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How Self-Investment Can Make You More Confident For Going Out

Investing in yourself can’t possibly have a negative outcome. Through an abundance of ways, you are ultimately improving your life without consequences.

However, there are many ways to improve yourself, and it can be challenging to find where to start or what is truly going to help you on your journey.

Here, we delve into several ways to invest in yourself and how they can benefit you.

Ghastly Ghosts & Gin-Mares Halloween around the world

WATCH OUT for spooky specials of devilish desserts and creepy cocktails at three of London’s top restaurants this Halloween’s Wicked Weekend. 

Zuaya’s, Day of the Dead brings back to life the energy and flavours of Latin America with a Mexican Ghost Punch.  A concoction of Mezcal Reposado and Rum Añejo gives it a smoky, rich depth and a cinnamon kick. The best Peruvian techniques are used to infuse milk with spices and lime zest to create an intense rich Delica Pumpkin Rice Rippling Pudding you’ll want to devour.

10 YEARS ON: BURGER & LOBSTER RE-LAUNCH SOHO SITE WITH FRESH NEW MAKEOVER 

Following on from their 10-year anniversary, Burger & Lobster is currently transforming their renowned Soho branch on Dean Street

Next month, Burger and Lobster will be re-launching their renowned restaurant in Soho, welcoming the public in early November with a brand-new look, feel, and enhanced ambience as well as some exciting additions across their menu. 

SMIRNOFF ‘DROPS’ NEW CHERRY FLAVOURED VODKA

Smirnoff, the world’s number one vodka brand[1], has added a new unique flavour to its growing flavoured vodka portfolio. Smirnoff Cherry Drop (37.5% ABV) will be available in a 70cl format in Asda exclusively from 1st November and will be rolled out across the on- and off-trade from February onwards.

BROTHERS CIDER LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN FOR HALLOWEEN SET TO CAPTURE NEW AUDIENCES

Brothers Cider, the great British cider company from Somerset, has launched a significant new campaign ahead of Halloween to drive awareness of the brand’s association with the occasion and positioning it as a cider that ‘thinks outside the bottle’.

Byron Burgers appoints Taxi Studio to rejuvenate brand and celebrate artistry behind gourmet burger experience

Brand design agency Taxi Studio unveils its latest work with the UK’s original gourmet burger brand, Byron, to elevate its market positioning and rejuvenate its brand experience.

Halloween Cocktails at The Gantry

Walking Dead – £9

Enchanted with an inviting blend of Decorrum Spiced Rum, sweet Absinthe, a touch of violet and Cointreau for a bittersweet boozy orange finish. This wonderfully balanced deep purple cocktail is full of fragrant aromas, tingling spices and subtle but sweet notes of liquorice like anise.

Convenient Cocktails – The Most Popular Mixed-Drinks Across the Country

In 2020, it was reported by Statista that we are in the top 10 countries with the most alcohol consumed per capita with 11.15 litres. While the alcohol market suffered throughout the year and into 2021 due to the pandemic, we’ve seen a recovery, specifically from spirits, as they outperformed beer and soft drinks. They managed to climb over 80% of their 2019 values, however, spirits nearly fully recovered.

FORMULA 1® AND KINDRED CONCEPTS REVEAL DETAILS OF F1® ARCADE, A FIRST OF ITS KIND F1 LICENSED ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

  • The venue will offer best-in-class food and beverages and high speed sim racing all under one roof for the ultimate experience in the fast lane 
  • The new competitive socialising venue is officially licensed by F1® and brought to life by Kindred Concepts, founded by hospitality guru Adam Breeden 
  • The first F1 Arcade venue will open to the public on November 24th at One New Change, St Paul’s London, with wait list open now

New Made To Measure Door Mats

There’s a vast number of entrance mats available for your home or business. However, it’s doubtful that one of the few standard-size options will be a perfect fit for your doorway. That’s why a made-to-measure door mat is an excellent idea if you want a mat that’s both functional and fits in well with the surrounding decor.

STRAND PALACE WINS GREEN KEY AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Strand Palace, one of London’s leading hotels since 1909, has been awarded a Green Key accreditation for their efforts towards sustainable hospitality. The international environmental award marks Strand Palace’s commitment to eco-friendly policies that make a measurable difference.

