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Barbie
I was never allowed a Barbie. My mother  was a student of the 68 era, so Barbie went against all of her principles. I was even taught at the tender age of four why Barbie was so wrong. I think I must have been a little know-it-all, as I would consequently lecture my little girl ...
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BOOKS
Urbanity
My son's second birthday is rapidly approaching. Well, it's another 7 weeks to go, but still, I caught myself thinking about invitations, and maybe a theme already! Stationary company Urbanity Studios might help me out a little with both 'problems'. With their cute 'Airplane Invitation' I can invite the little guests to 'fly in for a party', ...
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BABY
First day blues
Oh, I can’t believe this day has finally come. Before Little C was born there was no hesitation in my mind that I would return to work. I LOVE my job, after all. But as time sped by, the little fella kinda grew on me and now I feel ambivalent about the whole situation. Although, ...
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FOOD
Books for foodies
I do also read more serious books, but I have to admit I have a passion for the food-lit (and I had a brief passion for chick-lit and a not so brief one for the mummy-lit). Some of my favourite books in the field are Kitchen Confidential, A Cook's Tour, The Man Who Ate Everything ...
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FOR MUMS
Zobha maternity pants
As hard as I try to stay stylish in my skinny jeans while pregnant, there comes a moment when you just feel more comfortable in a pair of stretchy, low-on-the-tummy, casual black pants.  As I am now more than half way through this pregnancy, this moment has come. Thankfully, I've discovered the maternity essential pant ...
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FOOD
Leon Cookbook
I have a new addiction and it is the food from my new favourite Cookbook: Leon. Lets wind back a few years when we were all living in London. I was working in Soho and deploring the fact that it was almost impossible to get good take-away food. Try as I might, I never managed ...
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FOR MUMS
Hello from Sydney!
Picture this: there are four stylish, intelligent, successful women sitting in a café having a conversation and you can’t help but listen in. Your admiration soars when you soon realise they’re all mothers. Really? How is this possible! They not only look amazing but they’re engaging in the world around them with a passion and ...
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FOOD
What are you making for dinner tonight?
When Esther lived around the corner from me here in London I called her all the time just to ask her what she was making for dinner that night.  Esther is really good at opening up her fridge, looking at what is left in there and then coming up with something tasty!  I, on the ...
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FOR MUMS
It's the Wild West out there
My eldest daughter started school in September. When I pick her up I usually ask her how her day went. She always responds: "Great!" with a huge smile on her face. Obviously being a nosy mom I want more information: "But what did you do?" The answer is always a variation of the following: "I ...
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FOR MUMS
Panpepato
Panpepato is a lovely little shop that faces Parco Solari, a small but very child-friendly park in Milan. This tiny space overflows with trendy clothes, cool jewelery, scarves, hats, bags -- anything but shoes! It is the creation of Martina and Giulia who, after a degree and a few years behind a desk, decided to make their ...
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AMSTERDAM
Last-minute getaways...
Cookie Magazine's Going Places blog is featuring a week of last-minute getaway ideas, perfect for the holiday time.  All their ideas are for easy-to-plan and relatively affordable holidays with kids. The four of us have written about a quick, last-minute getaway from each of our cities.  Check it out here, and also make sure to ...
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BABY
Sarah Gardan Photos
We have family literally all around the world from Italy to New Zealand. A lot of our relatives only rarely see our kids, so there is no better Christmas present for them than a nice photo... We have previously sent out snap shots we had taken ourselves, but the photos were never quite right. When ...
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AMSTERDAM
La Savonnerie
I love soap. And, much to my husband's chagrin, I love soap shops! A beautiful soap shop here in Amsterdam is La Savonnerie, where soap is being made by hand, the traditional way -- all with natural ingredients and all hand-stamped! Many, many, many beautiful bars of soap can be found here, in the most gorgeous shapes, colours ...
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BABY
Radiomamma.it
You have heard me say many times how kid-unfriendly Milan is, but all I have done so far is to complain! My journalist friend, Carlotta Jesi, took it to a different level and started working to build a family-friendly Milan. How? She set-up radiomamma.it -- a portal for everything "family" in Milan. It has a diary that ...
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BABY
A Beautiful Baby Book
Thirty five years ago, my mother had a baby (me). I was born on the 4th of October, 1973, around 1.30 in the afternoon. I weighed 3350 grams, and was 50 cm long. As a true Dutch baby I was born at home, and I know the names of the doctor and midwife that were ...
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BABY
Babyccino Books!
Growing up, books were a big deal in our family.  We had rows upon rows of bookshelves crammed with books. My four siblings and I were constantly cuddling together for story time. We looked forward to the summers when our local library held book competitions to see who could read the most books.  Whenever we ...
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FOR MUMS
Marinella
Ties made by E.Marinella must be the most famous Italian ties. This family boutique opened in Naples in 1914 by Eugenio Marinella and it has been in the same family ever since. This family, now for nearly a century, has been the synonym of elegance and style first in Naples and now all over the world. The ...
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FOR MUMS
Dolce V
I'm really rather boring when it comes to lingerie. Every day I wear a pair of hanky panky underpants and an Only Hearts bra.  It's been the same for almost six years now (apart from the two 8-month stints in nursing bras)! BORING!  So I'm thinking about switching it up a bit and paying a ...
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FOR MUMS
Italian men and their socks
I do not know if you agree with me but I find that a man's socks tell a lot about his style. I tend to be quite conservative on that front, but that is beside the point. Italian men are taught, from a very early age, that socks should match their trousers and they should be ...
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BABY
Baby-led weaning
Our second daughter is now 6 months old and we have started weaning her, and she is really enjoying a change from plain old milk. The thing is...  with our first daughter, weaning was a big deal for us and I would spend hours reading books on concocting the perfect nutritious purée, but this time ...
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FOR MUMS
Mama-La-Mode
Having been pregnant twice before, I know how difficult it is to find trendy (yet comfortable) maternity clothes.  I spent the entire 9 months of my second pregnancy searching for the perfect maternity skinny jeans, but never found them.  (I ended up wearing my normal ones and walking around with them completely unzipped, hoping no ...
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AMSTERDAM
Bing Bing Bing
I have a fellow blogger here in Amsterdam who really has an amazing eye for kids' style! Sophie Chalumeau takes daily pictures of the looks of Amsterdam's cool and cute kids, very often in our city's great Vondelpark. Think Sartorialist, only for children! Totally addictive, and totally interesting! Sophie also had a little online conversation, interview style, with the 4 of us; ...
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FOR MUMS
Another baby for Babyccino!!
As if my life weren't crazy enough, it's about to become even more wild...  We recently found out I'm pregnant with number three (three -- can you believe it??), and I'm due in early May.  After getting over the initial surprise, and now after having survived the 'morning sickness' phase, I'm starting to be quite ...
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FOR MUMS
Emilie's favourite five!
And here are my favourite 5 posts. These were sooo hard to choose! 1.)A week in London because it reminds me so much of living in London and going to all the places Courtney describes. It makes me want to move back! 2.)Super Maman or Monster Mom??  I just loved this article as living in ...
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You will love the gorgeous selection of kids clothing and accessories from @egemgem (like those adorable bunny hoodies!)They currently offer a 15% discount on their whole online shop for Babyccino members - and for the very lucky families who live in LA, they will also be at @theshopup on April 23&24th! We can't wait to check out their great finds from around the world! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop #theshopup #theshopupLA
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Two days to go before Mother's Day in the UK! We're celebrating motherhood this week with @impossible_hq, sharing Polaroid snaps of moments of our life as women and mothers. Today, 2 photos from Courtney - one day sitting around awaiting a baby, and two days later holding her tiny babe in her arms...#makerealphotos #putherfirst
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For your Mother's Day cards, check out the beautiful ones from @papier! They donate 30p from the sale of every Mother's Day card to Breast Cancer Haven, a charity who they've supported for the last 6 months that does amazing work for people going through breast cancer treatment #babyccinoboutiques
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What is your attitude towards child birth? Are you more a 'birth-at-home' woman or a 'hospital-with-an-epidural' one (or in between maybe)? Emilie shares her thoughts on the subject today on the blog, please share yours too! (link in profile)
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Close to your mum's heart, the best place on earth - right? Check out our Top Ten selection this week, you will find there gifts, hugs, kisses and flowers. Tap for details or follow the link in profile for more info!#babyccinotopten #mamalove
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The Tuesday night guitar practice, taken with vintage Polaroid cameras by @emiliebabyccino. Stay tuned for more moments of our life as women and mothers, we're celebrating motherhood with @impossible_hq this week!#makerealphotos #putherfirst
2 days ago
@vanessagerbrandy asked Rebecca Colby, the author of the wonderful picture book "There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie", to share her Top Ten list of children's books - it's a delightful list that we're sure your kids will love too! Link in profile #babyccinoreads
2 days ago
When Allie, a pre-school teacher from New York City, recognized how play could organically support children’s social, cognitive, emotional and physical development, she founded @roseandrex, a refreshing, imaginative online toy boutique and play resource. We met her and asked her 5 questions - such an inspiring read on the blog today, have a look! (link in profile)
2 days ago
Imagine - the world's coolest stickers, delivered to your door, every month! Not a dream, but a @lovepipsticks sticker subscription! And you can get 25% off your first month now - time to get your kids a subscription!Link in profile to benefit from the special offer!#babyccinopickoftheday
3 days ago
@littleunuk is bringing the Finnish tradition of baby boxes to Europe - finally! Those boxes, which make perfect first beds (the Finnish box is credited in helping Finnish babies be amongst the healthiest in the world by reducing health risks posed through sleep), are filled with the best, organic baby clothing and essentials, providing an easy and great start for mama and baby!#babyccinoboutiques #newshop
3 days ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
3 months ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
5 months ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
5 months ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
8 months ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
10 months ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
1 year ago
Hi guys! Here Bethie and I are showing you how to prepare a super easy dish that your family will love -- a video we bring to you in cooperation with Abel & Cole, deliverer of fabulous food boxes filled to the brim with organic freshness! Here's the list of ingredients:a royal 1 tbsp of olive oil1 butternut squash1 red onion2 red peppers2 garlic cloves4 vine tomatoes150g quinoasea salt & freshly ground pepper300 ml vegetable stock2 tbsp red wine vinegar25g raisins80g black olivesAnd for the garnish:a handful of chervilfeta (optional)Directions:Peel your butternut squash. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Chop the flesh into 1cm chunks.Peel and cut the onion into thick slices. Cut the pepper in half and scoop out the seeds and white pith. Chop into bitesized pieces. Peel and thinly slice the garlic. Roughly chop the tomatoes.Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness.Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy based pan. Tip in all the veg and quinoa. Pour in the veg stock and the red wine vinegar. Add the raisins and the olives. Season with salt and pepper.Pop on a lid and cook for 30-40 mins until the squash is soft and the sauce thick. Stir every now and then during cooking.Scatter over the chervil (or flat leaf parsley leaves) and serve in warm bowls. Top with crumbled feta if you like!A super colourful, super easy and super delicious dish for taste buds of all ages!Bon appétit!
1 year ago
Here Courtney joins Maureen from Pipsticks (www.pipsticks.com) to show you how to make a Superhero costume, including wristbands, a mask and a superhero cape! This fun and easy DIY is perfect for Halloween or any time your little ones need a costume to match their exciting superhero adventures! For additional info, you can find the DIY for the superhero wristbands on the Pipsticks site here: http://pipsticks.com/blogs/news/tagged/superhero
1 year ago
We show you what we have in our carry-on bags when we fly. This was filmed in Brooklyn when all three of us where together without our families. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun!
1 year ago
Here we show how to create two French braids in your daughter's hair. Achieve a sweet and classic look with this easy hair tutorial.
1 year ago