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Baby Wait

The imminent arrival of the heir to the throne, turns our focus to babies – and what fun we have had sourcing ideas to decorate babies’ bedrooms with wonderful accessories.

Most parents decorate the new baby’s room first (before their own of course, and even ahead of decorating their entertaining space) spending far more per square metre than they do on other bedrooms. Nothing is too good for our newborns it seems. Anyway it was a chance for all of us to drool over the enchanting products available and to garner some great ideas for babies’ rooms at home.

Locally, our very own Kingston couple Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell await the arrival of their second child – they’ve been wonderfully open, and shared with us their plans and adventures at this exciting time. This month, Angellica is working out how she and Michael are going to get fit after the arrival; and we have been given some ideas on how mums can lose that babyweight without getting stressed out about it! Bentalls have offered us a great competition to win a baby carrier and French Tarte have forgotten their French republican roots, and invite us to share a special Royal Baby afternoon tea.

Also it’s Independence Day this month, and whilst being very British and Royal-minded, we are happy to celebrate our special relationship with the US on Independence Day. American diner style and American retro are all very fashionable looks and we take a look at the UK versions available for our Interiors; and what fun we had shooting our All American fashion pages, borrowing a friend’s Mustang(s) and generally behaving like cool Prom Queens! Have a great July – I am not even going to mention the sun.

Sarah Hodgson is Editor-in-Chief at Time & Leisure Media Group