Feeling Festive with John Lewis & Partners

It’s November and that means one thing… the countdown to Christmas has begun. I used to be a grinch when it comes to feeling festive in the weeks before Christmas but since moving to London—and working on the sparkling Regent Street—I’m in the mood for mistletoe and mince pies as soon as the lights are twinning above Oxford Circus.

John Lewis & Partners is a one-stop holiday shopping destination, housing every gift imaginable within its store but this winter it’s what’s on top of the store that’s really special…

An ice rink, secret garden and hot gin bar are hidden on the rooftop so me and my friend visited for an evening of wintery fun to enjoy delicious pies and a warming cocktail.

Walking through the shop is just as much of a festive experience. There’s a Christmas Forest full of ferny trees that smell like gorgeous winter pine and a Quality Street station so you can pick your own selection box. My faves are the purple ones… they’re obviously the yummiest!

I spotted this Prosecco calendar and thought it would make the perfect gift for my best friend who loves bubbly. Shhh, don’t tell her…

I went all heart-eyed over the gold lion baubles (for a roaring Christmas) and couldn’t resist treating myself to this flamingo tree decoration. Pink Christmas anyone?

You can find out more about the Quality Street pop-up and Roof Garden online. Don’t forget you can book a table and ice skating session here*.Are you feeling festive yet? Comment below to let me know how you’re preparing for Christmas!

*this post has been created in collaboration with John Lewis & Partners but all thoughts (and love of Christmas) are my own. 

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