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Packing to make the most of these top winter sun destinations

It can be hard to stave off the January Blues, even among the most upbeat of us. So, how do we conquer this emotional slump while sticking to our Dry January promises, or keeping our New Year’s Resolutions and not caving into chocolate?

How about a holiday?

Yes, venturing abroad is a sure-fire way to bring a little much-needed sparkle back into your heart, especially if the winter chills are getting you down. Let’s explore the top winter destinations to explore in style, as well any essential items you’ll want to pack.

Further expansion for leading furniture and panel hire firm

Europa International appoints additional Account Handler to act as ‘vital link’ between the firm and its customers

Leading event furniture and panel hire firm Europa International has strengthened its team of Account Handlers with the appointment of Olivia Jenner who joins the business with immediate effect.

The customer centric family-run business, which was founded in 1961 and specialises in delivering and installing furniture packages for the events industry in the United Kingdom and further afield, announced its latest hire following one of its most successful years to date and ahead of further expansion plans in 2019.

Drinks trends you need to know about for 2019

Everything has a ‘trend’ these days, from hairstyles to shoes, clothes to…drinks? Yes, even the world of beverages has its own popularity scale, with people seeking to order the new ‘in-drink’. For 2018, perhaps the undisputed major drinks trend came in the form of gin. Just 10 years ago, gin was pretty far on the other end of the spectrum of cool. A G&T was a drink your gran had. Now, we have gin bars, gin menus, and even gin spas.

But is the gin trend here to stay? In this article, we’re looking ahead to 2019 to discuss the drinks trend forecast…

The rise of home entertaining

Socialising is a big deal in Britain, we like to do it, there’s no doubt about that. A good old meet up with our loved ones is always a great way to spend or time. However, while this used to take place in a bar or restaurant, nowadays we’ve tended to opt against heading away from our home comforts. Reports have shown that in 2001 just over half of the UK’s adults would prefer friends come over to their house to socialise rather than head to a pub or restaurant. Fast forward to 2017 and this figure had increased substantially to 75%. But, why is it that we prefer entertaining at home?

Genesis Biosciences appoints Admiral Cleaning Supplies as sole UK distributor

Global microbial and anti-microbial product developer, Genesis Biosciences, has appointed Admiral Cleaning Supplies as the sole UK distributor for its professional probiotic cleaning range, Evogen Professional.

The partnership will see Admiral offer the specialist, environmentally-responsible cleaning solutions to the UK HoReCa (hotels, restaurants and cafés) and Soft FM and cleaning markets.

The extensive Evogen Professional range, which has been developed to ensure highly-efficacious long-term cleaning performance every time, includes interior solutions such as general purpose Biocleaner, carpet and upholstery shampoo, odour neutraliser and kitchen-specific cleaning products, as well as an exterior collection featuring hard surface cleaner.

Packing to make the most of these top winter sun destinations

It can be hard to stave off the January Blues, even among the most upbeat of us. So, how do we conquer this emotional slump while sticking to our Dry January promises, or keeping our New Year’s Resolutions and not caving into chocolate?

How about a holiday?

Yes, venturing abroad is a sure-fire way to bring a little much-needed sparkle back into your heart, especially if the winter chills are getting you down. Let’s explore the top winter destinations to explore in style, as well any essential items you’ll want to pack.

How to start your own microbrewery

The UK drinks market is currently experiencing a craft beer boom as microbreweries across the UK look to champion their own unique flavours and brewing processes.

From tart ‘sours’ to ‘coffee porters’ and everything in between, the craft beer movement has seen a huge growth in sales over the past few years and is in fact now estimated to make up 6.5% of all beer sales in the UK.

With more than 2,000 microbreweries now in production, the craft beer scene is showing little sign of slowing down. But when it comes to creating quality over quantity, there’s no mistaking that running a microbrewery can be an incredibly energy-intensive process.

New All-Plant Cake Range Launches Progressing Scientific Research Into Egg Replacement

Alternative Cakes is a completely new kind of ethical all-plant treat. Created to taste exceptional*; the Alternative Cake range has been created using the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.

Alternative Foods has been working with the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds to stabilise the natural proteins in aquafaba. Project lead Dr Caroline Orfila explains, “Dr Joanne Maycock and I have been working with Alternative Foods to develop a vegan egg replacement that can be effectively used in home baking. Through collaborative research, we have helped them to discover a patent-pending process to stabilise plant-based proteins and create the optimal formula for a baking ingredient that works every time.”

Your essential guide to a break in York

If it’s romance and history you’re looking for, York is the answer. Voted as the best place to live in the UK in 2018 in The Times, this location provides the perfect setting for a beautiful getaway. The walled city is half the capacity of neighbouring Leeds, and take under two hours to get to from both the northern heights of Newcastle and the southern lows of London.

Here, with Mercedes A class finance dealers, Lookers, we take you through exactly what you must see and do in this northern delight.

Kempinski Hotel Bahia Launches ‘El Paseo Del Mar’

A New Gastronomic Playground on the Costa Del Sol

Kempinski Hotel Bahia, a luxury resort near the palm tree-lined promenade of Estepona, is soaring to new culinary heights with the launch of ‘El Paseo Del Mar’ – a new culinary destination sure to delight food-lovers from across the globe. Perched on its own sliver of Mediterranean, El Paseo Del Mar is a gastronomic playground co-created by the family-run Zsidai Group, as part of a €4 million refurbishment of the property. It includes not one, but three design-led restaurants and bars; beachfront Baltazár Bar & Grill, Spíler Beach Club and Black Rose The Bar.