(Photographed by Sabrina Bot)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
On a recent post I was talking about one of Lula’s favorite book Bienvenue a Dreamland, another favorite is I am a bunny, I read it to her so many time, I know it by heart and that little bunny Nicholas is adorable. Lula loves her bunnies, she has the Jellycat in all sizes and many different colors. It is funny how she can imitate all the animals but can’t say their names yet, she doesn’t say bunny but she says “palin” instead of “lapin” (the french for bunny). Too cute!
She loves books a lot, she started saying “book” I guess it’s easier to pronounce than “livre”. She used to come grab my hand to take me to her room and say “this, this!” pointing her books. Now she says “books” all the time! The other day I caught her reading a book to her doll, so adorable. I just love watching this little girl grow, I can’t believe she’ll be 2 in a couple months.
Oh and miss Lula got a new pair of Vans! I might get the matching ones…
Have a colorful day!
This month in San Francisco has been very grey and cold, so yesterday we went in Napa Valley to find the sun and dance at the Bottle Rock music festival. As you can tell, Lula loved it! She danced all day, clapped her hands at the end of songs and asked for “more, more, encore”. She ran around, said hi to strangers, played with balloons, skipped her nap, ate a Nutella crepe and a quesadilla, had a coconut water and a flamingo balloon made for her, played hula hoop, caught bubbles… and fell asleep in the car on the way back, a good good day!
The light blue bunny is now on sale in the shop. Available on any backdrop color you like! Perfect to brighten up a little boy room!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Oh hello! Her outfit is from Pink Chicken.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Always hugging her friends!
This beautiful Peruvian cushion is from Leif, my favorite online shop!
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!
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.
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!!!
Thank you to Sabrina Bot for these beautiful photos of my girl in her new room.
I hope you have a colorful week!
Happy Friday guys! Here is a sneak peek at Lula’s new big girl room Sabrina Bot shot this week. I am so excited to share with you photos of her new super fun and colorful space this coming Monday!
I hope you have a wonderful memorial day weekend!
Want to add a colorful and fun touch to your little ones bedroom or yours? The yellow bunny and the orange are on sale in my shop! On any backdrop color you like: mint, pink, butter, grey… you choose!
PS: A new color is coming soon!
Sayulita is such an inspiring place, so many colors and pretty hidden spots. There are so many other places I want to visit in Mexico, I can’t wait for the next trip! I hope you enjoy these photos.
A beautiful yarn painted skull at Evoke I wish I had taken home with me!
I went to Sayulita for the first time last summer, instantly fell in love and dreamed about going back since.
This time I went with my good friend Zoe. My first trip without Lula, before this week I never left her, not even for one night. I was a little scared at first, tried to convinced my husband to join us for the weekend… but he insisted on the fact that it was a good thing for me to take some time for myself and relax. And he was right, it was a much needed vacation that felt so good! Not to worry about grocery shopping, making dinner, prepare the lunchbox, the time, tidying the house and the toys/books (5 times a day), not being waken up by the cat at 5am and dealing with Lula’s tantrums (those terrible 2!) in the morning when I put on her clothes…
5 days of freedom, wearing dresses and sandals, going to the beach, eating popsicles and tacos, shopping (without an impatient/bored husband next to me) and relaxing on the magical rooftop of our beautiful hotel.
So much inspiration everywhere!
Watching the magical sunset from the beach.
But still thinking about Lula and how much fun she would have had at the beach.
I am obsessed with this yellow wall!
I bought a few beaded bracelet, I love the patterns and the colors,they are the perfect accessorizes for summer. And before I left for Sayulita, I received this beautiful rimini bangle from Margareth Elizabeth jewelry as a mother’s day present. I am honored to be featured today on the blog as part of a chic moms series!