Believe it or not, I am the worst Christmas decorator ever! Yes, I pretend to be an interior stylist and don’t get me wrong: I love the cozy vibe, I’m a s*cker for all Xmas songs so Mariah Carey is always welcomed with open arms and I know the lyrics to ‘Last Christmas’. I love spending these days with the family and appreciate some good food that goes with the festive season.
But when it comes to Christmas styling I feel very far off and feel a bit left out seeing others doing the decorating as they do it soooo much better. My Instagram feed is filled with the most gorgeous trees, wreaths, dinner table settings and happy snuggly families.
We still need to get used to the idea of Xmas in the sun. Living in the Middle East means that our winter months are warm so we spend most of our Xmas holiday on the beach and in the water.
Yet we love getting into the spirit by putting up lights, greenery and having lots of good food. And our annual festive season #LiveLoudGirlXmasGiveAway gets us into the right mood too.
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As the days get shorter and the winter break gets closer, we are working on many lists. Lists from the kids to Santa, lists of gifts to bring home when we visit the family and our regular to-do lists of work related items.
All of these lists have one thing in common and that is that they are about cozy encounters, family time and delicate decorations. Although we have had a Xmas tree before, this year we are keeping it simple and sweet. Green is the theme yet there are so many different ways to bring some lush leaves inside.