Aleksandra Kingo is a photographer and director working mainly in fashion and advertising. She has lived in Haggerston for four months and in the wider area for several years, and is mum to 22-month-old Leon Gabriel.
Bryony Lester has lived in Stoke Newington for 11 years, having moved there straight from university. She is a Senior Brand Manager and has a one-year-old daughter called Nel.
Becky Epton has lived in Bethnal Green for just under a year, having previously lived in West London. She is mum to Florence, aged almost four, and works as a Marketing Manager at the BBC.
There was enough uptempo bow-work to tire out maniacal toddlers and sufficient dulcet tones to alleviate parental headaches.
Sarah Bruegger is a freelance Digital Content Consultant and founder of local parents’ events series East Sleep Repeat. She has lived in Hackney for more than five years and has a 10-month-old daughter called Ella.
My favourite thing about it, aside from the fact that it wasn’t just another hour of my life lost to nursery rhymes, was how into it everyone was.
After 16 years in London, Rute now lives in San Francisco with her husband Daniel, their seven-year-old twin daughters Alma and Nina, and a giant nopal cactus.
The garden is a haven for anyone in need of a place to chill, kids or no kids, and a refreshingly leafy retreat from the urban jungle.
While everything about The Mother Maker markets is child-friendly, this still felt like a reassuringly grown-up affair.
The atmosphere is as chilled as you’d expect of a wine shop that’s happy to accommodate 12 tiny destroyers and their wine-sozzled mothers.