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TRADITIONAL ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO AT THE WALDORF HILTON

The Best Afternoon Tea Experience for Two in London

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Royal Afternoon Tea for Two

Introducing The Royal Jubilee Afternoon Tea, a majestic delight that will transform your senses to the regal rooms of Buckingham Palace.

Afternoon Tea for Two

AFTERNOON TEA IS ONE OF BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE PASTIMES

One of Britain’s favourite pastimes is to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea, the ultimate sweet treat.

THE WALDORF HILTON X Royal Afternoon Tea”

If you missed the Royal Afternoon Tea Experience during the Queens Jubilee and want to try something special and unique, have a sneak peak at this. Did you know the Waldorf Hilton has a long standing tradition of being London’s most iconic hotel and now they’ve launched their Regal themed Royal Afternoon Tea.

Even more so, expect the classic favourites to yummy treats served with signature tea blends and exclusive English Sparkling Wine the first to be produced by a French Champagne House Louis Pommery.

“Treat yourself to an afternoon like no other with a spectacular Royal Afternoon Tea! at The Homage Waldorf 

Royal Afternoon Tea for Two

Afternoon Tea for Two

“Enjoy you’re perfect relaxing afternoon whilst you indulge in the most delicious sweet and savoury delights where the chef’s bring recipes to life and serve soul at the table”

Royal Afternoon Tea for Two

THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA

As far as settings go attention to detail is key, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the Waldorf Hilton

I’m so honoured to be a guest at this illustrious hotel blending the elegance and grandeur of Edwardian London with modern comfort.

Here you will immerse yourself fully in the atmosphere of Theatreland with the pre-theatre dinner option also available at Homage where you can expect magical afternoon tea or dinner experiences with live music in the heart of the West End.

The Waldorf Hilton is only stone’s throw away from the Capitals best shops, bars, Galleries and landmarks Somerset House, Royal Opera House and Covent Garden Piazza which makes it a prime location within walking distance.

Any afternoon tea plans for the week? They have live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Just recently we were invited to try out the Royal Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton Aldwych an iconic luxury hotel in London’s West End Theatre Land where it has stood since 1908. The Homage Restaurant inside the hotel host an elegant high tea experience allowing guest to indulge in special and unique tea blends, classic finger sandwiches, canapes, Devonshire scones to their Platinum Jubilee Deserts. It was the perfect start to a memorable weekend where you will experience the magic unfold at Homage.

From sparkling chandeliers, Edwardian columns, and gilded detail, the restaurant pays tribute to the grand cafes of Europe. At Homage, you can expect to enjoy the finest dining experience within an elegant and tranquil setting.

Royal Afternoon Tea for Two

Take advantage of this unique experience where you can enjoy a take on one of Britain’s favourite pastimes. From freshly cut sandwiches and savouries to warm scones served with clotted cream and jam, there’s nothing more delightful than a perfect Afternoon Tea wouldn’t you agree? We discovered that one of HM The Queen’s favourite elevenses, the strawberry jam sandwich, reimagined. Sample a selection of Her Majesty’s favourite treats, live harp performance and the new memories you’ll always cherish.

Our main highlights had to be the Louis Pommery England Sparkling Wine and Pommery Champagne, glazed mint chocolate mouse a Homage to Her Majesty’s favourite desert, Bombe Glacee Royale with Strawberry jam sandwich macaroons. We then finished our visit with Organic Red Velvet Tea to the Waldorf Signature Tea Blends and Devonshire Clotted cream scones.

The deserts were mildly sweet, but I really enjoyed them to much delight and the hospitality was exceptional throughout the whole experience. Upon arrival we where seated in a secluded private dining area of the Homage Grand Salon Restaurant with a complimentary glass of Champagne. I would absolutely recommend to anyone as a must do and be surely coming back to sample more culinary delights next time.

