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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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The cold days are still here! Make these pinecone bird feeders to treat our feathered friends during winter - we shared the details on the blog last year, link in profile🥜 #wintercrafts #craftsanddiy
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If you've missed it, don't forget to have a look at our 14 favourite winter soup recipes! Healthy and warming, each of them is a firm favourite in our houses. Link in profile!🥕 #babyccinoteamfavourites #babyccinoeats #souprecipe
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What a lovely space Esther has set up for her baby. For more nursery inspiration, check out our Top Ten this week, where you'll find this beautiful wool felt baby basket from @nestasnest. Link in profile! #babyccinotopten #nursery #nurseryinspo #nurserydecor
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Do you know that we're running a giveaway with the lovely maternity brand @boobdesign? You could win a 250 euro voucher plus free international shipping! One of Esther's favourite pieces is this beautiful Air dress. Check out all the details to enter in our previous post, the one where Esther (and her cute bump) is folding laundry. Enter now, it's still open until Sunday morning 7am CET! #babyccinoboutiques
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The last weeks before giving birth... time to get your hospital bag ready! What did you bring and loved having with you? Esther shares her essentials on the blog today, check them out, link in profile! #pregnancy #hospitalbag #gettingreadyforbaby
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We love our new shops, and we love sharing with you the good news that they're offering special deals to you, Babyccino readers! Now is definitely a good time to shop in these small and independent boutiques: ⭐️ @tinyppllondon: the perfect collection of children's bedding and homewares - playful patterns, neutral colours and quirky characters with high-quality, sustainably sourced organic and GOTS-certified textiles (now 20% off!) ⭐️ @withlovedarling: lovely and delicate fine jewellery that tell a story. These very special pieces are designed to last and to be treasured forever (now 25% off!) ⭐️ @eco.glitter.fun: finally, glitter that is biodegradable and totally eco-friendly! Unlike regular glitter, these magic sparkles are free of plastic and all other nasties (now 20% off!) Swipe to discover them all! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop
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Getting ready for baby (plus: a chance to WIN 250£!!!) Over the last months, Esther has been living in the cute and comfortable fashion from @boobdesign . Each piece stays flattering all along the pregnancy, from the little bump to the final weeks - and all of them are also breastfeeding friendly! Today we're very excited to announce a giveaway we’re hosting together with @boobdesign , to win an amazing 250 euro voucher (and free international shipping)! To enter, you just need to: - follow @babyccinokids as well as @boobdesign on Instagram - leave a comment where you tag a friend and mention your favourite style from @boobdesign (you can check out their collection on www.boobdesign.com) That's it! Don't forget to have a look at our blog post today for more photos of Esther's lovely bump and a special surprise for Babyccino readers. Link in profile! . . This giveaway will end in 36 hours on Saturday at 7am CET. Winner will be announced next Monday. The giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open worldwide. The voucher will be emailed to the winner.
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Paris is always a good idea, but it gets even better when you visit this beautiful city in a retro VW van! Esther and her family loved it, and you can read about this fun experience with @combi_tours in our Paris city guide. Link in profile!🇫🇷 #babyccinocityguides #paris #pariswithkids
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How gorgeous is the new Spring/Summer collection from @louisemisha? So pretty and delicate! And we love that there is a collection for women too. Courtney shares her favourite pieces on the blog today, for Marlow and for herself! Link in profile!️ #babyccinoboutiques
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Looking for nursery inspiration? Check out our Top Ten this week! From Moses baskets to gender-neutral decor, we hope it will help you create a sweet and cosy space for baby. Tap for details or follow the link in profile for more info #babyccinotopten #nursery #nurserydecor #nurseryinspo #babyccinoboutiques
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I’ve had such good luck in the skirts department lately! I managed to get this one while it was advertised for the wrong price & another spotty skirt of my dreams.
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Leo Kids is a world of colour and fun. This US-based online boutique offers a series of handmade goodies to brighten your home – from the nursery, to the living room, and everything in between.
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Blue Island & Subway Tile
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This beautiful dress is lovingly Handmade from high quality, luxurious sea mist linen that is buttery soft to the touch. It features pretty flutter sleeves, a circle yoke, sweet back tie and full top. Dress length also available in store now. This listing is for top only. Bloomers not
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willaby create beautifully simple, yet special, ethically and sustainably made heirloom quality blankets and more. The items created by this US design studio showcase the beauty of natural materials and handcrafting, each one of the highest quality. Perfect for newborns, most pieces are designed for use through childhood and all are designed to be passed on - or kept and treasured.
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Jolee Môme’s collection of organic leather shoes is as sweet as they come! Available for little ones from birth to 3 years old, these adorable shoes and accessories are 100% made in France by master craftsman.
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I have found the Boob basics to be staples in my pregnancy wardrobe. In my posts about first and second trimester essentials, I mentioned Boob pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly fashion already. The styles are so cute and comfortable, they easily cover the belly in all different stages and are flattering as well. (I’m wearing the Flatter me long-sleeve top as we speak!)
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Louise Misha has a simply gorgeous range of clothing, jewellery and accessories for free-spirited girls of all ages. The creation of two friends, Aurélie and Marie, the Louise Misha collection began with a line of jewellery that grew little by little into a stunning line of bohemian-inspired dresses, tops, skirts, shorts, rompers, pants and more for babies, girls and women too.
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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
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
10 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!
1 year 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.
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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!)
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.
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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!
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