Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Kids

A couple of last minute gift ideas for the kids. These gorgeous La Lovie cushions from The Ko Store are just divine and will look good in any girls room and be quite the hit. 

And secondly, I can totally vouch for these Micro Scooters. Since receiving theirs, Frankie and Patch have lived on these scooters. Perfect for when you are travelling to fold away in the car taking up next to no room and I can honestly say, such a smooth ride for your budding scooter goer. We purchased the cruiser which has bigger wheels making it easy and sturdy for the kids. 

Happy last minute shopping. 

Amy x

Adairs Spring

I am always a fan of working with Adairs. This time , I chose some beautiful bedding for Frankies room from their Spring range. I wanted to mix it up and add a playful print for Frankie. I went with a beautiful, fun floral print duvet to go along side blush linen accessories.

Its fair to say, Frankie is ecstatic and loves the new bedding so its a win in my books. And the great thing is the print of the duvet is so versatile. I can easily add blues and greens and it even looks great with a mustard throw. 

Amy x

This post is in collaboration with Adairs. I only work with brands and products that I love and that fit with my brand. 

Farmers New Season

It is an absolute pleasure to work with Farmers once again. The quality of their homeware products and brands are outstanding such as, Domani, Your Home and Garden, Linen House and Sheridan and once again, the summer home range did not disappoint. Being such a fan of linen, whites, creams and greens and various textures such as wood and velvet, I chose products to style based on this. Not a word of a lie, I was in the Farmers store for over two hours, constantly changing my mind as the range was exceptional.

In the end I went with a Domani Toscana white linen duvet teamed with white and off white pillow slips, a green Linen House velvet quilt, cream textured pom pom cushions from Your Home and Garden and gorgeous green Linen House patterned euros to tie the look together. What I love about the cushions and euro cushions is that I can easily change them around by putting them on sofas and chairs in my living room. 

What I found particularly helpful was being able to view the Farmers Home Directory before visiting the store and in store. I wanted to see what furniture and rugs were available and what was arriving soon so it was perfect for me to be able to view their new home directory and also a great way to seek inspiration when styling Farmers products. 

And once again the kitchenware did not disappoint, always one to shop for vases, coffee mugs and and dinnerware from Farmers, I was impressed, particularly by the contemporary clay and stoneware dinner sets.

Amy x

This is a sponsored post. I only work with brands and products that I love and that fit with Milo and Mitzys aesthetic. 

Seaside Home X Outdoor Games from Cranfields X Williams Eatery

Its no secret that it is my absolute dream to own our own slice of paradise by the beach one day. I mean who doesn't dream of that? But like, I am obsessed! I have pinterest boards dedicated to this particular thing. I'm all over it. I'm even eyeing up the piece of land (that's not even for sale, yet!) I'm loving this beautiful Copenhagen seaside home by Norm Architects. This home has a scandic-Bohemian feel with a touch of Japanese design. I am into it. 

I must be dreaming of summer because next on the list are the coolest outdoor games from Cranfields perfect for summers afternoons spent with family and friends. Not only will I order one or two sets for my immediate family but I will be ordering these for the extended family. These make great gifts to give to a whole family of both adults and children. You cant beat a bit of healthy competition at Christmas time. 

And lastly, when I finally make a trip up to Auckland, Williams Eatery is near the top of must visit list. Those raw concrete walls, the touches of wood and those pendant lights, suck me right in. And I hear the food is bang on point too showcasing high quality, organic free range product from local suppliers. Great design, even better food, a win win if you ask me. 

Amy x

Koala Mattress

Koala is 100% Australian made and the highest rated mattresses on Google Reviews as well as the highest rated mattress brand on Yotpo and Product Review.  It is fair to say that it was a god send actually as we were having trouble sleeping on our previous mattress. I was sceptical, a little unsure if it would actually make a difference to my sleep or not. It took me a night or two to adjust but without a word of a lie, now that I am used to it, it is unreal.
Made out of a specially formulated foam that outperforms all other competition, exceeds Australasian and  global environmental regulations and a soft to touch top layer to ease joints, Koala mattresses are outshining any competing brand by a long shot. What the product delivers is a firm base with a spongy and comfortable top layer. It feels like a firm traditional innerspring mattress but it is not. It is simply two comfort layers; a supportive base layer and top comfort layer, no springs, nada!
My husband seems to be having less back issues due to the five panel zoning offering spinal support and it is safe to say that I am sleeping in more. I can’t feel my husband getting out of bed at 5 in the morning which is an absolute blessing thanks to the zero partner disturbance foam.
I can highly recommend Koala and for me, living in rural Hawkes Bay, the delivery in a compressed box straight to my door made things super easy and the fact that they run an adopt a kiwi program through WWF  is something I am all over. An environmentally friendly company is always going to get my approval.
Head on over to Koala and get $150 off purchases over $1000 if you use the code MATESWITHMILOMITZY.

