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Publisher and Editor Nicole Ray editor@mintymagazine.com.au Partnerships Bridgette Bathgate sales@mintymagazine.com.au Submissions Minty welcomes submissions for our magazine and blog. editor@mintymagazine.com.au

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Front Cover Milk & Soda Photographer / Rose Grace Photography Design Bridgette Bathgate Contributing Photographers Françoise Baudet, Rose Grace Photography, Aimee Cook, Rikki Lancaster, Rafaela Jenkins, Jane Hart Photography, Georgina Escobedo, Kate Monotti, Georgina Georgiou Contributing Designers and Stylists Madeline McFarlane, Pretty Petite Co, Danuza Rogers Interiors, Rhilee Coghlan, lal&nil, Nest Design Studio, Wool and Willow

We would like to acknowledge the First People and Custodians of the Eora and Wajuk Nations, on whose land Minty Magazine was produced and published. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, past and present. Views expressed by the author are not necessarily those of the publisher. Copyright is reserved meaning no part of this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the publisher, Minty magazine. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions within.

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M I NT Y D I G ITAL MAGA ZI N E CH RISTMAS 2018

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Milk & Soda Designed for the awesome kid, Milk & Soda are always up-to-the minute on trend

Christmas with Piper & Me Practical and stylish designs for baby + mama matching outfitS

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Behind the Brand We talk Christmas traditions with owner of Belle & Co Living, Courtney Bell

Gift Guide for New Mums The ultimate guide for gift giving to new mums at Christmas

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Christmas Activities Need ideas for what to do this Summer over the Christmas break?

Discount Codes Free shipping and discounts galore! All from our favourite brands we adore

P20 Gifting with Heart The PARK Soccer Ball is the go-to ball for your daily kick

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MINTY’S CHRISTMAS

GIFT IDEAS

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TEDDY TOKKI - BLUSH $55W WWW.PIPANDLENNY.COM.AU

FOR BUBS

RILEY ROMPER - LEAVES $34.95 WWW.PIPERANDME.COM.AU

NOAH THE DOG - REGULAR - 20” $70 LITTLE - 13” $50 WWW.CUDDLEANDKIND.COM

ADA DOLL $48 WWW.HAZELVILLAGE.COM

BABY BOY / GIRL BANNER $69 WWW.TINYTREASURES.CO.NZ

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Milk & Soda DESIGNED FOR THE AWESOME KID, Milk & Soda are always up-to-the minute on trend.

“There are too many adjectives to define our customer.

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Milk & Soda is for every kid beyond description.”


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PHOTOGRAPHY ROSE GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

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WHO ARE MILK & SODA? Founded by two mothers with vast design and retail backgrounds, Leah Nelson and Dully Lee were driven by the desire to create children’s accessories that would rise up to the aesthetics and expectations of a parent in the fashion know. Operating on a vertical integration, Milk & Soda not only creates for its in-house brand, but also designs and product develops for global multi-national retailers as well independent private labels. Since its conception in 2011, this P7

Melbourne based Australian brand has expanded globally and can be found in leading specialty retailers - from Kids 21 in Hong Kong & Singapore to Ron Robinson in LA and Bonton in France, as well as premium department stores such as United Arrows and Takashimaya in Japan, Shinsegae in South Korea, Magasin in Denmark to Harvey Nichols in Qatar.


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ONCE UPON A TIME WITH AOIFE – Styling / Pretty Petite Co Photography / Aimee Cook

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"If you ask those around me, they will agree that pink absolutely runs through my veins, so selecting this colour was without a doubt."

