Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year, even though I dread the cold! This year has been extra special: Mr Romantique and I just got engaged and spent a warm holiday in Australia and are currently in the middle of a 10 day holiday in Berlin over Christmas filled with traditional German Christmas meals (goose, dumplings and red cabbage), lots of sweets and Christmas market visits. From next week onwards, I will go on a diet to lose all the extra pounds. In the meantime I will indulge in the xmas goodies.
The Nutcracker Ballet is the most wonderful romantic ballet in the Christmas season – after all, E.T.A. Hoffman, the author of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King Novel, on which the ballet is based, was one of the most influential writers of the romantic movement. When I was little, I went to see Rebel dancing in this ballet for the German State Opera, back when she was a professional ballet dancer. Over a number of years, she played various roles – mouse, snowflake, child – in the nutcracker ballet.
Want a sneak look at what Santa delivered?
An adorable Thomas Sabo gingerbread charm. Here he’s dangling off a gingerbread house.
What a great present from Rebel: French actress and model Laetitia Casta poses for Karl Lagerfeld for his Little Black Jacket exhibition which currently tours around the world.
I absolutely love these long, caramel coloured leather gloves with white furry cuffs from Ugg – they can be shown off best in a coat with 3/4 sleeves length – think Michelle Obama!
Giant wooden christmas pyramides at Alexanderplatz Xmas market in Berlin
Our Christmas tree on the balcony.
Christmas music box in the shape of a retro TV – groovy!
We would love to hear how you spend xmas, what’s the tradition in your country, what presents did you give and get?
Lots of Love,