Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Visit our Cowes Pop-Up Shop on your Summer Holidays!

Where are you heading for the Summer Holidays?

If you're off down the South Eastern Coast of Victoria, make sure you visit Cowes!  A Little Chillies friend has recently made a sea change and moved to this pretty little coastal area.  For the holiday period, our friends at Ellani Petite will be running the Pop Up Shop: Petite Collections, full of loads of beautiful things for little people.    See Brochure below for more info.






If you didn't intend on holidaying in Cowes, head down with the family for a day trip.  Approximately an hour and half from melbourne there are plenty of activities on Philip Island.  See the iconic Penguins, go check out the seals (boat cruise required), and there is always 'A Maze'N Things' guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. 

Little Chillies Summer Holiday Break

Little Chillies are heading further down the East coast and going bush!  Please don't be disappointed if we don't answer any queries between Christmas Day and New Years Day, as we are off duty!  No internet, no phones: just a tent, ants, sand flies, mozzi's, sand in our toes, the sound of waves and good company :-)

We will return to civilisation, refreshed and ready to go, in the first week of the New Year.

Happy Holidays!
LC
xx

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pop Up Store in Prahran.




Pop up Store High Street Prahran 2 weeks only


Hello hello from Little Chillies!! You can find us at the sweetest pop up store from today till the 21st 
December. We are at 811 High Street, Prahran. If you have a free couple of hours this Thursday or Friday night, there will be a lovely chilled glass of Champagne to sip whilst you browse.  As well as peeking through our Little Chillies collection, you will also discover some gorgeous French vintage furniture, artwork, ceramics, flowers, Haveloch ladies wear, and girls hair accessories by Goody Gumdrops.




Mannequin is wearing Poppy linen dress in red.


Mannequins are wearing Audrey Dress in Beige & Navy.

Hope to see you there.

Love from

LC x 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012



   We thought summer was here in Melbourne!!


Today Melbourne will reach a 'littlechilly' 17 degrees and Saturday is predicted to be a hot 37 degrees!! This is why we love unpredictable Melbourne.


Why not jump on line to our Little Chillies shop and take advantage of our Winter 2011 range at fabulous Sale prices.  But don't forget our gorgeous current Summer range for the hot weekend.





Poppy party dress available in Red & Dusty Blue







Cashmere/wool blend hooded Jacket available in Red Gingham or Red Poppy.
Audrey dress available in Red Gingham or Black check.

Enjoy the crazy weather

Love LC x
                        


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Fun!

Great bike riding for the whole family!


Beautiful Sunday weather calls for a family outing and team Little Chillies loves bike riding :-)  There are some fantastic bike paths around Melbourne, and one local to us in the East is Gardiners Creek bike trail.  If your littlies are too little to ride bikes, we highly recommend the double seater Croozer.  The Croozer is not only a trailer, it quickly converts to a pram or jogger.  As a parent, you will appreciate the volume of storage space you have in the rear!  Only downside is the challenge of fitting it through standard doorways. 





Markham Reserve gets 5 STARS!

Along Gardiners Creek bike trail, you must stop at one of the best outdoor playgrounds in Melbourne: along Victory Boulevard, Markham Reserve.  The kids will absolutely love it.  We give this playground 5 stars ;-)  It has everything; modern play ground that is fenced off, shade areas, picnic areas and toilets.  You may have a challenge attempting to lure your children away from this playground, but we highly recommend taking the little tykes there.  








The Resident Café gets the THUMBS UP!

After completing the stretch between Markham Reserve and High Street Ashburton, we suggest stopping for breaky, brunch or lunch.

There are a few cafés now along High Street Ashburton, but we love it when a new one pops up that is GREAT!  Located right on the bike path, 'The Resident Cafe' has now only been open for 6 weeks. It's not well sign posted, but please don't miss this one.  Their service is fantastic, particularly with the kids.  Importantly, they had great coffee and food, and a gorgeous courtyard out the back with couch-like cushioned benches and umbrellas.  It's very pleasant!    Oh, and let's not forget to mention the toilets, they are lovely.  Yes, I love when a café puts effort into the presentation of the bathroom: Aésop and all :-)





The Resident café outdoor courtyard.





Oliver flirting with one of the waitresses, wearing Little Chillies organic cotton Polo (sample) in Dark Blue - coming soon to our online store.

  


Mademoiselle Amélie making herself at home on the couch-like-cushioned benches, wearing Little Chillies Audrey Dress in Beige and Little Chillies organic cotton grey marle leggings





Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

Once re-fueled with great food, pull out the balance bike for the ride home (Our Little Chillies have a Likeabike Jumper).  They are great for learning exactly that, balance!  Once a child has mastered the art of balance, you can introduce pedals, in theory, completely by-passing training wheels!  Posing on her bike, Mademoiselle Amélie has almost mastered the art of balance.  






I hope you enjoyed your Sunday :-)

LC
x



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Little Chillies First Ballet Concert....


Ballet, Birthdays, Bon Bons


We've just had our end of year Ballet concert here at little Chillies. Awh! I can hear your all say!
It was lovely to look out into the audience and see the brothers and sisters all dressed up and looking gorgeous.  We love our Amelie dress and our Amelie Romper for the littlest of little chillies for these special occasions. Great dress for the Birthday girl too!



Annabelle is wearing Amélie dress in cranberry. Amélie is wearing Amélie dress in Grey. 




Annabelle is wearing Amelie dress in Cranberry.




Sienna is wearing Amelie romper in grey. Also available in cranberry.

    Enjoy all the festive events over the coming weeks. 


Love from
LC x



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What to wear to the Beach this Summer....

Little Chillies Beautiful Kaftans!

