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SLOAN! Fran Healy

Taste of Paris

New Forest Spa Break

Terence Conran

A-Lister Lifestyle

Fight The Frizz Luxury Ski Trends

Bedazzling Jewels

Christmas Gift Guide

Prize Giveaways

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Editor’s Letter Having interviewed some of the biggest names on the British music scene including Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs, we end the summer with a final farewell to festival season in our interview with Fran Healy, the frontman of Travis. As the colder months set in and days get shorter, my team and I are looking forward to the festive


season and have enjoyed curating a collection of wonderful gift ideas in our seasonal gift guide that has something for everyone.

suggestions and recipe ideas in this edition as well as our interview with Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett.

Working with Booking.com on their Holiday Mode campaign, I was reminded just how important it is to switch off and enjoy a break away from everyday life, so in this edition we also bring you suggestions for spa breaks in the New Forest, city breaks in Paris and the ultimate getaway on the ski slopes of Morzine.

Speaking of which, I am working on an exciting new project using culinary empowerment which is launching very soon. It’s top secret at the moment but is going to revolutionize the way you look at food and your life. Look out for the blog on sloansw.com to find out more!

Whether you live the A-Lister lifestyle and travel by private jet with our friends at Victor or keep closer to home, we all have to eat so check out our restaurant

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As always I’d like to thank my fantastic team who are such a pleasure to work with and thank you for your continued support as we approach 2018 together. Keep Inspired!










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Bespoke Jewellery

Richard Warrender

Richard Warrender, Co-Founder of W&W Jewellery, has been creating beautiful bespoke jewellery for over 10 years. Here he shares a step-by-step guide on what to consider when commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery. The ultimate expression of personal style, bespoke jewellery makes for a meaningful and extraordinary gift for your loved one. Although it may seem like a daunting task to undertake, creating custom made jewellery is a unique and exciting opportunity to capture a story. BUDGET

The first thing to consider is budget. It is a widely held belief that choosing bespoke automatically means it is much more expensive, but you might be surprised to hear that this isn’t necessarily the case. The materials and methodology determine the certified value of the item, but choosing bespoke is about more than a price tag, it is driven by a desire for distinctiveness. INSPIRATION

Inspiration can be found anywhere. Whether it is a favoured colour palette, fashion era or pastime – the design will reflect these influences, and result in a truly individual piece of jewellery. GEMSTONES

When it comes to gemstones, colour and quality are words to live by. Whether it’s a dazzling diamond or a radiant ruby, there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing


which precious stone should embellish your design. However it must be meaningful and above all else, of the best quality and choice for each design. Our clients have the chance to handpick each gemstone or diamond for their piece of jewellery - no easy feat, given the endless possibilities but with W&W’s expertise and guidance, sourcing the right stone for the piece is simple. METALS

The final finesse, your choice of precious metal will ultimately determine the overall look and style of the design. Gold is a classic choice that is often associated with timeless style and luxury. Rose gold has a warm pink hue, which gives a piece of jewellery a romantic feel, whereas white gold will often add a contemporary edge to a piece. Platinum is the most durable metal, making it the perfect choice for engagement rings. REMODELLING

Breathing new life into a treasured heirloom is a unique way of adding extra sentimentality and individuality to a piece of jewellery. We are often asked to transform an existing piece of jewellery that is no longer worn or incorporate loose gemstones into a new design, adding extra character to

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the commission. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each journey starts with a consultation to capture the story behind the commission, before we head to the drawing board to bring these ideas to life. From concept to craft, once the design is approved W&W Jewellery use highly skilled goldsmiths who have years of jewellery expertise, to handcraft each piece. Our bespoke experience offers clients an exceptional opportunity to portray their own ideas, oversee the design process and hand pick each gemstone. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

This is usually negotiable but as a general rule, a bespoke commission takes roughly 8 weeks from design to completion, depending on the intricacy of the design and how soon it is required. ANY OTHER ADVICE?

New interpretations of classic designs always fare well but the beauty of bespoke is the freedom to reflect the personality and style of the recipient, to create something truly unique that will stand the test of time. W&W Jewellery 19 Webbs Road London SW11 6RU www.wandwjewellery.com

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Asscher cut diamond ring, POA, W&W Jewellery

Rose gold and diamond stacking rings, POA, W&W Jewellery

18K white gold Peacock Feather Diamond Earrings POA HARAKH.com Russian wedding ring, POA, W&W Jewellery

18K White Gold and Ruby Drop Earrings, £35,400, WSalamoon.com

18ct rose gold opal ring, POA, W&W Jewellery

18ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, POA, W&W Jewellery

18k white gold & diamond layered necklace, £239,990, YEPREMjewellery.com

18K White, Black & Rose Gold Skinny Rings, £795 each, jsay.com

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Gethin Jones



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SLOAN! chats to Gethin Jones and discovers the man behind the face of Clogau’s Men’s Jewellery You’re the very first Face of Clogau’s

S Men’s Jewellery. How does your new

brand ambassador role make you feel?

It’s a huge honour to represent a brand G like Clogau, especially as a proud Welshman. The creative team have opened my eyes to the industry, in terms of fashion and ambition. I think this is reflected in the campaign advert. It certainly challenged me to show a different side, to encompass different emotions, that at first I was unsure of, but in the end, I loved! Clogau uses rare Welsh gold and the S jewellery designs reflect Welsh culture and heritage. How does your new role as brand ambassador reflect the shared Welsh roots between you and Clogau? It’s over 150 years since rare welsh

G gold was found in the Clogau mine

at the foot of the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales’ highest landscape. (A beautiful, tranquil and magical place - even in the rain!). Clogau is a family business, something that we’re hugely passionate about in Wales, and that love and passion goes into the design and delivery of every piece of jewellery, all containing this very rare Welsh gold. History, family, excellence. These 3 things are massively important to me. The Clogau team are excellent in everything they do. From every work project, to helping someone out with a bit of DIY, to going to the gym - I try to give it everything, do my best. You star in Clogau’s Interlude campaign S filmed at Craig-Y-Nos Castle in Wales. What did you enjoy most when filming and what’s your personal interpretation of the story Clogau is trying to relate? Well first of all, it was a lot of fun, G especially as my co-star is someone I know very well! I remember we arrived very late the night before, and woke to this gorgeous , almost untouched landscape in this beautiful, unique building. The film is based at an opera, which is always a truly breathtaking and unforgettable experience. It’s filmed in such a way that the world around you slows down, where you get to appreciate the beauty around you. I was really impressed with the final cut, it has real imagination, the hope is that it comes across to the viewer, it’s about capturing the moment.

What does the term “empowerment” S mean to you? What has been your most empowering moment? How do you empower others through your work and activities? Empowerment to me is about believing G in yourself and getting stronger. I think, also, being “on-screen”, presenting live shows, hosting live events in front of thousands of people, you are in control of an audience, and you have a profile. I make no apologies for exploiting that profile for the good of others. Hence why I set up, “Nai”, a charity to help autistic children and their families. I am more than willing to bang on someone’s door, pick up the phone, whatever it takes to support those who need it. Seeing the charity come to fruition, with people now fundraising and supporting us, and now spending that money where it needs to go, is a special feeling. You’re known for being an action S man, sportsman and adventurer. You also have a good physique so staying in shape seems important to you. What’s your favourite healthy meal? And what’s your ultimate indulgence, “cheat” meal or occasional “naughty” food? Ha ha! I train hard and enjoy food! Diet G is massively important, and I’m pretty good most of the time, but if you put a pancake in front of me, a carrot cake, or dairy milk nut bar, it will most definitely become a “cheat” day! I like working towards something specific and when that’s done, I ease the rules a little until the next challenge. The six Core Human Needs are the S things that make each of us tick. Comfort is the first Core Human Need. What does comfort mean to you and what gives your life stability and security? What a great question... I’m gonna keep G that if you don’t mind! I’m a freelance essentially. No routine, no fixed dates, no real idea of where in the world I will be! Comfort to me is about being able to “switch off”. I have such an over-active mind... I find comfort in laughing, and being with my closest and dearest. And carrot cake! Variety is the second Core Human S Need. What has been the most surprising thing you’ve learnt about yourself over your years as a broadcaster and TV personality? @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Whilst not having a routine may not be for everyone, S I feel truly blessed with the variety I have in my life particularly thought work. Those experiences have for sure improved my skill set as a broadcaster, and the travel has enriched me culturally. I’m a very inquisitive person, which makes interviewing people more fun that work. I’ve always known that the key to success in most of the work I do is preparation. This week I’ve stuck a microphone in front of Sir Bryn

G Terfel and Elaine Paige, Osi Umeniyora and Jason Bell

(2 American football stars who played for my favourite NFL team NY Giants), and at the end of week I’ll be at Strictly Towers chatting dancing! I actually love sitting down with the laptop learning about people - trying to find that one question they may not have been asked before. Now I have your “comfort question” for next time!


Significance is the third Core Human Need. What gives meaning and importance to you life? What has been you’re proudest moment to date?

Honestly, and I’m not sorry if this sounds cheesy, but G with so many aspects to life, I simply hope to be able to help as many people as I can. Whether that’s giving my time, fund-raising, listening, making someone laugh when that’s all they have left... That will continue to be a massive ambition of my mine, for as long as I can. Love & Connection is the fourth Core Human Need. S In your varied roles, how do you ensure you connect with different audiences? Who is the most special person/people in your life? “Know your audience” is up there with the best advice G I’ve been given. Preparation. Respect the job. Be a part of the conversation as well as fronting it. That’s the key, that’s the skill. And listen!!! The most special people in my life know who they are. Those who inspire me and make me laugh. My sister is one. A single mother of 2, the eldest Alby has autism. Her determination to give him the best life and managing the youngest is a 24/7 job. She’s a physio and does Cross Fit every day! And she’s hilarious, mostly when not trying to be though!!!


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Personal Growth is the fifth Core Human Need. S What do you do to grow and develop intellectually, emotionally and spiritually? What of your many roles & interests gives you the most fulfilment? I eluded it before, I love a job where there is a real G challenge. I’m a grafter, I wouldn’t feel right just turning up and doing a job! It’s the sportsman in me, I love that preparation, working towards a particular goal, and then reflecting, and hopefully celebrating after! Reading, I don’t read enough in general. Which is weird, cos I like a good book more than anything! Contribution is the sixth Human Need. What do you

S do to give back and help others? Tell us how “Nai”

your charitable foundation has been going. What have been the highlights of supporting those affected by autism? We’ve been up and running now for 18 months. Me G and my best friend Sion both have autistic nephews. Sion came up with the name. (“Nai” is the Welsh word for nephew). I pay all of the expenses so every penny goes to where it needs to go. We’ve help set up and run courses to help autistic families learn exactly what they need to do and know, to provide their children with the best direction/care/support. Early diagnosis is key. Our sisters sit on our board and, along with other experts, advise us as we go. They have been through it, and it’s not been easy. Alby and Twm (our nephews) benefit in no way through “Nai”, they are the inspiration. We interviewed you for the cover of our April 2015 S issue and it’s great to be working with you again. What was it like to work with SLOAN! and what would you want our readers to take away from this latest interview? 2015?! Wow that’s flown by! I was really impressed G with the end result, and I love answering a question that you have to think about. Something I mentioned above. If somebody reading this has learnt something new, or has kept reading on until this bit, then you’ve succeeded!


Welsh broadcaster Gethin Jones is the new Face of Clogau’s Men’s Jewellery. The partnership with Gethin marks the start of an array of exciting projects that celebrate their shared passion and adoration for Welsh culture and heritage. Please visit www.clogau.co.uk @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Elite travellers seeking variety and quality choose Victor private jets as their Uber of the Skies

Top Ski Trends by Private Jet of the Super Rich Clive Jackson, CEO & co-founder of Victor, talks ski trends of UHNWIs The beauty of jet charter to ski locations is that it conveniently takes skiers straight into the heart of resorts, dramatically reducing transfer times and allowing for extra time on the piste. The time saved in travel can add an extra day’s skiing and flying privately means no upfront fees, no excess baggage charges and no concerns about transporting ski equipment. Having orchestrated jet charter all over the world for the last six years, Clive Jackson, CEO of Victor, reveals the top five skiing-related charter trends, providing an insight into the destinations that ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) are travelling to for some quality time on the slopes. ZURICH: MOST POPULAR SKIING DESTINATION FOR THE SUPER-RICH

Victor data showed that Zurich was the top skiing destination by arrivals


for the 16/17 season (December to April). From here the wealthy head to the slopes of Klosters, a favourite of UK royals. Other popular alpine arrival destinations include Sion, for Verbier, and Samedan, for St Moritz. CHAMBERY: MOST REQUESTED FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON

There has been a significant volume of charter requests from the super-rich for the 17/18 ski season, with Chambery currently the most sought after. Chambery is the gateway to popular resorts in The Three Valleys such as Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens. Their status continues to rise - we saw a year-on-year increase of 111% for charter to this area in 2017. LONDON CITY AIRPORT: WEEKEND BREAKS ON THE RISE

We’ve seen a 104% increase year-onyear for jet charter from London City airport to key Euro alpine destinations, where the possibility of skiing for most of the weekend and being back to work

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Monday morning is proving extremely popular with busy City execs. Our on-demand jet charter allows fliers to avoid the busy main airport hubs and instead provides quick and easy travel to local runways right by the slopes – time saved can, in many cases, give you an extra day on the piste. SENJA: NORWAY COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING

Beyond the more traditional routes, Senja, served by Tromsø Airport in Langnes, has proved popular during the past year, with requests up by 650%. Senja island provides a unique ‘summit to sea’ skiing experience in the Arctic mountains and fjords and the scenic, typically off-piste routes are immensely popular with Victor fliers. Iceland experienced a similar bump, with private jet flights into Keflavík International Airport increasing by 202% year-on-year. MOROCCO: HIDDEN SKI GEM

Oukaimeden in Morocco provides

a hidden ski gem which, when on piste in the Atlas Mountains, provides a unique view reaching to the Sahara Desert on a clear day. We’ve seen an increase of 78% year-on-year for requests to the resort, served by nearby Marrakech, which is popular with intrepid explorers looking for a unique skiing experience.

With Victor, fliers can choose to travel to thousands of destinations worldwide. This is perfect for a customer base made up of the super-rich and top-level C suite. These elite travellers continually seek variety and quality, and rarely duplicate their journeys, or ski trips! For more on jet charter go to www.flyvictor.com

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SLOAN! Traveller

Morzine Moments at Chilly Powder Fresh, clean and cold air – a sensation we felt as soon as we got to the chalets of Chilly Powder. Within minutes, this sensation was transformed into a heartwarming moment, thanks to the genuinely welcoming reception. My partner and I spent one week at this amazing place and as soon as we arrived we were treated like family. As it turned out, the place is a blend of a highclass hotel and a chalet, catering for authentic but luxurious skiing holidays. This is not a typical ski chalet, but a family home where you meet other guests in a friendly atmosphere.

Chilly Powder comprises a stunning collection of six family owned chalets in the heart of Portes du Soleil, and boasts a true ski-to-door location as it is situated very close to the main gondola lift to Avoriaz. This means that guests have the advantage of not needing transportation each day before they even start to ski. Outside of the vast skiing of the Portes du Soleil, other winter activities in the region include ice climbing, paragliding and ice diving.

