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June 2015

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HOSTING A MAGICAL EVENT- WITH SCRIBBLE & STYLE

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If you are about to host a baby shower or any kind of children’s party, you will definitely be looking for some amazing inspiration and ideas on styling and decor.

Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with Mary Ronis from Scribble & Style, who is without a doubt one of the most creative, talented and sought after event decorators in Sydney.

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Mary’s passion, skill and attention to detail has left so many people in awe of her creations and it is her uniqueness and artistic flair that makes Scribble & Style a complete standout in the event styling industry.

Not only does Mary style and decorate, she also spends endless hours sourcing beautiful pieces from all over the world, which she magically recreates and turns into glamorous props that can be hired out for your special day.

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ML&S: Can you please tell us what your favourite style is at the moment for baby showers and children’s parties- if any?

Mary: I love any theme and style that pushes my creative boundaries. There is nothing more exciting than a client who is willing to take chances and do something unique and challenging.

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ML&S:  Any particular colour combinations that you are drawn to?

Mary: I’m particularly drawn to warm rich colours at the moment.

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ML&S:  What are your top three tips hostesses should keep in mind when it comes to decor?

Mary: 1. Plan, plan & plan some more! 2. Keep it elegant & cohesive- try not to combine too many different elements together! 3. Be open to suggestions & ideas!

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ML&S: What are your fave props and decorations to work with?

Mary: At the moment, I am loving working with swings, birds  and horses.

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ML&S: What are the current trends that are right on point? 

Mary: Soft colour tones, elaborate dessert tables & natural cascading florals.

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ML&S: How can you help someone who is about to host an event?

Mary: Scribble & Style offers creative direction to help decide on a theme, style or overall idea. We then create and design main concepts and decide on whether the client uses existing props, or if we need to custom build props to suit their event. We dry hire our props but our speciality is styling your event from the beginning to end.

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ML&S: One piece of advice to hosting an exquisite event?

Mary: Think about your guests- remember things that stood out from events you have yourself attended and draw inspiration from them.

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ML&S: Finally, where do you draw inspiration from for your amazing creations?

Mary: Inspiration is found everywhere. I’m a very visual and emotive person. I get inspired by anything that I think is beautiful and by anything that makes me feel like there still is magic in the world.

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Make sure you follow Mary on IG @maryronis and you can contact Scribble & Style on PH 0407 405 716

W: scribbleandstyle.com.au

Wednesday

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May 2015

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ANNABEL KARMEL- WORLD’S LEADING BABY FOOD EXPERT

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Annabel Karmel is a best- selling international author, world leading baby food expert, the UK’s number one children’s cookery author and a trusted nutritional specialist for millions of mums around the world.

The first time I heard about Annabel, was when Nikoleta was born and a friend of mine who had been living in London for years bought me Annabel’s amazing  “Top 100 Baby Purees” cookbook. It was by far one of my favourite gifts- as it can become quite daunting being a first time mum introducing solids, and finding  inspiration to create new meals for your baby each day. I was so glad I could flick through this easy and simple baby cookbook, with it’s endless list of purees and taste combinations that are nutritional, healthy and appealing for babies.

Today, Annabel chats to Mummy’s Life & Style about her passion for baby and kids food, dealing with fussy eaters and the importance of beginning healthy eating at a young age.

She also tells us about her exciting new kids frozen food range recently launched in Australia, how her successful business venture began and her key piece of advice for mums who are looking at starting their own business.

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ML&S: When and how did your passion for baby and kids food begin?

Annabel: It was actually the tragedy of losing my first child Natasha, who was born healthy but who died at 13 weeks old from a viral infection that led me to change direction into the field of nutrition.

It wasn’t a diet related illness but I was understandably cautious when it came to ensuring that my second child, Nicholas, was provided with foods that optimised his health. Feeling vulnerable when he became fussy I struggled to find enticing recipes to encourage him and so set about devising my own, which is where my passion started.

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ML&S: Can you tell us how you turned your passion into a successful business over 20 years ago, when you launched your first cookbook?

Annabel: I started by sharing my recipes with other mums and, fuelled by the discovery that they were proving popular with others, set about compiling a book – The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. It was a struggle trying to get it published as it was rejected by over fifteen publishing houses.

