On a plane

I´m not really into budget airlines but right now i´m on Norwegian air and they have free wifi, pretty amazing!

Direct Copenhagen- Tenerife, 5 hours and ten minuets fight to reach our vacation house, the whole family are aboard.

Little princess is sleeping her beauty sleep and the boys are watching a film, very nice and quiet. Packed a huge goody bag for the kids (and me) full of fruit and Renée Voltairs berry boost and chocolat hazelnuts, super jummie!

Yet no accidents… no wet pants, and only happy faces!

 I grabbed two of my favourite magazines at the airport, Rum Interior and Marie Claire Maison,

it´s not that bad to travel with small kids 😉

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Popincourt

Discovered the flea markets around Popincourt: a “square of the brokers’ where you can find everything from lamps, objects, clothes, dishes , tables, country furniture, craft and posters

Charmy and impossible to pronounce, Alasinglinglin at Rue Tornaux

Another great place is Belle Lurette with it´s “wild west” feel over it;)

Such a great shop with a lot of fun stuff. I bought the school poster from the 60´s in the back for Cleo´s room

Around the corner there is a place called brocanterecycling where i found some great lamps and curious art works

 Not to miss Atelier 154

The Atelier 154 is hidden at the back of a grassy paved alley, in the center of the 11th arrondissement. Step inside and leave the city and its plywood behind you. Stéphane Quatresous, the man in charge, takes you for a tour of the showroom. He’s the one who works the metal, the uncut wood and knows industrial furniture by heart: large metal tables and shelves just out of ancient factories, old schoolhouse chairs. LOVE!

Next trip I will book over the weekend so there will be a trip to the
most famous flea market in Paris at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas).  It covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, here I´m sure I will find a lot of the things i need for the new house!!

Party time!


Now the party season is started!! My two boys are born i the summer and all the classmates in springtime so now we know what to do in our week ends…  Birthday Partys!!

This Swedish wonderful childrean’s party book “Alla balla kalas” (all the cool party´s in English) is a collaboration between Isabelle McAllister, Christina Breeze Le Guellaff, Ann Söderlund and ICA. with photos by Jenny Brandt (dosfamily.com) and Erik Josjö.

Really inspiring photos and easy and fun ideas!

When we were living in Italy the kids birthday Party´s were all over the top…  who had the most fabulous cake, how many  rental ponies and which Mum had the most fabulous outfit? Off corse there were always professional clowns and magicians that kept the kids entertained while us the mums had champagne and finger food in a separate and calm angle of the  garden!

When my niece came down to us to Rome for celebrating Milos 4 birthday she was quite shocked…. Wow, what a super party!!

She told me that one of her swedish friends from school invited the class over to his house, offered them a hotdog and a ice- popsicle then they played in garden for an hour and that was it!

But it is not always the “over the top” that is the most fun, sometimes it´s the small and intimate… the simple and easy that wins!

Yesterday it was our favourite Trulsa´s 6 year old birthday,

it was spagetthi, rawfoodcake

and lots and lots of love!

Treasure hunt

Went for a treasure hunt i the house today…

I´m all into upcycling!!!

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value 😉

Look at all the nice things i found!

 more leaded windows

During the digging around the house we found a old milk kettle.. nice door stop

Perfect moodbord for the kids room?

Beautiful boxes and a nice window frame

nice and rusty grass cutter and eventually beautiful arms!

Drawers for Cleo´s room

The red steps leads up to the kids secret sleep loft

This will become a nice sleeping loft for the boys, I´m imagining it all white painted with and some old rugs on the floor

  found 4 of  these super charming lampettes!!

the old laundry kettle will make a nice vase for tomato plants

Perfect writing desk in our office, love the yellow colour!

The workers thinks I’m crazy to save all this

(according to them shit)

old treasures…

Batik on my mind


My mum used to make me wear them in preschool and i remember how much I loved them.. when I saw the skinny blu pants at Isabel Marant I fell in love again… 

Every chic Parisian’s and certainly MY all time favorite… Isabel Marant, the master designer of effortless cool, breezy, eclectic feminine pieces with a bohemian edge!

I jused to do her shows in Paris and she is really nice person to, always staying true to her style!

Unfortunatly they dindn´t have my size so now just one thing to do, run down to the ICA and get some

bleachWish me luck!

Pancake Sunday

    • 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
    • 1/4 cup oat flour
    • 1/4 cup rice flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup rice milk or soy milk
    • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3 tablespoons butter for more for griddle

    More recipes here

goji and blueberries

*1 dl gojiberries

*2 dl blueberries

*5 dl almondmilk

*5 dates

*some water

Found this photos in one of my favourite cookbooks, Raw delight by Erica Palmcrantz.

Let the day begin!

Oui

Checked out Oui management´s new office in Saint German, what a great space!

Love the letters from Kidimo..


Just around the corner on Rue de Buci is another favourite of mine Astier de Villatte so beautiful ceramics, they have another magic store at Sant-Honoré as well.

 Astier de Villatte’s high-end vegetable wax perfumed candles.  Exclusive, natural and pure – these candles contain no paraffin or other petrochemical by-products and they smell divine…

My favourit

All pics by Malin Persson

Style me up mum!

At the 800 m2 concept store bonton you can find all the products from the Bonton universe: furnitures, clothes, shoes, nusery accessories, and toys all adorable and in beautiful design. And there is the cutest little hair salon for kids under the same roof…. style me up mum!!!!

These lovely hair shots i found on the fantastic site My little Paris

collage pics by Malin Persson

When can I move in?

I had lunch with a friend while we were in Paris and she booked a table in the garden of the flagship store of Bonpointa whole mansion, a hôtel particulier from the 17th century with a garden dedicated to the kids. Designed by architect François Muracciole, the whole setting is just breathtakingly beautiful. You stroll through huge rooms in five adjoining buildings complete with vintage oak parquet, antiques and funny scenes, wondering just one thing: when can I move in here with my family? And as long as this is not possible, why not buying their nice little cashmere rompers or a little libertyfabric swirly dress!

 Would love a playhouse in our garden like this beauty!Just love these stairs, I want mine in the same colour scaleIt can’t get more beautiful than this, its that french dark grey/brown that makes my knees soft…

The most quiet and green place in in Saint Germain, the garden is just a perfect spot for lunch with the kids.


Cleo in her new dress from TALC another fantastic kids shopI just love everything about this place, could wander around forever and buy the whole shop,

if money was not the problem…

All pics by Malin Persson