Magic Is In The Air
Hello princesses! Christmas Day is only one more dream away so I thought what better time than the night before Christmas to share my whimsical fairytale adventure in London. I had tickets to see The Nutcracker performance by The English National Ballet at the London Coliseum which is one of the most magical classic Christmas stories and we also stopped by my favourite cake parlour beforehand which is decorated like a sparkly frosted winter wonderland in December! London at Christmas time is so magical and sparkly and I had the perfect girly day so wanted to take you all along with me.
It wouldn’t be a trip to London without making a stop at Peggy Porschen now would it and this year it was like gliding into a cosy frosted winter wonderland! The pretty pink parlours display has been decorated so elegantly with white poinsettias and sparkling icicles against snow frosted covered branches entwined with delicate glistening fairy lights, peeking through the windows were icy snow covered mountain scenes and pastel decorated Christmas trees adorned with sparkling baubles and sugared Christmas cookies. The whole display looked even more magical in person and made me feel like I had been transported to the enchanting land of snowflakes!
I just love seeing what new sweet treats they have on their seasonal menu every time I visit because they always have something equally as beautiful, girly, creative and fitting to the theme resulting in my photos turning out different with each visit! We had indulgent hot chocolates which are a must for a Winters afternoon and they were decorated with the cutest festive designs of a reindeer and snowman with a sprinkling of fluffy mini marshmallows on the side.
It’s just not possible to only try one of their festive delights so this visit we shared the Christmas Cabin Speculoos Cupcake, a wonderfully flavoured spiced speculoos sponge with a hidden centre of the most deliciously soft caramelised cookie cream, it was seriously amazing and tasted like Lotus Biscoff! It was topped with swirls of spiced meringue buttercream frosting and to finish it off decorated with an adorable little gingerbread cabin biscuit and meringue kiss, it was what Christmassy dreams are made of!
We also shared the Cosy Cashmere Christmas Cake which was exquisitely dressed for the season; a cosy cable knit frosting design and decorated with pretty metallic sugar pearls, iced snowflake and topped off with a pearlised chocolate crunch ball! The cake was a brand new flavour for Christmas 2018, a lovely and light almond sponge layered with a smooth coconut buttercream and I have to admit that I’m not particularly a fan of coconut flavours so didn’t know what I would think of it but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as it wasn’t an overpowering coconut and the combination of flavours really complimented eachother making it light, fluffy and tasting more like marzipan in my opinion, it was divine.
Obviously I had to buy one of their adorable sugar cookies in the new Cosy Christmas range to take home because the cookies and confectionary Peggy’s created this year were pretty pastel perfection! So creative and wonderfully detailed from Blushing Snowmen, Cosy Cashmere Knits and cute Pom Pom Hats to name a few! I opted for the whimsical pink ice skate, unfortunately though it broke when venturing around London but it still tasted delicious!
On Sunday 16th I was whisked away into a fairytale fantasy when I went to watch The Nutcracker ballet, something I have always dreamed of going to see! I’ve never been to the ballet and I’m so happy I finally had the chance to go and experience it in the regal and elegant London Coliseum which was the perfect setting for such a magical occasion, everywhere looked so luxurious with the gold ornate details that resemble a palace, such an enchanting venue!
My eyes lit up when I saw a pink ballerina Christmas tree gracing the theatres atrium, it was the most wondrous Christmas tree made out of pointe ballet shoes which were all donated by The English National Ballet’s very own ballerinas and the tree itself is inspired by Waltz Of The Flowers which is an act in The Nutcracker where the ballerinas gracefully twirl around like floating petals in pretty pink tulle tutus! The Christmas tree has an ombré effect going from a magenta pink, to a soft rose and a blush ballet pink with sheer tulle wrapping around it which is decorated with dainty roses and entwined with fairy lights, it was by far the prettiest pink tree in all the land!
Once upon a time on Christmas Eve in an Edwardian house on a sparkling snowy evening in London, Clara and her brother were very excited because that night there would be a magnificent party with music, dancing and lots of presents! Clara is gifted an enchanted Nutcracker doll who she will discover magical worlds with, transported by a hot air balloon to the glistening land of snowflakes and the dreamy land of flowers, she will bravely battle the mouse king and meet the sugar plum fairy and her handsome prince, but was it all just a beautiful dream…
The performance was completely breathtaking and everything I had envisioned and more as I was whisked away into a dream-like fantasy from the moment the curtains drew back! It was perfection watching a flurry of graceful ballerinas scatter across the stage, twirling around in their glittering silver and white tutus under falling glitter and snow, I adored the pas de deux dance of the sugar plum fairy and her prince, they were like music box dolls and I was mesmerised by the enchanting costumes, romance and Tchaicovsky score! The story is a perfect classic Christmas tale, it was truly a dream come true to experience and made for a delightful Christmas gift!
I hope on this Christmas Eve you drift off dreaming of sugar plum fairy’s, charming nutcrackers and sparkling snowflakes! If you’re reading this thank you as always for the love and support you show me and I’m wishing you a magical Christmas!