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Summer Fashion 8 pages of beach-ready trends
Fabric of Life
One-on-one with Adelaide’s own linen queen, Jess from Cot Couture
Bedroom ideas you’ll want to copy
Small Bites The best kid-friendly restaurants in SA
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07 Best Buys
18 Here Comes The Sun
34 Somewhere Over The Rainbow
A few of our favourite finds
08 Local Finds
26 Summer Lovin’
Dorothy and the Tin Man were guests of honour at Lila’s fourth birthday party!
Must-visit boutique stores
Sandles in this season’s hottest hues
38 Pretty In Pink
48 Maternity Must-haves
All you need to know and more
Materntiiy wear gets a facelift!
Simple steps to creating the ultimate pink party
14 Online Finds
The best online children’s stores
42 Baby Domain Baby essentials you won’t be able to resist!
54 Small Bites
28 It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane A room fit for a superhero!
30 Newborn Nouveau The perfect space for a napping newborn
People 16 Fabric Of Life One-on-one with Jess from Cot Couture
50 Mum & Bub Group Training Yummy Mummy’s fun fitness program
Best kid-friendly restaurants in SA
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Art Director Tanya Green
Editorial Assistant Rebecca Atkinson
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We’ve scoured the best local and online stores to find a selection of cute and colourful accessories that will brighten rooms and wardrobes. Here are some of our favourites.
1. Dwell Studio Dinosaur Sham $36 www.dwellstudio.com 2. Kido Floating Ducks $19.95 Eastside 3. Bombol Baby Bouncer $299.95 www.danishbydesign.com.au 4. Blink Designs Wall Chart $60 www.blinkdesigns.com.au 5. Pantone Chair – Yellow $84.95 Boo & Child 6. Natural Wood Beads $26.95 www.pinkapple.biz 7. Bagladies Dotty Tote $29.95 www.bagladies.com.au 8. Yellow Leather Satchel $129 www.bohemianliving.com.au 9. Sudo Afterglow Knit Dress – Pale Banana $69 www.sudo.com.au kidsdomainmagazine.com.au kidsdomain
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Playful, unique and made with exquisite attention to detail, Udder is a boutique brand created by talented Aussie artist/ designer Fliss Dodd. Born back in 2008 with the release of a selection of handmade soft toys Udder has now grown to include the just-released 2012/13 collection of children’s clothing. Seriously stylish gear for little ones!
All you need to know about the latest kids’ fashion, furnishings and more…
PJs For Mum Australia’s oldest organic cotton baby clothes company, Gaia, has expanded to now include a range of pjs just for mums! You can’t go past the classic stripe navy design for style and comfort.
Local Music Program Wins National Awards At the recent National Kindermusik Conference local South Australian family business, Tritones, received four awards, including 2nd Largest Kindermusik program for Australia and New Zealand! “It’s exciting that our work in Adelaide is recognised nationwide,” says Geoff Drive, owner and main teacher at Tritones. Join in the discovery and fun of their weekly classes at Prospect, Blackwood and Aberfoyle Park. Ph: (08) 8270 3847.
Bye Bye Teepee, Hello Wonder Tent! Husband and wife team Jo Fahy and Ryan O’Connor of local online store Such Great Heights have drawn on their collective experiences in filmmaking, photography, fashion, paediatrics and parenthood to create a small range of too-cute children’s products. Our favourite is the Wonder Tent, retailing for $249 and available in a cool collection of fun fabrics it’s definitely going to be the next big thing!
Online Finds www.gaiaorganiccotton.com.au www.suchgreatheights.com www.tritones.com.au www.udder.com.au
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Games begin Imaginative play aids in language development, literacy skills and social skills – oh, and it’s fun too! words LAURA MAPPAS
emember when kids used to play hopscotch and hide and seek? Times have changed but even in a world of iPads, kids’ laptops and toys that talk, there is still room for some good old fashioned fun – and more importantly it is this innocent play that leads to better language development and social skills for our kids. Speech Pathologist Jacqui Kendall from South Australia’s Department for Education and Child Development defines imaginative play as “any sort of play that children engage in that requires them to look beyond the ‘here and now’.”This might include using a cardboard box as a cubby house or making a cup of tea using a plastic tea set. Aside from being fun (and free!), imaginative play aids in the development of a range of important skills, such as language skills, problem solving skills and social skills. “It builds your child’s understanding of the world,” says Jacqui, “for example, when children play ‘mums and dads’ or ‘schools’ they are mimicking what they see in real life. This kind of play also encourages children to build their own vocabulary, broaden their understanding of different concepts, learn to listen, follow instructions and practice ‘using’ their language, all of which are pivotal in developing language skills and, later on, literacy skills.”
1. So the importance of this kind of play, in a world full of high-tech toys, is paramount and the role of us as parents is key in encouraging the use of our child’s imagination. “We have found that more and more children starting school are lacking these skills, so much so that we are now encouraging teachers to set up play stations in the classroom and suggesting students engage in different imaginative scenarios, like ‘at the restaurant’ or ‘at the supermarket’. While it may look like the kids
are just playing, it’s important for parents to understand that there is so much more going on. We need to value this as part of the curriculum and recognise the many skills a child is developing during ‘play time’.” It’s easy to instigate – a pretend tea party here or a make-shift cubby house there is all it takes to set the foundation for this kind of important play. And while you’re there why not take the time to join in? “Kids love nothing more than your time and attention,” adds Jacqui.
A New Twist On The Old Classics In a nod back to the good ol’ days here are some inventive ways to coax your child off the couch and into the world of make believe.
