Advent calendars are certainly getting imaginative this year. We’ve already seen Selfridges’ £18,000 calendar cabinet filled with mini-me versions of shoes by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Christian Louboutin and Rupert Sanderson and Love Magazine’s effort featuring mini flicks of models Lindsey Wixson, Douzen Kroes and co getting down to All I Want for Christmas and Santa Baby but now for something we can really get our teeth into.
Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street has collaborated with designer Eyal Burstein of Beta Tank to create an advent calendar table piled with vintage tea cups and bowls capturing the essence of community and sharing.
And better still, for each day of December, the hotel’s pastry chef has created a Christmas treat to be revealed from beneath one of the table top trinkets and served to guests alongside warming drinks guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit. The hotel is also hosting a seriers of Andaz Salons taking in everything from chocolate to tea and Hennessey cognac plus an Andaz Advent Afternoon Tea with mulled wine and a selection of treats.