Sunday Selections

November 30, 2014

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Berlin this weekend, signalled by the opening of the charming Christmas markets all around town. Bundled up with mittens, thermals and multiple pairs of socks, some friends and I braved the biting, sub-zero temperatures and ventured out to explore a couple this afternoon.

Oh the magic! The small wooden huts’ display of colourful decorations, nutcrackers, wooden toys, beeswax candles, winter woolies and on every corner, steaming vats of Glühwein and wafting smoke from Bratwurst slowly sizzling on the charcoals, ensured that market-goers had plenty to distract themselves with other than their numb toes. Aren’t these nutcrackers just marvelous? I’m already looking forward to heading back to do some more Weihnachtsmarkt exploring this week!

Nutcrackers, Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas

Here are this week’s favourite links:

WATCH: James Stapleton’s new video, published by Cereal Magazine, celebrates the raw, untouched beauty of the Yukon region of northwestern Canada. Just wow.

READ: In honour of Thanksgiving being celebrated by our American friends last Thursday, 10 National Geographic photographers each selected one image that they were thankful for having taken. Learn about how each of these photographs changed them in this intriguing piece.

EAT: The icy temperatures are making heading outdoors more and more of a challenge. I’m dreaming of curling up with a slice of this gingerbread bundt cake in place of Monday morning’s frosty commute.

MAKE: It’s time to start thinking about that Christmas shopping! I can’t quite believe it. Ensure that your presents look extra special this year with these 51 gift tag ideas.

BUY: If I still organised my photos in photo albums, I would have to buy this one. So perfect.

GO: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Don’t miss some of Europe’s best Christmas markets!

Wishing you a warm week ahead!

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