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Sloaney TV: Heston Blumenthal launches new eyewear with Vision Express

Sloaney TV: Heston Blumenthal launches new eyewear with Vision Express

By KATIE ANN LAMB The season of spring launch parties is in full swing and our diaries are packed full of exciting press events. Aside from the release of new products, there are also some interesting collaborations in store for 2014. Last week, I attended an event with our Editor Laura Toogood that concerned a […]

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Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

By KATIE ANN LAMB | Social Correspondent  One of my favourite foods is Pizza, nothing hits the spot like a good Pizza; yet it is remarkable how many people get it wrong! So when I was invited to experience “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam” and dinner at The Goat on Fulham Road, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

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Sloaney TV: Inside the luxurious hotel and gardens of La Mamounia

Sloaney TV: Inside the luxurious hotel and gardens of La Mamounia

The Sloaney Travel Team recently visited Morocco for the first time to explore Marrakech. We stayed at La Mamounia, which is a truly outstanding luxury venue (read the full travel feature here). The hotel regularly welcomes some of the world’s highest profile individuals and Winston Churchill often chose La Mamounia for his winter breaks. It […]

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Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

By NATASHA EDDERY When one thinks of the designer Catherine Walker & Co, you most likely conjure images of the Royal Family, namely Princess Diana. For 36 years this privately owned, authentic couture fashion house, based on Sydney Street, Chelsea, has been responsible for creating some of fashion’s most iconic images. This is a very […]

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The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

By JAMES HASKELL When I was asked to review ‘The Year of the Horse’ special menu at the Chinese Cricket Club in London, I literally had no idea what to expect. This is largely because I don’t instantly put cricket and China together. However, I embraced the opportunity and was joined on the evening by […]

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Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD During my recent visit to Marrakech for our travel pages, I dined at a fabulous restaurant called L’Avenue. I have to say, this is one of the best places that I have ever eaten and the team provide guests with a gourmet sensation. The venue, food, wine and ambience exceeded all expectations […]

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La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD As soon as we touched down in Marrakech Airport, The Sloaney Travel Team was encased in luxury. Shortly after we stepped off our plane, we were ushered by an escort from La Mamounia  into the VIP arrivals lounge and presented with a delicious fresh mint tea. Our passports and other necessary forms […]

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Tips to keep blonde hair blonde!

If you have blonde highlights, you will definitely sympathise with the difficulties in maintaining the salon-fresh colour. It can be hard to stop your locks from fading or developing a warmer tone than you desire. For those of you that are struggling with maintaining the bright and glossy finish, we have some key tips to help […]

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The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

– NEWS RELEASE – The Valleys, South Wales has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Responsible Tourism Destination’ category in Responsible Tourism Awards at World Travel Market, sponsored by The Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. The Valleys is the only UK destination included in the category. The Valleys Regional Park’s submission to the panel of 12 […]

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Private View of ‘Ponies at War’ by Jeremy Houghton

Private View of ‘Ponies at War’ by Jeremy Houghton

Last week The Sloaney was invited to attend the Private View of Ponies at War. This striking exhibition celebrates 100 Years of British Army Polo and was hosted in the grand surroundings of the Cavalry & Guards Club, which is located in Mayfair, London. Lanson Champagne and canapés were presented to a select number of […]

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Spa Illuminata’s phenomenal technology-driven facial

Spa Illuminata’s phenomenal technology-driven facial

By LAURA TOOGOOD I am so excited to share my latest spa discovery with readers of The Sloaney. Not only have I found a truly beautiful pampering zone in Mayfair, but I have also come across an utterly incredible facial treatment. I visited Spa Illuminata prior to flying out of London for a recent travel […]

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Pretentious Pizza at Hunter 486 in The Arch London

Pretentious Pizza at Hunter 486 in The Arch London

When we heard about the Pretentious Pizza menu that is currently available at The Arch London, we simply had to pay a visit to this upmarket hotel. Everyone loves a pizza night and the selection of toppings available at The Arch London adds an extra special touch to the occasion. Delicacies such as lobster, scallops […]

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Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

We adore Jo Malone and their distinctive fragrances here at The Sloaney. Katie Ann Lamb recently visited the Jo Malone boutique on Sloane Street to create a bespoke wedding scent and we are also pleased to bring you news of the new London Rain collection. The London Rain collection is now available to purchase in […]

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Celebrity milliner releases new collection

Celebrity milliner releases new collection

The launch of our British Summer Social Season Guide acted as a timely reminder of the impressive selection of events ahead. The Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Henley and many more are on the horizon. Dressing to impress is part of the fun and Rosie Olivia Millinery has recently announced the launch of her brand […]

