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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

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Wishing all you Brunch With My Baby readers a wonderful Chinese New Year!

To many, many days of eating ahead 😉

Goodbye, 2013!

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2013 will always be a special year for Brunch With My Baby Singapore, because… we launched! We’ve been live since 1 October 2013, though it feels like a lot longer than that.

We’ve written 85 (!!!!) posts since we started in October – a mere 3 months.

We’ve hosted 15 fun weekly giveaways for you.

We’ve had the privilege of having 2 guest writers (Debra and Delphine), with many more to come in the year ahead.

We’ve also had to battle weight gain, thanks to the daily brunching-out. But hey, it’s all part of the job right?!

 

So what’s in store for 2014? 

Expect lots more food reviews on fun and kid-friendly places to dine. Many more guest reviewers (if you fancy yourself quite the writer, please contact us to be a guest reviewer!). And, of course, our weekly giveaways for fabulous stuff.

 

As always, thank you for dropping by. To way waaay waaaaaay more eating in 2014!!

 

(pssssst! Stay tuned to our updates on our Facebook page.)

 

Merry Christmas, from us to you.

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Wishing all of you a blessed and merry Christmas, with quality time spent with your family and friends.

Representing Your 'Hood: The Brooklyn Block Scarves

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One of the crappiest things about crappy weather is having to do all your usual toting around of your kid, but now with tons more layers and accessories. The one bright spot? Winter layers that have style and street cred, like these scarves from The Brooklyn Block.

The Brooklyn Block folks have created a line of scarves that represent different neighborhoods in Brooklyn, like DUMBO, Red Hook and Clinton Hill. The process is something to geek-out about: First, they take videos of the various locations across Brooklyn, then they process them into code to generate specific patterns. The generated pattern is then printed on a scarf, reflecting the colors, layers and textures of that particular neighborhood.

Since we’re full of Brooklyn pride, Alexis and I were eager to take these scarves out into our own ‘hoods; Alexis in DUMBO, and me in Clinton Hill.

Each scarf is its own little work of art. Notice how beautifully each scarf picks up the colors of the specific Brooklyn neighborhood it represents. In DUMBO, Alexis’s scarf picked up the mellow shades of blue and grey of a late winter afternoon. And in Clinton Hill, Christine’s scarf played off of the subtle purples of the brownstones, and the grays from the wrought iron railings on the stoops.

The Brooklyn Block scarves are currently available online. Current blocks you can wear are Clinton Hill/Fort Greene, Red Hook, DUMBO and Dekalb Market. No news yet on if Park Slope will make the cut.

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The Brooklyn Block #brooklynblock Scarves: Wear Your 'Hood via brunchwithmybaby.com

The Brooklyn Block #brooklynblock Scarves: Wear Your 'Hood via brunchwithmybaby.com

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Brunch With My Baby Singapore collaborates with SassyMama

Brunch With My Baby collaboration!

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the good folk over at SassyMama!

Brunch With My Baby will be supplying reviews of Kid-Friendly Places To Eat for their Dining section. Thank you SassyMama for thinking of us. We are excited to be a regular contributor to SassyMama, our go-to site for all things parenting in Singapore.

 

Psssst! Have you already put yourself in the running for our Elly giveaway? It ends in 24 hours!!

 

Here’s an aden+anais giveaway to celebrate over 1,000 followers!

Happy Birthday Week

We have something very special to celebrate – we’ve turned ONE WEEK OLD!

Actually, we turned one week old three days ago, but errrrrrrrr who’s counting 😉

Thank you for visiting, and for reading Brunch With My Baby Singapore. We’ve only been live for 1 week, but I hope we’ve brought you a few ideas on where to eat out with your family. Stay tuned though, there are way more cafes to come. Waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy more. Obviously I eat out too much.

What have we achieved in our first week? We’ve hit over 1,000 followers on our Facebook! AWESOMESAUCE!!!! (If you haven’t already “LIKE”d us on Facebook, what are you waiting for buddy?)

Anyway.