Enjoy this summer to the fullest at Waldorf Hilton and set the scene right for the memories that will last forever with Homage for a quintessentially afternoon tea in a timeless setting.

Book your unforgettable Royal Afternoon Tea experience today 

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Editorial Disclaimer: PR Invite as Gifted Experience. This Media Visit was kindly gifted by The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

THE BEST FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE 2022

The Ultimate Fathers Day Gift Guide, jam-packed with everything you need to celebrate in style

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Best Fathers Day Gifts 2022

1. Adidas Exclusive, Stan Smith Sneaker Print Boxers, the 2 pack is priced from £30.99 | 2. Drakkarr Noir by Guy Laroche Paris The Fragrance Shop, | 3. Whiskey is the safe choice for a Happy Fathers Day Surprise, Hampers.com | 4. Get Ready for Fathers Day with the Ultimate Fathers Day BBQ Gift Box by Award Winning Dominique Woolf’s sauce Exclusively from Hampers.com £49 | 5. Designed to strengthen and coat existing facial hair to help men achieve a fuller, thicker and more even facial look, the Beard Thickener is now available to buy online King C. Gillette £5 | 6. Drinkmate is the first carbonator to be able to carbonate ANY beverage from tea, juice, cocktails, sports drinks, and of course water. Drinkmate is available in several colors including black, white, red, arctic blue. £79.99

Editorial Disclaimer: Some items featured have been gifted as press samples to review and I would never promote something I would not otherwise use myself or recommend to others to ensure the feedback I have given is honest. All prices quoted in this article are subject to change by the brands at anytime mentioned here and some links contain affiliate links which I may make a small commission off the sale of items with no extra cost to you

DISCOVER YOUR PERFECT FRAGRANCE FROM HOME WITH A PERSONALISED FIOLE DISCOVERY SCENT BOX

STEP INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL PERFUMERY WITH FIOLE'S ONLINE FRAGRANCE FINDER THAT USES INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY TO ANALYSE YOUR PERSONAL TASTE AND PERFECTLY MATCH YOUR STYLE

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Find your perfect Fragrance by getting six expertly selected samples delivered in the mail and you don’t even need to leave the house. It’s time to experience FIOLE as we step into the world’s first virtual perfumery.

Virtual Fragrance Consultation

THE FUTURE OF FRAGRANCE

Fiole have joined in partnership with Fortnum & Mason with their collaborative pop-up experience, THE FUTURE OF FRAGRANCE.

FORTNUM & MASON X fiole”

From experience choosing a fragrance is a deeply personal experience so make your generous gift a thoughtful one, by giving your loved one the opportunity to discover their perfect fragrance in the Fiole Experience.

And all it takes is just 3 steps to finding your ideal fragrance from the comfort of your own home with Fiole.

Handmade to match your personal taste. Discover your fragrance personality and build your Custom Fiole Box.

Virtual Fragrance Consultation

Samuel Gearing and Josh Carter the Founders of Fiole have spent the past 10 years working as fragrance specialist for a variety of luxury brands in store while training under some of the world’s most prestigious perfumery’s. Fiole is the realisation of an idea they had after seeing the fragrance industry come to a halt in the wake of Covid-19. The biggest problem was the obvious that you can’t try a fragrance through a device. So, after what has been the largest professional undertaking both Josh and Samuel have ever done, they have built what they believe to be the missing link for choosing your ideal fragrance online.

Virtual Fragrance Consultation

“Using a blind test, your custom Fiole Box will teach you a simple specialist method to analyse your 6 personal recommendations. Discover your fragrance personality or gift the experience now they’ll never forget.”

Virtual Fragrance Consultation

FIND A FRAGRANCE AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU ARE

Discover your fragrance personality or gift the experience and unlock a world of scents that are built to match your style and no one else’s

Each Fiole Box is individually customised to your personal taste by using the virtual consultant, The Fiole Fragrance Finder to Discover your Fragrance Personality and receive yours.

