The Holiday season is here, and a summer Christmas calls for sparkle, colour, and effortless styling ready for a sun-soaked day of food, family, friends, and celebration. If we’re talking about an iconic Aussie Christmas, we can’t go past a beach-style celebration – and who better to give inspiration than Emilee Hembrow?
As a mum of three, business owner, and part of a big, tight-knit family, @emileehembrow knows a thing or two about creating a stylish, yet laidback Christmas celebration. She does so amongst a busy schedule, all the while focusing on what’s most important – fun and quality time with loved ones.
We asked Emilee for a sneak peek into her Hembrow family Christmas, what she’ll be wearing, and what her top jewellery Christmas gift ideas are this year.
Emilee on The Perfect Australian Christmas
Medley: Christmas is such a busy time of year, as a business owner and with a big family, how do you prepare in the lead up to Christmas?
Emilee: I love the time of the year and it is definitely a balancing act having a business and juggling the kids. I try to be as organised as possible. In the lead up to the busy month of December I try to prepare as much as I can so that I don't have a mad rush at the last minute. I like to think of outfits and gifts, book in event dates, and lock in key dates for work also.
Medley: We love that your family is so close, what does a typical Christmas at the Hembrow’s household look like?
Emilee: We have a couple of Christmas traditions that we like to do every year with the family. We go to Tammy's (@tammyhembrow) house, wear matching family pyjamas and put her Christmas tree up. It is really nice, with lots of Christmas music, dancing, food and laughs. Then we do Christmas cookie-making every year at my house. Again with lots of dancing, food, and decorations followed by dinner. Then of course on Christmas Day we always have a family lunch, which is so nice all together!
Medley: When celebrating Christmas, how do you like to style your table setting?
Emilee: Every year I like to change it up, I like to browse Pinterest for some great ideas. I love flowers, I think that with flowers down a table you can't go wrong. If you are after something that will last longer, I also love fake plants on top of a table runner. Have fun with it and don’t take it so seriously, add in some Christmas ornaments or beautiful candles.
On Style For a Summer Christmas
Medley: You always have such great style, what would be your top style tips for Christmas Day outfits, and what Medley pieces would you wear with it?
I love to wear a beautiful maxi, something that’s comfy to wear the whole day but also super chic and summery, as it’s super hot on Christmas at the Gold Coast. I am currently loving some pieces from AJE, Country Road, Dissh and Zimmermann.
I would most likely wear my 'Mama' Medley necklace with my chosen outfit, as it goes with everything and I just love the fine chain with the sparkling diamond 'Mama' popping out. It's so beautiful and I feel like it's very fitting for a day full of love and family.
Medley: We always love seeing you in your Medley pieces, which one would you say is your favourite?
Emilee: My go-to Medley piece of jewellery would be the tiny diamond letter necklace, I wear the 'E' for Emilee.
On Jewellery Gifts They’ll love This Christmas
Medley: Which Medley pieces would you recommend for gifting to friends and family this Christmas?
Emilee: A Medley piece of jewellery is such a perfect gift idea for friends and family. You can't go wrong with a pair of earrings, but if you want to be a little more personal go with an initial earring in the first letter of their name to show you have really thought about the gift - they will love that!@emileehembrow wearing our Diamond Engravable Bar Necklace in 10k Gold
Inspired by Emilee’s glam yet comfortable Christmas style. Discover some of our top picks at Medley that will make the perfect gift or a stylish addition to your own celebration look!
Our dainty, pavé diamond necklaces, studs, and rings will bring everyday luxe to their wardrobe – or the perfect amount of sparkle to your Christmas look.
Give a thoughtful, personalised gift or add a summer-appropriate pop of colour to your own outfit.
Each of our engravable styles at Medley are designed for timeless, versatile style – they are a great choice for whoever you’re gifting to. Add complimentary engraving for an extra meaningful gift.
For your nearest and dearest (or a luxe gift for yourself at the end of a big year), a diamond tennis bracelet is as special as it gets.
Looking for some more jewellery gift ideas for your sister, wife, or BFF this Christmas? Explore the Medley Gift Guide