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Creating space for play in apartment living
Full confession: I am actually a country girl in my heart of hearts. But living in this beautiful city of Paris is amazing: we walk everywhere, the city is full of life and stimulation, we live in a vibrant neighbourhood and the mix of different people from different walks of life is incredible. My kids ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Emily Hogarth's beautiful papercuts
I have followed Emily Hogarth and her adorable family on Instagram for the past couple years and have always loved the snippets I've seen of her beautiful papercut creations in her feed.  So I was so excited when she got in touch last year and offered to create a custom papercut piece for us based on our travels. ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Whimsical felted fairies from Dorimu
Živa and Saša from Dorimu are a sweet couple from Austria who together create the most whimsical little works of art -- tiny (tiny!) little needle-felted fairies. Made from wire, thread and wool and with details made of pearls, the little fairies are so stunningly beautiful. They sit on little pieces of driftwood, and have a clever ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Hokolo
Hokolo is a London-based design label started by Jen Taylor, who has set out to create a brand that represents the style of her two favourite cities: Hong Kong and London (hence the brand name). Her collection features a blend of iconic British objects with a bright & modern design aesthetic. I love the English ...
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GOOD READS
Creative Family Home
Ashlyn Gibson, founder of the super duper charming London children's boutique, Olive Loves Alfie, has recently come out with a new home interiors book, and just the idea of it had me excited. I love Ashlyn's style, and have previously drooled over images of her own home... so it is perfectly fitting that she dishes ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Imaginative party selections at Carousel
I just received a little package with a selection of stocking fillers and toys from new shop on the block Carousel... and oh, how pretty it all is! Carousel recently launched with a beautifully designed webshop and a superb selection of children's party products. Everything about Carousel is just so stylish -- the website, the branding, ...
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BOOKS
Paumes
Last week I received in the mail Finland Children's Spaces and the new Be Creative With Famille Summerbelle Books.  I was so excited and couldn't wait to look through each page.  Japanese Publishers Paumes does such an amazing job of curating and photographing the homes of talented artists and creatives.  I am a huge fan ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Tree mural
A while ago I got the idea of painting a tree on a blank wall in Ivy's room. I was sort of inspired by this image I saw on Pinterest -- at first I was just going to put up a painted cardboard tree (to make it less permanent) but then I figured we would ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Stitch n' Kids: Easter decoration
With a few sheets of felt and a 6-year-old daughter who now masters the blanket stitch, we've had some fun creating the above Easter decoration! If you feel inspired, you can download a template for the bird and the egg-cozy here. (You can also quickly make the egg-cozies on the sewing machine, if you have ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
My Little Home
I have recently done a little bit of work on our flat and it's amazing what a lick of paint and a few new accessories can do! It sometimes feels like I have moved into a new apartment! It is equally amazing how long it takes for even the smallest renovation to finish. Though the decorators ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Famille Summerbelle Wallpaper
I have been a bit interior-decor obsessed lately, as I have been redoing my flat. We have been living in a building site with dust everywhere! Coco managed to lean against a freshly painted white wall: the result was a white line all down her back from her hair to her jeans, just like a ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Black for a Kid's Room
Here are some pictures of the first room we have decorated in our new house.  Of course it was the kid's bedroom! Since I was a little girl I have wanted to have my own home to decorate and since we started dreaming of owning this house (nearly 3 years ago -- it's a long ...
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Paper bag advent bunting
I'm sorry the picture isn't great... but this is such a quick, simple and (I think) effective idea that I had to tell you about it. Advent for us starts officially this Sunday, but of course the first doors on the advent calendars will be opened on the 1st. To jazz up our hallway I ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Water-resistant garlands from Hip Hooray
I recently discovered these nifty reusable SmartGarlands from Hip Hooray. What makes them so brilliant is that they look like the beautiful tissue paper garlands I love so much... yet they're made of a water-resistant, high density polyethylene material which makes them super durable and totally reusable.  I can't tell you how many garlands I've ...
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BABY
Sweet for Baby: Alison Jay Nursery Art from Happy Spaces
One of my favourite children's book illustrators is the talented Ms. Alison Jay. If you haven't laid eyes on her books or illustrations before, you should check them out for sure! I love her signature style with the sweet colours and cracked varnish, and there are always a millions things to discover in her artwork... ...
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BABY
Cool cushions from The Nursery Company
I love the look of these handbag cushions from The Nursery Company!  The one in the picture is actually the one on my daughter's bed (can you tell the sheets aren't ironed?), and I think it's so pretty! If she weren't sharing the room with her little brother I would probably get the matching curtains ...
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GIVEAWAYS
Win three Jeff Friesen Wild Life Prints!!
