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Partner Offer: Get a discount on 10 luxury cabin getaways

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PA Life has partnered with Forest Holidays, giving PA Life Club Members an exclusive discount on 10 luxury cabins in idyllic spots across the country.

Offering PA Life Club Members a 10% discount, Forest Holidays wants you to escape to one of its picturesque locations nationwide and stay in luxurious woodland cabins with private hot tubs set exclusively on Forestry Commission land.

The perfect break for families, couples and friends, the cabins are even pet-friendly, so the dog doesn’t need to miss out either!

To claim your discount, simply click here and enter the code PALIFE18 at checkout to receive your discount. The 10% discount can be taken at any time of the year including school holidays and Bank holidays and can be taken across all cabin types.

Book by 31st January 2019 and holiday by 1st January 2020. This discount applies to the cabin price only and not any extras. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be applied retrospectively. Forest Holidays reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Partner Offer: Winter day delegate rates from only £49 per person at Tower Hotel

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Imagine a meeting like no other

Flooded with natural daylight, the 19 superb meeting rooms at The Tower Hotel combine spectacular views of the River Thames and Tower Bridge with excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art technology.

Right now, the hotel, which has already been featured as our Venue of the Week offering amazingly low day delegate rates for winter events from just £49 per person, including VAT. The great-value package includes everything from stationery to superfast Wi-Fi.

Uniquely located next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

19 meeting rooms all with natural daylight, the largest accommodating 550, plus 801 bedrooms all with river views.

A short walk from Tower Hill tube station and Tower Gateway DLR with easy connections to all the major airports.

Book now
The booking process is fast and easy. What’s more, your dedicated Account Manager will be with you all the way, making sure everything goes smoothly.

Simply email and quote ‘TOWER WINTER PROMOTION’.

Partner offer: Book with R.G Travel to receive afternoon tea for two

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R.G Travel has joined forces with PA Life to offer Club members a complementary afternoon tea for two.

This offer is valid to those who make a booking with R.G Travel for £5,000 and over.

Available all year round, PA Life Club members should not miss out on this unique offer.

Founded by personal travel consultant, Rachel Garnish, she has worked with around 450 different suppliers, making it an ideal solution to find that perfect trip.

The firm aims to take all the stress away from clients, so they can relax knowing everything is taken care of.

Contact Rachel Garnish now on or 01328 854 466 to find out more or to make a booking.

Partner offer: Redeem your 10% off all Zoya products

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Zoya UK has teamed up with PA Life to offer our Club members an exclusive 10 per cent discount on all Zoya products.

Available all year round, members will be able to purchase a variety of items, including nail polishes, lipsticks, lip gloss, base coats, nail polish remover and more.

Zoya Nail Polish is ‘BIG10 Free’, as well as being cruelty free and vegan friendly. The brand is committed to provide high quality nail and beauty products that are safe and trust worthy, causing no harm to the user or the environment.

In 2017, the Zoya brand also secured the Best Basecoat award from Allure Best of Beauty for its Zoya Naked Manicure Base Coat.

To redeem your 10 per cent off, when checking out click on the promocode tab and enter the code PALCZOYA.

This offer is available for 12 months for all PA Life Club members to redeem.

Competition: Win a year’s supply of Tabi notebooks

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PA Life Club members have the chance to win a year’s supply of notebooks, courtesy of Tabi.

Boasting a unique design, each page in a notebook offers its own index tab that is visible from the first page, plus every tab is supported by pages beneath for ease of writing.

The pages have also been designed to allow you to record notes from meetings. All these tabs are numbered for cross-referencing and provide space for both a date and a short title.


Simply email Freddi Jackson with the subject line ‘Competition’ and say you’d like to enter the competition.

The deadline is April 13.

Competition: Join PA Life on its upcoming FAM trip with The Royal Windsor

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PA Life and The Royal Windsor in conjunction with Agendo have teamed up to offer some PAs the chance to visit the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Taking place from Friday March, 23 to Sunday March, 25, guests will be invited to enjoy a weekend of site visits, networking and delicious food.

Over the course of the two days, guests will get the chance to see the Harte & Garter Hotel, Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Castle Hotel by Mgallery and Windsor Guildhall.

In addition, PAs will then get the chance to sample some dinner and stay overnight at the Sir Christopher Wren’s Hotel and Spa.

For your chance to win a space on this trip, all you need to do is answer this question:

Do you book venues outside of London? If yes, please specify the location of your most recent booking.

Please email Freddi Jackson now on with your answer for a chance to win a space.

