Archive for August 2013

Ciao Italia!

Although it has been 4 weeks since coming back from holidays in Italy, I wanted share some wonderful locations where we stayed during our trip.

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Agriturismo Cascina Barác is a lovely place to stay if you are visiting the Alba region in Piedmonte state. The gardens and plunging views of vineyards are amazing and the rooms are very nicely decorated and spacious. The owners and staff and very friendly and can recommend delicious restaurants in the region. Breakfast is served outside in a covered patio and the surroundings are very peaceful. We only stayed one night as we were heading down to the Tuscany beaches, but we definitely want to come back!

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Agriturismo Le Peonie is another wonderful discovery for us located in Liguria. We stayed in the Clotilde apartment which was perfect for our family and beautifully renovated. Le Peonie is located in the countryside, but is only 15 minutes away from the beaches of Alassio. We preferred this option as the location is perfectly calm and a nice change from the turisty hotels in Alassio.  Alessia, the owner, is very helpful in assisting you with any questions and very sweet. Her parents who live near-by and neighbors are also very welcoming and come with armfuls of fruits and olives which they grow. There is a lovely garden for kids to play in and everything you need to make your stay comforable.

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Playtime Paris: MarMar

DSC_1126DSC_0002 DSC_0006 DSC_1130 DSC_0001 DSC_0004 DSC_1129I am finishing up the series on Playtime with Danish brand MarMar. I really enjoyed this brand and the sophisticated colours for boys and girls. Girls can express their ‘wild’ side with MarMar‘s signature leopard print. Boys are cool in steal blues and grey greens. A very classy collection.

Find MarMar here.

Playtime Paris: L’Asticot

DSC_1103 DSC_1102 DSC_1099 DSC_1098 DSC_1097 DSC_1095 DSC_1094 DSC_1092I was very happy that we had some Swiss (Geneva)  representation at Playtime Paris with L’Asticot! This is a great brand with a great mission: Swiss ethical kids design.

Staying true to their signature, SS2014 prints are bold and colourful, and fabrics are organic. What is great is that you can layer the pieces and create great outfits for kids that are really fun and imaginitive.

Check out L’Asticot here! In you live you Geneva, you can find L’Asticot at Le Poisson Rouge.

Playtime Paris: MONO

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Watch out for this new brand!