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Highlights from LuxDeco’s Luxury Interiors Christmas Gift Guide

Highlights from LuxDeco’s Luxury Interiors Christmas Gift Guide

There’s nothing quite like spoiling your loved ones at Christmas, especially when you can blow them away with state-of-the-art presents, like the ones found in the ‘Super Gifts’ collection from luxury interiors platform, LuxDeco. The ‘Christmas Shop’ caters to a range of budgets and interests, all of the highest quality, whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking […]

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Blackwell Rum and Charbonnel et Walker collaborate for the ultimate rum gift

Blackwell Rum and Charbonnel et Walker collaborate for the ultimate rum gift

If you know someone who enjoys rum, or simply fancy introducing a new flavour this Christmas, the collaboration between Blackwell Rum and Charbonnel et Walker is one to explore. Blackwell Rum Truffles have arrived on the shelves at Harrods and Selfridges concessions, as well as being available online, just in time for the winter season. […]

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Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard 2012 “Assemblage” is perfect for a Christmas toast

Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard 2012 “Assemblage” is perfect for a Christmas toast

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without champagne. This year, champagne is generally in high demand and it isn’t difficult to guess why everyone is keen to enjoy a special toast. For those who are planning a celebration with family and close friends, Champagne Bruno Paillard 2012 “Assemblage” is a great vintage to mark the occasion. The 2012 […]

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Special single-owner private collection of Montblanc pens coming up for auction

Special single-owner private collection of Montblanc pens coming up for auction

Dreweatts is delighted to present a very special private collection of Mont Blanc pens just in time for Christmas, in their Fine Jewellery and Pens sale on November 24,2021. The Montblanc pen represents a pen of high quality, craftsmanship and engineering and has an enduring quality that never goes out of fashion. Amongst the highlights […]

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Looking for things to do at Christmas in London? Here are some ideas…

Looking for things to do at Christmas in London? Here are some ideas…

For some, Christmas is a time to flee the big city and bundle up at home. But for many of us, it’s the best time of the year to explore all that London has to offer. No season better sings the praises of our multicultural, multinational and multicoloured capital. Whether it’s the giant Christmas trees adorned with twinkling lights or buzzing highstreets […]

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When will the Christmas lights be switched on in Chelsea?

When will the Christmas lights be switched on in Chelsea?

This month will see many of London’s hotspots dazzling with Christmas lights. In just a few weeks time Chelsea will be beautifully lit. With the fantastic selection of boutiques on the King’s Road, it will be the perfect destination to enjoy some Christmas shopping, in style. From the 20th of November, Cadogan Estates including Sloane […]

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Christmas Celebrations in Chelsea with Sloane Place

Christmas Celebrations in Chelsea with Sloane Place

Oh, how wonderful to be able to celebrate Christmas with all the frills and trimmings again this year! Sloane Place is looking forward to spoiling its guests during this upcoming festive season as the place for family and friends to gather for delicious food and inventive cocktails where frivolities can unfold. With 27 stylish rooms and an […]

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Celebrate Christmas in Belgravia

Celebrate Christmas in Belgravia

Christmas is coming and from Wednesday the 10th of November, the charming streets of Belgravia will be illuminated with beautiful Christmas displays in celebration of the start of the festive season. Discover Belgravia With Bells On, a magical wonderland with dazzling white lights across Motcomb Street, Elizabeth Street, Pimlico Road, Eccleston Yards and Halkin Arcade, […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

This winter, visitors of The Savoy can indulge in the iconic hotel’s sumptuous festive afternoon tea. Guests will be able to experience culinary bliss with The Savoy team’s take on afternoon tea favourites, boasting the finest seasonal ingredients from their award-winning suppliers. Not to be missed savoury treats include smoked venison loin, chestnut and blackcurrant finger sandwich made with […]

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Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

With the festive season on the horizon, it is time to think ahead in terms of gift buying and also planning the celebrations at home. Whether you want to treat someone to a special bottle of bubbles or simply want a standout bottle that will take centre stage on your dining table on Christmas Day, […]

