The best thing about the Christmas holidays is the majority of your friends and family are off too. The two weeks of Christmas are a time to relax and also a time to do something different with them. Here are a few ChicGeek suggestions to stylishly pass the holidays;
Take in an exhibition
Norman Rockwell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
The American illustrator's first exhibition in the UK, he captures the American Dream of the 1940s and 50s perfectly.
15th Dec 2010 - 27th March 2011
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Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum
400 Years Of Seasonal Traditions In English Homes. Christmas Past offers visitors a fascinating insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes from 1600 to the present day.
23 Nov 2010 - 5 Jan 2011
Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Showcasing the glamour and magic of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the exhibition explores its origin and legacy 100 years after its first performance. A larger than life personality, Diaghilev’s artists included such luminaries as George Balanchine, Coco Chanel, Robert Delaunay, Natalia Goncharova, Vaslav Nijinsky and Pablo Picasso and features costumes from the productions.
25 Sept 2010 - 9 Jan 2011
Browse the sales
You've had your eye on a few things, time to go get 'em.
Harrods - 27th Dec. 2011 www.harrods.com
Selfridges - 26th Dec. 2011 www.selfridges.com
Harvey Nichols - 26th Dec. 2011 www.harveynichols.com
Liberty - 26th Dec. 2011 www.libertyoflondon.com
For TheChicGeek's sale advice - Click here
Do some exercise
We've probably had enough ice for one year but this is the type you'll actually want to slide on, set in some of the most beautful locations.
Tower of London - Until 9th Jan. 2011 ink.com" target="_blank">www.toweroflondonicerink.com
Hampton Court - Until 9th Jan. 2011 www.hamptoncourticerink.com
Somerset House - Complete with Tiffany 'Tuck Shop' - Until 23rd Jan. 2011 www.somersethouse.org.uk
Blow out the cobwebs
Take a trip out to the country or the coast. Promenade past The Grand in Brighton or check out the newly remodelled Ashmolean in Oxford and smell the air.
Check out any vintage stores and charity shops in sleepy country towns on the way. They have the best stuff at the cheapest prices.
For vintage advice check out TheChicGeek's Guide to Men's Vintage - Click here