‘Tis the season to be jolly! Yes! Merry Christmas to all of you! ‘Tis the day to celebrate Winter, to celebrate December! To go on one-of-a-kind seasonal brunches and dinners and seek warmth in the company of your loved ones. Not to forget, to dress up pretty! This Christmas, remember to keep the clichéd out. Give the reds, whites and also your LBDs a rest. Flaunt some daringly different yet subtle colours. Take a cue from me as I found my Christmas outfit in this monochromatic hi-low dress by Forever New.

An elegant creation, this unconventional navy blue satin dress is the perfect example of how contemporary meets traditional for a look fit for the festivities of Christmas. Needless to say, it is the hi-low cut on the dress which creates the magic and the sober round neck and sleeveless arms supplements it perfectly. With the rule that never goes wrong, accessorize minimally, as I have with this finely studded and embellished belt. A global fashion label, be assured that Forever New’s collection has a signature style flowing through each creation which celebrates the feminine beauty of women. The way I look at it, each creation or a dress from their collection lends you a look that will be unique only to you. Deviating from their otherwise lacy, frilly designs and soft pastel palate, this navy blue satin dress is quite trend-setting as far the collection of Forever New goes.

That’s not it. In the run-up to the Christmas and New Year celebrations, I visited Zora located on the ground floor of Ishanya Mall and literally fell in love with its vintage ambience. Pastel and warm hued orange colour, juxtaposed with vintage and white furnishings, the feeling is that of entering a different world. Giving you a vibe of the old-world, this exquisite place does not fall short of your expectations for a warm and cozy celebration of the festivities. Time to bring out the Red of the Xmas! On a rather warm sunny afternoon at Zora, I sipped on a red Pom Collins, whose red pomegranate juice with a dash of ginger ale was a refreshing combination. For the love of baby pink, a denser Pine Berry turned out to be a delightful mix of pineapple juice, cranberry juice, litchi syrup with a blend of cream. An afternoon well-spent!

Time to sign off! Time to end the year on a happy note! Loads of festive wishes to you! Happy Holidays!