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!

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 :-)