MEET ROANNE: Business owner, designer, coffee drinker and mother to Jack, 11 years and Adam, 9 years. Ro shares with us her thoughts on raising sons in a busy world, AND what is on her Mother’s Day wishlist...
(Roanne carries new style, Gita in black 'bubble' textured leather)
Best part about being a mother: The quiet confidential conversations and the cuddles.
Favourite parenting advice you received: It goes fast, so make the moments count.
What you didn't see coming: How they would destroy my furniture.
Raising sons in this busy world: Get them outdoors and active.
Getting that balance between work and motherhood: Balance comes with two big words…Get Help. Your partner, grandparents, babysitters, house cleaners, whatever it takes.
Values you want to instil in your boys: Hard work, determination, passion and focus and being a good person while following your dreams.
Your Ideal Sunday: A sleep in followed by coffee and a nice long walk.
Your own mum: Never sat down. I really didn’t get this growing up, I couldn’t understand how it was that she could never stop and relax. I get it now.
Mother's day wish list: It’s an bi-annual request to my children that occurs on my birthday and mother’s day… no fighting.
Brooke is on maternity leave as we count down the arrival of her little boy (We couldn't resist sharing)
THE GO-TOTE // COMING SOON
The tote pictured above is a sneak peek from our high summer collection. The ultimate carry-all piece every busy women needs. Throw it all in and off you go!
BROOKE'S BABY BAG
"I have tote-ally (get it?) put my name down for a high Summer Go-Tote (above) But for something a little more up spec'd for pending motherhood I will be carrying ever-faithful Tilly and pockets-a-plenty Reese"
"All my bags are throw and go, I get the overwhleming feeling i am gonna need pockets and lots of them - making Reese was an easy choice!! She is understated, light in weight and on top of her comparments, she feature water proof nylon lining and hidden change mat"
PRE ORDER NOW FOR SEPTEMBER
"This part is all mine. No wet wipes here (although the travel pack does fit in BIG SIS #justsaying). It will be reassuring to have my personal essentials locked and lovely in one organised little wonder wallet. Everyone needs a Tilly, baby or no baby"
Our favourite pouch has landed in the most playful combination of crayon coloured brights!
Think bright, primary lego colours
Yellow, rich red and colbalt blue for a standout summer statement.
The size? Mini is more
Auckland homewares store Collected has expanded with owner LeeAnn Yare taking her clever concept to a much larger warehouse space in Newmarket
Offering an even bigger selection of interior wares, home and gift ideas, art, furniture, books and everything you need to create a stylish home, you’ll also find vintage pieces from Flotsam & Jetsam, Converse designs from Pat Menzies and stylish bags and accessories from Saben, with other new brands and pop-ups also in the pipeline.
Inspired by her favourite stores overseas, think Anthropologie in London and Merci in Paris, LeeAnn says the new dedicated space also means more Collected workshops and a long list of events covering everything from cool craft to floristry, food and wine, style and fashion, even cheese making.Collected, 2 Clayton St, Newmarket, Auckland, +649 522 4087 www.collected.co.nz
Yes we know we've already posted on the event but we cannot get enough of these photos of everyone who came!It was such a fun event for us all at the office and we hope you feel the same, thanks again for coming- we look forward to seeing you all next time!