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Barrecore launches new studio in Chiswick

For those of you not in the know yet, barrecore is a low-impact, full-body interval training programme which boasts fans like Eva Herzigova, Suki Waterhouse and Zara Martin. You may not move from your yoga mat but that doesn’t mean you are in for an easy ride. The Handbook decided to head down to check out a class – if it’s good enough for a supermodel, it’s good enough for us! The movements used are inspired by ballet, yoga and pilates, participants use their own bodyweight as resistance with high repetition exercises to work the muscles to capacity for a […]

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Chocolate Week at K West Hotel

All things chocolate will be celebrated from 13-19th October during Chocolate Week 2014 and the city will be showing its appreciation of our favourite cocoa creation in many heavenly ways. One to top your list might need to be the Divine Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub at K West Hotel & Spa – a must do for any chocolate fan. Chocoholics will relish this treatment where you spend 55 minutes being pampered with a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub followed by a soothing Dark Chocolate & Honey Balm Massage. Everyone knows chocolate is good for you, […]

Openings & Launches

JOOP! Crazy Night

JOOP! Fragrances is offering fans the ultimate night out, sure to put a spring back into any relationship. The evening will begin at exclusive private members club Disco in Soho where couples are encouraged to battle it out with other couples to win a once in a lifetime, money-can’t-buy experience at the end of the evening; the ‘Crazy Night’, by capturing the craziest photo of themselves and their partner and uploading to social media using #JoopCrazyNight. These photos are instantaneously printed in the venue using a revolutionary Instagram machine, which also simultaneously provides a fun JOOP! goodie bag. After the lucky […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

Time to rub shoulders with some of the world’s most beautiful women, photographed shoulders that is, as an exhibition opens displaying the likes of Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese and Rachel Weisz in chic black and white photos. Stunning shots of super-photogenic femme fatales like Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington will also be featured among the 50 photographs which can be bought from the website – so when you say you’re taking a supermodel home with you…it won’t be a lie! The exhibition is open to the public from 16th September – 25th October 2014. www.thelittleblackgallery.com

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Duck and Dry Opening

Time to get blown away with the launch of new hair destination, Duck and Dry, a blow dry only salon hitting London later this month. It’s basically your ticket to the land of the sleek, styled hair in under 30 minutes.   Ladies (or long haired guys) can choose from 8 signature styles and 8 up-dos to prime and perfect their hair at the Kings Road salon. The best thing is that the prices are fixed too, so whether you are rocking shoulder length locks or a Rapunzel style mane you will be able to afford having your hair whipped […]

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Rhubarb Caters London Fashion Week

During London Fashion Week 12-16th September, creative caterers Rhubarb, will be supplying fashionistas with a range of tempting treats to keep them going during the busy week. Top label designers have had bespoke menus created for them like the carb free option for Fendi which has options like hand-chopped pesto with parmesan jelly, and watermelon tartare with a mango ‘yolk’. The party that we want to be invited to the most though is the Valentino party, with their sweet canapés such as elderflower marshmallow rolled in orange sorbet, mini doughnuts in coffee sugar and bubble-gum raspberry pavlovas. The clever folk […]

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Theo Fennell partners with Glorious Goodwood

Unique jewellery maker, Theo Fennel, has re-ignited a business friendship with long-time pal Charles March, who manages the Goodwood estate, to sponsor the Magnolia Cup. The Magnolia Cup has established itself as one of the most exciting races at Glorious Goodwood, with this year's Ladies' Race being no exception. Jockeys already confirmed include Goodwood Racecourse Ambassador and supermodel, Edie Campbell, Philippa Holland and Alexis Green. Theo Fennell has also created a stunning line of new Diamond and Gold collections to coincide with the Magnolia Cup, including the aptly titled 18ct Yellow Gold 'Whip' Collection, which he will present as exclusive […]

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Benefit Opens Gabbi’s Head Pop-Up

A pub is often a man’s domain but this one certainly isn’t. Last night, Benefit Cosmetics launched a pop-up pub for women and we were lucky enough to go along for a sneak preview. The Prince of Wales in the heart of Covent Garden has been completely transformed for Gabbi’s Head’s five-week takeover for the duration of the World Cup. With less spilling of pints more sipping of cocktails, less bangers and mash more canapés and salads and less slot machine players more beauty artists this truly is the ultimate girly getaway. Admittedly upon entering, you are hit by the […]

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Celebrities Attend the Met Gala

The stars were out this week in their fabulous droves for the Met Gala in Manhattan where all eyes were on who was there and who they were wearing. Celebrities like Rihanna, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Jay-Z stunned crowds with their glamorous attire. The youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan wowed with her original satin Topshop dress. Kendall Jenner showed her dedication to fashion by squeezing herself into the beautiful creation. The dress was so tight that the aspiring model instagrammed a picture of her lying down in the car as she couldn’t even bend to sit down! The Brits […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Carnaby Shopping Party

They say Thursday is the new Friday and everyone knows shopping is good for the soul (someone definitely said that once, we’re sure…) so make the most of tonight by heading to the Carnaby Shopping Party. Why? Because not only do they have 20% off at over 100 shops – yes that’s right, they also have talks from Grazia Magazine’s Editor at Large Angela Buttolph as well as Grazia’s style hunter team looking to take photos of the best style around to appear on their website. There will be sets from new rock-n-roll band The Struts, free drinks from Little […]

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London Fashion Designers at ME London

To coincide with London Fashion Week SS14 Felicities Designer Showroom has collaborated with ME London Hotel to showcases ‘Felicities Presents…#[email protected] – an exhibition of art works by some of London’s hottest, emerging fashion designers, running from 9th – 30th September 2013. The exhibition, displayed throughout ME London hotel on The Strand, will feature 21 of Felicities designers, including unique designs from award winning, ethical designer Ada Zanditon; celebrity favourite, jewellery designer Imogen Belfield; talented illustrator, Vogue Italia animator and designer David Longshaw; menswear brands Ada + Nik, Jenny Schwarz and Orschel Read; jewellery brands Cardinal of London, Gia Belloni, Julia Burness, […]

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Dark Circus Party: Unleash the Deviant within

For the admirers of all that is debauched and thrilling, there is an event coming your way that will titillate and tantalise you. Prepare to be transported to a dark, dreamy and slightly depraved world of heady illusion and unbridled spectacle with the Dark Circus Party. Taking place on Saturday 21st September at Bloomsbury Ballroom, The Dark Circus Party is an exciting new event that combines Bourne & Hollingsworth’s atmospheric production, delicious cocktails and innovative theming with the striking theatrical performances from the notorious Torture Garden.  First launched in June of this year, the electrifying event is back, but this […]

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