Francesca and Paul founded the main chalet of Chilly Powder over a decade ago and now they have expanded it to six chalets with different sizes and décors, catering for different individual needs. The main building has a stunning main hall reminiscent of an atrium, with a

Chilly Powder is also known for its exquisite food and bespoke service. A half board stay includes daily breakfasts, six kid’s dinners, six evening dinners for the adults (with wine), afternoon teas with homemade cakes and coffee and use of the facilities at Chilly Powder including the hot tub, pool table and sauna. For prices and more information, please visit www.chillypowder.com

Genuine ski-to-door and on piste location of Chilly Powder’s 6 luxury catered ski chalets with unrivalled childcare facilities sets them apart in Morzine 12

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view on the beautiful snow-covered landscape. The L-shape of the building allows the guest rooms to be secluded from this hall, making the rooms a quiet and tranquil experience. Most of the guests are English native speakers, making this a uniquely relaxing experience for your winter holiday ambitions. Whereas a significant portion of the visitors came from Britain, we had the pleasure of also meeting guests from Australia, Canada and Ireland. Chilly Powder caters for both couples and families, and most of the guests we met came with their little ones. The chalet hires fully qualified nannies and ski instructors for the children. The kids enjoy taking part in a professional ski schools from the age of 4, with different levels depending on age and experience. All the seasonally hired staff was extremely professional and friendly, possibly owing to the fact

that Francesca gets more than 500 applications for the jobs per season. Although the kids are fully integrated at the chalet, they do not take over and with all the facilities and services in place, the parents get a break and a real relaxing holiday experience. To our surprise, we did not have to go into Morzine to hire the skiing equipment, as the Chalet offers to have the skis brought up to the chalet for guests which includes the ski fitting. Each afternoon, after a full day of skiing in this stunning ski resort, we came back to the warm hotel, famished after hours of sport. The in-house cooks provided beautiful cakes in the afternoon, just perfect to replenish all the energy spent during the morning. Every evening, all the

adult guests gathered in the main hall for a wonderful dinner. This gave us the unique opportunity to really get to know some of the other guests, each with their own unique and wonderful story. This experience was unique and gave us such a welcoming feeling that we felt like being part of one big family. Francesca and Paul, and their kids, who came back home for the holiday season, integrated fully into the group, showing that they really care about delivering great hospitality and getting better acquainted with their guests. We embarked on our first ski experience of the season on the first day of our arrival. The ski lift to Avoriaz is situated 200 yards from the chalet, which makes it easy and

SLOAN! visits Chilly Powder in the popular ski resort of Morzine Avoriaz for an unforgettable stay

convenient to embark on the winter sporting activities. And what a sight! Quaint shops and little restaurants are aligned next to the ski lift station in Avoriaz and again the whoosh of clean mountain air. The ski resort is huge! There are slopes for every experience level. After having tested some of the easier runs during the first days, we soon dared climb higher to go on one of the most exhilarating and picturesque runs we have ever experienced: the Abricotine run – a beautiful epic slope with a view of two stunning mountain ranges on either side. After the fourth day we wanted to have some quiet time in the afternoon, to enjoy the relaxing nature of a winter holiday. The old wooden library in the main building, just situated above the atrium, was the perfect spot for this. So what does one get out of a skiing holiday? What did we get out of it? Skiing is the perfect activity to clear the mind and get away from the challenges of day-to-day life. It is

almost like meditating, allowing you to reset and refresh. Morzine itself is a quaint picturesque skiing village, which has plenty of good restaurants and offers a huge range of opportunities for activities besides skiing. The last evening, we had the pleasure of partaking in a tobogganing ride down a slope, an activity Francesca organized for us. I don’t think I had laughed out loud and had so much fun on a skiing holiday before. After a fabulous week, which had been relaxing and exciting at the same time, we left Chilly Powder with a heavy heart, almost as if saying goodbye to family. We were happy to learn that the chalet also offers summer holidays, packed with amazing activities ranging from hiking and mountaineering to paragliding and zip lining. So we will come back to Morzine and Chilly Powder, not only for a fantastic winter experience, but also for the summer season. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Tim Henman



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Tim Henman talks to SLOAN! about his tennis career, why Wimbledon was his second home and the wow factor of The Hideaways Club You come from a special tennis S family where your great-grandmother, grandmother and mother played at Wimbledon. Would you say your tennis success is something in your blood or purely down to training and effort you put in? Obviously I was given an opportunity

T and that was the first and very

important thing. My mum and dad enjoyed tennis and they gave me a chance to play tennis. Later on as I got older I was aware of my family’s history on my mum’s side. My grandparents and my greatgrandmother played at Wimbledon but growing up my brothers played all sports including tennis but they never wanted to be professional tennis players and they have the same DNA as me. It was something I wanted to do and was passionate about and was really keen to achieve at. At the end of the day I think it comes down more to me than anything else. Part of that passion led to you choosing S to follow a tennis career at 16 rather than go on to higher education. What advice would you give to those facing a similar situation having to decide between their passion for sport and gaining a degree? I was lucky that my dad at that time T when I was trying to convince him that the best thing for me was to leave school and play full-time tennis realised because of his own experience playing sport for a year after leaving school at 18 that you can always go back to education but you can’t go back to being a 16 or 18 year old ready to learn their trade on a sports field, pitch or tennis court. My dad was prepared to give me a chance and I was very lucky because you can’t turn back the clock. Also, you’ve really got to understand and appreciate the commitment, dedication and sacrifice that is required because certainly in an individual sport like tennis there are a lot of people trying to do the same thing so if you think it’s going to be easy without a lot of hard work and commitment then you’re misguided.

The dedication and work ethic is putting in the hours and you reap what you sow. You once said at the height of your

S tennis career that you saw Wimbledon

as a “second home”. What’s your fondest memory of playing at the Championships?

It was certainly a second home because T I first went there when I was six and I watched the Men’s Final of 1981 with my mum so that was pretty much when I made my one and only career decision so that’s definitely one that stands out. But if I had to narrow it down, 15 years on from that was the first time I ever played on Centre Court when I played Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the French Open champion, in the first round in 1996. To get my chance out there was what I had been preparing for over the last 15 years. He was top five in the world at that stage so beating him was a special day. You’re one of Britain’s most successful S tennis players having won 15 ATP titles and playing in 6 Grand Slam semi-finals. You have been awarded an OBE and you even have a hill named after you. How has that level of recognition impacted you personally? It’s interesting because recognition

T is not a word that I would say I

associate with. I was never looking for recognition or fame. I wanted to go out there and be the best that I could be. Going back to what we were talking about earlier, I wanted to give 100% to everything I did as part of my tennis career. That’s why when I look back at my career, I’m incredibly proud of what I did achieve but that’s not to say there weren’t disappointments along the way. My ultimate ambition was to win Wimbledon and I wasn’t able to do that but when I look back I know that I was successful because I gave 100% to everything I did. To be number four in the world was as good as I could have been. It’s probably a reflection of the culture I was brought up in with the way that I’ve worked. When it came to my tennis career there were very few people’s opinions @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


that I was interested in. With such an intense spotlight throughout my whole career, I was never interested in reading the newspapers or magazines about me or seeing what was being said on television because it just wasn’t important to me. My family and my coach and my trainer were the only people whose opinions mattered to me. Recognition from the outside world was something that never appealed to me. Looking at the way tennis and the world has changed S over the years, there seems to be a lot more pressure on younger players thanks to the likes of social media and so forth. What do you make of that? There’s no doubt that it’s a very different world but T it’s all a bit of a psychology lesson. The pressures are all self-inflicted. If you read and you are influenced by what’s being said on Twitter or whatever it may be then you will quite possibly put more pressure on yourself because you are being influenced by those types of things so being able to control that is a huge part of professional sport. When I was playing tennis, I was never interested in listening to the “experts” out there. It’s probably a reflection of this that I don’t have any interest in social media. I’m not on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I can easily communicate with the people I want to who are my family and my friends. I don’t need to see lots of other opinions out there. For young players and athletes coming up, it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the only way to do it but it’s very easy to see how people do get distracted by that and they can end up letting it affect their performance. That’s something you don’t want to happen. What kept you going each year in the face of not

S making it passed semi-finals and winning that

coveted Grand Slam title? How did you stay on track and keep focused?

That’s a good question. I think first and foremost,

T and this is where I felt so lucky, was that I loved what

I did. For me I never said it was my job. I said it was my hobby. To live my dream of being a professional tennis player and competing in the biggest and best tournaments in the world – how good is that?! Sure there were bumps in the road and there were times I was playing not as well as I would have liked or got injured but again to have the perspective that this was all you ever dreamt of being made it very much easier. I think there are people that play the game today that don’t really love it and that makes it a lot harder for them. But for me throughout my whole career I’ve always felt it was the best job in the world and I still believe that because it was what I always wanted to do. Giving 100% and doing my best wasn’t a chore. That’s just the way I was. You have a lot of invaluable experience about S motivation and achieving your dreams in the face of challenges. What do you do to give back and help those who have not been as fortunate as you?


That’s where the Tim Henman Foundation comes in which has been something that I’ve really enjoyed giving back to others.

I went to Reed’s School in Cobham. I was lucky enough to go to that school because of a tennis scholarship and I got a great education because I was good at tennis so with my Foundation we look to support disadvantaged young people. I feel very strongly that education is incredibly valuable. We’re looking to take young children who don’t have an opportunity and link them up with scholarship programmes to give them the chance of a better education. Our main fundraiser is a charity pro-am tennis tournament the Wednesday before Wimbledon followed by a dinner and an auction. Our health partner, Naomi House looks after children with life threatening and life shortening conditions and do some amazing work, What was it about The Hideaways Club that attracted

S you to become their brand ambassador?

For me personally, what has been an amazing reality T of The Hideaways Club is how consistently good the properties are and the areas they are in. The Club always talk about how every property has to have a wow factor and we’ve been to a good 15 or 20 of the properties and we’ve never ever been disappointed. When The Hideaways Club asked me to be an ambassador I said absolutely. It ticked a lot of boxes for me.


The one that we’ve gone consistently back to is the ski chalet in Morzine. It’s such a great chalet which stands alone just on the outskirts of Morzine. It’s got great views and a Jacuzzi outside on the terrace. It’s just a great spot which is fun to go back to. THE HIDEAWAYS CLUB



Tim Henman is the brand ambassador of The Hideaways Club, which offers members collective ownership of exclusive villas, chalets and apartments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. To find out more, please visit www.thehideawaysclub.com SLOAN! www.sloanmagazine.com | editorial@sloanmagazine.com

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ZEPP Zepp Tennis 2 Swing and Match Analyzer from Zepp, the world’s best-selling digital sports training device brand, easily attaches to any tennis racquet and tracks stroke type, spin, ball speed, ball spin and sweet spot accuracy, helping players become the athletes they aspire to be. The data is sent wirelessly to iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth, where players can then use the tournament leaderboard to rank themselves and challenge opponents within the Zepp tennis community. The new device also uses Smart Capture technology, allowing users to easily record video of each rally and then generate, and share, their match highlight reel. £99.99 from Zepp.com and leading retailers.

SALOMON Salomon RANGER² C.AIR on piste helmet is a timeless all mountain helmet which retains the low profile and unique Custom Air fit system that have made it a best-seller. And with Salomon’s premium EPS 4D technology for greater safety, the Ranger² Custom Air is an on-piste charger that fits everyone. £110 from www.salomon.com

ON Made with tear proof woven fabrics, ultra-soft sweatbands, clip-pull sizing and finished with hand-detailing, this Lightweight Cap has new laser cut ventilation technology allows the On running hat to be fast-drying whilst providing high performance protection. £32 from www.on-running.com

LE COL The Le Col HC Jacket is made from Schoeller-Dynamic stretch fabric with a Windtex Membrane so it is waterproof, windproof, thermal and breathable. Aerodynamic 4-way stretch fit with reduced drag means it fits like a jersey but protects like a jacket and is super lightweight to boot! Kevlar panels on the elbows provide protection from abrasions and cuts in the unfortunate event of a crash. Maximum visibility is provided with unique reflective panels on cuffs and shoulders. The fabric is thinner and lighter than most competitor brands, making it appropriate for the widest range of temperatures from -10 to +12 degrees. A high neck collar maintains the unaltered micro climate of the body at the key entry/exit point with a specific soft fleece material to avoid irritation on the neck.This is the gold standard of Winter Jackets! £300 from lecol.cc


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The Active Affluent EIDER Here’s our pick of the best sports & outdoor products for active affluent lifestyles

The Twin Peaks ski/snowboard jacket is a warm, reversible jacket filled with RDS approved duck down. One side features a custom print and the other a complementary, solid colour. Add to this a stuff sack for easy packing and you’re ready for anything.

BOGS Go-everywhere boots with a lacefront look. Walk the dog, rake the leaves, then head to the store. These women’s boots keep you warm, dry and comfy all day with a waterproof design that features Rebound shockabsorbing cushioning. Pull-on handles make for easy on and off, and faux-fur lining means they feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Comfortrated down to -25°C. £100 from www.bogsfootwear.co.uk

It forms part of Eider’s Crossover Series which features ski and snowboard-specific features and technical construction, alongside sophisticated, urban inspired design, meaning it can be worn and enjoyed in the city as well as on the mountain. £179.95 from Snow + Rock and Absolute Snow

CHRISTOPHER WARD The C60 Trident Chronograph is a watch created for diving professionals that non-submariners will covet just as much. The navy and metallic-yellow dial catches the eye immediately, as does the 60-seconds subdial which ‘breathes’ via a rotating disc behind a cut-out for easy reading. The unidirectional ceramic bezel has a better defined font for the numerals, which is filled with SuperLuminova for outstanding luminosity. Water-resistant up to 600 metres (2,000ft), the fluid contours of the Trident case, which also incorporates an automatic helium release valve, surround the self-winding ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. £1530 from www.christopherward.co.uk

SALOMON Light and flexible but highly responsive, the OUT PATH PRO GTX® from Salomon is the perfect solution for those who want to break their own trail and still benefit from ankle support on uneven territory. Weighing only 390g, it is as light as a trail running shoe but still offers the durability, protection and stability of a light hiker. It’s innovative seamless construction and resistant mesh means it withstands even the most rugged hiking.

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Travel like an A-Lister Annabel Brooks is the go-to girl for the finest places to stay & founder of Avenue, a portfolio of over 400 dream holiday houses worldwide. I used to be an actress and loved filming on location rather than in a studio as I was lucky enough to explore places that I might not normally have gone to. For instance, I made Storyville in New Orleans and fell in love with the French Quarter, the cafes, and the jazz. I have always loved travelling, beautiful houses and interior decor and this led to me setting up my luxury holiday rental company. Originally I started the venture with Gael Boglione, we were called Petersham Properties, as we both knew a lot of people with beautiful second homes. Last year, I decided to expand the company alone and rename it AVENUE, while Gael made plans for a new Petersham restaurant/bakery come lifestyle store in Covent Garden which opens in September. I’m lucky enough to travel most months with my job, not only to visit new properties but to seek out littlediscovered areas that will appeal to our clients. We also relish organising holidays for movie stars, models, and musicians - some of who have their properties featured within our portfolio. Here are my recommendations of where to holiday like an A-lister.

FORMENTERA Ibiza continues to be very popular but more and more people are asking about Formentera which is definitely on the rise. With better beaches than Ibiza and minimal driving - the whole island is only 12 miles long - it makes for a relaxing holiday destination. Formentera has always attracted the French and Italian so it has a reputation for very good restaurants. Visitors could eat at a different restaurant every day of their holiday and not be disappointed. Where to go: 10 PUNTO 7 - delicious sushi and sashimi by Osaka born chef Masahito Kanayama, with an unspoilt beach right below. www.10punto7.com BESO BEACH - off the beaten track, Beso boasts a great little boutique, fabulous cocktails and a live DJ. www. besobeach.com JUAN Y ANDREA – visitors coming across in their boats from Ibiza always come here, the restaurant has a great buzz, but book well in advance if you don’t want to be disappointed.​ www.juanyandrea.com Celebrity spotting: Eva Longoria, Jade Jagger, Charlotte Tilbury, Kate Moss

ICELAND Having visited Iceland last summer, I was bowled over by its beauty. Well-known for Northern Lights spotting and heli-skiing, there is so much more to discover. Instead


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of organising a trip independently, put yourselves in the capable hands of the Eleven Experience to show you all the wonders of Iceland. Fly into Reykjavik for the night, then head north to Deplar Farm for an unforgettable trip. Where to go: DEPLAR FARM - by far the best hotel I visited last year. The incredible staff will organise a personal activity schedule, whether interests lie in heli-skiing, Northern Lights, whale watching, fishing, climbing down a volcano, riding Icelandic ponies, or just relaxing by the lagoon. www.elevenexperience.com/experiences/hideouts/deplarfarm/step-inside/ BIOEFFECT - this natural skin product, made in Iceland is making big waves in the cosmetic, skin care world. Stock up at the flagship store in Reykjavik. EGGERT JOHANSSEN has the most exclusive fur/suede shop in Europe. Always ask for him if you visit the shop in Reykjavik as he is a fountain of knowledge on all things Icelandic. He may even try and sell you an Icelandic pony! The late AA Gill was a regular visitor here. www.furrier.is FISH COMPANY - eat delicious local seafood in this atmospheric Reykjavik restaurant. www.fiskfelagid.is Celebrity spotting: Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexander Skarsgard, Karlie Kloss

COMPORTA Located an hour and a half south of Lisbon, Comporta has been a closely guarded secret by the art and fashion world for some time. Loved for its wide, empty beaches that stretch along the Atlantic, it is becoming the “must visit to be cool” destination. Christian Louboutin found five fishermen’s cottages by the sea here and trans​formed them into an idyll. The Paris fashion crowd soon followed snapping up properties in the Alentjo region, and Anselm Kiefer, my favourite artist, has a house here too. Where to go: RICE MUSEUM – eat at this incredibly cool restaurant, owned by the very charming and energetic Isabel Carvahlo. www.herdadedacomporta.pt/en/tourism/ricemuseum PRAIA DA COMPORTA BEACH – relax on one of the most stunning beaches south of Lisbon. SUBLIME COMPORTA – stay at this fabulous collection of villas with hotel facilities in beautifully landscaped grounds. http://www.sublimecomporta.pt Celebrity spotting: Christian Louboutin, Madonna, Nicholas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni

Three Bees at Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Deplar Farm in Iceland

Zisola House near Noto in Sicily

SICILY Those who find the Amalfi Coast too touristy and overcrowded, should head to southern Sicily, the most beautiful part of the island. Sicily’s south east oozes cool; it’s where all the hip locals go, and now in-the-know tourists are following suit.

