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Pamper Perfect Healthy Habits

4th edition

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Ollie Locke

Anton Du Beke Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Delectable Dining Unlock Back Pain

Christmas Gift Guide


CONTENTS

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ON THE COVER

CELEBRITY

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ECO-FRIENDLY KATE HUMBLE

EXPERTISE

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STRICTLY COME DANCING’S ANTON DU BEKE

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TRH THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

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DAVID MORRIS LAUNCHES AI WEIWEI EXHIBITION

THE MUSCLE WHISPERER

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ELTON JOHN LAUNCHES LALIQUE COLLECTION

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HOW TO STAY CALM AND CONFIDENT

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PINK LONDON 2015 SUPPORTS PINK RIBBON FOUNDATION

our local competitiors who have been around for many years. We still have a an exciting journey ahead and a lot to learn, as we continue to emulate the best glossy magazines. At the time of writing, sloanmagazine.com is gathering over 350,000 views a month with high read times per page and many of our vistitors reading several pages.

One of the perks of this industry is you begin thinking about Christams in July which helps spread the magic throughout the last half of the year.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MIC’S OLLIE LOCKE

HOW TO AVOID DINNER DRAMA & PARTY PITFALLS TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS STAY HEALTHY

OLLIE LOCKE

Editor’s Letter Producing the fourth edition of this magazine has been such an interestng learning curve. As always it is an absolute pleasure to work with my team, all the contributors and PR. A big thank you to all. We were delighted with the support from our readers, taking SLOAN! from strength to strength. Our readership has increased after only one year to greater than many of

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Fourth Edition

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I hope the articles and information contained within this magazine inspire you, our readers, about new options, possibilities and ways of thinking that are out there so that you can use them for your own benefit.

Our team have really got into the spirit of gratitiude and good will which has made for a fabulous working environment. We have also included our Christmas gift guide to help inspire you when shopping for your loved ones. Happy Holidays!

Sloan


BEAUTY 22 TOP TEN PAMPER IDEAS 32 FABULOUS AT FORTY OPULENCE 16 INTERCONTINENTAL RESORTS 62 THE WOOD NORTON 64 WHATLEY MANOR 66 THE KINGS HOTEL

CORNUCOPIA

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CRAB TAVERN, ISLAND GRILL, 59 ANGELUS, MANGO TREE 60 WINE NOTES 72 COMPETITIONS CONTRIBUTE

ANTON DU BEKE

WITH CHEF 8 INTERVIEW JACQUELINE WISE 54 BOCCONCINO

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REFINERY, COUNTER, 55 THE CHAI WU, THE FIRE STATION 56 BABYLON

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GAYLORD, BANANA TREE, THE RIB ROOM I ROBERT

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 34 MONTH 38 MOVEMBER 50 SLOAN OPENS NEW CLINIC

KATE HUMBLE

VARIETY 6 GIFTS FOR COOKS 12 GIFTS FOR THE HOME 14 JEWELLERY GIFTS 26 GIFTS FOR HER 30 GIFTS FOR MILLENIALS 36 GIFTS FOR HIM 46 HEALTH & VITALITY

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How To Avoid Dinner Drama & Party Pitfalls Whether it’s the alcohol or putting too many personality types in one room, there often seems to be one guest that has the potential to offset an occasion with a turse comment or unhelpful behaviour. Here are my top tips for dealing with the four most commonly raised concerns by my clients with respect to hosting a family event in their home. NAVIGATING CONFLICT The cliche states the most likely person to cause conflict at this time is the Mother-in-Law but any family member has the ability to be a meddler. Some personality types gravitate towards arguments and at party time a meddling individual, be it from your own family or your partner’s, can be particularly stressful. When you find yourself with such a person, take a step back and listen to what they have to say. Listening attentively to whomever causes conflict can minimise the risk of it getting out of hand. If you work out what their real objection is to your way of doing things you might actually come up with a solution that is win-win for all. Acknowledge their opinion, show you have really heard what they are saying, then explain why it is important to you to do it your way. Work with them as a team to provide a solution that is going to make the whole family happy.

RECRUITING THE TROOPS When it comes to the party season, strategic and early planning is key to a happy day. Sit down with your family and compose two lists, one of all the roles and responsibilities that need to be filled and the other of people you want to be involved in your event. Pair each person with a role that befits their skills. Be realistic and don’t overload one person especially yourself. Tell each person their role well in advance, why you chose them, set the expectation in a positive and enthusiastic manner but most importantly check that they are happy with their role. When everyone has a task no matter how large or small, they feel included, pull together and there is less room for conflict so long as you lay down the ground rules that no two tasks overlap. BOOZE CONTROL If you are the host be responsible for what people drink by making soft drink accessible. There are different types of drunk and some are easier to deal with than others. The happy and comical drunk is best humoured with their supply subtly reduced and a rehydrating glass of water supplied as often as possible. The drunk that internalises be it via sadness or existentially is often best left to ponder life alone in a corner of a room. Alternatively, if

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you have the energy, include them. The reckless drunk might need slightly more supervision. If any drunk makes you or your guests feel uncomfortable it is time to put them in a cab home or send them to the guest room to sleep it off. No one should have to feel upset or uncomfortable due to the excess of others, so as host feel free to put your foot down and make your non-negotiables clear. BYE BYE BOREDOM There are two types of bore, the shy quiet ones and the egocentric extroverts that talk for England. Both can be dealt with in the same way if you find yourself stuck with a bore at a party. Firstly give them a chance to prove your first conclusions wrong and try and engage them in conversation. Ask lots of questions and see if you can create an engaging two-way conversation with them. The really shy ones will find all the questions overwhelming and make a swift departure. If you’re struggling, draw another person into the conversation to take the pressure off you. If you need an exit strategy, the best options are to either leave to get another drink or if they follow you to the bar, as a last resort say you need to go to the loo as even the worst kind of bore will find it too anti-social to follow you into the toilet!

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SWAN CURRY STATION Thermostat controls keep up to four dishes at their best serving temperature and the non-stick hotplate can be used for cooking or warming chapatis. £79.99

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Interview Jacqueline Wise

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Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks to entrepreneur and chef Jacqueline Wise WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A CHEF? I absolutely love food. In fact, I am possibly obsessed with it. I am constantly thinking about it. It is a bit of a problem… so I made it my job! I like cooking it, eating it, growing it, picking it and most of all sharing it. I am a creative person and I love to make people happy, I thought that if I could do this by cooking delicious dishes for clients then I would be on to a winner! WHEN DID YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR PASSION FOR FOOD? My mother is an excellent cook as was her mother before her. Some of my earliest memories are of us preparing dinner or making fairy cakes together; food has always been a shared passion for us. After graduating from Reading University in History, I worked in marketing and advertising in the publishing industry for a few years in London and managed to save up some cash. The money was great and London was awesome but I felt I had little purpose beyond that and yearned to be more creative and develop my ideas on my own terms. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? So I saved up, got a £10k loan and followed my dream of becoming a chef. I learnt to skin deer while working in my local butchers in Cranleigh, baked bread at 2am at my local bakers, worked for free anywhere that inspired me and in general threw myself into the cheffing world with determination and an open mind before I had even started my official training. I studied the Cordon Bleu Diploma at Tante Marie in Woking, Surrey. Tante Marie is one of the leading culinary academies in the world covering all areas of cookery. It has just won Cookery School of the year. I was taught exceptionally valuable recipes and techniques from classical French to modern European and sugar craft. TRAINING WAS A HUGE INVESTMENT AND A GIANT LEAP? Yes it was a huge amount of money but once I visited the school I fell in love with the place and all the things it could help me achieve. Some people said I was a fool leaving a well-paid job I was good at, but this only made me more determined to succeed as a chef. There were of course moments of self-doubt, I found it especially hard trying to juggle working with studying and my social life all but disappeared. However, I learnt to look forwards and not back. I also kept a little

black book of business ideas to keep me excited about all the potential the future could bring. HOW DID YOU FUND YOURSELF? During my training I rented a room above an old country pub with my boyfriend, and also worked there in the evenings and at weekends. Days were long and hard but I had no other option as cash was so tight. I sold things on ebay, worked for chef agencies to help pay for my petrol to get to and from school and pay the bills. I lived on left overs (albeit very nice ones!). It was a far cry from the old life in London but I knew it would be worth it in the end. WHAT DID YOU DO TO KEEP FOCUS AFTER GRADUATING? After graduating I set up my business ‘Jacqueline Wise Chef’ in March 2013 while continuing to work in the pub and as an agency chef. I initially offered small scale dinner parties, canape party and buffet catering, supplying services to friends and family at reduced rates to build my confidence. Networking as I went a long I built my client base and also worked at top hotels and restaurants such as the The Ritz London, Michelin Star restaurant The Pass, South Lodge Hotel in Horsham, The Ledbury (2 Michelin Stars) as well as many fantastic establishments across the South. I worked for ‘Rhubarb,’ one of the most respected catering companies in the industry, with them I cooked for the Royal Family at Buckingham palace. I have also catered for clients at Ascot, Twickenham and Goodwood. Although I learnt a huge amount, you could also say I learnt what not to do, or how not to be. YOUR INDUSTRY IS MALE DOMINATED HOW DO YOU COPE? The restaurant industry is very male dominated and finding your place among it as a young female chef is certainly not easy. Although many of the places I worked were very supportive, sexual harassment disguised as ‘banter’ or ‘a compliment’ was common. I had to toughen up, speak my mind and prove myself. I explained to my employers that just because I was a woman it didn’t mean I couldn’t cook the difficult ‘sauce’ (meat) section and should stay preparing pretty desserts in the larder! It worked and my confidence and experience grew. WHAT 3 WORDS SAY HOW YOU FEEL SEEING PEOPLE ENJOY YOUR FOOD? Happy. Proud. Thankful. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE ABOUT CHANGING CAREERS? If you can find something you are truly passionate about then go for it. It is important to work out who you are and what you need to be happy, then you can find a job that you excel in. For example, I would not be happy working as a chef in a restaurant as I get bored too easily. I love a challenge and I like to meet new people. Every event I cater for is different and so are my menus so this keeps me motivated and interested. I would recommend that you try and get some experience in the field before you make the jump. Work places for free that inspire you, if you don’t ask you don’t get and it is a great way to network. HOW DO YOU FIND BALANCE? At first I wasn’t very good at this and it has taken a while to find a balance. It is still something I will continue to work on along with finding time for myself. Learning to say no and know your limits is important. Making sure I talk openly and also more importantly listen to those I love on a regular basis is key. I am lucky that they are all very supportive. It has also helped that as I have trained my team around me, I have learnt to delegate more and trust others when before I was trying to do everything myself. There is only so much one person can do in a day without burning out and I found this out the hard way a few times. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE AND KEY TO CONTENTMENT, DO YOU AGREE? Yes I agree variety is very important. I love being outdoors and love to surf, sail, ski and horse ride. My fiancé and

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I often take our 1970s VW Campervan down to Devon and Cornwall to surf our longboards. My family also has a sailing boat so exploring the coast or trips to France keep me pretty occupied. I also have a fantastic group of friends and I love meeting them in London for dinner and cocktails when I have an occasional free evening. WHEN DID YOU TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL? Shortly after my 26th Birthday and a year of hard work as a chef I had enough clients and enquiries coming in to go it alone and leave the agency work behind. This was a scary decision but meant I could take my business to the next level. I taught myself more about SEO and how to best market my business online and then things really started to happen. I landed my first large scale wedding. 120 People for canapés, a hog roast banquet, dessert and an eight tier cheese wedding cake. Yeh no biggie right!? The date approached fast and I hired other graduates from my school and friends that had experience in the industry. It was a nerve wracking day but I didn’t let that show to my clients or to my staff who were fantastic. We then ran a canape party in the same marquee the very next day for 120 people working on only a few hours’ sleep. Somehow we nailed it and I loved every moment and learnt a great deal. HOW DID YOUR LIFE CHANGE? After that turning point I was also able to pay my Dad back the £10k loan I had borrowed. I don’t think he expected it and it was certainly one of my proudest moments when I handed him the cheque while having a beer

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in our local pub. He was shocked, thrilled and proud all at the same time. I could tell this even though he did but barely nod and say, “you had better buy the next round then girl.” Since then I have been on TV and the Radio, I won Simon Rimmers new show ‘Win it Cook it,’ I have made it to the semi finals for the Young Chef of the Year competition and been featured in a few kind magazines and blogs. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR EFFORTLES ENTERTAINING? I could write a book to answer all that! Here goes a short version: • Plan your menu and shop in advance, write a time plan of what to cook when. • Choose a dessert you can make beforehand, that will keep well. For example double chocolate brownies. These can then be cut and served with fresh berries and ice cream as a real crowd pleaser. Invest in an icing sugar shaker to dust the tops of your desserts and make them look more professional. • Choose a starter that can be made in advance and then popped in the oven at the last minute. For example a goat’s cheese and red onion puff pastry tartlet. Just add some dressed leaves and a zigzag of balsamic glaze and you are done! •Choose a main course that is simple but elegant. Good ingredients are key. For example, honey seared guinea fowl with port jus, dauphinoise potatoes & truffle glazed asparagus. Ask you butcher for guinea fowl supremes and get him to French trim


them for you. These can then be fried for 2 minutes on each side in advance, then popped in the oven for 15 mins when you take the starter out. The port jus and dauphinoise can be made in advance and reheated (let guests help themselves at the table if you prefer less plating time). The asparagus needs just 3 minutes in boiling water. A small splash of truffle oil and a knob of butter on this once drained will take your meal to the next level. If you want to be really cheffy garnish with micro herbs and try to create height when you plate up. •Make sure you allow enough time to have a glass of wine while you cook. Enjoy cooking and your guests will be more relaxed and enjoy themselves more as well. HOW HAS YOUR YEAR BEEN? This year I took on my first full time employee as my operations manager; Marie Louise and also launched my limited company ‘Kelmsley Catering & Events,’ and developed my previous business

further into ‘Jacqueline Wise Chefs.’I now focus a lot of my energies on wedding and events catering. I love to see happy people enjoying themselves and sharing fabulous food. My ever expanding team of chefs and front of house cater for all sorts of events in Surrey, Sussex, London, Kent and Hampshire. As well as many weddings we also cater for corporate events, birthday parties, christenings, anniversaries, funerals, baby showers, Christmas parties and much more. I often pinch myself to check I am really in the real world. I have worked exceptionally hard to build my business and thoroughly enjoy what I do. This passion and enthusiasm is something I cannot help but share not only with my clients but with everyone I work with. Long may it last! Jacqueline Wise’s private chef services can be found at www. jacquelinewisechef.co.uk and her event catering at www.kelmsley. co.uk. Check out the recipes mentioned here on her website. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Maille Truffle Oil This sumptuous classic extra virgin olive oil is enhanced with black truffle shavings from the Périgord region. making it the ultimate gourmet gift for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Perfect with salmon, risottos and pasta. £22

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Ice & Sparkle SLOAN! Magazine presents our favourite jewellery and accessories that will help you sparkle throughout the party season. Click titles for more.

