Dec 312018
 

2019 is just around the corner and we’ve found the perfect way to start the year. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s exciting and fun for the whole family: Silvers Circus is on the road again and has set up its tents for another season of circus magic!

Silvers Circus has been touring Australia since 1976, entertaining families all over the country with entertaining, mind boggling, jaw dropping circus acts, even after more than 40 years of circus fun Silvers Circus still manages to capture the magic of the circus perfectly and new memories are made with every show. This year guests are in for an extra special treat as on top of the 90-minute long show a special surprise of epic proportions awaits…

As you enter the big top you’ll be transported back in time and find yourself surrounded by giant, life-like dinosaurs, don’t worry, they don’t bite! The ‘Jurassic Unearthed’ dinosaur exhibition is completely free with your Silvers Circus admission ticket and is full of cool creatures, fun facts and photo moments, which dinosaur is your favourite? The exhibition opens 1 hour prior to every show and you can stay as long as you like after the show too, now that’s a dinosaur-sized opportunity not to miss.

The most amazing artists from around the globe have been enrolled to make this year’s Silvers Circus tour a huge success. Little boys will be sitting on the edge of their seat watching 4 dare-devil riders conquer ‘The Globe of Death’ on their impressive motorbikes while little girls hold their breath as the beautiful Madeline shows off her skills on the Cloudswing high up under the big top.

Argentian artist Gypsy will have you scratching your head as she keeps a huge 80 hoops in the air, there is juggling, magic, unicycling and don’t forget the Wheel of Steel. Of course a circus wouldn’t be a circus without a hilarious clown performance so you can count on Dominik Gasser and his comedic friends to get visitors young and old roaring with laughter.

All these and many more fantastic acts will be expertly talked together by internationally renowned ringmaster Simon Tait. With more than 25 years of entertainment experience under his belt he will take the whole circus public on an unforgettable journey so that every single visitor will walk out with a precious memory to last a lifetime.

The Silvers Circus’ Big Top at Bata Show Grounds, Mornington (VIC) will open to the public on January 2 with daily performances until February 3. Stay tuned to find out where they will travel next!

To find out more about Silvers Circus, to take a closer look at the tour schedule and seating plan and to book your tickets online via TicketMaster visit www.silverscircus.com.au.

For your chance to win a Silvers Circus family pass (RRP $120, admits 2 adults/2 children) for Friday 18th January, 8pm at Bata Show Grounds, Mornington hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page. Good luck!

Dec 292015
 

Over the past few months we’ve introduced you to some gorgeous new arrivals from the latest gr8x baby bag collection: Charlotte, Escapades, Ella… they are all so pretty! But of course we couldn’t end 2015 without introducing you to the lucky last design (and as always we are giving one away too!). Meet the beautiful Charlotte in classy charcoal finish:

gr8x Charlotte Tote

This season the new Charlotte Tote (RRP $159.95) has hit the shelves in three great looks: Avalon Damask Dove Grey, Avalon Damask Twilight Blue and last but not least Charcoal. This classic, neutral colour is easy to mix and match and doesn’t go out of fashion making it a smart and stylish choice for modern mums.

The Charlotte tote is designed with a high quality PU canvas laminate outer that is easy to wipe clean, no need to worry about grubby fingers and sticky messes ruining your lovely new bag. Even the bottom of your bag is well protected thanks to the protective feet that lift the base off the dirty floor.

The Charlotte Tote is fitted with a detachable front zipped pouch so you can carry your small valuables (phone, car keys, wallet) individually if needed. I particularly love the two end pockets that allow instant access to your and baby’s drinks.

On the inside there is plenty of room for the essentials like nappies, wipes, a change mat (included), bottle holder (included), a change of clothes and toys. Keeping your baby bag organised is easy using the handy internal pockets, a neat and tidy bag will save you precious time and sanity!

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.gr8x.net.