HARBOUR ISLAND Harbour island has always had its glamorous regulars, with its pink sand beaches and laid back style. But it continues to increase in popularity​, landing on the cover of a recent issue of Conde Nast Traveller as the top tip for winter 2017.

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Don’t miss the town of MODICA to stock up on chocolate and the island of ORTIGIA to buy the famous range www. ortigiasicilia.com

PIPS PLACE - I have always stayed at this a charming small hotel, above the beach, though Pip’s enterprising two sons have just opened ‘The Other Side’ a glamorous tented boutique hotel, accessed only by boat. www. ilovetheoceanview.com

TRE CONTRADE – spend a few nights at this beautiful villa/hotel that has dramatic sea views and overlooks the volcano. Skye Gingell is in residence once a year, so look out for her dates. www.trecontrade.com

SIP SIP – eat here for selicious seafood and gorgeous ocean views. www.sipsiprestaurant.com

VECCHIA RAGUSA – enjoy a delicious dinner in this welcoming restaurant, try its tagliatelle with walnuts.

THE SUGAR MILL – don’t miss a visit to India Hicks’ shop on Bay Street. www.indiahicks.com

Celebrity spotting: Rhianna, Robert De Niro, Dakota Johnson

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EIFFEL TOWER The iconic Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel. Only intended to last 20 years, almost 250 million visitors regardless of age or origin have come from all over the planet to see it since its opening in 1889. Like all towers, it allows us to see and to be seen, with a spectacular ascent, a unique panoramic view of Paris, and a glittering beacon in the skies of the French Capital.

SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) relaunched in France in 2016 announcing its plan to make its whiskies and events available to fans across Europe. This year the Society expanded its activities beyond Paris to include other French cities. The Society has five partner bars in Paris, comprising Beaucoup, Night Flight at Bachaumont Hotel, Gentlemen 1919, L’Esquisse and Les Rouquins.

HOTEL MOLITOR PARIS The Molitor has always been an iconic Parisian place, primarily thanks to its 60-year reign as the most popular swimming pool in the city and its avant-garde ambiance, before becoming the temple of the Parisian underground scene from 1989 to 2012. Located in the 16th arrondissement, discover this city resort’s urban brasserie on a journey from Art Deco to artistic gastronomy.

The SMWS France branch is led by chief ambassador Richard Liogier known as Le King du Bar à Vins. we met up with Richard at Les Rouquins for a fun filled “Rouquinade” with guest bartenders Stanislas Jouenne and Jean Munos. For more details on the SMWS and its activities go to www.smws.com

BRASSERIE URBAINE MOLITOR Chef Jean Baptiste Dutac’s seasonal dishes are filled with the best of French tradition served against a backdrop of stunning pool views. Click here for the review on www.sloanmagazine.com 13 rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris, France | +33 1 56 07 08 50 www.mltr.fr

LES ROUQUINS This boutique restaurant and wine bar owned by Richard Liogier serves fabulous cocktails, exceptional whiskies and a delicious tapas menu including Kimbap Rolls and tasty Galettes. The shabby chic exterior is typically Parisian and is a cool clandestine spot for connoisseurs and chic locals. 146 rue du Château, 75014 Paris | +33 1 45 39 78 99

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V For many, Paris is the capital of gastronomy and the city has an incredible interest in cuisine with access to the best ingredients in the world at any time of the year. There is a dynamic in the city that drives master chefs to achieve great heights - the highest of those being the award of Michelin stars. The acclaimed Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris was the first palace hotel in Europe to be home to three Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Having collectively been crowned with a total of five Michelin stars at the start of 2017, Le George and L’Orangerie were awarded their first Michelin star joining the Hotel’s French haute cuisine restaurant, Le Cinq, which retained the highest accolade of three Michelin stars for the second consecutive year. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com

Four Seasons Hotel George V & L’Orangerie Restaurant

L’ORANGERIE David Bizet, Chef at L’Orangerie, received his first Michelin star in February 2017, less than eight months after the opening of L’Orangerie. Drawing inspiration from nature and bringing the best out of seasonal and local garden produce, Chef David Bizet’s menu complements the changing seasons, offering what he likes to describe as “a traditional French contemporary cuisine of elegance, refinement and femininity.” Bizet’s culinary creations are often described as an artistic composition. The colours and arrangement of the food in his plates

come into their own like the palette of a painter whose artistic sensibility lingers on the taste buds. The menu is further brought to life with Pierre-Yves Rochon’s intricate interior design, overlooking the famous Marble Courtyard. L’Orangerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France +33 1 49 52 70 00 www.fourseasons.com/paris

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editor’s choice

The floral fantasy of Maison de Fleurs Maison de Fleurs are a global floral design studio with a deep-rooted knowledge in horticulture; flowers are selected for each and every occasion to the highest standard and quality. As one of the world’s leading floral design studios, Maison de Fleurs care deeply about their roots. The seeds of Maison de Fleurs were sown many years ago and nurtured by the green fingers of successive florists, who provided a fertile environment in which the present creative team could grow. Now with over thirty years of experience behind them, the team works regularly with celebrated brands, exclusive venues and luxury clients. In 2015 one of these clients, was so impressed by the quality of the team’s work that she took over the reins of the company, helping Maison de Fleurs to blossom into the successful floral design studio it is today. Having worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands, and in some of the most renowned international venues, Maison de Fleurs have placed themselves among the top tiers of floristry.

Maison de Fleurs were chosen by our Deputy Editor to provide the floral arrangements for his engagement party which took place this summer at a stunning country house location near Cambridge. The team at the leading international design studio based in Battersea created five gorgeous centrepieces for the dining tables using deep red roses which matched the colour scheme of the table linens. The flowers were arranged in gold cylinderical low vases which matched the gold banqueting chairs on which the guests were seated. The creativity, sophistication and quality of the product and service shone through and the stunning floral centrepieces delighted both the happy couple and their guests who attended the exclusive gathering.

Each project brought to Maison de Fleurs is considered individually. The creative process is key, and Maison de Fleurs fit this around each client’s specific needs and requirements. The design team is known for their meticulous attention to detail and passion for flowers, which shows in every project that the company works on. Led by their Creative Director, the design team consists of specialists known for their meticulous attention to detail and their unwavering passion for flowers. The friendly team of highly creative individuals have a broad combined skill set. In addition to a love of flowers they draw inspiration for their designs from their team member’s varied experience in sculpture, set design, ceramics and photography. Maison de Fleurs specialise in providing bespoke designs to a high-end client base. The key elements of their business are weddings, private parties, corporate events, contract flowers and house flowers for private individuals. They also provide a bespoke gift bouquet service for delivery within the London area. When decorating the world’s most opulent homes, incorporating flowers into a London Fashion Week show, dressing glamorous international weddings or private parties, Maison de Fleurs treats every request with the same level of customer care, passion and creativity. HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia is quoted on the Maison de Fleurs website: “Your flowers were honestly breathtaking and so much more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.” From the simplest vase of peonies to an entire house of flowers, Maison De Fleurs are the leading trendsetter in the floral industry.

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For more information, please pay a visit to Maison de Fleurs website to explore their extraordinary floral creations and displays. CONTACT DETAILS Maison de Fleurs Arches 80 – 81, Queens Circus, Queenstown Road, London SW8 4NE 020 7720 3777 www.maisondefleurs.co.uk

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Twenty top things worthy of splurging on this season


CHRIS JAMES MIND BODY More than just a body detox – 12Days body cleanse is a complete program of blood and tissue regeneration, that combines the benefits of dietary guidance, mouth watering recipes, and optimally enhanced high quality internal cleansers, which work to rejuvenate each and every organ, gland and tissue in the body, right down to the very last cell.


CLOUD NINE Dusted in gold, the Cloud Nine Christmas Collection includes four impressive gift sets, each offering one of Cloud Nine’s cult irons guaranteed to deliver shiny, long lasting results. Choose from the Original Iron, the Wide Iron and the Touch Iron, or pick the Gift of Gold Styling Duo featuring both the Touch Iron and Airshot Hairdryer, for all your hair styling needs. The Gift of Gold Original Iron Gift Set consists of Original Iron with gold hardware, Gold Edition Carry Case with detachable Heat Resistant Mat, Paddle Brush, 2 x Croc Clips (gold print), and Silicone Heat guard. £159 from www.cloudninehair.com


DAFNI Created by one woman for all women, the Original DAFNI hair straightening brush was the innovative invention of Sharon Rabi. Catering to the needs of busy women on the go, the new DAFNI Go no allows you to have great hair wherever you are. Even thick, curly hair or frizzy, unruly locks can now be transformed in just FIVE minutes. £99.95 from John Lewis & Harvey Nichols

£119.95 from Wholefoods markets, Naturismo, QVC, and chrisjamesmindbody.com

4 MAUI JIM A beautifully chic cat eye style featuring a variety of unique colour schemes. Maui Jim Canna balances a bold shape with a thin acetate frame to give glamorous coverage during any occasion. £239 from Sunglasses Hut


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RNA aims to specifically target severe ageing concerns and the key to battling them lies within the firmness of the skin. We need to help “lift” sagging skin to minimise the appearance of large pores and plump it to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Avant Skincare RNA Radical Firmness AntiAgeing Serum is a breakthrough formulation marking a tipping point in the skincare market. £119 from www.avant-skincare.com



Whether on the go or at home, the all-inone Motorola Sphere+ offers a complete audio experience for everyone. Easily switch from listening over the headphones to fullroom sound from the speaker in one seamless move. By placing the headphones back on the speaker, music continues to play while automatically recharging the headphones at the same time. The base of the Motorola Sphere+ is a 16W Bluetooth speaker that delivers a rich HD sound that also serves as a charging dock for the headphones and there is also an Aux-in socket. The speaker has a built-in microphone for making and receiving calls as well as giving voice commands to Siri, Google Now and Cortana, extending its seamless functionality. The Bluetooth 4.1 headphones offer up to 20 hours playtime and blocks background sounds through its passive noise isolation feature. Similar to the speaker,


the headphones also come with integrated microphones giving users the option to make or take calls from either device. £179.99 available from hubbleconnected.com


SURE PETCARE Designed for cats and small dogs, the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect, the world’s first app-controlled pet door from Sure Petcare. The app “Sure Petcare” allows pet owners to control the pet door remotely from a smartphone or tablet, as well as monitor their pets’ activity and habits. £159.99 available from www.surepetcare.com



IMAGE SKINCARE AGELESS total overnight retinol masque (£80) is unlike anything else on the market today. A super high strength, overnight masque, with 3% retinol, but none of the skincare challenges that go with using a high concentration. Achieved by a unique and innovative delivery system - Kemspheres™ allows pure retinol to be easily absorbed into the skin in a stable form, resulting in less irritation and superior result. Call 0345 504 0461 for stockists


The Philips Shaver series SW6700 one of five new special edition Star Wars inspired shavers in time for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - represents the glossy X-wing fighter and guarantees a speedy, close shave. As it’s moved over the skin, it automatically recalibrates to every curve of the neck and face. The dramatic design mimics the complex nature of Poe Dameron’s X-wing fighter, down to the scratched metal finishing and red stripes. The Star Wars features continue with a red X-wing turbo button, flickering during use. £199.99 from Argos



GENIUS Liquid Collagen is a plant collagen-based formulation tackling the five most common signs of aging in just 10 days. It’s no secret that collagen is one of the key structural elements that skin needs to maintain its youthful appearance, but it quickly depletes with age. Algenist has developed a potent product that brings together several industry firsts to ensure collagen levels stay topped up and skin appears visibly healthier. £90 from SpaceNK @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams




Spots, stains and spills can happen at any time all over the home, but removing them doesn’t need to take time and effort. What you need is a powerful, portable carpet washer so you can remove the evidence as soon as it appears, giving you more time to enjoy the things you love. The handheld BISSELL Stain Eraser offers cordless convenience and a concentrated formula perfect for tackling tough stains such as red wine, fruit juice, food grease, coffee and tracked in dirt on carpets, rugs, sofas and upholstery thanks to the power of Oxy. The Stain Eraser 20056 provides 15 minutes of run time following a four-hour charge and is available from Argos, Amazon and BISSELL Direct for £99.99.




The Ultimate Matching Leather Travel Set from Vida Vida is a stunning set of travel accessories which are all handmade using the softest, smoothest leather.

Drawing inspiration from the woman who wears it, the Made for Her collection is elegant, innovative, sport- inspired and style confident. Sport finishes enhance and embellish: embossing, lustre and sheen, metallic, high shine and polish bring textural finesse to every design. Rooted in René Lacoste’s tennis aesthetic, this collection combines textural impact with sport-lux minimalism. £105 from www.asos.com

Vida Vida’s most decadent matching set includes a full size wash bag, roomy make-up bag, stylish passport cover and smart luggage tag all in matching colour of your choice of black, gold, silver, bright pink and metallic pink to suit your (or the lucky recipient’s) taste. The travel set is the ideal combination for those who really appreciate stylish luxury while travelling to destinations far and wide. Vida Vida can also add initials or names in embossing to personalise the items making them the ideal gift for Christmas or birthdays. £95 from www.vidavida.co.uk



LACOSTE Inspired by the iconic polo shirt, the timeless L.12.12 shoe embodies the same artisan qualities, featuring premium leather uppers and a contrast pearlised heel tab.

PHILIP MORRIS iQOS uses revolutionary technology that heats tobacco without burning it, giving you the true taste of tobacco, with no smoke, no ash and less smell. A specially designed tobacco stick is inserted into the IQOS holder which uses a unique heating blade made of gold and platinum coated in ceramic. Specialist electronics control the temperature to ensure there is no combustion. After using iQOS, the odour left on hands, hair and clothes is significantly less than that left by cigarettes. Starter kit of the iQOS device + 200 HEETS costs £115 from www.iqos.co.uk or at the iQOS shop 177 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8WX


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Indulge and revitalise dehydrated or ageing skin types with this powerpacked trio in the Revitalise Collection Holiday Box. With ingredients like 18% Hyaluronic Acid to smooth skin without injections, apricot essential oil to provide hydration and vitamin C to improve skin texture and tone - you’ll be invited back for Christmas lunch next year! The contents include Vital C hydrating facial cleanser, Ageless total pure hyaluronic filler and Prevention + hydrating moisturiser SPF 30. £99 from selected retailers.


KEEN The Targhee EXP for men and women is an evolution of KEEN’s classic icon, the Targhee, the go-to favourite of hikers around the world for over a decade ago. Highly acclaimed for its fit, durability and incredible comfort and performance, this hiker takes all the attributes of the original trail legend and fuses it with a bold new design. With a new style dimension that is rough, rugged and refined, the Targhee EXP is built to withstand years of adventure on any trail.


