Lily Storm

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My Christmas Wish List

I was reading my favourite magazine, Woman & Home – and after caressing page after page of pretty things…decided to compile my own personal Christmas wish list. Now while I may not actually receive any of these items from Santa (although I have been exceptionally well behaved this year), I certainly had so much fun putting this together!

Some indulgent, nice-to-haves. A girl can always dream… 

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette

My very good friend Zuleigha (aka The Pink Mermaid) introduced me to this heavenly fragrance. With notes of cherry, freesia and blackcurrent, it is just so soft and feminine. Perfect for any occasion, and well worth the splurge. Wouldn’t mind receiving one of those hat box gift sets filled to the brim with the entire cherry range! 


Italian food is my weakness, and who does not have a girl crush on Nigella? So obviously I’d want her new cook book! Probably cheapest from at R 318 including shipping.   

BVLGARI Sunglasses

I never buy expensive sunglasses because I WILL either misplace, lose or sit on them. However, these Bvlgari’s I will treasure with my life! Ultra chic and Kardashian-like. Guaranteed to up my diva status. ‘Only’ R3,390 at Sunglass Hut.

Beach Cottage Holiday

I want to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, and wake to the smell of it. Then, take fifty footsteps down to the beach and just lie there suntanning, while reading a book. Or retire to the porch, swinging in a hammock, eating cold watermelon. My favourite website to browse whilst dreaming of my perfect getaway…is Perfect Hideaways. They have the most beautiful selection of local self catering properties.

Kitchen Aid

I always feel like I haven’t really baked until the day I have my own ice blue Kitchen Aid. How can I ever perfect a Nigella cake without one of these babies? Dear Secret Admirer – if you are out there…this is sure to steal my heart! It’s really cheap (haha). From R5,990 at Yuppie Chef.

Spa Day at Mangwanani Zevenwacht

Mangwanani Day Spa is literally a five minute drive from my home, and I have never been. What a crying shame! Very often they have fantastic special offers for couples, which could be perfect for spending quality time with your bestie, or that someone special (husband, fiancé, friend with benefits…whatever). I love the African theme, and the vineyard location is absolutely sublime. Good value for money compared to some of the over-priced spas out there. Perhaps I’ll give them a try in the new year. 

And that’s it! See Santa, I’m a girl of simple taste ;-)  


  • Zuleigha Dhansey

    Better check that your stocking is big enough to hold all these presses:)