The Tale Of Aimee Bayliss
In a sprawling warehouse in Sydney's inner west, Aimee Bayliss and her two children Otis and Winnie Wirth are suprisingly calm. Bayliss certainly doesn't look like she's had two children (or a lot of sleepless nights) and Otis - two - is busy playing with his toys while Winnie - one - is having her morning nap. As most mothers will tell you, when your child turns one, you turn a corner. I was pregnant with Winnie when Otis was only six months old having two babies is quite intense as you need double of everything (two cots, two sets of nappies, the dreaded double pram) but as they grow older, I am finding it to be a much easier experience. I now watch them play together and hold hands between their car seats and it makes me really happy that they have each other. After becoming a mother, Bayliss, who used to work as the public relations manager for fashion house Ksubi, shifted her focus to the world of hospitality and now works with her partner Drink 'n' Dine CEO Jamie Wirth. This beautiful mother injects her sense of style into everything from the way she dresses her children in vintage Minnie Mouse T-shirts bought on holidays in Japan to the chic, industrial style of her home.
Aimee's little list of loves:
Im currently reading KLFs The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way). Dont worry, I'm not planning on releasing a single, but it's an interesting read from some strange individuals.
A good TV series for downtime. We have just finished Newsroom and House of Cards.
I love cooking and subsequently look forward to my subscriptions to Gourmet Traveller, Lucky Peach and Feast.
Going home to my parents house with the kids. My mum has a full nursery set-up there so we just get in the car and go.
Skype time with my best friends living overseas.
Watching NBA with my husband Jaime.
Dancing around the living room to Beyonce with Otis.
Sleeping. Actually, this should be number one.
A coconut daiquiri from Queenies Jamaican kitchen in Sydney's Surry Hills.
A visit to Chinatown with my sisters.
Photography: Julie Adams Makeup: Sarina Zoe Words: Georgie Abay