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KITSCH IS DEFINITELY COOL IN THE HEART OF MAYFAIR If Alice had fallen down the rabbit hole in Mayfair she might have found herself in the wonderfully kitsch wonderland that is Casa di Fiori, a riotous explosion of vibrant hues and surreal surprises. Located just a stone’s throw from the iconic shopping destinations of Oxford Street and Bond Street, this is, quite simply, unlike any other Italian restaurant in London. Casa di Fiori means ‘House of Flowers’ and everywhere you look there are colours. The impression of an Italian palazzo is further enhanced by the restaurant’s breathtaking interiors, from the Wedgwood-style blue and white walls and baroque- inspired furniture to the

Equally impressive is the array of desserts, spearheaded by the irresistible millefoglie (puff pastry with Chantilly, liquorice jelly


Launched by hospitality industry supremos Kate new venue offers the ideal spot in whch to enjoy everything from a leisurely breakfast through a working lunch through The Imperial, 577 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EH In charge of the kitchen is prodigiously talented young head chef Tom Hope who specialises in quirky, nutritious dishes made using seasonal and responsibly sourced British ingredients. Among the lovingly crafted fare to be found on the menu are standouts like smoked duck, chargrilled broccoli,

delicacies with a suitably eclectic wine list, many organic and British. Guests can choose to eat in the 50-seater restaurant with its soaring ceilings and vibrant open plan kitchen, the slightly more informal bar area, in the gorgeous garden or The Imperial will open seven days a week, from 8am to midnight.


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Zumbura, 36a Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0LB

Aamir Ahmad, Sean Galligan and David Garrett, cofounders of award-winning contemporary furniture retailer Dwell, are making their debut in the restaurant sector with the launch of Indian restaurant Zumbura.

a British invention which has been changed so much from the original that when friends come round and eat at my house, they are surprised by the depth and breadth of the dishes I serve. I wanted to be able to provide the kind of food I ate when I was growing up, but within a restaurant setting.”

Set to open in Clapham on the 6th November, this cool and sophisticated 45-cover restaurant will showcase the traditional cuisine of the Purab region of North India. Bringing something unique to the market, its menu will feature a range of unusual homestyle dishes, with a contemporary twist, that will offer even the most knowledgeable of diners a new and exciting culinary experience. In charge of the kitchen at Zumbura will be head chef Raju Rawat, who brings with him over 15 years’ experience working in both the UK and the subcontinent. Having trained at one of India’s finest five star hotels, The Oberoi in New Delhi, Raju went on to work at the Michelin starred Benares in Mayfair. Prominent roles at both the Cinnamon Club and Bombay Bicycle Club followed before he 6

helped develop popular Indian Street food brand, Moolis. Raju’s focus at Zumbura will be on delivering fresh, aromatic, healthy and light dishes that will be totally authentic but without compromising on flavour. Highlights will include Kullia (aromatic lamb and turnip stew), Shami Kebab (velvet soft lamb and lentil patties) and two dishes prized for their purification and nutritional benefits: Karela (bitter gourd here cooked with lentils) and Ghugni (black chickpeas with a tangy mango and onion dressing). The menu will feature a wide selection of small sharing plates designed to be eaten in the traditional way, with an average spend-per-head of £20-£30. Viewed as the first in a collection of restaurants the opening of Zumbura will fulfil a lifelong ambition by Ahmad to open an authentic Indian eatery. “I have always been really disappointed by Indian food in the UK. It’s not what we eat at home. What most restaurants serve is

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eat Headingley prepares to host a party, for your eyes only ONE of Yorkshire’s most famous venues will be licensed to thrill this winter when it swaps sports stars for secret agents. Headingley Carnegie Stadium, home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club, is holding a glittering 007-themed evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday 14 December – and is preparing to welcome as many as 300 James Bonds. The evening is part of a jam-packed schedule of events being held in the run up to Christmas by the Headingley Experience, and will begin with Martini cocktails, followed by a sumptuous three course meal. Partygoers will then compete for the title of best dressed guest before heading to a photo booth to capture a lasting memento of the evening. The event is the last in a trio of glamorous functions being held at the stadium over three consecutive nights, each with a different theme.

On Thursday 12 December a New Yorkthemed Ladies Night will feature Cosmopolitan cocktails, a two course dinner and a disco, while, on Friday 13 December, a Bollywood Night adds spice to the schedule with lassi cocktails, an authentic Indian buffet and dancers performing traditional Indian dance routines. In addition, the Headingley Experience, which manages conferences and events at the stadium, will be serving Christmas lunches on selected dates throughout December, complete with crackers, party novelties and a disco. Alternatively, those wishing to host their own celebration can hire a number of function rooms at the stadium, where chefs can provide a range of menu choices and buffets for parties of all sizes. For further information about the Christmas schedule at Headingley, or for tickets for the Bond evening, which cost £35 each, call 0113 203 3899 or email

“Never mind a partridge in a pear tree,” said sales and marketing manager Jacqui Page. “This Christmas guests at Headingley will enjoy 7,000 crackers, 3,000 turkeys, 10,000 glasses of Champagne and 2,500 cocktails – which is enough to leave even James Bond shaken, not stirred.”

Buddha-Bar London

It was back in 1997 that Raymond Visan opened the Buddha-Bar in Paris. With its ground-breaking Pan-Asian menu, chic nightclub vibe and house music so credible it would create a best-selling record label in its wake, it soon became the venue of choice for the city’s beau monde. Since then the Buddha-Bar brand has become one of the world’s most successful, with outposts in over a dozen destinations worldwide, including Monte Carlo, Moscow and Manila. Now to this illustrious list can be added the gorgeous Buddha-Bar London in the heart of Knightsbridge.

something of a departure from previous openings. Although still featuring some of the capital’s best live DJs – and a great line in amazing cocktails – the emphasis here is very much on the food. 8

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Armstrong Ceilings help LFC’s private members with an international flavour A refurbishment of a Liverpool Football Club private members lounge features Armstrong Ceilings.


Hexagonal canopies from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for a premier league football club’s refurbishment project for their acoustic and aesthetic qualities.

white fine fissured mineral tiles in the reception area. They were installed by W Braithwaite & Son during the closed football season.

