Lucia van der Post is, arguably, the grande dame of all things luxe. Founding Editor of the FT’s glistening How To Spend It supplement, she’s been guiding the monied for over two decades on where to splash their cash. Also a published author, der Post’s latest tome, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me, is the perfect gift for budding fashionistas this Christmas. She’ll be, appropriately, doing lunch at Calcot Manor on Monday 3 December, sharing advice on the most useful of tidbits, from how to organise your wardrobe and juggling motherhood and a career, to being the perfect hostess – perfect timing for the festive season. To make a reservation, call Deborah Whitfield: 01666 890 391.
For fans of Burgundy, the hotel’s A Tour With Latour night on Thursday 13 December is a must. Director of Louis Latour Limited, Tony Schendel, will be in attendance for this very special wine dinner, which includes a three-course meal and all wines. Again, call Deborah for tickets.
Calcot Manor, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