One of Cheadle Hulme’s newest businesses, At The Kitchen invited us to Mingle with them yesterday. Moxie LOVES local so we jumped at the chance. At the Kitchen is not just NEW – it’s also VERY different.
At The Kitchen is the brainchild of well-known cook and food stylist, Angela Boggiano and husband Craig Robertson, a food photographer of great repute. If you’ve EVER read a cookbook, you’ll have seen his work!
Moxie stayed local this time, with a visit to one of Cheadle Hulme’s coffee shops, SK Eight. Sk Eight, however, is a coffee shop with a difference – it’s a social enterprise, and all profits go straight back into the local community. That doesn’t mean it’s any less excellent than Cheadle Hulme’s other eateries – the ethical Grumpy Mule coffee is superb and the locally-sourced food just as good (let’s just say we weren’t the only ones to stay for lunch…)
An other-worldly and unashamedly Romantic (with a capital R) environment, The Botanist’s Rose Room is a beautiful escape from the bustle of the street below – and the busy day generally. Perfect for meetings – or assignations – there’s an equally stunning ante-room if anyone needs a little more peace and quiet. All the Minglers were feeling the love today and the atmosphere was as friendly and welcoming as ever. Several newbies were suitably impressed – and most agreed that Moxie delivers a very refreshing change from high-pressure, referral-driven and industry limited networking groups.
Moxie first mingled at the Stanneylands almost a year ago – and we were blown away then. The building and interior were stunning and the landscape around it almost idyllic – despite its close proximity to the A34, the airport and civilisation generally. The Stanneylands really does deliver the best of both worlds. We could only imagine what the planned refurb would achieve – and couldn’t wait for our sneak preview and guided tour!
Last Thursday, Moxie Mingled at the fabulous Keller Kitchens showroom at home here in Bramhall – where we were also treated to a champagne tasting mini masterclass thanks to the Cracking Wine. Let’s face it, all the best parties end up in the kitchen. Who says networking’s staid and boring? You’re doing it wrong!
Last week, Moxie visited the incredible new Colony event and business space development, conveniently located on Altrincham Road, just on the outskirts of Wilmslow. The Colony is a sympathetic, yet contemporary, addition to the rolling Cheshire countryside and that setting makes it a perfect location for this unique combination of luxurious offices and professional business space.
On Thursday 28 September – just two weeks after spending a most enjoyable morning networking at the Botanist, Alderley Edge – Moxie were thrilled to be heading over to the newest acquisition to the Botanist family, in Didsbury. Nestled just off the busy Wilmslow Road, on School Lane, the Botanist Didsbury is cool yet welcoming and thus another perfect Moxie venue.
It was back to school for Moxie on 14 September, after a break for the summer while everyone went to Abersoch and beyond. Firstly, a huge thank you must go to Josie and Jessica of The Botanist Alderley Edge for stepping up and saving the day. Our original venue was cancelled at short notice so we really appreciate it! Lovely also to meet Hannah of the Botanist Knutsford. Perhaps Moxie will see you again soon…