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Christmas deserves to be spent in a luxurious way, treat yourself as a royal.

It’s time to see where we will spend our Christmas Holiday and because it is such a special time we can only choose the best luxurious Christmas destinations around the world that will please our soul.

When you decide to spend your Christmas Holiday away from home, you have to be very careful because if it goes wrong you can’t unchange your plans in the last moment so only choose the best, that is why we will take a look at top 5 luxurious Christmas Destination which can’t disappoint us.

See also: Traditional Christmas food around the world

If you didn’t have the chance to taste a cruise during the year, the best time to have a cruise experience is on Christmas. Christmas cruises are a fabulous way to spend your holidays especially if you want to spend Christmas with the love of your life. A brilliant opportunity to have some incredible time to relax and enjoy heavenly views. What I would choose for Christmas is a Caribbean cruise which is also very popular and no one had never said anything wrong about Caribbean cruises, or you can always opt for a Mediterranean cruise which will allows you to explore lovely charming islands like Sardinia, Cyprus or Crete. Or if you want something extravagant and exotic your best choice is Turke.

For an unique icy experience and an accurate Christmas I recommend you the Icy Paradise located in Romania, Balea Lac where you will find a hotel entirely made by block of ice. The rooms though are very luxurious and the restaurant is surely something you haven’t experienced yet. This hotel was built in 2006 and every year the hotel comes with brand new decoration ideas. You will also be enchanted by the views which seem to be something from another world. Your children will feel perfect and the experience itself will make you proud that you chose this adventure.

If you want to run from cold and snow, the answer is Mexico which will bless you with hot sun and a fabulous tent. Mexico is said to be one of the best choices for Christmas, having relaxing resorts. Mayan Riviera located on the Yucatan Peninsula is a luxury destination perfect for those who want to be treated like royals. Two of the most popular resorts in Mexico are Cancun and Cozumel with golden fancy beaches, world-class accommodations and best dishes you can wish for. Activities like scuba diving, snorkeling or visits of Mayan ruins are included in the package.

See also: Handmade Christmas Decorations

Madeira is also a wise choice for Christmas Holidays because it really promises luxury and fun for Christmas. Madeira knows what pleases its guests and wants only the best especially when it comes about the Christmas Eve dinner, so get ready to eat a lot because you won’t be able to stop after you taste and feel all the flavors. Madeira is definitely an exclusive destinations for those who know what luxury means.

For something beyond ordinary, a small town luxury will definitely do magic for your Christmas. In North Carolina, you will find a lovely cute town that transforms in something extraordinary for Christmas. Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina will make your holiday something that will deserve to be remembered. A romantic getaway is what you need for Christmas. The views are fabulous, twinkling lights, phenomenal ornaments and a lot of decorative evergreens that make the view something astonishing. You will be delighted. You will have the chance to taste the best wines in the area, experience incredible food and spa treatments.

See also:Outdoor Christmas decorations

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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You know what would be amazing for Christmas? To have a dinner that combines traditional food around the world.

In the previous articles we saw several lovely ideas of outside or inside Christmas decorations along with fabulous ideas of Christmas cookies, because everyone in the entire world bakes cookies for Christmas. Today we are going to learn about what nations around the world cook as traditional Christmas food and maybe steal some ideas for our own Christmas dinner. There would be nothing more unique and nicer than have a mixed traditional food around the world, which would definitely impress everyone sitting at the table.

Having a Christmas dinner which combines different traditional Christmas food around the world will be absolutely something everyone will remember and you will become a master chef.

See also:Christmas Cookies Ideas

Europe specially is famous for its Christmas dishes. The Christmas dinner takes place on 24 December and the tables are full of marvels.

In Italy for example, people have a real fish feast for Christmas. They cook 7 different species of fish: calamari, linguini with clams, shrimp scampi and many others. Italian are really serious about the Christmas dinner and they want to show their grattitude to Jesus in a fabulous manner.

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Gernany has its own feast with roast goose and red cabbage which are the stars of the Christmas dinner. Everything goes around an old legend that says that those persons who don’t have a great meal on Christmas Eve, demons will haunt them and Germans take this legend very serious so they cook in big style.

See also:Outdoor Christmas decorations

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Portugal is extremely inventive and colorful as always of course and they have a traiditonal egg cake which comes in the shape of sea lamprey. This is actually a luxurious dish which you will encounter in those wealthy families’ Christmas dinner. It tastes incredibly good and children adore it because it has a playful look.

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In Romania, people love soups. You will always find soup at someone’s house if you visit Romania and Christmas is no exception. Romanians make a fantastic Ciorpa de Perisoare soup. Perisoare are actually tasty meatballs and the vegetable delicious soup is fantastic. What else would make you feel better after you ate all the dishes before?

