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Experience the best of Mayfair at InterContinental London Park Lane this Christmas with a Hyde Park Winter Wonderland staycation adventure

This Christmas, InterContinental London Park Lane has exclusively partnered with London’s annual family favourite festive celebration, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, to create the ultimate staycation experience in London. This festive package available from Monday-Thursday includes accommodation at InterContinental London Park Lane, entry to Winter Wonderland, an exhilarating ice skating session under twinkling lights, a romantic ride on the Giant Wheel boasting views across London and entrance to the enchanting Magical Ice Kingdom. 

7 quirky catering ideas for corporate events

Whether it’s a creamy berry quinoa parfait or a mediterranean morning scramble washed down with an avo-shake, power breakfasts are all the rage. Long gone are the days when Del Trotter could classify as a young urban professional. The fictional Only Fools and Horses star referred to himself as a ‘yuppie’, indulging in a combination of Pina Colada, Castella cigars, and cooked full English breakfasts on a daily basis. If the wheeler dealer from Peckham were to try and fit in with the health-conscious business men and women of the 21st century he would struggle.

Döner Shack launches restaurant in prime Manchester location

A new German street food concept, Döner Shack, is taking Manchester by storm with the opening of its second restaurant on 22nd November 2021.

Harnessing the Influence of Business to Fight Climate Change

Coming out of lockdown and returning to normal, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to play their part in helping the UK achieve net-zero emissions. However, a report carried out by a coalition of top business groups, energy networks, and expert bodies reported that many don’t know how they can cut their carbon emissions, are unsure where to start, don’t know where they can get help, and don’t have time to research a net-zero strategy. Furthermore, SMBs need such a strategy to be financially viable.

Angelic Diamonds Reveals the UK’s Most Popular Wedding Destinations in New Interactive

Halo engagement ring retailer Angelic Diamonds has launched a new online platform that offers a breakdown of the UK’s most popular wedding destinations.

With many couples looking to combine their dream wedding with an exotic holiday, and now that travel restrictions are being eased, a destination wedding holds more allure than ever.

The Benefits of a Holiday Digital Detox

Imagine soaking in the dazzling sun in your new bandeau bikini, your hair dancing in rhythm with the sea breeze, and your heart skipping a beat to the next chapter of your compelling book until—

—your phone goes on a buzzing spree. You feel the urge to check your notifications, which then turns into a long afternoon of email replies, Facebook comments, and Instagram DMs. But isn’t the main purpose of a holiday to calm your mind and recover from the digital sensory overload we’re constantly exposed to?

Revealed: The 5 Best Cities in the UK for Raising a Family

After the turbulence that many people have experienced during the pandemic, coming together as a family is more important than ever. With so many parents working from home, as well as children across the country attending school online, quality time has taken on a whole new meaning. Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, it’s time to find our way to a new version of family time. 

11.6 Billion Microplastics are Released from Our Teabags Per Bag

Tea—the quintessentially British drink that we love so much so that 100 million cups are drank daily, translating to almost 36 billion per year. There are so many variations of tea, ranging from black tea to green and peppermint, touting a range of health benefits. For example, green tea has been linked to fat loss, improving brain functioning, and lowering risk of cancer. Other teas, such as white tea, pack a punch with antioxidants and is the least processed.

MINDFUL CHEF PARTNERS WITH WAHACA, INTRODUCING TACOS TO ITS MENU FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

Healthy food brand Mindful Chef has partnered with Mexican street food restaurant, Wahaca, in a ‘taco takeover’, delivering four limited-edition recipes to customers’ doorsteps nationwide. It’s the first time Mindful Chef have brought Tacos to their menu, available in 1 person, 2-person and 4-person options, the special dishes are perfect for Mexican date nights and family fiestas alike.

