At Home For Christmas With Georgie Coleridge Cole

Everyone has Christmas traditions they stick to year after year and here, SL’s Founder & Editor shares hers. From champagne with breakfast, to her top festive style picks from NET-A-PORTER, here’s a sneak peek into what Christmas looks like in Georgie’s household…

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When it comes to Christmas traditions, there are so many I relish... from satsumas at the bottom of stockings and endless tubs of Celebrations to the children's Christingle service on Christmas Eve near my children's school (sadly off this year). But above all it has to be closing the SheerLuxe office between Christmas and New Year. I remember contemplating whether or not we should all those years ago, but little did I know how much I would savour the time when the world all stops at once.

The worst tradition has to be brussels sprouts. What a pointless vegetable. Also, any games when I’m playing in the opposing team to my husband – he has a tendency to cheat, mainly because he knows it winds me up…

On my Christmas list this year are these Saint Laurent shoes. They have the sexiest toe I've come across. And I’ve been umming and ahhing over these Jimmy Choo knee-high boots since September. As well as that, I'd love some of Jennifer Meyer's gold hoops and as always, anything home fragrance. NET-A-PORTER have recently stared stocking Dr.Vranjes – it’s a fairly recent discovery and it's heaven.

I'm a stickler for tradition and firmly believe everyone should look reasonably smart on the most important day of the year! Can you imagine the Queen sitting down to eat her turkey wearing her walking trousers? We are hosting my family this year, so I’ll probably go for a sweater dress over some skinnies with a relatively low heel.

I'm a stickler for tradition and firmly believe everyone should look reasonably smart on the most important day of the year! 

At this time of year, I’m less about festive beauty more about festive accessories. You've got to wear a jazzy earring on Christmas Day.

To make my home feel festive, as well as a tree, we have a simple centrepiece courtesy of super cool florist Ronny Colbie and, for the first time ever, a garland wound up the bannisters. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a few scented candles – the Feu de Bois one from Diptyque is so good, as are the diffusers from Dr Vranjes – Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and a Cuban toddy courtesy of Lockdown Liquor & Co. It's so much better than mulled wine.

In terms of the day itself, this year food-wise, we are starting with smoked salmon, cheese triangles and bubbles, followed by a turkey crown, sausages wrapped in bacon, bread sauce, gravy, roast potatoes, red cabbage, peas and carrots for lunch. Later on, there’ll be cheese, truffle honey, mince pies and chocolate – more than enough for one day. 

For New Year’s Eve, I imagine it will be a takeaway from Koji – my favourite restaurant in south west London. Regardless of who I’m with, I’ll be in my Christian Louboutin Pigalles 120 – the highest heels I own. They go with everything and always make me feel like dancing, even if it's with no-one but my husband this year.

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