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Ways to Get Your Home Looking and Feeling Luxurious for Winter

Ways to Get Your Home Looking and Feeling Luxurious for Winter

FEATURED ARTICLE When winter comes around a lot of us spend much more time indoors, given the cold, wet and dark weather that becomes the norm. Many things can fall by the wayside as the chillier conditions are used as an excuse to avoid doing general chores and other tasks. That’s why it’s so important to […]

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Alternative Ways to Tackle the Daily Commute

Alternative Ways to Tackle the Daily Commute

FEATURED ARTICLE Are you tired of doing the same commute day in, day out? As convenient as it is to while away that half-hour to the office on the bus or squeeze into busy train carriages, sometimes a change can do you good. If you want to update your mode of transport to make your morning […]

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Essentials for a shooting weekend

Essentials for a shooting weekend

The shooting season has arrived and this weekend we hosted a clay shoot. Whether you are planning to escape the city for something similar or have received an invitation to join a friend’s shooting party, here are a few things you need for a shooting weekend… If you shoot regularly, you will no doubt have […]

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Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

If merely the thought of darker days and cold temperatures is spinning you into a winter slump, fear not, you can plan an escape to warmer parts of the world. There are some amazing winter wellness retreats around the globe. From adventurous fitness in Oman and mountain trekking in India to holistic healing experiences in […]

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A new Liz Earle hero product hits the shelves

A new Liz Earle hero product hits the shelves

Regular readers of The Sloaney Beauty pages will know that we are big fans of Liz Earle. The Cleanse & Polish must be one of the most successful skincare products on the market. It is easy to use, delicately scented and provides utterly excellent results. If you have never tried it before, we recommend it […]

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Stay warm and cosy during winter with luxurious and ethically sourced bedding from House Babylon

Stay warm and cosy during winter with luxurious and ethically sourced bedding from House Babylon

We spend many hours in bed during our lifetime and creating the perfect sleeping environment is essential for restful evenings. The quality of bedding plays an important role in creating the most comfortable surroundings. We recently discovered House Babylon. This company specialises in creating outstanding bedding and linens, with an ethical focus too. All the […]

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The City Tour Lux lightweight pram by Baby Jogger is great for city living  

The City Tour Lux lightweight pram by Baby Jogger is great for city living  

By KATIE ANN LAMB Lightweight prams are becoming a must have for the modern parent – whether it’s for travelling purposes or simply whizzing around town! When looking for the most suitable one for our lifestyle we settled on the Baby Jogger – brand new City Tour Lux. The main reason behind this was its […]

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Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Looking for somewhere to go on vacation? If you like great culture, fine food and fabulous weather then Verona in Italy could be the place for you as this is deemed the secret cultural capital of the country by many. This beautiful city has a tremendous amount to offer whether you are travelling with that […]

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Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Planning a getaway in 2019? There are many fantastic destinations all around the world to consider, but one which should certainly be on your list is Naples. This fabulous city found in sunny southern Italy is a beautiful part of the world with rich culture, a lovely climate and intriguing history with Pompeiian ruins and […]

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Must Haves for a City Commuter

Must Haves for a City Commuter

The daily commute to work can be a real drag. No matter how you choose to commute in the city, there’s no denying it can be both a stressful and a boring experience. However, these days there’s a lot of different items out there that are designed specifically for city commuters. Here, we’ll look at […]

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Metallic magic: Add some glamour to your autumn/winter look

Metallic magic: Add some glamour to your autumn/winter look

Autumn and winter often lead us towards muted tones in our wardrobe. A palette of browns, rustic reds, soft navy and black tend to dominate. If you want to inject some subtle glamour into your look at this time of year, think about accessorising with metallics. Here are some of our favourite products and styles […]

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Frances Prescott TRI-BALM: A convenient all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser that delivers results

Frances Prescott TRI-BALM: A convenient all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser that delivers results

Life is hectic and often the best beauty products combine great results with convenience. The Frances Prescott TRI-BALM ticks all the boxes when it comes to skin prep. This product is a luxurious 3-in-1 skincare solution that cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises all in one go. The Frances Prescott TRI-BALM stick is ideal for those with […]

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Raise A Glass: Toast a special occasion with Champagne Lanson Black Label

Raise A Glass: Toast a special occasion with Champagne Lanson Black Label

Whether you’re hosting a party for Halloween or Bonfire Night, stocking up for Christmas or simply want to make a memorable toast, champagne is the perfect tipple for marking a special occasion. For our latest insallment of our Raise A Glass series, we sampled Champagne Lanson Black Label. Champagne Lanson Black Label is one of the […]

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Winter Racing: Top class horses, hospitality and style awaits racegoers

Winter Racing: Top class horses, hospitality and style awaits racegoers

The likes of Ascot and Glorious Goodwood may be a distant memory now that we are well into the autumn months, but there is still plenty of horse racing to keep you entertained at this time of year. Highlights include this weekend’s Dubai Future Champions Festival, which takes place at Newmarket. Meanwhile, Newbury Racecourse hosts […]

