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Picnic essentials for The Season

Picnic essentials for The Season

Now that the British Summer Social Season is in full swing, it is time to plan your perfect picnic for the likes of Royal Ascot, Henley and other prestigious events. Here are a few essential items for the occasion… We love the Fortnum’s Canvas Cool Bag (£75), which is a modern take on the traditional […]

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Embrace rose season with Rose Petal 25 by Jo Loves

Embrace rose season with Rose Petal 25 by Jo Loves

Rose season is well and truly upon us. The David Austin Rose Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show always provides a stunning preview of what’s to come during the summer months. And now we are in mid-June, many garden roses are at their best. The Sloaney HQ is full of scented and floral delights […]

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Fashionable fair trade goods from Savannah Willow

Fashionable fair trade goods from Savannah Willow

We love discovering new online shopping destinations at The Sloaney. If you are looking to update your wardrobe with summer essentials such as shawls, beach towels and brightly coloured accessories, while supporting the production of fair trade goods from developing countries, Savannah Willow should be on your radar. Savannah Willow is a British-based brand that […]

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Mum Diary: The Aveeno Baby range is ideal for babies with sensitive skin

Mum Diary: The Aveeno Baby range is ideal for babies with sensitive skin

By Katie Ann Lamb The well-known pharmaceutical brand Johnson’s has recently undergone an overhaul and it has transformed inside and out. Over 50 new products have been launched, which are now available across the UK and Ireland. The brand promises to deliver everything parents want and nothing that they don’t want. With a mission to […]

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Champagne Bollinger’s partnership with Hay Festival Wales

Champagne Bollinger’s partnership with Hay Festival Wales

Champagne Bollinger has a new partnership with Hay Festival Wales, which is currently taking place and continues until the 2nd of June 2019. The partnership comprises joint promotion of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and role as Official Champagne provider for the Festival. Established in 2000, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic […]

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Enjoy a ‘Bed of Roses’ at The Langham during the Chelsea Flower Show

Enjoy a ‘Bed of Roses’ at The Langham during the Chelsea Flower Show

To mark this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, botanical drinks brand Fentimans has partnered with iconic London hotel, The Langham, to create the ‘Bed of Roses’ – a bespoke Rose Lemonade cocktail. Pink roses are synonymous with both The Langham and Fentimans, one is a celebrated flower in every foyer around the world, and the other […]

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The Duchess of Cambridge introduces her garden to the Queen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Duchess of Cambridge introduces her garden to the Queen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower show is renowned as one of the most beautiful horticultural events in the world. It showcases innovative garden design, stunning floral displays and a fantastic selection of shops. The preview day of the show took place today and a number of striking gardens were unveiled to those in attendance. Many famous […]

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Chelsea Flower Show: Top restaurants celebrate the famous event

Chelsea Flower Show: Top restaurants celebrate the famous event

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a highlight of the British Summer Social Season. Many of London’s top restaurants celebrate the occasion with floral touches to their menus and decor. Here is our round up of some of the best dining spots to visit during the show… Gaucho Sloane Avenue’s Chelsea in bloom Gaucho Sloane […]

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Save the Children Gala: HRH The Princess Royal, Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones, Richard and Patricia Caring and David Walliams attended

Save the Children Gala: HRH The Princess Royal, Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones, Richard and Patricia Caring and David Walliams attended

Save the Children held a Centenary Gala at the Roundhouse in London where a host of high profile people attended to raise funds for the charity. Poppy Delevingne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones, Richard and Patricia Caring, Helena Bonham Carter, David Walliams, Sir Mo Farah and Myleene Klass were among those who attended the evening… […]

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Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Holidaying with young children or babies is an entirely different experience to travelling with adult company. Embarking on your first trip abroad with little ones can be a daunting prospect for some. The Sloaney Travel Team recently set off on an adventure – with babies in tow – to discover a destination that is family-friendly […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Style File

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Style File

With the Bank Holiday ahead, many people decided to get the long weekend off to an enjoyable start today by attending the second day of Dressage at Badminton Horse Trials. There was some rain overnight and, at times, a few showers seemed to be on the horizon; however, the sun eventually made an appearance to […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up: The Fashion Report

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up: The Fashion Report

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has officially started. The first horse inspection took place today and the crowds got a glimpse of who will be competing at the premier sporting occasion over the coming days. As usual, the Trot Up was hosted in front of Badminton House. The initial presentation of the horses and […]

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The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to  impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

By James Ellis, Travel Adviser I recently returned to Livingstone, Zambia, but this time when the mighty Zambezi, my favourite of all rivers, is in full flood. The facts that it is the source of the largest sheet of falling water in the world, some 1708 metres long, that generates 625 million litres of water […]

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Mum Diary: The Sena Aire travel cot by Nuna

Mum Diary: The Sena Aire travel cot by Nuna

By Katie Ann Lamb With the help of some sleep training my little one is finally in her own cot and own room! With that in mind, I now feel confident to travel with her which requires a suitable travel cot. Having researched the market I discovered the Sena Aire by Nuna. I would describe […]

