We’re big fans of ‘Scout The City‘, a lifestyle blog by mama Sai De Silva and her gorgeous 3 year old daughter London Scout whose fashionable adventures in NYC have us totally hooked. Scout is currently obsessed with ballet, Cinderella shoes and playing dress up – and she’s a late riser (jealous?!) so rarely leaves the house before 11am – when she and Sai head out for modelling jobs, picnics and finding the best fun in the city. Find out more about them here mamas…
Hi there! What city do you live in and how long have you lived there?
We live in NYC and I was raised here. My daughter was born in Montreal, but we moved to NYC shortly afterwards.
What do you love most about your city as a mama?
I love the diversity and convenience of having everything you need at your fingertips.
What would be your top tips for a family day out for visitors to your city?
There are so many attractions to see in NYC with Children. If I had to narrow it down, then I recommend strolling through central park and stopping by the zoo, shopping at FAO Schartz, viewing the city from the Empire State building and riding the carousel in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Describe a day in the life of Scout and mama.
Everyday is different but Scout is a late riser, so we never leave the house before 11am unless she’s booked a modeling job or has school. We pick a day for shooting pictures as we walk to the park, or have a special girls day by going to the sprinklers or hang out with friends for a playdate. Playdates are her favourite!
What are your favourite fashion stores for kidswear?
Majority of the time, I shop online but some of my favorites include: Akid, Dolly by Le petit Tom, Omamimini, Chalk NYC, River Island and Zara of course.
Scout is a mini fashionista, what does she enjoy wearing the most?
She is currently obsessed with a pair of rainbow sandals from Stella McCartney Kids.
Has Scout got any fashion endorsements?
We frequently work with numerous brands from Kardashian Kids to Barneys New York. We have been very fortunate in this area.
What are your go-to mama stores for fashion and home?
I have to say Zara. They have such amazing pieces at such affordable prices. I also love Shopbop, they carry all of my favourite brands.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
I have so many! I prefer to spend our holiday in Europe, especially Barcelona. It’s a huge favorite of mine.
Have you ever been to Dubai?
Unfortunately, I have never been to Dubai but would love to go! I have heard so many amazing stories about it and would love the chance to explore the city with my family.
Describe your parenting style in 3 words.
Encouraging, relaxed, nurturing.
Do you capture your moments through a phone or a camera?
Most of my moments are captured through my Canon Rebel DSLR camera. I rarely leave home with out it since it captures each moment flawlessly. I’m currently interested in a smaller piece that I can bring to the park, etc. I have my eye on the Sony Nex-7 mirrors camera.