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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 […]

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The Shard will light up London with its annual festive display

The Shard will light up London with its annual festive display

The Shard’s annual festive light show will return on Monday 4 December as the top 20 storeys of the building illuminate the London skyline for a fifth year. With a very special theme that will be unveiled on the first night, Shard Lights will invite Londoners to take a moment out of their busy days, […]

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The Godiva Advent Calendar is a dream for chocoholics

The Godiva Advent Calendar is a dream for chocoholics

It may only be October, but at the end of next month we will need to have our advent calendars ready to go! Luxury Belgian Chocolatier, Godiva, have just revealed their 2017 Christmas collection and among the indulgent selection of festive treats is the ideal advent calendar for chocolate lovers. You can enjoy the countdown […]

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The best Christmas Markets in Britain

The best Christmas Markets in Britain

It is coming up to that time of the year again when we start to think about Christmas and winter holidays. There is no need to venture too far away to enjoy the festive spirit and there are some incredible Christmas Markets in Britain. Here is a selection of some of the best Christmas Markets […]

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Liz Earle Christmas in July

Liz Earle Christmas in July

Last week the Penthouse Suite at the Soho Hotel in London played host to the Liz Earle Christmas in July event. Pine trees lined the balcony and a stunning festive display greeted guests who were given a preview of the collection ahead of the autumn/winter season. As readers of The Sloaney will know, we are […]

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Molton Brown Christmas in July

Molton Brown Christmas in July

There were lots of fabulous gift ideas at the Molton Brown Christmas in July event and we were given a preview of what is coming to stores this autumn. The showcase followed a London theme and beautiful cutouts of famous landmarks and city icons such as the Royal Albert Hall and routemaster buses were used […]

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Jo Malone Christmas in July: A crazy colourful Christmas

Jo Malone Christmas in July: A crazy colourful Christmas

By KATIE ANN LAMB I know it’s only July but it’s never to soon to start planning Christmas right? Especially when it’s as Crazy and Colourful as Jo Malone’s 2017 offering. Stepping away from the traditional Christmas colours this year Jo Malone have teamed up with British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders. Bold Bright and Bursting […]

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Christmas in July at Selfridges

Christmas in July at Selfridges

It’s that time of year again when we start talking about all things festive… even though it is high summer! Yes, that’s right, the Christmas in July previews are in full swing and we have been given a sneak peek at some of the goodies that will become available in stores from autumn. The Christmas […]

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London International Horse Show: Christmas magic and a fond farewell to Valegro

London International Horse Show: Christmas magic and a fond farewell to Valegro

This week we helped to say farewell to a sporting legend. The official retirement for double gold medal winning wonder horse, Valegro, took place at the London International Horse Show. Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro performed their London 2012 winning freestyle to music routine in front of a packed crowd at Olympia on Wednesday. Later on […]

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Statement necklaces for the Christmas party season

Statement necklaces for the Christmas party season

Accessories are a great way to give a special touch to an outfit. Whether you want to add some extra sparkle or inject some colour into your Christmas party dress, we have selected some gorgeous statement necklaces to do the job. We love this Kenneth Jay Lane chocker and chockers are very much on trend […]

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

By KATIE ANN LAMB Ladies love a bit of sparkle at Christmas time and I recently attended a fabulous private tasting at the Sanctum Soho Hotel to try the full range of PIPER-HEIDSIECK champagne. There were plenty of expert tips shared just in time for the party season and I have to pass some of […]

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Top 5 party dresses for Christmas

Top 5 party dresses for Christmas

December has arrived and it is the season to be jolly! With so many parties taking place you will likely need a few special dresses in the wardrobe. We have selected our favourite 5 party dress for the Christmas season so you can look your best for the champagne toast… Snow Queen We love this […]

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Delicious Christmas dinner treats by Ginger Pig

Delicious Christmas dinner treats by Ginger Pig

For many people food is one of the most important parts of the festive season. Hot ham, roast turkey, mince pies, chocolate log and Christmas pudding with brandy butter are among the treats that we all look forward to enjoying during the holiday period. If you want to have the best quality food for the […]

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Enjoy a luxurious stay in a fabulous location at The Stafford London

Enjoy a luxurious stay in a fabulous location at The Stafford London

By LAURA TOOGOOD As the festive season approaches, there are few cities in the world that can beat London when it comes to Christmas attractions. Shopping at Harrods, ice skating at Somerset House, sparkling lights running the length of Bond Street and the spectacular Christmas market in Winter Wonderland are among the highlights.  There is […]

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Bring your Christmas tree to life with ScentSicles

Bring your Christmas tree to life with ScentSicles

December is nearly upon us and that means it is time to start thinking about decorating the house and putting up the Christmas tree. We love these fabulous scented decorations by ScentSicles. They will really help your home smell lovely and festive. As soon as you encounter ScentSicles you are reminded of Christmas. Mulled Wine, Orange […]

