Gathering sweet memories

Our move to San Francisco approaching, I often feel nostalgic of our sweet Parisian life. I try to remember each moment, the places we love so much, details  … That’s why I was so happy when Innocence Paris offered me to work together around a photo album gathering the best moments of this last Parisian year! Printed on a heavy paper, with an elegant layout and font, the photos of this beautiful album will accompany us everywhere. I had also…

San Francisco’s calling

Dear all, This post is very special to me as I’d like to tell you here about our family move to San Francisco in California where we’re about to live for several years. This is an experience we’ve been eager to live for many years and we have finally taken the plunge! As you know if you follow me for several years, I truly enjoy discovering new cultures, learning foreign languages ​​(especially English) and I’m attached to a slow lifestyle…

Let’s meet Adeline, founder of a website for Expatriates’ partners

This week, we’re back to our ‘Mum at Work’ series of interviews with Adeline, 38, creator of “Les Musettes s’en Mêlent”, a website dedicated to expatriates’ partners and dealing with expatriates’projects but also daily life, books, recipes and lots more… Initially, this 38-year-old woman, mother of two children aged 7 and 9, is a restorer of art works near Paris. She emigrated to Amsterdam with her husband three years ago for professional reasons. At first, Adeline felt destabilized by this…

Audrey & Patrick, Paris

This week, let’s meet Audrey and Patrick, who moved from Lyon to Paris a year and a half ago. Audrey is a mother of 3 :  a son, Auguste (11 years old) and two little girls, Adèle (3 years old) and Madeleine (3 months old). They live together in a lovely apartment on the Parisian left bank. Audrey is a press officer and Patrick works for public administration. Audrey tells us here about her Parisian daily life and gives us…

Nicoletta and Romeo, Bangkok

Today, I’m happy to start again my family interviews around the world with Nicoletta, 37 and Romeo, 38. This Italian couple lives in Thailand with their three kids.. Before moving to Thailand, Nicoletta  used to work in Press Offices and Fashion PR Studios both in Milan and London. Now she does freelance photography and styling. Her husband runs a family business in the field of packaging.  Most of the months, they  live in Bangkok, Thailand. When kids have long school holidays,…

Federica & Lorenzo, Northern Italy

Today, I’m so happy to start again our family interviews on Sweet Cabane! and to  go to Northern Italy and meet Federica and Lorenzo. Federica, 41, is a graphic designer and a photographer. Lorenzo, 39, works as a chemist for a multinational corporation. They have two children : Giacomo, 9, and Martino, almost 3. They live in the countryside, close to a small town called Reggio Emilia (famous for its educational approach), in a classic large Italian country house, where Federica was born and raised and where her…

Thinking like a toddler

I  just turned 40 a few months ago … This turn was not easy, I admit, and I often wonder about what it means to “grow old”: is it a  total process, or is it only physical? Are we losing creativity as we get older or is it possible to create throughout our lives? When I heard the words of Paul Lindley during the lecture series organized by the hotel Martinhal Cascais, I loved the idea that aging is first a…

Family story-telling

In our Family Connexion section, we ‘re used to talking about people whose purpose is to  help families and support them through their professional activities or passions. Caroline Albou is at the crossroads : when she launched Porte-Plume in 2008, she decided to combine her passion for writing and publishing to her love for family stories  to transmit precious memories. Initially, Caroline deeply wanted to democratize the edition fiels and gave the opportunity to anybody to make bespoke books. It must be said that since childhood…

Florence & Sieg, Normandie

This week, let’s go to Normandy to meet Florence and Sieg. These thirty-something  are the happy parents of three kids, Lilou, 7 years-old , Gabriel, 5, and Jude, 11 months. Florence is a former nursing auxiliary who has stopped working since the birth of her last child, and Sieg is a video editor. Some time ago, these ex-Parisians chose to settle  by the sea and opted for a simpler family life. That’s what Florence is talking about here. *** IN THE CITY What do you like…

Yuko & Hitoshi, Japan

This week, let’s meet Yuko, her husband Hitoshi and their three kids, 1 girl, 10, and two boys, 7 and 2 years-old. Yuko, 38, works in the éducation fiels, and Hitoshi, 40, works for the state. They’ve been living in a seaside town in Kanagawa, since almost 11 years. Yuko is telling us about their family life in their beautiful city : what activities they enjoy doing in the city and at home.    *** IN THE CITY  What do you…