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…

About good manners

Before starting this post, I wish you a Happy New Year 2018! May it bring you joy, love, a multitude of personal or professional projects … and especially the pleasure of living at your own pace, according to your own desires! For this first post, let me introduce to you a book that has become our reference at home : The Great Book of Good Manners (only in French none the less) published by French kids magazine Bubble and Gründ editions….

Australian beauties

Just a few weeks before Christmas,  I’d like toshow you here is a beautiful gift idea for children: lovely handcrafted dolls created in Melbourne by talented Kate Karsten. At home, we had a big big crush on these vintage-inspired dolls. Their faces are délicate, just like real ones, the clothing is carefully made. The materials are of high quality: French cotton, linen, Australian wool, lace, skin and velvet … A real pleasure to observe how meticulously each doll has been…

Peter Pan adventures

During Autumn I like spending even more time than usual reading bedtime stories. Just after brushing our theeths, feeling cosy under the duvet, we are ready for our usual half-hour reading! When children are about five years-old, I love telling them long stories that last for days or even weeks. A good way to introduce children to the pleasure of reading beautiful children books. We’ve recently read Peter Pan‘s picture book : a magical moment both for my little on and I all…

Going fishing

  Just two weeks before going back to school, last August summer days have got a particular taste, full of both excitement and nostalgia… To start again Sweet Cabane’s diary, I’d precisely like to talk about a children book dealing with Summer holidays, childhood and nostalgia : Going Fishing, written and illustrated by French mum of 3, Charlotte Virfolet. It’s part of a book series called ‘Siblings’. Charlotte’s stories are small pieces of art mixing simplicity and poetry and all…

Spring elegance

Today, I’m very proud and happy to introduce you to my friend Olga Prinku, a creative and talented English woman making the most beautiful wreaths I have ever seen. I met her a few months ago on Instagram and I deeply appreciate her creative work with wool or flowers, depending on the season. Here, she’s sharing with us how to make a beautiful Spring wreath in 5 easy steps. This wreath could be amazing either on your wall, or as a table…