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Decorating Your Hotel Interiors

When you own a hotel business you need to be above the game and all other competition and the way to do that is to beat out the rival hotels in their offerings. Everyone loves a good holiday or weekend away and when it comes to going away, everyone looks for the most cost effective, attractive hotel. In the same way Marks and Spencers tend to beat out their competitors by packaging alone, you’ll be looking for an aesthetically pleasing hotel that looks amazing. It’s judging a book by its cover in the biggest possible way. There are so many things a hotel can do to make itself stand out and they don’t always have to cost a lot of money either. To that end we have put together this little guide for you so you can maybe implement these things into your hotel and thus gain more custom:

  • Animal shaped towels. Okay so we totally stole this idea from cruise lines but when customers walk into their room and see the amount of care that has gone into the tidying of their room it is so worth it. The animal-shaped towels are also a big hit with younger guests and guessing the next towel of the day is a fun game. It’s a talking point and what you want is guests to be talking about your hotel and all it can offer.
  • Decorative mirrors. Companies like aldgatehome.com restore mirrors into window frames so investing one of these frames for your hotel can really make a statement and have guests talking. It’s something so unusual and therefore a talking point. Word of mouth really matters and review companies are very popular with potential holiday makers.
  • Recognise their important dates. So simple, so effective. When your guests make a booking, taking a note of the dates of birth of those in the room or asking for the reason of their stay and discovering one of your guests has a birthday or anniversary is a way in to make something special happen. Have a token gift in their room waiting. Yes this may involve a small cost but if your guest decides to book again with you and this is based on your attention to detail, then word will travel fast and you will be recognised for that!
  • Everyone has to eat and asking the guests their dinner plans is a great conversation starter. Don’t just big up your own hotel restaurant though, find out what your guest is up for that evening and if that doesn’t suit your restaurant’s menu you can be helpful and recommend a suitable eatery nearby.
  • Decorate! Dot beautiful vases stuffed with seasonal flowers around the hotel and make sure they are fresh. Lilies especially have such a distinctive aroma that you can smell it a floor away. How about funky hall mirrors? Ordering large mirrors from aldgatehome.com can expand the light and sense of space in otherwise narrow corridors outside rooms. All these little touches can show love and care have gone into thinking about your customer and their needs. These things make you memorable as a business, remember that!

How To Choose Your Wedding Dress.

You’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married! Congratulations on your impending nuptials! As a girl I’m sure you dreamed of this moment and even more importantly, the wedding dress you are going to wear. Every little girl daydreams and moons over large princess dresses a la Cinderella but the reality as an adult is different – well, mostly!

Bridal shops and outlet stores across the United Kingdom are looked upon with actual reverence by most women and they are full of racks stuffed with the most precious, beautiful bridal gowns you could imagine. There are a lot of types of Sussex wedding dresses out there ranging from a line to tapered fish tail. They come in many colours and lengths and you could have an absolute ball with your bridesmaids trying dresses on and sipping champagne. It’s an emotional occasion for your mum too so make sure you invite her along. Her seeing you in your wedding dress is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life and being that she’s your mum, you’ll likely want her input anyhow.

Choosing the right style of wedding dress will really depend on a lot of factors. Your age, colouring, height and even weight can come into it. Every girl wants the dream princess dress but whatever that means for you, you want to look good. Your weight itself doesn’t matter (except to some brides it does) but realistically you want to choose a dress that will flatter your shape whatever that is. Wedding dresses come in so many different styles it can be really hard to choose but what looks good on the hanger needs to look good on you and when you find the right dress, you’ll know for sure.

Ensure that you have a good tailor to alter yours and your bridesmaid’s dresses. Obviously it would beneficial if no one got themselves pregnant between trying on dresses and the big day but sometimes these things happen and as long as you have a great tailor, then they can be on hand for alterations as time goes on. Choosing tea length dresses for a more fifties style of wedding can be a beautiful fit and you can even choose colours that aren’t ivory or white. A coloured dress is ever more popular as the years go on, with some people choosing to be wed in fancy dress which is actually less popular. There’s something so clean and beautiful in a white or ivory dress so if you are the traditional type, you’ll find different shops up and down the country will have your dream dress. Even the high street houses places like John Lewis and Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, which all carry elegant wedding dresses but without the custom made boutique price tag. You want to feel like a princess on your wedding day and we all know that the power to do that lies not with your future husband, but in the silk and layers of your wedding dress.

