Caroline de Benoist, jewel designer

This week, we are happy to meet Caroline de Benoist, mother of 3 children and former jurist, who has just launched her eponymous jewelry brand. I have known Caroline for a few years and I’m totally in love with her delicate, refined and colorful creations …. just like her. This change of activity, her creative impulse and the beauty of her jewels made me want to know more about this project and share with you this beautiful portrait of a ‘working…

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,…

Chrystèle, French designer

This Monday, Chrystèle, French designer of the lovely lifestyle brand La Girafe, is inviting us to her home to talk about her work, her projects and her family organization. This 43 years-old woman, mother of two teenage girls, lives with her husband in the Beaujolais, in the middle of the vines (near Lyon). A choice of life away from the city, but that remains hyper connected, with many trips to Paris. *** Can you describe your everyday work ? I have several…

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…

Delphine, student in family mediation

For our new ‘Mum at Work’ interview, we’re meeting a student mum. Delphine, 45, resumes her studies to become a family mediator, after working as a lawyer and taking care of her children. She is married and is a mother of 3, two girls and a boy, aged 17, 15 and 12 years. She lives in Paris. She tells us about her life choices, her studies and her family life. *** What was your activity before studying family mediation? Initially, I studied Law and worked as a lawyer in…

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…

Blandine Pommier, Luciole&Cie designer

Sweet Cabane’s slowly returning  from Autumn holiday  with a ‘Family Connection’ interview which talks about motherhood. Blandine Pommier, mother of three ex-resercher and creator of the French nursery brand Luciole et Cie, not only talks about the genesis of her products specially designed for children, but also gives plenty of advice to young mothers. *** How and when did you get the idea to create Luciole et Cie? After stopping scientific research, I wanted to create something without knowing very well what. I’ve…

Fed up with labels!

On the home, Daphne wears a Lililotte Nantes dress.  A friend recently told me: “When my son was born, I was a bit disoriented because he did not sleep much. “Ah, well is that it’s because your baby is hyperactive” told me one of the maternity childcare assistants. How many times have I later thought about that sentence? Whenever I ran after him to the park? Whenever, at a party, I found that all the children, except my son, remained still ? When my daughter was…

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…