Only a week to go until baby Magnifique’s official due date! I feel ready for his arrival now, having spent three relaxing weeks in the south of France, just resting up and enjoying local and organic fruits and veggies. As you’ll see, my pregnancy diet is mostly made of an abundance of fresh veggies, prepared super simply, and it’s ...

Only two weeks to go till baby Magnifique makes his appearance! And I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes out green, since green smoothies have been my bestest friend all through my pregnancy. Why’s that then? For the fibre! This has been my daily weapon of choice against the dreaded pregnancy constipation. And it truly works. ...

Lately I’ve been all about Nessun Dorma. You know, like… Pavarotti. I’ve been listening to it on repeat and, of course, singing along. (Much to the chagrin of my neighbors. Even if I am a singer, my classical coloratura days are most likely far behind me… plus I’m not a man.) But there’s something so cathartic about ...

We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it. (Hence the jazz hands.) Because – vegan butter. Can you believe it? It’s as creamy, salty, and versatile as its non-vegan counterpart, only without the heart attack. Huzzah! What’s more, this one’s homemade, easy to make, and contains only whole and healthy ingredients. Now, maybe the concept of vegan butter is ...

Mindfulness might be the biggest buzzword of our time. Every day we read more and more articles about the benefits of meditation, morning rituals, and how a mindfulness practice can reduce stress and transform our lives. We’ve signed up for Headspace, do our 5-Minute Journal, and we dream of yoga retreats. Mindfulness is totally on our radar. ...

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This is possibly the most exciting thing to hit Paris all year. Bérénice Leconte, formerly chef pâtissière at Gentle Gourmet (remember those incredible vegan macarons?) has just opened up her very own vegan pâtisserie Mecca. This project has been a year and an Ulule campaign in the making, and Ann and I have been champing at the bit, ...

Let’s talk about nostalgia. So many of my minimalism efforts are thwarted by…  nostalgia. Where does this sensation come from, and why does it have such power over me? Now I realize that I’m somewhat of an extreme case. Just to give you an idea of Ann on the Nostalgia Meter: I listen to old music ...

We have a fun surprise for you today: a one-off video ode to the city of lights and to the joys of pregnancy, created by film maker-extraordinaire, David Desgardin. It started with my desire to create a capsule maternity wardrobe. As an aspiring minimalist, I was loath to buy a whole new wardrobe for just a few months of wear ...

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