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Cheltenham Festival 2024 celebrates 100 years of the Gold Cup

Cheltenham Festival 2024 celebrates 100 years of the Gold Cup

It is not long to wait until the start of the Cheltenham Festival 2024. Following the release of the 2024 dates in our popular guide to the British Social Season, we are looking ahead to one of the early big events. Equestrian events feature heavily throughout the British Social Season calendar, with the likes of […]

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Jo Malone London introduces Red Hibiscus, which joins the Cologne Intense collection

Jo Malone London introduces Red Hibiscus, which joins the Cologne Intense collection

With a new year, comes another exciting new release from Jo Malone London. Red Hibiscus has joined the Cologne Intense collection. This is an exotic and tropical scent, with the notes of striking red hibiscus complemented by a touch of jasmine sambac and the sensuality of vanilla. The Jo Malone Red Hibiscus is available to […]

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Estelle Manor, the latest venture by Sharan Pasricha, is proving an impressive addition to the private members’ club scene

Estelle Manor, the latest venture by Sharan Pasricha, is proving an impressive addition to the private members’ club scene

When it comes to high-end, private country clubs, those in the know are talking about one venue at the moment, namely, Estelle Manor. This stunning new venue opened last year and it has quickly gained a highly desirable reputation. Estelle Manor was acquired by Sharan Pasricha in 2018. The property was previously the home of […]

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Brighten up your weekend with a luxury family city break at The Shelbourne in Dublin

Brighten up your weekend with a luxury family city break at The Shelbourne in Dublin

If you are looking to brighten up your weekend with a brief, but exciting city break, Dublin is only a short flight away and this fun destination is a vibrant place to visit with a young family. The Irish charm is evident throughout the city and there are many wonderful places to visit during a […]

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Raise A Glass: Melifera is an aromatic and crisp gin

Raise A Glass: Melifera is an aromatic and crisp gin

Gin has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years and it is the go-to tipple for many. Melifera is an artisanal gin, which has been created to provide a new tasting experience. The unique blend elegantly captures the aroma of the immortelle flower and combines this with notes of juniper, cardamom, angelica and lime leaves […]

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Raise A Glass: Domaine Bousquet Organic Gran Malbec, Gualtallary, Argentina 2021

Raise A Glass: Domaine Bousquet Organic Gran Malbec, Gualtallary, Argentina 2021

It is the season to enjoy some lovely red wine and also to experiment by adding some new bottles to your collection. Ahead of the festive period, we are turning our attention to the Domaine Bousquet Organic Gran Malbec, Gualtallary, Argentina 2021. With hints of blackberry, spice and truffle, this wine is ideal to enjoy […]

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Raise A Glass: Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021

Raise A Glass: Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021

For those who like to enjoy a glass of red wine over the festive period, the Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021 is worth adding to your wine rack ahead of the Christmas break. This Pinot Noir is comprised of hand-picked fruit, which is chilled overnight to 12 degrees Celsius. The wine has been fermented […]

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How to get date night right in Reading

How to get date night right in Reading

Featured Article Paris, Rome, Vienna… Reading. What do each of these cities have in common? Why it’s romance, of course. Local couples rejoice, Reading might not have the timeless charm and allure of Europe’s fairytale cities, but there are plenty of romantic nights to be had if you only know where to look. So, next […]

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Petra, rose-red city, half as old as time.

Petra, rose-red city, half as old as time.

James Ellis visits the top of his bucket list… Described by many as the eighth wonder of the world, I was expecting Petra, known as the red-rose city because of the red, yellow, white, black streaks in its sandstone, to be special. However, having walked along As-Siq, a natural gorge 1.5 km. long and some […]

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Enjoy some festive magic at the Royal Lancaster London

Enjoy some festive magic at the Royal Lancaster London

Christmas has arrived at the Royal Lancaster London. The luxury five star hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park, is celebrating the holiday season in style. They recently unveiled a fabulous new life size Christmas Advent Calendar, which is in collaboration with Jo Loves. During the seasonal drinks party to mark the launch of the calendar, guests […]

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Toast the festive period in style with Champagne Bruno Paillard “Dosage Zero” MV

