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The lead up to Christmas this year has been one to remember…

Christmas cocktail parties around a festively-lit London show the capital off at its best. A weird moment was finding ourselves in the thick of the Star Wars premiere in Leicester Square en route to Kit and Ace's Regent Street Party (and Luna being the star of the show once we arrived and making a billion new friends) and earlier in the month navigating the unseasonal torrential rain from East to West London for a friend’s jewellery launch at Farm Girl on Portobello Road. Other festive diary dates have included a carol service at the beautiful church in Charlton (followed by caviar canapés amongst other treats), Christmas dinners with best friends, a few special birthday celebrations and cuddling our friends’ 3-week-old December baby (little Orlando was probably my favourite person to go Christmas shopping for, hello Baby Gap).

Back at the flat, we had a Christmas tree before our bed even arrived (carefully selected from Pines & Needles in Greenwich Park with the help of a charming team of blokes in kilts). It only has three decorations and a string of lights and we LOVE it. Confiscating presents from the jaws of the puppy as she strides with purpose across the room has been a regular occurrence and the odd night of wedmin to a soothing soundtrack of Carols at King’s has helped ignite that all-important Christmassy feeling. As has red wine, cheese and watching films by the gentle, warm light of the tree. Our sophisticated list has included The Minions Movie, Man from Uncle, Paper Towns, Miracle on 34th Street and a reel of not-such-well-known Christmas classics that Channel 5 have been churning out – all of which involve a New York toy store and someone who's forgotten that they really do believe in Santa Claus after all.

With the last bits of Christmas shopping tied up last night (a navy star-print blanket, dental sticks and a baby pink fluffy bone), all that’s left to be done is braving the Christmas Eve commute to escape the city. As you read this I will be trying to negotiate the trains with presents, a puppy and a suitcase full of clothes to last a week all under my arm...

Happy Christmas xxxx

Count the schnauzers

Shirt | Lee

Jeans | Topshop

Boots | Massimo Dutti


Covering life and style in London, reviewing dog-friendly travel 

with my miniature schnauzer Luna and interviewing influential movers and shakers. Formerly Vogue + Tatler.

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