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Explore the sunny Spanish capital from the luxurious InterContinental Madrid

Explore the sunny Spanish capital from the luxurious InterContinental Madrid

By LAURA TOOGOOD Madrid is an excellent destination for a city break. The architecture is stunning and it is packed with delicious tapas bars and restaurants. The Spanish capital is extremely vibrant and it also boasts excellent shopping. I flew in for a weekend away and found it a very convenient place to visit for […]

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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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Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

By Cat Toogood (nee Gray) When I imagine a honeymoon, I envision a tropical paradise with golden sand, turquoise waters, palm trees and luxury at every turn. Lucky for me, that’s exactly what I got at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the west coast […]

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Enjoy an endless summer at Forte Village in sunny Sardinia

Enjoy an endless summer at Forte Village in sunny Sardinia

Laura Toogood catches the last of the summer rays at the luxurious Forte Village… and it’s not too late for you to do the same! — By LAURA TOOGOOD Regular readers of The Sloaney travel pages will know that I adore Italy and I have been lucky enough to visit many times. From pretty, picturesque […]

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Diptyque 34 Bazaar pop-up launches at Liberty

Diptyque 34 Bazaar pop-up launches at Liberty

Yesterday we popped along to the launch of the Diptyque 34 Bazaar pop-up at Liberty. The beautiful Liberty store will host the pop up until the end of the year and it is definitely worth visiting, especially when it comes to Christmas shopping. A selection of new products and old favourites were showcased at the Diptyque 34 […]

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Hampton Manor: A luxury hotel with fine dining in the Midlands

Hampton Manor: A luxury hotel with fine dining in the Midlands

Hampton Manor is a beautiful country house hotel that is located a short distance from one of Britain’s busiest cities, namely Birmingham. This family-run hotel is a wonderful place to visit if you are travelling through this part of the world and are seeking to stop off in a luxury destination for an overnight stay. […]

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The JW Marriott Venice: Enjoy Venice from a luxurious private island

The JW Marriott Venice: Enjoy Venice from a luxurious private island

Want to visit one of Europe’s busiest and most beautiful cities? Experience the culture but escape the crowds at the JW Marriott Venice, writes LAURA TOOGOOD… – It feels as though you are in a James Bond film when you arrive at the JW Marriott Venice. After touching down at Venice Airport, a chauffeur greets […]

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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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Pierre Koffmann’s protege Ben Murphy opens The Woodford

Pierre Koffmann’s protege Ben Murphy opens The Woodford

By ANTHONY NEWTON Former Young National Chef of the Year, Ben Murphy, 25, has launched his first restaurant, The Woodford, in South Woodford, this month. Backed by established Essex-based restaurateur Steve Andrews, the 120 cover restaurant in north east London will span two floors, with a dedicated Champagne & seafood bar on the first floor. […]

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Stylish swimwear by Melissa Odabash

Stylish swimwear by Melissa Odabash

If you are searching for stylish, comfortable and luxurious swimwear, look no further than Melissa Odabash. — By LAURA TOOGOOD I recently visited the Seychelles to explore two of the islands for The Sloaney. The features will be coming to our travel pages and Sloaney TV soon but in the meantime I must highlight the […]

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A Christmas Tipple: The Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut

A Christmas Tipple: The Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut

The Christmas party season is just around the corner and over the coming weeks we will be previewing some of the best tipples to enjoy during the festive period. The first Christmas bottle we recommend is Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut. We have previously suggested the Bruno Paillard Rosé Premier Cuvée for a special romantic […]

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Belmond Villa San Michele: A stunning setting that will take your breath away

Belmond Villa San Michele: A stunning setting that will take your breath away

Belmond Villa San Michele is the best luxury hotel in Tuscany and offers a panoramic view of Florence… – By LAURA TOOGOOD There is nothing I love more than a good view and the one from Belmond Villa San Michele is quite simply sensational. This property had a lot to live up to because I […]

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The luxury playground of Las Vegas

The luxury playground of Las Vegas

Cat Gray continues her tour of West Coast America by sampling some Las Vegas luxury… After a chilled time in LA, we hit the road again heading North to Nevada towards the city that never sleeps. And Las Vegas really does live up to that name! You can leave the world behind and immerse yourself in […]

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Enjoy the best of the Algarve at VILA VITA Parc

