Dec 132014

Bean and Me

Christmas Countdown – Day 13

Ever since eco-mama Rochelle welcomed her first little bean she has been obsessed by gorgeous eco-friendly, Australian made goods for little people. By now she has grown her bean collection with a beautiful little girl and her online eco boutique Bean and Me has grown too. In store you’ll find a wonderful selection of organic clothing and accessories, toys, linen, sleepwear and more from some of Australia’s best small and big designers.

Bibska BibsIf you have a dribbling baby on your hands you will love Bibska Bibs, a fantastic range of Australia made, adjustable bandana style bibs that are soft, absorbent and look super stylish.  All that drooling and dribbling can leave your child’s chin and neck red and irritated which is why Bibska Bibs are made with 100% cotton that is gentle against the skin (unlike plastic covered alternatives that can get sweaty and keep the skin wet). There are currently 6 designs to choose from to suit boys and girls.

Baobab Yellow Duck TeeAs you may know I am big fan of Aussie children’s fashion label Baobab, I love the quality organic fabrics, funky styles and excellent durability. We own quite a few Baobab pieces and even though they have been worn by multiple children and been through many washes they still look great. Right now you can pick up the most fabulous summer styles at Bean and Me, how cool is this cheerful unisex Yellow Duck Tee (RRP $36.95)?

Buster Boo blankets

The delightful Buster Boo range is designed and made right here in Australia, each beautiful product is handmade to order using the softest 100% Australian cotton, there are even some organic options too.

Buster Boo Cot QuiltBuster Boo Quilt (RRP $59.95-$79.95, 100cm x 100cm) is the perfect versatile gift for a special little bundle. Use it as a blanket in your baby’s cot, pop it on the ground as a soft and comfy playmat, snuggle up with it on the couch or tuck it around your baby in the pram, one product with so many uses. Thanks to the reversible design you can change the look to suit your taste, now that’s what I call great value for money.

To find out more about Bean and Me, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Broken Tricycle AW 2014

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Mar 242014

Broken Tricycle

It has only just arrived in the Bean and Me online store and it’s already flying of the shelves, I am of course talking about the brand new Broken Tricycle AW 2014 collection. If you love Australian design, are a big fan of soft organic fabrics and a sucker for stylish patterns and cool prints you are sure to adore Broken Tricycle:

Broken Tricycle Cat Sweater

Designed right here in Australia by Melbourne mama of two Patricia Broken Tricycle has quickly secured a spot amongst the hippest organic clothing labels. The latest collection feels like a fresh breeze, the colours are vibrant and eye catching and the prints are quirky and fun. Sizes start at a tiny 0-3 months up to 3 year old, if you have a cheeky little tot that fits the bill be quick and secure your sizes before they sell out.

Broken Tricycle Penguin SweaterMy personal favourite piece is the Banjo Play Pant ($35), these fruity sherbet coloured pants are a perfect way to brighten up a dreary autumn day. The same pinky shade can be found in the gorgeous Cat Sweater ($40) so together these two pieces make a cute, cosy and very comfy outfit for active baby girls. If you have a little boy you can sport the sweater look too, get your groove on with this cool Penguin Sweater.

Broken Tricycle Banjo TrackieBecause Broken Tricycle clothing is made of organic cotton it is an ideal choice for children who suffer from eczema, allergies and sensitive skin. Of course it is a great choice for any child, after all no one like breathing in nasty chemicals or getting red and itchy skin that stops you from having fun playing or sleeping soundly. To help you pick the correct size for your child the wonderful Rochelle at Bean and Me has put together a handy Broken Tricycle size chart, easy as pie.

To find out more about Bean and Me, to browse the Broken Tricycle range and to order online visit

Nov 052013

Bean and Me

With 7 weeks to go until Christmas it is time to start organising the presents and plan with whom and where to spend this special time of the year. When it comes to December gifting I am the super organised kind, I start early in the year and keep everything in piles so I can see easily who will be receiving what and if the scores are even (for both number of presents and budget). I am well on track with only a few missing pieces left to organise, no stress here.

Personalised Santa Sacks ($49.95)

Personalised Santa Sacks ($49.95)

I don’t know about you but I just love the sight of traditional Christmas sacks popping up every where, it always looks so magical, warm and full of happy memories. If you haven’t gotten your child his/her own personalised sack just yet you’ll be pleased to know that you have until the end of the month to order your favourite at Bean and Me.

Santa Sack SpotsThere are four different personalised Santa Sacks ($49.95) to choose from, featuring cheeky dots, classy stripes, stylish chevron or classic Christmas trees. To make your little ones feel extra special each sack will be embroidered with your child’s name in seasonal green, what a lovely way to start your own family Christmas tradition. These fully lined sacks will be enjoyed year after year and would make a lovely keepsake to look back at later.

To find out more about Bean and Me, to browse the range and to order online visit

Aug 192013

Bean and Me

With the first deliveries of Summer fashion just moments away it is time for Bean and Me to make some room for the new arrivals. Owner Rochelle has her work cut out for her, as if unpacking all that new stock is not enough she also measures every single item that comes in so her customers can be confident they are buying the right size. With that in mind, do Rochelle and yourself a favour and pick up some bargains in the End of Season Sale.

