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Coquette
San Francisco, CA
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Gazette 334 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Instagram: @gazette.store Just opened recently is a new boutique Gazette in the lovey Hayes Valley shopping district. It's like taking a shopping trip to France. Owner Charlotte Boedec is a French native... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coquette
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Chloe and I are pretty obsessed with all things Japanese. We discovered Gudetama last year while browsing in the Kinokuniya Bookstore in Japantown. Gudetama is a Sanrio creation but unlike Hello Kitty or Chocolate that are just there to be cute, Gudetama adds that extra dose of humor because he's just so darn lazy! In Japanese, "gude gude" means lazy and "tama" a short form for "tamago" means egg. Life is never easy for Gudetama but it's much cozier with a bacon blanket. Recently out from Penguin Workshop are two new Gudetama books: Gudetama's Guide to Life ($8.99, text by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Coquette Maman
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Do you love stickers as much as I do? As a planner addict, I can't seem to get enough of them. When I found out that there was Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club, I signed up right away. Mrs. Grossman's stickers bring back special childhood 80's memories for me. I feel like I'm 9 again and deciding which sticker to cut off the large rolls at the stationery store where I grew up in Alameda, CA. Her bears, hearts and rainbows are my absolute favorite. I've passed on the sticker loving addition to my own 9 year old and we share... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Coquette Maman
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Mother's Day is just around the corner and I always love getting beauty or skincare for Mother's Day. Clarins has some new items for their 2018 makeup collection that I have to share with you! First off can we talk... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Coquette
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I am Gandhi: A Graphic Biography of a Hero By Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by 25 Acclaimed Artists Publisher: Dial Books ISBN-10: 0525552693 64 pages, paperback $8.99 on Amazon If you are a regular reader of my book reviews, you know how much I love the Ordinary People Change the World Series. Now author Brad Meltzer along with 25 amazing comic book illustrators have brought us, I am Gandhi: A Graphic Biography of a Hero. Through it's graphic novel form the book tells you the story of Gandhi from childhood to his revolutionary mission of freeing the Indian people from British... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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Hello lovelies! Some of you may have seen from my Instagram stories that I've been remodeling our Napa home which is why I haven't been posting as often as I'd like. Well, everything this past month has been super crazy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Coquette
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Toca Boca has just launched a new app! Toca Life: After School ($2.99 at App Store | Google Play | Amazon) takes place where the kiddos explore their hobbies after school from skateboarding, creating art, dancing, sports and more! Using the same familiar free game play as other Toca Boca games, kids are given free reign to go anywhere inside this world with a cast of 27 characters. Chloe already has her favorite character who's she's named Kate. Here Kate's taking some time to perfect her graffiti art on the wall. Kids can mix beats on the dance floor. There's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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I've just come back from a week long camping trip along the American River (near Sacramento) with around seventy-five 4th graders! It's been both exhausting and gratifying. The weather up there was very cold and rainy so I was really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Coquette
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Ordinary People Change the World: I am Harriet Tubman By Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Publisher: Dial Books ISBN-10: 073522871X Age Range: 5-8 years old 40 pages, hardcover $9.47 on Amazon I so happy today to be a part of the I am Harriet Tubman Blog Tour! The Ordinary People Change the World series by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christoper Eliopoulous has a special place in my heart. It's one of Chloe's favorite book series because she loves learning about real people in history from the perspective of when they were kids. The duo's newest book, I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Coquette Maman
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Since my last post earlier this year about Volaire's Air Magic Texturizing Spray, I've been able to try the entire hair line by Volaire! I am really impressed with the Volaire Shampoo and Conditioner. My long hair has gotten so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Coquette
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Right now in the Bay Area we are getting a taste of spring with weather in San Francisco in the 70's this week. It's been great to stop wearing heavy jackets and sweaters and move back to my pretty light... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Coquette
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I'm all about letting my skin breathe and looking natural which is why I am really loving the Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($60 at Sephora). They recently upped their shade game to five. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Coquette
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The Clarins' Extra-Firming skincare line is one of my favorites that is dear to my heart. It's actually the one I recommend the most to friends who are interested in good anti-aging skincare. I'm so excited to report that there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Coquette
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One of my favorite Christmas presents I received is this Dior Rouge Dior Couture Lipstick Refill Set ($160 at Bloomingdales). I'm a huge lipstick lover and this one features six beautiful Dior lipsticks that you can refill into one Precious... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Coquette
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One of my favorite Christmas presents I received is this Dior Rouge Dior Couture Lipstick Refill Set ($160 at Bloomingdales). I'm a huge lipstick lover and this one features six beautiful Dior lipsticks that you can refill into one Precious... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Coquette
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Last year I got my long hair on track to become really healthy. It's no longer brittle or dry so I've recently been experimenting more with giving my flat, straight hair more volume. I can't rave enough over the Volaire... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Coquette
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Happy New Year Lovelies! My holiday break included a stress fracture on my right foot where I had to wear a leg and shoe brace! Needless to say, I was happily served by my family. (As of today, I can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Coquette
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I have been using the NEWA Skin-Rejuvenating System ($449.50) for almost two and a half weeks now. It's is an anti-aging skincare device that is cleared by the FDA. Using professional grade patented 3DEEP medical aesthetic technology, the NEWA device... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Coquette
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It's really no wonder that my favorite skincare brand is Clarins. French beauty is all about good skin and Clarins is the epitome of French skincare. They keep coming out with amazing products! I have been trying some of their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Coquette
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Toca Boca has just launched a new app, Toca Life: Pets ($2.99 at App Store | Google Play | Amazon). If you are familiar with the Japanese term "kawaii", meaning cute, this app is kawaii to the max! Chloe has been loving this game so much and I love just seeing all the adorable and hilarious animals! This was the first time fans of Toca Boca helped co-create new characters. Over 1,000 suggestions came in based on kids' real-life and imaginary pets. The pet rock (harking back to my own childhood) and the sloth bat were inspired by drawings and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth By Oliver Jeffers Publisher: Philomel Books ISBN-10: 0399167897 Age Range: 3-7 years old 48 Pages, Hardcover $13.54 on Amazon Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a new book by Oliver Jeffers, the acclaimed illustrator who brought you The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. Jeffers wrote Here We Are after the birth of his son, giving him a glimpse of the solar system, the planets, stars and life on Earth in such a heartfelt and humorous way. I know how Jeffers feels,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Coquette Maman
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Are you feeling the holidays yet? I just received some Clarins holiday products that I'm so in love with! First up is this beautiful Clarins Advent Calendar ($125) that contains 24 days of Clarins goodies from skincare to beauty, including... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Coquette
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San Francisco artist Heather Day has teamed up with Saje Natural Wellness to create a water-themed designed ultrasonic diffuser to bring deep breaths and wellness into your daily life. The Saje Heather Day Aroma Art Diffuser ($84.95) is available now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Coquette
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Jo Malone London has been a favorite brand of mine for years because they can do no wrong when it comes to wonderful fragrances! I just received their new Christmas Cracker for 2017 called the Crazy Colourful Christmas Cracker ($48)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Coquette
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I first heard about dry brushing from my good friend Heather who is an amazing wellness expert. She always shares her wellness tips with me and I knew dry brushing was something I needed to try for myself. I received... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Coquette