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What to do This Weekend

Another Bank Holiday? Yippee!

We can’t quite believe we’re writing yet another bank holiday guide – is it just us or have we been piled with bank holidays lately? Not that we’re complaining! However, as there’s not another three day weekend until August we are urging you to make the most of this...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Under The Sea With Chelsea In Bloom

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across social media, especially on the ‘gram. And trust us, from what we can see, it’s only just the beginning. Just look at Chelsea! It’s utterly submerged in outlandishly awesome floral displays that have people stopping to grab photos. Produced by Cadogan, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea in […]


Literally All The Literary Hotspots In London

It’s true when they say, you never know what you’ll find around the corner. And that’s definitely so when it comes to living in London. Whether it’s finding the spot where the latest romcom was filmed or the area that inspired Dickens with Great Expectations, the options...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Did Gordon Ramsay Just Troll Jamie Oliver?

Within minutes of yesterday’s sad announcement that Jamie Oliver’s restaurant business has unfortunately plunged into administration, another press release quietly did the rounds… Gordon Ramsay is looking for restaurant industry entrepreneurs to come forward for his new show. High-level trolling or not, maybe the Naked Chef should apply? Taking the mantra that ‘if there’s one thing that budding entrepreneurs, cautiously sounding out a new concept, need more than anything else, it’s being yelled at by a TV personality’ to its’ logical conclusion, the new programme is Ramsay’s latest foray into TV and promises to be entertaining, especially for anyone else […]

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Want To Be A Kardashian For The Weekend? Head To The Amalfi Coast…

It’s not often that you want to take tips on keeping it classy from the Kardashians, but I’m happy to make an exception. And that exception would have to be Hotel Santa Caterina, a gem of a hotel on Italy’s Amalfi Coast; it’s where Kim Kardashian honeymooned with Kris Humphries, and it’s where I headed for a weekend’s R&R, albeit not in my private jet this time (it’s, um, in for its MOT). The Amalfi Coast is a 30 mile stretch of rugged coastline in Italy’s Campania region, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts celebrities and A-listers like it’s […]

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5 Of London’s Best Florists

A sunny weekend in London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of my favourite florists, and, as a photographer, flower shops are one of my favourite things to shoot. Now that Chelsea Flower Show is on this week, it’s time to start filling your weekend with all things floral!...


Four Reasons To Visit The Newly-Opened Four Seasons Residences

You’d be few and far between trying to pinpoint someone who wouldn’t jump at a stay in private residences of any kind, especially if Four Seasons were the ones doing the offering! Which is why I travelled, Godspeed, on a Friday afternoon to experience the five-star luxury, of Four Seasons Private Residences at Ten Trinity Square, family in tow. As an iconic-landmark dream above the clouds, the Ten Trinity Square residences, snug in the heart of The City, bathe you in London views from the off, with the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Cheesegrater and more standing epically on the step […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

More Flowers Than Elton John’s Downstairs Loo: South Place Hotel Gets A Floral Makeover

With more flowers than Elton John’s downstairs loo, South Place Hotel have gone big on the blooms this summer, and we’re absolutely all over it. First up: Michelin-starred Angler, atop the South Place Hotel, which remains one of our all-time favourite restaurants, with its famed...


Could This Be Mayfair’s Best Italian?

Bocconcini means small balls of cheese in Italian – the plural? Bocconcino. So, with delicious food offerings being at the helm of this food journey, it was looking like a Mayfair good’un. Bocconcino oozes high-end; from its central Mayfair location just a tumble away from Green Park and The Ritz, and its sunglasses-wearing clientele who duck in and out of the restaurant inconspicuously, signalling that this is the spot where art curators, influencers, footballers and the likes pop in for their Italian pick-me-up. I, however, was somewhat less fearing of being papped upon entry and headed into the airy restaurant […]

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Japan-Easy Peasy, The New Makeover At The Serpentine

Believe it *ore* not, it’s only a month until the Japanese architect, Junya Ishigami takes over the Serpentine Gallery for their 19th annual Serpentine Pavilion. Each year, one of the world’s greatest architects is given a global platform to showcase an experimental project – and this years will rock your socks, quite literally. Known globally for his exceptional architecture, Ishigami has designed everything from indoor cloud gardens to glass greenhouses with more than 300 columns, all differing in size. Lets face it, every house, building, even shed has a roof. It’s the most common and important architectural feature. Ishigami draws […]

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