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Dolce & Gabbana design Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2013

Claridge’s has today announced that its Christmas tree for 2013 will be designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – long terms guests and friends of the luxury hotel. The Claridge’s Christmas tree is considered to be a renowned festive landmark, and this is the fourth year...

Culture

Sissi Pop-up at PAD London 2013

Back by popular demand, Sissi is once again catering for this year’s PAD London Art & Design fair. The pop-up is a Sissi & Roberta joint venture casual but classy Italian restaurant.The menu features a wide selection of food, including a few vegetarian options. Some of the...

Openings & Launches

Far Rockaway

Brand new venue Far Rockaway, named after the buzzing Queens NY resort of the late Fifties and early Sixties, occupies a 400-capacity space on Shoreditch’s lively Curtain Road. Under the curatorial eye of Ben Oakley’s Gallery and Kevin Martin Hoxton Gallery, a roster of top-flight...

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Reviews

DRINK at Goat Review

Last week The Handbook made the most of Thursdays being the new Friday nights with a trip to Goat on the Fulham Road, but we didn’t go to dine, well we did sneak in a pizza at the end, no instead we went for cocktails, to DRINK to be precise.The upstairs bar at Goat, DRINK recently...

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Reviews

DRINK at Goat Review

Last week The Handbook made the most of Thursdays being the new Friday nights with a trip to Goat on the Fulham Road, but we didn’t go to dine, well we did sneak in a pizza at the end, no instead we went for cocktails, to DRINK to be precise.The upstairs bar at Goat, DRINK recently...

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Celebrities & Influencers

The X Factor 2013

Another television programme that has recently been added to my Saturday night roster (already featuring Strictly Come Dancing) is The X Factor. As a fan from the beginning, it is frankly a relief that it is finally back on my screen. Once again, I can sit there and moan about sob stories, pitch...

Celebrities & Influencers

Strictly Come Dancing 2013

As the days draw in and the English weather starts to get really yucky, if you’re anything like me, a Saturday night sat glued to the TV with a takeaway and a hot water bottle sounds like heaven. So it’s a good job that the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has arrived. Not only...

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Reviews

Sauterelle at The Royal Exchange Review

The Royal Exchange: a beautiful and imposing building, we all know it is there in Bank, but how many of you know that inside is the Grand Café and that upstairs, there is Sauterelle? You don’t? Well you should.Last week The Handbook went for a little supper at Sauterelle. Our...

Reviews

Sauterelle at The Royal Exchange Review

The Royal Exchange: a beautiful and imposing building, we all know it is there in Bank, but how many of you know that inside is the Grand Café and that upstairs, there is Sauterelle? You don’t? Well you should.Last week The Handbook went for a little supper at Sauterelle. Our...

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Openings & Launches

Kurobuta

In advance of the launch of the Connaught Village mothership, insanely talented chef Scott Hallsworth (Wabi London and former head chef of Nobu Melbourne) has just opened a pop-up version of his imminent Kurobuta, in Chelsea’s King’s Road.A little entrée for his fans, The...

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