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The Nest at Gusbourne Wine Estate in Kent has reopened

The Nest at Gusbourne Wine Estate in Kent has reopened

Just as the vines start to come into leaf, Gusbourne is delighted to be welcoming visitors back to their estate for tours, tastings and cellar door purchases, following government guidelines. Picnics and Vineyard Tours, or a combination of the two, are now available to book on their website – an ideal activity for a UK […]

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Carry your newborn in comfort and style with the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

Carry your newborn in comfort and style with the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

By Katie Ann Lamb When it comes to finding a comfortable and practical baby carrier, BabyBjorn is one of the most popular choices for new mums. It has been the leading brand in this particular area of baby products for many, many years. It is difficult to find the perfect baby carrier and it is […]

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Dining under the pergola, Champagne & Seafood pop-up bar and live performances this summer at Seaham Hall

Dining under the pergola, Champagne & Seafood pop-up bar and live performances this summer at Seaham Hall

Set on Durham’s Heritage Coast, just five minutes from Seaham’s beaches, luxury Georgian manor house Seaham Hall offers the perfect antidote to the confinement of the past few months. With 37 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, and the England Coast Path right on your doorstep, enjoy ample space and plenty of fresh sea air, well away […]

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Introducing HIVE, the latest restaurant addition to Selfridges’ portfolio

Introducing HIVE, the latest restaurant addition to Selfridges’ portfolio

Located on the 3rd floor in Selfridges department store in Oxford Street, nested between the highly popular SKIMS and the ladies lingerie, Hive is a honey based restaurant that opened its door in December 2020. It has a unique feature within London’s restaurant scene; four real beehives adjacent to the restaurant with 100 000 bees set on Selfridges rooftop and where […]

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Alfresco April openings in London

Alfresco April openings in London

April has arrived and we can soon start to enjoy some alfresco socialising. Here is a round up of some spots that are opening in London… On Monday 12th April, Arenella, a recently launched outdoor restaurant located on The Chapel Bar’s terrace, is reopening with a new spring menu in line with the long-awaited easing of lockdown restrictions.  From Monday […]

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Mum Diary: The Love To Dream Swaddle is a popular choice for a new arrival

Mum Diary: The Love To Dream Swaddle is a popular choice for a new arrival

By Katie Ann Lamb I was a bit reluctant to swaddle my first child because she preferred to sleep with her hands up. However, I have heard so much about the benefits of swaddling and I am really keen to try it this time around. I have discovered Love to Dream Swaddles, which are the […]

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Beauty Buzz: Moroccanoil’s most requested products have arrived

Beauty Buzz: Moroccanoil’s most requested products have arrived

Lockdown is hopefully coming to an end soon. Although hair salons have been shut for some time, it doesn’t mean that you can’t give your hair some extra TLC at home. In fact, in the absence of salon treatments, it is even more important to look after your hair as much as possible. Here at […]

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Nevill Holt Opera announces new dates for 2021

Nevill Holt Opera announces new dates for 2021

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine continues, many events in the British Summer Social Season are hoping to go ahead in 2021 and run later in the year. You can stay up-to-date with the calendar here. While the country remains locked down, the team behind the Nevill Holt Opera 2021 has been looking ahead. […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2021 cancelled

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 cancelled

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine continues, many events in the British Summer Social Season are hoping to go ahead in 2021 but some have been cancelled already. You can stay up-to-date with the calendar here. The 2021 Badminton Horse Trials, which was due to be held “Behind Closed Doors” between the 5th and 9th […]

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Five ways to live a greener life in 2021

Five ways to live a greener life in 2021

| Featured Article | In 2020, we saw just how impactful global lockdowns were for the environment, with canals in Venice clearer than ever and wild animals roaming freely in locked-down cities. Climate change is still very much on our radars, even more so now that we’ve seen how directly our lifestyles impact the environment. But there […]

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Mum Diary: The Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump makes pumping incredibly easy and efficient

Mum Diary: The Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump makes pumping incredibly easy and efficient

By Cat Gray Since becoming a mum, Tommee Tippee has always been my go-to brand for all things baby and toddler. So, when I was pregnant with my second child and looking for a decent breast pump, I knew they would be a reliable choice. The Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump is designed for busy […]

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How to make the most of your garden this winter

How to make the most of your garden this winter

Luigi Pannozzo, director of outdoor shelter specialists Gazeboshop, shares his tips on how to make the most of your garden over winter Gardening has been proven to have a positive effect on our mental health and with so many of us at home for the time being, making the most of the garden can be […]

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When We Can Travel: Villas in Tuscany

When We Can Travel: Villas in Tuscany

By Patricia Bech We are still unable to travel at the moment and may be restricted for some time. That doesn’t stop us thinking ahead to the occasions when we will be able to enjoy holidays again. In the latest edition of the When We Can Travel series for The Sloaney, I am previewing some […]

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Mum Diary: DockATot add some style to baby essentials

