Key to lifetime of vitality and well-being

  Dr. Lad, the world’s leading expert in Ayurvedic medicine, explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, based on an ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years. In The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Remedies, safe and effective alternatives to Western medical treatments are explained. Discover how to determine your Ayurvedic…

Pizza Express closes 73 outlets with 1, 100 job losses

Pizza Express chain owned by Chinese firm Hony Capital is to close 73 of its UK restaurants with the potential loss of 1, 100 jobs in a deal to reduce rent costs. Zoe Bowley, Pizza Express’s managing director for the UK and Ireland said: “Unfortunately, the impact of the global pandemic has meant that we…

Ritz London targeted by scammers

Ritz Hotel in London have been targeted by scammers posing as hotel staff to steal payment card details. The scammers were extremely convincing when they phoned  with accurate details of their restaurant bookings, asking  them to confirm card details . Thye then tried to spend thousands of pounds at the catalogue retailer Argos. According to Ritz,…

Super rich  VIP have taken conspicuous consumption to new extremes

Associate sociology professor and former model, Ashley Mears’s entertaining study of the elite nightclub scene revealing the truth behind nightclubs from New York to Miami and the Riviera. Mears reveals how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera. She conducted an ethnographic study…

Starbucks, McDonalds and Wetherspoon all slash food prices

A $4bn cut in VAT has come into force, allowing firms in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to slash prices. Starbucks and McDonald’s are the latest firms to promise reductions after the chancellor ordered a temporary VAT cut from 20  per cent to 5 per cent. The treasury estimates households could save £160 a…

Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…