1. Hopscotch Mat by Little Me Little You, $100 This old classic has had a complete facelift! No more ashpelt and chalk, the new and improved version is made out of hessian and includes a small beanbag instead of a stone.
2. Dress Up Doll Fabric Wall Decal by Love Mae, $79.95
This doll is made to be played with – your little one can change her clothes, shoes, hats and hairstyle until her heart’s content. Literally hours of fun!
3. Planks by Green Hat Workshop, $59 for 100 coloured planks These colourful blocks open up a whole new world of play for the young and the young at heart! Made from precisely cut plantation pine they are available locally from 3 Birds and Windmill Educational.
4. Colour In Wallpaper by Collection of Cool, $99 This is one for kids who can colour in the lines! Also a great idea for baby showers – get the guests to take turns colouring in and then when the masterpiece is complete it can be hung in the baby’s room.
5. Imaginabox Oven by On The Gro, $19.95 This Adelaide-based business has won awards for their inventive Imaginabox designs. Turn a regular cardboard box into a toy your child will play with for hours – it’s simple, recyclable and inexpensive.
Online Finds www.lovemae.com.au www.greenhatworkshop.com www.collectionofcool.com.au www.littlemelittleyou.com.au www.onthegro.com
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Small Bites Our guide to South Australia’s best kid-friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes. Kids’ Chill-Out Zone Newly refurbished the old Reservoir Hotel, now renamed Rezz, has everything you need for a stress-free night out with the kids! Wood-fired pizzas, a large a la carte menu, an indoor playground and a chill-out zone complete with a mounted plasma screening kids’ movies all night long. No need to worry about what they’re up to either – video cameras in the play area mean parents can keep an eye on their little ones from the cafe area. Bon appetite! 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton Ph: (08) 8337 2888 www.rezz.com.au. Find us on Facebook.
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Think wineries are child-free zones? Think again! The picturesque Woodstock Winery is the perfect place for a spot of wine tasting – kids in tow! Set on three hectares, the winery’s Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Red Kangaroos and Wallabies while the estate includes a children’s playground. Dine in the restaurant or in the gardens and ask for the special kids’ menu. Live jazz every Sunday adds to its appeal. Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Vale Ph: (08) 8383 0156 www.woodstockwine.com.au
The Olive Branch is an institution in the Adelaide Hills, with an emphasis on fresh local produce and gourmet products it’s easy to see why it’s a favourite. In addition to the delicious menu The Olive Branch’s ‘Crafty Kids Morning’, held every Tuesday and Wednesday, plus their school holiday cooking classes and kids’ cooking parties, makes it an instant hit with mums! Balhannah Junction Shopping Centre 84 Main Street, Balhannah Ph: (08) 8398 0009 www.olivebranchcafe.com.au
Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Caffe Primo’s 24 locations. Kids will love the Primo Kids Meals – with choices such as penne bolognese and calamari and chips, there is something for even the fussiest eater – while mums and dads can choose between delicious pizza, sumptuous steaks and a selection of seafood. Not to mention the mouthwatering pasta menu! The bustling cafe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. To find your nearest location visit www.caffeprimo.com.au.
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Each issue we scour the net to bring you the very best online children’s stores, here are some of our favourites…
The brain-child of Adelaide-based fashionista Brooke Sivendra, this ultimate online directory showcases cool kids’ stores such as Habitat Baby, Baobab, Hip Kids and Little Indigo, to name just a few. A must-visit for mums who want to avoid hours spent trawling the net – this site has all you need in one easy-to-navigate place.
Need gift-giving inspiration? This site features a unique selection of great gift ideas. From traditional wooden and educational toys to unique bedroom accessories and keepsakes, there is something for every little birthday girl or boy!
What started as a boutique designer furniture store has now expanded to also include a colourful selection of unique wall art and their just-released range of to-die-for dress-ups! Our favourites are the cowboy and Indian (pictured)!
4. www.onthegro.com Toys your kids will play with for hours! On The Gro is a locally-owned award-winning online business selling an innovative selection of kids’ toys. We love the new Imaginabox Aeroplane (pictured) – grab a packing box, stick on the wings, control panel and steering wheel and away you go!
This Adelaide-based online store specialises in creating personalised baby announcement cards, offering quality and value for money. Beautiful photo cards are a unique way of introducing your new addition – and the flat-mounted presentation card with pre-cut corners means the photo can be easily removed and put into a frame! Hello BABY Designs also stocks a range of thank you cards, invitations, stylish nappy cakes (a great gift!), wall art and mum-to-be gift baskets.
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good life “Business isn’t easy, it’s a bit of luck and a lot of hard work”
Above: “She’s a lot like me,” says Lisa of daughter Amy, 24. Below: (left to right) With kids Mark, Andrew, Michael and Amy.
S Co-owner of Caffé Primo, Lisa Vettese, tells how she juggled four kids and a booming business. words LAURA MAPPAS
he’s got four kids, an immaculate home and, along with her husband of 31 years, Dino, is at the helm of one of Adelaide’s longest-running and most successful café chains, Caffé Primo. ‘How does she do it?’, was one of the questions at the top of my list when I met with the vivacious, immediately likable Lisa Vettese at the Tea Tree Plaza café. “I’m very lucky, I don’t need a lot of sleep,” was Lisa’s quick response. “Even as a 16-year-old I had two jobs, I like to be busy.” These days, while Lisa and Dino only run one of the 24 Caffé Primo outlets in South Australia – the rest are franchised – the mum-of-four’s days are still jampacked. On the morning I met with her she had been up since 5am sewing sequins onto a calisthenics outfit in preparation for a production on Friday night and had taken son Michael to a specialist appointment – all before our meeting at 10am.