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Behind The Brand

With Belle & Co Living

STYLING MADELINE MCFARLANE PHOTOGRAPHY FRANÇOISE BAUDET WORDS BRIDGETTE BATHGATE

Belle & Co. Living are the stylish storage cases that no doubt you have seen all over your Instagram feed! The European inspired vintage cases are the perfect storage solution without compromising on style. Since 2016 when Belle & Co. Living was born, the brand has expanded their product range to include rope baskets, rugs, blankets and wall decor. We chat to Courtney Bell, founder of Belle & Co. Living about her family and Christmas in her home! WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS TIME? ‘I friken loooove Christmas, it is hands down my most favourite time of the year. I love everything about it. The decorations,

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the weather, the parties and social aspect - seeing people you don’t see for the rest of the year, giving gifts, the food (especially the food), the holidays, the carols, just the magic of it all. I feel like once December hits everyone is happier and more relaxed knowing holidays are coming and there will be extra time to spend with friends and family.’ WHAT ABOUT CHRISTMAS DAY ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR? ‘This year our little girl is two and a half and understands what is going on, she walks past our tree everyday and tells me how beautiful it is. I can’t wait to see her face Christmas morning when she gets up and finds all the presents under the tree. I’m also looking forward to the family enjoying her and her excitement in the


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lead up and on Christmas Day. It’s so true that you don’t realise how good Christmas is until you’re a parent.’ DO YOU HAVE ANY TRADITIONS OR SPECIAL THINGS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DO AROUND CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEARS? ‘Our traditions start on the 1st December, this year Macey woke up to a Schleich advent calendar - so she gets a new animal everyday instead of chocolate, a gingerbread making kit, and a few Xmas craft packs that she can do with us throughout December.

We do a Christmas Eve box that includes a Christmas DVD, matching PJ’s for the 3 of us, popcorn, treats and an ornament for Macey to add to her collection - so when she grows up she has a full set of decorations of her own. This year I bought a beautiful velvet Santa sack from Onyx & Smoke, each year this will have the presents from Santa, the rest will be from Mum & Dad.’

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Next year Elf on the shelf will join the 1st December tradition! Christmas Eve we always go for a beautiful Christmas lunch with my Nan, then head home for a night in, just the 3 of us.

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES – Need ideas for what to do this Summer over the Christmas break? Look no further!

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The Amazingly Awesome Activity Book LET YOUR CHILD BE THE STAR AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH THIS FUN FILLED BOOK OF MAZES, DOT-TO - DOTS, DRAWING, COLOURING AND CREATIVE THINKING! PLUS, IT’S PERSONALISED!

THE AMAZINGLY AWESOME ACTIVITY BOOK $13 WWW.TINYME.COM.AU

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Christmas Ornaments Workshop MONDAY 17 DECEMBER 2018 from 9.30am to 12.00pm COST from $45

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WHERE Maker’s Loft – Garden Studio, 205 Ernest St, Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia

Santa Footprint Kit - Hello Kit Co. $19.95

ALL THE BITS YOU NEED TO MAKE THE MAGIC! KIT INCLUDES; + Perspex Santa Boot Stencil - it’s the real size of the big man’s boot + 50g Bag of Cherry Bomb Confetti + Glitter packet container of twinkling, holographic Christmas dust

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CREATE A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TRAIL THAT WILL INSPIRE THEIR IMAGINATION!

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MINTY’S CHRISTMAS

GIFT IDEAS

RAINBOW CLOCK $79.00 WWW.CLOCKSICLE.COM.AU

LILLAGUNGA CLASSIC SWING – OAK – WHITE ROPES $299 WWW.MYLITTLEGIGGLES.COM

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LET IT SNOW CHRISTMAS BANNER, WALL HANGING $65.24 WWW.ETSY.COM/AU/SHOP/HAPPYSUNDAYSTUDIO

CHARCOAL STORAGE CASES $129 – $159 WWW.BELLEANDCOLIVING.COM.AU

FOLDABLE PIKLER TRIANGLE $420 WWW.LITTLEBIGLEARNING.COM.AU

CLASSIC JUG - BLACK $54 WWW.ZAKKIA.COM.AU

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FIRST LOOK

SOPHIE’S SERENE NURSERY – Styling / Danuza Rogers Interiors Photography / Rikki Lancaster

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"I do believe tones of grey and white bring serenity to the space and that’s what I was trying to achieve: a calm and relaxing environment."

