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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

Junk food fix at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

La Grande Epicerie de Paris has recently undergone a huge change, moving their wine cellar (pictured below) to a new expanded location downstairs.  I paid a visit after a dentist appointment last week and, of course, got completely sidetracked with the expanded “American” section and all the goodies they have now! Some savoury treats, plus […]

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.                      […]