Holistic beauty

I don’t write articles about massage and wellness. Nevertheless, I love it because, in my opinion, it allows to really relax and feel better in our body and in our  head. I met Cécile Cotten  a few months ago thanks to Lucille (whose blog lgb-etc is great). I fell in love with Cécile’s wellbeing apporach which is completely in tune with my conception of beauty. At Cécile’s, everything is simple and natural and starts with understanding  deeply the patient’s needs….

Welcome to Astrid’s fairy world

The only word to describe Astrid Lecornu’s work,may surely be the one of “fairy”. Using her only hands, pliers and needles, the young designer works with wire, metal and textiles to create unique objects that are closer to art than to craftsmanship. Crowns, puffs, small miniature paintings, birds and other creatures come to life with delicacy under her magical fingers. In parallel, Astrid also works for the biggest fashion companies, such as Dior and Chanel. Here are some of her…

Spring breeze

This morning, I’ll take you to the heart of Spring with the new party dresses collection designed by Patricia, from French kids brand Oscar & Lila (I already told you about her a few months ago here). Tulle, soft cotton, satin ribbons and mother-of-pearl buttons … to make the most poetic and refined little girls’outfits … But elegance does not detract from comfort : these dresses, skirts and blousest are very easy to wear for little girls. Sumptuous accessories go…

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…

Nature Christmas

This year, we wanted simplicity and nature for Christmas decorations at home. Fir, eucalyptus, ivy, dried flowers and pine cones are at the heart of our decoration. Associated with some pretty Christmas tree baubles and candles, they can create a soft and poetic Christmas atmosphere in an apartment … Here are some super simple ideas for a Nature Christmas atmosphere… *** DRIED FLOWERS WREATH These wreaths made from dried flowers (field flowers such as thistle, lavender, wheat, oats) are super…

Beautiful and cosy linen for Christmas

For Christmas, I do not only love offering children and our loved ones toys, but also beautiful objects or quality linens that will stay with them throughout the winter. Therefore, I was very happy when  French linen brand Carré Blanc asked me to draw up my Christmas wishlist. I really appreciate this French brand, which has always evolved with the times and offers very good quality products. Here is my Christmas whishlit… A  lovely but simple cotton bed linen with…

Enchanting childhood

It is such a great pleasure to show you this week the new little girls’ collection imagined by Patricia Remy, Oscar et Lila‘ s designer. This is a brand new adventure for this talented designer who, after having created pretty decorative tulle pompoms (see article here), had designed wonderful bridal dresses (Lila de Saint Louis famous brand). These party dresses are a subtle blend of silk, tulle and embroidery, the designer’s favorite materials. Two versions for this ivory dress :…

The Kind-hearted Monster of the Lake

Inventing stories, creating wonderful imaginary friends has always been my kids’ favorite activity… Some accessories (a stone or a stick sometimes), a piece of cloth, and let’s play! So, when the French kids’ fashion brand Sergent Major asked us to illustrate its Autumn collection called “The Kind-heated Monster of the Lake”, we could only happily participate in the game ! We received, some time ago, a mysterious suitcase full of pretty clothes of this new collection , accessories and toys … Our…

Looking for Summer vibes…

Kids have been back to school for more than two weeks now… We’re already missing holidays slow pace and our ‘non- organisation’ way of life… So last weekend, we just wanted to feel a bit more on holidays, even though we’re living in busy Paris … We decided to have a walk just near the Seine river, on the left bank. We’ve been in love with this area since we were  just lovers, without kids, especially the place between Concorde and the…

Natural beauty

As you may have noticed, I am very much attached to natural products, especially when it comes to children’s care and health.  So what a pleasure to discover Saar Soleares, a very young Dutch brand that works with 100% organic and natural products! Essential oils, flowers and beeswax are the major components of all its products for our little ones, but also for moms. The textures are soft and fragranted, easy to apply. The founder, Saar, developed them as a family recipe…