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Monthly Archive: November 2014



November 2014




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We can’t get enough of Bardot Jr’s amazing items for little ones and with the party season in full swing, there are so many gorgeous items to choose from.

For the little men in our lives, we couldn’t resist this charming chambray shirt that’s 100% cotton and features a small collar, two front pockets and the sleeves can be rolled up or worn down. It’s available from sizes 0 all the way through to a 14 and is priced at $69.95.


We paired this versatile shirt with these funky coated shorts, that can also be worn day and night. They are a cotton blend with a touch of stretch and feature two front and back pockets. They come in sizes 0 through to 6 and are $59.95.


For the girl’s we chose this adorable crochet trim tank that’s 100% cotton and features a round neckline, sweet lace trimming and fabulous flower detailing. It’s available in sizes 0-2 and is $34.95.

We teamed it up with these pretty pink croc jeggings that feature an all over croc texture and adjustable waistline. It comes in sizes 0 through to a teens size 16 and priced at $49.95.


And we could’t resist finishing Nikoleta’s adorable look off with these cute little bunny ears that are just perfect for this fun time of year, retailing at $12.95.


Bardot Jr is available Australia and worldwide- check out all their fab items here:

W: www.bardot.com.au http://www.bardot.com.au/Bardot-Junior.aspx

Clothes: Bardot Jr

Styling: Mummy’s Life & Style

Models: Dion and Nikoleta (ages 5 & 2)

Shoes: Models own

Location: Gunnamatta Bay



November 2014




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First stop in our Q&A series with stylish mums from around the world is with Lissa Kobak- from the vibrant city of Miami.

When most of us think of Miami- beaches, cocktails and dancing spring to mind.

However it’s also a beautiful city for families to visit- especially when a local mum shares her amazing tips on things to do and places to see.

Lissa is a gorgeous mother of two, who loves her home town.

Today she reveals her fave spots that will leave mum, dad and little ones longing for a trip to this gorgeous part of the world.

ML&S: Please give us a brief on your life in Miami?

Lissa: I am a stay home mum to my two daughters- Sianna, 6 years old and Sabina, 4 years old. I have an Instagram page @lk_mom2ss. My daughters model for a few IG shops- so expect to find a lot of their pictures with outfit details.




ML&S: What do you love most about living in Miami?

Lissa: Definitely the weather- it’s summer all year round.

ML&S: Favourite park in your city?

Lissa: Our fave with the kids is David T Kennedy in Coconut Grove- you get an amazing view of the bay, there’s a dog park, huge playground and lots of green space for a picnic.


ML&S: Where do you shop for your girls?

Lissa: I prefer doing 90% of my shopping online as I love the variety, otherwise I usually go to Zara in Dadeland Mall and H&M and JCrew in Aventura Mall.

ML&S: For yourself?

Lissa: I also shop at Zara, Express and Aldo.


ML&S: Where can you grab a great coffee?

Lissa: There are thousands of cafes in Miami and you can have a decent coffee in any of them- but you would have to ask for a Colada or a Cortadito- it’s Cuban coffee and it’s amazing.

ML&S: On weekends we would find you?

Lissa: At the beach, parks and we do lots of outdoor activities with our girls.


ML&S: A lovely place for brunch?

Lissa: Is Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink- everything is made with fresh organic ingredients from local farmers, fisherman, ranchers and artisans. My personal favourite is the Breakfast Pizza.

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ML&S: Best restaurant in town?

Lissa: Barceloneta in South Miami, it’s Spanish cuisine- not a typical place to take your kids but my girls also love it. My 4 years old’s favourite dish is the Ham Croquetas and Sianna absolutely loves the Grilled Octopus. Everything is delicious, the décor is fantastic and the service is always friendly. I recommend it for a date, business meeting or even time out for yourself.


ML&S: To get a luscious cocktail head to?

Lissa: Brickell- there’s lots of great places to grab a drink without Miami’s noise and crowds.

ML&S: Never leave Miami until?

Lissa: You have tried a Cuban sandwich.


ML&S: Beach of your choice with kids?

Lissa: When you think of Miami, the first thing that comes to mind is Miami Beach. Not very kid friendly- unless you like overcrowded places. We prefer Crandon Park and Virginia Key Park. Crandon Park is located on an island (Key Biscayne) of all places. It has shelters for parties, BBQ areas with tables, playground with a carousel and the most tranquil, calm, soft white sand beach surrounded by palm trees.
Virginia Key Park is also located in Key Biscayne. What I like most about this beach is that it has tables and picnic areas right on the beach, so you can enjoy some food while watching the kids swim.


ML&S: Your top 3 areas in Miami?

Lissa: Key Biscayne, the Design District and Villa Vizcaya.


ML&S: Where do you go for weekend getaways?

Lissa: Florida Keys- it’s about a 2 hour drive from Miami- but worth it. What can be a better getaway than going to an island?

You can follow Lissa and her girls on IG: @lk_mom2ss




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Newborns are just so precious and grow too quickly- so it’s no wonder we try and capture every moment.

And there really is nothing more beautiful than having a professional photo shoot done with your little bundle of joy.


If you are based in Sydney’s South- check out Photography By Mel- as Melissa (who is a mum of 3 herself) specialises in lovely newborn, toddler and family photography.

“I love being able to give other parents, especially new mums affordable precious memories,” says Mel.

“I offer parents affordable disk packages and my passion is maternity, newborns, toddlers, families and cake smashes,” adds Mel.


For more details you can follow Mel on-

FB: Photography By Mel IG: photography_by_melissa MB: 0422 169 705



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We are very excited to be taking all our followers around the world!

Soon we will be featuring stylish mums from all over the globe- as they reveal their fave hot spots and top tips for the city they live in.

From Miami, NYC, London and Paris (and everywhere in between) to our local cities of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast!

We’ll find out the best coffee spots, where to eat with baby, dining for adults, shopping for kids (and mums) and so much more.

Watch this space!



November 2014




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Thinking of making your own Christmas wreath this year?

We decided on an all-white glamorous design, that looks ever-so-elegant.

All you need is a foam ring, white feather boa, white embellishments of your choice, strand of pearls, hot glue gun and fishing wire.


Firstly we twirled the boa all the way around the ring and used fishing wire to keep it in place.

Using a hot glue gun add some lace, sequins, flower embellishments or any other materials of your choice.

To finish the look, tie a strand of pearls up top- so you can beautifully hang your wreath on the door.