The Ritz - a place for celebrations - Happy 110th  

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 04 Jun, 2016

About Town

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This year is the 110th year anniversary of the opening of the Ritz Hotel in London by Swiss hotelier César Ritz and its popularity has not wavered since.

The word opulent doesn’t really do justice to the sparkling, cut-glass chandeliers, pastel palette of pink, lemon and blue shades and gold-leaf cornicing. The adjective ritzy — which has since made it into the dictionary — says it all.
The Long Gallery and Palm Court are ravishing; the dining room is one of the most gorgeous in Europe. The hotel has changed little since it opened in 1906; the location is superb, the service is faultless and the atmosphere is theatre at its best.


I have been at the Ritz on two separate occasions, both truly magical.

The first time I took my mother to the famous Tea at the Ritz for a special birthday celebration ; I choose the champagne option with a birthday cake. The Palm Court room is gorgeous, the staff was attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and they made my mum feel like a queen.


The second time was a few weeks ago for dinner and drinks. My friend and I had cocktails pre-dinner ( I tried the Ritz, a special mix for the 110th anniversary, truly delicious).

The dining room offers a 360 degree enveloping experience:

  • towering marble columns, soaring floor to ceiling windows, vast kaleidoscopic ceiling frescoes, gilded neoclassical statues and a spectacular chandelier offer a feast for your eyes;
  • musicians performing live tickle your ears;

  • each course on the menu entice your taste buds, each teasing you for more ....amuse-bouche, starter, main, dessert, petits fours and coffee ... yum.

The Ritz is a truly quintessential traditionally glorious

British experience, any celebration or just treat to yourself would

be enhanced by having it here.

Amazing architecture and style, drenched in history and tradition, superb location, fantastic service, delicious food, it sounds like heaven to me.

Is it decadent? Indeed.

Is it expensive? Not as much as you think...

Is it worthed? Oh yes


Happy 110th Ritz.

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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