Christmas is my favourite holiday season of the year. The twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, the vibrant colours of red & brass lifting the interiors of my home into a festive oasis and the overall sense of excitement & anticipation ahead of the big day.
Our holidays are spent in Whale Beach in NSW, Australia. The family enjoys the sun & surf and relaxed Aussie approach to Christmas. Long walks on the beach and collecting shells, finished with a sausage sizzle at the surf club overlooking the ocean. SO, I love to catch up with my friends here in Singapore before we head off for the holidays.
I really enjoy involving the children (and the dog) when we are entertaining friends, so I love to indulge in a leisurely , long lunch. I usually feed the children or tweens first and then the adults, whilst the younger guests have dessert and a swim.
There is something fun about checking out from daily life rather than having a traditional dinner.
The holiday season is also a fantastic time to have friends and family over as you can have fun with your table!
My Favourite Tipple
Champagne: Ruinart Brut
Cocktail: Aperol Spritz
Wine: Rock Angel rose
My Favourite Flowers
Peonies, Orchids & Amaryllis
Table essential: Pink rock salt & Truffle salt
Informal, No Shoes required.
Christmas music tends to make me a little crazy particularly when it starts playing in the supermarkets on the 1st November… So I try to keep my music classic toe-tapping, feel good.
I'm Every Woman / RESPECT - Eric Kipper Club Remix
I have abandoned tradition this year by replacing our glazed cooked ham with slow roasted pork which is light and full of flavour.
3 Hour Slow Roasted Pork with Black Peppercorns
I swapped out my traditional pumpkin salads with blackened squash on the BBQ with almonds & rosemary and mix of Broccoli & Cauliflower with Cranberries.
French Green Beans with Chorizo Sausage
Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis
Scented candles by Lumira
NEW for those that love the traditional smoky christmas smells.
Nuit De Noel
Balinese Ylang Ylang
Happy Holiday Season