New York in the old time

Motion Picture Supper Club

I am almost tempted, this looks so great but am not keen on the movie showing!

New York in the old time

There are only two dates left, Friday 26th of June and Saturday 27th of June for the Motion Picture Super Club at the 1920’s inspired Bloomsbury Ballroom.

£65 buys you a welcome drink, canapés on arrival, live Jazz and a 3 course meal. The menu looks amazing:

Welcome Canapés 

Brick Lane Smoked Salmon On Guinness Bread

Chicken Liver Parfait, Pickled Grapes, Toasted Sourdough

Brie Croquette, Cloudberry Chutney


Potted Smoked Sea Trout, Seafood Tartar, Capers & Quail’s Egg


Grilled Asparagus, Goat’s Cheese & Quail’s Egg


Slow Roast Pork Belly, Sun Dried Tomato / Chorizo & Mixed Bean Salad,Caper & Anchovy Dressing


English Summer Beets & Quinoa Risotto With Green Bean & Truffle Salad


DDC Strawberry & Elderflower Trifle

On Friday, the screening is Whiplash and on Saturday, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The event sounds fab and if anyone goes, be sure to let me know!  You can buy tickets from Design My Night (click here).

Picnic basket with food on green sunny lawn.

Fancy a picnic?

I love a picnic and on Saturday me, my sister and my good friend Sam are cycling to Hampton Court Palace to have one (very well behaved for a Saturday I know) and it got me thinking – where could I get a great picnic, already done so I don’t have to mess around and I immediately thought, Carluccios!

I use the Carluccio’s picnics for corporate events at the cricket all the time. The hampers are very well priced and you can pick them up either by the grounds (depending on where they are going) or find one close to their home.

There are a variety you can choose from – have a look here and very well priced.  You can pick one up for yourself or corporate clients for around £45 (which serves 2) and is more than enough food.

obviously ours will have more wine!


Monday Motivation

If anyone needs Monday motivation its me for tomorrow.

I have been off work for 31.5 days and the thought of getting up tomorrow morning, slightly jet-lagged with the flu is actually causing my knee to hurt so, to get me through and whomever else may be facing the same fate, here is my quote for the week..

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” –Anais Nin


The five best moments of your life

I’m reading a novel (chic lit) on my holiday and there was a part of it where one character asked the other to tell them the five best moments of their life in order to get to know them better. It got me thinking about mine.. There are lots of moments I’ve shared with other people and I know for example that seeing my sister married in a few weeks will also be one of my favourite moments but in terms of my thinking about my own, it’s a nice reflection to do!  Don’t get me wrong,  I’ve equally had a lot of terrible moments but that’s life and it’s the bad things that make the good things amazing! Here goes:

Number 1


Photo courtesy of Marshall Hall Photography

Our wedding day. It really was amazing!  We were married in Dubrovnik, Croatia and everything from the string quartet to the way Bradley looked when I walked down the aisle to the first dance will stay with me forever.

Number 2

Meeting Bradley! I still remember where he was standing, what he was wearing and everything about our first, second and third dates. He is my world and my very best memory.


Number 3

Climbing Adams Peak in Sri Lanka. We had to get up at 1 or 2 am to start the climb as it took like 4 hours, uphill all the way to make it up the hill for sun rise. When we finally made it up there, legs shaking it was stunning and I remember thinking wow, what a privilege it is to have been able to do this!


Number 4

Getting the call to say I had got the job as a virgin flight attendant. Virgin Blue was setting up a brand new airline in Australia and just randomly, I applied and got the job! It was so glam when the airline first started and I felt very privileged to be flying for them. It was some of the best years of my life and I got to see the whole of Australia!

Number 5

My first ever International flight and overnight and waking up in Paris. After flying for Virgin, I moved to Dubai and flew for Emirates. My first ever flight was Dubai to Paris and I remember waking up that next morning thinking holy shit! I’m in Paris for work!!! Great memories from my time in Dubai 14917_10152588832741224_2540176377534924368_n

#Eventprofs And Tech Geeks! Another Successful EWL Club Lunch

Event Consult:

Wish I had been there!

Originally posted on EWL CLUB LONDON:

IMG_3902Chris Elmitt, Managing Director of Crystal Interactive led a thought provoking and insightful chat on the benefits and challenges of event technology during our ‘Using Technology in Events’ lunch last Friday.

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I have written about this before and am starting to wonder if I am actually in the wrong…

If you are hosting a Twitter chat and want people to use your hashtag everytime they engage (the whole purpose really) then why make your hashtag so long if you only get 140 characters?

I have seen some hashtags that are like 20 characters long and whilst I appreciate you need to use your hashtag to identify the topic, should you not be abbreviating just a little and keeping only one of two key words to identify? 

Can anyone tell me why people do it? Am I missing something key?