Scandinavian Christmas Winter Wonderland with Skye & Scott in Amsterdam

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This Christmas, we enjoy our time to celebrate Skye’s birthday (Skye is two now!) and Christmas in this houseboat in the west of Amsterdam.

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This house is filled with a modern and warm Scandinavian theme with festive spirit, with a Morocco carpet just in and sofa in Safari colour, Christmas tree from local store Karwei. Designed by mum Annelies Dorsman, she does not have a design background but an immerse interest in interior and styling. How amazing it is! She is super sweet and personable, and happy to share her styling and time with her kids Skye and Scott at her blog.

We have so much fun as we echo with the idea to let the kids play and be themselves, explore around the universe!

We had an interview with Annelies to share some design inspirations with us!

Design Inspirations

Q: What are the ideas when you work on the design of house? What inspirations do you draw from to make a collection?

A: Most of the inspiration I get from Instagram and Pinterest. But also I follow my own insights. When I have an idea, I know exactly what I want and go on a search the find the perfect colours and items with it. I don’t necessarily follow the trends.

Q: How often do you change the set up at home?

A: I think it’s never the same a whole year around. The last room I’ve changed is Scott’s Bedroom. And a half year before that Skye’s room. Also a few months ago we got a new couch and a few weeks ago a big, Moroccan carpet. Since these latest additions, it finally feels complete.

Tips in home styling…

Q: Do you have some tips for mums to decorate their house?

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A: Sure! Don’t let kids take over your house. Make a corner of a playground for them in such a way you can enjoy your home without all the toys. You’re not only a mom. You’re still you. You’re still a wife, a friend, a partner. You name it. Don’t forget that when decorating your living room.

And very important for me: make sure all the spaces in your house have the same vibes. Use the same colours /tints and materials in the rooms.

Celebrating Skye’s birthday!

For this winter wonderland photoshoot with everything in our dreamy pastel colour tones, baby Skye and Scott are blowing out candles together for Skye’s birthday! We have the dreamy set up and props from local design stores HEMA and card design from local studio Studio Maria-Loïs in front of the well-lit moon as the backdrop.

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Aww… See Skye is excited to have the candles light up!
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Mama Annelies lighting up the candles!

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Trying very hard to blow out all the candles! 😀
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I love the idea that Annelies would change around the design organically from time to time.

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We are so much in love with the Scandinavian Christmas theme with a modern twist.

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Hope you find the design inspirations useful. Wish you a Merry Christmas!

Also, featured on Amsterdam blog, Christmas Winter Wonderland Birthday fotoshoot , welcome to check out!

Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Design | Annelies Dorsman at Dirksdotter
On Scott:
Hoodle | Nununu
Pants | be kind
Blouse | HEMA
On Skye:
Dress | Neck & Neck
Christmas Tree | Karwei
Christmas Props | HEMA
Card Design | Studio Maria-Loïs

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Merry & Bright Christmas

It’s Christmas time! We are welcoming the festive spirit with a lovely Christmas tree, merry and bright lights, together with the pastel snowy look of Violet.

It’s the second time for our photoshoot. We are so delighted to prepare for the shoot each time with Violet’s mum, LamLam together. It’s amazing to co-create our photoshoot as we share our vision and aesthetics in minimalism, celebrating on the idea, “Less is more”.

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Childhood is all about dreams and aspirations that we would like to achieve. We enjoy our time catching the star with Violet, honouring the beauty of love while enjoying the time for support and unity together.

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“I try my best to give a secure and supportive environment for Violet, so that she feels loved and is willing to explore around and take on the adventure in life.” shared by Violet’s mum, LamLam. I feel very touched by listening to her. We are connected and committed to support kids for a better future.

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We have so much fun and notice that Violet is like a magician playing with the magic ball! We can’t help laughing a lot!

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The focus this time is on baby Violet, as parents hope to capture the lovely time of just her! Yet, we try to include a few family portraits so Violet can see how deeply parents love her!

