Introducing our new baby gifting service

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Is there anything sweeter than shopping for a baby? We don’t think so. That’s why we’ve launched our new baby gifting service. Choose from our edit of luxurious baby essentials and have the gift wrapped package sent straight to your door.

Whether you have the whole day to browse or just five minutes, we make it easy to choose the gift that suits you most. Have a question, like a different colour, or want to add something else in? We’d love to help. Contact Maeve at admin@caramel-shop.co.uk and together create the perfect little bundle.

 

Just around the corner: Daikanyama

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For a fun insight into everything fashion, lifestyle and design-focused in & around Tokyo we love Abi Loves. We asked Abi to fill us in on a day spent in Daikanyama with her 10 year old son James.

When we get to be just the two of us we like to go to T-site, the best bookstore around with a movie rental service, convenience store, toys (like architecture Lego), mini pop-up shops with lovely seasonal goods from Japan, a Starbucks and a very nice cafe on the 2nd floor called Anjin. My boy gets a ginger soda while I get a nice green tea set that comes with a Japanese pastry. We look through magazines and rent a movie. His favourites at the moment: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Believe and Les Intouchables.

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Since a very young age James has loved anything with wheels, so he likes to bring his skateboard with him – and T-Site is great for this. It has lots of trees and is quite spacious for Tokyo. A stop at the toy shop Bornelund to get a new toy car is a must for him.

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Soon, we are ready to meet friends in nearby Sugekari Park. It’s right next to a temple which makes it especially peaceful and has all the kids need to climb and swing on the playground. There’s even a tiny stream where they can catch tad poles or fish and get their shoes wet.

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Later we shop for my friend’s newborn at Caramel Baby & Child and then spoil ourselves with cake at Matsunoke NY – our favorite? Apple pie!

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A full day together in Daikanyama-Nakameguro – ready to go home, sleep and dream of next time.

Abi&James

Caramel in Soho

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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new store in London’s Soho. Just moments from Regent Street & nestled in amongst the twists & turns of this intriguing area, the new store is part of an urban village that has design hotel Ham Yard at its heart.

Revolving around a tree-filled courtyard, the hotel boasts a stylish restaurant & bar, chic British interiors, a rooftop garden (complete with vegetable plots), a 1950s bowling alley & a considered collection of beautiful independent stores of which Caramel Baby & Child is the newest addition.

Small but perfectly formed, light streams through the large windows that run the length of Caramel’s new store. Inspired by travel, and in keeping with the international crowd that view Ham Yard as their home-from-home, it is an elegant & understated curiosity shop of perfect gifts. The glass cabinets & vintage tailor’s desk showcase a charming edit of toys, books & accessories – curated by founder & creative director Eva Karayiannis – while Caramel’s own collection (available here in newborn to 8 years) bears witness to the refined simplicity, confident prints & distinctive colourways that characterise the brand.

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Eager to meet our neighbours, we took a moment to explore the area & visit the stores that are just around the corner …

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Specialist tea maker, My Cup of Tea sources & blends the best teas & tisanes. Be sure to lift the lid on one the pristine apothecary jars  to get a true sense of the magic of this store.

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No village would be complete without a florist. We love Bloomsbury Flowers’ exquisite seasonal bouquets created by Mark Welford & Stephen Wicks, who also act as Ham Yard Hotel’s in-house florists.

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There’s definitely no shortage of good coffee in Soho but we were delighted to find that our nearest coffee bar is less than a minutes walk from the Caramel store. Head to Tonic Coffee for your daily fix and enjoy beans supplied by London roaster Climpson & Sons.

 

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