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Hancocks Clogau Forget Me Knot Affinity Stacking Ring in sterling silver and 9ct gold with blue topaz, £99

Square cut sapphire and diamond stud earrings crafted in 18ct white gold. £6,900

Secret Garden opal ring with an oval opal and diamonds set in platinum, £51,250

Diamonfire Royal Blue bracelet with blue and white cubic zirconia set in silver with platinum plating, £399

biiju Explosion ring in Swiss blue topaz with platinum band, £3500

Wartski Kenneth Turner Ice bucket from the Stag range. Perfect for dinner parties, £135

Wartski have been dealing in beautiful jewellery for over 150 years like this 1939 Olga Tritt aquamarine and diamond platinum necklace. New book about their history is out now. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Six Needs in Asia

SLOAN! Magazine asked our friends at InterContinental to explain how a holiday in Southeast Asia can help meet the Six Emotional Needs described by life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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COMFORT The InterContinental signifies many childhood memories for Sloan so she was delighted to include them in this edition. It was tradition in her family to celebrate birthdays at the InterContinental as all their resorts offer unparalleled luxury and comfort and can cater for large numbers. The Southeast Asia resorts in particular are in idyllic and tranquil surroundings, allowing you to truly unwind and relax whether you are celebrating or getting away from it all. “Whether you choose a Seaside Villa or a Penthouse suite, each and every room at InterContinental offers expansive spaces and luxuriously furnished interiors, meaning you can experience the pinnacle of comfort from beginning to end” says Iain Mccormack, General Manager at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam.

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VARIETY Variety is a key component to a contented life or vacation. Whether it’s having dinner prepared by Chef Pierre Gagnaire, a three Michelin starred chef at La Maison 1888 in Vietnam, or snorkelling at Menjangan Island, just northwest of the InterContinental Bali resort, each location in Southeast Asia offers something unique, and is a firm favourite with SLOAN! “Our Hua Hin resort in Thailand offers a beautiful private rooftop, perfect for cocktail parties and receptions, looking over the iconic Chopstick Mountain and the golden spires of Wat Khao Takiab temple” says Jean-Marc Mocellin, General Manager at InterContinental Hua Hin. Guests can choose to partake in cooking classes, receive personalised chef and butler services if they wish, or appreciate world class traditional cuisine.


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LOVE & CONNECTION The beautiful location of each InterContinental resort in Southeast Asia lends itself to romance, with the activities and authentic setting bringing couples together. InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam resort in Thailand, in particular, is home to many couples making their vows and starting their married lives together. Guests are able to mix and match the resort’s breathtaking venues around the 22-acre resort to create their own personalised dream wedding with special local touches, including baby elephant escorts, Thai instrumental bands, fireworks and fire dancers. Recently crowned the “World’s Leading Wedding Resort”, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam is the perfect location for your ceremony, or a luxurious honeymoon afterwards.

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SIGNIFICANCE “Upon departure, guests often tell us that their InterContinental Southeast Asia stay has been a once in a lifetime experience” says Bruce Ryde, Brand Marketing Director Luxury and Lifestyle brands IHG AMEA. The amenities on offer at these locations are world class, and often exclusive to that resort, which adds a certain special significance to one’s trip, that can be found nowhere else on Earth. The chance to choose activities that truly complement the exotic locales you and/or your family are visiting is a great perquisite of the InterContinental resorts in Southeast Asia. Whether that be through elephant treks in the sunset, or enjoying authentic Thai cuisine at the various world-class restaurants in and around the resorts, you can leave your holiday safe in the knowledge that you have experienced something exceptional.

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PERSONAL GROWTH Personal growth is such an important aspect of any development programme. Here at SLOAN! we often suggest our clients choose holidays with this in mind. Current lifestyles hinder the ability to take time out and work on oneself so combining personal growth with a holiday is the perfect solution for those who are time poor. The ability to fully unwind brings a great opportunity to reflect on your own personal growth away from ‘real life’ and carve out some “me” time. The InterContinental resorts in SouthEast Asia are family friendly, meaning parents and children can grow closer through joint extraordinary and unforgettable experiences, whether that be a nature walk exploring the natural beauty or an afternoon of sailing lessons. “We pride ourselves on catering for all ages, and it’s clear how much our younger guests learn and grow through the experiences on offer, from meeting people of a different culture, to trying Thai flavours that they may never have tasted before” says Stephane Duchenne, General Manager at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam.

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CONTRIBUTION There are plenty of opportunities to give something back whilst staying at InterContinental resorts in Asia. You can adopt and release a baby turtle back into the sea, in partnership with the Turtle Conservation Centre whilst staying at the InterContinental Bali, and the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam resort is situated close to Angthong National Marine Park, where you can appreciate species such as the black tip shark and butterfly fish. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Ollie Locke

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Celebrity life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks to Made in Chelsea reality TV star and male grooming guru Ollie Locke Congratulations on your return to

S Made in Chelsea, with such a fabulous

group on the show it must be exciting to be back. We definitely all missed our dose of your fun loving spirit and fabulous honesty. What did you miss most about your sabbatical from MIC? I missed my friends, Filming can be the O most wonderful fun, but it’s very busy. You become this extraordinary family of cast and crew. I hated not having that family around me, especially when I heard things were going wrong, and I couldn’t stick up for Binky! And that’s one of the things we at

S SLOAN! love about you, your loyalty to

your friends. I have seen the previews but what is in store for us in the new series?

The new series is purely fantastic, it has O every thing you ever want from Made in Chelsea we have explosive drama this series, but hopefully some Binky and Ollie moments you will cry with laughter at! What three words would you use to

S describe the last month of your life filming MIC?

O Nostalgic. Hilarious. Very Chelsea! Obviously Chelsea is famous for luxury

S and opulence, if happiness were a

currency how rich do you think you are? If you were to have asked me that two

O years ago I might have had said fairly

public’s judgement of one’s actions. What advice would you give to anyone wanting to be in reality TV? I think you have to be a certain person

O to be in reality TV. We open ourselves

up to social media critique from anyone that wants to give an opinion on our real life. I know it’s Made in Chelsea, and I’m not trying to gain sympathy but its enormously emotional, never knowing what is going to be said or who is going to walk in, and then have the world give their opinion. I always found it hardest when someone comes up to you in Tesco and tells you what you should have done in your previous relationship, and where your first thought might be to tell them to bugger off, you do put your life on camera and putting yourself up for scrutiny. If you wanted to be in reality TV then I suggest you grow some very thick skin as it’s a lot harder emotionally than some people give you credit for. If you could go back in time and tell the

S younger version of yourself one thing

what would you tell your younger self? Stop worrying so much and always

O have confidence as that is something

I sometimes struggle with, If you can master both of these I’m fairly sure you could do anything! people misjudge you, how does S When that make you feel? To be fair, I’m so very rarely down. I’m

O super positive and love everything life

skint. I needed a bit of time to sit back and naturally grow and to find out what I wanted, so I went to Bali for a bit and wrote, I did Celebrity Big Brother and I spent a summer in Cornwall with my closest friends. I realised that my life had been so crazy I had forgotten to put myself first and I had exhausted myself. Now, I honestly have never been happier in my life.

has to offer, I love meeting people and making people laugh. I’m very lucky and I know that, I know the importance of getting out of the craziness and going down to Cornwall several times a year is what I need to bring myself back to normality.

Putting yourself first and taking time S out to regroup and recharge with those dear to you is a key component in finding balance and contentment, especiallly when in the media spotlight. I work with a lot of people in reality TV and the common theme seems to be queries on how to deal with the mixed emotions that arise with the

O friends from every stage of my life and

How do you like to spend time with

S your family and friends?

I have the most fabulous group of

the closest family. All of my friends think I am just ridiculous and we have the most wonderful evenings every week. I’m not someone that likes to stay at home, I would rather have an adventure from weekends away on my little fishing boat to @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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midnight drives around London. That is when I’m truly myself and at my absolute happiest! Recently I have been focusing S on giving my time to help people with memory issues, if you were faced with the dilemma of losing all of your old memories or never being able to make new ones, which would you choose? I would never lose my memories, O it’s one of my biggest fears forgetting the past. I have had the most unbelievable 28 years, and in the last 5 I’ve been so lucky to live a ridiculous entertaining life and I would never trade those memories for anything. As you know, I am keen S supporter of charities and I hear you are working to help stand up to cancer this year. A big thank you from me, having lost my mother to cancer it is a cause very dear to my heart. Yes, I am one of the faces for O this year’s Channel 4’s Stand up for Cancer and I couldn’t be more proud of being involved this year. We are all so affected by this bloody horrid disease that we all need to do everything we can. My heart also lies with HIV and AIDS charities and I work closely with the Mercury Phoenix Trust (set up in memory of Freddie Mercury). My uncle died of HIV and it has really affected my whole family’s life. So I will do everything I can to help eradicate the stigma that HIV has! I totally agree, It is important to

S give back to our community in

whatever way we can. So when you are not being so good, do you have any bad habits? I’m a smoker, and I hate it. We all

O start when we are young and it was stupid, I regret it!

Indeed when you were young S smoking was trendy but not healthy! However, even as a smoker you always look fabulously glowing. You are well known as a male grooming guru, what daily habits would you advise both our male and female readers to do to look and feel awesome?

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I always believe that men still

O feel it feminine to pamper, we all need to feel pampered. In my life I make sure I make time every day to make myself look and feel better, whether it be a long bath or giving my face an exfoliation and a deep moisturizer, or if you’re really spoiling yourself go and spend a day getting rubbed and scrubbed, having some you time, that is the truth when it comes to feeling good, oh and drinking plenty of water. What are your favourite products

S that you couldn’t live without?

On my dressing table lies most of

O the products for my daily routine.

This incudes Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Spray, Lynx Africa, Matis Youth Hydrator (for the evening), Vita Liberata tan, Lauren’s Way tan for men, MAC NW35 Concealer (my secret weapon) and Terre d’Hermès (I like to marinate in it) Since the start of MIC you have

S achieved so much including your fabulous book Laid in Chelsea and your well-received appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. What have all these experiences taught you? I genuinely feel that so many

O fabulous creative people are

stuck in jobs they just don’t want to be in and complain about having to work at 9am every morning. I don’t agree with working to live, it seems so wrong, you should live your life and work around it to fund having a wonderful life. I made an agreement with myself that I will never have an office job, so I worked in nightclubs before Chelsea. If you hate your job, then just reassess and find something you adore, event organise, write, wedding plan. Just something that you wake up every day and can’t wait to start, even with a hangover! What and/or who inspires you to

S be better?

I want to semi retire by 50 so I

O can spend as much time as I can

with my children and travelling the world. So the idea of working hard and then spending the rest of my life writing and travelling always inspires me. But people inspire me. The idea of making someone laugh is just fabulous, everything I do is always to

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S When was the last time you tried something new and what was it?

Well I have decided I’m going to

O start working out more, and so

this is new, Bootcamp Pilates is my mid year resolution! If you could choose to live one

S day over and over again what would you choose to do? My best friend Emily and I

O travelled to Bali last year and

it was the best holiday of my life. We got drunk in a jungle, found billionaire gurus who invited us to their wedding, got caught up in a swarm of a million dragonflies, rode elephants through a village and danced into the evening! It was for both of us the most unbelievable holiday that we laugh at every week!

