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
Nicky Blokhoff
Regional Editor & Social Media Anchor
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.
Doc Martens – betraying my inner rocker roots!
Vietnamese coffee in the week and whiskey sours on weekends.
You already have a no, you might get a yes!
Natasha Kartika
Contributor - Jakarta
Natasha is a travel lover who has a lot of hobbies in between trips. Be it dancing, sewing, photography, blogging, painting, or learning Japanese, she squeezes them all in! Having lived in Canada for 12 years, in 2010 she returned with her husband and daughter to Jakarta, her hometown, and have continuously been learning to navigate the Big Durian since then. Natasha loves to share her knowledge, tips, and tricks on anything that she knows; so she was extremely excited to join Little Steps Asia where she can do exactly just that!
Flip-flops (if they count as shoes) and Gretaflora heels
Latte (made with Rancilio espresso machine!)
Be kind.
Sapna Panjabi
Business Development Guru
Sapna is a travel and fitness aficionado who loves stimulating conversations and indulgent desserts. If she is not in a museum savoring modern art, she is often found stalking contemporary artists on Instagram! With over a decade and a half of sales experience, Sapna has worked extensively in Business Development across multiple sectors in India. She has now made Hong Kong her home and adores the city's vibe and people. A mum of two who greatly reveres her time with her kids and family, she feels right at home at Little Steps.
Anything to keep on Get-Set-Go mode
Need masala chai, Want scotch on the rocks!
There are no short-cuts to success, you gotta work hard!
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...
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.
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!
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.