Celia’s Luxury Recommendation … Shopping At The Spirit Of Christmas 2017
Each year, I always visit the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia. It is by far the best Christmas fair to enjoy, and with such a selection of lovely gifts on offer, it is the only way to Christmas shop. The Sprit of Christmas will run from 30th October through to 5th November this year at Olympia.
There are around 800 independent boutiques which have all been hand picked by gifting experts. During the7 days of the fair, you will find everything you could wish for, home items, decorations, jewellery, health and beauty, fashion, baby and child gifts and men’s gifts, as well as unbelievable food, spirits, wine and champagne. I loved this bag at last year’s show, very stylish and unique!
Not only is the shopping a delight, but the complimentary workshops on offer are really worth visiting, offering tips and tricks from the best in the business, from tasting some of the World’s most decadent Champagnes with a Master of Wine, through to learning how top florists create “uber” luxury arrangements.
Here are some of my favourite workshops to visit:
Simon Lycett, florist to the stars and Royal family, who will host a workshop on the clashing combo of colours! I love this for tips to decorate my luxury homes, yachts and hotels.
You cannot miss the Champagne tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer for 25 years and will be guiding you through your tasting, not only fun to try a few new bubbles but also very informative.
Emma South expert of Jo Malone, London, will be discussing how to bring fragrant festive style to your entertaining this Christmas. I particularly like this as smell is extremely important to create mood and ambience with any interior design scheme.
Whether you are looking for stocking fillers or items for the home such as aLuxury Sandy Bay candle (stand H53), or a glamorous bespoke hat for the cold weather like this one I was trying on last year by Johnny Beardsall (stand C29) you will be spoilt for choice at The Spirit of Christmas.
There are many fabulous stands to visit and you can find out more from visiting http://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk
I hope to see you there!