This Christmas in London..

in Christmas London

BYOB - Build Your Own BirchBox

  

Oh yes. Forget 5 Gold Rings, because BirchBox are back for another year. And do we have a good reason to be more excited than ever before! 
(If you’re wondering why, then stay tuned for our #NiorNews on the 28th December!)

Perfect for a little pick-me-up in amongst the Christmas chaos for our Nior London girlies, BirchBox is a fabulous way to make sure you don't forget about treating yourself this holiday season. After all, everyone deserves a little self-indulgence and a splurge on beautifying themselves for the holidays following all that exhausting shopping and gifting!

So head on over to Selfridges, where they bring their little box to life. And take your time to hand-pick five cutesy deluxe samples from a range of fabulous brands (even if we do say so ourselves!) - from the likes of Benefit, Living Proof, to Ole Henriksenm. All of which, you get to take home in your very own beautiful specially designed Limited Edition BirchBox!

Trust me, it is a beauty lover’s paradise in there!

Location: Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB
Dates: 30th November - 28th December 
Times: 9am - 10pm Monday to Friday & 11.30am - 6pm Sunday’s
Price: £15

Dolce by Ferrero Rocher

In need of a sugar hit? If so, then I have some sweet news for you!

Think five miniature dreamy desserts inspired by each of the different aspects of the infamous gold-wrapped chocolate… a cocoa-roasted hazelnut in a praline mousse; a chocolate filled with more yummy scrummy chocolate ganache; a crunchy wafer-rolled ganache sphere; a crushed roasted hazelnut topped chocolate dome; and, my favourite bit (it doesn’t get more #TrulyNior than this) - soft spun sugar dusted with edible gold glitter in tribute to the gold wrapper! Oh and to top it off. Don’t forget your favourite gold-enveloped chocolate you grew up with - a beautiful classic Ferrero Rocher!

Caught a dreamy glimpse of what heaven may look like and feeling your mouth watering?
I thought as much! But hold on. Before the drooling commences... Here’s the fine print so that you can run on over NOW (after all, you’re going to need to burn a few of those decadent calories!)

Location: 21 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AB
Date: 1st December -11th December (closed on a Monday)
Time: 1pm-11pm. 
Price: Walk-ins start at £10 and pre-bookings from £15 (which includes a glass of prosecco!)

Winter Wonderland

If, like me, you grew up in London, then Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is Christmas at its finest! Even if you are a visitor from further afield, it still only takes a matter of seconds before you are hooked on the Christmas spirit here too and for you to love the Winter Wonderland just the same! (despite there not being a whole lot that is British here - let’s be honest!)
The ice skating rink with rosy faces and young lovers and friends, masses of twinkling Christmas lights, stalls selling every manner of gift you could imagine, festive food and smells to delight the senses, amusement rides - you name it, Winter Wonderland has got it! 
We stand in amazement at everything about this place, and every year (equally as ecstatic!) I mosey over to Hyde Park to enjoy the festivities! This is a tradition that started with my wonderful parents, and over the years has become my friends.
So If you too are looking to make some magical memories, whilst starting a tradition of your own, then wrap up snug and amble down to Hyde Park to soak up the atmosphere as the Winter Wonderland celebrates its tenth Birthday!

Location: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Dates: 18th November - 2nd January 2017
Times: 10am - 10pm 
Nearest Stations: Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria.
Price: Free!

Ice Skating at Somerset House


Another of our annual must do’s, is a giggle-a-minute, pink-nose-turning ice skating at Somerset House!

Whether it be by day to skate in the stunning courtyard before warming yourself up again with a stroll as you watch others skating. Or taking to the rink by night to party winter-style with renowned DJ’s at the after-dark Club Nights. This ice rink stands out from the multitude of rinks on offer because it really is something spectacular - Who else can compare with such a backdrop?!

What’s more, nestling alongside the rink, is the wonderful pop-up Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade, bursting with the absolute festive finest offerings from Fortnum. With delicious delights, such as teas, to the beautiful gifts and decorations - you’ll be sure to succeed in crossing off some of those tricky gift decisions whilst you are there!

Oh, and just when your feet have frozen and legs have tired from all the exercise, channel the après-skate spirit at the magical Fortnum Lodge where you will find our highly recommended divine hot chocolate with marshmallows. 

..At Somerset House, in December dreams really do come true!

Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Dates: Until the 1st January 2017
Nearest Stations: Temple
Price: From £7.50, with all tickets carrying a booking fee and one-off transaction charge.

 




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