Modern Kitchen X Abbey Merson X Linen Kimonos from Blackbird Goods

Happy Monday. I cant believe it is week 3 of term 3 already. How good! I hate to say it but soon we are going to have to start thinking Christmas! And soon I will have no more babies at home as Patchy starts school in November. Crazy. 

Here is a gorgeous modern kitchen with a moody edge to it. I love the fact that people are taking risks these days. Braver than me. The marble bench top, the concrete look walls, the touches of brass and the hearing bone floor work so well together. This seriously cool home belongs to developer Bear Agushi and his family. Bear worked on his home along side architects Workroom and clever well known stylist Simone Haag. 

I recently discovered the work of artist Abbey Merson upon visiting Magpie in Hawkes Bay and I am obsessed. I am eyeing up a couple of Abbeys fun pieces for my new sunroom. The problem is I cant decide if I am wanting one of her very cool landscapes from the area that I grew up in or one of these portaits as seen above, or both teamed up together. I think I will go for the latter! Check out all of her incredible collection here.

And lastly, how cool are these luscious linen kimonos from Blackbird Goods. Perfect all year round to dress up and down. You can pre order your now and they come in a range of beautiful colours. 

Amy x

Welcome Back x

I feel like I need to open this by saying a massive hello to you all and that I hope you are all keeping well. We have just returned from an incredible family wedding in Vanuatu. The trip was incredible and I fell in love with the local kids. I was blown away with the fact that on one side of the rode is the most luxurious of resorts while over the other side is extreme poverty. I watched as the children played house in a pile of rubbish. They were so happy doing their thing with what little they could find. They were friendly and beautiful. 

I missed my own kids hugely, but can safely say after one night of them being angels upon our arrival home, we are all back in to our full of energy ways. 

Speaking of full of energy, Ive come back inspired, rested and ready to launch into some amazing design and styling projects. I look forward to sharing. 

How good is this incredible living come reading room designed by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick? The painted fire place, bespoke book shelves, choice of furniture and lighting and the deep rich pallet really attract me to this room. The lighting is by clever New Zealand brand Douglas and Bec - another example of locals killing it internationally. 

I am a sucker for a good sweat. I am also a sucker for anything Castle and Things. These playful sweaters and next on my wish list. Perfect for every day wear whether it to work in the classroom for me or to a fitness class or simply hanging out with the family. I'm all over them. 

Our week away in Vanuatu saw us doing A LOT of drinking and eating. I found myself craving home cooked food towards the end. I am a bit of a 'kiwi sort of home made meal kind of eater' I guess you would call it. Love my veges, meats and fresh salads. This loaded lamb meatballs with egg plant, hummus, pine nuts, coriander and mint from talented New Zealand food blogger Sarah Tuck of Stuck in the Kitchen is on my menu for this week and the best bit is, my kids LOVE meatballs too. Winning! 

I am absolutely adoring the new range from Jaime Kay. Jamie is one incredibly talented woman. Jamie and I first started talking through social media and blogging way back when I started Milo and Mitzy and Jamie had just produced a best selling knit blanket. I have seen Jamie Kay go from Strength to strength since and admire and am amazed at all that she has achieved. Oh to have a little one to dress in this gorgeous range again! 

Happy Sunday.

Amy xx

Logan and Mason - Timeless and Classic

Recently, I was lucky to be given the opportunity, again, to style some gorgeous bedding from Logan and Mason.

This time around I went for something a bit different than what I would usually. I chose to style a classic, timeless floral cover the Tess Duvet, mixed with minimal charcoal, waffle textured euros. And the fact that this cover is reversible sold me all the more so. The geo pattern on the reverse adds a contemporary contrast. The beauty is, that when I get bored and want to change the look slightly, I can pair this incredible duvet with the likes of grey or mustard linen acessories or even adding a navy ticking stripe pillow would look stunning. 

Amy x

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Kids

A couple of last minute gift ideas for the kids. These gorgeous La Lovie cushions from The Ko Store are just divine and will l...