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Just Launched: Prada Have Opened A Bakery!

Think of Prada and you’re picturing handbags, catwalks and Emily Ratajkowski wearing something slinky. You’re probably not thinking about custard tarts and chocolate eclairs. But you will now. Pasticceria Marchesi is Milan’s most established bakery, being founded in 1824 and now owned by Prada. The bakery is famed for its beautiful, mint green interior, its sugary sweets and panettone and is pretty much a Milanese landmark. It’s where celebrities come to take breakfast, fashionistas hang out and anyone who’s anyone comes to get their patisserie essentials. Well now it’s come to London. Pasticceria Marchesi has announced that they’ll be arriving in […]

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7 Things To Know About The Oscars

The Oscars is returning for its 91st edition and we’re already stockpiling popcorn and reserving the best seats in our houses for the glitzy spectacle. However as it always happens across the pond it’s hard for us to stay on top of all the constantly changing action spurred on by Hollywood’s most glamorous. So to keep you in the loop, we’re rolling the red carpet out and giving you a must-read guide for all the Oscars super fans amongst you… so, pretty much everyone! The All Important Question – When ARE The Oscars?! The 2019 awards will take place on the 24th […]

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Fyre Festival: In Their Own Words

We've laid our hands on the original pitch deck for Fyre Festival, and it's a treasure trove for anyone who's a fan of the hit Netflix documentary. So here's Fyre, in their own words...

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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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Why Valentine’s Day Is Weird, Fascinating, And An Opportunity

Valentines day, it’s a weird one. Do you celebrate it if you’re single or hide in front of a rom-com and pretend it’s not happening? 64% of Australians won’t do anything for the day, but those who do go hard. A study showed couples who married in the last five years spent a whopping $253 million on Valentines day in 2017 alone, with men outspending women by $119 more per person. But what if you’ve only been in a relationship for a couple of weeks? What if they say “oh I hate valentines day lets not do anything” but then get […]

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Like Marie Kondo, But With Vagina Steaming… Gwyneth Paltrow’s Coming To Netflix

If you’re a super-fan of Sliding Doors or you’ve ever put a crystal up your va-jay-jay, then you’re in for a treat. Everyone else, get ready for some serious eye-rolling. They’ve only gone and given Goop its own TV show. Netflix has partnered with Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s nutty health (ish) and lifestyle magazine, to produce a series of 30-minute shows extolling the virtues of Paltrow’s barmy, sometimes outright dangerous, alternative medical ideas. And people are going to get angry. Real angry. Expect to see all the classics. Popular Goop articles include medical advice unlikely to get past the GMC, like […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Who Ate It Best: New York Vs. London

When I made the decision to venture across the pond, I knew that major lifestyle changes would need to take place. I was quick to trade my heavy parka in for a rain slicker, abandon my gridlike sense of direction as I soon learned that there is no such thing as “uptown and downtown” here, and...

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Apps-olutely Amazing London Hacks

*Push notification* “Screen Time: You averaged an unspeakable amount of screen time last week.” Not this again, another week and another despondent inducing notification that pops up on your phone like an intervention held at an open bar. But fear not this is your guide to maximizing that...

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Fashion & Beauty

Sustainable Strutting At London’s Most Ethical Fashion Week

London Fashion Week; it’s the week we wait for with #outfitgoals organised, Instagram stories up and elbows at the ready to charge past queues of equally excitable Givenchy, Fendi and McCartney fiends. But what about the lesser known designers who are itching for that Coco Chanel type shot at having their curated wardrobes witnessed by the masses? Introducing Independent London Fashion Week Designers (ILFWDA), the crème de la crème of grass roots fashion and creative expertise. ILFWDA showcase lesser known talent, promoting those who have to shy away from astronomical corporate fees, heralding fashion exclusivity, quality fabrics and handcrafted intricacy. Fashion […]

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Read All About It: 11 of London’s Best Bookshops

Reading is one of the simplest but most loved pastimes, especially in our busy world where we just need an escape, a detox from our digital lives. From rare and first editions to book prescriptions and author events, these are ten of the best bookshops in London, all without a Kindle in sight.

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London’s 10 Best Independent Cinemas

Calling all cinephiles! From those trying to get their fix of cult classics to anyone looking to catch the latest blockbuster: do multiplexes leave you feeling slightly jaded during a movie night? Are you after a venue that cultivates the visceral fulfilment caused by the rolling of...

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The 2019 Films We’re Stoked About

With the cold finally setting in (I’m typing this in fingerless gloves, y’all), there’s one place where you’re guaranteed to stay warm for at least an hour and a half, where you can buy a two gallon bucket of Diet Coke, pick’n’mix and some of the most expensive...

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Shop Like A Proper Vegan This Veganuary At These London Stores

So you’re doing Veganuary. You’ve been to a bunch of nice restaurants and guzzled more cauliflower steaks than you can shake a turnip at, but the food you’re eating at home? It’s basically leaves and daal. Before your bowels turn on you, you’d better get shopping in...

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