December 2, 2019
The 2019 Christmas gift guide
Free yourself and get adventurous with a Glamper RV gift voucher
To respond to the demand for the giving of an experience, GlamperRV has created a beautifully designed gift card, presented in a bespoke envelope, that you can order directly, choosing if you want to buy a specific trip or a monetary value to be put against a trip of the recipient’s choice.
To order a gift card simply send them an email or pick up the phone and they will take you through the simple process.
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JW Marriott Grosvenor House and Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrate the arrival of the Nutcracker to London with a delicious afternoon tea
JW Marriott Grosvenor House Executive Chef, Paul Bates says, “Grosvenor House has served Afternoon Tea since 1929 and it has been an honour to curate a Nutcracker edition for the Park Room. Using wonderfully seasonal ingredients, it embodies the poise of the ballet, the spirit of the festive season and the elegance of Grosvenor House, with each pastry representing a classic character from the Nutcracker. It was a pleasure to bring together and I hope our guests will love it as much as we do.”
Birmingham Royal Ballet Chief Commercial Officer, Paul James says, “The Nutcracker is a magical, classical ballet and we are thrilled to be bringing our production to London this December. Partnering with an iconic hotel like Grosvenor House to celebrate the ballet is a privilege, and it was wonderful to bring some of our dancers to the launch. From the pastries and delicate sandwiches to the Park Room ambience with resident pianist, the scene perfectly complements the essence of the Nutcracker.”
The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea will be served in the Park Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London from Thursday 21st November. Served daily from 12.30 pm until 6 pm from £55.50 per person, Afternoon Tea is served with a range of teas including an exclusive Grosvenor House festive blend. Add a glass of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut Champagne from £65.50 per person. A menu of champagnes is also available for guests to choose from.
Nutcracker Afternoon Tea gift vouchers, perfect for a Christmas gift.
To book the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea or gift vouchers, please contact the Park Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London;
T: + 44 (0)20 7399 8452
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Oxley Gin for your festive celebrations
Oxley Gin | Oxley is made using a sub-zero distillation, which freezes the botanicals resulting in an impressively intense, bright tipple. It’s also sustainable as unlike most gins there is zero-wastage in the production process! Oxley is available at the Whisky Exchange RRP£38.25.
Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile for 2020, With Dr Nina Bal
You might recognise Dr Nina as the official cosmetic dentist on E4’s ‘Bodyfixers’, where her work transforming both people’s smiles and self-confidence has piqued the interest of the nation – and her expertise doesn’t stop there!
Dr Nina is highly trained and experienced in aesthetic facial and dental reconstructions; having won many awards including Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 WINNER, “Best Young Dentist in the UK” at the highly prestigious Dental Awards, and is also nominated as “Best Aesthetic Dentist” in the 2019 Aesthetic Dentist Awards.
Linda Meredith facialist to the stars
Stepping into the Linda Meredith Knightsbridge salon is like looking at a pictorial version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The salon walls are lined with black and white images of famous clients offering thanks. From Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney, Madonna, Colin stepping into the Linda Meredith Knightsbridge salon is like looking at a pictorial version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Knightsbridge based facialist won’t comment, but she counts some very famous and beautiful faces amongst her clients. She has worked on everyone from actual Royalty to catwalk royalty like Naomi and Kate, she is Goop endorsed, and Victoria Beckham recommends her in two of her books.
The Natural Algae Facial A new facial designed detoxify and re-balance the skin, whilst combating the effects of air pollution, The Natural Algae Facial is unlike any other facial. Vegan-friendly and plant-based -it is a natural way to heal and restore the skin. There are no extractions, no steam – instead of the algae gel pads gently break down congestion and over-thickening, reducing redness and boosting hydration.
Stranger & Sons Gin
Stranger & Sons, one of the first gins to be made in India since the country gained independence in the 1940s, as well as one of only a handful to reach UK shores, has launched in the UK. The gin is now available in select serves within a selection of London’s top bars and available to buy online through Masters of Malt. Stranger & Sons are the debut gin from the family-run Third Eye Distillery, based off the beaten track in Ponda, a district in South Goa with a rich history of spice farming.
Retailing at £34.95 (70cl), Stranger & Sons is the creation of Mumbai-based Sakshi Saigal, alongside her husband Rahul Mehra and her cousin Vidur Gupta, and celebrates the abundance and diversity of high-quality botanicals and inherently Indian spices found in the country’s household kitchens.
Inspired by the wonderful strangeness found in India’s cultural diversity, colour and customs, the founders named their gin ‘Stranger’, whilst ‘& Sons’ refers to the common suffix of traditional Indian family-owned businesses that are passed down through generations within that family.
These include a bouquet of locally cultivated and handpicked spices from fertile farmlands along the Konkan and Malabar Coasts, from Goa to Kerala, such as coriander seeds, black pepper and cassia bark along with a blend of four Indian citrus peels. Out of the nine botanicals, juniper berries and angelica are the only two ingredients which are not sourced from India. The resulting gin is a light and refreshing, three-dimensional spirit with spiced overtones, followed by an earthy, sweet aftertaste.
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Cody & Co iconic stylish British made shoes for the man in your life
Introducing a new British shoe brand: Cody & Co. Founded by Phil Cody, an entrepreneur in footwear, the AW collection contains an array of affordable luxury shoes from Chelsea boots to casual trainers and suede loafers. Cody & Co serves as the ultimate British brand for the discerning, modern man. Combining British craftsmanship with Italian design, the brand’s first footwear line serves as a regeneration of the great British shoe.
The creation of shoe entrepreneur Phil Cody, Cody & Co footwear harnesses a British heritage with no compromise on quality; products are crafted in Sheffield using the finest Italian leather. Cody comments, “The handwriting of our product is inspired by Italian shoemaking; their flair for relaxed constructions and material finishing. The attention to detail on the brand application and every aspect of the shoe has been thought through in meticulous detail, from the utilisation of high-grade materials to the sustainably-sourced, recycled packaging each pair is delivered in.”
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