2012

CRAFTS AND DIY
Build a Robot kit
My boys invited a couple friends over for a playdate last week... and so, on a rainy and dark afternoon, I found myself with a house full of hyper children in need of a good activity. I ended up bringing out the Build-a-Robot kit we got from Little Scout and it was a big success. ...
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UNCATEGORIZED
Happy Holidays!
It is nearly the end of the year already! And what a year. We've lost, learned and loved, and beautiful babies have enriched our lives. We want to thank you once again for your support and all of your warm wishes! For now, let's press the pause button and rewind -- time to spend a cosy ...
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CHRISTMAS RECIPES
A giant cookie!
Crystal, one of our readers, sent us this beautiful image of a giant cookie she made with her 2 children a few weeks ago. It's a lemon poppy shortcake that was carved before baking, and the photo was used for their Christmas cards this year. What a great idea! Crystal was so sweet to write ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Madrid in Love
Last weekend Nico and I went to Madrid for a long weekend. It was so nice and one of the things we loved most was a pop-up store happening right now in Madrid (only december!). Madrid in Love. A very special place, full of lovely things and lovely atmosphere. And really nice to visit with ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Cute games and toys by Londji
When Esther came to London last week, we each gave each other little Christmas gifts for the kids. Funnily enough, it turns out that the gift I gave for Ava is the same gift she gave to Ivy! Great minds think alike! Either that... or the cute toys, games and puzzles from Londji are just ...
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Last minute Christmas decoration: a heart of light
This is a very easy DIY perfect for a last-minute decoration. I made it with some wire, wool, and christmas lights. And here is the result. You could do diferent shapes with the wire. Maybe a star or a christmas tree, or you could even spell out words. I didnt have much time to do ...
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Thumb print Christmas Card
How cute is this Christmas card my daughter made at her art class? It is such a simple idea --  all you need is a bit of black ink on the thumb and a couple of markers and you have yourself some sweet little red nosed reindeers. I also quite like the paper the teacher ...
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FOOD
Homemade mustard
Once every few weeks we come together with a couple of friends on a week night and we cook up something interesting. So far we've made anything from pickled cucumbers, spicy red onions jam, red beet chutney, to the original plum pudding (with suet!). Yesterday we made our own mustard, which was a simple project ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Imaginative party selections at Carousel
I just received a little package with a selection of stocking fillers and toys from new shop on the block Carousel... and oh, how pretty it all is! Carousel recently launched with a beautifully designed webshop and a superb selection of children's party products. Everything about Carousel is just so stylish -- the website, the branding, ...
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BABY
On Ivy's Christmas wish list...
Last week I popped into the gorgeous Couverture boutique to do a bit of Christmas shopping, and ended up finding so many great things for nearly everyone on my list. Total success! While there, Ivy spotted this adorable little Petitcollin baby doll and it was love at first site! Something about the little doll's outfit ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Ostheimer wooden figures
Last week I shared a project for making a winter forrest diorama.  This diorama is a perfect home for some of our Ostheimer collection.  We like to put all of our forrest animals in the diorama.  Ostheimer is a company from Germany that makes wooden hand crafted animals and people.  Over the years I have ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Puppets, for re-enacting your favourite stories
We love the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. It is still one of those books my kids request at bed time, or.. even now I'll catch my older kids reading it to the younger ones. So, you can imagine how excited they were when this puppet set arrived from AlexandAlexa last week. I ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Mowobjetos: objects with movement
Manuela Ottondo Wulff is Argentinian currently living in Madrid. And Manuela is a very tallented graphic designer and creator. Mow is her project inspired by dreams, imagination and games. That's how her "objects with movement" were born. Mowobjetos has animals, each animal has a name, a personality and a story: The dolls: And the perpetual ...
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KIDS
Peas and Queues
I just came across Peas and Queues, a gem of a children’s line made right here in Los Angeles. We are having an Indian Summer so it wasn’t a stretch to buy this cheerful dress even as we move into the colder months. The silhouettes and bold patterns are perfect for your little adventurer but ...
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BABY
Baby toys by Mastro Geppetto
The lovely Jenny from LMNOP Magazine sent the sweetest little gifts for baby Marlow, all beautifully wrapped and washi taped. One of the gifts was this little wooden heart-shaped teether by the Japanese brand, Mastro Geppetto. It's amazing how beautiful something so little can be. A baby teether, but really a gorgeously crafted little piece ...
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FOR MUMS
Welcome sweet Francesca!
Right around the time Elizabeth started contributing to Babyccino, she became pregnant with baby number two. She and I quickly discovered that we were both pregnant and due on the same day! It was so fun for me to share a due date with someone, and to bond over similar pregnancy milestones together (morning sickness, ...
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KIDS
Damselfy. Truly luxurious dresses for special occasions.
There is nothing ordinary about the dresses at Damselfly. Made out of the most refined materials such as silk brocade, dreamy velvet, hand cut silk chiffon feathers and the like, using a unique combination of ancient crafts and innovative contemporary techniques, this is a collection of dresses that is in one word exquisite. Taking inspiration from ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
An amazingly snug and cozy bunting bag
This week, we've seen snow for the first time in Amsterdam this year, and even though it only lasted for an hour, I've been gearing up for severe cold. Snow boots, puffy jackets, hats and scarves -- we are ready for winter! I've transformed Ava's pushchair (a simple umbrella style one) into a wonderfully warm ...
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BABY
La Langerie, a delicate collection for newborns
The lovely ladies at La Langerie sent one of their gorgeous swaddle blankets for baby Marlow and it's become one of our favourite blankets. I love the soft, gauze-like material, and the fact that it's so generously sized -- perfect for swaddling and breast feeding and snuggling and all sorts of other things (I read ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Eco-Bonk Bop Bags
It’s starting to get cold here in Montreal and so going out to play for hours is a thing of the past! I don’t know about you, but my son needs to move, run and jump and with the winter months ahead that isn’t always possible; I always thought he could use a punching bag ...
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KIDS
Miss B Tween
Now that my oldest daughter Sara is getting so tall and skinny, shopping has changed drastically for her. Most cute children brands don't cater beyond size 6 or 8, but also, Sara's silhouette (and taste) now requires a totally different cut and style clothing. So I was happy to be introduced to the label Miss B ...
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BABY
Tocoto Vintage
Today, I would love to share with you a spanish brand that I really love: Tocoto Vintage. Everything is so sweet and delicate. Maybe because they re-use old patterns, or maybe because of the lovely dusty colours of the collection:  grey, soft pink, taupee.  What is for sure is that when you see these clothes, you ...
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BABY
Filament, beautiful baby shoes
Aren't these little leather baby shoes just so, so sweet? Maddalena from Brebi sent a pair for baby Marlow and I am now willing her tiny feet to grow just a little bit so the shoes will fit her! Filament is a French brand and the shoes are all crafted in France with 100% ultrasoft ...
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Is everything ready for Easter breakfast? These simple cozies that Esther made from felt and thread are super festive and fun! 🥚🥚 #babyccinocrafts #easter #eastercrafts
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1 year ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
1 year 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!
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Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
1 year ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
1 year 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!)
1 year 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!
1 year 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.
2 years 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 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!
2 years ago