July in France

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Enjoying the pool and eating a lot of popsicles. I can never eat mine entirely or I have to hide because as soon as she sees me she says “glace, glace!” and I have to give it to her…

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Catching up with my favorite french magazines by the pool and discovering a lovely article featuring my paper bunny trophy in As you like magazine.

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Shopping for our baby girl arriving in 3 and half months! Spending a lot of time at Les Puces du Canal de Lyon and finally found the rotin crib I dreamed about! And a matching bed for Lula’s dolls, a few pillows and blankets, baby shoes…

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Taking summer baths windows opened in my parents nice and bright bathroom with her new friend.

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Going to the carousel at least once a week if not every day!

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Going for walks, making friends at the playground and hanging out with her bff (the dog!).

It feels so nice to spend the summer in France, having the time to relax and go to my favorite places. I love to see Lula getting to know the family better, calling them by little nicknames. We are all going to Greece next week for 10 days and I am so excited about it. My parents rented a little fisherman’s house on the Paros island.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Follow our adventures on Instagram!

 

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22 weeks Maternity Style + Youh Youh Les Indiens

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I am living in those Zara denim dungarees this summer! So comfortable, easy to wear and plenty of room for my belly to grow. How beautiful are these earrings and bracelet I received from Youh Youh Les Indiens?! The perfect accessories for my vacations! Thank you Youh Youh! You probably know by now my passion for basket bags, I was looking for a large (big enough for my wallet, sunglasses, diapers, wipes, snacks…) and simple one with long handles to take everywhere with me this summer, found the perfect one at the flea market in Lyon for super cheap (7euros!!) couldn’t be happier. My shirt is from Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (on sale).

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(Photo credit: Margaux Fleury)

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Happy Summer!

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Lula and I just arrived at my parents in Lyon, France. It feels so good to be home with the family and have a real summer (not a fan of San Francisco summer). Not just 2 weeks but a month and half this time and this is what I plan on doing most days! Also someone is turning 2 in a month so I am gathering some ideas for her little celebration only with the family this time!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Our Weekend In Arizona!

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Spent mostly at our hotel’s pool and in restaurants because of the heat! I am not used to stay at a hotel when I go on vacation, I like to discover places, walk around, go to the museums, shopping … but seriously, it was way too hot to do anything else other than be in the pool. On saturday, after brunch I tried to go for a little walk by myself in the Old Town of Scottsdale for the beautiful Navajo jewelries, but after 20 minutes I couldn’t stand the heat anymore so I just went back to the hotel and join my girl for a nap. On Sunday we went to visit the Franck Lloyd right foundation but it was only a guided tour and the lady advised us to come back on Monday, early in the morning so it would be nicer/safer for Lula, me and the baby. Unfortunately Monday (today), I was at my desk working. So it was not the most productive weekend but a very colorful and relaxing one. And Lula’s happy place is the pool anyway!

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22 months!

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I can’t believe my Lula turns 2 in just a couple months! She is the sweetest and funniest little girl. I love her dance moves, every day when she comes home from daycare she asks for music and our living room turns into a dance floor! She loves pretending she is on the phone and laughing like she’s having a very funny conversation. Sometimes she even put her hand (imaginary phone) to our cat ear to share the conversation. She also, just like us, put the phone between her shoulder and ear when she has her hands full. I love that every morning when she wakes up she comes in our bedroom, jump in our bed and give me a big kiss on the mouth. I like a little less that now she has a toddler bed and knows how to open the door, she wake us up at 5.30 or 6 which used to be 7.30 or 8. Also after giving me a kiss she comes around the bed to my bedside table, give me my glasses and put my phone in my hand and says “Tro Tro!” (it’s a french cartoon), so funny! And even if we don’t like to let her watch too many cartoons, it gives us a extra 30 minutes to sleep! I love that she like books and ask for them all the time, reading before bedtime is a precious moment.

