For the mum who has just had a baby, to the mum who is going back to work, to the mum planning half term break, this month’s Citizen Enfant’s hotlist has something for every stage of motherhood.
Let’s not forget a Peppa Pig mention, and a quick workout facial with zero downtime (to squeeze in between school drop off, work meetings and holiday planning.) This is what we’re loving in this month’s Citizen Enfant’s hotlist.
STAY HERE Four Seasons Megève
The summer holidays have only just come to a close, but we know that October half term is on the horizon. Four Seasons Megève in the French Alps (under an hour from Geneva airport) has launched a new 6-day immersive experience for little ones to make the most of the Alpine environment and reconnect with nature. The 6-day course, designed to awaken their inquisitive minds with hands-on activities, will see the children explore the surrounding woodlands in the company of friendly donkeys (supervised by activity coordinators). Back at the hotel, the Kids’ Club welcomes children aged 4 to 12 to a magical world with ‘edu-tainment’ activities; the nearby garden is home to a playground that will keep both younger and older children entertained, whether gliding down the tree house slide or coming up close with chickens and ponies at the petting farm. And adults are equally satisfied with the hotel’s spa, cooking classes, or foraging experiences.
WEAR THIS Artipoppe
What has now become the benchmark of luxury yet practical mumwear, Artipoppe has become the staple for mums everywhere. As is very much our Citizen Enfants philosophy, Artipoppe ensures that style and understated cool do not disappear once you become a mum. As a long time fan of the brand, I would find myself drowning in the uninspired, ubiquitous pastels of baby wares. Dutch Brand Artipoppe, founded by Anna van den Bogert, puts these wrongs to right with its trailblazing carriers. With countless beautiful designs to choose from, amongst them ‘Tweed in cashmere’ to ‘leopard print’ to fringed carriers channelling Coachella vibes, it’s entirely possible you may end up with a full online basket of wishlists before you settle on your choice. Using organic linen to Egyptian cotton, velvet, silk and cashmere, Artipoppe’s price tag means its much higher than the regular baby carrier, but its design means that it not only looks good, it is also one of the easiest carriers around to use.
BUY THIS MORI meets Peppa Pig
Two of CF’s favourite brands for kids unite. Peppa Pig, meet MORI. Painfully cute and deliciously soft, MORI’s kids clothing is made from organic cotton and bamboo fabric, providing soft-as-a-cloud fabrics for delicate skins. The new range for 0–6-year olds features a charming signature print of Peppa Pig and her little brother George, across a collection of day, sleep, and bath time wear. The daywear range features tops, trousers, dresses and an adorable Peppa Pig reversible jacket. But its the bath time range that has won over CE mums with the Peppa Pig hooded towel with sweet Peppa Pig ears, a padded pig snout, and embroidered facial features. They can slip straight into MORI’s snuggly Peppa Pig sleepwear range. Now this should get them excited for bedtime.
SHOP THIS With Nothing Underneath, Tencel Shirt
Back to work? There’s only one sartorial essential that mums need. Smart, easy to wear, throw on shirts that take you threw the whole day. And who better than shirt brand With Nothing Underneath (WNU) who have just launched their iconic boyfriend shirt in Tencel, a silk-like lightweight drape that is crinkle and crease-free. The men’s shirt market is bursting, but WNU makes sure women’s shirts are perfectly made, taking the structure of a man’s shirt (even keeping the buttons on their side) and adjusting it perfectly for the female form, by dropping the shoulder a bit and adding some room in the body for busts. Adding to the existing range of organic linen, cotton, and hemp, the new Tencel range is designed to be a wardrobe staple, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable addition to your wardrobe.
BOOK THIS 'The Amani Method' Buccal Facial
A good massage is a great way to stimulate our muscles and help the lymphatic system drain properly. And with the extra water retention and swelling that builds up during pregnancy, particularly on the face, a buccal massage is an ideal massaging technique that is performed inside the mouth, rather than on top of the skin to stimulate lymphatic drainage and engage with muscles that you can’t connect with externally. Dimple Amani, famed for her massage technique, stimulates various ‘Marma’ points which also releases tension and headaches, opening up the sinuses and draining away excess toxins and excess lymph fluid. Following an external cleanse and facial massage, Dimple or one of her expert facialists, will wear gloves and insert their fingers inside your mouth to ‘intra-orally’ massage your facial muscles. Once you get over the absurdity of how it feels, you can begin to think of it as a workout for your face. Offering a great nonsurgical alternative for those who want a more sculpted look, the Buccal from Dimple Amani is your quick fix uplift from the minute you leave the room.