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Stephen Webster’s Dirty Pretty Wink

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…  Brit success story, luxe lingerie label Dirty Pretty Things is three this year and to celebrate, Selfridges is hosting a pop-up shop showcasing the DPT SS12 collection AND a limited edition collaboration with rock ‘n’ roll jeweller...

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Meursault

Just as Elizabeth Olsen is giving big sisters Mary Kate and Ashley a run for their money with her new movie star status in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Meursault, younger cooler sibling to Kensington’s l’etranger restaurant is opening its doors later this month.In case you’re...

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Bella Howard & Lana del Rey at St Martin’s Lane

It’s all about the music right now at St Martin’s Lane hotel with The Front Room’s new pop-up exhibition, Love Buzz, from London photographer Bella Howard. Presented as collage, it’s a vibrant mash-up of the fanzines she started making in her teens interspersed with candid...

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Fortnum & Mason’s Jubilant new look

Fortnum & Mason is flexing its Royal Warrant muscles and celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by decorating that famous Piccadilly facade from the pavement up. The tradition has its roots back in 1836 when the building was illuminated in stars made from lit jets of gas to celebrate...

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Love is in the air…

Yes, it's coming up to that time of year again but don't worry, The Handbook has it covered with the first installment of our two-part Valentine's Day guide. So check back next week for Valentine's Day, The Sequel, but for now, just sit back and feel the love…Cupid...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get the skinny on Mexico

We’re ahead of the curve… what can we say. We hit Tulum in 2009 thank you very much. Way before Terry Richardson et al gave it the trademark thumbs up ( www.cabanascopal.com/ as it goes). But yes, we too are hungry for Serge Becker’s Esquina to hit Moor Street later this year so...

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One Giant Leap

This year Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is positioning itself firmly on the map as something of an artistic hub. From today 1 February, the hotel is staging the first of a series of three exhibitions, One Giant Leap, a unique partnership with the Saatchi Gallery introducing a...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bourbon & the Boilermakers at Byron

Tom Byng’s brilliant Byron hamburger chain has just introduced another American classic to its restaurants: a list of ten Kentucky Bourbons including Woodford Reserve, Four Roses Single Barrel and Eagle Rare 10 Year Old – all at a budget busting £3-£4 a shot. Drink...

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Galante

Launching today, this seriously gorgeous bar is inspired by Pichin, most distinguished bartender in South American history and the best possible excuse for finishing January detox but a smidgeon early. Serving a selection of authentic cocktails from the 1930s and 40s, alongside innovative drinks...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Vintage Nights at Canary Wharf

For all of you who turn a blind eye to the sop-fest that is the annual Valentine's Day buzz, this may well be one worth noting. Vintage Week at Canary Wharf (which runs through the week of 14th February), are hosting a fun-packed week ..which promises not to be of the sickly, love-themed...

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