After settling in to the tiny but beautiful flower shop it was time for "wreath making 101" - the wreaths are made on a straw frame which comes from Norway with pieces of "Christmas tree" wired on. It's harder than it looks and requires concentration and two hands (breaking only for a sip of mulled wine and a nibble of a ginger cookie). Here is my finished wreath - I went for the natural look, the professionally made wreaths are a little less "bushy" looking...
Me with the finished wreath. It's so satisfying to make something yourself from start to finish. The two hours flew by with all the concentration of making these. As someone who sits at a desk all day doing something hands on and creative is the best "brain break" there is (note to self: more creativity and less Netflix). Flor Unikon offer workshops all year round - perfect for a classy hen do or work team-building event.
Some close-ups of the decor - the Samsung camera is great at picking up detail in pictures. I thought I was a committed iPhone girl but the shiny new Samsung makes my rather beaten up iPhone look a little sad. The screen quality of the Alpha is amazing, pictures taken on it look real and there are loads of camera modes and options that you definitely don't need to carry a separate camera. The battery life is great, too, even with the huge screen and it's super easy to use (I love the weather report on the home screen - so British!).
Wreath making is hungry work so afterwards we headed to Moro for dinner, a middle-eastern inspired eatery in Exmouth Market (one of London's best foodie enclaves). I had seabass cerviche to start and vegetarian mezze for my main but couldn't resist snapping Rebecca's food too (blue cheese salad and pheasant - I'll be back!). The food was delicious and the Alpha's camera coped well with the candlelit restaurant - it detects low light and slows the shutter speed accordingly.
Have you got crafty for Christmas yet? And what phone tribe are you in?