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Protect your skin from winter sun with Fade Out Advanced Even Skin Tone Eye Defence Cream

Protect your skin from winter sun with Fade Out Advanced Even Skin Tone Eye Defence Cream

The intense summer rays of sunshine may be a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean that we should pack away the SPF. In fact, SPF is helpful throughout the year for protecting your skin. The new Fade Out Advanced Even Skin Tone Eye Defence Cream contains SPF 25 and it brings lots of benefits in […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The luxurious Unity Beauty range

Mum-to-be Diary: The luxurious Unity Beauty range

By Katie Ann Lamb You should definitely spend some time during pregnancy taking care of yourself and spoiling yourself. I have recently discovered the luxurious brand Unity Beauty, which was founded by Parvathi Nair, who identified a lack of choice for luxury pregnancy beauty products and so created Unity Beauty. Unity by name, unity by […]

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Top class racing and entertainment at the Dubai Future Champions Festival 2018

Top class racing and entertainment at the Dubai Future Champions Festival 2018

The two-day Dubai Future Champions Festival returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Friday, 12th October and Saturday, 13th October, bringing with it amazing entertainment, top class racing and a host of exciting activities and experiences for racegoers this Gold Season at the Home of Horseracing. Friday welcomes the return of Autumn Ladies Day, featuring the […]

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Seven of the Best Luxury Candles

Seven of the Best Luxury Candles

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or an indulgent treat for yourself, a luxury candle is the must-have home accessory that can transform any room. Candle obsessives rejoice; we have you covered with a roundup of some of the best luxury candles available right now. Figuier, £62 | Diptyque https://www.diptyqueparis.co.uk […]

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Roaring through autumn: Animal print is among our top trend tips for the coming months

Roaring through autumn: Animal print is among our top trend tips for the coming months

Autumn has arrived and while many of us may feel a little bit sad to see summer go, there is so much to look forward to at this time of year. Cold, crisp mornings are matched with cosy evenings by the fire. The shooting season is in full swing for those escaping to the countryside […]

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The Restora Treatment returns the gloss to your hair, with results lasting up to six weeks

The Restora Treatment returns the gloss to your hair, with results lasting up to six weeks

If your hair needs a pick-me-up, here at The Sloaney HQ, we are loving the Restora Treatment Set. This is like rehab for hair and it helps to revive it and also brings the shine back. Whether you have been over bleaching during the summer months or using too much heat with curling tongs and […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Weigh your baby at bath time with the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath

Mum-to-be Diary: Weigh your baby at bath time with the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath

By KATIE ANN LAMB Mothers will understand the importance of monitoring your newborn when it comes to weight gain. You will have regular visits from your midwife, but thanks to the Aquascale 3-in-1 digital baby bath you can now keep an eye on it yourself at bath time! This is no ordinary bath tub. It […]

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Tom’s Kitchen and Purdey join forces for a Game Masterclass and Dinner

Tom’s Kitchen and Purdey join forces for a Game Masterclass and Dinner

This autumn, Tom’s Kitchen is launching an exciting collaboration with Purdey, kicking off with an exclusive game butchery masterclass and dinner at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf. From 7pm on Wednesday 3 October, Executive Chef Richard O’Connell will be teaching guests all about game, demonstrating how to prepare the wonderful wild mallard, grouse, partridge and venison supplied […]

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Autumn 2018 Trends: The essential fashion themes for your wardrobe

Autumn 2018 Trends: The essential fashion themes for your wardrobe

With the arrival of the new season comes the reveal of some exciting trends. If you are thinking about updating your wardrobe for the autumn months, here are a few of the key themes to consider over the coming weeks… The Sloaney’s guide to the top autumn 2018 trends Neon  While autumn typically welcomes earthy […]

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The Mum Diary: The key to tangle free hair

The Mum Diary: The key to tangle free hair

No baby or mum wants to deal with knotty hair but it can be a real problem. My Little One sleeps on her back and rarely turns over. While sleeping positions vary among babies and they each find their own comfortable spot, she prefers lying flat out on her back for the majority of the […]

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Raise A Glass: Keep the summer momentum going with Jawbox Gin

Raise A Glass: Keep the summer momentum going with Jawbox Gin

Autumn may have arrived but for those who are not ready to leave summer behind yet, our latest installment of our Raise a Glass series brings you a tipple that will remind you of the glorious heatwave. Jawbox have two flavoured gins available that will spice up the winter months. The Pineapple & Ginger option combines […]

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Studio 10 Make Up is great for ageing skin

Studio 10 Make Up is great for ageing skin

By KATIE ANN LAMB Studio 10 is an iconic British beauty brand that has been created with mature skin in mind. However, in my opinion, it suits all skin types. Studio 10 offers an award-winning range of skin correcting and age perfecting quick-fixes. It has a number of problem solving products that are enriched with […]

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The Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection AW18 Campaign with The Sloaney

The Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection AW18 Campaign with The Sloaney