The club’s brief to 20.20 was to provide an inspirational space for private members based More than 60 of Armstrong Ceilings’ Optima on the theme of its international players. mineral canopies were specified by strategic design consultants 20.20 for “The InternaMichael Sebti, project designer at 20.20: “We tional” private members lounge at Liverpool met the brief for ‘The International’ room by Football Club, part of a refurbishment of designing a bold creative environment. A the club’s corporate hospitality suites and major part of this was to have a striking ceiling associated public areas. treatment with the use of hexagonal tiles against a black slab behind. The Armstrong 1170mm x 1010mm white canopies, which are highly light-reflective at “Other quality materials and design details 87% and are manufactured with 82% recy- helped us achieve this quality. cled content, perform acoustically to Sound The rest of the space included graphic stories Absorption Class A. This high sound absorp- about Liverpool players’ international achievetion performance helps to reduce reverbera- ments over the years. tion time and background noise level. “We wanted to have an acoustic solution and Optima Canopies provide greater sound a hexagonal decorative effect that suited the absorption than a continuous ceiling of the concept. The Armstrong system was simple same visible surface area because the sound and easy to install which suited not only our is absorbed from both the front and back design criteria but the tight timescales of the surfaces. This means one canopy can absorb project installation.” up to 88% more sound than the same visible surface area of a traditional wall-to-wall Luke Braithwaite, himself a LFC supporter, said: Optima ceiling. “It was a very challenging project as there was £1.2million worth of work to complete At Anfield, some of the Optima Canopies within 7.5 weeks but the Armstrong products feature lighting elements and are comperformed well.” plemented by 136²m of 600mm x 600mm

EAT. DRINK. SLEEP December 2013 Stairs and wall covering in Valchromat Black


With a number of new additions to its already extensive portfolio, James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions, available from one supplier at all nine of its nationwide panel distribution sites.

before pressing the panel.

A totally original product, Valchromat is a coloured engineered fibreboard in which the colour runs throughout the entire board. This is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin

HIF-Finesse is also available in curved panels, with a matching range of edging and in profiles and thicknesses from 1050 x 2450 x 18/21mm, 635 x 2450 x 21mm, 1270 x 3135 x 21mm, depending on the pattern.

Chris Sutton, director of James Latham commented, “James Latham has a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and these latest additions have already made a big impact within the A&D sector.”

With eight vibrant colours in the range, Valchromat is certain to be popular within the UK shop fitting and furniture manufacturing sectors where bold and impactful colours are part of the specification. Plus, it has been approved by He added, “James Latham now offers Allure the British Standards Association as safe to one of the UK’s widest ranges of surface use in the manufacture of children’s toys. solutions, all available from one supplier, Exclusive to James Latham in the UK, Allure and directly from stock at all nine of our is an exciting and contemporary range HIF-Finesse nationwide panel distribution sites.” which, as well as six different types of truly unique, real stone laminate, includes an Delivering dimension, depth and texture extensive palette of high-gloss bold and to an otherwise flat surface, HIF Finesse vibrant acrylic colours as well as a highoffers interior designers and architects in gloss wood grain. the shop fitting and commercial sectors an option which they have not had before, There’s also a stylish mirror laminate as well allowing them to capitalise on new trends as a choice of rough-cut and brushed oak, and create a distinctive and elegant smoked and stained veneers. appearance. Plus, there’s a range of eco-friendly reconstituted veneers in patterns With a mixture of contemporary designs such as Rosewood and Ebony, with its and patterns, inspired by the flowing, unmistakable very dark heartwood and dynamic shapes of the natural elements, characteristic streaks, giving the veneer a HIF-Finesse offers eleven embossed MDF distinctive and striking appearance. panels which are supplied with their own unique textured finish and are held in stock Valchromat in the UK.

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Stalbridge meet consumer needs with new product lines 01747 857609 As a leading linen supplier in the catering, hotel and leisure industry, Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services are constantly looking for ways to meet customer needs through their products and service. David Hill, Sales & Marketing Director at Stalbridge says that, “We have a more relaxed and casual dining experience, because of this and high customer demand, Stalbridge have introduced a new rustic styled napkin. the product a number of orders were signed. The in demand rustic napkin enhances our already extensive table linen range that we offer in a wide variety of colours. From white to buttermilk, red to dark green and black to gold we have all the angles covered. With large stock holdings, all colours are available on permanent and temporary hire, enabling us to always meet our customer’s needs.” Within Stalbridge’s bed linen range, Stalbridge offer a cotton rich premier range and a 100% Egyptian Cotton elite range. David reported that “The elite range is extremely popular with its luxurious look, quality and feel in both plain and micro stripe. Our cotton rich premier range looks great and is versatile and durable. However our customers continued to ask for a product which combined the two, so at Stalbridge we have introduced the premier range with a wide stripe, this gives our customers durability and quality and even more choice.”


The new premier stripe is available in our pillowcases and single to king size duvet covers. Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services offers a wide range of kitchen linen: chefs wear, aprons, cloths, Bed linen and table linen. All products are supplied without a contract for complete ease of operation colours as required. For further information about the range of products and laundry services available, contact 01747 857609 or visit Tel 01248 600656

Slate tableware continues to be THE fine dining trend. Now Slateware has been launched in response to demand for a superior, differentiated product for the hospitality industry. Slateware is made from the finest Welsh slate that is 500 million years old - a pedigree that lends itself to the creation of tableware that is a feast for the eyes in itself. Slateware represents the ultimate combination of form and function - beautiful, natural aesthetics and practicality for the busiest of professional kitchens. It is non-porous which allows food to be served directly onto it and for food to be kept hot or cold depending on the requirements. It is also oven and dishwasher friendly, incorporating grooved borders to capture every soupcon of sauce and “feet” to raise it from the table and ease handling. Four Slateware collections have been designed by celebrity chef Michael Caines and take pride of place on dining tables throughout his chain of Abode hotels as well as at Gidleigh Park where he earned his two Michelin stars. They are now also used at a number of other fine dining establishments including the new Waldorf Astoria Dubai and one of the world’s most iconic hotels, London’s Café Royal. Executive chef at the Cafe Royal Andrew Turner is using key elements of the portfolio’s Fine and Dressed collections which were designed respectively with elegant, sharp lines to complement the contemporary presentation of food and handdressed edges to reflect slate’s natural texture. Andrew said: “Slateware is very practical and easy to maintain. Its clean lines allow simple presentations to shine with ease and create a strong statement on a fine linen tablecloth. I especially like to use them when presenting canapés, Café Royal cakes and restaurant dishes with rich colours.” As well as the Fine and Dressed collections, Slateware by Welsh Slate also includes the Honed collection which highlights the natural veinings exclusive to Slateware and has been hand-polished to give an ultra-smooth, luxurious feel. More recent additions to the Slateware portfolio include the Occasion collection for professional food service establishments and a completely Bespoke collection.



