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Amelia Walker

Inspired corporate hospitality at Hotel Football Old Trafford

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I’m in the corporate hospitality lounge at Hotel Football gazing out the window at a thrilling view – the gigantic glass façade of Old Trafford stadium, writes Amelia Walker. The sea of red shirts below is the thousands of ant-like Manchester United fans milling around pre-match. The sun is shining, the atmosphere is buzzing, jovial […]

Tried & Tasted: Texture

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Texture serves modern European food with Scandinavian influences. It’s a speed-dial cert for many assistants, says Amelia Walker “Do you like bubbles?” I’m a fan of this place already after taking my seat at a table nestled subtly in a corner of the stylish dining room. It rocks a vibe of chic simplicity, mint green […]

Tried & tasted: Dalloway Terrace & Bar

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Christmas at Dalloway Terrace is being given an alternative spin this year, transforming its indoor-outdoor space into a winter wonderland for the festive period. Check it out, says Amelia Walker I arrive at Dalloway Terrace & Bar at midday on a crisp Friday lunchtime, two weeks before Christmas. My first impression? It is but a […]

Abu Dhabi: An Arabian star

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Discover the ingredients that make Abu Dhabi the ideal MICE destination for business travellers. Amelia Walker reports When Abu Dhabi climbed into the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) top 100 busiest meeting destinations in 2012, CEO Martin Sirk advised the destination not to solely focus on specific rankings, but instead aim for business that […]

Tried & tasted: Bluebird Chelsea

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The identities of Chelsea and Bluebird are synonymous, writes Amelia Walker. I’ve hit up Bluebird Chelsea over the years for the odd alfresco after-work drink in the cobbled courtyard, but only ate dinner in the first-floor brasserie for the very first time back in June. Then, I was expecting to be bowled over, courtesy of […]

Immerse yourself

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Uncover a city through the eyes of its creative movers and shakers, courtesy of people who live and breathe their passions. Amelia Walker meets SideStory SideStory offers a host of immersive experiences. Fashion, literature, art, or cuisine – which is your passion? Foodies, this is one for you. Here I am on a grey Wednesday […]

PA profile: Libby Moore

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A few years ago Libby Moore ventured on a new journey she called ‘The Libby Moore Gypsy Tour’, which consisted of 365 days with no plan at all – other than to simply follow her heart. Fast forward to the here and now and she is a private coach, speaker, connector and mentor to high […]

Stress triggers fat hormone

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It is well known that stress can lead to weight gain, usually after reaching for a chocolate bar or a glass of wine following a long day. But it is not just comfort eating that is to blame. Our own bodies work against us to build up fat when we are under pressure. Researchers have […]

6.5 million UK workers unhappy at work

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New research from Perkbox, the UK’s leading employee benefits and perks platform, say 30% of UK workers are unhappy at work and would move jobs for better benefits. The research revealed that the unhappiest workers are in Yorkshire and the Humber where just over two in five (42%) claim not to be happy, yet the […]

Country life: Christmas at Chilston Park

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Chilston Park Hotel is a country house ideal for corporate events, which comes into its own at Christmas. Amelia Walker gets into the seasonal spirit, courtesy of the venue’s festive showcase If you’re looking for countryside opulence, let me steer you in the direction of Chilston Park Hotel. Set back from tree-lined lanes, the manor […]