Each rejection letter could have been enough for me to doubt the viability and worth of my idea but I continued to believe in my pitch. New to the publishing world, I wasn’t afraid to break the rules, so I kept approaching people and broadcasting my vision. Fortunately a friend of mine introduced me to a small dynamic book packager, who created book ideas and sold them on to mainstream publishers. They understood what I was trying to achieve and worked with me to shape a mock up, which they took to the Frankfurt Book Fair, where it was sold to US publisher Simon & Schuster who ordered 25,000 copies.

This deal unlocked doors that had previously remained shut, and I’ve since gone on to write 40 books, selling more than four million copies worldwide. I’ve also turned my hand to pre-prepared meals, weaning equipment and recipe apps. I’ve also grown a vast online following of mums in need of advice and inspiration.

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ML&S: Where do you draw inspiration from for creating new baby and kids recipes?

Annabel: When Nicholas was born, I would try his baby food and really didn’t like it. It was so bland and boring and I didn’t want to feed it to him so I started creating fun flavour combinations to liven-it up.

For example I struggled to get him to eat chicken, so I added some apple to the minced chicken and it worked a treat. He absolutely loved my Chicken and Apple Balls, which have now become a family favourite in our household. I’m a big believer in giving babies herbs and spices to make the food really tasty and delicious. My favourites are garlic, thyme and garam masala.

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ML&S: Being a mum of 3, how did you balance work and mummyhood- especially when your children were younger?

Annabel: It’s all about finding your guilt threshold. Of course everyone feels guilty about leaving their children to go to work but some mums wouldn’t be good mums unless they had a career, as they would be miserable and frustrated, so don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes real confidence to return to the working world after having children – whether that’s as an employee or becoming your own boss.

It’s important for women that motherhood is valued in its own right but equally true that having children shouldn’t necessarily be the full stop at the end of a CV. Shattering the glass ceiling with a changing bag over your shoulder is no longer limited to the realms of fantasy. However, it’s vital that you believe in yourself, which makes confidence as important as competence.

The great thing about running your own business whilst raising a family is that you have the freedom to work to your own schedule. Juggling the dual demands of work with family life is no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination; I remember completing my first recipe book in between the children’s naps, managing a busy toddler group and running a household. It’s difficult keeping all the balls in the air without dropping one occasionally!

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ML&S: What are a few of your best tips for mums with fussy eaters?

Annabel: It can be hard finding foods to tempt your tot – especially when almost every child will go through at least one phase of fussy easting. If you have a fussy eater in tow, I would get them helping out in the kitchen. Most children love cooking and it’s amazing how being involved in planning and preparing of a meal can stimulate a child’s appetite. Children like to assemble their own food, so you could lay ingredients out in bowls and let your child fill and fold their own wraps or choose their favourite toppings for their home made pizzas.

I would also get together and eat as a family, as this really can make a difference- taking the focus off your child’s eating and refocusing on social chit chat at the table could help.

Presentation is also another key to getting a fussy eater eating. The way your child’s food is served up can make the difference between your child accepting and refusing food. Cutting up fruit and popping it onto skewers or straws or making mini portions in ramekins immediately becomes more appealing.

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ML&S: Tell us about your new & exclusive food range available at Coles supermarkets around Australia?

Annabel: It’s a delicious frozen food range of 33 products that takes youngsters on a flavour adventure, whilst ensuring all the goodness of a homemade meal. The range is also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives with the meat and veggies sourced locally from Australian producers.

Within the new range there’s something for every stage of a child’s development, starting with my delicious frozen purees. They are made with 100% real fruit and vegetables and come in an easy peel and pop tray meaning you can feed your little one with ease. They come in 8 delicious flavour such as Apple & Pear with Cinnamon Puree (stage 1), Pear, Mango & Strawberry Puree (stage 1), Lentils & Vegetables Puree (stage 2) and Salmon with Hoki and Orange (stage 2).

My new tasty finger foods are a quick solution to helping mums when faced with a hungry toddler. I’ve designed them for 1 – 4 year olds and they are a great alternative to sugary snacks. My bites are ready-to-go in a resealable pouch and come in four tasty flavours such as Tasty Thai Pork Bites and Famous Chicken & Apple Bites.

Then there’s my new toddler meals (1 – 4 years) and older kids’ meals (3 years +) which are packed with a delicious helping of vegetables, not to mention my Toddler Treat range (1 years +) for balanced puddings in portion controlled snap pots.

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ML&S: Can you also give us a brief about your smartphone app – Essential Guide for Feeding your Baby & Toddler?

