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Cosy knits, fur-trimmed tops & more!

In The Kitchen With SA’s own Maggie Beer

Family Fun

At the very first Kooky Expo

For The Boys

Special pieces for your little man

Let’s Party!

Themes your kids will love


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07 Best Buys

16 The Little Things

33 Let’s Hear It For The Boys

A few of our favourite finds

At home with Amanda from Brown Paper Packages

Special pieces for your little man

29 SA Welcomes New Event

A peaceful haven

08 Online Finds The best online children’s stores

44 Baby Domain Baby essentials you won’t be able to resist

55 Competitions

The all new Kooky Expo!

56 Escape To The Country New beginnings for this SA mum

Your chance to win!



18 Winter Wild Things

10 Small Bites Best kid-friendly restaurants in SA

12 In The Kitchen With Maggie Beer Winter warmers your kids will love

Rug up in this season’s coolest winter wears

26 Pyjama Party Get your little one bed-ready

48 Celeb Spotting

34 All Washed In White 38 Beneath The Birch Trees A mix of old and new

Parties 40 Mini Picasso For budding artists

41 Giddy Up A farmyard celebration

42 Double Trouble Combining the bash

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by women who I am constantly amazed and inspired ess in the midst of school manage to run a succcessful busin , cleaning, washing and drop-offs, homework, food shopping come with motherhood. all of the other responsibilities that k to some inspirational How do they do it? This issue we spea local business Brown Paper ‘mumprenuers’, including owner of and the sisters who run Packages Amanda Callcott (page 16) aman Designs (page 27). successful fine jewellery brand Kool with SA icon Maggie We have also joined forces this issue ious winter warmer Beer – check out some of her delic recipes on page 12. Until next time...

Laura Mappas & Tanya Green

Laura Mappas, Editor

Tanya Green, Art Director

Kirsty Burns, Photographer

Rebecca Atkinson, Editorial Assistant

Editor Laura Mappas

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Photographer Kirsty Burns, Appleseed Photography

Contributors Jane Tiggeman, Josie Rose Milton

Printer Lanes Print & Post

Distribution Greg Rouse, Passing Out Distribution

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Cover Photography by Kirsty Burns from Appleseed Photography. Model Tayah (left) wears Megan Park dress, $149.95, Fred Bare vest, $79.95, Hunter gumboots, $59. Charli (right) wears Fred Bare dress, $54.95, Cabbages & Kings legwarmers, $US49, Cabbages & Kings scarf, $US49. Vintage chairs supplied by Little Luv.

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The UK’s largest online fashion and beauty store ASOS now has an Australian address and a chic maternity collection too! Flatter your bump and accommodate your new curves with the fashion giant’s cool collection, designed by the e-retailer’s London-based team.

3. From theme research and idea generation to full table styling, prop selection and food, the team from Adelaide-based Little Sweet Styling can take care of the lot so you can enjoy the party! Party supplies and props are also available.



Beautiful brands, coupled with a devout focus on ethically-made, fair-trade and organic garments makes this Adelaide-based online store the place to go for quality kids’ gear.

5. If you’re looking for contemporary, affordable wall art that will last the test of time you will find it here. This online gallery is filled to the brim with original, limited edition prints – and if you still can’t find what you’re looking for customised prints are available at the click of a button!

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Small Bites Little Lattes takes us on a tour of some of South Australia’s best family-friendly restaurants and cafes. words JANE TIGGEMAN FROM LITTLE LATTES

A Restaurant With A View Utopia @ Waterfall Gully is situated within a national park, just 10 minutes drive from Adelaide’s CBD. Taking pride of place at the base of a natural waterfall that flows all year round, Utopia is warm and welcoming in winter with a roaring open fireplace. An overflowing basket of toys will keep the kids entertained while you eat and the delicious menu includes a range of tasty children’s choices that change with the seasons. Utopia @ Waterfall Gully 170 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully (08) 8379 2488,

Special Kids’ Menu

Organic Delights in the Adelaide Hills

Family-friendly Asian Cuisine

Located on the main street of Strathalbyn, Appleseed Café specialises in delicious gluten-free food. Offering all-day breakfasts, lunches and homemade cakes, as well as a special kids’ menu and mini milkshakes, it is the perfect pit stop. The fun-filled ‘Seedlings’ room, complete with tiny chairs, books and toys, will keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your meal. Appleseed Café 30 High Street, Strathalbyn (08) 8536 8195

This quaint café on the main street of Hahndorf is a must-visit. Sit on the rustic veranda, at one of the tables inside or in the courtyard, which contains a small sandpit to keep the little ones happy. The menu is organic, with everything from organic coffee and hot chocolate to salads and juices made using ingredients sourced from the local farmers’ market. The Seasonal Garden Café 79 Main Road, Hahndorf (08) 8388 7738

Centrally located on Glen Osmond Road in Fullarton, Chopstix specialises in Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. A large indoor playground and plenty of tables in close proximity makes this a great familyfriendly choice. There is a separate children’s menu with all meals reasonably priced at $7.90 – and if the kids aren’t keen on the Asian options there are alternatives available. Chopstix 306 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton (08) 8379 3898,