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Photography: Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Styling: Little Stories – the Moment by Amy with LamLam
Clothing: Zara

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Love from Australia | HK Maternity Photo with ChingChing

a city with two tales

Ching Ching is a flight attendant from Hong Kong while her husband is an engineer from Australia. Ever since they fell in love with each other, they have been working hard to make communication across different time zones between Hong Kong and Australia. It’s interesting to notice two clocks at their house.

Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Although they are now both in Hong Kong, they keep the two clocks as memories that they’ve worked it through the geographical difference. Phew! You two made it!

Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Preparation

Ching Ching and husband have been working hard to read through the books from taking care of the diets to educating child, going to the prenatal classes, saving up the newborn clothes and preparing for the baby room… I can imagine how much effort my parents have put in us throughout our growing journey! And that’s why we are capturing the photos so that Mirabel can look back how much her parents love her!

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Ching Ching’s hubby has finished reading the book to prepare the coming of baby Mirabel!
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Welcoming a home party for mamas-to-be!
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Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Ching Ching is so joyful to share with us on the collection of the clothes from newborn to baby wear, with this pretty dress chosen for Mirabel’s 100 day celebration!
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Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
saying hi to the coming Australian x Hong Kong baby with this Koala bear!
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy
Hong Kong Maternity Lifestyle Home Shoot with ChingChing | Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as we do 🙂

Photography & Styling | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Makeup & Hair Styling | Hoby Wong Makeup
With Ching Ching

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Growing love from Paris | Lifestyle Home Session

“La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel,”
Victor Hugo
French poet

(Life is like a flower of which love is like honey.)

Growing love from Paris

With baby girl Fleur (meaning of Flower in French), we can feel the lingering love all over in this family under the magic of “honey” in Victor Hugo’s word.

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lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong

Rooted the seed of love from Baby’s name

Although baby Fleur is from an Australian family, baby Fleur got a French name as her parents Gabby and Tony got engaged in France back then! They named their baby as a way to celebrate and remember their engagement in France. It’s like a living fairy tale!

Let’s get drowned in love of this love story…

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Shared parenting activity: Read with kids

We have so much fun in reading and playing with Fleur! Gabby shared with us that she loves reading, so she’s delightful to read over the stories over and over!

So we moved on to cover her reading and her parents reading to her! What a sweet memory to look back in future!
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lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
The sweet hugging that you feel secured and warm from mummy!
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
Share with baby girl Fleur about the love story between her parents getting engaged in Paris!
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
Daddy’s time for sweet cuddle 🙂 Such a sweet scene that is hard to forget!
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Hong Kong

Precious Family Time at Beach

We enjoyed a lovely morning in Repulse Bay for the shoot, at G&T’s favourite beach conveniently located with car parks, and some quality time to build around the “Eiffel Tower” – as G&T’s beautiful memories as engagement together!

I wish someone has taken pictures for me when I was a kid with my parents! So I know how much they love me ever since and then I would treasure the moment a lot.

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And we head to the beach for some fun!
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, Growing Love from Paris
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, Growing Love from Paris
lifestyle family shoot with Gabby & Tony in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, Growing Love from Paris

Hope you enjoy as much as we do for the photo shoot with this sweet family!

Photo | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Film | Fujifilm Pro 400H
Film Processing | Richard Photo Lab
Venue | Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

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Joy of Reading | Valerie

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles W. Eliot

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Reading becomes a bigger part of life when we grow. Be our accompany to experience the world together. We selected our favourite books to showcase this time with you by artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.

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Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Diving in the world of book is so much joy! Do you read with your baby? It means a lot when you engage with her/ him and explore the new world together.

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

That is to experience ups and downs, learning new things together, as a magical experience.

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

With the emergence of smartphones and tablets, we are using smart devices for reading more often and we are moving away from paper.

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Will screens replace paper in the future?

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

Future of Reading with kids - Little Stories - the Moment by Amy

We explored the issue with Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, check out on photo article below written and captured by us on “Future Reading: Paper or Pixel”.

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Valerie is with us for the shoot featured on Youth of Hong Kong on the quarterly journal of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group (HKFYG) on Future of Reading.

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Extended Reading:

Are paper books really disappearing? BBC 24 January 2016

Your paper brain and your Kindle Brain aren’t the same thing PRI 18 September 2014

How green is my iPad? New York Times 4 April 2010

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