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Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up 2024: The Fashion Report

Badminton Horse Trials Trot Up 2024: The Fashion Report

The sun shone brightly at the Mars Badminton Horse Trials 2024 throughout the day today. The warm rays encouraged a large crowd to gather in front of Badminton House to watch the riders and horses present themselves at the First Horse Inspection. This is a momentous occasion and, in recent years, there has been an […]

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The Season: Queen Camilla to attend Badminton Horse Trials 2024

The Season: Queen Camilla to attend Badminton Horse Trials 2024

We don’t want to speak too soon, but the weather forecast is looking like it will provide some sunshine this week for the 75th anniversary of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials. The event is due to welcome visitors from across the world, including a very special guest. The organisers of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials […]

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Beauty Buzz: Social Season Essentials

Beauty Buzz: Social Season Essentials

With the British Social Season in full swing and many of the top events on the horizon, here are some beauty essentials to help prepare for the likes of Chelsea Flower Show, Polo in the Park and Royal Ascot… Sun protection Hopefully, we will experience some sunny days over the coming months. If you are […]

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The Season 2024: The Mars Badminton Horse Trials celebrates its 75th anniversary

The Season 2024: The Mars Badminton Horse Trials celebrates its 75th anniversary

Next week, crowds will descend upon the Cotswolds for the 75th-anniversary of the Mars Badminton Horse Trials. The event has become a highlight of the early part of the British Social Season. It was founded in 1949 and takes place on The Duke of Beaufort’s estate in Gloucestershire. This is a popular outdoor family occasion, […]

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The British Social Season turns its attention to Henley Royal Regatta 2023

The British Social Season turns its attention to Henley Royal Regatta 2023

The British Summer Social Season is in full swing and the events are coming thick and fast. Following on from a successful Royal Ascot last week, the society and sporting calendar is turning its attention to the Henley Royal Regatta 2023. The crowds have been flocking to the riverside to watch some thrilling racing on […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2023: Photo Diary

Badminton Horse Trials 2023: Photo Diary

Wow – what a difference a year can make! Last year, Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout. In fact, the weather has been generous to Badminton Horse Trials for quite some time and a spot of rain was definitely due at some point. 2023 proved to be payback […]

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The Season 2023: Gold Cup 100 countdown will start after this year’s big race

The Season 2023: Gold Cup 100 countdown will start after this year’s big race

The beginning of this year’s British Social Season is only a matter of weeks away. The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse will be the first major sporting and social fixture of The Season 2023. You can stay up-to-date with all the major occasions in our popular guide to the British Summer Social Season and we will […]

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The Season 2023: Hartley Botanic reveals its plans for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Season 2023: Hartley Botanic reveals its plans for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Words: Cat Gray With a new year, comes the British Social Season 2023. We have all the key dates for the big events already in our essential guide, which you can read here. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is always a stunning highlight of the British Summer Social Season calendar and plans are already underway […]

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British Social Season dates for 2024 announced

British Social Season dates for 2024 announced

With the start of a New Year comes excitement about the forthcoming British Social Season 2024. It may seem a long way off at the moment, but the British Summer Social Season has expanded over the years. It now starts earlier and finishes later, with a wide variety of events to attend. The Festival at […]

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Equestrian brand, LeMieux, joins Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials sponsors’ roster

Equestrian brand, LeMieux, joins Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials sponsors’ roster

LeMieux has announced a new partnership with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September), which takes place towards the end of the British Summer Social Season.  The leading equestrian brand will become a supporting sponsor for the next three years of the event. LeMieux are sponsoring the cross-country combination fence in Burghley’s Main Arena – […]

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Henley Royal Regatta 2022 attracts sporting stars and social butterflies

Henley Royal Regatta 2022 attracts sporting stars and social butterflies

Henley Royal Regatta is in full swing and providing visitors with a week of excitement, both on and off the water. Some nail-biting races have been won by split seconds during the first few days of the event as teams from across the world take up the challenge. Henley Royal Regatta is known for welcoming […]

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The sun shines brightly for Royal Ascot 2022

