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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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Jamberry is the sweetest of board books. It’s about a young boy and a bear who merrily play through the land of berries. The characters sit in a canoe of blueberries with their hats bursting of berries and they lay in a meadow of strawberries with dancing lambs and ponies. Link in bio for this adorable book. ‍️ #babyccinoreads #babyccinokids
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A slow summer project as we roll into the weekend. We love these from Courtney’s family that they made a few years ago. They collected wishbone sticks on the beach, then spent the morning weaving together. Read our blog to find out her best tips. ️ #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids
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Staying cool with yummy homemade ice pops! See our link for Sara’s simple recipe. #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids
2 days ago
Perfect back-to-school shoes from @iadorelittlefeet are one of this week’s #babyccinotopten . ️ Little leather t-bars for boys and girls from PèPè, an Italian family-owned brand that has been manufacturing children's shoes since the 1970's. Stylish and timeless! ⭐️ #babyccinoboutiques #schoolshoes
4 days ago
To shave or not to shave? Makeup free and natural or fight those sign of age, avoid grey hair, etc? We received lovely responses from readers yesterday who appreciated seeing makeup-free Emilie and Esther make-up on holiday. It reminded us of Courtney’s article on pampering pressures on social media. And arm hair! How do you feel about grooming and pampering as a mama, and what lessons is it teaching your kids? 🤷‍️ One reader commented : “We really do make life harder for ourselves: the same people telling us to be happy with ourselves, love ourselves, accept ourselves etc are the same people telling us in the next breath (or page of a magazine, or showing us on the red carpet) to shave everything/dye our hair/wear a push-up bra/undergo surgery to stop the ageing process... I tell my kids all the time – be your own person. It’s fine to be inspired by, covet, try or buy something you’ve seen on someone else, but ultimately YOU have to shine through too and what makes you YOU is going to be very different to the next person, so embrace it. Hair (or no hair!) and all.” What are your thoughts? #babyccinokids
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Which shoes would you choose? ️Here are 10 great back-to-school #shoe options from our #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques for our #babyccinotopten . See link in profile. • @patt_touch @mabo @yayalalakids @papouelli @caramellondon @youngsoles @iadorelittlefeet @ladidakids @hedleyfield @lacoquetakids
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Summer holiday snapshots! Look at Emilie and Esther and those happy holiday glows! (Emilie in Spain and Esther in Greece.) Aren’t those carefree holiday smiles infectious? Plan your next holiday with our Weekend Getaway Guides. Click on the profile. #babyccinotravels #selfies #mamaswhotravel #wanderlust #spain #greece
6 days ago
Do you love pinning? We do! And while Courtney juggles home renovations with a family of seven she’s using pinterest to stay inspired and organised! ⭐️ Tap the link for her Pinterest home design favourites and other lovely Babyccino archive ideas. #babyccinokids #pinterest #homerenovation #inspiration #homedesign
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Save the date for San Francisco! Courtney, Esther, and Emilie will be at our first San Fran ShopUp to celebrate our West Coast customers. Join us October 13 & 14th and bring your friends and family too! Fun for everyone. Let us know if you want to be a shop or a sponsor too! See email #theshopup #babyccinokids #babyccinotravels #babyccinoboutiques #sanfrancisco #independentshop #shopindependent #familyfun #sanfran
1 week ago
Looking for summery inspiration? Enjoy this round-up of some of are favourite posts from the archives... link in bio! #babyccinokids #babyccinotravels
1 week 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!
1 month 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
1 year ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
1 year 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.
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!)
2 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!
2 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.
2 years ago