Penelope Alice dines at Abd el Wahab

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Seeing as I have never tried Lebanese cuisine, I couldn’t wait to tuck into some authentic dishes at Abd el Wahab. A group of around 50 PAs and I were invited down to the exclusive restaurant last week in London’s Belgravia, which hadn’t even officially opened to the public.

The venue has since opened its doors to diners, where they can taste a wide selection of mezze, tabbouleh, stuffed vine leaves, fish and meat-based main courses, as well as classic grilled kebabs. There really is something for everyone.

The restaurant itself has been naturally divided into various dining areas, while on the lower ground floor is a private area that has been turned into a cigar shop, which can also be hired out for guests looking to impress.

There is plenty of natural light throughout thanks to its skylight towards the back of the ground floor, while the front boasts large windows overlooking Pont Street and the dining terrace – in the summer it would be great to come back here and enjoy a warm evening with some delicious food.

Before we delve into our first course – it’s a selection of cold mezze – I am impressed to find out that the restaurant also caters for office lunches. What a great way to introduce a new cuisine to my colleagues at work.

Sitting on a table with five other PAs, we receive the second course which is a variety of hot mezze. I’m careful not to fill myself up on all of these dishes as I still have the main course and dessert to go. Soon enough the main arrives – it’s a selection of grilled chicken and lamb accompanied with rice and salad. A perfect combination to keep the chill out on a cold February evening. The meal is rounded off with some authentic baklava for dessert, alongside some fresh fruit.

Despite having opened last week, the restaurant and its staff certainly pulled out all the stops to ensure we were all taken care of – and if you’re on the look out for a new venue with an authentic feel complete with delicious food, Abd el Wahab has it all.

WIN a dinner for two at Rick Stein

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PA Life Club members are in with a chance of winning a dinner for two at Rick Stein Malboroughlocated at Lloran House on the High Street in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

The winners can enjoy two starters, two main courses, two sides and two desserts and a bottle of wine between them.

Sat within the historic market town in North-East Wiltshire, Marlborough is located on the Old Bath Road, which was once the main route for traders heading to the West Country from London. Although the world now rushes past this town via the M4, the Marlborough community is still alive and well with regular farmers’ markets and local life.

Perched in Wiltshire’s countryside, there’s a timeless quality to the area, untouched by modern life. Emitting a warmth built up over centuries of intimate history. Rick Stein Marlborough is a modern spark within a historic location, and the food fits the bill perfectly.

To enter, simply email with the subject PALifeComp18 and put yourself forward for the opportunity to win!

Penelope Alice visits The Listing

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Accompanying our full review, resident PA Penelope Alice reveals her thoughts on our trip to The Listing at Cannon Green

Having opened in November of last year and sat neatly beside Cannon Street train station, the restaurant and bar is surprisingly quiet and relaxing. I was worried that the spacious, industrial-chic style of The Listing mixed with its location would lead to a very noisy, crowded evening, not the kind of place I for one tend to visit on a Monday evening after a long day at the office…

But walking past the flurry of the bar and setting down beside one of the venue’s huge glass windows, it felt as if I was dining far above the hustle and bustle of London, despite the real world going on immediately outside. I can imagine that the venue is rather striking during daylight hours, but the warm lights and soft music gave the Listing an on-trend cosmopolitan feel without the overwhelming noise that normally accompanies it. Like something out of a book or a film, the kind of London that people outside of the City assume it looks like.

The venue is open exclusively for private hire over weekends, giving businesses and private parties access to the space as well as its delicious, generous servings of food and drink – I’d certainly recommend their cocktails! While I was there I had a Porn Star Martini and an Aperol Spritz, and it certainly put a spring in my step as I walked home…

I’ll save the rest of the review for Toby, who’s writing a Tried and Tasted for the main website as we speak, but I thought I’d give you a little insight into our evening! What do you think? Would you visit The Listing in the future, either for personal or professional reasons? Let me know on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and especially on our LinkedIn Group!

Member offer: 30% off ANYTHING at Thortful

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, greeting card company Thortful is offering PA Life Club Members a significant reduction on all of their products.

From birthdays to anniversaries to a special someone this Valentine’s, members will receive 30% off all their cards, for any occasion for the entire year, with greeting cards ranging from romantic and cheesy to silly and funny. What’s more, if you order before 5pm, it’ll be dispatched the same day!

To receive your exclusive reduction, simply choose from the range of cards, maybe add some chocolate or a pair of socks to your order, head to your checkout and before entering your payment details, add the coupon code PALIFE30

Will you be taking advantage of this discount this Valentine’s day? Let us know on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn.