I love Christmas. My romantic personality and my occasional tendency to the whimsical draw me to twinkling fairy lights like a moth to a flame. The Malaga Christmas lights that grace Larios Street are the most spectacular I’ve ever seen. The design is based upon Malaga Cathedral, complete with domes and stained glass windows; we’d already visited the real thing. How fortunate that they had been switched on just a day before we arrived.
The town centre comes alive as soon as darkness descends with street entertainers, brass bands, human statues amid the most vibrant of atmospheres.
We strolled up and down taking it in, shaking our heads in disbelief that not only were we there, in Malaga, at Christmastime. But that we were there together.
My ruffled, embroidered maxi dress is from Topshop. I fell in love with as soon as I saw it and got it when the Black Friday discounts were running. It has sold out in burgundy colour but is available in black.
Everything about it appealed to me. The feminine ruffles, the maxi length, the fluted sleeves, the slightly risque sheer panel at the front. The sheer sleeves conceal yet reveal and I felt like a princess within my own fairy-tale.
We went for dinner, all the while pausing to marvel at the beauty of it all.
And then we returned to the rooftop terrace of our hotel to survey the city from above.
And to relax, reflect and dream some more.