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Snack Right Chef Michelle from KinderChefs and new child-friendly café Five Little Figs shares a great tasting lunch-box snack.

fresh food

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Don’t over mix the muffin mixture as they can become tough and chewy

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins (makes 48) These muffins can be frozen in snap-lock bags for up to two months Ingredients 2 ½ cups self-raising flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup caster sugar

1 cup frozen raspberries

¾ cup milk

125g spreadable cream cheese

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup icing sugar mixture

½ cup vegetable oil

Method 1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan forced. Grease two 24-hole mini muffin pans. 2 Combine flour and sugar in bowl, make a well in the centre and add milk, vanilla extract, oil and egg. Stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pans and top with raspberries. 3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cooked through, swapping pans half way through cooking. Stand pans for three minutes. Turn out onto wire rack to cool. 4. Whisk cream cheese and icing sugar in bowl, dollop on top of muffins and serve.


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Arguably one of South Australia’s best-known food personalities, Maggie Beer has a knack for creating healthy home-cooked meals. Here she shares some of her favourite winter warmers…

Cheese Macaroni Serves 6 Ingredients 600g jap or Queensland blue pumpkin, peeled, seeded & cut into small chunks 2 stalks rosemary, leaves picked & chopped Sea salt Extra virgin olive oil, for cooking ¼ cup Verjuice 1 litre milk 2 fresh bay leaves

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80g unsalted butter, chopped 80g plain flour

Maggie Beer Method

photography TONY LEWIS

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1. Preheat fan-forced oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper then add pumpkin and rosemary, season generously with salt and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes or until pumpkin is tender and starting to brown. Take tray out of the oven and drizzle with Verjuice. Return to oven and cook until Verjuice has evaporated. 2. Meanwhile, heat milk with bay leaves in saucepan over high heat until almost boiling, remove from heat and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay laves and keep milk hot. 3. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat until nut-brown. Add flour and cook until flour and butter come together, stirring for several minutes. Remove from heat and slowly pour in hot milk, using a whisk to

1/2 tbsp freshly grated or ground nutmeg 125g grated Parmigiano Reggiano 200g large macaroni 75g Persian goat’s feta, crumbled 125g grated cheddar

prevent any lumps forming. Return to the heat and stir with a wooden spoon for another 10 minutes or until the sauce is shiny and coats the back of the spoon. Add nutmeg and grated Parmigiano Reggiano, stirring continuously until the cheese has melted. Cover the surface of the sauce closely with plastic film to stop a skin forming and set aside until needed. 4. Cook macaroni in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente, drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni and mix well, add the pumpkin and toss through gently. Gently stir in the crumbled feta. Transfer macaroni mixture to a large baking dish, top with grated cheddar and bake for 10-20 minutes or until brown. 5. Serve immediately.


Country Chicken and Mushroom Pies Serves 4 Ingredients

For the Sour Cream Pastry

50g unsalted butter, softened

200g chilled unsalted butter

6 free-range chicken marylands

250g plain flour

Sea salt

125ml sour cream

Freshly ground black pepper 450ml chicken stock 7 large mushrooms 1/4 cup unbleached plain flour 200ml cream 2 tbsp oregano, thyme, Flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 free-range egg 1/4 cup milk

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Butter a baking dish and add seasoned marylands. Roast for 20 minutes and rest for 15 minutes. Heat the stock. In a large saucepan, fry sliced mushrooms in butter. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir to coat evenly. Gradually stir in the hot stock and cream. Simmer gently until thickened. 2. Fold chopped chicken meat and herbs through mushroom mixture and season. Refrigerate until chilled. 3. To make the pastry, pulse butter and flour in a food processor. Add the sour cream and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball. Wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 4. Roll the pastry to 3mm thick and cut to line pie dishes, leaving a lip over the edge. Cut out six smaller rounds – these are the pie lids. Fill the cases with chicken mixture. Egg wash the pastry lip and seal the lids in place. Trim the pastry and score the top of each pie. 5. Egg wash the pies and refrigerate for a minimum of 20 minutes. Increase oven to 220°C. Bake pies for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 180°C and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown. kidsdomain



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With Australian childhood obesity rates continuing to climb, and more children than ever before developing self-esteem related issues, it’s time to un-do the far-reaching ‘cotton wool kid’ phenomenon. words JOSIE ROSE MILTON


hink back to your childhood... what are your most precious memories? I remember climbing trees, digging through soggy soil in search of worms and flying down the gravel hill on my yellow bicycle – at one point, hitting a big rock at full speed, which launched me over the handle bars and face first into the gritty terrain. I hurt myself, but I also learnt to avoid rocks. There is no denying that the world has become a more dangerous place, but isn’t that exactly why children need the tools to cope and adapt accordingly? Studies show that today’s children are a third less likely to play outside as their parents were when they were young. Recently, an Australian school banned handstands and cartwheels. Another prevented hugging. Kindergartens are stopping children from sitting on Santa’s lap and candles on birthday cakes are becoming a thing of the past. Instead of encouraging kids to walk or ride to school, parents are driving them due to an increased fear of ‘stranger danger’, road traffic and crime. Yes, these are real risks, but surely if we teach our children about these risks and provide them with the knowledge and tools to cope they will grow up with a real understanding of the world and possess the confidence to deal with and overcome potentially dangerous or risky situations.

