Spring/Summer Wishlist!

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Pear mirror by Honoré Déco (if you follow me on IG you might have seen the pineapple one I got for the girls nursery, it is super cute) – Beach Umbrella by Sunday Supply (how cool is this vintage style shade? check out the other prints, they are all beautiful especially the Jungle one!)- Blush Wrap by Solly Baby (or this one from Yoli & Otis) – Gold Classic Slipper by Soludos – Fauteuil Croisette by Honoré Déco – Pompoms Basket by Eliza Gran (I already have 2 but I can’t get enough!) – Water Bottle by Bkr and as many beach and sunny days as we can!

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We had a fabulous weather this weekend and took this photo yesterday at Baker beach in San Francisco. A diy tent with a few wood stick found on the beach, a couple blankets and her moses basket. You should have seen her face, she was so happy she kept smiling and Lula was very envious.

 

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Sisters!

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We couldn’t have hoped for a better big sister. Lula has been the sweetest since we welcomed Anouk. She asks for her sister all the time, the first thing she does when she comes home from preschool is to look for her and she has a big smile on her face when she sees her. She gives her kisses, hold her tiny hands, rock her if she cries, sing to her… and watching them interact is simply the best. I can’t believe how grown up she looks all of a sudden!

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A Little Celebration for Baby’s Arrival

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(Photography by Sabrina Bot)

Last Sunday I had my girlfriends over for an autumn breakfast in our backyard to celebrate the arrival of my baby girl. Luckily a few minutes before they all arrived the rain stopped! But we would have had fun anyway. We shared some delicious pastries my girlfriends baked: pear and chocolate tart, croissants, maple and walnut pie, madeleines, date cake, chocolate cake, citrus salad… on a beautiful table my friend Mrs. Peasy styled! I took care of the flowers station for a little workshop we had after breakfast. At first I wanted to have someone come and teach us how to make flower crowns, but it was a last minute idea and had a hard time finding someone available for that day. So I decided to watch a few tutorials and find images for inspiration on Pinterest, went to the flowers market on Friday and filled the moses basket with the beautiful flowers I found according to my fall color palette. It was a success! We all had so much fun making the crowns and turns out it wasn’t too difficult too make especially for all those crafty ladies!

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Now let’s have a baby! I am 39 weeks and 3 days, my due date is this Sunday. Today is my birthday, I am 32 and it would be the most wonderful gift if she showed her face tonite!

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Goodbye Summer!

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I know we’ve already said goodbye to summer about a week ago but it doesn’t feel quite yet like fall in San Francisco. September and October are usually the best months of the year (I mean they are my favorite) where we can enjoy really nice and warm days. But I am excited for cooler days, sweater weather and getting cozy for the arrival of our baby girl in November, so soon!

For now, I am remembering the wonderful time we had in Greece with my family this summer. My parents rented a house on the island of Paros, in a charming little village called Parikia. Lula and I, my parents, my sister and brother in law all met for 12 days. Only my husband had to stay in San Francisco for work and my brother in London. Next time maybe! It’s so rare to be able to all meet at the same time in one place now we all live in different countries.

It was such a nice and relaxing trip. Walking around the little streets of Parikia, visiting other villages on the island like Naoussa, take the boat to beautiful beaches.

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You might have seen these photos already if you follow me on Instagram.

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My girl! I love this photo of her with the pink door so much! Those little legs!

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And that blue! I want to go back!

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Looking at these photos of me in these dresses makes me realize how much my belly had grown since! I was around 25 weeks pregnant in France. Have you seen my pregnancy style feature in MOTHER mag last week? I was wearing the same dresses at 31 weeks.

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Lula is 2!

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How did that happen? How can she be 2 already?! I feel like we celebrated her first birthday yesterday…

We celebrated with the family in France where we spent our summer (a month ago already, she turned 2 on august 17th). My parents had bought two little strawberry plants for when we arrived to surprise Lula, everyday she went to pick the red ones, tried to eat the green ones too, she would eat them all if we didn’t stop her, she loves strawberries so much! So I thought a strawberry theme for her birthday would be fun. I made a pinata that I filled up with all her favorite things: stickers, little dolls, jewelries, candies… and confettis!

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She’s had her first candies when we were in France and ice-cream and chocolate almost everyday thanks to her grand-parents! She knows the words for these really well now and keep asking for some since we got back! But the vacations are over…

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We had a beautiful strawberry cake too that I didn’t get a chance to photograph before it started melting, it was so warm that day!

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My Pregnancy Style – 25 weeks in Greece!

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Dress – Sandro, Sunglasses – Illesteva, Sandals – Old Navy, Basket – Vintage

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it in the shop and had to get it even if I know I won’t be able to wear it for long with my fast growing belly (good thing I got it on sale)! Sadly our family vacations in Greece came to an end. It was such a fun and relaxing trip. The island of Paros where we spent the week is super charming, we loved walking around, eating Greek food, shopping for souvenirs and taking the boat to beautiful beaches. I’ll post more photos next week.

We are back at my parent’s in Lyon (France) and celebrated Lula’s second birthday today with my family. I can’t believe she is 2, just like that. I remember every details of the day of her birth like it was yesterday. And I can’t believe she is going to be a big sister in 3 months!!! I am now looking at the date on my computer and read August 22nd, my due date is November 22!

Enjoy your weekend!

PS: Lula and I are featured on Babiekins Magazine today, I answered a few questions about art and motherhood, check out the interview here!

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