When it arrives in the post your box comes with 6 recommendations from a variety of top-quality brands that are accurately matched to your Fragrance Personality and guide you how to analyze them in the same way a specialist would. Did you know, once you’ve found your favourite, you can collect a full size via the website and redeem the cost of your Fiole box.

And when you build your custom Fiole Box through the Fiole Fragrance Finder, you can rest assured that each of your 6 personal recommendations come from a selection of the finest luxury fragrance houses in the world. Give it try for yourself!

How It Work’s

Fiole is designed to do all the hard work for you. With Fiole, you don’t have to have any prior knowledge to be able to find your ideal fragrance. The Fiole Fragrance Finder Virtual Consultant will ask you a series of questions that will vary depending on your choices, to determine your personal taste. It will then translate that into 6 recommendations that will suit your style.

The genius of the Fiole algorithm is that whilst it feels simple its astonishingly accurate. It’s designed to put your choices at the centre readjusting itself with every question to find you the perfect set of recommendations. This way, when your custom Fiole box arrives in the post, the question is not “Which do I like?’ But ‘Which fragrance do I like the most?’

Make Your Gift Feel Unique & Personalised

When it comes to fragrance everyone is different. Don’t risk disappointment by choosing it for them. Instead gift the Fiole experience so your loved one can explore their personality and find something perfect for them, thanks to your generosity.

Fiole Gift Cards themselves come as e-gifts or as lovely made sustainable card booklets. You can gift the Fiole experience on it’s own, or if you’re feeling super generous add a budget for a full size once they’ve found their favourite.

Exclusivity & Traditional Family Heritage

Championing independent brands is hugely important to Fiole. Even all the brands available through Fiole are meticulously curated with passion and integrity as many are family run and from grassroots backgrounds. Not forgetting purchasing through Fiole means supporting independent perfumery houses in the world.

Virtual Fragrance Consultation

Why not let Samuel and Josh give you an introduction to the first online mechanism that can take you through a full, personalised fragrance consultation, just like the one you would get like they’re with you in person is also available by booking an appointment on 2nd Floor Fiole Pop-Up Boutique at Fortnum & Mason London.

But, I strongly advise not to leave it too late because you have until the end of May ‘2022’ Fiole will be transforming part of Fortnum’s famous ‘Scent Room’ with a cutting-edge installation that uses their popular Digital technology to take customers on a sensorial journey of discovery like no other. My favourite Fragrance amongst them all had to be the scent included in my Fiole Discovery Scent Box that’s actually inspired by the Smoking Room at Claridges Hotel in London would you believe it or not. I’ll leave that thought with you to decide and make up your own mind about it. Can you guess which one it is?

Editorial Disclaimer: PR Product Gifted. This product is a press sample kindly gifted by Fiole and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

MAKE MORNING ROUTINES MORE EFFORTLESS WITH THE GILLETTE LABS EXFOLIATING RAZOR

The latest drop from Gillette Labs will make your day more effortless

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The best just got better. Are you ready for the next generation of shaving?

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EFFORTLESS SHAVING IN ONE STROKE

Helping you get into the flow of your Day right from the very start

“Get into your flow without the effort.”

Introducing the new award-winning and worlds first exfoliating razor from Gillette Labs has become a stapple in my morning grooming routine these past few weeks.

Its by far the best and most effortless shave I’ve had in a long while to reminisce my first ever shave back in the day.

“Less Effort, More Flow with Gillette Labs.”

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Easier, faster and more effortless than ever before, Gillette’s newest blade combines skincare and shaving in one to make grooming as easy as possible. The precise and close shave means I have more time to get on with my day and ensure I always look my best.

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“Make your morning routine the best part of your day and put your best face forward with Gillette Labs.”

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SHAVING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

The biggest ever upgrade across all the Gillette premium razors has launched  recently with England Football Star, Raheem Stirling is returned as the face of Gillette Labs for the game changing launch giving you the last razor you will ever need to buy – The Gillette Labs Exfoliating Razor RRP £ 22.49.

