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October 29, 2014

Esther of Babyccino Kids

Filed under: Lifestyle, Travel

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Esther van de Paal, of  Babyccino Kids, the destination for all things kiddos, and her family are pretty much the sweetest/stylish little family we have ever seen! Her gorgeous little ones, Sara (9), Pim (7), Ava (4), Casper (1), live in Amsterdam, and like to spend their vacation in the Cantal in France. See what Esther has on her mind for travel with babes…

Top five must haves for travel: bags, beauty and fashion, maternity, gear etc: Packable rain jackets — I pack them for the entire family. They take almost no space and have come in so handy so many times! I have used the Hervé Chapelier bags for decades — they are just perfect for traveling, and are indestructible. I love Argan Oil as an all-in-one product for my face, body, and hair. We designed these adorable Travel Kids together with the French designer Lalé and my kids love them and use them all the time. And I like to bring a few games like Uno and Dobble!, games we can play with the entire family and are small to pack.

The story behind where you are going the who/what/where/when/why: We are visiting our family house in the Cantal. I have been coming to this area in France since I was a child, and I have been bringing my husband and now our children here every year as well. It’s a beautiful part of the world, located south of the Massif Central mountains, picturesque but rough at the same time, agrarian, with loads of ancient old traditions and customs. The architecture is something else — buildings are constructed with big stone blocks, and roofs are steep and covered with slate roof tiles. Local products are artisanal, there are amazing cheeses and sausages etc, and the markets are fantastic.

The house we stay in has been in our familie for nearly 20 years, and it’s full of beautiful memories for all of us.

How do you pack differently now that you are a mom? Packing is a whole affair and it needs to be planned in advance! I try to be practical and to keep things simple and small — summer dresses for the girls, combined with leggings and cardigans when it’s chilly. Crocs and flip-flops are easy to clean and can get wet. Shorts and tees and hoodies for the boys. A few swim suits and sun hats. before mentioned packable rain jackets for the entire family. Turkish towels (small to pack and quick to dry), etc.

Most valuable travel tip for moms: Bring an ipod with audio books! My kids love listening to stories, it keeps them entertained for hours. They each have a mini Ipod and headphones, and we have bought a splitter so they can listen to a story together if the want as well. It’s perfect for car journeys, flights, train, etc…

What do you love most about being a mom? The fullness of my life.

Images via Ester’s Insta

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Megan Robinson shot this stunning family session in the Utah mountains. There are so many things I love about this…where to begin?! First, that gorgeous mama, and sweet little gal! I am going to have hair envy ALL DAY!

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October 21, 2014

Wesleigh Gray in Velveteen

Filed under: Fashion, Baby, Kids

By Desiree Spinner

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Dress, scarf and tights by Velveteen// Sweater from Baby Gap//Shoes from Zuzii//Photography by Lisa Elizabeth Images//Featured here

Happy Tuesday! We barely made it through Monday, but today is a perfect fall day. The temps have finally hit below 60 degrees, I pulled the kids sweaters out of storage, and put my shorts in the summer drawer.  This year I want to get outside more, and enjoy it. Last year I was hibernating because Wesleigh was just born so I felt like I didn’t really get to see all that Autumn has to offer. We kicked off the season the right way with this shoot I did with Lisa, featuring Velveteen. I love the vibrant fall colors they have in their new collection. Hope you love xo!