“On a normal day I always come past the café in the morning – sometimes I’ll do some paperwork, on busy days I’ll still do the dishes. The kids say I’m too slow on the computer,” she laughs. The fact is the ‘kids’ now all play an integral part in the running of this successful family business. “The recipe to our success, if you like, is the fact that this is, and always has been, a family-run business. When people ask me if they should go into business I say not if you aren’t going to manage it yourself – no one will run your business like you. It isn’t easy,” she says, “it’s a bit of luck and a lot of hard work.” “The toughest and most exhausting times were definitely when the kids were young. Our youngest Michael was only six when we started the first Caffé Primo and it was a juggling act. Both Dino and my family also ran their own businesses so we didn’t have the option of dropping the kids off to be babysat, we had to take them with us. I can remember in the days before Caffé Primo when we owned three Pizza Havens and I would have the kids in the back of the car while I was delivering pizzas!” “On reflection, I suppose the key to juggling family and business is that you still need to allocate time for one another. Make sure you give your kids your time, even if it means you have to stay up late at night to finish the paperwork, as those early days define how they see the world.” kidsdomainmagazine.com.au kidsdomain
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“F A combination of unique handmade accessories and beautiful bespoke linen is Adelaide-based fabric designer Jessica Blown’s secret to creating a bedroom your child will never want to leave.
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unctionality is key,” says the mum-to-two and owner of online store Cot Couture. “Your child has to feel comfortable in their room – but it can be comfortable and look good too!” Jessica’s handmade linen collection features everything from colourblock designs to farm animals and traditional damask prints. “My favourite is a vintage range called Whimsy Meadow,” says Jessica. “My two boys and I all have special teddies that we have had since we were born – my son Dillan has a red teddy called Hollee, my son Logan has Bun Bun and I have a handmade bear called Mary. All three come to life in this collection!” “I guess when I started out back in 2007 my goal was to supply children’s bedroom accessories that are beautiful to look at and create a sense of individuality. I wanted mums and dads to have the resources to create spaces for their child that reflected who they are. That said, kids are continually growing and changing – my two get their rooms re-vamped every few months with new quilt covers and linen. We have just finished redecorating so after years of sharing they both finally have their own rooms, which now means double the number of re-vamps!” Of course, not everybody redecorates as often as Jessica (perk of the job!), which is why her collection also features timeless designs that can not only grow with your child but last through wash cycle after wash cycle. “All of the fabrics in my collection are pre-washed so the linen is guaranteed not to skrink or go out of shape, and the range of room décor, hand-painted canvases and unique accessories have all been road-tested by my boys!”
How she started… Jessica started her love affair with linen back in 2004 when, on a whim, she enrolled in a sewing class at her local Spotlight store. “I didn’t really enjoy sewing clothes, but I loved making homewares, especially cushions and blankets,” she says. “I didn’t like the range of fabrics that were available locally, so I used to buy my fabrics online from America. Then one day in October 2007, while I was on my exercise bike, I had an idea. I jumped off, ran to the computer and frantically began to write them down. Why couldn’t I create my own fabrics? There was definitely a market for it – and my husband and mum thought it was a good idea – so off I went!” “I did a lot of research and sourced fabrics that were special and unique – I decided early on that if I was going to do this I wasn’t going to compromise on quality, it was an important part of what I was trying to create. Handmaking fabrics is a lot more work, but I desperately wanted my products to be stylish and durable, and so making them myself was the best way of achieving both. I tried to source as many things as I could locally as I found this gave me more control over the process, and from there everything kind of fell into place. I had a number of suppliers and I was putting my own stamp on the collection with my personal designs.” After a lot of trial and error, hard work and persistence Jessica’s business has taken off. Five years later she is now about to start the next chapter – “this is a very exciting time for Cot Couture,” she says. “I have invested in a new 12-foot computerised quilting machine and I am about to launch a new project called Gryffinwood Studio, which will offer designs suitable for older children and their parents.”
must-haves Great lighting – whether it’s a night light or a bedside lamp, lighting adds mood and can be a fun addition to a child’s room.
Wall art – decals are an easy way to add some fun, and they can be removed and changed when you tire of them.
A feature piece – whether it’s a colourful stool or armchair, a vintage toy or framed homemade artwork, choose one piece and make it a focal point.
Beautiful bedding: “Stylish, functional and best of all fun,” says Jessica of her Cot Couture collection.
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Climbing the walls: “My husband Jason and I put the wallpaper up ourselves,” says Jess. “Not bad for a first attempt!”
It’s a bird, it’s a plane A towering skyline, bright pops of electric colour and a scattering of flying vintage toys makes this little boy’s room a dream come true. photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS
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hen Logan, five, was given the chance to choose a theme for his new bedroom – mum and dad Jess and Jason recently finished lengthy renovations after which both of their boys graduated to their own rooms for the first time – he didn’t hesitate. Superheros, please! “Logan’s always been a free spirit and a bit quirky,’ says mum Jess, “so when he had his heart set on a superhero theme I knew I couldn’t just create something using commercial toys and décor, it had to be a bit unique.” Jess started with a feature wall – of the Gotham City skyline! “I had my eye on this wallpaper from an English decorating website called Tangletree Interiors but I had no idea where I was going to use it, until now!” The wallpapered feature wall cleverly reflects Logan’s superhero theme while at the same time creating a contrast against the coloured adjoining wall. As for the furniture, a Queen bed (yes, that’s right, he’s only five but mum Jess insists “he’s the same weight and height as his eight-year-old brother so we thought we might as well invest in a bed that will
see him through to his teens!”) takes centre stage. “The bedhead and ensemble are from Forty Winks at Munno Para, their range and service is fantastic, and the cushions and linen are a mix from Cot Couture, Harris Scarfe and Spotlight. I always opt for solid colours on beds as cushions are so much easier and cheaper to change with trends. I made Logan the Superman cushion from fabric he chose and he actually made the little black and white zig-zag one by himself (with a little help from me!)”. Logan’s favourite furnishing is his yellow sun pendant light – “I wanted to add some colour in the corner of the room and this light from US site Lumens.com was perfect. They have the most amazing range of lights and have just started shipping to Australia.” Other highlights include framed vintage posters from allposters.com, vintage toy cars, a vintage motorbike and leather bear picked up from a gift shop in Singapore and a crocheted Super Mario bought from a very talented seller on etsy.com. “I love anything handmade,” says Jess, “plus these little creations look so much better than the commercial toys!” kidsdomainmagazine.com.au kidsdomain
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“I decided to display cards from family and friends on the window shutters,” says Kirsty. “This room has beautiful light so it works really well.”
newborn nouveau Calming neutrals, soft linens and simple accessories combine to create the perfect space for a napping newborn. photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS
combination of soft greys and natural wood were the starting point for mum Kirsty when it came to creating a peaceful haven for her newborn daughter, Winter. Kirsty wanted to design a nook in the master bedroom so Winter could be close by during those first few months, but was determined the ‘make-shift’ nursery would not turn into an unsightly space. “I wanted to create a simple, calm space that was clutter-free,” says Kirsty, who is also mum to nine-year-old Jasper and seven-year-old Tulip. “It was also important for me to make sure Winter’s little nook fit in with the style of the rest of the house. Our house is best described as quirky French provincial – I love anything linen and tend to always go for neutrals when choosing furnishings and accessories. I kept all of this in mind when deciding on the cot, furnishings, bedding and other bits and pieces I have put on display.” Kirsty started with a Seed Organic Cradle, which was borrowed from a family member, and added coordinating linen and a French provincial-style armchair. Other accessories include a Mamas & Papas ragdoll (a gift from Winter’s grandparents),
a beautiful dress that was handmade by Winter’s nan and a money box and rattle from local online store For Me and My. “To make sure the area didn’t become over-run with baby paraphernalia I decided to just display a few special gifts,” says Kirsty, who also used cards from family and friends to create a simple feature on the wooden window shutters. For now Winter can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special space while mum Kirsty gets to work on her “real” bedroom. “I’ve already chosen all of the bedding and the room will be created around this,” she says, adding that the vintage rose on the ceiling of the room has been used as inspiration in the design. “The bedroom will be quite classic but it will also feature a few quirky pieces that will give it a bit of personality, like an original ‘70s fibre optic fountain light I picked up at a Sydney flee market a few years ago. I’m really happy we have finally found a place to put it on display!”
Online Finds www.formeandmy.com.au
Clean Up Cute and colourful ways to keep bedrooms clutter-free.
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As a special offer for Kids Domain readers, get two medium Fruut Sacks (valued at $39.95) FREE when you purchase a Fruut Tree from Live Play Create.
An Apple A Day Who said storage had to be boring? Little tikes will love these apple-shaped storage solutions – who knows, it might even encourage them to eat a real piece of fruit! Set of Four Raspberry Apple Baskets by Little Tinkers, $99.90. Available from Out Of The Cot.
A Quick Clean Perfect for little bits of Lego and matchbox cars – all of the annoying small toys that seem to magically grow in numbers! The idea is simple (and ingenious!), the Fruut Sacks are a toy bag that convert to a play mat and back again, allowing you to store, transport and play all at once. Once the toys have been packed away the sacks can be hung on the Fruut Tree. Made from birch wood, the tree will transform your child’s room from cluttered into a stylish, clean and colourful play zone. Need another reason to buy? With the sale of each tree a donation will be made to Focus Cambodia’s Tree of Life Campaign, a campaign aiming to help transform the lives of Cambodian children. Fruut Tree by Live Play Create, $295. For stockists call 1300 722 430.
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Giving Back This cute design is the work of a disadvantaged Vietnamese child – and fifty percent of the proceeds from the sales of these Nana Huchy storage boxes goes straight back into their community. Never a better reason to buy. Printed Treasures Storage Box by Nana Huchy, $34. www.nanahuchy.com.au
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rom the moment guests arrived at Lila’s party they were whisked away to a magical far off land. A land where there was a towering cake in every colour of the rainbow and sandwiches in the shape of hearts. The journey began with guests following the Yellow Brick Road (some left over bricks painted yellow by mum Kate) to the back garden where Event Stylist Lisa from Whimsical Heart had worked her magic. Hessian and blue gingham fabric covered the food table, which was topped with cane baskets brimming with cleverly named bitesized sweets (such as Yellow Brick Rocky Road and Somewhere Over The Rainbow Jelly). “When deciding on the food I always try to incorporate the theme of the party as much as possible,” says Lisa. “In this case, I knew Lila really loved the Wizard of Oz movie so I found out which parts she liked the best and used table props and food to try and represent those scenes.” The result really did take you on a journey – from the Lion, Tiger and Bear Cupcakes (a party favourite!), to the Munchkin Land Juice and handmade pinwheels, every detail was exact. The Wicked Witch’s ruby shoes were even on display, poking out from underneath the cubby! “I sourced the shoes from a Salvation Army store,” says Lisa, “they came up great with a bit of glue and some red glitter!” According to Lisa it’s these little touches that make a good party a great party. A themed sign welcoming guests as they arrive, cleverly named food labels, decorative bunting and beautiful invitations (all supplied by Sassaby.com.au) set the scene for this special day and lots of little guests immersing themselves in the magical world of Oz completed the tale.