Toast the festive period in style with Champagne Bruno Paillard “Dosage Zero” MV

Whether you are planning a festive drinks party at home or looking for a celebratory bottle of champagne for December 25th, Christmas time is a great excuse to enjoy such a tipple and to mark the special occasion in style. Champagne Bruno Paillard “Dosage Zero” MV is ready and waiting for those who want to […]

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Beauty Buzz: Jerome Russell 4-Step JPLEX uses bond building technology to repair hair

Beauty Buzz: Jerome Russell 4-Step JPLEX uses bond building technology to repair hair

The winter months are particularly harsh on our hair. As the temperatures start to plummet, the moisture levels in the air also drop as well. This means that hair can become brittle and dull. The dry air sucks moisture from your strands, which is far from helpful if you want to have shiny and healthy-looking […]

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Enjoy an outstanding Asian dining experience at Chai Wu in Harrods

Enjoy an outstanding Asian dining experience at Chai Wu in Harrods

We don’t need to be approaching Christmas shopping season to have an excuse to visit Harrods. The world-famous department store caters for retail therapy needs throughout the year. However, with the festive season fast approaching, it seems an apt occasion to plan an extended visit to the store and to also incorporate a mouth-watering meal […]

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Launch Party: Clementine’s Christmas Pop-Up brings festive magic to Mayfair

Launch Party: Clementine’s Christmas Pop-Up brings festive magic to Mayfair

Last night, the Christmas spirit arrived in Mayfair as stylish guests attended an exclusive launch party to celebrate the arrival of Clementine’s. The stunning launch party featured breath-taking festive floral displays by Amie Bone and exquisite canapes by luxury London caterer, AP&Co. Those in attendance we able to sample the likes of black truffle scones […]

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Christmas in Knightsbridge: Celebrate the festive season in style

Christmas in Knightsbridge: Celebrate the festive season in style

Knightsbridge is in a celebratory mood this festive season, with a line-up of exquisite shopping, dining and Christmas experiences. Here is a lowdown of the highlights that mustn’t be missed when enjoying Christmas in Knightsbridge… Queen Charlotte Festive Afternoon tea brings Georgian joy at The Lanesborough Expertly conceptualised and crafted by Head Pastry Chef, Salvatore […]

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Clementine’s: A one-of-a-kind Christmas pop-up is coming to New Bond Street

Clementine’s: A one-of-a-kind Christmas pop-up is coming to New Bond Street

The festive atmosphere is starting to build in the capital and we are excited to unveil details about a spectacular pop-up that will be coming to New Bond Street. Launching in the heart of Mayfair, Clementine’s is a Christmas experience like no other. Guests are invited to lose themselves in the whimsical world of Dickensian magic and […]

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Bright eyes: Expert tips for eliminating dark circles under your eyes

Bright eyes: Expert tips for eliminating dark circles under your eyes

An eye care master class with Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai

Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a leading expert when it comes to skincare and she has many years of experience in treating tired-looking eyes. Caring for this part of your complexion can make a huge difference when it comes to helping the skin on your face to appear more energised, refreshed and youthful. Eyes can give […]

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The Bath Priory: A luxurious family destination in the world heritage city

The Bath Priory: A luxurious family destination in the world heritage city

With four acres of award-winning gardens surrounding the property, The Bath Priory provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Yet, it is positioned in the heart of the stunning world heritage destination, Bath. Bath is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year and there are many tourist attractions to […]

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#LoveTheBeach: How to make the most of coastal adventures in all seasons

#LoveTheBeach: How to make the most of coastal adventures in all seasons

Introducing the #LoveTheBeach campaign...

