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Ikea hacking
We all love Ikea, don't we? It's pretty cool, modern and most of the things are practical and durable. But the planetary success of this furniture maker means that homes all over the world are filled with the same pieces. I don't mind so much if everyone else has the ivar bookcase, or the benno ...
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FOR MUMS
LOL x
In the US and other English speaking countries you had the "Breakfast Club". In France we had a movie called "La Boum", the ultimate 1980s teen movie. It was the movie that propelled Sophie Marceau into stardom. It had a very simple plot: teenage girl fancies boy and wants to have a party at her ...
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FOOD
No-knead bread
A bit over two years ago there was a little article in the NY Times with a recipe for  'No-Knead Bread'.  I remember reading this article (I even watched the video), totally impressed with how easy it seemed and how yummy that bread looked. I scribbled down the recipe and threw it into my recipe ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Packing tips!
This week over at Cookie mag's Going Places blog, they're featuring a week of packing tips from all the traveling experts. Of course we had to chime in... with all our traveling experience. So head on over to 'Going Places' to check out our tips... some of which were learned the hard way -- like ...
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FOR MUMS
Just awful
As I'm sure many of you know by now, Australia has just experienced its worst natural disaster after ravaging bush fires killed hundreds of people and destroyed many more homes. I received an email yesterday from a woman in my mother's group who said that her brother had lost his home and all its contents, ...
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BABY
Very Sisters
I have a little silver necklace with a little silver pendant dangling from it. I was given it as a present when I was about 3 years old and I wore it all the time -- it even has my little tooth marks on it, as I used to bite on it when I was tired. ...
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FOR MUMS
One meatless day per week?
My husband is, if I can toot my own husband's horn for a minute, one of the most forward-thinking people I know. He has been on the environmentally conscious bandwagon since before it ever became the thing to do.  And, while he kills me sometimes with his turning off of every wall switch, electric appliance, ...
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FOR MUMS
A little dirt can't hurt!
Having been raised on a farm surrounded by plants and animals, I'm pretty sure I ate my fair share of dirt, sand, and maybe even the occasional worm! (I remember my older cousins daring me to eat one!) While we were always told to wash our hands before meals, my four siblings and I grew ...
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FOOD
The bitter after-taste of Chinese pine nuts
It started yesterday. A strange, bitter taste in my mouth -- especially when I was eating something. My dinner, even my glass of wine tasted funny (what a waste)! I didn't think much of it at first; normally strange things like this just go away by itself. But this morning, my oatmeal tasted bitter, as did everything else I ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Easy decorating idea
One of the great things about being back at work is being in contact with creative and inspiring people again. I’m always bowled over by the depth of talent in Australia. Carli Jeffrey is one such woman I have recently been in correspondence with. She wrote into the magazine where I work to share one ...
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FOR MUMS
A big bed
When I first got to know my husband, I was living in Delft (where I studied), in a tiny studio apartment. I loved this place -- it was my first little house completely for myself and I thought it was just perfect. It was so tiny that it would only fit a very small bed, about 90 cm (3 feet) ...
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BEAUTY
Nuxe Facial Oil
I am a bit of a victim of my genetic heritage. I have very dark hair, like my French mother and yet I have my father's typical Irish skin, pale and covered in freckles. My skin does not cope well with the cold, dry winters here in Paris. Add onto this the hard Parisian water ...
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BABY
Good food choices
Okay, so I don’t want to sound like I’m having a meltdown but I am in a bit of a major adjustment zone at the moment. (Haha. It’s not going to last until he’s 18 years old, is it???) While I feel more comfortable with my baby being at daycare -- he’s slowly settling in ...
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FOR MUMS
Secret support vest
I've never actually gotten used to the term 'vest' for what I've always called a 'tank top', but nonetheless... this secret support vest by Séraphine has got to be one of my all-time favorite pregnancy wear staples. Super soft and perfectly stretchy, it fits nicely over your bump (no matter how big it gets -- ...
