Welcome to your monthly lifestyle edit, a new series curating the best of what to do, see and of course, EAT this month.
From sparking festive joy to immersing yourself in the international art scene, your Netflix agenda and so much more – this guide has plenty to keep your diary full all through December, seeing out 2020 on a marvellously-magical note! Of course, you’ll find plenty by way of kitchen inspiration too, to bring seasonal cheer to your homes! Do bookmark this post as one to revisit, as we will be updating it through the month.
Deck Your Home With Bows of Holly
Fa la la la la, la la la la !
Not really feeling the festive spirit yet? Ring it in by filling your home with all manners of Christmas essentials from a tree decked with bright baubles to wreaths, stockings, light sculptures and more! If you know, you know that Raave’s is the place to go for all your festive needs. The Chennai-based decorations company pops up in Bandra each year with a treasure trove of Yuletide cheer! Discover more details on their website https://christmasraave.in/
Speaking of baubles, do bookmark The Lettering Library too as your one-stop-shop for customising your Christmas decorations!
It’s beginning to Smell A Lot Like …
Meanwhile, Dandelion has just launched a beautiful range of handcrafted candles. Find joy in flooding your home with their dreamy scents, setting the cosiest scene on a cool December’s evening! Christmas-themed pyjamas from our favourite lifestyle brand are optional but highly recommended too! | https://www.dandeliondreams.co/
All I Want For Christmas…
Whether you’re looking to bake and decorate Christmas-themed cakes and cookies with the kids, or simply level up your repertoire of party recipes for hosting your friends and family – Foodhall Cookery Studio are curating an exhaustive list of classes (both online and in their studio at Foodhall@Linking Road) to bring out your inner chef | https://www.foodhallcookerystudio.com/
Of course, what would December be without hot chocolate? Loads of hot chocolate! Save this Instagram post for the most devilishly-decadent recipe to see you through the rest of the year with style:
After all. It’s not just what we eat, but how we eat that offers us so much comfort and joy!
Watch This – New To Netflix
The Midnight Sky | 23 December
George Clooney both stars and directs this dystopian story about a lone scientist deliberately seeking to prevent astronauts from returning to Earth, as their home planet has turned turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, unrecognisable as any kind of home. Heavy material, I know. But, George Clooney.
Bridgerton | 25 December
She brought us Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. Now Shonda Rhimes returns to the small screen via Netflix with a Regency Era period drama about the powerful Bridgerton family and their attempt to find love in London’s competitive marriage market. Expect a dazzling peek into the opulence and grandeur of a bygone era, nuanced with rigid family structures and class anxieties. Julie Andrews lends her inimitable persona as a Gossip Girl-esque narrator.
Art & Culture
‘OVR: Miami Beach’ | December 2-6, 2020
Art Basel’s annual end-of-year extravaganza in Miami manifests in ‘OVR: Miami Beach’ – an Online Viewing Room of 255 galleries showcasing art that is reflective of the tumult and political turmoil of our times. Visually powerful pieces abound with unabashedly overt political messages (including an artwork showing Donald Trump in masonic dress!), in tandem with a program of online events, including talks and gallery walk-throughs. | https://www.artbasel.com/ovr