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Disko Kids Meets | Square Pegs

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Kids should always be allowed to unleash their creative side, and Square Pegs is making it more fun than ever. Hosting workshops and kid's parties all over the country from their signature rainbow trailer they've got everything your kids need to run wild with their imagination - from pop up die-dye stalls to collaging and fancy dress, it's all the fun without the cleaning up afterwards!  We caught up with co-founder Emma for a chat about all things creative, musical and independent. Tell us about Square Pegs - how did you come about starting up? We came up with Square Pegs as a way of offering unique creative experiences for children and their parents in settings that would inspire both parties....

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Disko Kids Meets | Don't Buy Her Flowers

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So your friend has just had a baby, or it's their birthday, or Mother's Day - what do you send? As lovely as it is to send a bunch of flowers, why not send something a little bit more personal, more practical and extra thoughtful? That's where Don't Buy Her Flowers comes in. Their hampers are specially designed for any occasion, from The Growing A baby Package to the Recovery Package and The Care Package with Gin, there's something for everyone. The hampers are packed with great quality products and you can even add Cook vouchers to any hamper for that extra treat. We caught up with founder and mum-of-two Steph to find out where it all came about, what a £1000 hamper might...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is creeping ever closer (26th March for those who aren't so prepared!) - Are your plans made? Presents bought? Hints hinted?! We treat our little ones all year round, so we've put together a gift guide of some of the best independent brand's gift ideas out there to treat the Mums in your life for a change. For the new mum There's nothing you need more when you first become a Mum (apart from maybe a few hours sleep!) than motivation. Hollie de Cruz (aka The Yes Mum) the lovely lady behind - London Hypnobirthing has created a selection of affirmation cards, for parents running businesses, going through fertility treatment and these gorgeous ones for new mums - perfect...

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Best Boy's & Girl's Backpacks

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It's finally looking like Spring is on it's way, and with sunny weather comes adventure, and what do you need for an adventure? Backpacks! We've scoured the net for some of our favourites, from brands such as Next and Zara, to Tiba and Marl and Tiny Cottons. Special shout-out to one of our favourite go-to online retailers Scout and Co for their fab selection including some of our faves below, and keep an eye out til the end for our special pick for the mamas...     1. NEXT METALLIC RUCKSACK - £20 2. MI-PAC MINI PUG PRINT BACKPACK - £29.99 3. TINY COTTONS GRID BACKPACK - €58 4. ZARA BACKPACK WITH BOW - £19.99 5. BEAU LOVES BACKPACK WITH...

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World Book Day

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Thursday is World Book Day across the UK. It may be a dreaded day of fancy dress nightmares for most, but it's also a celebration of writing, illustration and imagination that encourages creativity and freedom in our kids. We love the classics, such as Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Shirley Hughes, Julia Donaldson, and Topsy and Tim, and nowadays there's even more to choose from. Children's books are bright, exciting and often magical escapes for our kids, so finding lots to read is essential. Thankfully, there's a few websites we love which supply lots of great books perfect for bedtime stories: Small Print Online 'The home of captivating storytelling', Small Print is a family-run online store passionate about selling imaginative and creative books...

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Disko Kids Meets | The Fashion Craver

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After making the move from Executive PA in London and Manchester for 18 years to be a Personal Stylist, Emma Carr has never looked back. She began her own venture in Crave Personal Styling after studying at the London College of Style, and is now over 3000 people’s go-to inspiration over on Instagram. Juggling her business with being a mother to 5 year old Neve, Emma manages to look confident, cool and stylish whatever she does, always making a statement for style whether in her metallic silver boots or her leopard print coat. We caught up with her for a quick chat about what inspires her and where The Fashion Craver is going next… Give us a short history of The Fashion...

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Top Tots Trainers

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We love trainers here at Disko Kids so we’ve put together some of our favourites that we’ve found out and about at the moment.   1. ZARA - WHITE PLIMSOLLS - £19.99 Yes, they may get dirty pretty quickly, but there's nothing nicer in the Spring/Summer than a bright white trainer, and a little bit of sparkle is always a plus! 2. ZARA - ICE-CREAM HIGH TOPS - £19.99 We love these bright coloured high-tops - they're messy and creative and they'll go with anything. 3. NEXT BUNNY TRAINERS - £16-17 Is there anything cuter than kid's clothes with ears on? We don't think so - and these little bunny trainers are perfect for any little girl this summer time....

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Disko Kids Meets | Sulky Doll Styling

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Us ladies have got to keep up with our stylish kids nowadays, and with stylists like Sulky Doll (aka Donna McCulloch) providing all the inspiration you could need online, it's easier than ever. Since training at the London School of Styling, Donna is one of the leading ladies of styling, from working with brands such as BareMinerals and Stylist Magazine to styling the Scummy Mummies for red carpet events, to vlogging about 'School Run Style', she does it all whilst looking effortlessly fashionable. She's all about confidence and dressing to make you feel like you, so if you're looking for some encouragement and inspiration, look no further. We squeezed ourselves into her super busy schedule for a quick chat about what inspires her......

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Disko Kids Meets | GiGi Loves Blake

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With an ethos of #bekind and #begood and a minimalistic monochrome design, GiGi Loves Blake is an exciting new brand doing great things for charity as well as stylish mamas everywhere. Launched in 2016, their products range from T-shirts to tote bags to baby bibs and focus on the hashtag trend we all know and love - perfect for modern mums, whilst also raising money for important post-natal depression charities. We caught up with founder and mum-of-two Joey for a quick chat about what the business is all about... Tell us a bit about GiGi Loves Blake, how did you start out? Well, it's named after my kids - A girl, GiGi who is 4 and a boy, Blake, who is 1....

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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Of course, every day of the year should be filled with love, but whether you're a lover or a cynic Valentine's Day is nearly here and we think it's the perfect excuse to spoil your other half, or yourself! To get you in the mood we've put together some of our top present picks, including some from a couple of our favourite independent stores to get you inspired (or for your to drop hints to your other half with!) Stay tuned 'til the end, too, as we've got an exciting competition for the perfect Valentine's Day gifts for all the family. For the Music Lover Vinyl is most definitely making a comeback, and almost everybody's got some records hidden away in...

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