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Some exciting changes to come...!
We have some really BIG and exciting news – something we’ve been eager to share for months and months…! Babyccino Kids is getting a makeover and we’ll be revealing our spiffy new look tomorrow, the 1st of May!! After more than a year of hard work behind the scenes, we’re so excited to finally launch a ...
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Welcome, Maureen! A new contributor
I've mentioned my wonderful (beautiful, smart, funny!) friend, Maureen Vasquez (I call her Mo) several times here before. For one, she is the founder of Pipsticks - a cool monthly sticker subscription service which I love. For two, she lived near me in London and we used to get the kids together for fun craft ...
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Our Third London ShopUp: Day 2
We started day two of the ShopUp with more sold-out workshops from The Mamahood -- the wreath-making workshop with Bloom & Wild (seen below) was a particular hit. We love The Mamahood's mission to build community amongst mums in their local communities. We are looking forward to watching them expand over the next few years! Once the workshops ...
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Meet Vanessa!
We're so happy to introduce Vanessa Gerbrandy to you, a friend of us with whom we've worked before (behind the scenes of our shopping portal). Vanessa is British and married to a Dutchman and together they have been moving around the world in rapid speed (since we met Vanessa three years ago she has lived in South ...
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Some photos of the three of us :)
So last week Emilie and Courtney came to Amsterdam for a super quick visit. The reason (besides the fact that we love to hang out together for as much and as often as possible), is that we thought it might be a fun idea to try to make some little videos. So we talked, we ...
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Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays to all of you! We wish you a cosy and warm time together with your friends and family. Love, Courtney, Emilie and Esther PS The talented Sarah Betz from Little Cube designed this Happy Holiday card for us, and she kindly made a matching postcard and gift tags for you to download for ...
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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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Introducing Maria from Oviedo, Spain!
About a year ago, Maria emailed me to tell me about the stick horse she had made for her cute son Nico (remember this post?), and since then, I've been a great fan and regular (visual) follower of Maria's wonderful blog escarabajos bichos y mariposas. (Unfortunately I don't read a word of Spanish, but I like ...
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Happy Holidays!
We send you our warmest wishes for a happy, cosy, and relaxing holiday with your family and friends. We are ever so grateful for your support over the past year, and we look forward to an exciting new year ahead with you. Love, Esther, Emilie and Courtney
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School photos
There is nothing that appeals more to my cheesy side than annual school photos. They are always so funny, from the cheesy backgrounds (check out the pastel rainbow concoction Violette and Coco where photographed against) to the startled look that all kids sport. I love the totally un-natural smile, it has become such a classic ...
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All Around The World Sticker Book
This past weekend, while scanning our bookshelves for a new book to read... we stumbled upon a book we weren't familiar with. I think this book was given to one of my boys as a birthday gift last year, and somehow it ended up on our shelf before we had time to open it. Anyway, ...
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Relaxed fashion from Monamici
There is something I love about the winter collection at Monamici, and I think it must be the combination of the colours. Dark jeans, knitted greys, and gorgeous greens, mixed in with plums and the occasional liberty prints -- so cool! I think I'm going to order those jeans with the faux suede patches for Pim ...
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Polar Bear Cam
Have you heard of the live polar bear cam? My girls and I are obsessed. I read about this on the BBC website and we spent the entire evening last night watching a few polar bears play around with each other -- in real time via webstream. A web camera observing polar bears was set up ...
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Minikin
I told you before, but it doesn't hurt to remind you in the run-up to Christmas: Minikin has the most gorgeous and tasteful collections! You can smell from miles away that kids, fashion and design are what Minikin is all about. Those hair clips would make adorable stocking fillers. Those hats are so cute and ...
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Orchard game by Haba
The Orchard game by Haba has become our family's favourite board game for two major reasons. For one, it's a team game with no losers -- you work as a team to pick the orchard's fruit before the raven wins the game... so it's the team against the raven; everyone wins or loses together (which ...
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Marie Puce - the Perfume
We Frenchies do like our perfume. After all, in the olden days, we didn't wash, we just kept on layering on the smells! Fortunately now, we do have functioning plumbing and hot water, but perfume is still something most of us enjoy putting on every day. I have friends who will go back home to put ...
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Organic Merino Wool Thermals
Nui Organics have just launched a collection of organic merino wool thermals and they are absolutely divine -- seriously so, so soft and cosy. They're meant to be worn as a 'second skin' under clothing or under school uniforms to keep little kids warm in the winter. Or they can simply be worn alone as ...
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Milliemanu -- made in England
So happy to have discovered the British brand Milliemanu! The whole collection just breathes traditional, British quality, combined with an effortless style and fashionability! The materials used are superb -- think warm Scottish wool, delightful Liberty fabrics, thick corduroy in beautiful colours --  all locally sourced in the UK. The cuts are sharp and make ...
