AS WE HEAD INTO PEAK PARTY SEASON, YOU’LL READ A LOT ABOUT FINDING THE RIGHT OUTFIT TO MAKE THE PERFECT ENTRANCE IN MAGAZINES LIKE OURS. HOWEVER, DEEP DOWN WE ALL KNOW THAT MAKING A WELL-TIMED EXIT CAN BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS TURNING HEADS WHEN YOU WALK IN TO A PARTY (IF NOT MORE SO).
We’ve all had those experiences where you stay at a party just a little too late and see things you can’t un-see (particularly troubling if we’re talking work Christmas parties). Not to mention those nights when you know you really should get your coat to save yourself a world of hangover-induced pain the next day, but don’t.
So here’s our one big tip to make all of your Christmas parties so much more enjoyable. Decide in advance when you’d like to leave and then book a car from Cyllenius Travel Services to come and collect you. If you opt for their corporate service, a suited & booted driver will come and whisk you home in a Merc (or something similarly fancy).
Forget walking through town, where the temperatures will somehow have dropped to arctic levels in the time it took you to enjoy a few drinks, and competing with everyone else who’s finishing their festive night out at the same time as you in a desperate bid to attract the attention of a black cab driver.
Instead, you can stroll nonchalantly out of your party, knowing that you have a mere handful of steps to take before you’re all cosy and warm in your pre-booked car. This knowledge will be particularly comforting to male or female readers who’ve chosen style over comfort when choosing shoes for the evening and are beginning to lose all sensation in their toes by this point in the evening.
Plus, there’s something about having a driver waiting as your night out comes to an end that’ll make you feel like a Hollywood A-lister exiting the Oscars. We know there are a lot of good taxi firms out there, but we’ve chosen Cyllenius because they’re best-known for their airport transfer service (which is worth knowing when booking yourself some winter sun) so we know they take their timekeeping very seriously!
Essentially, the His & Hers team would happily pre-book all of our rides home just on the basis that having to do very little walking leaves all footwear choices, no matter how crippling, on the table and we’ve spent far too many nights shivering in the city centre as we take stock of our transport options.
However, if you want a more sensible reason than that, we’d say that you genuinely can’t beat knowing that a lovely warm car will be whisking you home when you’re ready to leave, with no waiting around. Plus, by pre-booking you’ll avoid the vague sense of taxi-related regret we’ve all experienced when you find out at your doorstep exactly how much that late night cab ride’s about to cost you. We hope that this party season tip works out well for you! If you have a few pieces of party season advice of your own, please share them below in the comments.
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