Join the Hype on Gillette’s biggest launch for male grooming in 2022

Launched in Boots recently, Stirling returns as the face of the campaign’s TV advert where we see him feature the new Gillette Labs Razor in between shots of him dribbling and executing football skills against the backdrop of the razors black and neon green visual identity.

Did you know, it’s exfoliating bar clears the skin before the blades, for an effortless shave in one stroke?

The latest drop from Gillette Labs is here. Experience precision in every shave and get into the flow of your day without the effort.

Stylishly Made to be Sustainable in Partnership with Terracycle the World’s 1st National Razor Program

Even down to the finest detail the slick handle of the razor comes with a lifetime warranty and magnetic stand too. Not only do the razors look good, but they’re also fully recyclable too. You can pick up a recycling envelope at select Sainsbury’s stores or order online at Gillette’s website.

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Get to know one of the most advanced blades to date. For me, it’s a shave unlike any other with incredible technology crafted at Gillette Labs enables a cleanly smooth glide with each and every stroke. This blade doesn’t just provide a clean precise shave. It provides the luxurious experience of a close neat shave for you to enjoy every morning.

Why not treat yourself to a comfortable, clean, precise shave with ease in every stroke. Let shaving become an experience. Not a chore would you agree?

Editorial Disclaimer: PR Product Gifted. This product is a press sample kindly gifted by the Brand Gillette UK and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE | BEST VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS 2022

Last-minute Valentines Day gift? We won't tell you almost forgot.

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Check out our Edit as we’re head over heels in love with these Men’s gift ideas to spoil loved ones this Valentines Day.

 

1. Suite Romance, The Royal Lancaster London, Staycations & Offers from £329 per night | 2. Small Batched Rum straight from the Philippines, Don Papa Rum Stockist Sainsburys £26, | 3. The Ultimate Drinks Guide from Award Winning Drinks Columnist Rob Buckhaven, The Alcorithm Stockist Amazon | 4. Get Ready for Date Night with Easy Match Accessories, Lucleon Leather Tote Bag Stockist at Trendhim | 5. Beautifully Handmade Slippers for Him & Her Onaie, £25 |6. Share a Glass Gladstone Axe Whisky with a loved one this Valentines Day, £32 Available Stockist at Amazon and Master of Malt

Editorial Disclaimer: Some items featured have been gifted as press samples to review and I would never promote something I would not otherwise use myself or recommend to others to ensure the feedback I have given is honest. All prices quoted in this article are subject to change by the brands at anytime mentioned here and some links contain affiliate links which I may make a small commission off the sale of items with no extra cost to you

DISTINCT NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IDEAL FOR DRY JANUARY 2022

CELEBRATE SCOTTISH HERITAGE WITH TALONMORE NATURAL NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS WITHOUT LIMITATIONS

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Let your tastebuds explore Scotland’s heritage where Talonmore’s birthplace of Cramond has a longstanding history with evidence of Mesolithic, Bronze age, and Roman settlements.

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BREWED INSTEAD OF DISTILLED
Unlike other non alcoholic spirits, Talonmore is brewed instead of distilled – ensuring Talonmore is a great tasting drink and 0% ABV.

“Is your spirit without limitations like Talonmore? Expect the fiery taste, like the pleasant burn of alcohol – but free of sacrifice”

Talonmore has been designed to replicate the experience of drinking a dark spirit such as whisky, rum or cognac but without the headaches. Creating non-alcoholic beverages from rooted and plant based ingredients to replicate spirit strength drinks with signature fiery flavour. No alcohol, no compromises.

Without the need of ethanol to carry the flavour or distillation to produce, Talonmore is complex, well balanced non-alcoholic spirit and full of flavour. It doesn’t bite but it’s still got a unique kick about it ready to start your weekend leaving you feeling liberated to tackle any adventure.