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A POPULAR bar in Manchester city centre has had no reported bag theft since customers started using an ingenious clip which can be fitted inconspicuously under tables. The Manchester Bierkellar, a theme bar boasting a wide range of German beers and a Bavarian style menu, has had a number of Chelsea Clips fitted in its dining area, which can seat more than 200 customers. The busy venue, which features 4 bar areas, regularly attracts more than 1,500 people on a Saturday night. Bags left unattended on the back of chairs or on the floor are prime targets for bag thieves but the clips offer customers peace of mind as they relax with a drink or eat a meal with friends.

Turning The Tables On Bag Thieves fact, anywhere a customer may need to secure their belongings. Handbags often contain a number of financially valuable or sentimental items. Each time a handbag is stolen, women are said to face an average bill of £109 to replace the bag and its contents. More than one in 10 women carries a bag worth £250 or more.

Luxury department store Harrods recently placed a large order for the Chelsea Clip Following a recent crime impact survey to deter handbag theft and is using them carried out by Greater Manchester Police, all under tables in their dining and bar areas. licensed premises in Manchester are now required to fit under table clips to deter The clips are also being used successfully handbag theft. in Wrexham, where local police have recommended them to nightclub owners The Chelsea Clip is a unique deterrent, following a spate of bag theft at latewhich has a proven track record of night venues. preventing opportunist bag theft from public places. Produced by security Signage is being used to advertise the company Selectamark, it is an injectionuse of the clips under tables, which police moulded nylon hook from which a bag, think has been a deterrent in itself. Since rucksack or camera case can be suspended the clips have been introduced there by its own strap. have been no bag thefts reported from any of the clubs. Two hands are needed to remove an item from the Clip, making ‘handbag snatching’ Suitable posters and other display virtually impossible. It can be easily fitted to material such as window and menu tables, walls, bars, behind lavatory doors - in stickers should always be used in


conjunction with The Chelsea Clip as a deterrent to thieves and as a reminder to both customers and staff that the clips are there to be used. The labels, which carry the wording ‘Secure your bag here’ can be placed around the neck of a wine bottle to advertise the clips. One London council had the labels printed in different languages so that tourists and visitors to cafes and restaurants could be alerted to the risk of bag theft but protected from it at the same time. Hotels, pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes in the London Borough of Westminster and at Angel in the London Borough of Islington are also using the Chelsea Clip as a solution to the problem of bag theft. Cafes belonging to the anti-crime scheme Café Watch including Starbucks, Eat, Costa Coffee, Coffee Republic, Pret and Café Nero are all benefiting from the additional security offered by the clips. As well as eating and drinking establishments, the Chelsea Clip can be used in changing cubicles in shops and sports facilities.


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Flexfurn Ltd

Contact us via email or call 01242 524777 Flexfurn Ltd. is one of the European leaders in folding and stackable furniture, trolleys, covers and accessories for the event and hospitality industry. We offer innovative solutions and exclusive designs, as well as the basics in functional furniture. Quality and service are our key values. Flexfurn creates and produces high quality products that are meant to last and perform at every event. Our sales team ensures your requests are dealt with in a swift and professional manner. In 2014, we will have been trading for 50 years, first as Lamata, later as Lamata Contract Furniture and since 2013 under the name Flexfurn Ltd. So, when you choose Flexfurn you can surely rely on our extensive and rich experience as hospitality and event furnishers. In our plant in Cheltenham we have extensive manufacturing capabilities, allowing us to produce a wide range of table sizes and custom made designs. In 2014, we will be making a significant investment in new machinery, enabling us to offer an even better service. We carry large stocks and are able to deliver quickly, all over the UK. For certain stock items we are even able to ensure a


next day service! Some of our top products are: The Conic Lounge: individual lounge units which you are able to combine into any set-up you want. The units are multifunctional (serve as a lounge seat, lounge table or even a lamp) and stackable. LED lights can be placed inside and they are suited for both outside and inside use. The Conic Lounge is an exclusive design by Flexfurn and oozes sleek city chic. Curious? Check out our Conic Lounge tables on the roof terrace of The Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The Titan: aluminum foldable design table with a sleek and sophisticated look. Exclusive design, ideal for clubs and bars. Combine the Titan with our Spectra

Bar barstool to achieve a complete and harmonious look in your venue. The separate Spectra Covers (in linen look or faux leather) make it easy to –temporarilytransform the look of a room without big investments. We also cover a wide range of more classical designs which contain some timeless favourites, like e.g. the Senator chair. Be sure to check out our website or catalogue for more information. We are located in Cheltenham and have our head offices in Belgium, near the port of Antwerp. We export our furniture both inside and outside Europe.

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Where irresistible charm meets intoxicating depth


he skai® creators truly bring synthetics to life. In addition to the perfect imitation of the fine look of animal fur, they also authentically replicate the feel. Modern interpretations of wavy fur structures makes upholstered furniture seem natural and alive, which is intensified by iridescent effects. The fine look of skai® Sofelto EN, available in trendy plain metallic colours and based on the filigree markings of the African antelope, is simply impressive. Applied to a piece of furniture, it exudes the elegant yet untamed power of the wild animal. This is due to the stunning effect of its filigree embossing, no printing is envolved. Thus, skai® Sofelto EN achieves an impressive sense of depth – including a fur-like shine. Sofas, chairs, beds, walls, counters and objects covered with skai® Sofelto EN are real eye catchers. Their irresistible charm invites you to touch them. As part of the skai® Wild Thing! Collection, the design won the renowned iF material design award.


Sometimes designers ought to dive deep before they surface with a new creation. This can be taken almost literally when it comes to skai® Soshagro EN: its design is based on the manta ray. The skin of the majestic elegant sea creature, whose habitat is water up to 500 feet deep, is impressive due to its delicate, irregular structure. skai® Soshagro EN interprets the original with two colours, creating an effect that is vibrant and sophisticated. The contrasting colour effect formed by glossy hills and contrasting grain valleys is particularly attractive. It gives the high-quality upholstery material an extraordinary feeling of depth. This is not only suitable for furniture in the classic to exclusive contract area, but also as large-format wall coverings. And the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Millenia Singapore was the first exclusive reference to use this material: skai® Soshagro EN decorates the walls of each of its 608 rooms. Check in to check out. Balmoral Textiles Ltd., established

1968, is one of the foremost suppliers of contract fabrics to the hotel and leisure industry throughout the UK and Ireland. Since 2012 the company has become the sole distributors for skai® upholstery synthetics and stock the awardwinning designs for next day deliveries throughout the UK.



