The Luvaville Blog
The Luvaville.com Blog is ALL about travel and lifestyle for urban parents. Here, we wish to share with you some of our travel experiences as well as tips and various recommendations on fashion, great design, trendy and practical products that go along with life as parents.
Bonjour les Parisians or every one who happens to be in Paris: Today My Little Square opened their doors to their beautiful Pop-Up Store located in their Showroom in the heart of Paris. Here you will have the unique opportunity to shop selected items with up to 50 % of and up to 70 % of the outlet selection. So if you happen to be in Paris (last day friday 17) you should definately pay a visit to the super cool Pop-up Store My Little Square.
Haven't heard about My Little Square? Well, My Little Square is an amazing online Fashion and Design Concept Store for Children, where you wiil find everything you need for the little ones: fashion, accessories, toys and decoration items for the children's room. My Little Square carries products and collections from some of the best international and French brands for kids from 0 - 10 years old. So go, go, go - Wish I could!
My Little Square Pop-up Store, 97 rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, second floor, (the door code is: 2786)
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Fancy a luxurious get away yo Paris? And do you wish to be treated as kings & queens? Well, the newly opened Hotel Marignan is THE place to stay. The Hotel Marignan is ideally located at 12 Rue de Marignan, a quiet street in the 8th Arrondissement, which connects the Champs-Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne, Mecca of Parisian shopping, in the center of the famous “Triangle d’Or of Paris”. The interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch, icon of New French Style, has transformed the Hotel Marignan into an island of contemporary luxury, a serene and confidential stop in the heart of the capital. Just take a look at these pictures - I honestly counldn't choose:)
The Hotel features several different accomodation options, including family rooms connecting rooms with furniture suitable for children. The youngest guest are more than welcome at this luxurious nest and they will be met with special welcome amenities and gifts dedicated to children.
Check out the website for further information.
Paris is always 'magnifique', always! But spring time in Paris is truly something special. Also in company with kids. In the last couple of years, many great and nice cafés and restaurants have opened focusing on children and families and as always Paris offers great parks and outdoor areas, interesting museums and some of the best shopping in the world. Getting around in the city with a stroller may be a big challenge since the metro is old and mostly not equipped with elevators. Only, the Metro Line 14 has elevators at all the stops. Anyway, don't hesitate to share the wonders of Paris with your children; there are plenty of other ways to get around and so many beautiful things to see. Instead, walk or hop on a bus and combine it with some sightseeing.
During the month of February, we focus on spring breaks and apartment rental in collaboration with Waytostay to give you and your family the best city break experiences.
Also please remember that you get a 25 Euros discount when booking an apartment with Waytostay, using the code Luvaville.
With Waytostay you have plenty of apartments to choose between depending on your needs and on which area you prefer. You will be sure to find the perfect match for you and your family. Staying in an apartment gives you more flexibility, freedom and more space for playing, napping and not to forget a bit of privacy for the parents during the evening. Staying in an apartment with a kitchen also makes it much more easy to prepare some meals or snack for the kids instead of eating out every night. Staying in an apartment is part of the stress free recipe!
We have here pre-selected a cozy and interesting apartment and we have created a mini guide for you with recommendations on where to eat, what to do and where to shop. Click the recommendations to find the adresses and read our reviews. Enjoy Paris!
Where to stay
Situated in the 15 ème arrondisement and on the 7 th floor (with elevator) this fully equiped apartment of 80 sqm has two bedrooms and sleeps 4 people. Perfect for the little family. The decor is a mix of moderne and oriental design which makes this apartment stand out. But the best thing about this place is the views from the wonderful roof garden - they’re spectacular! In this area you will find plenty of green space, including the André Citroën Parc which features a hot air balloon and a fun playground.
Where to eat
French food is world known and Paris offers a great selection of sophisticated restaurants and cool cafés but you will also find plenty of childfriendly places that features the necessary facilities and the right ambiance:
What to see and do
There are so many things to do in Paris. Also for chidlren and you'll be sure to find something that will entertain both toddlers and older kids. We recommend a visit to:
Where to shop
Well, don't even get us started! The succes of the parisian fashion scene is indisputable also regarding children's fashion. You will see well dresses kids everywhere and there are plenty of boutiques to choose from. We highly recommend that you swing by some of favorites:
Note: When travelling with children, you always end up packing much more than you can actually carry. At Baby'tems you can rent everything you need in baby equipment on your vacation, which makes travelling with a baby to France a lot easier.
Find more addresses in our full guide here, where you can search for specific facilities and areas according to your family's needs!
Need inspiration for your children's Shrovetide, Mardi-Gras or Carnival out-fit? Or are you looking for an extraordinary and unique costume? Well, Chocolat Show might be your answer. Chocolat Show is a unique place : it's a boutique in Paris where you will find the most divine costumes, fabulous toys and everything you need for throwing the most unique and memorable party, an online store and an agency arranging THE party every child would wish for. Check out these extravagant costumes and inspring pictures.
Agency & Boutique: 7, rue Nicolo, 75016 Paris, France
Paris is a wonderful city all your around but Christmas time is truely magic. Some of the most beautiful decorations I have ever seen have been in the city of love. So do go to Paris at least once during this festive season. If yu can't make it for this year, start planning for next year. Find all kind of inspiration on where to sleep, eat, shop and play here in our Paris guide. Galeries Lafayette and Printemps deliver every year some of the most beautiful window and instore decorations for Christmas. You have cosy and beautiful christmas markets all over the city, here at La Defence and by the Eiffel Tower. You can find ice skating several places in town, how more idyllic can it get than in front of the magnificent Town Hall Hotel de Ville.
One of our favorite French brands BONTON is having their Private sales with 30% off on the Fall / Winter Collection 2012 exept the Papillon cashmere, shoe and Christmas collections. Their poetic yet modern and playfull univers is just adorable. BONTON distills today's ready-to-wear and lifestyle dedicated to children. You can shop all the gorgeous Bonton products in the two Parisian stores or/and online. Today Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December. Use the code VIP2012!
Bonton Grenelle, 82, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, Friday + Saturday 10.00 -19.00
Le Grand Bonton, 5 Bd des filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, Friday + Saturday 10.00 -19.00 and Sunday 12.00 - 19.00
The uber cool brand Finger in the Nose is having again one of their famous private sales tomorrow and Thursday. So if you are in Paris, swing by and find some nice outfits for the kiddos at discounted prices. You can pay with French CB or cash, no foreign credit cards, sorry!
Wednesday December 5 14 -19.00 and Thursday December 6 from 10 - 17.00 at Galerie Joseph, 7, rue Froissart, Paris 75003
Mini Vintage in Paris is a children's vintage fair with retro cool funiture, toys and clothes. It is happening today and you can still make it. It closes at 19.00. Bring the kids and let them participate in many of the creative workshops.
BASTILLE DESIGN CENTERm 74, boulevard Richard Lenoir – 75011 Paris
OH...Watch out if you are in Paris today and tomorrow because April Showers by Polder and Polder is having their private sales! They are famous for the gorgeous accessories for women and children and it's no secret that I'm sad not to be in Paris right now. Open today until 19.00 and again tomorrow from 10-19.00 at 157-159 Avenue Daumesnil, Paris 75012. You can not pay with credit cards so bring cash! www.polder.fr
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