Interiors, theatre, Christmas, snow, nature - all combine for 'a Night before Christmas' at our favourite place in London to take afternoon tea, Sketch.
Like Narnia if Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior had gone through the wardrobe together to throw a Christmas party. The entrance hall is a thing of wonder - all snow covered trees with drifts on the floor - and we all need a bit of that right now. Sketch has always been a magic place for us with theatre in its heart, but right now, it is extra special.
Last month we went for a birthday afternoon tea and had the most amazing experience in the stunning Gallery, designed by one of our ultimate design crushes, India Madhavi. The now iconic blush pink interior has long been an inspiration for us and eating a beautiful champagne afternoon tea in such a stunning setting is always a treat. The David Shrigley prints add a cheeky edge to the whole thing that remains classic.
By contrast, The Glade is full of woodland nymphs and creatures with Constance spry floral pillars as trees, holding up a canopy of magically interwoven branches and metallic ferns.
And up in the a la carte restaurant, the giant Christmas tree makes a dramatic centrepiece dressed exuberantly in large colourful blooms and gold foliage. Its star is great fun covered in pastel roses.
There really is something different around every corner and it made us very happy indeed. The interior installations made us feel like children again and that is one of the things we love about Christmas.