I know what it's like when all your friends are pregnant except you

Katie Wilson is a journalist and editor of The Boutique Handbook. She lives in East London with her boyfriend. Two years ago, when I was 34, I had the year that everyone talks about, when all of your friends get married. And now, it seems 2021 is the year everyone is getting pregnant. This week, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced they were pregnant on Instagram - leaving their band member, Jade Thirlwall, as the only one not expecting. I can relate. Last week, my bes

Sex and the City stars cause chaos as they film scenes for new show

It was mayhem in Manhattan over the weekend as Sex and the City fans flocked to see the new spin-off series being filmed. Hundreds of fans gathered in New York’s Times Square to catch a glimpse of Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda in action. The actors were shooting scenes for the HBO reboot of Sex and the City, which is called And Just Like That... - named after one of main character Carrie’s famous sayings. There is no confirmed air date yet for the new series, but filming began in the Big Appl

What Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are doing 18 years on from The Simple Life

Long before the Kardashians graced our screens, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie shot to fame in The Simple Life. One of the first big reality shows of the early Noughties, it starred Hilton hotel heiress Paris and her best friend Nicole, daughter of musician Lionel Richie. Cameras followed the wealthy socialites as they left their privileged lives behind to travel across the US working a series of ‘real jobs’. We saw the ditzy duo milk cows on a dairy farm, work the drive-thru in a fast food r

New UK Restaurant Openings To Know About

We can’t wait to start eating out again – and there are some great new restaurants opening their doors in 2021. From the gorgeous atrium at the new NoMad London hotel to a Batman-themed immersive dining experience, and a restaurant you can only visit at low tide, these are the most exciting restaurant openings in the UK. We have also included new restaurants which opened in 2020, but were not able to welcome customers for long. This list will be added to throughout 2021 so keep checking back

Inside The World's First Super Boutique Hotel

First came the boutique hotel. Now, the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel has landed in London. The Londoner is a new category of hotel, which with 16 sprawling floors, 350 rooms and costing £300 million to build, is staggering in scale, but boutique in its design and feel. Billing itself as an urban resort, The Londoner in Leicester Square, finally opens its doors on September 6 – and here’s a first look inside. Bedrooms are loft inspired and open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, boast

The Hottest New Members Club You Can Stay At

There’s a new hotel kid on the block, but it’s not just a hotel. Members’ club Birch opened its doors in August 2020 and has 140-rooms, two restaurants, a wellness centre and co-working space. Oh and they’re opening a lido – which will be heated all year round – next year. Just 30 minutes from London’s Liverpool Street, Birch is set on the 55-acre Theobalds Estate, a big country house in the Hertfordshire countryside. Offering stressed-out city dwellers an escape from urban living, it aims to

Staycations Where You Can Bathe Under The Stars

If you dream of bathing under the stars, there are some pretty spectacular places to do it in the UK. From your own private bath house, to an outside tub with uninterrupted views of rolling countryside, just add a bottle of bubbles for the perfect al fresco soak. Here is our pick of the best places to stay in the UK with an outdoor bath. Have your own private bath house if you book a stay at the Yurt Retreat in Somerset. This beauty of a bathtub is part of The Hide roundhouse on the adults o
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