6 results for day: 04/09/2017

The humble Caffè Americano has a mysterious history

The humble Caffè Americano has a mysterious history Having a strong cup of premium-blend coffee at Harold’s Bar is one of our guest-favourites at Gallagher Convention Centre. The gardens in this part of Gallagher allow you to forget that you are in the city, and if you’re lucky, you will even receive a visit from the ... More

Choosing flowers for your event? Here is the ultimate guide to their meaning.

I recently went to a magical wedding where the centrepieces on the tables were tall, thin glass bottles, each with a single white lily. The simplicity delighted those obsessed with orderliness and the avid romantics. The power of flowers first dawned on me while watching the 2003 Tim Burton classic Big Fish. In ... More

The perfect glass for every drink

There’s one simple décor rule that I absolutely live by, and that is: when in doubt, add glass. Without trying too hard, glass always manages to give a table a sense of elegance. You can add glass with your table’s centrepiece, placemats and even place card holders. When planning your table layout, the simplest place to ... More

The one conference every IT executive in South Africa must attend

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A quick guide to setting a formal table

There’s a memorable scene in the movie, Titanic (which was released in 1997, making it 20 years old!), where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, sits down to a fancy, first-class dinner for the first time in his life. Noticing his discomfort at the various pieces of cutlery on the table in front of him, Molly Brown (played ... More

Reaching for the stars: What does a five-star grading mean?

Few things carry the same weight when it comes to peace of mind for guests, than the quality assurance of an establishment. We’re all familiar with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa’s star-based grading system, but do you know what makes a five-star establishment like Gallagher Convention Centre different from the ... More