Esther in Amsterdam

PARENTING
Kittens!
January 12, 2016
Over the Christmas holiday, we got a call from some good friends here in the neighbourhood with a rather strange but lovely question: they recently had gotten two kittens to extend their family of four, but now it turned out that the dad had developed an allergy for cats. So would we want to adopt their ...
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BOOKS
Ida Pearl -- The Moon is going to Addy's House
December 17, 2015
When we were in NY for our ShopUp event recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Ida Pearl, artist, writer, violinist and illustrator. Ida and I had a long chat, and we experienced that funny but special click people sometimes have when they have just met each other -- that feeling of comfort, as if you ...
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BABY
Macarons, in Amsterdam and at the ShopUp today
December 10, 2015
A little while back, we spent a fun weekend morning with our friends Veit and Julie from the German brand Macarons who visited us in Amsterdam together with their cute girls Cécile and Cleo. They also brought their friend the photographer Oliver Kröning along, who took some really cool snapshots during the day. We had a ...
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PARENTING
Katrina Campbell Photography
December 7, 2015
A few weeks ago we spent a lovely Sunday morning with the talented photographer Katrina Campbell, who came from London for the day to photograph our family (and to spend some time in our lovely city, of course). Katrina told me beforehand not to worry too much about a tidy house, perfectly posing children, well, not to ...
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FUN
Great gifting from Sarah and Bendrix
December 7, 2015
I'm getting more and more excited about the London ShopUp this week! We have so many amazing brands joining us, I just can't wait to fill that extra suitcase I'm bringing over : )! Sarah & Bendrix is one of the wonderful shops setting up their booth at our great venue, offering a selection of very ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Thoughtful and beautiful gift boxes from The London Gifting Studio
December 4, 2015
To give, but mostly to receive a gift that was chosen with care, with love, with attention to detail, with just that extra something, is so, so special. A gift that has meaning, a purpose, that is (and becomes) an experience and a memory -- those kind of gifts are the best ones. But which busy parent has the ...
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FASHION
Cool urban clothing from ABC123me
December 3, 2015
ABC123me are a London based label offering brand free, unisex clothing made from 100% soft cotton made to be washed and tumble dried and to be worn with ease and comfort. It's a shop I turn to for great quality and stylish basics -- I love the simple styles which are so cool and on ...
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PARENTING
Maud Fontein's Happy Holiday Shoot, again at the ShopUp!
December 3, 2015
It's becoming a little ritual, my yearly trip to Maud Fontein's studio with my four children. It's always a bit chaotic, because it needs to be done quickly, in between school pick-up and tennis training. Maud is great at making the kids feel at ease though and always captures them looking so cute, making use of clever ...
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CELEBRATIONS
First day of Advent (and the sweetest Christmas calendar from Fabelab)
December 1, 2015
Last year I blogged about our last minute advent calendar -- not a calendar filled with gifts and sweets, but one filled with little notes suggesting a daily activity to get us in the mood for Christmas. It was a huge success and a tradition was born, so I just (quite last minute again!) put ...
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FOOD
A 'One Pot Wonder' recipe -- a video with Abel & Cole!
November 30, 2015
When we lived in London (already 10 years ago!), I was a huge fan of the beautiful organic food boxes that were delivered to our doorstep once a week by British home delivery service Abel & Cole. For me, it really pioneered cooking with seasonal and local ingredients, so different from the supermarket food I had gotten used to ...
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GIVEAWAYS
Don't miss our November Give-Aways!
November 28, 2015
Every month we have some fantastic prizes to win from our amazing and lovely shops. Of course November is no exception! Can you believe it’s nearly December… Maybe you can tick off something from your list with the below! Bamboo-blended baby accessories specialists Nest Designs are giving one lucky winner a Keira Diaper Clutch, a ...
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PARENTING
Thursday Thoughts: When do you give your child a cellphone?
November 26, 2015
For a while now we’ve been writing regular Tuesday Tips posts — posts in which we share little parenting insights, tips and things that we’ve learned or picked up over the years. We enjoy these posts a lot, both writing them and reading them, and especially the tips and tricks that our readers leave in the ...
