WINTER WONDERLAND WITH FARFETCH (AND MERRY CHRISTMAS)
So, it’s currently Christmas Eve. I have a to-do list longer than Kylie Jenner’s surgery archive – [insert guilty/”but you totally know it’s true” emoji here], I’m preparing for the last influx of Vlogmas video’s (before the impending death of my life #VlogmasOverEverything) and generally just don’t feel very festive at all. Which is why I just had to post this post today.
A few weeks back now, I was invited to Winter Wonderland by the wonderful Farfetch
. I chucked on the fluffiest, cosiest, most wintery coat I could find, my stunningly
beautiful Alexander McQueen scarf from Farfetch and basically just prepared myself for all
of the hot chocolate/mulled wine/rides/
/[insert your own choice of festive activity here].
Amongst the amazing Farfetch girls and bloggers – that by the end of the day I’d felt like I’d known for years – we were also joined by an incredible photographer named Tommy who took all of the incredibly dreamy photo’s in this post today so do make sure you go over and check out his site
, if you’re a photography fan, you will not regret it!
Enough photographer fan-girling, it’s time to get festive!
After meeting the girls and getting to know each other – i.e swapping Instagram/Twitter handles – we wandered the park before settling on a diner for some cheesy chips and drinks (nutritional goodness it was not,
ridiculously delicious, it was
). Our Winter Wonderland trip fell in the middle of Vlogmas so you can check out all the goings on here
if you wish. Amongst demolishing chips and vlogging the pretty carousels, we prepared ourselves for the magical ice kingdom which realistically, nothing
could prepare us for.
The Magical ice Kingdom. Stunningly beautiful? Yes. So freezing cold that you almost feel like you’re fingers are about to drop off? Yeah, that too… But despite the impending frostbite, the ice sculptures really were incredibly beautiful and so clever. I’d highly recommend checking it out, but only if you’ve got on all the layers in the world and are still prepared to be cold!
After wandering the Magical ice kingdom, then receiving hand warmers on the way out (yep, it was that cold) we then headed over to the ferris wheel. With a quick pit stop for all of the selfies and Instagram photo’s, obviously…
The Ferris wheel – or “the big wheel” as I so eloquently kept calling it – was so much fun. Not only do you see Winter Wonderland at it’s finest, but you also get the most incredible view of London. It’s one of those places that I could have happily sat and stayed there for a long time (… but I didn’t because there was more hot chocolate to be had and selfies to be taken).
Finally, after watching the beautiful Camilla and Sarah Ice skate – I am definitely a “watch people fall from the sidelines” kinda ice skater – we found a quiet corner of Hyde Park to snap our outfits with Tommy.
So that brings me to the end of this “I don’t feel festive enough yet so I’m going to shove all of the festive photo’s in your face in the hope that it makes us all feel like Buddy the elf” post. I have to say, I had so much fun with the most amazing ladies and it was honestly such a novelty to not have to take my camera along, to just enjoy the day and leave the photography to somebody else. I absolutely loved every shot but mostly I just loved the candid shots that were captured. It made me realise that a) I spend 99.9% of my life laughing and b) I have the ugliest laugh face in existence but I still think happiest girls are the prettiest girls.
As this will be my last post before Christmas itself, I hope you all have the most incredible day whatever you’re doing and whoever you’re with. Eat everything in sight, laugh until you cry and appreciate everyone around you. Merry Christmas!
What a truly magical place Ellie, and it looks like the most perfect time that you had (apart from the cold, obvs). You look so beautiful as always too! Have an amazing Christmas as well, you deserve it so much and I hope 2016 brings you everything you want, and more xx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
Thank you so much lovely lady, hope you have the most amazing Christmas and New year! <3
Looking through these pictures brings back all the good memories! It was seriously the BEST day of the month for me. I'm dragging you to more Farfetch events next year! Have a lovely Christmas babe, see you in the New Year! xoxo
Ahh it was so much fun wasn't it, yesss I'll be there with bells on!
Merry Christmas to you too Ellie, I hope you have a lovely day. Your photos are so perfect and really show what a lovely day you had!
Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue
Thanks so much lovely, so pleased you liked them!
I just discovered Far Fetch and I love it, I was able to find a dress (that I'd seen on a US blogger) that I couldn't find anywhere else. Looks like you had a lovely festive day and you look so cosy in your coat!
Isn't it amazing, such a huge fan of Farfetch!
WOW! The pictures are so lovely and your coat is pure love!!
Anna || Curly Scribbles
Ah thank you lovely, so pleased you liked it!
Love these pictures! Your coat is gorgeous!
Thanks so much hun, so pleased you liked it!
The photographs ARE dreamy, Elle, and you look stunning! The event itself looks amazing, too, I bet you had lotsa fun. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, too!
