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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: The key dates for this year’s British Summer Social Season

The Season 2019: The key dates for this year’s British Summer Social Season

The Season is in full swing and we have all the key dates for the British Summer Social Season 2019 here at The Sloaney. 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 […]

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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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What to wear to the Cheltenham Festival

What to wear to the Cheltenham Festival

Next month, the first big event of the British Social Season kicks off at Cheltenham Racecourse. It provides a chance to showcase beautiful seasonal fashion and what to wear to Cheltenham is a key question on every social butterfly’s lips at this time of year. This event is the first opportunity to get out and […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Besafe iZi Modular

Mum-to-be Diary: The Besafe iZi Modular

Bumpstart are the biggest Independent nursery shop in Buckinghamshire. Any parent or parent to be will know that shopping for a baby can be a minefield! Thankfully Bumpstart are a one stop shop for all your requirements and you can shop under one roof. They sell and source first-class baby equipment from brands such as iCandy […]

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Chapped Lips: How to fight the winter beauty hazard

Chapped Lips: How to fight the winter beauty hazard

Urggghhh! Chapped lips are such a pain at this time of year. If your pout is suffering, we have some tips to help your recover… The NHS advises covering your lips with a scarf when you’re outside in cold weather as this will help to protect your lips from the elements. We have also sampled […]

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Raise A Glass: Toast Valentine’s Day with Victoria Pink Gin

Raise A Glass: Toast Valentine’s Day with Victoria Pink Gin

When it comes to Valentine’s Day tipples, the obvious choice is champagne for toasting your relationship. However, if you’re not a fan of champagne and prefer spirits instead, we have discovered the perfect alternative that will bring a smile to the faces of gin lovers. This week for our Raise a Glass series, we have […]

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Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Want to treat yourself and your partner to a special Valentine’s Day getaway or a few cocktails and a delicious meal? Here is some inspiration for where to spend the most romantic day of the year… Country escape at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Cotswolds Experience the chocolate-box charm of the Cotswolds with Cotswold House […]

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Galvin HOP celebrate National Pie Day with a special Oyster & Steak Pie

Galvin HOP celebrate National Pie Day with a special Oyster & Steak Pie

Galvin HOP, the modern bistrot in Spitalfields market near Liverpool Street, is celebrating National Pie Day on the 23rd of January by offering a delicious Oyster & Steak Pie. In addition to the delicious pie, guests can also enjoy their food with a half pint of Pilsner Urquell for £18.50. Book and find out more […]

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Where do people in the UK visit most frequently in winter?

Where do people in the UK visit most frequently in winter?

FEATURED ARTICLE While it’s often overlooked, you really don’t have to go abroad to have a nice break — even in the winter. We may inhabit a relatively small island that isn’t blessed with the greatest of climates, but if you know where to look, there are some incredible places to visit that will provide […]

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Running Mum: It’s nearly time for the big race

Running Mum: It’s nearly time for the big race

The last time I wrote an entry in the Running Mum Diary was before Christmas and I had just updated my wardrobe with some new trainers and was making the most of training with my daughter in tow, thanks to the incredible Britax pushchair. Not much has changed on that front and I have been […]

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The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN From the moment that I arrived kerbside at the Taj Cape Town, I was overwhelmed by the opulence and history this hotel exudes. I suppose this is expected from a brand that originated as far back as 1903 from Mumbai, India. The company now has a strong international presence. As of 2018, […]

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Set hearts racing on Valentine’s Day with a VIP tour of the home of horseracing

Set hearts racing on Valentine’s Day with a VIP tour of the home of horseracing

Love is in the air in Newmarket! As Valentine’s Day 2019 draws near you may be wondering what to get your loved one. Why not treat them to a dream day out behind the scenes in the Home of Horseracing? Discover Newmarket, the tourism hub of the town, is hosting a one-time, VIP guided tour […]

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DUKES LONDON offers new gym membership scheme for a healthy start to the year

DUKES LONDON offers new gym membership scheme for a healthy start to the year

If you’re on a health kick for 2019 but can’t face a busy gym, why not try a change of scene and join DUKES LONDON’s Private Members Health Club. The luxurious hotel is offering a new gym membership scheme and pampering spa treatments courtesy of their partner, Temple Spa. Situated in a plush surroundings of […]