Weekly round up: 7-13 November 2011

This weekly feature offers a round-up of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything.

Giant gingerbread house at Constance Halaveli

Structure for the gingerbread house is now complete

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Event round-up: MasterChef Live 11-13 November 2011

If you’re passionate about food and cooking with the best ingredients, head to London’s Olympia this weekend for the massively popular MasterChef Live event.

Fresh produce from Constance Hotels Experience

Fresh produce from Constance Hotels Experience

Highlights include:

  •  MasterChef Live Challenge. This is your chance to cook your signature dish live on stage in front of John Torode and Gregg Wallace. The winner takes home £500 of Sainsbury’s vouchers and the opportunity to spend a day cooking with Alexis Gauthier in his restaurant Gauthier Soho.
  • Chefs’ Theatre – including demo by Michel Roux Jr
  • Hot tips stage – get top tips on all sorts of cooking techniques
  • Producers’ Village
  • Drinks Tasting Theatre
  • The Restaurant Experience

Check out the MasterChef Live website to find out more information, including how to get tickets to the event.

 

Constance stays on top of latest spa trends

Our Spa Manager at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Sophie Demaret, shares her experience of a recent visit to a spa exhibition in Dubai to learn about the latest spa trends.

Sophie Demaret

Sophie Demaret

Travel is about having the opportunity to share experiences and to discover unique places. We always return from travelling with new ideas and it was a great experience for me to go back to Dubai.  

I used to work in Dubai 30 years ago when it was just desert. I couldn’t believe what it was like when I returned. Everything was so perfect. When I left the airport to take a taxi, I was greeted by a woman from Ethiopia, dressed in pink, driving a pink taxi that’s exclusively for women!  

So, climbing into the taxi, we drove to the exhibition where I spent 2 very busy days having one-to-one meetings with prospective suppliers of every spa product imaginable, including linen and equipment. All the luxurious details that make your spa experience so special.

One of the most important parts of my job as Spa Manager is managing relationships – with guests, suppliers, employees… At the exhibition, I was able to meet with very enthusiastic suppliers who provide the things we need at Constance Hotels to make the spa experience for guests a truly luxurious and memorable one.

Spa de Constance treatment room

Beautiful treatment rooms at Spa de Constance

At the end of the event, we were invited to an incredible ‘white party’ event – thank you Shadiha. Her attention to detail was amazing. The same kind of attention our guests expect when they visit our luxury hotels.

Watch this space – we’ll be keeping you posted on new products and treatments we’re introducing over the coming months.  

And don’t miss out on our articles about Spa de Constance to get a taste of the luxurious spa treatments we offer:

Weekly round up: 31 October-6 November 2011

This weekly feature offers a round-up of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything.

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman will play at the MCB Championship in December

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Seychelles Subios underwater festival, 4-6 November

Beach at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Stunning beach at Constance Lemuria

Subios - the Seychelles Festival of the Sea - gets underway at Beau Vallon at the end of this week, running from 4-6 November.

Celebrating the rich marine heritage of the Seychelles archipelago, this year’s festival theme is ‘Wonders beneath the waves’. 

Festival-goers can enjoy a host of marine-oriented activities including film-shows and the much anticipated underwater image and film competitions.

Find out more from the official Subios website.

Send us your underwater photos and videos

We’d love to see your underwater photos and videos. You can post them on the Constance Facebook page or write a comment below.

And don’t miss these inspiring articles about diving in the Seychelles:

Last few days to enter our name the sea creature competition

Win fragrance and wine with Constance.

Diving in the Indian Ocean

Diving in the Indian Ocean

Competition closes this Friday 4 November…

We need your help to give a pet name to our friendly sea creatures below. Come up with the best name (winners will be chosen by us, so be creative) and you could win.

We’ve had some brilliant entries so far – check out the ones you’ve submitted on our blog post, Name the sea creature,  or visit our Constance Hotels Facebook page.

To enter, just comment on this blog post, or on our Twitter feed with the name or names for one or both of the below sea creatures.

Bonus: there’s a bonus sea creature to name on the Constance Hotels Facebook page – name this one and you can also win a magnum of Art de Vignes wine. Enter as many times as you like.

1. Name the anemone fish and win Serge Lutens fragrance

Clark's anemone fish, Maldives

Clark's anemone fish, Maldives

2. Name the spotted unicorn fish and win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine

Male and female spotted unicorn fish

Male and female spotted unicorn fish