LIFE LATELY: After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, the month of January arrived with a lot of hopes… I love the idea of doing the Monthly Round Up. It is great to look back on and it is fun to put together the highlights of each month. I hope you enjoy reading the summary of the highlights of December.
HYGGE LIFE: During the festive holidays, there is nothing better than to put on pyjamas, read a good book, listen to music - this CD of Rod Stewart Christmas songs did not stop playing... and of course drinking tea and having a chocolate or two...
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: Here’s what I’ve been reading in December.
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks Do you like romantic stories? Then you’ll like this. It’s about a young married couple dealing with the apprenticeship of getting to know each other and facing tragedy. Personally, I didn’t find it to be a heart breaking story and it didn’t bring tears to my eyes. However, it was a pleasant read.
Lusitania by Erik Larson I love Larsons’s novels and I really liked this historical novel that tells the tragic story of the luxurious British liner, the Lusitania, a crucial and troubled episode of the First World War. I will review it soon.
STYLE: Claude Bernard Christmas isn’t Christmas without presents in the stocking…. I love this Claude Bernard watch from Switzerland where master watchmakers have perfected their craft, making each timepiece a masterpiece.
Wet N Wild This is the perfect palette to have me glowing on special occasions. These colours are just gorgeous; I’m so pleased with it!
BOUTIQUE LOVE: Heritâge Neroli Cosmétiques, this shop is an invitation to Marrakech. It sells high quality body and face products. You can also come here for a pampering break and buy handmade objects. I really enjoyed this place where I picked some Christmas gifts (Heritâge Neroli Cosmétiques - 7, Rue du Marché, Carouge).
CAKE LOVER: I cooked a lot during the Christmas holidays, a panoply of desserts whose recipes I will be delighted to share with you over the next few months.
NEW YEAR’S EVE: We popped the cork of this bottle of champagne because we deserved to live it up fabulously as we rang in this New Year. The past year I have had ups and downs, but I needed to finish it on a high note. I didn’t dress up to go out to a glamorous place, we simply enjoyed quality time at home.
STROLL: During the Christmas holidays, there was hardly a soul to be seen in the streets of Carouge. There was such a sense of tranquillity in this Mediterranean-like village.