We started a Christmas tradition this year, I even gave it its own snazzy name, wait for it….‘Carlson Christmas’

Every year hubby and I alternate Christmas Day with each of our families. We realised that this is also likely to happen when our son’s have families of their own. So, I came up with the idea, to throw a pre-Christmas shin-dig the first week of December in hopes there’s never an excuse I can’t have my little family together for the festive season. I kick-started the very first Carlson Christmas with a staycation at the five-star, Paris-based brand, Sofitel Wellington. We stayed in Prestige Suite a.k.a the ‘Solar room’ which had an additional interconnecting room for our boys. Checking-in to a luxe hotel, and checking-out of the norm was such a delight. We spent the entire weekend in our rooms enjoying the mod-cons and in-room services while non-adulting in our pyjamas. A wonderful start to our new Christmas ritual.

Since becoming a mother I am huge on celebration and tradition. By my own admission, I tend to make a big deal about everything, no occasion is too small. It’s my own special way of showing gratitude for life, I wholeheartedly believe It’s important to honour the journey for simply having happened.

Speaking of celebrations and spending a weekend in pyjamas, the iconic pyjama King Peter Alexander celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. I’ve been sleeping with Peter Alexander for over 10 years, a love affair my husband doesn’t mind, in fact he shops there for me every Mother’s Day without fail. Peter Alexander is always the first destination for my Christmas shopping, there’s something for the entire family. Since my eldest son RL was born it’s become a time-honoured tradition to pick my boys up a pair of pyjamas each Christmas and this year I even treated myself to a pair of slippers and a gorgeous Christmas pudding candle.

Celebrating Peter Alexander’s 30th anniversary and our very first Carlson Christmas naturally calls for balloons, pink balloons of course!






Since I am arguably the biggest Peter Alexander fan I know, I thought I am well within my means to share with you a bit of gift-inspo. I am predicting the The nostalgic Hairy Maclary collection will be a hit! Featuring a delicate colour palette and the sweetest story-book-like illustrations. Harry Potter fanatics are buzzing, the range is back, get in-quick I predict merch won’t last long! The new luxury Bath + Body products will make perfect little Secret Santa gifts and last but not least, you may have seen the Paw Justice Charity Chocolates sold in-store? Well, 100% of the proceeds go to Paw Justice, a charity aimed at reducing animal abuse and cruelty. Chocolate is always a good idea and makes a great stocking-filler. All of the above and then some, available in-store or shop online.



What would silly-season be without an X-mas giveaway! I mean… We are celebrating here right? I’ve teamed up with Peter Alexander and have one special prize pack for one lucky winner! Win BOTH my looks in this post, yup two amazing Peter Alexander sleepwear sets are up for grabs! All you have to do is comment which has been your FAVOURITE Peter Alexander sleepwear collection to-date in the comment section below to win! Best of luck my loves and Merry Christmas!




Thank you Peter Alexander for sponsoring this post.


Until next!

See you, love you, BYE!





  1. Nadine
    December 17, 2017 / 6:21 am

    I don’t know! I’ve never had PA collection PJs but would love too so I can add a favourite 😆 then I would know what the PJs are like and not just the amazing smell while walking past ☺️

  2. December 17, 2017 / 6:50 am

    My ultimate favourite collection that I became obsessed with was the Audrey Hepburn’s breakfast at Tiffany’s!! It was to die for!! So beautiful and so elegant & classic xx

  3. Alexandra
    December 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

    The Paris Collection. Beautiful and girly. Yes please, I really would love to own some new PJS. Mine are so old and ancient, very embarrassing. 😂😍😍😍

  4. Lisa M
    December 17, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I definitely like their Christmas collections best, nothing like donning a brand new pj set the night before Christmas! I reckon I need all the help I can get for getting into the Christmas spirit – maybe one year they’ll come out with something grinch inspired just for me ☺️

  5. Anthea Digby-Smith
    December 17, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I did love the Dr Seuss one from earlier this year. But let’s be honest what ones don’t I love from them!!

  6. December 17, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Always loved PA, Love the textures and prints especially. Love any of their silk slinky style items particularly The Paris and Floral collections x

  7. Debi
    December 17, 2017 / 7:35 am

    I’ve never owned a pair of Peter Alexander Pjs but the store is right by work and I sneak a wishful peak often. LOVE the Paris collection… 6.5 months pregnant with number 3 and only able to fit hubbies t-shirts at the mo. Some gorgeous jammies for when I have my body back to myself would be such a great 😊

  8. Laura vosloo
    December 17, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Loved the Wisard of oz ones a while back. Love PA and the shop smells amazing

  9. Andrea
    December 17, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Love the bedtime stories collection and want to go stay at the Sofitel!

  10. Rachel
    December 17, 2017 / 8:18 am

    I don’t know its official name – but I LOVE the sloth collection. I think it’s mostly men’s – but who doesn’t want to sloth about in their sloth PJs?! I may have picked up a pair for hubby for Xmas!

  11. Stacey Bracegirdle
    December 17, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Love love love! I don’t have a particular fave, but I have a son and a daughter which is like the best of both worlds and I love it when they’re twinning and when Mumma can match on the odd occasion. But I am partial to a bit (a lot) of animal print, so I’ve bought a lot of animal print PA in my time! Hubby doesn’t wear pjs boo 😉 he’s also not a very good instagram husband, so I’m normally the one snapping my babies in their matching PA!

  12. Janine
    December 17, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Bedtime Stories Collection, yes please to some pajamas!!

