Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

This week has been so very busy, and much of the preparations were left until the last minute. Our Christmas tree has been waiting patientely outside, and only came in two days ago...which is the moment the feeling of festivity sets in!







I've been running last minute errands just until this morning..



Capsule wardrobe pieces: black jeans, grey sweater and cape
Accessories: Hermes 'C'est la fête' 70 carré in a cowboy knot, ends secured in a criss-cross knot with a Petite Classique scarf rings in dark MoP. Hermes 'Quadrige' printed enamel bracelet and Kelly Dog bracelet in black. 35 Birkin in black
Shoes: black ankle boots



But in the end, everything was ready in time..



Village Royal, Paris - a couple of weeks ago















So thrilled that the new MTC chandelier earings and sparkling bracelet arrived just before Christmas, but sad they didn't make it in time for the shop...tant pis, they'll be available soon.







Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a fabulous New Year 2016, filled with happiness, joy, good health and many beautiful moments.


Will keep in touch via Instagram, and looking forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

xxx

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30 comments:

  1. Dearest Mai Tai, your Christmas posts are some of my favourites! Your pictures show so much of the Christmas spirit. They are beautiful and magical! <3
    I'm sure your biscuits are delicious and I would love to have the recipe. Congratulations on your new earrings and bracelet! They are stunning! Can't wait to order them! You look fabulous! <3
    Have a most peaceful and happy remaining Christmas time. Much love, Manuela xx

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    1. Hope you had a most wonderful and happy Christmas, dearest Manuela! The Christmas spirit arrived late this year, but when it came everything was magical and merry! Will post the cookie recipes in time for next Christmas <3 Have a happy remaining festive season and a lovely weekend! xx

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  2. Thank you for these wonderful, festive and so tasteful images. You look beautiful in grey. Everything you touch turns beautiful, I am in awe. Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten and all the best.
    Tanja

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and good wishes, dear Tanja! Hope you are enjoying a most happy and merry Christmas and holdiay season, and have a fabulous New Year ahead!

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  3. Oh Mai Tai, I have never seen presents so well wrapped, you are the most refined person I know. I also love how you are dressed for this special day, i love each picture and whoua what a job all these cookies!!
    Hope your husband knows what a perfect wife (and mother) you are......
    Amities

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    1. My chère Monica, - Thanks so much for the lovely comment <3 Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love going out of my way to keep up the traditions. Will ask my husband what he thinks re your question ;-) Amitiés and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Your Christmas spirit is transported all over the world with your magical pictures, dear MaiTai. You look stunning as always, but the new MT additions give your outfit the special festive finish. I admire your baking- I tried something similar myself and know how hard it is to get the icing right....Great Job! Enjoy the remaining festivities and have a wonderful start in 2016, dear MaiTai and all Salon swans. Looking forward to more pics on IG:)
    Love, Katja

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    1. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas,dear Katja! The icing definitely improves with practice... it wasn't at all the same when I made the cookies for the first time (many years ago!) Have a wonderful remaining festive season and a 'Guten Rutsch' into 2016!

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  5. Happy Christmas MT!! I hope you had a magical day with all of your favourite people in the whole entire world!!!

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes! It couldn't have been a lovelier and happier day. Hope it was the same for you!

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  6. Everything looks so beautiful, as do you dearest MT. Your gift-wrapping skills are unparalleled. To you and all the beautiful swans, a very merry remainder of 2015, and best wishes for everything beautiful in 2016.
    With warmest aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Sending you big xmas hugs across the pond, dearest Fifi! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a most happy and beautiful New Year 2016 x

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  7. Dear MaiTai,
    Another beautiful post. I like your grey outfit with the black B.
    Can't wait to have a look at your new earrings and braçelet.
    Best wishes.
    Florence

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    1. Merci Florence! Hope to get down to taking pictures of the new earrings and bracelets soon. Bon week-end et belles fêtes de fin d'année!

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  8. Merry Christmas dearest MaiTai,
    I hope you and your family and friends had a lovely and happy day, and wishing you Bonne Annee 2016. You look gorgeous in grey and black.. Classic neutrals. The MTC sparkling bracelet is fabulous !! Please put my name on the list.
    Much love and many blessings
    Terese

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and good wishes, dearest chère Terese! So happy you like the new bracelet <3 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and have a fabulous New Year ahead! Much love xx

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  9. Thank you for a another year of beautiful images and thoughts, how enjoyable it is to read your blog, especially at Christmas time, here in front of the fire, with the Christmas tree glittering and the day drawing to a close. My best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and happy Christmas and all good wishes for the new year ahead, 2016. s

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    1. Hope you had a most wonderful and merry Christmas, dear Beautiful Life! I imagine your daughter has been baking special treats :-) Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year 2016!

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  10. You are an icon of holiday grace and style. I want to be "you" when I grow up. Haha! I wish you a super stellar 2016!

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    1. Aww you are so sweet, dearest haverfordgal! Hope your knee is better, and have a fabulous New Year 2016!

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  11. It all looks so festive, and I love your grey outfits!

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    1. Many thanks, une femme. Love your new longer hairstyle!

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  12. Oh, you beautiful and talented woman! Everything is just so beautiful, warm and inviting!
    No matter that you got a late start, you sprinted to the finish line in typical MT style!
    I have never seen such attention to the exquisite details you have shown! I agree with the others above, your gift wrapping skills are spectacular indeed!
    Thank you for sharing your holiday with us!
    Here's hoping you are able to enjoy the rest of the holidays sans apron! Kick off those new Saint Laurent booties,pour a glass of the bubbly and relax!
    Those new earrings and bracelet are da bomb! Congrats on this new launch!
    Wishing all of the swans gathered here a relaxing run into the New Year, bubbly in hand!
    Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Dearest Darling Trudye, your cheerful words restored my energy right back! I also took your good advice and ditched the apron, and spent many happy hours on the sofa with the three B's: blanket, bubbly and (hot-water) bottle. Bliss! Hope you had a most fabulous holiday season, and sending you biggest mwahs for a happy New Year 2016!

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  13. All so lovely! Thank you dear MaiTai for another year of beauty, class, and elegance. Everything that you do, you do with perfection.
    Wishing you and all the lovely swans in this perfect little world of ours, peace, joy, and good health for the new year!
    Simone xx

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    1. Thanks so much, dearest Simone! It's been such a fun year here in the salon.. a million thanks to you and the other lovely swans for making it so <3 Hope you had a wonderful festive season, and wishing you a very happy New Year 2016! xx

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  14. Thank you for another wonderful year of chic and glamour. No body does it better than you.
    You grow more elegant as the years pass. Best wishes for the rest of Christmas and joy ,health and every happiness to you and your family for 2016.May I extend greetings to all your lovely followers too. Warmest regards. N.J.

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    1. Dear N.J. - I'm so happy you enjoy the posts, thanks so much for the lovely comment! Hope your Christmas was merry and bright, and wishing you all the best for 2016, filled with happiness, good health and joy!

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  15. Dearest Mai Tai,

    What a lovely and festive post. 🎄 I hope your Christmas was as beautiful and Merry as ours was. You'll be happy to hear that both my BFFs adored their gifts! How could they not? Thank you so very much for making such beautiful and well made items available. I wish you the very happiest and healthiest of New Years! 🍾

    Ivette

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    1. Dearest Ivette, - Thanks so much for the lovely and kind note. I'm so thrilled your friends were happy with their gifts! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and festive season, and have a great, happy and healthy New Year ahead!

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