“0% ABV, 100% Unique. The dark spirit experience, with none of the morning after compromise”

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Talonmore’s non-alcoholic spirit is all about getting reacquainted with the elements, created for adventurous drinkers and crafted from natural ingredients. Adopting the philosophy of natural elements ensures that flavour is always at the forefront of every sip, with superfoods such as ginger that have recognised health benefits and healing properties. This is complemented with hawthorn berry, cactus juice and assam tea for a unique and well balanced blend.

Whatever your view, the sun sets better with a non alcoholic drink and unrivalled taste. Be inspired by the versatility of Edinburgh’s historic charm, natural surroundings and unique festival spirit. They say a drink without equal is always worth a shot don’t you think. What’s fascinating about this beverage is that its a full bodied, unique blend of complex fiery flavours where plant based infusion and Scottish passion goes into every bottle of Talonmore.

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Experience hearty hints of ginger with an impressive citrus punch, Talonmore Drinks makes for an ideal partner to ice and a slice of lime – a strong spirit but without the alcohol”

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MADE IN SCOTLAND
It’s the first Scottish non-alcoholic spirit that’s brewed instead of being distilled and maximise flavour and mouthfeel. Experience taste that delivers in every drop. 

Fancy it as part of a Cocktail or Stand alone Drink

I discovered that Talonmore was created to perform equally well as part of a cocktail mixer or as a standalone drink. I quite like mine with a splash of cranberry juice for an energising and refreshing beverage. Personally, I think it’s best serve cold, over ice, with a twist of lime just perfect every time. A non-alcoholic drink isn’t half a drink – and there’s nothing missing from Talonmore’s naturally non-alcoholic spirit.

Best Served

I recommend serving Talonmore drinks over crushed ice with a sharp twist of lime that lives up to its name that alcohol free doesn’t have to mean soft at all. Although Talonmore is alcohol-free, but certainly not flavour free. Fiery, full-bodied, sometimes less really is more. Notably, you will discover on the rocks or not, the secret recipe is without equal sourced through a formula of rooted and plant based ingredients to ensure flavour is at the forefront. Keep your taste buds captive with a brewed, alcohol free jolt of Talonmore by making it into a long drink with your favourite mixer or just as it comes neat or with ice. Great news that some lockdown restrictions are easing and we can begin to socialise again. Take this opportunity to enjoy Talonmore outside with friends in the sunshine and make the most of it.

It’s good to know I have options to relax and recharge with Talonmore now that I’ve tried it’s all you could want in a non-alcoholic ginger infused spirit with all the thrill and flavour you’d expect to wind down and disconnect for the weekend. You will be astonished to find out it’s main ingredients is Ginger, but it’s what gives Talonmore its distinctive taste. Think of it as combining the strength of a spirit, but with none of the harsh after effects without sapping your reserves of strength.

Speaking of London Cocktail Week, we have almost officially reached cocktail season and I can’t get enough of Talonmore’s alcohol free take on a Espresso Martini. Success in versatility, Talonmore has been created to replicate the experience of drinking a dark spirit. However, this does not mean we cant explore other ways to enjoy Talonmore. You’ll love the Espresso Moretini, a twist on the traditional espresso martini combines a complex combination of fiery ginger and espresso coffee. This brings out the flavours of chai and chocolate orange, ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up. You will find this also works well with cold bru coffee for a slightly smaller caffeine kick and easier to get more foam this way.

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The homeplace of Cramond coupled with the prominence and strength of the eagle inspired the brands unique name and brand identity created by it’s founder and Managing Director 23 year old Lewis Kennedy a recent Graduate from Dundee University with a First Class Honours Degree in Product Design. There are many symbols of power in the branding to visualise the intense fiery nature of Talonmore Non-Alcoholic Spirit. The Eagle became the main flagship icon inspired by a local landmark called Eagle Rock is where it took it’s name from. It is known, thousands of years ago, a Roman soldier engraved an eagle into the side of a large boulder. The symbolism of the eagle and the messages it conveys resonated with its founder and after many iterations, Talonmore was born.

