One week ago, on November 19th at 9.50pm we welcomed our sweet little Anouk into this world. We love her so much already and are so grateful she arrived healthy. Lula makes a wonderful big sister, so caring and gentle.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I am so grateful for our little family of four.
(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!
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!
11 more days to go! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy went by and we are soon going to be a family of four! I asked my friend to come by the house the other day to capture one of my last days being pregnant, enjoying a cup of tea in cozy clothes and my favorite hammock chair! I know I will spend a lot of time in here with my baby.
I am so so excited and can’t wait to see Lula as a big sister. She loves babies so much and she is so gentle with them, she likes to put a little blanket on, bring toys, kiss them, sing… I am sure she is going to take her role very seriously. I also know it will be a little challenging and frustrating for her because she won’t be able to do everything she wants to do like push her in her doll stroller, holding her too tight or dress her up. She’s already taking her baby sister’s clothes out of the dresser and try to put them on her dolls or the cat…same with the diapers. For now, she doesn’t really understand what’s going on, sometimes she points my belly and says “bébé” but she’ll only realize once the baby is here. I can’t wait to see how she’ll react, I am a little anxious too on how to handle everything, make sure she doesn’t get jealous. I already feel guilty about the fact that she won’t get as much attention as she used to be. I would love if you have any advice!
I am wearing a Madewell sweater, Gap leggings and Free People socks! The moses basket is from Mur Lifestyle.
(Photography by Sabrina Bot)
I am super honored to be featured with my girls in my favorite magazine MOTHER today! Here are some of my favorite shots captured in our home by Sabrina Bot. Check out the interview and see more photos here.
Dress – Free People
Basket – Flea Market
Necklace – from a little shop in Greece
Sandals – L’Atelier Tropézien
A few weeks late because I am now 30 weeks! We got back from France a couple weeks ago and I have been catching up with work! A recent collaboration with PlayStation and some exciting new products coming soon in the shop. So I haven’t had much time to update the blog recently, but I am back!
I miss Greece already, but the weather has been really nice in San Francisco since we got back, I can still wear dresses and I hope I will be able to until baby arrive, it is so much more comfortable! September and October are my favorite months here, they can be really warm, much warmer than July and August when it’s usually foggy and cold.
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!
Shirt, bloomer and Sandals – Bout’chou (Monoprix)
Dress – Antik Batik
Earrings – Gas
Looks like I swallowed a basket ball!!
Dress – Three of Something (last summer)
Sandals – Zara (last summer)
Basket bag – Flea Market in France
Combishort – Zara kids
Sandals – Saltwater
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).
(Photo credit: Margaux Fleury)
I am so excited and proud of my friend Katie Hintz Zambrano, former editor at Refinery 29 and James McCoy of well-know blog Bleubird who launched this week the beautiful online magazine MOTHER. Finally a cool site about motherhood and a perfect resource for stylish mamas. Because being a mum is super cool, yes. All mamas take a look, I promise you won’t be disappointed! Profiles on cool moms around the country, cool finds and other interesting tips about parenting. Now in my top 5 daily reads! Oh and have I said it’s cool?! Okay, have a look already!
Have a beautiful weekend and mother’s day! (My first one!!!)