How to make a Citrus Mint Spritz Cocktail with Pure Organic Vodka

How to make a Citrus Mint Spritz Cocktail with Pure Organic Vodka


Luxury Staycation Travel Deals

No one can argue that 2020 has become the year of the Staycation. With trips abroad resulting in two weeks of quarantine, who can blame people for opting for a trip to the beautiful British coastline, or swapping a week in Spain for a week relaxing in the English countryside.

When most people think of a holiday in the UK, they see tents, mud, rain and too much time spent in far too close proximity to their family members. But we have got the perfect solution for that.

 

How does 12 nights in a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury beach house, overlooking the ocean in western Cornwall sound? Or Christmas and New Year spent in a beautiful house alongside the canal in the Cotswolds?

Posh Cockney are able to offer you some fantastic deals on incredible luxury getaways over the Festive period.

Take a look at the options available below:

BLUE EYES

https://poshcockney.faste.com/q/Z1xgaVG

  • Location: Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK
  • Availability:  21stDecember 2020 – 4th January 2021
  • Sleeps: up to 7 guests
  • Price: 9,890 GBP

 

THE PANORAMIC

https://poshcockney.faste.com/q/16KtXY

  • Location: St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK
  • Availability: 22ndDecember 2020 – 5th January 2021
  • Sleep: Up to 8 guests
  • Price: 8,250 GBP

 

RED FANTASY

https://poshcockney.faste.com/q/1tvPC2

  • Location:Claydon, Banbury, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds
  • Availability:  21stDecember 2020 – 4th January 2021
  • Sleep: Up to 6 guests
  • Price: 7,590 GBP

 

THE SUN

https://poshcockney.faste.com/q/2clz1Q

  • Location: Croyde, Devon
  • Availability:  21st– 28th December 2020
  • Sleep: up to 10 guests
  • Price: 7,239 GBP

 

We know that these beautiful properties would be the perfect location for friends and families to spend the Christmas break together. This year hasn’t been easy for many people, and what better way to relax and see in the New Year?

For more information on any of the options available get in touch with us at liam.norval@poshcockney.co.uk, where we will be waiting to create the perfect staycation for you and your loved ones.

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


London After Lockdown Episode 8

London After Lockdown Episode 8


Let’s eliminate the Stigma of Mental Health in the Hospitality Industry

10th September 2020 is suicide prevention day. Whilst it may feel like this topic is getting more commonly spoken about, the stigma attached to suicide and mental health is, unfortunately, still huge. If someone has a problem with their leg, chances are they are going to complain about it all day, so why is it that so many people are still suffering in silence when it comes to mental health?

Working in hospitality often leads to long, stressful hours. In recent years, we seem to have lost the ability to say no – always agreeing to that extra shift, those extra hours or that impossible up sell and additional responsibilities. The need to be seen by management and peers as being the hardest working team member, has over taken the need to look after our physical and mental health.

Last month, Posh Cockney CEO Liam Norval interviewed Director of The Burnt Chef Project, Kris Hall. The Burnt Chef Project started in May 2019 and quickly gained momentum; they have a growing social media following and have recently had some great mainstream press features. However, with 3.2 million people working in the Hospitality Industry, they are still only just scratching the surface. The project aims to eliminate the stigma attached to mental health, as well as educating both employers and employees on how to help anyone suffering in their work place. They want to provide people with a voice, and the confidence to speak up and stop suffering in silence.

In a survey that they conducted in May 2020, they found that 4 out of 5 of the 1273 respondents had experienced one or more periods of ill mental health as a result of their role in hospitality. 64% of those people said that part of the reason for that ill health was because they had no time for a healthy work, life balance. Is it time we started to learn to say no to that extra shift?

The most worrying part of the study showed that 46% of respondents said they did not feel comfortable discussing their mental health with a manager or their colleagues. This absolutely must change. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are widely available (often online) all across the country. They are aimed at businesses and organisations, helping them to put systems in place to prevent, spot and help anyone within the organisation suffering from poor mental health. Sometimes all it takes is for one person to step up and ask if you’re feeling okay.

Tragically, ill mental health can be fatal. In 2018, 6,507 people died in the UK as a result of suicide. How many of those could have been stopped if they felt they were able to ask for help?

We can all do our bit to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Normalise talking about your mental health in the way you would your physical problems. “I’m feeling anxious today” is something so so many of us say to ourselves; let’s start saying it out loud. If someone you know doesn’t seem quite themselves – talk to them, start that conversation and make sure they know you are there if they need you.

If you or someone around you is in a moment of crisis, there are many organisations that are on hand to help you.

Samaritans have a crisis line, someone is always available to talk – 116 123 or you can email them: jo@samaritans.org.

Shout is a texting service, available 24 hours a day – 85258.

The Burnt Chef Project also offer lots of advice and support on their website: https://www.theburntchefproject.com/helpandsupport

 

To watch the full interview with Kris Hall on PCTV, click here.

