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How to Live Like a Local in: Chiswick

There’s more to Chiswick than the High Road but it’s a good place to start. Live as the locals do and pop into Artisan for your morning coffee, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station for lunch and pick up a 20 inch pizza from Pizza Street for your dinner. That’s before we even start on riverside drinking spots, farmers markets and gin. Here are 11 reasons that make Chiswick well worth the trip west.

Reviews

San Pellegrino Live In Italian Review – What We Thought

From the 11thJuly – 7th August, the Fifth Floor Terrace at Harvey Nichols is hosting the S.Pellegrino Live in Italian pop-up. As well as daily Italian supper clubs, each Tuesday they are hosting Italian banquets with guest chefs. Last week saw Ollie Dabbous take to the kitchen and in coming weeks, James Lowe of Lyles and Alyn Williams of The Westbury will follow suit; but this week it was all about Theo Randall… New? Yes, the S.Pellegrino Live in Italian pop-up opened on the 11th July and is only running until 7th August. Where? Fifth Floor Terrace, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1x 7RJ, www.harveynichols.com On […]

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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What To Do This Weekend: 22nd-24th July

The weekend is finally upon us and it’s about time to solidify your plans. After all, summer weekends are not to be wasted! We’ve searched far and wide to find the best things to fill your precious 48 hours and bring you the top ones here. Glide down a 100 metre water slide, gorge on some Greek food and arrange your own bouquet – all after climbing aboard a bus serving gin-infused cocktails to get there. You better get going! 

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Celebrities Who Write Blogs

We all know that celebrities are talented beings, that’s why their famous right? But in some cases celebrities are more than just a pretty face, for example did you know that some of your favourite celebrities actually have their own blogs? Perez Hilton even became famous through creating his own blog, starting as a gossip site he put his acid tongued comedy touch to it – his doodles on the accompanying tabloid images also personalised the site in a simple yet innovative way making his site even more memorable. People were partly clicking onto his site for the actual gossip […]

Reviews

Texas Joe’s Review – What We Thought

New? Texas Joe’s opened its doors just in time for Independence Day earlier this month, on 4th July. Where? 8-9 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, SE1 3SU, www.texas-joes.com On the Menu: Texas Joe’s features the best of Texas BBQ, offering slow smoked USDA brisket, chicken, ribs, mutton and pork. All offerings are printed on the likes of 1936 Texas newspaper, The Big Smoke Signal, which features articles written by top Texas BBQ journalists. You can also choose from several delicious sides such as bone marrow, brisket chili, brisket nachos, mac and cheese, bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños, fries and cornbread to enhance your meal even more. They […]

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The London Beer Factory Takeover at Stir Coffee

If we asked you to list a few of your favourite things, chances are that it wouldn’t take you long to start spouting off food or drinks. Your morning coffee, perhaps? A cold pint after work? A slice of pizza… well, anytime? If this is the case, look no further than The London Beer Factory’s takeover at Stir Coffee, bringing together three of everyone’s favourite things for a monthly series celebrating the best Brixton has to offer. Neighbourhood favourite Stir Coffee will be opening its doors after hours, serving up innovative coffee-based cocktails for the monthly series celebrating the local community. The coffee house will be […]

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Openings & Launches

All aboard the Hendrick’s Gin bus

Using public transport is a dreary affair at best, with over-crowding; strange smells and the inability to find a safe staring spot that means you never need to make eye contact. These woes are about to temporarily vanish though with the unveiling of Hendrick’s Extraordinary Roving Bus for Exceptionally Refined Travel (H.E.R.B.E.R.T.). Because they are taking something we don’t like (sweaty buses) and joining it with some thing we all love, gin.  H.E.R.B.E.R.T is a giant cucumber-looking, double decker bus offering bus passengers the chance to enjoy the perfect Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic with a slice of cucumber, gin cocktails […]

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Openings & Launches

Tabun Kitchen Opens

The ‘tabun’ oven has been on the streets of Jerusalem since pre-Biblical times and yet it has only reached the streets of London this week…we have some catching up to do. Opening in Soho, Tabun Kitchen will use founder, Hanan Kattan’s, family recipes to bring authentic, quick and affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Having grown up in a Palestinian family in Jordan, Hanan knows all about the importance of home-cooked food and good hospitality and will be bringing that to Berwick Street.  The menu leads with wraps that are made from high protein flour making them easy to digest and light […]

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10 Tips For Effective Celebrity Social Media Endorsements

We all took a collective gasp when Kylie Jenner achieved an astonishing one million Instagram likes on a sponsored post, in which she was advertising a diet product. She has gone on to achieve this feat several times now, truly showing the power of celebrities endorsing your brand on their personal social media. However, dealing with celebs in this way can be a minefield and it’s important to know what you’re doing. Here are The Handbook’s 10 Tips for Effective Celebrity Social Media Endorsements.   Get your facts right. Coming across a picture of a celebrity using your product might result […]

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