I hope you are entering the festive season with your best foot forward and feeling excited by all the beautiful and magical things these next two months have to offer us. For a brief moment, we can dream and, why not, go back to childhood memories. After all, that’s what Christmas is all about.
Well, returning to the news, I will not be around for these next two weeks, I will see you here in 15 days... December is a magical month and I am looking forward to sharing some very nice little things with you.
But before then, a little bit of about what makes up the euphoria of Christmas. We have already been through the initial phase: just after Halloween shop windows abandon their frightening decorations to make way for “Santa Claus & Co.”
In the streets, huge Christmas trees are starting to pop up and the shopping centres and stores compete with each other with their beautiful Christmas decorations.
I lose myself in these Christmas things. I have already bought a gift for myself and for Sweetheart in the first week of November! I must say that it was love at first sight; it was exactly what I wanted, but I did not think I would find it. I love it when that happens, it is a sign of a well spent day and a mission fulfilled.
I have also bought some Christmas chocolates, some “pain d’épices fourrés aux noisettes” (gingerbread filled with hazelnuts) and the star of Italian Christmas puddings, a panettone. This Christmas we will spoil ourselves with a “panettone marrons glacés et raisins” (panettone with glazed chestnuts and raisins). In case you want to get beautiful ones, pay a visit to the Terra Nossa Italian restaurant and grocery shop (Rue Jean-Violette 8 in the Plainpalais neighbourhood). You will lose your head over their extraordinary tasty homemade panettone, specially delivered from Italia…. Hmm, I can’t wait to taste it…
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention to you a cute decoration and stationery shop L'Échappéé Belle situated in Carouge at 1 Rue Saint-Victor. . A cute boutique that is full of beautiful Christmas decorations as well as pretty stationery things and cool gift ideas.
Now, I leave you and I hope you have enjoyed this post. So, see you in 15 days...
Lots of love