Mum Diary: DockATot add some style to baby essentials

By Katie Ann Wiseman You may be familiar with the well-known brand Sleepyhead. For many parents, their iconic baby ‘sleeping dock’ is an essential item. Recently they have adopted the name of their sister brand to become one global brand called DockATot. Alongside the new brand are new products that offer stylish and safe solutions […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The latest SnüzPod model is the ideal bedside crib for your new baby

Mum-to-be Diary: The latest SnüzPod model is the ideal bedside crib for your new baby

By Katie Wiseman The first six months of your baby’s life can be the most challenging as a parent. The Lullaby Trust advises the safest place for them to sleep during this time is on their back, in their own space, in your room. Co-sleeping cribs therefore are hugely popular for parents wanting to keep their […]

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Mum Diary: A playmat and exercise mat in one is helping lockdown living

Mum Diary: A playmat and exercise mat in one is helping lockdown living

By Katie Ann Wiseman With this ongoing lockdown, parents are having to adapt. Adjusting the living space to accommodate work, kids and exercise is essential in some cases. If – like me – you’re short of space, this can be rather challenging. With baby number two on the way, I have taken this time to […]

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Patricia Bech: Help is here for planning a staycation (when the time is right!)

Patricia Bech: Help is here for planning a staycation (when the time is right!)

Hopes are building that staycations may be on the cards again this year, writes Patricia Bech Although we currently remain in lockdown, there is some optimism building that we may be able to embark on a staycation at some point this year. Of course, alleviating lockdown all depends on the data and the level of […]

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How to choose the right frame for your artwork

How to choose the right frame for your artwork

| Featured Article | Buying posters and artwork is one of the most common ways that property owners and renters decorate their homes, allowing them to customise their living space and put their own stamp on a property. However, there is more to displaying artwork in your home than simply picking up a print and working out […]

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Want to try magnetic lashes? Lola’s Lashes offers brand new Vegan Lash Technology

Want to try magnetic lashes? Lola’s Lashes offers brand new Vegan Lash Technology

Beauty treatments have been paused during the latest lockdown and this has meant that many people have turned to quick fixes that can be done at home. This includes eyelash extensions. If you want to add some hassle-free glamour to your eyes, Lola’s Lashes is the brand to consider. In fact, their lash extensions are […]

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Key dates revealed for the British Summer Social Season 2021: Watch the start of The Season at home

Key dates revealed for the British Summer Social Season 2021: Watch the start of The Season at home

As it stands, the British Summer Social Season seems something of a distant memory. Social occasions are sadly a thing of the past at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in most events on the British Summer Social Season calendar being cancelled last year. The situation is yet to be resolved and there are significant […]

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3 of the oldest bottled whiskies ever released

3 of the oldest bottled whiskies ever released

| Featured Article | For whisky connoisseurs, it’s not enough to have a favourite distillery or brand. Much like oenophiles, those who love a dram will often go the extra mile, and insist upon a specific vintage. However, unlike fine wine, the age of a whisky is determined by the time between when the drink […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs give great extra support

Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs give great extra support

By Katie Wiseman Often an early sign of pregnancy is the changes to your boobs. Therefore, one of the first things you need to purchase is a good bra! I was fortunate in my first pregnancy to discover Bravado Designs, whose products are so good, I started using them again as soon as I discovered […]

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How to Get the Perfect Manicure at Home

How to Get the Perfect Manicure at Home

| Featured Article | With the salons still shut, you and your nails must be missing the regular pamper session. However, you can give yourself a great manicure from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s your first time trying your hand at a manicure, or you’re looking for some top tips, we’ve got you covered. […]

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Mum-to-be: The iCandy Peach Ride-on Board enhances this perfect pushchair

Mum-to-be: The iCandy Peach Ride-on Board enhances this perfect pushchair

Katie Ann Wiseman gives the lowdown on the hero pushchair and the iCandy Peach Ride-on Board, which is a vital accessory if you have both a toddler and a baby… The iCandy Peach is now in its sixth generation. It is the go-to pushchair for so many families and has been a hero product for many years. […]

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Beauty Buzz: Treat your complexion to a Nourish London skincare essentials kit

Beauty Buzz: Treat your complexion to a Nourish London skincare essentials kit

Every January there is an increased focus on fitness, wellness and skincare. Although these themes are relevant all the time, the beginning of a new year is often when we shine a spotlight on ourselves and try to set off on the right foot for the months ahead. With beauty services temporarily closed during lockdown, […]

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Romantic scents for Valentine’s Day

Romantic scents for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. This year, it will be a little bit different. We are unable to dine out at the moment and shopping also has its challenges, with a large majority of retail outlets closed due to lockdown restrictions. Online shopping has never been more popular and if you are giving some […]

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When We Can Travel: 5 unforgettable experiences a winter holiday in Sweden will bring

When We Can Travel: 5 unforgettable experiences a winter holiday in Sweden will bring

