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Coqueliquot et Paprika
There are so many things I would like to write about for Babyccino and just don't find the time! I have been wanting to write about the great children's clothes shop Coqueliquot et Paprika for ages and ages. The lovely boutique is nestled between the gorgeous shops on the rue du Bac in the 7th ...
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PARIS
Les 400 Coups
There has been a revolution in the Parisien café scene! Les 400 Coups, a family café, has recently opened its doors!  When I heard about this phenomenon I just had to pack up my kids, jump on the metro and experience this place in person. Here in Paris, cafés with play areas are virtually nonexistent ...
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FOOD
Chez Bogato, a patisserie just for kids
You would think that in a city like Paris the patisserie market would be saturated. But there was one thing missing -- a patisserie specializing in kid's cakes! Now we have Chez Bogato, a fabulous kids bakery that makes the best birthday cakes ever! Castles, crowns, tigers and shoes...there is nothing they cannot make into ...
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BABY
Firmaman
I have been trying to travel a bit further a field, leaving my usual habitat of North-Eastern Paris, to try and discover new places for Babyccino. On one of my trips I met up with Estelle from the lovely e-shop Nordinary and she took me on a whistle-stop tour of the 17th arrondissement. One particular ...
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OUTDOORS
Neuilly Swimming Pool
The summer is almost over, and we are trying to use every available ray of sunshine before the leaves start falling off the trees and the cool weather starts creeping up on us. Last weekend we headed off to the swimming pool and the aim was to go swimming outside and nothing was going to ...
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PARIS
Eating out in France
Michela and I are often asked about family-friendly restaurants in our respective cities. Try as we might, we are hard pressed to come up with good suggestions. There is a huge North/South divide in Europe regarding the obvious signs of child friendliness in restaurants. In Northern Europe you will more often than not be offered ...
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KIDS
Native Kingdom
I have fallen back in love with second-hand clothes, a passion I had when I was a poor student. Now a mother of two growing girls, I have decided that second-hand is back in vogue. There is so much stuff out there at a fraction of the original price. Second-hand can mean a lot of ...
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OUTDOORS
Paris Plage
It is that time of year again here in Paris: the right bank of the Seine has been taken over by lounge chairs, palm trees, sun and sand. If you happen to be in Paris for the month of August (most Parisians have left for the country and the city is spookily quiet) Paris Plage ...
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PARIS
Marché des Enfants Rouge
Courtney and her family were over in Paris visiting from London and we wandered around the North Marais, doing a bit of shopping, people watching and coffee drinking. It really reminded me about how much I love this little area. I want to write a thousand and one posts on all the lovely little places ...
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PARIS
L'Isle-Adam
I have always wanted to live by the beach but have actually never succeeded. I think I am destined to beach holiday destinations as opposed to being able to live close to it. My kids seem to love the beach as much as I do, so we were all very, very excited to discover a ...
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FOOD
Chouquette
Since we have been living in Paris I have discovered a new addiction to baked goods. Obviously I the love croissants, the tarts and the bread, but my ultimate favourite are these little puff balls called choquettes. They are light and fluffy as they are filled with pure, sugar scented air and they are so ...
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FOR MUMS
Bookbinders Design
I'm not sure if I became an architect because I love paper and pens, or if I love paper and pens because I became an architect...  Fact is, the Swedish company Bookbinders Design makes my tummy ache with excitement and I can easily spend over an hour inside one of their shops (much to my children's and husband's ...
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KIDS
Soeur
The concept of being chic starts early in Paris. As you can imagine even little girls have an innate sense of style, so their older sisters are off the chart! Luckily enough there is now a shop just catering to the 10-14 bracket. Soeur was opened by two sisters, one, the co-founder of Bonton and ...
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MUSIC, FILMS & APPS
Cinema Festival
Sometimes I get fed up of living in the centre of a big city. The traffic, the pollution the lack of green space, and space in general seems so much more oppressing in the summer time. But then I get reminded of the big advantages of city life: the huge range of cultural events right ...
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BABY
Parc de la Villette
It is finally warm here in Paris and we are all loving getting out there amongst the action and not being cooped up inside. This is the first year that I have two mobile children who both want to explore the world, so I am getting to know the parks in Paris better and better. ...
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FOR MUMS
Moi et ma fille
Receiving packages in Paris is a nightmare! The post is notorious for losing most packages. The other option is private delivery companies, but the delivery times are often between 8 am and 6 pm. There is no way that I can stay in my flat for a full 10 hours, so I always miss the ...
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PARIS
La Maison des Petits at 104
I have received several emails from you guys asking if I know of a good indoor play area for toddlers... and I didn't! There is a serious lack of them here in Paris. That is... until now. On Saturday I took my girls to the brand new play area called "la maison des enfants" in ...
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PARIS
Jardin de L'acclimatation
Imagine a tiny Disneyland on the outskirts of Paris, but run by the city and founded a good one hundred years ago. So, actually not like Disneyland at all! The Jardin de l'Acclimatation in the Bois de Bologne is Paris' own kiddie fun park, and it is great. My eldest daughter is finally old enough ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Velib'
Though this is not strictly something you can do in Paris with small kids, I do have to sing the praises of something that has very quickly become a Parisian institution: The Velib'. You see, all over this wonderful town you can find bicycles belonging to the city council. With a swipe of a card ...
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FOOD
Du Pain et Des Idées
I stumbled across the Michelin's top ten bakeries in Paris report recently and was almost disappointed to see my favourite bakery in Paris listed as the first of the top ten. I thought it was my little secret that no one knew about! Though Du Pain et Des Idées is a tiny, unassuming bakery, the ...
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FOR MUMS
COS
H&M was one of my favorites shops for years and years. On the money, on style and on trend. I didn't really care that everything fell apart after a few washes. Over the last few years I have been buying less and less stuff from there. Try as I might, I could rarely find things ...
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PARIS
Le Loir dans la Théière
I had a coffee with the lovely Kirby from Petite Alma this morning in one of my favourite cafés and I suddenly realised that I have never written a post about it! It is called  Le Loir dans la Théière on 3 rue des Rosiers in the Marais (Tel : 01 42 72 90 61). ...
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FOR MUMS
A flower to celebrate spring
Today is the first of May! All over the world people celebrate Labour Day and here in France it is a bank holiday accompanied by demonstrations by all the labour unions.  But in typical French fashion, politics are mixed with romantic gestures... It is customary here to give ladies a small bouquet of Lily of the ...
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