We are delighted to announce a new partnership for The Sloaney. Our Founder and Editor, Laura Toogood, has become an ambassador for the Kate Negus Lifestyle Collection. With London Fashion Week on the horizon, it seems the ideal time to unveil the autumn/winter 2018 campaign that marks this exciting new union. Kate Negus is a […]

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Flowers that last a whole year

Flowers that last a whole year

We all love receiving flowers. Whether they are a romantic gift or just a thoughtful present, they bring a smile to your face. While fresh flowers create a great initial impression, their lifespan is limited. For those who want to give flowers that will last much longer than the usual bouquet, Personalised Lux Flowers by […]

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Autumn highlights from The Ivy Collection

Autumn highlights from The Ivy Collection

A birthday celebration in Bath with Jo Malone, special entertainment in Soho and a new opening in Leeds are among the autumn happenings at The Ivy Collection… Soho nights The Ivy Soho Brasserie is collaborating with Absolut Elyx to celebrate Soho’s history of entertainment. The restaurant will be hosting a series of fun-filled entertainment and […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The next generation of baby bouncer is here! Introducing the mamaRoo4…

Mum-to-be Diary: The next generation of baby bouncer is here! Introducing the mamaRoo4…

By Katie Ann Lamb The next generation of ‘baby bouncer’ has officially landed in the shape of the mamaRoo4. This is the original and only infant seat on the market that replicates natural motions of parents. This nontraditional futuristic design is a swing with a difference created by 4moms. The 4moms namesake comes from the […]

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Our step-by-step guide to glossy locks this autumn

Our step-by-step guide to glossy locks this autumn

Autumn has arrived and glossy, healthy hair is very much in this season. Whether you’re meandering down the King’s Road and enjoying a spot of shopping, heading to the country for a shoot with friends or looking ahead to the winter party season, the Neuro range has you covered. While daily styling can help you […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Teetotal doesn’t have to spell the end of fun!

Mum-to-be Diary: Teetotal doesn’t have to spell the end of fun!

By KATIE ANN LAMB I think the immediate reaction from most people to the word “teetotal” is shock. Not drinking alcohol seems to be perceived as a negative by many. Having endured the last nine months alcohol free and sticking to non alcoholic drinks for pregnancy, I can honestly say that it’s not as bad […]

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Expert tips for protecting your skin pre and post workout

Expert tips for protecting your skin pre and post workout

Whether you’re a gym bunny or prefer a gentle jog through the park, packing in regular exercise has many health benefits. However, while frequent workouts will improve your fitness and benefit your mind, it is important to pay extra attention to your skin. While sweating is natural and healthy, managing the your skin pre and […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Unique baby gifts by Fred & Noah

Mum-to-be Diary: Unique baby gifts by Fred & Noah

Summer is upon us and it seems like everybody is welcoming newborns in to the world. It can be quite hard to find a gift that doesn’t break the bank but is also unique and not something the parents are going to be gifted over and over again. I came across Fred & Noah a […]

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Best Boozy Brunches in London

Best Boozy Brunches in London

If you’re looking to enjoy a bottomless brunch in the capital, here are some of the best ones around at the moment… The Exmouth Market neighbourhood bar, Coin Laundry, just relaunched this summer with a new menu celebrating British producers and lets seasonal ingredients sing. Grab a table in the sun-drenched and plant strewn bar and […]

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Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands, located in the southern side of the Aegean Sea. It is easy to understand why it is one of the most popular destinations in the country, thanks to its distinctive beaches and ancient culture, which includes delightful towns, medieval castles and monasteries. […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The Babymoov YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor

Mum-to-be Diary: The Babymoov YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN There are a few different types of baby monitor – but the main difference is that some are audio only, others have audio and video monitoring. With the advances in modern technology in today’s society, for me its all about having both functionalities. The YOO-Travel Video Baby Monitor is part of […]

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News: JOHN FRIEDA to partner with Rochelle Humes

News: JOHN FRIEDA to partner with Rochelle Humes

The JOHN FRIEDA brand is to partner with much-loved TV personality, Rochelle Humes, as part of its new Frizz Ease Dream Curls campaign, Designed For Demanding Hair. Dream Curls is the UK’s No.1 range for curls, and the campaign features some of its bestselling products. Rochelle will be partnering with the brand to help spread […]

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Raise A Glass: Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino

Raise A Glass: Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino

Martini has been creating Vermouth in the Piedmont region since 1863. The Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino is a wonderful combination of artemisias and the rich warmth of red sandalwood. The complex herbal vermouth is ideal for a Negroni but it can also be served chilled with just ice and some tonic water. If you want to […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Aden + Anais is a royal choice

Mum-to-be Diary: Aden + Anais is a royal choice

If you haven’t heard of the brand Aden + Anais then I am sure you will be familiar with the pale green cartoon birds muslin that Prince George was swaddled in when leaving the Lindo wing in 2012. With their own distinctive style and exclusive patterns Aden + Anais really is the Rolls Royce of Muslins […]