The sun shines brightly for Royal Ascot 2022

Despite the Queen’s absence from Royal Ascot 2022 due to continuing mobility issues, this glorious event in the British Summer Social Season is more than living up to its reputation. Royal Ascot is one of Britain’s most illustrious occasions and the crowds have gathered with great enthusiasm to enjoy the five day spectacle. Prince Charles […]

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Henley Royal Regatta 2022 returns to traditional summer dates with new Prince Philip Challenge Trophy

Henley Royal Regatta 2022 returns to traditional summer dates with new Prince Philip Challenge Trophy

With less than a month to go, Henley Royal Regatta 2022 is looking forward to a return to its traditional place in the summer season for the first time since 2019, with competitors and spectators alike gearing up for the start on Tuesday, 28 June. To commemorate a keen sportsman, the Duke of Edinburgh, who […]

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The Season 2022: Glorious floral displays dazzle visitors in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion

The Season 2022: Glorious floral displays dazzle visitors in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion

Words: Laura Toogood | Photography: Sarah Bacon The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned to its usual spot in the British Summer Social Season. This year’s show does not disappoint, with a vast array of spectacular displays located in the Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the best place to […]

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The Season 2022: World’s greatest cars heading to Salon Privé London

The Season 2022: World’s greatest cars heading to Salon Privé London

Salon Privé London is set to make its debut at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London from 21-23 April 2022, and the brand-new fixture promises to be one of the UK’s most exclusive luxury motor shows. At the heart of the event is the unique Concours de Vente, a groundbreaking concept that will feature 60 of […]

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The Season 2022: Champagne Pommery partners with RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Season 2022: Champagne Pommery partners with RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Champagne Pommery has been revealed as the Champagne Sponsor for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, bringing together the world’s greatest flower show with one of the world’s favourite champagnes. From 24th to 28th May, visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be able to enjoy a glass of Pommery whilst taking in spectacular garden […]

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The Season 2022: Primrose Hall Peonies presents ‘The Enchanting Peony’ at Chelsea Flower Show

The Season 2022: Primrose Hall Peonies presents ‘The Enchanting Peony’ at Chelsea Flower Show

Edited By Jon Charles Alec White and the team at Primrose Hall Peonies are thrilled to share their exhibit plans for the Floral Marquee at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. The exhibit has been in the making for the last 12 months with a photoshoot taking place on the nursery last Spring. It has […]

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The Season 2022: A preview of the Kate Gould RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

The Season 2022: A preview of the Kate Gould RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

Edited by Jon Charles Kate Gould has become known as one of the most sought-after garden designers in London. She was encouraged by her parents from a young age and has gone on to win five Chelsea gold medals during her career. At this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, her garden will be known as ‘Out of […]

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The British Summer Social Season 2022 is in full swing – check all the dates here

The British Summer Social Season 2022 is in full swing – check all the dates here

Most of the key events that form the British Social Season have returned for 2022. While some events managed to run last year, others were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, they are back with a bang and more popular than ever! Our longstanding annual British Summer Social Season Guide previews all of […]

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The Season 2022: The H. Miller Bros announce ‘Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station’ designed for Alder Hey’s Children’s Charity at Chelsea Flower Show

The Season 2022: The H. Miller Bros announce ‘Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station’ designed for Alder Hey’s Children’s Charity at Chelsea Flower Show

Award-winning designers, Hugh and Howard Miller of H. Miller Bros are delighted to announce their ‘Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station’, designed for Alder Hey’s Children’s Charity in Liverpool, will be showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show between 24-28th May 2022, before being relocated to the children’s hospital as a permanent feature to benefit patients and their families. The garden is mindful of children’s […]

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The Season 2022: Badminton TV launches

The Season 2022: Badminton TV launches

After a very challenging time, many of the events that form the British Summer Social Season look set to make a welcome return this year. Badminton Horse Trials is one of the earlier events that takes place in the calendar. The 5-star international equestrian event was founded in 1949 and it is held on The […]

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Nevill Holt Opera announces new dates for 2021

Nevill Holt Opera announces new dates for 2021

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine continues, many events in the British Summer Social Season are hoping to go ahead in 2021 and run later in the year. You can stay up-to-date with the calendar here. While the country remains locked down, the team behind the Nevill Holt Opera 2021 has been looking ahead. […]

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Key dates revealed for the British Summer Social Season 2021: Watch the start of The Season at home

