As a big fan of minimalist Christmas decorations, the work of Swedish stylist Eva Lindh inspires me. Everything above is so simple, yet beautiful and Christmassy. This is all it takes to win me over.
I mentioned yesterday that the children had made a wish list for Santa. It's a Belgian tradition that we are embracing for the first time. On the evening of 5 December many children put their shoe by the fireplace and sing songs about Santa before going to bed. In the morning of the 6th they find presents in or next to their shoe. Last year we stuck to our Icelandic traditions, but we are living here so we thought it best to partake this year, as it's an important day. The 6th is on a Tuesday so I'm going to wake the children up earlier than usual and serve hot chocolate and something home-made, like spice bread (loaf) and cinnamon buns. They will have plenty of time to open the presents, play and eat before going to school.
The holiday issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is out! It's my favourite e-magazine and I can't wait to browse through it with my latte. Enjoy your day!
top-left: Charlie Drevstam
other photos: Anna Kern