LET’S CELEBRATE OUR 1-WEEK BIRTHDAY *AND* 1,000 FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS WITH OUR FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!!

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I’m so excited about this giveaway, because it is from one of my favourite baby brands – aden+anais! I’m also a little biased since their founder, Raegan Moya-Jones, hails from Australia.

They need no introduction, but here goes: aden+anais make superior muslin swaddles for your baby, in adorable prints. They also make sleeping bags, bibs, and other baby-related goodies, all with their trademark soft muslin. They’ve also branched out into skincare recently, which I’ve been using on myself and the kids. If you haven’t heard of aden+anais, you probably would have seen their muslin – made famous by Prince George!

My kids own a few aden+anais sleeping bags because they are just SO comfortable. They’re extremely breathable, yet provide comfort. They also come in a wide variety of colours and prints that are so adorable!

aden+anais are being wonderful and giving away one sleeping bag (worth SG$49.90) to a lucky reader! 

You can submit some of the entries more than once a day, so come back tomorrow to get more entries in the draw.

 a Brunch With My Baby Singapore giveaway

Giveaway will run from 11 Oct to 18 Oct 2013.
Winner to pick up at a Singapore address.
Winner may select an aden+anais sleeping bag from available stock.

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You can find aden+anais stocked at all Mothercare branches and selected retailers.

THANK YOU aden+anais!

 

Happy 1st Birthday Brunch With My Baby!

Today we celebrate Brunch With My Baby turning one year old! Our little site that started in New York and branched out to Singapore and Sydney, has hit its very first birthday today. Thanks for following us on our brunching adventures!

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How Do You Measure A Year? (with apologies to fans of “RENT”)

In numbers
Our very first post — a review of our favorite kid-friendly restaurant, Balthazar — went live on this day last year, making us a the ripe old age of one. Since that first review, we have written nearly 300 posts, and have eaten at and written over 200 Restaurant Reviews from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and Sydney to Singapore. Don’t judge us. It was for the kids! They were we were really hungry.

Raegan and her four girls: Anais, Lourdes, Amelie Rose and Arin. Photo credit: http://www.elizabethstreet.com/living/their-room-raegan-moya-jones


In people
Our first interview for the Guest Brunchers section of the site was with the lovely and super business savvy aden + anais CEO Reagan Moya-Jones, about her favorite places to eat with her kids in the city. Since then, we have had the opportunity to meet and get to know 21 entrepreneurs in the world of food, kids, and fashion. Some highlights have included Chef Dominique Ansel and Rosie Pope.

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In cool stuff
We are always looking for products that are perfect for urban parents and that make towing a child around the city a little easier. Since the site’s launch, we have reviewed and offered our readers 10 high value Giveaways, from a HUGE case of Chobani Champions yogurt, a whole line of new products from aden + anais, to a Britax carrier and even a Stokke stroller!

Balthazar - kid-friendly restaurants, SoHo, New York.
In experiences
In the past year, our kids have grown from easy-to-tote-around infants to rough and tumble toddlers; which means that we have experienced the best and worst of dining out. We’ve taken all of our experiences and turned them into nearly 10 Survival Guides, to help you navigate a meal out — or even an entire day out — with a baby or toddler with as much grace as possible.

Dominique Ansel Bakery - kid-friiendly bakeries , SoHo. NY, via brunchwithmybaby.com
In love
To our readers who have been with us from those very early days (thanks mum and dad!) and all those sleepless nights, we thank you for continuing to read about our adventures and supporting our brunching journey through New York, Sydney and Singapore. To our new readers, we hope this site gives you the courage to pack up Baby, put on some cute but walkable shoes, and take the train to one of your favorite restaurants from before you became a parent. It won’t be the same as it was before, and it probably will be a lot messier, but we promise, it will be worth it. And don’t forget to order wine 🙂

Love,

Christine, Alexis, Cheese & Little J, and the BWMB teams in Singapore and Sydney.

 Opening photo by stevendepolo. Raegan Moya-Jones photo by Elizabeth St