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Mum-to-be Diary: The PacaPod changing bag

Mum-to-be Diary: The PacaPod changing bag

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN I must be honest I have been very excited about receiving my PacaPod changing bag partly because they are so popular they have been sold out, therefore I recommend ordering yours now! Jacque line Waggett, Creator of PacaPod realised that there was a gap in the market for great-looking and practical […]

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Royal Ascot 2018: Goffs London Sale starts the racing week in style before Harry and Meghan please crowds on day one

Royal Ascot 2018: Goffs London Sale starts the racing week in style before Harry and Meghan please crowds on day one

Royal Ascot week started with a bang thanks to the Goffs London Sale at Kensington Palace Gardens. The exclusive event welcomes some of the world’s top racehorse owners. Guests have the chance to buy a horse that has an entry at Royal Ascot 2018. This year, Thai billionaire businessman and Leicester City Football Club owner […]

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Interview: Poppy Delevingne on her new ‘Queen of Pop’ range for Jo Malone London

Interview: Poppy Delevingne on her new ‘Queen of Pop’ range for Jo Malone London

Poppy Delevingne is the perfect ambassador for Jo Malone London. The elegant and stylish British model has worked for many leading international fashion houses and is a long term muse for iconic brands Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Poppy has recently explored her passion for design and, by partnering with the provider of some of Britain’s […]

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Goffs London Sale: Buy a horse on the eve of Royal Ascot and watch it race in front of The Queen

Goffs London Sale: Buy a horse on the eve of Royal Ascot and watch it race in front of The Queen

It’s the racehorse auction like no other in the world, when racing royalty descend on London ahead of the world famous meet at Royal Ascot. Goffs London Sale offers the chance to buy a horse on the eve of Royal Ascot, and then watch it race in front of The Queen. Approximately 20 thoroughbreds – […]

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Summer Essentials: From Havaianas to gorgeous Browhaus brows

Summer Essentials: From Havaianas to gorgeous Browhaus brows

By KATIE ANN LAMB Whether you are heading away for a beach holiday or intend to make the most of the British summer, here are some key essentials for the next few months… Havaianas SS18 Everybody knows flip-flops are a holiday essential and the Spring/Summer 2018 collection by Havaianas with a Brazilian Influence are the perfect […]

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Introducing the Kate Negus Lifestyle Range

Introducing the Kate Negus Lifestyle Range

With Sloaney Season in full swing, we have been making the most of the shopping opportunities at some of Britain’s most prestigious events of The Season. At Badminton Horse Trials this year, Kate Negus unveiled a stylish new range of accessories. The renowned equestrian company is known for producing top quality saddlery and has now […]

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Where to drink gin on World Gin Day in London

Where to drink gin on World Gin Day in London

This Saturday is World Gin Day (9th June) and to celebrate the juniper-liquor in all its forms, gin bars across London are hosting gin tastings and have concocted special gin-infused menus. Here is a selection of bars in which to enjoy a gin cocktail this weekend… — Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand Tucked away upstairs at […]

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Urban Iki bring us their stylish and simple bike seats from the Netherlands

Urban Iki bring us their stylish and simple bike seats from the Netherlands

During the summer months, it is lovely to get out and about with your children and cycling is a great way to enjoy the scenery and get some fresh air. Whether you decide to venture through Hyde Park on a cycle ride and stop for a picnic on the way or hop on your bike […]

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Sloaney Style: Embrace rose season

Sloaney Style: Embrace rose season

Chelsea Flower Show always gets us extremely excited about what is about to bloom in the garden. The roses on display this year in the Great Pavilion were as stunning as always. From the most vigorous climbers to the strongest scented hybrid tea varieties, the likes of Harkness and David Austin have everything that rose […]

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Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

The Martinhal Sagres is certainly in the running for the best family resort destination in Europe. This beachside complex is ideal for those looking to spend some time abroad with children of all ages. In addition to offering plenty of activities to help keep little ones occupied, all of the restaurants and bars welcome babies, […]

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The Summer Mile Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse

The Summer Mile Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse

The Summer Mile Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse is the perfect family day out, combining fantastic entertainment for all ages with quality horse racing. Alongside a seven-race card racegoers will find a new designated Family Only Enclosure with fairground rides, on and off-stage entertainment, creative workshops and much more. Children under the age of 18 […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs help to support an ever expanding bust

Mum-to-be Diary: Bravado Designs help to support an ever expanding bust

By KATIE ANN LAMB An unavoidable blessing for some, nuisance for others is the growing boobs that come with pregnancy. I am half way though and wondering when they are going to stop… I have outgrown all my bras by week eight! There are plenty of maternity bras on the market but with weekly changing […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Dreamgenii Pregnancy Pillow

Mum-to-be Diary: The Dreamgenii Pregnancy Pillow

By KATIE ANN LAMB As I approach the 20 week milestone and the depths of the second trimester, advice suggests I should be sleeping on my left side. This can reduce the risk of stillbirth and helps your kidneys to get rid of waste products and fluids from your body. Although I am not obviously demonstrating […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2018: Garden and floral highlights