With Talonmore you can ensure to have a great time and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning ready to explore another productive day. Cheers to the end of summer with social gatherings hopefully not too far away, Talonmore neat is the perfect serve for those who are driving or looking to monitor calorie intake. Of course, Talonmore has around half the amount of calories than an average gin or whisky.

Start the week in peak condition! Get a real taste of the outdoors, and why not enjoy a drop of Talonmore to celebrate the journey. I would love to hear from you! What kind of setting are you excited to try Talonmore in? Do you think it would be best to enjoy at home, in a favourite trendy bar / restaurant or out and about? I hope you’re excited to try Talonmore, wherever you choose to drink it.

Editorial Disclaimer: PR Product Gifted. This product is a press sample kindly gifted by the brand and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is alway down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

NEED INSPIRATION TO GIVE YOUR HOME INTERIOR A LUXURY MAKE OVER THIS NEW YEAR?

Have You Ever Considered Luxury vinyl flooring for your Home

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Vinyl Flooring Perfect for the Party

If you like to entertain crowds at home or are the person to throw parties but fear the clean-up, there is an option that will greatly benefit you in choosing luxury vinyl flooring for your property.

 

Over the past two decades, interior designers and specialists recommend vinyl tiles and planks as a preferred option. The vinyl option has many benefits for those with limited time for cleaning and maintaining the home.

 

Quick Install

 

In browsing the many brands within the vinyl flooring marketplace, you may be surprised to learn what makes it a high appeal to homeowners looking for a change.

 

Why it is a preferred option for the home is because of the relative ease to install yourself without the cost of a professional fitter. Whether it is an option of glue down or click together, vinyl tiles are a fun project to get into on your own time and, due to the ability to have pieces cut to size to fit – you are seldom left with frustration.

 

Vinyl is comfortable underfoot and has plenty of styles to choose from to match your influence.

 

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Stain and Scratch Fighter

 

If you are keen to throw parties for every occasion under the sun, then luxury vinyl flooring is a lifelong option due to its durability and resilience to hard stepping, heels and the odd spilt drink or food.

 

Come the morning after, you may have a clean-up on your hands, but your flooring will not take long due to its liquid resistance and anti-stain design. You won’t be dealing with nightmares of scratches across your floor due to vinyl’s anti-scratch implementation.

 

A simple clean with a warm soapy sponge or mop and your floor retains its glossy finish again and again. It is a perfect product for homes with heavy foot traffic.

 

Kitchen Connoisseur

 

If you like cooking for a crowd, then vinyl tiles in your kitchen are the perfect assistant – no matter how messy things get.

 

Easy to clean no matter if making spaghetti, curry, pizza or salad, vinyl has your floor safe and stainless from any dropped jars or sauces that typically mark flooring no matter how many times you wash it.

 

One spill, one wipe and it’s back to its usual look taking no time out of your meal preparations and time to mingle with your guests.

 

Finding your Style

 

With vinyl floor tiles and planks you are not limited in selection. Some brands offer popular as well as more diverse styles to choose from and can showcase how they would fit the current feel of the room- as well as match your room fittings or furniture.

 

No matter what you set out your home to achieve, luxury vinyl flooring provides extra life to your party and gives peace of mind for the morning after.

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE | CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS 2021

WE BET YOU'VE BEEN WONDERING HOW TO GET YOUR FESTIVE CHEER ON AT THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER?

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Gifts for Men

 

Tis the Season to be Jolly, It’s never too late to prepare for Christmas. We’ve done the hard part so now we hope you like our Festive Round-Up for Gifts Just for Him on Christmas Day. Shop our Edit of handpicked Christmas Gifts – because we know he’ll absolutely love them!

