Prepare for a lot of photos, you aren’t even ready for the Christmas explosion extravaganza that’s about to hit your screen..
On a Wednesday evening in a Belgravia townhouse every Christmas goal i’ve ever had came to life, by now you’ve heard of Christmas Markets, but this was the PANDORA Christmas market. I’m not even sure if the pictures do it justice, the floor was covered in snow (let’s pretend it was real) real Christmas trees wherever you turned to look, and candles aligning every corner – not forgetting the PANDORA jewellery popping up in every decoration you came across.
A lot of the time at events when you’re offered a drink you’re met with some type of botanical cocktail, that’s definitely really in but simultaneously not actually very nice. However when i saw a waiter approach me, tray in arms with actual hot chocolate, cream and marshmallows it’s safe to say i was in my very own idea of heaven, Christmas heaven.
Like all good Christmas Markets there were two food stalls, one sweet and one savoury, to say they looked like they had come straight out of a Christmas movie would be an understatement – everything looked like actual prop food.
Before i get onto the actual activities at the PANDORA Christmas Market, i wanted to include these pictures of the most magical tree you will ever find, yes i did nearly set my hair on fire about three times while taking these pictures but it was worth it. From each branch hung a sphere, with either a candle (hence the near miss with my hair) or piece of PANDORA jewellery inside. I mean really, if you’re not decorating your tree this year with charm bracelets and PANDORA rings, what really are you doing?
Of course at the trunk of the tree sat beauty and the beast esque glass domes with mini trees inside, naturally decorated in PANDORA jewellery and submerged in snow.. as you do. Christmas magic.
Try to convince me there’s a better type of bauble to have than one filled with PANDORA jewellery, you definitely won’t be able to.
Arts and crafs aren’t my specialty (you’ll see when you scroll down and see my bauble) but nobody could miss the opportunity to hand paint their own Christmas bauble. Of course everyone else wrote cute couple names, the date things like that.. but obviously i painted a big gold snowman. Whenever i hand make anything it usually comes out looking slightly like i made it in nursery, so i’ll stick to blogging for now, professional calligraphy painter will have to be put off as a career until 2019.
As you’d expect the table was lined with flowers and those domes filled with PANDORA jewellery once again, table setting 2017 inspiration anyone?
Are you ready for the artistic master piece that is my bauble..? Nobody will ever be ready for this ..
#DoGetWhatYouWishFor SNOWED UNDER:
The picture below is the only one i got of the Snowed Under game, i was too busy taking photos of the houses at the back of the game – but if you can make it out it’s almost like a table ..but with sides and filled with snow. (Winner of description of the year goes to..)
So why would PANDORA fill a tray with snow you ask? So you could put your hand in the snow and pull out a prize of course! I was expecting to pull out a packet of sweets or something, but when one of the lovely ladies said i could expect to pull out something from PANDORA, i was pretty shocked and stuffed my hand in that snow like there was no tomorrow.
If you’ve ever been on my Instagram you’ll notice i wear a PANDORA birth stone ring every single day, you might have to look closely but it’s there in every picture, i’ve only gone one day without wearing it since i got it and i felt naked to say the least.
Ever since getting that ring in August i had been dying to get another; i’m 20 now i obviously don’t get a Christmas list anymore, (sigh) but my mum does ask that i give her one hint at something i’d actually want, and this year it was another PANDORA ring.
So you can imagine i nearly fell on the floor in the fake snow when i pulled out a PANDORA Fairytale Tiara ring, it’s one of the rings i had been dying to get my hands on and having expected to pull out a packet of Haribos i was more than shocked.
I mean just look at it, i had to photograph it on a pink background because really that’s the best colour to combine with a PANDORA Tiara ring. It’s so sparkly and beautiful, it’s become the second ring i wear every single day and i’m so thankful to have been given it – i still can’t really get over it.
Back at the arts and crafts again, i sat at a long table stacked high with jumpers and attempted to decorate one. It was going well until my snowflakes fell off and my initials didn’t quite transfer onto the fabric..
One day, one day i will be better at arts and crafts.
Despite the fact i am a Christmas jumper failure i loved sitting around the table, cutting out shapes and sticking things onto my jumper, it almost felt like Friday afternoon in primary school.. except with proscecco and fake snow.
Finally we finished the evening writing a little Christmas gift tag, and sitting under the tree i spoke about earlier, admiring the jewellery hanging from the branches.
This was truly one of the most magical experiences i’ve ever had, i can’t even imagine a more perfect Christmassy event to fit with a brand that summarises everyones perfect Christmas gift. I was only passing my local PANDORA store on the weekend and it’s hard to not stop at the window and gaze in at all of the beautiful jewellery, especially at this time of year.
While i was staring in the window i spotted the PANDORA Rose Moments Bracelet, so now that i’ve got my ring i’ll need to reconsider my Christmas list.. mum if you’re reading.. hint.
Have you got PANDORA on your Christmas list?
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