Tamara Heber-Percy is CTO of Mr & Mrs Smith, the boutique luxury hotel guide who are give Sassy Mama our fab kid-friendly hotel recommendations… As well as flying all over the globe running her business, she’s also a mama to two boys… We find out how she does it all and stays sane!
Where you do buy your clothes? How do you stay stylish as a mum?
Online, because it saves me time – I buy from my-wardrobe.com and Net-a-Porter.com for special occasions. My favourite designers are Joseph, Halston Heritage, DVF and Issa – all great for chic but practical pieces.
How do you save time?
I do all my grocery shopping online; I store all the basics on one list so I can repeat order at the click of a button, then just top up with one-off purchases.
What are your organizational tricks and tips?
I keep tabs on my children’s social life with a daily wallchart, and I am constantly sending email memos to myself. And of course I try wherever possible to delegate to my husband!
What do your kids snack on?
Bear Yo Yos are my latest healthy-but-interesting find – fun spirals made of baked fruit.
What is your beauty must-have product?
Eye cream: I love La Prairie’s Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex – perfect for combating puffy eyes after flying back from our Melbourne or New York office.
How do you stay sane?
Good friends, yoga and wine.
Do you have any tips for keeping the romance alive in your relationship?
Go away for naughty weekends together – and always bring back great gifts for the nanny and the grannies (or whoever is looking after the children) so they’ll let you do it again and again. My favourite place to relax at the moment is the Alila Uluwatu Hotel in Bali
Favourite activity with the kids in Hong Kong?
Our kids are still at the age where public transport is hugely exciting, so taking the ferry to and from Kowloon, jumping on the Ding Dings plus endless trips in elevators up to see great views kept them happy – and let us carry on exploring. I also love Hong Kong Park with the fountains, the playground and there’s always some sort of kids activity going on.
Favourite kid-friendly restaurant in Hong Kong?
Maxim’s City Hall – my two absolutely love the dumplings, and watching all the frenetic activity is fun, too.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received as a parent?
Pick your battles.