S What did life teach you yesterday?

Every day life teaches me to

O be grateful for what we have and I say thank you every night before I go to bed, I honestly couldn’t be more grateful for being here and smiling every day, even when times get a little hard. As the proud owner of Puppy S Gizmo, it would be remiss of me not to ask how you are finding life now you have your puppy. Every evening when I go to

O bed, that little Bear takes to my

side, tucks himself up and falls asleep. I end up sleeping upside down in the world’s most uncomfortable position waking up with a back problem. That puppy is the love of my life and brings so much happiness and joy into my life. I adopted him when he was 16 weeks old from someone that couldn’t have him anymore and we have been inseparable since! And finally... when did you last

S laugh so much it hurt, apart from during this interview of course?! This series of Made in Chelsea,

O I have managed to laugh so

much I have nearly actually wet myself four times! Binky and Richard make me laugh constantly; they are my rocks and my biggest source of ridiculousness!


Ollie Locke stars in Made in Chelsea Series 10 coming soon on E4

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10 Pamper Perfect Ways To Look & Feel Your Best

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HYPNOMASSAGE Featured in HELLO! and Belgravia Residents Journal, HypnoMassage is taking the complementary therapy world by storm as the brand new revolutionary fusion of Hypnotherapy and Massage. HypnoMassage is special in that problems can be solved in a more blissfully relaxing and cost effective way compared to talking therapies. Your conscious mind drifts away and you subconsciously tackle your problems without long discussion, analysis or navel gazing. It is all about pure focus on that which you desire, with autosuggestions of how to achieve your dreams in record time. All you have to do is lie there and have your massage! It can be used to treat any emotional issue from stress and low self confidence to phobias and weight loss.

Murad Treatments are dermatological treatments that they claim are guaranteed to improve the appearance of your skin. From ageing to acne, cellulite to pigmentation, redness to stretch marks, Murad will help your skin look healthy and more radiant.

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MURAD FACIAL Dr. Murad clinically proven facials are tailor made to suit your individual needs combining the most advanced ingredients with the latest skincare technology for instantly youthful, radiant, flawless skin.

Murad say that after one treatment, you’ll instantly unveil more youthful, luminous skin. We recommend the Resurgence Renewal Facial, it will help to boost elasticity and restore hydration, so you will leave with a beautiful glow to your skin. The facial is available at the award winning Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salons & Spas.

KUNDALINI BACK TREATMENT

This ila-spa 60-minute treatment at Whatley Manor’s Aquarias Spa offers you the unique opportunity to have a luxurious and organic spa treatment consisting of a gentle, nurturing massage that uses chakra-and-sound healing to activate and channel the Kundalini. The treatment induces not only a blissed out state of relaxation but also results in greater clarity. www.whatleymanor.com/spa/

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LOCKONEGO A-list hairdressers and celebrated session stylists Jonathan Long and Ben Cooke cofounded Lockonego hair salon in 2005. Over time the owners have hand-selected a team of the most talented cutters, colourists, extensionists and stylists in London.

As a celebrity hairdresser and co-founder of Lockonego salon, Jonny’s signature artistic but wearable styling makes him one of the most sought-after hairdressers around. His wealth of experience and personal touch has won him a loyal clientele including a recent visit from Sloan SheridanWilliams herself. With an ever expanding client list Jonathan still finds time to style for fashion shows and stars throughout the world and offers his expertise for popular TV shows, magazines and other media. Lockonego has been collectively nominated for numerous industry and consumer awards and the team is well known as a formidable force in the salon world with an established name in style and service (see photo opposite). The star quality of this salon is they get it, they get you and they deliver everything they do with 100% passion and commitment.

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COOLSCULPTING Those unwanted areas of fat are not called stubborn fat for nothing! However much you exercise or watch your diet they stubbornly refuse to shift. Now there is CoolSculpting, the newest, most innovative, non-surgical and natural way to quickly get rid of those unwanted lumps and bumps of fat. CoolSculpting, a clinically proven procedure that involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin, was developed by Harvard scientists and has practically no downtime so you can get on with your day after the procedure. CoolSculpting offers effective body contouring treatment without surgery or downtime and as results happen gradually you have more natural looking results with optimal results achieved around 90 days after treatment. We reviewed the CoolSculpting treatment at the renowned Dr Rita Rakus Clinic in London and our reviewer was treated by Dr Galyna Selezneva who graduated from the Coolsculpting University in California. The results speak for themselves. www.drritarakus.com

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THAI RITUAL MASSAGE Thai Square Spa has established itself as a premium day spa since it opened its doors in the heart of Covent Garden during 2010. It boasts a timeless classical elegance and today it is highly regarded for an impressive selection of rituals and ceremonies that pay homage to Thailand’s rich aromatherapy and massage traditions. The Andaman Aromasoul Ritual Massage use the special Andaman Aromasoul Massage & Body Oil inspired by Thailand’s Arabian aromatherapy influences. It uses Rosewood which is incredibly relaxing, sandalwood and myrrh add beguiling depth to the scent and are soothing and anti-inflammatory. It also contains Cardamon which stimulates and refreshes. www.thaisquarespa.com

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THETA HEALING Theta Healing is a healing modality seen as one of the fastest and most effective healing techniques. A session consists of connecting with energy of All That Is, followed by intuitive scanning, identifying limiting beliefs and replacing them with new ones, instilling positive feelings, emotions and healing energy. We highly recommend Beata Aleksandrowicz who has over 17 years experience of different healing modalities and specialises in Theta Healing and Yoga Nidra. She is also the founder and developer of the Pure Massage technique and Spa Training Method. www.beata.website

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LA BELLE ASSIETTE Pampering doesn’t just mean having a beauty treatment. You can pamper yourself by having dinner for eight cooked at home by a talented chef thanks to La Belle Assiette. Bringing restaurant quality food to your dining table, La Belle Assiette caters for homes across the UK working with over 200 professional chefs. The concept is simple but the expertise behind the scenes is well thought out and highly organised. In just a few simple clicks on labelleassiette.co.uk you can choose a menu created by a local chef and book securely online. The chef buys the ingredients, cooks in your kitchen, serves and then cleans up before slipping away. This allows you to enjoy great food and the company of your guests stress free. Click here to read about our evening with chef Jacqueline Wise and see Puppy Gizmo set the table! www.labelleassiette.co.uk

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CACI ADVANCED LIFT Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Cliff Richard, Lisa Snowden and Barbara Windsor have been fans of CACI non-surgical facial treatments for years.

Now you can discover their beauty secret yourself with the launch of the new CACI Advanced Lift facial at The Mandara Spa at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge which is the first Mandara Spa in the UK and Europe. The CACI Advanced Lift facial is completely bespoke to your skincare needs. Advanced technology is used to target your concerns on a deeper level. Superior technologies such as micro-current, CACI’s unique wrinkle comb, microdermabrasion and light therapy may also be used to target specific skin concerns. This facial will tone your facial muscles and smooth out lines and wrinkles whilst also concentrating on other concerns such as skin texture and problematic skins. The results are visible after just one treatment. The great thing about the CACI Advanced Lift is that it genuinely can be fitted into a lunch break as the treatment can be completed within 60 minutes. There is also absolutely no downtime meaning you can continue with the day ahead. www.mandaraspa.com

LADY SLOANE FACIAL The Lady Sloane facial is Cadogan Cosmetic’s most exclusive facial for ladies that leaves skin refreshed, rejuvenated and enhanced.

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This unique luxury facial includes a combination of 3 different masks, packed full of the very best antioxidants, botanicals and active ingredients that will immediately invigorate the skin adding a youthful glow and leaving skin decongested and pores looking smaller. The facial also uses massage and lymphatic drainage to erase signs of fatigue and lift the skin tissue. Your face is left feeling refreshed, revived and looking radiant. www.cadogancosmetics.com @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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An ideal gift for an skincare connoisseur, SABON’s Facial Kit consists of the Hydrating Face Cream, Face Polisher, Rich Moisturising Facial Mask, Head Band and Sponge. £33

simplehuman Sensor Mirror The tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight and is more than twice as bright as the next best. Distortionfree, cordless and one charge lasts up to 5 weeks. £119.99

This intricately carved feather cuff from Dower and Hall is made with 18ct yellow gold vermeil on a sterling silver. £595

Heyland & White Candle This limited edition Black Narcissi Candle has a sensual mix of fragrances creating a heady, sultry aroma to fill your home. £30

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100 per cent of the net profits from the sale of Smell the Roses will be donated to benefit breast cancer charities. £23

The concentrated stem cell extract of Centella Asiatica, rich in natural antioxidants rejuvenates the skin’s structure, restoring firmness, elasticity and moisture for a more youthful appearance.

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Cyberjammies use the softest, most comfortable fabrics to ensure their nightwear helps to give you a great nights’ sleep. From £22.50

Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette has a light, floral scent with hints of peony, rose petal, orchid and cedar. £15

Youth Corridor Youth Corridor Ultimate Antioxidant C Boost Serum fights ageing by increasing collagen production to reduce the appearance of skin discolourations and strengthen the skin’s barrier response. £200

Rococo Chocolates We love Rococo’s colourful Santa made with milk chocolate with a thin white chocolate coating carefully hand painted later. 250g, £29.95

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Is this relationship healthy? A toxic relationship can take many forms, not all of them visibly unhealthy on the surface. What makes a relationship toxic is the unhealthy interaction between two people which denies one or both of them of happiness, security, growth and the basic rights of an individual. SIGNS OF A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP Obvious signs would be any form of physical or mental abuse. Less obvious signs would be if they choose the clothes you wear or make you feel guilty for seeing friends without them being present.

you find yourself joining their partner in risky or dangerous behaviour to avoid an argument or avoid being labelled as boring. Enablers can be a bit trickier to spot so look out for signs such as: • Avoiding conflict at all costs • Denying that there is an obvious problem or minimising the issue • Forcing their opinion or expectations on to you or displaying other controlling behaviour with strict limiting expectations • Assuming your responsibilities and not allowing you to take ownership

One partner might take the role of caretaker, martyr, victim or selfappointed hero in the relationship rather than developing an environment where both partners are respected equals.

• Protecting you from a perceived risk of pain that isn’t really there

If your partner makes you feel bad or belittles you, this is another sign of toxicity. Another less obvious sign is if

• Telling you what you did and did not experience contrary to your experience (gas lighting)

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• Treating you like a child or expecting you to be submissive and not voice your opinions

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Anyone who is made to feel less than by their partner could be in a toxic relationship as could a couple who only function by lurching from one emotionally charged drama to another. However partners who consistently enable their loved ones by overcompensating and over-protecting them out of a sense of misplaced love or concern are just as toxic as the more tangible domestically violent partner or partner who is an addict. If one partner’s actions and behaviours are negatively impacting their loved one supporting unhelpful limiting behaviours or creating an unhealthy emotionally or physically damaging environment then it is time to act. PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS The biggest negative psychological effect is low self-esteem and low self-worth. You may also start to believe the warped view of the toxic partner and allow these negative opinions of yourself to become a


Advice from Sloan Sheridan-Williams on dealing with toxic relationships 1. Work with the law of

attraction and emulate the behaviour of those in relationships that are successful so that you attract the same into your life.

2. Allowing the unacceptable to become acceptable is a recipe for disaster. Create strong personal boundaries and demand the same respect from others.

3. Learn to be less dependent on

others for your happiness and look at ways you can make yourself happy without external validation.

4. Keep your focus on constantly moving forward towards the future rather than being held back by the meaning you have attached to the past. Everyone deserves to be in a happy healthy relationship.

self-fulfilling prophecy and affect your self-belief so that you think you really are this negative version of yourself that your partner portrays you to be. Self doubt, paranoia, anxiety and depression are also common. These psychological effects can last long after the relationship has ended, impacting on future relationships and the person’s ability to form healthy attachments. SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? A fear of abandonment may develop from being in a toxic relationship. This emotional trigger is one of the greatest fears in the mind of someone who feels they must be in a relationship to feel fulfilled and they will stay with even the most unsuitable partner to avoid feeling rejected. Denial is also a powerful factor in unhealthy relationships as the person lives within denial of the truth about the relationship, the truth about what their partner is really like and the truth about themselves. Living in denial

perpetuates the unhealthy patterns of behaviour and continues the cycle of emotional dysfunction. The decision you are making may not be whether to walk or stay but more what behaviour you are willing to accept and what you ultimately think you are worth. OTHER EFFECTS Toxic relationships tend to cause concern in friends and loved ones who can see the damage being done much clearer because they are removed from the situation and have a sense of detachment. Children can be affected in a number of ways from increased levels of anxiety to manifestation of phobias and shyness or social anxiety. In terms of nurturing, children may be conditioned into believing that toxic relationships are acceptable and go on to repeat these unhealthy attachments in their own relationships as they move into adulthood.

5. Accountablility is key. Take

personal responsibility by being accountable and authentic in your behaviour. Don’t allow others to make you feel responsible for something you have not done.

6. Whining and blame are not

helpful. Let go of beating yourself up or blaming others. Unhappiness is a signal that you need to change either your circumstances or your belief system or both.