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

We were definitely in the mood for a lazy Sunday earlier this month when we visited the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill for brunch. However, it wasn’t just any lazy Sunday and it wasn’t just any brunch. Far from it; we walked across Hyde Park in glorious sunshine and arrived at Portman Square for […]

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Create a bespoke scent at Jo Malone to capture your wedding memories

Create a bespoke scent at Jo Malone to capture your wedding memories

BY KATIE ANN LAMB ‘Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.’ My moment was when I was asked by my best friend to be her Maid of Honour and that memory has created a journey that we are presently sharing. With three months to go before […]

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Feu de Beaumont: Luxury, gold-plated scented candles

Feu de Beaumont: Luxury, gold-plated scented candles

Finding the perfect scented candle is like discovering a little pot of gold and it is almost as difficult, too. The market is currently saturated with products that often disappoint. Discovering something special for your home that features the right combination of fragrances, a long burning time and good scent proliferation is difficult. If you […]

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Need some colour in your wardrobe? Look no further than Orwell + Austen

Need some colour in your wardrobe? Look no further than Orwell + Austen

By NATASHA EDDERY It has to be said that during the winter months fashion can be a little dull and disappointing, but spring is finally upon us and we are slowly seeing bright colours filter into the shops. It is still fairly chilly outside so I am not too keen to shed my winter layers […]

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The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

By LAURA TOOGOOD The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire recently featured in our dining pages because of its fabulous ‘Judgement Menu’. The fine-dining and wine tastings are arguably the main attraction when it comes to booking an escape to this luxury five star hotel. However, it also offers a pleasing place to unwind in the South […]

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California vs France: Reenact the Judgement of Paris at The Vineyard

California vs France: Reenact the Judgement of Paris at The Vineyard

By LAURA TOOGOOD It is not often that a menu really catches my attention but when I came across the ‘Judgement Menu’, my eyes widened with excitement. This fine-dining experience is offered at The Vineyard, which is a luxury five star hotel that boasts a distinctive American feel. It champions Californian wine and celebrates the actual […]

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Hair care during cancer treatment

Hair care during cancer treatment

Those diagnosed with cancer are presented with numerous difficult challenges and one of these challenges is the emotional experience of hair loss. 100,000 women in the UK deal with hair loss following cancer treatment each year and it can leave people feeling anxious, isolated and depressed. Professional hairdresser, Jasmin Julia Gupta recognised this difficult experience and […]

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Yacht Chartering: The most fashionable high-net-worth holiday

Last year we visited the Monaco Yacht Show to cover it for Sloaney TV. The Red Arrows performed a dramatic flyover to celebrate Superyacht UK’s 10th anniversary and there was a packed crowd enjoying the occasion. Needless to say, the luxury yacht scene is alive and kicking. It is also experiencing growth, particularly in the […]

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Sloaney TV: A preview of Val d’Isere ski resort

Sloaney TV: A preview of Val d’Isere ski resort

Laura Toogood’s latest travel feature for The Sloaney involved visiting the chic French ski resort of Val d’Isere. Aside from offering extensive and spectacular skiing in the Alps, this mountain village also boasts luxury shops, delicious restaurants and some of the best alpine accommodation in Europe. Our travel team explored the resort thoroughly and among […]

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Nevill Holt Opera presents productions of La Bohème and Turn of the Screw

Nevill Holt Opera presents productions of La Bohème and Turn of the Screw

This summer Nevill Holt Opera will open with a brand new production of Puccini’s heart-breaking La Bohème. The production will see Ashley Page OBE make his full length directorial debut in opera following the success of his opera shorts at Glyndebourne. Ashley was a former principal dancer and has choreographed ballet with some of the world’s most prestigious […]

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Kensington Mums to celebrate Mother’s Day with a ‘Meet the Expert’ event

Kensington Mums to celebrate Mother’s Day with a ‘Meet the Expert’ event

Kensington Mums, the London-based parenting network, is due to host a special event to mark Mother’s Day. Mums will be able to ‘Meet the Expert’ on the 15th of March and get a whole host of tips. Kensington Mums will bring together a selection of well-known faces for the occasion, including baby sleep guru Jo […]

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Noble Isle’s impressive bath range

Noble Isle’s impressive bath range

We always save some space in our bathroom for Noble Isle. The fabulous brand never fails to impress in the luxury beauty stakes and offers a range of inspiring scents and nourishing, light products. Last year we fell for the Summer Rising range, which evokes some of our favourite seasonal smells such as cut grass […]

