New Kids Kicks – Late Night Pack Vans

It’s January. You’re on a mission to shed those extra lbs gained over Xmas. You find yourself wandering over to the fridge, opening it, peering in, looking at all the things that are ‘no no’s” and then bitterly going back to what you were doing before. But thanks to Vans and moi, you can indulge your piggy self in January with zero calories and tonnes of style with their new line brilliantly called “Late Night Pack”.


Vans delivers your favourite hot and ready, after-hours snacks on a tasty selection of footwear for men, women and kids. Whatever your vice, the Vans Late Night Pack has got your taste buds covered when the munchies set in. Which for me is at the end of every sentence I write for the blog…

Read more

Customise Those Kids Kicks – Free!

You know how it goes. It’s time to leave. You’re late. The kids are not listening. Your husband is getting irritated. You’re screaming. At everyone. The kids come downstairs. Then you need to lace their shoes. Aaaaaaaaargh. It’s not pretty. But stop. Rewind. I have a solution. Not, it’s not divorce – but rather laces that pretty much lace themselves. Nice. Look here…


Say hello to U-Lace. Each U-Lace spans a single set of sneaker eyelets and easily snaps in. Did you know that kids spend an average of 7-10 minutes lacing sneakers?? But that’s not the only good thing about these.

Read more

Top 10 Summer Shoes for the Under 10’s

A brilliant new exhibition hits the V&A this month – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. All I know is that in my life, it always seems the prettier the shoe, the more pain!

Caroline Groves Parakeet Shoes 2014 courtesy of ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ Exhibition’V&A

And if that’s not inspiration enough to get busy with summer shoes, here’s something for you.  My Top 10!

Well, according to the bleeding calendar – summer is upon us. Now for me, who is always cold, the idea of my little pedicured tootsies even peeping out of a sandal, sends shivers, literally, down my spine. However whether we like it or not, summer stock will be exiting stores soon to make way for winter clothes – so we need to get our kids’ summer shoe act together. Pronto. Let’s go!

1. I love everything by fave brand of mine Louise Misha – she owns summer! €65


Read more

Style Spotter – Club Tropicana

Tropical fashion is topical. It’s hot hot hot for summer. Not just this year – but pretty much every year.


Now I’m not advocating a top to toe palm leaf look. UGH! But your kids should definitely dip their toes into this trend. Quite literally – with these brilliant high tops by Love Made Love. Look..


Read more