It barely seems possible that summer’s already knocking on our door, but while the year is flying by, it also means it’s almost time for lazy beach days, ice creams in the park and jumping off the top of a junk for a spot of banana boating. And that’s just the parents. Here’s what’s on the healthy family’s radar for May.
An Easy Sell
Staring down piles of barely used kids’ clothes with no storage space? Want to cash in on their old designer duds and channel some funds towards your own? Retykle is a super-smart designer resale site that tackles the city’s teetering mound of outgrown kids’ outfits. Register online and Retykle will collect, photograph and list your kids’ used items online and, once sold, send you the proceeds. If your kids are sprouting ever skywards and your four-year-old’s clothing budget now rivals that of a Kardashian (raises hand), make sure you grab some quality designer gear at a fraction of the usual cost while you’re there. You’ll either make or save money on your kids’ wardrobe while also reducing landfill waste, which we count as a #parentingwin.
To register as a seller or to shop the online store, visit retykle.com
Let’s Get Rio
Now everyone’s dressed to impress, it’s time to party like they do in Rio! The 2016 Brazilian Arts Fest takes place from May 24 to 29 this year, bringing eight guest teachers to Hong Kong for a series of dance, music and capoeira workshops, along with the grand finale: an authentic Brazilian party. With kids’ workshops running throughout the daytime and adult classes in the evening, this dual site event will take place in Central and Discovery Bay, giving urbanites and islanders of all ages the chance to learn more about Brazilian culture in a fun and accessible way. Each workshop costs $200, or $500 for unlimited classes.
For more information visit capoeirahk.com.
The Big Squeeze
Squeezy baby food pouches are undeniably useful, with plenty of additive-free, organic options on the market to keep small tummies happy. However, a hardcore purée habit can be pretty tough on the wallet, and these one-hit wonders are also an eco mis-step, being pretty heavy on packaging for what, if we’re totally honest, often amounts to two seconds of actual eating versus ten minutes of coating everything in orange goo. Enter Squiz, a BPA, phthalate and PVC-free pouch that’s reusable up to 50 times. This Swiss range is easy to fill, freezer- and dishwasher-safe and features loads of cute designs, including everyone’s favourite baby shower gift, Sophie La Girafe. Time to put that Nutribullet to work.
$170 for a pack of three. Buy online at themoonandbackhk.com.