PHILIPS Take back control of your oral health with the recently launched Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.

With new high performance brush heads, personalised app coaching and guidance from smart sensor technology, this intuitive brush will ensure you can be confident that you are taking outstanding care of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Available in three stylish new colours: black, lunar blue and our favourite colour, the stylish cashmere grey. £360 from John Lewis and philips.co.uk

£100-£115 from www.keenfootwear.com


ECCO The updated ECCO TRACK 25 provides exceptional comfort and performance while retaining the original, stylish silhouette of the iconic ECCO TRACK II. The versatile utility boot is available in both ladies and men’s sizes and is suited for everything from a lakeside trail adventure to a stroll around the city centre. £165 for women’s and £175 for men’s from www.eccoshoesuk.com and ECCO stores.



Fashion travel brand Aerska has launched a luxury sneaker that’s lightweight, versatile, and gorgeous enough to transition easily from day to night, making them the ultimate packing essential. Based on the classic retro runners style, the sneakers are made from soft, high-quality leather and offer amazing comfort and durability. Elegant and stylish, they can easily be paired with multiple outfits. £149 from www.aerska.com


REMY MARTIN Rémy Martin imagined XO, an opulent cognac characterised by a rare aromatic complexity. Made from hundreds of the finest eaux-de-vie, from the two most sought-after vineyards of the Cognac region – Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne – Rémy Martin XO expresses the true excellence of Cognac Fine Champagne. £150 from Selfridges. @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


The Meaning of Luxury Sleep

Toby Walzer

The Royal Bed by Royal Auping incorporates five motors for total body ergonomics, integrated bedsides tables and reading lights. An automatic shoulder zone that adapts during the night. Even touchdown lights that guide you back to bed without waking your partner, and an integrated morning wake up sunrise alarm clock. Double sized Royal Auping beds are available from RESTED starting from £2,400 up to £9,750, depending on customised options (excluding mattresses). To book an appointment at the RESTED London showroom please call 0208 960 1754

SLOAN! asked Toby Walzer, co-founder of RESTED, the UK’s most innovative sleep specialist, to explain what it takes to sleep in luxury. Toby is an luxury sleep engineer and the RESTED showroom in London sells a wide range of high-end luxury and performance sleep goods which are all exclusive to the UK. Here’s what he had to say... 30

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As specialist luxury sleep engineers, an obvious question that we face is what is the difference between a bed that costs £500 and a bed that costs £50,000? And will spending more on my bed buy me better sleep? In advising upon that question, one has to draw the distinction between different types of luxury, and what it takes to sleep well.

individually are a very important tool so that you and your partner both get individually tailored sleep luxury. PERFORMANCE SLEEP

The final element of sleep luxury is ‘performance’. There are many functional performance factors that can be optimized for better sleep, most relevant are thermoregulation, moisture control, hygiene, and AESTHETIC LUXURY longevity. These are all things that can be engineered This is often what people consider first. Beautiful and into a bed and mattress. Airflow is something that unique beds, particularly with large headboards or contributes to all of the above, and is traditionally ornate detailing raise the cost substantially. As indeed completely overlooked when it comes to beds and will seeking out beds made of the highest grade or rare mattresses. Having a strong pass through of air, allows woods. What we find interesting as sleep engineers, is your bed to thermoregulate, allows moisture to dissipate, that invariably a hand crafting process does not produce and keeps your sleep environment hygienic and allergen/ a better product than a precision engineered one. Equally, organism free. Modern luxury mattresses will always the rarity of the woods used to make the bed does not have a removable outer cover so you can truly keep mean it will last longer or make you sleep better. On the a clean environment. We find that many mattresses plus side though, aesthetics are a very important part of typically perceived as the height of luxury are made of the philosophy of good sleep. Your bedroom environment materials and constructions that either don’t perform well and how it makes you feel dramatically influence in these categories, or are no way near as good as your process of falling asleep. We encourage that which modern engineering and materials people to define their bedroom as a can achieve. It’s important to understand For more expert sanctuary that positively contributes to that a single artisan could spend years advice and product handcrafting a mattress, and filling it with the sleep process, and naturally the bed is the dominant feature of your bedroom. reviews please visit the rarest of materials; but what is more Therefore, your bed should represent sloanmagazine.com important is whether those materials and you aesthetic ideal of your perfect sleep that construction are going to make you sleep today! ‘sanctuary’. Metals and minimalist beds fit better. It’s the end result in terms of comfort much more into creating an interior vibe of and performance luxury that are really worth calmness and freshness for refreshing hygienic spending the money on. sleep. Sleep is largely about clearing your mind and by NORTHERN EUROPE LEADS THE WAY design your bedroom should help you do that. Many northern European brands focus more directly on COMFORT LUXURY producing beds distinguished by the individualism and It generally follows that the more comfortable you are, theory of sleep. They prioritise sleep and ensure good the better sleep you can achieve. Being truly comfortable sleep is a positive factor in their wellbeing by engineering means that you can fall asleep more quickly and should products that have the required performance and comfort wake up less during the night thus providing better sleep luxury elements, combined with aesthetic designs that quality, which affects how you feel the next day and your really reflect the tranquility of the bedroom sanctuary. overall wellbeing. Comfort luxury in a bed is generally For example, Royal Auping have been producing unique made up of three things. Pressure relief (particularly for metal frame contemporary beds for more than 120 years your shoulders and hips), support (normally provided that are directly focused on ventilation and hygienic through ‘lift’ and the ability to be supported in the right sleep, and optimized for perfect spinal alignment and places and contour to your body), and finally your very comfort for the individual with many of their beds also personal and individual definition of what comfort feels incorporating adjustability. like. Some people love the comfort of a bouncy bed or Based on our knowledge of sleep engineering it’s hard revel in the cushioning effect of memory foams whereas for us to justify spending either £500 or £50,000 on others do not. It’s all very personal. The most important a bed. Those figures are both too extreme relative point is that true comfort luxury can only be achieved by to the materials, technology and theory available to a comparative process contrasting different constructions sleep engineering. The truth is that there are plenty of to find what is right for you as an individual. A critical fantastically well engineered high quality luxury beds element to comfort and long term back care is your spinal that can deliver all the required elements of total sleep alignment whilst you sleep which needs to be straight. We luxury within the range of £2,000 - £15,000. For the always like to recommend that people look at mattresses product that you will use more than any other and so that are specifically zoned for the differing contours of directly affects your daily wellbeing, we feel that at that their body zones, their weight, and their sleep position. level it is a ‘luxury’ worth having. What remains most There is no reason at all, that you and your partner would critical is to compare and contrast, be properly advised have the same requirements in a mattress and it’s really on what matters, and invest your own time in obtaining a important not to compromise. Otherwise you will both bed and mattress that is right for you as an individual. end up with ‘average’. Bi-comfort mattresses where For more information, go to www.rested.com the tensioning or construction is created for each side @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams



Ways To Get A

Great Night’s Sleep From aromatherapy to aloe vera bedlinen, here’s our top products to help you float down to the Land of Nod The Duo Diffuser by Japanese luxury brand @Aroma is the most advanced diffuser in the world. Not only is it a unique piece of contemporary design, it also represents the ultimate bedroom experience. The dual capability to automatically fragrance your bedroom with your chosen scent, ready for sleep, and to then automatically release an alternative fragrance for your waking allowing scent to help you relax at night and be energise for the day. Using the latest and most advanced Piezo diffusion technology, the Duo delivers unparalleled performance allowing you to control your two fragrances in terms of on/off timing, duration, and intensity.


Available in two colours - white and brown - priced at £450 from www.rested.com


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The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D is their most premium Bodyclock. This is an upgrade on Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 700, featuring DAB radio in addition to low-blue light to be non-alerting at bedtime. It also has high quality audio with Bluetooth and offers a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds. Wake-up lights are alarm clocks that mimic a sunset to help you drift off to a good night’s sleep and a sunrise to wake you naturally with light. Using light in this way has been shown to improve mood, energy and productivity as well as the quality of sleep and awakening. Lumie was the first to pioneer the wake-up light concept in the early 90s and its products are certified medical devices and therefore backed by academic research and rigorous health and safety standards. Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D is £199 and available from Selfridges, Amazon and www.lumie.com


UK-based online mattress brand Hyde & Sleep sell revolutionary pillows and mattresses specially designed to offer a perfect night’s sleep by utilising groundbreaking NASA technology. The pillow’s cover uses this technology to react to the skin’s temperature, cooling the fabric when the temperature is hot, and warming the pillow when cold. This ensures optimal levels of thermal comfort at all times. Hyde & Sleep’s all-year round duvet keeps you warm and snug for a superior night’s sleep. Filled with anti-allergy hollowfibres to maintain a fresh feeling, it is covered in naturally breathable 233 thread count pure 100% cotton. The brand also offers customers Aloe Vera infused sheets and duvet sets (duvet plus one pillowcase for single, two for other sizes). Moisturising aloe vera provides excellent long lasting comfort and the 200 thread count 100% cotton provides quality softness. Luxe pillow £79, duvet from £55, aloe vera fitted sheets from £20, aloe vera duvet sets from £45. Available from www.hydeandsleep.com


The handmade Vênoor 2000 Mattress is a revolution in sleep technology ensuring you sleep easy. Using a pocket spring system, the Vênoor mattress is finished using the highest quality Cashmere, Silk, Wool, Cotton, Mohair and Horse Hair. It features hand-stitched borders with handles and vents for maximum comfort and ease of use. The mattress is also layered to provide a soft, snuggly haven throughout the year and is NBF Certified. From £499 to £799 available from www.venoor.com


Award-winning beauty sleep brand, Kiss the Moon have created two 100% natural pillow mists to help turn your bedroom in to a haven for sleep. Made from nature’s most soothing aromatherapy oils blended with pure flower waters and no artificial perfumes or preservatives. Just spritz in to the air around your pillow and bedding each night and allow the sleep-inducing essential oils to work their magic. Presented in a beautiful vintage style atomiser for a dash of after dark glamour. We love the DREAM pillow mist with Lavender & Bergamot which soothes the soul and encourages a peaceful slumber. £40 from kissthemoon.com

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TECH-TASTIC TREATS Gadgets and inspired design to connect you with technology taking you into the new year with options & possibilities so nothing holds you back SLOAN! TOP TECH TREAT

PAVLOK 2 SHOCKING BAD HABITS Pavlok 2 is the first behaviour change platform that vibrates, beeps, and releases electric impulses to reward good behaviours, break bad habits and reduce cravings (smoking, nail biting, overeating sleeping in, etc.) at the push of a button. Automatically track gestures, actions, and behaviours you do throughout the day. Pavlok can alert you when you’re about to do a bad habit, and encourage you when you do good habits. $199 from www.indiegogo.com



ULTRABOARD 940 A unique ergonomic keyboard that can be used wirelessly as well as via a USB cable. Up to 5 wireless Bluetooth computers or mobile devices can be connected at the touch of a button, and switching between them is effortless.

FINDERS KEEPERS TrackR Pixel is a small, Bluetooth tracker that can be attached to any item that gets commonly lost or misplaced like keys, bags, wallet, making them trackable using the TrackR app on your smartphone. £23.99 from thetrackr-uk.co.uk

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SOUNDMOOVZ MAKE MUSIC AS YOU MOVE SoundMoovz are wearable motion-activated musical bands. By simply moving your wrist and/or ankles; you can create beats, rhythms and music or layer your beat onto a song. £49.99 available from MenKind



DASH TO SAFETY The Philips ADR 810 Dash Cam offers peace of mind when you need it most, in a sleek modern design. The automatic recording means you can simply switch it on and drive. In case of a collision, the Dash Cam automatically saves the recording to secure your evidence and prevent it being overridden. It’s an extra level of security that means if you’re driving alone, or have a car full, there’s no argument on what happened making the whole event that much easier to handle. £139.99 from drivesafeandlegal.co.uk

SNAP TOUCH POP Polaroid has taken the Snap to the next level with the Polaroid Snap Touch. A wide range of features have been enhanced to ensure the best Polaroid experience possible. Adding a 3.5” LCD Touchscreen,a new and improved 13 megapixel CMOS sensor for higherquality images and 1080p full HD video recording capability. The printer is still there, allowing you to print off your memories there and then. Polaroid is still using the amazing ZINK® Zero Ink! £159.99 from Argos

MOTOROLA MUSIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES The Motorola VerveOnes+ Music Edition offers a wireless and convenient listening experience to keep everyone tuned in, whatever their choice of sound. These true wireless earbuds are designed to work with any smart phone, tablet or computer and they fit securely with absolute freedom from wires. Music enthusiasts will be entertained with a deep rich HD sound and listeners who prefer audio books or the radio will appreciate the eight hours battery life thanks to the built-in battery in the travel case. The earbuds also include built-in mics for voice calls and are Siri and Google Now compatible. The Motorola VerveOnes+ Music Edition is available for £149.99 from Argos, Amazon and other high street retailers.

MYZONE FITNESS GOALS MADE EASY MYZONE MZ-3 Activity Belt is a revolutionary wearable fitness tracker that shows and rewards the personal effort you put in when you exercise by analysing a personal handicap based on your maximum heart rate and creating bespoke targets just for you with streaming real time data including heart rate, calories and percentage of effort to track your fitness easily. We love the revamped app which connects you to others with WhatsApp-style messaging, Instagramstyle photo uploads and integrated music streaming through Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play Music. £129.99 from Amazon

FOOBOT MONITOR AIR QUALITY Foobot is the first air quality monitor which takes control of your devices to provide your home with fresh air, 24/7 automatically. It’s beautiful LED lights give you a discrete classy indication of air quality in real time. Foobot is able to switch on a smart ventilation system or an air purifier whenever the pollution level rises too much. £170 from foobot.io @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Fran Healy



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SLOAN! talks to Fran Healy of Travis about The Man Who, changes in the music industry and his life’s most important project When it comes to song writing,

S where do you get your inspiration

from in terms of melodies and lyrics.

There are a couple of factors to it. F The arty farty part were you sit and doodle and then suddenly something happens and you find a melody and you wake up the next day with the tune in your head and you think that sounds good. Then there is the more boring part of a deadline. We all went to art school and artists are notoriously airy fairy so we draw a line in the sand and say the song needs to be finished by this time. It’s amazing how inspirational that can be. There is also this invisible thing if the fans are waiting on you and the record company is waiting on you, you are in the spot light you can’t just do a trial run so you have to make it count first time. In terms of performing what has been S the most memorable performance for you from all your shows and why does that memory stand out for you? We have done thousands of shows F and a lot blend into one another so it’s easy to pick out the ones that stand out. For me, one of the best performances is when we did a compilation of all the singles we had released back in 2004/2005 we really wanted to play small shows but the promoter didn’t want that and said we would rather you played slightly bigger shows in bigger rooms. I stilla thousand wanted to play low key so we went to five cities and at each of the shows before we did the sound check we would go into the centre of town and busk. We would find the busiest spot in the centre of town and set up a mic and small amps and busk to see if people recognised the songs. It was great because for instance in Glasgow we did it in Buchanan Street which is one of the main drags. I was on a small amp and none of the guitars were plugged in. Some people recognised some of the songs but no one recognised us at first then one or two people turned up and said “oh this is Travis” and by the end of it we would have hundreds of people watching us. It was amazing and it will always stick

in my head because if you can play the songs broken down and basic then it’s a decent song. It was great to see people double taking and going “this is amazing and it’s free!” We left the guitar cases open for people to chuck money into and by the end of the performance we would have £200 or £300 and we would give it to a homeless guy and the look on their face would be priceless. How does the way you produce your S music vary as you have progressed from your first album to this your 8th album. How does the expectation effect you and how has the band changed in terms of how you produce your music? My expectations of myself are much

F greater than anyone else. I always

made sure the pressure of what I was doing myself was greater than any other pressure. It’s controllable and you can focus this pressure to produce really good things but you don’t know when it’s going to come or how it’s going to come but it’s my process and I always sit down on the couch or bed by myself quietly and start writing. There is a great temptation to just say f*** it and not do it but writing anything from scratch is daunting. You just have to do it. Once you are in your own head space it’s fine and for me I just crack on and do it. When you talk about getting in your S own head space you must care more about your own standards and values rather than worrying about other people. In terms of music critics and the industry, how do you deal with those external factors? I completely ignore it. I made the F mistake when we first started out of reading reviews and wondering what other people think and then it gets you down because people miss the point or have a difference of opinion. The whole idea of being a critic is difficult because you have to listen to 800 things a year and how can you give something your full attention? You have a band who have spent a year making a record and a dude @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


sitting at his kitchen table listening to it for two hours to get an angle on it. From very early on I decided I wouldn’t listen to it and just do the best l possibly could do then just not read anything. When ‘The Man Who’ came out it was the worst reviews we got as a record, it was totally slated because we were expected to continue on a glam rocky theme so people were surprised by our new material and no one was ready for it even us. For us we were just writing a record and weren’t prepared for how big it got. If you’re a bit rock and roll, critics - especially in the indie magazines - want you to stay that way. If you go all quiet they don’t want to write about it. I do feel you can’t sit around listening to what people think and nowadays with social media everyone is a critic. In a sense it’s decimated the industry with everyone having an opinion so I just think forget it. After the terrible reviews ‘The Man Who’ went off to become one of the biggest records ever. It’s a good record and people initially didn’t listen to it from the right angle. Would you say it is harder now for emerging talent to

S be heard than it was when you first started?