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BABY
Arty & Bella
Last year (2008, can you remember?) we were invited to a Christmas party at my friend Petrina's house, which by the way was lovely. There, I met a cute woman named Laura, and I ended up chatting with her a good part of the evening. She at some point told me about her friend, Zelda, ...
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BEAUTY
When the sun doesn't shine...
When I was home for the holidays last month, my sister (who is not even really a make-up expert herself) looked at my face and told me I needed to find a new make-up.  Really? I thought. Was I doing a bad job putting mine on? Was it really that obvious that I don't have ...
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BABY
Mum and Babe
A while ago I wrote a blog post about one of my favourite streets here in Paris, rue Keller. Rue Keller has just gotten even better. It is worth visiting for this place alone -- Mum and Babe, Paris' first Hairdresser and Beauty Salon with creche. A beautiful separate room with a professional child minder ...
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BABY
Food Phases
Both of my children are healthy eaters and not overly picky. That is - until recently! For about 6 weeks, my toddler son refused to eat anything other than bananas and cookies (which of course I did not give in to, most of the time). At the dinner table he was extremely picky, often only ...
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FOR MUMS
Send a thought!
Do you have a friend who just found out she's expecting? Wouldn't it be cute to send her a little gift box to show her how excited you are for her?  Or perhaps you have a friend (or many) who are sick with a flu bug, and you just want to tell them you're thinking ...
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BABY
A letter a year
Last week I read the most lovely idea in the new Dutch 'me-time' magazine 'Flow'. Judith (38) writes that every year around their kids' birthdays, her husband Jacques writes a letter to their children Joseph (16) and Hanna (9). In this letter he discusses what happened the previous year: sad things, happy things, the development of ...
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BABY
A beautiful record
One of the joys of the past six months has been looking through old photo albums from when both my husband and I were babies and trying to work out who our baby looks like. So far my husband is winning out! But it got me thinking it was time to start creating a photo ...
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FOR MUMS
Victoria Beckham
I am hoping I'm not bringing the tone down here at Babyccino, but seriously, what do you girls think about Victoria Beckham? (You can really tell that I am thinking deep thoughts today....). I really, really used to dislike her -- she represented everything to me that is wrong with today's celebrity culture. But recently ...
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BOOKS
Quick fix
When faced with a list of 22 name label retailers recently I did what any time-starved mum does. I phoned a friend. She used Stuck On You. And so that’s were I headed the day before Little C was due to start his first day at daycare (whoops!). At first I was a little bamboozled ...
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Have a look at those 3 new beautiful boutiques that we already love: @_counting_clouds_ offer a wonderful collection of comfortable, freeing, organic clothing for endless play, produced on a small scale for boys and girls (and women too!) Now 15% off for Babyccino readers. @josefinabags: those versatile, effortless and contemporary bags will suit the everyday needs of urban mums. The best of French/NY design for nappy/ diaper bags! @hannahandtiff: those colourful clothing pieces balance traditional South East Asian influences with contemporary silhouettes - resulting in a clean, crisp and understated look! (also a great 15% off on the whole collection)Follow the link in profile to check out all our new shops! #babyccinoboutiques #newshop
9 hours ago
Do you also write a lot of cards at that time of the year? Thank you notes, party invitations, farewell to teachers... And it's so nice when kids can make their own! Check out how to make those pretty watercolour flower cards, it's a sweet activity with such lovely results! Link to the blog post in profile
21 hours ago
How to make your life easier (and your suitcase lighter!) when you're travelling with kids? With reversible clothing of course! Find those cute reversible bloomers from Bonjour Maurice, along with travel size bath products, travel journals, cool backpacks and fun games in this week's Top Ten! Link in profile️ #babyccinotopten #travelwithkids
1 day ago
Today Kate @soloskates shares her DIY to make those cute and colourful yarn wrapped letters! It's really simple, check it out to learn about all her tips. Link in profile! #craftsanddiy
1 day ago
