One of my favourite daily rituals with my toddler is our morning walk. We walk along the main street of our neighbourhood, hand-in-hand looking at the window displays, telling each other stories, and buying our lunch and snacks for the day.
It’s a leisurely but long thirty-minute walk and when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping, it almost feels like we’re in a Disney movie.
Except, in recent weeks, Miss 2 hasn’t been so interested in doing the actual walking part. About three minutes into our walk she throws herself onto the ground and screams so loudly that the lady across the street peeks through her front curtains.
And so, our once perfect walk has turned into a toddler tantrum which ends with me carrying her and both of us regretting ever leaving home.
Which was precisely why I was so excited to get my hot little hands on the SmarTrike STR7. Spoiler alert: My daughter is officially obsessed and now begs me to let her go on her “big bike”.
It's the only stroller-certified stroller-trike on the market, and with effortless one-handed steering it is easy to manoeuvre (even up hills!).
But this particular edition, my friends, is special. Why? Well, it's the limited edition Imagine model, which was very coolly designed by London-based artist, Kelly Anna. Yep, it's that cool.
Alongside the Imagine model, she's also designed the Explore, both bringing her trademark bold and unique style to the designs. Drawing on her own experiences as a mother, Kelly wanted to reflect on the excitement of accompanying your child through their early childhood exploration and development. The result is an eye-catching colour palette and abstract design, making it a practical (i.e. no strawberry stains in sight!) and visually very funky, too.