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Give This Festival a Thought

Summer brought us various festivals of the glitter wearing, mosh-pit boshing, drinking variety, causing all sorts of vows to be made in October to the tune of “no more drinking”, “Sober October” and so on. Which is why Though Fest is the perfect alternative; a week of interactive collaborations with London’s Knowledge quarter, set across a one-mile radius comprising of King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Euston. Thought Fest highlights include Night Shift; a performance by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Disco Make fashion workshop. There will also be family friendly interactive experiments from The Institute of Physics and in […]

Openings & Launches

The Return of One of Knightsbridge’s Most Beloved Hotels

Once the home of actress Lille Langtry and the place of Oscar Wilde’s arrest, Knightsbridge favourite, The Cadogan Hotel is set to reopen following its closure back in 2014. Returning at the end of the year as the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, it’ll feature 54 rooms and suites, a new restaurant by a celebrated chef and a spa and fitness suite. Rooms will pay heritage to the building’s past whilst staying bright, striking and luxurious.   We of course, have our eye on the Royal Suite.  Not only is it the largest suite, it also has the most interesting history, as it’s […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Coffee Day: 5 of the Best Coffee Shops

With the advent of a new month also comes National Coffee Day! That said, it seems like every day is National Coffee Day for us brits, what with our constant flow of e-mails and diaries bursting at the seems. The day also conveniently falls on a Monday, a day that – more than any – we crave that coffee fix. So, whether you’re spending the day hot desking your head off, or if you just absolutely love the liquid, here are five of our favourite places to espresso some coffee excitement. Grind With 19k plus Instagram followers, David Abrahamovitch is […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Fanny Steaming And 5 Other Reasons To Hate Gwyneth Paltrow’s Notting Hill Pop-Up

There’s a new pop-up that’s somehow made its way across the Atlantic and onto Westbourne Grove without anyone batting an eyelid. Welcome Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s oh-so-nutty shop. If you’re looking for ground-zero of vaginal steaming, 24 karat gold dildos and endless goats milk then here it is. The physical outworking of Gwynnie’s blog ‘Goop’, the pop-up has just opened and we can only hope it’s going to be as dotty as it should be. So before we check out the opening in person, here  are six times that Goop has made us want to slam our fingers in the car door… […]

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What to do This Weekend

Don’t Miss These Weekend Belters: Friday 28th – Sunday 30th

It’s only the bloody weekend again! Yes, time has elapsed meaning that we’re staring down the barrel of two whole days (and an evening, if you count Friday) of time to fill with fun, food and flights of fancy. Which is where The Handbook comes in. Viva la weekend. Bubblewrap Waffle What: Cat lady It would seem that the appetite for creepy Japanese cat-person Hello Kitty remains unabated. So much so that there’s now a Hello Kitty Pop-up, popping up at Bubblewrap Waffle. We are now mid-way through quite a heated office debate about whether Hello Kitty is actually a […]

Openings & Launches

These Hot New Restaurants Just Opened

Whilst August was slower on the uptake when it came to restaurant openings, September has been alive with new locations throwing open their swing doors, causing members of the public to shout hey, hey good looking, what’ve you got cooking? So, here are all the places spoiling us rotten when it comes to choosing an away from home eater. From British produce at The Montagu Kitchen to a bar with a sole dedication to David Bowie. There’s been something for everyone to enjoy this month and beyond. Kahani Chelsea got a new restaurant this month, Kahani, from chef Peter Joseph. […]

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Travel

Stars In Your Eyes: Best Star Gazing Spots Around The World

We’re in an era of Astro-tourism; a new concept that puts stars in our eyes in the form terrestrial trips and astrological adventures. Yep that’s right, people are now traveling far and wide to experience the beauty of our solar system, from the aurora borealis to sun, moon and star-themed activities. And in this world of ours, there’s no lack of open plains on which to witness the milky way. So, if you’ve ever taken a photo of something so astonishing that even the iPhone X Camera falters under the pressure? Well these starry-eyed places follow suit, with views so magnificent they’ll have […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Bars That’ll Jazz You Up

In a world where pop songs, Justin Beebs, and the “dun dun dun” of night clubs swamp our auditory ear-ways, jazz is a much needed throwback that can be found in various inconspicuous places across the city. So, if Frank Sinatra has got you under the skin and you get a kick out of Ella Fitzgerald (how rude), then why not Take Five and Sing, Sing, Sing at the following jazz bars. Photo Credit: The Weekend Edition Ronnie Scott’s Ronnie Scott’s isn’t just brimming with sax notes blowing out the door, but a really rich history dating back to 1959; […]

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Reviews

The Saville Row Resto That Suits Us

What: Savile Row is such a contemporary London staple that the mention of it rings with richness, enticing images of after work suit wearers sipping on red wine, propped against an up-market pub deluxe. Yes, Savile Row is the Mayfair street known for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men and on it lies Sartoria, which translates to tailor in Italian, a very suit-able restaurant discovery. Of course, Sartoria and its Italian cuisine was far from just being suitable, instead we were charmed if not bewitched by its sultry glamour. Going along on a Wednesday evening after a day in the […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dante NYC Cocktail Bar Shakes up an Inferno

Quite a few noteworthy things have popped out from New York; from the Waldorf salad and teddy bears to the Tom Collins and pneumatic railway. It’s an innovative city and whenever anything New York City related steps in to any walk of life, we kinda know it’s going to be grandiose, big and probably done pretty darn well! Which is why the news of Dante NYC popping up in Quaglino’s bar is something to shout about. The menu on offer will consist of 10 drinks which can be enjoyed over the space of the week-long residency. This sumptuous list will […]

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Openings & Launches

Big News: Idris Elba is Opening a Cocktail Bar in London

Forget the will he won’t he be James Bond talk, because this story is actually true and it’s happening soon. Idris Elba is adding another string to his bow so that he’ll now be actor/director/DJ/cocktail bar owner. That’s right the Luther star and director of Yardie is teaming up with twins Lee and Nicky Caulfield to open The Parrot at The Waldorf Hilton. Whilst we don’t know all the details yet, we can tell you that it’s going to be an intimate set up with space for just 60, cocktails will be tropical themed, there’ll be a live band every […]

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Business & Careers

Cashing In: 7 Tips to get a Grip on your Finances

Money; it’s the commodity we love to have, but not necessarily to talk about. But what happens when things start to get a little out of hand? Believe it or not, there are ways in which to get on top of your finances to stop it burning a hole in your pocket like it’s going out of fashion. So, if you’re one of those people that, come pay day, burns cash on 18 dresses, 20 events, 1 holiday and lives on £25 for the remaining three weeks…this one is for you! Set Yourself Fun Limits Ouch – this pretty much […]

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