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Baking News: Famed French Pastry Chef To Open First London Bakery

Paris’ premier pastry chef, Yann Couvreur, really is on a roll… He’s been making his presence known in France for a number of years, having previously opened up three wildly successful patisseries in his home city, and now he’s popped across to London to show us what all the fuss is about! His planned residency is at Claridge’s Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, where he will be situated between the 4th and 11th of September. We hope you’re hungry as he’ll be bringing his eclairs, tarts, and Paris Brest with him from France and Couvreur’s culinary creations are as aesthetically pleasing as […]

Travel

5 Of Ibiza’s Craziest Closing Shows

Party season is almost over and where best to live out the last few days of the smouldering summer sun than the biggest party island in the world; Ibiza. As with all epic party seasons, Ibiza’s is gradually coming to an end. So on this grey London morning, we’re travelling to Ibiza, sangria in hand, deciding which Ibiza closing show we’d happily swan off to given the chance… Let’s get this party started! Ibiza Rocks Hotel The closing party that’s bound to rock your socks off is Ibiza Rocks. Probably the most well known party hotel of them all, Ibiza […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Ella Eyres Who She’d Snog, Marry & Avoid…

It was the peak of summer when I jumped on a train to Brentford, (which very nearly became Brentwood as I couldn’t stop getting the two confused). My more specific destination was a star-studded summer garden party, as you do, at EcoWorld, which sounds just as futuristic as it was. Greeted by hair swishes, espresso martinis and artificial grass I made my way, nervous-Champagne in hand, to meet superstar extraordinaire Ella Eyre, voice behind pop hand-raisers Just Got Paid, Answerphone and Love Island banger, I Came Here For Love. Ella, a BRIT award-winning artist might I add, had brought her […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

21 Seriously Cool Starters We Can’t Get Enough Of

Personally, I’m definitely a starter kinda gal. If I had to pick between getting a starter or a dessert, I’d be nibbling my way through the starter selection without a shadow of doubt. Luckily for us Londoner’s, the city is adorned with some of the world’s finest eateries, which means there’s an array of starters just waiting to be feasted on. As always, we’ve selected only the very best of London’s foodie scene, handpicking our favourite starters across the board. Let’s get ready to crumble… The Franklin Restaurant South Kensington (0.4 miles) Locked in the heart of Egerton Gardens, you’ll find […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

How Do You Fancy The Sound Of A Neon Naked Life Drawing Class?

I feel like I start the majority of my articles here saying “well, I’ve seen it all now…” but honestly after this I think I might’ve! Neon naked life drawings are coming to London, doing just what they say on the tin. Life drawing is definitely something we all want to have a whack at but we’re too scared of getting out our unmentionables! But, this neon malarky totally gives you an excuse to bare all, because you’ll be covered in paint (ish)! So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, the Queen of Hoxton has decided to spice things up […]

Culture

Like, Like! London Lavender To Light Up Your Instafeed…

Are we in the South of France? Non monsieur, c'est Croydon! London's loveliest lavender and where to find it...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lettuce Celebrate Our Five Favourite Food Apps

Take it from us, trying to pick a restaurant for a casual meal with pals is a total nightmare. Especially when you have your finger on the restaurant pulse which, at The Handbook, we’d like to think we do! So, for foodies intent on getting the best experience (and the best snaps for the Gram) we’ve delved into the technological in order to pluck out some apps that might help us out.

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What Happens When We Peru-se Mayfair’s Hottest Peruvian Restaurant

There’s something rather magical about Mayfair. Whether it’s the high-flyers dining out in their finest attire, heels in tow, or celebs snapping an Insta over in one of Annabel’s famous powder rooms, it’s an area of the city brimming with flamboyant eateries, eccentric bars, and nonstop nightlife. This also means the competition is high, and every eatery has to constantly be on top of their game in order to keep attracting the crowds. One place that seems to effortlessly sweep in the top dogs is Peruvian restauranteurs, COYA. Despite being nestled in the heart of Mayfair, just a skip away […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hop In The Rolls Royce, This Is The Ultimate Posho Takeaway

Posher than Spencer Matthews eating truffle foraged by a swan: Burger & Lobster just launched spicy lobster nuggets, and they're properly posh...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

To Tell You The Truth, We’re Loving London’s New Honesty Bar…

When close pals Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston met, they probably didn’t envisage the opening of an honesty bar years later, to tell you the truth… However, open one they did! Welcome The Vinery, a ‘Berliner’ style take on a classic London wine bar! Opening in September the bar plans on pushing your loyalty to the test, as the city’s first ever honest wine bar. Is your vino Bianco a little on the warm side? You decide the price! It’s the perfect spot to head if you’re fed up of  London’s, at times, extortionate prices because patrons pay exactly what they want […]

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Fume With A View: London Smoking Terraces That Are Smokin’ 🚬

Wait, when did smoking get cool again? Despite a smoking ban and no end of public awareness campaigns and, um, cancer, London is the best place to light up. Here's where to do it...

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Health & Wellness

Replacing Gin With Gym: Here’s The Best Autumn Activewear…

Look ladies, just because the summer is nearing the end it doesn't mean your summer bod shouldn't be booming. We're heading to a dangerous territory, where Netflix and Nando's make welcome replacements for superfood salads and squats! So, read this guide, grab yourself some new activewear and show 'em how it's done. Here are our top picks for Autumn...

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