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Sloaney Lifestyle provides you with news on a range of topics. From the most advanced fitness workouts or most desirable gifts, we cover an array of topical aspects.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothering Sunday is only a week away and we have some great gift ideas for those wanting to treat their mum on the 15th of March… Beautiful blooms   Roses Only offers an impressive selection of flowers for delivery and the presentation is exceptional. We love the elegant Long Stemmed Pink Roses Bouquet for Mother’s […]

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Jo Malone launches a Mother’s Day Floral Box

Jo Malone launches a Mother’s Day Floral Box

The team at Jo Malone have let us into a little secret! They have decided to launch a very special gift for all mothers for this year’s Mothering Sunday. Every lady loves receiving Jo Malone goodies and there is an exclusive gift available from the Sloane Street boutique, which is the company’s flagship store. The […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. If you are looking for some inspiration for a gift that will impress someone special in your life next Saturday, then take a look at our top Valentine’s Day Ideas… A breathtaking bunch of roses For those who want to make a sweeping statement, it would be […]

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Roses Only: The most impressive bouquets for Valentine’s Day

Roses Only: The most impressive bouquets for Valentine’s Day

There are flower deliveries and then there are Roses Only deliveries.  Receiving a beautiful bouquet often results in lots of content ‘awwww’ sounds from the recipient and onlookers alike; however, there are few that generate a jaw-dropping ‘wow’, as was seen in The Sloaney head office last week. When a dozen red roses arrived it […]

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Spoil your loved one with champagne and chocolates

Spoil your loved one with champagne and chocolates

To be honest, we don’t need Valentine’s Day to come around for an excuse to guzzle a box of chocolates. Those who share a sweet tooth know all too well that enjoying a delicious selection of chocolates is a great treat at any time of the year. If you can demonstrate good self-control, it is […]

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Making fruitful wine investments

Making fruitful wine investments

Investing in wine has become increasingly fashionable over recent years and has proven to be a relatively reliable placement for funds, if you make the right choices. Small-scale fine wine investments are particularly popular, especially with the rising demand in China and Russia. The Internet, growing number of investment options and an increase in the […]

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Top Tips for making it through Dry January

Top Tips for making it through Dry January

Dry January has become increasingly popular in recent years with many people seeing it as the perfect opportunity for a prolonged detox. After a rather indulgent Christmas and New Year, it also seems the ideal time to give yourself a complete rest from alcohol. This year there are five weekends to negotiate without enjoying your […]

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Only the best for Bond: We test drive the Aston Martin fleet

Only the best for Bond: We test drive the Aston Martin fleet

With the announcement of the new James Bond film came the announcement of a new Aston Martin model with Spectre heralding the launch of the DB10. The company has not only become synonymous with 007 but it is also representative of the best of British luxury. The Sloaney team was recently invited to test drive a […]

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10 New Year sayings to help start 2015 on the right foot

10 New Year sayings to help start 2015 on the right foot

The New Year is fast approaching. As 2014 draws to a close, there is time to reflect on past months. Whether you had a year to remember or a year to forget, January presents us all with a fresh start. With this in mind, we have collected 10 sayings to help you start 2015 on […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all at The Sloaney

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Last Minute Gift Ideas with a touch of Grace

Last Minute Gift Ideas with a touch of Grace

By NATASHA EDDERY Grace Belgravia, London’s first women’s only health and wellbeing retreat is founded wholly on the concept of inside-out beauty, promoting optimum health and wellbeing via a fully-integrated 360° approach. This Christmas they have created a gift menu dedicated to providing the ultimate me time for the woman in your life. The Grace […]

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James Haskell’s Christmas Gift Guide

James Haskell’s Christmas Gift Guide

By JAMES HASKELL Well here we are again! Just over a week before Christmas and nearly another year has flown by – it seems like only yesterday that I was making my 2013 gift recommendations for The Sloaney. Men are notoriously hard to buy for, so I’ve scoured around again this year to find my […]

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Box Upon a Time – A Christmas Shopping Fairytale

Box Upon a Time – A Christmas Shopping Fairytale

By RACHEL COLLISON With the month of December comes the joy of Christmas and if you are anything like me – the not-so-joyful Christmas shopping! With phrases like ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ created by the media to whip us all up into even more of a festive frenzy than we already are, it can […]

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Is IQ predetermined from birth?

Is IQ predetermined from birth?

