Merry Christmas 2019!
After writing my Letter to Santa last week, I wondered how my gifts were gonna fit in my stocking?!?
Obviously, the car can’t fit inside, however the keys yes! Santa is very clever…
For other things, however, I'm not sure:
A gift voucher for the shop! Perfect!!
I'm not sure a baby penguin fits…
Well, if I have the penguin, he will need a friend ... But I don't think the stocking is big enough.
Nooo, I don't want an hippo! Just a spa voucher…
A Star Wars cinema ticket...
Without the box, it's doable ...
A plane ticket to Brisbane to see my friends and the magnificent Riverfire!
Cassandra Lynne is my favourite jewellery designer, and the one I picked for My Solo Wedding in Santorini, Santa will manage…
He always finds a way to make me happy - like he always has in the past.
There was one thing in particular that I put on my list every year, a typewriter. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by this object.
I looked for hours at the brochure with the various models, obviously over the years these machines got better, then the computer replaced them.
I never had a typewriter, but Santa Claus understood that my dream was quite different and it finally came true, I’m writing every day for my pleasure and yours too!
What's wrong with my Disney princess stocking? There’s no age to be a fan of Frozen, and you should know it cuz I had shown you all my Christmas decor in her effigy in my article Merry Christmas 2018.
I know many of you love it too, so here's a video that is gonna give you goosebumps!!
Since 2018, the musical has been a hit on Broadway (New-York, U.S.A.) and it’ll be in London in 2020!
During this holiday season, we need to take time to relax, thus, I’ll put the trailer for London and the Frozen 2 movie at the end of the article 😊.
Thank you, for sending me your decorations again!
When I was 5 years old, I made a wish to Santa Claus to learn how to decorate the Christmas tree better than my parents…
Wish that was fulfilled, and strangely this year, my parents asked me to decorate their tree, I chose the theme: The Lion King in Lapland ... I know I watch animated movies a little too much hahaha.
Read my Christmas Articles:
No article next week, I'll be on vacation to visit my family. But follow me on Instagram every day.
Next Article: January 4, 2020!!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Love & Christmas Magic,
My Letter to Santa
I’m writing this letter to share with you some wonderful things I’d like to discover under the Christmas tree this year.
My followers helped me last week with my article I Love December in London, and I’m very grateful to them.
So, here’s the result of our ideas:
I'm dreaming of it since I was a child, remember you brought me a model car then.
After, you can also ask Zane Drysdale (@dryzane) to customise it for me, a talented man who makes your car sparkle like diamonds!
You probably know if he’s single, if yes, I’d gladly accept a date. What do you mean, Santa? It's not your responsibility, I have to see with Cupid ... February is a long way away...
Obviously as I don’t have a garage, and I’m very often In the Air (rediscover the Article), you can simply renew my public transport card (well, kind of... hahaha).
You know that I’m a sweet tooth like you, then, some candies would be great, especially chocolate! Read again my article Chocolate, Sweetheart with all its health benefits. Don't worry I'll leave you some!
Cuz I don’t have a man to cuddle, since I have to wait for Valentine's Day, a little company during the long winter evenings would be fantastic.
As you remember my Favourite Animals - another article that you liked a lot - you know that many are protected species (turtles, lemurs, crocodiles) and therefore, they can’t live with me. It's a shame, I’d love penguins in my living room.
A chow-chow could replace them, it’s certainly not very practical for travelling, ok, a soft toy then!
I’m a little too old to ask for a Barbie (remember the beautiful museum in Montreal), however any clothing or accessory from a designer satisfies me, a few articles to help you:
Otherwise there is always the traditional gifts:
For next year, could you tell me what’s the best way to send you a letter?
I had thought of a bottle in the sea, but I was told there was little chance that it reaches the North Pole with the ice floe around.
Then this year, I discovered sky fire lanterns, but only the stars should shine in the sky.
I think now you use internet ... I have been using Portable North Pole for a few years, and I'm never disappointed, you speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian), which is very convenient.
There's one last thing that I’d like to ask you (watch the video below or click here):
What do you mean a superhero is not real? Yet I write very often on Superwomen! (read my articles).
