Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas loves! I hope that everyone had a lovely start into the holidays so far and is enjoying the time with loved ones, family and friends. This time of the year is one of my absolute favorites – it’s all about spending the time together with the family, spendng cozy nights in and having good food. Growing up in European countries, I am used to celebrating especially on Christmas Eve, the night of the 24th. It was all about enjoying the family yesterday for us, unpacking presents and filling out stomachs with lots of food.

It is first year that the family (mom, dad, sis and dog) are spending Christmas at my place in Zurich – and I love it. Seriously, we might need to repeat that next year. The years before were amazing too, of course – with lots of family around (aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents). However, this year we decided to make it small and cuddly. It was amazing. For dinner I made potatoe-maroni puree, added beef filets on top (meat done by dad), topped with glazed apples, differently colored carots and lots of onions made in a red wine sauce. The dessert, hours later – cause we were all too full from the main dish – was berry crumble with vanilla ice cream for the rest. The recipe was amazing, so I shall surely make that again, photograph it and blog about it. Right now though, I cannot see any more food heavy food. Tonight will thankfully be more or less back normal with a lovely mushroom risotto my mom will be making. Tomorrow is Thai evening with chicken and yellow curry – one of my favorite dishes currently.

I will also show you some of the presents in the next few posts coming up. I love them all! What did you get – how did you spend your holiday? Wishing you all a continuing lovely holiday, lots of love, health and happiness! xo

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My Christmas 2014

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Happy Sunday everyone! How’s your Christmas been? I had a fabulous time with the family – my aunt, her husband, the kids, my grandparents, parents, sister and of course my baby (dog haha). It’s amazing to see the light in the eyes of the children, when suddenly ‘Santa’ came and there are lots and lots of presents around the tree.

I’ve been eating like a pig the past days – literally haha. I ate so much, it’s incredible. But I guess that’s what Christmas is about: Family, good food, more food, amazing food, presents and love love love. Now that Christmas is over I’ve gotten myself into a healthier food routine again the past two days. We’ll have a great, large dinner again New Years Eve, and then it’s back to the routine for the next few weeks. I’ve been thinking where to spent NYE the past weeks, thinking if I should stay in Düsseldorf with the family, if I should just hop onto the plane and go back to Zurich to see some of my lovelies or to randomly travel somewhere. In the end, I decided to stay with the family and enjoy some more cozy days at home.

Below are some pictures of my Christmas this year. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few of my presents with you, so stay tuned if you’re interested. xo

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Merry Christmas!

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Wishing everyone a jolly, merry Christmas! We are slowly starting the family traditions, the table is ready and the food is cooking. ‘Santa’ should be coming in the next few hours and I am seriously super excited! I will be back posting tomorrow. Lot’s of love! xo 

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