By RACHEL COLLISON Everyone wants their child to be intelligent and a high achiever, yes we would love them to be sporty, good looking and happy too.  My child is only a baby and I have yet to enter into the competitive parent conversations. “Barnaby can recite the Latin alphabet backwards while posing for Burberry […]

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Aston Martin ‘In Motion’ Celebrates 50 Years of Bond

Aston Martin ‘In Motion’ Celebrates 50 Years of Bond

Aston Martin is a brand that has become synonymous with James Bond, so it was apt that during the exciting announcement of the latest Bond film, Sceptre, the luxury car brand also introduced a new offering. Bond’s stunning new car is the Aston Martin DB10, which also marks the brand’s half century anniversary with 007. […]

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Beretta launch the “486 by Marc Newson”

Beretta launch the “486 by Marc Newson”

Beretta recently announced the launch of the “486 by Marc Newson” with a grand soiree that was hosted in the opulent surroundings of the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. A select number of VIPs, which included several faces from high-society, toasted the occasion whilst tucked away from the wintery elements outside. Beretta is one of the […]

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The Baby Show

The Baby Show

By RACHEL COLLISON Who better to take to The Baby Show than my daughter, obviously, and my Mummy? I’m not normally one for exhibitions. I don’t like shopping at the best of times, particularly in a massive centre with presumably pushy sales people offering you ‘show-only’ deals to thousands of people. That is, I don’t […]

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Kick start your organic lifestyle with Fruveju

Kick start your organic lifestyle with Fruveju

By NATASHA EDDERY Over the past couple of years I have made a conscious effort to have a clean and healthy diet. When I first began eating organic I cut out the bad sugars, carbohydrates, red meat and I instantly noticed the difference. I drew inspiration from James Duigan’s Clean and Lean Diet and the […]

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Our new mummy enjoys some ‘Me Time’

Our new mummy enjoys some ‘Me Time’

By Rachel Collison The first thing I learned since becoming a new mum is patience.  While gently rocking my newborn baby in the middle of the night, this is just what you have to do. The second thing I learned since becoming a new mum is acceptance. Accepting that I will never again have the […]

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Sales soar at the best Goffs Orby Sale

Sales soar at the best Goffs Orby Sale

By BECKY GRAY Not since London Fashion Week will you have seen as much head turning, but in the heart of Ireland in County Kildare, it’s the horses that have been getting all the attention.  This year’s annual Goffs Orby Sale presented over 400 of the best thoroughbred yearlings to elite buyers from every corner […]

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Your chance to design for Veuve Clicquot

Your chance to design for Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot has launched a new design competition and the winner of the ‘Re-Creation Awards’ will receive €10,000. The famous champagne brand has invited people to design their Veuve Clicquot Mailbox and the winning design will be revealed at Milan Design Week. Hosted in ten countries, including Australia, Brazil and Japan, the contest invites young […]

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Baby will come when baby is ready and you need to be prepared!

By RACHEL COLLISON Attending a family wedding in the country at 37-and-a-half weeks pregnant was always going to be interesting. From jokes about not upstaging the bride and warnings to hubbie not to drink too much, everyone seemed to think fate had already decided the birth date. On top of this, one of the surprises of […]

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Fall in love with horse riding

Fall in love with horse riding

The equestrian world is captivating for many. Whether you feel inspired to become involved with the sporting side after watching the BBC’s recent coverage of Burghley Horse Trials or simply dream of one day galloping a horse along a sandy beach, there is something to suit everyone. Many of our feature writers at The Sloaney […]

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Grace Belgravia launches The Three Graces

Grace Belgravia launches The Three Graces

By Natasha Eddery ¦ Senior Features Writer Grace Café is about Food Nirvana, Californian-inspired cuisine that is at once both divinely delicious and totally healthy. Up until now food at Grace was a well-kept secret, served just for members. However, May 2014 saw the launch of The Three Graces, a new and exclusive food services […]

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STOP ‘tiger selfies’

By Chris Pitt ¦ Campaigns Manager at Care for the Wild International Tiger and lion cubs are gorgeous, there’s no doubt about it. It’s hard not to want to pick one up and cuddle it – and thanks to cheaper air travel and a few enterprising people, it’s easier than ever to do exactly that. […]

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James Haskell: Food Swap Advice

James Haskell: Food Swap Advice

By JAMES HASKELL Sadly I have come to the end of my holidays, 11 months of training and playing and we are rewarded with just four weeks off! As you can imagine I made the most of it, eating and drinking whatever I wanted. However this is not an option for everyone, so I have […]

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Tips for travelling with just hand luggage

Tips for travelling with just hand luggage

If you have a wedding to attend on foreign shores during the last weeks of summer or are simply flying away on a short overnight trip, limiting your packing to hand luggage only is probably a priority. It always gives you a great advantage when you land the other side as you can escape the […]

