Tips for busy business travelers
It might sound a little too ‘health-conscious’, but we can assure you that these bars are anything but boring! We strongly recommend that you switch your chocolate or other fattening afternoon snack with our delicious muesli bars. They are healthy, filling and easy to make.
RECIPE FOR ABOUT 1 BAKING PAN
- 100 g oats
- 50 g cornflakes
- 50 g rye flakes
- 50 g linseeds
- 50 g chia seeds
- 100 g coarsely chopped hazelnuts
- 100 g coarsely chopped almonds
- 100 g coarsely chopped cashew nuts
- 100 g cranberries
- 100 g raisins
- 150 g coconut
- 50 g freeze-dried raspberries
- 500 g honey
Mix together the “dry” ingredients in a bowl and add the heated/melted honey.
Pour into a baking pan and press it all together. Bake in the oven at 130 degrees for approx. 30-45 minutes, depending on the type of oven being used.
Let it cool down and then cut it into your desired sizes.
WHEN YOUR DRESS WON´T COORPORATE
In our booking office and at reception, the dress code is often black dress/skirt, black nylon stockings, shirt and black jacket. This is not really a dress code that should cause big issues. Even so, there is one thing that always seems to bother us...
What often happens is that the dress and the stockings don’t seem to want to cooperate with each other. The fabric of the dress becomes static and starts sticking to the body so it’s almost impossible to budge!
Usually, a good body lotion will remove the worst stickiness from the static fabric. If you are wearing nylon stockings however, it’s likely to be the combination of two layers of synthetic fabric rubbing against each other that causes the static electricity. Our booking staff have a good trick to help with this that they would like to share with you.
THE HAND LOTION TRICK
The trick is to moisturise using a hand lotion that is kept in the desk drawer. Quite simply, you smear a thin layer of hand lotion on the outside of the stockings. We can assure you that, weird as it might sound; it really does work and doesn’t feel weird at all :-)
So if you are one of those people who hate it when your dress sticks to you because it’s made of hyper static fabric, then reach for your hand cream and poof – your dress will glide smoothly over your stockings.
WHAT IS A MOCKTAIL?
The answer is simple - a mocktail is a cocktail without any alcohol. This refreshing drink is an obvious choice for the slightly younger partygoers. We have collected a few good recipes for the mocktail bar.
If you are at a party and you are driving home later, or if you just do not like alcohol and hangovers, then mocktails are a good alternative to a coke or sparkling water.
- Ice cubes
- 15 cl. Pineapple juice
- 3 cl. Coconut syrup
- Soft ice cream
- Ice cubes
- 4 cl. Rose’s Blue Curacao
- 1 cl. Lemon juice
- 1 cl. Passion fruit syrup
- 2-4 cl. Sprite
- Ice cubes
3 cl. Rose's Strawberry
- 1 cl. Lemon juice
- 1 cl. Rose’s Sugar Cane
- 1 cl. Rose's Lime
- Cheers! We wish you a good party.
5 helpful TIPS
All conferences are different, but there are some basic steps you always need to go through when making a booking.
Here are our five best insider tips for booking a conference.
1. NEEDS & LOCATION - CHOOSING THE CORRECT VENUE...
Always consider the purpose of the conference and which facilities you require. How many people will be attending, will the participants be staying overnight, do you require outdoor facilities, etc.?
- Always choose a place you have a good feeling about - trust your instinct, it's usually right!
2. BUDGET & QUALITY - CONFIRM EXPECTATIONS...
There is always a link between price and quality. Be realistic about the level of ambition. Always check the contents of the conference packages before comparing prices. Let the venue know if you have additional needs, e.g. extra group rooms, a stage in the room, a manned cloak room, campfire in the park, etc.
- It is never fun to be surprised by extra expenses after the event.
3. PLAN - STICK TO THE SCHEDULE...
Be very specific about the programme’s content, participant list and schedule. Always arrive in good time on the day so that you can review the day’s programme together with the venue’s conference hostess before the participants arrive, and always alert the venue to any changes as well as any special provisions.
- Create a detailed timetable for the entire conference and share it with the conference hostess.
4. CATERING - EVERYONE ALWAYS REMEMBERS THE FOOD...
While it’s true that the catering should boost energy and effectiveness throughout the day, the food should also have that ‘little something extra’ that exceeds the participants’ expectations and makes it memorable. Always remember to notify the venue of any possible allergies or other food restrictions that the participants may have,
- Everyone talks about the weather... and the food...
5. PRACTICAL AND TECHNICAL DETAILS - ASK FOR HELP...
Consider the chosen conference venue as your new best colleague. They are just as invested as you are in the conference being a success. They have done this many times before, so make sure you take advantage of their experience.
- Everyone breaks into a cold sweat when they have to start up a projector, so why not leave it to someone else!