BRITISH HOLIDAYMAKERS’ THIRST FOR LOCAL TIPPLES REMAINS LONG AFTER THE TAN HAS FADED

  • New research by Spanish gin brand Puerto de Indias reveals almost three quarters (74%) of Brits look for gin brands they’ve tried whilst away when they return from holiday
  • A resounding 91% of tourists try local alcoholic beverages when travelling abroad, whilst loyalty to British alcohol brands while abroad is low

Innovative Marketing Strategies Worth Trying For Your Next Campaign

Marketing is an important part of any business, and it is essential to keep up with the latest trends in order to stay ahead of the competition. Developing innovative marketing strategies is an essential part of this process, and it is important to think outside the box when it comes to your marketing campaigns in order to find something that truly works for your business. Here are a few different marketing strategies that you can try for your next campaign.

National Mezcal Day (21 October): 4 Mezcal Cocktails You Need to Try This Month

With National Mezcal Day coming up on 21 October and Halloween parties being carefully curated for the following week, there are two dates in the calendar this month which might encourage you to fine-tune your cocktail recipes and perhaps be bold enough to try something different.

And with a predicted half of all UK households now owning a cocktail shaker, it is time to crack open the mezcals and tequilas for a night of chest-warming drinks as we step into the autumn months.

Budweiser kicks off its sponsorship of FIFA World Cup 2022™

  • Budweiser will launch its biggest ever campaign to celebrate being the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™

As official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and the England Men’s Football team, Budweiser – a proud part of Budweiser Brewing Group – is launching its biggest ever On-Trade football campaign in the UK, with a whole host of point-of-sale marketing materials to help customers drive footfall throughout the tournament.

HOELLER LAUNCHES NEW INNOVATION IN BUFFET SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

A new innovation that allows operators to alternate between hot and cold buffet service throughout the day while using exactly the same plate has been engineered by Hoeller Manufacturing, the international designer and manufacturer of bespoke buffet systems.

New appointments by Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education, a specialist hospitality and luxury management school with campuses in London and Switzerland, has announced significant Faculty appointments as the 2022-23 academic year gets underway.

MEDITERRANEAN DINING CONCEPT CAVO TO LAUNCH AT THE OUTERNET LONDON

New Mediterranean restaurant concept CAVO will open its doors in Central London this autumn.

The vast 11,300 sq ft open plan restaurant and outside terrace is set to open in the heart of new Tottenham Court Road Station development The Outernet late November.

Vegan Halloween Treats Too Eerie-sistable To Ignore

This Halloween there will be no tricks, only treats. The summer season is officially behind us, which means we can finally look forward to oversized jumpers, pumpkin spiced lattes, and, of course, Halloween!

You’re not alone in feeling such joy for the impending spooky season. In the United Kingdom, Halloween has become one of the biggest cultural and commercial events, with many looking forward to celebrating with boo-tiful outfits and spook-tacular food.

New Highway Code: How to avoid being Fined?

Earlier this year, the Highway Code was updated; and with it, there have been a variety of changes to pre-existing rules that motorists are to oblicated to follow. Despite this, AA Accident Assist had conducted that discovered that only 39% of British drivers acknowledge these new rules, and another survey conducted by Nextbase found that 70% of respondents don’t understand the new rules.

CVs SCRAPPED IN MULTI-MILLION POUND UK-FIRST SCHEME TO TACKLE HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE INDUSTRY’S STAFFING CRISIS

  • New recruitment service launched to help businesses reeling from Covid
  • Ground-breaking ‘Westminster Works’ to help plug thousands of unfilled vacancies and create confidence in job-seekers 
  • London Mayor hails service a ‘lifeline’ for business and a ‘milestone’ for workers’ rights
  • CVs scrapped for on-the-job trials and accelerated training opportunities

Delphina Hotels & Resorts Wins The NORNS Special ‘Commitment to the Environment 2022’ Award and Dominates World Travel Awards 2022 Reclaiming Title of ‘Europe’s Leading Green Independent Hotel Group’

Delphina hotels & resorts have recently added to their trophy case with the following major awards:

The NORNS Special Awards 2022

  • Commitment to the Environment 2022: Elena Muntoni, “We Are Green Project®”

Celebrate National Chocolate Week this year (14th-19th October) by making some chocolate cocktails.

Please find below two easy to make cocktails; one using chocolate bitters and one making use of a bar of dark chocolate.

Dark & Pear: Made with pear and cardamom gin, shake with egg white, lime juice and grate over lots of chocolate.