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Stay bright blonde thanks to ‘Dumb Blonde’ from Bed Head by Tigi

Stay bright blonde thanks to ‘Dumb Blonde’ from Bed Head by Tigi

Summer is coming and that means it is time to bring out the bright blonde highlights! This spring many celebrities have already joined the platinum club – Cara Delevingne is just one who has revealed icy, white locks of late. For those who want to follow suit, we recommend looking after your blonde tresses with […]

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Kiss Nails create the best at-home gel nails!

Kiss Nails create the best at-home gel nails!

We review the latest Kiss Nails must-haves… If you are struggling to find time to visit your nail salon and need an at-home treatment to tie you over between appointments or simply want to create the look yourself on a regular basis, we have found some excellent nail products by Kiss. The best set of products includes […]

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Puzzle Time

Puzzle Time

By RACHEL COLLISON Puzzles remind me of rainy days. When you can’t go playing outside for hours, or when you’ve been splashing about in puddles but now it’s time to cosy up inside. For parents everywhere puzzles can be a life saver. Perfect for half term holidays or when you just need the kids to […]

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The best of both worlds at The Portman

The best of both worlds at The Portman

Although there are plenty of gastro pubs in London, finding the perfect combination of a traditional boozer that also offers a top quality dining experience can prove relatively difficult. More often than not, pubs get stuck between the two and find it hard to bridge the gap in the right way. However, we think that […]

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Brew: You’ll leave full of food and fun memories

Brew: You’ll leave full of food and fun memories

Brew Café has recently expanded further by opening a new venue in Putney. It is already established in many of the South London hotspots including Wimbledon, Clapham and Battersea. The latest addition to the Brew collection is located on Lower Richmond Road and the spacious setting includes a large terrace that will be uncovered during […]

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Enjoy Michelin star Austrian treats at The Post Stuben in Gasthof Post, Lech

Enjoy Michelin star Austrian treats at The Post Stuben in Gasthof Post, Lech

By LAURA TOOGOOD During our recent visit to Oberlech for a travel feature that explored this chic skiing destination, we ventured down from the mountains one evening to sample the culinary delights at the Gasthof Post. This Relais & Châteaux property is known as one of the most exclusive destinations in the village of Lech. […]

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Clip in your perfect hair style with Easilocks Red Carpet

Clip in your perfect hair style with Easilocks Red Carpet

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have experimented with various types of hair extensions over the years. My first venture was an attempt to rescue a rather extreme series of colour changes. This was during the time when I was working in fashion and had to move quickly from blonde to brown and then black to red, […]

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The Baby Carrier WE love

The Baby Carrier WE love

By RACHEL COLLISON In October BabyBjorn the brand daddy of carriers launched their latest baby carrier to the market, the WE. BabyBjorn are synonymous with Baby Carriers. They have been doing it since the 70’s, they are reliable, safe and stylish. This family owned Swedish company are experts in form and function.   The Sloaney […]

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The Veg Grower’s Almanac: Month by Month Planning and Planting

The Veg Grower’s Almanac: Month by Month Planning and Planting

By Jon Charles Martyn Cox has authored a charming collection of practical advice for gardeners in his latest book, which is called The Veg Grower’s Almanac. Growing your own vegetables is so rewarding. In fact, The Sloaney team produced our own chillies throughout the summer thanks to the warm weather in London. It was a […]

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A restful night with Soak and Sleep

A restful night with Soak and Sleep

A number of factors can give you trouble sleeping at night. The temperature of the room, the amount of light, noise, too much caffeine… and so on! However, one of the most influential factors for getting a good night of sleep is your bed linen. When you stay in a plush hotel you will often […]

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London’s Oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot, offers chic solace in busy Soho

London’s Oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot, offers chic solace in busy Soho

By ANTONY NEWTON and LAURA TOOGOOD Negotiating the busy streets of Soho on a Friday or Saturday night in search of a sophisticated restaurant is not always an easy task. Raucous pubs and crowds eager to catch a West End performance mean the streets are often packed with Londoners and visitors to the city who […]

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An authentic Chinese dining experience at Royal China

An authentic Chinese dining experience at Royal China

By LAURA TOOGOOD I must admit that I rarely opt for a Chinese restaurant when I go out for dinner. This is largely due to some bad experiences in the past, where the food has been overly filling, oily and fatty. However, this style of cuisine is hugely popular with many of my friends and […]

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Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

Tobacco Oud: The elite scent by Tom Ford

By JAMES HASKELL Summer is swiftly arriving upon us; the evenings are getting longer, the days warmer and the opportunities to dress up and socialise are becoming ever more regular. Like most people, one of the absolute fundamentals of presenting myself at my best is to make sure that I smell great. It is always […]

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Date night at Hide and Seed in Putney’s Lodge Hotel

Date night at Hide and Seed in Putney’s Lodge Hotel

By EMILY BENNION I was recently invited to experience a night at Hide and Seed in the beautiful Lodge Hotel, which is hidden away in Putney. The hotel has been established for some time but the restaurant is only a few weeks old (although you would never tell as they are already running a smooth […]

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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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Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

By KATIE ANN LAMB | Social Correspondent  One of my favourite foods is Pizza, nothing hits the spot like a good Pizza; yet it is remarkable how many people get it wrong! So when I was invited to experience “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam” and dinner at The Goat on Fulham Road, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

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The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

By JAMES HASKELL When I was asked to review ‘The Year of the Horse’ special menu at the Chinese Cricket Club in London, I literally had no idea what to expect. This is largely because I don’t instantly put cricket and China together. However, I embraced the opportunity and was joined on the evening by […]

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The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Fake Bake hero product: Airbrush Instant Self Tan Golden Bronze

The Sloaney Beauty Team have tried and tested a lot of self tans. We even have a snapshot guide to help you search stores for the best version to suit your needs.  Among our favourite products are those that provide long-lasting colour, a subtle glow for the face and a tan that even helps with […]

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The magical power of SkinChemists: Meet Bee Venom and Rapid Facial

The magical power of SkinChemists: Meet Bee Venom and Rapid Facial

By LAURA TOOGOOD I only write about beauty products that genuinely produce results and this month I have discovered a pretty impressive range. Prior to the start of November, I was not personally familiar with the SkinChemists brand, even though one of our writers featured their Snake Venom in our beauty pages almost exactly two […]

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Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury in Marseille with a stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Dieu

By LAURA TOOGOOD When I mentioned to friends and colleagues that I would be visiting Marseille, I was slightly disappointed by their reaction. In my own mind, I imagined a quaint and historic French city with that alluring southern ambience that makes the Rivera so irresistible. Instead, it was described as ‘transient’, with one friend […]

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Get a sun-kissed Californian glow with Madame LA LA tan

By ELLA BUNTING If you’re looking for the summer glow that all your friends have come back from holiday with, Madame LA LA tan is the perfect way to get a natural looking tan with beautifully smooth skin at the same time. This product will be available for UK customers in September and it has a […]

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Fake Bake Sport tan gives a long-lasting, water-resistant colour

We have discovered a great bronzing product for the gym bunnies among our readers. For those of you who are tired of going through the self tanning process, only to see a dramatic reduction in colour after your workout and shower, Fake Bake’s ‘Sport’ is the tan for you. Some of The Sloaney team tried […]

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The Chantecaille Energy Lift™ Facial will revive your skin and give your face a workout

By HALLE CARLSON Recently, I was lucky enough to experience a treatment at the Chantecaille Healing Spa at Fenwick of Bond Street. Over the course of the next two months, I will be reviewing a three course treatment of their Energy Lift™ Facial. We have some good news for our readers too as at the end of […]

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