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Dirty Detoxing

January is the time of the detox, or so we tell ourselves as we rootle around for the last of the chocolate money, it’s the time for a fresh start a new you and all that, but if that all sounds a bit too tedious then ease yourself into detoxing with a few cocktails. But don’t worry Christabel’s Dirty Detox Cocktails taking place on the 22nd January has been created to bring the best out in you – and who can say no to that? The evening will take place in a secret location only announced a few days beforehand […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to New Year’s Eve

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is a sign of what is to come for the rest of the year, so with that in mind if you want a year of partying, drinking, good food and general all round fabulousness head to one of these amazing events. New Year’s Eve at The Ritz London We might be celebrating the New Year but over at The Palm Court guests will be doing a time warp back to the 1920’s for a themed evening complete with a four-course dinner, marching band, live music and dancing. Alternatively, if you are […]

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Healthy carbs

We’ve have clean eating, super foods and juice cleanses and now answering London’s next big movement for healthy living is Beyond Bread, London’s first 100% gluten free bakery and cafe. Open from the 5th January but with the soft opening starting today, the bakery in Fitzrovia will be serving  sandwiches, pastries, cakes, breads, quiches and pasties, such as lemon and chia muffins and pastries filled with coco nibs – all of which can be eaten in or taken away. Using the finest and healthiest ingredients, all the products are gluten free and many are also vegan, wheat-free, dairy-free and egg-free […]

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Plant-based delivery service Bonapeti launches

In the run up to Christmas the food is coming heavy and fast with delicious comfort food tempting us wherever we go. With a huge roast dinner on the cards, we prepare ourselves in the meantime with carbs galore! Mac’n’cheese – check, cottage pie – check, raiding the advent chocolate calendar – definitely check. But while we may try to rationalise this with the old bulking for winter excuse, unless you are caveman and all food is scarce on the ground, it doesn’t count. Opening just in time for the new year in early January, when the maximum indulging has […]

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Art Spas for The Mind

Forget book clubs, it is all about art clubs this year with the introduction of The London Art Studies Lecture series at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge and Koffmann’s at The Berkeley. The series has been created to provide art lessons to those of us who do not have the time to sign up for a lengthy course but want to learn in a fun and sociable way- meaning your lunch break is about to get a whole lot more exciting. And don’t worry, actual artistic skill is not a pre-requisite with the classes focusing on art history as opposed […]

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Golden Tickets and Christmas Cheer at Aqua

Whilst we would normally urge our readers to avoid Oxford Street at all costs over the Christmas period, we might have found something that might just tempt us there, all thanks to aqua London, who have put on a delightful Christmas spread this year. Yes, if you are feeling a little bit of shopping fatigue, make sure that you gain your energy by heading to aqua kyoto, where you can enjoy their Festive Fuel menu. The menu has been especially designed for those of us feeling a little bit nervous when it comes to the shops, and it will certainly […]

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The Perfect Pair: Cocktails and Dessert

All good things come in two’s: Ben and Jerry’s, Ant and Dec and now cocktails and dessert. Why, no-one has thought of pairing these two things before, we do not know but thanks to Basement Sate in Soho, we will definitely see them together more often. Bought to you by Cathleen McGarry, Basement Sate is the first cocktail and dessert bar in London, providing us Londoners with a place to enjoy exquisite desserts, cocktails and of course late night dancing. In celebration of this new found marriage, every Tuesday, the bar will hold Cocktail and Dessert Pairing classes. Boyfriends, take […]

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The Return of The Grill at The Dorchester

If you can think way back to May you may remember that  The Grill at The Dorchester shut its doors to give it a complete refurbishment – that’s the interior, menu and team. Fast forward a few months and there is a new young team with Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix at the helm and a new look created by Bruno Moinard. What’s he created is a timeless, sumptuous restaurant; it’s almost like sitting inside a copper teapot – if you can imagine, a mix of bronze, zinc, mirrors, copper and butterscotch leather chairs and a rather marvellous chandelier. On […]

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The Return of The Grill at The Dorchester

If you can think way back to May you may remember that  The Grill at The Dorchester shut its doors to give it a complete refurbishment – that’s the interior, menu and team. Fast forward a few months and there is a new young team with Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix at the helm and a new look created by Bruno Moinard. What’s he created is a timeless, sumptuous restaurant; it’s almost like sitting inside a copper teapot – if you can imagine, a mix of bronze, zinc, mirrors, copper and butterscotch leather chairs and a rather marvellous chandelier. On […]

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The Berkeley launches Pret-a-Portea

Taking the classic afternoon tea and giving it a Pret-a-Porter fashion makeover, the Berkeley is launching a special Pret-a-Portea throughout winter. With nods to fashion icons like the Diane Von Furstenberg’s 40th Anniversary of the iconic wrap dress and Moschino’s quirky ‘Yellow M’ handbag recreated with a blood orange Victoria sponge swathed in red quilted chocolate both fashionistas and foodies alike will falling in love with the kitsch new tea. Other big names one the plate include Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anise pannacotta savouring the designers’ Sicilian forest fantasy, Valentino’s mini dress chocolate […]

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