Traditions are a funny one. We grow up with them, learn what they mean, ignore them (in our rebellious phase) and before you know it, they’re back, shaping your life and probably causing as much stress as well as delight! Christmas anyone?!
Whats in a Tradition?
You’d think traditions mean less and less in today’s world. On the surface, old systems and traditional attitudes are being disrupted all the time. New technology and lifestyle choices turn tradition on its head and systems morph and renew at a constant rate. With this in mind, you’d think the future for traditions looked bleak. And yet when you dig a little deeper, actually traditions, still, are all around us.
Traditions of course stem from the religious structure set out by our ancestors, but traditions can also be more personal too. For example, lunch at table 11 of your favourite restaurant every Tuesday can be a tradition. Meeting up with your school friends once a month can also be a social tradition. We all adopt and drop our own list of personal traditions throughout life, often depending on what we like and what we value. Our interactions with family, however small, will be to celebrate or mourn or welcome or acknowledge traditional celebrations throughout life.
These days we liberally pick up these traditions whenever it suits, or more cynically speaking when they are thrown into our view via shop windows and television. But they are nice aren’t they? However scrooge-like we can be, there is something great about coming together as one, from all parts of the globe, to share.
As venues, our event calendars owe a lot to tradition. Whether through weddings, Christmas, Hallowe’en, Harvest, the idea of drawing people together annually to celebrate something or themselves is an important backbone to our existence. Sure, certain traditions or expectations are evolving, brides no longer all wear white, we don’t have to work in offices, you don’t have to wear black tie to parties and businesses don’t have to have meetings in conference rooms. But we can honestly question, where would we be without them?
We’re Changing Too
We, like traditions are evolving. We want to nod to the past as much as look to the future. We welcome new things, and new ideas.
As the new generation of house custodians, we want to create some traditions of our own. So we create our own events like our seasonal supper clubs and hold annual celebrations such as mini summer festivals that become house traditions, where our tribe of workers, friends and family get to gather and celebrate. We don’t expect these traditions to keep their current form, we encourage them to grow and create their own identity.
We like to think our houses and our events are always evolving, progressing, changing to fit in with the needs of the people who come to them. We like to ensure that what we offer gives people the best experiences available in our homes. That’s one tradition we’d most certainly like to keep.
If you like the idea of creating your own tradition with us, whether for your business or your friends, we invite all sorts of experiences from different traditions and cultures. Why not contact the team today. 020 3741 8040 or alternatively you can email us here