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Self-confessed cotton wool mum, Doreena, 26, admits to being over-protective of her three young sons. “My boys are not allowed to go to their friends’ houses, catch the bus or play outside without supervision. I worry about them all the time – I think I’ll still worry this much even when they’re 21”, she explains. Jenni Pearce from Connect Psychology in Hyde Park specialises in child psychology and behavioural problems and urges parents to allow children to take small risks and learn from their own mistakes. “Parents have become extremely intense about parenting. They want to be the best parent with the best child, which often means preventing that child from ever feeling anxiety, fear, disappointment or grief – but these emotions are an unavoidable part of life. Parents need to ask themselves, ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’ As a child gets older, the risks become greater, but if you allow your child to take small steps from a young age you’re arming them with the confidence to make decisions and assess situations”, says Jenni. “Over protected children will go one of two ways as they get older; they will either become very timid and hesitant towards risk-taking, or they will rebel by taking extreme risks. Both of these situations are very worrying for parents.”

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Little things Local mumpreneur Amanda Callcott from Brown Paper Packages talks about her daily juggle of after-school activities and trips to the Post Office! photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS


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t all started three years ago when Amanda, the now proud owner of Adelaide-based online store Brown Paper Packages, was getting set to pack her youngest daughter, Hattie, off to school. “After 12 years of raising children it dawned on me that I was going to be home alone,” she laughs, “I thought for a moment about returning to work, but couldn’t imagine going back to the long and unpredictable hours of advertising and marketing.” “I had always dreamt of starting my own business, I suppose a lot of mums do when faced with the possibility of having to return to the workforce. For me, it was the thought of potentially missing out on the girls’ after-school activities, concerts, sports days and the like that really put me off. I had been so fortunate to be able to devote those early years to my children and I couldn’t image life any other way.” Amanda’s penchant for gorgeous gifts sparked a thought, and from there she began trawling websites searching for ideas and inspiration for an online store that she would “fill with unique treasures from around the world!” “The initial set-up took about six months, with website design and sourcing stock

taking over my entire life! When we finally ‘opened’ the first sale was so exciting – we hadn’t done any advertising at that stage and, of course, hadn’t received any press, so the fact that someone had found us was exhilarating!” Since those early days Brown Paper Packages’ bespoke products have appeared in a long list of newspapers and national publications, such as Real Living, Home Beautiful, Woman’s Day and Grazia. “Our most surprising press to date was a feature in The National, a United Arab Emirates publication. Sometimes you forget that what is happening in a studio here in Adelaide is being seen by potential customers on the other side of the world!” Amanda’s dream of building a business that allowed her to choose her own hours has come to fruition, although she is quick to admit that having flexibility during the day to duck out to the children’s after-school commitments sometimes means then having to stay up until midnight to get her work done. “It can be a juggling act sometimes, and there are certainly times when the girls complain about the two trips a day we make to the Post Office“ she adds, “ but I wouldn’t have it any other way. For me it’s the best of both worlds.”

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from all over the world: “Some of our artisans are from as far away as Lithuania, Greece, Morocco, Scotland and Equador, and most of them are also small businesses”


WINTER WILD THINGS Animal-inspired winter wears take centre stage with cosy knits, fur-trimmed tops, bear-emblazoned tees and more! photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY

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(Far left) Sebastian wears Sudo top, $49.95, and vest, $79, Boo & Child. Soda & Pop jeans, $50, www. Seed shoes, $59.95, www. Flatout Frankie Little Roar Head, $32,


(Middle) Tayha wears Megan Park dress, $149.95, and Hunter gumboots, $59, Boo & Child. Fred Bare vest, $79.95, (Right) Charli wears Fred Bare dress, $54.95, Leg warmers, $US49, and scarf, $US49, kidsdomain



Lorraine wears Soda & Pop dress, $50, Sudo cardigan, $59.95, and Hunter gumboots, $59, Boo & Child.

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WINTER WILD THINGS 1. Sebastian wears Country Road hoodie, $59.95, Soda & Pop trackies, $25, Seed shoes, $29.95, Charli wears Seed top, 49.95, and leggings, $24.95, www. Earmuffs model’s own. 2. Sasha wears Sudo top, $35.95, and Hunter gumboots, $59, Boo & Child. Soda & Pop dress, $38, Country Road tights, $16.95, 3. Oliver wears Seed top, $24.95, and jeans, $59.95, Spirithoods hat, $US79, Soda & Pop socks, $14, kidsdomain




Jerome wears Seed top, $24.95, and shoes, $29.95, Soda & Pop jeans, $50, www.sodaandpop. Fox & Finch jacket, $79, Milk & Soda hat, $24.95, Boo & Child.

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(Left) Tayha wears Country Road top, $24.95, and skirt, $39.95, Sudo cardigan, $59.95, and Milk & Soda scarf, $39.95, Boo & Child. Soda & Pop socks, $14, www. (Right) Lacey-May wears Soda & Pop top, $25, Heavenly Creatures shorts, $34.95, Marquise tights, $9.95, and Hunter gumboots, $59, Boo & Child.

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Oliver wears Seed top, $24.95, hat, $44.95, and shoes, $59.95, Sudo pants, $59.95, Boo & Child.

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WINTER WILD THINGS 1. Sasha wears Sudo top, $35.95, and pants, $59.95, Boo & Child. Seed cape, $79.95, shoes, $29.95, and mask, $16.95, 2. Lorraine wears Seed top, $69.95, and headband, $34.95, Baobab skirt, $41.95, Marquise tights, $9.95, Boo & Child. Soda & Pop socks, $14, 3. Jerome wears Seed top, $24.95, and shoes, $29.95, Country Road hoodie, $49.95, Soda & Pop jeans, $50, www.sodaandpop. Mittens, $35, Hot Scones by Lyndal. Dinosaur tail (part of set), $29.95, My Enchanted World. Vinatge chair supplied by Little Luv. kidsdomain



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PYJAMA PARTY! Get your little ones bed-ready with this cosy selection of winter wears. (Clockwise from top left) Holly wears Huckleberry Lane Nightie, $39.95. Little Things Make Life Big Hair Tie, $3.95, Boo & Child. Socks model’s own. Liam wears Alfred & Maize Pyjama Pant and Tee, $49.95, Beannie model’s own. Tayla wears Sungglebum Longjohn, $39.95, Slippers, $19.95, Cotton On Kids. Feather Headband model’s own. Mia wears Snugglebum Jumpsuit, $39.95,

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A remote wheat and sheep station is the last place you would expect to find a booming jewellery business – yet that’s exactly where sisters Lisa O’Keefe and Stacey Clayton are running successful fine jewellery brand Koolaman Designs.


amed after the sprawling country property where they have set up shop, Koolaman Designs’ owners, young mums Lisa O’Keefe and Stacey Clayton, represent the best of Australia’s new breed of entrepreneur – the online mumpreneur. Inspired by the love for their children, Lisa and Stacey set about designing unique jewellery to celebrate life’s special moments. The names of loved ones or personal messages are handstamped on sterling silver and Australian 9ct gold jewellery, creating bespoke symbols of love. Koolaman Designs’ legion of fans includes some of the country’s most stylish celebrities. Danni Minogue, Lindy Klim, Chris Brown, Masterchef Australia winner Julie Goodwin and Katrina Chambers from The Block are all fans. Channel 7’s Johanna Griggs wears her Koolaman Designs pendant every day (the ‘Mia’ pendant was a Christmas gift from her husband). With six children between them, and the demands of life on the land, the sisters face unique business challenges. “It’s funny how the peak seasons on the farm always coincide with the busy times for Koolaman Designs” says Lisa. “Mother’s Day is sowing, Father’s Day is shearing and Christmas is harvest!” The secret to their success? A unique, quality product, belief, passion in the business, incredible customer care and fast delivery. Koolaman Designs’ Facebook page is a wall of customer gratitude to their dedication and the sisters’ success has been recognised with both the AusMumpreneur Awards and the Handmade Mumpreneur of the Year 2010. In just five years, Lisa and Stacey are harvesting the rewards of their online business model. They have woven the DNA of love into Koolaman Designs to create a thriving online jewellery business that celebrates love and family. kidsdomain



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Founder of South Australia’s Kooky Kidz Markets, Katie-Lee Pearce, has thrown herself into yet another exciting project that will have the people of Adelaide, small business owners and working-at-homemums rejoicing! The very first Kooky Expo was held in Campbelltown in April and, as expected, was a resounding success. “We had more than 100 businesses showcasing their fabulous products,” says Katie-Lee, “as well as entertainment for the kids, a pamper station set up by local business Make Up To Shake Up, Mostly Kids fashion parades, live singing, Zumba demonstrations and more!” HeartKids SA ambassador and owner of online shopping site She Shopped, Lucy

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AT THE MARKETS “The Kooky Expo has something for the whole community”

Cornes, was one of the Expo’s Gold Sponsors and, in an effort to “give back” Katie-Lee donated 100 per cent of the gold coin entry fee to the SA charity. “Six kids every day are born with heart disease in Australia, that’s an alarming statistic,” says Katie-Lee. “By donating we’ll hopefully be doing something to help.” So, what is the difference between Kooky Kidz Market and the all-new Kooky Expo? “We really wanted to create an event for everyone,” explains Katie-Lee. “The Kooky Kidz Market is a great day out for mums, dads and kids, but the Expo has something for the whole community – from parents and kids to grandparents and locals wanting to just pop down and enjoy the entertainment while grabbing a bite to eat.” A fresh and local selection of food available

from the Kooky ‘Eat & Seat’ Zone included mouthwatering macarons from Lil Miss Macaron, steaming baked potatoes, authentic Brazilian sweets, organic coffee and more. While the bustling pamper section, which was a huge hit with teens, mums and grandmothers, offered massage, mini makeovers and hair and make-up. “The combination of great buys, fresh South Australian food and entertainment definitely seemed to work,” says Katie-Lee of the Expo’s success. “The next one will be held later in the year, so keep an eye out on our website for more details!” Next Adelaide event 14 July, 2013 at Greenwith Community Centre. Visit for details.

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White walls, a classic iron bed and a few carefully chosen accessories were all it took to create this peaceful haven for 13-year-old Maisie. photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS


nterior designers will tell you that the key to making a minamalist space work is to choose a stand-out piece of furniture and make it a focal point. The second rule of thumb is to select a single colour or colour theme and to subtely repeat it throughout the room in a effort to create a cohesive space. 13-year-old Maisie has cleverly ticked both of these boxes with a clean, clutter-free space that, while being awash with white and free of any of the teenage paraphernalia that usually fills a young girl’s room, still remains full of fun. “The room makeover was Maisie’s first move from a young girl’s room to a teenage room,” says mum Amanda of her eldest daughter’s recently updated space. “She’s very mature for her age and was very definite about what she wanted. First and foremost she wanted a space that was tranquil and peaceful, somewhere she can do her homework and relax.” The minimalist space certainly fits the brief with the vintage-style white iron bed taking centre stage, alongside a white Ikea desk and a RAR Eames Reproduction Rocker from online store Milan Direct.

Splashes of colour have been added with a bright geometric cushion, a pink Moroccan leather pouffe from Brown Paper Packages, an industrial hanging pendant light from Empirical Style and a string of jumbo felt ball garland that strategically hangs over the fireplace. A selection of paper artworks, including the Paper Cut Heart Art and the Marcelle Crosby Folded Dress artwork that is positioned above the bed, subtly echo the muted colour choices. “Maisie has a keen eye for detail, she actually spends a lot of time reading design books and home and lifestyle magazines so she knew exactly what kind of look she was after,” laughs Amanda. “Ultimately, I guess she has cleverly created a room that will grow with her and can be easily updated by simply changing a few accessories.”

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Birch Trees Splashes of vibrant yellow and a mix of old and new come together in this whimsical room. photography APPLESEED PHOTOGRAPHY words LAURA MAPPAS


anary yellow and a scattering of soft greys, vintage-looking furniture and crocheted linen in a swath of nondescript neutrals create a sleep space that is whimsical, retro, fun and functional all at the same time. While pregnant with her first child, Starla, mum Hannah picked up a beautiful birch tree wall decal from Adelaide’s Bowerbird Bazaar Markets, which she used as a starting point for her newborn‘s nursery. “We didn’t know whether we were having a boy or a girl, so I wanted to keep the colours neutral,” says Hannah. She chose soft greys and yellow and, piece by piece, she began to create what is now a peaceful haven for threemonth-old Starla. “I knew I wanted a whimsical theme, so the birch trees were perfect – from the same market I also picked up a grey crocheted rug from Ladedah Kids. The cot is from Out Of The Cot on Magill Road, it’s obviously brand new but we loved it as it reminds my husband of the cot he had as a baby. It also fits in with the vintage-style theme and with the décor in the rest of our home.” Keeping up the yellow colour theme proved difficult, so Hannah had to resort

to a bit of DIY – a lick of paint on an old Bentwood-style chair and a bit of restoration to a chest of drawers from Ikea helped to create instant interest and colour. “I painted the top of the Ikea drawers yellow and picked up some Dr Seuss drawer knobs on eBay.” The drawers are now used to display a few carefully selected toys and special keepsakes, including ‘Giffy the giraffe’ (“my husband’s favourite toy from when he was a boy”) and a collection of Winnie the Pooh books that were special gifts from Hannah’s parents. “As far as toys and accessories go I have kept things fairly basic, with the exception of a yellow doll’s house that sits in the corner. I bought it a few years ago with plans to do it up properly with wallpaper, lighting, the works, but instead it just sat in the shed! So, I’ve now given it a coat of yellow paint and plan to do it up as Starla grows – who knows, maybe one day it might even become an heirloom!”

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MINI PICASSO Bright pops of colour, an artistinspired food table and a bunch of creative kids is all you need to create an unforgettable art party. words REBECCA ATKINSON


olourful invitations attached to an oversized paintbrush gave partygoers a glimpse of what was to follow at birthday boy Sebastian’s 5th birthday celebration, and on the day the pint-sized ‘artists’ weren’t disappointed! A sign at the front door welcomed the little guests and ushered them toward the backyard, where the fun and games began. Crafty entertainment was provided by local business Splodge, who held a ‘Messy Monster Art Session’ that saw the children create a robot out of putty, paint the walls with spray paint and then make personalised hand prints to take home. Face painting was next on the agenda, with roaring tigers being the clear favourite on the day. The bright and cheery art theme was also carried through to the dessert table, which was decorated with bright paper pom poms from local business PomPom Wonderful ( shop/POMPOMwonderful) and colourful paint tins spelling out the birthday boy’s name, which were creatively hung above the long table by stepmum Rachel from Red Apple Events. The art-inspired food was displayed on paint palettes and coloured picture frames and included artwork cookies sitting on mini easels, cake pops featuring mini paint brushes, veg sticks in hummus cups and a fruit platter laid out in the colours of the rainbow. The finishing touches were the creative party bags, which were a welcomed departure from the usual sugar overload – art packs containing paint brushes, watercolour paint and a canvas so the kids could continue their creativity at home.

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GIDDY UP! Hay bales, a horse-drawn cart and even ‘feed’ bags as favours, this clever mum thought of it all! styling LITTLE SWEET STYLING


olly has always loved horses – she puts on dressage shows for us in the backyard with a hobbyhorse and is always wearing her riding boots – so the theme for her 5th birthday was a given”, laughs mum Rebecca. A pony party at the picturesque Four Oaks Farm in Littlehampton was the perfect setting for an afternoon of horsing around. “It’s such a fantastic location,” says Rebecca. “The kids rode horses and had a turn on the horsedrawn cart before hopping aboard an old fire engine for a quick ride through the paddocks!” All this activity was followed by a sit-down lunch in a nearby barn. Rebecca, who is the owner of Little Sweet Styling, served lunch in personalised Kraft lunchboxes (available from and presented the homemade cake on a vintagestyle dresser. “I have always wanted to use an old dresser for a desert table – I found this one in a hard rubbish pile, cleaned it up, put on some new handles and decorated it with handmade fabric garland. I was pretty happy with the end result!” Rebecca is clearly a dab hand at sensational birthday party styling, but she insists all of this can easily be recreated at home. “Moving away from the traditional food table adds interest and little extras such as ‘feed bags’ as favour bags (available from www.jgsnook. and sandwiches wrapped in countrystyle fabric add a great farmyard touch.” kidsdomain


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DOUBLE TROUBLE Let’s face it; children’s birthday parties can be hard work. There’s the planning, the theming, the food… and the list goes on. Follow this mum’s lead and combine the bash! photography SUSIE STYLER PHOTOGRAPHY & COTERIE PHOTOS


ake a brand new cubby, some cleverly decorated food tables and six friends and what do you get? The perfect combined birthday bash! Mum-of-three Toni, owner of Fairydust Stylish Stationery, decided instead of hosting separate parties for her two youngest she would this year combine the celebrations and host one knock-out party the kids would love! “Theming proved a bit difficult,” says Toni. “We had to avoid anything too girly or boyish. I decided to use the kids’ new cubby as a starting point and developed the lemonade stand/garden party theme from there.” Toni chose red and pink as a colour palette and decorated the food table in two separate halves – pink on one side and red on the other. Colourful handmade paper flowers from Beetlebomb Everlasting Blooms finished off the table decorations and were again colour themed – red and blue for boys and pink and yellow for girls. The talented Jenna, former My Kitchen Rules contestant and owner of local business Le Pink Petite, supplied the delicious raspberry and lemon tarts, cookies and cupcakes. Aside from the deluxe cubby, which was decorated with bright tissue garland from Facebook store Blush Loves Mint, the other standout feature was the personalised lemonade stands. “A friend made these stands for me (she’s super creative!) and I decorated them with wire bird cages, colourful macarons and, of course, a glass drink dispenser filled with lemonade!”

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Oioi Jungle Leather Satchel Diaper Bag, $375.

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1. Oioi Poppy Red Mini Geo Diaper Bag, $159. 2. Tim & Leslie Charlie Diaper Bag, $189.95. 3. Claudine & Ash Jordi Nappy Bag, $495. 4. Everyday Essentials Bag, $49.95.

A CLEVER DESIGN Adelaide-based mum Carmel Margaritis, who is the mastermind behind coveted nappy bag label Carmelina, has come up with an ingenious nappy bag design. Tired of constantly swapping between the nappy bag and her own handbag, Carmel decided to create a nappy bag that incorporated both. Her clever design features a detachable clutch that simply zips off the front of the bag – oh, and her fashionforward designs look good too! 44 kidsdomain

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A Smooth Ride It’s probably one of the most important (and pricey) baby purchases new parents make, but by doing your homework and choosing wisely you can get the most out of your ‘investment’. We show you how… Stokke Xplory With a unique elevated seat the modern design of the Stokke Xplory encourages interaction between mum and baby. Other stand-out features include swivel wheels, plenty of storage and a height adjustable handle with ergonomic design. GREAT CHOICE FOR Fashion-conscious mums who will love the streamlined, sharp and modern design. WHAT MUMS SAY “I live on the main street of Hahndorf and I go for long walks every day – it’s definitely a head-turner!” Hannah, Hahndorf.

Emmaljunga Mondial 3-in-1 This is a statement pram. The luxurious leather-look fabric and spacious carrycot ensures your baby has a cosy ride, while the reversible seat unit means it will see your baby through from birth to three years. GREAT CHOICE FOR Parents who prefer a classic style. WHAT MUMS SAY “I love the Emmaljunga, it’s easy to manoeuvre, fold away and lift into the car – and it looks great too!” Kate, Henley Beach.

Bugaboo Donkey In just three easy clicks this clever pram converts from a single to a double and back again. Innovative storage options add to its appeal, as does its ergonomic design. GREAT CHOICE FOR The twin carrycot option makes it a popular choice among parents of multiples. WHAT MUMS SAY “I have a four-year-old, two-year-old and a newborn and this pram is perfect! The bassinet and toddler seat sit side-by-side, while my son rides on the skateboard attachment at the front.” Susan, Golden Grove.

Baby Jogger Summit X3 Perfect for mums on the go, this pram features unique quick-fold technology enabling you to pack it up with just one hand! All-wheel independent technology also makes it a smooth ride. GREAT CHOICE FOR Get-fit types who are looking for a sturdy jogger. WHAT MUMS SAY “This pram makes getting out and about with my baby easy. Its quick-fold function also makes it easy to get in and out of the car.” Lucy, Aberfoyle Park. kidsdomain


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1. Fuss Free Feeding These BPA, Phthalate and PVC-free bowls are perfect for ‘learners’. The special suction bowl sticks to the table, helping to prevent little spills. The unique funnel also helps to reduce food spills, acting as a catcher for little misses! Boon Catch Bowl and Suction Base, $14.95.

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2. Smooth Skin Protect and smooth your baby’s skin with the goodness of paw paw. Smother the baby balm on lips, hands and body for super smooth, silky skin and keep little ones clean with the shampoo and body wash. Baby Paw Paw Balm, $7.51. Baby Paw Paw Shampoo & Body Wash, $9.66. Available from Woolworths.

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These child-friendly nursing necklaces look great and are made from BPA-free non-toxic silicone, making them safe for little mouths. The custom designed clasp separates easily when tugged and the selection of bright colours will offer a welcome distraction for bubs when feeding. Jellystone Designs, $15.

4. Meal Time Made Easy Made from flexible, durable silicone that is BPA, Phthalate, toxin and chemical-free, these freezer pods are a must at meal times. You get nine meals for your baby from every frozen batch. Wean Meister Freezer Pods, $19.95.



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Cute and friendly to the environment, this Apple & Bee eco lunch satchel is the perfect playground accessory! Made from natural jute with a biodegradable inner lining it puts the fun back in ‘eco-friendly’! Apple & Bee Lunch Satchel, $26.95.

6. Only Organic An all-natural, organic range of skincare products for you and your baby. The Little Innoscents aromatherapy range is suitable for delicate newborn skin and is ideal for managing a range of irritating skin conditions, including eczema and nappy rash. Little Innoscents, from $5.99.

7. Time For A Change These organic change mat covers are made from super soft jersey fabric and come in a range of colours to suit any newborn nursery. Sized to fit all standard change mats, they make a great gift. Eco Nino Nursery Organic Cotton Jersey Change Mats, $34.95.

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Take in all that Kangaroo Island has to offer with a SeaLink self-drive holiday.


eaLink has launched its ‘Get Back To The Things That Matter’ Kangaroo Island self-drive holidays campaign showcasing the Island’s stunning beauty and drawing on themes of romance and family adventure. “Our new campaign centres on reconnecting with the things that matter, it features real people having real experiences” said SeaLink’s Marketing Manager Julie-Anne Briscoe. “Over the past 15 months South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has done an amazing job in promoting and creating awareness about Kangaroo Island as one of Australia’s top tourist destinations and the launch of our new campaign, together with our new tour brochure, makes it easy for people to experience this amazing Island at a beautiful time of the year.” “There’s something for everyone on Kangaroo Island. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway staying in stunning

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beachfront accommodation or if you’re the more adventurous type you can really let yourself go with a range of adrenalin rushing activities such as quad biking, helicopter rides, swimming with the dolphins, kayaking down the Harriet River or sand boarding.” SeaLink packages including return passenger and car ferry fares to and from Kangaroo Island and three night’s selfcontained accommodation start from just $274 per adult and $84 extra for a child. As an added bonus for every self-drive package booked to travel between 17 May and 31 August 2013 a free discount travel voucher booklet with discounts and special offers at over 26 attractions, experiences, cafes, restaurants and cellar doors around Kangaroo Island will be included. All of SeaLink’s packages and special bonus offers can be found in the new 60-page Kangaroo Island and holiday tour brochure.

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Pichi Richi Rail, Quorn

Clare Valley Experience life on the land at Bungaree Station, a working Merino sheep farm in the picturesque Clare Valley. Kids can get up close with the animals and take part in daily farm activities. There is also a swimming pool, gym and 24 wineries right on your doorstep!

Flinders Ranges Check out some spectacular scenery when you take a heritage train journey through the winding Pichi Richi Pass. One of the oldest remaining sections of the famous Old Ghan railway – enjoy a 2-hour return trip from Quorn or a full day journey from Port Augusta to Quorn return.

Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island

Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island

Bungaree Station, Clare Valley

Located on the north coast of the Island, Emu Bay boasts spectacular views, wildlife and for the fishing enthusiasts there’s plenty of King George Whiting to be caught off the jetty! Rug up as you take in the lush green countryside at this beautiful time of the year. Also keep an eye out for the southern right whales as they migrate from the Antarctic waters to the Great Australian Bight.