Enjoy the best of the Algarve at VILA VITA Parc

By LAURA TOOGOOD (Twitter: @TheSloaney @Laura_Toogood) I visited Portugal some years ago and the one thing that springs to mind whenever someone mentions the Algarve is the incredible fresh fish. While many visitors are likely to associate this part of the world with golf, I remember being bowled over by the impressive selection of seafood that is […]

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Get ready for summer with Heidi Klein

Get ready for summer with Heidi Klein

With summer nearly upon us we were excited about getting an exclusive preview of the new Heidi Klein collection. The company was started in 2002 with the idea of creating the UK’s first one-stop holiday shop. It has become one of the main ‘go to’ places for anyone jetting off for some winter sun as […]

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Ella Rabener: The designer handbag range that is making an impression

Ella Rabener: The designer handbag range that is making an impression

In the world of luxury handbags, we are not short for choice when it comes to browsing new collections. Most of the world’s top fashion designers have created an impressive accessories range and there are plenty of specialist companies in this marketplace too. In such a crowded space, it is rare to find an eye-catching […]

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Relais & Châteaux Showcase highlights new properties

Relais & Châteaux Showcase highlights new properties

We have featured several Relais & Châteaux properties in our travel and dining pages over the years so it was a pleasure to have the chance to browse almost the entire portfolio at a recent showcase hosted in London. Those invited sipped Taittinger champagne while meeting with representatives from each different property. Europe was well represented and […]

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The Arch London celebrates its 5th Anniversary

The Arch London celebrates its 5th Anniversary

This week The Arch London celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a party in its restaurant. The luxury boutique hotel welcomed guests with glasses of Taittinger champagne and canapés that were based on samples from the hotel’s food menu. The Arch London is located a short distance from Marble Arch and is considered one of London’s […]

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Sicilian Splendor at Villa Sant’Andrea

Sicilian Splendor at Villa Sant’Andrea

With Mount Etna towering over the hillside town of Taormina on the East Coast of Sicily, there really is no better European holiday destination to visit this summer, writes Natasha Eddery. Located in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania, the small town of Taormina is a haven for tourists – and […]

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Bloom & Wild: Fresh flowers forever!

Bloom & Wild: Fresh flowers forever!

There is nothing nicer than being on the receiving end of a surprise bouquet of fresh flowers. Bright buds and floral scents are bound to brighten up anyone’s day. Here at The Sloaney we have decided that you don’t always need someone else to be sending the flowers as a gift in order to enjoy […]

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Carol Joy London facial pop-up at Harrods

Carol Joy London facial pop-up at Harrods

We don’t want to wish our lives away, but autumn is not too far off and we have some exciting news from the luxury beauty brand Carol Joy London that will help us look forward to the change of season. From the 30th of September until the 5th of October Carol Joy London will be hosting their […]

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Beautiful beach dresses

Beautiful beach dresses

Some of the best moments spent on the beach come at the end of the day. As the sun sets and dusk starts to arrive, relaxing in the late afternoon sun is a real pleasure. This is also when a stylish beach dress comes in handy as you start to think about leaving the sand […]

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The Atkinsons Home Collection

The Atkinsons Home Collection

Scented candles are so important for providing a finishing touch to the interior of your house. With a dancing flame, they help create atmosphere but can also offer a distinctive scent that you associate with ‘coming home’. Finding the right scent can prove a challenge but we were recently introduced to Atkinsons, which is a […]

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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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Celebrating the best luxury fragrances

Celebrating the best luxury fragrances

Aspects Beauty recently celebrated 25 years of being beautiful and they are renowned in the fragrance industry for looking after a vast array of luxury fragrances. Their global portfolio includes the likes of Versace, DSquared2, Moschino, Trussardi and they also have an exciting collection of emerging and established niche brands. We have featured many of […]

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The Swimwear Edit

The Swimwear Edit

If you are jetting off to a warm and sunny destination this summer, then shopping for the perfect bikini or swimsuit has probably been on your mind for some time. Buying new swimwear and hanging it in your wardrobe is an exciting reminder that you will shortly be escaping to a paradise island, or the like.  […]

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‘Live at The Ritz’: A magnificent dinner dance experience

