(Lara Stone – Alasdair McLellan, Autumn/Winter 2012)
Sitting down on Christmas Eve for evening supper, the table beautifully laid with a red table cloth, sparklingly silver candle holders with red candle sticks and the smell of mulled wine wafting around the dining room. This was the setting of my family’s annual Christmas Eve meal, where we all make the effort to create a special evening. When it came to sitting down however, I realised one thing was missing. I was dressed in an H&M Christmas jumper and comfy trackies, my brother in jeans and a hoodie, my sister and parents in casual day wear. We had made every effort when it came to the meal but forgotten about ourselves entirely. No pretty dresses with sparklingly jewels. or men wearing a smart tux with family cuff-links. It is such a shame that today we do not dress up for supper or dinner dates, I think it shows laziness and a lack of self respect. I always make an effort on Christmas Day, which I think most people do, but why not when you’re going out for supper or going to a dinner party? Bring back old Hollywood glamour I say!