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Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech rounds up some cocktail recipes that you can try at home during the festive season… Although COVID-19 is causing us countless problems, Christmas is on the horizon and festive cocktails are a popular option at this time of year. If you need some inspiration for making a cocktail at home, here are a […]

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Jo Loves brings us the perfect Christmas scent in a diffuser

Jo Loves brings us the perfect Christmas scent in a diffuser

Jo Loves Christmas Trees is a must this December… We love scenting the office and our houses during the festive period. A Christmas scent can make the world of difference both to your workspace and home at this time of year. However, it is surprisingly difficult to find the perfect fragrance. Quite often, Christmas scents […]

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The Lockdown Christmas Shopping Guide

The Lockdown Christmas Shopping Guide

Christmas shopping is going to be a little bit different this year. With England currently wrapped up in lockdown number two and many retail stores closed, people are turning to online shopping ahead of the festive season. We will be highlighting some of the best products available this year for you to purchase from the […]

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Tips to safeguard your mental health this Christmas

Tips to safeguard your mental health this Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for many people. Ahead of this year’s festive week, Gerard Barnes, CEO of mental health treatment specialists Smart TMS, has shared his top 5 tips with readers of The Sloaney for remaining healthy and happy throughout Christmas. Talk about your feelings Many people will expect you to be in […]

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Merry Kissmas! Here’s our pick of festive lipsticks…

Merry Kissmas! Here’s our pick of festive lipsticks…

Cosmetics can make or break a Christmas outfit. At this time of year there is no excuse not to wear a lipstick. For those wanting a statement pout for the festive party season, here are our top lipsticks for your makeup bag… Love Bite by Charlotte Tilbury Red is the colour of the season and […]

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Bluebird Chelsea’s courtyard has received a Swan Lake inspired makeover this Christmas

Bluebird Chelsea’s courtyard has received a Swan Lake inspired makeover this Christmas

Bluebird Chelsea is bringing the magic of Swan Lake to its buzzing courtyard this winter with a festive makeover in partnership with CÎROC.  The Chelsea courtyard has been transformed into a Swan Lake inspired winter wonderland complete with glistening icicles, strings of fairy lights and cosy wooden chalets alongside a bespoke winter menu and warming […]

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Counting down the days until Christmas with Keepr’s

Counting down the days until Christmas with Keepr’s

The Keepr’s Christmas countdown has started this week. Keepr’s are showcasing a different spirit each day on its Instagram account @BritishHoneyCo. What’s more you can order your bottle of Keepr’s via the website at 10% off with guaranteed Christmas delivery. The multi award-winning brand infuses its gins, vodkas and rums with carefully selected botanicals and […]

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The best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus

The best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus

Afternoon Tea is a treat at any time of year, but it is particularly fun during the festive season. Here are some of the best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus that are available to enjoy over the coming weeks… The Goring’s Festive Rosé Bollinger Afternoon Tea This Christmas, The Goring in Belgravia are offering a spectacular […]

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The London Cabaret Club’s New Season Christmas Shows and New Years Eve Extravaganza

The London Cabaret Club’s New Season Christmas Shows and New Years Eve Extravaganza

One of the capital’s most respected live performance and nightlife specialists will launch two new shows this winter season – ‘A Gatsby Christmas’ and a one off New Years Eve extravaganza ‘Gatsby Presents: 100 Years Of Cabaret’. The London Cabaret Club’s awe-inspiring displays, produced by their artistic director Doni Fierro, feature West End stars, haute […]

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L’oscar hotel collaborates with London hatmakers Lock & Co. Hatters for festive season

L’oscar hotel collaborates with London hatmakers Lock & Co. Hatters for festive season

The opulent L’oscar hotel is delighted to announce its Christmas partnership with esteemed London hatters, Lock & Co. The oldest hat shop in the world boasts a clientele dating back to 1676; if you’ve seen a picture of the likes of Admiral Lord Nelson, Charlie Chaplin or Sir Winston Churchill sporting a striking hat, it’s […]

