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KIDS
Denim skirts
I think I have had some form of denim skirt since I was about 15 (though the style I am wearing has changed a wee bit in the last few years). Coco and Violette each have a denim skirt, which possibly is the most worn article in their wardrobe. It looks cute with a top ...
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KIDS
Babaà, children's knitwear for everyday use
Babaà is a new Spanish brand of handmade knitwear and I am loving everything about it. I love the brand ethos: all their knitwear is handmade in Spain, designed for everyday use, and is built to last from one child to the next. The unisex designs are perfect for families like mine where clothes get ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Letter cushions
I don't think there is anything that spurs my younger daughter Violette on as much as wanting to be on equal footing with her big sister. Problem is, there is a massive difference between being four and being six. At six, you are in primary school and do all the things that kids at primary school ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Sewing Christmas Cards
Today I would like to share the Christmas Cards we made at home this year which I posted in eb&m this week. With craft paper and a sewing machine we made the envelopes, and the cards. With a snowflake punch I  garnished the cards a little bit. And then Nico painted them!! Now we have ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Knitting Christmas balls
This year I have a new obsession: I'm knitting Christmas balls! My husband gave me the book '55 Christmas Balls to Knit' by Arne & Carlos for my birthday, and after initial scepticism about the exercise (I mean -- knitting Christmas balls??), I have now finished my first ball and totally got the hang of ...
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FOOD
Lena Corwin's Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
My sister is visiting us from Seattle -- she arrived the day before Marlow was born, and she's staying with us through Christmas. I can't even begin to describe how happy this makes me! She is so much help with the kids and with the baby. I really don't know how I will survive when ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Käthe Kruse dolls
This past summer, Ava finally started to trot around with her baby, which we gave her for her first birthday last year. It's a Käthe Kruse doll and I keep thinking how pretty it is: old-fashioned looking, and beautifully made with hand-painted eyes and hair. So cute. It also has very easy-to-move limbs, so sitting her ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
Manduca carrier
I have always been a huge fan of the Baby Bjorn carriers. I still have the same one we bought when our first baby was born, more than 7 years ago. I just love how simple it is -- how easy it is to put on and strap baby in. But, I must admit I've ...
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BABY
Cute Casper, wearing a knitted 'hood hat'
Oh my goodness, I just had to share this cute photo of darling Casper wearing the little knitted hood hat I knit for him. Isn't he adorable?  Esther just posted it on her Instagram feed, and it made me so excited to see the little hat 'in action' that I just had to share it with ...
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FASHION
Cambridge Satchels
Have you heard of Cambridge Satchels? I know I am a bit behind the times, but now I am obsessed with these simple satchels that come in the greatest colours known to mankind. I think they look so simple and vintage, but can dress up any outfit. It is the kind of handbag in which ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Advent calendar
Growing up with a German mother, celebrating advent was a big deal and magical to us children.  In our family I have so much fun putting together and collecting gifts for the advent calendar.  Henrik is now at such a wonderful age and gets really excited to open each advent. This year I found some ...
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BABY
Baby Moccasins
I recently contributed a post to the lovely Bloesem Kids blog and decided to write about these gorgeous little handmade moccasins from Becky Brisco. Aren't they so beautiful? I bought a pair as a gift for baby Casper and a pair for Marlow too -- I just couldn't resist. You can read the full post ...
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TIPS
Handy Services
Here is a list of places and services you might find helpful if you are planning a trip to Paris, especially with the whole family. Complete Paris a fabulous concierge service which will organise as much as you need. Ali, the lovely owner, has children herself so she is very aware of the needs of families ...
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PARIS
Tips about Paris
I often get asked for tips about Paris. But living in a city is so different to visiting, that I often have trouble answering. So I wanted to put together a little list of places and services you might find helpful if you are planning a trip to Paris, especially with the whole family. Complete ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Extra fun with ++PlusPlus
My kids have a new obsession and it's called PlusPlus. PlusPlus consists of super simple puzzle-like building block shapes that can be combined to create an endless array of 2 and 3 dimensional creations, and seriously calls for hours and hours of building fun. PlusPlus is equally attractive to boys and girls, young and old ...
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KIDS
Pretty party dresses at I Love Gorgeous
The holidays are around the corner, so time to get the party dresses sorted! I Love Gorgeous is a great place to find a wonderful collection of the best party dresses around. Sparkly, festive, romantic, rock -- you will find all sorts of beautiful choices here! This year, I chose the Pippi dress for Ava. ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Palomita rag dolls
These beautiful Palomita rag dolls are handmade from organic, tea-stained muslin fabric and dressed in vintage, new and recycled textiles. Each doll is completely unique, has it's own special character, and is made with a lot of care. The doll's faces are embroidered and look so, so sweet. Really the kind of doll that would ...
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KIDS
Made by Mabel
My knitting range consists of making scarves. I can make short ones, long ones, wide ones and thin ones, but they will always be just a scarf. In contrast, my mother was a able to make us the most complicated jumpers with colours and all sorts of things, back in the day when no one ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
DIY: your own wrapping paper
The holidays are around the corner and with it loads of presents to wrap. This craft project is a good idea to spend an afternoon with and it sure gives a personal touch to gift giving.  Nico had a lovely time with such a big paper to draw on, all by himself! And these papers ...
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BOOKS
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
My favourite cooking website is, without a doubt, the Smitten Kitchen blog. Deb Perelman's posts are hilarious and easy to read and she does not take herself too seriously. Just the kind of person I would love to take cooking tips from. You might have noticed that Courtney and I have started linking to Deb's ...
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BABY
Stay warm this winter with Waddler
I'm a big fan of the collections from Waddler. The company is run by husband and wife team Philip and Marina, who were inspired to start their company after spending a year in South America with their first child. They now live in Scotland, but still travel to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina very regularly. If you ...
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BABY
Marlow Mae, one week old
Baby Marlow is one week old today! This week passed way too quickly. I could easily take another 100 weeks just exactly like it! The lazy days, the slower pace, the baby snuggles, newborn coos and that sweet newborn smell, a happy, bustling home filled with excited children, the love and tenderness of siblings, the ...
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BABY
Little Titans. Tights for boys!
When Ava was a little crawling baby girl, I loved to dress her in tights layered with onesies or bloomers, and she would look so cute, be so cosy and warm and have the freedom to crawl all over the place unhindered. Now that I have a little baby boy, I'm so happy with the ...
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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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