 

How To Plan Your Best Day

Event organisation is more than just planning a good party. Event planning is not party planning especially in the wedding world. It may look like planning parties and soirees on the surface but the professional event planning world focuses on the rationale or goal of having an event and whether that goal is achieved. There are so many advantages of succeeding though and these perks are just the beginning. You get to be your own boss with a lot of event planning agencies and this means no one is looking over your shoulder and no one is telling you what to do or changing your ideas around. You work the hours you need there’s no requirement for a fixed nine to five day.

It’s not a boring day at all and you can fit the work around other commitments which is especially handy if you have children around. Your business and your profits which means the more you work the more you earn. You’re not watching the clock unless you’re on a deadline and the hours you’re working aren’t endlessly dull. It’s not necessarily a high pressure position to be in but if you are coordinating people that can be difficult. Nowadays there are more events and parties than ever before and with the birth of Pinterest and social media sites, advertising your events can be easier than ever. Events can be huge or intimate, happy or solemn and for business or pleasure. Entertaining is a feature of life now and guests expect parties to be exciting and polished.

Imagine yourself elegantly dressed visiting swanky hotels and working with brides and bridal parties of all sizes. Imagine approving the décor, food and music and all the while wearing a headset and being in control and making sure that there is a day to remember. Being part of a Wiltshire wedding photographers takes tenacity, approachability and poise because not only are you brokering the best deals with venues and halls, and coordinating smaller touches like cars and flowers, you are also negotiating a potentially very stressed out bride! This role in wedding events is dependent on your taste, your style and your common sense and when you collapse at home after a long day you’ll know you have created an event that your clients and guests will remember for the rest of their lives.

Being paid for doing something you enjoy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be easy but it does come with job satisfaction. Gloucestershire wedding photographers are on hand to help you coordinate large groups of people into order with your wedding planner. They’re great at making sure schedules line up perfectly can be stressful especially as event planning is notorious for last minute drop outs and changes and that can also be a stressful time. It’s one thing to have someone’s big day in your hands and it’s quite another to sort out a hysterical bride and keep her calm. There are real skills to learn in the events world and if you want to be a professional it will take time to become known and find your own client list.

Dressing For Your Body Type: Handbags

When shopping for a new handbag this season, consider your body type. Handbags come in a variety of shapes, styles, fabrics and colours. They are designed, not only to hold your belongings, but also to make a fashion statement. When categorizing handbags, you should think of them in two different ways – the shape of the bag and the way you carry it. A clutch is a type of handbag that doesn’t have handles. It can be carried in your hand or tucked under your arm. Throughout the history of handbags, clutches have been relatively small and often reserved for evenings. Clutches can hold your keys, driver’s license, a lipstick and that’s about it.

However in recent years, the “oversized” clutch has grown in popularity. Not every handbag is ideal for every woman. Generally speaking, when it comes to handbags, the opposite shape of your body type is the most flattering. When shopping, head to the dressing room, carry the bag as you normally would and check it out from all angles in the mirror. These bags are designed the same as a regular clutch but they are much larger and can carry all your essentials. Clutches can be soft-bodied, framed or even hard-cased. They come in variety of shapes and materials, including silk, patent leather and sequined fabrics.

A clutch can be closed with a fold-over flap, top closure, zipper, push lock, drawstring or any number other types of closures. Clutch bags for sale UK are casual bags are often made from canvas. Tote bags are open at the top and usually have only one main compartment. Large shoulder bags for sale are very big. When over your shoulder, tote bags usually fall around elbow length. Tote bags are good for the beach, outdoor activities or shopping. If your body type is tall and thin, choose handbags with a short, slouchy shape like the hobo. Avoid shoulder bags with a short strap as they will make you look even taller. Select handbags that are wider than they are tall. A clutch is a good choice. On the opposite end, despite what you see in Hollywood, oversized bags aren’t for small women. Large bags tend to overwhelm your frame. Avoid shoulder bags with a long strap as they will weigh you down, making you look even shorter. If your body shape is plus sized, pick a large structured or boxy bag to balance out your curves.

Don’t carry a bag that is too small as it will make you look larger. If you love prints, steer clear of tiny patterns. If you are splurging on an expensive bag, choose one that you will be able to wear often. There’s no need to spend £500 or more on a bag that will rarely make it out of your closet. If you are buying several inexpensive bags instead, pick one classic everyday bag in black or brown. Then, experiment with fun, funky styles and metallic for your other bags. If you aren’t sure about the different types of purses and bags, on the next page are some general guidelines to help you along the way.

