We’re in a festive mood here at Citizen Femme. Here’s what we’re loving this week.
Channeling the holiday spirit is easy once you’ve found the perfect way to treat yourself. From silky PJs to innovative cocktail recipes, read on to discover what’s on our radar in this week’s hotlist.
STAY HERE The Setai, Miami
All eyes are on Art Basel Miami, and we have our eyes set on The Setai. Located in Miami’s most desirable location, you can expect sweeping oceanfront views through its glistening glass façade, an Oriental design motif, pan-Asian cuisine, and an elegant poolscape. Over eighty years since it’s opening, The Setai Miami Beach building remains the award-winning crown jewel of South Beach. From the decor to the handmade DUXIANA beds (designed to elicit the deepest sleep possible), and Frette sheets, the buzz of Miami is left at the doorstep – and right there waiting for you when you step back out. Book in to the Asian-inspired spa with lavish treatment options, a steam room, fitness centre, and luxurious spread of swimming pools, or grab a bite at The Setai Ocean Grill where you can chill out on a day bed on the hotel’s private stretch of sand. When night-time calls, head to Jaya’s for pork bao buns or an Indian Thali platter created with small pots of chicken, fish, and okra.
GIVE THIS Cocktail Time! by Paul Feig
Hollywood director Paul Feig is the mind behind cult classics like Freaks & Geeks, Bridesmaids, A Simple Favor, several Emmy-nominated episodes of the The Office, and more recently The School of Good And Evil. Now, he’s delighting audiences with a beautiful cocktail and lifestyle guide. A perfect gift for a movie buff, Cocktail Time! is a collection of 125 cocktails recipes accompanied by original drawings from Feig. Mixed in with the recipes are tips on how to host a perfect party, including which music to play and which glassware to use, as well as insider stories from Feig himself. It’s a celebration of party hosting and cocktails, and we can’t wait to dive in.
WEAR THIS Nadine Merabi
Whoever said you couldn’t be elegant on Christmas morning has never heard of Nadine Merabi: pyjamas have never been so chic. We love the new Darcie set, with diamante buttons for a luxurious feel, and feather trims on the cuff for a festive touch. Their exclusive satin and silk blend is the secret to their comfort yet still put-together feeling. This gorgeous set comes in a variety of colours from red to lilac, making it a lovely Christmas treat that you can enjoy year-round.
ORDER THESE St. John's Mince Pies
St. John’s Restaurant has been open since the 90s, and now boasts several locations, including a bakery and a winery. Known for its mince pies and other English delicacies, it has also built a name as a bread and wine producer. But the fame acquired over the years has not kept founders Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver from remaining true to their values of quality and simplicity. With dishes including roast mutton and braised venison that call to the restaurant’s original concept as a smokehouse, as well as a dedicated Christmas Feasting Menu, it’s the perfect choice for meat lovers. Christmas is all about tradition, and we suggest you make this one of yours.
USE THIS EviDenS de Beauté The Total Shield SPF 50
Whether we are visiting an island, going skiing, or just making up our beauty kit essentials, look to EviDens – a love letter from a Frenchman to his Japanese wife. Mixing the best of Japanese technologies and French traditions, this is a skincare line celebrating authentic beauty and elegance. We are in love with the concept, and even more with the Total Shield SPF 50 for daily wear. Part of the Essential Saho range of Japanese cosmetics, this product acts as a protective shield for your skin against UV rays and air pollutants. It has a beautiful smooth, non-greasy texture and is packed with Triple Collagen and La Four Spring Water to preserve your skin’s youthful glow. Suitable for all skin types, it’s a must-add to your winter radiance routine.