Hot sale picks from Broken Tricyle

Hot sale picks from Broken Tricyle

Broken Tricycle Brolly TeeBaobabPurebaby and Nosh Organics are just a few of the many eco friendly labels you’ll find in the sale section. However my hip tip would be Broken Tricycle, this Australian brand is super stylish and made with soft, organic cotton that won’t irritate your baby’s delicate skin. The styles are comfortable and feature unique prints and patterns. The adorable Broken Tricycle Brolly Tee ($25) with its gorgeous rainbow coloured drops is my favourite. 

Master and Miss BlanketI can also highly recommend Master & Miss, we often use the lovely Master & Miss Signature Blanket when we take our little lady outside and everyone comments on it. The signature print is available in blue too and if you combine it with the matching Signature Onesie and Signature Bib you’ve got one very cute gift set for a cute little bundle of the pink variety. All Master & Miss items are currently on sale so grab them while you can.

If you are expecting a Summer baby (or are shopping for one) you can’t go past Max & Tilly, Olliboo and Bright Bots, these Summer pieces are heavily reduced and you won’t find bargains like this anywhere else.  There are still a few different styles and sizes left for both boys and girls and with savings of up to 70% this is the perfect opportunity for some retail therapy without the guilt. Postage within Australia is $9 per order and orders over $70 ship free, enjoy your bargain hunting!

Bargains under $10

Bargains under $10

To find out more about Bean and Me, to browse the range and to order online visit

Mockingbird Street (+10% off storewide)

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Jul 202013

Mockingbird Street

I am sure you know what it is like, you stumble upon something online (or instore) and you fall in love with it straight away. You try and try very hard to forget all about it but you can’t and you keep going back to look at it. Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I first spotted the Mockingbird Street range at Bean and Me

Gumnut Cot Sheets

As soon as I saw the Gumnut collection for little girls I was sold. The beautiful warm and inviting colours, the delightful (and very Australian) gumnut print, simple but classy polkadots and last but absolutely not least the lovely 300 thread count certified organic and Fairtrade cotton, it is a winning combination. I have already added this stunning set to my wishlist for baby Sybil, it would look amazing in her nursery.

Gumnut Cot QuiltCreated by the talented Bonnie and Emily Australian children’s homewares label Mockingbird Street delivers stylish, high quality products that are gentle on the skin and the environment (ecofriendly, sustainable material choices) and fair on the people that make them. When you buy certified Fairtrade goods you can rest assured that both farmers and factory workers receive a fair and stable pay and child labour is prohibited. You are also investing in community development through health, education and environmental programmes.

Village Cot QuiltThe current Mockingbird Street range consists of two collections: Gumnut for beautiful little girls and Village for hip boys. Each collection can be purchased as a set ($179.90) with double sided cot quilt, flat sheet and fitted sheet, all pieces are suitable for standard and Boori cots. You can also buy the quilt and sheets separately which is ideal if you never use top sheets, just take two fitted sheets instead and still pay the same price (See, they’re fair on you too!).

Village Cot Sheets

Especially for Hip little one readers Bean and Me has a lovely reader offer: To enjoy 10% off storewide at Bean and Me simply enter the code ‘HIPHIP’ at checkout, offer ends August 16, 2013.

To find out more about Bean and Me, to browse the Mockingbird Street range and to order online visit

May 022013

Bean and Me

When our little lady arrived 10 weeks ago she surprised us all by weighing in much heavier and measuring a massive 5cm taller than her siblings did. She is still a tall baby and that is proving to be quite tricky when it comes to clothes, I can’t go just by age anymore as the garments would be too short for her. The lovely Rochelle at Bean and Me fully understands that every baby is different which is why she carefully measures every single piece of clothing in her webstore just so that you can shop with confidence, how awesome is that?

Wilson & Frenchy PinkBean and Me is a gorgeous store filled with a fantastic range of eco friendly, Australian brands handpicked by Rochelle. As a mum she knows to look for excellent quality, style and fit and she loves supporting local businesses and the environment, a fabulous combination. She is the queen of customer service, delivering friendly and fast service and happy to answer any questions. Australian mamas near Clayfield, Brisbane, can also meet Rochelle in person at the Rock a Buy Boutique Markets.

Wilson & Frenchy OwlOne of those popular Australian brands in store is Melbourne based Wilson & Frenchy, their garments are flying of the virtual Bean and Me shelves. The soft cotton pieces feature unique hand illustrated prints, how cute is this Wilson & Frenchy Owl Top ($26.95)? If you are shopping for a sweet little munchkin make sure you check out the Wilson & Frenchy range, designed for boys and girls and available in sizes 0000-0.

BabyjoThe beautiful bamboo clothing and accessories by Australian label Babyjo have only just arrived in store but are already selling like hot cakes. The organic bamboo/cotton fabric is so soft and comfy, it’s perfect for delicate newborn skin. The neutral colours of the Babyjo Footed Kimono Romper ($29.95) make it suitable for both genders and I think my little girl looks pretty adorable wearing it, no cold feet for her this winter!

Babyjo Footed Kimono Romper

Babyjo Footed Kimono Romper

Until May 31, 2013, Hip little one readers can enjoy 10% off storewide at Bean and Me, simply enter the code ‘HIP’ at checkout.

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