Lisbon under Winter sun

Last week, we spent four days in beautiful Lisbon. We really fell in love with this heartbeating city, full of energy, constantly evolving between tradition and modernity. In the meantime, the city is very calm and peaceful, perfect for a family journey. I’d like to share with you here some of the places we loved, restaurants we enjoyed and lovely shops.  ***   ACCOMODATION We had the opportunity to be invited to the Martinhal Family Resorts, in the heart of Chiado. I have never seen such…

Daniela & Stefan, Germany

Today, we’re going to Germany, to meet a family living in Kassel, in the Northern part of the country. Daniela, 43, and her husband, 46, have three kids : two girls, 11 and 7 years old, and a big  23 years-old son who lives now in Berlin. They also have a cat, called Polly, who’s part of the family. Daniela is a teacher in a primary school in Kassel and her husband is an educator.  They’ve been living in a rustic old half-timbered house for 16 years now,…

Three Winter salads

Far from being boring, Winter vegetable can be prepared in various ways and make a lot of tasty recipes! Fryed, steamed, in soup or salads, …. At the moment, after a kind of ‘soup addiction’ in th early January, I have a special taste for salads. Here are some recipes of salads that I have developed this winter from squash, cauliflower and lentils …Do you know that cauliflower is the most fasionable vegetable this year?  All are very easy to make and can make a…

Chrystèle, French designer

This Monday, Chrystèle, French designer of the lovely lifestyle brand La Girafe, is inviting us to her home to talk about her work, her projects and her family organization. This 43 years-old woman, mother of two teenage girls, lives with her husband in the Beaujolais, in the middle of the vines (near Lyon). A choice of life away from the city, but that remains hyper connected, with many trips to Paris. *** Can you describe your everyday work ? I have several…

January French “Hygge”

January is the month of the year when I prefer to stay warm at home, especially this week when the weather is intensely cold ;). Far from being boring, I love it because finally, when you live in Paris,you’re very often outside, constantly doing lots of activities …. It is also the month to strengthen our immune system to fight against viruses. It’s why I’d like to share with you some little Winter habits that make January cosier and lots more attractive than it could appear at…

Renata & Marcos, Chicago

This week, we’re going to meet a  sweet Brazilian family living in a small village near Chicago, Winnetka. Renata, 35 is stylist and photograph, and Marcos, 39, works for a credit card company. They have three girls : Carolina, 8, Manuela ,6, and Gabriela, 4. Before coming to Chicago two years and a half ago, they moved a lot and lived abroad for 12 years, experiencing life in big cities such as Madrid, London and Miami.  Renata tells us about their family…

Barcelona in the Off-Season

I love visiting the Mediterranean countries off-season, especially during Autumn and Winter, when the light is still bright and energizing, while in Paris the sky is low and grey. At the beginning of November, we spent five days in Barcelona where we enjoyed a very mild weather and a beautiful light that reminded us of late summer. The idea was not only to enjoy the city, but also to relax and adopt a slow way of living to then come back to Paris with a…

Light but scrumptious Epiphany Cake

After long Christmas holidays, Sweet Cabane is going back to wish you a Happy New Year. That it brings you joy, laughter, love … and that it allows you to realize your dearest projects! I also hope that you will still be present here as it is a great pleasure for me  to share these moments with you. This first post of the year is about a recipe of light Epiphany Cake not to end the good detox resolutions (for those who have) … And…

My favourite doll

Just two days before Christmas, as we’re all looking after our latest gifts, I would like to introduce you to the work of Merrilee Liddiard, an American mother of three, living in Utah. Ttwo years ago, this young woman, originally illustrator and blogger, began to create life-size dolls  for her little girl. These dolls are the fruit of her imagination, but are also inspired by a childhood with a very creative mother. Faced to the success of this doll on her blog,…

Norwegian Christmas

Today, we’re going to Norway, where Christmas traditions are very important all along the month of December. It’s all about making wreaths, decorating the house and cooking! My dear friend Birgitte, I’ve already interviewed with her sweet family on Sweet Cabane, is telling us about beautiful Christmas cookies tradition in her country and gives us, at the end of the article, the delicious gingerbread recipe she’s used to making every year in December. So let’s go to the Norwegian enchanting…