 

1. Cooking with Heroes, The Royal British Legion Centenary Cookbook, OUT NOW! £19.95 | 2. Get Your Pusle Smartphone Charger, The Limited Edition Christmas Pulse Emergency Key ring Power bank, | 3. Louis Pommery England, English Brut NV Sparkling Wine £31.99 per 75cl Stockist Ocado | 4. Shanky’s Whip Irish Whisky Stockist, The Original black liqueur and Whisky Blend made in Ireland | 5. Old Mother Hunt Golden Pure Single Rum, From £16.95 |6. Fawler Fenes Fedel Skeleton Watch, £179 Available Stockist at Trendhim.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: Some items featured have been gifted as press samples to review and I would never promote something I would not otherwise use myself or recommend to others to ensure the feedback I have given is honest. All prices quoted in this article are subject to change by the brands at anytime mentioned here and some links contain affiliate links which I may make a small commission off the sale of items with no extra cost to you

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION COOKING WITH HEROES CHARITY COOKBOOK

THE NEW COOKBOOK CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

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The Royal British Legion

Earlier this month St Jame’s House and the Royal British Legion hosted the official launch of ‘Cooking with Heroes’ as part of the centenary celebrations for the Legion. With over 350 guests gathered in the elegant setting of Claridges Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, the event was a great success.

The Royal British Legion Centenary Cookbook, Cooking with Heroes is on Sale Now #RBL100

Cooking with Heroes focuses on 100 regions in which the British Legion has been active over the past century, presenting 100 delicious recipes as well as profiles of 100 military heroes specific to each region including that of Odette Halllowes.

Odette Hallowes (nee Brailly, then Sansom) volunteered to help with the war effort in 1939. As a native French speaker with a knowledge of the country, she was recruited as a special agent in 1942, assisting the French Resistance. Odette was arrested by the Germans in April 1943 facing interrogation and torture at the hands of the concentration camp guards before the camp was liberated by the Allies. For her remarkable bravery she received a George Cross, a Legion of Honour and an MBE.

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

As part of its 100th Anniversary, I am honoured to have attended the Royal British Legion Launch Cooking With Heroes, a high end luxury cookbook that raises money for the Country’s largest military Charity. Written by serving and ex-serving personnel. This beautifully illustrated book includes contributions of sumptuous culinary delights and international cuisines to try yourself at home from classic to contemporary dishes. I’m so thrilled to be at the Claridges Hotel, London recently with the Royal British Legion to celebrate the launch of ‘Cooking with Heroes’ the official cookbook to mark the Legion’s 100th Centenary.

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This Special Book is full of military history and regional dishes with recipes and stories from over 140 serving and ex-serving personnel, accompanied by Celebrity Chefs.

‘Cooking with Heroes’ Features a selection of dishes and recipes from celebrity and military chefs from around the world including Rick Stein, Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, James Martin Jamie Oliver, Ainsley Harriot, Sophie Thompson, The Hairy Bikers and Melissa Hemsley. During the Press Launch I was also delighted to meet the Author Jon Pullen and Royal Editor-in-chief Robert Jobson whom I am so grateful to get my very own copy of the book signed by them to mark the special Anniversary for the 100 Centenary.

The Royal British Legion

Westminster Abbey hosted a service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion. As part of their celebrations, St James House collaborated with them on their official centenary cookbook. ‘Cooking with Heroes’ features stories from a range of serving and ex-serving personnel from around the world. Here are just some of the inspiring people featured in the book from Odette Hallowes, Mohinder Singh Pujji, Sir Alfred Etienne Jerome du Puch and Edith Cavell.

Every £5 contribution from the book comes straight to the RBL to help support the Armed Forces Community

Experience both cultural military history and culinary journey as the book takes you to the regions in which the Royal British Legion has operated from Malaysia Noodle Soup, Barbados style Poppy & Coconut Beef to British Home Favourites Posh fish ‘n’ chips with cockle tartare, Leigh-on sea sole, cooked in a smoky seafood broth, sumptuous Cornish Moules, Mushroom bourguignon cobbler recipe and more.