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Rainbow Dorothy, the Tin Man, even the Wicked Witch of the West, were all on hand to celebrate Lilaâ€™s fourth birthday. photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS
cute&quirky party finds
Colour Me In These vintage-inspired invites are cute, colourful and interactive. The tri-fold invitation expands to reveal a colouring in section kids will love! Belle & Boo’s Party Stationery Set, $24.95. www.larkmade.com.au
Spot The Party Colourful confetti is the perfect choice for any little girl’s party. This beautiful range includes invitations, lolly bags and gift tags. www.poppiesforgrace.com.au
Hats Off A birthday card that doubles as a dress-up – ingenious! These fun hat cards come in a range of designs and feature original illustrations. Party Hat Cards, $8.95 each. www.tmod.com.au
You’re Invited Scratch off the silver scratchie flags to reveal a special party message! Available in circus and jukebox designs. Scratchie Invitations by Collection of Cool, 24.95 for pack of 10. Available from A Trip To The Moon, (08) 7225 5673.
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Strawberry cupcakes, pom poms and plenty of pink punch – simple steps to creating the ultimate pink party! words LAURA MAPPAS
f your little girl’s idea of heaven is coloured pink then this pretty party is for you. Teacup biscuits, cupcakes laden with lashing of pink cream icing, fairy bread, fairy floss and popcorn cleverly carried in pink pint-sized cones took centre stage at Emily’s 5th birthday party. Event Stylist Heidi from Adelaide business Groovy Goose says you can easily recreate this look at home. “Paper lanterns and tissue pom poms are very girly and are a great decorative element for any girl’s party,” says Heidi. “It’s also a good idea to look around the house and try and tie in any ‘props’ you might have at home. For Emily’s birthday she wanted a bird theme so we used a vintage birdcage holding handmade fabric birds that was on display in Emily’s bedroom as a centerpiece on the food table. We also used a small ceramic birdhouse and further tied
the theme together using Vintage Swirl Birdie paper for the food labels and invitations.” For older children Heidi’s other pretty party tips include setting up a beauty bar, complete with mini bottles of nail polish and lipgloss in the colour of the moment – pink! This could then extend to the favour bags with miniature bottles of nail polish as a take-home gift. Tying the food in with the theme of the party is also a good idea, as is using beautiful lolly jars and vintage-style drink bottles to add a touch of old fashioned style. “Another fun idea,” adds Heidi, “is to make a batch of cupcakes and set up a decorating table where party guests can decorate their cupcake with pink icing, hundreds and thousands, mini pink m&ms and more. The kids will love it!”
investment party pieces These party buys will see you through year after yearâ€Ś 1. Robert Gordon Fans (pack of 3) opposite page, $7.99. Kidzone.
2. Tissue Pom Poms, from $13. www.groovygoose.com.au
3. Old School Milk Bottles, (crate of 6), $35. www.larkmade.com.au
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Janod Confetti Mini Xylophone,
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present Another weekend, another kids’ birthday party! If your gift giving repertoire is getting a bit tired, rest assured, we’ve got your next party present sorted! words LAURA MAPPAS
Girls Gardening Kit by me2me2, $29.95. Available from www.lookmummy.com.au.
$ 30 Stamp Set (Zoo, City, Farm and Owl) by DwellStudio, $35.95. Available from www.dwellstudio.com.
Waterproof Apron by Max and Ella, $24.95. Available from www.maxandella.com.au.
Scales iPad Cover by Minilabo, $34.95. Available from www.frenchbazaar.com.au.
Voila Push Along Car, $14.95. Available from www.lookmummy.com.au.
Bean Chair (Pink Orchard), $99.95. Available from www.lelbys.com.
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FLATOUT Bear, Studio Stinky Playon Crayon Original,
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$12. Available from www.lookmummy.com.au.
My First Laptop by i-Wood, $69.95. Available from Seed. ER
$ 30 Design Your Own Bird’s House by Seedling, $34. Available from www.formeandmy.com.au.
Hug A Planet Cushion by Naughts & Crosses,
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Gift Giving Made Easy Founder of Adelaide-based online boutique Look Mummy, Megan Iasiello, says there are plenty of unique gift ideas out there – if you just know where to look! “The first step in great gift buying is to have a rough idea of what you are looking for, otherwise you will be wondering the toy aisles aimlessly!” Instead, Megan suggests going online to find that special something that is sure to bring a smile to the birthday boy or girl’s face. Megan’s site, Look Mummy, offers easy navigation – put in the child’s age, gender and how much you want to spend and a selection of great gift ideas instantly appear. “There really is so much to choose from when it comes to kids’ toys,” says Megan, “but the feedback we receive from customers is that our range of traditional toys with a twist make great gifts. These quality toys are often the ones that are looked after and played with by generations of children.”
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baby Essentials This sweet selection of baby must-haves are too cute to keep under cover.
Garden Romper by Daisy and Moose, $39. www.daisyandmoose.com.au
1. Whale Bodysuit by Bobo Choses, $49.95. www.tinywardrobe.com.au 2. Singlet Bodysuit with Shirring by Purebaby, $34.95. www.purebaby.com.au 3. Three Dimensional Butterfly Onesie by Bubby Makes Three, $24. www.madeit.com.au/bubbymakesthree 4. All In One Stripe Navy by Gaia, $29.95. www.gaiaorganiccotton.com.au
beautiful bibs 1. Scallop Edge Bib in Turquoise Floral by Alimrose Designs, $14.95. www.alimrose.com.au
2. Bird Song Bib by Rhubarb, $14.95. www.formeandmy.com.au
3. Cars Organic Baby Bib by Designer Bub, $14.95. www.designerbub.com.au 42 kidsdomain
Moses Basket makeover
The humble moses basket is about to get a modern makeover by UK company Moba. The sleek lines, eye-catching colours and soft-touch handles of the soonto-be-released basket combine to create a fashion-forward sleep space for the uber-cool. For more information and details of the Australian launch visit www.mobauk.com.
