Ginger Mum Style Column: Fantastically festive faux fur

Our resident lifestyle blogger Amanda, aka Ginger Mum, shares her last shopping trips before the big day, and one of her favourite restaurants…

Eeek, it’s here again folks, the decs are up, the baubles are blinging and the tills of MK are ringing with Christmas shoppers.

I was in Intu the other day, in Debenhams looking at the new Wallis Christmas collections and I was super impressed with a couple of pieces in particular. This grey faux fur coat is my favourite, I’ve worn it loads already.

I also chose this fantastic dress which has a stunning chain mail effect and is perfect for Christmas nights out. This will be my go to this month. Next time you are in, check it out and the personal shopping service, it’s ace!

If you love reading with your little ones, this fabulous new Advent Calender story is utterly delightful. Illustrated by local creator Ruth and written in rhyme by her talented brother, this book can be personalised and has a page dedicated to each day leading up to Christmas.

What a lovely way to mark the lead up to this special season with the kids. And also, a great opportunity to shop small this Christmas.

Don’t forget 13th December is #ChristmasjumperdayMK to raise funds for MK Hospital Charity’s cancer centre appeal – check their website for ways to sign up and join in the festive jingle jangle.

We went to one of our favourite restaurants at the weekend, Carrington Arms in Moulsoe. Lovely for special occasions, their sharing platters are scrumptious and my favourite part is choosing the steak with the chef and being advised on which accompaniments are best.

Now that our eldest loves a steak, it was his first time doing this and he loved it. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

So I hope you all have a fantastic festive season, eat drink and be merry and I will see you all at the gym in Jan!

You can follow Ginger Mum’s blog at or on social media at @gingermumstyle.

This feature was published in the December 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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