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
Stephanie Koh
Resident Editor - Singapore + KL
Being an educator, Stephanie knows every bit about nurturing young minds. As avid divers, she and her husband have explored the tropical dive havens all over Asia. Her love and obsession with all things kiddy (and of course Little Steps) came about with the births of her daughter Eva and son, Seth. ‘Obsession’ is clearly the word to describe her immense passion for sourcing out awesome destinations, family-fun activities, and kid-friendly products.
Jellies like Melissas!
Soy Latte.
Always rest when you can.
Su Ann Song
Features Editor, Kuala Lumpur
A former fashion marketer for a leading luxury retail specialist in Kuala Lumpur, Su Ann gave up her jet-setting career for a more sedate role in corporate communications when her little one came along. As a mom of one, she's always on the lookout for family-friendly activities and spends most weekends exploring the many child-friendly cafes, workshops, and attractions that KL city has to offer. Her current obsessions are collecting children's storybooks and joining online contests.
Stylish flats
Alcoholic soda
Make your own money and save for a rainy day!
Cristina Wang
Mommy Contributor - Kuala Lumpur
Cristina is a California girl living in Kuala Lumpur with her hubby and two kids, 5 and 7. Looking for new places to eat and photographing anything that catches her expat eye consumes most of her free days. But when she isn't booking her next trip she can be found making handcrafted hair bows for the accessories company she accidentally started.
Havianas and Louboutins
Whisky on the rocks
When your friends and family feel welcome and want to come to your home you are truly blessed.
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!
Nicky Blokhoff
Regional Editor & Social Media Anchor
<p>Born in Holland, raised in Spain, and educated in England, Nicky chose to expand her multi-cultural experience in HK. With a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and a background in teaching, Little Steps Asia is the perfect platform to communicate all the great stuff out there for parents and kiddos! She is a total book nerd who avidly researches the hot topics and places in HK and beyond. This research has paved the way into writing and presenting Facebook live interviews with a wide array of interesting guests.</p>
<p>Doc Martens &ndash; betraying my inner rocker roots!</p>
<p>Vietnamese coffee in the week and whiskey sours on weekends.</p>
<p>You already have a no, you might get a yes!&nbsp;</p>
Leah-Brooke Mano
Support Squad
Born and raised in Australia, Leah spent 8 years in New York before moving to Hong Kong 3 years ago. Leah previously worked in the entertainment and fashion industries and is now part of the sales team at Little Steps where she helps to keep things moving smoothly. Leah loves living in Asia, and with 2 kids of her own, she was very excited to join Little Steps where she can get the inside scoop about all the amazing things happening for families across the region.
Espadrilles
Iced-tea or Prosecco depending on where I am!
You’ll never get today back so make the most of it, and don’t sweat the small stuff!
Bridget Pigott
International Events Manager
As our resident International Event Manager, Bridget has taking over the Little Steps Events world! Having worked her career in hospitality and event planning in both USA and Hong Kong…. she is now our go-to for all LS events! From Bump Club, Playdates and Beyond there is no event too big or small! Since arriving in Hong Kong in 2014 she has made her mark organizing a Chick Flick cocktail book club, planning social & school events as well as birthday parties for her two little boys! With a passion for food, fun and friends there is always a special event to be planned!
Something cute, colorful & comfortable!
Chai Tea Latte
Do what you love, love what you do!! ....And if there’s a celebration to be had, start the day with cake!
Catriona Cornelius
Social Media Master
Catriona is a self-taught social media lover, part time art teacher, occasional cake baker for friends, full time mum & forever on the search for the perfect blend of juniper berries and quinine! She has gained many experiences and adventures (and amazing new friends) whilst living in 4 different countries. With her 2 daughters being born on the same day 2 years apart in Singapore, Asia has been home for the past 12 years. She believes that you can never have enough cushions in your house! Scatter away...
Love boots! Especially after living so long in a hot climate...
Always a G&T
Never date a man who doesn't like dogs! And always kill enemies with kindness, they can't say anything bad about you then...
Turquoise
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