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…

Children at play

We spent our last Spring break in a lovely cottage in the middle of Sologne countryside (near Orleans, in France), as those who follow me on Instagram have probably already known. Our house was located in the heart of nature : wide-open spaces, rivers, ponds and beautiful woods of oaks, birches and firs. My little Parisians could enjoy the freedom that living outside offers, far from the well-organised activities of the city. On the program : football game, play in the recently acquired tent, drawing on a bench,…

Spring afternoon snack

During our last family Spring break in lovely Sologne, warm weather disposed us to long snacks in the garden … The opportunity to test and to make many recipes, among which lilac cordial. This very sweet cordial is delicious with still or fizzy water and goes very well with cakes for an afternoon snack. Its preparation is very playful and can also be a great activity to do with the kids! At home, we tasted it with homemade ‘cannelés’ whose recipe I also share here. *** LILAC CORDIAL Ingredients 20 lilas heads…

Yuko & Hitoshi, Japan

This week, let’s meet Yuko, her husband Hitoshi and their three kids, 1 girl, 10, and two boys, 7 and 2 years-old. Yuko, 38, works in the éducation fiels, and Hitoshi, 40, works for the state. They’ve been living in a seaside town in Kanagawa, since almost 11 years. Yuko is telling us about their family life in their beautiful city : what activities they enjoy doing in the city and at home.    *** IN THE CITY  What do you…

Sunbed mood…

Here are some pictures of the last shoot I did for Petit Bec Spring collection, which has just been launched on its online shop. With Olivia, the brand’s designer, we imagined a playful scenography around gardening and idleness … A beautiful day spent with two charming little models and nice memories that I would like to share with you here. A big thank to Audrey who allowed us to take her daughter Adèle as a model and helped us a lot in the…

Mad about fermentation

Fermentation is the oldest known food preservation technique, it has existed for nearly 5000 years, (the Ancient Egyptians already used it). Set aside in recent years, it is rediscovered today as it’s full of  nutritionnel benefits. There are different types of food fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation : it transforms the food sugar into ethyl alcohol thanks to the action of yeasts. It also produces glycerol and succinic acid, which are involved in lipid metabolism. This fermentation is commonly used with cereals and fruits to make…

A whole day doing nothing

Who never got tired of seeing her son playing on games console … or her teenage daughter talking on Snapchat or on Instagram, lying on her bed? All these everyday connected objects certainly have many benefits, but they can deeply hurt children’s creativity. At home, I’ve observed that as soon as we deprive the kids of using the laptop or the games’ console (for various reasons that I will not explain here 😉 ….), after a detox’ phase, they feel again like reading, drawing…