All posts by busycitymum

stunning Living rooms

9 Amazing designs for London living rooms

I am always fascinated by American interior designers. Great colour coordination and use of the space, amazing choice of finishes, inexpensive trinkets and decorative objects. When I tried to translate American design ideas into the reality of my small London flat, all my grandiose American dreams crashed into a thousand pieces.  The reality of London, […]

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Make your own irresistible bath fizzies

I am a great fan of little handmade gifts to give at Christmas to my family. This year we decided with a few friends to do a secret Santa evening and I am preparing in advance all the little presents as I know that December will be a crazy month at work. I decided to […]

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Madeleines

Fantastic last-minute Madeleines Recipe

When I organise play dates for my son, I go into a mamma-frenzy.  Each one of us want the best for their little ones but I don’t have much time to bake a homemade cake each week! I thought I’d share with you my go-to recipe when I need to prepare quick and impressive play date food.  It […]

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Motherhood

3 Ted talks about motherhood that will change your life

Everybody talks about motherhood: What is necessary to be a good mother and what is right to teach your kids? Is there a perfect way to be a mother? I have read hundreds of articles in the past about the all motherhood dilemmas and these three ted talks really speak to me from deep inside. […]

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Make Focaccia like an Italian

Make Focaccia Bread Like An Italian

I try to maximise my very limited spare time and be the best mother I can possibly be. I remember winter afternoons in Italy, coming back from a volleyball match, my mother would prepare a warm-from-the-oven focaccia bread. The aroma of freshly baked focaccia mixed with rosemary and olive oil would fill the house. I […]

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

5 Best Baby & Toddler Toys

A good toy is a toy that serves a purpose more than just entertaining your young ones. If you visited Toys R’ Us you’ll know that finding the right toy is really hard because you simply don’t know what your toddler will like. I have a box full of toys at home and sometimes, no […]

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The Wolseley

3 Amazing Brunch Places In London

When someone asks me where to go for brunch in London, the answer is always very long. So I decided to choose 3 places in the whole London, that I love for different reasons: 1#: The Wolseley – Green Park Choose this restaurant for understated glamour. Just next door to the Ritz, The Wolseley never […]

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spice drawer

4 Steps to Organise Your Spices

I am not particularly fond of house chores but I find very difficult to live in a messy and disorganised flat. Therefore, I try to do the best I can in the minimum amount of time possible. The spices cabinet is a long-standing messy place. This is what it used to look: messy! I couldn’t […]

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Chanel Nail Polish

Nail Polish to Wear At Work

I have always been bias to Chanel nail polishes. The way Chanel mixes colours is always so chic. Many beauty blogs state that the hefty price tag does not translate in more endurable qualities of the nail polish. However, the shades are more refined than other brands and I am always thrilled to try the […]

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career videos

3 Career-Oriented Videos You Must Watch

I thought of sharing some of the videos that helped me understanding more about our female world and how successful women made it. #1: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook gives 3 powerful advices to women #2: TED Talk – Why 30 is not the new 20 This TED talk from Meg Jay is […]

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