We had such a great time with Hip Mommies boss babe Jennifer Chua, that we hit her up for minimalist living tips for the modern fam. Visit the blog for products she can’t live without.
Tracey Ho Lung
Jennifer, COO of Hip Mommies, a Canadian distributor of eco-conscious baby and pet goods, lived a minimal life while travelling through Asia BF (before kids). Now, as a mom to 3-year old Edie, she only has room in her life for meaningful items and well-made, multi-functional products. Here’s how she and her fam are living a life with less.
With Mother’s Day coming up, Love, Mom is here for you. This year, hint to the huzz and kiddies that you’d like something a bit more than your standard flowers and well wishes because we’ve rounded up some mom finds that will truly earn them bonus marks.
After attending the same university, living on the same street, and having their first babes 6 weeks apart, the next logical step for besties Julie and Katie came naturally: going into business together. And lucky for us, the culmination of their efforts has resulted in August Kinn, a super-pretty baby and toddler store on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue, that stocks mainly designed-in-Canada nursery and toddler items, accessories and nursery accents, and even a few things for mom.
To solve her rosacea issues Phoebe Song created Snow Fox Skincare — a line that uses a formula was created by scientists versed in traditional Chinese medicine as well as western technology. It’s also 100 percent natural, touts only essential oils and herbal extracts, plus the brand has already earned cult status. Oh, and PS: Kourtney Kardashian fan-girls over the Snow Fox Cooling Sheet Mask.
Retail pro, Julia Grieve of Preloved, shares her ups and downs of being a working mom, her reasons for trading brick-and-mortar for online, and why sometimes it’s all about her.
When it comes to travelling I tend to over-pack (I know: shocker). I blame this on being a past beauty editor since I seem to have a vial or bottle for well, everything…Which is why for my last trip I decided to make a concerted effort to downsize. This meant that everything had to fit into one small-to-medium-ish toiletry case, and be so great — or a multi-tasker — that I didn’t need anything else. Sounds easy, right?
If you’re a lover of the simple things in life, you’ll fall for Fancy Gray Designs. Founded by husband-and-wife team, Lydia and Alan, Fancy Gray Design is a modern line of jewelry focused on timeless and simple design, but at friendly (read: affordable) prices.
Food blogger and soon-to-be mama of two, shares her go-to toddler snack recipe (psst–it has NO sugar!). Describing her cooking as, “A little simplicity in the modern world,” her philosophy is something that everyone can get behind.
We’ve all been there: Slowly peeling back the wrapping paper and seeing an item that makes your brow furrow, and wondering, ‘does this person know me at all’, to ‘what…