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Gifting with Heart DESIGNED TO BE THE PERFECT BLEND OF DURABILITY AND PLAYABILITY. The PARK Soccer Ball is the go-to ball for your daily kick.

Co-founded by ex-Apple creative director Sam Davy, PARK Social Soccer Co is a sports apparel brand on a mission to turn the world’s most beloved sport, Soccer, into the world’s most powerful catalyst for social impact.

With beautifully designed, quality sports products, clothing and accessories inspired by street culture, art and the need to create positive change, the products are favourites for families and design lovers.

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PARK uses the one-for-one giving model, ie. for every soccer ball purchased they pass another ball to a kid in need. To date the brand has passed over 5,000 balls to kids in need in 20 countries.

YOUTH SCCTW T SHIRT - WHITE $40.00 WWW.PARKSSC.COM.AU

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PARK SOCCER BALL $40.00 WWW.PARKSSC.COM.AU

For every ball purchased, PARK will pass an identical ball to a kid in need. One for one.


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CHILLING WITH TANNER – Styling / Rhilee Coghlan Photography / Rafaela Jenkins

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“Tanner is a really chilled, placid kid so it felt right to give him something pretty neutral and organic.� LI CK C

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GIFT IDEAS WOODEN PULL ALONG TRAIN - FREDERIK $45.00 WWW.HAPPYGODUCKY.COM.AU

FOR KIDS

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STRAW BOATER HAT $24.95 WWW.ELLEPORTE.COM.AU

SOPHIE SUNGLASSES $29.95 WWW.MILKNSODA.COM.AU

OLLIE ELLA LUGGY BASKET NATURAL $75.00 WWW.PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU

GUMBOOTS DUCK EGG BLUE $50.00 WWW.HUBBLEANDDUKE.COM.AU

LAUPER BUBBLE DRESS PINK DIAMOND FLOWER $54.95 WWW.OOBI.COM.AU

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Christmas with Piper & Me PRACTICAL AND STYLISH DESIGNS for baby + mama matching outfits.

- Sarah & Julia, Owners of Piper & Me

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“One of our favourite parts of Christmas is seeing the kids’ faces light up when they come out & see all the presents.”


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PHOTOGRAPHY JANE HART PHOTOGRAPHY WORDS BRIDGETTE BATHGATE

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WHAT DOES YOUR CHRISTMAS DAY LOOK LIKE? ‘Christmas Day for us is about all of the family being together, eating food & playing games. We all have such busy lives now & one of my sisters lives away so it’s one of the only times we are all together with nowhere to be except for together. We all usually stay at mum & dad’s on Christmas Eve, watch the carol’s on TV and then we wake up to do the presents altogether & spend the day eating/ P27

swimming/playing games. There is so much fun & laughter when we’re altogether & I think it’s such a special time that we really treasure.’ WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS CHRISTMAS? ‘We are looking forward to everyone being together, this year is extra special for us as one of my sisters is expecting her first baby in January!


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One of our favourite parts of Christmas is seeing the kids’ faces light up when they come out & see all the presents. The joy in their faces is so beautiful! We have always been huge lovers of Christmas but feel like as we grow up, the Christmas magic wears off a little so having kids has bought back that magic & we enjoy Christmas SO much with them!’

BBQ which is served on mums heirloom turkey plate (literally, a plate shaped & painted like a turkey… one of those pieces nobody wants to inherit haha) We also play a game of White Elephant which is so much fun & brings everyone together. If you haven’t heard of it, you should definitely look into it!’

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DYLAN’S NURTURING TODDLER ROOM – Styling / lal&nil Photography / Georgina Escobedo

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“I love how one feels relaxed when entering the room.”