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Sloaney TV: Inside the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair

Sloaney TV: Inside the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair

The Sloaney team recently attended the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair, which took place at Chelsea Town Hall in London. The annual event welcomes a host of international artists and is designed to showcase the work of those established in the field, while also helping to discover the next generation of talent. The Private […]

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Natural Beauty: Greet spring with a healthy glow

We are championing the healthy and natural look as a leading beauty trend this Spring. Natasha Eddery recently compiled her ultimate skincare rescue guide (read it here), which recommends the best luxury products for looking after your complexion. This is essential for achieving a healthy glow for spring. However, once you have indulged your skin, […]

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Daniel Galvin Junior’s team of hair experts save the day

Daniel Galvin Junior’s team of hair experts save the day

NATASHA EDDERY visits the Belgravia salon for an emergency colour correction…. If you colour your hair, you will already know that finding the right colourist is not just essential, but also life changing. Yes, it sounds ridiculous to say that out loud, but if you put your faith in a professional colourist and they get […]

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Editor’s Comment: The excitement of springtime

Editor’s Comment: The excitement of springtime

By LAURA TOOGOOD ¦ Editor & Travel Editor of The Sloaney It has been a cracking start to 2014 for The Sloaney team and our writers have been busy attending premieres, discovering new beauty products, reporting from fashion shows, admiring artwork and exploring exciting holiday destinations. As our regular readers know, I have a particular […]

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Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

After trying several ski destinations in America, LAURA TOOGOOD returns to the Alps to explore Val d’Isere… In recent years I have ventured to America for my annual skiing trip. My first experience of taking to the slopes stateside was at Killington in Vermont, before heading to Vail in Colorado and finally Lake Tahoe in California. […]

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A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

POPPY CROSS sets off in search of some peace and quiet within hectic London… When I think about getting away from it all – the noise, pollution, pushing and shoving, traffic, congestion, crowds and generally the crazy pace of London life – my mind wonders to the mountains. I imagine that I am high above the […]

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Parallax International Art Fair

Parallax International Art Fair

The Parallax International Art Fair is one of those events that should be high up on your ‘to do’ list. If you don’t have a habit of visiting such fairs or galleries, this occasion is a perfect introduction to the art scene. It presents a dynamic selection of work that has been created by both […]

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The Winter Skin Rescue Guide

NATASHA EDDERY | SENIOR FEATURES WRITER At this time of year we cannot escape dull looking skin, but we can certainly give it a helping hand. Here is a list of luxury skincare products that will help come to the rescue and fight off the elements during the grueling winter months. Laser Treatment Clinic Ultra-Smooth Sea […]

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Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Fashion Preview: Luxury Men’s Bags from I Love 2 Love

Believe it or not, men can actually be fussier than women when it comes to selecting a new bag. While ladies have a whole host of options available, finding a distinctive, timeless and high quality men’s bag can prove a more difficult challenge. Forget the bright, bold and playful designs that grace the window displays […]

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Yumbles: Handpicked food products from independent producers

Yumbles: Handpicked food products from independent producers

The foodies in The Sloaney team were rather excited to learn about the launch of a new online food marketplace called Yumbles. Yumbles has been created to support talented, independent food producers and also helps provide consumers with a selection of diverse brands. The marketplace features only the best, handpicked food products for buyers. Food markets […]

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The British Summer Social Season Guide 2016

Introducing our new guide to The Season…

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Champagne Pommery releases Cuvée Louise 2002

Champagne Pommery releases Cuvée Louise 2002

Pommery has released a new vintage of Cuvée Louise and some experts are billing it as the greatest yet. 2002 has become known as one of the best years in the last decade for champagne and ever since Champagne Pommery released their first cuvee, it has been dedicated to the daughter of the founders, Louise. As […]

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The Royal Scotsman introduces The Golf Tour for 2014

The Royal Scotsman introduces The Golf Tour for 2014

The UK’s only luxury sleeper train, The Royal Scotsman, has launched The Golf Tour; a five day journey exploring Scotland’s famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests seamlessly between the world class courses, in the height of luxury. En route, golfers will […]

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Justerini & Brooks launches exclusive fine wine events

Justerini & Brooks launches exclusive fine wine events

Justerini & Brooks has launched a series of exclusive fine wine events for 2014. The events will be hosted by their expert buying team, who will share their in-depth knowledge of the industry to those who attend. The series will begin on Monday the 24th of February with the Red Burgundy by Village Tasting. It […]