neada jane holiday tales christmas garance dore photos

7 years ago by

If you have ever wondered what an Australian Christmas is like, I’m not going to lie: it’s a little stupidly idyllic.

My brother, Rob, and I would always wake up early and open our stockings, which were filled with the most random, thoughtful things plus lollies (that’s ‘candy’ in Aussie speak). Once the sugar high hit and it being beautiful summer weather, I would stroll to the beach just down the road for a morning swim. It’s like a little local meeting of sorts — you see all of your neighbors and friends, and get to wish them a merry Christmas. I know, I know… It’s a tough life in Sydney!

The main event is always lunch with my big, crazy extended family and we always feast on fresh seafood. We’re loud and loving, and we end up talking for hours about everything that’s happened that year, good and bad, and each of us dish out expert family advice on so-and-so’s love life. Someone is usually at the center of the “when are you going to get married?” interrogation from my grandmother.

Lunch turns into coffee, and coffee turns into dinner. Finally, we all go home feeling fat and happy, probably in a new t-shirt that was a gift and one of those flimsy paper Christmas crowns.

6 comments

Add yours

From the Archives

This or That
  • This or That
  • Holiday Gifting
  • DORÉ x THE OUTNET
  • Happy Holidays!
  • #AtelierDoreDoes
  • How To...
atelier dore this or that summer sandals chunky sandals vs. delicate sandals

This or That / Sandal Edition

This or That: American or Française?

This or That: American or Française?

atelier dore this or that lingerie lace or cotton sex month

This or That / Lingerie Edition

This or That / Blush vs. Bronzer

This or That / Blush vs. Bronzer

This or That: The Beanie

This or That: The Beanie

This or That: Nails

This or That: Nails

This or That

This or That

This Or That

This Or That

Silja Danielsen Photo

This Or That: Low Knot or Top Knot