#AureeAngel Carlie Tasker (@carlietasker) is editor of luxury travel and lifestyle blog CarlieTasker.com. Always our first port of call for any travel advice, Carlie writes articles and reviews on hotels, restaurants, fashion and beauty. Always featuring the most inspiring destinations and experiences from around the world, be warned as you will be booking that next holiday before you know it. We caught up with her to find out how she does Christmas.
What will you be wrapping to put under the tree?
Auree Olivera Hoop Earrings and is it even Christmas if there isn’t something Jo Malone under the tree?
Where will you be spending Christmas this year?
My boyfriend and I take it in turns to spend Christmas with our families. This year we’re spending It with my family in Kent.
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
We always buy new pyjamas and open them on Christmas Eve. My mum used to do it for us when we were little and it’s something that I’ve carried on.
What’s on your Christmas wishlist?
What’s your favourite party piece?
It’s got to be a pair of statement earrings like these Triora Baroque Pearl Earrings. Paired with a killer LBD!
Favourite Christmas Film?
Home Alone and Love Actually, classics! Frank Sinatra – Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
What’s the best/worst Christmas present you ever received?
My great Nan used to buy me knickers every year. But she used to get my age mixed up with the size and buy me size 12 instead of age 12. It carried on until I was about 16. So throughout my early teens I had a huge collection of plus sized granny pants.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Yes, a few years ago we had a really snowy Christmas. It’s the best present to wake up to.
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Real, I love the smell.
Are you planning any New Year’s resolutions?
I don’t really bother with resolutions, I just aim to go into the New Year with a good mind set and maybe specific goals for the year, business wise, or personal, but nothing like drink 5 litres of water a day, or eat kale with every meal!
What would be your dream place to visit for the Christmas holidays?
I’ve been away a couple of times before over Christmas, Once to the Maldives and then to Sri Lanka. I love being on a beach over the festive period. It’s the best of both worlds. Swimming in the sea and then bare foot dinners next to the Christmas tree on the beach. I’d love to go somewhere really snowy one year. Perhaps the alps for a skiing holiday.
On the beach or on the snow?
What treats do you leave for Father Christmas?
We don’t have any children in our family, so we don’t do the traditional cookies and milk or anything. It means we all get to have a relaxed boozy Christmas but I can’t wait for someone to have kids so we can do all the festive fairytale stuff again!