Romy And The Bunnies

Flashback Of The Week

Photographed by Juergen Teller in the most Icelandic of settings—Reykavik’s Blue Lagoon–Bjork and her son Sindri look perfectly in sync. Frequent collaborators, Bjork and Teller’s work together has produced some of the most iconic and beautiful images of the singer, but this simple and sweet photo of mother and son is a Romy and The Bunnies favorite.

October 31, 2014
Home-made Milk-made

These days, it’s nearly impossible to find a coffee shop that doesn’t serve the ubiquitous almond milk. We’ve all read the nightmarish stories of the dreaded soy milk (GMO-laden soybeans! Highly processed! Thyroid-impeding!) And while almond milk is surely the cleaner route to go for both you and your baby—even the latest brands have pumped up the once innocent beverage with thickening agents like carrageenan and xanthan gum, on which the jury is still out (holistic purists claim that both are inflammatory). What’s a health conscious mother to do? Play it safe and make your own. Before you go running to your nearest Whole Foods, it’s not as scary as it seems. Below we’ve broken down the simple steps to homemade nut milk. Enjoy!

 

Basic Almond Milk Recipe

1 cup of raw almonds

4 cups of water

Sweetener of choice (We like 5-10 drops of liquid stevia or 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup)

1 cheesecloth or nut milk bag

Optional: ½ teaspoon vanilla extract / ½ teaspoon cinnamon / pinch of sea salt

 

Soak 1 cup of almonds in a bowl of water over night. (Soaking allows nuts to soften, sprout and become more vegetable-like, which is easier on the digestive system.)

The next day, strain and rinse almonds. Add nuts to your Vitamix or high-powered blender with 4 cups of water. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in a medium sized bowl. Squeeze bag, releasing the liquid “milk” into the bowl. One the almond meal inside the bag is dry, pour liquid back into blender and add sweetener of choice plus vanilla, sea salt and cinnamon if you’re using them. Blend for 30 seconds.

 

Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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FLASHBACK OF THE WEEK

Like everything they do—move to a remote Highlands farm, become vegetarians, sport mullets—the McCartneys make travelling with a brood of little ones seem like the most naturally fun and stylish adventure ever. Whether taken at their home in Scotland, or while jetting to some far away destination, photos of their colourful, creative, and love-filled family never fail to inspire.

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October 23, 2014
MOMMY BEAUTY EMERGENCY

It’s a fact that new-baby smell is one of the greatest– if not the greatest– smells. Great, but fleeting, which is why we’re always on the hunt for skincare that not only helps heal and protect our sensitive new-mama skin, but also doesn’t overwhelm the smell of our little one. We found these First Aid Beauty products to be ideal on both counts. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, or harsh chemicals, the Radiance Pads, Face Cleanser, and Ultra Repair Cream helped soothe and hydrate our skin without irritating it, and we’re betting the Ultra Repair Cream will be especially good this coming winter. Its deeply-hydrating formula comes full of soothing colloidal oatmeal, hydrating shea butter, anti-inflammatory eucalyptus oil and feverfew, and anti-oxidant white tea leaf extract. Brilliant for both face and body, it also absorbs super quickly—all the better for jumping into pajamas and snuggling up with our favorite babies.

Illustration by Regina Yazdi