What traditions are associated with Easter Monday?

  Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, and Dingus Day, is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday. It is observed by many Christian groups, but primarily by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions. It marks the beginning of Easter Week (Roman Catholic) / Bright Week (Eastern Orthodox).Different cultures observe…

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MEMBER COMPETITION: Win your own private Champagne afternoon tea capsule for 20 guests on the EDF Energy London Eye

  We are so excited about our latest competition – this truly has to be the best prize we have ever offered! Can you imagine – your very own capsule on The London Eye, full of your friends and family, enjoying a Champagne Afternoon Tea while you glide round two full rotations viewing the magical…

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ATTEND THE SPRING TOUR OF THE ORGANIC GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE – including Champagne reception and three course lunch at Calcot Manor

Industry charity Hospitality Action is delighted to host a spring tour of the gardens at Highgrove on Wednesday 23rd April to raise much-needed funds for the charity. Hospitality Action, the industry’s benevolent charity for more than 175 years, provides a lifeline for current and former hospitality industry workers who find themselves in a crisis, both at work and in their…

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Arts 14: Complimentary Ticket offer and Competition – Art & Food with Design Restaurant

ART14 London, London’s global art fair, returns to Olympia Grand from Friday 28th February – Sunday 2nd March. 180 of the world’s most exciting modern and contemporary galleries from 40 countries will showcase works from emerging talents through to modern masters. From Berlin to Beiruit, Havana to Hong Kong, and London to Lagos, the fair will present…

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Best Venues for your Traditional Christmas Party

You’ve been working hard all year – what better way to reward yourself than with a plush end of year Christmas Party with all the traditional trimmings! Here is Design Restaurants’ guide to the ultimate in luxury, glittering venues for your festive frolics! Cliveden House Hotel Cliveden House There are few places as elegantly decadent or…

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Are restaurants the new art galleries?

Food and art have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial association. Struggling artists along the left bank of Paris produced works in exchange for food and restaurant owners adorned their walls with masterpieces for free. The Victorians sparked the trend for creating panoramic social scenes, famously revived by The Ivy back in 2001 when they commissioned…

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Vision Marketing awarded contract for Seaham Hall Luxury Membership Club

Vision Marketing (parent company to Design Restaurants) has been selected by Seaham Hall to implement and run the debut loyalty programme for its prestigious boutique five star property in the North East. Seaham Hall Club has been created to provide a range of unrivalled VIP privileges, rewards and services for the hotel’s and spa’s discerning…

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Danesfield House Gardens Part of 2013 National Gardens Scheme

Every year National Gardens Scheme gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Supported by HRH, The Prince of Wales, the charity donates about £2.5 million each year from proceeds. Danesfield House was delighted and honoured to be included again this year as one of the NGS  Gardens. Here is the story of these exquisite grounds. The gardens…

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