Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CYBEX Sirona

Ok this post isn't the most exciting one I have done but possibly the most important. I recently read about the Cybex Sirona car seat and it sounds amazing. I am a major fan of extended rear facing and can't believe how few people do it and in some countries you can't even buy them at all for legal reasons!!! Rear facing has an 80% lower risk of injury in an accident, it really is worth looking into when you are buying a car seat. And I can not stress enough that you should have every car seat fitted by a professional. I could go on.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


New Zealand doesn't really celebrate Halloween so much but it is getting bigger and bigger every year. Last year our daughter wore bat wings on Halloween but she couldn't walk back then. This year I am not sure what to do, suggestions are welcome! Below are some images of inspiration for costumes. I have collected loads of these images over time and so I do not know the source of them I'm sorry. If one of these is yours, please let me know and I will credit it or remove it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sydney Round Up

Aside from shopping there are so many cool things to do with kids, Sydney is really kid friendly. The Toronga Zoo is a must and it's awesome just getting there via ferry and gondola. The aquarium looks great but unfortunately we ran out of time. But the Darling Harbor playground is amazing, so many things to do there but make sure you take a change of clothes!

One thing I love about Sydney is that all the cabs have car seats so you don't need your own car if you are staying central. Every cafe and restaurant we went to was totally cool with kids. Our favorite cafe had to be Reuben Hills, I can't stop thinking about the Strawberry, Rose & Vanilla smoothie!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sydney Shopping: Part Four

This store is divine and is not like any other. Everything changes regularly so it's worth checking back often. A lot of the pieces are commissioned for the store and are handcrafted all over the world. I am in love with the hand stitched blankets from Scotland and the hand stitched bears from South Africa. If only I had the budget. They also sell some of my favorite brands including Lucky Boy Sunday and Fog Linen.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sydney Shopping: Part Three

Ok this is my idea of heaven. We spent a fair bit of money here but not as much as I would have liked if only I could have sent a crate home! I have been watching this brand for a long time but had no idea there was an entire kids section here. It was so inspiring I could go on and on, I'll let my very average photo skills do the talking.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sydney Shopping: Part Two

A jam packed store in Newtown which has a mix of well known brands and hand crafted kids wear. We bought a few gifts here including a tiny hand made baby cap and a great coconut bowl with bamboo cutlery. You could spend a lot of time in here and end up totally broke.

This toy shop has to be the best I have seen so far. Everything is great quality and all the nice wooden toy brands can be found here. Another dangerous place for your wallet. My favorite thing about this store is there is no pink section and coloured section, it is all just neutral which I personally love.

Sydney Shopping: Part One

We spent all of last week in Sydney, we were there for business which required a lot of shopping. Of course I had to go into every kids store I stumbled across. I am going to do a post on each store, starting with...

This store is divine! Everything in here is beautiful, almost all of my favorite brands are in here but everything I wanted was too big to bring home. We just bought a great little back pack that our girl loves to carry which is awesome for us haha. Photos by me.