May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'
Ahh thank you my lovely, so happy you liked them!
Merry Christmas!!! Those ice sculptures are so beautiful (: (and so your handbag! It looks amazing)
Aren't they gorgeous? I loved the magical ice kingdom!
What a fun day! I didn't have chance to go to Winter Wonderland this year :(, fingers crossed I will next year! Love how natural these photos are! 🙂
Ahh you definitely should next year hun, so pretty!
Gorgeous photos! Looks like a wonderful day. Merry Christmas! x
Thank you lovely, so pleased you like them!
Those ice sculptures are phenomenal! It looks like you had a great day.
Aren't they incredible, such a huge fan!
You look so street style-esque at Winter Wonderland! Stunning photos <3
Ah thank you hun, Tommy did a fab job didn't he!
You look gorgeous dear! In love with that coat! This event looks so fun and festive! Hope you have a Merry Christmas Elle! Looking forward to more amazing posts
Thanks so much lovely, so pleased you like it. Have a fab christmas and new year!
Looks like so much fun!!! You look gorgeous! !
Thanks so much hun!
Cheesy chips are THE one. Like, sure…I'm excited for Christmas dinner but cheesy chips own my heart.
Sounds like you had an amazing time with everyone! The pictures are stunning (and we definitely need to meet up in 2016 just so I can photograph you or something okay? Yes? Yes) I like how I'm having this conversation in my head, but out loud.
Ugliest laugh face? Girl, you wanna see me when I laugh – it's like a combination of Bugs Bunny and a frog with it's chin all puffed out. What a nice mental picture for you there!
Meg | A Little Twist Of…
Haha girl we can have this in real life because that needs to happen! HA, I also need to see that laughing face 😉
I love the location in which you are, it's so beautiful! And you look stunning as well, that coat really suits you!
I wish you a very sweet Christmas, lovely!
Isn't it to beautiful. So pleased you like it!
Loveeee these photos, you girls are so cute 🙂
Thank you my lovely!
What a beautiful outdoor market and fair!
Thank you Laura!
Merry Christmas to you! You are so pretty. Winter wonderland looks so dreamy and looks like you had so much fun there (I know I would too)! xx
Ah thank you so much lovely, it was so dreamy!
This event sounds like the perfect way to make one feel festive! Love the pictures and have a merry Christmas! 🙂
Sarah | What Sarah Writes
It really, really is. So much fun. Have the best Christmas!
This is really a nice post, thank you for share these beautiful photos!
Thanks so much Baca, you too!
Totally agree with you that happy girls are the prettiest ones 🙂 What's more, I see that you spent AMAZING time with other bloggers, you looked really stylish in your faux fur coat, dear 🙂
Merry Christmas, dear Elle!
Thanks so much lovely, so pleased you liked the post!
Aww it looks like so much fun and so perfect, love it! x you look stunning as usual.
Ah thanks so much hun!
Awww you look so perfect Ellie! Looks like an amazing day 😀 I didn't get to go to Winter Wonderland this year which is such a shame as it's so much fun!
Ah thank you my love, too kind of you!
Your scarf is absolutely stunning! I went to Winter Wonderland, to Mr Fogg's pop up though I want to return to go on some of the rides and the ice kingdom does sound magical
Suze – Luxury Columnist
Thank you love, I'm in love with it too!
Ahhh Elle you look gorgeous my love! Hope you had a fab christmas and see you soon <3
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty
Thanks so much lovely, catch up soon!
Have to admit I cracked up at that first sentence! Soz Kylie. This looks like such a fun day and you how do you manage to look so gorge in candid shots?? I'm just all teeth and massive chin haha! x
Josie | Sick Chick Chic
Omg I am all teeth and chin haha, I look so awful but thank you my lovely!
Wow you managed to fit so much into your day! Going up on the Ferris wheel must have been an incredible experience, I really wanted to have a go ice skating but it was too busy for a newbie like me. 🙂
Thanks so much lovely. Me too with the ice skating!
such a perfect photo series! love all your outfits <3
I'd love to visit London one year at Christmas and see Winter Wonderland.
I hope you had a good Christmas!
Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com
You look stunning dear
I'm lovin the fur your wearing.
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Oh how I have missed reading your blog! So glad I have had some time to catch up with blogs. This was definitely the cheerful post I needed for my "I still refuse to believe Christmas is over" phase before the "New year, new me" phenomena I'll be falling into soon. And girl, you do NOT have a ugly laugh face. Hope you've been enjoying your holidays!
Lots of Love,
Manpreet | Simply-M
Winter wonderland changed so much this year, but it was still lovely!
Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
Winter Wonderland was really nice and super well put together this year. I was impressed, as I went another year and didn't like it much. Lovely photos and outfit, as usual. Happy New Year! 🙂 xx
Renata | Speaking Beauty UK