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The best Christmas Cards for 2016

The best Christmas Cards for 2016

It’s nearly that time of year when you need to cosy up by the fire one evening with a large mug of hot chocolate and start writing your Christmas cards. There are some beautiful cards available for the festive season this year and many of them allow you to donate to charity through your purchase. […]

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The Dalloway Terrace is an enchanting winter wonderland

The Dalloway Terrace is an enchanting winter wonderland

London is always so magical during the festive season and we have discovered a beautiful winter wonderland, which you simply must visit in the run up to Christmas. The Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury has been transformed into an enchanting destination for the colder months ahead. The snow covered terrace features frosted branches and a […]

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The Natural History Museum ice rink to sparkle with Swarovski

The Natural History Museum ice rink to sparkle with Swarovski

With the festive season approaching, we have many exciting Christmas treats ahead. Ice skating is a highlight of the holiday season for many families and friends. This year the Natural History Museum will be partnering with Swarovski for the second time running to create one of London’s most beautiful winter attractions. The ice rink will […]

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Christmas is Coming: Willberry Wonder Pony decorations

Christmas is Coming: Willberry Wonder Pony decorations

Christmas is coming and we have just launched our 2016 seasonal pages here at The Sloaney. Over the coming weeks we will be previewing all the best festive fun for the holiday season, including restaurant menus, gifts, decorations, beauty treatments, events and much more! One thing we are really looking forward to this year is […]

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Plan some festive fun at London Steakhouse Co.

Plan some festive fun at London Steakhouse Co.

If you are making plans for the festive season, the London Steakhouse Co. is launching two 3-course menus that will be perfect for the Christmas celebrations. The London Steakhouse Co. operates two restaurants and there is one in the City of London and one in Chelsea. We recently visited the Chelsea branch and this sophisticated […]

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Christmas Tipple: Frescobaldi wine

Christmas Tipple: Frescobaldi wine

Earlier this year we visited Ristorante Frescobaldi in Mayfair. This is the first standalone restaurant and bar in the UK that has been launched by the renowned Frescobaldi family. It offers guests an exclusive yet welcoming place to dine and is one of the best Italian restaurants in London. However, although this is a delicious […]

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Christmas Tipple: Pommery’s Cuvée Louise 2002

Christmas Tipple: Pommery’s Cuvée Louise 2002

Champagne has always been our favourite tipple here at The Sloaney – particularly at Christmas time. One brand that has jumped into our radar this Christmas has been Pommery. From the recent awards of the house style “Brut Royal” right up to the Cuvée Louise which is their prestige style. It is the Cuvée Louise […]

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Julia Lloyd George designs jewellery that stands the test of time

Julia Lloyd George designs jewellery that stands the test of time

Julia Lloyd George recently hosted a Christmas exhibition at her Earls Court studio that showcased some of her stunning jewellery collection. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception on the opening night, where a select number of invitees were given the chance to admire some of the best pieces. Those who follow The Sloaney on Twitter, […]

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DIY Christmas Wreath: Make your own Christmas decoration  

DIY Christmas Wreath: Make your own Christmas decoration  

With Christmas week on the horizon, most people have probably already decorated their houses with trees, lights and festive scented candles. While there are some spectacular decorations available from the likes of Harrods, Selfridges and Peter Jones, there is something rather charming about adding a DIY touch in some way. This year at The Sloaney HQ […]

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Christmas by candlelight with Noble Isle

Christmas by candlelight with Noble Isle

During the winter months it is lovely to relax at home in candlelight. The gentle flickering of a flame that causes shadows to dance across the walls is very calming. With Christmas on the horizon, candlelight is also good for creating soft lighting during festive gatherings. We have long been fans of Noble Isle products […]

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Christmas Tipple: Terrazas Malbec 2012 and Numanthia 2010

Christmas Tipple: Terrazas Malbec 2012 and Numanthia 2010

Everyone loves to enjoy a glass of champagne on Christmas Day and to begin the proceedings with some fizz. We have recently been previewing some of our favourite vintages in our Christmas Tipple series but champagne is not everyone’s preferred choice. For many people, just one glass of bubbles will do before they venture onto […]

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A festive feast at The Imperial

A festive feast at The Imperial

By Katie Ann Lamb December is finally arriving tomorrow and we can enjoy all that comes with it. From festive decorations to mince pies and turkey. To get into the spirit of Christmas I went to sample the Festive Feast that is a new offering at The Imperial on New Kings Road. This gorgeous Gastro […]

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Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

When it comes to gift boxes, there are few champagne brands that can rival the stunning presentation of Perrier-Jouët. They use pretty floral and butterfly sketches to playfully decorate the bottles and therefore create a striking gift, which is perfect for a special occasion. This year Perrier Jouet has released two special bottles for Christmas […]