Don't be too jealous, but we've just got back from a visit to see the Chanel Christmas grotto. Yes, their Covent Garden pop-up store has been turned into the most wondrous Christmas emporium, full of presents, limited edition makeup and a whole lot more.
As ever, the brand has gone to great lengths to make this space as chic and enticing as you could possibly dream. From life-size bottles of Chanel No.5 that greet you to the on-hand calligrapher who personally writes you a card to go with your gifts, prepare to be breath-taken. The pop-up shop has been updated with super-hot pictures of Brad Pitt in the new campaign too to really get us in a festive mood.
All you keen Chanel shoppers will be pleased to hear that their Christmas Collection is exclusively in store before anywhere else. Yes, those delectable quads of eyeshadows and glosses are certainly worth a visit and there are limited edition sizes of certain fragrances. Oh, and if you book ahead you'll be able to have a mini make-over or manicure too, which only costs £25 and is redeemable against any purcahses. Seems rude not to, eh?
We've got our eye on the collection of mini perfumes (Father Christmas, are you listening?) and wouldn't mind a beautifully written note from a loved one either (boyfriends, pay attention). But whether you're buying for yourself or a loved one, it's well worth a visit. Even just to see the gigantic portrait of Mr Pitt...
Visit the Chanel Pop-up website for more info or call 0207 240 2001 to book an appointment for a manciure or make-over.