If you’re a band to get a record deal at any point is F almost impossible. It took us 6 years to get a record deal. You have to hone your craft to get noticed then the hard work begins. You have to get on the radio, get a bit of luck and maybe you will get a hit. The odds are so stacked against anyone getting into the charts that to say if it’s harder now than then to get into the charts is hard to say because there are so many music outlets now that it’s very difficult to co-ordinate radio, magazines, live shows and record retailing which was how you promote your record. Now that has expanded to countless outlets to get your music out there and it’s much harder to coordinate an effective album campaign. In the old days you would get on TV, play on Jools Holland or Top of the Pops and then you get listed on Radio One so it was focused. But now it’s hard for both bands and record companies. In terms of producing music that is personal to you,

S what is it like writing personal lyrics and opening yourself up to your fans?

Most people have similar emotions. Emotions live F in a dark place. They live in your gut and don’t live in your head where the lights are switched on and you can see what’s going on - like you hit your thumb with a hammer which equals pain - but if you have an emotional thing happening to you, write your song and when someone else hears it they feel the emotion too. You might wonder why the song has such a profound effect on you it might be the melody or the tone resonating with something that you have experienced yourself and the song draws the emotion out of you like an exorcism or something. That’s why music can be so powerful because it’s attached to memories. You might drive down a street 10-20 years later and hear it again and be reminded of that time. The most flattering thing about being in the band is when people say thank you for that song or album, it helped me get out of a heavy situation. It’s a lovely gift to have. Sometimes when you’re writing music you do it to yourself and well up and think wow that was great it totally made me think this weird way. These are the


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things you look out for. I read about head and gut in the New Yorker a couple of years ago and at ten weeks in the womb you have cells where some go up and some stay where they are some become the brain and some become the gut and 60 or 70% of the serotonin is produced in the gut. I thought if you squashed your intestines it looks similar to your brain they are the same shape and same thing. People give medication for the brain in the past but now companies are looking at the gut to promote health because that’s where it’s all happening. Down in the gut there are no words, just feelings, things that don’t have words attached to them.


If you could write a letter to your younger self what advice would you give yourself that you think would help you?

I kept diaries since I was twelve and I wrote to F myself constantly and I still write to myself to this day it’s a very interesting thing to read when you go back. It’s like an inner reflection thing and I remember going back to 1994 and there is a page in my diary where I give myself another year to get this band some work. l knew at the time you either have grit or you don’t have grit and I don’t know where it came from it’s just something I have where as most people give up. I will not give up. I don’t ever stop. I am relentless and that’s one bit of advice I would give myself but I don’t need to as I had that already. I’m a Back To The Future kid so it’s like I am quite happy with both the good and the bad which has lead me to here. We heard there’s a story connected to your video for

S Everything At Once with Daniel Bruhl. Can you tell me a bit more about that?

Danny is a mate. We have known each other for F about 8 years and I never ask anyone ever but I thought f*** it I’m going to ask him as l had this idea about a character in this video, I wanted him to play this sleazy TV host and I called him up and he said he’d love to do it. He does such a good performance on the video. He is brilliant at it and it’s great to have someone who is really good at what they do. You don’t have to direct them too much just give them some background. We took him to a secondhand shop to get him a crap outfit for him to wear and he walked out as the character. I thought “you’re amazing”!


With regards to giving back and contribution, how has your charity worked changed now you have a family?

When I became a dad I toned the charity work down F and put my effort into my kid. Before that I did a ton of charity, but when you become a parent you need to give as much time as possible to your child - it’s the most important project you can do as a human. Everything is on ice. It’s like that Whitney Huston lyric - I believe the children are the future. That’s so true! Fran Healy spoke to SLOAN! ahead of an exclusive performance by Travis at the OnBlackheath Festival on 9th September 2017 where the band played ‘The Man Who’ in its entirety as heard on the album playlist.

“After terrible reviews The Man Who became one of the biggest records ever�

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SILVER CROSS The innovative Avia from Silver Cross is the ultimate lightweight stroller with a touch of class and quintessential British style. Designed for parents out-andabout, it is also perfect when travelling with little ones. Weighing just 5.5kg, the ultra compact design folds with one hand and stores standing or flat, providing a space-saving solution when not in use. Avia has a range of clever features to enhance baby’s comfort and parents’ needs from the extra roomy seat with an adjustable backrest and full lie-flat recline to the multi-function hood providing protection from all types of weather. With every detail considered, parents can be assured that there is no compromise on comfort or functionality. Avia costs £225 and is available in Special Edition Eton Grey and Henley from www.silvercrossbaby.com

NUNA Being a parent is a never ending job! With this in mind, Nuna has created a collection of smart baby gear, in order to make your life easier. The stylish PIPA icon car seat is designed to offer the ultimate comfort for your baby with high end micro knits and removable inserts, this car seat is an ultra luxe retreat - perfect for comfy riding. The PIPA icon car seat keeps your newest addition riding rearwards longer and safer with its side impact security system that is both patented and meets the i-size standard. All while being ultra-luxe and comfy with upgraded features and fashions sprinkled throughout, the PIPA icon is swift and simple to set up with the PIPAFIX™ base’s 5-second install. £170 from www.shopnuna. co.uk

HOODED OWLS These luxurious 550g Egyptian cotton hooded towels from the Hooded Owls White Christmas Collection are thick, fluffy and absorbent and built to last year on year. Available in fun designs with two sizes to fit children up to 13 years starting from £31 and available from www.hoodedowls.co.uk

BABYHUB The SleepSpace from BabyHub is a revolution in design and a multi-functional safe space that can be used as travel cot, play area, insectfree zone and children’s play teepee. SleepSpace is the world’s first travel cot to feature a safe-to-use mosquito net cover and is ideal for use in the home, out and about and for family holidays abroad. Comes with a sleek carry bag. £179 from www.babyhubshop.com


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MY 1ST YEARS Following the birth of her daughter India in early 2017, Made in Chelsea’s Alexandra ‘Binky’ Felstead has launched her ‘With Love From Binky’ collection with personalised baby gift brand My 1st Years. The ‘With Love From Binky’ collection consists of beautiful, high-quality pieces in either a Pink Crown or Blue/Grey Speckle print. Designs include a sleepsuit, a pyjama set, a comforter, a blanket and a selection of bibs. In true My 1st Years style, all options are available to be personalised for that truly unique gift. With prices ranging from £9-£22 and styles available from 0-3 months – 5-6 years, the ‘With Love From Binky’ collection by My 1st Years is set to become a staple in your child’s wardrobe this Autumn/Winter 2017. The ‘With Love From Binky’ collection with My 1st Years is available from £9 at www. my1styears.com/Binky

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expert advice

An Insight into the World of Posh Pawn James Constantinou is owner of Prestige Asset Finance and star of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn. He shares his thoughts on the business and how the market has changed over the last 8 years Posh Pawn on Channel 4 has given viewers an unrivalled insight into what James Constantinou and his team does. Over the last four years they have travelled the world appraising some amazing assets including aeroplanes, boats, and supercars to name but a few. Here’s what James had to say about the industry, the trends he’s seen and the highs and lows of the business.

James Constantinou

James says, “In the world of high end asset dealing you really have to have your wits about you. My company Prestige Asset Finance was formed in 2009 following the markets crashing. On the back of this there was a definite need for a lender who would release funds secured against assets that until then had not been considered in the mainstream. These assets included fine wine, watches, designer handbags, art, jewellery, boats, stamps, coins, planes and supercars.” “The company has grown from strength to strength and as well as providing loans against the assets we also trade in them. We now have an online platform which offers pre-loved luxury items for sale and this again has gained traction over the years establishing us as number one in terms of our pricing and ability to source goods for our clients. Channel 4’s TV programme Posh Pawn featured the business and they have been filming with us for 4 years.”

The second-hand luxury handbag arena has gathered pace tremendously since we started dealing in 2009 44

“We have seen market trends change and discovered new areas in which to deal that had not even been on the list when we first started. The second-hand luxury handbag arena has been a great side of the business and has gathered pace tremendously since we started dealing. We are now considered market leaders in this field and yes profits and turnover is high for us in this sector but it’s not without its complications. We see more fake handbags than any other asset we deal in and they are becoming very good so you need to know what you are doing for sure. We have seen some amazing record numbers achieved for brands such as Hermes and Chanel. Rare exotic skinned examples such as a 30cm Birkin have achieved £60,000 plus. There are many things to consider, condition, age, colour combinations and whether the item is accompanied by the original box and papers all play a factor in the sum realised.” “This sector was new to me in 2009 and I’ve had to think on my feet in respect of securing high end assets as security against any loans considered. We made mistakes and I’ve had my fingers burnt but over the years we have tightened up our processes and we have it pretty secure. If we are not happy with an asset, a potential borrower or seller then we would rather walk away from a deal than be at risk. There have been many unscrupulous characters with all sorts of extravagant methods employed in order to hood wink us.” “My favourite was a gentleman who insisted on parking his Rolls Royce directly outside the shop in order for the staff to see the vehicle, he sported a three- quarter length cashmere coat and a cravat in order to gain favour with my team members. He walked in with a wonderful piece of art which apparently had been in the family for 200 years. I smelt a rat instantly and his ploy unravelled from there. He sat down pulling out a wad of cash with a gold money clip attached asking if someone would run to Costa to get him a Latte, we carried out some simple due diligence and he left shortly after very disgruntled never to be seen again. We later heard through the grapevine that another lender had been taken for the same unpleasant ride but had actually parted with the cash and was now heavily out of pocket to the tune of £150,000.” “Provenance is key but in this day and age it’s not everything, it’s amazing what someone will do to extract money from your bank account to put into theirs.” “There will always be ups and downs when dealing in the luxury asset world with individuals that are not personally known to you but as long as the ups far exceed the downs then you should be winning, if not put the closed sign up and try something else.” For more, please visit www.shop.prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk

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Bags Of Style

Four fabulous bags available this season

Hyde & Hare Luxury lifestyle brand Hyde & Hare have launched their debut collection of beautiful one-of-a-kind cowhide bags and accessories which are ethically sourced. Each piece is made with love, care and attention and finished to an exquisite standard. The Debut Collection comprises The Foxley Handbag, The Arundell Clutch, The Buckleigh Oversized Clutch and The Arlingham Overnight Bag. Each piece is made in England from the finest hand selected cowhide. We love The Foxley, a sophisticated go-to shoulder bag which elegantly carries all your essentials with super soft Italian leather handles and a high quality zip and pulley with the signature silver Hyde & Hare lozenge. The Foxley costs £185 from www.hydeandhare.com

Riut The new RiutBag X25, a two-in-one backpack that is perfect for day-to-day use but extends out for longerterm travel use when needed. The 15” laptop backpack expands from a 10 litre to 25 litre space in just seconds, making the X25 perfect for those of us short on space. RiutBag X25 costs £149 from www.riut.co.uk

Zatchels Unleash the animal in you... it’s time to meet the cute Chi Chi Panda Barrel Bag from Zatchels. The quirky panda barrel bag is handmade from the black & white premium leather and features an appliquéd leather baby panda face, making it a great centre point for your outfit. Zatchels Chi Chi Panda is £60 from www.zatchels.com

Chi Chi London This stylish faux fur clutch bag looks straight off the catwalk and is sure to become your must-have accessory during the Party Season. Featuring silver hardware detailing, clasp fastening and detachable chain. Chi Chi Ksenia costs £45 from www.chichiclothing.com @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


expert advice

Buyer’s Guide to Vintage Designer Handbags As these indexes show, the ‘classic’ bags such as Hermes Birkin and Kelly have to date, provided the best returns HERMES, BIRKIN AND KELLY The value of these bags continues to increase for several reasons: Demand always exceeds supply. The bags are made by hand, and only a limited number are produced each year. Even if you make it onto the waiting list at Hermes, there is no guarantee of ever being offered a bag to buy. Approximately 95% of all Hermes bags purchased are acquired via the so called secondary market.

Susie Nelson

Susie Nelson is one of the UK’s leading vintage fashion experts and owner of Pimlico-based, Modes and More, a vintage fashion boutique that stocks rare designer items sourced from fairs, private vendors and auctions around the world. Here’s her top tips on buying vintage designer handbags. Designer vintage handbags are according to some becoming an increasingly attractive “alternative asset class”, joining more conventional choices such as wine, stamps and watches as part of an investment portfolio. However, not all bags are created equal. There are now a few published indexes illustrating the possible financial returns on this unusual asset class and figures can be obtained from the Baghunter Index or The Just Collecting Rare Bag Index, but with all investments, the price can go down as well as up.

If the bags are made of rare skins such as crocodile and decorated with diamonds (popular in the Far East), the prices achieved are substantial. A Himalayan crocodile bag with diamond decoration recently sold in Hong Kong for over US $380,000 The classic Chanel 2.55 bag is another investment option. If possible find one made before 2005 when the lock design was changed, the mademoiselle locks being replaced by the interlocking 2 C’s. DIOR, VUITTON AND GUCCI Other vintage bags which are proving popular for investment include the Dior Lady bag, named after Madam Bernadette Chirac who presented one to Princess Diana in 1995; the Louis Vuitton ‘speedy bag’ (the first they produced) or a special edition ‘Neverfull’ bag, especially the special edition collaborations with artists such as Stephen Sprouse; and Gucci handbags from the bamboo handle series. PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT As with all alternative assets, these items need to be looked after in a different way than a shareholding in a plc. Ideally don’t use them! Keep the bags stuffed so as to maintain their shape, keep them in their dust bags and out of sunlight and don’t let the chain straps rest on the leather. Remember to keep all relevant paper work and packaging. HANDBAG HUNTING If you are not buying the bags new or from the manufacturer, other options include auction houses such as Christies, Kerry Taylor and Chiswick Auctions, and always ask for a certificate of authenticity. You should also visit specialist handbag retailers such as the Bag X Change or the designer handbag concession in Liberty’s in addition to searching on specialist online sites such as 1st dibs and Open for Vintage. Remember, condition is key, buy what you like, this should be an asset class to be enjoyed but beware there are a lot of good fakes about.

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The secondary market is rapidly growing, in fact it’s so huge that a book has been written about it - ‘Bringing Home the Birkin’ by Michael Tonello. This memoir is a great read about one man’s journey tracking down the world’s most coveted handbags. For more vintage inspiration, please visit www.modesandmore.com

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Handbag Essentials Here’s our selection of this season’s must-have items to take with you in your handbag... vintage designer or otherwise!

