Last night in London, Stefano Gabbana welcomed guests to Claridge’s for a very special evening. It was the big night for the unveiling of Claridge’s Christmas tree. This year the tree was decorated by none other than Dolce & Gabbana and, as was expected, it was a visual none of us will soon forget. The tree itself is surrounded by hand-crafted Sicilian puppets and is decorated with 450 hand painted Italian festive glass baubles. Truly, you have to see this to believe it.
While visiting the tree in all it’s glory, we enjoyed Laurent-Perrier Champagne accompanied by deliciouscanapés such as Cornish lobster and caviar terrine; brioche, venison and juniper tart; pheasant skewers; milk chocolate truffle, cinnamon spiced snowmen; vanilla cream and coconut snowballs; speculoos skis and chocolate Christmas trees. Seriously, this was a feast to end all feasts!
Guests on the night included Stefano Gabbana, Eva Herzigova, Joan Collins, David Gandy, Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Lott & Oliver Cheshire, Laura Bailey, Jade Parfitt, Olivia Grant, Marissa Montgomery, Mary Charteris, Isaac & Tara Ferry, Thom Evans, and many more. Here’s a look at the tree and the atmosphere surrounding such a prestigious evening.