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Stop the Snooze: Benefits of Working Out in the Morning

There is no denying that exercising works wonders for our wellbeing. Going for a jog, lifting a couple of weights or enjoying a yoga class are all activities that can actively help keep our fitness levels and brain health in check. Not only that, but regular exercise can also spur you to consume better food options and make healthier choices, such as cutting down on fried foods and eating less red meat. In short, it has an array of precious advantages.

How Can AI Transform the Way We Collaborate & Connect?

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market is predicted to reach $267 billion by 2027. But concerns have been raised about whether these advancements could replace humans in jobs as technology is being used to simulate human intelligence processes. In fact, approximately 68.5% of college graduates think that the development of AI could either take their job away or make them irrelevant in the next few years.

Day to Night De-Stress Guide: The Simple Ways to Self-Care

Our bodies function in divine synchronicity with the laws of the universe and nature. Just like the sun, the moon, and the planets go through cycles, so do our bodies.

From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, we dance in rhythm with the physiological and emotional needs of our bodies.

Favouritetable – innovation on the menu for restaurateurs

Restaurant booking technology innovation means constantly staying ahead of the game and delivering a functional product to make clients’ lives easier, explains Jaipal Yadav, Managing Director at restaurant software business Favouritetable in this exclusive interview.


Same delicious taste – new premium, sleek can design and upgraded visuals

A permissible treat – thanks to its selection of Italian ingredients and real fruit juice – the Sanpellegrino Tastefully Light & Classic Taste sparkling fruit ranges, have long been a favourite with consumers looking for a truly thirst quenching and delicious citrus drink.

Inviting The Outdoors In: The Gradual Ascent of Al Fresco Living

When reading or hearing the term al fresco, it is easy to let our minds fly free to the splendid, sunny coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian word, which means ‘in the open, fresh air’, evokes images of picturesque rooftops in Sorrento, beach locales in the Canary Islands, and relaxing oases across the Greek peninsula.

Glion Institute of Higher Education alumni celebrate alma mater 60th anniversary

Alumni from Glion Institute of Higher Education, which specialises in hospitality and luxury management, have reunited in a succession of events around the world to celebrate the institution’s 60th anniversary.

Around 400 people attended events in Bangkok, Thailand, and Montreux, Switzerland in June, following on from an event at Harvey Nichols in London in March, to commemorate six decades of the institution offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and finance to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London.


Chef patron of sustainability-focused restaurant, JÖRO, will also headline Amilla’s one-day food festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Maldives tourism

Eco-friendly luxury resort Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences welcomes Cambridge-born culinary mastermind Luke French to its shores for an exclusive pop-up residency this October 2022. Chef director of Kelham Island eatery and Michelin-recognised restaurant, JÖRO, Luke French combines sustainability led, locally sourced ingredients with a forward-thinking approach to bring high impact international flavours. From 13-23 October, French will host a series of special gastronomic events, as well as leading one of the private island resort’s celebrations to mark 50 years of tourism in Maldives.

Beer Piper invests £1 Million into New Premises and Equipment

Greater Manchester-based hospitality firm Beer Piper – which is the UK’s number one in beer line cleaning – is investing over one million pounds into the business as it cements itself in the sector after the pandemic.

The firm will move to expanded premises in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, and invest over £100k in new manufacturing equipment to ensure Beer Piper stays at the top of its game as a vital support for pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants in the region and beyond.

Vector ovens just got wider

Vector Wide multi-cook ovens now available from FEM

Kitchen managers are always looking for ways to save space without compromising menu options. Multi-functional equipment has proved its worth in this area and now FEM (Foodservice Equipment Marketing) is launching the new Alto-Shaam Vector Wide ovens, which are ideal where chefs think big but space is at a premium.

Icelandic​ franchise opportunity with 1,100 years of heritage launches in UK

Ísey Skyr Bar, the innovative protein-rich snack bar concept, has announced the launch of its UK franchise opportunity. The authentic Icelandic experience offers franchisees a wholesome superfood consumer concept combined with an efficient business model needing minimal staff. 

Mactaggart Family & Partners secures multi-million deal from NatWest for its first Resident Edinburgh location 

Boutique hotel brand, Resident Hotels, has secured a multi-million-pound loan with NatWest for the development of its first Edinburgh location. 

Owners Mactaggart Family & Partners (MF&P) announced last year that they were developing Meldrum House on Drumsheugh Gardens, converting the former HM Revenue & Customs office in to a 166 bedroom Resident Hotel, just off Charlotte Square.  