Maybe you've seen his work featured before on Bloesem Kids or Design Mom...  Jeff Friesen is an award winning photographer, with a seriously impressive portfolio (check out his website). After the birth of his daughter he felt the urge to combine his more serious professional side (he calls it his "Bert" side) with his more ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Christmas tree ornaments by Maileg
I am so in love with all the lovely ornaments by Maileg this year! They could not be any cuter. Last year I picked up some of the little soldiers, which I loved because they look so British, and this year I discovered the darling birds and mushrooms! They're the perfect ornaments for a house ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Moveables -- stickers that don't lose their stick
Ever since an unfortunate incident involving permanent markers, a stamp set and a wall I had just painted, I had decreed that there would be no decorating permitted on bedroom walls! This week I changed my stance -- I allowed my son to go crazy with a box of Moveables. Moveables is gorgeous adhesive artwork ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Stylish boys' rooms
I’m like hawk-eye now when it comes to boys’ rooms. Since I had a little boy, I’m always on the lookout for spaces that are sophisticated but with a masculine edge – and yet still playful. Perhaps it’s a big ask, but I’m slowly getting a good clippings file. While this room, showcasing a new ...
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HOME AND DÉCOR
Zara Home
Good old Zara has done it again: they have managed to invade the home decoration market with stylish rip-offs of more expensive brands. I was in one of the Paris branches the other day and found a whole department dedicated to kids. They had lovely bed linens and furniture (I love the old-style French highchair), ...
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BABY
ClémenceG
The new Eurostar station in London is now only 10 minutes from my flat, which means getting to Paris is now that much easier! Last weekend we decided to try it out. The new station is bee-autiful! And voila -- in only 2 hours and 15 minutes we arrived to sunny spring-like Paris! Of course ...
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Homemade berry sauce for ice cream, yum! Watch our video for the recipe fir this crowd-pleasing four ingredient desert. #babyccinoeats
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Navigating the rocky waters of social media with your teen is tricky. Emilie has written about it and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Does your teen use social media? How old are they? And do they get ‘it?’ ️@emiliebabyccino writes: “Whatever you put on social media might seem funny in the moment, but that post will forever form a digital footprint that you can be confronted with 10 years later. This is really hard to explain to a 12/13 year old who does not yet understand the concept of what her future holds.” Tap on link to read more. #socialmedia #teens #tweens #babyccinokids
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Six weeks with seven people in a campervan on an Eastern European adventure... how exciting! Esther and her Van de Paal team will share their fabulous finds and with us. But first, do you have any for them? #lifeontheroad #summeradventure #campervan #babyccinokids #babyccinotravels
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Make a delicious broad bean salad that the kids love to help with. Watch our little video and enjoy! #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vMYAoCJSIY4
2 days ago
Do you have stick obsessed children? Esther celebrated these collected treasures and created a whole birthday party around the theme! And we love this quote from @guardian : ‘And thus, sticks. For I have learned that boys like, nay love, sticks. But a stick to a boy is far, far more than an inanimate object. A stick is a toy, a weapon, a friend and a foe. A stick is adventure, possibilities, destruction and danger. A stick is, in the right time and place – or even better, in the wrong – everything.’ More in the link! #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts #stickcollector #sticks
3 days ago
Author Joseph Coelho has perfectly captured the sensitivity of talking about death and dying to very young children through his new book, If All The World Were. A book which is lyrical, gentle, softly spoken, and helpful at the saddest times in a family’s life. @quartokids #babyccinoreads #babyccinokids
3 days ago
The simplest and healthiest fruit ice lollies from @laraoflondon today! The perfect Summer snack. Ingenious even. Fight those heat waves with these frozen treats. #linkinbio #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids #homemadeicelollies #icelollies #popsicle
4 days ago
How cute! We love this leather backpack for kids and teens from our new boutique @youngandbrave.ch ! ⭐️ Based in Zurich they have a range of beautiful items. So have summer adventures in style and tap on the link. #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques #pineapple @youngandbrave.ch
5 days ago
There are more than a million words in the English language. We remember the most common term and associate more complex or less frequent words with that. So the clever people from @mrswordsmithofficial have developed cards linking word groups together. To make this memorable to children, they developed learning tools designed by comic book illustrators. Super fun and memorable, the designs are instantly associated to the word. So clever! See more on today’s blog post. #babyccinokids #linguists
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Ice cream dreams in sweet pastels, need we say more? This week’s #babyccinotopten and the link in the profile. #babyccinoboutiques #babyccinokids • @scandiborn @littlelulubel @scoutandcokids @thetot @ourstorytime @scandiminis @littlehipstar @smallable_store @sistersguild @howiwonderkids
5 days 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!
3 weeks 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
1 year 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
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