Naken Interiors is Web-tastic! Shopping, inspiration, trade discount, product comparison… Naken Interiors is an online interior design boutique specialising in high-end, exclusively designed products for the home. Naken is pleased to introduce some innovative new features to its comprehensive website. The site offers users

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shopping tools and dazzling ideas pages. Shop Around… The website is a fully functioning e-commerce website so making a purchase is easy. To help with the selection process, there is a handy comparison tool. Select up to four products and compare price, brand, size, weight, material and more. Inspiration… The Naken design experts have a blog that is packed full of interior design ideas. It is regularly updated with new recommendations on how to renew the home using the most innovative and stylish products from Naken, as well as design advice and decorating tips. The site also has a ‘Design Ideas’ popular themes including; ‘Black & White’ and ‘Colour in the Home’. Leave it to the Pros… Naken Interiors supplies trade professionals. To make its services more accessible, it has introduced an exclusive ‘Trades discount. Naken aims to provide users with a stress-free, enjoyable experience and to deliver a service that is second to none. The introduction of these new navigational web features makes the journey from perusal to purchase as pleasant and informative as possible. If that’s not enough, Naken’s experts are always on hand to answer any product or design questions. / 01502 715064 t6t 20

Naken Interiors: Flooring, Rugs, Lighting, Accessories & Home Decor We are the online interior design boutique who takes absolute pleasure in providing you with the best quality products, alongside the best quality service. Specialising in a wide range of head-turning Homewares and Accessories

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Graphic Co. We at Oasis like to think we know a thing or two about bars and restaurants. Our expertise isn’t in haute cuisine or mixology but in branded environments. Oasis creates, prints and installs graphics of every conceivable type and style within several sectors including hospitality, field marketing, conferences & exhibitions and live events. We are very enthusiastic about our work in the hospitality sector, it gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate our true creativity, because as well as selling a tangible product or communicating straightforward brand messages, the work is about about creating an atmosphere that chimes with the location and the character of the venue as well as conforming to brand values and corporate colour schemes. Oasis’ work in the hospitality sector has covered some interesting ground. In 2012 a well-known restaurant chain began to upgrade a number of restaurants, and part of the upgrade included graphically redesigning restaurants to reflect their local heritage and heroes. Oasis has produced and delivered graphics to over 20


+44 (0)1628 532 003 restaurants so far, as part of this ongoing refurbishment programme. “Oasis has been producing the graphics for a well-known restaurant chain, helping them to achieve precisely the desired look and effect in each case.” explains Simon Osborne MD of Oasis, “Each restaurant is themed around a local personage or past-time, and presents a completely different challenge from a production standpoint. All graphics are individual and bespoke and must be produced with the utmost care and attention to detail, creating a unique atmosphere in each restaurant.” We have also had the opportunity to use optically clear vinyl and white ink to their full effect on window manifestation projects, some of which can be seen in Cloud 23, the iconic bar at the top of the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester. In addition to supplying and installing many of the graphic elements that have given this exclusive bar its opulent character, Oasis has used materials that offer practical benefits such as anti-graffiti vinyls in the bathrooms. We also produced a dazzling trompe-l’œil in optically clear vinyl featuring a man diving out of the window and into the streets below.

With our state of the art printers and a talented team, Oasis is continually innovating ways to print and apply graphics to create everything from show-stopping centre pieces to subtle atmospheres, and this is being put to good use by large corporates and exclusive venues all over the country.

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philip watts design These aren't just beautiful sculptures - these are actually door handles, brand new and launched in September part of a stunning range of products from the ever inventive designers and manufacturers at Philip Watts Design. The three designs shown here are standard (although this phrase seems to do them an injustice) and available in 10 to 14 working days. They are cast in been producing pieces of this quality for 20 years. The three products shown are Leaf a door handle designed for use in clusters as if the wind has blown them up the door in autumn. Chock is a small bronze handle for furniture with texture of reclaimed timber. Plank is a large format pull handle as with Chock it has the texture of timber. As well as their own products Philip Watts Design take on many commissions with all their work is produced in their own workshops in Nottingham. Clients range to high street operators as diverse as Costa Coffee and Alexander Mcqueen.

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Interior Neon Lighting by Neon Creations Neon lights and signs are traditionally associated with advertising for shops, bars and restaurants, but are now becoming increasingly popular as a form of statement lighting or art for homes and businesses alike. They are a way of bringing originality and personality to virtually any interior space.

Neon Creations are specialists in creating unique one-off pieces of custom made neon artwork, offering recreations of logo’s, brand names, favourite sayings, and images and shapes. A truly unique piece of neon lighting is to actually recreate a person’s own handwriting. As we communicate closely with our clients, we are able to advise early on in the process the feasibility of a particular idea, and offer advice to ensure that matches the original idea as closely as possible.

Our team is passionate about making neon lighting - it is not just a job to us. With all design and manufacture undertaken in-house in our UK workshop, we are able to offer assurances of high quality materials and workmanship. We are now pleased to announce the launch of our 'neon on print' range of neon wall art, which are small pieces that are ready to hang on a wall and plug in. Please check on our website for further details, or contact us directly on the number above.

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Interview with LZF Lighting designer Ray Power

Mention the word Barcelona to anybody and straight away architecture, Gaudi and football will come into the conversation. The Catalan capital is famous for all three, and much more.

Kilkenny native Ray Power is the latest creative to adopt the city, the Lighting designer, currently associated with LZF, a Spanish lighting company with a reputation for designing hand-made wood veneer features.

A historical yet cosmopolitan city, Barcelona has always attracted creative minds, from artists Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso to writer George Orwell and more modern but lesser known talents such as jeweller Laura B. and the award winning French writer Jonathan Littell. Ireland has strong links with Barcelona too.

Power has lived there for the last six years and has strong ties with Spain since winning tickets to the Valencian furniture fair in September 1997.

Renowned Irish writer Colm Toibin spent time in the City after graduating from college while Dubliner Patrick O’Connell is regarded as the man who saved Barcelona football club.


The city may be his home and while the beautiful architecture and cobbled streets offer wonderful scenery during a break from designing, they play little part in the creative process, which has it roots in St. Kieran’s college, Kilkenny, which we here at Willie Duggan Lighting are delighted about as the city is the creative hub of Ireland and is also our home.

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Barry Perrin 119 Longfields Ongar Essex CM5 9DF T: 01992 611415 “Barcelona is a great city to live, it’s lively, colorful and there is lots of cool stuff to see but is it directly related to my work? Not Really. My work is based on an internal development and my own personal journey. I loved technical drawing when I was in school. I liked putting the theorem’s I learned off in math’s class into practice and I got a buzz off it. I still love plane and solid geometry.