Welcome To The World Unique, fun and inspired ways to introduce your new bundle of joy…
Pushing The Envelope
Put Your Stamp On It
A Picture Says A Thousand Words
This classic design is available in a wide range of candy colours and is printed on quality cardstock with a silky smooth finish. From the old-school pram to the delicate polka dot design, it’s sure to be a hit. Add magnets or premium smooth white envelopes for that finishing touch. For more information visit www.tinyme.com.au.
Simple and elegant, this timeless design says “I’m here” without shouting it from the rooftops. A monogram, a royal blue and brown colour palette and white woven cardstock combine in this stylish design. Get yours from online design company Big Day Design. For more information visit www.bigdaydesign.com.au.
Chubby little fingers and inquisitive stares – capturing these special moments in picture and sharing them with family and friends is a great way to introduce your new treasure. Local business helloBABY Designs specialise in creating unique baby announcement cards at an affordable price. For more informaton visit www.hellobabydesigns.com.au.
A durable baby blanket will last you from those early years right through to big beds. These Sunday Ganim hand-knitted baby blankets are made from Egyptian cotton. www.sundayganim.com.au
perfect peace Soothe your little one to sleep with these dreamy nursery findsâ€Ś 1. Flutter Flutter
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2. Giveaway From beautiful customised clothing to vintage-inspired mobiles and bespoke bedroom accessories, Bubby Makes Three is a unique online boutique that is brimming full of quirky oneof-a-kind finds. For your chance to win one of four beautiful handmade baby mobiles by Bubby Makes Three, valued at $24 each, go to www.kidsdomainmagazine.com.au.
4. 4. Magical Mobiles Tinkle Tinkle Mobile by Birdynumnum Design, $75. www.birdynumnum.com.au
3. Hello Bedtime Young mum and design student Jess is the creative mastermind behind Melbourne label Hello Milky. One-of-a-kind hand-printed homewares for children and grown-ups, the collection of linen cushions and bedding is perfect for newborn nurseries. www.downthatlittlelane.com.au
Expert Advice must-haves
The owner of local macaron emporium Lil Miss Macaron, Belinda Moore, shares her favourite hot-spots and must-have products!
Mother-of-two and founder of online multi-store Down That Little Lane, Tessa White, reveals the gear she just couldn’t live without.
Baby item you couldn’t live without
Lust-have kids’ bedroom accessory
When I had my first son Hudson I couldn’t have lived without the video baby monitor (Philips Avent Video Baby Monitor pictured right) – as a first-time mum it was great to be able to keep an eye on him while he was in his room.
I have an Incy bed (pictured right) for each of them on my list.
We used the Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier (pictured right) for both boys. It’s been amazing and is still going strong! Being able to lift the capsule out of the pram when they were asleep was great!
Tips or tricks for eating out with kids in tow Take some activities! I have a crayon roll (pictured right, available from Little Spunky Monkey), I also have some awesome car wallets from Little Luna. They hold about eight cars – it’s a great one to have in my bag!
Where’s your favourite local place to take the kids? My kids love going to the Wacky Warehouse on Gorge Road in Newton. It’s a safe, fun environment and they have sensational hot chocolate and coffee for parents!
Blanky and Oscar Bear. My daughter has a blanky and still takes it to bed and my son has his Oscar Bear from the Little White Company and both are still their mates. Lifelong friends that we happen to have doubles of just in case!
Favourite bedding/linen I adore Pottery Barn from the US and for Australian made I can’t go past Kate Lauren Designs (pictured right).
Favourite kids’ clothing label I love Udder! My daughter has the jumpsuit and Rosa dress (pictured right) and my son has the Tin Tin pants (pictured far right).
WIN! To celebrate Down That Little Lane’s first birthday they are giving away a Go Home Junior My Escape Tree Bookcase, valued at $59.95, to one lucky reader. For your chance to win go to www.kidsdomainmagazine.com.au.
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On Ceremony Christenings, weddings, naming days â€“ we have them all covered with this simple and stylish selection of formal wear and accessories. 1. Tutu du Monde Snow Queen Tutu, $149.95 and Diamonte Headband, $34.95, Tutu & Twirl. 2. Cookie Mummas Biscuits, from $2 each, www.cookiemummas.com.au. 3. Tutu du Monde Angel Cake Tutu, $139.95, Tutu & Twirl. 4. Tutu du Monde Take A Bow Headband, $24.95, Tutu & Twirl. 5. Tutu du Monde Bolero, $84.95, Tutu & Twirl. 6. Teardrop Keyring, $170, Birth Tag, $190, Charm Bracelet, from $145, www.smallprint.com. 7. Purple Pips Star Dust Dress, $550, Parthenon Emporium. 8. Keepsake Bonnet, $49.99,
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maternity must-haves Maternity wear gets a facelift with fashion-forward labels that are cool, comfortable and on-trend. words LAURA MAPPAS
aternity wear has evolved! Gone are the days of shapeless dresses and jeans that look like they’ve been taken straight from an old man’s wardrobe – these days the on-trend collections are begging to be worn and worn and worn again. Even after your due date! That’s because maternity wear no longer has a shelf life of nine months – Hatch Maternity’s new range is proof of that. The US brand’s chic collection contains a long list of must-haves that will make those of us ‘without baby’ wishing we were pregnant. Staples such as maxi tank dresses in cool, breathable organic cotton, lightweight harem pants and long-line tees will see mums-to-be through the nine-month bump and beyond. Hatch founder and mum Ariane Goldman adds, “the collection is ultra elegant, modern and refined”, finally giving women a fashionable choice during pregnancy. A little closer to home, owner of Adelaide maternity boutique She’s My Baby, Courtney Quigley, says pregnant women have had to endure matronly maternity wear for way too long. “Thankfully, these days there are alternatives,” she says in reference to fashionforward labels such as Oksa, Ripe Maternity and Soon Maternity, all of which she stocks in her Brighton store. “Ripe Maternity have a great fitted tank dress in jersey knit, while our best selling maxi is the Oksa Ripple Maxi (pictured far left) because of the flattering fit and discreet breastfeeding access.” Other must-haves she says expecting mums should invest in include a great pair of jeans, a few good quality feeding tanks and a roomy shirt dress. “You can’t go past a comfy shirt dress for summer,” says Courtney. “Wear it with a pair of flats for day and dress it up with a skinny belt and low heels for evening – versatile, comfortable and fashionable. The perfect maternity investment!”
