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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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CRAFTS AND DIY
Create your own Christmas cards
I must say, I don't send out a lot of Christmas cards. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the whole Christmas card thing. I do like the personal message, but I hate to think about all the paper and energy that is wasted by this worldwide craze! So, I only send out cards to a ...
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BABY
More heuristic play DIY
I know now what heuristic play is, and how relevant it is for the development of a child. Yet, before my first son went to nursery, I didn't know that the activity of playing with everyday objects had a specific name or that it was so important. It is thanks to the lovely teachers at ...
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BABY
Travel mattress
As I have just moved to a new house, I now have the luxury of something I've never had before in London: stairs (and many of them)! I went from having everything within arm's reach all on one level, to now scaling 4 levels about 100 times a day! Phewww! (At least my bum will ...
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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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BOOKS
DREAM BIG
A book so beautiful it will bring tears to your eyes, put a smile on your face and make you want to cuddle every child on earth! Dallas Clayton is a writer, illustrator and 'creator of all things good'. He wrote 'An Awesome Book' for his nearly-5-year-old son, Audio, whom he wants to make happy 'more and ...
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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
Anti-slip clips
Some baby girls, like Michela's, are born with a huge amount of hair and basically have to have a little clip in their hair from the moment they are born to prevent their long locks from hanging in their faces. Some baby girls, like mine, are born completely bald (as bald as a billiard ball ...
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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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INTERESTING ARTICLES
Mummy facing buggies
I just read this article on the Guardian, which reports the preliminary results of study carried out by the National Literacy Trust inside the Talk to Your Baby campaign and funded by the Sutton Trust. The Talk to Your Baby campaign aims to encourage parents to talk more to babies from 1 to 3 years old ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Terrific teepees!
We moved house last week, which was an exhausting and emotional experience! As happy as we are to have a bigger home with more space (which we needed thanks to a certain baby number 3 on the way), it was sad to leave the home where my children were born, and to leave a home ...
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PARIS CITY GUIDE
Flat rental in Paris
We are often asked here at Babyccino if we have any advice on flats or hotels in our cities! I personally prefer staying in flats as opposed to hotels now that we have kids -- it gives us more space and freedom. I recently stumbled over this website called VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) whilst ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Flat rental in Paris
We are often asked here at Babyccino if we have any advice on flats or hotels in our cities! I personally prefer staying in flats as opposed to hotels now that we have kids -- it gives us more space and freedom. I recently stumbled over this website called VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) whilst ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Fish Gerald
Not long ago, we visited our local pet store. My children immediately went to the aquarium with all the glittery goldfish, but I discovered the cutest little hamster rolled up in a miniature pile of hay. I secretly opened the cage, and stroked the tiny sweetheart over its belly, meanwhile telling my husband we should maybe get ...
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BABY
Rocker tee
Recently my son has been wearing this long sleeved t-shirt by huddy buddy -- he proudly shows the electric guitar to everybody. Normally I'm not too fond of prints on kid's clothes, but this one is different. It's not a kid's print -- it has a vintage feel to it, and given the small scale of ...
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BOOKS
Thidwick
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose has been one of my most favorite books ever since I was little (I still have my original hardback copy).  It is the most charming story about the most endearing, generous Moose.  And of course I'm a sucker for Dr. Seuss and his brilliant rhymes. Coming from America, where 'Dr. Seuss' ...
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PARIS
Lucie et son dressing de créateurs
I read about the "Lucie et son dressing de créateurs" Corolle doll on Milk Magazine's news letter and it is so fabulously anti-credit crunch that it deserves a post. Lucie is not any Corolle doll; she comes with a designer wardrobe that even most grown-ups would dream of. Five of some of the most exclusive ...
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KIDS
Hucklebones
This winter, yellow is my colour of choice. And not the bright, 80's in-your-face yellow, but that beautiful, deep, warm, mustardy yellow. Like my daughter's new winter coat! It comes from the Hucklebones' debut collection, and is possibly the most beautiful little girl's coat I have ever seen. As I already pointed out the colour is exquisite, but ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Hand puppets
This past weekend was cold and wet, which is probably the worst weather combo ever! It made for a weekend spent mostly inside, which meant my husband and I were forced to be creative to keep our boys entertained. Making hand puppets turned out to be a brilliant idea, because we spent about an hour ...
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BABY
Moebimbi
Last year my newborn daughter wore this super-cute cashmere hat for the whole winter and part of spring; I never got tired of it! She really looked adorable with that knot on top of her head. These very soft hats are one of the signature products of Moebimbi, a relatively young brand founded by Monica ...
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EAT
Daylesford Organic
When Notting Hill organic grocery store Fresh & Wild closed down last year, it left an empty void in its coveted location on Westbourne Grove.  The once buzzing street felt empty without the little tables outside and the beautiful window displays of organic fruit and veg.  Finally, however, the street is once again alive and ...
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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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