“There is no such thing as bad weather; just inappropriate clothing.” This was one of my late father-in-law’s most memorable phrases. Never has a truer word been spoken when it comes to making the most of the great outdoors during Britain’s autumn and winter months. As the temperatures drop and we get set to battle […]

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Beauty Buzz: Put an end to puffy eyes with the Dr. Sabrina Perfect 360 Eye Illuminate

Beauty Buzz: Put an end to puffy eyes with the Dr. Sabrina Perfect 360 Eye Illuminate

Your eyes can reveal so much about you, and the skin beneath your eyes is one of the first areas to show tiredness. We have recently discovered a fantastic product that has been specifically designed to help with this area. It has been created by the award-winning Harley Street oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai. The […]

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The Ultimate Family Ski Chalet Experience in Méribel

The Ultimate Family Ski Chalet Experience in Méribel

Ski Specialist, F&P Travel (formerly Fish&Pips) is delighted to introduce its new, all bells and whistles, family ski chalet Meribel style for the coming season, designed to take away the hassle and admin associated with family ski holidays.  From drivers to pick up children from ski-school, delicious homecooked kiddies teas, pizza making classes and chalets packed full […]

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Affordable Art Fair comes to Battersea this October

Affordable Art Fair comes to Battersea this October

Affordable Art Fair is delighted to announce an impressive autumn programme, showcasing the best in contemporary, affordable art from all over the world. It is coming to London’s Battersea Park between 19 – 22 October (with the Private View on Wednesday 18 October). With an exhibitor line-up of 112 galleries and 1,000s of artists, visitors can expect a stunning range of […]

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Escape to the Cotswolds: Ellenborough Park launches its Lodge

Escape to the Cotswolds: Ellenborough Park launches its Lodge

Ellenborough Park has launched its brand-new Lodge ,where guests can enjoy a spacious, private retreat in the heart of the countryside with the added bonus of five-star service.  Just outside Cheltenham and at the gateway to the Cotswolds, the Ellenborough Park Lodge has a one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room as well as its own spacious garden. […]

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Christmas in Kensington

Christmas in Kensington

This Christmas, London’s stylish neighbourhood Kensington, is the perfect spot for a fabulous festive day out or short break. There’s plenty of places to shop for indulgent, unusual and memorable gifts, the UK’s largest-ever single ice rink and delicious yuletide treats aplenty.  Plus, the chance to indulge in some culture at Kensington Palace, Japan House […]

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What’s new in Davos Klosters for the 2023-24 winter season

What’s new in Davos Klosters for the 2023-24 winter season

In the beautiful Graubünden region of eastern Switzerland, the nation’s snowsports capital Davos Klosters embarks on the 2023-24 winter season with an exciting new downhill piste, a rewilding initiative, the relaunch of a celebrated hotel and two centenaries. Between Usser Isch and the Carjöl areas of the Jakobshorn, the new piste offers strong skiers an […]

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Petrossian London: South Kensington welcomes the coolest Caviar café

Petrossian London: South Kensington welcomes the coolest Caviar café

With the cosy Autumn days setting in, where better to while away the afternoon sipping on Champagne and enjoying some seriously delicious caviar delights, than in Petrossian’s beautiful gourmet café in South Kensington. The intimate café has just 16 covers, and serves an exquisite array of hot dishes from 11.30am-3pm, with cold dishes and deli […]

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Personalised luxury gifts from Inkerman London

Personalised luxury gifts from Inkerman London

As regular readers of The Sloaney will know, our Editor Dr Laura Toogood was among the jockeys in this year’s Markel Magnolia Cup. You can read The Gallop to Goodwood in full here. As part of the big event, Laura received some wonderful gifts to mark the fantastic occasion, including a beautiful, personalised champagne flute […]

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Best beach bars in Valencia

Best beach bars in Valencia

As regular readers will know, here at The Sloaney, we cover many diverse travel destinations. We have visited Spain a number of times and featured various cities. Valencia is up there as one of the best to enjoy and it boasts beautiful beaches, a historic old town, an excellent food scene and plenty of attractions. […]

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What to do in Valencia when it rains

What to do in Valencia when it rains

With autumn making its mark in the UK and across Europe, it is time to start thinking about mini-breaks to cheer us up. Valencia is a beautiful Spanish beachfront city, which benefits from a long and very hot summer. However, its position on the coast means that it is occasionally vulnerable to storms and these […]

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Beauty Buzz: COSRX Balancium Ceramide Lip Butter Sleeping Mask

