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Royal Ascot 2016 Priority Booking ends on 5th April

Royal Ascot 2016 Priority Booking ends on 5th April

Royal Ascot is one of the most popular events that feature on our British Summer Social Season Guide. With 300 years of spectacular heritage under the patronage of twelve monarchs, it showcases the world’s finest Flat racing. It also has a reputation for celebrating style, with striking hats and fascinators often proving to be as […]

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The British Social Season is in full swing!

The British Social Season is in full swing!

We are right in the middle of The Season and there are lots of exciting events to attend over the new few weeks. Don’t forget that you can stay up-to-date with all of the key occasions by taking a look at our British Summer Social Season Guide. One date change to keep in mind relates to […]

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Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot began with a fantastic day of racing yesterday and the event opened in style with a host of high profile names enjoying the glorious sunshine. The Queen chose to wear a striking pink outfit for the first day of the prestigious race meet and she was greeted by thousands of race goers for […]

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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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Smart Experiences partner with Angela Hartnett for luxury hospitality

Smart Experiences partner with Angela Hartnett for luxury hospitality

By SARAH BACON On Tuesday, I popped into Café Murano to sample the lunch menu for the first time. Café Murano is the little sister to the acclaimed Murano and it is located in the heart of St James. Both restaurants are run under the direction of Michelin Star chef, Angela Hartnett, who is a protégée of Gordon Ramsay. […]

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Great British Racing’s top horses to look out for at Royal Ascot

Great British Racing’s top horses to look out for at Royal Ascot

It is the weekend before the start of Royal Ascot and we are delighted that Great British Racing has shared with readers of The Sloaney a selection of top horses to look out for during the forthcoming race meet… “If you’re looking for a World class squad with lightening pace, attacking verve and proven international experience […]

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Royal Ascot: A Last Minute Guide to Gorgeous Hats

Royal Ascot: A Last Minute Guide to Gorgeous Hats

By NATASHA EDDERY It is hard to believe we are already in June, but even harder to fathom that Royal Ascot starts next week! While I chose my outfit months ago, I often find myself reaching June and panicking that I don’t yet have a hat. Renting is always an option but more often than […]

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It’s hat time of year!

It’s hat time of year!

With the British Summer Social Season just around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities on the horizon to don a fabulous hat or fascinator. Finding the perfect headpiece always seems to be a bit of a dilemma. So, here at The Sloaney, we want to make things as easy as possible for our readers. […]

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Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

Catherine Walker & Co: The go-to British designer for your social calendar

By NATASHA EDDERY When one thinks of the designer Catherine Walker & Co, you most likely conjure images of the Royal Family, namely Princess Diana. For 36 years this privately owned, authentic couture fashion house, based on Sydney Street, Chelsea, has been responsible for creating some of fashion’s most iconic images. This is a very […]

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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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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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A preview of stunning equestrian art by Nichola Eddery marks the start of Royal Ascot

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last night I attended the Private View of recent work by Nichola Eddery. The Honorary Chairman Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE and The Directors of The Osborne Studio Gallery hosted an evening soiree to showcase the wonderful talent of this artist. Guests arriving at the Motcomb Street gallery were greeted by wine and […]

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Editor’s Comment: The Summer Social Season starts with a bang!

By LAURA TOOGOOD My latest Editor’s Comment is a little overdue and this is a reflection of how busy The Sloaney team has been during the last six weeks. We have covered some wonderful events and a personal highlight was the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in the Cotswolds. I have not competed on the […]

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Get your diaries ready for our highlights of the British summer social calendar

With much of the British countryside bathed in beautiful sunshine during the Bank Holiday weekend, The Sloaney team has started to feel very excited about the summer social season. The calendar is already jam-packed with exciting launches and prestigious events to attend. Last week, we welcomed a new member to The Sloaney team with Katie Ann […]

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Editor’s Comment: The racing season kick starts a summer packed with exciting events

By LAURA TOOGOOD Can you believe that we are already in the middle of summer? The weather certainly tells a different story, but it has not stopped The Sloaney team from enjoying some early highlights of the summer events season. The wind and rain failed to dampen the spirits at Royal Ascot and the atmosphere was […]

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Sporting an ensemble at Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley and the Chap Olympiad

Our Fashion Editor, Chloe Coco Arnold, adds a dash of humour to her preview of the summer’s best social events. Whether or not you are an avid follower of summer sporting events – and I don’t mean ones where you drip any perspiration – outdoor activities seem to be the central theme in the social calendar […]

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Editor’s Comment: Sunshine heralds Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Ascot countdown begins

By LAURA TOOGOOD (*New for May/June*) How lovely to arrive at the end of a month with Britain bathed in glorious sunshine. Perhaps our weather has finally made a turn for the better and we will be able to celebrate the forthcoming Jubilee and Summer Olympics in blistering conditions. If you are looking for ways […]

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