Wedding etiquette in the workplace: Invites


You’ve said yes, you’ve got a ring, you’ve told all your friends and family of the exciting news: you’re getting married! Work is probably the last thing on your mind but it soon occurs to you that your colleagues are going to be asking questions, and they’ll want to know about your big day. There are a variety of tricky situations to navigate here, namely: who to invite and managing your invitation choices.

First things first: who to invite

Wedding dress wariness — top tips to avoid purchasing a fake for the big day

Chrissie Jamieson


Ask any bride which task is most important while planning a wedding and she’ll say the dress. Traditionally, finding the right gown would involve visiting bridal boutiques and department stores to try on different dresses. Now, brides-to-be can browse dresses online from a variety of shops and have them arrive at their doorstep within days. What’s more, those looking to save money can often find bargain deals on online marketplaces and auction sites.

However, while this may be convenient and cost-effective for brides, it’s also easier to unsuspectingly fall prey to counterfeit items. 

Online brand protection expert, MarkMonitor, has compiled the following list of top tips to ensure that brides-to-be are extra vigilant when shopping online:

Tips to help you achieve a flawless complexion for your Wedding Day…

Dr Preema Vig from Dr Preema London Clinic provides expert tips to help you achieve a flawless complexion for your Wedding Day…


·         STEP 1 - First things first, find a skincare specialist who you feel comfortable with and who will work with you to help create an advanced treatment and skincare plan. Ensure that it addresses any special skin concerns that you have, like acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, dry skin or dull congested skin.

Poptails - 50 sensationally intoxicating cocktail lollies!




Poptails is a new, glamorous collection of fun alcoholic ice-lollies from Cesar and Nadia Roden. Combining the magic and romance of cocktails with a refreshingly creative spin, these delicious poptails are elegant, luxurious, sophisticated and playful. There’s something a little mischievous about turning childhood treats into a strictly adult culinary experience, and this is what Poptails does best.

Hen do budgeting - five ways to get more from your travel money


There’s no denying it - a hen do is an expensive affair! With a recent study by clothing retailer Banana Moon finding the average hen do now costs a staggering £507 per person*, it’s more vital than ever before to get a good deal on your ‘do and to budget accordingly.

Going abroad to celebrate your last few weeks as a single girl is becoming ever more popular, so whether you’re planning your own or just attending a friend’s, it’s important to convert that all important prosecco fund before you leave. But, with fluctuating foreign currency rates and the pound dropping against the Euro and the Dollar in recent months, how do you ensure you get the most out of your money?

Pouts & Pinups Salon - The One Stop Beauty Haven And Its Wedding Packages

Pouts & Pinups Salon - The One Stop Beauty Haven And Its Wedding Packages

Pouts & Pinups is no ordinary salon, it’s a one-stop beauty haven where you will be pampered and preened by our team of hair and beauty experts.


Once you’ve visited the salon you’ll never want to leave. It’s the perfect beauty playground where you can relax in the Beauty Lounge with a drink and a signature pink heart chocolate and watch the beauty world go by.


There are so many treatments and services to choose from - you really could spend the day at Pouts & Pinups and many clients do. On the other hand, you may be looking for a quick fix and that’s where our express treatments come to the fore.

​Flawless and fresh with Kerstin Florian

Great make-up starts with great skin.  For summer we love fresh-faced and glowing looks, with dewy minimal make-up and a natural luminous flush.  Rather than piling on the products to achieve this, reveal naturally gorgeous skin with luxury spa brand Kerstin Florian.  Their guiding philosophy of Outer Beauty, Inner Health inspires a sense of wellbeing through powerful plant, marine and technically-advanced ingredients.  The Kerstin Florian Rehydrating range is perfect for this transitional time of year.kerstin2

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen this summer

  • Mercure Hotels launches an exclusive ‘Jane Austen experience’ – a limited edition afternoon tea and walking map inspired by the novelist
  • Guests can trace the steps of the literary heroine this summer, 200 years after her death

To mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s passing on 18th July, Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is offering an exclusive literary experience for guests to enjoy this summer.