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V1CE have set the trend for business cards for 2020 and beyond

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TrendLife Magazine reviews V1CE Business Cards

Traditionally a double-sided piece of card measuring on average 3.5 x 2 inches, the humble business card has been used for decades to share basic contact information between business men and women. Why would a lifestyle magazine be interested in business cards? Because the business card of tomorrow is here.

Once reserved for high earners and high net-worth individuals, traditional business cards date back centuries. The format has relatively stayed the same over time but UK based V1CE has introduced a contactless business card that is going to set the trend for business cards going forward.

The business card for the future

Say goodbye to carrying multiple cards for a start. You probably will only need one V1CE business card but you will end up wanting more. The V1CE business cards work using integrated NFC technology, which enables the safe transmission of selected contact details & social profiles to any other smartphone without the need to install an app.

V1CE Business cards replace traditional cards

Picture any scenario where you may be meeting someone for the first time and want to share your details with them. Simply tab your card on their handset and within seconds, you have shared all the standard information that is on a traditional business card and more.

V1CE business cards are ideal for entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and socially active individuals. First impressions count and being able to share your contact details effortlessly into someone’s phone, eliminating the need of a potential client or partner having to physically store your card or worse, input your details manually is priceless.

The business card becomes a social card

Many of our readers are entrepreneurs and understand the power of branding. The great thing about V1CE business cards is you have the ability to brand the card itself and the information each tap generates. Via an online portal, you can see all your scans and manage your profile.

If personalisation is your thing, V1CE Business Cards can be personalised across most of the range. There are essentially four different types of cards to choose from. The entry card is the V1CE One Card that starts at around £25.00. The next card in the range is the V1CE Transparent One Card and this is currently priced at around £35.00. The Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card is our favourite card in the range.

Being eco-friendly and with the big push to reduce our impact on the environment, we have ditched printed business cards and decided to go all hi-tech with the Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card.

The final offering in the range is the V1CE Hybrid Metal One Card – The “Paul Allen business card” if you would. If you have not seen the American Psycho infamous business card scene, click here and thank me later. Fully customisable, the V1CE Hybrid Metal One Card comes in a stunning matt black finish and with an embossed logo of your choice.

What can you share with a V1CE business card?

Essentially, you can share all the standard contact details on a traditional business card and much more. From social media usernames and handles to professional networks like LinkedIn, the V1CE business card allows you to add, edit, and remove as much or as little information as you want to share.

How much does a V1CE business card cost?

The entry card is the V1CE One Card is currently price at £25.00. The next card in the range is the V1CE Transparent One Card and this is also priced at £25.00. The Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card is £39.99. There are more cards and accessories in the range which you can view at v1ce.co.uk.

Lover of all things FAST. If I am not in the office, you can find me near a track or under a car. I also work with great people in TrendLife's Editorial team.

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The Hub Milton Keynes hosts our May #lunchNbloggers event

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The Hub Milton Keynes Host #lunchNbloggers for the first time

The TrendLife Magazine team are excited to announce that #lunchNbloggers is back. We have been working hard to plan something special for our first post-lockdown event so we are happy to say we have chosen The Hub Milton Keynes.

This #lunchNbloggers will be the first event that features over five dining experiences as we discover all what The Hub has to offer. Located in the heart of Milton Keynes between Midsummer Boulevard and Avebury Boulevard, The Hub is home to a wide range of popular restaurants, bars and hotels.

The Hub Milton Keynes Host #lunchNbloggers for the first time

What to expect when #lunchNbloggers arrives at The Hub Milton Keynes

As part of The Hub #lunchNbloggers experience, we will sampling and experiencing some of the most popular dining destinations in Milton Keynes

  • Bogata – We will be starting with a Meet & Great at Milton Keynes’ first speciality coffee shop
  • Las Iguanas – Join us as we sample a slice of the Latin life which is on offer at The Hub
  • Turtle Bay – A bottomless brunch of Caribbean inspired dishes at Turtle Bay is next on the menu
  • Banana Tree – At the fabulous Banana Tree, we will be experiencing Japanese style private dining
  • Blossom Room – Sticking with the Japanese theme, we will be ending the night in style at the fabulous Blossom Room. Make sure you charge your phone for those instagram stories.

As with all our #lunchNbloggers events, the masterclass is always something special and we have arranged a Yoga masterclass with a twist at Sweat Studios. Chill out, stretch out or work out – it is your choice. As with all our masterclasses, everything you need will be provided.

The #lunchNbloggers Team at Harben House

About The Hub Milton Keynes

The Hub is a vibrant restaurant, cafe, hotel and lifestyle quarter in the very heart of Milton Keynes.

Register for #lunchNbloggers

#lunchNbloggers has always been and will remain FREE to attend. We occasionally ask for a small deposit to ensure those who are selected attend notify us in advance so we can offer this exclusive opportunity to another member of the #lunchNbloggers team. To register for this event, please complete the form below and remember to follow us on instagram for updates.

