Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun in Brisvegas...

Brisbane is a beautiful place to visit. We love the weather in June, with it's subtle hints of winter. Dining alfresco in the middle of June wouldn't happen at Koolaman....but it does in Brisbane and it's absolutely delightful.

The weekend was packed with action as we exhibited koolaman designs in two locations. We were at the the ever gorgeous Mathilda's Market on Saturday morning and the busy three day Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo at South bank Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our able assistants Tessa, Tara and Susan helped us over the weekend. Thanks girls!

We saw some interesting things around Brisbane and here is one of them if you look carefully you'll see a  small dog in a seatbelt on the back of a motorbike......only in Brisvegas....

Here is another it's the urban pram bike the taga bike which wouldn't go well on the bumpy gravel roads at
Koolaman but wouldn't it be delightful if you were in the city and had to pop down to the shops, with the baby and toddler in tow.....

And finally a very big  thank you to everyone who popped their details in our weekend giveaway.

Congratulations to Kelly Rowling who won the TULLY bracelet in our combined Mathildas Market/Pregnancy Babies and Childrens Expo giveaway.
If you're in Canberra this Sunday, visit us at Mathilda's Market at the Hyatt Hotel 9am -1pm, we'll be exhibiting the entire silver with character colllection we'll also have another giveaway, this time with the popular  MIA pendant as worn by Johanna Griggs and Julie Goodwin.

See you in Canberra on Sunday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Special Request - SOS

Last week at Magnolia Square in Sydney one of our customers made a special request. Her Dr has advised her to wear a medical alert necklace/bracelet or even a tattoo to notify medical personnel of her condition.

Well, our customer wasn't too keen on the tattoo idea so when she heard we were coming to Sydney for Magnolia square she asked us to customise a silver medical alert pendant on a chain for her. We stamped the details on our FINN pendants.  The first pendant was stamped with MEDICAL and the second with her condition and Dr's name and we put it on one of our new extra large ball chains.

Top left - some of the pretty at magnolia square, Johanna and Jodi (Abby's Mum) and the beautiful baby Abby, Bottom Left - Abby catching some zzzzz's in the very comfortable sleepi spaces moses basket  and the koolaman stand at magnolia square. 

Also at Magnolia Square in Sydney we met the gorgeous Johanna from Sleepi Spaces and her beautiful range of moses baskets and perfectly fitting liners. These are a must have for a new baby, come in the most divine range of colours and are very comfortable. To prove it little baby Abby tried it out. And quickly fell asleep above is a photo of the little poppet sound asleep. 

And we had lots of lovely people enter our draw for the $200 koolaman gift certificate giveaway and the winner is.... Alison Sinclair!! Thank you, we had a wonderful time at Magnolia Square in Sydney albeit very wet, but as a farmers wife and daughters of a farmer we'd be cursed if we wished the rain away...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brisbane here we come!

Look out for us in Brisbane this weekend. We're going to be in two locations! FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY 18th - 20th we'll be at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank Brisbane. Save yourself $14 and download a ticket to the Expo from our website under the exhibit tab or download from here. You can get the best advice and find out the latest parenting products and innovations. A must for pregnant and new parents!

We'll have on display our entire silver with character collection, the silver seeds collection and some new items not yet available at our online store. We'll be personalising all of the orders on site, if you're looking for something special, visit us, place your order and wait around for pick up.

SATURDAY June 19th ind us at Mathilda's Market 9am -1pm. The entire collection will be on display here for four hours only at the Brisbane Racing Club at Eagle Farm, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. Mathildas Market is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or manufactured. The market is indoors, rain hail or shine you'll be able to view koolaman designs and the collection as well as gorgeous other stall holders and their wares like Suzy Allen and her gorgeous collection of little skirts, tops, little frocks and rain coats. At Mathilda's we'll take your order and the order can either be picked up from the PBC expo, South Bank on Sunday or posted free of charge to you on Monday.

And a little of what's been happening at koolaman station, we've had some tradesmen creating an outdoor space for us to use all year round... shade in summer and protection from rain in winter and what better way to keep the tradesmen returning but to make delicious morning teas and lunches...
Gussy, Lulu and Belle enjoyed these MORE than the "tradies" did!!