A Little Bit of Life Lately

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From my iphone, moments at the park with Anouk, beach time with Lula, new products, naps, playground life, San Francisco and the fabulous weather we’ve had these past couple weeks!

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The cat is back in the shop with new colors!

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Enjoying the beautiful light in our bedroom!

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New Superga glitter shoes for my princess from the new SF store on Fillmore!

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Anouk wearing Lula’s old leggings at the playground. It is so funny to see her in Lula clothes, it brings back so many sweet memories.

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Home sweet home.

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I think I kiss those cheeks a million times a day. I just can’t stop.

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We’ve been eating this new taqueria called Mateo’s on Mission street quite a lot lately!

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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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A Colorful Christmas Village! #KEEPSAKEIT

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(Photography by Sabrina Bot)

Welcome into my studio! I had the chance to partner with Hallmark this year to create a colorful Christmas diy inspired by one of their ornaments, a mini Crayola box. You already know how colors make me happy! So this year I wanted to try something a little different than the traditionnal red and green. The colorful crayons from the box reminded me of the beautiful Victorian houses here in San Francisco, where I live. So I created my own paper village using the colors inspired by the ornament.

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My daughter Lula loves it too! She think I made a city of paper dollhouses just for her!

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These look so lovely on a mantle and we can keep adding to it year after year.

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I think when Lula gets old enough, it will be a fun family project to do together!

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It’s so funny she looks inside and says “toc, toc, qui est la?” (“knock, knock, who’s there?)

Want to try it out yourself? See the story here and download the houses templates to make your own village! Share it on Instagram with hashtag #KEEPSAKEIT

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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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Welcome Into Lula’s Dreamland!

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Hello!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know what Lula’s nursery used to look like. A bunnyland with a mint, blush and grey color palette.

Lula is now almost 2 years old (21 months to be exact, already?!!) and I’ve been rearranging her bedroom for the last couple months. She is a big girl now who loves colors, animals, playing with her dolls, dancing, cooking, hiding in her teepee, reading stories… A girl full of energy and adventurous. She started climbing her bed a couple months ago, until she fell out one morning! I never thought this moment would arrive so fast! Most of my friends kids are still in their crib until 2 and half-3 years old. So we first removed the front panel from her crib while I was looking for a toddler bed.

I have been following the work of Kalon Studios for some time and I was obsessed with their beautiful caravan divan. So Lula climbing out her crib actually gave me a good excuse to finally get it! I think it looks perfect in her new room. I love the modern lines, especially the legs and the pink color on natural wood. And I like that when she’ll grow out of it, we’ll still be able to use it as a little divan to seat on with pretty cushions on the sides.

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I started bringing more colors in her room by adding other paper animals than the bunny with bright colored backdrop. In the frame on top of the raccoon is the original paper art I made for her baby announcement and the ice cream cone is a prop I made from her first birthday. I got the poms garland in Mexico and the God’s eye too.

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I wanted her room now to feel more personal and unique, inspiring for her, filled with colors and decorations that are not baby decoration that you’ve seen a million times already. Objects we brought back from our trips in Morocco and Mexico. My husband is half Moroccan. Paper decorations I made, photos, gifts… from her first almost 2 years.

It is still a work in progress but like every room in our home, I like to move things around all the time!

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Every time she sees a basket or paper bag, box… she has to put it on her head! This cute mini basket is one of the few I bought in the souk in Marrakesh!

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Oh hello! Her outfit is from Pink Chicken.

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The name of this post and Lula’s bedroom is inspired by her favorite french book called Bienvenue a Dreamland. This is a super fresh and colorful book representing scenes at the beach, at the theme park, in tree houses with animals and cute little characters like a grandmother skateboarding, a flying pig… so many fun and magical details to look for.

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Lula loves her new bed, you should have seen her face when she saw it for the first time in her room. In two seconds she was jumping on it with a huge smile. She is still adjusting to it at night. We found her a few times sleeping on the floor with her bunnies against the door, because she wanted to get out but didn’t know how to open the door…until this morning!

During the day she likes to put her dolls and bunnies to sleep in her bed. She puts them under the blanket, give them a kiss and say “dodo”. I love her so much!

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Her crib used to be against that grey wall and the teepee on the other side of the room, where the bed is now. I like this new setup, I think she likes it too! On the white wall you can see my paper bunny and a garland from my friend Jordan’s BrightLab!

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I bought this gorgeous embroidered scarf (not sure how to call it) in Mexico, as well as the striped blanket and the poms on the bear.

The teepee is from House Inhabit and the arctic rocker from The Land of Nod.

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Always hugging her friends!

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This beautiful Peruvian cushion is from Leif, my favorite online shop!

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Shoes, shoes, shoes… I don’t know which one of us has the biggest collection! She loves trying on my shoes and walk around the apartment with them, she also like to put her shoes on her dolls, bunnies…and us! Lula is wearing sandals from Zara which I need to find in my size! I am wearing Jelly sandals from American apparel and the ones in the basket are Freshly picked moccasins! We got this beautiful rug in Morocco, during our trip last summer. I am obsessed with it and I want another one…or two!

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I started a little photo gallery on her wall of friends and family, we also have one in the kitchen and in the hallway. She likes to pass by, point and say who she sees in the photos. We are teaching her names. It is the cutest thing to hear the way she pronounces them, you should hear her say “Augustine”, her friend’s name.

She also loves her kitchen my parents offered her for Christmas. She pretends she put salt and pepper and the casserole and taste the imaginary food and say “mmmm” and offers me to taste as well. She like put put things in oven, Every time a key or remote control seems missing, we know this is where we’ll find it.

I got the colorful rattle in Mexico and the mini grocery bag at Mapamundi kids, a new fun store for kids in San Francisco.

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This cute hairpin is from Hello Shiso. I know she doesn’t have many hair yet but I’m just so impatient and I couldn’t resist. Her hairs seem actually to be growing lately! I am so excited. All our friend’s kids and others we meet at the park who are younger or same age as Lula have always more hairs. I am so jealous! But sometimes, especially during dinner time I am actually happy she doesn’t have much. It is really hard to take lasagna off hairs!!!

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Thank you to Sabrina Bot for these beautiful photos of my girl in her new room.

I hope you have a colorful week!

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Les Petits Carreaux + My Yellow Bunny

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Do you know the kids clothing brand Les Petits Carreaux? it is designed in France and made in California, I met with the founder Stéphanie a few weeks ago and she offered me that super cute neon yellow skirt for Lula, I’m obsessed with it! I can’t wait for the days to be a little warmer so she can wear it.

Also it’s really fun to see my paper bunny in the spring/summer lookbook!

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(Photos by Sabrina Bot)

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