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…

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…