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Win the ultimate healthy honeymoon package

healthy honeymoon package

Discount Supplements, UK stockist of all things health and fitness are offering readers the chance to win the ultimate healthy honeymoon package.

In the run up to your wedding you may be trying to slim down, tone up or get in shape. Why not continue the good work on to your honey moon and beyond. We have some products that will really give you the boost you need.

The kit up for grabs includes;

Add a touch of sparkle to your wedding toast with Mionetto


Made in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Northern Italy, Mionetto is Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, whilst the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom.

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.

Bordeaux En Primeur - A Gift to Stand the Test of Time


With wedding season in full swing, finding the perfect gift can sometimes prove challenging.  With this in mind M&S has found the solution to every gifting occasion with a selection of fine wines that will continue to be appreciated long after the wrapping paper has fallen away. 

For an original and thoughtful gift, consider Marks and Spencer’s en primeur range: fine wines sourced from Bordeaux, selected on quality and value, bought before they were bottled and designed to be kept to age.

The chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition


Save the date: the chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition, 13-15th October 2017

For the fifth anniversary edition, the chocolate show, the UK’s biggest celebration of our favourite sweet treat returns to Olympia from 13-15th October. Attracting over 20,000 chocolate fans and foodies, the event showcases chocolate in all its forms, from bars and bakes to desserts, patisserie, ice cream and truffles. 


Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate

Today is World Chocolate Day, the day for chocolate addicts to indulge in their favorite chocolate, whether it may be milk, dark or white. Devoted to making every moment special, the chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw have a selection of delicious, decadent chocolates that will leave your craving for chocolate completely satisfied. 


Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating original and irresistible treats to be enjoyed. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that friends and family can enjoy together, which is why they remain a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and Easter. 


Chocolate traditions around the world

Chocolate is consumed, enjoyed and celebrated across the globe. From those that treat themselves to their favourite bar at the end of a long day, to the true chocoholics counting down to their next fix. All around the world, countries create their own chocolate traditions and we at Andrew James have rounded up the 6 best places for any chocolate lover to visit, and of course, sample their wares!



The Italians have a deep relationship with chocolate, with many considering it to be an aphrodisiac! As well as enjoying the more sensual aspects of chocolate, Italians are also Europe’s biggest fans of bitter chocolate varieties, especially those made with hazelnuts or a rich liqueur. 


Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win

Chocolate wine

1. Rubis Chocolate Wine

This IWSC award winning wine is a blend of Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. By using the best Tempranillo grapes from the centre of Spain combined with premium dark chocolate, Rubis have created a rich fruity wine with a velvety chocolate finish (in other words Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win). Notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate makes Rubis the perfect tipple to be enjoyed at a multitude of special occasions. 

Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding?


Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding? Or, perhaps you are a guest who needs a wedding gift but are looking for something really different? 

Hooray! As it’s World Chocolate we have just the thing…

Biscuiteers create wonderful, artistic hand iced chocolates and biscuits for an array of occasions, including engagement presents, wedding gifts and wedding favours.

The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn


The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) has enlisted the expertise of Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart to create four tonics that balance perfectly with the refreshing taste of Caorunn gin.


The refreshingly tonics have been inspired by Caorunn’s locally-foraged Celtic botanicals.Harnessing Scotland’s unique natural resources, Gin master Simon Buley forages the botanicals from the hills surrounding the breath-taking setting of Balmenach Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park. Each of the four tonics have been designed exclusively by Stacie who has a passion for using raw, natural ingredients. The home-made ingredients are bursting with health benefits without compromising on taste.


Wedding catering from Jimmy Garcia

 Jimmy Garcia

Jimmy Garcia is a name associated with original, sell-out London pop-ups from the capitals own ski-chalet restaurant The Lodge to the brand new river-side, rooftop BBQ Club coming to the Southbank this summer. Jimmy works on making experiences dynamic but creating delicious food using the finest seasonal ingredients. Couples can bring this innovative dining experience to their wedding guests with JimmyGarcia Catering.


The Swan, Shakespeare's Globe - Wedding Venue


The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, on London’s Bankside is an all-day restaurant, bar and private events space which boasts unrivalled views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. In addition to this, the venue is fully licensed to hold private wedding ceremonies.

Overlooking the Globe Theatre and River Thames, their Balcony Room can seat up to 70 guests, making the ceremony an intimate occasion while boasting unrivalled views. Swan offers a breakfast catering service for the day that can be tailored to suit guests needs.

Wedding coordinators are also available to take care of every last detail; from floral arrangements, cake and furnishing, making the day unique and extra special.

Swisse vitamins – submission


As your big day approaches and with a million and one things to do, now more than ever, your diet is key. Here at Vows and Venues, we’ve teamed up with Rick Hay, The SuperFoodist nutritionist to provide you and your family with top tips on how you can manage your diet in the lead up to the big day:


Brightly coloured diet

This involves eating foods that are fresh and natural and possibly cutting down on excess red meat consumption, wheat, dairy, sugar, processed foods and alcohol. This will help the body to gently cleanse and alkalise - helping you to achieve radiant skin and better hair and nail health too!