Feb 102013

Baby Donkie

It has been a while since we’ve invited a small business owner over for Sunday Coffee on Hip little one, but after discovering Baby Donkie I couldn’t resist and sat down with owner Dong-Maria for a quick chat. Dong-Maria is a proud mama of two boys and she loves hunting for unique goodies for her store. I just love her taste! Find out more about this gorgeous store and the lovely lady behind it:

Baby Donkie - Dong-Maria and family

Baby Donkie – Dong-Maria and family

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
A sleep in if I can sneak one in and then heading to Balmoral Beach with a few friends to take the kids for a quick swim before grabbing fish and chips for lunch.

What do you enjoy most about running Baby Donkie?
I love seeking out new and gorgeous products from Australian designers as well as boutiques from overseas. I’m learning so many new things everyday whether it be about the latest trends, how to use social media, sales and marketing or how to run a business. It has also been wonderful to meet lovely people in the industry who have similar interests and who have also been inspired by their kids to venture into their own business.

What is (currently) your favourite product at Baby Donkie?
Sapling Owl on Branch BoydsuitI’ve got a soft spot for the Sapling Organic range and my favourite item is the Owls on the Branch Bodysuit.

What can we expect from Baby Donkie in the future?
This year I will be bringing in some new labels including Indikidual, Mini Shatsu and DandelionKids. You’ll also see a lot more boyswear and unisex clothing at Baby Donkie as with having two boys of my own I know it can be hard to find well designed and unique boys clothing.

What is your best tip for keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays?
Lincoln and Archer have so many cousins, so my best tip is to have a few over or go visit them. As they are close in age, the kids can keep themselves entertained with little more than a soccer ball or some water balloons. Other than that, we have filled the holidays with a few outings such as going to the zoo, beach and seeing play at the Opera House.

To find out more about Baby Donkie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

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