A visit to the Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées

Somehow we always end up paying a visit to the market on the Champs-Elysées every year. This year it was during a walk home after a pleasant lunch at Tokyo Eat at the Palais de Tokyo and exhibition visit to see the Serge Poliakoff exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. […]

#MummyMondays: My favourite ornament

This is my favourite Christmas ornament, made just before last Christmas when Little Miss was only 3 months old by Helen of Made With Love, It’s the ornament I put on last and the one that I can’t wait to see on the tree. Little Miss’ foot is still small but she’s grown so much already. […]

Cute kids alert: Mombini

Two weeks ago we attended a playgroup at the newly opened Mombini in the 15th and I think both Little Miss and I both had a coup de coeur for this baby-café. Opened recently by a Franco-Italian couple who met in London, Mombini is high on colour, eco-friendly products, and has a great play space […]

Rainy days: where to go? The 104!

Now that Little Miss is a real little toddler it’s so important that we get out of the flat so she can run around and find new things to discover! The other day, on a rainy day, we met some Mummy and baby/toddler friends at the 104, a community centre that has a place called […]

Miss Dior in Paris

I’ve decided to bring Little Miss to more art exhibitions recently, so two weeks ago we paid a visit to the Miss Dior exhibit at the Grand Palais, showing the work of 25 female artists inspired by the house’s first fragrance, Miss Dior. Unfortunately for us the queue was longer than expected — even though […]

#MommyMondays: Jingle Bells are ringing!

Christmas is my favourite time of year, so I’m overjoyed to see the lights and decorations up everywhere! This is the window at Ladurée at the place de la Madeleine, which has just recently re-opened after a few weeks of renovations. This week I’m hoping to get Little Miss’ picture done with Santa as well […]

Mommy Mondays: Here comes the… Turkey!

We celebrated American Thanksgiving this weekend with our “Thanksgiving crew” it’s our 4th year running and even though some of couples are now back living in the States and others travelling a bit, we love our group celebration tradition! This year we had two toddlers (Little Miss and her very first friend), one mother of […]

Philadelphia

DH had a business trip in Philadelphia, so on our recent trip to the U.S. we spent 6 days in the city, taking the an AMTRAK train from Penn Station in New York. DH was travelling with work associates and out of the city quite a lot, so my mother flew down from Toronto to […]

MummyMondays: Are back!

I’ve been a very sorry blogger since this summer but we’re back now for the Fall and so I will make an effort to be more regular about posts! I’ll share more from the Philadelphia part of our trip this week. It was great to be in New York and Philadelphia earlier in October, even […]

Our MoMA Moment

Aside from seeing many, many friends, the one thing we absolutely wanted to do in New York was to pay a visit to MoMA. We spotted some Raushenberg, Warhol, and Ruscha. And Little Miss slept most of the time so we could really take the time to appreciate our visit! The Museum of Modern Art, […]

A block away from the Cronut

We’re now in Philadelphia for my husband’s work but while we were in New York we stayed in Soho, a block away from Dominique Ansel and his famous cronut-making bakery. Every morning we would wake up and pass the queues of people camping out for the croissant-donut hybrid and get in the shorter line for […]

When did your little one start playing with other children?

Little Miss and I have been going to the park regularly since getting back to Paris. As she’s walking now and big for her 13 months old I follow her around the park probably a lot more than French mothers, who are happy to sit on nearby benches, chatting away. She seems to love watching […]

Christmas at Le Royal Monceau

It was a very speedy visit, but Paris Breakfasts and I visited Le Royal Monceau last week for their Christmas press day. Once there, we made a bee-line for the Bonpoint stand, but more on that later. The bûches de noël from Pierre Hermé also caught our eye. This chocolate one above that I didn’t […]

We’re back in Paris!

The pigeons we’re waiting for us when we arrived back in Paris last week… Actually we discovered these *cute?* knit pigeons at newly opened kids extension of Centre Commercial, a hipster multi-brand shop by the Canal St. Martin. Even the stuffed toys look cooler than cool here… I’m kidding, there’s actually no attitude here, the […]

Last week in the Loire Valley

This is our last week in the Loire Valley before we finally head back to Paris next Wednesday after spending the entire summer away. One of my favourite things that we did this summer was a late afternoon visit to the majestically beautiful Château de Chenonceau. The château was built in 1513 and has had […]

A little break

I took a little break. The last few weeks have been very intense: DH’s mother passed away suddenly, meaning we had to unexpectedly plan a funeral and welcome family from far-flung corners of the globe,  I had two very demanding work deadlines, and Little Miss has been going through an explosion of super-activity. Things are […]

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 […]