Edited by Patricia Bech We may be enduring another lockdown and unable to travel freely, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking ahead to the times when we can enjoy a holiday. Even if we can’t plan a fun getaway just yet, it is worth reflecting on the places that we may like to explore […]

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Boodles unveil ‘Ribbons’ – a new ‘icon collection’ for 2021

Boodles unveil ‘Ribbons’ – a new ‘icon collection’ for 2021

British fine jewellery brand, Boodles, has unveiled a new ‘icon collection’ called Ribbons. It is utterly dazzling! Ribbons feature widely in the decorative arts, embroidery, textiles and ceramics world, which is where the design came from. In some cultures, the presentation of a gift is taken to the highest level and a bundle of ribbons […]

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Dry January experiences to try

Dry January experiences to try

Lockdown is a challenging time but it can also be viewed as a chance to give your body a good detox. If you are trying Dry January this year, here are a few ideas… Tea and Cheese Saicho sparkling teas has teamed up with esteemed British cheese shop, Neal’s Yard Dairy to create a truly unique cheese board, […]

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New beginnings: Start 2021 by prioritising mindfulness

New beginnings: Start 2021 by prioritising mindfulness

2020 was such a challenging and difficult year for many people as we faced some extraordinary circumstances. Thank you to all of our readers for your ongoing support during this unusual period. We continue to endure uncertain times at the moment, but hopefully the forthcoming months will deliver some progress and we can move forward […]

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Contents of Aynhoe Park available at auction

Contents of Aynhoe Park available at auction

An amazing opportunity has arisen to own a true piece of English history, as the contents of the 17th century Grade I Palladian country house, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, are to be offered by Dreweatts in a two-day auction titled, Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of a Modern Grand Tour, on Wednesday January 20th & Thursday […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

This winter, visitors of The Savoy can indulge in the iconic hotel’s sumptuous festive afternoon tea. Guests will be able to experience culinary bliss with The Savoy team’s take on afternoon tea favourites, boasting the finest seasonal ingredients from their award-winning suppliers. Not to be missed savoury treats include smoked venison loin, chestnut and blackcurrant finger sandwich made with […]

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Mum Diary: The ultimate changing bag, by Gigil

Mum Diary: The ultimate changing bag, by Gigil

By Katie Ann Lamb As a second time mum, I feel much more experienced this time around. One of the best pieces of advice that I can pass on is the importance of having the right changing bag. This is especially important if you’re juggling more then one baby! Gigil is a Manchester-based company with a genuine passion for organic and […]

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Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

With the festive season on the horizon, it is time to think ahead in terms of gift buying and also planning the celebrations at home. Whether you want to treat someone to a special bottle of bubbles or simply want a standout bottle that will take centre stage on your dining table on Christmas Day, […]

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Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech rounds up some cocktail recipes that you can try at home during the festive season… Although COVID-19 is causing us countless problems, Christmas is on the horizon and festive cocktails are a popular option at this time of year. If you need some inspiration for making a cocktail at home, here are a […]

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Property In France & Monaco: The Finest Apartments For Sale

Property In France & Monaco: The Finest Apartments For Sale

Featured Article If you are searching for an apartment in France or Monaco, look no further than our pick of four of the finest properties currently on the market. The French Riviera boasts consistently high-quality apartments ideal for everything from a family home to an investment property. Below, browse the finest apartments for sale right […]

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Jo Loves brings us the perfect Christmas scent in a diffuser

Jo Loves brings us the perfect Christmas scent in a diffuser

Jo Loves Christmas Trees is a must this December… We love scenting the office and our houses during the festive period. A Christmas scent can make the world of difference both to your workspace and home at this time of year. However, it is surprisingly difficult to find the perfect fragrance. Quite often, Christmas scents […]

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The Lockdown Christmas Shopping Guide

The Lockdown Christmas Shopping Guide

Christmas shopping is going to be a little bit different this year. With England currently wrapped up in lockdown number two and many retail stores closed, people are turning to online shopping ahead of the festive season. We will be highlighting some of the best products available this year for you to purchase from the […]

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Miss travelling? Satisfy your wanderlust at home with these cookbooks

Miss travelling? Satisfy your wanderlust at home with these cookbooks

¦ Featured Article ¦ Cancelling travel plans has become the norm this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Although some flights are now departing, it’s understandable that many people still don’t feel safe venturing abroad. As well as putting a damper on your sense of adventure and the chance for much needed rest and relaxation, […]

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Raise A Glass: It’s time to extend the traditional rosé season with Lychgate Rosé 2018 from Bolney Wine Estate

Raise A Glass: It’s time to extend the traditional rosé season with Lychgate Rosé 2018 from Bolney Wine Estate

While rosé has traditionally been associated with the summer months, it is becoming an increasingly popular tipple throughout the year. Trends are shifting and rosé is now being served with canapes or taking prime position on the dinner table during the other seasons, especially if fish or chicken dishes are being served. Rosé is particularly […]

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