7. Acquire knowledge by using setbacks as lessons to learn from and to help you make positive changes in your life.

8. You can shift your focus

from your life by contributing in a healthy manner to those who will appreciate it and in turn this will increase your self-worth. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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GIF T S FOR MILLENIA L S Whether your loved ones are young or young at heart, these pages from the SLOAN! Christmas Gift Guide have gifts for them from gadgets and fashion to technology and more. Click titles for more information & stockists.

ALCODIGITAL 3000 This award-winning device is based on the same advanced electrochemical sensor technology used in Police Approved Breathalysers. £339.95

MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE This limited edition women’s dog walking jacket is designed for dog owners with 10% of the price donated to Dogs Trust. £69.99

IBEANI This stylish bean bag is designed to hold any device on any surface at the perfect angle. Handmade in the UK and available in over 20 designs, use it for tablets and even cameras. £24.99 COLGATE PROCLINICAL POCKET PRO This new compact electric toothbrush is designed for busy people who still want that super clean feeling when away from home. £69.99 ON RUNNING CLOUD The Cloud with ZeroGravity foam and On’s CloudTec® technology is the lightest running shoe in the world, with outstanding cushioning and impact protection. £110

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CLIC MARBLE Each of the world’s first real marble smartphone cases from Native Union are one-of-a-kind thanks to the unique veins of marble sliced as thin as a credit card. £69.99

KEF M500 These light and robust headphones have a lightweight aluminium frame, memory foam breathable ear pads, special hinges for comfort, tangle-free flat cable and fold into a compact case. £249.95


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Ultherapy: The Future in Anti-Ageing Treatments Lee Garrett is Harley Street’s leading celebrity skin guru and is the secret behind many A-list celebrities’ flawless complexions. Lee’s special understanding of the skin has made him one of the most well respected in the industry. Recently launched at his clinic, Ultherapy is described as the future in anti-ageing treatments and is the one and only FDA approved non-invasive lift using ultrasound technology. It’s surgical precision is second to none; using a high frequency focus ultrasound device to treat underneath the skin to the very deep layers where only until now plastic surgeons could reach. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to non-invasively lift the neck, chin and brow and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. As the latest innovation in skin tightening, Ultherapy can offer a pain-free non-surgical facelift with zero downtime in a single hourlong appointment. Lee Garrett is a pioneer in skin treatments and is one of the first people to offer this revolutionary treatment in the UK. When assessing this treatment as an option to offer in his clinic Lee reviewed clinical trials in the USA, patient reviews and the results that it has achieved in real patients in the States. Lee was so impressed with the results of this new therapy that he immediately made the investment of buying the state of the art equipment to offer this treatment to his patients. Since then he has been swamped with patients looking to improve their looks with this latest innovative technology. www.leegarrett.net

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Feel Fabulous At Forty Sloan Sheridan-Williams has seen a trend amongst her clients that women after the age of 40 are most likely to want to reinvent themselves in either their personal or professional lives. Their common goal is to attain unfulfilled ambitions they’ve dreamed about over the years but have been unable to focus on due to family, work or other commitments. The great news is that fortysomethings can be more self-assured and confident than their younger counterparts because not only do they have the benefit of life experience, they also have so many new products that help them look and feel ten years younger while retaining their wisdom. On these pages are a few of our favourites, which work just as well at any age.


Our top 3 beauty products to help you look younger For those not yet ready to book an antiageing treatment in a clinic, here are 3 fab beauty products to help you look and feel wonderful in the comfort of your home. • Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Condition, £69 • NEOVA DNA Total Repair is a groundbreaking skin serum that combines three DNA-repairing enzymes to help decrease the visible signs of UV induced skin damage by 96% in just 12 weeks. £79 • Youth Corridor Ultimate Antioxidant C Boost Serum uses the active form of vitamin C to enhance your skin’s own rejuvenation process. £200

Reduce Acne Scarring Skin needling is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that enhances the skin’s ability to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, with minimal recovery time. Skinrölla is a specially designed device to dramatically increase production of the skin’s natural components such as collagen and elastin, creating younger looking skin. It works on the deeper layers of the skin, naturally stimulating collagen production, leading to longer lasting, more dramatic results. The precision engineered micro needles penetrate through the epidermis and pin prick the dermis, inducing the skin’s natural healing response. This leads to new collagen formation and tissue remodelling which can help reduce fine lines & wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage and stretch marks. www.courthouseclinics.com

Cloud Nine Ultimate O Set The O revolutionary heated roller system delivers sought-after root lift in a flash thanks to its renowned heat induction technology. Whilst conventional rollers can leave you waiting up to 20 minutes for them to warm up, The O rollers in a beautiful carry case can be taken from room temperature to 130C in an astonishing four seconds and they even use seven times less power than their traditional counterparts. £159.99

THREE TOP TIPS FROM SLOAN!

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LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS

This doesn’t have to be a negative. It is not about settling for second best or selling yourself short. The key is to lower your expectations while also raising your standards. Lower the expectation that being loved and admired is synonymous with beauty and raise your standard of contributing back to those less fortunate. Once you shift your focus you will be more at ease with those smile lines as you will love the reason that they were created.

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PRACTICE THE SIX EMOTIONAL NEEDS

We can learn to live a contented fulfilled life by looking at every one of our six emotional needs and taking stock of which needs are being least met by our current actions and behaviours. Client issues include being heavily focused on comfort or significance ignoring their need for connection or contribution. Spend more time and energy doing things which satisfy all your emotional needs equally, you are more likely to feel happy in your own skin.

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TAKE A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

While some people just like to share their experiences, there are others who gain a unhealthy sense of significance from portraying their ‘perfect’ lives on social media. Retain perspective that it is far better to be happy doing the things you want to do with the people you love and who love you, than being able to create the perfect photo or YouTube video for others to see. Your life is for you to enjoy. If you wish to share it authentically then great, but just because you can post to social media doesn’t mean you have to. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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1. RUN IN SUPPORT

2. SHOP IN SUPPORT

Pink Perfection

Sif Jakobs Pink Ribbon Earrings in sterling silver with pink zircons. 20% of all sales are donated to Breast Cancer Care. £79 www.sifjakobs.com 3. DRINK IN SUPPORT

4. EAT IN SUPPORT

Godiva Mousse Meringue 16 piece box. 10% of sale proceeds from this collection will be donated to Breast Cancer Now. £23 www.godivachocolates.co.uk

5. HEALTH & SUPPORT

6. SPARKLE IN SUPPORT

Limited Edition Theradome LH80 PRO Laser Helmet. 10% of sale will be donated to Breast Cancer Now. £649 www.theradomeforhairloss.co.uk

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Click titles for more... JACK DANIEL’S SINGLE BARREL With a richer, robust flavour to its famous brother Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel has notes of toasted oak, vanilla and caramel. £55

KEEN KOVEN WP The Koven WP men’s shoe from KEEN is the go-to multi-use trail shoe for the dependability and comfort you need in an outdoor shoe. £79.99

THOMAS EARNSHAW This fashionable timepiece has a skeleton design highlighting the intricacy of the workmanship with a silver dial and sub dials for the day, date, month and a 24 hour display. £480

BRAUN °COOLTEC The world’s first dry shaver that puts an end to shaving irritation. Technology used in spacecraft construction is to thank for this innovation. £199.99

BRYT HAUTE COUTURE FOR HIM Contains premium, hand-picked products from this British botanical range in exclusive gift box. £60

TRIBESPORTS Tribesports mid layers are perfect for cold morning runs as can be used as an outer layer in cool-to-cold temperatures, or as a mid-layer in more extreme conditions. £52

GRAHAM’S 20 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT Golden and nutty with rich, mellow aroma of fruitcake flavours makes this port is ideal for Christmas to pair with a flaming Christmas pudding. £35.95

OLLIE Inspired by skateboarding culture, this appcontrolled robot is the perfect boy toy reaching speeds of up to 14 MPH and doing tricks controlled by gestures. £79.99

JOCKEY CLOTHING The A/W collection re-establishs the strong powerful nature of manliness dedicated to the modern day man. Underwear from £15 @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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MOVE is a 30-day fitness challenge to raise funds and awareness for

From the team who put the moustache back on the face of fashion comes MOVE, a 30-day fitness challenge to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

men’s health issues

The Movember Foundation will always be all about the moustache, but now there’s more than one way to champion men’s health in Movember. For women, or Mo Sistas, MOVE is a way to do something tangible in the name of men’s health. For years, Mo Sistas have watched on as the men grow glorious moustaches, asking for something more they could do to support Movember. MOVE is a new way for Mo Sistas to make a difference this Movember, it’s not just about Mo Sistas getting active, it’s their chance to inspire the men in

Celebrity wellness consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams has been raising awareness about men’s health for many years. She said, I’m really excited about this new campaign as MOVE allows women to get involved and contribute to raising awareness about men’s health, not just physiological issues like cancer but also psychological issues like stress and depression.

their lives to take control of their physical and mental well-being. “We want Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to challenge each other to MOVE every day of Movember. 30 MOVEs in 30 days. How you MOVE each day is up to you.” Sarah Coghlan, head of Movember UK. “Whether it’s a workout one day, a quick jog at lunchtime the next, an hour at the ping-pong table, or an epic bike ride, no MOVE is too big or small. Just sign up at Movember.com and commit to MOVE for men’s health.” Being active is one of the best things you can do for your health. Too many of us spend far too long sitting in front of a computer, a TV,

or commuting, and our bodies just weren’t designed to sit for that long. Studies show that all this sitting is taking a major toll on our health, and sitting has become the new smoking. There is good news – moving on a regular basis can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It’s also one of the best ways to stay mentally healthy and one of the best treatments for mild to moderate depression. MOVE is directly linked to Movember’s vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. A world where men live happier, healthier and longer lives, starts with simply moving. The moustache starts a

conversation about men’s health and MOVE puts the Movember Foundation’s vision into immediate action. “We all know that exercise is good for us, but MOVE isn’t just about fitness, and it certainly isn’t about becoming an elite athlete. It’s about trying something new, shaking up the routine and moving in unusual ways. Challenge yourself. Get your friends on board. Do something fun that’s good for you and men’s health” says Coghlan. This Movember, the Movember Foundation is challenging all the Mo Sistas out there to be champions of men’s health. Click here for more details. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Six Ways To A Healthy Life

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Mindfulness is the buzzword of the moment, but there is truth behind this trend. Deep breathing calms the mind and as little as 10 minutes a day has been shown to have enormous health benefits and improve sleep quality. The key is to mentally distance yourself from stressful or stimulating situations allowing you time to shift towards calm, quiet and contentment. For those who have yet to master stillness of the mind, deep breathing on it’s own is a great start. It reduces your heart rate and increases oxygen saturation in the blood allowing your muscle cells to recharge and work at optimal performance. If meditation is not your thing, pick up a good book and take time out for a relaxing reading session by burning scented candles or essential oils in relaxing fragrances like jasmine, geranium, rose or sandalwood allowing it to inspire you.

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Energy comes in different forms. An awakening of the mind and senses is crucial to keep your mood and energy levels at optimal throughout the day. A simple trick is to use a citrus shower gel to awaken the senses and invigorate you. Choose one which is high in essential citrus oils or has a strong refreshing smell. Tea tree shampoo and conditioner is perfect to stimulate and awaken the scalp, increasing blood flow to the follicles and leaving a pleasant tingling sensation. Take time out if possible every 30 minutes to either stand up and stretch or walk to the water cooler and grab a drink or get out of the car to get a minute of fresh air. These pattern interrupts not only change your psychology but by altering your position will also change your physiology and decrease the risk of stress on your skeletal structures.

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If your lifestyle is somewhat sedentary, try walking up to 30 minutes a day preferably in the morning as it fires up your brain and stimulates your body. If you’re already a gym goer, try to vary your routine. Remember to smile as you work out as this too changes your physiology and in turn will increase your energy. Being active also involves engaging your core muscles throughout the day not just at gym time! Changing your posture by just a fraction can make a big difference to how you feel internally and how people perceive you externally. Notice how you feel when you’re slumped and shrugged compared to how you feel standing tall with your shoulders back and chest out. By changing your posture to look confident, positive messages are fed back to your brain that will improve your mood and thought processes resulting in you feeling happier and more energised.


Health so often gets overlooked in favour of promoting skinny and fashionable looks. The fact is skinny can be healthy but it is in many instances not the case. Body shape plays an important part in health but an extreme in any arena is not a recipe for success. With an increase in anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphia coming through my doors, the common factor does seem to be peer pressure especially from social media channels not to mention the media itself.

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Eating plenty of fresh raw fruit and vegetables will supply your body with the antioxidants and enzymes it needs to not only help you look younger and more radiant but also support cell repair and healthy functioning. For added recovery benefits, avoid refined foods such as bread, pasta, rice, cakes, pastries and any other processed foods. You know this but are you actually putting it into practice. For those who aren’t at least ensure you have adequate intake of vitamins or consider adding a high quality probiotic capsule into your diet. A freshly made juice or smoothie is full of easily digested nutrients and a great way to kick start your day.

