Sunday, December 16, 2018

Festive season!


With Christmas almost here, I imagine everyone's very busy and I hope a festive spirit and holiday cheer is beginning to get hold. With all preparations in full swing, the run-up to Christmas is almost as fun and enjoyable as the holidays themselves. The pine cones, twigs and dried flowers I've collected throughout the year have received a coat of gold and silver, the house is decorated, the tree's brought home, the wine cellar stocked and the presents bought. Now it's time to bake, gift wrap and  plan the holiday outfits!





With perfect timing, a big sister to the pearl collar necklaces has arrived: the Cascading Pearl Necklace consists of more than three hundred fresh-water pearls, strung into small strands, and arranged in sixty cascading rows. It is made by hand and comes in champagne, charcoal and blanc/ivoire (from left to right), available here

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/pearl-statement-necklaces

Cascading pearl necklace in champagne



Also new: reversible scarf ring in pale pink/gris/gold (available here)



Time to start wrapping!





Cascading pearl necklace in champagne (available here)

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/pearl-statement-necklaces/products/pearl-cluster-necklaces?variant=12852629930039

This season I am wrapping all gifts in glossy white paper, and then adding ornaments, ribbons and greenery for a festive touch. It is very similar to accessorizing a capsule wardrobe piece!


Christmas sales at the end of the month always provide a good opportunity to stock up on gift wrapping materials for the coming years.






Dressing up with a cascading pearl necklace in blanc/ivoire (available here)



The cascading pearl necklaces are made with hundreds of genuine freshwater pearls. A small, facetted bead between each pearl gives the necklace a sparkling and playful touch!



The pale pink/gris reversible scarf ring also comes in silver, here with a Space Shopping au Faubourg 90 carré




Red and white, a Christmas classic





Reversible Classique ring in Bordeaux/Navy/Gold (also new, available here) with a La Reale 90 carré



A throwback to 2008 when DS was 'posing' for our Christmas card, wearing my Ex Libris CSGM. This autumn he started university in England, and he'll be home for Christmas in a few days!



The reversible Classique rings now also come in bordeaux/navy (in silver and gold, both available here)










Cascading pearl necklace in Charcoal (available here)






This pretty, tassled trimming is a find from Bangkok's Chinatown earlier this year (click here to see the travelogue), you never know where you'll find your wrapping materials!





Brasserie Les Deux Garçons in Aix-en-Provence



Cascading pearl necklace in champagne (available here)



a Nordic version with taupe and beige







Cascading pearl necklace in blanc/ivoire (available here)



Wishing you all
a Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays
and a
Healthy, happy and fabulous New Year 2019!
xxx
MaiTai



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