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All I Want For Christmas…
I’m not sure if developing a navy coat obsession genuinely counts as a deviation from the usual monochrome colour scheme but for arguments sake, go with me on this one.
Maybe its because I’m so used to pulling on black, grey or camel when it comes to coats or perhaps its just down to the good old fashioned mantra of a change being as good as a rest etc etc.
Either way I’ve joined the navy and plan on staying loyal. Given the choice between this coat in navy and grey, I actually chose navy. This NEVER happens.
If you can’t live the luxe life at Christmas, when can you? As well as being the season to be merry, it’s also the season to treat yourself to a spot of indulgent luxury – and quite frankly I think one goes well with the other!
If there’s something I’ve been hankering after all year but decided I couldn’t justify the investment then Christmas feels like the perfect time to pool resources and splash out.
By resources I mean any Christmas money gratefully received coupled with a withdrawal from the luxe life fund. This means that just maybe, that bag/cashmere sweater/luxury skincare favourite/pair of shoes is not as out of reach as it was a few months ago…
Imagine the frosty countryside bathed in winter sunshine, a beautiful manor house hotel with festive food from the kitchens of Raymond Blanc and a Christmas scene dressed by The White Company… all served up in front of a roaring log fire. All at once. Yep – my Holiday Season excitement levels went through the roof last week!
My fellow bloggers and I hopped aboard a train at London Marylebone and were spirited away to Oxfordshire for a truly stylish white Christmas. Upon arrival we were treated to a warm welcome from hotel staff and The White Company team with coffee and pastries by the fire, before heading out to explore the gardens and orchards in the grounds of Le Manoir.
It’s here – the most wonderful time of the year – December!
I’m feeling decidedly Christmassy after a wonderful day at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons with The White Company earlier this week (more on that later!), so I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite Holiday Season Inspiration pics and props.
I need no further encouragement to embrace the festive season. The temperature has dropped, the twinkle is full flow and I plan on making the most of the season of joy and cheer.
Click through for a Holiday Season inspiration slideshow…
Where would we be without our furry friends? I for one am bordering on obsessive love for Biscuit – but I think you know that already.
Last year, the first present I bought was for the dog – I just can’t help myself. I think one year Mr OS suggested that we just re-wrap a couple of the gifts we’d given Biscuit the previous year. You can imagine the look of horror I gave him. She would know!
Whether you’re dog or cat crazy, retailers have cottoned on just how much we’re willing to fork out on our four legged friends…