Adventures with Claudine & Ash
Escape with us on a whimsical adventure where long summer days spent sailing away on the sea roll into barefoot beach side adventures with babes in tow. From urban mummies on the go to warm summer nights out dancing under the stars, our bags will go anywhere and transcend into any story that you wish to tell.
Behind the scenes we were able to chat with our beautiful model Monique who is Mumma to the incredibly lush little Coco (7 months) about what inspires her and what parenting means to her…
What inspires you on a day-to-day basis?
Coco inspires me everyday… just hearing that sweet little voice gets me so excited to jump out of bed get ready and show her the beautiful outdoors we live in. I feel very lucky.
Describe your style
I love being bare feet and feel most comfortable in shorts and shirts, jeans and tees. I love a silk cami and a touch of boho.
Best parenting advice you’ve ever received?
The days are long but the years are short… so try and slow down and enjoy every moment.
A typical day for you?
All the usual things a mum does I guess but I always try and do something different whether it’s a walk, catch up with friends, an ocean swim. I think it's important to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors and sun if you can squeeze a little something in.
What are some things that you cannot live without in your home?
I can't live without my Coco of course (love of my life!) My linen sheets- it’s like sleeping/floating on a cloud. I also adore nutella- it’s my biggest weakness!
If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself before you became a Mum?
I suppose just enjoy life before that little bundle comes along… you can do what you like when you like! So appreciate the ability to be a little selfish! Having a baby is a gift… it may take twice as long to do things (with them in tow) but you won’t have it any other way! They will utterly fill your life full of love.