Annabel: The Essential Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler app features over 220 of my most popular recipes from my cookbooks. It’s a handy guide to help mums who are in need of quick and easy mealtime inspiration whether they’re cooking for baby, toddler or the whole family. The app is complete with step-by-step instructions and tips because after all, we all know that family life is busy enough without having to spend hours in the kitchen. My app recently made it to No.1 in food and drink on the App Store, which was fantastic to see!

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ML&S: How important do you think it is to introduce healthy eating habits and a balanced diet from a very young age?

Annabel: It’s very important as there isn’t a ‘best before’ date on learning how to cook. Whilst starting young equips children with the knowledge and skill to make good food choices as they grow-up, if you want to instil a love of good, healthy food then I would recommend preparing recipes from scratch. They’ll learn all about getting the balance right between wholesome options and occasional treats.

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ML&S: You also have a treats range for toddlers and kids, can you tell us about that?

Annabel: Every mother will know how much children love sweet treats, which is why I designed my Toddler Treats for 1 years plus. They contain 40% real fruit and come in 6 delicious flavours including: My Beautiful Choc Berry Brownie Pudding, My Charming Jam Roly Poly, My Special Summer Fruits Pudding, My Enchanting Tropicana Coconut Pudding, My Dazzling Apple Crumble, My Dreamy Choc Caramel Pear Pudding. I love them!

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ML&S: Your fabulous book “Mumpreneur” gives mums amazing advice on how to start their own business and to become successful. From your own experience, what is the most important thing to keep in mind when beginning your own venture?

Annabel: It takes real confidence to return to start-up a business after having children – and self-belief is absolutely vital in order to succeed. Confidence is just as important as competence – if not more so.

The more you believe in yourself and in your chances of succeeding, the more likely you are to do just that. Of course, we all have doubts from time to time – the danger is if those doubts spiral out of control, creating unnecessary anxiety and negative self-limiting beliefs, which prevent us from doing something that we really want to do (and, deep down, know that we can do).

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ML&S: What do you love most about your work?

Annabel: I love that no two days are ever the same. They say that if you love your work then you’ll never have to do a day’s work in your life. One minute I’m livening up bland baby food by devising new recipes and flavour combinations and then next, I’m in a meeting discussing my supermarket range.

ML&S: What is the best piece of advice you can give mums when it comes to eating time? 

Annabel: Never give up – especially when it comes to dealing with a fussy eater. It’s so easy to feel frustrated and powerless when your child simply refuses to eat certain foods but the key is to not give in or give up. It’s actually the way that we deal with the situation that impact on their eating habits.

Annabel Karmel’s new frozen range is available from Coles. Based on her favourite cookbook recipes and tasting just like homemade, check out her line-up of tasty purees, toddler meals, older kids meals, independent bites and toddler treats. For more information visit www.annabelkarmel.com/au/

Monday

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May 2015

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YUMMY MUMMY LINGERIE

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Once you fall pregnant, there are so many new things to think about and long lists of items to purchase for both bubs and mums!

New lingerie is definitely on most pregnant women’s personal wish lists and it can become quite daunting- not to mention confusing- when it comes to finding practical, comfortable and stylish maternity and post- baby bras and underwear.

Today, we chat with Robyn from the beautiful Perth based online lingerie boutique- Yummy Mummy Lingerie, who shares her fabulous tips and advice on purchasing maternity lingerie and also reveals how her struggle with fertility led her to begin a new business venture.

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ML&S: How did your new business venture in maternity lingerie come about?

Robyn: I developed an interest in internet marketing when my husband and I decided to become foster carers in 2013. We had struggled for years to have a family and had only been blessed with one child of our own – Mr D, who is the light of our lives. We decided that we would like to grow our family and give a loving home to a special baby who for whatever reason was not able to enjoy safety, security and love. It was a serious commitment to make, as caring for a baby would mean that one of us would need to give up our current career and be home to care for bub and allow for the vital bonding to occur. At that time, I was working as a Health Promotion Coordinator (Community Child Health) and although this had been a fulfilling career for many years, it was time to re-educate myself so that I could work from home and become a foster mum.

We knew that online was the way of the future, so I signed up for an internet marketing course and for the next few months, after putting Mr D to bed each night, the amazing world of online business was revealed to me. Just prior to completing the course in December 2013, our foster bub – Mr P, joined our family at 16 weeks of age, and life changed again in a very happy way.

