It’s about now, when bank accounts are still healthy and the excitement of everything Christmassy is in full flow that hitting the streets to hunt out the perfect gift is still an enjoyable activity. It’s a time when any discerning Christmas shopper still has it in them to treat themselves as much as they will the people on their shopping list. For me that involves a dedicated rest time for tea, cake and very, very likely a glass of champagne. It’s Christmas after all!
Give it another few days however and turning on my laptop will be the only present buying option my sore feet and battling elbows will consider which is lucky because that gives you and me both just enough time to get down to Harvey Nichols for some Christmas shopping R&R.
At their famous fifth floor Perrier Jouët Champagne bar they’ve just launched the 2004 vintage of the first limited edition designed bottle of Cuvée Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé’s iconic 1902 creation: Perrier Jouët Epoque Florale. Paired with a
pretentious prestigious selection of four perfectly created but teeny-tiny morcels of food you can enjoy a glass of this exclusive Champagne and canapes with a friend for another week or so for £85.00 for two. The Champagne itself is as floral as the name suggests and as delicate as the work of Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma who has designed this same-same-but-different bottle creation using the brands familiar and iconic white Japanese anemones.
I’m not sure my Christmas cheer will stretch as far as £195.00 for a bottle with or without the limited edition gift box. The canape menu on the other hand is perfect if you’re anxious about fitting into that little Christmas dress. If like me however you’re full of the spirit of Christmas indulgence then be sure to go home via your local M&S or Subway sandwich bar, it won’t just be your purse that’s empty, your stomach will be too!