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Farzi Café Is The New Indian Spicing Up Our Lives

London’s latest Indian, Farzi Café, has the full ability to present first impressions of grandeur, over-priced food and flashiness but it is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Indian import has finally landed in London, with venues already present across India and Dubai. Sitting proudly...

Culture

Blag That You Bothered To Watch The Oscars With These 5 Lines

So you missed The Oscars? Course you did, it’s in the middle of the night on a school night, plus it’s long and boring. Problem is that it’s also going to be all over the news today and if you’ve set yourself up as the person in the office who knows what’s-what, then...

Travel

10 Insanely Beautiful Irish Castle Hotels

Ireland; the land of four leaf clovers, Game of Thrones settings and a whole load of Guinness. And, if you’re feeling like having a Harry and Meghan moment, there are some pretty awesome castles you can stay in too! From Gothic and ghostly castles to venues seeped in Irish history, it’s...

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What to do This Weekend

The Weekend Guide Lives On

It’s the freakin’ weekend! A phrase we’ve been waiting for since, well, the last weekend but who’s counting? And, in true Handbook fashion, we’ve kept our eyes peeled for funky shenanigans to draw you over to Monday. So, if you’re ready to rumble...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Are You Being Served? Department Stores With Restaurants

Don’t get me wrong, I could waffle up Ikea meatballs until the cows (and pigs, inexplicably they’re made from both) come home, but that’s not quite what we’re talking about here. The department store in-house restaurant has come a long way since it was a case of grab a...

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Health & Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About ASMR

ASMR aka ‘brain tingles’ or ‘braingasms’ are trending more than the Ellen Degeneres Oscar’s selfie did at present. But what on earth is it? Well, simply put, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and relates to the feelings people experience as a result of certain...

Seasonal & Celebrations

Your Guide To International Women’s Day 2019

Friday the 8th of March will see International Women’s Day return for another year, eliciting hundreds of global events, marches and talks across the globe. The roots of International Women’s Day lie in the Suffragette Movement, where the first “National Women’s Day” occurred, which...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Table For One: Best Solo Dining Spots In London

Some things simply aren’t best when done alone; table tennis or moving a sofa or sex, for instance. But when it comes to dining out, don’t listen to the detractors, boldly stroll in and ask for a table for one. And if you’re going to go solo, then do it right. Find somewhere...

Reviews

The Latest Rooftop Restaurant You’ll Go Crazy For

Despite being a “school night,” going down for a gin-fuelled dinner at one of London’s latest luxury offerings was definitely something we weren’t prepared to miss, especially when the views included that of The Shard, amidst London’s concrete jungle surroundings. Both...

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Health & Wellness

5 Reasons To Stop Wasting Your Time With Energy Vampires

We are all surely guilty of having given too much of ourselves to another person in order to please them – and we may do this (or currently be doing this!) for a complicated variety of reasons. Saying no is something that many of us struggle with, and this is especially true when it comes to our...

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