Once bub settled in with us and I had time to think about work again, the first day I looked for an online businesses to buy-  I found Yummy Mummy Lingerie for sale. It was meant to be! After my prior career, which involved child health and promoting the importance of breastfeeding – and now travelling the motherhood road again- the ability to offer women maternity lingerie, sleepwear and other accessories that are beautiful, elegant and comfortable and to make pregnancy and breastfeeding as optimum an experience as possible, was a perfect fit for myself and our family. We were fortunate enough to be able to purchase the business and now I happily work from home doing something I love, whilst being able to be there for my boys.

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ML&S: Did you have an actual interest in maternity lingerie?

Robyn: We experienced the ups and downs of infertility and IVF for many years. Becoming a mother was like a huge gift to me – like it is for everyone. But perhaps the struggles, the heartache and the grief that can accompany infertility does make mums in the same situation that much more grateful and amazed at the final product. I love being a mum and I love sharing in that experience with other mums. Providing gorgeous lingerie to pregnant ladies and new mums is a way to share the celebration of motherhood. Even on the days that are a bit harder than others, if slipping on a piece of lingerie can make a mum feel better- then that makes me happy. I also love the fact that I am able to communicate with my customers and help them with sizes if they are not sure. That’s one less thing they have to think about and work out for themselves. And then of course posting their lovely package to their door is the final way to make the whole experience easy, convenient and a special treat for my mums.

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ML&S: Are there any ranges exclusive to your site that women can’t find 
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Robyn: Unlike other online maternity wear stores, Yummy Mummy Lingerie specialises in lingerie. This means customers have access to a wide and lovely range of brands and a ‘one stop shopping’ convenience for their maternity lingerie needs. An exciting brand that Yummy Mummy Lingerie stocks is You! Lingerie and customers are loving this range. It is designed in the U.S. and is only available in Australia from Yummy Mummy Lingerie. It is young, fun and a little bit sexy – definitely a brand that brings yumminess to maternity lingerie!

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ML&S: What is your advice for women, when it comes to purchasing pieces?

Robyn: There are lots of things that I could share with mums and mums-to-be about maternity lingerie but here’s a practical tip, feel good tip and economic tip:

Practically speaking-  my advice for maternity lingerie is that the big 3 are ticked – Comfort ✓ Support✓Appearance ✓
Like any great design, form must follow function so ensure that your maternity bra does the job of supporting your breasts well, is comfortable to wear and you love the look of it. If any one of these factors are missing, then you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable and wishing for the end of the day so you can take it off.

Feel good advice- buy panties to match your bra. Who doesn’t like to feel special and some days when we’ve had no sleep and it’s harder to face the day,  slipping on some lovely matching lingerie can do the trick. We may not actually be all that ‘together’ but at least we can feel ‘put together’ and give ourselves a feel good start to the day. To create more versatility and practicality, buy panties or briefs that will coordinate with more than one of your bras. For example You! Lingerie Ella Rose pink brief will go with all bras in the You! range, as they are all hallmarked with their signature pink bow.

Economic advice- don’t scrimp on your maternity bras. Buy quality, so that they last beyond pregnancy and into the months of breastfeeding. Especially for mums who are hoping and able to nurse for at least 12 months. If you divide the cost of your maternity lingerie by the months of daily use, they become a very good investment. Buying cheaper or lower quality brands may mean having to replace them more than once per pregnancy, which becomes more costly ultimately.

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ML&S: How do you go about choosing the ranges you offer?

Robyn: I choose brands and styles that allow me to offer my customers a wide range of options such as, price range – I like to have styles at the lower end of the price range, as well as the upper- whilst still maintaining appropriate quality for the price. Our bras start at $35, which is a great price for a pretty and functional nursing bra.

Secondly, sizes – it is important to have styles that are designed for a range of bust sizes. For example Cake Rose Mousse and Cake Fig Mousse are designed for smaller busts, whilst other styles offer much larger cup sizes for our ‘very blessed busted’ mums and mums-to-be. It is a pleasure to be able to help women who have been having difficulty finding sizes purchase a lovely bra.

Structure/style – bras come in many styles and have different structures that appeal to different women. I try to stock a variety such as soft cup, slightly moulded, non-wired, flexi wire, A-frame, side sling, full cup and balcony style in order to cater for personal preferences and comfort.

