Begin the countdown to Christmas in style at the Spirit of Christmas Fair in association with House & Garden. Taking place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre London from November 3-7 2010, the Spirit of Christmas Fair is ideal for winter brides looking for themed reception and decoration ideas. Not to be missed is new House & Garden Workshop which offers seasonal inspiration from a variety of experts - from advice on beauty and wellbeing throughout the winter months, to leading milliner Louis Mariette's top tips on wearing hats, headpieces and accessories throughout the festive period. Discover an exquisite selection of food and drink from across the UK and Europe in the Food Hall, and the experts from Harvey Nichols will also be on hand in the House & Garden Workshop to give tutored tastings of its fine wines, cocktails and Christmas puddings. You can almost hear those sleigh bells ringing already! Adult tickets cost £18 on the door. Find out more at

Oliver Pilcher