Posts by Celina in Montreal

BABY
Swallow's Return handmade clothing on Etsy
Swallow's Return is a charming little Etsy store filled with just the sweetest little clothes. Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Marya design and makes all of the clothing and accessories you see. Everything is so charming. I just love her use of fabric and color combinations, her simple shapes with delicate detail. She used only ...
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BABY
Sweet Kiddo
Have you checked out Sweet Kiddo on Etsy yet? It is my newest Etsy find and I love it! Cherie makes the cutest leggings and head bands for your babies and kids with the coolest prints ever. So cute for boys and girls, I could use a pair too! The best part is that all ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Ooshki Knitted Toys
Do you love collaborations? I sure do! I love it when two extremely talented designers come together to create an exceptional product. Look how cute Oliver & Olivia are! These are the result of a sweet collaboration between Elena Kovyrzina - a graphic designer and mom from Toronto and Anabel Fournier - designer (Fournier) and ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Sew much sewing
Oh it’s been way too long since I posted anything here, I am terribily sorry. I think I’ve been caught in so many projects and haven’t had the time to do some of the things I like best, like sharing some lovely things with you. One of the projects that has been keeping me busy ...
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KIDS
Little Hanbury, a shop for boys!
Do you find it hard to shop for your little boys? Don’t you find there is always so much more choice for little girls? Whenever I’m looking for something for my boy I get side tracked and end up buying something for my daughter instead! I have to say, the boys market is getting bigger ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Rafa Kids
Don’t you just love it when it’s parents who are the creators behind children products? They have been in the same situation as you over and over again and know exactly what you need. Or even better, they create something for their own kids and have had so much success with it that they decide ...
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BOOKS
Cara Carmina Handmade Dolls from Montreal
Today, I would like to introduce you to yet another Montreal designer: Cara Carmina. Norma Andreu, the artist and creator is originally from Mexico City; however she now lives in my hometown and creates the most delightful dolls and accessories. I’ve had the chance to meet Norma and she is so sweet -- I find ...
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BABY
Tamé
Tamé is a Montreal based label and they just recently launched their baby collection. I’ve been a fan of their kid’s leggings and woman’s jewelry for a while now, but these new baby designs are adorable. Some basics for everyday use with simple cuts, however the color choices are great and the added hand painted ...
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BABY
Moon! And Sparrow
Over the month of December, I had a chance to go to a few craft fairs in my hometown of Montreal and I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my favorite Montreal designers and illustrators in the coming weeks. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Moon! And Sparrow - ...
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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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HOME AND DÉCOR
Rain rain, go away
They are announcing rain for the entire week here in Montreal and maybe even a little snow. I thought if I told the rain to go away, it might just come another day! Here are a few of my favorite cloud shaped pillows, which would brighten up any kids room even on the greyest day. ...
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KIDS
Suvi Ainoa
Suvi Ainoa is one of my all-time favorite children’s clothing lines and I thought I would share with you a sneak peek of the fall/winter 2012 collection. The creative soul behind this brand is Yanyan, a very sweet mom of two cute kiddos who recently went back to working in the corporate world, but still ...
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BOOKS
Kiki & Coco in Paris
Today I’d like to share with you my family's love for the Kiki & Coco in Paris book.  You’ve probably heard or seen the images floating around the web already, but since we recently purchased the book and the fact that my whole family really enjoys it, I wanted to tell you about it! Kiki ...
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BABY
Pi'lo
I am sure that with time you will discover I have somewhat of a dual personality! As much as I love vintage and colorful design items, I also have a love for all things white and natural. So it will come to no surprise when I tell you I loved Pi’lo’s collection as soon as ...
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BABY
Fable Baby & Nursery
Fable baby & nursery is, thanks to Pinterest, my newest Etsy discovery. Every little thing is cute and useful in this shop. First, their fabric is all hand printed in the sweetest prints on organic cotton. Secondly, every item was carefully designed with the baby & mom in mind: the t-shirts are longer to prevent ...
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KIDS
Summer Swimsuits
Summer is here, the sun is shinning, I can’t wait to jump in the ocean! How about you? Any fun plans for the summer? Here’s a little round up of some of my favorite swimsuits for boys and girls from some of my favorite online shops. Hurry up some of these are on sale and ...
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KIDS
Club Oceanus by Maia Larkin
Perhaps you’ve seen Maia Larkins gorgeous illustrations before; her work has been featured in Babiekins and La Petite Magazine, she has worked with Le Vestiaire de Jeanne, Anaïs & I and Suvi Ainoa just to name a few, and she recently contributed to the artist series of Mini and Maximus' super cool t-shirts. But did you ...
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BABY
Ajalor Handcrafted Baby Shoes
Oh Boy!!! Ajalor, where were you 5 years ago? I could have used a pair or two for my baby boy and girl. Have you ever seen anything so cute? Do you find it hard to shop for little boys? I know I do… I think I found my go-to shop for all my baby ...
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BABY
Misha and Puff
We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Montreal and I’m thinking to myself “why am I writing about knits, again?” Well, let me tell you a little about Misha and Puff: first I instantly fell in love with the lookbook when it first appeared online a couple of months ago -- ...
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KIDS
Harriet's Haberdashery
Harriet’s Haberdashery is my new favorite Etsy Shop. This grandmother has got some amazing talent and her little Harriet must be the happiest girl. Everything is handmade by Gramie Harriet with the utmost attention to details, quality and care. I really wish I could get this beautiful linen dress for my little Elsie; I love ...
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BABY
Hello Shiso
We received the cutest package in the mail a couple weeks ago from Hello Shiso, a really adorable line of accessories for your little ones. I fell in love with the hair accessories just from seeing them on the web and I’ve fallen even more in love now that I’ve seen them with my own ...
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KIDS
Missie Sunshine Couture
The kids and I went to our first Kid’s fashion show and we had so much fun! It isn’t often that a Montreal kids label hosts a fashion show and this time it was for the launch of the new collection of beachwear, Missie Sunshine Couture. I was surprised as to how well behaved my ...
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KIDS
Le Carrousel
The sun is shinning these days in Montreal and our spring is feeling more like summer, but you won’t hear me complaining! I just love our summer wardrobe, flowy dresses and skirts, lightweight cotton shirts, bloomers and shorts, and the best part is that we don’t need to cover them with our coats and scarves. ...
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A lot of small independent brands have been recently added to our shopping portal! Swipe to discover these 3 beautiful boutiques: @folklorebk is a collection of unique and colourful clothing for babies and children, artisan made in Guatemala and Bolivia. We love their happy prints and embroideries! @catkin: this British based shop is packed with the most beautiful range of natural, handmade and ethical clothing and accessories for babies and children.Each piece from @peterjokids is full of cheer and enjoys a unique touch thanks to the playful hand-created prints especially designed for each item. So cool!Follow the link in profile to have a look at all our new shops#babyccinoboutiques #newshop
4 hours ago
Meet the gorgeous family behind @tulababycarriers! We are big fans of their ergonomic, comfortable and stylish soft structured baby carriers and we were delighted when Ula agreed to answer our 5 questions. Read this inspiring interview on the blog today, link in profile! (good news for you, NYC moms: @tulababycarriers will be at @theshopup In New York on September 17-18)#babyccinoboutiques #interview #TheShopUp #theshopupnewyork
13 hours ago
Who's excited about going back to school? We are when we see how cool, colourful and cute are these school bags and lunch boxes! Tap for details or follow the link in profile for more info#babyccinotopten #backtoschool #kidsbackpack #lunchbox
1 day ago
@indi.kids is a line of clothing that honors the tradition of natural indigo dyeing and the artisans skilled in techniques like mud resist dyeing, shibori, and woodblock printing. We love the natural, bohemian vibe of these pretty pieces - and we're so happy that they will be part of @theshopup in New York next month! Read more about this beautiful brand on the blog today(link in profile)#babyccinoboutiques #TheShopUp #theshopupnewyork
1 day ago
The latest update in our New York city guide is about Teardrop Park in Battery Park City, a fantastic little park with a great water feature (waterfalls and jets!), a giant silver slide, a large sandpit and so much more! You won't believe you're in the middle of the city. Read more in our city guide, link in profile!🇺🇸#babyccinocityguides #newyork #newyorkwithkids
2 days ago
From Catherine the Great to Serena Williams, Amelia Earhart to Rosa Parks, 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls' is a wonderful book featuring 100 heroic women from every corner of the globe. A must read for girls, and for boys too, because all children need to understand that gender does not define how big you can dream or how hard you can fight (link to blog post in profile).#babyccinoreads
2 days ago
Finally, the perfect solution for families who need a play mat and do not want to compromise on style! Each mat from @ruggishco is functional and stylish (it really looks like a rug!), but if you flip it, you'll find a fun interactive map on the back side when trains and cars need driving!#newshop#babyccinoboutiques (follow the link in profile to check out all our new shops!)
3 days ago
How come that a winter day in Australia looks like this?🤔️Enjoy your Sunday, wherever you live! Thanks for the lovely photo @courtneyadamo
3 days ago
In love with these beautiful shoes from Angulus? We are too! Find these beauties in mustard in this week's Top Ten, along with our handpicked selection of Back to School shoes - link in profile! (photo from @mamaowl_)#babyccinotopten #backtoschoolshoes #kidsshoes
4 days ago
Did you know that you could have an Afternoon Tea (the real, British one, with tasty scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam) in one of London's oldest and most beautiful department stores - Liberty in Soho? Read about this quintessentially British experience in our London city guide, link in profile!🇬🇧️#babyccinocityguides #london #londonwithkids
4 days ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW!You can order it here:UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
3 months ago
Esther and Courtney wrote a beautiful, month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. Perfect to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister!PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY: UK: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
4 months ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
4 months 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!
8 months ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
10 months ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
10 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!)
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.
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