If you’re looking for modern, trendy decor items for your new baby’s nursery or little one’s room, then look no further than The Simply Child Collection. This is a homegrown brand started by Cape Town Momtrepeneur (and friend of mine), Lindsay Lloyd, and inspired by her two little men. Simply Child offers the best of modern design and is crafted locally (big thumbs up!).
How many times do you swoon over perfect Pinterest nurseries and wish that you could source such beautiful items in SA? Well, I know I’m not alone in this and so I recommend that you take a peek at this beautiful website right this very second.
Cape Town Moms, this place is a a well kept secret. If you haven’t already discovered Franky’s Diner in Sea Point, let me tell you about this treasure – you can get comfortable in a red leather booth, sip on a speciality milkshake (or a glass of wine) and watch the kids run wild in the fantastic play area. And kids eat for FREE on Mondays to Thursdays between 12pm and 8pm. What’s not to love?
We were feeling brave and so ventured out with the three little ones for a Friday night adventure to Franky’s Diner in Main Rd Sea Point last. We may have arrived 45 minutes behind schedule in the middle of load shedding with a handful of hangry kids, but all was redeemed when the kids saw the play area and balloons. We plonked ourselves down in the booth closest to the play area and ordered some drinks and food for the kids. The kids’ food arrived so quickly and Ilan’s bubblegum milkshake seriously saved the day.
Who doesn’t love snuggly pjs in winter? Tous Les Jours is a quality ladies sleepwear company based in the Natal Midlands that guarantees quality and comfort in each and every garment produced. Not only do they look after Mom, they have expanded to offer a fab range of cute baby items and a 100% natural and organic skin care range. All available online here.
To celebrate the launch of their winter Mon Petit Chou Chou babywear range, they are giving away a magnificent unisex hamper valued at R550. It’s your lucky day Mamas, if you’ve got a baba who is 0-18 months, then here’s what one of you can walk away with for your little one:
Naartjie Kids, everyone’s favourite designer kids clothing label turns 25 this year. From humble beginnings in a garage in Llandudno, Cape Town, Naartjie Kids has become a global company with 27 retail stores in major shopping centres throughout South Africa as well as an online store that ships to any location within South Africa. The secret to the Naartjie Kids brand remains its’ distinctive styling of supreme quality garments for children from 0 – 12 years old.
I just love Naartjie, no surprises there. I love the simple, timeless styles in vibrant colours. I adore colour and patterns and I swoon when colour and patterns collide. Best. I also love that Naartjie agreed with me and used my handsome boy for two shoots this year – #mombrag. As if I need any more reasons to love this brand, you have to agree with me that Naartjie clothes are pretty durable (aka kid-resistant) and just last that little bit longer. My kids have been lucky to inherit some pre-loved Naartjie clothing items that look as good as new even five years down the line. Bonus!