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Turn Off

Turning off technology in this modern age of social media seems almost impossible. TV and social networks allow us to hide behind technology rather than circulating and connecting with the world on a face-to-face basis. It has been shown that this actual results in brain cell death so turning off should be on your road to increasing your energy and vitality. Research has shown that not only should you limit your TV and computer time throughout the day, but that you should avoid both TV and computers for at least an hour before you go to bed. If you are too tired to read a book then try to listen to relaxing music or even master the art of meditation. PAGE 52 Make sure you read “12 Top Tips To Stay Calm and Confident” on page 52 which highlights how to lower your stress levels and get ahead this festive season.

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I am pleased to say that there has been a huge push for healthy being the new skinny and that is a movement I fully support. A healthy mind is the foundation of a healthy body. You cannot have the latter without it. Stress and negative emotions often manifest themselves in a physical form in the body if left to fester. The article below is written to put the health back into healthy.

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Habits

We are all the combination of our daily habits and the people we choose to surround ourselves with. So choose wisely. You can look at someone and in an instant know if they are a regular gym goer or what types of daily habits they have. Look around and take the time to decide what daily habits you need to incorporate into your life to be the healthy person you want to be. Make small changes to your daily routine so it becomes a new habit. When you lower your expectations while raising your standards about what you can achieve and what you need to do, you will be more productive and less stressed thereby giving you more energy. PAGE 72 Turn to page 72 for our competition prizes which will not only add variety and comfort to your life but a smile on your face. Good luck! @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Kate Humble

Environmental sustainability and business often seem to be at opposing ends of the spectrum in this current economic climate however not everyone dances to that tune. Kate Humble has launched a new product range that not only smells delightful and does what it promises but is also natural, biodegradable and environmentally friendly. SLOAN! was given the chance to sit down and chat with Kate about her journey in creating her first range of products and absolutely leapt at the idea so that we could share it with you, our readers, in helping inspire you to either use these fantastic products while being kind to Mother Earth or better still create some of your own. On arrival, Kate seems to effortlessly look naturally beautiful, sitting on the sofa albeit out of her usual countryside setting but still relaxed, casual and easy to chat to. Kate talks to wellness consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams about the launch of her new ethical skincare range in an exclusive interview for SLOAN! Here is what she had to say about Humble.

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inspired you to create S What Humble? I looked everywhere for a range K of products that are natural and biodegradable but, just as importantly, look, smell and feel wonderful to use. I drew a blank so I decided to develop a range of products myself. It’s been a challenge but I am delighted to now be launching the Humble Natural Beauty Range. They say every invention has a S pivotal moment, is it true you used to use an all purpose soap when camping and did this inspire you to make something better? It is true, I do have a camping

K product I have used a lot which is marketed as an all purpose soap. You can wash your plates, your hair, and your clothes with it. It’s not good! Practical but not an everyday product. It made me think it should be possible to have a product which is environmentally friendly, that you could use everyday, that is nice to use everyday. However I just couldn’t find it. I remember thinking it must be possible to create! That must have created quite a

S few challenges?

The challenge was simple, the K products had to be beautiful to use, but also kind on the environment. The very essence of the products had to be like its name - humble. After three years of intense research and product development the Humble bath and beauty range was born. Fabulous products, wonderful to use, safe for all the family, and also kind to the planet.

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How did you begin formulating your concept into reality?

I went to a company called K Broad Oak in Devon. They had started off as a florist but now make beautiful perfumes for all sorts of brands. I felt it was important to get a British company on side, that too one who had been doing this for a long time. The

products themselves are personally inspired but I wanted them to be practical too. I spend a lot of time outdoors especially on the farm so I have chapped hands. I decided to start on the challenge of making a hand cream that would work outside without having a greasy residue. My remit to Broad Oak was to ask if they could come up with a hand cream that makes a difference instantly but absorbs into the skin. What was their impression of

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They looked into creating the

K product but they said it wasn’t straightforward. They were right, it has taken two and a half years since that first conversation to come up with a product that works. were some of the S What obstacles delaying the process? It took a long time to find

K the right formula to replace the petrochemicals found in mainstream products. It’s the petrochemicals that provide the “gloop” to make the product runny. I didn’t want to use SLS so there were lots of elements they wanted to replace. It took time testing different products and waiting for them to sit in test tubes for up to three months. You need to make sure that the products wouldn’t become corrosive etc. This is just one of the reasons that the product process takes time. Another is in the design and look of the product. Packaging is the first thing

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you balance the look of your product with an environmentally friendly packaging? Our main concern was to

K minimise the impact of Humble

products on the environment by using packaging that is made from recycled plastic and glass and ensuring that our packaging can be recycled once you have finished with it. To have an environmentally friendly product you need to package it with environmentally friendly packaging.

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So you say you wanted the S packaging to be bare and as simple as possible. How did you come up with a design which was distinctive, eye catching and as environmentally friendly. The aim is to use products K that have been recycled and could be recycled again. However, with these products came problems as the plastic was murky and an unattractive colour, so the branding of the brand became difficult as a factor of it was using murky colours. With this came compromise. We didn’t want to use screw caps as they were difficult to use, so we used a flip top as everyone nowadays expects it. The problem we had is the flip top element can’t be recycled. With many things in life, there

S needs to be compromise and balance. How did you make difficult decision surrounding environmental factors versus usability? Flip tops and pumps can’t

K be recycled however a

compromise had to be made to make the beautiful product user friendly. But as long as there was a good reason to not go for the most environmentally friendly I felt I could hold my head high and justify the next best option where there was no other sustainable choice.

Sounds easy in principle but S how many scents did you have to go through before coming close to one that evoked those very descriptive memories? I tried over 50 different scents, K and eventually settled on sweet pea and verbena, and loved it. It successfully reminded me of walking into the summer garden with fresh air.

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So what about the intensity? You seemed quite particular on the strength?

The intensity of the fragrance K had its own challenges. Sweet pea and verbena is a lovely scent you can use at any time of day. We also had a look at other smells. We looked at rose and frankincense which is a personal favourite due to memories from my travels in the Middle East. Frankincense is wrapped up in that welcome when you arrive. I have clear memories of how they waft frankincense at you and welcome you with open arms. But you are right, it took a long time to get the strength right. It is a lovely subtle note within the product. The smell has a strong connotation with happy memories every time I smell it.

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market did you decide to S What aim your product at?

I do not like heavy fragrances

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where when you walk into a room and everyone can smell you. I wanted to get fragrances that captured the essence of being outdoors and the joy of a summer’s day. The smell you get when it’s

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been warm in the garden and the scents of the flowers start to rise. One that’s not overwhelming just one you’re aware of.

getting the product out to everyone possible. I decided to start with a good entry range that was affordable. Starter kit, body wash, hand lotion, body lotion and hand cream. It was important to me to

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make the product portable so I have designed some products in the range slightly smaller than others. We were delighted to see how

S competitively priced your products are?

Yes, hand creams and body

K lotions start at £8, the rest

of the range is £10 with the indulgence bath honey at £12 (but this is because of high honey content). It is worth every penny, I am

S absolutely in love with your

bath honey! I was lucky enough to receive one of the jars before official launch, but where can you buy Humble at the moment? Waitrose have taken the K product on so it is easily available. I chose Waitrose as it is the one supermarket that supports local people and farmers the most as they stock local produce. How would you describe the

S journey from idea to final product?

It has been a long journey that

K has been difficult at stages,

however sometimes a bit of a struggle can be worth it. You feel proud of the end result. It is interesting to think about extending the range perhaps to skincare. I don’t warm towards products that promise to reduce wrinkles by 90% when without the genetics it’s not going to work. I want to make a product that makes people feel more confident. So an honest skincare range that celebrates well looked after skin whatever age it is and allows people’s natural beauty to be there without trying to change it. The Humble range is available in Waitrose. Have you tried it yet?


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Unlocking Pain


Meet The Muscle Whisperer

Celebrity Life Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams meets with Sophia Kupse to share with you a revolutionary treatment for relieving and unlocking back pain.

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Back pain is a rapidly growing epidemic worldwide, responsible for many conditions such as painkiller addiction and depression to name a few. It is our body’s natural response to 21st century life.

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As the founder of her breakthrough natural treatment, the ‘Langellotti Tri-Therapy’ Sophia Kupse brings together Eastern and Western medicine, combined with volcanic heat and ice marble, to successfully unlock, back pain.

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Sophia herself has firsthand experience of the problems back pain can generate.

BELIEF BREAKTHROUGH

Sophia Kupse is a leading pioneer in holistic medicine. Using over 25 years knowledge and experience, she has developed a revolutionary back pain treatment that goes beyond massage. Her interest in holistic medicine stemmed from childhood, as both her parents were part-time herbalists.

LT THERAPY

‘LT Therapy’ evolved from years of treating people with acute and chronic back pain Its purpose was to stop the back muscles from reacting to stress and begin to re-educate and reverse the damaging effects it was having on the client, both physically and mentally.

Suffering multiple injuries from a head on collision on Christmas Eve in 1987, she developed her own recovery programme over nine months, after being told by doctors that she may have to spend the remaining years of her life in a wheelchair. Sophia discovered what worked and what didn’t through her own personal journey. She successfully went beyond what medics predicted and today, helps hundreds of her patients live a pain free life.

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WHO IS SOPHIA KUPSE

‘LT Therapy’ uses a tri-method system made up of three key elements that release back pain due to emotional or physical build up. This advanced muscle release technique combines cryo and thermo therapy in the form of volcanic heat and ice marble. FAST RESULTS

Using natural sources of energy and organic essential oils, this synergistic combination always ensures the client feels amazing and leaves with a positive state of mind after just one treatment.

KEYS TO UNLOCKING YOUR BACK PAIN

Her self-help book explains not only the reason as to why (now more than ever) we are more vulnerable to back pain at all ages, but also the need to understand how our back naturally responds to daily stress and what we need to do in order to eliminate it and prevent premature ageing of the mind and body. This is the second book of an aticipated five part series, The first of which is called Desperately Seeking A Pain Free Self. For more information see themusclewhisperer.co.uk

As well as chatting to Sophia, Sloan was invited to have a treatment.

REVIEWED BY SLOAN

Sophia is a fountain of knowledge and her passion for healing others and intuitive abilities are a wonderful combination for any practitioner. No stranger to back pain myself and with a love of psychology, I was fascinated about how the two were linked by well supported research. The results were noticeable from as soon as I left Sophia’s Harley Street clinic and I have a booked a second session.

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Sophia believes when you eliminate back pain, you free the mind. Helping her own mother over 20 years ago recover from muscular back pain, she prevented her from having to take early retirement. Sophia’s journey is inspirational. HOLISTIC APPROACH

‘LT Therapy’ targets the whole back holistically releasing pain felt elsewhere in the body. When Sophia treats someone, she is treating their mind, body and spirit as a whole. The client comes away in a state of relaxation; ensuring long term benefits are achieved.

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Having read both of Sophia Kupse’s books there is a wealth of great advice that can be incorporated into your daily habits to make your life potentially pain free. For me, I’ve bought a rebounder which my grandmother has even tried out and adapted my diet, while increasing my water intake with the help of a few blueberries and mint for taste! @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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For the life you desire & deserve

Sloan Sheridan-Williams is the founder of Sloan & Associates. One of London’s top Celebrity life coaches she has just opened her second Wellness Clinic in South West London. The new clinic serves the local community providing hypnotherapy, life coaching and hypnomassage at prices to suit all budgets. Sloan also has clinics in Chelsea and Mayfair where she and her associates use over 20 years experience to help clients take their lives to the next level. For more information and to book an appointment, please visit www.swlondonclinic.co.uk. Below are just some of the issues Sloan & Associates can help you with. Addiction Anxiety Bad habits Bullying Depression Eating disorders Exam nerves Grief & loss 50

IBS Infertility Insomnia LGBT issues Negative emotions Pain management Panic attacks Phobias

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12 Top Tips To Stay Calm and Confident Chelsea Life Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams shares life coaching advice on how to lower your stress levels and get ahead this festive season. Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The question I am most often asked by my clients is how to stay calm in the face of a situation or a person that is stressing the client out. Here are my top 11 ways to stay calm in the face of your circumstances. BE IMPECCABLE

The most successful people in life are usually the ones who are the most impeccable. When you live your life with integrity and behave in a consistently dignified and gracious manner, it is much harder for people to engage you in conflict. EXIST IN THE ADULT EGO STATE

When under pressure, successful people respond by remaining in the Adult ego state and display logical responses and calm behaviour to what is going on around them as opposed to existing in the judgemental Parent ego state or petulant Child ego state.

Create a stress-free environment for yourself this Winter by booking a life coaching or hypnosis session with Sloan & Associates. Call 07715 474602 and quote WINTER20 for 20% off your first treatment. Terms & conditions apply.

