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What A week

I don’t want to jinx it but I AM SO HAPPY.

On Monday I started my new role as an Event Advisor (rather than Event Manager) and I keep pinching myself. Not only is the role ever so interesting, my team are all so lovely and supportive and the firm is just outstanding.  I have been in training for most of the week as there is a lot to learn but I have been able to get started on my own projects already which is really exciting.

On Tuesday we held our #eventprofs networking drinks at the Andaz Hotel.  I will need to write about this properly as the event was such a success. Kate and I had around 20 event managers from corporate, agencies and venues and we all had a great time. You know it is a good event when the free drinks stopped and everyone stayed.

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It’s now Friday and I have a tasting this afternoon which I am looking forward to and then the lovely long weekend with a wedding!

Happy Friday everyone!

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5 Food and Drink Ideas that offer a real WOW Factor

Event Consult:

There are some great ideas here! thanks for sharing!

Originally posted on Diary of an #Eventprof:

It can be challenging to come up with something a little different when you’re looking for a WOW factor for guests. Whether it’s for an evening reception or even just an afternoon break, so I’ve selected my top 5 suppliers that I’ve come across over the past six months for you.

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New Job For Me

Well after seven years with the same firm tomorrow I start my new role at a new firm and I am so excited.

I love being an Event Manager, I love the creative, the management, the knowledge and attention to detail we need. I love knowing where to go, what’s new, what has bad service and (usually) who to know to get in to the hard to get into.

I feel like tomorrow is my first day back at school after the holidays with my fancy new notepads and fancy pens and I just want it to be Monday already..

Wish me luck!

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New London Restaurant – Suvlaki

There are quite a few new restaurants popping up in and around London however Suvlaki Athenian Grill is going to be the one I get excited about.

Situated in Soho, Suvlaki promises home-made street food and classic dishes from Greece.  The menu is short and sweet with Suvlaki skewers, wraps and signature offerings which is the side of the menu that caught my eye.  I need to get my hands on the Greek Burger stuffed with Feta (£12.00) and after this bloody cleanse I am doing, I am pretty sure I am going to head straight down there. Other menu items include Greek Salad (£8.00), three mini Suvlaki wraps (£12.00) and a Pita bread with lemon mustard (£8.00).

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image via Suvlaki

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Monday Motivation

So today is my last Monday at a firm I have been at for over 7 years so I thought this quote is fitting.  I am pretty nervous but also really excited to start a new challenge, learn new things and progress my career so it was time for me.

Have a great Monday everyone and remember, life is short, go after what you dream of.

Life begins at the end of your comfort Zone…

“Neale Donald Walsch”

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#Eventprofs Networking Drinks

Our next #eventprofs meetup is to be held on Tuesday 25th of August at a central London location. Our meetups are an informal way to network with other #eventprofs, see a new venue and of course have a wine or six.

We held our last one at the Fabulous Mondrian hotel and had a great night meeting new people and growing our network.

If you need further information or would like to attend please email me or get in touch via Twitter!

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