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here are no more excuses, personal trainer Sarah Thornton has thought of it all – fitness training that will get your body bikini-ready, plus a safe and fun play space for your child while you work out! After the birth of her now three-year-old daughter Sarah felt ready to get her body back into shape – prior to falling pregnant she had struggled with her weight and had only just reached her goal size months before news of her pregnancy. “When I first fell pregnant I was worried I would go back to my old habits, so I made a point of making sure I continued my workouts.“ However, nine months later, with baby now in tow, Sarah realised finding the time to work out was going to be her biggest hurdle. “Mums are busy and it’s tricky to find time to exercise, let alone find somewhere safe and clean and fun for your kids to go while you’re training.” So the idea of Yummy Mummy’s was born. “I discovered so many other mums were in the same position and so I launched Yummy Mummy’s Training Group in 2010. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!” “Yummy Mummy’s is all about having fun while getting your butt kicked into shape!
We train outside so there are no closed rooms or blaring air conditioners, just fresh air and lots of space for running, boxing and an all over body workout.” And it’s not daunting or overwhelming – “it’s the opposite,” says Sarah. “The environment is encouraging and the group morale is great.” Another important point of difference is the daycare facilities. How many mums have struggled with the idea of group training because they have no one to look after the kids while they are in a class, or the class times don’t suit their child’s routine? ‘The idea of a crèche was an integral part of our business plan,” says Sarah. “The service allows mums to get out of the house and get that ‘me’ time we all deserve. Plus, the crèches are run by brilliant staff and provide a fun, safe environment for the kids to play. We also offer a school program for schoolaged kids during the holidays.” Fitness, child-minding and best of all getting out in the fresh air and having a bit of fun while whipping your body into shape – Yummy Mummy’s currently hold classes in Beulah Park, West Lakes and Wynn Vale. For more information visit www.ymgt.com.au.
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Incy Interiors www.incyinteriors.com.au
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working at home mums We introduce you to some of South Australia’s finest…
Mardi Zeunert from Little Luv www.littleluv.com.au Describe your style Little Luv is a local online store specialising in all things handmade and vintage. I have a real love for the fabrics and styles of yesteryear – I only use vintage fabrics and buttons in my creations so they are all definitely one-of-a-kind!
How long have you been selling your vintage finds? I always have a little laugh when I think back to when I first started selling them – I was so nervous! My first ever market was a kids’ market in Norwood in 2010, I thankfully had lots of buyers so that gave me the confidence to keep going.
What’s your favourite kids’ shop? I don’t get out a lot at the moment so I usually shop online – I love Larkmade.com.au.
What’s your favourite kids’ homeware brand? Anything vintage!
Lauren Roberts from Bebeloush Designs www.bebeloushdesigns.com.au
Are you stocked in any retail stores? Locally my owl and bird products and the odd cushion are currently stocked in Storison in Hahndorf, E for Ethel in North Adelaide, Studio Eco in Magill and Little Bird On Chapel in Glenelg.
What’s next? Little Luv recently embarked on a new venture, collaborating with a business partner on an exciting project called Lucky Ducky! The new range of products includes gift cards, gift tags and artworks using vintage kids’ books and games.
Describe your style I create one-of-a-kind age appropriate clothing for girls. I always try to choose bright prints and I love practical clothes. I spend hours each week sourcing fabrics that are hard to find and fit with my brand.
How has your range changed since you first started? When I first opened I had very limited clothing and mainly sold headbands and hair clips. My range has now expanded to include an extensive girls’ clothing range in sizes 000-7, as well as beautiful accessories that compliment my label.
What’s your favourite kids’ clothing brand? I have always loved Bebe – I adore their style and the prints they use.
What’s next? I hope to be able to expand my range to include sizes for older girls and I plan to look into securing some retail stockists during the next six months.
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Just Around The Corner Must-visit boutique stores that are on your doorstep. Shoe Shop With A Difference With quality, hard-to-find European brands such as Mod8 and Baby Style and the expertise of trained shoe fitters, it’s easy to see why Ten Little Toes has become a firm favourite among in-the-know Adelaide mums! Owned by husband and wife team Yiannis and Toula, the boutique store earned its stripes in a small store on Hutt Street before recently relocating to a larger premises on Kensington Road. “We originally opened the shop because, with young children ourselves, we knew how hard it was to find good quality children’s shoes in Adelaide,” says Toula. “We import gorgeous European shoes from France, Italy, Spain and Croatia, as well as Australian favourites such as Tippy Toes.” And that’s not all they offer – a dedicated kids’ play area means mums (and dads!) can shop in peace while the little ones are kept entertained! Ten Little Toes, 53 Kensington Road, Norwood. Ph: (08) 8333 1196.
