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Sleeping is just time travel to breakfast = yes/no?

Let’s say yes. Not because it’s the correct answer (it is), but for part two of Winter Tale with Cartier, I envisioned a sunny morning of Christmas Day, crisp winter breeze cutting through a crack in the window letting this cynic-turned-Christmas-Elf know that the breakfast she’s about to wake up to is extra special. Nevermind the gifts, for now, it’s the fact that today, the members that have gathered to celebrate with you have nothing else on their itineraries. No meetings, no computers, no phones. All replaced by whim, tradition, and a good dose of ambling in between.

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Sweater – H&M. All jewellery - Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’

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Even as a innate sceptic I’ve always loved Christmas mornings: waking up to the smell of my mother cooking Korean food, and my father cleaning out the car – some years there would be fluffy snow, some years not – and a huge, hearty breakfast, served on the big wooden table in the kitchen as to accommodate for quick exit so that we can load up and make it to church on time. Gifts were usually exchanged in the evening over fruit and dessert, and since for some unknown reason we had stopped putting up a tree since around year 2000 (them Y2K silver tinsels didn’t do anyone any good), gifts would appear out of nowhere. And every year we’d discover, that mother hiding gifts in the fridge, inside what looked like kimchi containers, is the work of a true artist.

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While unfortunately I will not be joining my family this year, I will be rockin’ around the…  Aloe Vera tree with the hubby and bringing a bit of my own tradition from home. I may however, be forced to re-think the gifts-in-kimchee-container tactic unless I want to spend Christmas in A&E with the hubby choking on a Grooming kit because I GUARANTEE HE WILL TRY TO EAT IT IF IT’S IN THE FRIDGE.

I’m not signing off just yet, but I wish you all the magic and happiness over the holidays, and who knows, maybe a red box from the sky? Pray the cubs are playing rough this year.

And to all my fellow cynics out there: have a whiskey, open a gift or two. Relax.

In collaboation with Cartier. (Read Part 1 here) Art Direction – Park & Cube. Photography – KrisAtomic. Location – Blake’s Hotel

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  1. So sorry you won’t join your family this year but hiding presents in the fridge is clever :) please don’t be so sad …
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. I like how your vision of christmas reasonates with mine

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  3. Beautiful! Love Cartier and their timeless designs.

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  4. Beautiful photos, I love the feel of them! Waking up to home cooked food is perfect! I hope you’ll have a wonderful time with your husband! Happy holidays! x

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  5. I admire you really! Your photos are gorgeous. I`m following you almost from the start. Great!

  6. I love these series Shini! Beautiful work :)

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  8. Amazing post. Gorgeous photos.

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  9. the answer is YES YES AND YES. never thought of it that way but now it all makes sense!

  10. Megan

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  11. Christmas morning is the best!!! Beautiful photos
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  12. This ambiance, pictures and all is so cozy and romantic.
    Love all of these.

    Cheers
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  13. stunning!

    It’s funny how we all have our own traditions!

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    x

  14. I would like to come back to bed now…

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  15. Beautiful photos! I love that bed too, it looks soo cosy! xo

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  16. The only reason I sleep is because I want that coffee in the morning!

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  17. YOU ARE A BEAUTY! xc

  18. Love the photos. It’s great that you are keeping your tradition :)

  19. SO SWEET
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  20. Nothing more classic than a Cartier box. And yes, I believe that sleeping is the waiting room for breakfast.

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  21. I remember being a kid and finding gifts hidden in the most random of places, then one day it just stopped and hasn’t occurred since. I do miss those days, of planning months in advance, finding the perfect gift and all. These days everything is hurried for no reason other than disorganisation.

    Happy Holidays!
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  22. Such dreamy and beautiful photos! Love the light, colors and textures.

    Merry Christmas!
    Love, Maria
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  23. Love the way you take your photos for your posts. Been a follower of your blog for so many years!!!!

  24. Starting and creating your own tradition is always cool :)

  25. I adore your pictures in every single post. Amazing!!
    Lots of love, xx

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  29. Amazing pics!!!

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