‘Live at The Ritz’: A magnificent dinner dance experience

By LAURA TOOGOOD, supported by ANTONY NEWTON Dining at The Ritz London has been on my bucket list for a while. The Ritz always reminds me of when I first moved to London and set about exploring the city. I was strolling down Piccadilly one sunny afternoon and passed the grand building that hosts the […]

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Discover the delights of Prague from the Marriott’s prime 5* location

Discover the delights of Prague from the Marriott’s prime 5* location

By SARAH HENTON I wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking that Prague is a destination for those that just want to go on a stag do. I’ve always had this preconceived idea that the place would be overrun by groups of young Englishmen with the simple aim of filling their bellies with as much beer as […]

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A journey through Gin at Danesfield House

A journey through Gin at Danesfield House

Danesfield House is calling all gin connoisseurs to join them on Thursday 24 July 2014 for a Gin Tasting Evening with Drink Expert Joel Harrison, plus three course dinner and tasting session. The venue is a magnificent country mansion nestled between the boutique towns of Marlow and Henley-on-Thames. The evening commences at 7pm with a […]

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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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Impressive luxury products showcased at Grand Designs Live

Impressive luxury products showcased at Grand Designs Live

WORDS: SARAH BACON ¦ IMAGES: ANTONY NEWTON If you love spectacular designs, luxury interiors and innovative ecological home initiatives there is only one place you should be this week.  Grand Designs Live has arrived in London and it is currently home to some of the world’s leading products and experts. The event is celebrating its […]

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The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

By LAURA TOOGOOD | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & TRAVEL EDITOR | Tucked away in the hills of Majorca is an enchanting village that is completely unspoilt. It is so beautiful that I almost don’t want to reveal this hidden gem to others. Although Deia is one of Southern Europe’s best kept secrets, it is certainly not an unknown […]

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The award-winning Nipa Thai impresses

The award-winning Nipa Thai impresses

By ANTONY NEWTON and LAURA TOOGOOD  Overlooking Hyde Park and incorporated into the Lancaster London Hotel is Nipa Thai. Nipa Thai is part of an elite group of restaurants to have received the “Thai Select” award from the Thai government. Considering we are both huge fans of this cuisine, we were naturally excited to try […]

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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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The world’s most luxurious Easter egg

The world’s most luxurious Easter egg

High-end jeweller Shawish has teamed up with a master chocolatier to create what could be the world’s most luxurious chocolate Easter egg ever. The Shawish Easter Surprise is an edible luxury available exclusively at Harrods and retailing at £28k. This exquisite chocolate egg, handcrafted by Geneva’s award-winning chocolatier Philippe Pascoët, is made of the finest chocolate blended with intricate, […]

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Sloaney TV: Inside the luxurious hotel and gardens of La Mamounia

Sloaney TV: Inside the luxurious hotel and gardens of La Mamounia

The Sloaney Travel Team recently visited Morocco for the first time to explore Marrakech. We stayed at La Mamounia, which is a truly outstanding luxury venue (read the full travel feature here). The hotel regularly welcomes some of the world’s highest profile individuals and Winston Churchill often chose La Mamounia for his winter breaks. It […]

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Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD During my recent visit to Marrakech for our travel pages, I dined at a fabulous restaurant called L’Avenue. I have to say, this is one of the best places that I have ever eaten and the team provide guests with a gourmet sensation. The venue, food, wine and ambience exceeded all expectations […]

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Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

Introducing the London Rain collection by Jo Malone

We adore Jo Malone and their distinctive fragrances here at The Sloaney. Katie Ann Lamb recently visited the Jo Malone boutique on Sloane Street to create a bespoke wedding scent and we are also pleased to bring you news of the new London Rain collection. The London Rain collection is now available to purchase in […]

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

We were definitely in the mood for a lazy Sunday earlier this month when we visited the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill for brunch. However, it wasn’t just any lazy Sunday and it wasn’t just any brunch. Far from it; we walked across Hyde Park in glorious sunshine and arrived at Portman Square for […]

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Feu de Beaumont: Luxury, gold-plated scented candles

Feu de Beaumont: Luxury, gold-plated scented candles

Finding the perfect scented candle is like discovering a little pot of gold and it is almost as difficult, too. The market is currently saturated with products that often disappoint. Discovering something special for your home that features the right combination of fragrances, a long burning time and good scent proliferation is difficult. If you […]

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