Thailand Tatler Staff Christmas Wishlist 2019
It's December 24, the night before Christmas and all of us in Thailand Tatler's digital and print teams each have something we're looking forward to tomorrow morning—but whether not or we'll actually get them is another story. In case Santa didn't quite get our personal requests, we've decided once again to put out our collective Xmas wishlist online so that there's no room for any slip-up:
1/11 The Hobbit, 60th Anniversary Edition
The 60th-anniversary edition of The Hobbit, illustrated by Alan Lee and published in 1997, was a book my parents had bought for my elder brother. Being the younger sibling that I am, I stole it from him and ever since then, it’s been an invaluable part of my youth. I have also misplaced it, so for Christmas, all I want is MY book back!
– Phunnattha Manutham, lifestyle writer
2/11 The Latest Apple Mac Pro
Just think of all the graphics I could spit out next year with the most powerful (and expensive) Mac ever made. Oh, and don't forget to get me the Pro Display XDR monitor and the monitor stand, too, which need to be bought separately. Thanks in advance, Santa.
– Kittipat Sooksee, graphic designer
3/11 The Most Expensive Men's Shoes In The World
For Christmas, I would like Santa to bring me this pair of men’s dress shoes by Jason of Beverly Hills. I’m no fashionista, but I do like a good shoe and these bad boys bring out my inner Imelda Marcos. Handset in white gold with soles made by Tom Ford, they are festooned with over 14,000 round white diamonds and took 2,000 man-hours to craft. At US$2 million, they are the most expensive pair of men’s shoes on the planet. Size 9 please, Santa.
– Matt Wilde, features editor
4/11 iPhone 11 Pro Max
Dear Santa, the iPhone 11 series has been out for months and I've not yet managed to get myself a hold of one because I've been so busy laying out Thailand Tatler's multiple January publications. Help a good girl out?
– Suntaree Kanchanabundhu, deputy art director
5/11 'The Pyramid of Wisdom' Colombian Emerald Ring
Dear Santa, I’ve been good for goodness’ sake this year and Bayco Jewels have got a juicy 39-carat Colombian emerald ring called The Pyramid of Wisdom with my name on it. I promise to be good for another year if you get me that.
– Pichaya Petrachaianan, digital lifestyle writer
6/11 Steinway Model A Salon Grand Piano & A Lightsaber
Dear Santa, I've been twice as good as everyone else this year, so I've got two things on my wishlist this year: a Steinway & Sons 6'2" salon grand piano in black—my dream piano, of course—and a Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber collectable. Thanks.
– Prijayanat Kalumpasut, senior lifestyle writer
7/11 Litter-Robot 3 Connect
They say that when you have kids that everything goes to them. I don't have kids, but over the course of two years I have acquired three rescue cats and now all I want for Christmas is a robotic kitty litter to do all of the dirty work.
– Mika Apichatsakol, head of digital and digital editor, not a crazy cat lady
8/11 Jacquie Aiche Cherry Quartz Double Point Crystal Necklace
2020 will be the year that we all stay hydrated, eat our veggies, leave behind toxic relationships and take care of our aura and energies. I'd like to get a head start in keeping my chakras aligned with this quartz double point crystal necklace by Jacquie Aiche.
– Mari Carmen Dávila, social media manager and digital strategist
9/11 iPad Pro
All I want for Christmas is the 11-inch iPad Pro. Oh, and with the smart keyboard please.
– Chada Tuchinda, art director
10/11 Anantara Tozeur Resort, Tunisia
Oh, Santa. I'm a simple woman. For Christmas, I'd just like to stay at the Anantara hotel... in Tunisia.
– Alisa Mekmanee, deputy editor
11/11 A Commitment To Going Green
Did I already propose Thai and world peace last year? If yes, then how about a commitment to doing something to reduce personal waste this year?
– Naphalai Areesorn, editor-in-chief