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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Repetto: The other perfect “Mom” shoe

A little while ago I blogged about Ferragamo being one of my favourite “Mom” shoe collections, meaning that they’re easy to wear and always look chic. My other favourite “Mom” shoe brand is Repetto: you can never have too many, they’re so easy to wear and they go with everything. Plus you can slip them […]

Shopping in Paris: A sweet dépôt-vente

Gently-used brands like Bonpoint, Jacadi, Tartine et Chocolat, and Zef for children 0-8 years old, in addition to toys, books, DVDs and furniture. Plus new designer children’s jewellery and French creators. A local Mum who has opened the first resale kids shop/dépôt-vente in the Canal St. Martin area. Anaïs et Martin, 13 rue des Récollets, […]

In store: Petit Bateau + Claude Ponti

French children’s favourite, Blaise the chick, has hit Petit Bateau stores. Claude Ponti is the famous illustrator and author of Mille Secrets de Poussins (below) and Blaise is the name of the character his chicks take on when they wear a red mask for being naughty. I didn’t know these stories before receiving an email from […]

Anxiety in the métro

I can’t help it, the thought of taking the Paris métro fills me with anxiety. This morning I had a doctors appointment at 9 am and my options were either transferring on two buses or taking a direct métro with a 5 minute walk. Since I am not a morning person, the métro reluctantly won […]

Meow! A Cat Café is coming to Paris

Being a huge cat lover, I am so excited! A cat café will be coming to Paris! Hot the heels of Norimasa Hanada’s super successful Neko no mise (shop of cats) in Japan, where cat lovers can enjoy a tea and pastry at a café surrounded by a gaggle of kitties, the concept will be brought […]

Shopping in Paris: Le ciel est à tout le monde

There’s a children’s shop that I love to pass by whenever I can. Le ciel est à tout le monde always have the cutest windows and I was amazed to find last Christmas that they also sell mouth-blown ornaments by Käthe Wohlfahrt, a famous German Christmas shop. They have cute wooden toys (above and below). […]

I love you… forever

It’s true Parisians have quite a reputation when it comes to love…. Or amour. Love is always in the air.. Even at the local cheesemonger. They bake love… They send love… And kisses too. I feel so happy to live in a city where people aren’t afraid to say “je t’aime”…. Paris, I love you… […]

Date night

Last Thursday DH and I had a date night. Since Little Miss was born we’ve only been on a handful of these, so when we do get the chance to have a night out, it’s always an event. We were meant to be out for a friend’s 40th birthday drinks but we decided to start […]

The tales of street art in Paris

If you’re a child living in Paris, the streets are teeming with images to catch your eye… You sometimes encounter very odd people… Or faces with the funniest expressions… Space invaders could be watching you from every corner… You might meet strange characters from strange lands… Or familiar ones, just hanging around…. You can count […]