A little something for everyone in this month’s preview!
It seems like every season has its must-haves, and summer is no different. We get that you’re too too busy to keep your finger on the pulse of all that’s hot out there, so we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are a few items to make your lives easier, spruce up your wardrobe and even to help that budding fashion designer on her way to stardom!
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Click through the slideshow to see what’s on our Summer shopping wish list…
It’s beach season in the 852, so when we heard about a towel being sand-free, we had to check it out. These multirugs from CGear are exactly what every mama (and papa!) wants! Take it to the beach, and have no worries about dragging home half the sand with you. Can be used as a towel, a mat, or whatever you fancy. Just shake, pack and go. Sorted.
Available at Escapade Sports, Shop No. 110, Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road Repulse Bay
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It’s hard to get the boys looking good in the summer, but H&M seems to have found some cool looks that are comfy yet stylish. These T-shirts and board shorts look great at the beach, playground or even if you are invited to a friend’s house for the day. Your little man will look good and feel good, too!
We’re into this brand right now, mainly because its Facebook models feature real young ladies who haven’t been photoshopped to look as if they haven’t eaten in a decade. And because metallic looks are in, we’re digging these sneakers, which can be worn with a skirt (as pictured), jeans or whatever your young miss desires. Aside from the fun and trendy styles for your teens (everything from dresses to jumpsuits to jackets and more), it just launched Monki Cares, using 100% organic cotton denim. Its goal is to only use recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030! The global in-store recycling programme, Monki Cares, is working to help others treat the world better and empower the people in it. Rock on, Monki.
Monki Windsor house
Shop G21-G23 & G25, Windsor House ,311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Monki Langham place
Langham 8 Argyle street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Monki Granville Road
Shop A&B on G/F and 1/F., Southgate Commercial Centre, No.29 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Monki Tsuen Wan Plaza
Shop 170 on Level 1, Tsuen Wan Plaza, 4-30 Tai Pa Street, Tsuen Wan
Our own Sassy Mama Editor happens to be a big fan of these shoes! And when you check out the latest collection, you’ll understand why. Whether you’re on the hunt for traditional (loafers for boys and Mary Janes for girls), active (sneakers) or even dressy (slippers, sandals and more) shoes, you’ll find a wide selection of beautifully made, fun footwear (and even clothing!) here. Sizes range up through teens, so no worries if you have an older child. Best of all, it has worldwide express shipping, so it’s a win-win!
Aside from really loving her delicate jewellery, Vanessa Bell’s story is even sweeter. She developed a passion for jewellery design by spending her childhood in her dad’s studio. Today, she designs and he makes the lightweight, elegant and timeless pieces. Every piece is made of 18K, 750-gold (white, yellow or rose), and features either diamonds or fine gemstones. Best of all, you can custom order the size, so if you have a special birthday (sweet 16, anyone?) or even a gift for a new mum, you can’t go wrong.
Is there any wonder we picked this? Sometimes a mum just wants to have something elegant on that isn’t too edgy– is that so wrong? Rosamund Moiselle’s Sassy Lace collection features sophisticated lace on silky garments. Updated with a contemporary edge and a romantic vibe, they’re perfect for cocktail events and parties. This collection includes the launch of a new stretch bodysuit style, chemises and dress slips, but if you’d rather lounge in bed all day (yes, please!), it also comes in full-length nightdress designs, pyjama sets and long robes.
Rosamund MOISELLE Stores:
Shop 9-10, G/F, Central Building, Central, Hong Kong
Shop LG1-25, Festival Walk, Kowloon
Shop 2214-2215, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop G12, G/F, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop 111, Cityplaza II, Taikoo Shing
Shop 127, MOKO, Mongkok
The collection here makes you (almost) wish your kids could stay young forever. With bold stripes, pastels, whimsical patterns and fresh, cotton outfits, it’s no wonder we are so drawn to Seed Heritage’s clothing! There are plenty of great choices for boys and girls (even tweens!), and we’re totally into how its playful patterns are scattered throughout the clothing, shoes and accessories.
Got a little insomniac? Or perhaps an early riser who thinks coming into your room at 5am is just fine? These award-winning gadgets may be just the thing to help your little one learn how to get to sleep, or how to stay in bed until it’s (really) time to get up. This little penguin has a light, and the colour tells your child when it’s OK to get up. Its light will turn orange when your child has to wait only half an hour longer, and green when it’s time get up. It comes with a wireless speaker to play unlimited music and stories, a colour nightlight, and a continuous or auto shut-off light, which you can set to go off after your child has fallen asleep.
Mirth, Mezzanine Floor, Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.
Tiny Footprints, 10/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Got a budding fashion designer on your hands? First of all, lucky you! Second, treat your little fashionista to one of these notebooks, designed specifically for the creative at heart. The “Think of Me” and “Candy Camo” graphics are hand illustrated exclusively for Fashionary. The limited version ruled line notebooks are just the thing to brainstorm or fast sketch. All books are hardbound with durable fabric, and the pages are made for sketching, writing, or doodling masterpieces. Oh, and each comes with extensive fashion information inside the covers.
Hong Kong Book Centre, 25 Des Voeux Road, On Lok Yuen Building Lower Level, Central, Hong Kong
Kelly & Walsh Ltd., Shop B59-60, B1/F Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
Metro Books, Elements, Shop 2001B, Level 2, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon or Pacific Place, Shop 204, L2 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Swindon Book Co.,Ltd, 13-15 Lock Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Metro Books, Times Square, Shop 927, 9/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, or at Mikiki, Shop 101, 1/F, Mikiki, 638 Prince Edward Road East, Kowloon
HKU Bookstore, G/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam.
Featured image via Stock Snap. All other images via respective websites.