or grape seed pillow: ½-1 minute in […]

Little French Heart Bundeena ~ Beach, Nature & Flow Shopping

Little French Heart Bundeena Store - Beach Toys

Bonjour Cherie, When you come to Little French Heart Bundeena, you come for a wellness experience ~ beach, nature and flow shopping. What is Flow Shopping? You take a little time out to get back to nature, to focus on the kids, spend time with family or friends, and breathe. The time passes but you […]

Bonjour Diary Outlet Bundeena Sydney

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Discover the most exciting children’s clothing brand Bonjour Diary at Little French Heart Store Bundeena, Sydney. Find past Bonjour seasons and latest seasons on sale in store, and buy clothing for your children that is poetic, beautifully made and exquisitely designed. See the amazing details and find one-off clothing items from Bonjour’s early releases. Bonjour […]

Little By Little, A Montessori ​Guide to Preschool Preparation

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Montessori expert based in Paris, France, Kay Duffy, has created for us this short guide Petit à Petit: Little by Little – A Montessori Guide to Preschool Preparation. It’s a beautifully written, simple to understand piece that offers a pathway for parents to help their children thrive as they take the first steps towards preschool. […]

Year of the Rabbit ~ Calm Decor, Gentle Living

Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Roxana - Little French Heart

In the Year of the Rabbit we can all take a moment to breathe, to be gentle on ourselves, and to those around us, and to go with the flow. It’s a year to create calm spaces in our homes; in our children’s rooms. For our children born under this sign, they are said to […]

Pain d’Epices: French Ginger & Orange Cake

Pain d Epices Jeniffer Pogmore - Little French Heart

This beautiful and simple pain d’epices or Ginger Bread recipe for a Christmas dessert or tea with friends has been kindly offered to us by Jennifer Pogmore, Pastry Chef to Chateau Gudanes. Adding the orange gives it a little sweetness against the spice. The simple decorations make it look special without too much effort in […]

Beautiful Gifts for Baby’s First Christmas

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The Magic of Christmas is really the magic of childhood. It’s a time that allows us to create a story for our children that they take with them as they grow. It’s exciting, full of wonder, of family joy and warmth. See our edit of sweet Christmas gifts for children in the early years from […]

The Most Beautiful Toy Stores in Paris

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The most beautiful toy stores in the world are found in Paris They will beckon you to a place of childhood wonder and old world charm. You will find the traditional toy stores of Paris in locations as enchanting as the stores themselves: in secret passages and in trendy Parisian enclaves, which makes discovering them […]

Make Montessori Peaceful Potions

Montessori Mind - Peaceful Potions

Make these beautiful Montessori Peaceful Potions for a fun activity with your child. It’s a lovely way to learn about science through watching how chemical reactions work. This activity was designed by our gorgeous Montessori Consultant Kay of The Montessori Mind. Ingredients: Dried Lavender Dried Rosebuds Little fondant stars or hearts Fizz: equal parts baking […]

Stylish French Baby Names By Gabrielle Paris

Gabrielle Paris - Top French Girls and Boys Names

Finding the most beautiful and unique name for your baby may be made easier with this list of the top Stylish Girls and Boys Names French parents are naming their children. The French Baby Name list has kindly been put together by the team at Gabrielle, Paris which specialises in beautiful baby bedding. The names […]

Romantic Art in the Heart of Paris ~ Watercolours by Manonboudoir

Watercolours by Manon Boudoir - Paris 2022

If you happen to be in Paris now you may wish to amble over to the classic Le Marais district to see a romantic art exhibition Watercolours by ManonBoudoir being held at the beautiful Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais.     About the artist Julie is a published artist and creator of @Manonboudoir, an online boutique […]

Create your DIY Maileg Dream Dollhouse

Maileg DIY Dream House - Happy Little Girl - Jess Farthing Little French Heart

Beautiful mother and creative stylist Jess Farthing recently found an old dollhouse on an online marketplace. What was going to be a quick clean up to give her daughter a toy has become a DIY task reminiscent of The Block. Jess gives her tips on how to transform a preloved dollhouse into a dream home […]