Having taken all that time to shop, put on our glad rags and go to town we were all ready for a cocktail. A giant cocktail vase appeared before us. A fringe of palm trailed over the edge, skimmia and choicia provided a foil for the flowers. Lisianthus gave height and their colour contrasted with the beautiful lilac Anastasia chrysanthemums. White spray chrysanthemums and pink carnations completed this confection and some silver ting made a sparkling swizzle stick. A matching cocktail vase was placed alongside.