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Perfect Timing For This Winner! Hannah Murphy, our Issue 1 winner who picked up a fabulous Kiekaboo Hi-Lo Highchair, was in hospital after just giving birth to her beautiful little girl Starla when we called to give her the news that she was our lucky winner! “I went into labour prematurely,” explains Hannah, “and Starla was actually in ICU when I got the call to say I’d won. It brought a smile to my face – I had never won anything before, she must be my good luck charm!” DOMAIN DS KI










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Looking for some family fun? Here are our favourite kid-friendly spots…

Explore the walking trails through Hallet Cove Conservation Park

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Discover miles of stunning scenery along the edge of Hallett Cove Conservation Park by following the walking trails and boardwalks up and down the coastline.

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Disney On Ice Adelaide Entertainment Centre Witness high flying jumps, daring acrobatics

Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour, Adelaide & Noarlunga Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe,

This is a great family-friendly day out, so next time it’s a fine day bundle up the crew and experience the views over Gulf St Vincent – it’s free!

and breath taking skating as you discover a whole new world with Ariel, Aladdin, Cinderella and many more Disney stars.

SASMEE Park train rides

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Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through imagination that sees them visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia! sesamestreetpresents

Tucked away in Millswood, SASMEE (South Australian Society of Model and Experimental Engineers) Park runs a variety of ride-on model steam trains and is open to the public on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, 2pm to 4.30pm. Bring your own picnic or sample the canteen menu and remember to wear fully enclosed footwear.

Adelaide Youth Orchestra’s Maestro Series 2 ‘Britannia’, Elder Hall Adelaide’s own Elizabeth Campbell will team up with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra when the talented 80-piece ensemble takes to the stage with guest conductor Nicholas Braithwaite.

JUL 16-20 Family flicks at the drive-in Wallis Mainline Drive-in is holding special Saturday movie nights dedicated to families. Movies start at around 6pm with the drive-in opening an hour earlier to host a range of free fun activities such as face painting, a farm animal petting zoo and a disco.

Room On The Broom Adelaide Festival Centre The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Expect songs, laughs, puppets and scary fun for children aged three and up.

AUG 18, 19 & 21-25 Play School Concerts, Various Locations Join Humpty as he gathers together some Play School favourites – there are starring roles from Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and more.

EVERY SATURDAY IN JUN, JUL & AUG Something on Saturday Adelaide Festival Centre This is the perfect way to introduce your child to their first theatrical experience. Choose from shows such as Snow White, Mary Poppins and The Wonky Donkey. kidsdomain



Escape To The Country A move to the beautiful Yorke Peninsula inspired this mum-of-two to kick-start her own homewares store.

Letitia Linke from The White Shed

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Bit about your business The White Shed is an online homewares boutique that sells beautiful furniture, cushions, prints, lamps and decorative accessories for the home. The idea originated in 2010 when I saw a gap in the Yorke Peninsula market for contemporary and modern country homewares.

Describe your style The White Shed is all about timeless interiors – modern country with a little bit of French influence. The focus is on black, white and neutral interiors.

How did you start out? After months of sourcing a range of beautiful furniture and homewares we opened our doors in February 2010. During those early days we operated from a converted shed on our farm, Ambleside, which is located on the Yorke Peninsula, but after Internet orders began to take over we decided to close our doors and re-open as an exciting new online store.

How have you managed to juggle home life and running a business? It is not easy! When you work from home you constantly work – ‘I’ll just reply to this email” or “I’ll just send this order confirmation” are things I often hear myself saying. Trying to create a balance means you often need to work long, late hours. The great thing is that it is flexible, if you want to have a day off to attend sports day you can. It just means somehow catching up on those hours later.

Valuable lessons learnt Stick with your own theme and style. You can’t cater for everyone. Put things in your store that look good together. An odd mix of products, colours and styles doesn’t sell well and you will have items ‘left on the shelf’. People come to know your style – my customers follow my blog, Facebook page and Instagram because they genuinely like my style.

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What have been the main obstacles along the way?

Streamlining and reshuffling the store so it has less categories and some different products. This will make it more user-friendly for customers and more time efficient for me!

Delivery expenses to country SA are huge and therefore cut into the profit margin. Also the cost of sending orders out is always far more than the $10 flat delivery fee. Unfortunately, online shoppers don’t want to pay huge amounts for shipping so it is another cost I have to absorb and a problem I would still like to find a better solution to.

“Trying to create a balance means you often have to work long, late hours”

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SNAPPED All rugged up and ready for winter, these snow bunnies were snapped at Ice Arena, Mount Thebarton! 1. Ashleigh Clark & Kieysha Heys 2. Chloe Al Matilda & Cassy, Caire & Luke Jackson 3. Claudia Heys 4. Harrison Van Essen & Jamie Wagstaff 5. Toni Christiansen & Sienna Zubrinich 6. Jasper Burns 7. Daniel & Alex Wagstaff 8. Leila & Callum Whincup 9. Brydey Walsh & Reese Clark 10. Isabel Graham

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Lessons she’ll carry for life. WALFORD SCHOOL TOURS At Walford, we provide the environment and inspiration for your daughter to be her best. Let us show you during one of our school or personal tours. Senior School 9:15am Tuesday 4 June | 9:15am Tuesday 6 August Junior School & ELC 9:15am Thursday 13 June | 9:15am Tuesday 8 August


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