  13. Livi
    December 17, 2017 / 8:59 am

    My current fave Peter Alexander Pj’s are the classic Penny Tee in Grey Maple matched with Pj pants covered in the classic dachshund – would love to win some more sets as I love snoozing and relaxing in my Peter Alexander Pj’s!

  14. Kara
    December 17, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I’ve never had peter Alexander pyjamas 😱 But after checking out there website just now I love the ‘it’s Christmas time’ collection 😍 I think I may have to invest in some of their Christmas pjs for myself and my little ones 🎄 🎅🏽 xx

  15. Alice
    December 17, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I’m not sure of the collection name but Aaron and I have our own little Peter Alexander winter tradition, he has the German shepherd (hahaha which I found amusing because he’s a 👮‍♂️) and I have Alice in wonderland 🙋. Such a cool giveaway Leo I love the new tradition and the photos are stunning x

  16. Morgan Neill
    December 17, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Queen of the jungle looks amazing but I did also like the Paris collection 😊 having new PJ’S is a luxury 😍😍😍

  17. Rochelle Collins
    December 17, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I have also never personally owned any PJ’s from PA, and have ALWAYS wanted a pair…but my boys had the Advengers set and they lasted so well I loved them!! #mumlife

  18. Andrea
    December 17, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Bedtime stories collection and I think I need to go to the Sofitel too!

  19. Emily Marsden
    December 17, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    So hard to choose! Love the look of hairy mclairy! The sleep tees are amazing… was so comfy during my pregnancy.

  20. December 17, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    From Paris With Love – is what I would love. The reality is I have never been able to afford a Peter Alexander for myself, but have bought as a gift, most recently for my teenage daughter. I can’t walk past his stores without drooling, starting with the vanilla fragrance

  21. Catherine
    December 17, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love P.A the Christmas 🎄 special is my favourite!! 🎁

  22. Cass
    December 17, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    The Lion King collection they did was so cute! Love these photos by the way they are so gorgeous!

  23. Gabrielle Triplett
    December 17, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I love the “Luxe Oh that’s Posh silk Pj set” which I own and LOVE. I also adore the Harry Potter collection, yes, I’m a HP nerd.

  24. H
    December 17, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I’m a self confessed Harry Potter fanatic, so it goes with out saying that I couldn’t help but splash out and treat myself to the most recent PA X Harry Potter collection. Also lusting over the current Breakfast at Tiffany’s pieces!

  25. Yasmin
    December 17, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I love the Christmas collection!! Love PA!! Love following you on insta too girl!

  26. Casey
    December 18, 2017 / 12:06 am

    If their is one pair/set of pyjamas that I adored, would have been the Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Would be an absolute dream to win this Christmas package as a single parent to a 11 year old girl..this year we have decided to start out own traditions. Starting with a random destination in NZ

  27. Jasmin
    December 18, 2017 / 12:44 am

    The Paris Collection is beautiful 😍 Takes me back to my time in Paris 🗼

  28. Essie
    December 18, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Their Christmas collection is always on point!! Makes the festive season super fun.

  29. Olivia
    December 18, 2017 / 3:02 am

    I’m always a huge fan of the Christmas collections that feature Gingerbread men! PA PJs for Christmas have been a tradition in my family for so long, and it’s one I want to keep with my two kids now as well ❤️

  30. Laura Craig
    December 18, 2017 / 3:34 am

    There was one a couple of years ago that was bear themed! Loved that one. All their stuff is so lovely and comfy and the stores always smell so amazing!

  31. Sarah
    December 19, 2017 / 7:04 am

    My favorite Peter Alexander pyjamas are my cat pj pants which my partner has named “smart cat pjs” (the cat is wearing glasses) I also got my daughter a cat PJ set from PA too (when she was 3 months old!) I don’t know if either were part of a collection as such but it was super cool to be matching! They are the comfiest pyjamas I’ve ever owned.

  32. Julia
    December 19, 2017 / 7:10 am

    I love the Meet Me in Paris collection, the floral print on the shorts is so gorgeous x

  33. Jen M
    December 20, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I loved the cat collection!! And the Wizard of Oz ones were cute too ❤️ PA pjs.

  34. Del
    December 21, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I’ve never owned a pair but these ones pictured are just the cutest! I’d love to win them 😍🤞🏼

  35. Zaahirah
    December 21, 2017 / 6:34 am

    I’ve actually never owned pair of pyjamas from Peter Alexander (and I have no idea why!) but I can’t resist popping into a store I walk past just to have a whiff of the gorgeous candles and touch the super soft fabrics they use for their pjs! so lush! would love to win a pair, thanks for the giveaway Leo! ☺️

  36. Rhiana
    December 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Christmas collection is always my favourite! I pretty much only get pjs for Christmas so they’re always the most special ones x

  37. Christina
    December 21, 2017 / 9:37 am

    All time favourite, if I absolutely had to pick, would be the wizard of oz collection. So cute and so classic. But then PA comes out with something new every season and I fall in love with that too! Loved the lion king one and the Audrey Hepburn series too.

  38. Storm
    December 22, 2017 / 1:28 am

    The paris collection has deffo been my fav I love the city and these pjs just called my name 😍

  39. Sarah
    December 23, 2017 / 1:06 am

    I love the ‘Meet Me In Paris’ collection 😍

  40. Betsy
    December 23, 2017 / 5:23 am

    I’ve only ever had kmart/postie pjs, So I’ve got no idea where to even begin! It all looks glorious and now I’m adding it to my mother’s day wish list!

  41. itstheleostyle
    January 20, 2018 / 2:31 am

    Thank you to everyone who entered <3 I have chosen the winner of this giveaway! Very thankful for your entry and have enjoyed reading through ALL your comments xoxoxo

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