The one thing that gets me more excited than shopping for flowers is Christmas wreath shopping. Don’t get me wrong- I sure do get super excited about my weekly flower shopping, but there’s something extra special about Christmas. I remember years ago I used to wish Christmas could be every day hahah (this must be the most typical kid dream), but as I grew older I came to appreciate the uniqueness of Christmas much more, and now I love looking forward to choosing my Christmas wreath every year, especially being the colour maniac that I am! It’s like getting excited about choosing a different variety of flowers every week, only on a whole other level.
I dragged Arax over to Notting Hill again by tempting her with Christmas wreath shopping (and a coconut latte too, but I found she was much less partial to them than me!). Out of all the places in Notting Hill to go Christmas wreath shopping, locals head over to Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart, easily one of my favourite florists (die hard Neill Strain fan here). I find that the creativity of Nikki Tibbles and friendliness of all the staff always has me returning for more, and I wasn’t going to pass on a visit especially during the most festive time of year! I’d requested a white wreath because it is my favourite colour at home (everything in my room is white- yes really!), and somehow it went perfectly with the festive Barbour jumper I’d chosen for the outing! The jumper was already wonderfully OTT enough so I paired it with a simple Chanel shirt and some tailored trousers to give the outfit some shape.
We decided to take a walk around Notting Hill as it’s so pretty this time of year, with many houses embracing the fun opportunity to go all out on Christmas decorations. Along the way we passed stunning Paul Smith, which only added to my frighteningly increasing obsession with quirky jumpers. Arax and I then left the tempting main streets in the area for the more quiet alleyways, making our way towards Holland Park. Not pictured: me stuffing myself with a little too much 100% cocoa chocolate, which I got from local chocolate boutique Melt. We did though get a photo of post-chocolate-gorging me borrowing Santa’s hat for a shot in the one moment I wasn’t hyper-actively skipping around the area. Scroll though for some rare moments of normality in our festive fun day!