It's time to present you, our lovely readers, with yet another stellar Concierge99 local expert. We've met yoga instructors, personal stylists and now I'd like to introduce you to a private chef: Mouhoub is a very experienced, multilingual chef in London catering to events ranging from an intimate meal for two to a large dinner party for a group of 50. Think of any kind of cuisine you'd like and Mouhoub can deliver - whether it's Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Italian, you name it! And don't worry about the language barrier, chances are you share a common language.
Book a breakfast, lunch or dinner party today and see what a fun and delicious meal you can enjoy with Mouhoub as your private chef!
As usual, we've asked our nosy, probing questions and Mouhoub has very graciously answered them:
Q1. How long have you been a Private Chef for?
I have been in the hospitality industry working as a chef for 23 years and 5 years as a private household manager
Q2. What’s your favourite part of being a chef?
My favourite part of the job is getting customer satisfaction by putting a smile on their face and that is the most important for me
Q3. Who are you favourite types of clients?
I had clients from every walk of life but all of them have something in common; to get a good service and a solution to their problem
Q4. Do you have any unusual skills when it comes to being a Private Chef?
I am a polyglot; I do not know if it considered unusual but for the job I do, it gives me an edge and makes my work easy
Chatting with travel experts around the world every day, we get an overwhelming influx of information varying from the ideal holiday destinations, to tried and true packing tips, to the best apps to use while travelling. Conversations occur in real-time during Twitter Chats using various travel hashtags, such as #luxtravelchat (our favourite for obvious reasons), #RGChat and #ttot, or over longer periods of time via blog posts and their subsequent comments back and forth by the travel community. We're keeping a sharp eye on it all and will try share as much of the useful stuff with you here so you can make the most of the experts' experiences!
Ever wonder how you could just pack better for every occasion? Not pack too much but not too little either? Well this is what those doing it day in and day out suggest:
During the #luxtravelchat, @LuxuryTravelMom asked, what is the one thing you can't leave home without:
In our business we get to meet the most interesting, talented and fun people. Case in point: Chantelle, personal stylist to London's (now) best dressed. Chantelle, using her handle @CZnideric, and I, using handle @Concierge_99, had a chat over Twitter where I got to ask her all sorts of probing questions about her life and work and in return heard so much about the business of Personal Styling in London...and remember: all questions and answers within a 140 character limit!
With nine years of experience, she certainly knows what she's doing - you're going to want to read this and book a session with her immediately afterwards. You too could be among the best dressed in London! :D
First a little blurb from Chantelle's own service offering:
As an award-winning personal stylist renowned for her creative flair, Chantelle's sole objective is to enhance her clients' individuality as well as increase their confidence and inspire self-belief by advising on key styles, suitable colours and wearable trends, ultimately achieving an exceptional outcome to discover the best-ever versions of themselves beyond their highest expectations.
Her international clients are discerning individuals ranging from busy mums and entrepreneurs to corporate professionals and high profile individuals with super busy lifestyles.
Chantelle's fun yet relaxed approach aims to take the stress away from shopping for those unique key pieces or that effortlessly stylish capsule wardrobe.
Available for taster (2 hour), half day (4 hour) and full day (6 hour) sessions. By appointment only.
How long have you been in the Personal Styling business?
Chantelle: I’ve been running my style consultancy now for 9 years – it seems like yesterday I took the plunge!
What’s your favourite part of Personal Styling?
Chantelle: I get huge satisfaction helping my clients create their own style and feel confident. Love that each day is varied not 9 to 5
Concierge99: love that idea. Everyone gets styled professionally by you but in their own unique way :) Cool!
Chantelle: Absolutely! Everyone is unique and special to me.
Who are your favourite types of clients?
Chantelle: My fave types of clients have an open mind! :) Men are also fun to work with and very receptive
Concierge99: They must appreciate you doing all the hard work for them while reaping all the rewards! I know I would
Chantelle: Yes!! Clients love the personal shopping and styling experiences!
Do you have any unusual skills when it comes to Personal Styling?
Chantelle: I’ve got a great ability to understand my clients' objectives quickly and enhance their uniqueness through style
What’s the most interesting job you have taken?
Chantelle: Too many to list! Been many surreal experiences; I’ve had to pinch myself sometimes to bring me back to reality.
Concierge99: You have really piqued my interest!! Sounds like great fun whatever/whoever they were!
Chantelle: Sometimes I get some bizarre requests but it's part of the job... To accommodate different style dilemmas
Taking part in the #Adventurechat Twitter conversation on Mondays is like being slingshot straight into the week with a bang. Think immediate comraderie with essential strangers spread worldwide with one thing in common: their love for travel and adventure, and an infectious enthusiasm for wanting to share stories from the road (ok, that's two things). So meet @monicagoesshow, the fun, friendly and vivacious host of the chat posing all the questions and helping us answer them too, with her wealth of knowledge and experience from travelling the world. (See her website here.)
@monicagoesshow kicked off the chat with an easy one:
What is the longest trip you've ever taken?
@muddleandjoy (what a cool Twitter handle :D) started off with: "Went on a 2-week road trip through Colorado with my family. Easily my all-time favorite vacation!"
Road trip with family - impressive patience I say!
@IBBTravel saw either a whole lot or nothing at all (just kidding) in 100 days: "Longest was 3.5 months of backpacking through Europe. It was a whirlwind trip - hit 22 countries!"
That's an incredible journey to take anyway.
Others added images and way more time onto their answers, showcasing some serious travel experts:
Some Twitter Chats we take part in involve lots of ongoing side conversation and related topics, and when we blog about them, we have plenty to say in our commentary. However, sometimes the information coming out of these chats is just too valuable not to share succinctly and clearly.
This is one such chat - all about Food, Wine and Travel. There are so many excellent recommendations and tantalising accompanying pics that I'll let the content do the talking. Enjoy and let me know in the comments where you've decided to go since they will no doubt inspire your next holiday!
#TravelSkills chat was hosted by @cjmcginnis & @JohnnyJet with the help of sponsors @VikingRiver.
Favourite food destination(s) in the world?
Answers poured in covering all participants' favourite destinations including: Mexico City, Paris, Lyon, Italy, NYC, Peru, Portugal, New Orleans, Honolulu, Singapore, Tokyo, Greece, Thailand, Morocco...
Here are some of their legit reasons below:
@HCTravels: "Paris...for wine & patisseries. NYC...for anything you can think of. Italy...because, well, Italy"
@micheleherrmann: "Italy. Pizza, pasta, gelato, roast chicken, fish, Bocci."
And some expert Travel Tips from the chat creators who know their stuff:
@JohnnyJet: "TIP Only eat at street vendors that have long lines w/ a mix of locals and expats so you know they’re good & safe"
Siamac and Julieanne are avid world travellers, sun worshippers and enjoy sharing recommendations of treats they've encountered along the way. With this blog and Concierge99's Top 5 Guides, they can help you make the most of your travels, giving you an opportunity to find interesting and unique things to do wherever you are in the world.
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