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Summer Lunch Inspiration

With British summertime in full swing, here at HQ, we are big fans of an al fresco lunch in the sunshine! If the thought of soggy sandwiches or a stuffy self-checkout queue fills you with dread, here are our suggestions to freshen up your lunchtime: Take a break from work and enjoy lunch in an interesting open space: Grab your most stylish...
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Anyone for a spot of Wild Garlic foraging this weekend?

Our incredibly talented head-chef Emma has been busily foraging wild garlic this week! If, like me, you’re a little concerned about the dangers of mistaking wild parsnip for highly poisonous hemlock, wild garlic is a good choice for a spot of amateur foraging – the smell is the ultimate clarification. This gently-flavoured green is very versatile and brimming with health-benefits...
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Wedding Daze: A Most Curious Bride

The hunt is almost over, just find the last key hole to discover your ideal wedding venue and unlock your prize! How to plan your perfect wedding Experience As with most things experience is key to planning a successful wedding, which is why having family and the in-laws on hand to help bring everything together can be a real help. But we...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Ten: Santa's Grottos in London

Santa is very busy this time of year as we all know, but he still makes an extra effort to speak to everyone by installing important pop-up consulting centres or grottos, in all good stores, shopping centres and fairs, here are some of the best: Harrods Christmas Grotto - The best traditional grotto Santa's luxury grotto can undoubtedly be found at Harrods...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step One: How to get in to the Christmas Spirit

If you believe Christmas doesn't begin until the 24th of December (or even, shockingly, the 25th!) you might want to steer clear of our blog for awhile as it will be packed full of Christmas cheer for all to hear! (well 'read', but that doesn't rhyme...). Alternatively you could continue reading and give yourself the chance to become fully immersed...
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Picnic Packing Pointers

We are extremely excited about the prospect of more sun this weekend and fully intend to take advantage of every moment, from our early morning coffee overlooking the Thames to our evening drink in a warm beer garden. Most of all we are looking forward to a lazy, sun-soaked picnic and have been planning what to take. Here are our...
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Escape to the City at the Weekend

The City of London was a wonderful place to be this weekend.  The usual attractions were teeming with happy tourists and Londoners alike, spilling out into the sunshine on the streets surrounding The Tower, St Pauls and the Tate.  A few short streets away, in the lanes between Great Tower Street and the River, lies a wonderfully photogenic hideaway.   St Dunstan in the East was...
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A little staff barbie

We held a little staff barbie at PI HQ last week - it was sunny (!), we deserve a treat and our Head Chef Colin was moving on to start his own venture in Blackheath (more on that as it happens...).  In a classic piece of role reversal, our Sales Director Tim cooked, the MD's husband Liam tended the bar...
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Is That The Sunshine?

"Is that the sunshine?" I hear you cry!  Well yes it was for a lucky couple at the weekend at the stunning Ham House.  A reception in front of the house was followed with a 3 course Wedding Breakfast in a marquee in the gorgous gardens.  The best of British seasonal ingredients - asparagus and cured ham, herb rolled loin...
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A Wintery Wedding in Spring - or Oxfordshire Nuptials Enhanced with Snowflake Confetti

This weekend saw a bunch of hardy PI event pros battling the blizzards to  deliver an unexpectedly picturesque wedding breakfast amid the drifts in Oxfordshire.  A well warmed marquee received 80 impeccably turned out guests to a stunning 3 course menu featuring sharing platters, spring lamb and a trio of apples with a cake of cheese to finish.  Guests danced...
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