"Setting a table with nothing but beauty and goodness" is the guiding principle behind @attable.world, Alice Bailly Garcia's joyful, gourmet project. It's a mouth-watering program, and one that inspired us to find out more about this young mum, who shares one of her recipes with us for the occasion! Let's meet Alice.
Hello Alice, could you introduce yourself ?
My name is Alice Bailly, I'm 26 years old, born and raised in Paris. I'm the mother of a 19-month-old boy and I'm a passionate entrepreneur. In fact, I have two passions in life, which are creation and cooking, and these two passions often mix and mingle in my work and in my daily life. These two passions gave birth to RÉUNI, a clothing brand, and Attablé, a world of cuisine and tableware.
You're the mum of a little boy. How has motherhood changed your life?
I became a mum quite young, at the age of 24, and I never expected such a change in my vision of the world and of life. Becoming a mum has made me gentler, more patient and, above all, has taught me to let go. The arrival of my son, and our life with him, has taught me great lessons in humility and simplicity. He's very sensitive, always cheerful and marvels at everything. And for him, everything doesn't have to be perfect. I can see that as long as we're together and laughing, he's happy. He teaches me that the perfect mom is above all the happy mom who finds her balance between family, work and personal life.
You co-founded RÉUNI, a brand that reinvents the codes of fashion. How does this impact your consumption choices for your son (clothing, food, etc.)?
Indeed, with RÉUNI, we want to create a different way of creating and consuming fashion, with a wardrobe that's timeless, sustainable, distinctly unique and made to be lived in. We love this philosophy of surrounding ourselves with little but the beautiful and the good.
So for us and our son, I follow this adage. At home, we take the time to cook all our meals. Even if we're feeling lazy, we always cook something, even if it's just a fried egg and a salad. We always go to our local shopkeepers, who are very into "local" and "seasonal" products. For the greengrocer it's "Ô Divin", for cheese it's "La Fromagerie des Buttes Chaumont" or the butcher "Richard Pommiès".