Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EXPLORE | COASTAL CRUISE IN MUNSTERKIDS AW17


D wears: Blow It Longsleeve tee by Munsterkids / Kickback Trackpants by Munsterkids / Stay Puff Jacket by Munsterkids / Sneakers by Converse / Beanie by neff.

A long weekend called for a day by the Sea. We woke up early and jumped in the car which took us the scenic route down the Mornington Peninsula. We zig zagged through small towns and finally rolled into one of our favourite coast hang outs - Flinders.

An art driven coastal town that knows how to relax and enjoy the finder things in life. A day on the rugged coastline here makes you feel alive. The salty sea air, the fresh seafood, the cold beer and a chance to forgo anything called time.

We took our shoes off and poked our toes in the sand. Found rusty old engines between caves and explored the rockpools with the curious seabirds in tow...

Monday, November 28, 2016

EXPLORE | CERES COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT PARK




M wears: top by Bobo Choses / Pants by Bobo Choses / Sandals by Saltwater. D wears: Zip Hoodie by Bobo Choses / Pants by molo.

When the hustle and bustle of the city gets to be a bit too much, its nice to escape to a place like CERES Community Environment Park. CERES (pronounced 'series') is an award not-for-profit sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

CERES is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

As soon as you enter the doors of the park, a calm descends on you and you instantly forget about traffic jams and all the other things that sometimes can be annoying when living in a big city like Melbourne. The clucking of hens and buzzing of bees and people chatting is a welcome relief, and time seem to go at a different, more slower pace here. We love visiting the nursery and the organic market where you can buy some wonderful produce, or grab a quick bite to eat, while the kids play in the sandpit with some rustic toys that are available. If they are a bit too old for sandpit fun, there is a cool adventure playground in the park too. It's definitely worth the drive across the city and a wonderful place to recharge for the whole family on a weekend.

:: CERES ::

Friday, November 25, 2016

SUMMER DREAMING | MUNSTERKIDS S16




M wears: Avalon Gold Tee by Missie Munster / Pineapple Jersey Pants by Missie Munster / Sunhat by Country Road.  D wears: Suds Tee by Munsterkids / Upside Down Cap by Munsterkids / Jersey Cruz pants by Munsterkids.

The sun has finally made an appearance after a long and very windy winter. The wait for warmer weather has felt unusually long so when a warm day finally came around and we could stick our toes in the crisp white sand at Seaford, it was truly a pleasure!

The new high summer collection from Munsterkids has arrived on both the virtual shelves and in stores. We are totally smitten with this line and it was of course a bit extra fun to see some of my own designs turning out so great - the lovely peeps over at Munsterkids truly knows what they are doing (with over 10 years in the game their collections just keep getting stronger).

I appologize for the slow feed on the blog lately. Work has taken over a big chunk of my weekdays but the creative side never sleeps so I promise I will get back to posting more interesting travel destinations and photos from our adventures here in Australia. Until then... I hope the sun shines on you too!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

EXPLORE | McCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK






M wears: Sweater by Bobo Choses / Denim by I Dig Denim. D wears: Sweater by Bobo Choses / Denim by Munsterkids / Shoes by Natives

If you live in Victoria and have yet not taken yourself to the McClelland Sculpture Park you owe it to yourself to do it, and do it soon. We have often traveled past it without even knowing it was there, but always been amazed at a few great sculptures that are visible from the nearby highway.

One day day when we past we noticed a sign and I looked it up. Sure enough, there was a nearby sculpture park. First weekend we had off we decided to check it out. Set in 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens in Langwarrin, 4kms east of Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula, it is the home to over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures. It was love at first sight! The park is a wonderful mix of open grass fields, a lake and dozen charming forest pathways, that leads you through the sculpture park. The kids loved exploring and finding the sculptures. I have always had a big passion for sculptures and it was so nice to share it with the kids here, were they could run free and take it all in.

After the walk, make sure you stop at the cafe, kick off your shoes and have an ice-cream looking out over the wonderful lake.


McClelland Sculpture Park is open Tues - Sunday 10am - 5pm.

 :: MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK + GALLERY ::

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TRAVEL | FLINDERS TREEHOUSE











Miss M wears: Jacket by Missie Munster / Madison jean by I Dig Denim / boots by Cotton On. Mr D wears: Quilted denim shirt by Molo / Newark jean by I Dig Denim / Beanie by H&M.

Every now and then, the hustle and bustle of everyday life sort of catches up with us and the urge to simply get away comes sneaking up on us. This time around we opted to sneak away for a long weekend, and our first choice was to escape on a coast trip. We have had our eyes on the Flinders Treehouse for a while now, but there just hasn't been a good opportunity to check it out until now.

Set amongst the tall trees, this very private get away abode offers everything a family could want or need. Only a 10 minute walk to the nearest beach and a short drive or walk from Flinders village it is the perfect spot for a Flinders adventure. The house has a contemporary treehouse feel and it was a pleasure to sit on the balcony in the morning while having breakfast and take in the magnificent tall trees that surrounds the house. It is very easy to feel a million miles away from the city when all you can hear is the wind and the birds in the trees.

The house offers 4 bedrooms and plenty of space for two families if you wish to share it with someone. Our kids loved the fact that there was plenty of toys to play with and a big trampoline in the backyard. The panoramic windows on the top floor made it easy to see what the kids were upto in the backyard and we have to admit it was a welcome break to see the kids enjoy themselves, exploring and bouncing away outside, while we had a chance to kick back, enjoy a glass of wine and cozy up to the open fire inside.

The house is tastefully decorated and being a Swede I particularly felt at home with the Scandinavian design feel the house had.

Flinders is an excellent place to visit if you want to visit the many nearby vineyards, take a hike through the many magic nature tracks the area has to offer, or simply just enjoy some lovely local food. The rugged coast line is spectacular and we took so many photos we have to turn this trip into a part 2 on the blog! This area has truly something to offer for all ages and interests, so we definitely have to come back soon, to explore it some more. If you are interested in reading more or booking Flinders Treehouse simply click on the link below.

:: FLINDERS TREEHOUSE ::
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