My Christmas home decorations revealed

In today’s blog post, days before Christmas, I would like to reveal this year’s Christmas tree and my festive tablescape. If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning you know I always do this just before Christmas because it takes me several weeks to get it all done. Setting up the tree usually takes […]

A star struck Christmas decor with the Poinsettia

For a guaranteed wow-effect in your Christmas decor, the Poinsettia never disappoints. The opulent star-shaped plant is the undisputed cult plant of Advent and Christmas. In many countries the Poinsettia is a popular gift as a gesture of love or friendship during the Advent period or at Christmas. The plant comes in a variety of […]

A Karl Lagerfeld Christmas Tree

Clairidges Hotel at Christmas

It is an annual highlight for Londoners and visitors of the city: the unveiling of the Christmas tree in the Clairidge’s Hotel. The Clairidge’s Hotel started the tradition eight years ago. A favourite guest is asked to reinterpret the tree in their own signature style. This has resulted in the most extraordinary and magical Christmas trees. […]

Christmas Trend: A pared down Christmas decor

I’m in the midst of decking the halls, what about you? For Dutch standards I’m super early, but for American and British standards I’m either spot on, or a week late. Although I have to say the Dutch are catching up on the Anglo Saxon Christmas tradition pretty quickly these days. The Christmas spirit is […]

A Christmas Wreath with a nod to Audrey Hepburn

My Christmas tree is up in full galore, and my whole house has been transformed in a lovely winter wonderland. I know some of you are curious about my tree and decorations, but I want to add the finishing touches before I share it on my blog. I can show you my Christmas wreath I […]

Book review: Christmas with Fräulein Klein

If you buy any book this month, then you must buy the latest book of popular lifestyle blogger Yvonne Bauer, a.k.a. Fräulein Klein. Her book Weihnachten mit Fräulein Klein, published by Callwey, is yet another masterpiece boasting with DIY ideas, baking recipes, table settings, decorations and craft projects for the holidays. While her first book, […]