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Dec 022015
 

Il Tutto

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Hooray, Summer is finally here! Going to the beach is one of our favourite things about the summer season, so it’s time to dig up the bathers and shake out the beach towels. Of course it does take a bit more preparation when you have a little crew to get beach ready and a nice big beach big is definitely a necessity, check out this gorgeous number:

Queenscliffe Silver

You may know Australian label Il Tutto from its stunning collection of designer baby bags, but there is a lovely range of accessories to choose from too: handbags, wallets, key rings, umbrellas and this eyecatching beach bag perfect for the warm Aussie summer.

Queenscliffe InsideThe new Il Tutto Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129) combines the best of both worlds for trendy Aussie mamas, it is very spacious and super stylish at the same time. The Queenscliffe is currently available in a sleek silver finish with bright pink accents and a shiny golden version with fresh aqua details, two gorgeous styles that are sure to compliment all your favourite summer outfits.

The Queenscliffe bag is packed with handy features to make your next trip to the beach or pool a breeze, starting with the water-resistant waxed coated canvas outer (front and back) and clear PVC base. No more worries about unexpected splashes and wet puddles, just wipe off and go! Thanks to the large carry handles you can easily swing your tote over your shoulder and keep your hands free.

Queenscliffe Gold

On the inside the Queenscliffe Beach Bag is roomy enough to hold four beach towels and other beach must-haves. Your mobile phone, car keys and other valuables can be safely tucked away in the big zip pocket at the back or one of the two large waterproof zip compartments, away from damp towels, sticky sunscreen and sandy thongs. As you can tell the Il Tutto design team has thought about everything, helping you enjoy summer in style.

To find out more about Il Tutto, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.iltutto.com.au.

For your chance to win an Il Tutto Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129, Silver) enter our giveaway below:

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Nov 282015
 

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you probably spotted the eye catching new Avalon Damask print that we featured in last month’s gr8x post. Move over plain and boring baby bags, this beautiful custom print shows that mamas don’t have to give in on style when travelling with their babies. If you’re looking for a spacious bag that will easily hold all your baby essentials this new release will have you swooning:

Ella Carry All

The trendy Ella Carry All (RRP $159.95, available in Twilight Blue and Dove Grey) is measuring a roomy L40cm x W15cm x H30cm in size yet is surprisingly light weight, making it perfect for active mums on the go.

The gr8x design team knows most parents are busy enough as it is, which is why they make sure their baby bags are fitted with lots of little parenting hacks that save you time and hassle. Take for example the high quality nylon outer: it’s strong and durable and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth, no tears wasted over sticky fingers or dirty marks.

Ella Carry All BlueAnother great feature is the collection of internal and external pockets in a range of sizes, helping you to keep your nappies, wipes, creams, baby food and other baby must-haves tidy and organised. After all, no mum has time to dig around in the dark depths of her baby bag desperately hoping to find what she is looking for (especially when dealing with a messy emergency!). And how clever are the adjustable stroller clips for use on pram or stroller? Thumbs up for hands free travelling!

Lovely bonus: The Ella Carry All comes with a free quality insulated, zipped bottle traveller and padded change mat in gr8x signature print.

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.gr8x.net.

For your chance to win the gr8x Ella Carry All in Avalon Damask Dove Grey enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 302015
 

One of the awesome things about having a newborn is that it’s a brilliant excuse for some shopping: Beautiful clothes for baby (and mum!), pretty wraps, gorgeous blankets and of course a new nappy bag in line with the latest trends. Australian designer label gr8x has just released its latest collection and I have already spotted the perfect match to my navy blue Joolz ride:

Charlotte Tote

The brand new Charlotte Tote (RRP $159.95, available in Twilight Blue and Dove Grey) is sure to be a hit with hip mamas who are looking for a stylish baby bag that ticks all the boxes.