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SMITH OPTICS Smith Comstock with rose gold mirrored lenses in Flecked Mulberry Tortoise frame makes a fashion statement fresh from the catwalk for a festival vibe. £85 from www.smithoptics.com/uk

RITA HAZAN NEW YORK Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick both covers up fast-growing greys around hairline and fills in sparse eyebrows. £20.00 from Selfridges

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ARTISTRY IDEAL RADIANCE Illuminating CC Cream brightens, primes and perfects to give a flawless look with brilliant luminosity. £34.45 from www.amway.co.uk

REICHELT VTB 46 SW Power Bank ensures you are never left with a dead battery on your mobile or smart handheld device. £10.85 from www.reichelt.com

BOOST OXYGEN BEAUTY This perfect all in one beauty solution helps you look healthy and youthful from a handy portable 4oz can. £14.99 from boostoxygen.life

KALME Tone-matching ‘chameleon’ concealer ideal for sensitive skin prone to redness. Encapsulated pigments match skin tone exactly. £19.95 from www.skinshop.co.uk

NATRALUS This nourishing paw paw lip butter in Strawberry contains only natural ingredients including Australian Papaya to hydrate & nourish lips. £6.95 from www.chemist.co.uk

TISSERAND AROMATHERAPY This cooling blend of revitalising Peppermint, soothing Lavender and uplifting Lemon 100% pure essential oils to relieve pressure and sharpen the mind. £5.95 from www.tisserand.com

PHIL SMITH BE GORGEOUS The four DRY CLEAN dry shampoos refresh hair and either add volume, colour, coconut scent or silky softness. £2.99 from Sainsburys @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


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SLOAN! talks to menswear designer Simon Carter about crystals, creativity and cufflinks Tell us about the costumes you designed

S for Richard Ayoade as the new Maze

Master in the rebooted Crystal Maze series.

It was very much a collaborative S process. Richard and I both felt that corduroy was a great idea because he likes cord and has this slightly bewildered geography teacher look and vibe about him. Richard really wanted to go for strong colours because he felt that that would be very bold and meaningful on television. Richard loves knitted ties and we allowed ourselves to go really strong and bold on the shirts. Richard wanted to use prints that we were planning to launch in Spring 2018 so we put those into work a year early in effect but he must have been onto something because we have them in some of my stores and they are some of the bestselling shirts at the moment.


I think for the celebrity episodes you also designed a dinner jacket in midnight blue cord?

That’s right! We thought how far can S we go with this and as far as I am aware no one has done a corduroy dinner jacket before. Richard absolutely loved it. He is such a pleasure to work with, so open and receptive. We did it with the classic silk lapels. From a distance there is a bit of shimmer to it and when you get closer it is needle cord so very subtle. The suits were all custom made for Richard but all the shirts and knitted ties are available so I am hoping people will be intrigued enough to wander onto my website to see them


You also designed the contestant suits and we hear your inspiration came from Le Mans?

Yes, I’m a big classic car fan and the S contestants are very active so I thought why don’t I incorporate my love of classic cars with this and design something similar to the Le Mans driver overalls. It was quite a collaborative process with the production team. The concerns we had were about wearability and the fitness for purpose. They had to be pretty hard wearing because the contestants have to share them over time as there isn’t enough time to make one for each person.

I do not think of myself as a fashion

S designer and I actually hesitate to

use the word fashion designer. In the fullness of time people might say “what Simon did there was original design” but I would think in the last thirty years we’ve probably seen only have a handful of genuine designers. I can think of a couple of my designs where I can genuinely say this was new. When people ask I tend to say I own the menswear brand Simon Carter. I’m cautious to use the word “designer”, I really am. I think the work I do isn’t necessarily fashionable but it has its own style. As a British menswear brand, how do

S you tap into that sense of Britishness? I have an open and enquiring mind S so am always intrigued by everything around me. I am like a giant food processor of ideas and maybe the things I’m open to influence what I am up to next. For instance I hadn’t thought about doing strong colours and corduroy until I met Richard and now I’m looking at strong colours for my 2018 collection. That’s come about because I am open to new images and ideas. The key to being a designer is being a sponge and soak it all up then mess around to see how it comes out. How would you describe the typical

S customer of the Simon Carter menswear brand?

I think my customers have a set of S values in common and share the same outlook. They understand design and quality and they appreciate value. They would rather spend £400 on one of my jackets than a £200 one at Zara that they won’t want to wear next year. Our products transcend age. In my Mayfair store we frequently have a dad shopping with his son. My other stores have a younger demographic. I have just dressed Tom Daley for London Fashion Week who is a very young man. What are you most excited about that is

S coming up for your brand for 2018?

Do you see yourself as a fashion

For me it’s a single word. India. To S open six shops in India is huge. India loves colour and we get a lot of Indian customers here in the UK who love what I do. I think what I’m doing as a brand is very much suited to the Indian market.

but focuses on good design?

For more information on Simon Carter, please visit www.simoncarter.net

S designer or someone who avoids trends

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Smooth & Sleek


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3 Minute Miracle is an intense daily conditioner which can read and repair different levels of damage without any residue helping prevent split ends and frizz. £2.99, nationwide.


Tricho Pro is a volumising protein spray that helps to reduce hair fall caused by breakage when combing and improves overall hair condition, fullness & strength.



This luxurious anti-frizz conditioner nourishes & protects colour treated hair taming frizz for glossy radiant locks. £19 www.johansford.com

Perfect for at-home pampering, this Hair Growth Factor Treatment Mask helps grow longer hair with incredible volume, condition and shine £29.95, Boots


ENVY A miracle in a bottle, Dual Fix 12 is a multi-action pro-salon treatment to help repair all hair types. £19.95 www.envypro.co.uk


The ºC-1 Intensive Treatment Masque is a lightweight, weekly conditioning treatment to restore damaged hair back to life. £25, Harvey Nichols

Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is a fan of this Regenerating Hair Mask with rare Prickly Pear seed oil which restores & strengthens hair from the inside for hair with bounce after every treatment. £51, Harrods

Fabulous Frizz Fighters Here’s our pick of the best hair products we’ve tested to nourish colour damaged hair and tame frizzy locks


This Anti-Frizz Serum is great for controlling hair, leaving silky, shiny results. Can also be used on dry hair for definition. The 50ml bottle lasts for ages. £21 www.dnlhair.co.uk


This Deep Penetrating Reconstructor rebuilds and strengthens damaged hair to fight frizz & improve the overall look. £12.75 www.joico.com


The Smooth SexyHair anti-frizz haircare range gives you sleek, nourished and shiny hair ready for coming months. From £11.95, lookfantastic.co.uk



Created from natural papaya, this hair treatment styler is suitable for all hair types to protect, smooth and add shine to hair. £12.99, Superdrug

Eight is the first leavein hair conditioner made from only 8 natural ingredients exclusively for Afro and curly hair. £13.50, jimandhenry.com


Enriched with 8 organic ingredients, phytokeratin & Provitamin B5 to repair extremely dry/ damaged hair. £8.49, beautynaturals.com

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Ask The Expert

Could Theradome Be The Solution To Hair Loss? Laser phototherapy could be the answer for hair loss sufferers. We explore this exciting technology now available at home thanks to Theradome. Hair loss affects an estimated 8 million women in the UK and more than half of all men suffer significant hair loss by the age of 50. Laser Phototherapy was once only available to those that had a high disposable income and could afford to visit a clinic and sit under a £40,000 machine to boost hair growth. Home laser therapy machines are affordable and some are as effective as the clinic machines.

Sally-Ann Tarver

Sally-Ann Tarver MIT.FTTS is a leading Trichologist with more than 20 years experience at the cutting edge of diagnosis, treatment and advice on all aspects of hair loss and scalp problems. Sally-Ann Tarver established The Cotswold Trichology Centre in 1998, which is the UK’s leading Trichology clinic for adults and children. She originally qualified as a Trichologist from The Institute of Trichologists in1997. After which she became a Licentiate of the Trichological Society (LTTS) in 2000 and after three years experience in a full time practice she became a full member of the Institute (MIT) in 2001. She has also practiced in Harley Street London, served as the President of The Trichological Society from 20082010 and awarded a Fellowship (FTTS) in 2014 for her outstanding commitment and contribution to Trichology.

Laser Phototherapy stimulates microcirculation, oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle. It can help stimulate dormant hair follicles which may not have re-entered the growth phase as well as improving the health and quality of existing hairs. It has been proven to have a stimulatory, therapeutic effect on human hair due to increased blood flow, oxygenation and keratin production. The Theradome Laser Helmet was developed by a former NASA Biomedical engineer, Tamim Hamid, who himself suffered from thinning hair. FDA cleared for the treatment of hair thinning in women; Theradome has 80 custom made phototherapy lasers to flood the scalp, similar to a clinical laser therapy machine and totally portable. HOW IT WORKS Laser Phototherapy works by flooding the scalp with light at a specific wavelength and power to increase blood circulation, nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle. ◆ The lasers penetrate the hair shaft to repair the damaged tissue that can lead to hair loss, it reawakens dormant hair follicles and makes existing follicles bigger, to stop hair falling out. ◆ For optimum results the Theradome™ LH80 Pro Laser Helmet should be worn for 20 minutes, two-four times a week. Hair expert Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, says: ‘Throughout our ageing

Her unique advice is continually sought after by the media, with appearances on BBC Radio, The Vanessa Show and ITV’s This Morning programme. She has also featured in a number of consumer magazines and newspapers.


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process not only do we have less hair actively growing, our existing hair becomes finer too. This is where Laser Phototherapy really comes into its own and may restore hair diameter to its pre-ageing state.’ Wearable home laser therapy devices such as the Theradome LH80 PRO Laser Helmet are easy to use, take little effort and are equally effective as a clinical treatment, if not more so as they can be used more frequently than clinic visits would permit. Laser Phototherapy has been used in hair loss clinics for decades and Theradome™ offers the portable equivalent of a clinical Laser Phototherapy Machine that you can use in the comfort of your own home. THE RESULTS Many users of home based Laser Phototherapy systems are seeing results after two or three months and are finding they have more manageable hair with more volume, and less hair falling out in the shower.

in the thickness or volume of the hair, Sally-Ann Tarver explained: “some men may need to use Theradome for a lot longer than six months to see a noticeable cosmetic difference in their hair. I have found this in my clinic, the male patients who use it as a stand alone treatment, really need to give it a year or more to see the change (and to have people comment on it). It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work on men, it just means that it takes longer. Even the highly regarded Propecia (the gold standard of hair loss treatment for men in all medical hair loss clinics), takes around 12-18 months to see a cosmetic difference and then it is only seen in 35% of men who use it. Theradome LH80 Pro Laser Helmet cost £749 and can be purchased from www.theradomeforhairloss.co.uk

Sally-Ann Tarver explained that after three to six months: “Hair is thicker and longer, a healthier scalp is achieved with reduced scalp itching and inflammation, and those with curly hair are experiencing enhanced curl retention as their new hair growth becomes longer.” After six months, Sally-Ann adds: ‘Density of hair at the top of the head improves due to the stimulation of available dormant hair follicles, the reduction in hair loss and the increase length of new hair growth, and after 12 months users are experiencing fuller and thicker hair altogether.” We used Theradome for 6 months on a male case study suffering thinning hair and a bald patch on the crown of his head. Although we did not see a major improvement @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


SLOAN! Beauty

From teeth whitening and salon treatments to the hottest lashes and skincare we review the best in hair & beauty this season


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Harley Street Dental Clinic Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a range of treatments designed to suit every patient’s needs. It prides itself on delivering results to the highest quality, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, preventative dentistry. We have a rich history of excellence but we are always trying to improve. HSDC was founded by Dr Stanley Kay 35 years ago, who is the principal of the clinic. HSDC operates based on meeting patients needs and exceeding their expectations by providing personalised quality care, using only the finest and advanced equipment and techniques – all in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Home whitening treatment from HSDC involves a initial consultation with one of the friendly professional dentists followed by a fitting appointment to create a custom-made lightweight plastic mouth tray that fits snugly over your teeth. Whitening gel from handy syringes are dotted in each indent inside the tray and this is then worn at night or for up to four hours during the day. We saw visible results after only two weeks with the teeth appearing whiter and brighter. The treatment starts from £350. To find out more about HSDC, visit www.harleystreetdentalclinic.co.uk

Neville Hair & Beauty Palm Painting™ is an innovative technique co-created by Neville Hair and Beauty to achieve free flow multi-dimensional hair colour. Ditching all the usual paraphernalia that comes with colouring, Palm Painting™ is achieved by using a total hands-on approach which cuts colour application time by at least 40 minutes compared to foils. The innovative technique creates a free-flowing, effortless look by gradually teasing colour through the mid-lengths to the tips of the hair using the palm resulting in colour that is less bitty, more free flowing and kinder on the eye. For more information visit www.nevillehairandbeauty.net

Daniel Galvin Daniel Galvin believes in the three C’s: Colour, Cut and Condition and provides a menu to help clients preserve beautiful, healthy hair. We love the Kérastase Intensive Repair treatment which restores dry, over-processed hair with an intensive conditioning treatment that is applied at the backwash and left to work before being gently steamed into the hair. For more information and prices visit www.danielgalvin.com

Fatlash Fatlash was established in 2015 and is a trademarked eyelash extension brand. Founder, Claire Edbrooke has over five years training in eyelash extensions internationally renowned trainers and judges. Lash artist to the Bollywood star Shruti Hasaan, Claire specialises in Russian Volume eyelash extensions which use ultra fine fans of up to 9 lashes to add volume and impact without the expense or hassle of applying falsies or mascara every day. The 4D lashes offer the most natural look for every day look that’s great for those who want volume without too much glam. For more information visit www.fatlash.co.uk


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CAROL JOY LONDON Carol Joy London has developed the world’s first collagen spray using unique triple-action pure native collagen technology. It has been proven to increase radiance in dull skin by up to 24%, improve dehydrated skin by improving smoothness up to 26% and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 25%. It can be sprayed lightly over the face and décolletage up to three times daily. £100 from www. caroljoylondon.com


IMAGE SKINCARE Yana™ daily collagen shots are highly concentrated liquid beauty supplements powered by Lumiplex™ technology with beneficial ingredients to collagen synthesis, moisture retention and free radical defence. Bioactive collagen peptides increase firmness, reduce wrinkle depth and restore hydration. Ceramides, antioxidants and vitamins that contribute to skin’s youthful, healthy appearance. Call 0345 504 0461 for stockists.


OHMYSKIN OMS Sublime Enzyme Exfoliate & Resurface Home Therapy Kit delivers truly professional exfoliation results at home instantly brightening the complexion, refining and perfecting with each treatment and results can be felt after the first use. The kit delivers up to 20 treatments includes Exfoliate & Resurface Mask, a 10x Magnification Mirror, an Advanced Weaved Derma Cloth and Luxury Headband. £55 from www. ohmyskin.co.uk

The luxury salon’s R.E.S.T. ethos is built on Relaxation, Education, Service, and Tailored Treatments

Put Yourself First At The Chapel Islington SLOAN! visits Islington’s luxury hair salon for hairdressing with a difference Bringing hair salons into the 21st century, The Chapel is one of the UK’s leading luxury hair brands, with salons in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Islington, and Verbier. Each salon has become a haven where guests go in order to escape from the constraints of their busy lives, take a pause and ultimately put themselves first.

“My aim is to let every guest have a moment to pause and put themselves first so that ultimately they can feel at their very best. At the end of the day customer experience is my team’s top priority. A great haircut, well that’s just a bonus.” Amanda Dicker, founder of The Chapel 56

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The stylists are completely devoted to their guests, and unlike other salons, stay with their guest from start to finish. Upon arrival, guests are encouraged to switch off their mobile phones to help them disconnect for the pressures of modern life for a few hours. The guest is led through four key areas during their visit, all of which are designed to inspire and reflect tranquillity. Thanks to a clever use of perpendicular mirrors, the guest feels like they are alone with their stylist, encouraging an honest conversation about what they want from their hair and how they want to feel.

