UO CHRISTMAS: YANIN NAMASONTHINovember 13, 2017
As part of our Christmas Wishlists for 2017, we’ve spoken to some of our favourite creatives from around Europe to find out how they celebrate Christmas! Yanin Namasonthi of @prettysickly tells us about her favourite Christmas traditions…
What are your favourite things about the holiday/winter season?
The food and the cosyness sense of being home. I love hearty meals and spending more time with the family
How do you celebrate the holidays in your country?
When I spent it in Thailand our Christmas was far from traditional. We started off with breakfast, opening our presents, going shopping & then a beach day! But here in the UK we tend to spend the whole day with the family, enjoying a Christmas meal either that at home or at a restaurant and end the day with a walk with the dogs and movies on the sofa!
What are the traditional dishes that you eat?
Roast dinner with a ton of roasted veggies!
Do you have any traditions that you observe every year?
We tend to do the presents before breakfast I’ve noticed and it’s always around 6am as my little sister wakes up super early from excitement.
What are your top winter style tips?
Layer as much as possible! I get cold so easily so when we do our dog walks I tend to wear about 3-4 layers. I tend to layer 2 coats sometimes too!
When throwing a winter dinner party what are your must haves?
Crackers, a good playlist, board games and some good finger food whilst you wait for the main course!
How do you like to celebrate Christmas with your family?
By spending a lot of quality time together with the dogs and switching off my phone if I can!
What’s your favourite British Christmas tradition?
I think pulling the crackers! Something small but we get so much laughter from them!
Shop Yanin Namasonthi’s Christmas Wishlist here