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The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials

30th November 2014

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What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone for Christmas?
A La Sorrentina stovetop espresso machine for my boyfriend Ayrton. They are a beautiful looking machine that make the shot and have a wand for frothing milk.

-What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?
had woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and on my way back through the living room, the presents started to make a rustling noise. I had no idea what it was but I ran back to my bed to wait for the morning. The rustling present ended up being mine. It was a beautiful yellow budgie.

What is the gift that keeps on giving?
Having a safe and healthy family who truly enjoy each other's company.

What’s your take on re-gifting?
I don't think it's a problem. Although I know some people feel funny about it, so I think you need to be careful to who, and what, you re-gift. I also think it depends on the gift.

What do you leave out for Santa in your house?
Carrots and milk. Pretty traditional.

What do you want for Christmas this year?
A surprise. I always ask for a surprise. I feel that as you get older you always know what is being bought for you, and I love not knowing.

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Photographer: Rob Blackburn

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