Trends we spotted | Week 25


At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about a magical screening of a Harry Potter movie with a live orchestra will travel the globe!

The last week of June the Negroni Week is returning to London and it’s a special edition, Delicious Cocktails Charity! And ‘Buses4Homeless’ is an innovative solution for homelessness in London.

In Singapore ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019’ will be revealed next Tuesday (June 25) and they already published the list of best restaurants number 51-120. Also spotted in Singapore: The designated smoking cabin which transforms 99.95% of cigarette smoke into clean air.

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A magical screening of Harry Potter with a live orchestra will travel the globe

Experience the magic of JK Rowling’s world-renowned Harry Potter films with a stunning live orchestra. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series is heading on a huge, global tour, visiting 48 countries. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is showing at the Royal Festival Hall on September 17 and 18, accompanied by the excellent, 69-piece Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Also in the Netherlands: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ In Concert in Rotterdam, De Doelen from 01/16/2020 to 01/19/2020.

Buses4Homeless | An Innovative solution for homelessness

Buses4Homeless is a low cost holistic solution to homelessness. They refurbish decommissioned buses into spaces for Eating, Sleeping, Wellbeing and Learning in order to re-engage homeless people back into the community. How it works? It’s a 3 month intensive program to help homeless people to overcome the issues that lead to them being homeless. Teach them soft and vocational skills, engage them into apprenticeships, train them, help them to secure Jobs or create businesses and re-engage them back into the community. More information about Buses4Homeless at their website, here you can donate as well.

The designated smoking cabin | Transforms 99.95% of cigarette smoke into clean air

The first Smoking Cabin is located right outside Fusionopolis in Singapore and is in service since May 2019. It’s an smoking cabin that filters cigarette smoke and release clean air to its surroundings. Singapore has very stringent laws for smoking and in this Smoking Cabin they can smoke legally, the air filtration system eliminates secondhand smoking. The cabin allows up to 10 smokers at the same time. The company wants to roll out 60 cabins in Singapore by the end of 2019. Spotted through the daily newsletter of Trendwatching.

Ruckus Networks | Applications for hotel safety, operational efficiency and enhanced guest experience

In the global hospitality industry, interoperability between multiple applications and vendors is key to helping hotels plan for the future, where higher guest and operations bandwidth consumption present real challenges for existing hotel networks. Ruckus Networks, part of CommScope, recently expanded their portfolio in which they ease hotel fiber deployments while enabling new IoT (Internet of Things)-solutions. In other words: they make sure that the different machines/applications within your hotel communicate easily with each other which should benefit the guest experience.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: the list of 51-120

Next Tuesday, the 25th of June, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna will be revealed during the awards ceremony in Singapore. Ahead of this list they have revealed its extended list, with an additional 20 restaurants in celebration of S.Pellegrino’s 120th birthday this year. The award ceremony will be live-streamed on Fine Dining Lovers.

In the extended list two Dutch chefs: at 99, The Jane in Antwerp (chef Nick Bril) and at 102 Amber in Hong Kong (chef Richard Ekkebus).

Negroni Week In London | Delicious cocktails Charity

Negroni Week is returning to London at the end of June, and it’s going to see a bevy of the most highly regarded bars across the capital come together in the name of a very good cause.

The Negroni Week is becoming an annual tradition (the 7th time) and this year marks a particularly  one – because it’s the 100th birthday of the negroni itself. In the article on The Nudge the story behind the Negroni, the second most ordered drink in the world! And check out their charity. So if you’re a Negroni fan and going to London at the end of June…


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