Caffe Lambro – Liam Gallagher, Annie Mac, The XX And Caffe Lambro At Parklife Festival 2018

lambro parklife.jpegParklife Festival is looking to be kind of a big deal this year, not just because we’ll be plying the crowd, bands, musicians, and Radio 1 DJs with bubbles from our fantastic fleet of Caffe Lambro prosecco vans, but also because some huge acts have been confirmed in the line up across all arena stages.

The main stage is playing host to Liam Gallagher, Skepta, Chvrches, Everything Everything, Sigrid, The XX, N.E.R.D., Lorde, Sampha and Jessie Ware, to name just a few. So get prepping with a roadtrip playlist so you can learn all the lyrics to the new songs en route.

They have a ‘Sounds of the Near Future’ stage, which won’t just have new acts, but also some classics like Bonobo and The Internet, which is sure to play havoc with our understanding of the stage name but not reduce our excitement to see these cult artists live.

And while you’re running from one stage to the next, preferably with a carefully worked out itinerary so you don’t miss any of your top acts, don’t forget to include Gorgon City, Jamie XX, Tom Misch, Bugzy Malone, Nina Kraviz, Andy C, Eric Prydz, and Eats Everything! How could anyone miss out on this feast of musical entertainment, which must have been crammed into two days with a shoehorn?

But the key to making the most of your Parklife Festival 2018 experience, to really make some memories with your friends outside of the tent, is to pop down to see us for some bubbles and a selfie with our now super famous vintage Italian prosecco vans, which are all over Instagram and Facebook. You might even run into Liam Gallagher and Annie Mac topping up their glasses between sets.

So get your wellies out, scrape off last year’s mud, and we will see you there.

To book your tickets for Parklife Festival 2018 VIP Colonnade click here.

Little Deal Cottage – We’re Not Surprised Deal is One of the Top Locations in the UK

deal top uk.jpgDeal has been named one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times and from where we’re sitting, in the south-facing garden of The Little Deal Cottage, we’re not surprised. As a home away from home, Deal has everything that an English coastal retreat could offer. No wonder celebrities like Gemma Arterton, Orlando Bloom, and Naomi Watts think of their home county so fondly, and you can experience the same luxury when you visit Deal and the surrounding areas for its beautiful beaches, classic castles, award-winning golf courses, and a wealth of opportunities for shopping, sight-seeing, nightlife and relaxation.

The Sunday Times considered a variety of factors, across the spectrum of wants and needs of potential residents, when choosing the winning locations of the Best Places to Live 2018. Tim Palmer, the key judge of the Best Place to Live listings, said: “Deal has a proper independent character all of its own.

“It’s a Goldilocks location that’s got lots of great independent shops and beautiful houses, especially in the Middle Street Conservation Area. It also has an amazing view of the sea-front from the pier and really good modern restaurants.”

Surely Rolling Stones front-men, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, will want to get away from all the pressures of stardom and city life soon, and retire to the county they came from just like everyone else. They’re probably members of the Royal St George’s golf course.

Take it from us, the judges from The Sunday Times, and the celebrities who were born and grew up around here, Deal is the ultimate location to live, but also to visit, and The Little Deal Cottage simply adds to the experience. You can soak in the roll-top bath under the skylight, lit by the starry night sky, listen to the sound of the waves in the south-facing garden filled with early evening sunshine, and lap up the relaxed side of how the other half live away from the paparazzi.

 

Book The Little Deal Cottage Here.

Caffe Lambro – Cameo Appearance on BBC Drama Father Brown

Caffe Lambro have been smugly grinning with pride recently after one of our fleet made a cameo appearance on the BBC show, Father Brown! Our little Italian prosecco van ‘Enzo’ has become quite the celebrity after Father Brown jumped on the back and whizzed across a golf course in hot pursuit of a criminal. Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, the BBC drama is about a Roman-Catholic crime solving priest, starring Mark Williams, also known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, and Sorcha Cusack, from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Coronation Street. Enzo wasn’t in the slightest bit starstruck as Mrs McCarthy drove him across the green with Father Brown’s cape flapping behind them.

Not only was Enzo a champion chariot but with his new celebrity hero status we’re not sure his ego will go unnoticed during the festival season this summer. He now thinks of himself as highly as Martin Kemp, another big actor to make an appearance in the TV show, following fame from Eastenders and pop stardom from his Spandau Ballet days. Enzo is still waiting for his custom-built trailer, and he’ll be waiting a long time while we’ve got bubbles on tap to serve.

Already confirmed for Parklife Festival, our fleet will be making many more appearances during the summer delivering prosecco to the party people in their droves. Still to be confirmed, we are hoping to be the chosen provider of bubbles at Download, Isle of Wight, TRNSMT, Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Kendal Calling and Blue Dot Festivals.