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Spain does it with style. It seems they really know how to make a Christmas dinner look elegant and full of style and grace. Their traditional Chirstmas food is turkey stuffed with truffles. It look phenomenal and the aromas are heavenly. Even Santa Claus will show his face for this meal because it is simply fantastic. You will adore it instantly,

See also: Interior Christmas decorations

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Greece show its finece once again. At the main course Greeks serve Chicken Soup Avgolemono. Blend chicken, lemons, eggs and rice, a specific traditional soup, which has become world-wide famous for its incredible taste and flavous. I would definitely choose this for my main Christmas course.

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Dear ladies and gentlemen this year you have to over estimate your baking powers and prove yourself that you are a king or queen of Christmas cookies, because we are going to take a look at several brilliant Christmas Cookies Ideas for 2015.

See also:Christmas tree trends

I will present you unique, interesting Christmas cookies ideas, that will impress everyone not only with their flavor but especially with their appearance because right now it’s about how the cookies will look on the plate and only after about their taste. But because we are ingenious talented people will combine both good looks and incredible taste and flavor.

These Christmas Cookies look fabulous and everyone who sees them wants to eat them of course or to keep them safety because they really look lovely and cute perfect for the Christmas spirit. They combine some of the most iconic symbols of Christmas with elegance and joy.

Sugar Cookies need:

1 c. butter (no substitutions)
½ c. sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt

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For cacao lovers, these Star Cacao Cookies are the perfect choice  for your Christmas Holiday. They are incredibly easy to make, the decor is even easier because  you can choose any white sweet ingredient like: powder sugar, coconut or everything else you wished for. Your family will adore them.

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For this Cacao Star cookies you will need:

¼ c. unsweetened cocoa
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

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Combine the most famous colors of Christmas white and red and create magic. If you love the perfume of vanilla in your house, this cookies will bring a festive flavor inside your entire house. Vanilla really smells beautifully especially when it is accompanied by carols and joyful spirits, beside this white and red cookies have a simple but elegant appearance.A big red plate will make them look even more fabulous.

For this Vanilla Cookies you will need:

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. pure peppermint extract
2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1 1/2 c. coarsely chopped white chocolate
16 oz. cream cheese
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
3/4 c. peppermints, crushed

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If you want to spend a little time in the kitchen and more time with your family and friends these cookies are what you want to bake: easy and tasteful. These are chocolate cookies sprinkled with candies.

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Warning! YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY CANDIES YOU LIKE 🙂

Yes these cookies can be beautified with any kind of candies you enjoy and of course any color you prefer. You can play with the decor and create a result that will mesmerize everybody.

For these Chocolate Candy Cookies you will need:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 egg white, beaten
8 ounces candied orange

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The next cookies will be your children’ favorite because they come in animal shape. You can choose any animal you want, use natural cooking colorants and even what flavors you want them to have is on you. The beauty of this cookies is that besides the shape everything can be improvised so don’t worry about anything.

For this Animal Cookies you will need for example:

3½ c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. coriander
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. salt
1½ stick unsalted butter
⅔ c. light-brown sugar
½ c. dark corn syrup
¼ c. molasses

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The most beloved symbol of Christmas is the tree, beautify it in a special manner.

There is a trend in anything nowadays, starting from clothes obviously to bags, make up and so on, so of course there must be a trend in the Christmas tree also. If you thought that decorating your tree in any kind is ok, designers will tell you that this is very wrong. Christmas tree trends differ from a year to another, sometimes mixing the trends in order the result to be fantastic.

Because Christmas is closer that we imagine and some people already started decorating their Christmas trees, we need to see what kind of decorations these Christmas trees prefer.

See also:Outdoor Christmas decorations

If you consider having a tall tree with a dominating presence, I recommend you to decorate it in 2 colours and what are the official colours of Christmas? White and Red of course. Decorating your tree in a combination of white and red will not only make the room brighter and jollier but the tree will also look elegant and fresh.

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Remember that I once told you that more and more persons choose the minimalist interior style? Well if the room you choose to install the Christmas tree has this minimalist look, you should match the tree with the design and the result will surely amaze everyone. I would take into consideration a smaller tree and fancy it with glass transparency accessories, nothing too opulent or exaggerated.Make sure the gifts are also wrapped in white paper.

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If you are a non conformist person who loves things done differently and you always trry to combine bright energy colours with the things you do, than your Christmas tree must reflect these visions in you for sure. Choose to decorate your Christmass tree in dozens of colours, sweets and candies and more than this, decorate it with hand made accessories. Take time to create your own personal accessories and the tree will be definitely an unique one. Your entire family will be proud of it.

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For a room that reflects only elegance and fine style, the tree must do this too without any question. If you live in a more extravagant house with an expensive furniture and finishes, the accessories chosen for the tree must also be full of class and finece. A combination of white and golf reflects diplomacy, power and luxury. You could also spray the tree with fake snow for the real spirit of Christmas.

This year is also about combinations and strange mixtures that is why you should try beautifying your tree with red and pink accessories. It might sound odd but the final image will really make you feel that the room with the tree is the most beautiful one in the house. You need a more rich tree not too tall I would say.

