Little Steps is a free email newsletter and website devoted to delivering the inside scoop on what to do, buy, and discover in Hong Kong and beyond. We scout, we taste and we shop to find the most hip and happening for parents and their kids.
Shea Stanley
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Insider
Shea’s travel and lifestyle media career has taken her around the globe to over 50 countries, from Azerbaijan to Costa Rica. Along the way, Shea developed a knack for being in the know on what to do and where to go. She has not slowed down since arriving in Hong Kong in 2006 where she set up her own company to consult for Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle media. As a mom of two, Shea longed for a resource offering fun insider tips for parents in Asia. Enter Little Steps!
Summer sandals
A frozen margarita
Surround yourself with good and honest people
Belle Biarezky
Editor At Large - Indonesia
An animal lover and a Jakarta native, Belle is a full-time freelancer who does article writing and fashion styling for several publications in Indonesia. She is always passionate about what’s hip and the latest urban lifestyle trend. Ask her for a culinary recommendation in town, she's a food enthusiast who can't resist authentic homemade, especially Javanese and Italian. Belle is auntie of a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, and a mother of two dogs and a rabbit!
Ballet flats during the day, and classic black pumps at night!
Starbucks' Peppermint Mocha, only served during Christmas :(
Watch out for your mobile phone when taking public transport!
Caroline Lawalata
Indonesia + KL Partnership Guru + Mommy Contributor
This super mom of 1 daughter works full time in a corporate office, part time as a lecturer, and as a writer! Her favorite hobbies are writing, photography, reading, traveling, trying different cuisines and finding new things to love about her city, Jakarta, every weekend. Her first book was published in 2012 (written while pregnant with her first daughter).
High heels on weekdays and flat shoes during weekends.
Starbucks Mango Passion Fruit Frappuccino Blended Juice or Green Tea.
Spending time with your child is more important than spending money on them. It’s not the things but the time that you spend with your child or children that they will value.
Zoe Marmot
Regional Editor
Zoë hails from the UK and has spent the last ten years on the expat route. She has a background in marketing and communications and has been busy integrating into Singapore life for the past five years. She has two fur kids – Percy and Peggy who are her world. Since landing in Asia she has traveled, eaten and explored this amazing continent and is proud to call it home.
My Jimmy Choo sandals I wore on my wedding day. Anything with a heel works!
In my sippy cup is a nice red wine preferably a Carmenere.
Live life to the fullest.
Sarah-Jane Radcliffe
Business Development Guru + Family Travel Strategist
Although quintessentially British in many ways, SJ in fact grew up globetrotting, living in an eclectic mix of countries from India to Australia and Portugal to the USA. After 6 years working for a luxury family Tour Operator in London she moved, with her now husband, to HK in 2010 and joined a travel guide publisher. After the birth of her first son in 2015 Sj's focus shifted to family travel and Little Steps has proved a perfect place to combine her two passions in life: Travel & Family.
Flip-flops or none at all, I am a beach bum at heart.
Wine usually. It's 5 o'clock somewhere isn't it?
The world is full of fabulous possibilities but it's up to you to get out there and find them.
Natalie Kenwright
Business Development Guru
Natalie is hugely passionate about life and the exciting places and people she gets to meet on a daily basis, she loves to bring this passion into everything she does with her family, her friends and her work. She has 2 kids and a dog who keep her and her husband pretty busy and well entertained. She feels very privileged to be experiencing the exciting, sometimes challenging, lifestyle here in Hong Kong with her family.
As long as I can dance in them it doesn't matter the style, heel or price tag...
Champagne or towards the end of the month, Prosecco!
Never try to change someone & never date a man who drives a red car!
Argyro V. Kritsantonis
Mommy Contributor - Bali
Ariel was born and grew up in Athens, Greece. Then, she met Chris on a Greek island and was adventurous enough to give up her journalism job and follow him with a 20kg suitcase (only) to Borneo, Indonesia where they lived for a couple of years! Six years, lots of spicy foods, two kids (George, 3,5 and Ariadne 1 month) and a couple of volunteer jobs later she now lives in Bali. Not for long. Life’s an endless journey for her and her family and home is where their suitcases take them.
Converse All Stars, Black boots or flat sandals. High heels only in business emergencies.
Depends on the time of the day, something with a “kick” is always welcome.
Always give back (mom), Try everything but stay safe (dad).