How the other half Christmas! From Talita von Furstenberg’s snowy retreat to the Bransons’ trip to Necker Island, society beauties share snaps of their VERY glamorous winter getaways
- Socialites and their families end their years on a high with lavish winter getaways
- Holly Branson spent Christmas on Necker Island with children and father Richard
- Talita von Furstenberg cosied up with her beau Rocco Brignone in snowy retreat
While many families use Christmas as an opportunity to enjoy the comfort of their own homes, some of Britain’s most elite families decided to jet off on lavish jaunts.
Socialites and entrepreneurs ditched the drab UK weather for sun-kissed destinations and snowy climes to finish 2019 in style.
Talita von Furstenberg, 20, daughter of the iconic designer, headed to the mountains for a cosy winter retreat with boyfriend Rocco Brignone.
Meanwhile the Branson clan enjoyed a family reunion on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, which is owned by business magnate Richard, 69.
Talita Von Furstenberg, 20, enjoyed a snowy getaway in the mountains (pictured) with her boyfriend Rocco Brignone before heading to warmer climes on Boxing Day
Lovebirds Talita and Rocco travelled to an unnamed tropical paradise after spending a few days in the mountains for a snowy retreat over Christmas
Holly Branson and her husband Freddie Andrews headed to the British Virgin Islands with their four-year-old twins Artie and Etta (pictured) and newborn daughter Lola Snow (not pictured)
Richard’s daughter Holly, 38, her husband Freddie Andrews and their three children, twins Etta and Artie, four, and Lola Snow, born in January, made the trip to the Caribbean.
Meanwhile Viscountess Emma Weymouth, 33, who starred on this series of Strictly Come Dancing, went paddle-boarding and turtle spotting in an unnamed location.
The socialite, who married Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth in 2013 and shares a friendship with lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of the late Princess Diana, seemed relaxed as she soaked up the sun by the sea.
She also shared a clip of her excited children, John Alexander, five, and Henry, two, opening their Christmas presents on Christmas day.
The Branson clan enjoyed a Necker Island family reunion where Richard, 69, sat on the beach surrounded by his grandchildren (pictured)
Viscountess Emma Weymouth (pictured) went paddle boarding and turtle spotting in an unnamed location with her family
London-born former model India Hicks, 52, jetted off to the Bahamas with her family.
Through her maternal grandfather, the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, India is a first cousin, once removed to the Prince of Wales, who is also her godfather.
Despite her exotic surroundings, India made sure their festive table decorations stayed true to their British roots, with tartan napkins and a fir garland centrepiece.
Italian aristocrats Viola and Vera Arrivabene were in South America this Christmas, where they showcased their impeccable style at various decadent haunts.
Viola, 28, who is a successful footwear designer and Dior ambassador, met with her sister at the Cataratas De Foz in Iguacu National Park, Brazil.
Former model India Hicks, 52, who is a first cousin, once removed to the Prince of Wales, who is also her godfather, enjoyed a Christmas break with her family in the Bahamas (pictured)
Despite her exotic surroundings, India made sure their festive table decorations stayed true to their British roots, with tartan napkins and a fir garland centrepiece
Italian designer and aristocrat Viola Arrivabene, 28, headed to Arenas de José Ignacio in Uruguay for Boxing Day
She then shared a glamorous selfie taken at the exclusive Arenas de José Ignacio beach resort in Uruguay on Boxing Day.
It’s the second year in a row the Italian socialite chose to explore the South American country during the festive season.
Australian-born beauty Zoe de Givenchy, whose son Louis was a page boy at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, rode the waves in Sydney Harbour with her husband Olivier and their two children over Christmas.
Having enjoyed the sun in Byron Bay, Zoe was joined in Sydney by fellow Australian-born fashion designer and former British Vogue stylist Pippa Holt.
Zoe and her husband Olivier enjoyed a boat ride in Sidney Harbour with their son Louis during their Australian visit
Zoe de Givenchy met with her friend, designer Pippa Holt, during her family holiday in Sydney, Australia
Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock and his influencer fiancee Emma Louise Connolly showed off their athleticism in Byron Bay, Australia
Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock, 32, and his fiancee Emma Louise Connolly, 28, were also in Australia, where they showed off some acrobatics on the beach in Byron Bay.
The couple first met each other over eight years ago at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, but it was three years before they finally got together.
Scottish model and influencer Emma has a successful Nasty Gal fashion collaboration while Eton-educated Proudlock – a school friend of Prince Harry’s – also has his own fashion line. They both attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding last year.
Nutritionist Gabriella Peacock shared some envy-inducing snaps of her family holidays at the Four Seasons in the Maldives, including a sweet family picture with her youngest daughter Iris looking less than impressed.
Nutritionist Gabriella Peacock shared an envy-inducing snap of her family holidays in the Maldives, where she is staying at the Four Seasons with her husband and three children (pictured)
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