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Treat a Mum-to-be with Mama Mio

Treat a Mum-to-be with Mama Mio

Whether you are a Mum-to-be yourself or need some inspiration for Christmas presents to give a pregnant lady in your life, the Mama Mio range has an excellent collection of beauty treats for those who are expecting. Skincare is really important during pregnancy and it can be a bit of a minefield when it comes […]

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Christmas Day dining suggestions in London

Christmas Day dining suggestions in London

If you fancy eating out on Christmas Day, here are some ideas of places to dine in London. Keep an eye on this list as we will be adding new menus over the coming weeks… Glass Room  For a Christmas dinner with a difference, hop onboard for a three-hour sail along the River Thames and unparalleled views […]

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Get into the Spirit of Christmas at Olympia London

Get into the Spirit of Christmas at Olympia London

The Spirit of Christmas is back at Olympia London for its 19th year today -Monday 4th until Sunday 10th November. You can get all your Christmas Shopping done under one roof with some of the most exquisite gifts, from 900 independent boutiques and designer makers, all hand-picked by the Spirit of Christmas Fair gifting experts […]

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Beauty Buzz: The amazing blonde shampoo that really works

Beauty Buzz: The amazing blonde shampoo that really works

There are lots of products on the market that promise to brighten blonde hair and remove brassy tones. However, none work so well as the incredible Super Silver formula that has been created by Osmo. I was first introduced to these amazing products thanks to my hairdresser. I was a little sceptical at first because […]

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Raise A Glass: Keepr’s Gin and Tonic Hampers are the perfect gift for honey lovers

Raise A Glass: Keepr’s Gin and Tonic Hampers are the perfect gift for honey lovers

Keepr’s is an Oxfordshire premium British spirits brand and they have unveiled a wonderful selection of hampers for those who share a love of gin and honey. The hampers are an ideal Christmas gift or spontaneous present and include a selection of goodies that will help make the Keepr’s Honey Gin and Tonic, as well […]

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Christmas by the River returns to London Bridge City on the 26th November 2019

Christmas by the River returns to London Bridge City on the 26th November 2019

Following on from the success of Summer by the River, London Bridge City is pleased to announce the return of London’s most picturesque festive market, Christmas by the River, which will run from Tuesday 26th November through to Sunday 5th January. Perfect for family and friends, Christmas by The River boasts 70+ stalls alongside the […]

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Christmas School Holidays: Ice skating in London

Christmas School Holidays: Ice skating in London

Skylight, London’s most imaginative rooftop destination, has re-launched its winter season, running til 27th January 2019. Themed around an urban après skate bar, the three-story East London venue gives guests the opportunity to transport their family to a rooftop ice rink followed by a feast of delicious street food, the perfect spot to cuddle up in an igloo and of course, keep refreshed with a […]

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Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

The ultimate Christmas trip to Santa’s hometown is available thanks to Air Charter Service’s no-expense-spared private jet holiday to Swedish Lapland. Taking place from 23-27 December and exclusively available to just 12 people staying in a luxury lodge with private chef, this four-night festive fairy-tale includes a magical visit to Santa on Christmas Day and […]

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The Sanderson hotel has a Willy Wonka theme this Christmas

The Sanderson hotel has a Willy Wonka theme this Christmas

This Christmas, the Sanderson hotel has been transformed into a Willy Wonka inspired chocolate factory. In keeping with the hotel’s tradition of celebrating the non-conventional with their Christmas tree, the Willy Wonka theme is showcased in an edible, rainbow tower in the lobby. Over two metres high and constructed from stacked vintage sweet jars stuffed […]

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Winter Wonderland is coming to Hyde Park! Find out what’s in store this year…

