Editor’s Comment: Start your holiday in style
Wow; time really does fly. Whilst I realise this month’s comment piece is a little overdue, I have a relatively good excuse. At the start of September, I escaped the grey streets of London in exchange for the sandy beaches of Sicily. A full travel feature is imminent but, in the meantime, I must share a wonderful service from Holiday Extras.
‘Meet and Greet’ parking allows you to travel to the airport in the comfort of your own car, but you can still enjoy the benefits of a chauffeur when arriving at the terminal. As I pulled into Gatwick, I was met by a charming driver who drove my car to the car park so that I had plenty of time to enjoy the No 1 Traveller VIP Lounge and airport shopping that was waiting inside. The convenient and efficient service is a wonderful luxury for travellers who want to start a holiday or trip abroad without experiencing any form of ‘parking rage’.
Back on home soil, we announced that Daisy Lowe has become the face of this year’s Clothes Show Live (read more here) and also selected some of our favourite print dresses to help you make an easy transition to autumn; I particularly like the one by Temperley London (read more here). Our Beauty Editor, Halle Carson, has identified all of the hottest makeup trends for the new season, including geometric eyeliner and bold lips (read more here).
The team were introduced to the Brompton Bar and Grill and enjoyed a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Knightsbridge. The smart venue is just a short walk from Harrods (read more here). A little further north and we discovered Goode & Wright in Notting Hill, which is a delightful French bistro with a British accent (read more here).
For those fans of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, we visited one of London’s traditional luxury hotels, Brown’s, where we sat in the naughty corner and enjoyed ‘A Shade of Grey’ (read more here). E L James even tweeted The Sloaney to show her approval of our choice of cocktail.
As ‘Olympic Fever’ fled London, our travel destination of the month looked ahead to the 2016 Games, as Botanique becomes Brazil’s first super luxury hotel and spa (read more here).
With London Fashion Week in full swing, the new season is already welcoming a number of exciting new beauty products, enticing menus, delicious cocktails and luxurious spa breaks; the best of which will feature on The Sloaney.
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