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Sweats
A new school, a new wardrobe challenge. Coco, who is now in elementary school, needs to turn up at school 2 days a week in a full sports outfit. As I mentioned a few months ago, I am a big fan of school uniforms, but we live in a country where uniforms will never exist. So ...
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Make your own Doudou
How darling is this little soft toy (or doudou as we call them over here)? I just have decovered the French webshop Sardine which sells little kits to make soft toys, mobiles and garlands. I love the fact that they are so easy to make and that the end product is something you actually want to ...
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Merino Wool Dress from Baby Pinecone
I'm loving the new limited edition red Frill Dress from Baby Pinecone! How festive for the upcoming holiday season... and not to mention, so cosy for the cold winter months ahead. They sent a dress for my daughter and it's such an easy thing to throw on, paired with leggings or tights and dressed up or ...
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Olivia!
My daughter is absolutely obsessed with Olivia. She talks about her incessantly, references her all the time, and insists we read Olivia about 200 times a day.  And who can blame her? This little pig is pretty fabulous, and the perfect little storybook 'hero' for a 2-year-old girl. And I just love the adorable black ...
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Clarks Desert Boots
We are slowly accepting that winter is knocking on our door over here in Paris. Sandals are finally being packed away (we have resisted till the bitter end) and the winter shoes are coming out. On a recent trip to the UK, I picked up some pairs of Clarks Original Desert Boots for my girls. I ...
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Your kids are going to love these crayons markers! They can be used on paper but also on any slippery surface like windows or tiles - they can easily be wiped with a damp cloth. Magical! We think they would make perfect stocking fillers! Find them from @babyjungleshop, link in profile! #babyccinopickoftheday #babyccinoboutiques
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These 3 small and independent boutiques have just joined our portal, check them out! @madeyoulookpdx bring you the best selection of classic toys and thoughtfully designed small products - from local makers to those on the other side of the world. And they have a 'shop by age' option that we love! @baby_cloud_new_york: how sweet are these Japanese and Japanese-inspired baby clothing and care essentials made from super soft cotton! @addieharry offer a range of beautiful, British bedding, homewares and accessories for little ones - all featuring exclusive prints. Now 25% off on their whole collection Follow the link in profile to have a look at all our new shops! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop
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Do you have a favourite Autumn recipe when it comes to baking? We have FIFTEEN!🤗 15 delicious recipes with fruits and spices that we make again and again because we love them so much. Check out our Favourite Autumn pies, cakes, breads and biscuits, follow the link in profile! #babyccinoeats #babyccinoteamfavourites #autumnrecipe
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LA moms, @theshopup is back for a great Day 2 at @officepartyofficeparty and the cutest little kids are already in full shopping mode🤗! We're open until 5pm, 4514 North Figueroa St. Come with the whole family, there are crafts for kids and yummy snacks! ( @roseandrex) #TheShopUp #theshopupla
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Oh how we love the latest book from @oliverjeffers! 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth' is a praise to the earth and all that is living on top of it. Esther shares more about this extra special book on the blog, link in profile! #babyccinoreads
2 days ago
The sun is shining in LA and our special Holiday @theshopup is in full swing! We're here at @officepartyofficeparty until 5pm, come by for the best shopping (we want everything from @lilbellies booth️) and for a great family day! Check out @theshopup stories for more snaps and videos #TheShopUp #theshopupla
2 days ago
How cute is this personalised peg-doll family? We think they would make the perfect present for a loved one️! For more inspiring personalised gifts ideas, follow the link in profile, we have selected 10 unique and special items that can be customised! #babyccinotopten #holidaygifts #personalisedgifts
3 days ago
Tomorrow is the day!@theshopup is back in LA at @officepartyofficeparty from 11am until 5pm for a very special Holiday edition! The best independent boutiques for kids and mamas, yummy nibbles, crafts and so much more - don't miss it! Entry is FREE as usual!(follow the link in profile for all practical info) #TheShopUp #theshopupla
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Do you like skiing with your family - like Esther and her family who enjoy the snow and the mountains every year in Italy? Or do you think skiing with kids is way too complicated (the equipment! the lessons! the different pick up times!)? If you're in the latter category, read about @powderbyrne today on the blog! They create the perfect, stress-free ski holidays for families worldwide. Time to book some winter fun! Follow the link in profile to find out more️
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Beautiful clothing, innovative sleeping bags and practical smocks - check out these 3 new shops that have recently been added to our portal! (swipe to discount each of them!) @sisiandseb: a collection of handpicked clothing and accessories of exceptional quality, real heirloom pieces that you'll want to keep or pass on, to see enjoyed again and again. @ergopouch: clever swaddles, sleeping bags and suits that have been specifically designed to help your little one's (and you!) have a great night's sleep @bigbiblondon: made from linen or cotton, these generously sized tunics will keep clothes clean in style from neck to knee - isn't it amazing? Follow the link in profile to have a look at all our new boutiques! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop
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
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Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
7 months ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
7 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!
11 months ago
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.
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 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!
1 year ago