It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… At Claridge’s at least where last night they unveiled their fabulous Dolce and Gabbana tree, complete with multi-coloured lights and baubles a plenty. The evening was hosted by Stefano Gabbana who kicked off the festive season with the help of some fabulous friends including Joan Collins and Eva Herzigova.
Eva proved incredibly popular with the majority of the guests – we can’t possibly think why – with a huge number of people lining up to have their photograph taken with her. Even Poppy Delevingne got in on the action, stopping by with her fiancé James before heading off to a charity event.
Up on the balcony – where guests had an amazing view of the tree - it was a rather more masculine affair with Thom Evans and David Gandy huddled away in a corner with a group of friends. Of course thought the star of the evening was the tree itself – it was a massive seven metres tall and decorated with 450 baubles – not a tatty piece of tinsel in sight!
Of course guests didn’t go hungry! As well as the usual waiter served canapés we loved that there were special canapé trees placed atop the tables. We did note however that most guests seemed too nervous to eat them choosing instead to take photographs – we naturally did the same!
What we ate: Beef Wellington
What we drank: Perrier Jouet Champagne