‘Tis the season at One New Change

Working THE Christmas party circuit like a professional this festive season could give your career, social life and even relationship a helping nudge along if done with grace, style and panache. But let’s face it, it’s tough out there. The discerning society high flyer needs to look super sleek, knowing their Moët & Chandon from their Laurent-Perrier, and only engaging in the most sophisticated of conversations. So, to avoid committing the cardinal society sins as we prepare for the busiest time of the year, head down to One New Change and have all of your social etiquette dilemmas answered.

Today, One New Change is teaming up with Debrett’s, the authority on modern manners and etiquette, to bring contemporary etiquette to life through a series of free masterclasses ahead of the party season. Debrett’s will be lending their expertise in etiquette to inform the free masterclasses, which will be run by a range of stores and restaurants at the shopping destination.

To ensure you come out on top after weeks of champagne sipping and canapé nibbling, come and take advantage of the etiquette experts on hand on the night. With a little help, you’ll stylishly sidestep any faux pas and cruise through the seasonal scene with confidence.

And that’s not all. Throughout the evening Madison will provide a bespoke cocktail bar and live DJ on the lower ground floor. For every drink sold, including decadent champagne cocktails and mojitos, a £1 donation will go to The Prince’s Trust, One New Change’s charity partner. When you’ve finished your masterclasses, what better way to end the evening than by practicing all that you’ve learnt whilst enjoying cocktails and taking in the stunning London skyline in Madison Restaurant, perched on top of One New Change’s roof terrace?

So be sure to drop by and enjoy free in-store masterclasses and a fantastic prize draw to win a track day for six people with Ginetta Cars and Shirtstream dry cleaners worth over £6,000, plus a £500 One New Change gift card thrown in for good measure.

• One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

The event will take place between 6-9PM Find out more about the event and masterclasses at onenewchange.com

L.K.BENNETT
LOWER GROUND FLOOR, 6.30PM AND 7.30PM

PUT ON THOSE PARTY SHOES:

This class promises to provide the essential tips for women this festive season. Remember, a lady must always walk gracefully in high heels and wishful Cinderellas should be aware that statement shoes should never be taken off in public.

T.M.LEWIN
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT SHIRT AND TIE:

Different occasions demand a different look, and there are many different ways to wear and fashion a tie or bow tie. Where should the blade reach? How should you keep your tie after wearing it, rolled up or hung? All your questions can be answered here, including whether it is ever okay to wear a Hawaiian shirt at your Christmas party.

OLIVER BONAS
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

PRESENTING YOUR PRESENTS:

This class looks at how to wrap perfectly as well as the perils of re-gifting, making sure that you get it right every time. Receiving a lovingly wrapped gift is nearly as special as the gift itself, so make sure that your well thought out present looks good enough to be judged by its cover.

HERSHESONS
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

TURNING HEADS:

This class is geared around ensuring that you turn heads for all the right reason this party season. Learn how to master quick hair fixes and classic up and down looks and lots more. Unkept hair does not flatter an LBD and this class is essential for every budding society high flier who wants to know a hair do from a hair don’t.

KAREN MILLEN
LOWER GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

LOOKING THE PART:

Discerning ladies know that looking the part means leaving the right impression. This class promises to give you the skills to select the perfect party dress, as well providing valuable advice on how to tackle hemline etiquette, making sure there are no last minute panics in front of the mirror.

BANANA REPUBLIC
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

DAY TO NIGHT:

The party season means the social calendar is full to the brim, and not every occasion will allow for a change of outfit after work. This class demonstrates simple tricks to take your outfit from day to night with ease, and how to ensure you're always looking stylish, even if on a budget.

SEARCYS CHAMPAGNE BAR
FIRST FLOOR 8PM

FESTIVE FIZZ:

Everybody indulges and enjoys over the Christmas season but remember your limits and ensure that you are not the talk of the party in the office the next day. Learn when to drink pink or white, how to pour and chill, what to do with your pinky, and how to hold a champagne glass correctly.

BREAD STREET KITCHEN
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

CONCOCTING COCKTAIL PARTIES:

When you are hosting a cocktail party it is your obligation to make sure that the right atmosphere is created, and that first and foremost everyone has enough to eat and drink. Canapés and cocktails are perfect for the party season, and this class demonstrates how to create a five star party at home and be a hostess with the mostess.

BARBECOA BUTCHERY
GROUND FLOOR 7PM & 8PM

THE ART OF CARVING:

Without a perfect knowledge of the art of carving one should not perform the honour of serving meat. This class, hosted by Paul Kelly from the renowned Kelly Turkeys, demonstrates how to masterfully carve and serve elegantly. Nobody wants a butchered turkey at Christmas.

DERMALOGICA
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

SKIN SURVIVAL:

We all love festive fun but our skin can suffer and show all of our sins. This class demonstrates how to cheat your way to looking like you have had eight hours sleep and how to always look as fresh as a daisy, and gives a run-down of skin rituals that must never be ignored.

FRASER HART
GROUND FLOOR 6PM AND 7PM

PROPOSAL ETIQUETTE:

This class takes you through the dos and don’ts so all you have to do is remember your chosen words. Factors such as whether you still have to ask permission, if you can ask for your beau’s hand at a family Christmas dinner, and whether it is a sin to propose without having chosen a ring will all be covered. If you’re a newly engaged couple on the hunt for the perfect ring, experts are on hand to help you tell the cut from the carat.

REISS
LOWER GROUND FLOOR 6PMAND 7PM

BESPOKE SUIT SERVICE:

Suit wearing etiquette is as vital as design and colour. This class focuses on everything from what suit should be worn on what occasions, to whether you should have your jacket open or closed. Important considerations are demystified like double verses single breasted suits, when to wear a cravat, and whether it is ever okay to take off your tie.

COMING SOON
CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

From 10am – 6pm on Saturday 1 December, the City of London will open its doors for a seasonal shopping spectacular.

One New Change has joined forces with Cheapside, Leadenhall Market, Bow Lane and Paternoster Square to create a day that will please the whole family.

There will be festive fun that will please the whole family, including ice skating, carol singers and Santa Claus and his sleigh and reindeers.

One New Change will be offering special discounts for one day only as well as sprinkling festive cheer with family entertainment ranging from street shows and face painting to balloon modelling and bubble making stiltwalkers.

School choirs at One New Change

Local school choirs will be performing at selected times from 10 – 15 December on the lower ground floor collecting money for charity.

www.onenewchange.com For timings and further details