See also:Christmas recipes

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Christmas is about love and joy and about DECORATIONS!

Christmas is already spreading its flavors all around and we must be ready to welcome it in a proper way because Christmas is not any holiday, is the one that transforms us in better persons. This article will talk about Christmas and more important about Christmas’ magic and how all the lights and colours of Christmas make us feel. Christmas gives the impression that in any moment magic will happen and when I start decorating my home I know that everything around me is inspiring marvelous chinks. Of course you can’t choose any decorations you have to search for the most charming ones.

Today we are going to take a closer look at some brilliant ideas in what concerns outdoor Christmas decorations. We will start with the outdoor and the next article will be about the interior Christmas decorations but everything in order because Christmas is about order and calmness.

See also: Outdoor welcoming accessories

I think first of all you need a welcoming door mat which will emphasize the spirit of holidays and the joy of our beloved Christmas. You can’t pick any ordinary mat, you need an extraordinary one full of happiness and cheerfulness. Or if you are more of a fancy person, you should choose an extravagant welcome mat that emphasizes the class of Christmas, Let’s see some pictures to understand better what I have in mind:

Actually this is not the most important thing about outdoor Christmas decorations and you know it. Yes you guessed, lighting is the most important thing about outdoor Christmas decorations. All around the world people struggle to have the most lighten house in the neighborhood because nothing is more magic than the moment when all the lights go on and carols are heard while you bake the cookies. So did you think about how will you lighten your house, yard and everything else? If not I will present you some of the most astonishing Christmas outdoor lighting ideas I found while I was diving the internet and they had really made my heart sing and my toes were so excited because all my body knew that Christmas is coming (yes you guessed again, it is my favorite time of the year).

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Next most important outdoor Christmas decoration is the door wreath. This Christmas door wreath is the ultimate symbol of Christmas. This way you show people that you are welcoming carols and carols singers inside your house and most of all you reflect the spirit of goodness and love. The wreath is a symbol of perfection and beauty which you can’t exclude from the outdoor Christmas decorations. If you forget about this one, is like you forget baking. I will show you now some of the most spectacular Christmas wreath I found and hope you will find inspiration in them.

See also: A dream Tree House

Simple as that you can transform your yard and all your exterior house in something simply sublime. People will stop and will admire your lovely charming Christmas decorated lawn and outside of the house and will make them happier because when it’s Christmas, everything is about how can you make other people jolly,

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For those of you who are tired of the classical decorations, it is time to try some original Christmas decorations this year. Whether made from wood, candy or glass, they are truly unique and impressive.

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If you are tired of all the classic decorations everybody uses this time of the year, you might want to think about some original Christmas decorations that will not only embellish the house and the tree, but they will also challenge your imagination and impress your guests. Have a look at the following suggestions and decide which ones will make their way into your home this winter!

Candy canes. Yes, they are really good, but you can also use them as decorations in your Christmas tree or in a vase. The effect will be unusual, but also beautiful.

Pinecones. Why buy expensive and kitsch decorations, when you can creatively use pinecones, which you can find almost anywhere? Use them to give a more natural air to your Christmas tree, to decorate the dinner table or simply your house.

Lighted willow branches. Either if you buy them or make them yourself, they can easily decorate any corner of your house and you will be happy knowing that you have original Christmas decorations around.

Gift pillows. Give a new air to your decorative pillows this winter by wrapping them in a colorful sweater and adding ribbons to them, just like you do with presents. They are really original and fun.

Kids’ toys. Whether you have children or not, you may use toys as decorations. Small Santa Clauses can really cheer up a room and bring about the spirit of the holidays. Their colors are great and they will totally be an effective way to make original Christmas decorations.

Fruit Decorations. You can buy them made of ceramic, or you can really dry fruits and hang them in your Christmas tree. An orange slice, for instance, will nicely decorate your tree but it will also leave a nice smell in the room.

Real logs. Yes, you can use real logs for decorating. Besides placing them in your fireplace, you can place a big log on your table. Also, sculpt it so that you can place candles in small places all over it.

Lantern filled with balls. Try filling a lantern with Christmas balls in one color or more. The effect is really nice and the effort is very little for original Christmas decorations.

Paper and clothespins. Use combinations of paper and clothespins to create round garlands to hang around. Paint them in a nice color and no one will notice what they’re made of.

Mirrors. Use mirrors to decorate the Christmas dinner table and place candles on them. The candle light will be reflected all around the table and the other colorful decorations will be highlighted better.

Nuts. Use nuts to shape a nice Christmas star. If you fix them into place, you can hang the stars on your front door for a really original Christmas decoration.

Wooden decorations. Wooden stars, for instance, are really interesting, especially if you choose a reddish or beige shade of wood. They are really elegant and bring an element of novelty in your Christmas tree. Add some glitter and you’re good to go!

See also: 8 Special Christmas Recipes to Enjoy 

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