Lifestyle

Openings & Launches

Soho Lives for The House of St Barnabas

Start Creative is launching a major new photography book called Soho Lives, created to support London charity The House of St Barnabas. Soho Lives captures the people that make up Soho, London's most thriving and cosmopolitan district. The book chronicles the area's inhabitants and includes local people both at work and at play and features a number of famous Soho characters including Ian Brown, Peter Stringfellow, Mark Fuller, Nick Jones, Charles Dance and Noddy Holder. The images have been shot by Catherine Garcia, a rising star in the world of photography who set out to capture the essence and spirit […]

News

Nat Finkelstein – From One Extreme to the Other

From 20 January, London’s Idea Generation Gallery is laying on a celebration of the life and work of Nat Finkelstein – photojournalist, political activist, fugitive and veteran of the 1960s New York scene.  Finkelstein was one of the most respected photojournalists of modern times. Renowned for his iconic and intimate documentation of Andy Warhol’s infamous Factory, and later for his political activism including an allegiance with The Black Panthers that forced him to live abroad for 15 years, Finkelstein remained at the heart of the cultural zeitgeist up until his death at the end of last year aged 76.  This […]

News

Matthew for Men

As if Matthew Williamson wasn’t busy enough working on the four annual women’s collections he puts out every year, he has now created a very stylish capsule men’s collection for S/S 2010. London’s most fashion-forward male crowd can now find Matthew Williamson on sale exclusively in Harrods as well as flagship Williamson stores from February, sharing in the colorful prints and embellishments that his female fans have enjoyed since the label’s launch way back in 1997. The collection includes cashmere jumpers, printed and beaded t-shirts and printed scarves in a rich, yet wearable palette. The designer has created something that […]

Read more

WIN!

It's free to enter our competitions + you can win amazing prizes!

Win Thanksgiving Dinner at Gillray’s

Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

Click to read for answer

When is Thanksgiving this year?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
By entering your email you agree that you are happy for us to email you with other competitions, offers and Handbook news
Fashion & Beauty

Ski Essentials

The familiar cracked lips and wind flushed cheeks are all part and parcel of a ski holiday.  However, Sisley’s range of handy ski friendly products that keep skin soft and smooth – may mean chapped lips and dry skin on and off the slopes are a thing of the past. All outdoor sports fanatics swear by the use of sun cream, even in a white-out!  So, Sisley’s new SPF 50+ Facial Suncream is ideal for strong sun exposure on the slopes.  Packed full of Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB Sun protection and anti-free radicals, which keep the skin hydrated with […]

Read more

News

De-toxing Teas

With the time for keeping New Years resolutions truly upon us, many will be struggling to keep all those well meaning promises.  A fail safe cheat is always a healthy de-toxing tea.  But can you ever really be sure of the de-toxing potential in that little bag.  However, thanks to JING tea, who have commissioned a study into the actual antioxidant levels in various teas, you can.  The information is published on their website www.jingtea.com/tea-knowledge/tea-and-health. For those who have had a particularly heavy Christmas and New Year, Pre-Rain Jun Shan Silver Needle Yellow Tea was shown to have the highest […]

Openings & Launches

BAFTA Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

In homage to the upcoming BAFTAs, plush London hotel The Dorchester will be holding a one-off BAFTA afternoon tea and  transforming The Promenade into a fashion show for the day on January 21st in conjunction with style partners Asprey, Charles Worthington, Escada, and Lancôme.  Models will be donning the latest occasion and evening wear by Escada with unique dresses and accessories and jewellery by Asprey from the new Calla Lily, Feather and Protector collections.  Make up will be by Benjamin Rousseau, Lancôme National Make-Up Artist and hair will be styled by Charles Worthington. Afternoon Tea will consist of a glass […]

Read more

Become An Insider

Want free instant access to secret locations, exclusive parties, the latest openings and much more!

Openings & Launches

Get fit and party

You can probably pinch a generous inch after all the holiday festivities but rather than feeling the pinch and watching their regulars spend their dinner and drinking money on shiny new trainers and a gym membership, two of London’s restaurants and clubs have hit upon a solution. Every Monday this month from 11 January, Chelsea’s fashionable The Ebury restaurant is running its own inimitable take on keep fit classes with a series of fun Hula Hooping sessions to help its regulars beat the bulge. Mistress of the hoop, Diana Deffries whom we hear holds a level 3 (aka the black […]

Read more

News

Spirituality for the Modern Women

The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is the must have book for feisty females who are looking to connect to something other than their internet provider! Alice Grist jumps stilettos first into all things spiritual and conjures up an entertaining, witty and honest account of her search for Enlightenment. Veering between the wildly faddish and fashionable to the freakier and less familiar, the High Heeled Guide sheds a pink and intelligent spotlight upon a diverse collection of spiritual options that well suit the modern Woman. An intriguing, informative and hilarious read for any Woman who knows deep in her worn […]

Read more

News

The Real Van Gogh

  From 23 January – 18 April 2010 the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh focusing on the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display in the main galleries of Burlington House, together with around 65 paintings and 30 drawings – marking the first major exibition of the artist’s work in over 40 years. In addition to lending almost all the letters in the exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, has made available twelve important paintings. Other […]

News

Snow on the ground and in the theatre

On Friday 8th January, four years on from its initial run, Meza, in association with Russian Standard Vodka, plays host to the opening night of English National Ballet’s production of The Snow Queen. Michael Corder’s production of the famous Hans Christian Anderson classic tale The Snow Queen returns for just twelve performances with The English National Ballet at London’s Coliseum in Covent Garden. Hans Christian Andersen’s famous wintry fairy tale tells of Gerda’s quest to find her friend Kay who has been put under the Snow Queen’s evil spell. Her fantastic journey takes her to the Snow Queen’s Palace inhabited […]

Read more

View in full-screen
News

A Real Life Saver

  We all know that a strapless push up bra can be a real life saver and that stiletto wedges can mean the difference between mile long legs and truncated pins but as far as saving actual lives, well, that killer dress tends to fall a bit short.  However, OmniPeace, the humanitarian fashion label founded by social entrepreneur Mary Fanaro, is successfully bridging the gap.  25% of all profits go to charities promoting peace, education and human rights and Fanaro hopes to play her part in ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2025. OmniPeace has found celebrity supporters in a […]

Read more

Fashion & Beauty

Go Bare

Waking up on Christmas morning to discover Father Christmas has delivered a stocking stuffed with fabulous make-up is any girls dream.  All good girls this year have been hoping for the Bare Minerals range from Bare Escentuals, the new additive free make-up to hit the UK from America.  It is innovative in its composition with no irritants or additives, thus this make up allows all women to ‘go bare’ in the words of the CEO Leslie Blodgett. For those not so good girls, don’t panic!  As not only can you treat yourself to Bare Escentuals in House of Fraser, but […]

Read more

  • * a company email is required to download this file
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.