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ASTROLOGY PRINT $16 WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/SISTERSVILLAGE

OLIVIA CROSSBODY BAG $220 WWW.SPARKOFWILD.COM.AU

FOR NEW MUMS

Zoe Sage a place to empower Mothers with Incredible products. The 5-in-1 Mama Cover is a breastfeeding cover, trolley cover, pram cover, capsule cover, highchair cover, infinity scarf and all round mama lifesaver in one. Now that`s multi-tasking! ZOE SAGE 5-IN-1 MULTI-USE ORGANIC MAMA COVER $64 WWW.ZOESAGE.COM.AU

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MUM. WIFE. BOSS. $30 WWW.MUMLIFETHELABEL.COM HOOVER DAM $179 WWW.WEAREGOODANDCO.COM.AU

‘My Story’ is a baby keepsake journal that covers the first five years of your child’s life. Fully illustrated and gender neutral, it is designed with modern families in mind. MY STORY - A BABY KEEPSAKE JOURNAL $49.95 WWW.TWENTY-LETTER-LANE.MYSHOPIFY.COM

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LEO’S TODDLER ROOM – Styling / Nest Design Studio Photography / Kate Monotti

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“I wanted to show my clients that going for a bold wallpaper didn’t have to be scary.”

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CHRISTIE’S DREAMY ROOM – Styling / Wool and Willow Photography / Georgina Georgiou

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“As much as she’s girly though she loves cars, dinosaurs and reading (or flicking through fairy-tale books).” M I NT Y

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CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT CODES GALORE! We want to share with you, our readers, our favourite brands and pass on some amazing discount or free shipping codes. 6

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FASHION Piper & Me1 www.piperandme.com.au 40% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY Mini Nation2 www.minination.com.au 15% off storewide (excluding gift bundles) valid from 9th-25th Dec

CODE: MINTY15 Billie the Kid3 www.billiethekid.com.au 20% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec

CODE: MINTYXMAS

Mum Life The Label www.mumlifethelabel.com 20% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY20 BabyDonkie4 www.babydonkie.com.au 15% off storewide (excluding Jamie Kay) valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY15

ACCESSORIES Namely Co www.namelyco.com FREE shipping valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

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KIDS DECOR Minty Magazine5 www.mintymagazine.com.au FREE shipping valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTYXMAS My Little Giggles6 www.mylittlegiggles.com $15 off Learning Towers valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTYTOWER My Little Giggles6 www.mylittlegiggles.com 20% off all other products + FREE shipping on all orders over $300 valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY Suki McMaster www.sukimcmaster.com 20% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

Pip + Lenny www.pipandlenny.com.au FREE express shipping valid from 9th-25th Dec

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CODE: EXPRESSME

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CODE: MINTYPLAY Love Miss M8 www.lovemissm.com 25% off all prints valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MERRYMISS Dutch Warehouse9 www.dutchwarehouse.com.au 20% off storewide (excluding the Sol bassinet) valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY Rudie Nudie Designs www.rudienudiedesigns.com 10% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

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Twenty Letter Lane10 www.twenty-letter-lane.myshopify. com 15% off your order valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY15 United Interiors11 www.united-interiors.com.au $50 OFF off your next order valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY50 Belle & Co Living12 www.belleandcoliving.com.au 15% off + free shipping valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY15 Wiggles Piggles www.wigglespiggles.com.au 15% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTYXMAS You and Me Prints www.youandmeprints.com 25% off all Animal Nursery Prints valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

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Garzie + May www.garzieandmay.com.au 10% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: GARZIE10 Clocksicle www.clocksicle.com.au 20% off storewide valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018

CODE: MINTY20

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Play to Learn7 www.playtolearn.com.au Spend $200 or more and receive free shipping and a complimentary surprise book! valid from 9th-25th Dec 2018


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Minty Magazine Christmas 2018  

CHRISTMAS 2018 What’s inside? Milk & Soda Designed for the awesome kid, Milk & Soda are always up-to-the minute on trend Behind the Brand...

Minty Magazine Christmas 2018  

CHRISTMAS 2018 What’s inside? Milk & Soda Designed for the awesome kid, Milk & Soda are always up-to-the minute on trend Behind the Brand...