Dates

Thursday 27th May 2021
From Midday until late.

If you wish to attend but cannot take part in the Yoga masterclass, please let us know when you register.

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Residents have voted on what is missing in Hitchin Town Centre

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Hitchin is open for business

Just two years ago, Hitchin Town Centre had been named as a finalist in the Great British High Street Awards 2019. Despite losing out on the crown, Hitchin Town Centre has remained one of the more popular destinations in Hertfordshire. As times and demands change, town centres and high streets across Hertfordshire also need to change to meet the demands of residents and visitors coming from out of town.

As residents return to the cobbled streets around the town centre, we asked the question… ‘what is missing from Hitchin Town Centre?’ In total, we had over 200 individual responses with 40 different suggestions.

Here are the top ten things missing from Hitchin Town Centre.

From 10 to 1, below is a list of the top things voted for by Hitchin residents. Some notable responses that did not make the top ten include a Vietnamese restaurant, a gin bar, toy shop, escape room and art gallery.

10. McDonalds/KFC 2%

Would Hitchin residents welcome a busy fast food chain?

We are not sure McDonald’s in Hitchin would be a hit.

Would local residents really stomach a McDonalds in Hitchin Town Centre? Would Colonel Sanders be welcomed with open arms? These two fast food giants may bring the Big Mac, finger licking’ chicken and employment but what about the litter and UberEats riders? There are a number of issues that come hand in hand with today’s fast food giants.

9. Record store 3%

Owning music in a psychical format had been on a steady decline since 2010. However, nearly 5 million LPs were purchased in the UK last year alone. Most of these have been online but is there an opportunity for a savvy Hitchin entrepreneur to create a nostalgic record store experience?

8. Live outdoor entertainment 3%

Who doesn’t like getting out and experiencing live outdoor entertainment? Well, in most cases, councils don’t and they tend to be the decision makers on events in public spaces. Post-covid would be ideal for live outdoor entertainment to return to Hitchin Town Centre. The market place offers the space and Hitchin does have plenty of local talent.

Move over meat... Vegan burgers could be available in Hitchin soon

Move over meat… Vegan burgers could be available in Hitchin soon

7. Vegan restaurant 3%

With plant-based food businesses, festivals, and pop-ups booming, it’s clear that veganism is become a global phenomenon. Because of this changing trend, some larger towns and cities can boast of vegan only restaurants. A Hitchin vegan restaurant could become a reality soon as the demand is clearly there.

6. Independent book store 5%

Picking up 5% of votes, an independent Hitchin book store would probably struggle given that Waterstones is positioned in such a good place but Waterstones itself is currently in a battle online giant Amazon. Independent book stores tend to be more quirky and with the right ‘keeper of books’ behind the till, the experience of buying a book in person is a lot more rewarding than hear the thud of delivery hitting the passage floor.

For the remaining things missing in Hitchin, watch our video below and don’t forget to subscribe.

 

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Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume…

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Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume...

We’ve tried them all haven’t we? Atkins, Paleo, Keto and if you’re a certain age then maybe the Cabbage Soup Diet. But do any of them keep weight off in the long term? In most cases, the answer is sadly, no. They may provide a short-term fix, but in the longer term the scales will slowly creep back up again.

In fact, evidence shows that dieting is linked with a higher risk of gaining weight. Many of you will know from bitter experience that you go on a diet, you lose some weight, you don’t feel great as you’re denying yourself certain food groups, or foods you love and then when you return to your normal way of eating, the pounds creep back on again.

Why it could be time for you to stop dieting

Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume…

This is why we need to reframe how we see a ‘diet’. When you look the word ‘diet’ up in the dictionary, the first meaning is ‘The food and drink we consume on a daily basis’ and the second meaning is ‘a limited amount of food we eat for medical reasons or to lose weight’. If we were to focus on the first meaning and embark on a diet that is for life and which provides us with all the nutrients we need to thrive then we’d have much less need to focus on the second meaning.

A great way to assess if your current way of eating is the best one for you, is to ask yourself if you’d be content eating the way you do now in two years’ time? if the answer is no, then it’s time to make some changes and discover your diet for life.

We also mustn’t forget that one size won’t fit all when it comes to a diet for life. We don’t all respond in the same way to the calories we consume and we don’t all undertake the same amount of daily movement or have the same metabolism. What works for one person may not work for another and this is why taking an individualised approach works much better.

It’s also important to not look at one factor in isolation, for example, stress, sleep and movement all impact upon our weight and our energy and if we only look at what we are eating then we may not achieve our goals as quickly.

 


 

If you’d like start your journey towards a diet for life, then why not book one of my 30-minute Vitality Review Consultations? We can talk about your health goals and discuss some tips for changing your diet and lifestyle so that you can find an energetic, healthy version of you who can thrive in life.

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