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St. Andrews FS:09

The St Andrews Charity Fashion Show, FS:09, will be returning to St Andrews on February 28th 2009 in support of PEN, proudly sponsored by The Handbook. Hailed as Scotland's most prestigious fashion show, FS:09 will take place in a grand marquee located on St Salvator's College Lawn, at...

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Webster joins Garrard

It has been confirmed that jewellery mogul Stephen Webster has been appointed the new Creative Director of Garrard. Rumours started circulating after Ron Burkle, who bought Garrard last year, also purchased a 49 per cent stake of Stephen Webster’s own company back in 2007. He will be...

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Clubs look Overseas

To combat the collapse of the pound private member’s clubs are looking overseas to secure membership in 2009. Following the influx of Europeans travelling to the UK taking advantage of the strength of the Euro against the pound it appears that private member’s clubs are expanding...

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The Newsletter

It’s not easy staying up-to-date with all that’s going on in the fast-paced world of news and events – with the impossibly quick turnover of designers, clubs and trends, we all need a little assistance keeping up. Let The Handbook help. The Handbook is now offering an even...

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Bartons Collection

Following a hugely successful launch, international actress and Young Hollywood starlet Mischa Barton is introducing her second collection of sought-after handbags for Spring/Summer 09, available from the new Mischa Barton website, from January. Mischa has expanded her original collection for...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Paper

One of London’s hottest clubs will be bowing out on the brink of 2009 – following in the footsteps of Boombox, which held its huge farewell party last NYE, Paper is set to close for good after ringing in the new year. Paper is now a grand three years old, the creation of the team...

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Riot Hyatt

The hotel which was home to some of rock'n'roll's most infamous debauchery is set to be rebranded and glossed over by hotel giant Hyatt. The West Hollywood hotel is set to reopen on January 8th with a luxurious boutique feel under the label Andaz, a sub-brand within the company...

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The 25 Club

There’s a new style of gym in town…So say goodbye to your downward facing dogs, your crows and your pigeons, 2009 is bringing you Holistic gyms and 25 Club is pioneering the way. Combining physical workouts with a mental and healthy state of mind, 25 Club manages to give you a hard...

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Palm Jumeirah

"How do you have a party like this in these economic times?" It was a much-asked question for Colin Cowie, the event planner behind the biggest, most expensive launch party of recent years. The opening of the Atlantis hotel on Dubai's Palm warranted a celebration on an...

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Iconic fashion brands

Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle group, has just announced the launch of Quintessentially Bespoke, a range of limited edition, world class products exclusively designed for its unique collection by iconic luxury and fashion brands. Established by former fashion stylist Helena Boxer...

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