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Around the Chirstmas Table with The Adventures of Us

With Christmas just around the corner, we are partnering with different tastemakers to bring you their foolproof tips and tricks for festive hosting.

Clos19 talks to The Adventures of Us (@adventuresofus), a creative journal and personal travel guide curated by best friends and partners, Sarah-Louise Marks and Christopher Phelps. Voted as Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Travel Instagram', ‘The Adventures of Us’ documents the top travel destinations around the world. We discuss Christmas essentials, from table settings to pairings.


What is your foolproof dish for the holiday season?

You can't beat a baked camembert with honey and rosemary, it's the perfect party dish with fresh crusty bread to dip.


What is your drink of choice for the holiday season?

We love a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, it's elegant, fun and a truly delicious champagne.


Do you have a favourite winter cocktail?

Our favourite winter cocktail is an Old Fashioned, it's delicious, smooth and silky.

What is your favourite food and wine or champagne pairing?

A huge cheese board is a must-have! With grapes, figs and homemade chutneys and of course paired with champagne.


Christmas table setting: modern or traditional?

We love a mix of the two, we usually opt for a dark, romantic table setting. Greys and blacks combined with deep red flowers. We add a traditional touch with crystal champagne coupes and wine glasses.


What are some of your Christmas table setting essentials?

A beautiful floral arrangement is key, it really adds the wow factor. Elegant crackers to compliment the colours of your tablescape and some luxurious cutlery and glasses. We also love to add place settings for a personalised touch.

Do you have a favourite Christmas playlist?

Christopher makes us a personalised Christmas playlist each year, we love the old classics.