Well, Halloween is over, so too is the slew of insta videos with dramatic make up – slash – costumes makeovers for partays, and now all things are geared towards Christmas. And what better way to celebrate the festive period with a walk through of some of the best events and Christmassy-things to get you in the mood.
Harrods X Dolce and Gabbana
Harrods have partnered up with Dolce and Gabanna to offer the ultimate in Christmas experiences. From November 2nd to December 28th a traditional and festive Italian atmosphere will be the main focus of the world’s most famous department store. The partnership will feature special window displays, dedicated pop-up spaces throughout the store, a traditional Italian street market with pupi, lighting, carousels and decorated trees as well as a dedicated Dolce&Gabbana Christmas Tree on Hans Crescent.
Every floor of the department store will be custom decorated for the occasion, starting on the ground floor with a special pop-up boutique and a Christmas market on the 4th floor full of captivating items, many of which will be available exclusively at Harrods, transporting visitors to the heart of a real Italian market. Our personal highlight? A painter will be on hand for shoppers who would like to personalise their new Sicily bag with special hand-painted designs.
A Savoy Christmas by Penhaligon’s
Penhaligon’s and The Savoy come together for A Savoy Christmas by Penhaligon’s. As a stunning showpiece in the Front Hall; a magnificent tree will be surrounded by whimsical features reminiscent of Christmas in Victorian London, created exclusively for Penhaligon’s by artist Kristjana Williams. And to top things off there will also be a special tea service; The Scents of Christmas Penhaligon’s Afternoon Tea.
The Scents of Christmas Penhaligon’s Afternoon Tea will feature refined pastries crafted to highlight the aromas and flavours that stimulate the nostalgia of Christmas, with ingredients such as mulled pears, brandy mousse, gingerbread, chestnut, and clementine’s. Unique to the Festive Afternoon Tea offering, guests will have the option to enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer Vintage 2009. Priced at £68 per person for Festive Afternoon Tea, and £85 per person for Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea (featuring a glass of Louis Roederer Vintage 2009) and available from 27 November 2017 until 01 January, 2018.
For more info on Savoy head to www.fairmont.com/savoy-london – Penhaligon’s www.penhaligons.co.uk
London’s most imaginative rooftop destination, Skylight in Wapping has announced an all-new Winter season running from November 2017 to January 2018. Featuring London’s only rooftop ice rink, après skate bars serving up delicious seasonal cocktails and mulled wine to indulgent street food and a mouthwatering fondue station. With drinks packages, party and corporate bookings available it is the perfect spot to gaze out over some of the best views in London this festive season.
For more information head to www.skylightlondon.com
Covent Garden collaborates with BFC + SHOWStudio + Lauren Baker for Christmas
Bored of wrapping your own gifts or generic santa Christmas wrap? Well, you’re in luck as Covent Garden has partnered with the British Fashion Council and some of it’s key designers to create special Christmas gift wrapping papers. And the designers involed? Holly Fulton, Marques Almeida, Fydor Golan and Mother of Pearl As well as additional pieces by neon artist Lauren Baker and SHOWstudio fashion illustrator Fiona Gourlay are all involved to ellviate your Christmas game.
All will be available exclusively from the Noël pop-up shop in Covent Garden’s Floral Street from 14th November.
The bespoke wrapping paper, cards and tags will be on sale at Noël, an artisan Christmas pop up shop, offering a wrapping service as well as events including wreath making and gift-wrapping masterclasses. Shoppers can purchase the wrapping paper, take advantage of the in-store wrapping service or receive complimentary gift wrapping when spending £200 in stores across Covent Garden. Prices start from £3.95.
For more information head to www.noelpopup.com
Words by Sofia Khan