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Get glowing summer skin with the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm range

Get glowing summer skin with the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm range

As the summer approaches, there is one beauty trend that everyone wants and that’s glowing, sun-kissed skin. Of course a healthy diet and plenty of exercise will help to get your skin in the best possible condition for the coming months. The odd facial here and there won’t do any harm either, but if you […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea to reward London Marathon medallists with a big breakfast

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea to reward London Marathon medallists with a big breakfast

If you are planning on running the London Marathon at the end of this month, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea will be offering a special treat to all those who finish the race. The morning after your amazing achievement, you can head to the restaurant to enjoy a big breakfast as part of the recovery process. Chef […]

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Delicious new spring cocktails to try in London

Delicious new spring cocktails to try in London

If you love nothing more than trying a new cocktail, we have discovered three Spring treats that are on offer at some of London’s smartest bars… Toast the arrival of the longer days with Sun Sun Sun, which is available at the American Bar in The Savoy for £20. This cocktail mixes Bombay Gin, Lime, […]

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Have you got your spice girls hospitality?

Have you got your spice girls hospitality?

Featured Article It’s going to be a rocking summer  2019 in England. The Manchester Arena is hosting some of the biggest concerts this year. The Likes of Shawn Mendes, Bill Bailey and The Eagles are be taking the Manchester Arena by storm. Music lovers across the UK are expected to attend the upcoming concerts in […]

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A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

It has been a while since The Sloaney Travel Team has visited Spain. A couple of years ago we set off on a ‘Sunshine Tour’ and explored the likes of Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Marbella. This week, we returned to the Costa del Sol once again and stumbled across the beautiful golf resort, […]

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Mum Diary: Aesthetically pleasing play mats from ‘For the Love of Leisure’

Mum Diary: Aesthetically pleasing play mats from ‘For the Love of Leisure’

By Katie Ann Lamb When we reached the four month milestone, we noticed that our little one became incredibly busy and inquisitive. Tummy Time started to become enjoyable, rather than a task, and when she was on her back she seemed desperate to roll over. With this in mind, I felt it was time for […]

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Riverine Rabbit presents an outstanding fine-dining experience in Cape Town

Riverine Rabbit presents an outstanding fine-dining experience in Cape Town

By Katie Ann Lamb Cape Town is the food hub of South Africa. It has some of the world’s best chefs and some amazing restaurants. One of the most recent additions to the scene is Ash Heeger’s Riverine Rabbit. Ash was Born in Mthatha and raised in Cape Town but her inspiration and experience are […]

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Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection: Spring/Summer 2019

Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection: Spring/Summer 2019

There are few places in the world that beat Kurumba Maldives for showcasing the Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection ahead of Spring/Summer 2019. We explored the stunning island recently and you can read all about this family-friendly, luxury resort in our travel pages. During our visit, we made the most of the glorious sunshine and the […]

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Mum Diary: The environmentally conscious baby brand, Little Earth Baby

Mum Diary: The environmentally conscious baby brand, Little Earth Baby

By Katie Ann Lamb It feels like my little one is outgrowing everything, from clothes to toys, at such a speed that I can’t keep up! I love putting her to bed in a sleeping bag as I know she’s warm enough but more importantly safe. That said, we are also getting through these quickly […]

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The new MONAT moisture masque will revitalise tired hair

The new MONAT moisture masque will revitalise tired hair

MONAT has unveiled two fabulous new haircare products for spring. The cruelty-free brand has a new clarifying shampoo, which has been created to help remove impurities from the hair. MONAT also has a fabulous conditioning product and this comes in the form of the MONAT Super Moisture Masque. In fact, the Super Moisture Masque is […]

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The Season 2019: We unveil the key dates for your diary for this year’s British Summer Social Season

The Season 2019: We unveil the key dates for your diary for this year’s British Summer Social Season

The Season is about to begin. We are delighted to reveal all the key dates for the British Summer Social Season 2019. Whether you are interested in polo, racing, art, opera or rowing, there is something for everyone in our guide to the most prestigious events in the UK. The Season is an annual run […]

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Mum Diary: The Fisher-Price Jumperoo helps baby develop new skills during playtime

Mum Diary: The Fisher-Price Jumperoo helps baby develop new skills during playtime

By Katie Ann Lamb I am sure that you’ve heard of Fisher-Price. Afterall, they are the market leader when it comes to baby activity products. The Jumperoo has become a firm favourite with babies and parents since it was first launched in 2004. With many adjustments and new features over the years, today’s rainforest Jumperoo […]

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Jo Malone London Mother’s Day Floral Box

Jo Malone London Mother’s Day Floral Box

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we can reveal the latest offering from one of Britain’s best-loved brands. The Jo Malone Mother’s Day Floral Box is back for another year. The presentation is outstanding (as always!) and the iconic cream and black box contains a beautiful gift inside. A glass bottle of your favourite scent will […]

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Marina Gibson celebrates International Women’s Day with female fly fishing event

