Welcome to the Royal Baby

France being a republic, it’s strange and amusing to see how much attention the arrival of the Royal Baby has garnered. We were in Brittany with DH’s family and interrupted dinner to watch Prince George’s release from the hospital live on TF1 (the most important television station in France). I thought I would add fire […]


La canicule

There’s finally a canicule in France — the dreaded, elusive heatwave! I love it since I thrive on hot, humid weather in the summertime but DH and Little Miss are having a much harder time. DH doesn’t support humidity very well and Little Miss is just a baby, so obviously she’s miserable (even though she […]

No pictures please

The Sunday before we left Paris we celebrated DH’s birthday with a family lunch at his sister’s flat and I was responsible for dessert. I wanted to get a large Paris-Brest (here’s a link to the small version) from Sébastien Gaudard, since I know that DH had been dreaming of it ever since Gaudard first […]

Our 2nd wedding anniversary

Yesterday, for our second wedding anniversary DH brought me (and Little Miss, thankfully asleep in her stroller) to La Table de Mestré for a delicious lunch. It was unfortunately too hot to sit outside, but isn’t this garden so tempting? It must be heaven in the lazy Loire evenings. The Domaine de Mestré is owned […]

On Bastille Day

We had a low-key Bastille Day in the Loire Valley. I was slightly tempted at some point to bring Little Miss out for her first fireworks display but in the end rest and relaxation won out. In the afternoon we visited Fontevraud L’Abbaye, a town that’s 5 minutes from us, and home to a magnificent […]

The Impossible Little Miss

Little Miss is becoming a little terror (above in full fit). Since arriving in the countryside on Thursday (she and I came a day late, DH had to go the day before as I had a work obligation) she has been very needy, she only wants Mommy and will start screaming as soon as I […]


This is super quick post, so I apologise in advance. I have a deadline today that’s got me quite busy and we’re leaving in two days for the countryside! In other news it’s officially summer in Paris. This weekend we had great weather and today is an absolutely sweltering 28°C! At last! #MommyMonday links: Very […]

The grown ups celebrate Independence Day

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the designers at Kenzo, invited fashion friends last night to cerebrate the 4th of July with them and to reveal their new advertising campaign, at a cozy gathering in the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. The music was rocking and people were in the mood for a celebration, […]

Walking in Paris: Some Recent Instagrams

At least two famous fashion designers and one French starlet live here… A starry way to start our walk. Le Barbe à Papa “Papa’s beard,” the restaurant, has the cutest sign. We spotted more street art… …as well as Waldo, who’s called “Charlie” in France. Mushroom spotting is going on our list. One day when […]

Sale shopping on So-Small.com

I’ve discovered a new addictive website. This private sale site dedicated to everything for children! They have brands that I love, like April Showers. Here are some items I was looking at this morning! Of course you need to get online early, as sizes go quickly. They carry other designers like Oscar et Valentine, Little […]

Mr. and Mrs. James Bond

This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity! My Saturday and Sunday was like an intense marathon: awake at 6:30 AM to feed Little Miss, up for a shower at 7:30, out the door at 8:30 to get to a Paris Fashion Week show as I had to shadow a designer for a fashion feature, […]