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Our Guide to… The Best Designer Christmas Trees

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the capital, the Christmas lights are up, Michael Bublé can be heard everywhere you go and there is the sweet smell of mulled wine in the air. With the Norwegian fir taking pride of place in Trafalgar Square last week, we decided to get into the Christmas spirit by rounding up some of the most beautiful Christmas trees that are gracing the city this year. From gingerbread tree’s to winter wonderlands you will certainly find some tree-nspiration from these picks, leaving you feeling ready to tackle your own! For the […]

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Movember Grooming with Young’s

Are any of your loved ones taking part in Movember? Of course, they are-it is now an inaugural event in a man’s calendar and whilst it is obviously fantastic for charity, it is not always as lovely for us girlies. Not a fan of the facial hair that is suddenly always there, comfortably settling itself just above your man’s upper lip? If so, The Handbook is here to help with a solution that will tame that ‘stashe whilst also letting your boy do his thing for charity. Let us introduce you to: Young’s Grooming stations which will be popping up across […]

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Voices At One Launches at One Aldwych

With a little help from some private investment Covent Garden was given an overhaul which saw it filled with smart boutiques, vibrant restaurants and secret gardens. To get to know the history of this now world-class destination, One Aldywch has launched a a series of six short films shot on location throughout the hotel. Celebrities Joanna Lumley, Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood, Dame Sarah Storey, Caroline Rush, Ricardo Cervera and Romany Pajdak, and Julian Bird will all have a film dedicated to them as they give a 4 minute personal account of what to see and do in this remarkable area. Fans will get to […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

An Arty Sleepover

If you are looking for an art exhibition with a difference, then make sure you head to Gallery Different on 25th November for the Ibis Sleep Exhibition; an artistic slumber party celebrating our favourite past time – sleep. Now we know that art exhibitions can sometimes bring on snoring, but we promise there won’t be any snoozing going on at this event. Well…we can promise you won’t be snoozing. However, we can’t say the same for the artists themselves, who will each spend a night resting their creative heads on the ibis Sweet Bed at The Gallery Different, using their night’s […]

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Paradise’s Halloween Party

The spookiest event of the year is happening this Friday, All Hallows’ Eve, and Paradise by way of Kensal Green is ready to throw a truly ghoulish affair to celebrate. Wander past the Victorian Kensal Green cemetery to Paradise, which for one night only will be anything but. The venue will be hauntingly decorated with set designer Arlene Faller’s twisted imagination coming to life, expect to see hanging heads, cobwebs and a coffin photo booth to capture all your spooky shenanigans. DJs Sam Young (Boujis, China White) and Asad Naqvi (The Box) will be on the decks providing the music […]

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Capturing Kings Cross with Foto Ruta

2014 was officially coined ‘the year of the selfie’ but this looks set to change with the Fota Ruta Clue, a photographic pop-up that seeks to celebrate one of most polarising and evolving neighbourhoods in London: Kings Cross. Based at the St. Pancras Hotel, the camera will be turned on its head, capturing the sights of the city and using photography to engage people with their surroundings in a sociable and creative way. Now, we know that Kings Cross is often seen as a commuter hub, a stop on a journey rather than the final destination, but Foto Ruta hope […]

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Giles Deacon at Kensington Palace

Any modern day Elizabeth Bennett deserves an equally stylish outfit to meet Mr Darcy, and with legendary British fashion designer Giles Deacon’s latest Georgian inspired collection, they might just find it. Yes, Austen lovers on 22nd October, The Kensington Palace will be host to a Baroque inspired fashion show abound with elaborate corsets, extravagant silhouettes and structured tailoring. Set in the palace’s Vanbrugh designed Orangery, the event is part of ‘The Glorious George’s’ showcase, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian ascension to the throne. Whilst inspired by the Georgian period, the collection will be anything but historic, with each […]

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A Bear Called Paddington Exhibition

Throwback Thursday has taken on an entirely new twist with the opening of A Bear Called Paddington exhibition at The London Museum this year. Charting the story of the cherished children’s character from his humble beginnings as a bear who loved to munch on marmalade sandwiches to his big screen debut as a marmite loving celebrity, this fun exhibition is sure to alight childhood memories and a bout of the good kind of nostalgia. For those of you who missed out on your dose of Paddington growing up, the origins of this well- loved story traces back to Christmas Eve […]

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Chocolate Week at K West Hotel

All things chocolate will be celebrated from 13-19th October during Chocolate Week 2014 and the city will be showing its appreciation of our favourite cocoa creation in many heavenly ways. One to top your list might need to be the Divine Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub at K West Hotel & Spa – a must do for any chocolate fan. Chocoholics will relish this treatment where you spend 55 minutes being pampered with a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub followed by a soothing Dark Chocolate & Honey Balm Massage. Everyone knows chocolate is good for you, […]

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Rankin Eat Film at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, will be injecting some much needed glamour into a night at the cinema next week as a result of the Eat Film event hosted by the world renowned photographer Rankin. Part of the London Restaurant Festival, the evening will showcase a special screening of Rankin’s favourite film Cinema Paradiso at the Princess Anne Theatre, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by BAFTA 195’s Head Chef Anton Manganaro. Located in the iconic venue which is home to famous awards, it will be hard not to appreciate and celebrate the artistry that goes into great film-making. Combine this with […]

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