Lastly, different looks – there is a variety of styles to choose from and not going overboard is hard. I try to keep a nice mix of looks – pretty, everyday, sophisticated, simple, seam-free, elegant, sports and playful sexy – to allow women to visit my site and buy a variety of maternity bras to suit their personality and meet all their lifestyle needs.

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ML&S: Apart from lingerie, what else do you stock?

Robyn: I like to be able to specialise in lingerie and personal ‘under-garments’ so we do offer selected add-on products such as tanks, maternity leggings, swimwear, sleepwear and tights. The other add-on that I am considering offering are nursing pads. There are some lovely organic nursing pads to choose from and these would be another nice item to help improve breastfeeding comfort for our Mum’s as well as being a nice compliment to our lovely lingerie.

You can check out all the beautiful items available at yummymummylingerie.com

 

Monday

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March 2015

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CLARE GROVE- STYLISH MUM IN AUCKLAND

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Clare Grove is the stylish author and illustrator of My Mummy Loves Shoes and My Mummy Loves Bags.

These fabulous books are perfect for every chic mum and her mini-me, as Clare takes her readers on a lovely journey through mummy’s fashionable collection of footwear and handbags.

Ladies, think Manolo’s, Jimmy Choo’s, Miu Miu, Chanel and Prada- to name a few!

As you turn each page of her exquisite books, you are guaranteed to find magical and charming illustrations that will capture the eyes and imagination of every girl- both young and old.

Today Clare chats to us about her wonderful work and her life in Auckland- where she has been living with her husband and three children for the last 8 years.

She also reveals her favourite spots around this beautiful city- that has so much to offer in terms of delightful food, fashion, art and culture.

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ML&S: How long have you been living in Auckland?

Clare: My husband and I moved to Auckland from London eight years ago, when our first daughter was eighteen months old.

ML&S: Can you please describe your life in Auckland?

Clare: We are based in Herne Bay, Auckland and have three children, Sienna- 9, Annabel- 6, Ben- 3, and two pet rabbits, Stripe and Gomez. I work from home as an illustrator. The children are my first priority but writing and illustrating provides me with the balance I need and keeps me sane!

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ML&S: Can you tell us about your work as an author and illustrator?

Clare: I worked in fashion and as an artist/illustrator in London. When my daughter came along, work took a back seat. There’s been a real sense of achievement getting back to what I love doing.

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ML&S: Tell us about your fab books My Mummy Loves Shoes and My Mummy Loves Bags.

Clare: I had always dreamed of writing and illustrating my own children’s book. I wanted to create a stylish book that mothers could enjoy reading with their children. I have memories from my childhood of beautifully illustrated books and these images have always stayed in my mind. I decided to self-publish, which has been a great learning experience.

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ML&S: What is your favourite family park in Auckland?

Clare: There are so many amazing child-friendly parks, however the children’s favourite would have to be the playground at Mission Bay. We’ve been going there since we moved to NZ. It’s right on the beach and has a fountain, the kids love jumping in during the hot summer months. There’s also an all year round ice-cream van, which works wonders in providing the children with a bribe when it’s time to go home.

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ML&S: What are your top children’s stores in Auckland?

Clare: If clothes are needed for a special occasion, I’ll look in Smith & Caughys. Country Road and Witchery also do lovely children’s clothes.

ML&S: Where do you like to shop for yourself?

Clare: I love to mix high street fashion with designer pieces. My favourite high street shops are Country Road, Trenery and Esprit. For designer boutique shopping, I’ll head to Karen Walker, Muse and Runway in Newmarket.

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ML&S: What do you love doing most with your family on weekends?

Clare: People close to me will chuckle at this but I’ve started going on bike rides with the family on the weekends. There’s a fantastic new wooden promenade that’s just opened down by the marina. The best part about going on these bike rides is I always know I can get a glass of wine at the end of it- in the lively seafood restaurant Swashbucklers.

ML&S: What is your favourite restaurant to eat with your little ones?

Clare: We’ll often go to Prego on Ponsonby Road for early evening meals with the kids- they are very child friendly and don’t even blink an eye when the sound of a broken glass or tantrum fills the air.

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ML&S: For a date night with hubby?

Clare: For a treat, my husband and I will always choose The French Café in Symons St. You can’t beat the wonderful ambience and delicious food.

ML&S: Where is a chic place to have brunch?

Clare: Ponsonby Bistro is one of my favourite places to meet friends. It’s relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous owners Blair and Melissa always make you feel so welcome.