“I actually stumbled upon LZF at the almost like it is there by itself, like the fair, they were small at the time and had sun in the sky. For me, it’s a lovely exonly been in existence for a couple of pression of light where it should be. years. There were only three of them in the company if I remember. But I was impressed with their work and I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. It was a hands-on-deck kind of company in those days and I was involved in the design and manufacturing process. Their growth has been slow and steady After I finished college I entered a design over the years. It was a fantastic learning competition and didn’t win. The orgaexperience. I spent three years working nizers did however send me a ticket for with LZF and I learned a lot” the Valencian furniture fair and I decided that it would be a good opportunity to He might no longer be seen working on show my portfolio and hang out in Spain the floor at LZF but he has maintained for a week” the relationship and the pair has worked together on numerous design projects That love has led to a career in design over the years, the most recent being the and while he might not like to admit it, LZF Escape lighting range. finishing second has afforded him the opportunity to develop into a worldFor Ray the design process, once the class designer. idea gets formed, can be relatively straightforward. Sixteen years later, Power, who spent “When I get an idea for a composition three years working on the floor with into my head the first thing I do is try to LZF, has made Spain his permanent resi- visualize it as a lighting feature. Lightdence and works very closely alongside ing is very important to the creation of the manufacturer. mood. On a personal level I love pendant lighting, I love the way the light hangs


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Perrier-Jouët announces its collaboration with designer Simon Heijdens for Design Miami 2013 Perrier-Jouët today announces its design collaboration with London-based Dutch designer Simon Heijdens. Simon will create an immersive experience to be unveiled at Design Miami/ 4 – 8 December. Titled Phare No. 1–9 this ‘lightwork’ explores the relationship between the medium and the message with an entirely new way to express a story in a poetic, sensory work. Playing with materials, volume and movement, Phare No. 1–9 merges the conceptual and the tangible to propel the Art Nouveau aesthetic into the 21st Century. As part of its core belief of celebrating beauty, Perrier-Jouët invited Simon Heijdens to make their design Salon project inspired by the renowned champagne brand’s signature Art Nouveau heritage. Perrier-Jouët’s rich history continues with a guiding belief of fusing art into the everyday. It is this sensibility that has led to the choice of working with Simon Heijdens to create his vision of Art Nouveau especially for Design Miami/. Simon Heijdens’ key works such as Lightweeds, Tree and Shade have narrative threads that bring the natural world, and a sense of ‘coincidence’, into man-made spaces. Known for pieces, Heijdens’ works often use new media to add a particular notion to a space, creating an unforgettable experience. With voice, Simon Heijdens’ works are transformative yet subtle, concerned with temporality and the human experience.

the Israel Museum Jerusalem, as well Phare No. 1–9 will be unveiled in at as with numerous global touring Design Miami/, of which Perrier- Jouët exhibits of his key works. is a proud partner. Since the champagne To make Phare No. 1–9 Heijdens delved below the surface of the classic artist Emile Gallé, who created the iconic anemone of its Belle Époque cuvée, the core, which inspires this new work. house has continued to commission Heijdens is also fascinated by the established and emerging designers and context surrounding Art Nouveau. artists. Through the partnership with It was an era that saw technological Design Miami/, Perrier-Jouët helps advancements important to the visual support the best in new design talent. arts, such as the popularisation of the This marks the second year Perrier-Jouët lithographic poster by Jules Chéret is participating in Design Miami/ to and the genesis of cinema by Louis create a curated Salon project. It follows Lumière. The conversation between Heijdens’ own practice and Art by designers Sarah van Gameren and Nouveau grew when Heijdens visited Tim Simpson of London-based studio the home of Perrier-Jouët, La Maison Glithero. Belle Époque in Epernay; it is here that Art Nouveau came to life as an experiential genre. partner of Design Miami/ serving its exclusive prestige Belle Époque cuvée “We are thrilled to be working champagne within the Design Miami/ with Simon Heijdens this year. Collectors Lounge and select VIP events Simon introduces a new medium of during the week of the fair. expression, which we believe makes an important and forward-thinking Perrier-Jouët at Design Miami/ contribution to the design world. The Private View: Tuesday, 3 December installation space becomes a screen upon which Simon tells his story. Public Opening Times: 4-8 Light and liquid create the narrative; it has to be experienced.” Says Axelle de

Simon Heijdens works from his studio in London, where he has also lectured at the prestigious Royal College of Art. His pieces can be seen across the world in the Mumm-Perrier-Jouët. permanent collections of MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and



Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Tastes every bit as good as many vintage wines at twice the price, Veuve Clicquot's yellow label is a full, rich, powerful Champagne with about as many hard edges as a blancmange! IWC Bronze Medal Winner. Perfect to crack open and impress your friends with. 'The Widow', as Veuve Clicquot is affectionately known, is one of the best-known and most enjoyed Champagnes. Full-bodied and richly flavoured, it is one of the finest Champagnes available. In the words of passionate winemaker, Dominic Demarville, "Quality is the Veuve Clicquot philosophy. Madame Clicquot's motto was: "one quality only, the finest". It is the same under my rule".

Mumm Cordon Rouge A true classic with a unique character and irreproachably consistent taste, it’s name alone conjures up a whole world of flavour. All the richness and finesse of the Mumm vineyard is expressed in Cordon Rouge. In the late nineteenth century, this champagne was decorated with the famous red ribbon, as a tribute to the Legion d’Honneur. In their new finery the bottles were presented to Mumm’s best customers. The decoration became the hallmark of one of the world’s most renowned champagnes, Mumm Cordon Rouge!


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The new Perrier-Jouet has just released the new Belle Epoque 2006. Based on a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5 % Pinot Meunier, it’s drawn from the house’s best vineyards. With notes of citrus and white flowers it has a silky mouthfeel and spicy long palate.

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Eagle Rare Rare Manhattan Ingredients: 50ml Eagle Rare 10yr, 25ml Antica Formula, Dash Peychaud’s, Bitters Method: Put all ingredients into a glass stirring jug over ice. Stir 10 times to dilute. Get out the pre frozen glass from the freezer. Pour ingredients into glass Garnish: Orange zest and a Maraschino Cherry. Glass: Martini/Coupette Antica Sambuca Italian Fizz Ingredients: 25ml Antica Raspberry, 25ml Raspberry Liqueur, 25ml Lemon Juice, 12.5ml Sugar Syrup. Method: Add all the ingredients in a glass over ice. Stir and top up with Lemonade. Garnish: Garnish with a lemon wedge and a raspberry. Glass: Highball Brokers Gin Ice Broker Ingredients: 37.5ml Brokers Gin, 17.5ml Elderflower Liqueur, 25ml Lemon Juice, Method: Put all ingredients into a glass over ice and stir. Top up with Tonic Water Garnish: Lemon wedge Glass: High Ball

901 Tequila 901 Margarita Ingredients: 50ml 901, 25ml Lime Juice, 25ml Triple Sec, 5ml Agave Syrup Method: Add all the ingredients to a boston shaker, fill with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, strain into a martini glass and serve. Glass: Martini

