Thanks to Mr Romantique being a Sydney sider, we spend almost every year on the other side of the world for Christmas, swapping Gluehwein with cocktails and turkey with seafood on the barbie.
I used to associate Christmas with bitterly cold winter days, watching the Nutcracker ballet in the opera and eating calorific comfort food from the Christmas markets. Over the last few years, Australia’s Christmas has grown on me: Seafood on the barbie, a swim in the ocean on Christmas day and dashing through the beach instead of in the snow – what’s not to like?
Today is our second day in Oz: The best way to counteract the jet lag is to go out and spend some time outdoors, getting the blood in the legs pumping . To combat the heat in humid Sydney, I’m wearing a light silk sundress from Stefanel and my new pair of gingham havaianas, how cute are they?
Where are you celebrating Christmas this year, in the bitterly cold Northern Hemisphere or in the Southern part of the world?
Baltic Sea feel: German beach baskets at my favourite restaurant: The Dunes Cafe at stunning Palm Beach.
Gingham Havis at Mona Vale, one of Sydney’s Northerrn Beaches