Bullards Pineapple, Ginger & Lime

Luxury sustainable British gin brand, Bullards, is excited to announce its latest gin, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime, to add to its impressive selection of unique spirits.

Bullards pineapple gin is a decadent harmony of flavours, combining juicy roasted pineapple with feisty ginger warmth and citrusy lime leaf. Allow your taste buds to transport you to tropical climates with this unique gin for the UK market.

Claridge’s turns to Miele Professional to create a five-star luxury laundry

Claridge’s is London’s legendary Mayfair hotel, located a stone’s throw away from royal residences, and with a long-standing relationship with royalty, international diplomats and world leaders. With such a clientele, it is essential to Claridge’s that its laundry is equipped to care for luxury garments as well as linen from the hotel’s catering services. Claridge’s wanted to ensure it could deliver this tailored and quality service on-site and extend capacity from 209 rooms to 293, as well as providing luxury laundry care for its sister hotels The Connaught and The Berkeley. A drastic and considered expansion of their laundry was required.

How to Host the Perfect Summery Vegan Afternoon Tea

One of our favourite pastimes is enjoying a homemade afternoon tea – and it’s even better taken out in the garden when the sun is shining. A quintessentially British selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones with cream and jam is always delicious. But what if you’re vegan?

The good news is that you can make all of your afternoon tea treats vegan-friendly – so whether you’re living an animal-product-free life, your family or friends are, or you’re vegan curious, there are still plenty of treats to be enjoyed.

Four Ways to Host a Low-Waste Tea Party This Summer

In the summertime, we love having a tea party in the garden with our family and friends. But when it comes to the environment, parties aren’t always the most eco-friendly activities.

But our favourite activities don’t have to be unnecessarily wasteful. With a little creativity and crafting, you can host a low-waste tea party that your nearest and dearest will love.

5 Dog-Friendly Festivals Paw-fect for 2022

Festivals are about celebrating the outdoors with great events to enjoy alongside family and friends. So why not bring along your four-legged best friend to take part as well?

Of course, not all festivals are suitable for dogs. Some can be too loud, uncomfortable, and stressful for our fur babies. It’s important to identify which festivals are suitable for our pets to give them as good an experience as you will enjoy.

This Fathers’ Day, keep older parents at the heart of your family home

It’s Fathers’ Day this month and, like all celebratory days in the calendar, it gives us a good reason to think about that special person in our lives, and say a little thank you for all they’ve done for us over the years. We’ve taken this opportunity to look at how we can make the most of the time we spend with our parents, and how keeping them safe in their home will benefit the whole family.


Industry heavyweights Lello Favuzzi and Jessica Monetti join Roberto Costa’s flourishing Macellaio restaurant Group 

June 2022: Following the opening of its sixth, flagship site in Soho, founder of restaurant group Macellaio RC, Roberto Costa, is delighted to announce the appointment of Lello Favuzzi as the new Executive Head Chef, as well as Jessica Monetti as the new Head of Operations. A superstar duo, with a wealth of experience who are taking on a group wide role to further grow and cement Macellaio as one of London’s most loved family of restaurants. With authenticity and a true Italian ethos of ingredients at the core. 

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“Will You Marry Me?” Outfit Tips for a Special Proposal

There are special moments that tend to come once in a lifetime. Graduating from university, moving into your first home, accepting your dream job, and asking the person you love to marry you.

There is no escaping the fact that, when planning to get down on one knee, you’re bound to feel a bit nervous. Wondering whether your partner will answer your fateful question the way you hope will certainly be at the forefront of your mind.

Sleeping for Success: Lessons from the World’s Richest People

Success, whether at school, at work, or in our personal domains, is ingrained in us from a young age. We strive to plant the seeds of success, so we can reap the fruits of our efforts.

Along our journey, we hear all sorts of tips for success. People like Tony Robbins and Jay Abraham, who are dominating the life coaching space, are teaching us how to set goals, use affirmations, and fake it till you make it. These tricks might be the missing piece of the puzzle for some, while for others, they might prove to be ineffective.

Five tips for restaurants battling no-show culture

Despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions UK restaurants are facing a growing threat from ‘no-shows’ in an environment where consumer spending on hospitality remains at less than 70% of pre-pandemic levels, says Jaipal Yadav, managing director of restaurant software business, Favouritetable.