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.

Quiet and relaxing family holidays in Portugal

During our last Autumn break, we went to Cascais, a pretty Portuguese beach town, near Lisbon. where the Martinhal family hotel invited us for a few days. I would like to share with you these sweet memories and give you tips and addressses for a wonderful family stay. During this break, we enjoyed both the hotel’s amenities, specially designed for families and the absolutely beautiful area. The Martinhal Hotel is perfect for families who want to combine calm, comfort, aesthetics…

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…

Let’s meet Adeline, founder of a website for Expatriates’ partners

This week, we’re back to our ‘Mum at Work’ series of interviews with Adeline, 38, creator of “Les Musettes s’en Mêlent”, a website dedicated to expatriates’ partners and dealing with expatriates’projects but also daily life, books, recipes and lots more… Initially, this 38-year-old woman, mother of two children aged 7 and 9, is a restorer of art works near Paris. She emigrated to Amsterdam with her husband three years ago for professional reasons. At first, Adeline felt destabilized by this…

Caramelised pears & walnuts

Dear all, So happy to welcome you here again after this long summer, dedicated to children and travel. I was hoping to publish in September, but the schedule was very, very tight because of children going back to school, and of  a very heavy workload on my side. In short, happy to welcome October in a more serene way and come back here to share some recipes, interviews and good ideas! For this coming back on Sweet Cabane, I’ve written…

Litchee & raspberry popsicles

The months of May and June were full of great shooting opportunities and photo workshops … to my great pleasure! My new job as a  stylist and photographer is developing very well , I love this new professional life full of lovely meets and beautiful projects. However, I would like to spend more time here … I hope that Summer and Autumn will give me this opportunity On this warm day , I would like to share with you an…

Heaven for families on the Parisian Left Bank

For those who live in Paris and have children over 5 years, you probably remember this magical place, housed in the heart of  Bonpoint Parisian flagship store,   6 rue de Tournon, which offered families delicious lunches and snacks in a friendly place, with a beautiful courtaud. Well, after 3 years without anything,  Bonpoint tea room opens again tomorrow! At the head of this new enchanting place, Angèle Ferreux-Maeght, the talented young woman at the origin of La Guinguette d’Angèle that…

Audrey & Patrick, Paris

This week, let’s meet Audrey and Patrick, who moved from Lyon to Paris a year and a half ago. Audrey is a mother of 3 :  a son, Auguste (11 years old) and two little girls, Adèle (3 years old) and Madeleine (3 months old). They live together in a lovely apartment on the Parisian left bank. Audrey is a press officer and Patrick works for public administration. Audrey tells us here about her Parisian daily life and gives us…