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Spotlight on…………………………………. The Photographers’ Gallery

3 Aug

Photographers' Gallery venue hire fashion event

Here at Purple Grape we’re always on the lookout for venues to work with that have that something special, that extra wow factor that can help to create a truly stunning event. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d use this ‘Spotlight On……’ blog to take a look at one of our favourite such […]

Fun at the Food Assembly

13 May

A few months ago I moved to Penge. Now I can practically hear the cries of ‘where is that?!’ even as I type, don’t worry – a fair few of my friends didn’t know either, but I’ll tell you something….if you don’t know Penge, you’re missing out! Tucked away in South East London between Crystal […]

Spotlight On……….Our Chefs

26 Apr

Just recently we’ve been thinking that, through our blogs and from following the team on Twitter, hopefully you’re getting to know us all pretty well. We did realise though that there are some very important grapes in the bunch that you might not be quite so familiar with…….. our chefs! Being the busy people that […]

Festivals, Fun & (hopefully) Sun!

7 Apr

Ok, so we don’t want to get too hopeful just yet but recently the sun has been shining a little bit more (admittedly in the breaks between downpours), the clocks have gone forward – marking the official start of British Summertime, and I’ve managed to leave the house with a little jacket rather than a […]

How To….Choose an Event Theme

29 Mar

Choosing a theme is a big part of any event –  get it right and your event will be the talk of the town……..…get it wrong and people might remember it for all the wrong reasons! (No one wants to be the person who organised that event – you know, the one that’s used as an […]

Wonder Women – Women’s History Month

16 Mar

For this blog, we’re going for a slight departure from the norm………. unusually for Purple Grape this blog won’t be about food…… won’t be about events………….it won’t even be about a venue. Today we want to celebrate! March is Women’s history month, recognising the contributions and achievements of women throughout history. Hopefully one day we […]

Easter, Parties and Mouthwatering Menus

8 Mar

The daffodils are out, the trees are in bud and the Sun is shining…..well, sometimes! So spring is (hopefully) on the way, and with it comes the chocolate-filled celebration of Easter. Now, I love chocolate as much as the next person and any holiday that means I’m actually meant to tuck into it, well, I’m […]

Nutrition: Contradictions & Common Sense

1 Mar

As dedicated foodies and lovers of all things delicious, it’s also important for us to make sure that we’re looking after our bodies and sometimes it seems that a lot of the things we love are so bad for us that we should ban them completely! With March being Nutrition Month, I had planned to […]

Spotlight On…..2 Soho Square

22 Feb

This month we’d like to use our ‘Spotlight on….’ Blog to introduce 2 Soho Square, an exclusive new venue in the heart of London, who we’re thrilled to be working with as their exclusive caterers! Situated just off Oxford Street, Soho Square was one of the most fashionable places to live in the early 1680’s, […]

Food of Love: The Truth Behind Aphrodisiacs

12 Feb

As I was wandering around London the other day, I couldn’t help but notice (who could miss?) the pink balloons, red roses and cuddly little teddies clutching cartoon hearts that have invaded the shops, which can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day is soon upon us! Sure enough, the adverts and deals have started […]