ML&S: If you get any time out, we would find you?

Clare: Clearing my head on a walk to one of the Herne Bay beaches or having a massage at Bliss reflexology in Takapuna.

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

Clare: The girls love going horse-riding in Matakana, which is only an hour’s drive from Auckland. It also has an amazing market every Saturday. Waiheke Island is a must for a day trip. The ferry takes 40 minutes to arrive in a paradise filled with spectacular beaches, restaurants and vineyards.

ML&S: What is your favourite season in Auckland and why?

Clare: The changing colours of the leaves and bright blues skies make Autumn my favourite season by far.

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ML&S: Stylish place to enjoy a lovely wine?

Clare: There are so many places to choose from but The Mudbrick restaurant on Waiheke Island has million dollar views. Looking out over the lavender bushes and vineyards and seeing Auckland in the distance is breathtaking.

ML&S: Most loved sights or areas in your city?

Clare: The view from the top of Cornwall Park across Auckland, the domain and museum, picture perfect Devonport, Parnell for its boutique shops and Rose Garden and Herne Bay for its schools, beaches, cafes and restaurants.

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Make sure you check out Clare’s magnificent books on her site my-mummy-loves & follow on FB @Mummy Loves & IG @mymummyloves

 

 

 

Tuesday

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March 2015

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PETIT PARISIANS- BEAUTIFUL KIDS BOUTIQUE

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Today Mummy’s Life and Style teamed up with the beautiful online boutique store Petit Parisians, to bring you a gorgeous array of Marie Chantal Children’s wear.

Petit Parisians specialise in carefully selected designer children’s wear from Paris, London, Milan and New York and cater to boys and girls from newborn through to 10 years of age.

If you are after a special occasion outfit or items that are classic, wear well and stand out in the crowd- you will definitely find an amazing ensemble for your little boy and girl on this fabulous online store.

Marie Chantal Children is by far one of ML&S’ favourite children’s labels, and today our cute little models Nicholas and Nikoleta show just how adorable, versatile and stylish MC clothing really is!

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Empire line coat- It doesn’t get any more luxurious than this magnificent navy empire line coat. Featuring fully lined and full-length sleeves, this is a winter staple in any little girl’s wardrobe and available from sizes 3 through to 10.

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Cashmere star & crown cardigan & taupe trousers- Nicholas is dressed in this luxurious V-neck cardigan, made from the softest 100% cashmere and the lovely neutral tone will allow you to team it well with any outfit. Here it’s paired with taupe cotton trousers that are designed with two back pockets and adjustable internal waistband. Available in sizes 3 through to an 8.

Silk floaty dress- Stunning for that special occasion- it is made from 100% silk and features fluttered sleeves, a gathered skirt with a drooped back hem and a gorgeous black velvet bow tie- adding an extra hint of glamour. Available in sizes 3 through to 10.

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Rose sequin shorts & floral Shirt - These adorable rose sequin shorts feature a front tie and are definitely a statement piece. They can be worn on both warm and cooler days (paired with some cute tights) and here it’s been teamed with this stunning floral shirt made from 100% cotton.

Grey woven tee & checkered shorts- Nicholas is sporting a gorgeous grey woven collar tee, which is great for a smart casual occasion. Made in soft jersey, it features cotton poplin detailing and an embroider crown.  It’s teamed up with these adorable checkered cotton shorts that feature engraved buttons, jet pockets and adjustable elastic. Available from sizes 3 to 8.

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Sequin anchor tee & seersucker shorts- Nikoleta is wearing an amazing sequin anchor tee made from super soft cotton and features cool cap sleeves.  Paired with these super light and airy seersucker shorts, with white white piping and adjustable waistband- this is an adorable casual outfit for any little girl. They are available in sizes 3 through to 8.

Stripe tee & charcoal trousers- Nicholas looks too cool for school in this fun stripe tee, featuring an anchor-print chambray pocket band cuffed sleeves. It’s paired with these smart charcoal cotton trousers that can be dressed up or down. Designed with two back pockets and an adjustable waistband, they are available up to a size 8.

Make sure you check out Petit Parisians here & you can follow them on IG @petitparisians

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Models- Nicholas 3 & Nikoleta 2.5

Clothes- Marie Chantal Children all available online from Petit Parisians

Shoes- Models own

Location- Cotton Candy in Double Bay cottoncandykids.com.au