Today little Alec is wearing a cool onesie from Lindex with a printed tie and vest. He looks so cool!
I feel like planning a trip to NYC just to take Alec to Moomah! Moomah is “a café and art space that at first glance appears to be an creative paradise for children, but upon further investigation reveals itself to be an adult’s sanctuary.”
Moomah was created to give parents, children and caregivers an inviting space to nurture creative stimulation, not over-stimulation. The color palette was inspired by nature and the seasons. You won’t find wacky clowns with oversized eyes and primary colors and you won’t be forced to listen to “kids music”. Moomah is a space where both parents and kids can bond over a great song, a fun project or new treat. A place where you can just be together.
It’s time, finally, to pause, slow down and lower the volume. And remember that in a quiet moment, a child can discover a world of delight. It’s in your smile, a word of praise, a quirky little rhyme, a silly song, their own personal fairy tale. At Moomah our serene space, the music we play, our games and classes, the food we prepare, indeed everything we do is designed to bring you and your child closer together. To encourage conversation, reflection, sharing and careful attention. And to understand that years from now, you will cherish this intimate moment.
Toys and craft kits, all informed by the palette of patterns, forms, hues and elements found in nature, will delight and intrigue them. Exploring earth-born objects – pebbles, feathers, seashells, wool, tree bark, sand – they’ll question the why and how and where did they come from, learning of an unbroken cycle that connects each object to them, to their place on the planet, to you and to everyone they meet. Puzzles and storybooks, filled with imagery of exotic menageries, farm and woodland animals, intriguing objects, and antique curiosities, help them to daydream and discover. They can take a safari deep into their imagination, or learn something new about a favorite pet.
Moomah serves it up yummy and wholesome, for kids and grown-ups. Delicious pastries, fair trade coffee and teas, savory meals, snacks, sweet treats and finger food, all made from the finest natural ingredients and sourced from local and organic farms, delight the senses and encourage little ones to taste something new. And we’ll even show them how proud we are of them for trying.
At Moomah, art materials and projects illuminate universal themes: the five senses, the seasons, the animal kingdom, the body, mythical creatures. Your child is given the freedom to explore, to trust their impulses and admire the beauty of their expression. You learn the full sum of how their feelings and thoughts were brought to shape, and brought to life in their artwork. In this way, their artwork becomes the story of their emerging self and development, a document of that particular moment, and a treasured keepsake. You and your child can create a world filled with promise and possibility.
Alec has received so many gorgeous gifts since he arrived. Some of his (and our) absolute favourites:
- Silver Porridge Bowl from Tiffany & Co. – I can’t wait for Alec to have his first taste of “real food” from this gorgeous little bowl. It’s engraved with his name and when he’s grown, he can use it to serve nuts or other treats.
- Silver Bubble Blower from Tiffany & Co. – This is such a cute gift from my sister Sofia. The bubble blower is engraved with Alec’s name and my dad says he can use it as a champagne whisk when he’s big.
- Anything and everything he has received from Polarn o Pyret. I love all their clothes. The quality is awesome, most of their stuff is organic. And now you can even buy PoP in the USA.
- Wubbanub pacifiers – they are so super-cute and super practical as they don’t fly off when baby spits them out and they are manouverable long before babies actually have the motor skills to handle a pacifier.
- A gorgeous blue and brown crocheted blanket that my aunt made for him. Just anyone taking the time to actually make something for your baby makes it so special.
- Books! My mom is a big believer in reading to children long before they can understand what you are reading or even look at the pictures. The first books she gave Alec were the classic bedtime stories Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and On the Night You Were Born (which I can’t even read to Alec because it makes me cry).
- Alec’s favourite teddy bear from Teddykompaniet