Can you believe it is August already? Team U&I have been absolutely loving the sunshine recently!
We just wanted to reflect on the year gone by (so far!) and catch you up on all our years escapades. We started off January still recovering from a very eventful December! Do you remember the incredible Wedding we planned at The Dorchester for 800 guests? It was the most spectacular wedding reception we’ve ever been a part of! The most important part is that the bride and groom had a stress free wedding day, and all of their guests had a wonderful time. We’d love to plan your next event, and we love a challenge, so get in contact if you need some help getting things planned.
We started off February in Dubai which is where we confirmed our partnership with Jumeirah. As you know, we can offer great rates at any Jumeirah hotel worldwide which include some luxury additional perks. If you want to indulge for your next trip we highly recommend choosing to stay at a Jumeirah property. Get in contact if you’d like to find out more. We did a little write up on some of their properties which you can read about here.
We then had a trip to Beirut where we stayed at one of our partnered hotels. Of course, in Lebanon, we ate some delicious delicacies and enjoyed the sunshine. It was actually whilst we were away in Lebanon that we made the decision to rebrand our Concierge department as U&I Travel!
Before we could get started with those plans, we had our bi-annual Diamonds and Deals event in collaboration with GemMedia. This was the first time that we extended our speakers to both male and female entrepreneurs, and what a successful and intimate event it was. We have our second Diamonds and Deals event on 22nd September so be sure to get your tickets if you’d like to the opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs from a variety of different backgrounds.
We also had a Christening party held in Richmond for a little baby boy at the end of February. We planned all the details from sourcing the venue, selecting menus, playlists and entertainment for the day, transport, gifts to give guests for attending and much more. We can organise every single aspect of your event, so do not hesitate to get in touch for your next occasion. We really do know how to make each event Unique - like the special drinks vouchers we had made up pictured below. The baby was born in the USA before coming to London, so we thought what better way to ensure everyone gets their free drink than with these novelty drinks coupons!
We spent the beginning of March in Spain, near Alicante for a relaxing week on the beach. When we got back it was all hands on deck for the opening of #Play at the Palace, the newest venue by U&I Lifestyle. We were busy setting up for all aspects of the launch which was a huge success. We had many local businesses attend along with a VIP night for friends and family. The following week it commenced operation serving delicious food and cocktails. We had some great guest appearances from celebrities in the opening months and have surprise guests and entertainment for you every Saturday. Make sure you are following all the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
By the time April came around we were busy planning all the details for the U&I Travel launch party. It was held at Kouzu and it was the perfect evening of networking between people from all backgrounds. We had some fantastic journalists who captured the evening and all our guests left with a great goodie bag filled with treats. We decided to hold the event at Kouzu because it is a perfect, intimate venue, with the most delicious food. As one of our members you can receive 25% off their A La Carte menu (not to mention all of the other discounts you’re entitled to at thousands of other venues worldwide!!).
In May we were off on some travels again (goodness gracious, we certainly like to get about!), this time to a couple of places in Spain and Portugal and on our return managed to secure our Las Vegas collaboration. As you know, we offer the best available rates at any Caesars Entertainment group Hotel which includes their flagship, Caesars Palace, as well as Planet Hollywood, Rio, Flamingos and more. Check them all out here.
We also started our 5 days to healthy living program in May, whereby our clients could get a huge discount on nutritional supplements to help them recharge their digestive systems. We are still running the offer, so check out everything it includes here. At the end of May we also relocated our offices from Richmond to Mayfair in Central London which keeps us more centrally located for our clients.
After the success of our 5 day healthy plan, in June, we did our very first outdoor workout plan with local people in the community. For just £5 our guests can join us for a HIIT session, followed by some free nutritional supplements which are super delicious! We then go for brunch somewhere locally and get the chance to get to know everyone a bit better. The perfect morning!
Also in June, we partnered with the W8 GYM whereby our clients can get 8% off by entering W8UI at checkout. Fronted by X factor runner up Fleur East, it’s a great piece of equipment whereby users can perform over 200 different exercises. For more information click here.
We also did all the event management and coordination for a very exciting event held at The Dorchester for the British Lebanese Society, where one of the special guests was the beautiful Salma Hayek. We will now be assisting with all events that the British Lebanese Society host which is very exciting, so watch this space!
The very end of June was completed by a luxury holiday, hosted by our newest partners at Sandals, where we got to experience Antigua and Barbados. It was pure indulgence for 5 days, flying with Virgin Atlantic and enjoying sun, sea and lots of cocktails on the beautiful beaches! Check out our blog for a full run down on the trip!
Of course as this point, the world cup was in full swing, meaning that our venue in Wellingborough was packed every single day as we broadcasted all of the matches live on the big screens at the sports bar. Some of team U&I enjoyed a trip to Marbella, where we had a lot of fun (whilst working!) on the beach with a great group of friends.
The rest of team U&I were busy helping out with the W8 GYM official launch which was a huge success. There was a live demonstration session for nearly an hour where PR guests were able to trial the product for themselves, all led by the face of the brand, Fleur East. For a full run down on the days activities click here.
We finished up the month of July with a launch party to celebrate our Sandals partnership. We had some fabulous Caribbean food, delicious (and dangerous!) rum punch, and some cute cupcakes. We invited many of our clients, some press and other U&I affiliates. Our recent blog post describes the event in more detail. Remember, the next time you want to indulge in all inclusive luxury, get in touch because we have the very best rates available for any Sandals Resort.
We have LOADS more plans in the upcoming months, including a Christmas Showcase, more HIIT sessions followed by brunch, and like we already mentioned, our nutritional supplements are still on offer for all those interested. The Broken Wings Musical is premiering this week, and there are still a few tickets left so make sure you get yours before it's too late! We have some other exciting things which we can’t mention just yet, but watch this space as things are getting very, VERY exciting here at U&I Lifestyle.
That's all from us for now! It's safe to say we have had a very productive year so far! Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on our upcoming events and latest antics!