Unfortunately Enzo won’t be signing autographs for obvious reasons, but feel free to snap a selfie with any of our very popular vans, as they make their own cameo appearances during the 2018 Music Festival season. They’re already well-known for attracting the ladies last summer with their Italian charm, and feature in many a selfie on Facebook and Instagram. Have you tagged us yet on our instagram page here?

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Little Deal Cottage – Celebrity Spotting in Kent

Get Your Camera Ready – Celebrity Spotting Around Kent – Little Deal Cottage

What is it about Kent that breeds such brilliant actors, and singers, loved by the world over? It might be hard to believe but many of our most popular celebrities actually hail from the gorgeous countryside of Kent, and when you visit the Little Deal Cottage, there’s always a chance that you might see one. Set by the seaside, our little cottage in Deal, offers everything you could wish for in a retreat from daily life. So it’s no wonder that the Kent-raised celebrities are likely to choose the same scenery when visiting home. Keep your camera close, just in case!

Rolling Stones legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both from Kent, met on the Dartford train line, and started the band shortly after, going on to global stardom. But Kent doesn’t just encourage rock, you may have heard of a certain little popstar called Boy George and there’s the mysterious soul legend, Joss Stone, who stunned the world with her voice before vanishing from the spotlight. But music isn’t the only talent being honed in Kent; actors are crossing the world from here to Hollywood…

There must be a lot of talk of Kent on film sets, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Ned Kelly and Tamara Drewe, just a few of the films starring actors from the Kent countryside.

Mackenzie Crook, from Maidstone, shot to global fame from Gareth Keenan in The Office, alongside Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman, before playing an unforgettable Ragetti in Pirates of the Caribbean, alongside Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom, from Canterbury, also in Kent. Having become a household name after Lord of the Rings and Kingdom of Heaven, Orlando also starred in Ned Kelly with Naomi Watts, who was born in Shoreham in, you guessed it, Kent.

Gemma Arterton probably bonded over childhood memories of the beautiful English county with actress and comedienne Tamsin Greig when they filmed Tamara Drewe. Gemma went on to star in St Trinian’s, as well as the Bond film, Quantum of Solace, and Runner Runner with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Meanwhile, Tamsin left Black Books and Green Wing behind, and crossed the pond to write and star in Episodes with Matt LeBlanc, one of his rebound roles following his Friends fame. Our Kent originals have brushed shoulders with some seriously big names, becoming ever bigger names themselves.

Deal is not just a popular hotspot for celebrities lucky enough to have been born in the Garden of England but for those who randomly stumble across it looking to escape London. Deal is only 100 miles from the capital, which enables those who live and work in the big smoke to get the train on a Friday afternoon and within 2 hrs they arrive and feel 1000 miles away. With the High-Speed Train link taking just 1hr 30m as fast as you depart from the high-rised buildings at St Pancras, you are soon strolling along the the seafront or award winning High Street in Deal’s conservation area.

We’re proud of what Kent has offered the world in terms of talent, but why don’t you see it for yourself, by booking a little time in the Little Deal Cottage and seeing who you spot?

For further information on booking the Little Deal Cottage click here. 

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Caffe Lambro – Italian Valentines

The Italians Won’t Be Disappointing The Ladies This Valentine’s Day, Will You?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, girls all over the globe are crossing their fingers for something special, and hoping the boys won’t let them down. Do you know how important 14th February is? Listen up, guys, we’ve got a little advice for you.

No matter what a girl says, she definitely wants something. If she says she doesn’t, she’s setting you up to surprise her. Don’t worry. Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year when a cliché gets a free pass. No girl would scold you for ordering a dozen red roses, a giant teddy bear, or for scattering petals on the bed. Just do something, anything, because if you can’t get this right, how can she trust you to book the prosecco van hire on your big day?

Don’t take our word for it, look at the Italians. Italian men know how to speak many languages of love, and indulge their women with food, style, opera, and gorgeous vintage cars. They have all the moves when it comes to charming women, and we’ve seen them in action on our many visits to Italy. Every man could benefit by borrowing something from their repertoire, just as we’ve borrowed some of their classic vans to schmooze our clientele with.

It’s simple. You’ve just got to show her you know her, with fresh flowers in her favourite colour, or vegan chocolate truffles, or by booking a table for two at that restaurant down the road, the one she loves, and you not-so-secretly hate. Just prove that you pay attention to what she likes, and put her pleasure before your own.

