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13 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Sisters of the world unite, on Thursday 8th March 2018 International Women’s Day returns and the whole world takes a day to recognise the impressiveness that is the female species. As the original aim from over 100 years ago – to achieve full gender equality for women the world – has still not been realised, this year’s theme of Press for Progress is as relevant as ever. So if you’re a fabulous female or just in awe of the fairer sex then make sure you don’t miss these amazing pro-women events, after all, ‘who run the world?’

Health & Wellness

Meditation Workshop at Sanderson Hotel

If meditation leaves you feeling more ‘ermmm’ than ohmmm; if you find your mind wandering to what you’re going to be having for supper or you just wonder how breathing is going to make you feel like you can get through tough London days, then you need to check out the meditation workshop from Meditation: Unlocked. At just thirty years old, property entrepreneur Niraj Shah, suffered a sudden and serious stroke. This event forced him to learn how to calm his overactive mind so that he could deal with the stress of starting his first business and the general frenetic […]

What to do This Weekend

Get A Buzz On At The London Coffee Festival

An event to really get you buzzing, the London Coffee Festival is frothing its steady way towards us, so grab a mug and meet us at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery. Now in its eighth year, this celebration of caffeinated goodness is Europe’s largest gathering of coffee aficionados and 2018 promises to be the largest get together yet with over 35,000 guests enjoying the beany wares of over 250 exhibitors poured over four floors. Not only will all the perpetually wired visitors (coz freebies) be able to stroll around checking out the wares, there will also be live music from […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

A Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea In Mayfair

Fancy a nibble? At The Handbook we know everyone can’t get enough of afternoon teas. There is just something so decadent and fun about them. A chance to feel classy and elegant whilst stuffing your face with yummy food and these feelings rarely coincide apart from at afternoon tea, where gorging yourself on cakes and scones is not only encouraged but is the whole point of the exercise. If the mere mention of afternoon tea is enough to put a glint in your eye, then this one will have your nose twitching with anticipation. Flemings Mayfair have created a Peter Rabbit […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bring On The Billions: Knocking Back Champagne Up The Gherkin

Splash your banker bonus at Searcy's at The Gherkin this weekend

Hotels

Richmond Hotel Scoops Star Chef

The Petersham Hotel really must be the best London hotel to not really be in London in. With a commanding position over the river Thames this grand yet intimate gem has much to recommend it, an enviable location, gorgeous interiors and, now, Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges. Gouges has taken the helm after heading up the team at Rhubarb’s flagship restaurant in the Royal Albert Hall and is already transforming the menu at The Petersham’s fine-dining restaurant into something both unique and special. Setting out in his native Mauritius, Gouges was trained in classic French techniques and it’s this culinary ‘bilingualness’ and understanding […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

We Review: by CHLOE London

What: Super popular, American, fast food, vegan restaurant (a mouthful I know), by CHLOE, has landed in London! It’s worth noting (for me) that ‘by CHLOE’ is the correct name and not an ongoing grammar mistake. New? by CHLOE is brand spanking new, it opened at the beginning of February in Covent Garden which made it the first international restaurant for the group who has 8 others in USA. Where? 34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden WC2B 5HA www.eatbychloe.com On the menu: The menu is a mix up of all the best comfort foods you can think from fish and chips to […]

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Travel

The World’s Top 10 Hottest Hot Tubs

There is something uniquely indulgent about a hot tub, it literally bubbles with decadence. It’s also perfectly suited to almost every weather; if it’s snowing: jump in a hot tub, if it’s 40 degrees: jump in a hot tub, if it’s thunder and lightening: actually maybe don’t jump in a hot tub. But you get the idea. Here are a selection of some of the world’s best hotel hot tubs…   &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge What: More like Rourke’s adrift Why: Set above a stunning vista across South Africa’s Zululand &Beyond’s Phinda Rock Lodge is built into the actual cliff-face. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Dinner Party With Your Favourite Chef

What were your highlights of 2017? We’re guessing it wasn’t the Trump inauguration, the signing of Article 50 or election of Emmanuel Macron. But hopefully you had Mark Hix’s Tales From The Kitchen Library hovering somewhere near the top of your list. However, if you were unlucky enough to miss it, then fear not, it’s back. The format for the series of kitchen collaborations is to put some of the nation’s leading chefs in a kitchen together with chef and restauranteur Mark Hix, enjoy stories of their lives and gorge on a five-course menu, all in the intimate setting of […]

Health & Wellness

Health & Butty: The Anti-Ageing Sandwich Is Here

Stop worrying about your baps, use your loaf and turn back the clock

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