 

Choosing the Right Handbag For Your Body Type

When shopping for a new handbag this season, consider your body type. Not every handbag is ideal for every woman. Generally speaking, when it comes to handbags, the opposite shape of your body type is the most flattering. When shopping, head to the dressing room, carry the bag as you normally would and check it out from all angles in the mirror.

If your body type is tall and thin, choose handbags with a short, slouchy shape like the hobo. Avoid shoulder bags with a short strap as they will make you look even taller. Select handbags that are wider than they are tall. A clutch is a good choice. On the opposite end, despite what you see in Hollywood, oversized bags aren’t for small women. Large bags tend to overwhelm your frame. Avoid shoulder bags with a long strap as they will weigh you down, making you look even shorter.

If your body shape is plus sized, pick a large structured or boxy bag to balance out your curves. Don’t carry a bag that is too small as it will make you look larger.

If you love prints, steer clear of tiny patterns. If you are splurging on an expensive bag, choose one that you will be able to wear often. There’s no need to spend £500 or more on a bag that will rarely make it out of your closet. If you are buying several inexpensive bags instead, pick one classic everyday bag in black or brown. Then, experiment with fun, funky styles and metallic for your other bags. If you aren’t sure about the different types of purses and bags, on the next page are some general guidelines to help you along the way.

Handbags come in a variety of shapes, styles, fabrics and colours. They are designed, not only to hold your belongings, but also to make a fashion statement. When categorizing handbags, you should think of them in two different ways – the shape of the bag and the way you carry it. A clutch is a type of handbag that doesn’t have handles. It can be carried in your hand or tucked under your arm. Throughout the history of handbags, clutches have been relatively small and often reserved for evenings. Clutches can hold your keys, driver’s license, a lipstick and that’s about it. However in recent years, the “oversized” clutch has grown in popularity.

These bags are designed the same as a regular clutch but they are much larger and can carry all your essentials. Clutches can be soft-bodied, framed or even hard-cased. They come in variety of shapes and materials, including silk, patent leather and sequined fabrics. A clutch can be closed with a fold-over flap, top closure, zipper, push lock, drawstring or any number other types of closures. Medium tote bags for sale are casual bags are often made from canvas. Tote bags are open at the top and usually have only one main compartment. Large tote bags for sale are very big. When over your shoulder, tote bags usually fall around elbow length. Tote bags are good for the beach, outdoor activities or shopping.

 

Premium Wedding Destination: London

There are many stunning venues for weddings in the UK but none more so than London. It may be a city filled with millions of people and as many tube trains as there are buses, but it’s a historical landmark of a city that is oozing with culture, love and beauty. Planning a wedding is exciting as it is but planning a city wedding with a rustic, historical feel is even more exciting than usual. Castles and beautiful palace grounds, royal parks and even boat weddings on the Thames, there’s something for every Bespoke Wedding Planner London to organise. Choosing to have your wedding here really depends on whether you are interested in history or countryside greenery and we’ve put together some top tips for visiting one of the truly buzzing cities in the world!

The amount of times people go and visit and become changed because of London is written all over the history pages. There’s nothing like London. It may be a grey and very busy city but it is the capital of England and the business hub of the country. It’s also filled to the brim with wedding venues and churches of all denominations. There is so much of our past weighted heavily in London and it is still a twenty four hour city that never sleeps. Choosing the city to hold your wedding is about weighted history and beautiful photography with one of the most iconic cities in the world.

Being able to impress your guests and look back on your wedding day knowing you made an impact, and had the most memorable day is key. Make sure you have your guests sort out their Oysters. We don’t mean the food although there are plenty of restaurants that serve such a delicacy, we mean the travel card. Being able to hop from bus to train to tube and back within the six zones of the London perimeter sounds complex but ensuring that you pick up an Oyster card from any tube station means all that hip-hopping around London won’t cost you anywhere near as much as the paper ticket. Oyster up before you go and make sure you map your route around the underground. Advance booking your meals, especially if you’re a family and don’t want to stick to the likes of McDonalds and Five Guys, means that you can ensure you’ve a dinner reservation in some of the busiest places.