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk

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Bespoke masks, Avocados and Century Club

Have you seen the latest episode of London after Lockdown yet!?

Episode 7 of London after Lockdown is here! In this episode, Liam meets Ronald Holmberg from Century Club, Aaron Mifsud from Avobar in Covent Garden and Wesley Mendy from Prestige Events Magazine and Savile Row Masks.

If you love hospitality and you love London, this is the show for you!

First stop this week is Century club, one of Liam’s favourite spots in London. Here, he chats with Ronald Holmberg about how he, and the club, have adapted to life post lockdown. The reopening of the venue will see a huge expansion to their roof terrace area to accommodate the need for more guests being outside. Member safety will always come first and the venue are soon releasing a video, detailing all of their Covid safety measures.

Next stop, lunch at Avobar. This is the perfect spot for any health and fitness lover as their menu is jam packed with healthy food and drink. We meet owner Aaron Mifsud as he explains their extensive cleaning routines, dressed appropriately in his mask and gloves!

On the topic of masks, that takes us nicely onto stop number three, where Liam chats to close friend and owner of Prestige Magazine, Wesley Mendy. Not one to relax and put his feet up during lockdown, Wesley spent the time researching, developing and creating Savile Row Masks. These distinguished and distinctive masks are designed to be comfortable, well fitting and tailored, whilst still keeping you safe and being affordable for all. What’s the future of the events world looking like? Wesley is confident that the events industry will bounce back, with more start ups and creativity leading the way.

To watch the full episode, click here. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out! London after Lockdown is the perfect way to keep up to date on what’s happening in central London right now.

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


London After Lockdown Episode 7

London After Lockdown Episode 7 / Hospitality News


How to make a Grapefruit and Lychee Fizz Cocktail with Pure Organic Vodka

How to make a Grapefruit and Lychee Fizz Cocktail with Pure Organic Vodka


The staycation boom is here to stay! Featuring award winning hotel expert Robert Richardson

The staycation boom is here to stay! Featuring award winning hotel expert Robert Richardson


Another 12 month wait for Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

As September begins, it is only natural that we start moving away from thoughts of summer holidays and trips to the beach and towards autumnal hot drinks, winter walks and yep, you guessed it…. Christmas. As lockdown put a stop to most of the summer fun, this year more than ever, people are looking towards Christmas to bring back some cheer. Unfortunately, less than 24 hours into September we have been hit with some pretty bad news – Winter Wonderland 2020 has been cancelled.

Since 2007 Winter Wonderland has been a huge part of Christmas for many. Last year saw 3 million people squeeze through the gates to Hyde Park for their mulled wine, hot chocolate and beer in over sized glasses! Freezing temperatures and a battle for a seat never put Londoners and tourists off a visit to this iconic event.

As well as festive drinks, visitors can fill up on delicious food from a number of themed bars and restaurants and an incredible market. Winter Wonderland is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping, with a huge selection of gifts for all ages. There are rides and attractions for thrill seekers, as well as live music, spectacular shows and even an ice rink!

For the first time in thirteen years, London is going to be a little bit less Christmassy. Many will argue that this is the correct and safest decision, but it sure is a sad one for the team at Winter Wonderland and for the millions of people hoping to attend this year.

A statement across their social media read: “It is with a heavy heart we share that Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not be taking place this year. Our team has worked tirelessly, exploring every option in the hopes of being able to move forward with the event in a responsible manner, and provide London with some much-needed festive cheer.”

They added: “However, in light of ongoing health concerns, travel restrictions and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and considering the size and scale of this event, we just couldn’t find a way to do that without sacrificing the very thing that makes the event so special: bringing friends and family together in a fun, safe and interactive environment to celebrate the festive season.”

This draws everyone’s attention back to the events and hospitality industry. How do we fight back from this? Hundreds of agency, seasonal and temporary event staff would have had this pencilled into their diaries, after a summer of incredibly limited work. The events and marketing team at Winter Wonderland will have been planning this for months.  Retailers and food and beverage outlets now have limited time to try and find an alternative event (…?) to make an income over the festive period. Contractors, lighting, sound technicians, all out of a job. With an increasing amount of Pantos announcing they are unable to open this year and all large scale events at risk, the events and entertainment industries desperately need help. Here at Posh Cockney, we love events, for many of the team, it is where our passion for great hospitality started and we cannot wait to be able to get back to it. We Make Events has issues a Red Alert to highlight the ongoing problem and to try and gain meaningful government support, keep an eye out across social media for more updates on this!

That’s enough of the doom and gloom. Whilst the news of having to wait another 12 months to visit Winter Wonderland is sad, we know that London and the rest of the country will be doing whatever it can to bring the festive cheer. Large scale events may be difficult, but we are confident that smaller, local markets and socially distanced outdoor shows will be popping up in cities all over the country. You can even check out Timeout London’s list of festive things to do in London here!

How early is too early to put up the tree…?

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


London After Lockdown Episode 6

London After Lockdown Episode 6 / Hospitality News