aka Pilena between Riga and Paris

The Fall




















Photo story created and captured by Santa Bindemane aka KidsGazette / shot on film in cooperation with H&M Latvia. The collection will be available in shops from 30th Oct (Galerija Centrs/Riga).

Rise and shine: Fall is close


For me there is almost no better season than begining of fall, when excitement about new projects, school, amazing changes of nature are all there. The mornings are so fresh and cool, and you are staying in your bed with a cup of warm coffee, drawing, reading and pinteresting.

This weekend I’m off to some art exhibitions, a croissant maybe and good movies. Really, for me there is something in the air! Send you all love and best wishes!

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Family trip to Paris: shot on film


End of June, I decided to take my children to Paris. They had great expectations for the city, as I travel there several times a year for work and inspiration and they are always the first ones to hear the best stories. It was their turn now, and I must confess I saw the city from a different angle, 110 cm from the ground aproximately…and all the rest included – playgrounds, exhibitions, kids shops, river etc. But this time, instead of keeping our journey in a digital memory, I took Zenit camera and shot their adventures on film. Here is how it all turned out. No comments more.

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All Grasshoppers Play for the Summer


KidsGazette invited guest photographer Ineta Kirse to capture the hot, sunny days spent in the lovely Latvian countryside. A little bit of summer magic, scorching midday summer sun and long evening walks along dusty, dried out country roads. Kids spending days exploring and being free, not bothering about a scraped knee or a sunburnt shoulder. Coming up with ways to play without the modern-day influences and not going to bed until late in the night.

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Summer Heat


Fields of wild flowers, the freshness of air after a spectacular summer thunderstorm, waterslides and blow-up pools, cycling, late night dinners on the patio with the sound of children’s screams and laughter weaving through the trees. That is one summer. The great outdoors from when you wake up to when you go to bed. The feeling I want my kids to remember when they grow up.

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Weekly inspiration: On my way to long talks and walks


Whoo! What a great time of a year – every day hot, blue sky and the fantastic feeling when you know that work has been done and week of nature, countryside, cows, fresh milk, vegies, sunrise, fog, long talks and walks, late dinners in candlelight, friends visiting and a lot more awaits. I am happy as a child! But here are some of my latest inspirations.

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Thank you Positivus!


Positivus festival is not only about great music, but also about great people and summer feeling. Kidsgazette.lv team by Santa&Liene truly enjoyed the atmosphere, the people and the feeling of happiness. Here you have some moments and places we want to share with you, dear Kidsgazette.lv readers!

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Playtime Paris SS15 edition: 1st day


For Kids Gazette Playtime Paris is Nr.1 event during the fashion season. It presents next season collections, sets the trends, gathers journalists and stylists from power magazines and blogs, as well as welcomes buyers from all over the globe. It is where aesthetics and beauty of designer creations, meet customers and find the best cooperations. I was there to spot some newcomers and say Hi! to friends and colleagues.

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