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Fresh Fitness Food: A wedding diet delivered to your door

Fresh Fitness Food: A wedding diet delivered to your door

By KATIE ANN LAMB Every bride wants to look her best and no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you need to have a diet to complement it. Diets are difficult to stick to and it’s hard to know what’s right for you. Fresh Fitness Food is London’s premium provider of bespoke nutrition […]

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Jet off and enjoy some winter sunshine at Wyndham Dubai Marina

Jet off and enjoy some winter sunshine at Wyndham Dubai Marina

By KATIE ANN LAMB As the weather becomes wetter and colder in England, it is time to start dreaming about white sandy beaches and sunshine. If you are planning a winter escape, few destinations can beat Dubai, which offers beautiful weather, beaches and fantastic shopping. Located in the heart of the Dubai Marina near alluring […]

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Wedding inspiration from Brides The Show

Wedding inspiration from Brides The Show

The Sloaney’s new Bride-to-be, Katie Ann Lamb, attended ‘Brides The Show’ to get some wedding inspiration and enjoy a preview from the best suppliers… — I recently attended one of the wedding industry’s most well known events, “Brides The Show” which is organised by Brides Magazine. And what a show it was! Every year over three […]

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Bride-to-be Diary: Katie Ann Lamb takes the reins

Bride-to-be Diary: Katie Ann Lamb takes the reins

The Sloaney’s popular Bride-to-be Diary, which is authored each year by a new bride, changes hands again… — Congratulations to one of our feature writers, Cat Gray, who walked down the aisle last Saturday and enjoyed a fabulous wedding. Our popular Bride-to-be Diary, which has been run by three different brides since it was launched […]

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Brighten your highlights during your lunch break at Edward James

Brighten your highlights during your lunch break at Edward James

By KATIE ANN LAMB The modern day woman knows how precious time can be. It seems nearly impossible to find space in the diary to sit in a hair salon for a few hours being cut, coloured and pampered! Thanks to Edward James this can be a thing of the past. With salons situated in Putney […]

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The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore combines luxury and history

The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore combines luxury and history

By KATIE ANN LAMB The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, which is part of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, is a masterpiece in the world of luxury hotels. From the Palladian architecture to the outstanding service, this property provides world class accommodation and it is also a historic landmark. Transformed from The Fullerton building in 1928, the […]

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Experience spectacular sunsets at Hotel Ombak Sunset on the Gili Islands

Experience spectacular sunsets at Hotel Ombak Sunset on the Gili Islands

By KATIE ANN LAMB I recently set off on a tour of Asia for The Sloaney and the first place that I stayed was the Gili Islands. Famed for providing visitors with the ultimate tranquil escape, these three islands are located just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia Gili Trawangan is the largest of […]

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Enjoy a homely holiday at South Beach Cape Town

Enjoy a homely holiday at South Beach Cape Town

By KATIE ANN LAMB With Christmas fast approaching you are probably thinking about escaping the wet weather in England and seeking some sunshine over the festive period or during the early months of 2016. South Africa is a popular destination for many at this time of year and I recently visited Cape Town to enjoy […]

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Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

By Katie Ann Lamb The countdown to the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day, also known as Fabulous Friday, has officially begun. Last year we included this world-famous event in our popular British Summer Social Season Guide for the first year and it will definitely be returning as a highlight on the calendar for next […]

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The Beretta Gallery celebrates 10 years

The Beretta Gallery celebrates 10 years

An Elegant temple of all things country is the best way to describe London’s Beretta Gallery, writes Katie Ann Lamb… – Last week Beretta hosted a fabulous party in London to mark the anniversary of the Beretta Gallery. Celebrating 10 years in the heart of Mayfair and situated on the corner of Jermyn Street this […]

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Bruges: Mysterious, charming and uniquely romantic 

Bruges: Mysterious, charming and uniquely romantic 

By KATIE ANN LAMB The city of Bruges is renowned for its cobbled streets, mussels, beer and chocolate. Needless to say, I had been longing to visit for some time. I managed to find a short window for a trip and it proved even more magical than I had anticipated. Only three and a half hours from […]

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GREY GOOSE introduces the ultimate summer martini

GREY GOOSE introduces the ultimate summer martini

This summer, GREY GOOSE is partnering with Harvey Nichols and inviting guests to discover the world of summer martinis. There is an exciting new Limited Edition summer martini cocktail and food pairing menu available at a series of pop-up alfresco terraces in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The GREY GOOSE summer martini cocktail collection has been […]

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Katie Ann Lamb: All I want for Christmas is 852 London

