We were delighted to have family and friends come together for a magical festive shopping experience at the Twinkle of Christmas Fair 2023.
Now in its second year, 30 luxury lifestyle brands were handpicked for their originality, style and quality. There were a wealth of gift ideas spanning lifestyle, home, fashion, beauty, jewellery, art, food, drink and sustainable options. Visitors made their way around traditional wooden cabins in a specially-created winter wonderland and discovered a treasure trove of perfect presents that will be cherished for years to come. This year, Christmas is all wrapped up.
Hundreds of visitors got their festive fix with demonstrations and hands-on crafting workshops: discovering stylish ways to personalise presents, creating handmade decorations or taking part in a wreath making session. Father Christmas also made a special guest appearance on Saturday. We would like to thank all of our visitors who participated, and our showrooms who hosted these spectacular workshops.
HOME AND LIFESTYLE
Marking her expansion into lifestyle, don’t miss luxurious wool blankets by renowned jewellery designer Diane Kordas. EENAstudio, an eco-conscious homeware studio, supports independent artisans across the UK and Europe, with pieces to keep beyond the festive season, while Marla & Primrose offers a selection of homeware. For the pampered pooch in your life, seek out Wondercoat or discover British-made leather goods by Mews made from the finest oak tanned bark leather.
Add some colour to your home with Addison Ross frames, lacquerware and popular pepper mills; Jo Deakin English Fine China whose bright, contemporary fine bone china has been designed to be mixed and matched; and Cape Town-based Ark Papers which celebrates the beauty of archived illustrations. For art lovers, check out work in a joyous palette by Rose Fulbright; contemporary landscapes, seascapes, handcrafted snowflakes and Christmas cards from Quote & Curate.
FASHION AND JEWELLERY
For fashionistas, don’t miss a new knitwear collection from leading British designer Anna Mason London which launched at the Twinkle of Christmas Fair. Really Wild offers tailored tweeds and knitwear, designed to move effortlessly between town and country; there is everyday luxury womenswear from Stoned & Waisted including its much-loved shearling pieces; sustainably sourced Nguni cowhide bags by Zulucow; chic resort wear from On The Island; scarves from Atelier GK, top quality cashmere from EmmaJane Knight and ethical knitwear in simple and classic styles from Navygrey. Keeping with its fair trade principles, Anor Living offers designs, rich in colour and pattern, handcrafted by local communities in Uzbekistan.
This year, we had an array of exquisite jewellery. Royal Warrant holder Bentley & Skinner specialises in fine antique jewellery and silverware. Supporting artisans and traditional craftsmanship, discover covetable pieces by Shralite London, Contessina London, Tessa Packard London and KayaNuka. Tada & Toy’s demi-fine jewellery offers earrings from playful ear cuffs to stacking studs.
Experience refined grooming with Royal Warrant holder D.R Harris & Co.‘s range of shaving products, fragrance, skincare and soaps. A stalwart of St James’s Street, it can trace its origins back to 1790. Argentum was created to share the benefits of silver skincare and has naturally healing and hydrating properties, while Monpure, the winner of 50+ industry awards, offers scientifically proven formulas that promote stronger, healthier hair. Or relax with luxury scented candles by Purnima Fragrances that uses premium ingredients such as rose absolute and frankincense aroma oils.
FOOD AND DRINK
Quarter is proof positive that spirits do not have to be full strength to taste delicious. Distilled in the traditional way, the gin has a quarter of the alcohol, but is 100% full flavoured and infused with botanicals including juniper, orange and grapefruit. Discover seaweed-infused premium rums from John Paul Jones, Harris & Brown‘s pre-mixed cocktails, bottled & ready to serve, and freshly roasted beans and stylish brewing accessories from Volcano Coffee Works. Richard Brendon London’s sleek tableware and cut crystal collections are loved by gastronomy, wine and mixology experts around the world, while ETO’s innovative, patented design prevents oxidation, preserving your wine’s full flavour until you are ready for another glass.
Please support the charity partner for the Twinkle of Christmas Fair 2023.
Grief Encounter is a leading UK charity, dedicated to supporting children, young people and their families following the death of someone close. Make a donation at the stand and you will have the chance to win a two-night stay at Conti Thun, a boutique hideaway surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, close to the western shores of Lake Garda. Every donation will count as one entry.