If you decide to bow out of all the fuss and go for a classy M&S dinner for two, even they know that it wouldn’t be complete without a bottle of bubbles. And every wine connoisseur knows prosecco is best paired with… any special occasion. Every Italian knows prosecco is best served… ladies first, chilled, and preferably from a Caffe Lambro van at a wedding, or one of this year’s major UK Music Festivals – perhaps a couple of tickets would make the perfect gift?

Most importantly, don’t forget the card. And don’t forget to book Caffe Lambro well in advance, to avoid disappointing the ladies. The Italians wouldn’t.

Click here to book one of our vintage prosecco vans

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Little Deal Cottage – Golf Open at Royal St George’s

Witness the Making of Golf History on our Doorstep, with the Golf Open at Royal St George’s

There’s a buzz of excitement in the golfing world as the 149th Golf Open comes home to Kent, causing the surrounding area to be a very popular holiday destination for the summer of 2020. Accommodation searches are underway for group bookings and cottage rentals in and around the beautiful area of East Kent, and Deal is the ideal tranquil town to retreat to after a gorgeous day out watching sporting history being made. Only a couple of miles from Royal St Georges, the Little Deal Cottage is the perfect place to stay after strolling around the fairways, to put your feet up with a glass of something cold.

The Royal St George’s historic links course has been announced as hosting the Open from 12-19 July 2020, making it the home of sporting history for the 15th time. The tournament will undoubtedly be as unforgettable as 2011 when Darren Clarke lifted the Claret Jug, beating Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson to become Champion Golfer of the Year.

Hotels, bed and breakfasts and rental properties in the surrounding areas are already being booked in advance, and Deal is the perfect location. The Little Deal Cottage has all the luxuries of a home away from home, less than 15 minutes from the course by car. Any avid golf fan would relish this week away to soak in the atmosphere and still get away from it all, mingling with other golf enthusiasts at the many pubs and restaurants Deal has to offer.

Our cottage is less than 100 yards from the beach and a short stroll into the town centre. There is ample car parking directly outside in the picturesque Alfred Square. Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, currently ranked 7th in England and previous host of The Open Championship, is less than a mile away. This is the ideal location for lovers of links golf.

Nearby Sandwich saw more than 180,000 visitors in 2011, and an extra 37,000 passengers made use of the high speed train service from London St Pancras, therefore we would recommend booking at the earliest opportunity.

On booking the Little Deal Cottage for this event please click here

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Caffe Lambro – Who Knew Prosecco was Vegan?

Who Knew Prosecco Was Vegan? Caffe Lambro Did.

Forget January, the first month of 2018 has been renamed Veganuary, and going vegan has become the most-talked about topic of conversation all over the UK, with Instagram awash with new profiles promoting healthy living, fruit and vegetable detoxes, weight loss diets, and various vegan themed hashtags. Motivation is high right now to jump on the New Year, New You bandwagon and going vegan can make you feel beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside, while avoiding any animal cruelty, or carbon footprint guilt. It seems to be the answer to everything at the moment, and maybe your bikini body or wedding diet should follow suit.

Going vegan feels like a new beginning, a new chapter in your life, and your wedding day is the same. It’s the first day of the rest of your life together, the beginning of your happily ever after, and Caffe Lambro have combined the two with their latest revelation: vegan prosecco carted into the midst of your event, served from their beautifully classy prosecco vans, and at less than 80 calories a glass that’s fewer calories than a banana! Who needs a nutribullet?

Even if you don’t go vegan in the lead up to the big day, consider all these new vegans attending your wedding in the summer, adding comments to their RSVP that may have previously included gluten free, dairy free, or lactose free meal requests and wanting to know the ingredients of everything. Well now they’ve all gone vegan on top of everything else you were factoring in, and even the alcohol has to be examined. But has anyone spared a thought for the catering team, the already stressed wedding planner, the bride on the brink of becoming a bridezilla, or the poor ushers who have no idea what’s vegan and what’s not?

It could be a complicated strategic balancing act, or you could go simple and make everything vegan. Either way, the best thing to do is get everyone a glass of something bubbly. Caffe Lambro can cater for your entire wedding party with their vegan friendly prosecco, and the non-vegans won’t be complaining either. Not only does prosecco meet every guest’s dietary needs, but it’s also been statistically proven more popular than ever, beating champagne sales by ten to one over Christmas and New Year. With 9.5 bottles of prosecco sold for every single bottle of champagne, that’s better odds than the best man hitting it off with a bridesmaid. Prosecco is topping the charts for favourite fizz throughout the country, and Caffe Lambro have the sparkly stuff by the caseload.

Don’t you and your guests deserve the nation’s favourite on your big day?

For more information on booking vegan bubbles on your wedding day click here.

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