'Tis The Season

Happy December!! I know I always say that October is my favourite month...until December comes along! I just love how the entire month is so festive and full of fun holiday activities and celebrations!!

This past weekend I experienced the Toronto Christmas Market for the first time with my girlfriends and I absolutely loved it! The twinkling lights, holiday décor & music, local vendors, mulled wine & craft beer--just the best! We may have spent the majority of the time enjoying the festive cocktails but it was a really great experience with friends and I will certainly be going back! Things like this make me extra excited for Christmas!

At this time last year we were in New York City surprising my mom for her 60th birthday. I was thrilled to get to experience NYC at Christmas time despite the weather feeling and looking more like fall. I loved seeing the sights of the city as well as the holiday decorations and of course the Rockefeller Christmas tree!!

It has been awesome to have the opportunity to travel to places before Christmas that get me more excited for the holidays. This weekend we are heading to Montreal and I am looking forward to bundling up and walking the streets of Old Montreal, visiting their Merry Montreal Christmas market and enjoying amazing local food and drinks with my favourite guy!

As much as I love travelling,  I also really love being at home at this time of year. Once I get my decorations up I am totally content with getting cozy and staying in. We got our Christmas tree up this week although this makes me a lot happier than it does TK. He is not a big fan of real trees due to the mess but I insisted we went with real this year rather than faux. I have a small fake tree but really missed having a real one last year. I hope to find a taller and more realistic faux one, perhaps on sale at the end of the season. There's nothing like the smell of a real tree (despite multiple candles and wax warmers with this scent throughout my house :) 

 I love carrying on traditions from when I was a kid. Each night, I watch a Christmas movie or show and my car has been blasting Christmas tunes for weeks. I haven't done any holiday baking yet but have enjoyed some store bought shortbread cookies and eggnog. I also love enjoying the Christmas lights in our neighbourhood each night when we walk Poppy.

This time of year is so special and it puts a smile on my face just thinking about it. What gets you most excited for the holidays?

Jess xx