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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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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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James Haskell’s Body Blast: Top fitness tips to get your beach body

James Haskell’s Body Blast: Top fitness tips to get your beach body

By JAMES HASKELL Yesterday I wrote about how difficult it can be for you to maintain your New Year’s fitness resolution. It is easy to start with great gusto and then find your motivation and willpower both dwindle. I gave some tips for how to stay strong and also how to avoid picking up some […]

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Only the best for Bond: We test drive the Aston Martin fleet

Only the best for Bond: We test drive the Aston Martin fleet

With the announcement of the new James Bond film came the announcement of a new Aston Martin model with Spectre heralding the launch of the DB10. The company has not only become synonymous with 007 but it is also representative of the best of British luxury. The Sloaney team was recently invited to test drive a […]

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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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Borgo Egnazia: The Italian hideaway for superstars

Borgo Egnazia: The Italian hideaway for superstars

By LAURA TOOGOOD I never need much persuading to visit Italy; it is one of my favourite holiday destinations. In my opinion, this country ticks every box. There is delicious food, fine wine, welcoming people, rich history and a culture that instantly encourages you to relax and switch off from hectic everyday life. While I […]

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The Chedi Andermatt epitomises luxury

The Chedi Andermatt epitomises luxury

By BAILEIGH WALSH Nestled in the very heart of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt is a five star deluxe hotel and the epitome of luxury. It is managed by GHM, a group that spearheaded some of Asia’s most opulent resorts and is located just 90 minutes outside of Zurich and two hours from Milan. […]

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The launch of our new Bridal section

The launch of our new Bridal section

The Sloaney is thrilled to announce the launch of our dedicated Bridal section. Last year, Natasha Eddery brought us her incredibly popular Bride-to-be Diary and Katie Ann Lamb was Maid-of-Honour for a separate wedding. Both ladies were able to write some wonderful features, sharing firsthand experiences of the build up to this special occasion. Katie […]

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Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

By RACHEL COLLISON With weather in London hotter than Ibiza, the UK has been rejoicing, topping up tans and lighting the BBQ.  I have been dreaming of sipping a cooling and refreshing Lychee Martini  – my first craving if that counts? However, in reality I have been behaving like a very old lady, huffing and […]

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The Noodle House: Jumeirah’s bustling new London restaurant

The Noodle House: Jumeirah’s bustling new London restaurant

By LAURA TOOGOOD   After a very busy evening filming the London Fashion Collections show for Sloaney TV, Sarah Bacon and I had certainly worked up an appetite. Seeing as we both love pan-Asian cuisine and also like to the make the most of a menu, it was the perfect opportunity to sample some of the […]

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Aston Martin and Air Partner host exclusive preview of the Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin and Air Partner host exclusive preview of the Aston Martin Vanquish

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last week The Sloaney team attended a preview of the new Aston Martin Vanquish. The event was hosted by the private aviation company Air Partner, which is the leading provider of aviation charter services. The joint venture of these two impressive global luxury brands was further enhanced by the presence of the […]

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The new Lacaze showroom showcases luxurious handmade furniture

The new Lacaze showroom showcases luxurious handmade furniture

Earlier this month, The Sloaney team attended the launch of a new showroom by Lacaze on the Kings Road in Chelsea. Glamorous guests were treated to chilled fizz and a selection of canapés at the sophisticated soiree, which showcased an impressive selection of key pieces for the home. Following our successful visit to Grand Designs […]

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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 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men

Our columnist, International rugby player James Haskell, provides some shopping inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day treats to buy your man… I have a mixed opinion about Valentine’s Day. It seems to be just a very overtly commercial occasion, which puts loads of pressure on men to deliver for their partners. It’s hard enough being […]

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Sloaney TV: The delights of Raemoir House Hotel and Knock Gallery

Sloaney TV: The delights of Raemoir House Hotel and Knock Gallery

By LAURA TOOGOOD As regular readers of The Sloaney will know, my most recent travel assignment involved a stay at the beautiful Raemoir House Hotel, which is located in the remote countryside of Aberdeenshire. The trip proved to be an ideal country escape and is perfect for those looking to enjoy a luxury getaway in […]

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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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Titchmarsh & Goodwin Showroom Launch: Stunning furniture and luxury interiors

Titchmarsh & Goodwin Showroom Launch: Stunning furniture and luxury interiors

If you are looking to invest in some stunning furniture for your home, a visit to the new Titchmarsh & Goodwin showroom on the King’s Road is essential. The company has been creating luxury interiors since 1920 and we recently attended the launch party for the spacious new flagship store.   On the evening of […]

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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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Younger looking skin is just a pinprick away, writes Natasha Eddery

Younger looking skin is just a pinprick away, writes Natasha Eddery

By NATASHA EDDERY A treatment that can slow down the aging process and produce flawless skin is hard to come by, unless, of course, you opt for a quick fix like Botox. Here at The Sloaney our beauty team have tried and tested many different types of facials, some drastic and some not so, but […]

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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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Health: The real truth about supplements, by James Haskell

Health: The real truth about supplements, by James Haskell

By JAMES HASKELL The subject of supplements is a tricky one and something that is debated continuously in health and fitness. Firstly, there are no quick fixes. At the time of writing this, and to my knowledge, there is not a miracle pill that gets you instantly in shape. As you will have read in […]

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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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Winter sunshine getaway: Asia Gardens Thai Hotel and Spa is paradise in Spain

