There are less than two weeks until Christmas and my list of things to do is still way too long. So far the only decorating I have done is laid out one set of fluffy white fairy lights in the living room. I have a busy weekend ahead, but I am hoping to find some time (and some space) to put up and decorate our Christmas tree.
At least I have now done most of my Christmas gift shopping. I received a parcel from Kate Spade today which included a couple of Christmas gifts as well as this Garance Doré clutch for myself.
I also had time to squeeze in a little more Christmas gift shopping this evening and (as always happens) I picked up a few shiny new things for myself.
I especially love the necklace which, along with the pink earrings, came from Witchery. It was reduced to $40 (from $80) and the pink earrings were reduced to a ridiculous $1 (from $40). I love the pre-Christmas sales! Don't you? The clear crystal earrings by Lumière were reduced to $10 (from $40).
Earlier this week we had dinner at Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon, a cute little French restaurant in Darlinghurst. The food was amazing (as evidenced by the pics below)! Apologies in advance for the grainy low-light iPhone shots.
My entrée: a parmesan basket filled with asparagus, white peach and candied walnuts.
Kate's entrée: seared scallops on pumpkin purée with micro herbs.
Harry's entrée: foie gras with croutons and pickles.
We all had the same main because none of us could look beyond duck and pinot pie served on brie and a creamy mash. It was so good!
My dessert: chocolate mousse with raspberries and créme fraiche
Harry and Kate had the same dessert: blood orange sorbet with a shot of vodka and a macaron.
I am currently researching Barbie dolls... trying to figure out whether a Disney Princess Barbie actually exists, because that it was what my 4 year old niece told me she wants for Christmas. I haven't had any luck finding a Disney Princess Barbie, but I did discover the Barbie Fashion Model collection. Seriously, when did Barbie become so stylish? I want both of these outfits in my size!
There are five weeks left before Christmas. I have been quite organised with my Christmas shopping this year and I even bought my Christmas cards today. Next on the list will be decorating the house, but that's still a couple of weeks away. For now, here is some lovely black and white Christmas decor inspiration from papermash. I may need to buy one of the make your own banner kits.
I just discovered the work of Jessica Vedel and I love her understated style. Here is a recent work from her portfolio: Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen. This space is so elegant and exactly my style.