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon Ginger Bread Old Fashioned Ingredients: 50ml Buffalo Trace, 5ml Gingerbread Syrup Method: Pour all ingredients into the glass over ice. Stir 10 times. Top up with a little more ice. Spray orange zest over the top and drop the orange peel in. Garnish: Orange Peel and a Maraschino Cherry Glass: Old Fashioned/Rocks

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Boldscan Boosted by the latest technology, Somerset based marquee specialist Boldscan has launched personalised Clubhouses and Sky Shades for hire or buy, to meet the needs of the hospitality industry, whether it is for a “Pop Up” bar or café at an event or as a permanent fixture at a pub or hotel. Boldscan has invested £50,000 in the latest technology with a new dye sublimation printer enabling fabric interiors, café barriers and 3D feather flags to be quickly and affordably personalised. Whether a company wants their logo or photos emblazoned on the “walls” and carpet, there is no limit to the creativity. The Clubhouse is manufactured from British canvas or PVC at the company’s Wellington factory. The aluminium frame has a span of six or nine metres and can be made to any length required. It is suitable for many purposes, such as the latest trend for pop up cafes and bars, allowing fledgling chefs to start up without massive overheads or well-known names to create an instant buzz in a hot spot, plus festivals, weddings, school and sporting events. The rustic look and choice of muted colours help it to blend effortlessly into surroundings, whilst the personalised printed interiors can inform, delight and transport the guests. Prices for hire start from £600. Recognising that the UK weather frequently sees people seeking cover from rain or sun, Boldscan’s Sky Shades offer an exceptional and inexpensive opportunity for companies to have a highly visible and easy to assemble way of advertising their brand at events. Made from Synthesis, an Australian fabric, which offers 98.8% UV block, the 12m x 8m elegant sail with open sides is available in 16 colours. It costs from £1,000 to hire, with branding starting from £1,200.

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Jura’s range of bean-to-cup coffee machines created especially for busier environments In an industry where speed is of the essence,

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The GIGA X7 and X9 ( illustrated ) are top of the range machines with two or three thermoblocks, dual ceramic grinders, delivering superb coffee effortlessly and in seconds through Swiss precision engineering. The IMPRESSA XJ9 Professional. A clear, symmetrical design, a 3.5” TFT colour display, sophisticated chrome plated bean container and a brilliant finish add a touch of charisma. Latte, Espresso, Café Crème, Cappuccino and more…the luxurious flavour and aroma demanded by discerning coffee lovers, every time.

For further details on the complete range of Professional and Commercial machines contact: JURA Products Ltd, Vivary Mill, Vivary Way, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NW Tel: 01282 868266 Fax: 01282 863411

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QED Quality Equipment Distributors

The counters are designed in keeping with the character of the building

QED creates modern catering environment with period feel at Glasgow City Council’s new Ure Café Quality Equipment Distributors (QED), based in Glasgow, is a leading UK designer and supplier of modular bar, coffee shop and food service equipment, with a large selection of contemporary and classic module styles for catering and retail environments.

Overhead view of Ure Café, City Chambers, Glasgow historical wealth. Completed in 1888, for over a hundred years it has been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.

Ure Café was commissioned by Encore Hospitality Services, part of the Cordia Group, in partnership with Glasgow City Council. The brief handed to QED was to The company was recently appointed to transform a rather dated looking carvery supply a self-service catering facility for the into a modern catering environment that newly opened Ure Café at Glasgow City was, at the same time, in harmony with Chambers, which is named after former the existing character of the premises. This Lord Provost of Glasgow, John Ure. included the design of bespoke counters clad in the same classic picture frame In the very heart of Glasgow, City wood panelling as the rest of the room. Chambers is one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings. A The complete servery system includes Bain grand and imposing edifice overlooking Marie and heated counters, refrigerated George Square, it is an impressive symbol counters, ambient counter, Panini grill, of Glasgow’s political strength and coffee station with bean-to-cup coffee


machine, condiment station and cash register. There is also a back bar system with mirrored shelving and under counter refrigerated storage. Ure Café now serves as a popular catering facility for all council employees, elected councillors and other officials that work in the building. According to Jenny McIntyre, Food and Beverage Services Manager at Encore Hospitality Services, the new café has been a great success and very well received by its clientele. She also praised the professionalism and expertise of QED managing director Robert Campbell and his team, who installed and commissioned the facilities on time and on budget.

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The contemporary coffee machine, which combines cutting edge equipment with traditional espresso technology, offers the ideal solution for establishments looking to provide an unforgettable coffee experience, without the need for extensive Barista training. Designed to give unprecedented consumer choice and ease of use for the operator, the Tchibo One Concept creates beautifully textured Caffè Lattes and Cappuccinos using fresh milk at the touch of a button. Staff will only require a few minutes training on this traditional espresso machine to deliver consistently high quality speciality coffees - every time! Peter Simpkins, sales director at Tchibo, explained: “We understand that not all establishments have the time or money to send staff on Fracino, the UK’s only manufacturer

Fracino further broadens of espresso and cappuccino machines, is making export waves export horizons in in South Africa after securing a substantial contact at the South Africa international HOST exhibition in Milan.

The order from the Premium Group in Pretoria continues Fracino’s trailblazing success in its momentous 50th anniversary year in which it has won a of awards including the ‘Winner of Winners’ accolade as the UK’s top manufacturer from manufacturer’s association the EEF. Claiming a 50 per cent market share in the UK, the third-generation family business has posted double digit growth for four consecutive years.

The company’s high-profile UK client portfolio spans Costa Coffee, Patisserie Valerie, Druckers coffee shops, Pathfinder pub chains and Greene King (via GMS) and Marston’s Beer Company. From a standing start in 2008, Fracino now exports to almost 50

extensive Barista training courses, which is one of the reasons we have launched the Tchibo One Concept in the UK. “The contemporary coffee machine requires just a few minutes training before speciality coffees can be produced; reliably and consistently. It is designed to deliver on flavour and freshness to ensure all consumers partake in an unforgettable coffee experience without having to rely on a highly qualified Barista to achieve the perfect drink.” With a modern Barista style image and designated storage facilities and shelving, Tchibo One Concept is designed to complement any environment. The coffee machine includes an integrated capsule display of sixty coffee capsules to entice customers to try new flavours. For more information visit or call the Tchibo Concepts Team on 01372736203.

countries across five continents. With Australia, Russia and New Zealand forecast to remain its top three sales markets, continuing to attract and retain some of the best coffee machine distributors globally remains high on its growth agenda. Success has also been recognised and praised at the highest level. In June 2013, Fracino was invited by Number 10 Downing Street to supply 11 of its Piccino espresso coffee machines to the prestigious G8 Summit, held in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where David Cameron, and fellow international leaders, enjoyed their coffee from Fracino machines engraved with the British flag. A Piccino espresso coffee machine is also installed at Number 10 Downing Street. Adrian Maxwell, managing director of Fracino, attributes the company’s continued success to constantly innovating and seizing new opportunities, said “The importance of innovation cannot be understated. Having developed five machines in five years, we are on track to launch another machine in the New Year.”



