When Persimon trees shed their leaves in winter, their orange fruit begins to look like big Christmas baubles, making it one of nature's most happy and festive Christmas trees.
And there was some orange under our Christmas tree too
Hermès' 2013 Christmas card, illustrated by Philippe Dumas. It is an epic 24 pages long, which made it a perfect Advent calender for Hermès lovers.
Some of the decorations which were sprayed with a new coat of gold a couple of weeks ago
Wearing a Dip Dye Brides de Gala 90 carré as a halter top, with a Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene and a MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in black
For this year's gift wrapping, I chose silver and winter white paper, and decorated it with sparkling crystals, frosted berries and ribbons in ice blue, gold, mulberry and silver.
The big orange box was meant to be a 50th birthday present to myself, but since it did not work out timing-wise, it landed under the Christmas tree instead. And here she finally is, my long awaited for Birkin in Gris Tourterelle Togo leather with palladium hardware.
Drinks before Christmas Day lunch