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Hats off to Grosvenor House

  Grosvenor House is pleased to announce its SS12 collaboration with milliner to the stars, Katherine Elizabeth in which you too can create your own millinery couture masterpiece. Katherine Elizabeth will host her ‘Hatiquette for the Modern Girl’ afternoon teas and soirees from today where she and her team of milliners will take you through an adventure of dazzling millinery. Create a bespoke headpiece during a lavish gathering using the very finest ethically sourced feathers, beads, trims, costume jewellery and sumptuous vintage fabrics. From £85pp. www.katherineelizabethhats.com

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Mary Katrantzou for The May Fair Hotel

London Fashion Week may be done and dusted for another season but The May Fair Hotel isn’t ready to hang up its stilettos quite yet. It’s joined forces with the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt and guest of honour is Queen of Prints, Mary Katrantzou’s Teflon Egg – in residency for 40 days and 40 nights. Katrantzou’s show was one of the hottest tickets of London Fashion Week  and her Topshop collection too has been an absolute sell-out. Her vibrant three-colour tiered egg is adorned with an army of tiny metal flowers, Swarovski crystals, bells and whistles and described as “Man […]

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Designs on Drinking…

Fashion Week makes us awfully thirsty but a girl can only drink so much Champagne right? While the LFW designers have been busy readying their A/W12 collections, the capital’s mixologists have been devising some rather stylish libations of their own so Celine Trapeze at the ready, grab a front row seat at the bar and prepare to be seduced by the season's most creative cocktails. We will be drinking the following three in copious measures… Galliano Sour at Senkai Grey Goose vodka muddled with white grapes, lime, mint, basil and a touch of  elderflower cordial. Size Zero Hero at St […]

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London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink will return for the 2019 festive season and to celebrate The Handbook will be offering one lucky family of 4 an overnight stay in one family room at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt with breakfast plus an extended skate session at National History Museum which includes a 30 minute exclusive skate followed by a 50 minute public skate session thereafter.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Eat Sleep Fashion at The May Fair Hotel

You may have noticed the May Fair Hotel's new Fashion Week facade which was unveiled earlier this morning. This year, it's been created by Rihanna and Florence go-to designers FelderFelder. But trust us, there's a lot more going on inside so get ready to party like a fashionisha… Step 1 Hot foot it to the May Fair Spa which has devised a series of express treatments to deal with LFW fatigue such as the Fashion Eco Chic Pedicure (50 minutes £65.00) or The Crystal Face of Fashion Massage (30 mins £55) to emerge fresh-faced as a supermodel and ready for […]

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Stephen Webster’s Dirty Pretty Wink

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…  Brit success story, luxe lingerie label Dirty Pretty Things is three this year and to celebrate, Selfridges is hosting a pop-up shop showcasing the DPT SS12 collection AND a limited edition collaboration with rock ‘n’ roll jeweller Stephen Webster which sees the Envy pendant from the latter's Seven Deadly Sins collection reworked into a customised bejewelled bra of sahara crystal pavé giving a cheeky Dirty Pretty Wink to all comers. The original prototype (on display in the store for the duration of the pop-up) was actually made in Stephen’s workshop – “the process was […]

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Bella Howard & Lana del Rey at St Martin’s Lane

It’s all about the music right now at St Martin’s Lane hotel with The Front Room’s new pop-up exhibition, Love Buzz, from London photographer Bella Howard. Presented as collage, it’s a vibrant mash-up of the fanzines she started making in her teens interspersed with candid yet stylised shots from popstars to models being effortlessly beautiful at an ultra-hip line-up of parties, festivals and road trips – Corinne Day in glorious technicolour. And ‘that’ NME cover of Marmite pop sensation Lana del Rey – yup that was a Bella special too – believe it or not, originally shot for a style […]

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Boujis Pop Up in Berkeley Square

The Mayfair showroom of luxury car dealer H.R. Owen will be transformed this week into a pop up nightclub in association with Boujis to celebrate the European launch of the new Bentley Continental GT V8. Signature cocktails will be showcased by the boujis brand, including a bespoke ‘BB’ cocktail blended with elit™ by Stolichnaya® vodka for the 300 elite guests to enjoy. The showroom windows will be blacked out and space transformed to build guests’ and celebrities’ anticipation of the Bentley reveal, with a club downstairs to continue the festivities. Boujis resident DJ ‘Klaus’ will also be mixing tracks to […]

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Fashion Scoop

From Mulberry to Topshop, the SS12 palette may be all about pastels and ice cream hues but come London Fashion Week, and shock horror, we may actually have to eat some! Yes, ice cream is having a fashion moment this season and to prove it, luxe gelateria, Scoop is creating a new flavour named after London designer Corrie Neilsen. Scoop MD Matteo Pantani is a big fan of the 2010 Fashion Fringe winner who made her LFW catwalk debut last year and the creamy collaboration – Extra Dark Chocolate (natch) with a hint of Parisian Orange Blossom – will be […]

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I Do at 1 Lombard Street

Landmark City brasserie 1 Lombard Street is hosting the City’s largest wedding fair on Monday 6 February, perfect either for those planning their nuptials or hoping to receive something sparkling come Valentine’s Day. Some of the country’s most experienced companies catering to the wedding market will be in attendance from dress designers to make-up artists, wedding planners to florists and photographers to luxury cake makers with themes taking in everything from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Bridget Bardot. And if you’re after a hat that’s more Dita Von Teese than mother of the bride, look no further than Katherine Elizabeth Millinery, […]

Fashion & Beauty

Happy New Year of the dragon

Welcome to the year of the dragon – in Chinese astrology one promising powerful therapeutic waves of change and wisdom combined with a deeper level of collective understanding. So in the spirit of acquiring some extra wisdom and shifting some cellulite I checked out Marylebone’s brilliant Chi-Yu spa. My therapy of choice was the Deep Tissue & Remedial Massage with the amazing Noriko which promised to help release muscle tensions and stimulate blood circulation and her slow deep pressure strokes using juniper and geranium oils were massage music to some shamefully sedentary gluts. The spa’s holistic approach means they can […]

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SHOP at the Savoy

Five star hotels demand five star service (and we're not just talking dinners and bellboys). Freshly back on the London scene, The Savoy has created an extra special retail service for both guests and Londoners alike, that brings the most exclusive elements of shopping in the capital into one supremely useful package. Shop at the Savoy has been deemed the ultimate 'SHOPcierge' experience, offering a full menu of services throughout the hotel, be it in the exclusive brochure, on the televisions, in the 20 showcase windows around the building. SHOP's quarterly collections of the most beautiful items London has to […]

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Hotel Bulgari

Italian luxury goods house, Bulgari doesn't just sell a great line in glittering baubles (perfect for Valentine's Day hint hint) but, like Armani and Missoni, it has also branched out into the luxury hospitality world with gleaming hotels in Milan and Bali plus a restaurant, café and chocolate boutique in Tokyo. But now Bulgari has set its glamorous sights on our capital and plans be the first luxury label to open a hotel in London next year. We can't wait! We hear that the group has ear-marked the site of the former Normandie Hotel in Knightsbridge and following a lavish […]

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