Craft the Seasons

Following the seasons, getting to know them more and more deeply, drawing inspiration from each of them  is a central quetions on Sweet Cabane. So when I found here, in San Francisco, the craft book made by Nathalie Lété (you can also find another article about her here), I could not resist. Craft the seasons, published in 2019, is a book full of fun activities for children : napkins, origami, decorations, coloring, carving, mobiles and garlands, … the list is…

Elegance and simplicity : memories from our last photogrpahy workshop in Paris

Last Friday, I had the chance to organize at home the last photography workshop of the season. I would love to share with you here the best moments  this intense day. We talked about photography and simplicity, how to exercise one’s eyes to see the everyday differently, to find beauty in imperfection.Helped by Astrid Lecornu, we talked about the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi which illustrates very well this search for imperfect beauty … and concluded the day with a…

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…

Four magical days in London : memories of our stylism and photography workshop

Last week, I had the pleasure  to organize with Sarah, a talented London interior designer and photographer (@sept_septembre on Instagram), a styling and photography workshop dealing with “British Art de Vivre”. We reunited at Sarah’s beautiful home six creative women seeking how to reinforce their photographic identity, especially on social networks. Beyond this, this workshop has allowed them to build contacts and new friendships, and to find inspiration from each other ‘s talents. A beautiful day, rich in emotions and…

Meaningful Christmas gifts

For this coming Christmas, I’ve only selected handmade toys from local brands (though coming from many different countries  : France of course, but also Australia, Netherlands and other countries…). All these brands work from raw or recycled materials (wood, fabrics, iron,…) . They’re very creative and imaginative… *** Wooden toys by Encore!   Little rabbits, wooden cabins, furniture… Everything is as simple as poetic, perfect to develop kids’ imagination! Handmade with love in France by Nina Astruc and her sister Fanny. Encore! **…

Lovely and easy Christmas wrapping

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in an Advent Calendar workshop organised by Lisa Lou, aka @Mamieboude on Instagram, for Nature et Découvertes The idea was to create an original Advent calendar consisting of 24 small bags in which we could slip small gifts of our choice. The making of these small wraps is fast and the result very pretty. If you have already done your Advent calendar (given the date of publication of my article, it is…

Christmas is in the air

Dear friends, this post about a French book is not translated as it doesn’t yet exist in English. But the next posts will be translated. Next Tuesday, I will publish a post about a Christmas DIY, then a toys selection and a recipe… I want to show you here, more than ever , you some meaningful topics helping us to live in a slowier way. Have a lovely week, my friends, Lots of love from Paris, Emilie xx.

Easy Paris with Teepee

As Autumn break is just starting and we are all wondering how to keep kids occupiez during these two weeks, I would like to talk about Teepee, a new website full of good ideas for Parisian families. City guide, shop (decoration, kids fashion, toys, …) and online ticketing, Teepee aims at simplifying parents and children’ lives. Inspired by positive pedagogy, it provides good advice, selects activities and outings throughout Paris. Online ticketing is also a very good point to make…

Slowing down in the city

If this blog I created almost four years ago, has only one objective, it would be the one to learn to slow down, to live according to the seasons, either we live in the countryside or in the city … However, everyday, I struggle with this hard goal, often difficult to achieve …More and more intense work,  mental load (yes, the famous one), full agenda … In short, not easy  to slow down on a daily basis! But, to avoid…

Milk and Honey

Although a great reader, I do not talk very often about my own reading finds. But this time, the book Milk and Honey, written by  young New York Indian Rupi Kaur, struke me so much that this post became obvious. At a time when we are talking a lot about the feminist issue in the media and when we’re questioning our rights and place in the society, this volume of poetry dedicated to women, their feelings and their intimacy is…