Tchibo is extending its comprehensive range of coffee machines with the addition of its latest innovation, Tchibo One Concept.

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NSI Limited produces signs nationwide for pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and the leisure industry.

symbols are also used as frosted window graphics, which help carry the design from the outside to the inside. A stainless steel illuminated menu box adds

A recent project saw NSI selected to produce signage for new Leicestershire restaurant, 34 Windsor St.

letter signage adds additional impact to the interior design and provides information to diners.

34 Windsor St, owned by Zeffy Thompson is a new restaurant in Burbage, Leicestershire. Contemporary styling with a hint of vintage, the restaurant was designed to inject a touch of glamour into a culinary experience and the internal and external signage produced by NSI was required to complement and enhance the style.

NSI produced illuminated lettering for the exterior of the restaurant to attract diners during the daytime


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Nelson’s latest Advantage Pass Through which, despite having a similar footprint to other pass through machines, has a staggering 30% increased load capacity! This is achieved by an ingenious design which maximises eďŹƒciency whilst creating extra space. Both the hood operating handle and raising and lowering mechanism are sited in unobtrusive positions thus significantly increasing useable internal capacity. This means that the Nelson Advantage can easily accommodate a 600 x 500mm basket which will hold 24 x 26cm plates. Therefore, it can process 1440 plates in an hour on a 1 minute wash cycle or, more realistically, up to 1700 items. Not only does the Nelson Advantage wash a third more items than a conventional pass through, it uses 30% less energy. This is partly due to the double level of thermal insulation and partly to the reduced water consumption which, in turn, requires less energy to heat. Just 2.7 litres of hot, fresh rinse water (the optimum quantity for thorough rinsing) is drawn for each cycle and is then cleverly utilised in the subsequent wash cycle. Meanwhile, the dirtiest water drains away. The 22 litre tank is, therefore, kept constantly refreshed with minimal demand for either energy or water while still producing perfect wash quality.



The versatility of Bamboo for the hospitality industry Though there is an ever growing need for business to reduce their carbon-footprint and improve their green credentials by investing in eco-friendly products, companies do not want to do so at the expense of quality. After all, a company’s image is vital to continued business, especially for hotels and restaurants which need to be as welcoming and professional as possible. However, thanks to Go-Displays’ latest range of environmentally friendly display solutions, hospitality businesses now have access to a greener and more stylish selection of stands and signage. The displays themselves are all made of bamboo, which is lauded for both its green credentials and its durability. Furthermore, all the products are expertly crafted and have a high gloss finish meaning they will not look out of place in a hotel reception or restaurant entrance. Go-Displays’ Natural Collection includes a number of versatile bamboo products to suit any marketing or display strategy. The bamboo sandwich board is a lighter alternative to more traditional solid wood versions. Perfect for eye catching signage, Go Displays offers an in-house bespoke printing service enabling businesses to tailor their adverts and offers accordingly. The vertical standing bamboo light box provides a unique advertising platform which is simple and easy to use. Perfect for hotel receptions, this green alternative with its polished wood grain finish is suited to any décor. A range of bamboo banner stands in various styles is also available, each complete with a quality carry case, perfect for hotels which regularly hold conventions and conferences. In addition, collapsible literature stands are invaluable when it comes to displaying brochures and menus in a neat and stylish manner. Similarly, the ubiquitous sign board can be adjusted as necessary and is ideal for storing menus for staff or offering direction to customers and visitors. Based in Peterborough, Go-Displays has been providing quality stands and displays for over 30 years. What’s more, they strive to work as closely as possible with clients, resulting in a truly bespoke and competitive service which is tailored to their particular requirements. Contact Go-Displays for more details on their new and extensive range of eco-friendly, bamboo stands and counters. Alternatively, visit to browse their complete range of display solutions.

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From a ‘wet dog glass smell’ to bars on wheels the story of one of Britain’s best known bar fitments manufacturers

On 1st August this year – Yorkshire Day, no less – ServaClean celebrated its Silver Anniversary. It’s 25 years since the Company launched with a set of racks on which to store washed glassware in bars and avoid that “wet dog glass smell” which comes from storing damp glasses on flat shelves and makes you think “the beer’s gone off !” At that time, the major brewers – who owned and operated most of the pubs in the UK – were striving to achieve a perfectly clean glass in which to present “the perfect pint” and ServaClean’s ‘GLASSRack’ was found to complete the process. One thing led to another and it wasn’t long before bar operators were asking for solutions to other niggling problems behind their bars. ServaClean quickly responded with shelves for glasswasher baskets; space saving sink units; insulated ice chests for cocktail service; etc., etc. But the big jump came following the creation of ‘BARFrame’ – a screw together stainless steel counter building structure to replace traditional timber construction which, let’s face it, just doesn’t stand the tests of time or hygiene in the unavoidable wet and sticky environment of most bar counters.

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By this time, ServaClean had gained a lot of experience from their life behind bars and were surprised at the lack of operational planning in many bar designs. So the Company invested in CAD technology to offer free bar planning with three dimensional drawings which show bar operators exactly what will fit and how a particular layout will ensure an efficient, behind-the-bar operation. The planning works and, when it’s possible to compare “before and after” sales, increases of 20% are not uncommon. In one case, a holiday camp bar recorded a massive 54% jump in turnover whilst operating with three less staff ! ServaClean’s latest product is a top quality range of mobile bar units called ‘MOVERBar’ which uses different combinations of their standard fitments for each style of operation – from draught beers through to cocktails and even coffee service. The Company wouldn’t claim to be a “mighty oak” just yet but they certainly have many more “branches” to their business than when they planted that first “acorn” back in 1988.

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Specialist retailer Best of British Beer is to build on orders from Harrods, Wembley Stadium and Channel Four by setting up a new department. An increasing number of companies, PR agencies, and venues have contacted the Staffordshirebased firm to enquire about their personalised ales, which has encouraged the firm to create their corporate sales division. New sales and retail manager Oliver Clarke will head up the department, focussing on the company’s drive to increase corporate sales and develop the wholesale side of the business. The flourishing company, set up in a garden shed by directors Will and Gill Sherwin two years

ago, now has six employees and is preparing to move to larger premises. Will Sherwin said: “The image of real ales has changed in the past few years and we’re experiencing real demand from companies looking to send personalised beers to clients, suppliers and contacts. “Over 70% of our customers are women looking for something a bit more different and more relevant than a bunch of flowers.

on board in plenty of time for the busy Christmas period. “We’ve had a fantastic year’s trading, with sales more than treble those of 2012 and we’re really confident that Christmas will be another bumper time. “Not bad, considering we only sold our first beer less than two years ago.”

