Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Staying calm for Christmas


How y'all doing out there? This week's mantra comes courtesy of jewellery designer Valentine Franc, whose personalised tags are now on sale at the super-hip Parisian store Colette. I went into festive overdrive yesterday, bought and wrapped all the outstanding presents, finally booked train tickets for our Christmas trip up north and managed to tie-up all the loose ends at work without punching anyone. Perfect.

When we met earlier this year, Valentine Franc shared her advice for style at any age, 'It's stupid to say things like, "I'm too old for jeans." Believe in the style you have. It works for me, I don't think I've changed a lot. Don't change.' Sound advice. And here are her wise Christmas words:


Not being a fan of traditional Christmas desserts, I'd swap the xmas pudding for Mary Berry's utterly delicious yule log - but that would make a very long tag.


How are your Christmas plans going?

17 comments:

Kathy said...

Off topic, but we're not coming over to Europe in February - too much going on. Hopefully in April. Love the tags.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous tags.
This is my first Christmas in the UK for 12 years and I am loving every minute of the preparations. Everything is done and ticked off the multitude of lists. I am now going to savor every minute of the hols like a child ;-)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and safe journey up North xx

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Love those tags! As for style - I don't think I've changed much, probably because I still think I'm 25... ;-) I'm not a fan of christmas pudding, so I quite often make a baked panettone pudding served with whipped cream, yum! xo

materfamilias said...

I've done most of the important stuff. And if I haven't done it, I'm getting ready to call it unimportant. . . There will be good food, there will be loved ones, we have happy little people around, that should be enough to make a Christmas, right?
Oh and I guess I'd make room for those tags -- wouldn't push them out of my stocking!!

The Style Crone said...

The tags are clever with important reminders. I have simplified the holidays this year, so would love to wear 'stay calm' all year long.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

My plans are going so slowly after two days out due to sickness.

Fashionistable said...

But would make for a wonderful christmas desert. They are great name tags. Glad to hear that Peace reigns with you now. Xxxx

Lilac In May said...

I am trying this year to enjoy each moment, not be constantly focused on 'next'. But it's hard when you have a family and you are the main 'christmas maker' (stolen from 2012's games maker, sounds better than dogsbody...)

I love those tags, they are a timely reminder to not get caught up in the stress. Happy Christmas.

Sarah said...

Infinitely calmer here in Oz.. don't know why but Christmas just seems a far more relaxed affair.. So I am joining in with that! Good that you are ticking off things on your list ! X

odysseyhome.com said...

Nice reminders, those words.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-these tags are super cute and stylish and would make such a lovely present. Lunch will be great in the New Year and wishing you a very happy Christmas!! xxx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Love the tags. The way my waist line is going I could wear the Xmas pudding tag without the word "Xmas" on it.
We have the traditional Christmas pudding - home made in the calico cloth - as well a a scrumptious summer pudding made with fresh summer berries and topped with lashings of cream.

Thank you for your wonderful support with my blog and friendship. May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you throughout 2013.
Bisous

Veshoevius said...

Sounds like you are very organised! Love the tags.

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