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.
Kelly Johnstone
Kuala Lumpur Editor & Marketing Guru
Although from the UK originally, Kelly has spent more of her life outside of her homeland than in it, having called Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar and now Malaysia home. She has enjoyed some fab jobs as a lifestyle writer, spa and restaurant reviewer, celebrity magazine editor and travel PR guru, but more recently her focus has been on ensuring that her children Joshua, Millie and Olivia, are fed, watered, rested, in the right place. Luckily she has a knack for finding out what’s going on in KL as keeping her three small people entertained is key to her sanity!
Any from my impressive collection of Havianas.
Wine with ice – color unimportant.
Carpe Diem because life isn’t a dress rehearsal - enjoy every second and have no regrets.
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.
Pooja Arora
Mommy Contributor - Kuala Lumpur
Pooja is Indian by origin and has a food technology background with 7 years of work experience. Currently settled in Malaysia as a full time mommy of one kid, Pooja hasn’t given up on her food experiments with her kitchen as a lab and hubby and a kid as guinea pigs. She is foodie and loves cooking new recipes, watching movies and spending quality time with her family. Now a days, she is always on a look out of new places to keep her 6 years old busy over the weekends and during holidays.
Flat to medium heels.
Nothing, Just plain water!
“Work hard to succeed”
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.
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.
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!