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RubyBlue® is a craft Liqueur produced in the North of Ireland by the Hughes Family. Hughes Craft Distillery was founded in 2010 when the husband & wife team came across an old Irish Recipe based on an ancient method of preserving Irish Berries. Starting off with a Blackcurrant Liqueur or Irish Cassis the range has grown to 3 whole Berry Liqueurs; including Wild Blueberry & Cranberry and the 4th a whole Chilli Pepper Liqueur. Each of these varieties start from the same base of Irish Grain Spirit that has been five times distilled and charcoal filtered to create a smooth clean base. Our unique Bottle-aging process along with the best Ingredients available makes our Liqueurs really something special – Delicately sweet but not Syrupy as liqueurs often are. Having picked up numerous awards for premium Taste and quality in Ireland, London and the USA our Consumers and Critics undoubtedly agree.

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We introduce you to Tevalis the next generation of EPoS solutions providers

Tevalis is the UK’s fastest-growing EPoS software solutions company in the fiercely competitive hospitality sector, where it has seen its customer base grow to more than 300 operational sites in the UK and Europe. Tevalis doesn’t believe in supplying ‘off-theshelf’ solutions. Instead it thrives on providing its clients with tailored and bespoke solutions that meet their demanding requirements. Tevalis believes this is fundamental to ensure it offers maximum efficiency to its clients and, where it can, add serious value against competitors in the industry. The company’s EPoS solutions have been developed by a UK-based ‘in-house’ software team through continued consultation with some of the hospitality industry’s leading operators. The Tevalis client portfolio includes such names as ZSL London Zoo, Hix Restaurant Group, Russell Norman’s Polpo Group, the Historic Royal Palaces, Roundhouse Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Best Western Hotels, MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski’s Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Devon, and Michelin- starred restaurant format 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group, which is spearheaded by renowned chef Alan Murchison, to name but a few. This has allowed Tevalis to evolve EPoS frontof- house and back-office management solutions that meet the hospitality industry’s demands.

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Tevalis offers a vast array of in-house development solutions that feature rich, fast, and easy-to-use touch-screen point-of-sale systems, tablet and palm hand-held ordering technology and advanced kitchen display systems. Alongside these products sit Tevalis

web-based Enterprise solutions, including business intelligence reporting, centralised management systems, stock management, labour management, customer relationship and loyalty software. As a market leader in the industry, Tevalis has integrations with third-party applications, including hotel PMS integration, reservation and booking systems and leisure management systems. This means it can offer the perfect solution to manage the entire business process of any hospitality operation efficiently and effectively, from a single site to a multi operator. The Tevalis EPoS software is offered to the client as a tailored system, allowing Tevalis to provide a completely bespoke application based on the client’s business requirements and colour schemes to ensure that they have a system offering them maximum efficiency and compatibility with their business. Whether you operate a small independent restaurant or a global network of venues, selecting the best EPoS system for your business is paramount to its success, as is the first-class support service provided by Tevalis’ in-house teams of sales representatives, implementation consultants, on-site engineers and helpdesk.

A bespoke approach to business

Rather than a definition, Tevalis starts with a question – what do YOU want to be able to do? To use iPad ordering? Self-ordering kiosks? Electronic menus and wine lists? Bespoke reporting? Integrations with new technology? Bespoke development is all about you: your vision, ideas and needs. Tevalis thrives on taking your ideas and making the technology

a reality within your business. An investment in EPoS technology through Tevalis is more than the hardware and software you purchase. It’s also an investment in the commitment from Tevalis that the company will maximise your new technology infrastructure by offering advice and consultation regarding new system software developments, third-party software integrations, full project-managed services, systems and network configuration/ installation, hosted data services, rollout planning, training and ‘go live’ support services. Tevalis’ knowledgeable team provides all the skills necessary to make sure your EPoS and management solutions provide optimum benefit. Its expert team of project managers, system builders, software architects and engineers will provide the service and support you need to ensure your mission-critical operations run smoothly and efficiently from day one. Tevalis’ fundamental aim is to assist all clients to grow with their EPoS system as the nucleus and allow them to take full control of their EPoS operations, providing tools to increase revenue and maximise profit while providing transparency across the business.

For more information on Tevalis and any of its solutions, please send an email to, tel: 01923 294446 or web:

EAT. DRINK. SLEEP December 2013

Xmas Ideas Tea Pigs Sourced from: South Africa, Cedarberg region We think we’ve captured the best bits of winter with this one - mulled wine, mistletoe, winter coats and rosy cheeks. Log fires, happy cats and old movies on the telly. Tea and warming spices. This tea also makes a yummy wintery caffeine free latte - orange, cloves and cinnamon on a red tea base, perfect on a crisp, frosty morning. How does it taste? Warming winter spices combined with a delicious rooibos (redbush) tea base.

Damson Liqueur The damsons used in this delicious liqueur have been carefully picked at the optimum time for perfect ripeness for a sumptuous lingering damson flavour. They are then steeped in vodka to deliver a great taste.


May 2013 saw the UK launch of Teroforma Whisky Stones (www., the original, cult U.S. beverage cubes designed to perfectly chill cask-aged spirits without diluting or over-cooling the drink. Already a huge drinking trend in the States, the brand is available in over 1,500 retailers worldwide and direct to customers online.

Available in a set of nine (£20) from Selfridges, Habitat, Royal Mile Whiskies and Master of Malt Teroforma Whisky Stones are solid hand-crafted cubes of soapstone made in Vermont by the oldest soapstone workshop in the United States.

Fireball Hot Apple Pie Ingredients: 25ml Fireball, 200ml Apple Juice Garnish: Orange Slice Method: Add the shot of Fireball to a mug. Heat the apple juice in the microwave or in a pan until warmed through. Top up the mug with the warm apple juice and add a slice of orange to garnish. Christmas in a cup. Glass: Mug or hot toddy glass


NEW XMAS PUDDING FLAVOUR DROPS FROM CREAM SUPPLIES New, Xmas Pudding Flavour Drops from Cream Supplies are loaded with a delicious blend of festive flavours including orange, lemon, apple, cinnamon, clove, raisin, currant and sultana. The drops come in a 30ml glass bottle with a pipette for ease of use and are priced at £5.95 (VAT exempt). They are available for next day delivery from

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