Chelsea Flower Show 2018: Garden and floral highlights

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is renowned as one of the top social events of The Season. Yesterday, a number of famous faces gathered for a preview of the world class event. While Royalty and celebrities certainly catch the attention of many who attend the show, the real stars of this occasion are the spectacular […]

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How to do Meghan Markle’s wedding hair

How to do Meghan Markle’s wedding hair

All eyes were on Meghan Markle on Saturday as she married Prince Harry in a star-studded Royal Wedding, which took place at Windsor Castle. For brides walking down the aisle this year who are looking for some inspiration for their hair, Mathew Soobroy, Principal Stylist at Charles Worthington Salons, has shared a step-by-step guide with […]

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Celebrate RHS Chelsea with the Acqua di Parma Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel London

Celebrate RHS Chelsea with the Acqua di Parma Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel London

There has been much excitement around Kensington Palace during recent weeks as a result of the Royal Wedding. The atmosphere is far from fading in our capital city thanks to the arrival of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is one of the top events of Sloaney Season. Situated in close proximity to Kensington Palace […]

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Famous faces gather for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Famous faces gather for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events on the Sloaney Season calendar. It is also a reminder that summer is nearly in full swing and ‘The Season’ has well and truly started. Today, a number of celebrities and VIP guests visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for a preview of […]

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Watch our Features Editor’s live Royal Wedding commentary for iCandy at The Baby Show

Watch our Features Editor’s live Royal Wedding commentary for iCandy at The Baby Show

Our Features Editor Katie Ann Lamb was busy at The Baby Show yesterday providing live commentary for iCandy about the Royal Wedding. She talked about everything to do with the special day, from Meghan Markle’s dreamy dress to the guestlist and various Royal traditions. In addition to covering the fairy-tale day, Katie was also given […]

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Michel Roux Jr. hosts Château Branaire-Ducru wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square

Michel Roux Jr. hosts Château Branaire-Ducru wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square

On 13 June, Michel Roux Jr. will host an exclusive wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square. He will be joined by winemaker Jean-Dominique Videau from the renowned Château Branaire-Ducru in Bordeaux, whilst Head Chef Steve Groves will prepare an exquisite five-course menu with each dish perfectly matched to one of the Château Branaire-Ducru wines. […]

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Ergobaby launch the perfect summer baby carrier

Ergobaby launch the perfect summer baby carrier

By KATIE ANN LAMB With any luck Summer is just around the corner and Ergobaby have launched the OMNI 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier just in time. It is billed as the most versatile Ergobaby carrier and designed with comfort and ease in mind. This carrier fits all babies in all carry positions plus […]

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden unveils stunning floral installation by Jenny Packham

The Ivy Chelsea Garden unveils stunning floral installation by Jenny Packham

Local residents and VIPs gathered at The Ivy Chelsea Garden on Monday to celebrate The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s annual summer party and an exciting collaboration with British designer, Jenny Packham. Guests included Jenny Packham, Chris Jackson and Natasha Jackson, Lily Travers, Caroline Rush, Monica Galetti, Rosanna Falconer, Niomi Smart and Lilah Parsons. They spent the […]

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Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

By Laura Toogood Finding sunshine and a climate where it’s warm enough to lie out on the beach and dine alfresco with just a pashmina for cover can be challenging at the start of summer for those of us based in the UK. Especially if you don’t want to fly half way around the world. […]

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M Victoria: Discover London’s best steak restaurant

M Victoria: Discover London’s best steak restaurant

Hidden beneath the busy streets of Victoria is one of the best restaurants on the London dining scene. The award-winning M Restaurant features highly on the hit list of top foodie destinations to visit in the capital city. Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner, or fancy a fun-filled evening […]

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Explore the luxury sporting paradise of Aphrodite Hills in sunny Cyprus

Explore the luxury sporting paradise of Aphrodite Hills in sunny Cyprus

By Katie Ann Lamb It is well known that Cyprus receives more than 300 days of sunshine each year therefore making it an appealing destination almost all year around. Whether you’re looking to escape the English Winter or if the Med isn’t hot enough for you this Summer, we strongly recommend a trip to Aphrodite […]

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Bumps and Burpees: The pre and post natal workout

Bumps and Burpees: The pre and post natal workout

Since I discovered I was pregnant I am embarrassed to admit I have wrapped myself in cotton wool and all forms of exercise – of which I am an avid fan – went rapidly out the window! Having reached the 12 week mark I decided it was time for an overhaul and to shake off […]

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Tommee Tippee feeding accessories offer excellent support for breast or bottle feeding

Tommee Tippee feeding accessories offer excellent support for breast or bottle feeding

By Katie Ann Lamb There is a lot of debate when it comes to feeding your new baby and everyone seems to have an opinion on Bottle or Breast. Fortunately, Tommee Tippee have the market covered on all things related to feeding and have a number of accessories that can help you through the process. […]

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Celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend in style at Tonteria

Celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend in style at Tonteria

Temperatures are set to reach record highs for the start of summer and our first May Bank Holiday weekend is going to be a warm one. There’s nothing quite like a bit of sunshine to get everyone in to the party mood. For those who want to celebrate in style, Pommery have launched their new […]

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The Mitsubusi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018

The Mitsubusi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018

The Mitsubusi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is one of the highlights of The Season. Although we are only at the beginning of Sloaney Season, this is one of the key events that gets the summer social scene started. With bright weather forecast for the weekend ahead, it is the perfect chance to escape the city […]

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Top Tipple: Far Reaches gin is bursting with botanicals

Top Tipple: Far Reaches gin is bursting with botanicals

As we know from our recent guide to BBQ season, summer is just around the corner and it is time to make the most of alfresco dining and seasonal tipples. Gin and tonic has to be one of the most celebrated drinks in Britain and gin has seen a surge in popularity during recent years. […]

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Our essential guide for BBQ season

Our essential guide for BBQ season

The recent spring sunshine has put the forthcoming BBQ season firmly at the front of our minds. With two Bank Holidays in May and the start of summer on the horizon, it is time to get your outside space in order so that you can make the most of all the al fresco dining opportunities […]

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Leave the hospital in safe hands with the Britax BABY-SAFE i-SIZE

Leave the hospital in safe hands with the Britax BABY-SAFE i-SIZE

By KATIE ANN LAMB Preparing for a baby is mind-boggling. There is so much to do and think about… nine months just doesn’t seem long enough! Probably one of the most important things is the car seat. In the UK if you have your baby in a hospital or birthing centre, you are required to […]

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Celebrate in style with the London Eye Champagne Pommery Experience

Celebrate in style with the London Eye Champagne Pommery Experience

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do when planning a special celebration in London, the Champagne Pommery experience at the London Eye is a great choice. The Sloaney team visited this famous landmark recently to enjoy a glass of bubbles in the sky and it is the perfect start to a […]

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Jo Malone London welcomes summer with The Blossom Girls Collection

Jo Malone London welcomes summer with The Blossom Girls Collection

With summer arriving soon, we are patiently waiting for the release of a new collection of scents by Jo Malone London. The Blossom Girls Collection will be available in May and this flower power range is packed with delightful fragrances. The limited edition floral scents will be perfect for the warm days. The collection will […]

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From sleepyheads to swaddling: Newborn bedtime accessories

From sleepyheads to swaddling: Newborn bedtime accessories

By KATIE ANN LAMB Despite mixed opinion in the media recently, I am personally a huge fan of the Sleepyhead. I have heard alot of positive feedback about the Sleepyhead from friends and it seems that the Sleepyhead DELUXE+ pod is the ultimate pod for your baby from the day you come home from hospital […]

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Discover Newmarket: Get exclusive access to Cheveley Park Stud

Discover Newmarket: Get exclusive access to Cheveley Park Stud

If you’re a fan of horse racing then you are probably eagerly awaiting some of the key events of Sloaney Season, such as Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. For the serious equine enthusiasts, there is another important date for your diary. Discover Newmarket will once again host a special tour of Cheveley Park Stud. This […]

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The Mum Diary: Twiddle Ons provide hours of entertainment for Baby

The Mum Diary: Twiddle Ons provide hours of entertainment for Baby

It is fascinating watching Baby develop and she becomes more and more interesting each day. New expressions, noises, smiles, laughs and giggles are emerging all the time as she watches and learns from everything she sees.   I have loved discovering new toys for Baby to play with and many are designed to help with […]

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A city break to Copenhagen: Explore the cultural capital from the Andersen Hotel

A city break to Copenhagen: Explore the cultural capital from the Andersen Hotel

BY KATIE ANN LAMB I love exploring different cities and Copenhagen has been on my travel list for some time. Originally a Viking fishing village, the capital of Denmark is just two hours from London. Following much investment, it has become the cultural, economic and governmental centre of the country. With this in mind, I […]

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Uplifting fragrances for the home

Uplifting fragrances for the home

We love trying new home fragrances. Whether you want a scented candle in your bathroom to help you unwind in the evening or an invigorating diffuser for your main room, seasonal fragrances can help bring a house to life.   The home range from Monsoon is on our radar this month and their elegantly presented […]

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The icon re-imagined: Introducing the new iCandy Peach

The icon re-imagined: Introducing the new iCandy Peach

By KATIE ANN LAMB iCandy is one of the most iconic pushchair brands in the UK. Although it was initially established many years ago – back in 1933 – it appeared on the yummy mummy radar in 2005. The fashionable pushchairs expertly combine style and performance and they have become a must-have item for new […]

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Easter weekend treats at the Galvin Restaurants in London

Easter weekend treats at the Galvin Restaurants in London

The Galvin brothers are inviting families for an Easter weekend spectacular in their London venues, with indulgent menus and seasonal activities for children taking place all weekend. In Spitalfields both Galvin HOP and Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle are holding Easter Egg hunts on Easter Sunday and egg decorating on Easter Monday. Parents are also being […]

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