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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

Decorating: Little Miss’ Room

Little Miss’ bedroom is a work-in-progress. She’s still sleeping in our room for the moment but we’re hoping that her room will be ready before we leave Paris for the summer.  I’ve been wondering what to put up on the walls, until yesterday, when I remembered that I have some old Paris Fashion Week catwalk […]

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 […]

The Want File: Les Pascalettes Bibs

I am obsessed with these baby bibs from new brand, Les Pascalettes. Launched by chic-maman Charlotte Pascal, of the Vilebrequin swimwear family, her motto is “official supplier of chic bibs for clean children.”                                      The female versions have a col claudine, which is a blouse-like collar.                                   While the boy version uses a shirt collar […]

Shoes: What are Parisian children wearing?

Bring me home…. Yes, please! The above two are always classics and the updated colours are very sweet. Accessories for mini hipsters-in-training. Now you know why Parisian children are dripping with cool… I love both of these, but the Veja‘s are definitely on my list for Little Miss. It’s impossible not to be charmed by […]

Cute Parisian kids boutique alert: Les Enfants d’Abord

Another Paris kids boutique that’s way too cute for its own good. Sweet children’s clothing above and below. They sell brands like Emile et Ida, Les Enfantines and their own line of clothing. Karine, the boutique owner, can also create custom deco items like crib bumpers and pillow covers from adorable Liberty fabrics — I […]

A Parisian Family: Zef founder, Mariu de Andreis

Mariu de Andreis, founder of children’s clothing line, Zef, opens her home to design blog The Socialite Family. I am in love with the bright open spaces and hardwood floors — Parisian family living at its best. Click here for more pictures and to read an interview with Mariu de Andreis.

An explosion of colour at Petit Pan

Pan and Myriam: a Franco-Chinese and Belgian couple, started Petit Pan after receiving an exquisite outfit from China for their first-born. Inspired by the softly quilted vest and trouser-set present, high in colour and hand-made, they decided to open Petit Pan, dedicated to the art of joie de vivre.                      […]