‘SLEAZY PIZZA’ LAUNCH ITS FIRST SITE WITH A STREET PARTY

Anything but ordinary, the new pizza joint will bring some (x-rated) fun to the 12 incher

Celebrate the opening of Sleazy Pizza with the sleazy street party, taking place just off Brick Lane on Dray Walk, next to Cafe 1001. The sleazy street party will be a quirky opening party hosting free pizza for all, DJ’s, drag performers, live saxophonists, outdoor bar, giveaways and some sleazy (temporary) tattoos in the courtyard outside the restaurant. You’ll also have the chance to be featured on the money shot wall! The party kicks off on Friday, November 12th from 6pm and run until late, with free ‘Friends With Benefits’ Membership cards given away throughout. All of the above is to honour the launch of Sleazy Pizza, a back to basics yet fun pizza restaurant that takes the snobbiness out of pizza but still retains the high-quality ingredients. The restaurant isn’t afraid of a pun or two, with some pizzas named after famous adult films from the past (Debbie Does Diavola is the sequel we never thought we needed). The walls will be plastered with custom movie posters with some other surprises to keep the fun in the building whilst waiting in the 40 capacity seating space. The launch party is free to attend, with free pizza whilst pumping some fun back to Brick Lane. Further information HERE

If you are interested in coming to launch party or would like to come and check out the pizza another time, fill in details HERE.

The pizzas will be lovingly crafted in the authentic wood-fired method, think thin crust with superb mouth-watering ingredients.

With their tongue pressed firmly in their cheek, the team behind Sleazy have gone in with a fully themed menu, where you can warm up with a fluffer before devouring a 12” dream. There’s something for all pizza persuasions, whether you fancy a slice of ‘Morning Glory’ (how do you like your eggs in the morning? Perfectly cooked on a white base with pine nuts, mozzarella and spinach? You’re in luck) a nibble on a ‘Naughty Napoletana’ or go ‘X-Rated’ with an nduja sausage, black olives and red onion combo. They’ll also be offering vegetarian options and vegan cheese will be available on all pizzas.

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Luca, Founder of Sleazy Pizza says “During the last lockdown an opportunity arose to open a pizza shop at Truman Brewery and given my Italian heritage I couldn’t say no. My father Piero ran an Italian restaurant as I was growing up so I’ve grown up in Sicilian kitchens with fresh ingredients I understood the importance of quality food but we didn’t just want a traditional pizzeria like most others. After looking around for what else is on offer we found a lot of brands lack any identity and we wanted an exciting and memorable pizza place that can have a bit fun with itself so our dirty-minded eatery Sleazy Pizza was born. Luckily we were also able to hire an amazing chef Danilo whose hometown is just outside Napoli (the home of pizza) and he’ll be tossing out “12inch dreams” for free on our launch event!”

During the street party, free pizza will be flying out from the oven. People are recommended to come with an open mind to find their new favourite flavours! DJ’s will be playing some dirty disco beats and sultry slow jams with drag performers causing a ruckus throughout until late. The evening will be injected with some seedy brass from a live saxophonist and an outside bar keeping everyone stocked up. The ‘Money Shot Wall’ is on hand for those who want to immortalise themselves with a sleazy selfie, and temporary tattoos will give people a chance to bring something back with them other than a hangover.

Sleazy Pizza is not the average pizza restaurant, filled to the brim with naughty puns, tasty wood-fired pizza and enough adult laughs to keep people coming back for more. Opening from November 12th, this cheeky pizza play space may just have a few surprises left in store.

The Potential Cost Saving Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain

Back in 2016, a report from McKinsey showed that a typical company’s supply chain accouted for 80 per cent of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But not only is the impact on the environment severe, but it can also lead to financial issues for companies who don’t take action to be more sustainable.

Montagu Kitchen, Marylebone, Celebrates Modern British Dining with Brand New Menu Launching Autumn 2021

Enjoy British Dining with a Twist with carefully Sourced ‘British Icons’ Dishes

Revealed: Top 5 Cities in the Romantic Minimoon Destination Index

Since 19th July, engaged couples who have been waiting to tie the knot can now take the next step in their relationship. COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, and there are no limits on the number of guests allowed, no requirements for social distancing, and no enforcement of face masks.