Amanda Dicker, The Chapel’s Founder, is on a mission to make women feel like their best selves. Her stylists will never ask their guests how they want to look; instead, they will sit down with each individual over a drink, and ask them how they want to feel. They’ll talk about the guest’s lifestyle, what their days look like, how much time they spend on themselves, and what they want their hair to reflect. This forms the foundation of how The Chapel helps people become themselves. From the moment a guest steps into the salon, they’re completely immersed in The Chapel’s unique salon experience. This experience is built around the R.E.S.T. ethos: Rest, Education, Service, and Tailored Treatments. The Chapel’s salons are spacious, with mood-lighting and armchairs. They are designed to create a unique space, where guests are free to be themselves and fully escape their never ending to-do lists. This encourages guests

to have actual conversations with their stylist, and to ask the questions they’re sometimes afraid to ask. In turn, stylists can educate their guests about how to care for their hair, what colours would suit them, and how they can style it. This fully places guests in control and at the centre of the haircutting process. Twice voted as ‘Best Hair Salon’ in London by Hair Magazine, The Chapel Islington lies right on the city’s creative pulse. A haven from the bustle of busy day-to-day, it’s the perfect place to take some time out, and treat yourself to the Chapel experience which is exactly what we did when our Editor dropped in for a fabulous colour and cut which left her feeling like a new person. With an award-winning blend of expertise, service, and style, The Chapel Islington is our new favourite hair hangout. 394-396 St John St, London EC1V 4NJ 0207 5200 460 | www.thechapel.co.uk

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Christmas Gift Guide

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FULTON The Dalston men’s umbrella £30 fultonumbrellas.com THE COCKTAIL BOOK Published by The British Library £8.99 www.bl.uk/shop MARY KAY Believe + Wonder Paint The Sky From £12 www.marykay.co.uk NOBLE ISLE Shrouds of Splendid Rhubarb £60 Fortnum & Mason GHOST GHOST Whitelight 50ml Gift Set £38 The Perfume Shop @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams 61


One of Best Hotels in Hampshire, this hotel is the perfect base for getaways to escape and discover

Careys Manor Hotel - a beautiful historic manor house with 14 acres of landscaped gardens, 3 fabulous restaurants & a luxury Thai spa. 62

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When you’ve made the choice to stay in the beautiful New Forest you’ll want to be in the right place to enjoy everything it has to offer; from long walks through the woods and on the beach, to cycling miles of forest tracks and dinner à deux in awardwinning restaurants just a few steps away from your sumptuous room.

experience not easy to forget.

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is the perfect place to enjoy truly relaxing short breaks, luxurious spa weekends, delicious dining and sophisticated special events.

Of the three restaurants, the hotel’s best-kept dining secret is the Zen Garden, a authentic Thai restaurant which overlooks its own oriental garden. Guests can look forward to classical Thai dishes cooked by chef Toddy Wongsasube such as his signature Thai Green Curry or favourite Pad Thai.

SenSpa is an impressive hotel spa like no other with an authentic Thai influence designed to relax and revitalise from the worldclass hydrotherapy facilities and rhassoul mud room to the UK’s first AlphaSpere Deluxe Vichy showers and signature treatments from experienced Thai-trained therapists. The Traditional Thai Massage is an

The 77 tranquil bedrooms all feature king or super king beds with luxury duck feather pillows and en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths. We stayed in the spacious, contemporary Knightwood Garden Rooms with its terrace overlooking the picturesque gardens.

Click here to read our full review. CONTACT DETAILS Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RH www.careysmanor.co.uk

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Lime Wood LI M E WOO D Lime Wood, the only 5 star luxury hotel in the New Forest National Park, likes to think of itself as a boutique country house hotel with a difference. They have used the building’s classical structure as the basis of their design but have lovingly renovated it, keeping the spirit of its past, taking inspiration from its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and adding the odd contemporary twist to bring it to life. Lime Wood is a rich collaboration of creative talent at its best. The architectural parts were designed by Charles Morris and Ben Pentreath, interiors have been added by David Collins and more recently Martin Brudnizki, food is by Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett. Combining with great food, immaculate service and facilities, the hotel is the ultimate countryside getaway; perfect for weekend breaks, a dash from the city, or an escape from home. The New Forest luxury hotel interiors were originally created by David Collins with Lime Wood’s team and more recently by Martin Brudnizki who has created the interiors for their restaurant Hartnett Holder & Co and the Courtyard bar. The style is both luxurious and relaxed – an elusive and enticing balance. The furniture is an eclectic mix of antique and bespoke pieces with hand-picked artwork and objects d’art. In honour of it’s history as an old English country


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house, there’s the odd eccentric touch to always give something to be amused by. Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish and comfortable upscale restaurant – full of character, yet unpretentious. Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced English dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons and to Italian culinary ideologies. This collaboration is reflected in their fresh, confident approach ensuring that this is “fun dining, not fine dining”. Angela Hartnett is one of the most high-profile female chefs in the restaurant world and we interview her on the next pages. The Herb House Spa at Lime Wood has introduced an indulgent spa programme called ‘It’s All About You’ designed to be a genuinely personal experience with three hours of treatment time, guests benefit from the virtuousness of four different but complimentary therapies – Bamford ‘nourished’, Bamford ‘pampered’, Pai ‘soothed’ and Voya ‘detox’. Click here to read our full review on sloanmagazine.com CONTACT DETAILS Lime Wood, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FZ 023 8028 7159 | www.limewoodhotel.co.uk

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Rising up 127 metres above street level, the stylish Novotel London Canary Wharf offers an experience that puts social interaction at its core. The 39-storey hotel boasts 313 rooms, 26 individually designed suites, New York-style gym and pool, nine design meeting rooms inspired by the goods brought in to these docks, ground floor coffee shop and contemporary bar and restaurant with rooftop terrace. The hotel design has been influenced by Canary Wharf’s maritime heritage. An impressive feature staircase suspended by copper vertical rods with heavy solid character oak steps draws your eyes up to the upper levels. The hotel’s 313 bedrooms and 26 suites are all unique with decor that focuses on the industrial elements of the design blending BOKAN offers natural woods, gold, copper and soft greys exceptional modern that complement the breathtaking panoramic views. European cuisine

using British ingredients

BOKAN, the hotel’s drinking and dining destination, is split across three levels at the top of the building – BOKAN 37 Restaurant, BOKAN 38 Bar and BOKAN 39 Bar and Roof Terrace. Here both hotel guests and visitors can experience a decadent modern European menu and enjoy experimental cocktails with stunning 360° views across the capital. Aurelie Altemaire, formerly Head Chef at Michelinstarred L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, offers diners a relaxed take on modern European cuisine, using carefully chosen local, ancient and adopted British seasonal ingredients cooked using classic French techniques with a touch of spice to celebrate the flavours that the historic Docklands were famous for. Click here to read the full review on sloanmagazine.com CONTACT DETAILS 40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP +44 (0)20 3530 0500 | www.novotel.com

INSPIRED BY DESIGN Fusing London’s Docklands heritage with industrial design, Novotel London Canary Wharf is a 39-storey glass skyscraper that brings to life Dockland’s history. Novotel has moved away from its usual design


to take on a bespoke look and feel, setting a new benchmark for the hotel brand globally. Industrial materials including steel and wood reflect the commodities and produce that passed through the docks paying homage to the area’s

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significant heritage. The truly unexpected and innovative design to offer the ultimate in style including work by renowned artist Sam Peacock in conjunction with leading architects LRW and interiors agency Koncept.

FOODIE FAVOURITES Pierre Hermé Paris Pierre Marcolini The Eclipse is a giant Maison white and dark chocolate orb filled with a whole host of delicious praline balls including white chocolate pistachio praline, double fondant, white chocolate almond praline, double milk, milk chocolate hazelnut praline and milk chocolate nougat praline. £80 from marcolini.com

New for 2017, this Christmas creation made with beads of caviar from the Maison Petrossian include aromas of dried fruit highlighted by an eau de vie of fresh walnuts. Available from 4th November at Pierre Hermé Paris boutiques and Selfridges. £3.20 per piece or boxed assortments from £24.40

Hotel Chocolat

Bill’s Go the extra mile with Bill’s Speciality Hamper containing a selection Bill’s tea and coffee, chutney and jam, truffles, a bottle of House Red, Chunky Toffee Oaties, Dark Chocolate with Almonds, Bill’s Salad Dressing and Bill’s Pink Lemonade. £75 from Bill’s Restaurants nationwide and bills-website.co.uk


Inspired by 140 years of heritage and chocolate artistry, every Venchi chocolate item is carefully made in Piedmont with the freshest and highest quality ingredients including nuts direct from Italy. The large gift box contains 25 different milk and dark chocolates including tiramisu, coffee and truffles with salted nuts. £60 from www.venchi.com

Rococo Rococo has created a moreish range of chocolate covered fruits, nuts and coffee beans, filling a Christmas bauble to decorate the tree or as a stocking filler. We love the award-winning Pistachios in Cardamom white chocolate flavour but all tastes are catered for.

Pierre Hermé Paris has partnered with Petrossian Caviar to launch the exceptional Macaron Caviar Petrossian.

Indulge your senses with Hotel Chocolat’s timeless and traditional festive collection. We love The Festive Wreath in either Classic with 50% milk chocolate cookies & caramel or our favourite White with high cocoa white chocolate, with cranberries & pistachios. £20 from www. hotelchocolat.co.uk

Maille This premium Mustard with Champagne Brandy and Christmas Spices boasts the very best ingredients, including Marc de Champagne from the Distillerie Jean Goyard, combined with Maille’s signature creamy Dijon mustard. The new mustard has lingering notes of vanilla and spices with a slight aftertaste of bay leaves and spicy nutmeg, making it the perfect addition to hearty dishes. £26 from maille.com or the Maille Boutique in Piccadilly.

Hotel Chocolat For the ultimate blend of luxury food & drink, try this small batch Salted Caramel Cocoa Vodka liqueur. £25 from www.hotelchocolat.com

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Spicy Tips To Age Well TV Chef and nutritionist Tonia Buxton tells us which three spices she suggests you start using now to help you reduce inflammation, maintain an alkaline body and ultimately age well. Like most women in the UK, I am obsessed with anti-aging. As I approach fifty, I am determined to look my best and have always been fanatical with feeling and looking well and doing it in a natural way. There are some super simple ways to make sure you stay well. The key is to avoid inflammation in the body; think of inflammation like rust, we need to keep the rust away. One of the big causes of inflammation is being acidic; we need to keep ourselves alkaline and in the main you can do that by what you eat. One of these ways is using herbs and spices – here are my favourite three… CUMIN Firstly, cumin which is part of the parsley family and has a wonderful aromatic flavour. Not only does it taste delicious it also has super healing qualities; it is protective over memory loss and the

damaging effects of stress on the body; it has antiasthmatic properties; it is effective in increasing insulin sensitivity and in many cases found more effective at reducing blood glucose than some antidiabetic drugs. I love to use it sprinkled in stews and soups. CINNAMON Next comes cinnamon. I love it in everything, both savoury and sweet. It is a warm aromatic spice loaded with anti-oxidants and has antiinflammatory properties. It can cut the risk of heart disease, and improves sensitivity to insulin, so lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect too! TUMERIC I have kept the best spice for last! Turmeric truly is the God amongst spice. It has so many amazing and wonderful properties. It has powerful antiinflammatory properties (remember inflammation is what causes us pain in our bodies and causes our skin to age), aids in the relief of arthritis; is anticarcinogenetic; it protects your heart and can lower cholesterol. Turmeric aids indigestion, weight loss and depression. BETTERYOU Turmeric is the rock star of the spice world and ideally you should get into the habit of adding a teaspoon of it into your food every day. However, to get any real therapeutic benefit from this super spice it’s recommended that you take a supplement. Try BetterYou’s Turmeric Oral Spray (£17.95) which has been proven to guarantee optimal absorption (via the inner cheek) and deliver maximum benefits faster than tablets and capsules.


Best selling author Tonia Buxton is a Presenter, Historian, Writer, Gourmet Cook, Nutritionist and Beauty Expert which she balances with being a wife and mum to four children. Tonia enjoys the challenge of changing people’s lives through their food.

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Wonderful Wine Cocktails WINE COCKTAILS WITH CLEMENT ROBERT Fusing sommelier skills with modern mixology

People often ask what inspired me to fuse my classic sommelier training with modern mixology, and it’s the same thing that inspires all my professional choices – the wonderful customers I serve. I really enjoy the rapport I have with both regular and new guests at our wine bars and it’s important to me that we are constantly developing our offerings. We spoke as a team about how to tailor a cocktail menu to our clientele and had a ‘lightbulb’ moment: we pride ourselves on our exceptional wine selection, so why not use this as the base for building equally exceptional cocktails? WHY WINE COCKTAILS ARE POPULAR Today, people are increasingly conscientious about what they eat and drink. Wine is produced in a more natural way than alcoholic spirts, and obviously contains much less alcohol. That’s one of the reasons why wine cocktails are becoming more and more attractive - aside from the way they taste, of course. It goes without saying that taste is paramount for both wine and cocktails. My favourite wine cocktail is my PXpresso Martini. Classic Espresso Martinis have seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years and it was a real joy to play around with the flavours and put my own twist on it. The end result is surprisingly easy for you to recreate at home, too; we swapped coffee liqueur for Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Sherry? Yes, Sherry! This beautiful Spanish dessert wine has a natural coffee aroma, so whilst the alcohol content is lower, the flavour is intensified whilst remaining natural. Once you try it, you’ll want another straight away. It perfectly balances strength, sweetness and freshness.

25ml Amaretto and 20ml Lemon juice. Pour in an old-fashioned glass over ice and enjoy.  MASTER SOMMELIER COCKTAIL TIPS Ultimately, creating cocktails at home should be fun; just follow your instincts whilst experimenting and keep thinking about how the ingredients and flavour notes balance for every sweet ingredient you use you need to counter the balance with acidity, in in the case above the lemon juice and the amaretto compliment each other. Another delicious wine cocktail that is easy to make at home is Kiwi Breeze. Simply mix Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (available in most supermarkets) with a small measure of vodka, squeeze of lemon, dash of sugar and garnish with a sprig of dill et voila. This serve is a bit more summery - it’s very refreshing and the perfect serve to impress whilst entertaining. ABOUT CLEMENT ROBERT Clement Robert, Group Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer for the Texture Restaurant Group has forged an impressive career in the hospitality industry which has seen him develop from graduating with a Sommelier degree in 2005 to achieving the sommelier trade’s highest accolade – Master Sommelier 10 years later. Clement joined 28°-50°, owned by Michelinstarred chef Aggi Sverrisson, as Group Head Sommelier in October 2015. Overseeing the wine cellar, Clement focusses on strengthening the bar and kitchen’s excellent reputation for great value wine lists.

WINE COCKTAILS AT HOME If you’re looking to try your hand on one of these at home, I’d suggest trying the Douro Breeze – made with port, this drink is really easy to make and the amaretto really compliments the rich, pluminess of the port. To make a Douro Breeze, mix the following ingredients in a shaker: 75ml Port, @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


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WINE Whatever you’re celebrating this season, we’ve got something for everyone from classic bubbles to casual fizz and everything in between. Cheers!

Bolney Kew English Sparkling Rosé is a seriously sophisticated wine that offers notes of raspberry and wild strawberry, with subtle savoury undertones adding complexity. The bottle features English flora and fauna often seen at the vineyard making it an ideal gift. £31 from www.bolneywineestate.com and the Kew Gardens shop.

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV is a highly awarded classic, structured, full bodied and fruity Champagne. It is enjoyed as the exclusive Champagne at the Cannes Film Festival and The Oscars. Fresh apples and pears fruity aromas with a good mouthfeel and a harmonious balance. £30 from Sainsbury’s Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is a rare and delicious Tawny Port with rich, yet elegant flavours of dried apricots, honey and spices. This complex wine unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth. The perfect conclusion to your Christmas feast or any meal for that matter. £37.99 from Waitrose Château Talbot Caillou Blanc. Lemon coloured with a nose of white peach vanilla and blossom. The palate is rich and creamy, yet retains a grassy freshness. Very long and elegant. Pairs well with rich fish dishes. Lobster. Crab. Chicken with herbs or in cream sauces. £29.95 from Jeroboams Rosso di Montalcino 2015. Very deep coloured with a powerful nose full of black cherry and spice. Very silky textured with fine tannins and far more depth than you would expect from Rosso. Pair with grilled red meats. £23.95 from Jeroboams Rioja Gran Reserva 2009 Marqués de Cáceres. Notes of roasted coffee, spice, plum and strawberry. Powerful in the mouth with fleshy fruit and nuances of toasty, wellintegrated oak leading to a long, balanced finish. Pair with grilled meats or game. £19.99 from Majestic Apothic Dark. Rich with dark fruit flavours of blueberry and blackberry, with opulent notes of coffee and chocolate. Apothic Dark is crafted using a unique blend of dark grape varieties that together reveal distinct textures and unlock a new wine experience. £10 nationwide. Borgo Molino Prosecco. No one does style quite like the French and this tastes as chic as it looks and the classy fizz is even vegan friendly! £9.99 from wine.coop.co.uk Shorn Sparkling. This New Zealand sparkling Pinot Grigio has flavours combining fresh white flower and stone fruit aromas with a hint of honey, the fresh creamy palate ends with refreshing citrus acidity. £8.75 from Oddbins


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Laurent-Perrier Laurent-Perrier’s limited edition Cuvée Rosé with metal robe is the perfect treat for loved ones and champagne aficionados this festive season. The elegant Cuvée Rosé champagne is presented in an intricate monogrammed mesh ‘robe’, with Laurent-Perrier’s initials woven into a stylish rose gold lace. The luxurious robe cage is meticulously designed to complement the highly acclaimed sparkling Rosé and iconic shape of the bottle. £55 from The Champagne Company

Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry Bros & Rudd on St James’s Street are Britain’s oldest wine & spirits merchant serving both households of HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. Here’s our top three tipples from this fine establishment.

