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 more fab finds in What’s New, Mama! Good news: there’s a new centre for preschoolers in town and it’s all about play-based learning; kids get a fashionable upgrade with these cool threads from a socially-conscious brand; check out these innovative modules to help inspire learning in your little ones; plus two local brands give you plenty of options in lingerie and loungewear.
Check out our gallery for our top picks this month!
Set up earlier this year by the original PlayDays teaching team from Sunset Way, The PLAYhouse may be a new kid on the block, but is already a hit with its fun, family-friendly environment, experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff. The private school has developed a close knit community offering adult accompanied playgroups (6 months – 4 years), weekly Enrichment Programmes (English & Mandarin) and Drop-Off sessions (1.5 – 5 years). Focusing on drama & puppetry, music and movement, and arts & crafts, these flexible summer programmes in Bukit Timah even incorporate outdoor play, surrounded by greenery, natural light studios, a large playground and dedicated “growing garden”.
Founded by a fab mama of three, Roses and Rhinos is a clothing brand designed for 3-8 year old boys and girls with an ethos around embracing diversity across cultures through accessible kids’ fashion. With the belief that we’re all the same at the end of the day regardless of skin colour, background, religion, culture or creed, the R&R range of clothing is designed to offer something for everyone. The fabrics and weights work across all climates, sport super fun prints, and are created by the in-house design team to suit all shapes and sizes.
The First Collection is now available online and is designed in-house and produced in Bali.
Passionate in helping children ignite their love of learning, Witty Mitty has curated a series of modules that are designed to tap into your child’s passion, including the arts, science, technology and child development for kids aged 6 to 13. From artistic Brush Lettering to an App Bootcamp, there’ll be something to suit every kiddo!
Pocket-sized and newly relaunched, LUXE City Guides are an indispensable travel companion! Catering to the latest travel tastes and needs, print and digital content will now be paired together through the LUXE City Guides app! Covering 30 destinations, the new-look premium print guides include a complimentary 6-month subscription to their corresponding digital guides (US$14.99). Besides constantly updated destination information and tried and tested personal suggestions, the digital guides also include a range of useful features, such as 100% offline content and maps, easy-to-navigate and customisable itineraries, plus weather information, a currency converter and other handy extras. Each stylishly designed guide remains pocket-sized, making them easy to carry or to use alongside the digital version.
MAISONZHOU’s pop-up store at Takashimaya is now on! Running through 16 May, the boutique will be located on the third floor (opposite the Lingerie Salon) and will stock the local label’s S/S 2017 collection of easy silk sleepwear and lingerie – Mother’s Day gift, anyone? Since launching in October 2016, MAISONZHOU has quick gained a reputation for its easy silk separates that are equally great for lounging or pairing with your fave going-out threads. In addition to their best-selling pyjama pieces, you’ll also be able to shop their ever popular JIA lingerie, signature maxi silk dresses, shirtdresses, chemises and tops.
MAISONZHOU pop-up store, Takashimaya Level 3, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873, www.maisonzhou.com
In conjunction with its fifth anniversary, local lingerie line Perk by Kate is debuting its first ever lounge and bodywear collection, and we’re in love! Bodysuits, crop tops and silk camisole sets give a captivating blend of luxurious materials, stylish cuts and comfortable fits. They’ll also be launching their latest season of signature padded bralettes in a variety of coloured laces and satin. Expect lace honeycombs enveloped in floral scallop edges and effortlessly sensual low-back straps, all without having to break the bank.
Brought to you in partnership with The PLAYhouse, Roses and Rhinos and Witty Mitty