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!
X-MAS GIFT INSPIRATION
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.
WIN WIN WIN!
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.
See you, love you, BYE!