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La Parisienne Style Experiences by Sofitel St James

Luxury accompanied by bliss and coated with decadence. That’s the only way to describe the La Parisienne Style Services Sofitel London St James has unveiled in honour of its French heritage, coinciding with the La Parisienne photography exhibition – a collection of 32 photographs of some of the world’s most glamorous and iconic women from the 1950s to the present day, displayed in the hotel until November and accessible by guests and non-guests, free of charge. Alongside the exhibition (which will go on to tour Sofitel hotels around the world) the hotel has created a collection of stylish, Parisian inspired experiences in partnership […]

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Good Ship Benefit’s Final Month

It seems to us like August may, in fact, be the worst month ever. Summer is almost over , there are no holidays the entire month (work, work, work), and to top it all off, Good Ship Benefit is coming to a close after five months of glitzy restaurants, on board boutiques and free-flowing prosecco. But don’t pout just yet, as the Good Ship is promising that the last month is sure to be the best month. The Good Ship is taking it up a notch for its final month, partnering with the original outdoor cinema Rooftop Film Club to bring guests  […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Handbook Exclusive Lorna Jane Fitness Class!

We’re going to put our hands up and say we’re are guilty of wearing our gym kit when we aren’t always going to work out… Sometimes you don’t want to get dressed at the weekend, sometimes you want to give the impression that you’re about to work out even if you’re actually just off to brunch. And if anyone knows about great active wear it’s Australian brand, Lorna Jane. Of course sometimes we do actually wear our kit to exercise and we’re big fans of the daily classes that take place in the Lorna Jane flagship store in Covent Garden […]

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Last Chance to Attend: Tomorrow’s Handbook Reader Event ‘Eat Yourself Younger’

We are hosting our first readers event at Sanderson tomorrow (Wednesday 13th July) at 6.30pm for a 7pm start with Elizabeth Peyton Jones, author of ‘Eat Yourself Young’ and a favourite amongst A-listers such as Thandie Newton and Joanna Lumley. Elizabeth will be discussing topics such as ‘the main foods which help encourage youthfulness and good health’ and ‘what supplements to take to reverse the signs of ageing’. We are putting together an amazing beauty box of healthy snacks and great beauty products which you will also get on the evening along with a copy of her book. Due to […]

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Vogue Café Westfield Pop Up

British Vogue is celebrating her grand 100th birthday this year and to commemorate this mighty milestone is sharing the fun all around with a series of parties, dinners and pop ups. Welcoming for the first time to the UK is the Vogue Café, a temporary foody and fashion haven located in Westfield London. The café will be a perfect stop-off for shoppers in The Village’s luxury shopping space at Westfield, serving a selection of refreshments a specially created Vogue 100 Champagne cocktail, as well as a Vogue 100 Punch. A traditional English afternoon tea will be offered, along with a […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When it comes to picking out rising stars, we often look for those described as having “the triple threat”: all singing, all dancing and really rather beautiful. However, in recent years, in a bid to secure longevity, we have noticed that a lot of these stars have added another threat to their list: intelligence. Who says you can’t have it all. Yes, it would seem that increasingly celebrities are using their fortunes for good, taking on an Apprentice-like air and starting up some oddly successful businesses. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favourite celebrity […]

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Benefit’s Bold Is Beautiful Campaign Returns

They say that beauty is skin deep but popular cosmetic brand Benefit is trying to penetrate those flawless walls with the return of their charity campaign, Bold Is Beautiful. Run by Benefit Cosmetics, the campaign raises funds and awareness for Look Good Feel Better, who help women and teenagers combat the visible side effects of cancer treatment, and Refuge which supports women and children escaping domestic violence. You can choose to be involved in the campaign as little or as much as you want; from donating straight to either charity via text to participating in the London march. Why not […]

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James Bond’s Tailor at Bar20

Enter into the mind of a master. The man responsible for some of the most iconic suits in 21st century cinema. The genius behind red carpet icons from Benedict Cumberbatch through to Mick Jagger, and on-screen heros, including Daniel Craig’s slick, hard-nosed James Bond. The man who has tailored masterpieces time and again is offering an exclusive ‘inside-out’ evening for you to gain insight into the inner workings of his art. Meet fashion’s unsung hero; British tailor, Timothy Everest MBE. Forget Bond’s dry martinis, this evening at Bar20 is a celebration of fashion finesse, craft and cognac. In association with […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Bobbi Brown’s Beautiful Afternoon Tea

We all know afternoon tea is a beautiful thing, and it’s about to get a whole lot more so. The iconic classic beauty brand Bobbi Brown is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and in a very British way: afternoon tea. There’s a chance to be as immaculate and polished as your surroundings when you tuck into your Balthazar afternoon tea, just round the corner from Bobbi Brown’s Covent Garden flagship studio. Oh, and it happens to be one of Bobbi’s favourite restaurants – the New York branch is just round the corner from her office. Having previously paired up […]

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The Most Fashionable Afternoon Tea

London Fashion Week might be finishing today but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop being the sartorial don that you are…the streets are your catwalk and all that. And what isn’t finishing is The Montagu’s Haute -Tea which is running until March 31st. Combining food with all the other things we love, (food and art, food and sport etc) is one of our favourite things, so food and fashion is definitely up there. With a client list that includes the likes of Dita Von Teese, Kylie Minogue and Diana Ross, designer Antony Price has teamed up with The […]

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