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Lisa Fitzpatrick

Lisa Fitzpatrick

Paul and Lisa Fitzpatrick with their son Dalton and daughter Sophie

Paul and Lisa Fitzpatrick with their son Dalton and daughter Sophie

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Lisa Fitzpatrick

Stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick will be donning her fashionable apron this year as she takes on cooking Christmas dinner for her extended family.

But the mum-of-two insists she's fully prepared to feed everyone on the day.

"On Christmas Day we have family over for Christmas dinner," she said.

"This year I'm doing dinner for my sister-in-law and her four boys who are like men now, so it's like having adults.

"I'm also cooking for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law as well. I've a big crowd coming for dinner. I will be the one with the apron on."

But despite the big numbers, Lisa is not getting too stressed.

"I'm really organised. I'll have the table set the day before. I'll have everything done so it will be a no-brainer," she said. "I enjoy it actually. I think it's therapeutic. I don't get fussed in the kitchen. I enjoy it and everyone is great.

"It's more of a 'helping out' rather than people sitting where you're just there waiting on them as guests.

"When it's family, I think everyone just helps, which is great."

pyjamas

While she'll be wearing her apron for most of Christmas Day, Lisa is determined to be more comfy than stylish on St Stephen's Day.

"Stephen's Day is a total pyjamas day. I will not get out of my pyjamas. I'll spend the whole entire Christmas sleeping, eating and drinking wine.

"And pyjamas - I will have bought my new, nice, cosy fleece, unsexy pyjamas for Stephen's Day," she laughed.

Being a top stylist, Lisa is a savvy shopper and makes sure to hit the sales and also re-gifts some unwanted presents.

"I'm all about recycling presents and I'm happy to admit it," she said.

"I don't mind admitting that I have some things I've never worn that were re-gifted because I knew they would suit someone else's style. I'm happy to wrap it up and give it to them and I'm not going to apologise for that," she added.

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