By LAURA TOOGOOD Although I have seen plenty of shops hinting towards Christmas and the festive season may appear to be creeping up, I still think October is a little premature to be snuggling up to the fire and tempting the cold snap. In fact, seeing as we have been experiencing a milder few weeks […]

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Art: Bigger Is Better at Frieze Art Fair 2013

By REBECCA JARVEST Feeling a distinct buzz in the air? It can only be one thing: Frieze Art Fair has taken London by storm this year. After months of anticipation, our premier art event returned with more space yet less exhibitors, a stroke of genius by the organisers that produced an expansive creative environment better […]

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Hawes and Curtis celebrate 100 years of luxury shirts

By JAMES HASKELL Last Thursday I was invited to the Hawes and Curtis 100th Anniversary Party in Jermyn Street. Known as one of the most prestigious shirt makers in the world, their clothes have been sported by Edward VIII and Cary Grant, no less. So I couldn’t miss this opportunity to check out one of […]

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Luxury chauffeur service Drivr offers an introductory gift to readers of The Sloaney

Some of you may have noted in the latest Editor’s Comment that Laura Toogood travelled to the Salon Prive Gala Ball using London’s newest luxury chauffeur service. Whether it is a top-of-the-range BMW or Mercedes car that  you are hoping to travel in to a special event, Drivr presents an exciting new app that offers […]

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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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Join the Art Crawl: An invitation to readers of The Sloaney

By REBECCA JARVEST Every now and then it’s a real pleasure to tell readers of The Sloaney about things that we reporters are doing. I’d like to share a warm invite to my Art Crawl on Wednesday 18 September, the first in a brand new series of events I’m organising for Art Collectors London. Art […]

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Editor’s Comment: The Salon Prive Gala Ball signals the end of summer

By LAURA TOOGOOD It’s the opening day of London Fashion Week and this year continues to fly by in the blink of an eye. I cannot believe that we are already looking ahead to Spring/Summer 2014 trends as the fashion pack descends on our capital city for some of the best shows the industry has […]

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Introducing James Haskell: The England rugby star shares his lifestyle philosophy

We are delighted to welcome International rugby player James Haskell to The Sloaney team. James joins us with a wealth of experience in the areas of health, fitness, sport and nutrition. In his opening piece for The Sloaney, James discusses his lifestyle approach… “Admittedly, I may not be someone you immediately associate with the luxurious and refined […]

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The Official Launch Party for the London Fashion Week Cointreau Privé Bar

As we reported earlier in the week, for the duration of London Fashion Week, St. Martin’s Lane Hotel will be hosting the Cointreau Privé Pop-Up Bar. It has been designed by Simone Rocha and last night The Sloaney TV crew attended the official launch party. The St. Martin’s Lane hotel is undoubtedly one of central London’s […]

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Introducing Skinny Tan; the fake tan that fights cellulite!

This morning, the Sloaney TV crew attended the UK Launch of Skinny Tan. Guests were invited to enjoy breakfast at Soho House whilst being given an impressive preview of the product. The tan has been a huge success in Australia and it has only just arrived on British shores. Not only does it give you […]

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Wend your way through stunning scenary on a drive to the South of France

By LAURA TOOGOOD This year I have been lucky enough to visit La Belle France twice already and this wonderful country never fails to disappoint. Back in the spring, I explored the delights of Paris for our travel pages but on my latest adventure I was taken to the other end of the country, to the […]

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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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Diptyque launch their gorgeous summer fragrance, Eau Mohéli

By HALLE CARLSON Last night, I attended Diptyque’s launch of their gorgeous summer fragrance Eau Mohéli with The Sloaney’s Editor, Laura Toogood. With a glass of champagne in one hand and a video camera in the other, we tried our very best to catch all the best bits from the launch. Eau Mohéli is Diptyque’s latest […]

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The Sloaney launches video channel with highlights from Badminton Horse Trials

The Sloaney team is very excited (and perhaps a little nervous!) to introduce our brand spanking new Vimeo channel. Sarah Bacon and Kerinne Bunting have been busy capturing images from the first few days of this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. Last night Sarah work around the clock with our Editor, Laura Toogood, to transform the photo […]

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Editor’s Comment: Bermuda, San Fran, Lake Tahoe, Dublin; the travel bug bites

By LAURA TOOGOOD February has been a particularly busy month for The Sloaney Travel Team. I have literally just stepped off a plane after spending two nights in Dublin at The Shelbourne. A full travel feature will follow but I had a wonderful stay at this Marriott Renaissance Hotel. With grand décor and a fabulous […]

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The Sloaney’s Photo Diary of California

Good morning from California (or Good Afternoon to our British readers!). If you follow The Sloaney on Twitter you will know that the travel team are currently exploring some fabulous destinations on the west coast of America. Later this month you will be able to read features that focus on a city break in San […]

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Editor’s Comment: Sun, sea, sand and snow!

By LAURA TOOGOOD I love snow and it’s a good job I have such affection for the cold weather in light of the recent blizzards that have coated the British Isles. The countryside looks beautiful in its frozen state and even London has received a good dusting. Although it presents various challenges in daily life […]

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Editor’s Comment: The Sloaney celebrates its first Birthday

By LAURA TOOGOOD What better way to finish a year of Royal celebration than with news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby. The media has already reflected the nation’s delight at the impending arrival and the Royal pregnancy will give us all some extra excitement in 2013. We won’t […]

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