Katie Ann Lamb: All I want for Christmas is 852 London

With 3 days till Christmas there’s only one gift I want under the tree this year. 852 London is a luxurious line of statement jewellery that will ensure all eyes are on you this festive season! The rhinestones and metals used in many of the necklaces, earrings and bracelets allow much of the collection to […]

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Harrods for home: Sparkling Christmas decorations

Harrods for home: Sparkling Christmas decorations

This year Harrods have launched some key themes for decorating your house during the festive period. The concepts include Hideaway and Balmoral for those who enjoy a traditional Christmas. One of the highlights among the treats on offer is the incredible Wedgewood Advent Calendar. Handcrafted in the UK, the Advent House is laser cut to […]

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A night of luxury at Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva

A night of luxury at Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva

By KATIE ANN LAMB I recently had the privilege of spending a night at Hotel Le Richemond, which is the offering by the The Dorchester Collection in Geneva. Located on the north bank of the Lake, the hotel boasts sensational views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc whilst over looking Jardin Brunswick. It […]

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A fashionable weekend in Paris

A fashionable weekend in Paris

By Katie Ann Lamb ¦ Social Correspondent Many things come to mind when you think of Paris: Romance, History, Le Tour Eiffel, Champs-Elysées or even Vin Rouge and Fromage. It is one of my favourite cities in the world; it offers so much culture and, thankfully, it is now only a short train ride from […]

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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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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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Sloaney TV meets the founder of Shiffa, Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Sloaney TV meets the founder of Shiffa, Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Earlier this month, Dr. Lamees Hamdan, the founder of Shiffa Dubai Skincare, flew into London to host a series of private appointments to reveal the brand’s latest fragrance. The plush Perrier Jouet Lounge at Duke’s Hotel was beautifully decorated with vibrant flower bouquets and displays of the Shiffa range to mark the occasion.  We were […]

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Sloaney TV: Waterford launches the Elegance Collection

Sloaney TV: Waterford launches the Elegance Collection

Waterford has elegantly welcomed British Summer Time with the release of their beautiful new range. ‘Elegance’ is the latest collection to be launched by the brand, which positions itself as the world’s leading authority on crystal stemware. Last week, The Sloaney attended a plush event that was held to celebrate the announcement. The event was […]

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Sloaney TV: Heston Blumenthal launches new eyewear with Vision Express

Sloaney TV: Heston Blumenthal launches new eyewear with Vision Express

By KATIE ANN LAMB The season of spring launch parties is in full swing and our diaries are packed full of exciting press events. Aside from the release of new products, there are also some interesting collaborations in store for 2014. Last week, I attended an event with our Editor Laura Toogood that concerned a […]

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Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

January could be considered a brave time to open a restaurant by some, but it seems there was no better month to mark the opening of a refreshing new dining concept known as the Wildflower Café. We attended the launch party in Notting Hill to film for Sloaney TV and the venue was packed with […]

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Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

By KATIE ANN LAMB The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get; nothing compares to Cape Town. I have not visited Cape Town for over 10 years and yet it feels like only yesterday that I was last here. Nestled in the […]

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John Rocha celebrates 15 years of design with Waterford at the London Edition Hotel

John Rocha celebrates 15 years of design with Waterford at the London Edition Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD As mentioned in my latest Editor’s Comment, I was recently invited to attend an intimate party held at the Edition London to celebrate John Rocha’s 15 year partnership with Waterford. I am particularly fond of Waterford’s premium quality crystal so it was an honour to attend such a special occasion for the […]

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Editor’s Comment: Christmas is Coming…

Editor’s Comment: Christmas is Coming…

By LAURA TOOGOOD December has arrived and we have been itching to talk about all things festive for a while (as you can probably tell by some of the sneaky seasonal features that popped up in November)! Now that Advent has begun and the famous Coca Cola advert has hit the airwaves, we can openly […]

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Sloaney TV: David Yarrow’s spectacular wildlife images inspire guests at the Saatchi Gallery

Sloaney TV: David Yarrow’s spectacular wildlife images inspire guests at the Saatchi Gallery

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last week, a private viewing of David Yarrow‘s images was held at the Saatchi Gallery. A host of VIP guests, which included Lawrence Dallaglio, Rory Bremner, Eddie Jordan and fashion designer Amanda Wakeley, gathered to admire David’s spectacular photography alongside friends and family. Ruinart was sipped throughout the event and delicate canapés were […]

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Zinc at Paramount: A members club with spectacular and unrivalled views of London

Zinc at Paramount: A members club with spectacular and unrivalled views of London

This week a chic new members club opened in central London. Various members clubs keep popping up all over the city but this one offers something rather special. Zinc is located at the top of the Centre Point building and gives guests unrivalled views of our capital city. Those of you who have dined at […]

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The Russian Ball in Biarritz: Extravagant, elegant and a highlight of the European social calendar