Pretty As A Picture Take a leisurely drive into the picturesque Adelaide hills to discover Stirling’s one-stop boutique baby store, Boo & Child. This divine treasure trove stocks a range of carefully selected collections from iconic Australian brands such as Marquise and Walnut, through to more boutique brands including Petit de Nimes, Heavenly Creatures and Tasmanian label Miss Haidee. A selection of international labels complete the whimsical collection, topped off by a range of unique children’s toys that your little ones will love! A great gift shop if you’re looking for that something special – definitely worth the drive! Boo & Child. Stirling Mall, 28 Mount Barker Road, Stirling. (08) 8339 1731.
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Looking for some family fun? Here are our favourite kid-friendly spots…
Enjoy a day of discovery at Adelaide Zoo, home to over 1800 animals. Wander the eight hectares of beautiful grounds and pop in on the zookeepers’ daily animal feeds and keeper talks. Join in on a free walkabout tour where you can find out more about the animals. The tours depart from various locations every half hour between 9.45am and 3.30pm. www.zoossa.com.au
St Kilda Playground If you haven’t been there yet, summer is a great time to visit this award-winning playground. There is excitement for all ages with a flying fox, spiral slide, giant wave slide, monorail and maze. Dare to cross the drawbridge to explore the castle or become a pirate and jump aboard the ship. Lots of picnic and barbecue facilities for you to make a family day of it. www.salisbury.sa.gov.au
Catch the tram to Glenelg All aboard for a historic ride to the seaside playground of Glenelg. Cool off in the water, enjoy an ice-cream or head to The Beachhouse for waterslide mayhem and games. Check out the interactive displays at the Bay Discovery Centre or get adventurous on the Bungy Trampoline. www.holdfast.sa.gov.au
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Riverland Loxton Christmas Lights Festival Five-week celebration of the magic of
Art Gallery of South Australia School Holiday Program: Shape Your World
Christmas featuring numerous fun-filled festive events. www.loxtonlights.com
Art tutors will help your little Picasso make their own modernist work of art. $5 per child. Bookings on (08) 8207 7005. www.artgallery.sa.gov.au
DEC 8 - JAN 27 Artspace Gallery It’s a Christmas Pageant Parade Exhibition featuring 80 years of the Christmas Pageant Parade with all the magic of Christmas. www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
JAN 14 - 19 The Bakehouse Theatre The Adelaide Festival of Magic 2013 Experience fun and intrigue at this festival featuring various family magic shows. Tickets from $8. www.magician.com.au
DEC 16 Leigh Street, Adelaide West End Christmas Arts Market & Carnivale An exciting cultural day, designer market, kids’ activities and exotic foods. www.adelaidewestend.com.au
JAN 21 - 22 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Mickey’s Rockin’ Roadshow Keep your kids entertained as the summer holidays roll to a close with the latest stage show from Disney Live. www.theaec.net
DEC 18 Marion Cultural Centre Fairies Are Saving The Planet Join the Bush Fairies and Windy the Wombat on an adventure in the secret garden. Tickets $8. www.marion.sa.gov.au
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at the markets
returns to adelaide If you have a passion for beautiful children’s fashion and unique accessories make sure you check out Adelaide’s Mathilda’s Market when they return in 2013.
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AT THE MARKETS
nown as the home of beautiful children’s wear, gifts, nursery décor and accessories, Mathilda’s Market boast Adelaide’s best creative talent with a diverse range of unique and limited edition products - and in 2013 they promise to come back bigger and better than ever! As the market experts begin the arduous task of bringing together what is destined to be yet another successful market event, Director Rachael Zelensky says she can’t wait to bring the event back to SA. “We love holding Mathilda’s in Adelaide where we have found the quality of products to be extremely high and are thrilled to be able to provide a local platform for South Australian designers to showcase their talent.” Rachael says the appeal of the markets, which enjoys a solid national following, is widespread. “Mathilda’s provides a relaxed shopping destination that is definitely unique from what is offered at mainstream shopping centres.” “Each of our events offer a chance for market-goers to get their hands on unique, often handmade products, plus the opportunity to meet our designers face-toface to discuss the latest products, made-toorder opportunities and the latest style trends.” “Our retailers share a passion for creating gorgeous baby and kids’ products and with our free entry and parking policy shoppers can take their time perusing our market stalls and speaking directly with traders.” Mathilda’s Market will be held quarterly at the Adelaide Showground throughout 2013. Sign up to their e-newsletter or follow them on Facebook to keep across market dates and retailers. www.mathildasmarket.com.au
4. 5. 1. The girls from Squeak & Squirrel at Mathilda’s Market in November.
2. Bespoke decor ideas that will inspire a room make-over.
3. Mouthwatering treats from B Sweet, who traded at the November market.
4 & 5. Facepainting fun for the young and young at heart!
6. Unique gifts – from knitted booties to bunting and everything in between!
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Snapped Meeting some of the state’s most fashion-forward mums and cutest kids at Adelaide’s Mathilda’s Market in November. 1. Leah Viney From Little Bohemian 2. Nicole Kerley from Poppy Studio 3. Sequoia & Keeley Pitt 4. Eliza, Angus & Henry Brill Reed 5. Lisa McLaughlin 6. Mia & Bridget McArthur 7. Nicole & Toby Ayars 8. Annabel & Van Lapsys 9. Mel Ryan, Audrey Hoffman & Hayley Ryan 10. Mia Pyman