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BABY
Classic & cosy clothes from Pepa & Co
November 25, 2015
Pepa & Co is a London based online boutique, offering a collection of beautifully designed fashion, all sustainably made in, and sourced from Spain. The collection is handpicked by Pepa, the lovely owner, who has an eye for selecting a nice mix of classic and contemporary pieces -- all so stylish and charming! A highlight in ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
The Little Things: Making Fall Leaf Lanterns
November 23, 2015
It's autumn and the streets are lined with the most beautiful leaves. They're just too pretty not to be picked up! So for this The Little Things post, we decided to make use of what is so readily available in nature: we're making beautiful leaf lanterns with Casper and his friend Mees. Look how excited ...
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BABY
Beautiful fashion and knitwear from Omibia
November 20, 2015
Last year at the ShopUp, a sweet lady came up to me, presenting me her beautiful business card and telling me about the brand she was setting up, a collection of luxury children's fashion and knitwear called Omibia. She told me she hoped that next year she could join us for the ShopUp, and I ...
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BABY
Sweet baby Orla (in cosy knits from Nieva)
November 18, 2015
Remember I posted about our new Babyccino baby? Team member Helen gave birth to Orla 3 months ago, and she's just the most adorable baby. Helen brought her over the other day (we Babyccino girls tend to work with our babies in tow), and I had so much fun with that little lady. And, I'm proud to say that ...
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PARENTING
Tuesday Tips: on twins
November 10, 2015
When we were vacationing in Morocco last week, we met a lovely British lady in a hotel who was staying there with her 7-year-old identical twin girls. We ended up following a cooking course together (tajines!) and while we were preparing the different delicious veggies and herbs, we were chatting about so many different things, ...
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FUN
Mamma Couture, and the enchanted creatures
November 9, 2015
We've been loving the beautiful products at Mamma Couture for a while now. You might remember the sweet bag of fabric vegetables, the cute rag dolls that come with different outfits, or the customisable dolls that we have shared with you in the past year -- all lovingly handmade with the utmost attention to detail and safety. Eva ...
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BABY
Willaby
November 4, 2015
Our friend Annie (from the lovely Brimful shop) recently introduced me to Willaby, a fairly new American brand with the most darling fashion. Willaby is the brainchild of Kim, an artist/designer from Georgia and mother of one, with a great sense of style. Collections are produced locally, ethically and in small quantities, and are just beautifully simple ...
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PARIS
The greenhouses of Auteuil
October 28, 2015
Today I'm so happy to introduce you to my friend Lara Brehm, who is sharing a wonderful place in Paris with you (together with beautiful, inspiring photos and gorgeous bookplates/gift-tags that she especially designed for us!) xxx Esther Hello friends, I'm Lara, a German graphic designer based in Paris, France. I met Esther by pure ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
A beautiful (and meaningful) baby blanket
October 19, 2015
I'm a big fan of muslin blankets -- they are so great for all kinds of purposes: swaddling little babies, drying them, keeping them warm (or keeping them shaded from the sun), as a breastfeeding cover, or as a play mat. My kids still use them as towels, throws, play blankets -- or we use them ...
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BABY
A day with Ladida
October 15, 2015
I recently was asked by Ladida to select autumn outfits from their amazing collections for each of my kids -- a task I took upon me with pride and pleasure! Autumn is such a beautiful season, the colours of nature are so, so pretty and the low, warm sunlight makes everything even more stunning. I ...
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BABY
On Casper, kickball, and La Coqueta
October 9, 2015
The beautiful Spanish/British brand La Coqueta recently asked me to make a selection of my favourite pieces of their new winter collection, to share on their blog and newsletter. The entire new collection is really adorable, so it was pretty difficult to narrow my choice down to only a few pieces! Casper's favourite game has been football (or ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
Greentom, a 100% green stroller
October 8, 2015
There's a new stroller in the land -- have you heard of the Greentom Upp yet? Designed here in the Netherlands, it is cool, hip and functional, but also very innovative: it is completely, 100% green. Casper and I have spent the last month or so test-riding the Greentom Upp Classic, and I'm impressed. It is a ...
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