Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

Wondering What To Read Next?

Leicester to host a record-breaking festive smooch attempt.

Leicester, UK
We all have our own Christmas traditions right? Whether it's the new pyjamas on Christmas Eve, putting your decorations up on December 1st (earlier if your like me and can't resist) or participating in Elf on the Shelf there's a tradition for everyone.

The nation's favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee are on a new mission to bring back a Christmas tradition that has probably not been as noticeable in recent years. They are attempting to bring it back with an attempt to achieve the Guinness World Records title for 'Most Couples Kissing Under The Mistletoe (multiple venues)' in 5 shopping locations in the UK. Leicester is getting involved.

In order to achieve the title couples in the Highcross Shopping Centre and the other 4 locations must simultaneously kiss on the lips for 10 seconds under a sprig of mistletoe on Thursday 14 December. Couples who take part will not be involved with a Guinness World Record attempt but also be able to participate in festive love and bringing back a much loved Christmas tradition in the process.

The current record holder is US amusement part, Red Flags who managed to gather 839 couples. But Costa Coffee, along with the help of Rochelle and Marvin, great British spirit are sure to steal the title.

You can join the 'Most Couples Kissing Under The Mistletoe' at Highcross Shopping Centre at 6.30pm on 14 December. All participants should arrive from 6.00pm to be involved. Those taking part will receive a voucher for a festive Costa treat, their Christmas range is delicious!

You can also get involved by following the #CostaKissmas hashtag on Twitter.

The four other locations for the Most Couples Kissing Under The Mistletoe (multiple venues) are;

Westfield Stratford City, London
The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, Bristol
Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow

*Sponsored content. Collaboration with Costa Coffee and OneGreenBean Pr. All words are my own. 


Contact Form


Email *

Message *