Simplified beauty routine

Dear all, I hope you had a great Christmas break and that you’ve started January in a very good mood, full of great resolutions. Here, our main goal of the year is to become more responsible  and to live in a more sustainable way. This is what I’ve always wanted from the beginning for Sweet Cabane and what I will intend to confirm even more this year because it is a major issue for all of us. *** For almost…

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! **…

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.

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…

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…

Nicoletta and Romeo, Bangkok

Today, I’m happy to start again my family interviews around the world with Nicoletta, 37 and Romeo, 38. This Italian couple lives in Thailand with their three kids.. Before moving to Thailand, Nicoletta  used to work in Press Offices and Fashion PR Studios both in Milan and London. Now she does freelance photography and styling. Her husband runs a family business in the field of packaging.  Most of the months, they  live in Bangkok, Thailand. When kids have long school holidays,…

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…

Apples’ season

Apples are back! Such a great news! These fruits are an inexhaustible source of recipes : baked in the oven, prepared in a crumble, a pudding, or a pie … Served as dessert or  with a salty dish … In short, endless possibilities! Today, after several seasons spent in Sologne, I would like to share with you the French Tatin pie recipe. Invented by chance by the Tatin sisters at Lamotte-Beuvron, this dessert made from shortcrust  (or puff pastry) and caramelized…

French Alps out-of-season

So sorry! There’s no English translation this time because I’m so in a hurry 😉 Too much work! … If you need special advice about family holidays in French Alps, please contact me directly by mail : contact@sweetcabane.com. *** Alors que l’automne est bien là mais que les journées sont encore chaudes et souvent ensoleillées, voici un reportage d’une maman bordelaise de 3 enfants qui part régulièrement à la montagne hors saison pour profiter des sports, loisirs et randonnées qu’offrent…