With the British spending a record £122 billion at restaurants and hotels over the Christmas season last year, the festive period provides a huge boost to an otherwise quiet time of year, so it is vital to make the most of it. The key to success is to set the scene in a way which reflects the look and feel of your bar, restaurant or hotel in a stylishly but subtle way – that is exactly what the new Autumn | Winter 2018 Collection from LSA International ( does.

From the SPACE Collection, decorated with opulent platinum and gold, to the wintry, frosted trees of the FIR Collection – LSA International glassware has an elegance and simplicity which creates a subtle festive feel. Beautiful glassware immediately raises the tone and combining style with an air of celebration is a great way to encourage customers to buy another round of Christmas drinks or decide to order Champagne instead of sparkling wine!

The FIR Collection is available in tumblers and balloon glasses as well as tealights, which add to the atmosphere of a cosy Christmas celebration, while the mouthblown SPACE Collection offers decanters, wine glasses, sets of plates, tealights and bowls – which are also painted in festive gold and platinum colours. Even your flowers can add to the theme, by arranging them in one of the SPACE Collection vases.

Another LSA International collection which, while not overtly Christmassy, still creates a real sense of occasion is the handcrafted TATRA Collection with its distinctive designs inspired by age-old folk traditions of woodworking. The TATRA Glass Dome & Ash Base is a striking way to serve cheese, mince pies or cakes and the collection also includes a whisky decanter and glasses. For a larger range of beautiful whisky tumblers and decanters, LSA International’s new WHISKY CUT collection proves one of the most contemporary and enjoyable ways to savour and enjoy a fine single malt.

Christmas is a time when people celebrate tradition. Whether that involves a glass of sherry poured from a teardrop JULIA Decanter before the management of a big company sit down to their Christmas lunch, or a family all enjoying their favourite liqueurs from the BAR Collection’s handmade liqueur glasses, LSA’s beautiful designs ensure that it will be an occasion that people will look forward to experiencing again and again.