Maddie, 7 and her brother Simon, 4 live in Chicago, IL. Maddie loves to perform in front of a crowd, wear beautiful ballet costumes and pose for photos. Alyson is a designer and developer of kids books and printed matter in Chicago, IL. She started her own press this year called Grow Books press.
Rose, Penelope (2 years old), Thierry and Anne live in Cannes, in a beautiful villa overlooking the sea, surrounded by lavender and olive trees. Rose is an early bird but she’s so nice to the rest of the family that she reads quietly in bed (sometimes for more than an hour) until everyone wakes up. She loves creating all sorts of objects with plants, flowers and other materials gathered in her wanderings. Anne, who shares a passion for literature with her daughter, is also a painter (see her blog here).
Santa Bindemane is the Author of first Latvian kids lifestyle blog Kids Gazette. Contributor to several magazines in Latvia, she writes about children’s fashion and design. Maya is a typical 4 years old girl with passion for princesses and Hello Kitty, but she loves to pretend herself to be a flying mouse or a monster.
Stacey Fraser, owner/designer of Pink Chicken, and two daughters. Belle, 9 years old, is a super sweet sensitive kids who has lots of friends and hobbies. She plays ice hockey and basketball. .. and really loves to cook and draw. As sweet as Belle is, Sadie, 5 and half, is just as mischievous! She has a great sense of humor and loves to draw, ice skate, sing, dance and annoy her big sister!
Olive has style, which she might have taken after her mother Ashlyn Gibson, founder of Olive loves Alfie, an East London children’s store. Ashlyn is also the UK correspondent for www.kidswear-department.com (the blog off shoot of kidswear magazine). The two seem to share a love for France and for kittens…
Founded by Karine Dessureault, Claradeparis.com is an e-store which brings to North America over a dozen emerging and acclaimed French designer brands of children’s clothing, accessories and decoration. Karine’s daughter Clara was born in Paris during her parents’ expat stint in France and has travelled a lot as a baby. Like her mom she adores clothes and accessories and never tires of trying them on. Only aged two, Clara managed to answer a few questions, with the precious help of her mother.
Maxine likes ballet, princesses and anything pink. She loves playing make believe. Alexandre likes football, he is an Arsenal fan.He loves mythology, reading, playing football and being outdoors. Niloufar Bakhtiar – Clignet is an interior designer www.nbbdesign.com and co-owner of London store Bobokids.
Zach is 8, about to turn 9 on May 31st. He is passionate about fencing, horse riding, music, animals, birds and nature. He loves the family dog Fritzi, and tries to encourage her to curl up with him at night on his bed. Rachel Boser worked for 8 years at Conde Nast in a variety of publications but most noticeable as deputy retail editor of Tatler
Our guests today are French but live in Bahrain, small island of the Persian Gulf, near Qatar and not very far from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Almost 10, Luna is a very intense little girl with thousand of questions at all times. Three years younger, Anaë (also called “Happy girl”at home) always skips on her tiptoes instead of walking. Virginie Dreyer, mother of the two, is the co-founder of CeQueJeVoeu (a fun PJ brand launched a couple of years ago – currently dormant) and the designer/creator of Tiny-Us project (www.tiny-us.com).
I love the interviews with very young children; when they love something, they really stick to it. Like many of the boys his age, Sebastian Johan is quite fixed on dinosaurs! Rebecca, the mother, is the buyer and founder of La de dah kids