When your first hit is a huge success, whatever it may be; restaurant, album, detective novel or sex-position, there’s always that overarching pressure for the second to not only equal it, but be even better (as a second child, I am living proof of this fact). Luckily Philippe Chow, who opened his second restaurant in Manhattan earlier this year has nothing to worry about. It’s already a smash. It’s been a while in the making, Philippe by Philippe Chow, which sits on New York’s Upper East Side was founded back in 2005 and in its 14 years it’s gained notoriety […]
Coining itself London’s newest ‘secret’ bar, The Leaf & Cane is the May opening from Crowne Plaza London The City that sure is good at keeping things under wraps. However, us Handbookers have been doing a little digging surrounding this alluring new opening, never one’s to let something slip under our radar, and we’ve found out a thing or two… So, for starters, what the heck is The Leaf & Cane and why is it the bar on everyone’s lips? Well, it’s prohibition-y and speakeasy-y and hidden in a basement which makes it instantly cool. We also know it’s Latin […]
Celebs are a well travelled bunch. Fact! I mean when you have the money to splurge, the time to spare and a series of people always jumping at the chance to go with you, you’re pretty much guaranteed to strike off locations on your bucket list pretty swiftly. For those of you who love a celeb...
Emerging as a city with a unique culture of its own, Reno has recently been recognised as must-visit destination, offering a whole host of experiences to appeal to every type of traveller. With an impressive Riverwalk District, an unmatched art landscape and unlimited outdoor activities, ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’ is definitely one for travellers to add to their bucket list. For those looking for some inspiration for an upcoming trip, check out our top five reasons why Reno, Nevada should be the next city you visit. Riverside District Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and experience Reno’s exciting […]
You probably lost count of the number of times you were told, as a child, to make sure that all four chair legs remained on the ground. Well this is a rule-follower’s nightmare, because all chairlegs were at least 100ft from the ground as I was hoisted to enjoy a meal dangling from a crane in Canary Wharf. Yes, London In The Sky is back! Undoubtedly London’s most exhilarating dining a pop-up, sees you served breakfast, lunch or dinner (not to mention Champagne Taittinger flights), and we overcame vertigo to go. So what’s it like? Your first thought is ‘What […]
Beer is a mans best friend. So when the annual beer festival hops along to your local town hall or recreational ground, it’s a stein from the beer gods. And a good stein at that. Beer festivals bring brewers, drinkers and even cheerers from across the globe together for a weekend (or even a...
The moon is a curious old thing that sits quite majestically in the sky and has a whole load of history attached to it. Did you know the temperature on the moon varies from super hot to super cold and that it measures 3,476km in diameter– that’s roughly a quarter of the size of Earth! It’s a dusty ball of rock but it’s also a beautiful one to boot that is said to effect our moods as, in astrological terms, the moon is said to be connected with the emotional body – so, if you’re ever feeling grumpy, just blame it on […]
If you’ve been reading The Handbook for a while, you’ll know we’re a sucker for a cocktail with a view. And while in London, we might not be greeted with a mountainy view, we’re lucky enough to enjoy some of the world’s most renowned buildings. So although you won’t be getting an Italian backdrop this Negroni Week, at Glass Room, Bateaux London’s restaurant and bar on the Thames, you’ll at least have the London skyline. Glass Room has collaborated with the award-winning Italian dry gin brand, VII Hills, to bring the city its first and only floating Negroni bar – and […]
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