BE ASSERTIVE

One of the best ways to stay calm is to be assertive. Successful people know that the best way to deal with people in stressful situations is to be confident and expresses themselves in a positive way without being negative, aggressive or passive. CONSIDER THE SOURCE

When faced with a potential conflict, the successful person will consider the source of the upset. Judgement is made as to whether the source is qualified, experienced or respected on the area under consideration and they will then act accordingly with unreliable sources being discredited. PICK YOUR BATTLES

Successful people play the long game and focus on winning the war rather than each and every small point. By picking their battles they appreciate that the need to be right is not always more important than the need for happiness. PRACTISE MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is the intentional focus on ourselves and the world around us in a non-judgemental way to encourage self-awareness and helpful thoughts, emotions and behaviours in the present moment. Practising mindfulness every day will shift your focus and reduce stress levels. COMMUNICATE AUTHENTICALLY

Posture, facial expressions, eye contact and other non-verbal communication must all be congruent with your words if you are to appear authentic and be taken seriously when communicating in stressful environments as it is not enough to

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just sound assertive, you must also look assertive. PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE

The successful person knows that the best way to deal with stressful situations is to avoid them happening in the first place. By mitigating risks, spotting problems before they happen and managing situations effectively you can prevent stress having a negative impact on your life. LEARN ACCEPTANCE

Learning to let go and accepting what has gone before is a major component of staying calm. Successful people do not ruminate on the past and instead focus on living in the present and looking forward to the future. HAVE AN UNSHAKEABLE BELIEF

Success originates from a strong belief in one’s self, a powerful faith in a higher power or both. This unshakeable belief enables situations to be approached with certainty. The greater the certainty during a difficult encounter, the greater the power to influence and persuade which reduces conflict and stress. TURN OFF TECHNOLOGY

Getting distracted by social media, texts and e-mail notifications results in the world controlling you not vice versa. Successful people get results by limiting exposure to such distractions. HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE

Take time out to make a healthy morning routine that works for you, clear the clutter from your brain each morning, taking your physiology and psychology to the next level be that by music, exercise, meditation or diet.


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Restaurants Bocconcino Bocconcino Pizzeria made its debut at the beginning of December on London’s Berkley Street in Mayfair. The brainchild of restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner, Bocconcino Pizzeria was inspired by the vibrant flavors he experienced in Forte dei Marmi, a seaside town in Northern Tuscany. Mirroring the principles Michael fell in love with in Italy, his debut London restaurant is showcasing the same tastes, with a welcoming Interior to match its stylish Mayfair surrounds.

Continuing the theme towards the drinks menu, the wine list has an exclusively Italian intonation, leaping across the country, taking in a mixture of well-known brands and small, artisan producers from Lombardia to Puglia. Meanwhile, the concise cocktail list celebrates Italian classics like the Bellini, Negroni and Aperol Spritz.

From wood-fired pizza including classic Marinara, indulgent Calzone Four Cheeses and Gorgonzola and Pear to homemade pasta such as Linguine with Cuttlefish and Squid Ink to oven-baked meat and fish – every bite of Bocconcino Pizzeria has that authentic stamp of home.

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The restaurant’s private dining area caters for up to 100 guests and is a fusion of sleek modernism with traditional Italian accents to maintain a pleasingly intimate feel. DETAILS 19 Berkeley Street, W1J 8ED www.bocconcinorestaurant.co.uk

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The Refinery at Regents Place This is the eighth bar and restaurant from Drake & Morgan. Scandinavian style runs throughout the one-floored wonder with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, polished natural timbers, reclaimed flooring and antique copper accents. There is something for everyone be it dinner or drinks. Diners can choose from high or low tables, with plenty of spaces to eat and relax for singles, couples and group get-togethers. Sit at the marble-clad counter to watch the theatre of the open-plan kitchen. Click here to read the full online review on SLOAN! Magazine. DETAILS 5 Brock Street, NW1 3FG | regentsplace.therefinerybar.co.uk

COUNTER COUNTER, London’s longest restaurant in vibrant Vauxhall Arches, has a decor dubbed ‘Deco meets Disco’. For those looking for something new and fresh, COUNTER brings the traditional brasserie firmly into the 21st century. This 175-cover restaurant serves up an eclectic feast of freshly made (and seasonal) French and American inspired dishes including their popular Mac and Cheese Balls. Click here to read the full online review on SLOAN! Magazine. DETAILS 7-11 South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP www.countervauxhall.london

The Fire Station A favourite landmark of Waterloo, The Fire Station, is one of London’s most popular places for handy, after-work meet ups. The newly refurbished restaurant & bar serves a main menu of wood-fired pizzas and adventurous burgers to feast on. It opens for breakfast and also offers speciality coffee to take-out. The venue gained a loyal following as a vibrant British gastropub in the ’80s. Since then a generation of sociable Londoners have dined and dated there, choosing it as their regular, friendly, all-day spot. In its new format as a bar & restaurant, it again aims to be the choice destination to meet, drink and eat in Waterloo, especially with its handy location next to the station and just across the way from The Old Vic theatre. To read the full online review, click here.

Chai Wu Housed within one of Chelsea’s favourite luxury department stores, this contemporary Chinese restaurant opened at the beginning of 2015 and established itself on the fifth floor of Harrods. There’s a theatrical charcoal grill in the centre of the restaurant; the dining bar surrounding the grill offers guests a prime view of the chefs at work and a glimpse into the excitement of the kitchen. The diverse menu at Chai Wu was created by the renowned Chef Jason See Meng Hwa incorporating speciality and luxury ingredients that attract those who are passionate about food. Click here to read the online review. DETAILS Harrods, 87–135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL www.chaiwu.co.uk

DETAILS 50 Waterloo Road, SE1 8SB www.thefirestationwaterloo.com

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Restaurants Babylon Improved Sustainability’ at the Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards. In winter, enjoy warming cocktails and baked cheeses whilst taking in the breathtaking London skyline from Babylon’s Winter Terrace.

The Roof Gardens private members club in Kensington is a world away from the hustle and bustle of London. With one and a half acres of themed gardens with natural wildlife including their four famous pink flamingos, The Roof Gardens is a one-of-a-kind London destination.

The private dining room caters for up to 12 with its own terrace. Book out the entire restaurant for up to 120 people, or hire it for a cocktail reception for up to 150 people. Click here to read our online review. DETAILS 99 Kensington High St, W8 5SA www.roofgardens.virgin.com

High up on the 7th floor with amazing views over London’s skyline, Babylon offers a haven of mouth-watering yumminess 100 feet above the city. The award winning food at Babylon is best described as contemporary British cuisine with menus changing regularly to ensure that only the freshest, seasonal ingredients are used. Recently Babylon was awarded for ‘Most

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Eating out with friends or loved ones satisfies the human need for comfort, variety and love & connection. It is important to take time out to enjoy what London has to offer.


Gaylord

Banana Tree As one of London’s oldest Indian restaurants, Gaylord is a popular destination for lovers of Indian food to come and enjoy truly authentic cuisine which uses many more fragrant spices in their dishes than those found in your local Indian takeaway.

Opened in 1966, Gaylord prides itself on serving the finest Northern Indian cuisine while embracing Western elegance and innovative presentation. Situated in the heart of Fitzrovia on Mortimer Street, Gaylord’s menu consists of favourite traditional dishes which have been passed down through the generations together with more contemporary dishes that fuse tradition with a modern slant on Indian cuisine. Gaylord was the first ever Tandoor to light a Charcoal Clay oven in the kitchen. The owners were so concerned that it should arrive safely when flown from India, it was given its own seatbelt on the aircraft! The same oven is still used today, almost 50 years on.

Banana Tree is the home of fantastic food, drinks and fun from the Indochina region. With eight busy establishments, this award-winning restaurant group serves authentic Pan Asian food accompanied by inspiring Oriental cocktails in a relaxed and buzzing atmosphere that feels like you’ve stepped into exotic South East Asia. What’s more in addition to serving great food, Banana Tree also is the charity partner of Orangutan Appeal UK and has it’s own ‘in-house’ chef training academy to ensure their high standards are maintained.

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DETAILS 79-81 Mortimer Street, W1W 7SJ www.gaylordlondon.comt

DETAILS 75-79 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HN www.bananatree.co.uk

The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant Located in the heart of Knightsbridge and boasting the coveted accolade of three AA Rosettes, The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant is an iconic, elegant & intimate British restaurant, revamped for the 21st century while also paying homage to its 50-year history. Having worked at the two Michelin starred Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Head Chef Ian Rudge’s menu showcases the best of traditional British cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce while the front of house team provide impeccable service with excellent knowledge of a delectable menu. With over 450 wines and their new tailored gin created by world renowned The Cambridge Distillery, The Rib Room Bar drinks menu pays homage to London, the birthplace of gin, with classic gin cocktails created with bespoke artisan bitters, making it one of the ‘must visit’ bars in Knightsbridge. Click here to read the full online review. DETAILS Jumeirah Carlton Tower, On Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY | www.theribroom.co.uk

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Restaurants I Robert I Robert has brought something completely different to the Mayfair dining scene - a cosy, stylish and exceptionally affordable neighbourhood café bar and restaurant that offers a real respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you will find home-cooked Mediterranean food served in light and bright surroundings decorated with stunning original artwork by contemporary talents such as Tsuzuki Mayumi and Séamus Connolly. The West End’s very own local trattoria - named after a painting by renowned animal artist Kate Boxer - I Robert is the place where locals are greeted by name and first-time visitors feel immediately at home. I Robert’s kitchen is presided over by the brilliant Michele Granziera, who spent seven years at Zafferano. He was then appointed executive chef at Avista restaurant in the Millennium Mayfair hotel where he was awarded two Rosettes. Specialising in rustic, family-style dishes that are at the heart of the best Mediterranean cooking, Michele’s menu features signature starters such as Gallega octopus and mains such as braised pork cheek, mashed potatoes & red wine jus.

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One of the specialities of the house is the pasta, all made freshly every day and rolled entirely by hand. A dying art even in Italy, handrolled pasta is infinitely superior to anything produced by a machine, as its rougher texture traps and holds the sauce, giving dishes such as the I Robert tagliolini with rabbit ragout a much richer flavour. The wine list is comprehensive and thanks to a partnership with a nearby cellar, if your favourite wine is not featured, it can be with you in 10 minutes. Along with a fine array of grappas, spirits and liqueurs, I Robert also offers a range of homemade lemonades sweetened with honey and spiced with ginger. Set across two floors, with the restaurant upstairs and a café on the ground level, this is the ideal choice for family gatherings, business lunches and more intimate private events, I Robert is the latest addition to the portfolio of London restaurants owned by legendary restaurateur Arkady Novikov. Click here for our full review online. DETAILS 54 Curzon Street, W1J 8PG www.irobert.london


Crab Tavern Crab Tavern opened in July 2015 in London’s latest dining hub, Broadgate Circle. The allday seafood restaurant and bar merges New York style with a menu of classic dishes and launched itself as one of the liveliest dining and drinking destinations in the City. A first for the UK, Crab Tavern takes on the classic American surf and turf concept with a mouthwatering combination of grilled meat and seafood with crab leading the way. The generous all-day menu showcases an abundance of hero crab dishes, in addition to USA style sandwiches and salads, as well as more refined dishes from the classic grill and seafood selection. Signature “house specials” include Sweet & savoury King crab brioche doughnuts whilst Hawaiian Fishcakes offer the fresh taste of the Pacific, and Oyster Po Boys hail from the Deep South. Click here to read our online review on the SLOAN! website. DETAILS Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS | www.crabtavern.co.uk

Island Grill Island Grill, at the iconic mid-century Lancaster London, offers a contemporary split-level dining space and presents a seasonal modern European menu. The sophisticated restaurant has been awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s top Three Star rating, thanks to Executive Head Chef Ben Purton’s tireless efforts to create an ecofriendly yet luxurious dining experience. His passion for the finest ingredients and cosmopolitan dishes is evident from the fantastic fare on offer. Click here to read our online review on the SLOAN! website. DETAILS Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY | www.islandrestaurant.co.uk

Angelus Mango Tree

This‘Belle Époque’ Parisian style brasserie, run by former Chairman Sommelier of Britain, Thierry Tomasin, evokes a chic and charming ambience perfect for a relaxed lunch or romantic evening. Head Chef Pierre Needham delivers French classics with a twist like Foie Gras Crème Brûlée. Sumptuous food is complemented by fine wines from a wine collection that many restaurateurs can only dream about. The interior design of Chesterfield banquet setting, vintage mirrors Click here for the online review. DETAILS 4 Bathurst Street, W2 2SD | www. angelusrestaurant.co.uk

Mango Tree is a fine dining Thai restaurant in the heart of Belgravia, serving authentic, fresh Thai cuisine in an exquisite atmosphere, with traditional Thai hospitality. The spacious, welcoming interior is beautifully lit, reminiscent of restaurants in Thailand and feng-shui designed to enhance the dining experience. The modern Thai restaurant, which opened over 10 years ago, has been enjoying tremendous success ever since. The Thai destination hot spot has since gone from strength to strength and has gained both critical acclaim and a host of celebrity fans. The menu has been devised by Executive Head Chef Ian Pengelley, who grew up in Hong Kong and spent many years travelling around Asia, including Thailand, China and Vietnam. His passion for Asian cuisine is evident in his carefully balanced flavours and beautiful presentation. Having appeared on BBC1’s Masterchef and recently mentioned in Chapter 10 of J. K. Rowling’s novel The Silkworm as a Thai institution in Belgravia, Mango Tree’s expertise in the Thai fine-dining category has been widely acknowledged. Mango Tree is also located in the iconic Harrods’ Food Halls and, due to its success, has been awarded Best Performing Restaurant Concession in 2012. Click here to read our online review on the SLOAN! website. DETAILS 46 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7EQ | www.mangotree.org.uk @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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WINENo SLOAN! Magazine shares recommendations for the perfect wines to enjoy during the festive season

