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The home I grew up in…

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What do you love the most about your home?

For me, it’s first the people who live in it but it’s also the memories we have as a family….Mila’s Mustache Birthday party when she was 6  and her pink party when she 7, when we got Lucas…an astonishing, to a die-for ball of fur who proceeded to wreck my vintage fur jacket, chewed my brand new Swedish Hasbeens and a few other things.

When MILK magazine came to shoot our home …we had had so many photo shoots since then.

It’s the weekends where we make pancakes for breakfast, pretty much every weekend except on Pancake Day….Something my mum was doing in the home I grew up in and a tradition I carried out for Mila…

It’s Steve’s amazing Kiwi roast on Sunday with friends around and then curling up on the sofa to watch a family movie together with a bowl of soup in front of the TV because we’ve eaten so much!

It’s the mornings when Mila was younger and jumped on our bed….

My home office © www.karinecandicekong.com | All rights reserved

So when Hiscox asked me to write a piece for their latest campaign “The Home I grew up in…”, it felt really nice to tap into those memories, especially as our home is currently going through major renovations. In their  TV ad, Hiscox tells the story of how our homes and the memories we create in them become an important part of who we were later in life.

// Photography: François Köng, Styling: Karine Candice Köng | All Rights Reserved. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


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