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Oh, what fun! The Swiss Alps take over The Bloomsbury Hotel in London’s Dalloway Terrace for the winter. Hitting the road for the holidays? Fill the travel time by listening to your favorite floral designers on The Flower Podcast.
The Bloomsbury hotel's al fresco restaurant

A snowy scene, created by floral designer Nikki Tibbles, transports Dalloway Terrace patrons to a Swiss alpine resort town. (Courtesy of The Doyle Collection)

The Swiss Alps Come to London

December 19, 2019—The Bloomsbury Hotel is quintessential London in so many ways. Iconic British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the Neo-Georgian building. Then there’s the legacy of the neighborhood itself, which was once a stronghold of The Bloomsbury Set, a group of influential intellectuals, artists, and writers, including Virginia Woolf. However, this winter Dalloway Terrace, the hotel’s al fresco restaurant known for its floral displays, is decidedly Swiss—specifically the famed alpine resort town of Gstaad.

Surrounded by a snow-covered enchanted forest scene created by floral designer Nikki Tibbles of Wild At Heart, guests can bundle up in cozy woolen throws, sip glühwein (a spiced mulled wine), and enjoy an alpine-inspired menu, all in the comfort of the heated and enclosed terrace. To gaze upon Gstaad’s picturesque mountains, one need only peer into the Retro Viewers on their table. dallowayterrace.com

A tiered tray of sweets and savory finger sandwiches sits beside a cup of hot tea on a marble table at Dalloway Terrace in London

A festive afternoon tea includes a Mont Blanc tart, Edel Weiss white chocolate cream, and a Swiss chocolate snow-coated pine tree. (Courtesy of The Doyle Collection)

Dalloway Terrace's hot toddy is served in a crystal cup with a pedestal and handle. The herb garnish is set aflame for a wintry presentation

Alpine Toddy, a hot toddy with a chamomile twist (Courtesy of The Doyle Collection)


Podcasts can help pass the time over a long drive to your holiday destination, and The Flower Podcast, hosted by cut-flower expert Scott Shepherd, is perfect for lovers of flowers and floral design. You’ve already met many of the guests through Flower magazine, and Shepherd’s interviews will help you get to know them even better. Here are few to start with.

More at theflowerpodcast.com

The Flower Podcast

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