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10 Of New York’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Everything’s just that little bit more romantic in New York, isn’t it? Maybe we’re all just lusting for a Ross and Rachael style romance whenever we think of the Big Apple, but either way whether you’re anxiously planning the perfect first date or well into the honeymoon...

Best Brunches

The Hair of the Dog Rooftop Brunch

Savage Garden is taking ‘hair of the dog’ to the next level by actually bringing dog hair to brunch. No this isn’t Goop’s latest way to achieve eternal youth although if you had told us that it was, we wouldn’t be surprised, rather Savage Garden is launching a new dog brunch that will take place on the first Sunday of every month. Launching this weekend, the brunch will be in partnership with pet accessories brand, Hiro + Wolf who will be giving out a special accessory surprise and goodie bags for your four-legged pal as well as giving you a […]

Fashion & Beauty

In Vogue: Fashion Houses With Food

Haute couture and haute cuisine seldom meet, unless you eat spag-bol wearing your best Chanel. But we’re spotting a slow-growing trend among fashion houses to include restaurants in their fashion outlets, after all if you can create a fantastic £15k handbag you must also be a dab-hand at...

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Farmacy: The Vegan Restaurant Paving The Plant-Based Way

Vegans, listen up, because you’d be a buffoon not to tick this restaurant off your list. Quite literally a sanctuary for catering to all your plant based needs, Farmacy is the brainchild of Camilla Fayed opening in 2016 on Westbourne Grove between Notting Hill and Bayswater. The menu and concept was undeniably ahead of its game when it came about a few years ago, with a smorgasbord of seasonal, nutritional and sustainable flavours on offer. Fast forward a few years and there’s no doubting the restaurants consistent popularity, with diners filling tables that sit wrapped around the centrepiece bar. The restaurant really plays […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Shangri-La Launches a Sky High Royal-Tea

Chances are you don’t have a spare £150,000 to splash out on your baby shower like Meghan Markle’s pals, you probably don’t have the maternity wardrobe to match either, just saying. But before you throw your toys out of the pram, we have some good news. Sky high, Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London is launching a new Royal High Tea celebrating the upcoming arrival of the royal baby and motherhood, making it the new place to host your baby shower. Meghan missed out. Much to the horror of Jamie Oliver, no doubt, I grew up on a diet that […]

Openings & Launches

The Stafford Is Launching Its First Independent Restaurant

This is pretty big news, The Stafford London has announced that it will be launching its first independent restaurant project this year. Following the opening of The Game Bird back in 2017 and the relaunch of  the American Bar last year, the new restaurant, in a first, will not be housed within the hotel.  Instead, the restaurant will be opening on the foodie Charlotte Street but The Stafford’s Culinary Director, Ben Tish will still be at the helm. The restaurant, Norma, will be inspired by the food and culture of Sicily with a particular emphasis on the Moorish influences on […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

East London Girl’s Top 10 Restaurants

She’s racked up close to 40,000 followers on Insta due to her in-the-know restaurant knowledge, whirling off recommendations left, right and centre across her sprightly blog and social media platforms, and now the oh, so popular East London Girl shares with The Handbook her Top 10 East...

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Rooftops and Terraces

Once Up-On A Rooftop: 25 Rooftop Bars That’ll Make Your Summer

There’s a heat wave coming! No, really! A year on from Beast From The East and we’re now talking about a hot spell that will take us into May. So how are you going to spend it? Stock-piling Magnum Classics and working on an epic tan? Working in the garden on the mother of all topiaries?  No, like the rest of us you’ll be making a bee-line for the closest rooftop bar. So here’s where we’ll be hanging out this summer. SUSHISAMBA You asked for rooftop, SUSHISAMBA gives you rooftop. A rooftop that’s 37 storeys high and has a massive […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Check Out This Incredible Cherry Blossom Pop-Up

Surely one of the prettiest seasons, cherry blossom celebrations or Sakura will soon be taking place in Japan, blooming in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April in Kyoto (roughly between 20 March and 14 April). If you can’t make it to Japan to see the blossoms (you’d need to be quick, their beauty is fleeting) then check out this incredible pop-up we simply can’t get enough of… ROKA Charlotte Street, has once again transformed its underground bar, Shochu, into a spectacular cherry blossom-filled hideaway. The instalment encourages guests to take part in the Japanese tradition of […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Have We Hit Peak Speak Easy? Here’s 15 Of The Best

A few years ago, going for a drink in London meant stumbling into an old-man boozer or an outdated wine bar. But now the speakeasy; a different breed of bar based around the atmospheric drinking dens of Prohibition America, have swept the city by storm, bringing formidable cocktails and an...

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Best Brunches

Say Halo To The Secret Beyonce Brunch

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first Beyonce brunch on the block – you may or may not have feasted at Ace Hotel’s Brunch with Bey back in 2017 or various others scattered across the globe – alas, this brunch looks like something worthy of putting a ring on. Single ladies, and gents and, well everyone, can enjoy this brunch experience that will feature a five hour – yes, FIVE hour – tribute to the Queen Bey herself, with an up-close performance from a vocalist and troupe. We can’t tell if we’re jealous or crazy, jealous or crazy for this brunch; […]

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Travel

Chew Chew! The Michelin Starred Chefs Going On The Rails

Some things are just quintessentially British; football hooligans tearing apart a Spanish café, Jacob Rees-Mogg spouting off about poor people, losing at cricket or losing at Brexit. But nothing beats eating on a train. And not a gently defrosted sausage roll on the delayed Virgin service to somewhere ghastly up north. No, proper eating. We’re talking silver-service dining on deep plush seats gazing out onto the rolling British countryside while the tracks clickerty-clack beneath you and somewhere in the distance the locomotive chuff chuffs its way toward a viaduct. And that’s where Belmond British Pullman comes in. Belmond British Pullman are the world’s […]

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