In the warmth of an autumnal afternoon by the fire, wrapped in a voluptuous cashmere throw blanket, we let ourselves be hypnotised by the dancing flames. Outside the wind teases dead leaves with miniature whirlwinds. The gourmet scent of roasted chestnuts and cinnamon stir childhood memories and a happy nostalgia for end-of-year festivities. Cosy inside, we start to wish for the first snowflake.
'After a walk in the Luxembourg Gardens, cheeks are bright pink from the chilled air and we warm ourselves up with tea and a delicious treat, snug in the contentment of home.'