The Art of Holiday Hibernation For those that like to remain horizontal during the holidays, here’s a guide to nesting

Words by Harriet Quick

Festively Fragrant

Let fragrance be the trigger of your well-deserved period of holiday hibernation. Position scented candles everywhere and be your own mixologist. Try Cire Trudon’s Solis Rex (inspired by Château de Versailles's wooden floors) with Voluspa’s Japonica Goji Tarocco Orange and mix fresh sprigs of rosemary in festive arrangements. The goal is sensory overload.

Cosy On Up

Up the ante of a cosy catnap with piles of deliciously soft blankets and throws; try Fritz Hansen’s fringe wool merino spread, Frette’s wool cashmere and L’Objet’s baby alpaca throws with a Mexican motif. Wrap up friends and family for outdoor terrace stargazing and warm punch parties. After all, a blanket is the season’s best style accessory.

The Kingdom of Bed

Indulge in a new bed set - the smell of fresh, clean sheets and the feel of high thread count linens will induce the sweetest of dreams and make delicious lie in’s an absolute necessity.

Just Your Cup of Tea

Make tea making a calming ritual by savouring herbal and spice mixes that lull you into a deep sense of relaxation. Put your feet up, curl up with a book and unwind. Make the next round of beverages from a well-stocked drinks trolley.

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