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…

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…

Daniela & Stefan, Germany

Today, we’re going to Germany, to meet a family living in Kassel, in the Northern part of the country. Daniela, 43, and her husband, 46, have three kids : two girls, 11 and 7 years old, and a big  23 years-old son who lives now in Berlin. They also have a cat, called Polly, who’s part of the family. Daniela is a teacher in a primary school in Kassel and her husband is an educator.  They’ve been living in a rustic old half-timbered house for 16 years now,…

Renata & Marcos, Chicago

This week, we’re going to meet a  sweet Brazilian family living in a small village near Chicago, Winnetka. Renata, 35 is stylist and photograph, and Marcos, 39, works for a credit card company. They have three girls : Carolina, 8, Manuela ,6, and Gabriela, 4. Before coming to Chicago two years and a half ago, they moved a lot and lived abroad for 12 years, experiencing life in big cities such as Madrid, London and Miami.  Renata tells us about their family…

Lisi and Alex, Barcelona

On this very freezy Monday, let’s go to sunny Barcelona to meet Lisi, Alex and their two kids. Lisi combines her work as an art director at her ad agency, and her work as a photographer. Alex is an entrepreneur. They’ve got two sons : Simón who is 7 years old and is an acrobatic athlète, and León who is 4 and loves dancing. They’ve been living in Barcelona for 15 years, now in the first floor of a modernist house in the centre of…

Anne Claire & Nicolas, Lyon

This Monday, we’re meeting the charming Anne-Claire, her husband Nicolas and their three children: Anton, 5 years old, Scarlett, 3 years, and Albertine, just 6 months. They live in a nice village near Lyon, in a house from the 1900’s that they renovated 4 years ago. Anne-Claire has just founded her linen brand, Maison Margaret, which will be on the market in the early 2017. Nicolas is a commercial manager. Anne-Claire is talking here about their family life in the Lyon…

Catarina and Russ, London

Today, we’re going to London downtown to meet Cat, her husband Russ and their three daughters, Evie 12, Lulu 9 and Claudia, 6 years. All together they live in Little Venice, not far from Regent’s Park. Both are originally from New Zealand. Russ, 51, is an architect, and Cat, 42, is the founder of the lovely kids’ brand, Smalls.They moved to London 18 years ago. They now live in a 3 bedroom 1950’s mews house. *** IN THE CITY What do…

Audrey & Elliot, New Zealand

This Monday, we ‘re travelling to New Zealand to meet Audrey and her husband, Elliot. Both settled there 7 years ago. They now live in Hamilton (Northern New Zealand) where Elliot originally comes from. Audrey, 29, is a writer, designer and photographer. Elliot, 35, is a teacher of arboriculture. They have a three years-old boy, Charles.They live in a wooden house from 1910 that they renovated. Audrey tells us here about their everyday life in this very pleasant city of Hamilton. *** IN THE CITY What do you…

Birgitte & Vidar, Norway

Today, we go up to the Northern Europe to meet a Norwegian family living in Kongsberg, a tiny town in the south-eastern part of Norway, one hour’s drive from Oslo. I met Birgitte some time ago through Instagram where we started having a chat. Her gallery is both poetic and sensitive, mainly devoted to Nature. I love her way of seeing things… It’s the reason why I asked her to participate to Sweet Cabane. And I’m so pleased she said yes! Birgitte,…