One day in the countryside

A few weeks ago, I did a photo shoot for a vintage furniture brand called ChahutBahut. It was a wonderful experience and I loved to imagine, organize and take in charge the whole shooting. This new work is important to me, and that’s why I’d like to share this moment with you here! With Coralie, the founder of Chahut Bahut, we went to a friend of mine who lived in the countryside, not far from Paris and we installed our scene in her garden. My youngest daughter didn’t…

Berta, restaurant owner in Barcelona

Today, I’m very happy to meet a mother full of great energy and projects ! Berta, 42, is the mother of three kids (10, 8 and 5 years-old) and manages a successful restaurant in Barcelona, Parking Pizza, with her husband Marcos. After a career in the catering industry, she decided to change her work to try to reconcile it with family life, but without forgetting her passion for catering. Berta tells us here about her passion, her projects and her daily…

After-school booster

Today, I invite a British mum living in Aberdeen to contribute to Sweet Cabane, Vanessa Gerbrandy. She’s been cooking since her childhood and now  loves doing this activity with her daughters, Florence (4)  and Helena(8). She has just launched a cooking blog for parents and kids : Wild Flours, which will surely be a hit! Vanessa will give you here a great recipe, easy-to-make and full of good ingredients  You can make these energy balls with your kids : it’s lot of fun! *** We’ve been…

Magic tree-house

I do not like returning from holidays! So each year, we try to relieve the journey home with a pleasant stop-over to prolonge holidays a little bit more. This year, we wanted some ‘adventure’ … Why not trying a night in a tree-house? Sleeping in the trees, lighting the torch … The children jumped for joy! We just had to find the right tree-house between the South of France and Paris… *** We opter for  the Domaine d’Archambaud in Beaujolais. The cabins are in the middle of the…

First days into high school

Last year, Anna, my eldest daughter, started high school. Big change : new school, new disciplines, ten teachers (vs one schoolteacher) and plenty of new faces! I tried to be as present as possible during the first months, until she gain more independence and be able to organize herself. To help, we set up several tricks and tips that I want to share now with you because they have been very effective!  PS : the translation from French to English was a bit difficult because of…

Amanda Jane Jones, designer

Today, we’re lucky to start again our ‘Mum at Work’ interviews with the talented Amanda Jane Jones who was at the origin of Kinfolk magazine. This 30 years-old woman is the mum of two kids : little Jane, 3 years-old, and baby Miles, 9 months. She’s married to Cree, a PhD student at the Unversity of Chicago. She tells us here about her professional career and her family life. A slow way of conceiving work and motherhood… *** What was…

Magical Salento

Last July, we spent two weeks in Salento, in the heel of the Italian boot. Some wonderful sunny holidays where we swimmed a lot and visited many lovely villages in the inland. The place full of olive trees, fragrant herbs, hibiscus and lush bougainvillea, is absolutely charming, A perfect incarnation of Mediterranean charm! The history of this former strategic land in Europe (the oil they produced was at the heart of the European economy) is as rich as its vegetation. You can find…

Madeleine Ably, French designer

Today I am very happy to interview Madeleine Ably, the designer of the new fashion brand Sixsoeurs. This 38 years-old Parisian designer is also the mother of three children : a 18 years-old girl, a 7 year old boy and a 5 year-old girl. As you can imagine, her days are rather dense and varied … She tells us here the genesis of her project, what she enjoys in it and how she manages to reconcile daily work and family life ……

Elderflower baba cake

This season, I’m mad about elderflowers! After my friend Jen had shared her recipe of elderflower cordial on Sweet Cabane, I started making some by myself with my friend Cecile (a friends affair indeed …). And I must say it is a delight! The kids love it when you drink it  with chilled water … the adults love it with some Prosecco and ice;) … It is also perfect to add sugar and flavour to cakes … or babas! I would like to share here with you this…

Mama Blues

Pregnancy and motherhood were at the heart of my last ten years, since I had three children between 2005 and 2012. Eleven years ago, I became a mom for the first time. This was a real upheaval in my everyday  life of course (logistical issues;) …), but also in my ‘inner’ life since I had to learn how to become a mother. At that time, the model given by my own mother was very present, very rooted, as if the rules of…