Sparkling Wine

Castle Brook Vineyard’s Classic Cuvée is an award-winning English sparkling wine and a good alternative to Champagnes. A traditionally styled Brut with a deliciously delicate, crisp palate and a hint of lemon blossom and notes of brioche. Available from castlebrookvineyard.co.uk, £32 Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvee 2011 is a classic classic Champagne blend which has a creamy mousse, fine fruit and a yeasty character. This is a superb example of the quality of English sparkling wine today. Available from palmerswinestore.com, £27

Red Wine

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Chardonnay Vintage 2006 is highly expressive on the nose, with delicate and elegant tropical fruit notes of guava, passion fruits and mango and candied citrus syrup. This award-winning champagne combines finesse, subtlety and elegance. Available from Waitrose, £34.99

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Chateau Devise d’Ardilley 2010 displays generous blackcurrant fruit and a gamey character, with a smooth palate, good depth, structure and complexity with a long & satisfying finish. Available from palmerswinestore.com, £15.50 Beneficio Cellar Reserve Shiraz is bursting with blackcurrant and damson luxuriance, with a spicy, perfumed finish that goes on until the end of time. Available from virginwines. co.uk, £12.99

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2013 uses fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture, resulting in a wine that helps to place the Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level. Presented in an elegant box available exclusively from Harrods, £110 Blason de Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir has redcurrant fruit aromas and rich flavours of violets and cherry making it the perfect wine match for meaty dishes. Available from Sainsbury’s, £10.00


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Rose Wine

Spirits & Liqueur

Domaine De Pellehaut Rose 2014 received the Gold medal for the 2014 vintage at the Concour General Agricole De Paris. The Harmonie De Gascogne Rose is a blend of Marlot and Tannat and is made of “free run juice” with a soft texture and delicious touches of strawberry. Available from palmerswinestore.com, £6.99

Domaine de Canton is the world’s first ultra premium ginger liqueur and is handmade in small batches in Jarnac in the heart of Cognac, France. Each batch is made using fresh, baby ginger from Vietnam, orange blossom honey from Provence and a fresh Tahitian vanilla-bean infusion which is then blended with VSOP and Grande Champagne XO cognac. It is an all natural liqueur without preservatives or stablisers and is packaged in a distinctive frosted, bamboo-shaped bottle. Available from Selfridges, £33

Palmers Wine Store have been shipping wines direct from France in discounted quantities that mean they can offer some of the most competitive prices in the UK for wines like Domaine De Pellehaut.

you’ll be thrilled by the savings you can make that Majestic Wine Calais will pay for your Eurotunnel crossing when you pre-order £300. As the French outpost of a UK company you also have the opportunity to taste nearly the entire range in Majestic UK stores before you travel. As a guide, Lanson Black Label Brut NV, is only £17.99 - £7.51 less than the UK price. For more details or to book a free tasting visit majesticwinecalais.co.uk or call 01923 298297.

Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur is a smooth liqueur made with fresh cream from the heart of Ireland, blended with the finest Irish Whiskey. Feeney’s has won many awards including the much coveted Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition and its luxurious taste continues to delight around the world. Stay tuned for more news of the English launch.

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WOOD NORTON Explore the Cotswolds in style with a stay at this luxurious Worcestershire hotel

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Escape to Worcestershire for a romantic getaway for two at The Wood Norton, a luxurious country house hotel nestled discreetly in the Vale of Evesham. This grade II listed Victorian manor house, originally crafted for French Royalty, makes the hotel an obvious choice when it comes to romance and wow factor. Boasting original 19th Century French decorative interiors throughout, with opulent bedroom suites and quality fine dining, the entire experience oozes luxury from arrival. Using the very best in local produce, all menu options are absolutely mouth watering, and come perfectly prepared by Kieran Hunt the hotel’s proud Head Chef who has a real passion for great food and outstanding service.

Staying in the Princess Louise Suite with its impressive stone crafted balcony, will provide the most perfect viewpoint for you to enjoy views of the cascading Worcestershire countryside, as well as the hotel’s extensive grounds and formal gardens, inspired by French Renaissance gardens of the 1500s. The winner of our competition will also benefit from The Wood Norton’s close relationship with iconic car manufacturer, Morgan, and be given their very own modern classic for the day. Feel the roar of the engine whilst cruising through country roads. A special treat for all vintage car lovers! The Wood Norton, Worcester Rd, Evesham, Worcs WR11 4YB www.thewoodnorton.com 01386 898 438


Manor W H ATLEY M A N O R Whatley Manor is a beautifully restored Cotswold manor house hotel and spa tucked away in the Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury that draws on creative talent from around the world to offer a supremely enjoyable and civilised experience. This luxurious hotel, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds is one for special occasions, romantic breaks away, weddings or an opulent getaway from the pressures of daily life. Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa boasts 12 acres of gardens created by garden designer, Elizabeth Richardson, who used the original 1920’s plans and realised a design that recreates an English country house garden. The manor house is Grade II listed and has been painstakingly restored by Swiss owners the Landolt family making it the magical place it is today. This year Head Chef Martin Burge unveiled three new tasting menus for the hotel’s Michelin twostarred restaurant, The Dining Room to replace the former à la carte menu. The menus take guests on a culinary journey showcasing the very best of seasonal ingredients combined with a series of highly accomplished cooking techniques.

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Commenting on the new menus, Martin Burge said: “During my career I have worked with some of the country’s finest chefs including Raymond Blanc, John-Burton Race and Richard Neat. These talented chefs played a key role in my development and passed many of their skills on to me. Drawing upon my classical French training while taking a modern approach with food, my aim is to produce dishes that burst with flavour and give you a dining experience that is both entertaining and creative. I hope our guests will enjoy my latest innovations.” The award winning Aquarias Spa offers a tempting and luxurious selection of spa experiences with the aim of restoring both body and mind to new levels of relaxation. The European style spa is arranged into a series of thermal cabins, treatment rooms, a stylish hydrotherapy pool and a VIP Suite, as well as having a gym and work-out studio. We highly recommend the Kundalini Back Treatment which we reviewed during our recent stay at the hotel. You can read a full review of the hotel and spa treatment on www. sloanmagazine.com. Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Malmesbury, SN16 0RB 01666 822 888 | www. whatleymanor.com


Escape to Whatley Manor for a romantic getaway

Celebrity life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams stayed at Whatley Manor and tried the 7-course tasting menu from Head Chef Martin Burge. She said, The seven course menu was a never ending surprise of sheer genius and the service just took my whole evening to another level with such culinary delights presented in show stopping style.


The King’s Hotel

Afternoon Tea

This delightful Gloucestershire hotel is full of character and charm housed in a beautiful town house with a restaurant awarded two AA rosettes The Kings Hotel is a charming 18th century town house nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden making it the perfect location to experience the beauty of the region. Boasting distinctive and stylish accommodation, sympathetic and careful renovation means guests can enjoy all the modern day comforts they need yet still soak up the character and history of a Cotswold stone building.

The custom of afternoon tea was introduced in 1840 after the Seventh Duchess of Bedford typically became peckish at four o’clock in the afternoon so insisted that a tray of tea, bread and butter was brought to her private rooms. She soon started to invite her friends to take tea with her and afternoon tea became ‘the thing to do’ during the 1800s - today, the grand old tradition of afternoon tea is still well and truly in vogue.

The Kings Hotel combines traditional character with contemporary style to create a relaxed and welcoming home away from home. This lovely boutique hotel boasts 14 bedrooms and five cottage rooms set apart from the main house. The 14 main house bedrooms are all delightfully individual and have been designed in deference to traditional Cotswold

Here’s what Sloan Sheridan-Williams had to say about Afternoon Tea at The Kings Hotel. “The afternoon tea chosen were Earl Grey and their herbal alternative of Caramelised Apple. Red true to form was a perfect gentleman and poured my tea. A variety of cream teas, full afternoon teas and, for a touch of luxury, sparkling afternoon teas with a glass of fizz are all served at the hotel. Sandwiches included smoked salmon and horseradish, cucumber and cream cheese and a honey ham and mustard. The cake of the day was walnut.” Click here to read the rest of Sloan’s review of The Kings Hotel.

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charm but with a modern twist. The five cottage rooms, set apart from the main house, are decorated to the highest standards with beautiful furnishings and lavish bathrooms. The hotel restaurant delivers modern British food with a contemporary twist. Not so much a revival of old dishes, but a re-interpretation, often with an element of fusion. Head chef Ben Tynan and his team pay great attention to sourcing the best local suppliers to ensure they use only the finest quality ingredients. The restaurant, with its golden stone, beamed ceilings and a huge candlestrewn open fireplace, sets the scene for an evening of cosy dining. The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6AW 01386 840256 www.kingscampden.co.uk


Under the creative eye of head chef Ben Tynan and his team, you will encounter culinary delights such as local asparagus teamed with quails egg, citrus hollandaise and parmesan followed by crisp pork belly & fillet, bacon & thyme potato cake, ruby chard and heritage carrots.

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Interview Anton Du Beke

Star of Strictly Come Dancing says sometimes life feels like walking in a field of gold.

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Celebrity Life Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks to Anton Du Beke about Strictly Come Dancing, performance psychology and his enthusiam for life. are you enjoying the new series of S How Strictly Come Dancing so far? This year’s show is tremendous really

A but I always love it. The ladies I dance

with every year are so interesting and fun that I just have a great time.

S How would you describe Katie? Could you sum her up in three words?

is lovely and she loves the show. A Katie She’s rather good so that’s a lot of fun. It’s nice getting good positive comments. My three words - Fun. Talented. Gorgeous. Who do you think is your biggest

S competition this show?

I don’t really know to be honest with

A you because every week you do a

different dance. There’s no moment when you go “Ah, I’m comfortable” because you never know. It’s happened in the past, Pixie Lott. Gabby Logan. You can get voted off out of the blue. You can be dancing quite well and before you know it you end up with Abby Clancy in the dance off and get knocked off while she goes on to win it. So that’s the biggest thing, it’s not really the couple, it’s the dances. How do you use this insight to your

S advantage to keep ahead of your competition?

not a level playing field and you’re A It’s not really competing against everybody else. In Strictly you are always competing against yourself because the dance is brand new, you’ve only got a few days to learn it so you’re always competing against yourself last week. That’s your biggest competition. You are always trying to get your partner to improve on their previous week. How do you feel the judges comments

S impact on the next performance?

The example I can give you is this

A week. Katie had excellent comments on the weekend for her tango and her jive. For Katie now she feels she doesn’t want to end up in a situation where she’s going to get bad comments. It makes you want to continue to improve so they inspire you to improve not through the positivity but through the fear of failure. So I always say

don’t listen to the comments, as it says in the poem If by Rudyard Kipling, “treat those two imposters just the same”. You have such a playful upbeat

S demeanour about you, do you often use this to lighten the mood? To lighten the mood after a bad

A comment I always blame bad eyesight

of the judges and age. I mean they can’t see so it’s difficult for them - oh and I also blame jealousy. I say things like that. It’s difficult really because normally you can swerve away from comments like that… don’t read it in the press, don’t look at social media and you sort of avoid it but on Strictly you can’t. You’ve got to stand in front of them as they give you their comments and you think “Oh Christ!” so I lighten the mood by saying “bless them they can’t see”. Judgements are hard in any profession,

S and in life as well. What would you do

differently if we lived in a society with no judgement and no consequences? [Anton laughs] I don’t really know the A answer to that! Life has consequences. Every big decision we make has a consequence of some description, sometimes good, sometimes not good. I don’t know if I’d do anything differently in life but I think I’d be a little more gung ho at times with decisions that I’ve made. However, if I had made different decisions in the past and done things differently I wouldn’t be in this place now and I like this place now. Do you have a coping strategy

S for dealing with criticism or disappointment?

My whole life really there has been a

A lot of criticism because of the nature of

what I do. As a dancer you lose more often than you win in what we do, that’s just the nature of the beast so you learn how to deal with disappointment. What I do and what I have done in my life is that I’ve relied on people I trust and admire to tell me what they think. I’ll ask them questions about how I look or what I’m doing and that sort of stuff and then you just take that. That’s always been my philosophy really with all these sort of things. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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my passion is S Obviously psychology or more precisely modelling human behavour to get extraordinary results. What have you noticed about psychology within performing? That it is 100% based on the

A person that you are with. For example last year I danced with Judy Murray. The psychology involved is a major part of it, whether its a sporting or performing situation like dance or on the stage. It’s something that Katie and I talk about. Judy and I spoke a lot about it too. You’ve got two classic situations there – you’ve got a lady who is a journalist and a television presenter and a lady who is a sports person and knows about competitive sport at the highest level and also in the most acute situation. It’s not like the Davis Cup where you can speak to your coach for help, when you’re playing or performing on your own, you are on your own. You can look at your coach but he can’t give you any information. It sounds like you take a keen

S interest in psychology. That is always lovely to hear. I think the psychology of what

A we do is massively important,

especially in dance, it’s good to understand that out of what you do you get what you see. So for example, you are watching a dance and if I say to you mimic the dance, you would mimic the visual eccentricities of the dance perhaps but some of that performance is a by-product of what we’re doing down below so the swan underneath is kicking away and on top it looks serene and that’s a bit like dance. You’re working really hard and concentrating on the mechanics of what you’re doing and out of that comes the look, the posture, the poise, the movement.

feel really self-conscious and really uncomfortable. You have to talk about it a lot and understand the process of what we’re trying to do and from that comes the number.