Beauty Buzz: COSRX Balancium Ceramide Lip Butter Sleeping Mask

We are loving this fabulous product, which is aptly known as Lip Sleep. Its full name is the Balancium Ceramide Lip Butter Sleeping Mask and it gives your lips an injection of moisture. This product will immediately help to soothe any dry or cracked areas and it is excellent for your lip care routine. The […]

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Heathrow Terminal 3 No1 Lounge: Start your journey in style

Heathrow Terminal 3 No1 Lounge: Start your journey in style

Airports can be stressful and very busy places, especially during the school holidays and when delays happen. Booking a lounge can help transform your experience of travelling, whether you are embarking on a business trip or holiday. If you are travelling Business Class, lounge access is one of the added bonuses of a trip and […]

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Join London Fashion Week’s celebrations across the city this autumn

Join London Fashion Week’s celebrations across the city this autumn

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to release the programme for its City Wide Celebration, taking place from the 13th – 19th September alongside London Fashion Week (LFW). Everyone can get involved and explore the city’s renowned shopping destinations, such as Chelsea, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, and Regent Street. There is an exciting curated […]

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The final chapter of The Gallop to Goodwood is now available

The final chapter of The Gallop to Goodwood is now available

It’s raw. It’s honest. It’s uncensored. Read Laura Toogood’s race day experience here.

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The Gallop to Goodwood: Penultimate chapter released

The Gallop to Goodwood: Penultimate chapter released

Following the announcement in The Times that our Founder and Editor, Dr Laura Toogood, is among the line-up of jockeys for this year’s Markel Magnolia Cup, we are delighted to bring you the brand new editorial series, The Gallop to Goodwood.   Billed as the most prestigious all female charity race in the UK, Laura will […]

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Alice Temperley unveiled as the designer of the jockey silks for the Markel Magnolia Cup

Alice Temperley unveiled as the designer of the jockey silks for the Markel Magnolia Cup

Those who have been following our editorial series, The Gallop to Goodwood, will know all about our Founder, Dr Laura Toogood’s journey to this year’s Markel Magnolia Cup. The big race takes place next Friday and the stunning silks have just been unveiled, ahead of the grand occasion. Alice Temperley, renowned British fashion designer and […]

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The Gallop to Goodwood: Watch the journey to the big race on Sloaney TV

The Gallop to Goodwood: Watch the journey to the big race on Sloaney TV

In less than two weeks, Dr Laura Toogood will head down to the start line to race in front of a 30,000 strong crowd and live television audience at Glorious Goodwood. It has been a challenging journey. She has had to pass a tough fitness test and learn to ride racehorses, but it is all […]

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Family fun during the summer holiday at London Zoo

Family fun during the summer holiday at London Zoo

With the summer holiday arriving, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some time with your children and to make some fantastic memories at the end of term time. Among our Little Sloaney pages we have some ideas of places to go and things to see with the younger members of the family. Whether you […]

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The British Social Season turns its attention to Henley Royal Regatta 2023

The British Social Season turns its attention to Henley Royal Regatta 2023

The British Summer Social Season is in full swing and the events are coming thick and fast. Following on from a successful Royal Ascot last week, the society and sporting calendar is turning its attention to the Henley Royal Regatta 2023. The crowds have been flocking to the riverside to watch some thrilling racing on […]

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The Sloane Club’s New Wednesday Night Comedy Series gets off to a flying start

The Sloane Club’s New Wednesday Night Comedy Series gets off to a flying start

The Sloane Club has an all-new comedy series – Comedy Night Live in partnership with Leicester Square Theatre – up and running as part of its electric events schedule. The first Comedy Night Live took place last week and the inaugural show was headlined by Colin Hoult, best known for starring alongside Ricky Gervais in Derek, After Life and Life’s […]

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Royal Ascot 2023: Historic racing and fabulous fashion

Royal Ascot 2023: Historic racing and fabulous fashion

This week, the crowds are gathering at Ascot Racecourse for one of the highlights of the British Summer Social Season. Royal Ascot attracts racing fans and fashionistas from across the global and it is one of the most popular events to attend at this time of year. During Royal Ascot 2023, the King and Queen […]