Cherry Pie : Debenhams Christmas 2011 Press Day

28 July 2011

Debenhams Christmas 2011 Press Day

On Tuesday, Vince and I got on an hour late Megabus to London in order to go to the Debenhams Christmas 2011 press day! I know what you're thinking...Christmas in July? Well, yes. PR's and magazines/websites work well in advance and many magazines will be working on their Christmas issues already, so of course, PR's need to provide products and content for these issues.

After a lovely three hour journey, we finally made it to the very lovely Kettners restaurant for the event. Stepping inside, we were greeted with Christmas trees, presents and gifts galore! I'm sure most people don't take their boyfriends to press events but I didn't fancy going alone and the kind people at Debenhams said it would be ok. I wasn't sure Vince would really like it, but once we had stepped into the gifts room and spotted the huge piano, Vince was happy. I personally think he should have played a few Christmas tunes for us while we were there!

I was quite impressed with a lot of the gifts and spotted a few things that would make good presents. I particularly liked the Keep Calm And Carry On themed gifts and decorations. Of course, there was lots of cooking utensils and products from the likes of Jamie Oliver and the Masterchef duo which would be perfect for my mum. There were also lots of fun, quirky gifts for men as well as some nice jumpers and nightwear.

In the 'fashion room' I was impressed by the amount of bags and accessories available this Autumn/Winter 2011. I loved the look of the Pyjamas, Slippers and Socks as well as the jewellery, scarfs, bags and little tidbits. There were of course some party dresses that were perfect for those Christmas parties.


My favourite part of the press day was seeing the cute Christmas outfits for kids. I think my niece Daisy might benefit from one of the cute T-shirts that I saw! I also really loved seeing some of the make-up brands that are coming up in Debenhams stores across the country. There were new products from Betty Jackson that were exteremely cute in lots of pastel pink shades. The popular Ruby and Millie products have been transformed into the brand new Ruby Hammer line, complete with nail polishes, manicure sets, make-up sets and brush sets in cute compact boxes.

Debenhams is going to look a bit like Santa's grotto this Christmas as there are so many lovely products ready for everyone to snap up. Perfect stocking presents as well as main ones and lots of cute bits and pieces for the home. I will definitely be doing some Christmas shopping there this year!

Vince and I also got to spend a little time in London. We checked out London Bridge and all of the impressive buildings including the new Shard building. We wanted to go on a boat tour or on the London Eye but the queues were ridiculous. Obviously because it was a hot day and it's now the Summer holidays, it seemed that every family in London was out and bout. I managed to snap a few pics of us messing about...

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  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the bag in the first pic and all of the rings in the pic of the gold hand.

  2. Some great things on the horizon for Christmas, I'm loving the look of the Burt's Bees gift sets!

  3. Lucky you! I'm glad you had a great time in London :) So many great pieces I would love to have!



  4. All the bags look really nice. It looks like you had a good day x

  5. I love the jewelled colours about at Christmas, especially a fan of that gold sequinned dress! x

  6. Looks like you two had fun! I had a giggle at some of the last photos, but drooled over the earlier ones :P I love how they set everything up, that white vanity table looks gorgeous! I also desperately want that Burt's Bee's giftbox XD xxx

  7. All those bags look amazing! The makeup looks pretty good too. xx

  8. Aah you've got me all excited for Christmas! I love those colour block satchels.

    Glad to see you had a nice day in London despite the hoards of kids lol, there's so much you can do there without spending any money, I love it!


  9. This looks fantastic. I think Debenhams and other department stores do Christmas really well 'cause they have much more scope to get special products and lines in for the party season!

    I LOVE Kettners too, we used to know the man who owned it (he's sold it now) and it's fantastic in there.

  10. i'm so gutted i missed this! lovely snaps :) xx

  11. the shopping looks fab there! and haha love the pic of you holding the building!

  12. I am also hosting a giveaway.

  13. I can't wait for A/W - I'm so not a summer clothes person!


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