Thinking like a toddler

I  just turned 40 a few months ago … This turn was not easy, I admit, and I often wonder about what it means to “grow old”: is it a  total process, or is it only physical? Are we losing creativity as we get older or is it possible to create throughout our lives? When I heard the words of Paul Lindley during the lecture series organized by the hotel Martinhal Cascais, I loved the idea that aging is first a…

SUMMER SNACK

We are back in our beautiful countryside for long and beautiful summer days with family and (many) friends ! Even if we have more time than usual in this period of the year, it is not always easy to make healthy and tasty snacks for children … This summer, our favorite recipes play the card of simplicity with snacks mainly made up of bread and jam. Thanks to Kitchen Aid’s Cook Processor, I can make good abricot and lavender jam (our favourite) a sweet…

Family story-telling

In our Family Connexion section, we ‘re used to talking about people whose purpose is to  help families and support them through their professional activities or passions. Caroline Albou is at the crossroads : when she launched Porte-Plume in 2008, she decided to combine her passion for writing and publishing to her love for family stories  to transmit precious memories. Initially, Caroline deeply wanted to democratize the edition fiels and gave the opportunity to anybody to make bespoke books. It must be said that since childhood…

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…

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…

Soft linen

Let me introduce you today to a French brand that I’ve been loving since its beginnings and that I particularly appreciate for its know-how, its soft and colorful aesthetic and its made in France manufacture : Lab, and its child fashion version, La Petite Collection. The 100% natural linen materials are mainly cultivated in northern Europe, and its shimmering dyes immediately revive an adult or child room. The manufacture, made in France, is simple and timeless and suitable for all types of interior. Pink…

Visiting Cornwall with Sarah and her sweet family

Today, my dear friend Sarah, who lives inLondon with her husband and her two little girls, Emma and Pia, will take you to magical Cornwall and give you all her tips for a wonderful travel with your kids…. A beautiful and rich article! *** I first visited Cornwall with my husband shortly after being engaged. I immediately loved the charming fishing villages, long sandy beaches, unending countryside and above all beautiful, unique light. Now with two little girls, Cornwall was…

Wish List Fête des Mères

A quelques jours de la Fête des Mères, voici quelques coups de coeur personnels assez éclectiques : du bijou au roman, en passant par le parfum et bien d’autres… Ce ne sont que des marques que j’apprécie pour leur style et leur savoir-faire. *** 1- Bague dorée à l’or 18 carats et ornée de nacre, Médecine Douce : mon coup de coeur de l’été!   2- Un super soin du visage ou une pédicure chez les Petits Soins : ambiance…

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…

Magical oils

This week, I would like to share with you a beautiful beauty finding : Les Huilettes, a skincare brand founded by two aromatheraphy-addicted women  : Pascale, pharmacist and aromatherapist, and Claire, who used to work in the marketing area. This fully organic and vegan brand uses aromatherapy to offer complete and effective facial and body treatments: Huilette Day, to energize and to protect the face, Huilette Night to restaure skin élasticité and to relax, and Huilette Body  to nourish, protect and tone the body. The combination…