S

There isn’t anything quite A like it. Fiona Fullerton who I danced with a few years ago summed it up nicely. We were about to do a dance and she felt quite calm while the VT was being played of the week’s training. She told me that she used to get stage fright when she performed, she used to get really nervous and she hadn’t done anything for about 18 years, and she suggested maybe time had suppressed the nerves. So I thought, excellent. So she’s sat on the bar and as soon as Alan Dedicoat said “…dances the tango” her legs went numb. She got so nervous that she couldn’t feel her legs and when I lifted her down on to the floor, it was if she couldn’t feel herself so it came over her like a tsunami of nerves and that’s what that moment is like, it’s indescribable really but that’s the moment. Do you believe you can change

S that tsunami of nerves into a

wave of relaxation or excitement in moments like that? You can’t do anything with

A nerves. You can’t change them

into positives. It’s very difficult. Those who say you can are talking rubbish. It’s not something you can do. The worst thing about nerves is on the first show when you get this situation and you don’t recognise it and it’s new and then it just hits you. It’s not the butterflies in the tummy thing. It’s a thing that drains through your body and it can in the worst case scenario incapacitate you and you just can’t move at all.

With some of your partners,

S their day job is not performing. Do you find that also impacts on confidence levels or psychology in general? Yes, especially with some of A the Latin dances where the ladies are vulnerable and they’re wearing short skirts. As a performer they might be all right with that but if they are not a performer they

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What about the nerves when they hear their name called?

That’s an interesting observation

S as I work with clients who have

been so frozen with fear in their daily life that they emotionally freeze, just standing still in perpetual fear which can migrate out towards anything and everything. However, this energy can be changed so I would have to playfully disagree with you, although I would conceed in some cases it takes time and

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exposure to the stimulus or perceived stimulus causing the fear. Yes, once you’ve done it for the

A first time the most important

thing is recognition of it and the understanding that it is going to happen and knowing its going to happen. And then what happens is, in your brain you can compartmentalise it if you like, you recognise it and then it’s not going to be so debilitating. And you can use it as a sort of positive energy in a ridiculous way in so much as it gives you a heightened state of awareness and it’s important to take it that way and not in a debilitating way.

S

Have you ever been struck by debilitating nerves, as it happen to the best of us? I remember the first time I was

A going to do a song in a show live in front of 3,500 people with an orchestra and I walk out and I know exactly what I’m supposed to do, we’ve been rehearsing and rehearsing it, I’ve just finished a number, I’ve changed me frock, out I go ready to go, they play the instrumental four bars at the beginning… nothing! Couldn’t remember a word. Couldn’t remember a single word. And you think don’t panic, it will come. Of course it didn’t come. Nothing came. I found that really interesting and of course afterwards you recognise that and then next time you’re ok because you’ve prepared yourself mentally so you make it work for you. It’s always the first time that’s the worst time. A little known fact is that I used

S to be a dancer. In my day you

could get a half Blue at Oxford for competing but my med student peers were all into rowing so I quit 11 years of training to become a rower! Although I have blades and 17 years rowing experience now, I do miss dancing especially the performing. Had I known Strictly would have come along I would absolutely have loved to be a professional dancer on the show. It is a dream come true for many and also a lot warmer than the river! When you started what were your goals? I started dancing when I was

A about 14 and I realised pretty

quick that this was something I wanted to do but I didn’t know what


that career path was to go from a church hall in Sevenoaks in Kent to Fred Astaire. I knew I wanted to be a dancer but I didn’t know what being a dancer meant.

S Did you find starting dance in your teens challenging?

I always felt I was playing A catch up because I came to dance late so it was hard for me as I had little experience and it cost money. It’s often easier to stop than to push on and when it works it’s so rewarding. Ironically the reward isn’t something you always thought it was going to be. For example for a dancer starting out, your quest is to become the World Champion. I never did become the World Champion but I find I still have great rewards being where I am today. Sometimes I feel like I’m walking in a field of gold. You’ve always got to do your best, being honest and genuine and hopefully the audience will enjoy your performance. It’s also important to re-set your goals as things change in life. I suppose I will just have

S to aspire to being a guest on the show one day, when they start taking psychologists instead of celebrities! If we were partnered up for the show and you could choose a dance based on personality, what would you choose as our opening number?

to improve and make sure I’m working towards the next thing. I love every day. I must say I am very lucky when I think about my life. I have a wonderful girlfriend who I love dearly and I’m doing something that I love to do. You have such a good

S grounding from gratitude and

empathy to healthy ambition. Is there parental influence behind this? My mum really has been

A my biggest driving force

and I’m inspired by her. I remember my mum had two jobs, never had a day off or was ill. Her attitude was to work hard and my teachers over the years who were all great champions also inspired me and I also found inspiration from within which is important. SLOAN! magazine had a fabulous time interviewing Anton Du Beke. If you wish to see him performing, tune in to Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 or watch out for Anton’s next tour dates where he will be performing with Erin Boag.

You have the personality A to perform a Latin dance or a Charleston very well. You’ve got a natural vivacity and you have a wonderful sort of expression. You would feel a bit freer in a dance like the Charleston or even an up tempo American Smooth. Great choices. Thanks

S for the compliment. I also

love the samba and cha cha. Looking at your life so far, which memories stand out as the happiest?

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I’m at my happiest now. I

A know that’s clichéd but I’ve

always felt in my life that I am constantly building towards something because life is a work in progress. I’m always looking

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Celebrity Life Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams

Success Coach Sloan SheridanWilliams says, “To master a winner’s mentality and the art of self determination you need to implement the three C’s. Certainty, connection and choice are the personal needs required in order to achieve the results you want. Certainty is critical if you want to be the best you can be and get ahead. We all need to know we are good at something. Your environment needs to play to your strengths for you to develop a winner’s mentality. Connection is concerned with how we relate to those around us. Developing effective relationships with like-minded people supports our determination to succeed.

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OnLOOKER TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on World Mental Health Day On 10 October, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited an event organised by the mental health charity Mind to celebrate the World Mental Health Day. The Duke and Duchess met with young people who have personal experience of mental health problems and now volunteer with Mind in Harrow or the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change. They discussed the challenges that the young people have faced and learnt how they are now channelling their experiences to inform and inspire other young people at schools, colleges and youth groups. The Duke and Duchess also joined students from Harrow College to take part in a Mindkit workshop which educates young people about emotional health and resilience. The interactive session focused on the five ways to wellbeing and how it can be applied to help young people manage difficult times.

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william & kate visibly moved meeting mental health volunteers

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World Mental Health Day

Work to build awareness and understanding of mental health problems is a major priority for both The Duke and Duchess. The Duke recently took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Awards charity, and The Duchess visited the Anna Freud Centre in London to continue her work on the mental health of children. Mind’s Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: “By putting a spotlight on mental health, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are helping us to send an important and urgent message to the world that it is time to change our attitudes about mental health problems.” (Photos courtesy of Shaun James Cox/Mind) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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Viscount Linley

Yasmin Le Bon wearing the David Morris Empress Neckl ace

David Morris Jewellers

Matilda Lowther

Mimi Xu

Tyrone Wood and Poppy Jamie

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David Morris launches Ai Weiwei Exhibition David Morris, the London Jeweller, launched its sponsorship of the much anticipated Ai Weiwei Exhibition at a special celebration at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. The Ai Weiwei Exhibition at the Royal Academy, sponsored by David Morris, runs from September 13 – December 19. With a guest list that crossed the worlds of fashion, the arts, media, business and celebrity and with star DJ Mimi Xu flying in from New York to fill The Fine Rooms of the Royal Academy with her music, the event transformed Burlington House, home to the Academy since 1868, into a celebration of the genius of Ai Weiwei’s artistic craftsmanship.

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a celebration of the genius of Ai Weiwei’s artistic craftsmanship

Suzette & David Morris

Lilah Parsons

& Ben Goldsmith a his wife Jemim

Ai Weiwei Private View

Mark-Francis Vandelli and guest

Doina Ciobanu

Zoe Wanamaker

Betty Bachz

Attendees included the Morris family, Yasmin le Bon, Tom Hooper, Ben & Jemima Goldsmith, Viscount Linley, David & Catherine Bailey, Matilda Lowther, Poppy Jamie, Lilah Parsons, Nancy Dell’Olio, Tyrone Wood, Patrick Grant, Zoe Wanamaker, Mark-Francis Vandelli, Doina Ciobanu and Betty Bachz. Canapés served included: Truffle Sable Sandwich, Rare Tuna Hot Radish Jelly, Crab Salad, Swordfish Ceviche and Beef Carpaccio. Laurent Perrier Champagne and cocktails included a Classic Mojito, Cosmopolitan and Negroni. (Photos courtesy of The Contagious Agency)

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Lalique sculptures

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Elton John Launches Lalique Collection On 10th September 2015, The Elton John AIDS Foundation, a leader in the global fight to end AIDS, LALIQUE, one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of crystal, and Paddle8, the premier online auction house, unveiled the ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE, a collection of seven exceptional crystal sculptures, four of which will be auctioned and sold to raise critical funds to fight the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. “For me, this partnership with LALIQUE clearly demonstrates the company’s deep commitment to its role as a global corporate citizen,” said Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “We are proud to partner with LALIQUE and Paddle8 to raise funds that will support important projects in the fight against AIDS in the Americas and in the Caribbean.” Three pieces from the MUSIC IS LOVE collection will be available for purchase starting on 10th September 2015,

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the auction will benefit the elton john aids foundation

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at LALIQUE boutiques nationwide and select retailers. These pieces include the crystal angel, limited to 999 worldwide (£1,200), the red crystal heart, limited to 499 worldwide (£1,200) and the clear crystal heart, limited to 999 worldwide (£800). 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The masterpiece of the collection, the unique Angel Cire Perdue in clear and red crystal, together with three additional unique special editions of the standing Angel and Heart, will be auctioned off by Paddle8 at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on 28th February 2016. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Photos: ©ChrisPerryPhotography.co.uk) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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OnLOOKER Sam Thompson Ampika Pickston

Danielle Lloyd, pink ambassador for zeo

Pink Ribbon Foundation

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Jasmine Walia

Mario Falcone and Emma McVey

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Georgia Tof folo

PINK London 2015 launches Breast Cancer Awareness Month On 29 October, celebrities were out in force to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the PINK London 2015 launch party in aid of the Pink Ribbon Foundation. The event at the world famous Playboy Club was sponsored by low sugar soft drinks brand zeo and professional makeup brand Kryolan. Hosted by TV Presenters Konnie Huq and Nick Ede, and with music from Glitter Beats and Capital FM’s Kat Shoob, the evening was one of the highlights of the charity calendar. Celebs drank zeo’s pink Caramel, Coconut & Passion Fruit flavour and Bering Vodka cocktails and ate delicious canapes served by pink bunny girls all night. Celebrity guests included Danielle Lloyd (zeo pink ambassador), Georgia Toffolo, Sam Thompson, Mario Falcone, Casey Batchelor, Kate Lawler, Jasmine Walia, Ampika Pickston and Imogen Thomas amongst others..

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celebrities including danielle lloyd raise awareness for breast cancer

Kat Shoob

Casey Batchelor

Kate Lawler

The Playboy Club

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Danielle Lloyd The very pregnant Imogen Thomas

PINK London showcased internationally acclaimed artist Filippo ioco’s spectacular body-painting photo prints with an exhibition and sale, plus live body painted models. The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant-making trust whose mission is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from or who have been affected by breast cancer, or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. The Foundation is tirelessly committed to bringing together individuals, charities and organisations to fight this terrible disease. (Photos courtesy of EdenCancan) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams

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With Thanks This magazine could not be brought to you without the inspired creativity from our team, contributors and creatives. If you admire the work of any of the photographers featured in this edition, see below. Syda Productions© Dollar Photo Club (pages 4, 48, 50) Konstantin Yuganov© Dollar Photo Club (pages 6, 46) Lily© Dollar Photo Club (page 12) Casther© Dollar Photo Club (page 14,70)Subbotina Anna© Dollar Photo Club (page 24, 26) Joshua Resnick© Dollar Photo Club (page 28) Zoom Team© Dollar Photo Club (page 30) Nobilior© Dollar Photo Club (page 32) and,one© Dollar Photo Club (page 34) Milles Studio© Dollar Photo Club (page 36) mario beauregard© Dollar Photo Club (page 40)Romolo Tavani© Dollar Photo Club (pages 2,42, 70, 82) bit24© Dollar Photo Club (page 49)mariarita© Dollar Photo Club (page 52)

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