Congratulations to The Royal British Legion on Celebrating their 100th Centenary.

The Royal British Legion

For every copy sold, £ 5 will be donated to the charity that continues to help so many of our serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Please pledge your support and order your copy today which will make a really lovely Christmas Gift for loved ones, family and friends this forthcoming festive season.

The Royal British Legion

Cooking with Heroes is available in all major bookstores including Blackwells, Waterstones and WH Smith, to purchase RRP £19.95 – with all profits (£5 per sale) going to support The Royal British Legion. It is also on sale directly via the publisher: https://www.stjamess.org/product/cooking-with-heroes/

The Centenary Cook Book, Cooking with Heroes is on Sale Now!

Editorial Disclaimer: PR INVITE. This Press Event was organised by the Brand Rep’s Press Office who reached out to me to provide coverage of the Launch Event and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.

KIMCHI TASTING EVENING AT LE CORDON BLEU LONDON & ASSOCIATION WITH MAISON MES AMIS

Super Food, Korean Kimchi – Reinvented as an Amazing British Dish

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In the post-pandemic world today, there is currently a global interest in super foods that boost the immune system such as fermented foods that help to nurture the gut.

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On Tuesday 5th October, Le Cordon Bleu hosted the UK’s first Kimchi Cook-Off event in association with Mes Amis The French Cultural organisation.  The event saw 10 finalists battle it out to be crowned Kimchi Champion – judged by Culinary Arts Director at Le Cordon Bleu, Emil Minev.

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Master Chef Emil Minev of Le Cordon Bleu London

Recently I was kindly invited to attend the exciting launch of the UK’s first Kimchi Cook-Off competition which took place at Le Cordon Bleu London this week. It was such an honor to go inside the World’s Most Famous Elite Culinary Arts School which has international locations all over the globe from London Paris to New York.

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JONGGA is Korea’s No. 1 Kimchi producer

Did you know? Kimchi is Korea’s most iconic dish and I have to admit spicy food has always been top of my list as a culinary favourite ever since I can remember growing up.


Le Cordon Bleu in Partnership with Maison Mes Amis host Kimchi Cook-0ff Competition


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For the Cook-Off Entrants created a recipe and submitted before the 25th September, ready for judging by non other than Le Cordon Bleu’s Culinary Arts Director and Master Chef, Emil Minev.

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the main sponsor of the Kimchi Cook-off, JONGGA

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Recipes with Kimchi were -re-created as amazing British Dishes by the amateur Chefs which was exciting to witness as I’m a huge fan of Oriental Culinary Dishes. Who isn’t a foodie at heart and sometimes I prefer to stay in and whip up my own culinary take out favourites in the kitchen at home.

Before the day concluded, The top 10 recipes were selected and lucky participants invited to the cook-off event to cook in person for the judges. If you watch Master Chef, then this will inspire you to have a go yourself and create your own recipes too. The winners were awarded £3,000.00, second place £2,000.00 and third place £1,000.00 with all participants being offered gifts sets worth £400.00.

I had a really pleasant evening and got to go inside one of the most iconic culinary schools in the World and when do you get an opportunity like this to experience culture through cuisine by aspiring Master Chefs. And the best part after the cook-off I got to meet the chefs, enjoy a cocktail and of course sample some Kimchi at Le Cordon Bleu’s restaurant CORD.

Are you familiar with Korean Cuisine and have you tried Kimchi before? JONGGA, the main sponsor of the Kimchi Cook-off, also donated scholarship funds and gifts to local volunteer organisations to help those from underprivileged backgrounds who are being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you would like to find out more about Le Cordon Bleu London’s World-class culinary arts, wine, nutrition and management courses, with over 125 years of education experience please visit lcbl.eu

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