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Experience Andrea Bocelli live in Tuscany

World famous Italian tenor and singer-songwriter, Andrea Angel Bocelli has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Blinded at the age of 12 following a football accident, Bocelli has gone on to enjoy worldwide success and is one of the most sought after musicians holding sold out concerts across the globe. After spending months on the road […]

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Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to Britain’s 28,000 Racehorses

While many of us are probably recovering from celebrating the arrival of the New Year, racehorses around the country are busy tucking into carrots as they celebrate their official birthdays! New Year’s Day – the world’s most celebrated public holiday – also happens to be the official birthday of every racehorse in Britain. We have […]

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The magical Eric Lanlard Festive Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The magical Eric Lanlard Festive Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

If you are planning some last minute Christmas Shopping this weekend in London or even a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park between now and New Year, we have discovered a truly scrumptious addition to your festive plans.   The Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge has partnered with top chef, Eric Lanlard to […]

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Festive Cocktails at Kosmopol with Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve

Festive Cocktails at Kosmopol with Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve

If you have browsed our Christmas Wish List for some seasonal shopping inspiration, you will have noticed a real treat for Whiskey lovers, namely the release of Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve. The limited edition scotch has seven distinct festive tasting notes, including ginger, moist raisin fruitcake, ripe pears, sweet candy apples, caramel toffee, tangy orange and […]

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The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

By LAURA TOOGOOD Christmas Markets have become increasingly popular in England and Winter Wonderland seems to be growing bigger and bigger every year. However, if you want to experience the real deal then a trip to a German Christmas Market is a must and there is still time for a flying visit this year! Last […]

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Sophisticated and festive Christmas drinks at The Hyatt Churchill

Sophisticated and festive Christmas drinks at The Hyatt Churchill

The Hyatt Regency Churchill sits proudly on Portman Square and is one of London’s finest hotels. This month, the luxury venue has a particularly special atmosphere as it embraces the festive season with finesse. Impressive fireplaces, a selection of Winter Warmer cocktails, artistic Christmas decorations and bright white lights draped over the trees outside make […]

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Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

By LAURA TOOGOOD As part of my role as a travel journalist, I am fortunate enough to explore some beautiful holiday destinations. They are often nestled in remote areas around the world and many of the best require a lengthy flight. However, this was not the case for a recent assignment. With a door-to-door journey […]

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John Rocha celebrates 15 years of design with Waterford at the London Edition Hotel

John Rocha celebrates 15 years of design with Waterford at the London Edition Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD As mentioned in my latest Editor’s Comment, I was recently invited to attend an intimate party held at the Edition London to celebrate John Rocha’s 15 year partnership with Waterford. I am particularly fond of Waterford’s premium quality crystal so it was an honour to attend such a special occasion for the […]

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Watch the Red Arrows dazzle the crowds as we visit the Monaco Yacht Show

The Sloaney team was recently invited to the Monaco Yacht Show to cover this luxury event for Sloaney TV. Superyacht UK, which focuses on championing British design within the industry, was celebrating its 10 anniversary. They pulled out all the stops by arranging for the Red Arrows to perform a breathtaking display that brought Monte Carlo to a […]

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Enjoy a traditional British pub experience at Red House in Chelsea

The Sloaney team love a good pub meal. As winter arrives, there is nothing better than spending Saturday lunchtime or evening in your favourite local, next to a warm fire and enjoying hearty British food. Although winter may not have fully arrived, it was certainly a cold and miserable day when we visited Red House […]

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Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury in Marseille with a stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Dieu

By LAURA TOOGOOD When I mentioned to friends and colleagues that I would be visiting Marseille, I was slightly disappointed by their reaction. In my own mind, I imagined a quaint and historic French city with that alluring southern ambience that makes the Rivera so irresistible. Instead, it was described as ‘transient’, with one friend […]

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Want to lose weight, tone up and look good? James Haskell shares his key tips

By JAMES HASKELL Autumn is a popular time to want to change your fitness routine or, in some cases, simply start one! If you are trying to lose weight, tone up or just become healthier, it is important to remember that there are no quick fixes. Faddy diets are not the answer and no one […]

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Introducing James Haskell: The England rugby star shares his lifestyle philosophy

We are delighted to welcome International rugby player James Haskell to The Sloaney team. James joins us with a wealth of experience in the areas of health, fitness, sport and nutrition. In his opening piece for The Sloaney, James discusses his lifestyle approach… “Admittedly, I may not be someone you immediately associate with the luxurious and refined […]

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Luxury pushchairs and accessories on show at iCandy’s 80th Anniversary Party

On Tuesday, The Sloaney TV crew were invited to attend the 80th Anniversary of luxury pushchair brand, iCandy. The grand party took place at One Marylebone with a number of celebrities out in force to support the brand. Guests were welcomed by delicious cocktails, Moet champagne and canapes. Pushchairs from the latest collection were on display […]

