For the Foodie:
Foodie Walking Tour of London: Tour some of the best spots for foodies in London with TV chef Celia Brooks. Try the Turkish experience and explore Green Lanes, the hub of London’s Turkish community. Or walk around Marylebone Village tasting specialty cheese, champagne, chocolate, and more! Both are three-hour tours, and will give any foodie the best day of their life.
Italian Tasting Menu at L’Anima: With a five-course tasting menu at L’Anima, she will experience the high-quality ingredients and clear flavours the restaurant is known for. This along side a world-class wine list and an inviting space, L’Anima will give a her and a guest a night to remember.
Innovative Tasting Menu at Parlour: Give her the gift of a ten-course tasting menu at the cosy Parlour. An open fire, neo-rustic décor, and quintessentially British food all make for the perfect night. She will end the meal with gourmet versions of childhood treats like Toasted Marshmallow Wagon Wheels.
Make Your Own Macarons: Who doesn’t love a good macaron? In this experience she will develop her own bespoke macaron with the “Picasso of pastry” himself, Pierre Hermé. He is an expert with flavors and will help her make her own perfect macaron. After she’ll be able to share (or keep for herself) the 100 macarons that will be delivered after her session.
If She Loves a Festive Drink:
Molecular Mixology Cocktail Class: Purl gives classic drinks exciting twits with things like foam and liquid nitrogen. If she’s looking to spice up her regular drink, then in this masterclass she can learn about techniques used by molecular mixologists, and make three cocktails herself. She’ll leave wanting to show off by making drinks for all her friends.
Afternoon Tea and Beer: Put a bit of excitement in her afternoon with a beer paired afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental at Hyde Park. Inside the stylish and contemporary Rosebery Lounge, she will enjoy three beers from England, USA, and Belgium to perfectly compliment her finger sandwiches delicious pastries Mandarin Oriental is known for.
French Champagne Tasting: With this private masterclass and tasting at the rustic Champagne + Fromage, she will feel like she’s been transported to the South of France. She will learn about “grower” wines and why independent vineyards are best. This experience also includes a tasting with five champagnes, including one limited-edition vintage, paired with tartines, artisanal cheeses and more.
For the One Who Wants to Be Pampered:
Body Scrub at Soholistic Spa: Give her the gift that will make her glow with this 45-minute body scrub. Just outside of Soho, Soholistic Spa is warm and welcoming, so the experience will be pleasant from start to finish. All her stress from the year will be scrubbed away, leaving her rejuvenated for the new year.
Spa Day at The Four Seasons: Maybe you want to give her a bit more pampering. Spend a day at the spa that was voted one of the top 30 spas in the world. The day includes three hours of treatment, including a body scrub and facial, and a healthy lunch while taking in the view of Hyde Park from their 10th-floor location.
Hair and Nails at Foster London: She’ll feel like a movie star with this experience at Foster London in Shoreditch. The treatment includes a Brazilian blow dry, a shine treatment, and a manicure. She’ll be in the best hands with Foster’s hair stylists who are experts at styling hair to suit different face shapes.
For Something Different:
Brunch and a Movie: Who needs popcorn at the movies when you can have brunch instead? For the woman who loves movies and delicious food, we have a bottomless Bellini brunch and a private screening at M Victoria. Executive Chef Michal Reid has created a menu of healthy food from around the world. This followed by the six-seat screening room able to show her whatever she wants is great for the woman who needs a relaxing day.
Royal Fashion Tour: if fashion’s more her thing, then give her a private three-hour tour in St. James and Mayfair with stylist Hanna Teare. She will explore the famous shops and brands that the Royals love to wear. From old fashion houses to hidden ateliers, she will experience British history from fashion’s point of view.