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I’m dreaming of a grown up Christmas

4 Dec

Been feeling the tiniest bit festive today, so dug out one of my favourite ever cook books – Snowflakes and Schnapps, by Jane Lawson {Murdoch Books}. It’s the most exquisite collection of recipes inspired by the snow-cloaked regions of Northern Europe. Not only is the food utterly mouthwatering, but the atmosphere of an enticingly cosy, chic Christmas is beautifully captured by the brilliant {and thoroughly charming} photographer Brett Stevens.

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson

Makes me think that’s exactly the kind of mood I’d like to achieve this Christmas… The warm, spicy aromas of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg wafting from every room; a glorious, understated palette of antique whites and glimmering silver accenting every detail; snowy walks followed by the inviting glow of an open fire and meltingly rich hot chocolate enjoyed by candlelight.

Instead, courtesy of my little girl, my Christmas so far consists of this

Oh well, back to the book. ‘Tis the season, so time for a sherry I think.