Winter Wonderland is coming to Hyde Park! Find out what’s in store this year…

There is just one week to go before one of the highlights of the festive season arrives in London. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland open its doors for the Christmas period on Thursday 22nd of November. Many of the star attractions will be making a return this year and there will also be plenty of new […]

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Amazing Christmas shopping bargains available as Black Friday comes early to Hamleys

Amazing Christmas shopping bargains available as Black Friday comes early to Hamleys

After their biggest ever event last year, the countdown to Black Friday is on and Hamleys are giving families around the UK an early Christmas present by offering massive savings instore and online ahead of Black Friday. Head down to your local Hamleys toy shop or online at Hamleys.com/BlackFriday from today (Thursday 15th November) and enjoy […]

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Experience the magic of Narnia at St Martins Lane hotel in Covent Garden

Experience the magic of Narnia at St Martins Lane hotel in Covent Garden

If you’re a fan of C.S. Lewis’s classic tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe then Covent Garden is the place to be this Christmas. St Martins Lane hotel will celebrate the festive season this year by bringing the world of Narnia to the heart of London. Guests will step inside the hotel’s white lobby […]

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Planning a festive gathering in London? Here are some Christmas party venue ideas…

Planning a festive gathering in London? Here are some Christmas party venue ideas…

If you’re planning a festive gathering with friends, take a look at some of these top Christmas party destinations in London for a magical evening… Skylight Skylight, London’s most imaginative rooftop destination has recently launched its all-new winter season running from 1st November – 27th January. Set against a backdrop of the city’s iconic skyline, […]

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The Mary Howard Christmas Fair 2018

The Mary Howard Christmas Fair 2018

With the festive season only a matter of weeks away, it is time to get organised with Christmas shopping. The Mary Howard Christmas Fair has gained a reputation for being one of the must-visit destinations in the run up to the holiday season. The Fair returns to The Showground at Cotswold Airport next week and […]

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The giant Molton Brown Advent Calendar is back!

The giant Molton Brown Advent Calendar is back!

Molton Brown are celebrating the festive season and the launch of their exciting new Muddled Plum Collection with their super-sized, sparkling purple Giant Advent Calendar of Surprises. Behind every door on the Molton Brown Advent Calendar is a complimentary indulgent surprise for everyone who takes part. Following the success of its debut last year, The […]

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How to make your own mince pies

How to make your own mince pies

Mince pie season is here! We love these delicious festive treats and no home or party would be the same without them at this time of year. Homemade mince pies are always better than bought ones. If you want to make your own mince pies, we have a fabulous recipe from celebrity chef Tom Aikens. The […]

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The best winter terraces in London for Christmas drinks

The best winter terraces in London for Christmas drinks

If you are planning a few festive drinks in London, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy the Christmas spirit. We have a selection of great winter terraces in London for you to check out… ‘Let it Snow’ at Sanderson’s Long Bar Christmas isn’t Christmas unless it snows, and this winter the iconic […]

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The Sloaney Christmas Gift Guide 2017

The Sloaney Christmas Gift Guide 2017

The festive season is approaching and here is our Christmas Gift Guide for those wanting to make a start on present shopping. Keep checking back as we will be adding new ideas throughout November and December… Luxury accessory brand, Wild and Woolly, has recently unveiled it’s newest statement pieces, including pastel shearling phone cases. You […]

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M&S advent calendar in high demand

M&S advent calendar in high demand

The much anticipated M&S beauty advent calendar launches tomorrow and it is already in high demand. The advent calendar has an astonishing waiting list of 45,000 people online! This year, the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is bigger and better than ever before. Behind the 25 doors lies an edit of the most coveted beauty products […]

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Relax before Christmas with a Lucknam Park Spa break

Relax before Christmas with a Lucknam Park Spa break

Lucknam Park has launched the ultimate pre-Christmas spa break to help you relax before the festivities really kick in. You can retreat to the luxury five star property and escape the festive rush with a fabulous one night break. Lucknam Park is one of Britain’s top country hotels and it is nestled in the beautiful […]