— December 13, 2013 —

All I want for Christmas: Celine Lindvall

As the PR & Marketing Manager for Maximal Concepts, Celine Lindvall lives a sweet, sweet life. The French native gets to work with the whole range of Maximal Concepts' venues, including top restaurants such as Brickhouse, Blue Butcher and the new Fish and Meat, as well as the nightclub,PLAY and Electric sekki's favourite spa, Flawless. Told you it was sweet! The portfolio of brands within the Maximal Concepts group can often be found at the top of most people's 'Must Visit' lists at any given time in Hong Kong. Celine Lindvall is also quite simply just a super cool chick. Her style is perfection and she's got a killer shoe collection (seriously, check out that photo below). Though her work life is busy, she always looks impeccable every time we see her! She's also clearly not a fan of cold winters, as most of the things she's listed in her All I Want For Christmas interview revolved around the sun, the sea and cold cocktails!

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Best gift you've ever given?

A whole collection of Neil Young and Leonard Cohen vinyls. My dad gave me my love of old vinyls and I found a secret place in Shum Shui Po owned by Paul Au on 239 Cheung Sha Wan Road... It's a music lovers' heaven.

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Best gift you've ever received?

My British short hair cats, Picasso and Banksy! I'm a real cat lady! My husband used to hate cats and he just bought them to make me happy, "Happy wife happy life." Now he can't spend a day without them! I treat them like my kids and spoil them rotten.

3. Worst gift you've ever given?

An I "Heart HK" T-shit?

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Worst gift you've ever received?

Probably one of these scary Christmas sweaters. You know the ones that have reindeers and corny teddy bears on it.

Dream holiday destination?

During winter, I try to escape in Thailand or Vietnam. Anywhere I can get a tan, ride horses and get great cocktails, really...

Favorite holiday dish?

Oysters or grilled fish. Chef Russell Doctrove from Fish and Meat cooks an amazing grilled whole sea bass, that reminds me of home.

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Favorite holiday drink?

The "Tom & Jerry" Christmas drink at Blue Butcher. This is a festive drink that was invented in 1850's and Blue Butcher brought it back to life with its own little twist!

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Photo by Daniel Haddad of HungryHK.

What's topping your wish list this Christmas?

I guess a pair of Saint Laurent studded punk ranger boots would do! *Hint Hint*, Santa!

Favorite Christmas carol?

Douce Nuit, the French version of Silent Night. My mum used to sing it every Christmas after drinking a glass of Champagne.

All I want for Christmas this year is...

A flight to France so I can give a big hug to my Mum!

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Holiday shopping strategy?

I am obsessed with Christmas! I start thinking of my gifts in early November. I know, don't judge me! I love, love, love the spirit it brings; everyone is happy and shopping malls are even more exciting at this time of the year. Christmas songs put me in a happy shopping mood! I've found great gifts for my girlfriends at Flawless. I changed all my cosmetics to Medik8, a great skincare brand that Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston use, so I share the love and buy some for my girls. I love looking around to find the perfect gift; so no strategy really. I just need a bit luck to find good ideas!

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What will you be wearing this Christmas?

I just bought this gorgeous little vintage black dress in Paris. Open back with a whole lot of feathers at the bottom. Will probably add a pair of gold Christian Louboutin and chunky jewels. Smoky eyes and I'm good to go!

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