Get your portrait drawn with Montblanc
Luxury goods company Montblanc is kicking off our festive masterclasses with a special event on Wednesday 8 December. London-based artist Charlie Herman will be drawing guests’ portraits using Montblanc ink in his distinctive style. Charlie is no stranger to working with luxury brands, having collaborated with the likes of Dior, Tiffany & Co and the Soho House group, and his monochrome portraits will make wonderfully unique gifts for a loved one or to keep for yourself. Best of all, the event is free of charge, just make sure you snap up your ticket in time.
Personalised portraits by Charlie Herman will be taking place all day at The Royal Exchange. Tickets for this event are now sold out.
Cognac tasting at Tomoka Fine & Rare
Also taking place on Wednesday 8 December is a special cognac tasting event hosted by Tomoka Fine & Rare in collaboration with Cognac Frapin. The event will take place in Tomoka’s new boutique at The Royal Exchange from 7pm, and will see a representative from Frapin Cognac in attendance to talk about the family-owned fine spirit house and its prestige. Guests will have the chance to sample some of the most sought-after cognacs the house has to offer, including Frapin VSOP, the Cigar Blend XO, Château Fontpinot XO and the XO VIP. Each person will also take home a 20cl bottle of the famous Château Fontpinot XO to keep and enjoy.
Tickets cost £55 per person; click here to buy
Enjoy ‘la dolce vita’ at Oeno House
On Wednesday 15 December, Oeno House will host a special evening of Italian indulgence with Mattia Tabacco, head of buying and rare wines. Oeno House, the debut boutique from the award-winning Oeno fine wine group, will host an evening of traditional Italian Christmas delicacies, including delicious cheeses and charcuterie, paired with selected wines. Guests will leave with a full stomach and a complimentary Oeno wine carrier and voucher for two glasses of champagne.
Italian wine tasting at Oeno House takes place from 6pm – 8pm, tickets cost £80 per person; click here to buy