Is there any specific fragrance that you would buy for your partner for Christmas?
It’s really difficult to buy a fragrance for someone as a smell is so particular for each person. I think The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana takes the guesswork out of it because it’s unique enough for a man with specific tastes yet appeals to most because it is so wearable.
Do you like buying Christmas presents?
I much prefer to give presents than to receive them.
Do you like having big Christmas parties? How do you prepare for one?
I like to go to other people’s holiday parties because when I host them, all I do is clean the whole time! I usually bring a bottle of Champagne and mistletoe.
Which make-up item is your ‘go to’ for a Christmas look?
I usually carry a red lipstick with me for a last-minute night out. The Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil is my favourite.
What do you like about Christmas the most?
My favorite thing about the holidays is getting to see my family all in one place. I travel so frequently for work, it’s one of the only times we all have to get together.
Where is your favourite place to spend the Christmas period?
My favorite city to be in for the holidays is New York.
Do you tend to spend your Christmas with your family or friends?
As I’ve gotten older, I spend the holidays wherever is most relaxing and convenient, since my work life is hectic. That is usually with my family but sometimes with friends.
Do you prefer a white Christmas or Christmas under the sun?
I love a white-winter holiday.
Do you have any specific Christmas memories from your childhood?
The smell of rice pudding always reminds me of the holidays. My father makes a traditional Danish pudding with a cherry sauce that is totally decadent and delicious.
What do you do in your free time over Christmas?
Over the holidays I like to watch old movies, read and bake.
Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
My favorite holiday crooners are Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby.
Do you have a favourite Christmas film?
My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone 2, believe it or not!
What do you look for when selecting the perfect gift for a friend or loved one?
I always look for a present that my friend or loved one covets but would never ask for themselves.
What is the most precious Christmas gift you have received, and why was that particular gift so special?
The most special gift I ever received was when my brother got me a gift certificate to our favourite childhood restaurant. It was an opportunity for us to spend time together, reminisce and finally try the daiquiris we were always too young to sample.
Gold is inherently festive, what festive thoughts does gold (either the colour or the material) conjure for you?
Of course it would be hard to not think of the luxurious The One for Her by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s glamorous but affordable, an everyday luxury.
Christmas is a time for celebration, how do you prepare yourself and make yourself feel great for holiday-season parties?
I make sure I hit the gym a lot before the holidays. Then I don’t feel guilty about overindulging at holiday parties!