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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

I’ll take some sleep on the side…

We’ve had another rocky weekend, Little Miss caught a bug on Thursday evening and has been fighting a fever for the last few days. I’m completely exhausted from night wakings and she’s been so difficult to get to sleep in general — we’ve been spending hours trying to get her calm in the evenings. We […]

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). […]

Let’s sweep the bad weather away

It’s been another fun family weekend and yesterday was a blast, celebrating DH’s first Father’s Day! We finished the day with a walk around the Canal St. Martin, where we saw these street-sweeping dancers. The crowds and the sun were out and it finally felt like summer was here! But today when we woke up […]

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… […]

How to make the perfect Poulet Rôti

We eat a lot of poulet rôti. If DH had to pick just one meal to eat until the end of eternity, a roasted chicken would definitely be the main course: it’s his eternal comfort food and there’s no way he could ever give it up. He’s gotten so good at making a mouth-watering poulet […]

Crawling!

It’s happened so quickly, but at 9.5 months, Little Miss is finally crawling! On Thursday she was spending lots of time getting on her knees, on Friday she managed to get in an upright sitting position for the first time herself, and this morning she has started actually crawling! I’m so amazed and proud of […]

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 […]

Having a sick child is not easy

This weekend has been incredibly difficult, having a sick child is not easy! Thankfully after two doctor’s visits (photo above taken in the waiting room), many doses of Doliprane, and lots of TLC, Little Miss is now feeling much better. We’re both more than a little worn out and this illness has wreaked havoc on […]

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 […]

Heading back to Paris

We’re heading back to Paris this afternoon after a few blissful days in the Loire Valley. Just when you get settled it’s time to leave again. Although we’ll be back soon *and* in the Loire for most of the summer as well. Sad to leave the peace and quiet but looking forward to meeting up […]