Her favorite words (the ones she uses the most, a mix of english, french and spanish words) are “gateau” (cookie), “tétine” (pacifier), “all done!”, “agua”, “this!”, “dessine” (draw), “ballon” (balloon) and “bubble”, “stop it maman”, “piscine” and “tut-tut” when she sees a truck, bus…She knows more and more words every weeks, every days. She repeats a lot what we say and it is so funny to hear songs and other things she learned at school. Last week she kept singing ” gulp, gulp, oh nooo!” during diner time, with my husband we had no idea what it meant, so we recorded her and showed the video the her teacher who told us that was a song called Slippery fish, they sing it together with the other kids. Because English isn’t our first language and we went to school in France, this is all new to us. We have so many songs, stories to learn. She also loves singing the A, B, C; Freres Jacques and other french “comptines”…

Do your kids have favorite songs? books? cartoons?

 

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Her hairs are finally growing! yay!

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For outfits details, read this post. Photos by Sabrina Bot.

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Mother Daughter Style #30 + Quinny South Beach Collection

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I am so excited to share with you about Quinny’s new special edition South Beach Collection. This gorgeous Zapp Xtra stroller was offered to us last week and I couldn’t wait to go on a stroll with Lula. How cool is this pink pastel color with accents of neon?! It fits perfectly with our colorful world and just in time for summer. As soon as we unfolded the stroller, Lula jumped in it ready to go! And trust me, it hasn’t been easy having her stay in her stroller lately.

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That face! Lula is wearing a Zara jumpsuit, Vans and Hello Shiso hairpin.

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I am wearing an Ace & Jig hoodie (one of my favorite brand! they have the softest fabrics, so comfortable! if only I could own all their dresses and shorts!), Zara denim dungarees, jellies from American Apparel and earrings bought in an Arizona Indian’s reservation last summer.

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I just realized while looking at the photos that we were so in a rush to get outside with it that I forgot to remove some of the white protection pads near the wheels haha!

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Thank you again Quinny for this super cool stroller, it will sure come with us on many adventures this summer!

And if you too are not afraid of colors and want to brighten up your day with a fun stroller, you can buy it at Albee Baby (on sale now). It also exists in a soft blue with neon green accents!

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At The Discovery Museum!

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We went to Sausalito’s Discovery Museum for the first time last Sunday. Lula loved it and we did too, the view on the Golden Gate Bridge is magical. So many fun activities inside and outdoor for the kids. I can’t believe we waited that long to go! I’ve been living in San Francisco for almost 7 years but there are always more places to discover.

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Morning Reading

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On a recent post I was talking about one of Lula’s favorite book Bienvenue a Dreamland, another favorite is I am a bunny, I read it to her so many time, I know it by heart and that little bunny Nicholas is adorable. Lula loves her bunnies, she has the Jellycat in all sizes and many different colors. It is funny how she can imitate all the animals but can’t say their names yet, she doesn’t say bunny but she says “palin” instead of “lapin” (the french for bunny). Too cute!

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She loves books a lot, she started saying “book” I guess it’s easier to pronounce than “livre”. She used to come grab my hand to take me to her room and say “this, this!” pointing her books. Now she says “books” all the time! The other day I caught her reading a book to her doll, so adorable. I just love watching this little girl grow, I can’t believe she’ll be 2 in a couple months.

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Oh and miss Lula got a new pair of Vans! I might get the matching ones…

Have a colorful day!

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Lula’s First Music Festival

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This month in San Francisco has been very grey and cold, so yesterday we went in Napa Valley to find the sun and dance at the Bottle Rock music festival. As you can tell, Lula loved it! She danced all day, clapped her hands at the end of songs and asked for “more, more, encore”. She ran around, said hi to strangers, played with balloons, skipped her nap, ate a Nutella crepe and a quesadilla, had a coconut water and a flamingo balloon made for her, played hula hoop, caught bubbles… and fell asleep in the car on the way back, a good good day!

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Lula is wearing a Gap straw hat, J. Crew romper, Zara sandals and I am wearing a Madewell shirt, Zara overalls and American Apparel jellies.

 

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