A weekend escape to Winter and Norefjell, Norway

by Scandinavian mum

Winter Wonderland might be just a bit closer than what you think it is. Norefjell is a mountain area and ski resort, a beautiful piece of Scandinavia and one of its kind, situated just an hour outside the Norwegian capital. Family friendly, or perfect as a romantic getaway. Whatever you choose you are sure to experience a something rather special.

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Angry Stella by Sigve Aspelund for Pale Cloud

by Scandinavian mum

Pale Cloud – A new high end brand for fashion forward girls 0-6 years. Pale Cloud is the brainchild of the talented Norwegian designer Marion and her husband Ian, highly inspired by their daughter.

The couple’s international experience and Marion’s expertise within the high end and luxury marked is very obvious in Pale Cloud’s very first collection for Autumn Winter 2011.
The garments have been beautifully cut and tailored. The finest materials have been used; Silks, Cashmere, Alpaca and Angora. The colour palette has a delicate look, with dusty pinks, cream and greys as well as neutrals tones. There is the charm of old classic elements twisted into contemporary design to embrace the fashion forward girl.

Ian about the photo: “Stella lives in Oslo and the photo was shot by the awarded Norwegian photographer Sigve Aspelund. This was the only time Stella was upset during the entire shoot but the image just stood out.”
Apparently both Angry Stella and the collection by Pale Cloud got lots of attention at Pitti Bimbo. So maybe we’ll see a happier Stella next time?

For details, please visit www.pale-cloud.com or visit their stand at Bubble London in a few days! Meanwhile take a look at these pictures from Pitti Bimbo, by Pale Cloud

Warm and dry with wool underwear

by Scandinavian mum

I couldn’t help thinking about wool today. It was drizzling on the way to school and properly pouring on my way back home. Luckily I was dressed in wool, so I stayed comfortable, warm and dry.
With weather like what we have now it’s nothing more comfortable than wool or wool mix underwear. For our children as well.
I spoke with a pregnant friend on the phone this morning. She was listing up her shopping list of baby gear that she want to have sorted before the little one arrives. We were discussing newborn clothes and she was asking questions like “How many baby grows do I need to start off with” etc. And my mind kept wandering off, again thinking off wool.
I think the following would be on my shopping list for any newborn; Wool underwear from Norwegian brand Lilli & Leopold. Soft organic merino wool. So comfortable with such a sweet expression. When only the best is good enough.

Photo: Lilli & Leopold

22 of December, winner of a baby blanket by Lille Lam

by Scandinavian mum

The winner of 22th of December and a soft knitted baby blanket by LilleLam is

Natalie Goatley!

Congratulations! We have sent you an email! Will you please replay with your full name and address to us on:
post@littlescandinavian.com and one warming winter essential for your baby will be on it’s way to you!

Todays giveaway is warm, high quality baby blanket, knitted in soft merino wool, by LilleLam. A must have during such a frosty winter as now! Size 75 cm x 100 cm, retails for €82.

About Lille Lam
LilleLam was established by two newly-become-mothers finding it hard to get hold of garments for children in pure wool, with an outstanding and functional design, and which does not irritate the skin of the babies and children.
This was the beginning of LilleLam, producing high quality garments in close collaboration with Norwegian designers and produced in 100% soft merino wool.
The design has simple yet with embroidery and patterns sourced from their Nordic heritage.

Great importance has been placed on the practical solutions of the garments, but also on possibility of “growth”. Fold-ups are employed wherever it is possible, so that the child can use the garment through several seasons.
Whereas the design recalls elements of the past, the clean and pure wool material is based on the latest technological development. The wool is of the softest kind and does not itch or irritate the skin. The wool is “super-wash” treated and can consequently safely be washed in the washing-machine on a wool program without shrinking or change of dimensions.

LilleLam is available at stylejunta.com or see the whole collection at lillelam.no

21th of December, winner of a gorgeous dress by Jumina

by Scandinavian mum

The winner of 21th of December and a gorgeous girls winter dress by Jumina Design is

Gemma Westacott!

Congratulations! We have sent you an email! Will you please replay with your full name and address to us on:
post@littlescandinavian.com including the desired size and one fantastic dress will be on it’s way to you!

This gorgeous girls winter dress is available in 2-4, 4-6 og 6-8 years (retail price £69), the matching scarf (retail price £28) is not included, but could be purchased seperatly.

About Jumina
Jumina design is handmade norwegian design. The clothes are all in natural materials and organic Fair trade cotton.
The designer behind the concept is Elisabeth Grønning Rognmo from Stavanger, Norway. She has 3 children that give her lots of inspiration for the work she does.
Elisabeth is creative and environmentally aware, and gives quality a top priority, which characterize the clothes from Jumina design. All clothing and accessories are designed and handmade in only a few copies by Elisabeth herself. You will not find a garment that is completely identical.

Find out more about Jumina Design, the Norwegian fairytale or visit jumina.no to view the current collection.

Jumina will be present at Bubble London with stand number B40 in February, with their comin AW11 collection. If you’re going we higly recommend viewing the coming collection and catch up with the charming designer behind the brand. Here’s a sneakpeak, preview of AW11 by Jumina Design: