PARIS: EAT SEE PLAY SHOP SLEEP TIPS OUT OF TOWN
6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Rue Vavin
Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens you can find the Rue Vavin, a mom's dream of a shopping street. Along the rue Vavin and its side street, the rue Brea, you will find some of the best Parisian children's shops. From the affordable -- a great DPAM baby shop-- to the more expensive -- Jacadi ...
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1ST ARRONDISSEMENT
Les Fourmis Rouges
In the heart of Paris, though maybe not in the most glamourous of all locations (the shopping centre Le Forum Des Halles), is a great kid's shop called Les Fourmis Rouges (the Forum des Images is under the same roof). It offers everything you could ever dream of: toys, clothes, furniture and accessories. Most of ...
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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT
Merci
It's been the talk of town. Merci, Paris' newest concept store opened its doors last week. When I visited it was so new, they were still finishing off the paintwork. Even if you are just in Paris for an afternoon, it is worth checking it out. A huge loft style space houses a florist, an ...
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17TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Le Marchand D'Etoiles
There is something really wholesome and comforting about putting your kids to bed in a nice, clean, and comfy-looking pyjama. I like to think it might help them get a restful night… The French label Marchand d'Etoiles (literally translated: the Merchant of Stars) is the champion of lovely, comfortable kid's nightclothes. And so they should ...
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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Lilli Bulle
Several of our Babyccino readers have already requested I write a post about this shop and I was waiting for the right moment to give it the attention it deserves. Lilli Bulle is worthy of being the kids' clothes shop featured in our theme week! It is actually one of these places I have to ...
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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Niou
I love, love, love the Villlage St. Paul, which is a great place to know about if you are in Paris for the weekend, as it is one of the few areas open on a Sunday. Sandwiched between the rue St Antoine and the Seine in the 4th, The Village consists of several little courtyards ...
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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Tags for School
Having a child at the Maternelle means that I have been spending my precious evenings occupying myself with a generation-old task. Like my grandmother and I am sure my great-grandmother before me, I have been sewing name tags into every jumper, coat, bag, spare pair of trousers etc. that might be taken to school and ...
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18TH ARRONDISSEMENT
From rags to riches
This is one for the craft lovers amongst us. Right at the foot of the Butte de Montmartre, the hill on which the Sacree Coeur is perched upon, is an area inhabited by material and haberdashery shops. Down every little alleyway you find shops selling everything from thick brocade, flimsy chiffon, bold prints, delicate prints, ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Cirier Candles
There is nothing better than a good candle to create a civilized atmosphere after a long day with kids. Some of my favorites are the scented Cirier Candles. CIR is one of the oldest candle producers in France and they produce candles for Guerlain, Cartier, Fragonard and many more. Our friend Belinda introduced them to ...
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PARIS CITY GUIDE
French Pharmacies
I LOVE my local pharmacy. Whatever problem I have, they always seem to have the right cream, lotion or potion for it. I think that part of my love affair for pharmacies is because roughly 80% of my French family are pharmacists. Then again when you look at the amount of pharmacies in France, 80% ...
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PARIS CITY GUIDE
Mini Me
I have noticed a growing trend in fashion labels over here in France (and it might be the same all over the world): Grown-up designer women labels have started to produce small collections of little girls' clothes in the signature style of the label. Comptoir des Cotonniers, Maje, Sandro, Zadig et Voltaire and Paul and ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Bonpoint Restaurant
Since I have been living in Paris, Courtney has been nagging me to visit one of her favourite shops, Bonpoint. I have always resisted... too far to go I have been saying and just not my style! But a couple of days ago I got my act together, got on a bus, crossed the river ...
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Welcome back to 2020. We are sailing into the new year with some new fun posts. You’ll love this first easy craft of the year — making walnut boats. A great way to start a relaxed Saturday in pjs. ️ @laraoflondon #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids
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Merry Christmas everyone! Be it warm and wonderful, be it slow and sweet. We’ll be spending time with our family and friends, and we will see you again in 2020. (2020!! Can you believe it?) Love to all of you! Emilie, Courtney and Esther 🥰
4 weeks ago
Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
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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.
3 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
3 years 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!)
3 years 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!
3 years 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.
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