12 Things We Love

4 December 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

…so this month’s Ten Things We Love has had a Christmas spin.

This December, we’re celebrating 12 Things We Love, in an homage to the twelve days of Christmas. Read on to discover our festive favourites.

 Advent Calendars

The ripping of the cardboard, the crackling of the foil, and the sweet taste of chocolate – the humble advent calendar never fails to hark back to Christmas past and get us in the festive spirit. This year has seen an increasing amount of non-edible varieties; we’ve had our eye on the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, Charlotte Tilbury’s Book of Magic, and Ciaté’s Mini Mani Month.

Elf the Musical

We’ve all seen the film, so it was about time this comedy was made into an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular. Our very own Carolyn Kirkwood is off to see the show, and we can’t deny that we’re a tad jealous.

Christmas parties

A highlight of every office calendar, the Christmas party is the social event of the year. We’ll be gorging on tapas at Dehesa this year, and can’t wait to sample their take on a classic Christmas dinner.


Need we say more?

Gaby’s birthday

Our newest Graduate Consultant’s birthday falls the day after our Christmas party, so she’ll be enjoying the-morning-after-the-night-before from the comfort of her own home.

Secret Santa

So far, we’ve managed to actually keep this year’s Secret Santa a secret. We can’t wait to reveal all before our Christmas party and finally find out who’s had who.

Ice Skating

Whether you’re good or bad at it, ice skating is a quintessential feature of Christmas. JFL’s Rebecca recently paid a visit to Somerset House and enjoyed an outdoor skate with a view.

Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is the place to be for all things Christmas related – the perfect place to visit if you’re struggling to get into the festive spirit.

Christmas competition

We’re not short of Christmas spirit here at JFL, so we wanted to spread the joy and offer one lucky person £100 worth of retail vouchers – just think of all the sales shopping you could do! Head over to our LinkedIn page to enter.


Whether you’re the type of person to wake up at 5am on Boxing Day, or you prefer to shop online from the comfort of a warm home (much preferred), sales are a great way to snag a post-Christmas bargain.


Synonymous with all things Christmassy, the sound of a choir and the lull of a familiar Christmas tune never fail to make you feel festive.

New Year

Say goodbye the past and hello to a shiny new year! Why not start yours with a new job?