Become a dinner party pro with Anna Barnett's one-day workshop

The dinner party workshop is one of a series of workshops hosted by Habitat this spring, helping you to detox and declutter through interior design, gardening and cooking.

In a series of cool new workshops launching this spring 2020, Anna Barnett, Topology and Conservatory Archives will be offering their trade secrets at Habitat's Finchley Road and Tottenham Court Road stores.

The experts have collaborated with Habitat on a series of holistic and inspiring workshops, helping you to createa multi-sensory and calming home, through decluttering and detoxing.

The workshops kick off on the 5th March (booking opens in February), spanning from a specialist decluttering workshop with interior experts, to a desert making workshop (yes, that's really desert, not dessert) to reconnect with nature, and a cookery session with Anna Barnett on stress-free hosting.

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The first workshop will be led by Topology and teaches 'learn to live happy: interior designing a conscious home' (£30pp). With talks on colour psychology, texture, lighting and shapes, Topology will guide you on how to create a conscious and multi-sensory home.

The psychologically positive effects of decluttering will be discussed, including realistic tips, and the workshop will end with an individual questionnaire to help attendees improve their wellbeing through interior design.


The classes will take place on Thursday 5th March at 7pm at Habitat's Finley road shop. Can't make it? They're offering another interior design class on Saturday 7th March at Habitat's Tottenham Court road branch at both 11:30am and 7pm.

For those with green fingers, Conservatory Archives will be hosting their Mini Desert Making Workshop (£58pp) along with their planting and gardening tips and advice. They'll teach you to 'reconnect with nature through learning about plants that thrive in hot, dry conditions'. A hands-on approach means you will create your own mini-desert, whilst learning practical tips about how to care for cacti and succulents. Bringing plants into the home instantly benefits our wellbeing and teaches us to nurture and cultivate an appreciation for nature.

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The desert making workshops will take place at Habitat's Finchley Road branch at 11am on Saturday 7th March, and again at the Tottenham Court road shop at 11am on Saturday 14th March.

And finally, in the Dinner Party Pro masterclass, (£125pp) Anna Barnett will be teaching a three course menu plus styling, table setting and hosting hacks. She says 'Become the hostess with the mostest as I take you through my three-course menu for entertaining guests. We’ll learn all about the importance of preparation. We’ll cook, style the food, set the table and serve up a feast to dine together. Here I’ll share how to be the most seamless and stress-free host. You’ll leave the class full of confidence and with the tools needed to host the perfect dinner party.'

Anna will take you through how to cook a three-course menu, plus styling and table setting, to teach the importance of preparation, and will guide on how to become a seamless and stress-free host. Creating delicious food and entertaining in your conscious home is the ultimate definition of a ’multi-sensory’ home. Her classes will take place on Saturday 21st March from 10am until 2:30pm, and again on Saturday 4th April from 10am until 2:30pm.

Habitat promises that the three workshops 'will help you connect with your surroundings and learn how these life-hacks can create a multi-sensory home and improve your wellbeing, in even the smallest of spaces.'

So, where do we sign up?

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Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.