It’s beginning to look a lot like…cocktails! Christmas is nearly here and we’re spreading some cheer by taking time to catch up with our wonderful team and discover how they will be celebrating the season, including what they’ll be shaking up to drink and what they’ll be wearing to see them through the festivities in style.
Let’s meet the team…
Emma Wallace - Designer and Founder
Who will you be celebrating with? This year I will be with my Hubby and new baby girl, it’s her first Christmas and I am so excited! I’m originally from the UK so we’ll be doing FaceTime present opening with my family since none of us can travel. It’s not quite the same as being in person, but a Zoom Christmas feels very 2020!
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Waking up to my lovely family, the smell of Xmas tree filling the house and a glass of Buck’s Fizz for breakfast!
What are you excited to eat? Croissants for breakfast and Turkey stuffing for lunch! I also love turkey curry on Boxing Day which we’ll make using the leftovers!!
What will you be sipping on? This season it has to be a Santa Spritz – fizzy and fun, it’s made with prosecco, rhubarb, ginger gin and cranberry juice. The perfect glass to get you in the party spirit.
What will you be wearing? This year we have so many beautiful designs for the festive season, but for me it has to be the velvet Vanessa dress. It’s warm, comfy and glam - my 3 Christmas day dressing criteria’s!
Kara Kilbourn – Content Creation Editor
Who will you be celebrating with? I'm currently separated from my family in England because of the pandemic, so it's just my boyfriend and I in Hong Kong. However, we’ll be filling the day with phone calls to stay connected with everyone!
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Normally it’s spending time with family and all the traditions we have at Christmas. However, this year I’ve loved finding gifts for my boyfriend that he'll love. Oh, and I can’t wait to watch back-to-back festive films too!
What are you excited to eat? I’m all about a vegan nut roast and endless gravy this year!
What will you be sipping on? An Apple Sour Bourbon Cocktail will always be at the top of my list. It’s a seasonal twist on the classic whiskey sour including apple juice and a pinch of cinnamon to give you that fall feel!
What will you be wearing? It must be the Jenny Dress which I am styling with heeled boots. I love sparkle and this outfit has it in spades. Dressing up (even if we’re staying home) makes the day feel so special.
Queenie Tsang - Stylist & Social Media Content Creator
Who will you be celebrating with? I’ll be enjoying the big day with my loved ones. I can’t wait to celebrate just being together.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Exchanging and unwrapping gifts with friends and family. Oh, and watching every Christmas movie I love all over again with my boyfriend.
What are you excited to eat? I’m all about the sweet treats – mince pies and christmas puddings are my favourite during the festive season.
What will you be sipping on? I’ll be enjoying an Espressotini – a caffeine infused twist on a martini is the perfect pick me up to keep you energised all day!
What will you be wearing? I’m wearing the Peggy Sue Top with a pair of straight cut, dad trousers. It’s so cosy and relaxed, but the embroidery details add the perfect touch of glamour for the occasion.
Soyan So - PD & Production Manager
Who will you be celebrating with? This year I will be enjoying the day with both my family & friends. Oh and my 2 cats too – they’re purrfect festive companions!
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Sharing lots of yummy food and enjoying those happy moments with family and friends. It’s a lovely chance to celebrate being together.
What are you excited to eat? Turkey for Christmas! I keep it traditional and classic.
What will you be sipping on? I’m throwing back to another holiday with a Thanksgiving cocktail. It’s made with cranberry juice, cinnamon, raspberry, and dried grapefruit – the perfect mix of sweet and tangy!
What will you be wearing? I'm wearing the Red Cam Jumper. Its festive shade makes me feel instantly ready for Christmas, not to mention its cosy, comfy and chic in equal measure. Perfect for wearing all day.
Debbie Liu - Assistant Director
Who will you be celebrating with? I’ll be enjoying the day with a host of wonderful friends.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Receiving Apples! In China, apples represent the fruit of peace and are used to express a blessing of peace on Christmas Eve. I love bringing in cultural traditions that make the day feel so special.
What are you excited to eat? It’s a tough call between gingerbread men and mashed potatoes – not at the same time of course!
What will you be sipping on? My drink of choice has to be a rosemary blueberry smash. The blueberries bring the perfect hint of sweetness and there’s a wonderful bubbly kick. I could drink this all day!
What will you be wearing? I’m lucky to be wearing the Evelyn Dress, which is a custom sample from Emma herself, paired with a white roll neck knitted jumper to keep the chill at bay. I’m obsessed with the winter floral print which has become our signature for the season and also appears on our Felicia Jumpsuit and Mayumi Dress.
Renee Ding - Fashion Marketer
Who will you be celebrating with? This year I am going to be ringing Christmas in with my boyfriend and some amazing friends that I’ve met here in Hong Kong.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Unwrapping my presents from my BFF. My birthday is just several days after Christmas, so I always receive more surprises than other people! December is a great month 😉
What are you excited to eat? Alllll the turkey and a lovely slice of Christmas cake for dessert. The perfect combination.
What will you be sipping on? My cocktail of choice is a Mojito. Fresh mint, sugar and zesty lime creates the perfect thirst quencher to cut through the intensity of Christmas dinner.
What will you be wearing? For Christmas day I’ll be wearing the Mio Dress with a pair of white converse sneakers. The long sleeves and super soft fabric make it perfect for lounging in, whilst the cut-out detail elevates the outfit for that special day.
Brenda Cheung – Sales Manager
Who will you be celebrating with? I’ll be spending the day with family and friends. Being together always feels so special.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? House parties with my friends. I love all of us getting together and acting silly celebrating at home. It’s always so much fun.
What are you excited to eat? This year I’ll be getting a Christmas tea set from a luxury hotel and I am super excited for that.
What will you be sipping on? I love a Santa’s Orange-Kissed Cocktail. which includes pineapple juice and light rum. It’s refreshing without being overly sweet. It’s also a great alternative to a Mimosa for those who like to do things a little differently.
What will you be wearing? This year, I will be wearing the Chiyo Cardigan. I love its retro feel and it’s perfect for wrapping up in. The cosiest outfit that feels like a festive hug!
Now you know how we’re celebrating; we want to see how you’re ringing in the 25th! Be sure to share a selfie on Instagram and tag us in so we can all come together to enjoy this very special day.