Every Friday we are going to be featuring some of our favourite people who inspire us and, we want to share them with you by having a ‘get to know you’ post.
Todays feature is Instagrams @hellomrsh Laura’s feed is full of beautifully bright, crisp and modern snaps of her home and gorgeous family.
Laura lives with her husband Dan and super sweet daughter Bertie. Laura works alongside Coco & Wolf, A design led English brand that offers children’s clothing predominately in Liberty printed cotton and corduroy.
The collaboration ‘Coco & Wolf with Little B’ is a stunning range of handmade Liberty print baby bedding. This collection is absolute perfection.
Laura also blogs for Dassie.co.uk a unique eco-friendly homeware and gift store.
Hello! I’m Laura, 27, almost 28, and I live in beautiful Kent with my husband Dan and our daughter Bertie. I recently gave up a successful 10 year career in brand management to pursue new ventures and fully embrace motherhood.
What made you collaborate with Coco & Wolf?
The lovely Amy, of Coco & Wolf, invited me on board after we discovered a huge gap in the market for Liberty print homewares for stylish little people. Her already well established business dressed little ones in Liberty print, and with a background working for the same retail giant, it felt like a real natural evolution. Coco & Wolf with Little B was born, we had a fabulous reaction, and we are currently working really hard, behind the scenes, on our next collection. I’m SO excited about the future.
What is a regular day like for you?
Busy!!! This is absolutely through choice though. Aside from the mundane every day tasks of getting Bertie and I up, fed and dressed, we do tend to go out and about almost every day. I love going on long walks, and day trips to the seaside, but we also spend time on picnics, going to baby groups to let B create chaos with other little people, and catching up with friends and family in local coffee shops and garden centres. As it stands I spend one full day a week working from home, but this is likely to increase to two in the very near future. Condensing work into longer, but fewer days means the time I have with Bertie is quality, and I’m not trying to spread myself too thinly. Luckily my husband is on hand to help with later part of the day, and we take it in turns to cook dinner and put Bertie to bed, so neither of us feel like we’re running around like a headless chicken! I really value that support at the end of a long day. Most evenings I catch up with emails, and do more work. This could be anything from blogging, catching up with Amy about Coco & Wolf with Little B, writing social media strategies or partaking in online learning courses.
What do you enjoy doing most with your family?
Until I had Bertie I spent most weekends working, so I can really appreciate them now. I don’t mind what we get up to as long as the three of us are together. We do have lazy days at home, but both Dan and I tend to go a bit stir crazy. If I was given the choice, we would mostly end up at the coast, somewhere like Whitstable, having a stroll along the beach, a spot of shopping in great independents, a coffee or beer for the husband, and some park life for Bertie
What’s your latest purchase?
Technically not a purchase by me, but my lovely Mum bought me a beautiful Cornish sea salt candle which smells incredible.
Where is your favourite place to eat?
Oh goodness, what a question!!! Dan and I are unashamed foodies, so I’m lucky enough to have eaten at some really wonderful places, likewise I’ve got a ridiculously long list of places I’m dying to try. I loved The Pig at Brockenhurst in the New Forest, the entire concept just felt spot on, and the cocktails were as good as the food which is always a bonus!
Who inspires you most?
It would be really hard to whittle it down to one person, as lots of people inspire me in different ways. I try to take lessons from Peoples’ qualities, and make myself the best possible version of myself. Someone who inspires me in business, and my career, may not inspire me as a parent, and that is absolutely fine. The world is full of way too many people doing amazing things to choose just one – sorry!!
What are your favourite flowers?
I am learning that I’m a springtime girl. Peonies will always have my heart, but Hydrangeas, ranunculus, blossom and dahlias are rated pretty highly.
Where did you last go away?
We travelled to Cork to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday. It was a fantastic few days away, our first without little B, and despite tragically losing our little pooch while we were away, I still look back on it fondly. I’m really excited to go on adventures with B next though..