If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it!
We’re back with the latest fab finds in What’s New, Mama? From prenatal yoga to beautiful artwork (for yourself or friends leaving Singapore), local beauty, books for kids and an exciting holiday destination to check out this winter, click through our gallery for all things new this month!
Lead image sourced via Pixabay
Known for conducting yoga for people of all ages, fitness levels, flexibilities and sizes, Kate Porter Yoga’s 10-year journey has included pilates classes, fun holidays, workshops and more. Now for mamas-to-be, KPY’s Prenatal Yoga class is designed to help you strengthen and stretch out areas which will aid in the birthing process.
Happening every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at their East Coast studio, Prenatal Yoga classes are led by Anna Teh, one of the leading Pre- and Post-Natal specialists in Singapore. Anna is proficiently skilled in areas such as Pregnancy Physical Therapy, Pregnancy Preparation, Trademark Postnatal Pelvic Recovery Method, Postnatal Hypopressive Pelvic & Core Recovery, Diastasis Recti Recovery and Stress Management. KPY’s Prenatal Yoga classes are suitable for mamas from their second trimester onwards.
Kate Porter Yoga, 5000G Marine Parade Road, #01-27 Laguna Park, Singapore 449290, www.kateporteryoga.com/classes-fees/prenatal-yoga
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of former That Mama Louise Hill‘s gorgeous art (just check out the interview we did with her here!), and now her latest collection has us swooning! Little Chinese Windows is a limited edition collection of six prints, featuring special archival Giclee inks (for vibrant clarity) printed on gallery-standard German Hahnemuhle etching paper – a brand well known for their high-end papers. With only 50 prints per design available, they make great collectible wall art for your home, or as a leaving gift for friends. The prints are signed, blind embossed with Louise’s Limited Edition stamp and numbered. Each print comes with its own gold foil Certificate of Authenticity sticker.
“I wanted to create a small but versatile series of images to capture little snapshots of our lives in Asia. The prints include a mixture of images of Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and various subject matter that depict a generic vintage ‘Chinatown’ feel.”
The Little Chinese Windows series is available in 17″ x 17″ (43cm x 43cm) and can be purchased ready-framed or unframed for overseas delivery.
Founded in 2018 by ex-Amazonians Yeeli Lee and Christopher Polzar, Singapore-based multi-label beauty platform 4meglam offers a curated collection of affordable, cruelty-free cult beauty brands like Glossier, The Ordinary, Milk Makeup and Makeup Geek! They also carry their own line of products, starting with The Lip Duo Architect plug and play system, a double-ended lipstick which allows effortless switching from one lip colour to the next, or as an easy refill when it runs out. Made with nourishing jojoba oil, avocado oil and shea butter, each limited edition set contains a beautifully designed 100% biodegradable paper box with an inspirational quote, a 2-in-1 lip product and a lipstick refill.
Choose from 4 creamy matte colours: Champagne Magic (nude), Berry Mysterious (berry), Coral Paradise (coral) and Ladies’ Night Out (red). There’s also LOL, a gold-tinted lip gloss to add a touch of wow factor!
Each fully customisable set contains 3 lip products and is available at a special price of $30 (usual price $37.50) from 6 March to 30 April 2019.
If the name ‘OliveAnkara‘ sounds familiar, you may have spotted them at Boutique Fairs, mama! The line of African-printed scarves and threads are always a standout at every fashion fair, and now they’ve expanded to offer the same stunning prints for kids. Made with off-cut fabrics of their adult garments, the OA Kids line stays true to the slow fashion brand’s #zerowaste approach. We’re loving all the easy breezy designs, with colours and prints that will delight any kiddo. Make sure to also check out their headpieces and adult threads, so you can get some mama-and-me matching done!
Find it: OA Kids is available online, priced from $30.
Planning a trip to Japan this winter, mama? Scheduled to open in November, you may want to check out Aman Kyoto – situated in a secret garden hidden at the foot of the symbolic Mountain of Hidari Daimonji in north Kyoto. The tranquil retreat will be just a stone’s throw from Kyoto’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, promising an exciting trip of discovery, whether with the kids or without!
In keeping with Aman’s environmental ethos, the resort has also been created using locally-sourced materials. The resort will house 24 suites and two villas in a modern interpretation of traditional ryokans. Other highlights include a signature restaurant, the Aman Spa with its traditional onsen using water from a local hot spring, and a range of treatments that tap into Japan’s natural apothecary.
Local actor, author and illustrator Edmund Chen has recently launched My Little Red Dot – Making Our Home A Better Place, an exciting new activity book for preschoolers to learn about the concepts of Total Defence. The interactive book teaches values such as unity, resilience and teamwork and is a joint collaboration between Edmund Chen, Nexus MINDEF, and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). The book is aligned with the national curriculum framework for kindergartens and will be distributed by early March 2019 to over 500 preschools from PCF Sparkletots and My First Skool reaching a total of over 28,000 children – get your kiddos to keep a lookout for it in school, mama!