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Traveling With Kids: Paris

25 Jul

My new Traveling With Kids column over on Classic Play today.  This time I write about some great Parisian kid-friendly activities, restaurants, workshops and events.  Paris is a great city full of so many beautiful must-see sights but when traveling with kids you need to include some special kid centered moments during the day to keep everyone happy (and sane).  There’s everything from a kid’s music festival to personalized family bike tours to Cordon Bleu cooking workshops.  Pop on over!paris_2


Guest Post: Joelix

7 Jan

{Note from Jillian: Oh how I’ve missed this space and all the creative doings behind a post.  But slowly I’m coming back and I have lots of ideas swirling in my head that I’ll get busy with once I’m a fully functioning two- handed person.  One of the most important parts of blogging for me is really the community behind it.  Over the last years I’ve made some wonderful like-minded blogger friends.  They encourage and cheer me on.  They inspire me to no end.  And as I have seen during these last few weeks of having only one working hand, they reach out and help me when I need it.  So a big warm thank you to you all.  Today Judith from the lovely blog JOELIX has once again graciously written up a fantastic post to share with you all.  This little shop she came across in Paris seems like heaven to me.  I would move a little bed into the back of the store and move in if I could.  So bright and happy and full of such beautiful things (especially for this girl who loves anything Japanese!).  Thanks Judith for introducing us to the most lovely of  shops Adeline Klam.  Now that trip to Paris can’t come soon enough!

Coucou, it’s me again: Judith from JOELIX.com. Did you check One Bunting Away’s post about the pretty Petit Pan shops in Paris? Well, here is another reason for Jillian to come to Paris soon: the beautiful Adeline Klam boutique.

Only a few weeks ago I came here for the first time and met the lovely Emlie from Griottes and Eléonore from Deer and Doe. I was completely charmed by the cute & welcoming atmosphere. At Adeline Klam you’ll find lots of Japanese paper goods, stationery, pillows, photo albums, Japanese fabrics, DIY books, wooden toys and so much more.

What I liked most about the boutique, is that it’s very spacious & bright. In the back there’s room for creative workshops for both kids and adults, which are organized a few times a week. This month you can learn how to make ballotins or a garland of paper cranes. I think Jillian’s kids will love this because they’re completely into origami!

Adeline Klam /// 54, Boulevard Richard Lenoir /// 75011 Paris /// metro Richard Lenoir /// +33 (0)1 48 07 20 88
Open every monday through saturday: 11AM – 7PM.

Guest Post: One Bunting Away

24 Dec

{Note from Jillian: So here I am in the land of incessant rain and square pillows.  We arrived in Belgium yesterday evening and have already been stuffed with Chocolates and french fries.  The kids are in heaven and haven’t left their grandparents side since we arrived.  The Christmas table is set for this evening (17 adults and 9 kids) and the turkey has been picked up from the butcher’s.  Soon various family members will arrive with cousins of every age (and we’ll meet our latest niece for the first time!).  Christmas is indeed a wonderful time of year.  

Today I have my latest guest post from fellow blogger Giova from One Bunting Away.  Giova graciously wrote this lovely post about some little shops she found in Paris that are full of everything a crafter could ever hope for from one of my favourite brands Petit Pan.  I think a trip to Paris is in order so I can go spend some time (and money) in these little boutiques.  Pop over to One Bunting Away for some wonderful images and stories from two sisters who live on opposite sides of the ocean but have a shared passion for art and anything creative!}

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I’m so happy that Jillian invited me to her colorful blog (I hope you are feeling better). And since we share a love of fabric, especially Petit Pan, I thought of nothing better than to show you this very colorful shop in Paris which is filled with great things that we need to have (even if in reality we really don’t!).

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Some weekends ago on a very short trip to Paris, I went on my little excursion-a must always when I’m there- to Rue Francois Miron (which is where 3 Petit Pans are located, and of course some other nice stores too), but it is such a delight to be able to go into one and then another, and then another, and not have to walk more than ten steps each time!
You can find not only very colorful fabrics and you can see from the picture below, but all sorts of knick knacks for the avid crafter and sewer.  The middle store is one dedicated to children where they sell wonderful toys, pijamas, bed sheets, garlands and room decorations.
petit pan1Petit Pan has a wide range of prices, so I think there is something for every budget, and even if you don’t buy anything you’ll be inspired for sure.
I hope you liked the little tour of this store. And thanks again Jillian for having me here!



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