2 December 2011: Countdown to Christmas

It’s that special time of year... Christmas is just three weeks away and getting closer by the minute!

For me it’s more special than ever – Christmas day falls on a Sunday, which always feels perfect to me and even better if the world is covered in white :)

Home is where the heart really is at Christmas, so we have added some beautiful decorations and some wonderful gift ideas for you lovely people! I love them, hope you do too!

I just love how this room decoration is arranged, with the Christmas tree as its focal point. Dreamy whites, creams and ivories are always my favourite colour for interiors, and at this time of year it sits perfectly. When all outside is getting a little too busy, a warm and calm home remind what Christmas is really about. Oh… I adore the wallpaper! (photo: lipstek.com_home design)

 

 

I just love the prints of the curtain and matching cushion covers here. I can just see myself sitting on the velvet sofa in this small cottage next to a fireplace, feel so cosy and contended. (photo: housetohome.co.uk)

 

Of course, wonderful whites and cool creams are great, but sometimes only tasteful, traditional red and green Christmas adornments will do. These are great: can you feel the Christmas? (photo:housetohome.co.uk)

 

Simple style is so charming at Christmas. How about tying a dove and crystal decorative Christmas wreath behind the chair, so lovely! (photo:housetohome.co.uk)

 

Looking for inspiration for Your House? Well, here’s how the Obama’s are doing it at the White House this Christmas. Bo, the pet dog of the Obama family is the theme star this year! Cute!

(photos:washington post)

 

 

 

GIFTS: Time to stock(ing)-up for your loved ones with these wonderful gifts... a selection from Luphia and other classic names such as L’Occitane and Diesel, which we just love...

 

 

Home Deco from Occa-Home

 

 

 

 

LoveLula natural and organic gorgeous Christmas gift sets  ~ Party Prep gift set (left) £34 and Sweet Treat gift set (right) £20

 

 

L'OCCITANE Indulgent Gifts for all...

L'occitane Especially for her gift set (left) £64 and the ever popular best seller Shea Butter collection gift set (limited edition) was £58.30 now £39.00

 

 

COOL DIESEL WATCHES ~ for him...

 

And from Luphia Boutique

Love Letters (at both sides ~ smaller inside) ring £6.90(above); Rustic silver ball ring £6.90(middle); Sparkling Music note earrings £8.50 (bottom)

 

Of course, Christmas is not all about the presents and the food and the festivities. It is the time for us to gather our friends and family, catch up on all the news, give thanks and forgiving for the things that we have done and said over the year and remind ourselves how blessed we are.

For me, the real meaning of Christmas is that it comes with good news ~Jesus~ that we cannot afford not to know: “Christmas isn’t Christmas ‘til it happens in your heart!”

Ok, that’s all for this week guys. Next week, I will bring you the best from the London Southbank Christmas Market, so stay tuned and if you see me there, say hi!

 

Love and kisses,

MeeKee xxx

 

 

 

25 November 2011: This Week We are Loving.... Lace

This week we are loving… Lace

Lace is truly a timeless classic. Styles may come and go, but lace adapts to all of them and is always on-trend, regardless of the season or even the year.

And this year more than most, thanks to our new royal bride and her sassy sister. Indeed, the Marvellous Middletons took lace to another level, with the beautiful bridesmaid and the ultimate, one and only, lace Royal Wedding dress.

The trick with lace is to wear it well. It’s classy and sophisticated, so don’t make the mistake of mixing it with too many colours or adding jewellery to its delicate designs. Don’t wear it from top to toe (unless we are talking a full-length one-piece number). If you wear a lace dress or skirt, then keep the rest of your legs (that’s your tights and your shoes;) – simple. When you wear lace, less is more. Too much going on is just a no-no. Let the fabric speak the beauty of itself.

Ok! Enough of the ‘No-No’s! Here’s what to do to lure out the luxury of lace: mix it with leather (or a good synthetic alternative) to show the contrast of the two fabrics, the cool and tough juxtaposed with the soft and feminine. So, lace tops with leather skirt and trousers, lace dress with biker jackets. And be creative: recycle old and odd items and mix and match with the new to create your own style :)

So it’s simple, beautiful and so, so dynamic: lace is not only for dresses, tops and skirts, think tights, leggings, clutch bags, scarves, earrings, bracelets, necklaces… and there is no limit in terms of designs either.

Here are some of our favourite lace items in store:

Sophisticated All Lace Blouse ~ This quality lace top has a very sophisticated pattern fabric and the finishes at hem & cuff area are just pretty! An ideal blouse for creating a luxe romantic outfit this season.

 

Romantic All Lace Dress ~ This lace dress is stylish and chic. Round neckline with cute collar, long sleeve styling, loose fit lower waistline and a little flare style to a mini length skirt.

 

Tanya PeterPan Lace Collar Dress ~ Simply cute and chic PeterPan lace collar and lace cuff dress. Round neckline dark grey long sleeves simple dress contrast with beautiful lace collar and cuffs.

 

Turtle Neck with Lace Front ~ A simple turtle neck long sleeve with lace showcase at the front. Simple yet gorgeously sweet.

 

Lace and Dots Prints Scarf ~ A very soft and flowy long scarf printed with feminine lace and dots designs. It's not often we see this kind of print, so grab one and be the special one :)

 

Bye for now and see you next week! Have a Great weekend!

MeeKee XX

Luphia by MK Kokoroni

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