The Russian Ball in Biarritz: Extravagant, elegant and a highlight of the European social calendar

By KATIE ANN LAMB It only seems a moment ago that I was excitedly searching high and low for a new ball dress and packing my bags ahead of a rather glamorous trip to Biarritz. The Russian Ball in Casino Municipal is one of the highlights of the European high society calendar and I had […]

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Sloaney TV: Exclusive interviews with Temperley London and Dior at Quintessentially Weddings Atelier

Sloaney TV: Exclusive interviews with Temperley London and Dior at Quintessentially Weddings Atelier

Calling all brides-to-be! If you are planning your very own fairytale wedding, or know someone who is caught up in the excitement of organising their special day, then you simply must take a look at and share our latest mini-film on Sloaney TV. Last week, The Sloaney’s Social Correspondent Katie Ann Lamb, attended the Quintessentially […]

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Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

By LAURA TOOGOOD First and foremost, I am really excited to introduce a new look for The Sloaney. I cannot believe it is nearly two years ago that we started our journey with a soft launch that has since developed into something I often compare to either an all-consuming love affair or having a baby! […]

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London Fashion Week Kristian Aadnevik Show with Frontcover Cosmetics

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and all eyes seem to be on the likes of Cara Delevingne, Miranda Kerr and Kim Kardashian, who are taking the French city by storm. It only seems a moment ago that the whirlwind of London Fashion Week was taking place on our shores, with style icons galore […]

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The VIP Launch of Boulestin Restaurant in Mayfair

We recently attended a VIP Launch at Boulestin Restaurant in Mayfair. The chic venue is located at 5 St James’s Street and is open throughout the week for lunch and dinner. It also serves brunch at weekends. On the evening of the event, guests enjoyed Ruinart champagne to complement delicious canapés. Many of London’s top […]

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Moroccanoil is the magic hair product in demand at London Fashion Week

By KATIE ANN LAMB Wow! London Fashion Week has been hectic to say the least. I was delighted to film for Sloaney TV at the Kristian Aadnevik Show that took place in Royal Horseguards on Sunday evening. The makeup used for the show was Frontcover Cosmetics and the models were showcasing some striking beauty and fashion looks […]

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Sloane Street launches luxury online shopping and lifestyle portal, www.sloanestreet.co.uk

We recently attended the launch of an exciting new website for Sloane Street. This is one of our favourite areas in London and it certainly deserves a dedicated shopping and lifestyle portal. Sloanestreet.co.uk is an exciting addition to cyberspace and was unveiled during a champagne reception at Harvey Nichols. The website was launched to coincide […]

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Luxury pushchairs and accessories on show at iCandy’s 80th Anniversary Party

On Tuesday, The Sloaney TV crew were invited to attend the 80th Anniversary of luxury pushchair brand, iCandy. The grand party took place at One Marylebone with a number of celebrities out in force to support the brand. Guests were welcomed by delicious cocktails, Moet champagne and canapes. Pushchairs from the latest collection were on display […]

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Henley Royal Regatta Social Report

Last weekend our Social Correspondent, Katie Ann Lamb, spent a day at the Henley Royal Regatta. Henley was bathed in glorious sunshine and despite the excitement at Wimbledon drawing large crowds, the event proved more popular than ever. The top social hotspots included the The Stewards’ Enclosure, which is only open to members and their guests. The Henley […]

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Editor’s Comment: Sunshine and serious journalism

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have just returned from the South of France and the weather is almost as beautiful in London as the French Riviera. My time away was a combination of work and play as I combined a press trip with a few days of much-needed holiday. It is the second time I have […]

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The Sloaney’s guide to the top social hotspots at The Henley Royal Regatta

By KATIE ANN LAMB Recent gale force winds may have blown away all hopes of summer, but fear not, highs of 25°C are predicted in time for The Henley Royal Regatta next week. Henley is undoubtedly renowned as the best Regatta in the world and a definite highlight of the British social season. With thousands […]

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Royal Ascot 2013: Watch our highlights from the Royal Enclosure

By LAURA TOOGOOD On Friday, I attended Royal Ascot with The Sloaney’s Social Correspondent Katie Ann Lamb and a group of friends. We found a lovely spot under an old tree in the Owners and Trainers Car Park for our pre-racing picnic. Canapes, sandwiches and fresh salad were accompanied by Pommery champagne as we soaked […]

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Pippa Middleton is pretty in pink at the Waitrose Summer Party

Last night our Editor Laura Toogood and Social Correspondent Katie Ann Lamb attended the Waitrose Summer Party. The National History Museum in South Kensington provided a dramatic setting for the event, which now features as one of London’s most renowned social occasions. Pippa Middleton was accompanied by her brother James and looked beautiful in a […]

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