It’s the most magical time of the year…
I make no secret about the fact that I absolutely ADORE Christmas. I wish people decorated their houses so beautifully all year round, with garlands, lights and front garden decorations, because it honestly makes me SO happy and uplifted to see such wonderful displays throughout December.
When we moved into our new home earlier in the year, I couldn’t wait to decorate for Christmas.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
And possibly also the most expensive. But hey, that’s why we love Christmas, right?
It’s obviously not all about the gifts but one of my favourite things to do around the festive period is shop for presents that I just know my family and friends will love.
It’s that one time of year that you can merrily treat your favourite people without them feeling awkward and saying ‘oh no but you shouldn’t have’, so I take the opportunity with both hands and start my festive shopping early (we’re talking September early).
Rather than denote the recipient of each gift, I’m just going to collate my favourite recommendations into different categories.
Anyone that knows me, understands and appreciates my love of pink. It started when I was younger – and I’ve never really grown out of it.
So of course, when we started redecorating our new home, we had to allocate at least ONE room of the house to embrace this gorgeous feminine shade!
And since we had one very natural guest bedroom already, we figured why not turn the other one into the ultimate boho, chic, pink paradise?
Surprisingly, David didn’t take too much convincing.
Geneva really is the city that has it all. And I know that’s perhaps a rather bold statement to make, but following three days there earlier this month – I can safely say, it’s risen right to the top of my recommended city breaks list, because whether it’s gorgeous scenery, waterside dining, cocktails on the beach, boat trips, chocolate tours, fine dining, mountainous landscapes, hiking, shopping, culture or relaxation that you’re searching for in a break, this is the destination that ticks ALL the boxes.
I visited in association with Geneva Tourism in early September, for a long weekend stay with a group of girls. We had the most fabulous weekend and experienced all of the elements while we were there – blazing sunshine, clouded mist and a little bit of drizzle, however we soon discovered that whatever the weather, it’s a gorgeous city with a lot to offer.