Thursday, July 28, 2011

★ Social media tips for the 3 stages of a guest experience

Understanding that people look for different things at each stage of their travel planning will help you to more effectively use social media...

Your job: Help with planning
Best tools: Video, blogging, photos

Your job: Service for enjoyable, memorable time
Best tools: Twitter, mobile

Your job: Get them to share online
Best tools: Review sites, Flickr

Vintage Vintage Vintage!

Vintage Festival 
A three day celebration of all things vintage at the Royal Festival Hall organised by Wayne Hemmingway. Numerous things to do inside and out, whatever your fancy...
Fri 29th, Sat 30th & Sun 31st July.

Twenty Twenty One
Great vintage furniture, lighting and accessories site. This James Irvine 'Wastberg' lamp is in the sale reduced by 50%.

Drink, Shop, Do
Wonderful design shop & Cafe in Kings Cross. Vintage things for sale, cocktails, tea & cake, plus craft workshops. Scrabble Sunday sounds very appealing too!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Good design, good food...

Abigail Ahern 
One of the hottest interior designers in the UK also has a shop in Islington and a book called 'A girls guide to decorating' which is full of beautiful ideas.

Bless Design 
Lovely design studio in London.

My Name Is Moose 
'My life as a dog in East London' is a very sweet blog written from Moose's perspective about enjoying the simple things in life.

My favourite restaurant in East London launches it's pop up restaurant 'Studio East Dining'. Certain to please. Fab food and great service.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

3 new ways to enjoy film...

Floating Cinema
Very cool. The Floating Cinema in East London will be showing a broad range of films along with various workshops and talks. It'll also be projecting large-scale screenings onto bank-side screens and canal-side architecture. Developed as part of multi arts event, Create London 

Rooftop Cinema Club
Their big screen, wireless headphones and comfy chairs mean you can sit back, relax and experience film like never before in this completely unique urban environment.

The Aubin Cinema
Lovely addition to their Redchurch Street shop, this basement cinema is run by the Soho House Group. It's got a great little bar, comfy sofa's, blankets, plus it's available for private hire from 25 - 47 people. 


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our favourite places in London...

We're loving the new Zetter Townhouse at the moment. A wonderful 13 bedroom Georgian townhouse on St John's Square. Their cocktail lounge, spread across the ground floor, is the result of a collaboration between the Zetter clan and the founders of 69 Colebrooke Row, the cocktail bar in Islington. 

Also worth checking out is this great new restaurant The Gilbert Scott at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. A collaboration with the renowned Marcus Wareing, one of London's best chefs.

Hot Tips
Dr Max Hitchins, the Hospitality Doctor tells us what are the 5 key things hoteliers need to focus on that will make them stand out from the crowd and help them outperform competition. 

Sweet Tooth 
Beautiful cupcakes at Violet, a sweet little bakery in London Fields who also has a stall on Broadway Market on Saturdays... Well worth a visit.