Wintry spring

So it snowed last night. Again. It supposed to be spring, after one of the wettest and coldest winters on record. Needless to say, I am sick of the freezing weather and I can’t wait for storing away my winter coats and boots.
Is spring being kinder to you guys?
Wintry spring
– Winter outfit –
J Crew Parka / Topshop Kristen Jeans / Monki Pam Knit
 David & Young knit slouchy hat / VILA knit shawl / Steve Madden Troopa Boots
– Dream outfit –
Uniqlo Celia Birtwell print dress / Splendid Congo sandals / Forever 21 Straw Fedora

For the future mama: 5 gift ideas

Here is a few gift ideas for your pregnant wife/sister/friend for the coming holidays:

1.- A starter pack:

New Look Maternity starter pack

New Look Maternity starter pack

2.- Classic baby book, there should be one in every family home:

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

3.- A LBD for now… and forever:

Monki Camille dress

Monki Camille dress

4.- Luxurious body oil:

MARULA Stretchmark Botanical Body Oil

MARULA Stretchmark Botanical Body Oil

5.- And if you are broke and she is suffering from swollen ankles, what better than a good foot massage!

Foot Massage

Foot Massage

For lots more of maternity fashion inspiration, have a look here.

All I want for christmas is…

Honestly, all I want for Christmas is good health for everyone and a chance to put my feet up for 5 minutes! Lately we are going through a rough patch of poor health of our little boy and, let me tell you, it’s tough!! He still breastfeeds quite frequently but when he’s ill all he wants to do is nurse. And that means all day and all night. It’s exhausting, but it’s the only thing that comforts him, poor thing.

Having said that, there are some material things out there that could make Christmas a bit jollier, in an entirely superficial way, like a new pair of awesome boots for mama, ha. Here I present you my Christmas wish list:

all I want for christmas
1  Sangean Table Top Radio / 2  Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season / 3  Frye Women’s Melissa Button Knee-High Boot / 4  Penguin Classics Clothebound edition of Pride and Prejudice /  5  Crocs Retro Runner Sneaker / 6  In the Town All Year ‘Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner

Another cool book for the little ones – Picture my day

Hey there! Here I bring you another beautiful book we are enjoying at home ever since we bought it, it’s called Picture My Day by Severine Cordier and Cynthia Lacroix. It has the cutest illustrations of the daily life of a family, showing the daily routine at home, the outdoors, foods, the season… everything you can think of that conforms the world (and vocabulary) of a young child. I can´t recommend it enough.

Also writing this post I’ve just found out that the authors have another book called Picture My World. I am definitely checking it out.

More lovely books for kids here.

Books for animal loving kids

My boy loves animals, like most kids, I suppose. He loves seeing them, chasing them, petting them, riding them and the rest. So animal books are some of his favorite bedtime (or anytime) books. Here are some that I think are fun for the kids, and also with great illustrations for the parent who is reading them for the 17th time in a row.

Away we go

Just to say that we are going away for a few days to the french mountains, so there will be no regular post in the next week or so.

Have a great holiday everyone!

(my photo from last year)