Design District Canteen opens in September 2021

Bringing Six Global Street Food Operators to the heart of Greenwich Peninsula

Design District Canteen, Greenwich Peninsula’s newest food and drink destination, will open in September 2021, bringing to the area a selection of independent food operators and culinary entrepreneurs including rising star Sugo Italian Street Food and Venezuelan Arepa masters, Guasa. Canteen is at the heart of London’s new community of creatives, Design District, recently crowned ‘one of World’s Greatest Places in 2021’ by TIME Magazine. The architecturally impactful food hall will be centred around an outstanding transparent structure created by lauded Spanish architects, Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano. Vibrant stalls serving food from around the world will surround a stunning tree canopy for people to sit in and eat alongside drinks from The Canteen Bar.

MAYHEM DESERT HEAT, THE FIRST CROSSFIT EVENT HOSTED BY MAYHEM NATION IN THE UAE, TO LAUNCH IN RAS AL KHAIMAH THIS NOVEMBER

Ras Al Khaimah further enhances its world-class sporting events portfolio with Mayhem Desert Heat, a two-day festival hosted by Rich Froning Jr., four-time Fittest Man on Earth, and Mayhem Nation, the global CrossFit leader 

VIGOUR & VICE

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY CONSULTANCY LAUNCHES IN THE UK TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE & PROFITABILITY OF FOOD & BEVERAGE VENUES POST-LOCKDOWN

CACI REVEALS COASTAL HOTSPOT BOOST AS STAYCATIONS AND HOUSE PRICES RISE

CACI, the consumer and location intelligence specialist, has revealed the scale of demand for staycations in the UK this Summer. The research highlights there will be a significant boost to coastal towns across the country, which are set to benefit most from the upturn in UK holidaymakers as staycations continue to dominate this year.

Consultancy roles will inspire post-Covid economic recovery in hospitality

With hospitality opening up all over the world, the hotel industry’s recovery and employment opportunities are accelerating. Anyone considering a career in hotel management will inevitably be aware of roles in head office, as general manager or in individual departments such as marketing or finance. However, there is also a whole world out there in terms of jobs which many young people starting out in education may not have considered because they are not as visible.

Exclusive London event celebrates the versatility of the European Picota cherry

On Thursday 1 July, European Picota cherries were delighted to host an exclusive trade event at Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London to mark the return of European Picota cherries to the UK for their short season that runs until August. The celebration aimed to showcase the special Picota cherry story, and what sets it apart as a high-quality European fruit.

Is Too Clean Real? Your Home-Habit Myths Debunked

Who doesn’t like a spring clean? There’s no better feeling than walking into your home when the tables are polished, the air is fresh, and the vacuumed carpets put a spring in your step. But could cleaning too much be damaging your home and your health?

Decades and Denim Jeans: A Timeline of our Wardrobe Staples

With the fashion industry constantly innovating the latest seasonal tastes and trends, it’s not easy to keep up with the next best thing all the time. However, one fashion staple that could never be replaced is jeans. Renowned for being the ultimate go-to provider of both comfort and style, we have seen jeans take many different shapes and designs throughout the years. So much so, the concept of jeans has even been combined with the ease of leggings in recent years too, and demand for jeggings has hit the fashion industry by storm.

Food for Thought: Separating Fact from Fiction When it Comes to the Biggest Food & Drink Myths

When it comes to food and nutrition, there’re many things we think we know are facts that are well and truly false. Many of these myths stem back to what we were told when we were young to make sure we ate what we were given. Speaking of which, how cool is it that carrots help you see in the dark? (Got you — they can’t).

MOXY HOTELS LAUNCHES THE GREAT BRITISH ROAD TRIP

Marriott Bonvoy’s Experiential Hotel Brand Celebrates Local Tourism

London – July 2021: Moxy Hotels, Marriott Bonvoy’s experiential hotel brand for the young and young-at-heart, has launched Moxy Hotels’ Great British Road Trip – a celebration of domestic tourism, encouraging guests to explore closer to home this summer. The playfully curated collection of five routes go coast to coast, covering 12 of the UK’s most vibrant spots for hospitality, culture, and sightseeing, and provide Moxy’s tips to discover the best of each destination, from street art tours to gin distilleries and brewery visits.