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London's Transport Museum
I recently took my kids to the London Transport Museum and was really, really impressed, both with the displays and with the hands-on children's activities.  The museum, which gives a very detailed history of London's public transportation, is located in Covent Garden, right in the piazza. The museum takes you through time and shows you ...
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PARIS
Fun for kids in Paris
So you are visiting Paris and decide that shopping is not enough and it is time to do something cultural. Or alternatively, you are living in Paris and have decided it is time to finally do something cultural. You drag the whole family to the Louvre or the Musee d’Orsay and after approx. 45 minutes ...
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AMSTERDAM
Babyccino
My daughter has known the meaning of a good babyccino since she was able to hold a spoon. I have known the meaning of a good babyccino since I discovered that it could keep a toddler entertained for at least 10 minutes at a lunch table. If one orders a second one (disregarding the occasional ...
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BABY
Mommy makeover? Not my cup of tea.
During the summer, while I was halfway through pregnancy #2, I was already thinking about the months and months it would take me to regain my already less than perfect figure after the birth. It's then that I started joking with my husband that what I wanted this time as a gift, instead of a diamond ...
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BABY
Sophie la Girafe
I first discovered Sophie the Giraffe at Esther's house when we first met.  We both had 6-month-old babies who loved putting anything in their mouths. Esther had a rubber giraffe that squeaked when you squeezed it.  Both our babies loved it; it was one of their favorite toys.   But, at that point, neither of us knew she was called "Sophie." It ...
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BABY
A bit of an indulgence
I recently did a bit of extra freelance work... and what did I decide to do with that little bit of extra cash? Buy my husband a new jumper? Nope, he has got a least two and he likes them old and with holes. Buy my daughter a new toy? Nope, the child has more ...
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AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE
Sinterklaas -- A Dutch Tradition
Here in the low-lands, we have a funny holiday called Sinterklaas. If you're in the Netherlands now, or planning to visit around the 5th of December, you most propably will be seeing some strangely dressed up people on the streets... St. Nicholas was the bishop of Myra (Turkey) in the third century. He was known ...
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BABY
More country differences: caring for the umbilical stump.
My #1 was born in London, and on discharge from the hospital I was told to bathe the baby regularly and that the stump would fall off pretty soon. That's it, simple and practical. Then the midwife who came to our home a couple of times checked on it. #2 was born last week in Milan, and stumps ...
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AMSTERDAM
Sinterklaas- A Dutch Tradition
Here in the low-lands, we have a funny holiday called Sinterklaas. I know I've been trying to explain the concept to you before, but I thought I'd give it one more try. St. Nicholas was the bishop of Myra (Turkey) in the third century. He was known for his goodness and generosity: he was quite rich but ...
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BABY
Elias and Grace is on-line!
My husband calls it a "money pit"- (he's the one who reviews the bills), but I just can't resist it. If I even stroll past the shop window, I'm hooked in. They quite possibly have the cutest range of children and baby clothes in London. Elias and Grace is located on the main strip in ...
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BABY
H&M School Uniform
When my toddler started nursery school this fall (and came home covered in paint, glue, mud, food, etc.), I decided that his wardrobe needed a redress. Cashmere jumpers are just not ideal- (who has time to hand-wash anymore)?? Actually, let's face it- anything even slightly expensive is NOT a good idea. The cheaper, the better. ...
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BABY
Tricotti
I've carried 2 babies around London in this sling, and every time I used it at least three people would come up to me to inquire what sort of sling this was and where I got it. The inquiries were, of course, followed by "oohs" and "aahs"; all babies are cute, but in this sling ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Couture Bean Bags
Just got a Daily Candy e-mail about these super cute bean bags for kids. They might not be as functional as the doomoo seat that Michela wrote about, but they definitely score high points for their design! Cocoon Couture is an Australian company that delivers worldwide (and if you consider how the Australian dollar fares ...
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FOOD
What is it with this time of year?
I suddenly get nostalgic and start craving my childhood treats! It must have something to do with the cold weather and the early nights. All I want to do is curl up on a sofa, preferably in front of a fire, and eat! Anyway, this is my latest craving that I want to share with ...
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AMSTERDAM
Can I give you a hand, madame??
After my absence of nearly seven years,  I was afraid I would come back to a city of... ahem, I don't want to insult anyone, but you girls know how I've been bitching about Amsterdam for, well, ever: no style, no customer service, no etiquette, no good food, no sun, no mountains, no... But I must say, after ...
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BABY
A child in sheep’s clothing
Aaagghhh! Winter. You all know it depresses me. It's dark, it's wet, and it's COLD!! And I have a husband who refuses to turn the heat on during the night- (doesn't want to waste energy, and also doesn't mind if his babies freeze)! Thank God for Mokopuna's merino wool range.    They make the cutest ...
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BABY
Me too!
Since we're all mums that like to travel, I have to tell you girls about the perfect baby/toddler seat for on-the-go. THIS IS IT: the Phil&Teds Me Too Chair. It's light (less than 1 kilo /2 lbs), it's flat (2,5 cm /1 inch when folded), it fits on nearly every table and it looks really, ...
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UNCATEGORIZED
Best of both worlds
At this time of year, I spend, spend, spend on presents and sometimes have a guilty conscience, as a little part of me feels that I am being a bit wasteful. But it is really hard to find beautiful presents that also make you feel like you are supporting a good cause, and there is ...
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FOOD
Is there light (Starbucks) at the end of the tunnel?
Italians invented espresso and cappuccino. Fantastic! Humanity will be grateful forever. Then we stopped there. Why is it that every other country capitalized on our inventions, and now have more choices when getting a hot drink than the average Italian could ever dream of? Our range is limited to espresso, espresso macchiato, cappuccino and caffelatte. ...
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FOR MUMS
Fall / winter Fashion 2007 - some looks I like
I was sitting at the hairdresser earlier this week and browsing through a fashion magazine (forgot which one exactly), and I decided to sketch some of my favourite looks for this fall: Look number 1: A wide tunic is worn over a turtle neck. Preferably the tunic has 3/4 lengths sleeves, you know, for the ...
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FOOD
Thanksgiving
It is America's Thanksgiving Day today! So, as an American (not living in America), we will be celebrating... (er, sort of). My 2-year-old went to nursery, my husband went to work, I'm not surrounded by extended family, and there is no parade to watch! But, nonetheless, we will be feasting on the usual turkey fare ...
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MILAN
My son has superpowers
It happens that I was really looking forward to this last week before the birth of #2.  I wanted to hang around quietly by myself, getting hair and nails done, having lunch in nice places, doing a bit of Christmas shopping... in other words spending quality time with myself! But NO! Clearly #1 sensed that ...
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FOOD
Yoghurt in a tube!
I know it sounds sort of gross- eating yoghurt out of a tube!? But it has completely revolutionized meal time in our house. What is it? Yeo Valley organic yoghurt now comes in individual tubes specially designed for children. The yoghurt is 100% natural and organic, (of course), and because it's in a tube, it ...
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We're talking about art supplies today on the blog! We've asked our team to share their favourite colouring materials, and we've compiled them for you. Our 25 Best Colouring Materials link in profile!(ps: please share yours too!) #babyccinoteamfavourites
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How cute is baby Wilkie in these dotted pants with contrasting mustard suspenders from @organiczoo? Their adorable range - both minimalist and full of personality - only uses super soft organic cotton and is sustainably produced in Europe. Definitely a brand we love! Courtney shared her favourite pieces on the blog a couple of months ago, follow the link in profile if you've missed it! #babyccinoboutiques
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Making snowflake garlands is such a sweet and easy winter activity!️How do you deal with these long winter months? Last year Esther shared her thoughts about embracing the seasons - even the grey, cold winter days - as a way to help with the January and February blues. Link to the blog post in profile!️ #seasons #winterlove
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
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Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
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Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
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Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
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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!)
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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!
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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.
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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 oil 1 butternut squash 1 red onion 2 red peppers 2 garlic cloves 4 vine tomatoes 150g quinoa sea salt & freshly ground pepper 300 ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 25g raisins 80g black olives And for the garnish: a handful of chervil feta (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!
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