headband and poncho from market in Taipei, Sam Edelman boots.
Christmas week has begun, which in my family means plenty of parties, family reunions, and even more food and drink. We are far more into the celebration aspect than the entire present exchanging ritual. I guess in a HUGE family unwrapping millions of gifts are left to the children. Once you are old enough to join the party, daily doses of champagne and lobster will suffice. I am more than happy with my yearly birthday/holiday shopping spree with my Dad, and am honestly a little too picky to shop for without a large amount of direction. The boy and I also gave up gift exchanging after we passed the formalities of first year dating. Choosing beach vacations together and joint shopping excursions to treat ourselves are far more appealing than unwrapping something you aren’t sure you ever wanted. I guess we see the holidays as an opportunity to receive happiness, love, and great memories. Any way to create that atmosphere is adequate, presents aren’t always necessary. So there you are, our unconventional Christmas.