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8 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day If You’re Single

Here at The Handbook HQ we’re all about balance, we’ll have our green juice in the morning and our burgers in the evening. We’ll attend Body Pump three times in a week and then not move from our sofa all weekend. And so, since we’ve told you about what to do if you’re loved up this Valentine’s Day, we’re now going to tell you about what to do if you’re single. And it’s not re-enacting the opening scenes of Bridget Jones, it’s not giving all couples death stares or eating yourself into a food coma with too much ice-cream. It’s […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Russian Winter at Hush Mayfair

As we roll into February we prepare to say a bittersweet farewell to winter and hello to spring, as the season of baby lambs, daffodils and slightly warmer weather pokes its head over the horizon. If you’re anything like us the festive period flew by in a flash of food, family, wrapping paper and alcohol, and now those dreams you had of a week on the slopes with your mates have been dashed by the cold, harsh realisation of returning to the office. But fear not – as per usual we have an ever-so-slightly novel solution to the problem we’ve posed. […]

Openings & Launches

The Good Life Eatery Opens 3rd Site

With a loyal allegiance of Good Life-ers and celebrity fans, The Good Life Eatery is hitting the magic number and is opening its third site this month. Taking to Motcomb Street to join the likes of Rococo Chocolates, Christian Louboutin and nearby, Grace Belgravia the site which will seat 35, will have a more refined, sleeker look than its Chelsea and Marylebone counterparts whilst still sticking to its soulful Californian vibe. They’ll also be keeping to their roots and serving up healthy food that isn’t just good for you but that looks great too – which is handy because you know […]

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Fashion’s Biggest Pop-up: London Fashion Weekend

Fashion week is almost upon us which means you’re going to be bombarded with #OOTD posts on Instagram, the sartorial standard of the streets will go up and there’ll be more sunglasses then you can swing a stick at. It also means that fashion’s biggest pop-up is returning to the Saatchi Gallery. Running on the 25th – 28th February, London Fashion Weekend will be a chance to see upcoming collections, find new ways to style your clothes, how to work latest trends and sit in on talks from leading experts in the industry. Take your seat at one of the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

9 Underrated Antipodean Restaurants

Our Aussie rellies love their brunch as much as they (seemingly) love their surfboard. No surprise really when you consider their laid-back lifestyle and the appeal of sitting kerbside in the sun, armed with a green juice, latte in a glass and smashed avo on sourdough. Antipodean brunches rarely involve alcohol, so step aside bottomless British brunches and make way for the health-conscious breed of yogis, cross-fitters and spinners in search of a well-earned caffeine hit. 

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Supper Pop-Up at Catering HQ

Four seasons, four playing card suits, four calling birds…and now the forth pop-ups from Top Hat Catering. Catering to foodies who don’t want standards to drop just because there are large numbers of guests, the caterers are one of the UK’s most exclusive – delivering food as high in standard as the service. The food is luxurious, and you’d be as happy tucking into glazed pork cheeks with confit leeks or monkfish in massaman sauce at a party as you would if you were paying for it in a swanky restaurant; no non-descript, mass-produced stews here. As well as large […]

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Freakshakes come to London

When bad food happens to good diets – the UK edition. So we all saw and drooled appropriately at the pimped out milkshakes created Down Under, the cleverly named Freakshakes, so-called because they look like freaks of delicious wonder. A jug of sugary milkshake is then topped with delights from doughnuts, brownies, cream, sprinkles, various sauces, wedges of cake – basically anything and everything that it shouldn’t, thusly earning its name. Well these marvels have finally made their way over to Blighty thanks to Molly Bakes Café & Bakery. Available from their daily menu you just pick your base flavour […]

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Openings & Launches

Galley Opens

Galley: ˈɡali/ noun 1. a low, flat ship with or more sails and up to three banks of oars 2. the kitchen in a ship or aircraft 3. a new restaurant opening tomorrow in Islington. So you might not find that description in a dictionary, but it’s certainly true. Run by sister and brother team, Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb, Galley is a new 70 cover restaurant opening tomorrow on Upper Street with a strong focus on fish. Eighteen years at Soho’s Randall & Aubin, (10 of which were spent as the Head Chef) has given self-taught chef Marcel the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Silver Screen Afternoon Tea

Awards season is upon us and whilst we can’t tell you who might win, (although we are all hoping it’s Leo), what we can tell you is that there is a new afternoon tea to celebrate and, well, if you’re going to celebrate or commiserate you might as well do it with some cake. In honour of it becoming the Official Hotel Partner for the BAFTAs, the Savoy is launching the Silver Screen Afternoon Tea. Having seen a fair few stars grace its doors: Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe to name but a few, the Savoy will be […]

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The Dirty Double Birthday Party

What did you do for your second birthday? Can you even remember your second birthday more like? We’ll hazard a guess at pass the parcel, too much sugar and tantrums. It definitely wasn’t like Dirty Bones Kensington 2nd birthday which is coming up, that’s for sure. Happening this Thursday they are celebrating two years of cocktails, American comfort food and tunes with The Dirty Double birthday party. The night will start with a present from them to you, in form of a complimentary ‘Forgot to blow out the candles’ birthday cocktail followed by new dishes. Start with beef short rib […]

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