In this case, finding a publisher for my book My Solo Wedding in Santorini is certainly my dearest wish.
I’m glad to know that I’m on the nice list, I've done my best this year, and I'm thinking of my 2020 resolutions, in order to continue to do good around me and to inspire people.
Listen, if in the end you only bring me love, from my family and my friends, I’ll be very grateful.
Ba careful when you deliver your presents in London, there are plenty of lights everywhere (video at the end of the article), don’t trap the sled in the wires!
Don’t forget to send me your Christmas decorations, I’ll publish them on December 21st.
Thank you Santa Claus,
Love & Joy,
I Love December!
All the months of the year are not alike, and there’s one I prefer among all, December!
Besides, I shared a lot my joy, last year, with the Christmas Series:
For me, this period means joy, light, sharing, and of course food hahaha.
This is the moment when we think of others by writing greeting cards, looking for gifts. I always reconnect with the people I love in December.
Our creativity is limitless, whether with the decoration or the menu.
However, I needed ideas before writing my letter to Santa. Yes, I believe in Santa Claus, as I believe in unicorns (read my article Unicorns) and I believe in love too! And not just in December of course. We also have the right to think about ourselves during this end of year.
London is the perfect city for my inspiration, inspiration that has no limit and unlimited budget apparently!
Since we are in luxury, let's stay here but for a universe that is much more familiar to me, shoes!
I mentioned this name already in my article Shoes Forever, but to tell the truth, Emmy London was the brand I wanted for my initial wedding. Regarding circumstances, I couldn’t satisfy this desire for My Solo Wedding in Santorini, but I took advantage of my stay in London to visit the beautiful shop in Chelsea.
Emmy Scarterfield created her brand 15 years ago, after working for the greatest designers.
Her creations are made in Portugal with top quality materials from Italy, then, all the final touch and jewellery are hand crafted in her workshop in London.
In addition to a seasonal collection, she also offers custom made, the absolute dream when you like shoes like me.
But what made her reputation is the bridal collection, notice the crystal on the sole:
Thank you for your welcome and your kindness, I can’t wait to come back!
After so much emotion, I need a break and I know the perfect place: Fortnum & Mason.
A grocery store established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason, today it’s a department store renowned for its tea and refinement.
But this big mansion is also known for its scones and afternoon tea, and I love it!
With its 5 bar-restaurants, choose the decor of your mood, I like the atmosphere of the Parlour, so cute ...
This is obviously the perfect place for gifts, whether to enjoy (tea, chocolate, biscuits, wine), to smell (perfumes) or to wear (jewellery, accessories).
The 3rd floor is even dedicated to gentlemen, with a barber and the 3 and 6 Bar, the perfect place for an intimate drink.
And why not a teapot or china, so British!
But what I really like are the Christmas decorations:
Let's now discover in Soho, another colourful realm: Crumbs and Doilies.
Here is the cupcake paradise.
I'm sure Santa Claus comes here to feed his elves, otherwise how could they have enough energy and pleasure to work so much?
You should do the same because it's not just cream and butter, it's happiness that explodes in your mouth and sweetens your mood.
A big thank you to the whole team, always smiling with good advice, a real ray of sunshine on rainy days.
This makes me think that we are right behind a shop in close collaboration with Santa: Hamleys.
Founded in 1760, it’s the largest toy store in the world with 5000 square metres spread over 7 floors.
From stuffed toys to high-tech toys, and traditional games, well, if you don’t find your happiness here, you won’t find it anywhere.
Not to mention dozens of employees who run workshops and shows throughout the store, kid or grown-up, you will spend hours here!
What I like here too are the incredible Lego constructions.
Let's finish this day at Radio Rooftop Bar, a terrace bar completely sheltered in the winter, that offers a sophisticated and elegant setting to spend time in good company.
I’m sure that after a good cocktail, my letter to Santa will be written on its own!
I hope this article on London have made you dream and maybe it gave you ideas ...
Read my previous articles of London Series:
A very nice video of the city at the end of the article.
As last year, don’t forget to send me your Christmas tree and Christmas decor at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll be happy to publish them in my Christmas Article on the 21st of December!
Have a great week everyone!
Love & December,