A couple weekends ago we celebrated Lula’s first birthday. If you’ve seen her party invitation you already know that the theme was “Fete Foraine” inspired by Le Parc de la Tete d’Or a gorgeous park in my hometown. We couldn’t have hoped for a better weather and were so glad almost all of our friends could be here with us to celebrate and my parents too!
I had fun making the paper decors: swan, ferris wheel, cotton candy machine,pinwheels, garlands, little train and ice-cream stand. The napkins, glasses, tablecloths, plates were from Meri Meri and the party hats from Oh Joy for Target collection. Our friend Thibault made 30 delicious belgian waffles (thank you again so so much, they were a hit!) and my mum brought from France a lot of sweets: cherry lollipops, dragés, biscuit rose de reims, roudoudou…. we also had pop corn, Sugar & Spun cotton candy, cupcakes from Mission Minis, Dynamo donuts and Anthony’s cookies (thank you Maria and Jason! my favorite cookies in SF). Ouahh so much food and I didn’t even find the time to eat, I was so busy running everywhere…but I caught up the day after with the left overs!
I hope you enjoy looking at these beautiful photos taken by amazing photographer Priscilla Gragg! Merci Priscilla!
Sorry for the amount of photos, I couldn’t choose! (and even more to come)
Of course she went for the donut!
Where is Milo?! haha
Lula wore 2 different outfits! She started with a super fun tutu from Australian company Rock your baby. And then she wore a Jacadi dress and Freshly Picked moccasins. Her pom pom felt crown is from Hiho batik.
This is the party favors the kids left with: delicious cotton candy from Sugar & Spun, Ice cream cone bubble maker and beach toys to make sand ice-cream from Party City!
We had a super fun day and our friends spoiled her with wonderful gifts. Thank you all so much for coming!
Here is a little paper animation I worked on this last month for Oh Joy + Target summer collection preview. Always a pleasure to work with Joy, we like the same things! The products are amazing and will be online in all Target stores in the US and Canada on Sunday, May 25th for six weeks only! YAY to picnic parties!
I was reading my friend Jordan’s blog Oh Happy Day last week and apparently today is chocolate cake day! haha. Well, I won’t say no to that either and I can even confess: every day is a chocolate day for me! This is a real addiction. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink…but chocolate mmmm! So I paper baked yesterday and made this chocolate bundt cake! One of my favorite. Inspired by a mold I have.
I am part of the “cool mums” club in San Francisco since I was pregnant. All creative and very talented women with babies. There’s always meet ups and fun events to go to. Yesterday I was hosting for the first time a “galette des rois” party (french tradition meaning king cake) for the mums and their kids at my house! I put together a little photo booth backdrop and paper crowns. It was fun! About 20 kids from 1 month to 4 years old. I’ve never had so many kids at my house before, this was a first. Luckily it was sunny so the older ones were able to play in the backyard.
I wish you all a happy and colorful weekend!
Here is a little behind the scene shot of the very last client project I worked on these last couple weeks! Happy and colorful as usual! I should be able to share it with you in august. I was suppose to rest earlier but you know how it is! When a client you’ve always dreamt to work for offer you a project, you just can’t refuse! For me it always happened when I have other plans…like going on vacation. And I love my work so much, I’ll just do whatever I can to make it work!
But now is time to rest, really! My baby girl could arrive any day now…
I wanted to organize a movie night in my backyard for so long! The weather has been so nice in San Francisco, this weekend was the perfect time to do it! A white tablecloth, a few lights, chairs and blankets, candies and popsicles, popcorn and friends! And we were ready to…
I just added a few recent projects I’ve been working on, come have a look on my website!
I had the pleasure to work on a display for Baby GAP late january. I just received the photos of my bear in the shop and I am so happy with the result! The whole space looks so great, I love the mix of grey, gold and neon colors. Look at that wall behind the bear with the little gold, yellow and pink dots!I wish I was in New York right now to see it in person. Maybe I’ll plan on a little trip soon!
I am so glad I got to work for Baby GAP, especially since I’m expecting a baby!!! I spend so much time at the SF store looking for cute clothes. Now I want to decorate my baby nursery like this! Imagine how cool the bear would look in neon pink or gold!!!
This is too cute!!! I need a closet just like that!