I have put together some of the highlight gifts from Christmas, including a scented candle from Jo Malone, a curling tong from Remington (already my new best friend), personalised bathrobe, studded leather loafers from Bertie, knee-high boots from Kurt Geiger, perfume from Byredo, vintage gold watch from Sekonda, the cutest make-up case from Ted Baker, and some more bits which I will show you later on.

One of the best surprises was a trip to Croatia in May from my fiancee – as I will soon be sharing with you, we are currently preparing for our wedding over there (although, it’s not before Spring 2014, there is a lot of planning to be done!). In the new year, I will be sharing inspiration and sneek peek’s in preparation for the big day.

Just a little note… In the end of the day this blog is about shopping and superficial things in life. I love sharing with you my latest purhcases, outfits and finds – this blog has turned into a real escapism for me, where I can write, create and put things together to hopefully inspire you readers. However Christmas is also a time to reflect upon the less fortunate, those who have little or are without family and friends. Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, and I’m by no means trying to pretend that I don’t enjoy doing this myself (being fortunate enough to do so). This doesn’t mean I don’t reflect upon the much more important things in life; being healthy, having an amazing family and being financially stable. There are far more important things I care about than having nice things. Christmas is good time to remind myself how lucky I am, be aware, help where I can, and not to take anything for granted. 

Hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas.


Anneli x



  1. Julia Davies2
    December 28, 2012 / 11:33

    Oh I need a personalised bathrobe, loves it! Also Kurt Geiger boots are to die for… More importantly just wanted to comment on what a lovely written post this is Anneli, very thoughtful and a reminder for all to think of those less fortunate.
    Happy holidays and good health to you and fellow readers.
    Julia x

  2. Sarah
    December 28, 2012 / 12:14

    My 4 year old daughter also received a personlised bathrobe – she looks so cute in it!
    I also wanted to say I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments about Christmas. I too have been a very lucky girl this year but I can’t help thinking about the children who don’t get a visit from Santa or don’t have a Christmas lunch. I do what I can by donating money to a couple of charities each month and hope I can make a small difference.
    Merry Christmas Anneli,

  3. Carole
    December 28, 2012 / 19:04

    Beautiful presents! You are lucky indeed, but good that you realise and reflect :) 

  4. Sarah
    December 30, 2012 / 10:40

    lovely pressies, and lovely words! :) 

  5. Sally
    December 31, 2012 / 11:22

    Lucky girl :) 

  6. Jelena
    April 3, 2013 / 08:38

    Hi! I just came across your blog and I love it already :)) I’m from Croatia so I just wanted to say hi :)) if I may ask where is the wedding going to be? (I’m from Zagreb :))

    • AnneliWIBT
      April 4, 2013 / 00:07

      Hi Jelena,

      Thank you! :)

      We think either Split or Hvar. Going there in May to explore and look at some venues! If you know of any amazing places/location/venues, please feel free to e-mail me – it would be much appreciated :)


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