This holiday season I’m celebrating Christmas in my new London home with my family with traditions brought along from Norway (even my 5ft8in tree!).
Wishing you all a joyful, peaceful and warm Christmas Eve!
Ok, with only 5 more days to go before Christmas and most gifts for family and friends are finally safely in house I guess it’s time to make my own Christmas wish list, here we go!
1. Ipad, 2. Leather headphones by Molami, 3. Cotton sweater by Acne, 4. Crepe dress by Christopher Kane, 5. Ring by Bjørg, 6. Byredo Parfums Candle, 7. Metallic clutch by Alexander Wang, 8. Pure Grace Perfume by Philosophy, 9. Earrings by Oscar de la Renta, 10. Lace-thong by Hanky Panky, 11. Keyring by Mulberry, 12. Buckled leather sandals by Givenchy, 13. Rose cushion from Missoni Home, 14. Satin Chemise La Perla.
One week to go before Christmas and when I woke up this morning the number of prepared gifts in my house was equal to none, same procedure as every year I’d say. So this whole day I devoted to Christmas shopping and though I had to practically fight my way through crowds of people in the streets of London, I got a little into that Christmas spirit which to me is pretty equal to stress, in a good way though. Anyway, stress or not, at the end I cooled down with a glass of champagne, caviar and oyster’s at Harrods, perfect after a shopping spree. Happy Saturday eve everyone!
Change of plans today, ended up hanging around Harrods and brunching there instead. The perfect place to get into Christmas spirit, the beautiful decorations and smells and the food hall is simply fantastic. If I wasn’t going back to Norway this Christmas I would have done all the grocery shopping there, delicatessen and temptations everywhere, that reminds me, I’m leaving in 2 days and have billions on things that need to be done and haven’t thought of packing yet. Will post more later today, now work!
On Saturday I strolled around Sloane Square and visited the Market where they sold lovely cheeses, saucissons, organic jams and tons of other stuff, a whole bag of delicatessen followed me home that day. I love these weeks before Christmas despite I strongly dislike the darkness and cold and there’s nothing that reminds of Christmas in my own home except that the heater is running on max (to my parents if you read this, don’t worry, I’ll appreciate all that when I come home). As for now decorations and singing in the streets are the only reminder but oh so cozy.
Out of the door in a minute, dinner at a great French place in Covent Garden, ciao everyone.
This is how it looked outside Selfridges on Oxford Street yesterday eve. Everyone who’s been to London this time of year knows how the Christmas atmosphere sneaks upon you on what ever you may feel about it. This year I think they have way overdone the decorations though, more tacky than spirit but outside Selfridges it was still “balanced”.