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12 of the Most Powerful Names in Social Media

In a world where popularity is measured by views, likes, comments and shares, brands are now turning more and more to bloggers and YouTube stars, relying on their millions of followers as an instant outreach. This new generation of stars are relatable and positive role models with new social media talent agencies popping up to represent them. We have rounded up 12 of the most powerful vloggers, bloggers and instagrammers in fashion and beauty, lifestyle and food and fitness who have turned their passions and daily life into lucrative careers.  

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

HKK Launches Duck & Champagne Lunch

The Hakkasan Group has forever improved our weekends by announcing the launch of their Duck and Champagne lunch at HKK. Ducks – the underrated birds – have given us many things over the years from entertainment on country walks to influential characters (i.e. Scrooge McDuck) and now they’re serving another more delicious purpose. A whole menu will be dedicated to the Peking duck, created by Hakkasan and HKK’s Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, with dishes like Duck and abalone supreme stock with egg fried rice showcasing the skill and expertise of the Chinese kitchen. If you want to go […]

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Francis Hotel Bath Review – What We Thought

In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the west country and train coffee which actually isn’t too bad. Anyway we rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal […]

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London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink will return for the 2019 festive season and to celebrate The Handbook will be offering one lucky family of 4 an overnight stay in one family room at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt with breakfast plus an extended skate session at National History Museum which includes a 30 minute exclusive skate followed by a 50 minute public skate session thereafter.

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Francis Hotel Bath Review – What We Thought

In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the West Country. We rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal Crescent and the Circus and headed to our hotel. […]

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9 of the Best Alternative Date Ideas

It’s all too easy to get stuck in a dating rut and return to the same old trusty Italian restaurant time and time again but with so much on our doorstep we want to make date night exciting again, so here is our guide to the best alternative date ideas in London, for all budgets.

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9 of the Best Alternative Date Ideas

It’s all too easy to get stuck in a dating rut and return to the same old trusty Italian restaurant time and time again but with so much on our doorstep we want to make date night exciting again, so here is our guide to the best alternative date ideas in London, for all budgets.

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Review – What We Thought

Passing through the silent cobbled streets of Farringdon you turn the corner to find a cosy fairy-lit pub on one side and a wine bar on the other. The best surprise of all was stumbling upon Bourne & Hollingsworth with the huge painted front and enormous swaying Union Jack, confirmation that we had indeed been heading in the right direction. In honour of new executive chef, Adam Gray, and his new winter menu, a press dinner was held at a huge marble-topped table in the greenhouse area. Part jungle, part luxurious garden nursery, the greenhouse was the perfect area for […]

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Review – What We Thought

Passing through the silent cobbled streets of Farringdon you turn the corner to find a cosy fairy-lit pub on one side and a wine bar on the other. The best surprise of all was stumbling upon Bourne & Hollingsworth with the huge painted front and enormous swaying Union Jack, confirmation that we had indeed been heading in the right direction. In honour of new executive chef, Adam Gray, and his new winter menu, a press dinner was held at a huge marble-topped table in the greenhouse area. Part jungle, part luxurious garden nursery, the greenhouse was the perfect area for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rugby Legends Lunch

With their recent win against England being described as one of the finest hours in Welsh rugby, their World Cup campaign is still looking hopeful. Another historical moment at Twickenham was Sir Gareth Edwards’ try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks, back in 1973. Sophisticated American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky are holding a timely celebration for true Welsh rugby legend, Sir Gareth Edwards, with a 3-course lunch at their Strand restaurant on Tuesday 27th October. A hearty menu fit for any scrum-half consists of Ham Hock and Foie Gras Terrine, 14oz Sirloin Steak with triple cooked chips and a […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

SEVEN DEADLY SINS at the Royal Horseguards Hotel

The sinners over at The Royal Horseguards Hotel will surely be ruffling some feathers…and taste buds with the launch of their new set of cocktails wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony.  The naughty mixologists at the 5 star hotel have devised the new drinks as the seasons change with ingredients such as blackberries, cranberries and apples to give them an Autumnal feel. Representing Pride is Magic Rainbow, a mix of grenadine, luxardo, grapefruit juice, violet liquor and gin, ironically we have our eye on Greed, Black Beauty made of lemon, blackberries, sugar syrup, gin, cherry liquor and pineapple […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Underground Film Club Returns

When a summer activity adapts for winter it usually involves moving it indoors, or perhaps adding a few heaters outside but some events really are better left to the warmer months. Rooftop cinemas don’t quite appeal so much when being attacked by an arctic breeze and clutching at blankets, but equally, bringing this inside pretty much constitutes a normal cinema. The people behind Rooftop Film Club are taking their popular pop-up film club underground for the colder months, to be held in the Vaults at Waterloo. Well below the bustle of one of London’s busiest train stations, the Vaults play […]

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Openings & Launches

Bandol Opens

Tuesdays always seem a bit pointless, they’re not the start of the week, not the middle,  not Thursday which is the new Friday, not Friday itself and not the weekend. But not this Tuesday, oh no, today is the opening of Bandol on Hollywood Road. Run by husband and wife Syliva Kontek and Vittoria Monge, Bandol will bring a taste of Nicoise and Provencal to Chelsea in the form of sharing plates. The menu is designed by Zsolt Ferencz and will include the likes of Petits Farcis Nicoise filled with Fois Gras, Yellowtail Carpaccaio and Bandol bouillabaisse with red mullet, […]

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