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Small Steps

'You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.' I attended the funeral of a school friend of mine last weekend. If there is a benefit in death to those still alive it's that it makes us acutely aware of the gift of life. Spontaneity and the 'little... tell me more

austerity or prosperity?

If December is the month of indulgence, January must mark a time for abstinence. (To be sexist about it) men go on the wagon, women diet. We Brits are deprived of daylight and sunshine is a privilege reserved for those down under. So, are events and hospitality to be given the same stringent treatment? Robert... tell me more

BEYOND’s twelve days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, BEYOND took aim for me at a partridge in a pear tree. Actually it was a pheasant, an exclusive game shoot on an aristocrat?s estate. On the second day of Christmas our guests were served in white gloves. By a sommelier with vintage champagnes and a Michelin starred chef... tell me more

Shanghai – event destination extraordinaire or just a Chinese whisper?

I've just returned from a week in Shanghai. Let's call it pleasure mixed with a touch of business. Decadence in Shanghai is what hits you between the eyes. It is reminiscent of the 1980s City heyday when stockbrokers and yuppies sported not only a pair of red braces, but a bottle of 'Bolly' in hand.... tell me more