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Quintessentially Weddings Atelier: A gathering of the world’s finest wedding artisans

While our Bride-To-Be Diary has now been completed after Natasha Eddery walked down the aisle at the beautiful Villa San Michele in Tuscany, wedding fever may have only just begun for some. If you are recently engaged, you will be interested to read about the launch of the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier. The event takes place […]

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Cointreau Privé Bar opens for London Fashion Week at St. Martin’s Lane Hotel

Whether you are attending London Fashion Week or simply visiting the city during this stylish time, Cointreau Privé Pop-Up Bar will be one of the most chic venues to be seen. It launches at the plush St. Martin’s Lane Hotel – one of our favourite central London haunts – in time for London Fashion Week, […]

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Art: Fall in love with Furniture at the William Benington Gallery

By REBECCA JARVEST With London Design Festival fast approaching, I decided to go on a hunt for innovative one-offs on show in the capital’s art galleries. For those interested in scouting out a completely unique item for their home – something made from a true combination of skill, care and artistic flair – look no […]

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A visit to the home of English wine at Chapel Down vineyard in Kent

Last week some of The Sloaney team embarked on a journey to Chapel Down vineyard in Kent. The trip came about after we won some tickets to visit the venue in a raffle at a ball earlier this summer. Located just over two hours away from London, Chapel Down is home to England’s leading wine producer. […]

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Facundo Pieres to Captain Royal Salute Team in Closing Match of the Season

Royal Salute Scotch whisky is returning to Greenwich Polo Club with world number one, Facundo Pieres. He is set to play alongside his brother-in-law, Mariano Aguerre, and patron Peter M. Brant for the Royal Salute team as they compete in the highly anticipated Royal Salute Jubilee Cup later today. The event marks the end of […]

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Villa San Michele: A dream venue for a fairy tale wedding

By LAURA TOOGOOD Natasha Eddery’s Bride-To-Be Diary has proven to be one of our most popular feature series. As she documented the build up to her big day, Natasha took us on a fantastic journey and allowed us to share all the excitement. Readers joined her on the search for the perfect wedding dress and […]

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Florence: A luxurious stay at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol in the birthplace of the Renaissance

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have only visited Italy twice previously, but it is one of my favourite European destinations. With fascinating culture, beautiful countryside, delicious food, fine wine and welcoming people, this country has so much to offer. Several years ago I spent a week in Rome and visited some of the most famous historical […]

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Karine Jackson celebrates the 10th Birthday of her Hair and Beauty Salon

Last week The Sloaney TV crew attended the 10th Birthday party for Karine Jackson‘s Hair and Beauty Salon. Originally from Australia, Karine prides herself on using organic colour treatments and her flagship salon in Covent Garden is popular with a number of celebrities. To mark her long success, Karine invited guests to enjoy an evening […]

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The Pevonia LumaFirm Firm and Glow Body Wrap leaves your entire body feeling ultra soft

By LAURA TOOGOOD Towards the end of last week I was feeling very excited about the prospect of visiting Florence for our travel pages and also to attend the magnificent wedding of The Sloaney’s former ‘Bride-To-Be’ Natasha Eddery. With such a special occasion on the horizon, I wanted to enjoy a little TLC prior to […]

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Bride-to-be Diary: Eat and Exercise your Way to a Perfect Body

By Natasha Eddery How to Eat Yourself Clean and Lean You often hear about a number of brides crash dieting and even undergoing cosmetic surgery to look perfect for their big day. Personally, neither of the above sounded appealing to me, but with my big day on the horizon I did want to make some changes, particularly to my diet. A very good […]

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Bride-To-Be Diary: Perfect wedding hair with Pureology and the Neville Hair Whisperer

By NATASHA EDDERY When it comes to wedding hair, the glamour stakes are upped, so having lustrous-looking locks has never been more important. The daily elements, not to mention our diet and stress levels, all impact the overall health of our hair. So, if you are looking to revive your hair before your big day, […]

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Marc Jacobs creates a buzz with Honey at The Perfume Shop

We love experimenting with fun new fragrances here at The Sloaney HQ. This summer you can radiate and shine with the sweet scent of Marc Jacobs’ irresistible new perfume, Honey. The bubbly new addition to the Marc Jacobs family is truly vivacious, bursting with spontaneity and fun. Honey is ideal for courting those rays of sunshine and […]

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WellyShop.com launch Great Gatsby-inspired footwear in time for Glastonbury Festival

Following the release of The Great Gatsby, 1920s gangster chic has soared in popularity. To make the most of this trend, TheWellyShop.com has introduced their latest spats-inspired boots.  The natural rubber ankle boots are the perfect footwear for those venturing to this year’s Glastonbury festival, or any other summer festivals for that matter.  The rubber spats are available in […]

