Croatia is a magical place to visit in December with its beautiful historic cities lit-up for the season. Christmas markets, ice-rinks, seasonal delicacies and carol singing all add to the festive atmosphere. You can even visit Santa in the fairytale land of Učka Nature Park.
Christmas can be a stressful time of year, especially for the cooks of the household, and even if you have the annual Christmas cooking frenzy refined to a fine art, perhaps you are looking for something new to delight your family or impress your friends this year. Why not treat yourself to an expert cooking class at one of these two fabulous cooking schools? There’s a wonderful variety of courses to choice from at both The Carlton School of Food and River Cottage Cookery School.
If you want a somewhat different Christmas shopping experience this year, and crave shops that offer you more than the run of the mill, then head over to one of London’s most underrated shopping destinations – Chelsea. With big high street brands, designer stores and unique boutique shops, this is one area where you are sure to find that perfect gift.