This week's Conversation Series post detailed how much I adore Christmas. It also revealed that it never used to be this way - and that the festive season used to stress me out like you wouldn't believe (you can read the full post here). Part of that stress was due to Christmas shopping; not knowing what to get, going into stores without a game plan or budget, and having to end up stuck at the shops on Christmas Eve.
I discover a lot of brands via Instagram, which is completely divine. But then there are others I come across in the flesh. I tend to think that meeting the people behind brands in-person is the best experience ever, because you really get a feel for who they are and why they love their products.