I love strolling around the Englische Garten, which looks like a winter wonderland once it has snowed! Then I head to one of the many Christkindl markets in the city and warm up with a hot cup of Glühwein – there’s no better place to soak up the festive atmosphere!
Winter beauty fix
Winter inevitably means dry skin, so keeping hydrated is a must. I usually avoid rich moisturisers because I don’t like the way most of them feel on my skin. The key is to find products which give a dose of moisture without feeling heavy.
One thing that always helps me to unwind is spending time out in nature – even more so in the winter when the air is sharp and crisp. Alternatively I will relax and get things done at the same time! For example, I really enjoy making hand-made cards with some festive tunes and a hot cup of tea. De-stressing doesn’t necessarily have to mean being unproductive!
Christmas Day style
A black sparkly dress, heeled ankle boots and black tights. You can never be too overdressed, right? I’m definitely a minimalist when it comes to accessories though. A fine gold necklace is timeless and easy to wear with any outfit.
Staying stylish in the cold
Cold temperatures can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to style. You just need to know how to play it. Invest in a good coat and faux fur pieces to instantly add a touch of glamour to your winter look. For footwear, try a pair of on-trend over-the-knee boots to keep your legs warm.
Top trends for party season
Elevate your party style with the ‘gothic romance’ trend from the autumn/winter runways. Most people wear black anyway throughout the winter, so why not add some delicate lace and a berry-coloured lip to channel the vampy look.
Lipstick. Everyone constantly praises the power of a red lip, but until a couple of week ago I never thought it would suit me. I used to think the colour would make my skin look pale. Oh boy, how wrong I was – it’s my new beauty must-have!
Favourite festive treats
I love having hot chocolate with hazelnut-flavoured rice milk on cold winter days. My family is also really into baking Christmas cookies so our house smells amazing during the festive period. This year I intend to experiment a little and try out some great vegan recipes!
The colours to covet this winter
I love earthy tones such as olive, rust or copper. But grey is probably my favourite winter colour, as it goes with anything and is not as harsh as black.
Festive decorating tips
I personally like to keep it simple and stylish – a nice chain of lights with some stars is enough Christmas decorations for me.