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Wave Spa Review – What We Thought

We all know the quote about when a man is tired of London he is tired of life and yes Samuel Johnson probably was on to something, but also maybe he was just tired of the teeming hordes, the less than fresh air and the all too familiar sound of ‘We’re just being held at a red light and will be moving shortly’. So the other day I jumped on the ‘it’ll be so good to get out of London’ bandwagon and headed off to the Crowne Plaza in Gerrards Cross. Yes it’s outside of London, but it’s actually only […]

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Face Place review – what we thought

My never ending quest for eternal youth and general looks improvement led me to the stunning Rosewood Hotel in Holborn, more specifically at their underground spa. I was there with my grotty face to receive a cleansing like no other as Face Place has launched in the UK offering their one and only Signature Treatment.Described as ‘going to the gym for your skin’ I wasn’t entirely sure what I was letting myself in for, or my lovely face, but I’m as daring as the next incredibly vain person so strapped myself in (lay down on the massage bed) and tried […]

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Corrigan’s Mayfair – What We Thought

The Handbook recently reviewed Richard Corrigan’s restaurant Bentley’s and as we are all about being inclusive, we decided it was only right that we also reviewed its sister venue, Corrigan’s…nothing to do with the promise of more food, we swear. Corrigan’s is an upmarket venue in Mayfair and I was excited to return to the venue after not having eaten there for a while. It is safe to say that I was not disappointed and left feeling impressed and oh so full. Richard Corrigan is a renowned and multi-award winning chef who has been cooking since he was a youngster. […]

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Corrigan’s Mayfair – What We Thought

The Handbook recently reviewed Richard Corrigan’s restaurant Bentley’s and as we are all about being inclusive, we decided it was only right that we also reviewed its sister venue, Corrigan’s…nothing to do with the promise of more food, we swear. Corrigan’s is an upmarket venue in Mayfair and I was excited to return to the venue after not having eaten there for a while. It is safe to say that I was not disappointed and left feeling impressed and oh so full. Richard Corrigan is a renowned and multi-award winning chef who has been cooking since he was a youngster. […]

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Portrait Restaurant Review – What We Thought

What: Audrey Hepburn inspired menu Where: The Portrait Gallery  Why you should go there:   Favourite thing we ate: Veal and ricotta meatballs  If there is one thing I would like to have more of it would be poise. I have about as much grace as small baby elephant which in other words is zero. With this in mind, I went off to the National Portrait Gallery to visit the Audrey Hepburn exhibition, because if anyone could teach me how to be more elegant it would be the actress, dancer and philanthropist who reminded us that Paris never needs a reason and that the […]

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Portrait Restaurant Review – What We Thought

What: Audrey Hepburn inspired menu Where: The Portrait Gallery  Why you should go there:   Favourite thing we ate: Veal and ricotta meatballs  If there is one thing I would like to have more of it would be poise. I have about as much grace as small baby elephant which in other words is zero. With this in mind, I went off to the National Portrait Gallery to visit the Audrey Hepburn exhibition, because if anyone could teach me how to be more elegant it would be the actress, dancer and philanthropist who reminded us that Paris never needs a reason and that the […]

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Salmontini Review – What We Thought

Ever since sushi first became an ‘it’ food all those years ago, I have loved Japanese cuisine, so I was really excited to try out Salmontini, which promises a modern, yet authentic take on Japanese dining. It is safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed! We began the evening in the lounge area selecting from their bespoke Japanese inspired cocktails including the brilliantly named ‘Aladdin’s wish’ (ginger liquor, chambered and cranberry). I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I could easily work through the entire cocktail menu and it was great to see a tailored menu that offers something extra special, […]

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Salmontini Review – What We Thought

Ever since sushi first became an ‘it’ food all those years ago, I have loved Japanese cuisine, so I was really excited to try out Salmontini, which promises a modern, yet authentic take on Japanese dining. It is safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed! We began the evening in the lounge area selecting from their bespoke Japanese inspired cocktails including the brilliantly named ‘Aladdin’s wish’ (ginger liquor, chambered and cranberry). I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I could easily work through the entire cocktail menu and it was great to see a tailored menu that offers something extra special, […]

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Alice in Wonderland in London

What: Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea followed by Alice’s Underground Adventures Where: Amba Hotel, The Strand, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX then The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN Why you should go there: Die-hard fans of the original tale will love all the attention to detail Favourite thing we ate: The scones with clotted cream and jam Alice in Wonderland is a young girl’s tale of adventure that has stood the test of time, resonating with generation after generation. Since being published in 1865, the story of an eccentric and amusing other world written by Lewis Carroll, has amassed a steady fan […]

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Alice in Wonderland in London

What: Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea followed by Alice’s Underground Adventures Where: Amba Hotel, The Strand, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX then The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN Why you should go there: Die-hard fans of the original tale will love all the attention to detail Favourite thing we ate: The scones with clotted cream and jam Alice in Wonderland is a young girl’s tale of adventure that has stood the test of time, resonating with generation after generation. Since being published in 1865, the story of an eccentric and amusing other world written by Lewis Carroll, has amassed a steady fan […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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