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How to attract the best employees in the luxury sector

Featured Article The world of work is changing; both the structure of the labour market and the types of work we do. More people are employed in the service sector than in manufacturing, changes in technology have had a massive impact on the workplace, we remain in full-time education for longer and, critically, Generation Y […]

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James Haskell: My holiday essentials

James Haskell: My holiday essentials

By JAMES HASKELL Sadly my annual off-season has finished again and I am back into training; and I must say it passed all too quickly. It seems bizarre that you train non-stop for 11 months of the year and then only get four weeks off, but then that’s life! As is always the case in […]

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BBQ Secret Weapons

BBQ Secret Weapons

There is nothing better than BBQ food at this time of year and alfresco dining is ideal for entertaining a large group of friends. We recently discovered a couple of secret weapons that will help you host the best BBQ and also make sure you are the most fashionable guest at any such soiree! The […]

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Maserati Motion Pictures Pop Up

Maserati Motion Pictures Pop Up

Towards the end of July, H.R. Owen, the UK’s leading luxury car dealership, is partnering with Curzon Home Cinema to bring pop-up cinema to unique London locations. The events will celebrate the centenary of Maserati. A specially curated series of classic Road Movies will be screened in two prime London locations. Duke of York Square […]

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Toast the summer with Bruno Paillard’s elegant champagne or Rose

Toast the summer with Bruno Paillard’s elegant champagne or Rose

There is no better tipple to enjoy on a warm summer evening than a chilled glass of Rose wine. It brings a little piece of the South of France to your back garden or terrace and is likely to encourage fond memories of walking along the promenade in Cannes or relaxing in a hillside villa […]

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Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

By RACHEL COLLISON With weather in London hotter than Ibiza, the UK has been rejoicing, topping up tans and lighting the BBQ.  I have been dreaming of sipping a cooling and refreshing Lychee Martini  – my first craving if that counts? However, in reality I have been behaving like a very old lady, huffing and […]

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Summer Wedding Flowers: Picking the perfect blooms

Summer Wedding Flowers: Picking the perfect blooms

Besides clear blue skies and sunshine, flowers make summer the perfect season to tie the knot. There is no better time of year to make the most of an extravagant and fragrant bouquet. Flowers in bloom at this time are simply stunning, from pretty peony roses to delightfully fragrant sweet peas. As a recent Maid […]

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Smart Experiences partner with Angela Hartnett for luxury hospitality

Smart Experiences partner with Angela Hartnett for luxury hospitality

By SARAH BACON On Tuesday, I popped into Café Murano to sample the lunch menu for the first time. Café Murano is the little sister to the acclaimed Murano and it is located in the heart of St James. Both restaurants are run under the direction of Michelin Star chef, Angela Hartnett, who is a protégée of Gordon Ramsay. […]

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A day with Dame Emma Jane Brown at Trooping the Colour

By LAURA TOOGOOD I was fortunate enough to attend ‘Trooping the Colour’ recently as a guest of Dame Emma Jane Brown. Those familiar with British traditions will know that ‘Trooping the Colour’ is a beautiful and intricate display of pageantry, which marks the Queen’s Birthday. The event takes place on Horse Guards Parade in London […]

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Organising a Hen Party at home

Organising a Hen Party at home

By KATIE ANN LAMB As Maid of Honour for one of my best friends, I had the task of organising her recent Hen Party. I was given strict instructions that it has to be a classy and sophisticated affair, which nowadays is quite far removed from the typical gathering of giggling girls prior to a […]

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Book release: Great Racetracks of the World by Jim McGrath and Trevor Marmalade

Book release: Great Racetracks of the World by Jim McGrath and Trevor Marmalade

Royal Ascot, The Derby and Glorious Goodwood are all fast-approaching as the summer racing season gathers momentum. There are so many things to love about the best race meets around the world: sophisticated picnics; dressing up in your finery; striking it lucky with a tip… the list is endless. Horseracing is an intrinsic part of […]

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Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

By RACHEL COLLISON Based in the heart of the King’s Road opposite the Chelsea Old Town Hall, Mermaid Maternity Retreat is the perfect haven for yummy mummies to be and brand new yummy mummies. Once inside you are instantly away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road and enveloped in a calm and […]

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The new Lacaze showroom showcases luxurious handmade furniture

The new Lacaze showroom showcases luxurious handmade furniture

Earlier this month, The Sloaney team attended the launch of a new showroom by Lacaze on the Kings Road in Chelsea. Glamorous guests were treated to chilled fizz and a selection of canapés at the sophisticated soiree, which showcased an impressive selection of key pieces for the home. Following our successful visit to Grand Designs […]