Being able to turn up at TGI Fridays in Leicester Sq and not actually have to wait for a table can really make the difference to the evening especially with younger kids in tow. Exploring London for wedding venues can get tiresomely busy! Be aware of the trains! If you’re unlucky enough to not have a car, train travel is usually the method of transport to get into London from further away and the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Make sure that you have a railcard if you travel as a family or a Two Together railcard works for couples.  Make lists! List churches, list hotel venues, list halls and palaces and make plans with your wedding planner to plan weddings in Surrey to put down deposits and broker deals with some of the swankiest of places. Make a timetable of meetings you have to attend and ensure you’re sorted for travel costs and lunch etc before you start.

What Are The Advantages Of Interior Landscaping?

 interior-1026450__180Do you want your homes and offices to look good from the exterior and interior? Then you can design and style your homes by renovating and purchasing some home and office decors. There are a lot of these you can purchase even online. You still need to balance and see to it that it goes perfectly along with the type of theme you set up in your home.

You always need to plan and have a budget whenever you want to beautify your homes and offices. You can hire an interior designer and collaborate with a lot of ideas especially if you want to have new ideas in interior designing. You can try interior landscaping having plants and flowers design your interior. This is the most popular kind of interior designing nowadays and can make your homes look different and nature looking. You may wonder what these can do to your homes and what advantages it gives you. Here are five advantages you need to know:

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  1. It keeps you refreshed and in one with nature. You need not go outside anymore to experience the wonder of nature because you already have it inside your home. It is good to take a look at nature once you are already stressed out in your work and work at home.
  2. This is good for your health and gives a good sense of being. It is more relaxing, and you are stressed free. In offices, it keeps employees more eager to work as they can become more productive. At home, it has been studied that it can improve children’s learning whenever you decorate your homes with green plants.
  3. It makes the air quality of your home fresh and reduces dust levels; therefore it helps you breathe fresh air inside, especially in offices.
  4. It helps reduces the noise created from the outside of your homes. It has been studied that plants absorb the noise and other high-level frequencies.
  5. It purifies air; therefore, it can fight pollution inside. So you stay safe from bad air and it keeps you refreshed
  6. It does not give a boring look as it always gives a unique beauty. It has a good visual appeal which most people would like to have especially if you came home stressed out from work. This is the best decoration you can have at home. This is also a reason why plants are also considered one of the best decorations in offices as it lessens anxiousness and fatigue.

Now you know that these plants which are not that expensive can help you in a lot of ways especially with regards to your health. If you want to have your homes and offices have an interior landscaping, then you can check for more details in  urban-greens.com to help you decide for more techniques and styles designed in your homes and offices. You can as well hire an interior designer to help you with updated design and gives you more ideas related to interior landscaping.

Designing and Refurnishing Your Office Improves Everybody’s Mood

interior-1026443__180It is important that you pay extra care to your employees’ emotions, especially when you’re recruiting more young people into your world. If you don’t give them what they want, then they will be unsatisfied with your care, so it is crucial that you should be aware of your employees’ happiness. Not only is their happiness is the key for them to stay under your company but it also helps them motivate and give quality work. You want to give them something to go on to, and everybody would naturally think that money is the right answer, but it is only half of what you’re looking for.

interior-1026447__180People say that money is the answer to all of your problems. Not really all, but some of your problems will be solved by money. This, this is different. The happiness of your people is the most valuable thing to maintain and if you somehow messed up their view in you and your cause will be tainted. To maintain that level of happiness, you have to answer what they need. This is why designing and refurnishing the work place improves people’s moods. Not only it makes them happy, but the atmosphere will be light and pleasing. They won’t be stressed, depressed or frustrated. They will be in a comfortable environment.

interior-1026446__180A simple change creates a bigger change to everybody around. Having a new computer, new working table, their office is styled so differently they cannot help but appreciate the effort that you applied to make them happy. The modularworkspace.co.uk offers a lot of furniture that will help in your design. If you have an idea in added a cafeteria so that they can have a little break and eat, then you can turn that idea into a reality. If you notice that people are bored, you provide them entertainment where they can relax and have fun. The London office designs have a lot of things to make it happen to bring comfortability and sustainability.

