CORSICAN ZEST: There won’t be milk and cookies for Father Christmas at Laetitia Casta’s house.
“It’s a Corsican tradition — I put out a mandarin and a glass of red wine,” said the French cinema star, breaking into smile. “A bit of comfort after the difficult voyage.”
The Boucheron brand ambassador was on hand for a ribbon-snipping ceremony to inaugurate the Christmas windows for Printemps, along with the Paris department store’s director Paolo De Cesare and Boucheron chief executive Hélène Poulit-Duquesne.
Franck Banchet, Laetitia Casta, Paolo De Cesare and Helene Poulit-Duquesne.
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Before adding her touch to the annual rite of festivity and glamour on the Boulevard Haussmann, Casta reflected on the season from a velvet sofa several flights above the street.
“For me it’s an important holiday, even as an adult, I still want to believe in it,” she said. “I want the people around me that I love to be comfortable and happy – I make sure they have a wonderful evening.” The food, table setting and dressing up are central to her approach.
First Christmas celebrations with her children.
“It’s pretty magical and reminds us of when we were little…it’s all the stories we tell during Christmas time,” she said.