Both Aldith and Ettienne hail from the warm island of Malta in the Mediterranean. They have two kids, Nina, 1 year old, and Elija, 2 and a half years old. Elija attends the Italian Embassy School of Beijing. The family loves warm weather and spending time outside, so the summer can’t arrive fast enough. Ettienne works for an international organization for migration. Aldith works at home taking care of her children and is busy with her new venture, Our Little Library.
Favorite Beijing Parks
Tuajiehu and Ritan But all Beijing parks are awesome. As soon as it’s warm enough, we head out to our nearby park. There is always something going on: dancing or martial arts, and a ride on one of the old-school fair rides makes my son’s day.
Adapted from the Chinese Culture
Our love for sweet potatoes.
Favorite Weekend Activity
Inviting friends with kids to our warm and cozy home, or visiting friends with kids at their homes, then relaxing as our kids have playmates.
Favorite Outside Activities
When the sun is out and the air is clean, we love to lie out in the sun in our compound with a big blanket, and our favorite neighbors. There’s no need to travel with two kids, and we can have our dog with us. This is where you will find us in the spring.
Best Place to Play Indoors
Little Oasis is great for indoor play, preferably together with other friends and their kids.
Favorite Chinese Shop
A little Chinese Opera shop just behind Qianmen. Aldith studied performance, so for her, this place is a little gem to browse costumes, accessories, and instruments.
Pinterest.com because it connects Aldith to many fabulous things like cooking, DIY, crafts, and blogs.
Favorite Date Night
A pub like Jing, or the Local for a relaxing Friday night date.
Photos by Uni You
This article originally appeared on p. 64 of beijingkids March Issue. Download a copy here.