Pyjamas! How do you choose them? Do you prefer them relaxed or stylish? Do you love matching pjs for siblings (like we do!)? How about the beautiful, classic, vintage style like those adorable nightgowns from My Little Shop? Find the pyjamas you're looking for in our selection of shops, link in profile!#babyccinoboutiques
2 days ago
Sarah and Jodie, 2 mums with a life-long love of food and healthy eating, have created @rainebeauco, a brand of bento-style, spill-free lunch boxes that have a super cool look (the colourful boxes you can see in the background of this photo!). They have answered our questions and explained to us their nutrition philosophy: 'Eat a Rainbow'. So inspiring! Check out their interview on the blog today! (link in profile) 🥝
2 days ago
Hello Summer, we're so happy you're here️! Time to get ready for all those travels with kids :) We've selected 10 products to make travelling with children easier (and more fun) in this week's Top Ten. Tap for details and follow the link in profile for more info!️#babyccinotopten #travelwithkids
3 days ago
Two young friends who share a love of cooking - and noticed that adults are way too hurried and worried - decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. But it doesn't work out as the girls had hoped! Read more about "Julia, Child", a beautifully illustrated whimsical tale, on the blog today. Thanks for sharing @vanessagerbrandy! Link in profile. #babyccinoreads #picturebook
3 days ago
What do you pack in your beach bag? Let's ask our expert Courtney - when you live in Australia after a whole year around the world you're the expert, right?🤗Follow the link in profile to check out her list of things to pack, her favourite hats and rashies, and her tips for the best day on the beach!
4 days ago
Hang this sweet little fairy in your baby's nursery or your children room to add a bit of magic to their space! Made from wire, thread and wool and with details made of pearls, this tiny fairy sitting on her driftwood swing is stunningly beautiful. She will be the perfect gift for every occasion and for everyone who loves unique and minimalist little treasures. Follow the link in profile to find it - and have a look at her cute little friends too#babyccinopickoftheday #kidsroomdecor
4 days ago
Hanna Konola for Lokal
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Sarah and Jodie, 2 mums with a life-long love of food and healthy eating, have created Rainebeau, a brand of bento-style, spill-free lunch boxes that have a super cool look. They have answered our questions and explained to us their nutrition philosophy: 'Eat a Rainbow'. So inspiring! Check out their interview on the blog.
1 day ago
Farro Salad with Fava Beans and English Peas
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Alice à Paris: French stylish collection of clothes for boys and girls
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The Linen Mabel dress is a beautiful handmade vintage style dress that is perfect for all occasions. With peter pan collar and buttons in the back. Length of bodice and skirt vary with size. Dress is machine washable. Available in sizes: (Sizes run large) 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 3T 4T Made to order, usually ships in 2-3 weeks.
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This timeless dress has an antique inspired lace collar on a blush linen fabric. It is short sleeved and has three buttons down the back. Available in sizes: (Sizes run large) 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 3T 4T Machine washable, for best results hang to dry. Made to order, usually ships in 2-3 weeks.
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Easy Peasy Ikea-Hack - gestalte dein Blumenspalier um zu einem Wand-Organizer für's Arbeitszimmer! Ikea-Hack | Wall Organizer | Gitter DIY | Moodboard | Wand Organizer selber machen | Wandraster selber machen | DIY Möbel | DIY Arbeitszimmer
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Patmos Sandal | Goodwin
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I love a good "view into another room" shot.
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Cute summer style
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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
1 month ago
Esther and Courtney wrote a beautiful, month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. Perfect to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister!PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY: UK: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 months ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
2 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!
6 months ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
8 months ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
8 months 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!)
11 months 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 oil1 butternut squash1 red onion2 red peppers2 garlic cloves4 vine tomatoes150g quinoasea salt & freshly ground pepper300 ml vegetable stock2 tbsp red wine vinegar25g raisins80g black olivesAnd for the garnish:a handful of chervilfeta (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