Christmas might conjure up images of cosy snow-covered cottages, evergreen conifers and open roaring fires – but for me, Christmas also means holiday season. The winter break is the perfect time to escape the city and go grab some sun. But as ever, there’s the eternal question. What on earth pack when absolutely nowhere is stocking summer clothes?
Well if you’re going away this Christmas there should only be one brand on your radar: Rose Amber. Specialising in kaftans, their debut Jaipur collection is to die for, and they sell summer wear all year round – because the sun is always shining somewhere. Small enough to fit in your suitcase, glam enough to brighten up your wardrobe and ethically conscious too. What’s not to like? For someone who’s always on the move like me, these things are a godsend. I can't wait to sit poolside at Hotel Hacienda de Abajo in my Rose Amber. I went for frangipani. I go mad for anything orange – the colour was all over the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks!
Available in a range of seven colours – bluebell, frangipani, lilly, moondrop, poppy, rose and violet – each kaftan is made from the finest fabric, classically cut and beautifully embroidered by Indian artisans. Whip one of these around your shoulders to lounge beside the pool, stroll down the beach or team with accessories for dinner and drinks.
And the best bit yet? You can order online and have it delivered to your door, meaning you can focus your attention on getting the Christmas shopping done.