No Christmas table is complete without the addition of some legendary crackers, and it was the one and only Tom Smith who bought them to us back in 1847. Taking a bit of inspiration from the Bon Bon, and a lot of inspiration from Paris, crackers started out with a twisted end, filled with a… Read More Crackers for Christmas
Babies. We love them. We want to squish them. We usually can’t wait to give them back to their parents. Christmas is a time when the little ones take centre stage, and here at Pines & Needles we LOVE to encourage the cuteness! First Christmases are such a big deal. They’re also a honeypot for… Read More Mistle-toes
With the release of the John Lewis advert and the Starbucks ‘red cups’ today, we thought it was a great time to let you know that our stores are on the way! Just for good measure, incase you haven’t seen it – meet Buster the Boxer! Moving on, (and please forgive the analogy) Christmas can… Read More Our Stores are Popping Up Soon!
Bonfire night starts the countdown to Christmas, and we couldn’t be more excited! So we’ve rounded up our favourite spots to catch some beautiful fireworks and start the festive season with a bang! NORTH LONDON Alexandra Place – Friday 4th November Harrow – Saturday 5th November Finchley – Saturday 5th November SOUTH LONDON Battersea –… Read More Start the festive season with a bang!
Christmas lights are the soul of the festive season. From the Oxford Street turn on to local lights they symbolise the start of Christmas for many people. Here at Pines & Needles we provide the trees for a few of the best Christmas Lights in the UK, including Kew Gardens! Looking for somewhere new to… Read More Light up your November!
It’s not that we’re turning our noses up at a summer wedding, after all there’s nothing more enjoyable than sipping a cup of Pimm’s on the lawn as the sun beats down. It’s just that if you’re looking for true romance, nothing beats a winter wedding with faux fur stolls, blanket-on-the-knee carriage rides and crimson… Read More ‘Tis the season to be married
The biggest lesson we learnt from fashion week this year, aside from the fabulous trends, was the instant pick up of these on the high street. It was an almost instantaneous reaction, and the biggest S/S17 trends turned into street-style straight away. This is something we’re used to in the Pines and Needles offices. Everyone… Read More Catwalk Style for your Tree
It all depends on which camp you sit in – do you approach the last and longest weekend of August with sadness because of September’s back-to-work vibe, or do you embrace it knowing that the kids who’ve been under your feet for the best part of seven weeks will soon return to school? Whatever you’re… Read More August Bank Holiday
Eat, drink, sleep, repeat; eat, drink, sleep, repeat… Christmas has a funny habit of enlarging the waistband, with many of us unable to walk four paces without stopping to nibble on a bit of cheese, or plunder a pork pie, or wash breakfast down with a champagne cocktail. The invites flood in, the buffets get… Read More Wimbledon Food Festival
Christmas is all about giving, right? But Christmas can also be about stress – what to cook, what to wear, what to buy… Here at Pines and Needles we’re always on the lookout for ways to make your lives easier at arguably the most frantic time of the year. If we can remove even one… Read More #GiftATree