Key dates revealed for the British Summer Social Season 2021: Watch the start of The Season at home

As it stands, the British Summer Social Season seems something of a distant memory. Social occasions are sadly a thing of the past at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in most events on the British Summer Social Season calendar being cancelled last year. The situation is yet to be resolved and there are significant […]

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The Sloaney announces Media Partnership with Prestige London 2017

The Sloaney announces Media Partnership with Prestige London 2017

We are thrilled to announce that The Sloaney is an official Media Partner for Prestige London 2017. This luxury event takes place from Thursday 8th of June to Saturday the 10th of June 2017 at Battersea Evolution in London. The event first launched three years ago and Prestige London has grown rapidly since to present […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2017: Tickets now on sale

Badminton Horse Trials 2017: Tickets now on sale

The Ticketing Office for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now open for advance sales. The world’s premier Three Day Event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 7th May in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park will for the first time offer a first prize of £100,000, with money prizes going […]

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The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival took place last weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Weymouth Harbour. This is one of the regional events that features in our guide to the British Summer Social Season and it continues to grow in strength each year. The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festivals gives guests the chance to try a […]

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The Nevill Holt Opera Festival continues to impress

The Nevill Holt Opera Festival continues to impress

The opening night of the Nevill Holt Opera Festival 2016 saw an inspiring performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto… – Last night guests gathered in the beautiful surroundings of Nevill Holt to mark the opening night of the Nevill Holt Opera Festival 2016. This event is a popular occasion for ardent opera supporters but it also welcomes newcomers […]

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Get perfectly smooth legs with the Braun Silk Expert

Get perfectly smooth legs with the Braun Silk Expert

Thanks to some wonderful sunshine recently it certainly feels as though the British summer has arrived. This means that it is time to bring shorts, skirts and dresses to the front of the wardrobe. Whether you are going about your daily tasks in a barelegged outfit or planning to attend one of the events on […]

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The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon

The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon

By AMELIA LATHAM WAKE As the dulcet tones of rugby-playing soprano Laura Wright echoed around the stunning Sky Garden in London, jockeys, trainers, journalists and fashionistas sipped champagne, ate delicious canapes and chatted about all things racing. The Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon 2016 saw sky high views of London in a glorious, sun-filled unveiling […]

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Nevill Holt Opera Review: A quintessential English event

Nevill Holt Opera Review: A quintessential English event

The Nevill Holt Opera has been growing in popularity since its debut performance a couple of years ago. It now has a well deserved place on our British Summer Social Season Guide and this year the event sold out in record time. This alone indicates that the Nevill Holt Opera is not going to remain […]

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A preview of the Nevill Holt Opera

A preview of the Nevill Holt Opera

The Nevill Holt Opera, which is hosted by David Ross who founded Carphone Warehouse, is fast becoming one of the highlights of the British Summer Social Season and it has sold out in record time this year. It was launched as an independent opera festival in 2013 and takes place in a beautiful and unique […]

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The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

We are on the brink of a series of fantastic events that make up The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season. Whether you are braving the unpredictable weather for Ladies Day at the Grand National, heading to the river banks for the Henley Regatta or planning to strut around the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, there are […]

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Wine tasting meets gardening at RHS Chelsea

Wine tasting meets gardening at RHS Chelsea

The RHS Chelsea Flower show is one of our premier events on the British Summer Social Season Guide  and it is an occasion not to be missed. As usual, there are plenty of exciting collaborations planned for this year’s show, including the uniting of wine tasting and gardening for one garden. Cloudy Bay, the pioneering winery […]

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Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

By KATIE ANN LAMB The British Summer Social Season presents us with so many exciting events to attend over the coming months. From Royal Ascot to Henley and Glorious Goodwood to Salon Prive, there is a chance to escape London almost every weekend. Even if you are not based in our capital city, it is […]

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Frerejean Freres Champagne Launches in the UK in time to toast the forthcoming season

Frerejean Freres Champagne Launches in the UK in time to toast the forthcoming season

With the British Summer Social Season on the horizon there is probably no better time to welcome a new selection of champagne to our shores! Adding a bottle of bubbles to your picnic for the polo or racing is essential and we love the idea of discovering a new gem, rather than always sticking with […]