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A Sons & Daughters Summer
Sons + Daughters Eyewear's founders being from Vancouver naturally aligns the brand in Australia as the West Coast of Canada shares many similarities in terms of frame of mind. In both geographies, the lifestyle is relaxed and there is a nice balance between work and life. Not coincidentally, many Canadians travel to Australia and vice versa in search of outdoor beauty and escape. Aesthetically and stylistically, that also translates.
Come join us as we dive deep into the Australian Summer with Sons & Daughters
Kids— OLIVIER 10yrs, LOUIS 7yrs, VALENTINE 7yrs
Favourite Australian holiday destination?
Anywhere with a beautiful beach. I wanted to take the kids to see the Hamelin Bay stingrays in WA over Christmas but we ran out of time and hung out with the quokkas instead. I'd also like to go back to Green Island on the Barrier Reef now that the kids are older so they can snorkel with the turtles.
Favourite summer super foods & beach snacks?
Mangoes, coconuts, kombucha, berries. Loads of veggies and salads. Luckily the kids like cucumber as a cooling snack!
And of course smoothies and icypoles.
Kids favourite eyewear frames from the shoot?
The boys love the yellow Bobby frames and Tiny loves the Honey hexagonal frames.
Best part about Australian summer holidays and having the kids out of school?
Long warm evenings surfing. Early morning swims and coconuts at the beach. Road trips and adventures. Watching their precious collections of shells, cicada shells, coral and pebbles grow. Letting their hair get totally salt encrusted and wild. The freedom of no place to be.
Favourite summer childhood memory?
Lying down on boiling hot concrete or rocks to warm up after swims at the local pool or swimming hole. Buying bags of mixed lollies at the local pool. Visiting our shack on the coast and collecting shells, building bonfires on the beach at night, horse riding bareback, and being so excited to drive to the nearest town once or twice a week to buy the latest Tiger Beat, Jinty or Misty magazine. The sound of cicadas in the bush. Tang.
Kids, Indoors or Outdoors and why?
Ollie: Outdoors because you can surf,skate,swim and jump off jetties and big rocks.
Louis: Outdoors because I like to visit my nanny (grandmother) and go on the big outdoor water slide and pick all the fruits and vegetables in her garden. And I am a really good snorkeller and I like to collect shells to make things.
Valentine: I like to swim in the sea, do cartwheels and handstands on the sand, ride my bike and collect cicada shells in the bush.
'Lying down on boiling hot concrete or rocks to warm up after swims at the local pool or swimming hole. Buying bags of mixed lollies at the local pool. Visiting our shack on the coast and collecting shells, building bonfires on the beach at night, horse riding bareback, and being so excited to drive to the nearest town once or twice a week to buy the latest Tiger Beat, Jinty or Misty magazine. The sound of cicadas in the bush.' - Charlotte on childhood memories
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Born in Canada, Sons + Daughters Eyewear has become synonymous with classic style, forward-thinking design and premium quality children’s eyewear. Our range of kids eyewear utilizes the finest hand-made materials and highest grade lenses to provide crystal clear, 100% UV protection sunglasses for kids—because we think they deserve the same quality, protection and style of their adult counterparts. In addition to our online store, our collection is available at over 300 premium retailers throughout the world.
'We've taken inspiration from icons of the past to cater to icons of the future.' - Shiva + Calvin
Founded in 2011 by Shiva Shabani and Calvin Yu, the brand is inspired by the unbridled spirit, passion and unlimited potential of our youngest and finest minds. 2016 marks their fifth collection of premium childrens eyewear, as well as the debut of STUDIO - a range of fun, fashion forward frames built with extra durable materials that are designed for the rough and tumble of kids being kids.
DREAMING TEA POPSICLES
• MAKE ONE POT OF LOVING EARTH DREAMING TEA
• SWEETEN WITH RAW HONEY AND LET COOL
• EVENLY DISTRIBUTE BERRIES AMONGST MOULDS
• FILL MOULDS WITH COOLED TEA AND FREEZE OVER NIGHT