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CitySwish Review – what we thought

When we were offered the chance to have an in house beauty treatment I jumped on the chance, I’m normally a pretty low maintenance lass (read lazy and ungroomed) so this sounded ideal. CitySwish doesn’t have a venue instead their beauticians come to you at either home, work or wherever there is a reasonable space as long as it’s within London zones 1-3. The treatments vary from manicures and pedicures (which I opted for), spray tans, haircuts, massages and much more.You can book via the website or by downloading the app and then you just sit and wait, it couldn’t […]

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How to Save Money Planning Your Christmas Party

Everybody looks forward to the annual Christmas Party…everyone but the person who is funding it, that is. For those drunken sheep whose only responsibility is to ‘just turn up’ they have little idea what sort of organisation skills are involved for this shindig to be a success. Nor any clue about how much it really costs to put it all together. Book Your Venue Early The first piece of advice is to book your venue early. It may seem a little keen to start organising in August, but it is surprising how many offices start early. Get in there quick and […]

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The Laslett Hotel Opens in Notting Hill

We all have one of those friends who give us house envy. Everything looks as if it is from Etsy or Pinterest, every corner could be on Instagram. Whilst they manage to make their car boot, charity shop find look like a valuable antique, we make it look like we’re hoarders of junk. Well now rather than trying to move into your friend’s house you can just stay at the Laslett Hotel opening in Notting Hill today. Part of the Living Rooms collection, the hotel is named after Rhaune Laslett, a local community activist and organiser of Notting Hill Festival […]

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7 Best Underwater Hangouts

Something London does and does well, is rooftop bars and dining, what it doesn’t do so well is underwater dining, well you’re not exactly going to see anything in the Thames are you? Unless of course rubbish floats your boat. So we’ve teamed up with Urbanologie to bring you the best international underwater hangouts. Get your passports and scuba gear at the ready: 

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mother Clucker pop-up

What exactly is it about street food that makes us so obsessed? All we know is that it won’t be diminishing any time soon. Leaving their Cluck Truck at home, fried chicken pros Mother Clucker are taking over the kitchens at Broadway Market’s Cat & Mutton pub for the Mother Clucker Cat kitchen takeover. Their classic fried chicken is tea brined, buttermilk soaked and twice battered which makes it so darn good and to celebrate the launch they are spicing up their menu (not in the chili sense) with new dishes and cocktails including New Orleans style fish gumbo and […]

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8 of the Best Hotel Spas

We’re half way through August, so we’re sorry to say that unfortunately most of us will have skin that’s slightly frazzled from the sun, pedicures in need of a serious update and sad, fading tans… And that’s just the physical damage – our emotional well-being is a sorry state of affairs too; stressed that it’ll be Christmas before we know it and downtrodden that we’ll soon be waking up and leaving the office in darkness. Which is why we need to book in that much-needed trip to the spa – whether we’re after a top up on the tan, a […]

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8 of the Best Hotel Spas

We’re half way through August, so we’re sorry to say that unfortunately most of us will have skin that’s slightly frazzled from the sun, pedicures in need of a serious update and sad, fading tans… And that’s just the physical damage – our emotional well-being is a sorry state of affairs too; stressed that it’ll be Christmas before we know it and downtrodden that we’ll soon be waking up and leaving the office in darkness. Which is why we need to book in that much-needed trip to the spa – whether we’re after a top up on the tan, a […]

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Openings & Launches

2nd DF Mexico to Open

A year ago, the team behind Wahaca launched DF Mexico, a modern Mexican diner which was inspired by their travels state side and below the border. It started out as an experiment in Shoreditch (thanks guys for being the guinea pigs) and they obviously made a good impression because next month they are heading west to open their second site on Tottenham Court Road. The 130 cover restaurant’s menu will feature all boldness of America whilst still retaining the spiciness and more delicate flavours of Mexico. Dishes will include the likes of the NYC Torta, a Mexican sandwich served up […]

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Review – What We Thought

When Mews of Mayfair invited The Handbook to their special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party celebration of Lewis Carroll’s famous fairytale, we were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect…just how mad would this tea party be? Mews of Mayfair is a tricky spot to find if you haven’t got the help of the brilliant city mapper app, but after walking around for a good 10 minutes, we were met by a kind waiter who wished us on our way as we towered up the steps. We waited with baited breath to see what was behind the wooden doors at the […]

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Review – What We Thought

When Mews of Mayfair invited The Handbook to their special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party celebration of Lewis Carroll’s famous fairytale, we were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect…just how mad would this tea party be? Mews of Mayfair is a tricky spot to find if you haven’t got the help of the brilliant city mapper app, but after walking around for a good 10 minutes, we were met by a kind waiter who wished us on our way as we towered up the steps. We waited with baited breath to see what was behind the wooden doors at the […]

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Summer Live at Broadgate Circle

In terms of London’s restaurant scene the opening of Broadgate Circle and its new eleven restaurants is probably the biggest news of 2015. So to celebrate they’ve launched Summer Live – a series of films and performances to make the most of the dry weather…because autumn is on the horizon people. The London Contemporary Theatre will be performing Twelfth Night al fresco on the 15th August, set to the back drop of the City and filled with music, it’s Shakespeare but on a whole another level.  Joining in with London’s love of open-air cinema throughout the week they’ll be screening […]

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Shoreditch’s Boneyard Opens

Ever been on an all-American road trip down Route 66? Nope well you can do the next best thing and take a road trip across London (or depending where you live down the street) to Boneyard. Granted you won’t get the same scenery and the same sense of openness and freedom travelling by tube, but what will you get at the end is the same American grub. Brought to you by Robert Newmark (he’s behind Beach Blanket Babylon), Boneyard officially opens next week and takes its home in an old petrol station on Shoreditch high street. Except of course it […]

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