Turn heads wherever you go with this practical tote-style bag featuring the trendy new Avalon Damask print and matching PU leather shoulder straps/trim. It has a strong, high quality nylon outer that is easy to wipe-clean and a handy front pouch that can be unzipped, creating a perfect mini-bag for your car keys, phone and some change or even baby’s dummy.

gr8x Charlotte Tote Dove GreyOf course there are plenty more pockets to help you stay organised: a convenient ‘slide pocket’ at the front, two handy end pockets on either side (ideal for your water bottle and baby’s milk) and a range of internal pockets to keep all your baby gear neat and tidy. To stop your precious new bag from getting dirty and damaged the base has been fitted with protective feet that lift your bag off the ground, allowing you to enjoy your bag for longer.

As always the new gr8x designs include a quality insulated, zipped bottle traveller, padded change mat in gr8x signature print and a set of adjustable stroller clips to easily attach your bag to your pram or stroller.

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.gr8x.net.

For your chance to win the Charlotte Tote in Avalon Damask Twilight Blue enter our giveaway below:

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May 102015
 

Big Baby Shower – Day 10

Yesterday we talked about going out for a quick walk with a new bub with minimal gear, but we all know that on some days and outings you do want to take more than just the basics. Don’t worry, there are other options than huge boring, black backpacks. Here’s how to bring ‘the bulk’ without it looking bulky and without losing your sense of style.

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‘Calypso Satchel’ by gr8x

The spacious Calypso Satchel by Australian label gr8x is a gorgeous baby bag with a convenient double zip around top flap, allowing you to easily see inside and find what you are looking for. No more endless feeling around in the dark hoping to dig up the item you need, we don’t have time for that! Two zipped front pockets will you keep your car keys, phone or lipgloss safe and within hand’s reach.

Made from soft PU leather and with an adjustable shoulder strap the Calypso Satchel (RRP $139.95) is comfortable to wear, even when it’s filled with lots of baby supplies. On the inside you’ll find a soft, padded change mat for hygienic nappy changes on the go and an insulated bottle holder to keep your baby’s drinks at the right temperature when out and about. I love the handy wipe-clean lining, after all life with a baby is full of sticky messes, grubby fingers and unexpected spills.

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.gr8x.net.

For your chance to win a gr8x Calypso Satchel in Turquoise (RRP $139.95) enter our giveaway below:

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May 092015
 

Elektra Bub

Big Baby Shower – Day 9

Whether you want it or not, sooner or later you will have to leave the house with your new bundle. Personally I found preparation is key and as long as you bring a few essentials you will be just fine. You don’t have to carry a big, bulky baby bag around, simply pop your little must-haves in one of these handy Elektra Bub pram organisers and you’re good to go:

Elektra Bub Pram Organiser

Designed right here in Australia the Elektra Bub Pram Organiser (RRP $29.95, regular and large) allows active Aussie parents to enjoy the outdoors and have all their baby needs within hand’s reach.

Elektra Bub BlackThe compact pouch conveniently attaches to the handle bar of your pram using strong velcro straps, it takes only 30 seconds to get it in place so you’ll be out the door in a flash. The main compartment is the perfect home for a nappy and small pack of wipes, a baby toy, a snack for mum and some dummies while the zipped front pockets are an ideal storage space for your car keys, mobile phone (and a lipgloss).

I love that you can detach the front zipped pocket, that way if for any reason you have to leave your pram outside (it doesn’t fit through the shop door, the change room or toilet is too small or the cafe too crowded) you can still take your valuables with you. On either side of the thermo insulated Elektra Bub Pram Organiser you can store your lovely warm drink and your cold baby/water bottle, keeping them upright and at the right temperature. How handy is that?

Elektra Bub organiser Joolz

When our new bundle arrives later this year I know I will be extremely grateful not to have to drag around a heavy baby bag when I go out for just a quick walk. Nor will I have to bend down low and hurt my back to dig deep in the pram basket hoping to find what I am looking for. I’ll have everything I need close by with this lovely Elektra Bub pram organiser (large, to fit my Joolz) in stylish grey chevron.

The pram organiser is currently available in black, grey chevron and aqua chevron.

To find out more about Elektra Bub, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.elektrabub.com, postage is free Australia wide.

For your chance to win an Elektra Bub Pram Organiser (RRP $29.95) in the colour of your choice enter our giveaway below:

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