Monthly Archives: June 2011

Festival Project

Great to see pics from last summer by Elena Neocleous!  Worth waiting for the pics from the Olive Loves Alfie dressing up camp at LolliBop last summer bought back lots of sunny memories of a great weekend that has already inspired lots of new ideas and made us look forward to the summer holidays even more […]

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Love Your Pics

We loved the feature we had in The Guardian last month about our creative ideas for family homes.  Keep it simple but love your photos. 1.  print your fav photos on regular A4 paper on your home PC printer 2. coat the back with spray mount 3. stick up rows of landscape and portrait photos to […]

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Our Pick Of The Week

   Our favourite children’s knitwear from a selection by  Tootsa MacGinty available from    The sandal of the summer that brings back memories of 70’s beaches and dunes  from Sun-San – Salt Water Sandals  available    from    The perfect thermos to take to the park or on a picnic from Blafre available at

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Under Canvas & Stars Away From Home

When we were at The Wychwood Festival a few weeks ago we found ourselves in a huge teppee belonging to our new friends at  The Bushcraft Company.  It bought back memories of camping in the 70’s, with the Girl Guides,  and of the excitement of spending a few days under canvas and the stars away from […]

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Fly Me Away In A Marimekko Hot Air Balloon

photography copyright … Olive Loves Alfie I’m not a big of straight up and down runway shows but can’t help but love the authentic Marimekko way…fresh air, fresh faces, real people and bold, bright, beautiful, brilliance.  Olive Loves Alfie’s pick of the Marimekko high summer 2011 collection that was shown in a park  in central Helsinki […]

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BoyGirl Style From Our Favourite New British Label

We opened Olive Loves Alfie in 2006 against a predictable and perscriptive landscape of pink and blue gender specified clothing.   When I spoke to people about my stance and concept of trying to encourage authenticity in our children I could see that I wasn’t on my own and that it was time for a new way of […]

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