Modularworkspace.co.uk can give you the things that you need in upgrading your office and your employees working area. Having a new look will brighten peoples day, motivate them in to doing their work properly and will give a good impression to your future clients that you are a trusting and reliable business partner. Everybody will surely want to work with you and under you because you care enough to know what they want. You give them comfort and an opportunity for your employees to build a career path for themselves; you also prove to their clients that you can be great business partners if you want to form an alliance with them, their impression of you will be cemented because of your performance.

Appearance can change people’s impressions of you. It can improve people’s moods; they will see that you are trusting, and the business that you’re working on will be worth to apply to.

Money Saving Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Decorating, while exciting, can be pricey. One of the hardest things about owning your own home is you can’t always afford how expensive your décor taste is. When you’re renting a house you don’t always have to have your own ideas with decorating as largely, landlords do this for you and so you don’t have to reach into your own pocket for the expense. There are definitive ways to cut corners and still get fantastic ideas for your home. There are a lot of websites out there to gather ideas and you can then discuss this with a decorating company such as ignitepropertyservices.co.uk. Use the free resources around you within magazines, the internet and home and garden programmes as they all have fantastic ideas for you to work from.

 

Home improvement exhibitions and shows can really help you collect paint and material samples along with brochures. You have to determine your budget BEFORE you start your home improvement plans. If you don’t have a budget your home would already be complete and you wouldn’t need the money saving tips. Everyone has to set a budget to have boundaries on your wallet and your home and once you’ve set one, you can buy a few major pieces to centre the theme of your room. Thrift shops and charity shops and store clearance areas can help you pick up cheap accessories. The accessories may be cheap but at least they won’t look it!

Start at the beginning of the home because once guests walk into your home they should get a sense of your style instantly. Maximise your foyer space without over cluttering it such as using decorative storage baskets and hooks for coats and keys. Mirrors and tables upcycled from charity shops are excellent accessories for the home. A company such as ignitepropertyservices.co.uk will have advised you on colours and wallpaper work you could do to your home to boost its value and won’t cost the earth. If you have the budget for it however strapped you may be, try and upholster the furniture you have. Giving it a breath of fresh air will do it some good and refinishing wooden furniture will give your things a brand new look. Move the furniture around the rooms and you’ll maximise the space that you have.

Have your decorators (or rather you if the budget doesn’t account for a decorator) paint the rooms properly. Paint is the most affordable decorating tool at your disposal and painting an accent wall in a contrasting or complimenting colour to your furniture will breathe some life into the room. If you can’t decide on colours, have your home improvement shop such as Homebase or B&Q mix up a tester pot for you. Tester pots go for as little as £1 now so shouldn’t break the bank at all. This way you can try the colour before committing to painting the entire room.

Tips in for Ultherapy, Velashape and Coolsculpting

When you are looking for a center for ultherapy, velashape and coolsculpting then you need to know that there are things that you need to do so that you will be able to trust that particular center and as well as you will be able to achieve the results that you want while maximizing it, so that you will also have your own contribution with it.

Now the first tip that you can keep in mind when choosing ultherapists in Orange County is that you need to ask them how they are going to do the procedure and if the your therapist would tell you that they are going to put some anaesthesia or some sort of medicine that will make your face numb so that you will not feel a single pain then you need to find another one. Sine you need to understand that ultherapy is a radiation thing that will work on the inner layers or your skin while the pain you will feel would just be on the first layer of your skin which means that the radiation is already working on the inner layers of your skin and if you will feel pain, then that will not work since the medicine will kind of block the radiation on the first layer of your skin, then that will just be a waste of money.

Then the next tip that you need to remember is that even before you decide that you will get the procedure done in a particular beauty center then you need to ask for before and after pictures or some sort of a portfolio though not just the after the procedures but specifically the before and after photos so that you will know that their procedure is really effective.

Next is that when you are going to get ultherapy or coolsculpting or velashape therapy in Orange County then you need to allow your skin to heal at least a day or two maybe since even if those treatments are non invasive, your skin will be stressed that is why you need to rest it. It is actually highly recommended that you do it a day or two before you have an event to attend to.

And most importantly if you are going to have a coolsculpting therapy in Orange County  then you need to understand that you actually also still need to have a balance diet so that you will be able to maximize the results of the treatment and will not be waste since if you will have the treatment and if you do not have a balance diet, then the fat will still build up in your body, making the money that you pay for the treatment will be put to waste.

Therefore if you are going to have ultherapy, velashape and coolsculpting treatments then those are the things that you need to do so that you will be able to maximize the results of such treatments.