Last month we were lucky to go to Cuba for 5 days after a quick stop to Tulum. One lost stroller, one Airbnb without water, a failed car reservation didn’t stop us from having fun. We enjoyed walking around the magical and colorful streets of Havana and took a cab to Trinidad! Unfortunately we had to cancel Santa Clara and Cienfuegos from our trip because we didn’t have a car (impossible to find another one) but that gives us a good excuse to come back!
Lula, always on the run!
This was our ride from La Havana to Trinidad. A 4 hours drive!
Lula and our driver with guide on our first day in La Havana.
It was so sweet to see the kids in the streets running to the girls to give them hugs and kisses, invite us to their home.
Gorgeous tiles everywhere!
Already trying to escape my hand!
That pose! Notice the shoes matching the car!
(Photos by Georgia Glennon)
If you plan on going to Sayulita (Mexico) for a little vacation, here are a few tips the girls and I are sharing in Mother Mag. Where to eat, where to shop, where to play, where to stay… see you there!
Lula, always singing and dancing.
All the photos were taken at the beautiful Hotel Hafa in Sayulita.
We spent one beautiful day in Tulum on our way to Cuba. The beach is beautiful, turquoise water and perfect white fine sand. We stayed at Amansala hotel and had a wonderful lunch at Nomade.
If you follow my work for some time, you’ve probably seen the San Francisco versions of these paper town posters I made a few years ago. Inspired by all the colorful house and symbols of the city, I was as inspired by this little town called Sayulita – el pueblo magico!
I am now taking custom orders, email me if interested, price is to be determined on the size of the frame, number of houses and details.
I know we’ve already said goodbye to summer about a week ago but it doesn’t feel quite yet like fall in San Francisco. September and October are usually the best months of the year (I mean they are my favorite) where we can enjoy really nice and warm days. But I am excited for cooler days, sweater weather and getting cozy for the arrival of our baby girl in November, so soon!
For now, I am remembering the wonderful time we had in Greece with my family this summer. My parents rented a house on the island of Paros, in a charming little village called Parikia. Lula and I, my parents, my sister and brother in law all met for 12 days. Only my husband had to stay in San Francisco for work and my brother in London. Next time maybe! It’s so rare to be able to all meet at the same time in one place now we all live in different countries.
It was such a nice and relaxing trip. Walking around the little streets of Parikia, visiting other villages on the island like Naoussa, take the boat to beautiful beaches.
You might have seen these photos already if you follow me on Instagram.
My girl! I love this photo of her with the pink door so much! Those little legs!
And that blue! I want to go back!
Looking at these photos of me in these dresses makes me realize how much my belly had grown since! I was around 25 weeks pregnant in France. Have you seen my pregnancy style feature in MOTHER mag last week? I was wearing the same dresses at 31 weeks.
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
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…
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.
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…
Taking summer baths windows opened in my parents nice and bright bathroom with her new friend.
Going to the carousel at least once a week if not every day!
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!
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!