As December wraps the city in a festive glow, we wanted to share our fave spots to visit during this time of year and what jewellery we will be wearing throughout the festive season.
1. Shopping in Covent Garden
During December, Covent Garden transforms into a captivating winter wonderland, adorned with beautiful lights and installations. As you wonder through the cobbled streets, you will be dazzled with the stunning window displays of designer stores and restaurants.
These are the pieces we would wear for an evening in Covent Garden...
2. Ice skating at Somerset House
The grand courtyard is now the centre of a huge ice-skating rink this December. This is an iconic setting with neoclassical architecture providing a picturesque backdrop for a must stop visit. They also have a rinkside cafe where you can enjoy a warm hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine to finish off the day!
This is we would wear for a day out at Somerset House...
3. Christmas at Kew Gardens
Experience the enchantment of the Royal Botanic Gardens as they transform into a display of lights with a memorising trail which takes you on a journey through illuminated landscapes and glittering trees. Immerse in the beauty of nature and the Christmassy spirit.
This is what we would wear for a trip to Kew Gardens...
4. An evening at the Ballet
London's theatres come alive in December with special performances transporting you to a world of artistry and storytelling. Whether its the timeless Nutcracker or a contemporary master piece, an evening at the ballet is a celebration of art, beauty and the joy of the holiday season.
This is what we would wear to an evening at the ballet...
5. Sundays at Columbia Road flower market
Experience the vibrant charm of Columbia Road flower market on a December Sunday. Nestled in East London, this bustling market becomes a busy array of colours from local florists and boutiques. You'll find a variety of seasonal flowers, wreaths, Christmas trees and more which is surrounded by independent shops showcasing festive decorations and is the perfect place to shop for gifts. At the end of the road is a cosy pub which you can enjoy a Sunday roast or a glass of mulled wine to finish off your trip.
This is what we would wear to a Sunday trip to Columbia Road...
Happy Holidays from all of us at By Alona!