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Our Seventh Annual London ShopUp: 1& 2 December!
We have just over a week before our seventh annual ShopUp in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall! We have mixed things up for this year and the event will have a fun new look that we can’t wait for you to see! That being said, the spirit of the event has remains as festive and ...
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RECIPES
Family friendly Chicken Teriyaki, yum!
Every time I make this family friendly chicken teriyaki I am amazed at how delicious it is when there are only 4 ingredients involved! It's a great way to introduce children to asian flavours and they love to get involved and mix everything together. The marinade itself is fantastic with beef, salmon or tofu so ...
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PARIS
The Babyccino Reunion PopUp - A little guide to the Marais
This weekend Esther and I will be at the Babyccino Reunion PopUp together with Amandine from @thereunion and Marine from Les Louves. I am especially excited as it is one of my favorite areas in Paris - the Marais! If you are planning to come and say hello to us and browse all the lovely brands ...
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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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BOOKS
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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Today’s new post from Lara “Seek is the one and only app that our (young) children use. It started in lockdown over the Spring, as things sprung to life, and our children would ask us ‘what’s that?’ So my husband found the answer, which was for all of us to learn more from the world of amazing digital technology by using a free app (and find out more about the amazing world!). We think it is so outstanding actually and have told so many friends and family members to use it too, because it teaches them about the world and nature! I should quickly add that this is not a sponsored post! It is just a great tip I wanted to share.” And we love this thought... “You don’t have to travel far to find weird and beautiful wildlife. Your garden, local park, street tree, window box or the verge alongside a local footpath are rich ecosystems filled with species… you’ll be able to identify any living thing in your patch – plants, flowers, insects, fungi, birds and animals. It’s like having a naturalist in your pocket! When you ID a species you’ll be able to find out all about it, and see how common or rare it is for your area and the time of year.” More about the app in our bio link. But tell us, are you using any interesting educational apps for nature or science? ps And stay tuned for more about her holiday on a lighthouse island in @laraoflondon ‘s post next week! #babyccinokids #babyccinotips #babyccinotravels #seek
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Autumn Equinox — a note from Esther... “I was talking to Lara earlier today, and she was reminding me of the start of Autumn happening today. Autumn! Today, the bright daylight hours and the dark nightly hours are of equal length. From now on, the days will get shorter, the nights will get longer… until the longest night, Winter Solstice (taking place on December 21st) will mark the beginning of the Winter season. Today is Autumn Equinox: the night and the day are in perfect balance. It marks the moment of the sun entering Libra (my star sign!), bringing harmony and stability, and which is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. All good things, and definitely things we need in these uncertain, difficult and turbulent times. Autumn is when the air starts to feel crisper and smell muddier, when the colours of nature are intensifying before they change colour, when the light is low and magical, when the days get wetter and the weather gets windier. It is the time to harvest apples and nuts and pumpkins, to make pies and soups and stews and to cosy up the house with rugs, pillows and blankets. Fall is so cosy! To celebrate this First Day of Autumn, I thought it would be nice to make a list of all the little things, family traditions and crafts we love doing in fall. Most we have posted about before, but there are some new ideas and things I want to try as well. Going through old posts and getting this list together has been so inspiring — yes, we are entering the darker and colder months, but there is so much to do and make, and many of these activities are super simple and made with whatever nature supplies us with. Fall truly is fabulous!” xx Esther Enjoy @estherbabyccino fifteen favourite fall activities to get inspired, link in bio. #babyccinokids #babyccinotips #autumnequinox @maudfontein 🧡
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Today’s post... five top tips to help make moving abroad eas(ier). Our Contributor @sydney.piercey knows first hand after moving four from London to France last week. “Do be brave, do be kind to yourself with your emotions, (beforehand and when you arrive) and do enjoy! I am a firm believer of enriching your life by taking risks and embracing change. I can also personally vouch for the magic that awaits from moving abroad.” More in the bio... #babyccinotravels #moversandshakers #babyccinotips
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Vegetable bolognese anyone? This ragu is seriously, seriously delicious, packed full of vegetables and extremely straightforward to make – a chuck it all into the pot and pop it in the oven recipes! It’s also great for using up leftover/sad vegetables in your fridge. See Lyndsay’s recipe on the bio link. @ieatmypeas #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids
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Tell me, do you have teenagers and do they get pocket money and/or a clothing allowance? Did you get clothing money when you were a teenager? Read this great post by Esther discussing money, teens, clothing, and the underlying questions that arise. We’d love your thoughts too. Link in bio. @estherbabyccino #babyccinokids #babyccinotips
4 days ago
The Sweetest Flower Fairy Wings in the World — make your own with our easy photo tutorial on today’s blog post by @laraoflondon. You can finally put those pressed flowers to good use that you’ve collected and make summer last longer. Link in bio. #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts
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Make your own gnome friends! We think these would be a fun after-school activity on a Friday afternoon to celebrate completing another week of school. (Is it just us or does every week feel even longer than it ever has before?) Or even a weekend craft too. See these step-by-step photos and share your finished gnomes with us. We’d love to share in our stories! Link in bio to @estherbabyccino ‘s idea from a birthday many moons ago. #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts
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Often seafood suppers seem complicated, and a bit pricey. But @laraoflondon’s family have perfected a Crab Linguine pasta dish this summer that we had to share with you. It is economical, easy to make, takes less than 15 minutes, and feeds the whole family a healthy dinner or a big family Sunday lunch. Link in bio. #babyccinokids #babyccinoreads
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Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark and Madeline Kloepper. The book is about a supportive grandparent sharing and encouraging his granddaughter in a way that only loving and patient relationship do. What fun it is to find some magic in books! It truly is a little treasure that needs a spot in any book collection. @_maays___ #babyccinokids #babyccinoreads
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School lunch ideas, on today’s bio. #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats
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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!
2 years ago
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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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
3 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
3 years 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!
3 years ago
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!)
4 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!
4 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.
4 years ago