Staying connected

Like most of you, the Wedgewood team have been missing out on meeting with colleagues and friends. It’s particularly challenging when we are spread around the globe and all living in different time zones. But we have none of us been idle during the lockdown period and are all bursting with new ideas on how to connect with our partners, new activities both virtual and hybrid and new ways of ensuring our guests’s safety in the post-Covid world.

Last week saw the first Wedgewood DMC Group virtual meeting, gathering together 20 members of the Wedgewood team from Japan to Argentina! It was a great opportunity to catch up on news from our destinations and exchange ideas. Of particular interest was our Group project to collate information from local authorities and talk to hotels and other suppliers about new protocols for when we start to welcome back guests. Many of our destinations are getting ready to open up in the summer or later this year, so stay in touch to follow our news in the days and weeks ahead. In the meantime, have a look at the photo of our recent meeting and see if you recognize any familiar faces (excuse the “lockdown hair”)!

Everyone should take the time for a coffee

We live in a busy world, it’s all about coffee to go, lunch at our desks and constant time pressures. If this lockdown has taught us anything it is that life can be lived at a slower pace and, when we do slow down we have time to appreciate the small things we usually take for granted.

The Greeks have been saying this for centuries! No matter how busy they are, there is always time for a break, a chat and of course a coffee! With that in mind, Klea from Wedgewood Greece, her islands and Cyprus shows us how to make the perfect Greek coffee. It’s all about patience, timing and is best enjoyed with friends!

DIY Oktoberfest

We always knew that our colleagues were super inventive and always willing to go that extra mile, but this week’s award for creativity and dedication must go to Matthias from Wedgewood Germany.

Normally this time of year would see the start of the festival season which of course culminates in the world-famous Oktoberfest at the end of summer. This year, things are a little different but we wouldn’t want you to miss out. There is beer, there are sausages aplenty, there is singing and yes, those are lederhosen you see!

Thank you for the inspiration Matthias. Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humour?

Prost!

Super healthy fruit cocktail

Our Wedgewood colleagues around the world continue to show their creativity and inventiveness. In today’s video, filmed on her balcony in Cannes, Valérie from Wedgewood France shares her recipe for a fruit cocktail. Full of colour, flavour and vitamins, this is a great way to boost the immune system.

Santé!

Great British Crumble

Ilenja from the Franco- Italian department of Wedgewood Britain, shows her appreciation of British cuisine by making a classic fruit crumble.

Guaranteed to cheer up the dullest of days, this is comfort food at its very best.

Buon appetito!

It’s “Pimms o’ clock”

It’s not just our events that have been postponed for now. Many iconic dates in the British social calendar such as Goodwood and Wimbledon have also been cancelled this year.

To keep our spirits up and to give you the chance to enjoy the taste of the best of the British summer in your own home, Jerry from Wedgewood Britain presents a Pimms masterclass. Cheers!

Berlin during lockdown- an insider guide

As DMC’s we pride ourselves on being creative and it’s certainly true that we all need our creativity right now! Ann-Kathrin from Wedgewood Germany has been having a look at her hometown of Berlin during lockdown and seeing how all kinds of businesses are coming up with solutions in these challenging times. Listen to her podcast to see how Germany is getting creative:

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Image (c) Dreamstime
Ann-Kathrin tells us how Berlin managing lockdown