i met nomita when i stumbled upon her blog in one my hunts for discovering new children's clothing brands and ebabbee likes quickly became one of my favorite children's design blog. nomita is a style-loving mama from mumbai who currently lives in London where she raises her little girl, anya. her blog is an inspirational overload for every mama who loves beautiful things. so if you haven't discovered nomita's blog yet, then you need to head here now.
the full interview is below:
Please send links to 5-10 items you are currently “lusting” over and a brief description/reason (they can be for you and/or for the kids)
I just need these jeans in my life // This chair because I’m always dreaming of decorating a new house // This clutch because it’s so pretty, so girly // I love every piece in this dramatic collection for kids // Chic, effortless, simple style always works and this pale lilac polka dotted dress is a perfect example // Love this simple but stylish kids bedding
What are 3 things you have been up to lately? (i.e. spending time outside with the kiddos, planning a vacation, etc….)
We’ve been enjoying some of the wonderful outdoor things London has to offer… a trip to the zoo followed by a picnic in neighbouring Regents park and visiting some foodie street markets like Exmouth and Borough Market. I’ve also been busy planning and getting very excited about our next big vacation – we’re hoping to go to Argentina in the new year and I just can’t wait. Lastly, I love cooking so have been spending time trying out new recipes from the hundreds of cookbooks I own. Moro: The Cookbook is a current favourite.
What is your idea of happiness?
A big table full of delicious food and enjoying it with lots of friends and family.
What is your motto?
Live and let live.
What do you consider to be the greatest invention for mothers?
The camera. It’s wonderful looking back at pictures of your kids and the memories each picture holds.
What are 3 words to describe the first month of life with a little one?
Awe, worry and lots of love.
What is the one thing you couldn't live without during your pregnancies?
Dim sum! Seriously, I needed a fix of the stuff at least once a week.
What is your favorite resource for children's clothes?
Ooh… this is hard. I can’t pick one place as I shop all over the place. But I will add that I am very partial to Scandinavian kids clothes and some current favourite brands that come to mind are Norlie and Soft Gallery.
What is your favorite store?
Again, very hard! But I do love Anthropologie and also UKO… a little boutique in San Francisco that I discovered while on holiday there. I loved it so much that I went back 3 times in my 6 days there!
What is your favorite item in your closet?
I love my clothes but I’m a bit shoe obsessed so the answer would have to be my chocolate brown, gold and turquoise Jimmy Choo stilettos (which I’ve hardly worn since having a baby but still!)
What is your favorite children's toy at the moment?
Not strictly a toy but I love the little dressing up stuff we keep buying for my daughter and so does she.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
Simple, minimal, less is more.
What are your top 3 blogs to follow?
I love blogs that are beautiful to look at with lots of bold, eye-catching pictures. My current favourites are:
What are 3 things in your diaper bag 24/7?
I’ve never been a diaper bag mama. I used a large-ish handbag instead and carried the bare minimum of baby supplies. Apart from the obvious things (nappies, wipes) etc, I can’t even remember what else I carried as it’s been a while but I know I never took much with me.
What is your favorite color-combo of the moment?
Bold colours combos like bright pink and orange together.
What's your favorite way to unwind at the end of each day?
Watching ½ an hour of mindless tv!
What is one talent you wish you had?
The ability to take amazing photos. Hopefully I can learn soon…