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5 Paris Expos to See With the Kids

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September is the beginning of the school year and also an excellent time to visit an exhibition with the kids.   Going to exhibitions together gives us the chance to share and experience cultural moments and also explore what the beautiful city of Paris has to offer. Here are five exhibitions in Paris that are on our list to visit before ...

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Jacadi x Veja Shoe Collaboration

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To start the school year off on the right foot, the kids brand Jacadi and the eco-friendly urban brand Veja have collaborated on the design of two sweet pairs of shoes: a pair for girls with printed floral organic cotton canvas and a pair for boys made ​​from eco-friendly cotton, wool and recycled polyester. These shoes have a nice shape that combine comfort with a sporty chic look. Good news for Moms! This collaboration is available in sizes ...

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Mine4Sure Back to School Giveaway!

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The first day of school has already gone by, but we have still been busy shopping for the very last school products on the list such as book covers and colored pencils. There are always a few last minute things to shop!  After shopping for THE schoolbag that will hopefully last the entire year, I forgot to do one last thing… Label each and ...

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Must-Have Schoolbags & Backpacks!

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It’s back to school time and we are on the lookout for new backpacks! In France, most elementary school kids tend to carry school bags. Once in junior high school they graduate to backpacks. Here is our selection of must-have school bags and backpacks for daycare up until high school. For the little ones Yvonne Yvonne & Clotaire Backpack – A very ...

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Happy Birthday Laurette!

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This year Laurette Déco is celebrating their 10 year birthday. Happy Birthday! This Paris based boutique is well known for their baby and children’s furniture that has a vintage flair and original color palette. I am remodeling Little G’s room and have my eyes on the grey shelves and round bed with a drawer on the bottom.  Oh so tempting… In order to celebrate their birthday, Laurette ...

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DIY Lavender Wands

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When travelling around France, I always love visiting warm and sunny Provence in the summer.  Time slows down and there is something magic about the nature here. The typical sights and sounds include the murmur of crickets, the olive trees, the grape vines and also the sight and smell of lavender fields! These fragrant purple flowers are found in several beauty ...

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Soft Gallery : The Scene AH 2015

Soft Gallery The Scene

Open your eyes… look, feel, smell and listen to the world around you.  Soft Gallery has just launched their Autumn/Winter 2015 collection entitled “The Scene”. This collection is inspired by life and living to the fullest. We love the gorgeous prints, the artists collaborations for several pieces, and the celebration of individuality, personality and being different. “Be free. Be true. Be you.” ...

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Back to School Giveaway : Win a Tann’s Backpack!

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The ultimate retro style schoolbag for kids in France continues to be the Tann’s!  Tann’s continues to relaunch the classic blue, red, and pink backpacks and has also launched some very nice variations. We particularly like the new bi color bags in red and blue and pink and purple. Is your child starting school this year and looking for a ...

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Bobo Choses: The Unknown Mountain Journey

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Bobo Choses has just launched their new Autumn-Winter 2015 collection entitled The Unknown Mountain Journey! This collection is available as of today in selected shops worldwide. Each Bobo Choses collection is based on a story that Adriana Esperalba, (founder and CEO) and her creative team invent. They publish each story as a children’s book and design clothes inspired by each particular ...

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Printed memories and souvenirs…

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If you haven’t already noticed, we love photos and we especially love taking photos of our kids: capturing a moment, an attitude, an emotion, and/or suspending a movement in time. I love looking through old photo albums and I find myself always commenting on how Miss A has grown and blossomed. The other day I came across a particular image ...

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All My Bags are Packed and I’m Ready to Go!

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Travelling with kids can always be a time consuming task. Being organized and prepared is always key to a good trip.  This Summer whether travelling by train, plane or automobile, we have prepared a list of small activities, snacks, and clothes to keep our kids occupied. The kids and I met up at Bonton with their cousin.  They wanted to ...

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DIY Travel Journal for Kids

DIY travel journal for kids

This summer the kids are having loads of fun and they have practically forgotten all about school! Although reading is a daily passion, I must admit that picking up a pen and paper are rather rare. In order, to give them daily or weekly practice in writing, I’ve been making them journals to record their adventures. Sometimes making the journals ...

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Back on the Beach Look

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As a California native, hanging out in L.A. with kids can be a breeze.  There are so many fun things to do although it’s definitely worth it to aim to be local and stay in one neighborhood at a time to avoid too much traffic and appreciate the slow way of life especially during Summer Vacation.  One of our favorite ...

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Playtime Paris 18th Edition – SS 2016

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After 3 full days at Playtime Paris, we are back to present the latest discoveries in kids fashion for Spring Summer 2016. Each season, Playtime Paris grows it’s list of exhibitors and it has become almost impossible to visit all the stands within 72 hours. Therefore, for the 18th edition, it was necessary to become more selective.  First on our list was ...

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DIY : Wooden Summer Sandals Just Like New!

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I love sandals with wooden soles.  I even have a few pairs, but each time I’ve come to the realization that each Summer the wood gets spots and the leather looks a bit old and worn out.. Another inconvenience is that the wood soles are not always the most comfortable for the feet especially at the end of the day. ...

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