Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Favourite!

Check out these gorgeous new leg huggers from Huggalugs! The Legruffles are stretchy and rouched, come in gorgeous pastel colours and are perfect for keeping bub's and toddler's leggies warmies as toasties. Cute!

Plus they're super fashionable...and kind of a baby version of Sass & Bide 'Rats' leggings don't you think? Love!!! $17.95 per pair from

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wall Flowers

Don't laugh, but I seriously want one of these for my wall! I miss my days of paper dolls and dressing Barbie! And I would have had an early love of interior design if I'd had one of these when I was little.

Mix & match and dress up these fabric 'Love Mae' wall-sticker, decal-dollies! The full set is $159.95 but smaller sets (pictured above) are just $39.95.

Available from The Hip Infant

For a little Prints...or Printscess!

I'm in a decorative mood this afternoon and these works by Printspace in Melbourne have given me an inspirational boost! Loving their layered colour, childlike lines and modern designs.

Inspired by their two little boys, Mara and Nicholas Girling turned their background of graphic design into an art collection perfect for any little-one's room. Prints are 8"x10" and $30 each.

What a gorgeous gift! Visit Oh, and they also do gorgeous stationery!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wondertime Aug/Sept issue

The August/September issue of Wondertime is on sale now!

Such a cute issue, with lots of fun stories, ideas, fashion, books and more. Perfect for parents of children aged 1-10 years.

On sale in newsagents and on now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Felt with Feeling

Aussie design extraordinaire Jodie Fried combines her love of interiors and soft furnishings with an impressive conscience towards fair trade with her brand Bholu.

Her divine pieces are crafted by traditional Indian artisans; occasioning patterns drawn by the children of communities Jodie frequents.

Bholu is climate neutral, funds educational facilities in India, donates back to the communities, and in 2008 won the NSW Telstra Business Award for Social Responsibilty. Phew! Oh and they were named in TIME magazine's Green Design 100 issue this year...

Did I mention I'm obsessed with their products? I own quite a few of their throw cushions and completely covet one of their new rugs! The Mavis the Monkey handtufted felted 100% NZ wool children's rug, $1850, would look so gorgeous in any nursery. Check out their range at

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Merci Manon!

I visited the store manon et gwenaelle yesterday (Shop 2, 246 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, Sydney). It is a truly inspirational space. Virgine, it's brilliantly creative owner, imports baby clothing, toys and decor pieces from France, designs her own range of baby and children's wear called mamapapa and sources the best of Australian design too. Then she styles it all back with precious collectables and antique furniture.

It's all just divine - a perfect place to buy some pieces for your own bub or gifts for a very lucky friend. A little bit of Paris chic in the middle of Sydney - I walked out with a spring in my step.

And the best news - some of their winter pieces will be on sale in a couple of weeks. But mention my name (Alissa), and this blog, and you will receive the sale price right away! Magnifique!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kinder Garden

Arrrghh! There are so many talented people out there! And there is quite the concentrate at Kindergallery.

Stocking gorgeous, original pieces of art for the nursery, kids rooms...or your own. My absolute faves are the works by Meredith Gaston.

A young, Australian artist with some of the most beautiful pieces I have seen. Her childlike lines blend with intricate watercolours and acrylics to form captivating, subtle stories. 'Floating with Feather' (watercolour, 14.85 x 21cm) is $315, from (but be quick, they sell like hotcakes!!)

Saturday, July 4, 2009


The 2009/2010 issue of Shopping for Baby is hot off the press and has hit the shelves! Hooray!

Pick up your copy from newsagents or at for $9.95. It's packed full of everything you need for bub, plus loads of ideas, reads, advice and buys for yourself...

Baby's Got Style!

Today was freeeeeeezing! I wish I'd had a funky little padded vest like this one while I was out.

SOOKIbaby has seriously cute prints combined with really soft, quality cotton. The 'What A Hoot' zip-up jacket is $34.95 from Baby's Got Style.

Visit to stock up on the best of baby fashion and more.