I know, it´s really too soon to already be longing for Christmas but this is as excited as I have been about it in a really long time. We have spent the past years celebrating Xmas with friends in LA and as lovely and special that has been it´s of course very different from being back home with snow, the big family and all traditions. When we realized our youngest doesn’t even remember what it´s like to celebrate Christmas back home we decided to leave after Christmas this year instead. I´m so happy about that and super excited to get all the decorations up, plan and cook food for days, getting the Christmas tree, making the Gingerbread house and making decorations with the kids. I really do hope we get some proper snow so that it will be a white and crispy one. Can´t wait to go all in!
Gif via HM with thanks.
Hope you all are having a great start to 2017. Things have been a bit slow on the blog due to holiday in Los Angeles but I´ll make sure to check in here and there anyway. Here are some postcards of the days that have passed. Happy New Year everybody!
1.Pokémon break on Santa Monica pier. We have heard that this spot would be great for Pokémon hunt and the success was total. 2. Waking up to this view every day is just incredible. Need to pinch my arm constantly. 3. Our first lunch in summer heat at favorite Shutters on The Beach. 4. Butcher´s Daughter in Venice, very nice spot. 5. Christmas with friends in Los Feliz. 6. One one side the ocean and the other mountains tops covered in snow. Opposites attract 7. Bike ride along the coast. Love it. 8. Highlights of 2016 #bestnine. 9. Low tide walk in Malibu, Paradise Cove.
All pics from my Instagram.
Touch down LA for Christmas and New Years. It´s always a bit strange finding Christmas spirit among palm trees and summer views but getting these rays of sun and just being able to spend time with family and friends is gold. I´ll up date the blog here and there too, but you are also welcome to join me on Instagram for daily views. Hope you all are having (or at least soon) a nice holiday xx
Instagram pictures by me, 1st from our first night staying at the Mondrian hotel before getting access to the house and the 3rd one with my daughter on a morning walk on the beach. 2nd borrowed from Pinterest, source unknown.
It´s been a while since the last ”Instagram favorites of the week” so here we go, let´s start this week by some Christmas inspiration. Have a good one everybody! xx
1: Beautiful setting via @evakosmasflores 2: movable winter cabin ”Moonriver” designed by Hangar Design Group for Pircher Overland via @styleandcreate 3: a December morning at home with @annacate 4: the cutest Christmas calendar by @blackbirdstyle 5: dreamy inspiration via @artillerietstore 6: holiday table setting by @gatherandfeast 7: never thought I would put a thermos on the wishlist but the Sol & Luna Thermos gave me cravings. Via @jennikayne 8: stay in bed kind of mood by always lovely @local_milk 9: decorations and other endless beauty chez @aquietstyle.
It´s slower here at the moment and hopefully your days are also filled with nothing but recharging and doing what you like the most. If you want more updates you are of course welcome to join me on Instagram but I´ll be here as well every now and then until we get back home and the normal life begins again. Until then I´m keeping it slow while listening to the neighbour playing this old goodie in a perfect Californian way x
Pic (I´ve shown it before as there is something I just love about the velvet headboard) via This is Glamorous with thanks.