Meet our Italian #AureeAngel (@ariannasdaily). Living between London and Italy, Arianna is an Interior designer, stylist, blogger, writer, general obsessive photo taker and social media consultant. She is also co-founder and co-editor in chief of Heart Home magazine, the UK’s first digital interiors/lifestyle magazine. Always on the move, we caught a few moments with her to find out how she will be spending Christmas this year.
What will you be wrapping as a gift under the tree?
For my sister I’ m going to be wrapping the Auree Olivera hoops (in medium) for her! They are perfect for everyday and evening wear plus she is a big lover of hoops. I’ll also be wrapping a gift set from Trinny London – it’s the perfect makeup gift!
Where will you be spending Christmas this year?
I always spend Christmas in London with my family!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
We like to unwrap our presents at midnight on Christmas eve and then on Christmas day we go for a big family lunch – I have four siblings so it’s always a big gathering which I love!
What’s on your Christmas wishlist?
I would love the Westbourne Rose Gold disc necklace from Auree with my initial A on it. And also anything from Asceno would be a bonus, they do the best silk PJs.
What’s your favourite party piece?
I love statement earrings when going out, I love the Malia Gold & Moonstone Triple Drop Earrings from Auree. Also accessories are a must and I always think good shoes are essential. I love anything from Senso and Isabel marant.
Favourite Christmas Film / Song?
Song: Mariah Carey, I don’t want a lot for Christmas & Wham, Last Christmas
Movie: Home Alone & The Holiday
What’s the best/worst Christmas present you ever received?
Best present would have to be a weekend holiday to the countryside and worst present would have to be a sock of rice from Santa (Italian tradition) when I was a little girl, as apparently I was naughty! I highly doubt that, haha!
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Yes it was magical!
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Are you planning any New Year’s resolutions?
No, I’ve totally given up on those as I never stick to them!
What would be your dream place to visit for the Christmas holidays?
Probably somewhere hot – my body is not made for the cold
On the beach or on the snow?
Always on the beach!
What treats do you leave for Father Christmas?
A G&T! Only kidding