As we approach nearer and nearer to Christmas, I can’t help but lack the festive spirit that usually fills me this time of year. Still wearing summer dresses, shorts and short-sleeve shirts probably has something to do with it. So this weekend we made a conscious effort to get more into a festive mood, which you may or may not have seen via my Instagram. We went to a local Christmas Market, watched my all-time favourite festive film, Love Actually, while eating roasted chestnuts and sipping hot cocoa, and ended our weekend at a nearby bar’s Christmas party, complete with mulled wine, lots of sequins, and red lipstick. Here are a few of my favourite things that got me feeling festive these past couple of days:
Prickly Pear (a local fruit) + Prossecco cocktails to kick off the weekend.
A symbol of the Maltese: serpent door knockers on bright doors.
Eating delish buffalo mozza sandwiches and platters at our new fave restaurant.
Upper Barrakka Gardens as the sun sets is the most magical place (note: I was super hot in this outfit)!
Valletta is filled with various strings of light and synchronized Christmas musing pleasantly playing throughout the streets.
Sweet treats at the Patches Christmas Market.