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Paper City Paris
February 17, 2012
I love living in Paris -- it is beautiful, full of life and love and so much fun to explore. If you don't happen to live in Paris, have a look at the downloadable Paris Paper City, from one of my top favorite children's craft blogs Made By Joel. Just download the PDFs and you ...
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PARIS
Please, do call me Mademoiselle
February 8, 2012
When I was younger and a bit more feisty, I was vehemently against being called Mademoiselle. Why should men only have one description while women are categorised by being married or not? But now, though I still agree with this sentiment in principle, I secretly love it when a shopkeeper adresses me as Mademoiselle, mostly ...
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PARIS
Autolib' - An urban revolution
February 6, 2012
There has been an exciting development over here in Paris. Our mayor, Bertand Delanoë (who might possibly be my favourite politician at the moment), has introduced a new scheme that could revolutionise the way we live in this city. After the Velib', we now have the Autolib', an electrical car which, just like a Velib, ...
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KIDS
Veja Trainers
September 23, 2011
This weekend we were at at fab party at one of my favourite shops here in Paris, Lilli Bulle. It was the launch party for the new collection of Veja tennis shoes. My girls had the best time colouring in the massive art illustration, so I got to snoop around the lovely shop and find ...
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PARIS
Marché de St Ouen
August 17, 2011
Courtney and her lovely sister were over in Paris a while ago and they persuaded me to expand my horizon a little bit and make the journey with them to Porte de Clignancourt and the famed Marché de St Ouen, otherwise known as les Puces (the Fleas or Flea Market). I don't think I had ...
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PARIS
City Walks with Kids
July 12, 2011
I just found out about the City Walks with Kids Guides and wonder how I ever managed to travel without them. It is such an ingenious concept! Instead of a book, it is a pack of cards you can take along for the walk you want to go on. The walks are cleverly laid out so ...
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PARIS
Things to do in Paris
June 9, 2011
The summer holidays are coming up, trips are being booked and some of you might be visiting this lovely city of mine. I thought it would be fun to do a write-up of my favourite things to do in Paris with kids this summer. The Pompidou Centre has a relatively new area dedicated to kids ...
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BEAUTY
La Parisienne
May 19, 2011
If you have ever wondered how Parisian women manage to dress so well and make it look totally effortless, you need to get the book, Parisian Chic . Written by Ines de la Fressange, the former model, muse and designer. It is the ultimate insider guide to shopping, eating and sleeping in Paris. It is ...
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KIDS
Playtime Paris
January 27, 2011
This weekend, from the 29th to the 31st of January, Playtime will be in Paris.  Playtime is now the children's events in Paris -- it's always at lot of fun and really inspiring. A number of great brands will be represented, such a Bobo Choses, Lily and the Funky Boys, Mundo Melicoton, April Showers by ...
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GOOD READS FOR MUMS
Paris vs. New York
November 5, 2010
Several people have sent me the link to this blog called Paris vs New York and I  absolutely love it. It doesn't really have anything to do with mothers and children, but I thought you might appreciate it as well. I think the illustrations perfectly pick up on so many of the idiosyncrasies of Paris ...
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AMSTERDAM
Babyccino kids on Ohdeedoh
July 16, 2010
Ohdeedoh featured our newly designed city-guides -- check out what they say for some insider information on Paris, New York, London and Amsterdam!!
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KIDS
Playtime Paris
July 2, 2010
I am so excited, this weekend I'll be heading to one of my favourite children's events in Paris. Playtime Paris is a bi-yearly children's trade fair in the lovely Bois de Vincennes on the outskirts of Paris.  A lot of my favourite children's companies come together to display their new collections... There's Lili and the ...
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PARIS
Things to do with BOYS in Paris
June 27, 2010
I have been discovering lots of BOY friendly activities here in Paris -- a far cry away from the usual shopping and coffee-drinking that you normally associate with this city. I reckon our Babyccino Boys Theme week is the perfect opportunity to share them with you... The Argonaute at the Parc de la Villette: The ...
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PARIS
Bonbons au Palais
March 19, 2010
I am one of those rare people who doesn't like sweets and chocolate (unlike Courtney, who has a chocolate box full of fabulous looking chocolates which comes out after every dinner).  It has never occurred to me to wander down the sweet aisle in a supermarket... but my daughters are very, very different from me! ...
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BOOKS
New Bonton Store
March 4, 2010
It is hard to believe but Merci, one of Paris' most fashionable concept stores has been out-trumped by a kid's store.  Just a stone's throw away from Merci on the corner where the boulevard Beaumarchais turns into the boulevard Filles du Calvaire, Bonton has opened up a 800 M² new flagship shop. It is absolutely ...
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MUSIC, FILMS & APPS
Balzac Cinema
February 19, 2010
My kids love going to the cinema. The crowd, the sounds, the visual experience -- a  promise to go to the cinema makes them get so excited they have difficulty sleeping the night before! Luckily enough, here in Paris, the children's cinema scene is huge, between the Forum des Images and several yearly children's film ...
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PARIS
So Chic Kidz
January 23, 2010
My children hit the Parisian nightclub scene for the first time yesterday -- and had a blast. I took them to a kids party at a nightclub, organised by the Kids event organisers So Chic Kidz. It was called "Every Child is a Superhero". About 100 Superheros all got together to party the afternoon away, ...
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FOR MUMS
Antoine et Lili
January 8, 2010
The Antoine and Lili flagship stores must be some of the cutest rows of shops I have ever seen. I was walking past them today and they were so bright and cheerful on a grey winter's day! They can be found along the canal St Martin, an area which, for a long time now, has ...
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BABY
Kids clothes in France... don't have to break the bank
January 6, 2010
I  know Paris is well-known for being an expensive city, especially when it come to clothes. However, it is possible to find some bargains, especially come the new year: the winter sales start on the today!! But it isn't only during the sales time that you can find bargains. We also have a few local ...
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KIDS
Oona L'ourse
December 8, 2009
I was recently in a shop and saw a little girl wearing a fabulous dress. It was one of these little dresses that looked comfy and yet chic, could be worn at any occasion and was special without being showy... I had to ask her mom where she got it. She told me about this ...
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KIDS
Coqueliquot et Paprika
December 4, 2009
There are so many things I would like to write about for Babyccino and just don't find the time! I have been wanting to write about the great children's clothes shop Coqueliquot et Paprika for ages and ages. The lovely boutique is nestled between the gorgeous shops on the rue du Bac in the 7th ...
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PARIS
Les 400 Coups
November 19, 2009
There has been a revolution in the Parisien café scene! Les 400 Coups, a family café, has recently opened its doors!  When I heard about this phenomenon I just had to pack up my kids, jump on the metro and experience this place in person. Here in Paris, cafés with play areas are virtually nonexistent ...
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FOOD
Chez Bogato, a patisserie just for kids
November 14, 2009
You would think that in a city like Paris the patisserie market would be saturated. But there was one thing missing -- a patisserie specializing in kid's cakes! Now we have Chez Bogato, a fabulous kids bakery that makes the best birthday cakes ever! Castles, crowns, tigers and shoes...there is nothing they cannot make into ...
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BABY
Firmaman
October 27, 2009
I have been trying to travel a bit further a field, leaving my usual habitat of North-Eastern Paris, to try and discover new places for Babyccino. On one of my trips I met up with Estelle from the lovely e-shop Nordinary and she took me on a whistle-stop tour of the 17th arrondissement. One particular ...
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