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Make Christmas personal and buy for good, in BTWeekend


CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and homeowners are getting into the spirit as they deck their halls with festive trimmings. BTWeekend takes a peek into four homes which put a personal stamp on their holiday decor.

If you're looking for something other than turkey and ham, why not go back in time and enjoy traditional Christmas dishes with a taste of nostalgia? We track down chefs and restaurants which are serving old-school heritage favourites from all over the world.

Also in the magazine, we talk to two luminaries in the arts field, namely the renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, as well as the emerging contemporary artist Ruben Pang. And for watch-lovers who can't wait for Christmas, we bring you a line-up of limited-edition timepieces to whet your appetite.

Shopping for the festivities? Perhaps, there's no better time than now to start thinking about consumerism, how to cut waste and shop sustainably. The rise of responsible consumerism is on the table for Brunch this week, in the main paper.

'Tis the season once again for the great irony known as the annual office party; a time where everyone is encouraged to let their hair down and not talk shop, and yet there is no shortage of reminders everywhere - your boss's face, for example - that it is, after all, a work event. In Cubicle Files, we look at why attending the annual office party is not optional. Sass & The City, meanwhile, examines the concept of charity, and why we should give because we can.

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