My own Christmas wish list

Just fifteen days before Christmas, here is my personal selection of gifts. Most of them have already been tested and approved, it’s why I would like to share them with you here  😉 . *** 1- Orange blossom candle, Cousu de Fil blanc, Wallpaper collection. With soya wax. Such a delight!  … Its shape is very minimal, perfect in each kind of interior! * 2- Claudia blouse, Maison Brunet. This Victorian-style cotton blouse is very refined and elegant. By the way, I recommend everything from this very…

In the warm, under the duvet

What better than December month to talk about warm and cosy duvets ? A few years ago, I discovered Zizzz, a Swiss brand of organic and durable linen. This brand is peoccupied by the children’s sleep : so they created duvets, buggies and blankets, entirely made from ecological wool. Now Zizzz also makes adult duvets and 100% organic cotton children’s pajamas. The interest of using wool to make duvets and bunks is that it is a perfect thermal regulator … contrary to synthetic polyester pudding usually used for duvets…

Lisi and Alex, Barcelona

On this very freezy Monday, let’s go to sunny Barcelona to meet Lisi, Alex and their two kids. Lisi combines her work as an art director at her ad agency, and her work as a photographer. Alex is an entrepreneur. They’ve got two sons : Simón who is 7 years old and is an acrobatic athlète, and León who is 4 and loves dancing. They’ve been living in Barcelona for 15 years, now in the first floor of a modernist house in the centre of…

Pink Christmas mood

A few weeks ago, I fell in  lov ewith pink pepper and its pretty stylish little balls … To such an extent that I decided to make it a central element of our Christmas décorations … This pink pepper is so lovely directly placed  on a table, or in a pretty plate. It can also make pretty bouquets in metal tumblers … And if you have more time and you’re ready for a DIY activity, here are some simple decorative ideas which immediately bring a festive…

Christmas cabin

To start Christmas festivities, Sweet Cabane will open its online Christmas shop today !! There, you can find toys, stationery, candles and beautiful exclusive accessories for children. Some French designers have made exclusive pieces for us : Petit Bec, Apolline à Paris and Johanna Braitbart. These three designers have in common a same sweet, poetic and refined world. All of them have made here a  hand-crafted collection mainly made up of unique pieces. *** Petit Bec, a new French brand for kids, has designed  pretty decorative wreaths for Sweet Cabane. Perfect…

Winter granola

During these last November days, energy starts faltering (the holidays are already so far, and it’s not really Christmas time…). So I’ve made here a recipe that is simple, greedy and full of good ingredients to boost the whole family! Sarrazin, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts make an excellent mix to fight against gloominess and viruses. This granola is ultra easy to make and can be enjoyed on many occasions: not only for breakfast, but also for dessert or just as a snack! Delicious alone, with…

Delphine, student in family mediation

For our new ‘Mum at Work’ interview, we’re meeting a student mum. Delphine, 45, resumes her studies to become a family mediator, after working as a lawyer and taking care of her children. She is married and is a mother of 3, two girls and a boy, aged 17, 15 and 12 years. She lives in Paris. She tells us about her life choices, her studies and her family life. *** What was your activity before studying family mediation? Initially, I studied Law and worked as a lawyer in…

Eating well with Lila#9 : less meat, more cereals!

Eating less meat is a growing awareness in France. Without completely withdrawing meat from our diet, reducing its consumption is a good idea, both for your body and for the environment. If regular consumption of animal products is essential i for a balanced diet, over-meat consumption can have negative effects on human health. By 2015, WHO has officially ranked red meat and processed meat (sausages) as a probable carcinogen for human people. In addition, intensive livestock farming is polluting and the massive use…

Anne Claire & Nicolas, Lyon

This Monday, we’re meeting the charming Anne-Claire, her husband Nicolas and their three children: Anton, 5 years old, Scarlett, 3 years, and Albertine, just 6 months. They live in a nice village near Lyon, in a house from the 1900’s that they renovated 4 years ago. Anne-Claire has just founded her linen brand, Maison Margaret, which will be on the market in the early 2017. Nicolas is a commercial manager. Anne-Claire is talking here about their family life in the Lyon…

Little Creative Factory

Little Creative Factory is a Spanish brand that I’ve been admiring since its beginning : I love above all its creativity and independence of mind. So, when its designer asked me to do a series of photos, I was so happy ! This brand is very special, supported by the creative spirit of its founder, Cristina, who originally worked as an architect. This is probably why each piece is so well cut, with a perfect balance of volumes. The brand’s image is nostalgic : neutral colors, simple and timeless…