Here at Little Chillies head quarters we have been looking at the national weather forecast for the next couple of days, and with the strange exception of Perth, it's going to be HOT Australia!  Particularly, if you're in Melbourne.   Make sure your girls are wearing our best selling Kaftan's over those bathers when you head off to the Beach.  Our kaftans have been a popular choice to wear as a dress, to layer up over leggings or shorts depending on the weather, and as an easy slip over the bathers.   They have also been a favourite choice by the mums given their great shoulder coverage.

   



Our 100% linen Poppy Kaftans in Red and Lemon (worn by Annabelle and Olive above) are doing equally well in both colours.  Little Chillies pick is the Lemon :-)  Pictured with our organic cotton leggings.

   

Lace bordered Kaftan in Navy is the next most popular Kaftans this summer.  White lace Kaftan, not far behind!  Worn by Amélie above, also pictured with our organic grey melange leggings.




For those who like something a little prettier the Magnolia Organic Cotton Kaftan is an alternative.  Being a sheer organic cotton voile, it goes great over our organic cotton jersey dress.  Amélie (left) pictured wearing the grey print Kaftan over organic grey melange dress, Olive is pictured wearing the red print Kaftan over the organic white jersey dress


See you at the Beach :-)
LC
xx




Monday, November 26, 2012

Au Revoir Paris to Provence 2012!

Paris to Provence 2012

Well, the French Festival was an absolute blast!   In classic Melbourne style, last year we were flooded with rain and this year we were scorched by blistering heat!  What will the weather bring next year? ;-)  A big thank-you to all of our customers, new and repeat, and we hope the children all look divine in their new outfits!   Very soon we will announce the winner of the $150 Christmas gift voucher, but it will be tough competition with over 150 new subscribers :-)

We look forward to seeing you all next year at the Paris to Provence 2013......


The mimes were a big hit with the children (and adults!).  It was certainly a clear winner for one of our Little Chillies children, Amélie. 


Magnolia Square

If you missed visiting us at Paris to Provence, be sure to come down to finish off your Christmas shopping at Magnolia Square, Malvern Town Hall between 6th and 8th of December.  There is loads of lovely stuff!  Be sure to come along and subscribe to our mailing list and go in the draw to win our next voucher giveaway!




Popular Christmas Day Outfits!

A heads up on the most popular Christmas day outfits our customers are buying:


 Most popular boys outfit (worn by Noah) is the Oliver linen pants and shirt in either Nickel or Blue Stripe.


Most popular baby romper is the linen Poppy romper (worn by Katie and Sienna): lemon almost sold out! 


Most popular girls dress, worn by Annabelle, the Lace Dress in Red Rose - this is almost sold out!  Grey and Cranberry also a big hit! 



Au Revoir,
LC
xx



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

                The all important yearly shot with Santa


Yes, it's that glorious time of the year that we love here at Little Chillies. Who is going to look cuter?
Santa squeezed into his Festive suit or you in your favourite Little Chillies outfit? You, of course!!!!
Here are our suggestions for your Santa outfit.


Noah wearing Oliver linen shirt & Oliver pant. Annabelle wearing Poppy skirt & Poppy shirred top.







Sunday, November 18, 2012

What to do this weekend in Melbourne, with such beautiful weather!



Paris to Provence - Melbourne French Festival

Bonjour!  With beautiful weather on its way for the French festival, come and visit us at Como House and Garden from the 23rd to 25th November 2012.  You can eat crepes, cheese and all sorts of naughty pastries while being entertained by mines and music!  It has something wonderful for everyone and must not be missed! 




Magnolia Square Christmas Market 

After enjoying the festivities of the French Festival, whatever the weather, come along to complete your Christmas shopping at Magnolia Square, Malvern Town Hall from December 6th to 8th.   It will be Little Chillies last direct to public contact for the year 2012!




Create Your Shopping List!

Head into the LittleChillies Shop now to create your shopping list for the French Festival andMagnolia Square.  If you live interstate, overseas or can't make it to thefestivities, take advantage of our FREE shipping for this week only. Enter the code FREESHIPPING at checkout.  Ends Friday 23rd November2012.   




LC Team.
xx



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More to see of Spring summer 2012 and more to come.....

Flowing layered dresses with crochet lace trims for girls......

 Organic cotton polos for boys and the softest linen pants.....

And something for the baby girls.....


More to come over the next couple of weeks :-)

LC
x

Monday, August 27, 2012

Spring Summer 2012

In just a couple of weeks the first drop of Spring Summer 2012 will be arriving in our stores :-)  We are excited to be showing you some sneak peaks from the collection :-)


A taste of the Amelie Range: Designed for Weddings and special occasions, this Romper is made using a delicate Silk and cotton voile: available in sizes 000 up to 1.   

Boys is a new feature of Little Chillies, with the Oliver Range being made using the softest of 100% linens.  The girls have divine printed linens and cotton voiles, light and airy for those summer days.  Our sizing has increased in some styles, but not all, up to age 11.  On average, most of the children's garments go up to age 8.

The Spring Summer 2012 collection has a range of organic basics, polo-tees for the boys and printed cotton voiles for babies.   

We look forward to releasing all our Spring Summer 2012 pictures in our website gallery very soon :-)

Stay Turned!
LC
x  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Magnolia Square Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 5th May

Jacket weather is upon us.  It's time to come and purchase one of Little Chillies beautiful jackets!  Come and see us at Magnolia Square this week.  Located at Malvern Town Hall from Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 5th May.



See you there!
LC.
x

Saturday, March 24, 2012

This weekend at Magnolia Square....


After a crazy Melbourne Mumma's Market last weekend with great bargains (clearing out the old stock) come see us this weekend (March 31st & April 1st) and be the first to get your hands on our new Winter 2012 Collection. We will have a pop up shop at Magnolia Square, St Kilda Town Hall.
Details Below....


See you there,
LC
x