If only my daughter still let me dress her! Isn’t this little jumpsuit totally gorgeous? It is by sweet Aussie brand fabric from a shop called TinyPeople . Tiny People is in the eclectic town of Byron Bay on the far north coast of NSW. Byron Bay is quite a hippie little town. Think ‘bohemian cool’ … locals wearing tie-dye sarongs, frangipani sandals and wooden beads, organic produce markets every Thursday, and tempeh, veggie and chickpea burgers — a Byron Bay fast food staple. Unfortunately, I don’t get to visit Byron as often as I’d like to (it is a good 2 hour plane trip from Melbourne), but when I am there I always pop into this very cool little store. Not only do they carry some of my favourite local brands like Little Horn, Munster, Coco & Ginger, Paper Wings, Gaia, Polka and mamapapa… they also carry a small but well edited selection of imports — Wovenplay, Pop Up Shop and Mini Rodini just to name a few — lovely hand-made one-off objects and a beautiful selection of books and toys. Definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere in the vicinity! And if not, Tiny People have a great website with worldwide shipping available.
Incidentally, if you happen to be looking for a family holiday destination in Australia and you have never been to Byron, I can’t recommend it highly enough. As a melting pot of cosmopolitan chic, alternative philosophies, beach culture and hedonistic indulgence, there is definitely something there for everyone. We are hoping to drive up North this Summer and Byron will definitely be on our stopover list. I can’t wait!