Nubo & The Grounds – A Family Day Out In Sydney

If you’re in Sydney with small children I recommend this day out. It’s enjoyable for both parents and kids which,  in my opinion, makes the ideal type of family outing. Once you have exhausted all the tourist attractions and are looking for more entertainment I suggest taking the children to Nubo followed by lunch nearby at The Grounds. Hire a car and drive to Alexandria where you’ll find Nubo – a

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The Gingham Stories

If there was one look I had to choose this month, it would would incorporate gingham and ruffles. I saw this skirt in Asos and loved it. I paired it down with a t-shirt from Chaser which I got in the sale from a cool little shop in Sydney called For Artists Only. Chaser tees are great if you like to wear words and they do the cutest kid’s versions too. If

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Modernist In The Maldives: Parent Escape

Last year was an epic year of travelling for us and we managed to tick off two of our most wanted on the bucket list. The Maldives was one of these destinations. As many of you might have seen from my social media posts, we stayed as a family at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa. It’s a cliché but it was an unforgettable luxury experience which we all enjoyed so much.If I

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Hip Holiday Mama In Gran Canaria – Rachel Manley

Rachel is mum to George (4) and Thomas (1). She recently moved from London to  Las Palmas, Gran Ganaria and is currently enjoying going to the beach as much as possible. She blogs at everyday30.com 1. What makes your ideal family holiday My favourite holidays are always those where friends come along. Especially now we have kids it just works so well as you’ve got someone to share the load, the

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Holiday Style Guide: An Edit Of Places To Shop

It used to be really hard to find beachwear out of season, I remember having to either wait until I got to the destination or else make do with a very limited selection (like two designs) from the high street.  Now most designer and high street stores have their own online holiday shops which we can access whatever the weather. It’s always sunny in some part of the world meaning that beachwear is no

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A Car Seat For Mini Road Trippers – Koochi

If this year is the year you need to change car seats then take a look at this one that we’ve just been trialing. The brand is called Koochi and they specialise in travel inspired prams and car seats – they are by the same makers of Cosatto. Their main ethos is of course comfort and safety but they are also big on cool, stylish travel and so have produced a collection of colourful prams and car seats

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Sunny Art For Winter Days

As I write this post (uncomfortable and sweltering) in a 38 degree heat in Australia, I’m aware that everyone back at home in England is freezing. For me, January can be such a depressing time of year, especially when you live in a cold climate. I know I definitely suffer from SAD when Christmas is over and the reality of grey skies and work kicks in. So I thought I’d start

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A Crochet Bikini Made For The Maldives 

“Brought to life for the girl who lives for the sun, barefoot, dancing in the sand, diving in the blue sea, bathing under coconut trees, the Chiquini girl is the embodiment of the modern bohemian woman”- Chiquini Tropical Wear Just before leaving for our recent trip to the Maldives, a little tropical gift in the form of the handmade ‘Carla’ crochet bikini from Chiquini Tropicalwear landed in my letterbox.I had been

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A Family Beach House In Weligama, Sri Lanka

Our beach house in Sri Lanka was the second of our stays with Villas in Sri Lanka (the first was at Claughton House). It was near the famous Weligama Bay, in a beautiful beach bungalow called Suriyawatta. This property couldn’t be more perfect for a large family or family groups that want to share. I loved the way it felt like a real family home with a large wrap around garden and

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Hip Holiday Mama In Limousin – Clio Wood

Clio is the Founder of &Breathe Postnatal, a family wellbeing company that specialises in postnatal retreats and events in France (Limousin) and the UK.  She has a 2 year old daughter, Delphi, and a very patient husband, Bryn.  They live in Hertfordshire in the UK.  Clio enjoys most things fitness related, ice-cream and watching feelgood films, and sleeping when she can. 1. What makes your ideal family holiday? True time

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It’s Cool To Be Quirky – girlstalktoboys

Rex is at an age where the imagination is in overdrive. The art of learning a language brings with it all sorts of creative stories and images that not even I could have dreamt up.  Sometimes I think it would be so cool to capture the weird and wonderful world that Rex is currently living in and that’s why I love the idea behind contemporary kid’s brand girlstalktoboys.  girlstalktoboys is

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The Maldives With Kids – Mirihi Island Resort

The Maldives must have been on my bucket list since the word go. To visit with kids? Probably not but as timings in life go, this was our opportunity and so, with kid in tow…off we go. Contrary to what I was expecting, this holiday turned out to be one of our easiest and most relaxing. The choice of resort is key and staying on the laid back island resort of

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Summer Mamas – Greek Swimwear By Emmanuela

Since starting blogging I have discovered so many gorgeous new summer inspired brands from all over the world but there is one place that really knows how to design cool summers and that is Greece. Over the years I have picked up many souvenirs from Greece, in the form of independently designed jewellery, leather sandals, bags, tops and they have all served me well as being unique wardrobe items that no one else has. This

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Join The Boy Brand – Laundry Tribe

At last a fashion brand brave enough to focus on boys only. Laundry Tribe is the answer to all stylish mums of boys prayers. Admittedly, the high street is getting a little better but it is still so disappointing to have to wade through a shop floor bursting with pink and glitter only to find ‘the boys section’ shoved in the corner offering a handful of bland tshirts and trousers.

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Claughton House – A Luxury Villa In Sri Lanka

If you followed my trip to Sri Lanka on Instagram or Facebook and are feeling inspired to book a family trip yourselves then I’d highly recommend having a look at Villas In Sri Lanka.  They have a whole range of self catering accommodation from small but stylish cottages amongst tea plantations to luxury beach villas suitable for big families or groups of friends. This is the first of two villa reviews –

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The Little Leather Satchel – Honey & Toast

I have found the best gift for you to buy and it’s currently so new that you will win extra brownie points for present buying innovation (dads take note)… but be quick.It’s by a new brand called Honey & Toast.  Founded by Emma White,  an accessories designer for 15 years to fashion houses including those of Paul Smith, Alice Temperley and Mary Katrantzou. After having children she decided to create

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Cosy Muslin Pyjamas – Willa And The Bear

I really love finding brands that have been born through travelling. There have been so many times that I have seen beautiful clothes and products abroad and thought how good it would be to make them available in the UK. Willa and The Bear is a brand after my own heart, producing cosy Nepalese muslin pyjamas and chic nursery accessories. The idea for a collection of stylish but traditional children’s bedtime clothes and nursery accessories

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Postcards, Pom Poms & Travel Notes

I hope you have been enjoying my pictures of Sri Lanka so far. I have been jotting down all my finds in my gorgeous little pom pom travel notebook from Izzi Rainey and will be sharing them in a guide later. I couldn’t be in a more fitting environment than Sri Lanka to sit down and ‘pen my thoughts’ whilst sipping a cup of local tea. While Ross has played daddy daycare, I

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The Coco Maxi Dress By Seraphina

There are some dresses that are made to wear in certain places and when I saw the Coco maxi dress by Seraphina, I knew it would be the perfect accessory to colonial villas and palm clad gardens in Sri Lanka. Seraphina is a beach and lounge wear label founded by Fiona Hodges whose upbringing on a tea plantation in Darjeeling, inspired her to explore block print methods by local artisans. After working

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The Packing List – Sri Lanka & The Maldives

A colourful case for a colourful place! A few essentials (and non essentials) I’m taking with us on our trip to Australia, via Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This time we’ll be away for approximately five months and so the packing list for both myself and my son has been hard to whittle down but here is a sneak peak of what I’ll be taking. The Essentials: Mosquito repellents – We are travelling

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