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Dr Yannis Alexandrides celebrates the success of Celestial Black Diamond Night Cream

We started the week in style by attending an exclusive party to celebrate the success of one of the most premium anti-aging creams on the market. Dr Yannis Alexandrides hosted a sophisticated soiree in his private residence on Sloane Avenue to showcase the progressive beauty product to close friends and a select number of guests. Veuve […]

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The Sloaney’s guide to the top social hotspots at The Henley Royal Regatta

By KATIE ANN LAMB Recent gale force winds may have blown away all hopes of summer, but fear not, highs of 25°C are predicted in time for The Henley Royal Regatta next week. Henley is undoubtedly renowned as the best Regatta in the world and a definite highlight of the British social season. With thousands […]

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Royal Ascot 2013: Watch our highlights from the Royal Enclosure

By LAURA TOOGOOD On Friday, I attended Royal Ascot with The Sloaney’s Social Correspondent Katie Ann Lamb and a group of friends. We found a lovely spot under an old tree in the Owners and Trainers Car Park for our pre-racing picnic. Canapes, sandwiches and fresh salad were accompanied by Pommery champagne as we soaked […]

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Top tips to help you achieve the ultimate beach body this summer

By LAURA TOOGOOD With the temperamental British summer showing its true colours, many of us are looking to nip away and enjoy a brief escape to a warmer climate. I will be exploring some of the delights on offer in the South of France for a travel feature next week but it won’t be all […]

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Cocktails & Canvas: London’s Best Arty Bars This Summer

By REBECCA JARVEST We all know that the right décor adds that extra sparkle to make an evening truly special. Home to talented mixologists and world-class artists, London knows how to combine delicious drinks with visual experiences for a night to remember. Brighten your summer with cocktails and canvas by heading to the capital’s best […]

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Editor’s Comment: A busy month for The Sloaney team in the run up to Royal Ascot

By LAURA TOOGOOD Another hectic month has passed at The Sloaney HQ. When I wrote in May, the summer season had kicked off with a bang and it seems the bang is lasting. Highlights during the last month have included the worldwide press launch of the Global Party, which is a tremendous charity initiative that […]

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A preview of stunning equestrian art by Nichola Eddery marks the start of Royal Ascot

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last night I attended the Private View of recent work by Nichola Eddery. The Honorary Chairman Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE and The Directors of The Osborne Studio Gallery hosted an evening soiree to showcase the wonderful talent of this artist. Guests arriving at the Motcomb Street gallery were greeted by wine and […]

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Bride-To-Be Diary: Enjoy the ultimate spa experience at the Four Seasons Hampshire

By NATASHA EDDERY It is hard enough trying to juggle work with a social life, but finding time to plan a wedding as well, is enough to kick-start premature ageing and grey hairs. There is no doubt that many brides-to-be feel the impact of such stress taking its toll on their lives and bodies. So, […]

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Drink your way to a bikini body with beauty’in

By HALLE CARLSON Whilst waiting for this summer to actually arrive, I have been prepping myself by looking towards the Brazilians, who always seem to know how to achieve the most incredible beach body. In doing this, I have discovered a Brazilian best-selling beauty secret that is good for both health and wellbeing: beauty’in. Brazilian […]

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Dive into summer with beautiful Roksanda Ilincic beachwear from Cocosa.com

Cocosa, the online shopping destination for handpicked luxury, will be hosting a Roksanda Ilincic flash sale tomorrow (12th of June). Shoppers can avail of up to 55% off the elegant cut-outs and flattering forms that are presented among the latest Roksanda Ilincic swimwear collection. These beautiful designs from Serbian designer Roksanda Ilincic are the epitome […]

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The Lift gives you a very effective non-surgical face lift

By SARAH BACON The Lift is one of the miracle products available from Eternal Cosmeceuticals and is a non-surgical face lift that really does the trick, giving immediate results. To get the best results when using this product you need to be in a relaxed atmosphere and give yourself plenty of time. The Lift is […]

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Adil Azim enjoys exquisite New Nordic cuisine at Höst in Copenhagen

BY ADIL AZIM In an inspiring show of spontaneity, thirteen friends and I descended upon Copenhagen for a weekend of music, food and general debauchery. As we all trickled in to the gorgeous city at different times with varying plans for the weekend, we all agreed on the need for everyone to share at least […]

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Frances Daffern hosts an intimate private viewing of her art work

Last night the talented artist Frances Daffern invited a select number of guests to her home near Primrose Hill for an exclusive private viewing of her work. Her playful sculptures are not only bright and colourful but they also look good enough to eat! Frances grew up in North Yorkshire and  is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, […]