Sunday, 22 February 2015

Stokke Home Launch at The Baby Show

Stokke Lovers paid a visit to the first day of The Baby Show yesterday, excited to see many of the new lines on display (mainly summer kits for the Xplory and style kits for the upgraded Scoot, more about those below) but what we hadn't expected was the big reveal of a whole new range: Stokke Home. Opinion is divided here at Stokke Lovers HQ but overall we love the (as expected from Stokke) design and the adaptability, growing with the child as always. Expected to launch in May 2015...a little bit too late for our new Stokke Lovers Baby, arriving 15 April, what do you think about Stokke Home?

Stokke Home

Xplory Summer Kits and Style Kits

The Stokke stand had a number of the new kits on display but the one which really caught our eye was the new 'Grid'. Dressed with beige melange, it would equally complement black melange or even True Black (as our new Stokke Lovers Baby will have). 

Stokke Xplory Style kit

Stokke Scoot

We are Scoot lovers here and were very excited to see the 'Dots' range of kits for the upgraded Scoot. With the new aqua blue (which our new Stokke Lovers Baby has, perfect for spring days), the 'Soft Dots' adds a totally new dimension.  Overall, though, the combination of the grey melange softtbag and parasol makes the Scoot a very welcome addition to the range, ideal for a Spring baby.

Stokke Scoot Style Kit

Stokke Scoot Aqua

As always, Stokke at The Baby Show did not disappoint and left us wanting more...with the promise of Spring days, fresh colours and innovative style. Stokke in the Spring - we are ready for you!

We will leave you with some more pics of the new Stokke Home collection, we'd love to know what you think of it.

Stokke Home Cot

Monday, 27 October 2014

Stokke Scoot V2 In The City

For one reason and another - bad weather, parties and trips out in the car - this was the first weekend I could properly try out the new Stokke Scoot V2, so where better to go than to The Baby Show at Olympia where we would be surrounded by lots of other Scoots and Stokke Lovers generally.  

Ellis slept for much of the way and was very comfy fully reclined. When he woke up at the show, I simply clipped the seat back to upright mode and that was that. Very simple and effortless.  It's also quite a head turner...which the original Scoot was not. Having only ever had the Stokke Xplory previously, I was accustomed to the looks and 'rubber necking'. Pushing the Scoot, one felt insignificant and part of a sea of non-descript, similar strollers.  The V2 does not suffer this plight. Whether it's the two tone textiles or the shape of the hood and visor, we certainly had many an admiring look this weekend. I have to say that we love it too. It's not hugely different from the original model but the minor adjustments to the handle and wheels are most welcome, making for a much smoother ride.  The only negative is the size of it when folded (much bigger and more cumbersome than the original) and the weight (it certainly seems at least as heavy, if not heavier) but overall it's a perfect urban stroller for the City.  I haven't yet tried the second level recline but I can imagine that would be an ideal position for a much younger child.   The two tone textiles, whilst not to everyone's taste, are eye-catching and stylish and I love the overall look.  

Stokke Scoot review

For a baby, the new addition of the Grey Melange Softbag would be ideal... I saw this at The Baby Show and was struck at how beautiful (and different to any of the other colours) it looked. Perhaps next on my wish list...

Stokke Scoot in the city

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Crimes Against Xplory

This is the post I've been threatening to write since, well forever. You see, Emma and I are both Stokke purists. Saying we don't approve of the grim, customised, monstrosities, would be in understatement at the very least.

Call us snobs, we don't care. Stokke Xplory is a work of art, one that simply cannot be bettered with the addition of a sheepskin rug or the cartoon character of your dreams.

To see some crimes against Xplory click on the image below.

For those wondering..... this is never okay and can half resale value of your Xplory. 

Have you seen any other crimes against Xplory you would like to alert us to? 

Friday, 29 August 2014

True Black Stokke Xplory

There is no denying that the Stokke Xplory is a thing of pure beauty but this Autumn they have stepped it up a gear with the release of the Special Limited Edition True Black Stokke Xplory.

True Black Stokke Xplory

True black Xplory wheel detail

True black Xplory handle detail

True Black Xplory close up

True Black Stokke Xplory

Sleek and stunning the sumptuous black chassis compliments the rich black textiles perfectly. What isn't there to love about this beautiful iconic pushchair?

The Limited Edition True Black Stokke Xplory is available from October at Harrods, Peppermint and select Mothercare and Mamas and Papas stores. 

True Black Xplory carrycot

True Black Xplory stroller

RRP: True Black Xplory with black cup holder, black seat textiles, shopping bag, changing bag and parasol £1099, Carrycot £220.

UPDATE: Peppermint are taking pre orders...

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stokke Trailz - NEW!

It's all go over in Norway, we know that there is a new updated Scoot V2 ready to hit the streets in the next few weeks and now a completely new addition to their stroller family, Stokke Trailz.

Jury is out for us, as Stokke Crusi is our least favourite Stokke pushchair but as always, we'll reserve judgement until we've given one a spin!

What do you think?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Grey Tripp Trapp

We spilled the beans about the forthcoming launch of the beautiful new Grey Tripp Trapp back in June. Now our wait is almost over as it will be hitting the stores imminently.

We can't wait to see one in the flesh and to see you all sharing your interior shots across social media. Until then, enjoy these pics that Stokke have just released.

Out of interest, what's your favourite Tripp Trapp?

Tripp Trapp table

Grey Tripp Trapp with Baby Set

Grey Tripp Trapp at desk

Are you a Tripp Trapp collector?!

Friday, 27 June 2014

New Storm Grey Tripp Trapp Coming Soon

So, it looks like my Stormy Grey Tripp Trapp makeover might actually have been a premonition, because a little birdie just told us that there's a new 'Storm Grey' Tripp Trapp launching in October!

New Storm Grey Tripp Trapp

We know this will be music to your ears as we had so much positive feedback after posting the makeover. It's difficult to tell the exact shade of the new Storm Grey, but it looks pretty close to mine!

With the re-introduction of grey to the range comes the new 'Soft Stripe' cushion set. We don't know about you, but we'd LOVE to see the addition of a second sized cushion to the range so that us big girls can sit as comfortably on our beloved Tripp Trapp's as our children!

Table Top

Also hitting the stores in October are two brand new graphic inserts for Stokke Table Top. They'll be replacing the original Letters and Animals inserts as a rolling change, so if you have preference as to which design you want, make sure you clarify with the retailer prior to purchase.

New Stokke Table Top Inserts

What do you think? You like??