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Esther O'Loughlin 1 Dec 2017 09:39am

Lifestyle guide for December

From the new exhibition at the Tate, to the best news skis, to Christmas in the sun, Esther O’Loughlin on how to enjoy the month

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Caption: Christmas in Vietnam anyone?

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will be Taken Into the Future

Be transported to the former Soviet Union, without having to leave the comfort of the Tate Modern. The museum is hosting Iler and Emilia Kabakovs first major UK exhibition until 28 January. The Russian-born artists are known for large-scale and immersive scenes, so make sure you keep track of time because they are guaranteed to draw you in. Free for members.

Christmas by the Bertinet bakery

With the festive season upon us, Bertinet are re-introducing their highly sought-after Christmas puddings, fruit mince pies and stollen slices. A handcrafted box of this buttery, brandy-infused goodness will go down a treat at any get-together. Pick up 12 today for £16.

The Anam, Vietnam Christmas in the sun

Want something new this Christmas? The Anam Resort in Veitnam is offering guests a chance to swap out snow for sand from 28 December to 1 January. The beachfront getaway will host a gala dinner with all the trimmings, tree lighting, carol-singing, wine tasting, a gift-giving Santa Claus and games galore. Throw in a sandcastle-building competition and it’s fun in the sun that the whole family will enjoy.

Mujjo olive phone case

These Netherlands-based designers have come up with an iphone X case that is the perfect shade of olive. The fully leather wrapped model promises a streamlined silhouette that balances protection with personality. If you’ve just purchased the new gadget, why not dress it up a little? Starting at €44.90 from mujjo.com

Wood-Worx Co eyewear line and campaign

Take a good long look at these lightweight, recycled wood sunglasses and you still won’t see why we love them. The hidden message is that for every pair sold, three pairs of reading glasses are gifted to people in developing countries. Wood-Worx are partnering with NGO Restoring Vision to help fund the start-up campaign, and from just £57 for a pair, so could you.

Blizzard Rustler 10

Who says you have to hide indoors this winter? Meet the snow head on with Blizzards’ new Rustler 10 skis. Wider dimensions and a carbon tipped metal and wood body allow for skiers of all shapes and abilities to hit the slopes.

Developers claim there is not a terrain that it can’t handle. Get your own to put to the test for US$780 (£587.26).

Tank de Cartier

We could all use a little more time, especially approaching Christmas. Cartier is celebrating the 100th year of its iconic men’s timepiece collection this month. Ranging from Americaine to Francaise to Louis Cartier, each watch captures an era with simple style and elegance. The century-old Tank has never looked so new.

Savernake Knives

When it comes to cooking, everyone has a go-to knife in their kitchen. These beauties are made-to-order, meaning they are the one you will choose every time. Hollow-ground blades minimise weight, allowing an in-hand balance and unmatched cutting edge that will make light work of carving your turkey. While the £150 starting price is a little steep, it could be the perfect gift for the chef in the family.