Marina Gibson celebrates International Women’s Day with female fly fishing event

Record-breaking angler Marina Gibson will be celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a female fishing event on Friday 8th March at Lechlade Fishery, Oxfordshire. The event will be part of Orvis UK’s 50/50 On The Water initiative, which aims to inspire and celebrate women in the sport of fishing. To mark the occasion, Marina and […]

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Mum Diary: The first steps of learning to ride a bike

Mum Diary: The first steps of learning to ride a bike

Little ones love to copy their siblings or grownups. I have enjoyed many cycle rides with my toddler-aged daughter, but she has been safely tucked into a bike seat. She loves whizzing along paths and quiet streets, while enjoying great views from up high and avoiding the hard work that comes with peddling. However, she […]

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Luggage for an adventurer: The Rolling Transporter 120 by Osprey

Luggage for an adventurer: The Rolling Transporter 120 by Osprey

Whether you’re planning to hit the slopes for some spring skiing, want to venture further afield to discover some winter warmth or are thinking about an action-packed activity holiday, finding the best suitcase for packing long-haul essentials or sports equipment can be a mission in itself. Your luggage is valuable from a monetary perspective and […]

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Ben Andrews on Farming, LGBTQ+ & Belstaff

Ben Andrews on Farming, LGBTQ+ & Belstaff

Featured Article Farming is an integral part of the landscape in Herefordshire, but what are the realities for a gay farmer living in a relatively closed off community? Ben Andrews runs his family farm in the heart of rural Herefordshire. At 36 years old, he has managed to find love and happiness and now, with […]

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Mum Diary: Keeping baby snug with Baa Baby

Mum Diary: Keeping baby snug with Baa Baby

By Katie Ann Lamb With the weather recently I’ve been struggling to find a way to keep my baby snug in her pram without to many layers. I came across Baa Baby who have an incredible range of organic wool, cotton and sheepskin products. I’ve always envied baby’s and toddlers with Sheepskin lined prams – […]

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Basics tips that will help you provide complete care to your horse

Basics tips that will help you provide complete care to your horse

Featured Article Gleaming coat, healthy long and full tail, bright eyes, exuberant gait – that’s the picture of a healthy, happy horse we all love to see. However, getting there is, quite a challenge…but not impossible. Image source So, what does it take to get there? PROPER HORSE CARE! Wondering How? The answers are right […]

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Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Katie Ann Lamb discovers the excellent adults only property, Cape View Clifton, which is in the heart of Cape Town and offers beautiful views of the surrounding scenery… Often people are reluctant to travel as they aren’t keen on the ‘hotel’ environment. Cape View Clifton consists of seven elegantly appointed, expansive suites, each of which […]

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Mum Diary: The Britax ADVANSAFIX IV R car seat is perfect for the grandparents’ vehicle

Mum Diary: The Britax ADVANSAFIX IV R car seat is perfect for the grandparents’ vehicle

Sloaney Review Score Description: Great from 9 months; performs well; trusted brand. Rating: 5 out of 5 They say that being a grandparent is better in many ways than being a parent! Grandparents can enjoy all of the nice things about little ones and bypass some of the more challenging phases that come with babies, […]

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Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Are you thinking about planning a family trip to the Maldives? Our Editor, Dr. Laura Toogood, visited Kurumba Maldives to explore this beautiful island resort and consider its suitability for all ages… The Maldives is a renowned honeymoon destination. With constant warm air and sea temperatures, glorious sunsets and idyllic scenery, it is one of […]

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Raise A Glass: Champagne on Valentine’s Day

Raise A Glass: Champagne on Valentine’s Day

There’s only one drink for Valentine’s really. That said, if you’re not a champagne drinker, then we have plenty of ideas for alternative beverages to try. However, if you are fond of the famous French tipple (I mean, who isn’t?!), then you can’t go wrong with the Maison Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Rose. We tasted […]

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A Guide To the Perfect Family Vacation in London

A Guide To the Perfect Family Vacation in London

Featured Article There is no question that London is one of the greatest cities in the entire world. England’s capital has something for everyone and a unique energy unlike anywhere else. This makes it a superb destination for a family holiday as there is so much to see and do during a trip here. This […]

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Dine at home in style with Pasta Evangelists

Dine at home in style with Pasta Evangelists

At this time of year, it can be much nicer to snuggle down at home than venture out. However, you don’t have to compromise on the style of cuisine. If you want to enjoy a special meal in the comfort of your own surroundings, Pasta Evangelists are taking pre-orders now for delivery during 11th and […]

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Raise a Glass: Enjoy a romantic toast with the English sparkling wine, Black Chalk Wild Rose

Raise a Glass: Enjoy a romantic toast with the English sparkling wine, Black Chalk Wild Rose

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our Raise a Glass series is currently focused on pink drinks! If you are looking for something special to celebrate the most romantic day of the year and also want to support British wine production, we recommend trying the Black Chalk Wild Rose (£40). Black Chalk is focused on producing sparkling […]

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