Next month will see a festive workshop hit the capital and it’s sure to bring out Christmas joy in even the most humbug of folk.

Setting up at London’s stunning Hotel Café Royal, will not only be one of London’s most talented florists, Jamie Aston (he’s also the resident florist for the hotel and if you’ve seen his foyer displays you’ll know what we mean), but the hotel has teamed up with everyone’s favourite fragrance brand, Diptyque, to put on a unique Christmas wreath making workshop that is sure to be the sweetest smelling event in the capital this festive season.

It’s the second year Hotel Café Royal has teamed up with the French fragrance house for such an event and last year we got the chance to try it out for ourselves – trust, us, you won’t be disappointed.

The charming two-hour workshops gives guests the chance to get their creative and festive juices going by creating a personalised wreath to take home. We made ours last year in November, and it lasted all the way until 12th Night when we reluctantly had to take it down.

Using only the finest seasonal foliage from a dressings bar – everything from pine cones to fresh eucalyptus, velvet red ribbons to berries – guests will learn how to make a professional looking wreath under the watchful eye of Jamie.

Each guest will then be invited to spritz their wreath with some of Diptyque’s famous fragrances to lock in a unique smell that will fill their home or entryway with festive joy. Adorable, miniature scented ovals from the brand can also be attached to the wreath to make the scents last all through the Christmas season.

A unique evening that will bring out festive joy in even the most humbug of folk.

There will also be a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival, canapés to indulge in and a sweet treat from the hotel’s acclaimed Cakes & Bubbles dessert restaurant, all of course under the guidelines of the new Tier 2 and social distancing measures. Plus, guests won’t just go home with their gorgeous wreath but a 190g Diptyque Baies candle.

It might feel a little premature to be talking about Christmas in October, but there is no finer way to get yourself in the festive spirit (plus, we could all use a little cheering up right now) and Hotel Café Royal’s is without a doubt the loveliest wreath making workshop you’re going to find in London.

Please note, if you have tested positive for Coronavirus 14 days before the booking date or you have been asked to isolate, the following options are available: a full refund or the monetary amount can be used for Oscar Wilde Lounge at a future date, valid for 1 year.


The Wreath Making with Diptyque workshops will take place on the follow dates from 6.30pm:

13th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November

Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air St, Soho, London W1B 4DY

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