(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 hope you had a great Halloween weekend! Here are a few photos of Lula in her handmade costume (I took the morning after). She is obsessed with planes lately, I think “avion” is the word she says the most during the day, (well after “I want…” ) so I thought it would be fun if she was a little aviator for Halloween! I made the airplane with cardboard and paint. It was fun to make and she loved it! She kept playing with it during the week, jumping in, pretend she was flying. Then came Halloween day and she refused to put it on for trick or treating… she’s been a little grumpy after her naps lately so it was impossible to get her to wear it. But hey, that’s life with a toddler right?! So we got together with a few friends families and went trick or treating anyway, we still got her to wear the helmet and goggles and me and my big belly pretended to be a cloud with a rainbow (imagine me on the way to my friend’s house in the car…haha). Lula had so much fun picking out candies and chocolates at the houses and we stopped for a good hour in front of a house with a dj for a dance party with a bunch of people, that was the best! Watching toddlers dancing is seriously the funniest thing ever.
Now I can rest! Baby girl is coming in 3 weeks! I am 37 weeks pregnant today, time flies but really this month feels the longest!!!
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.
Shirt, bloomer and Sandals – Bout’chou (Monoprix)
Dress – Antik Batik
Earrings – Gas
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)