Just an ordinary week end day for our family, this time from the eyes (or better say the camera) of Grainne from Red Roosters Photos. I don’t recall last time we had a family portrait beside my blurry iPhone selfies, where Olivia is probably looking somewhere else, Eddi has the “do I really have to do this” face, and I am the only one smiling (but not too much, to avoid too many wrinkles to show 😉 ). Probably the previous portrait was my during my pregnancy in a very local Chinese studio, where we were barely able to stay serious (I will tell you the story an other time). This time we wanted to capture a very ordinary day for us, so we met at our favorite Bakery for breakfast and had a walk (or better runs and jumps) in our neighborhood (also our favorite!).
Farine is just one (but one of our favorites) of the millions Bakeries in Shanghai and “bakering” is one the favorite expat (but also local) sport during the week end. Sometimes it feels like been in Paris (do you know that Shanghai is called the Paris of the east?), while actually you are in the heart of the Former French Concession in Shanghai. We like having breakfast there, the smell of the bread just blows your mind away, the only negative thing is that you really have to fight to find a seat, unless you set your alarm super early in the morning! The other day we got really lucky, Olivia made her typical “can I sit there?” look, and a super gentle Chinese man gave up his seat. After breakfast we had some fun time at the near Ferguson Lane, a restored cute complex comprised of restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries, all set in a lovely outdoor setting. This is where most of our moments were captured, as really fun and easy for Olivia to run and jump here and there, while we could enjoy some local art and unique shops.