Dear Santa, I promise that I have been very very good this year, I would like to see a few of the following nestled under the tree.
Some people may dream of the glittering ice filled palaces of New Bond St, fistfuls of rubies, riveries of emeralds, and diamond encrusted Cartier watches, I believe, however, in lowering the bar with my Christmas list, all the more likely to receive something that I actually want.
Hot chocolate in an Hermes orange tin and a place to store one's future ashes - this is the frugal woman's win/win Christmas present.
A clutch bag from Tapisserie in Chelsea, I would love to order up il gattopardo below. If you have a minute watch the video, timeless beauty Hayat Palumbo made me laugh when she said this about embroidery, 'you'll be all zen and away from the bottle'.
A silver Bucellati photograph frame, for there is no finer chatelaine for a treasured memory. I've been looking for one of these under the tree for 20 years, I blame those light fingered elves.
A kaftan, yes, that's right a kaftan, for nothing says "I have a PhD in vermouth' more than a diaphanous swathe of jewel coloured silk. Our very own swan from The Perfect Life will be putting them into production very soon.
Belt them, bejewel them, but above all, just ask; what would Aunt Mame do?
Does anyone else love reading all of the slightly naff Christmas catalogues that fall out of the Saturday papers and supplements at this time of year? I gleefully dive upon them; a felty reindeer hot water bottle - yes please! Bailey's hot chocolate in a mug wrapped in a red and white faux Swedish knitted Christmas coverlet - yes please! There's nowt so camp as Christmas, it's dark at 3pm here - any port in a storm.