For some it's a hot drink, for others it's music – what item or moment makes you feel like the festive time of the year has now begun?
I really like all the food which surrounds Christmas or any type of winter holiday, so I really like Glühwein – mulled wine. I’m looking forward to the Christmas markets in Berlin so I can go around and taste all types of mulled wine. My favourite is the Scandinavian version and with the Icelandic one or Finnish one, they always put the Schnapps in it and it makes me feel so warm on the inside.
Do you celebrate the festive season in the same location/place each year?
Since I am from Eastern Europe, Christmas is still on a different day than in the west, so I’m lucky to have two places to celebrate Christmas. The 25th of December or the 24th of December I celebrate usually in Prague, and January is usually Kiev.
If you could spend the festive season anywhere, where would it be?
I really like snow and sun in the winter – it doesn’t matter how cold it is, as long as it’s sunny. I’ve never celebrated Christmas in a tropical climate, I’ve never celebrated under the palm tree or next to the beautiful beach, so probably my ideal Christmas would be somewhere in the tropics, next to the ocean, with a glass of pina colada in my hand, and in my swimsuit.