Some people go Skiing in January. High up in the mountains, drinking mulled cocktails in between hitting the slopes. Sadly for me no such holiday was on the cards.
However just because I am not high up on a mountain, doesn't mean I can't indulge in a little apres ski.
Instead of a mountain, I went up high onto the roof of Selfridges.
Up on the 5th floor terrace, the entrance is a thing of beauty.A little tunnel of fairy lights. I don't often like cute things, but I'd happily decorate my hallways like this.
The restaurant is Selfridges converted terrace. Decked out like a European Chalet, complete with fire and lanterns, it is the perfect way to escape the cold.
Which leads me nicely onto this thing of beauty. If your feeling a little bit chilly, you have to take a look at their Choctail menu. Hot chocolate mixed with alcohol, if that doesn't warm your cockles I don't know what will.
I'd recommend the Chocolate Orange. A very indulgent mix with cointreau. I was starting to feel my toes again.
Just try and pace yourself, as I promise you, you'll just want to down that thing.
I've only been skiing once, when I was 14 as part of a school trip. I don't remember much about it, but I do no being that young there was no parties or indulging in authentic foods.
So I just have to pretend I know what it's like. I'd hope that it would be lots of hot fondue and crusty buttery bread. If not then that's my dream shattered.
For mains it was Slow roast Gressingham duck, white bean & sausage stew for Ness, and Buttermilk chicken schnitzel, blue cheese fondue for me. Again in my head, everyone who skis eats schnitzels.
With left over cheese fondue, it was only right to have chips to dip.
And of course to balance out the bad, we had chilli broccoli. I mean everyone knows that healthy cancels out the unhealthy. Therefore no calories consumed.
Le Chalet is the perfect mid-shopping stop over being in Selfridge's, however I would recommend booking as it does get pretty packed at peak times.
But I promise you it will be worth the booking, even if it is just to escape the cold for an hour, and huddle up under one of their blankets.
Or if you're like me you can play silly games with them, covering your face, and playing peek-a-boo.
I've told you before, you really can't take me anywhere.
Whilst I may be silly, the desserts certainly aren't.
You need to find room for these. Just look at them.
I think this fruit and nut deserves another close up.
There is one good thing about not going apres skiing up a mountain. You can wear heels and a skirt here. Probably not a good idea in the snow, I'd blend in wearing my gorgeous new Celeb Boutique skirt, and I don't fancy being trampled on by big foot.
Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
400 Oxford Street