Kingsman Edition No.3 London Dry Gin

Louis Roederer Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV has a golden colour with fine bubbles and a wonderful toasty nose with a touch of almonds. The palate is full and satisfying. This is a class act. Pair with foie gras and shellfish. £43.95 from Jeroboams

To mark the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, this limited-edition 49 percent alcohol version of the classic No.3 London Dry Gin was released. Ideal for gin lovers and movie lovers alike, only 5,000 bottles of the gin were released to celebrate the action comedy spy film in which Berry Bros. & Rudd plays a small, but pivotal role in the film. £42 from www.bbr.com

The King’s Ginger & Mini Hip Flask This liqueur created especially for King Edward VII has an utterly delectable taste of fiery root ginger and zesty lemon peel. This gift box comes with a 1.5oz mini hip flask. £30.55, www.bbr.com

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s timeless and forever popular Brut Réserve have been redressed for the festive season in a beautiful Féérie print sleeve. The limited edition bottle will be available from mid-November. £32.99 from Waitrose

Good & Extra Ordinary Claret 2014 are wonderful examples of modern Bordeaux – exhibiting rich fruit, chocolate depth and long, velveteen finishes that pair well with roast meat or hard cheese. Presented in a gift box. £27.50 from www.bbr.com

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FATMAN’S AGED NEGRONI Mathew Smallbane’s cult Aged Negroni is made in small batches with only the finest ingredients. Mathew uses premium gin with notes of juniper and spice, citrus aromas of sweet vermouth, and the herbaceous floral tang of Italian bitters. Then a secret blend of aromatics is added, bringing this classic aperitif up to date for the modern palate. Unlike other Negronis, Fatman’s is aged and matured in a unique way which gives it a velvety smooth edge and an individually classic flavour. £36 from fatmanandfriends.com


COURVOISIER The Courvoisier Espresso Martini is the musthave serve for a late-night cocktail moment or high tempo evenings. Pour 1 part Courvoisier VSOP Cognac, ½ part fresh coffee and ¼ part Coffee Liqueur into a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined. Strain the combined ingredients into a martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans and a dusting of dark cacao. Courvoisier VSOP Cognac (£33) is available from Waitrose.



ST-GERMAIN St-Germain is an artisanal French liqueur, created in the French manner, made from freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms. Each bottle is made from one thousand 100% fresh, hand-picked elderflower blossoms. St-Germain has a light, refreshing sweetness with notes of pear, grapefruit and tropical fruits with a hint of honeysuckle. The signature St-Germain Cocktail is made with St-Germain, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a lemon twist, making it today’s quintessential aperitif. £19 available from Waitrose.


G’VINE The number one selling gin in Spain, G’Vine is crafted with a grape spirit, a rare ingredient for gin that creates a heady body and full mouth feel and is perfect for sophisticated palates. The botanicals, including green cardamom and ginger roots, are selected for their purity and aroma. G’Vine Gin’s hero botanical is the precious vine flower, which blossoms just once a year in midJune. The G’Vine Negroni is a classic serve with a French twist. G’Vine is available in fine liquor stores, premium bars and restaurants and Amazon for £34.74

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CÎROC CÎROC French Vanilla is the newest luxury addition to the global collection of CÎROC flavours. The allyear celebration flavour is being launched with a hero CÎROCStar Martini serve, tapping into the ever-growing popularity of the Porn Star Martini. Its combination of smooth vanilla vodka mixed with an array of vibrant ingredients, topped off with a dash of champagne, makes it the ultimate celebration cocktail. CÎROC French Vanilla is priced at £41.05 for a 70cl bottle and is available from Amazon.com


SMITH & SINCLAIR Get up in the mix and indulge in eight different edible cocktails from Smith & Sinclair. With a texture somewhere between an American Hard Gum and a fruit jelly, each very adult sweet contains half a shot for a subtle kick of alcohol to get your night going. The selection contains Rhuby Mule, Long Island High Tea, Gin & Tonic, Elderflower Spritz, Berry Daiquiri, Spiced Rum, Whisky Sour and Godson. Allow to dissolve in the mouth with two bites for the best experience. £15.99, www.smithandsinclair.com



35ml CÎROC French Vanilla Vodka 15ml Passion fruit Syrup 25ml White Peach Puree 10ml Aperol 5ml Lemon Juice 50ml Champagne (On The Side) Garnish with half a passion fruit floating in smooth egg white foam topping.

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1 part Courvoisier VSOP Cognac ½ part fresh coffee ¼ part Coffee Liqueur Dark cacao Coffee beans to garnish


30ml G’Vine Floraison 30ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rogue 30ml Campari Orange twist to garnish.

Expert Advice

Tom Jago

When we started The Last Drop, back in 2007, James and I set ourselves the mission to find a really great blend – something unique and spectacular. We never would have imagined that in the back of the cellars in a Lowland Distillery, we would chance upon such a find; three casks of a truly magnificent Scotch, the youngest spirit dating from 1960 with many much older. Big Scotch companies would have considered this tiny parcel insignificant, but to us it was perfect, just enough for 1,347 bottles. And so was born The Last Drop! That blend, to me, had everything I look for in a Scotch; a marriage of sweet and peat, of tannin and leather, and of the most incredible lingering finish long after the glass is empty. I wish everyone could try it, but it is sadly long gone. At The Last Drop, we continue to hunt out small parcels of exceptional spirits, having just launched our 10th release of a stunning 1971 Vintage Blended Scotch Whisky in September this year.

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The Role of Blends in the Scotch Whisky Industry As my old friend, colleague and co-founder of The Last Drop, James Espey OBE, likes to say, “a Single Malt is wonderful, but it’s like one instrument, whereas a great blend is like a whole symphony orchestra, bringing a vast range of notes and tastes in every dram”. Even today, where single malts will receive most of the press and accolades, blended Scotch is still very much the backbone of the Scotch industry, accounting for 95% of all production. THE HISTORY OF SCOTCH WHISKY The earliest documented evidence of distilling whisky was at the end of the 15th Century. Originally all Scotch was made from malted barley, but in the 19th century Aenaes Coffey invented the Coffey Still, which introduced grain whisky, often milder and less intense than malts, and so began the process of blending the milder, sweeter grains with the fiery malts. Nowadays, Scotch Whisky is a highly regulated and protected industry – and rightly so! It is the UK’s single largest food & beverage export, and provides vast income for both Scotland and the Treasury. THE ART OF BLENDING Magic can be found not just in the distillation process, but in the art of combining many different whiskies from different regions to create a harmonious but distinctive finished product: a Blended Scotch Whisky. While this art is little understood by most, the great blenders combine a brilliant understanding of the raw spirits with knowledge of how malts and grains will work together. Not only this, but a great blender will understand the effect that different woods have on both the individual

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elements and on the finished blend when it is put back into casks for “finishing”: a process that can take anywhere between six months and – in the case of some of The Last Drop’s releases – up to 50 years! Andrew Rankin, previously Master Blender at Morrison Bowmore and now a Scotch Whisky consultant, blender and expert in wood management, says that the art of blending is a complex and multifaceted one. He commented: “We have the quality and characteristics of the individual Malt

& Grain spirits, the complexity of different casks sizes and cask types, and the process of working out how to find the perfect balance of individual Malts & Grains which draws out the best qualities of each spirit and creates a symphony for the senses.”

find they have their own individual preferences: whether it’s the extraordinary smokiness of an Islay Single Malt, or the sweet, softness of a Speyside. In a fine blend, you can find notes of all of these, each singing their solos but in choral harmony.

WHAT MAKES A BRILLIANT BLEND? Scotch Whisky has been a passion of mine for almost 70 years, and my chosen drink at 6 o’clock every evening. I particularly love a good blend, because of the balance and harmony in the glass. Everyone who chooses Scotch as their tipple will

THE STORY OF JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL When James and I joined United Distillers (in the days before Diageo), Johnnie Walker was a long-established brand but it was in the doldrums. We were on a trip to Japan and saw JW Black Label heavily discounted and ‘piled high’. It was heart breaking to

see this distinguished ‘walking man’ consigned to the ‘bargain bin’, and so began our quest to revive this historic brand. We came up with the idea of a bottle and branding with heritage, harking back to the 19th Century. With the help of the blenders in Scotland, we created an exceptional blend which was mainly 15yo whiskies but with a tiny drop of much older spirit. Originally we called it “Johnnie Walker Oldest” but it was soon renamed “Blue Label”. This high-end blend completely changed the fortunes of Johnnie Walker, now the largest Scotch brand in the world!

“A Single Malt is wonderful, but it’s like one instrument, whereas a great blend is like a whole symphony orchestra, bringing a vast range of notes and tastes in every dram”

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TASTY Ti p p l e From a whisky wonderland to sensational seasonal sips, SLOAN! brings you the best tipples to get cosy with over the coming months

Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old Eich Bhana Lir Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old Eich Bhana Lir is the distillery’s oldest single malt to date. Created in the most remote corner of Islay, and presented in an Italian handcrafted glass bottle, the whisky has an aromatic, complex nose of old leather & a rich, silky palate for a truly unique and luxurious dram. Just 198 bottles are available worldwide. £5,000 from The Whisky Shop

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Featuring an intricate laser cut lid design and stunning interior print in shades of blue and gold, the exquisite limited edition set houses Royal Salute’s signature rich, round and silky whisky – Royal Salute 21 Year Old, which has been exceptionally crafted and aged for a minimum of 21 years – alongside a miniature version for collectors The Royal Salute Regent’s Banquet Festive Gift Pack costs £150 and is available for a limited time only from Harrods.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Johnnie Walker Blue Label has released a limited edition exclusive gift set designed by critically acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon OBE. The stunning gift set features a specially designed 70cl bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label in a bespoke copper case. The limited edition Tom Dixon designed Johnnie Walker Blue Label Gift Set costs £200 from Selfridges and Harrods.

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Matured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, there is a suggestion of sea air on the nose of this Old Pulteney 12 year old malt which was a Double Gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. £44 from The Whisky Shop

Scapa Skiren The exclusive maturation in First Fill American Oak casks gives Scapa Skiren its smooth creamy sweetness with a hint of tropical, citrus fruit and coastal heather, uncommon for an Island Single Malt but distinctly Scapa at its core. £42 from The Whisky Exchange.

anCnoc 12 Year Old anCnoc’s 12 year old is the perfect entry level dram renowned the world over as a must-have in any whisky drinkers’ collection. Soft and aromatic on the nose it has hints of anCnoc’s signature flavour notes of honey and lemon, resulting in a long smooth finish. £34 from ancnoc.com


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‘Made Different’ and born out of a vision to unearth and reinvigorate Camden Lock’s former gin glory, HALF HITCH Gin’s unique choice of botanicals and innovative production technique creates a gin that stands alone in appearance and taste. £40 from Fortnum & Mason.

Slingsby Slingsby’s Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin is infused with the finest hand grown Yorkshire rhubarb in award-winning London Dry Gin made from Harrogate spring water, pure single grain spirit and locally sourced botanicals. £39.99 from wslingsby.co.uk

Mount Gay Black Barrel

This versatile small batch blended rum is handcrafted from matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. It is then matured in deeply charred Bourbon Oak barrels for a bold and spicy finish. Enjoy neat or in a signature Black Storm cocktail. £36.99 from Selfridges

Appleton Estate Bittersweet and luscious with a deep bronze colour, Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old has deep oak, fruity, and cocoa notes, followed by delicate molasses, vibrant orange peel, rich vanilla, subtle coffee, with a hint of toasted oak and almond. £35 from selected specialist retailers.

Wild Turkey 101 Bold and spicy in flavour with a high rye content, Wild Turkey 101 is an authentic American bourbon distilled in Lawrenceburg, the heart of real Kentucky, by the world’s only active father/son master distillers, Jimmy & Eddie Russell. £31.95 from The Whisky Exchange.

Woodford Reserve Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is the only bourbon to be triple distilled in cooper pot stills for balanced depth and flavour. Heavy on the nose with faint vanilla and tobacco spice, it a silky smooth, well rounded and almost creamy finish. £31 from Waitrose.

ITALICUS Winner of Best New Spirit at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2017, Rosolio di Bergamotto has a light bergamot scent with hints of rose and lavender. Ripe citrus flavours are balanced by a slightly bitter and floral spice, it’s perfect in cocktails. £29.99 from Harvey Nichols.

Il Gusto With its striking ‘colour-changing’ effect, Dream Pink Vodka Premium is the perfect pearlescent pink cocktail for parties. Fruity on the nose, the peachy cosmopolitan-style drink is bound to add a sweet touch of glamour to stylish soirees. £25 from www.ilgusto.uk.com @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


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SLOAN! speaks to Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett to discover the woman behind the pass How does the S.Pellegrino Young Chef

S 2018 competition help young chefs under 30?

It’s fantastic worldly exposure and the A connections you will make are hugely important. It’s also a great opportunity for the Young Chef to make his or her name. What will you be looking for as one of

S the UK & Ireland semi-final judges?

What I want to see is a delicious plate A of food that makes me want more to eat it again. I also want to see the style of the chef themselves, not just a copy of a chef. What do you think of the new wave S of molecular gastronomy and why is it important to you that such modern trends are balanced with mastering classic culinary techniques? Classics will never go out of fashion, A they are the base of all cooking and should be respected. Molecular gastronomy has its place but fundamentally the food has to taste delicious - if it does not, there is no point to it.


What is one of your earliest memories linked to food and cooking with your Italian mother and grandmother?

My earliest memories are sitting down A as a family. It was such an important part of growing up but equally such a natural part. I don’t think we ever did TV meals at my grandmother’s; she made everything from pasta to bread to desserts and cooked the whole meal with the best ingredients she could afford. If I had bought substandard veg as a child, I was sent back to the shop to return the item! You were working as a waitress in

S Midsummer House when you first

decided to become a chef. How did Hans Schweitzer’s belief in you help you follow your dreams? From the very beginning, Hans and

A Ruth knew that the plan was for

me to move to the kitchen when an opportunity arose. Hans had great faith and gave me a chance. I’m very grateful to him for that and what’s brilliant is that he is still cooking and runs a restaurant in Cambridge.


Personal growth is one of the 6 Human Needs. What was it like working at Aubergine with Gordon Ramsay?

I loved working at Aubergine. It was

A hard work and long hours but cooking

in the best restaurant at the time was such a thrill and working with Gordon every day in the kitchen was fantastic. You achieved your first Michelin star

S working at the Connaught Significance

is another of the 6 Human Needs. What did this recognition mean to you? No one can do this job without a

A brilliant team behind them so it’s as much for them as it is for you.

A chef working within a hotel faces S different challenges to one working in a restaurant. What’s your advice on how to overcome them? The crucial point to understand is that A the same guests who came for dinner will be coming for breakfast, afternoon tea and room service. Every level has to be consistent, not just the dinner. That’s the key - that each area is equally important.


You once said “you can’t cook unless you can eat”. Which restaurants have impressed you the most? At the moment, I love Noble Rot - it’s a

A brilliant restaurant. Great food & wine and fantastic service. I love the place!


What qualities does a chef need to have to ensure they have the right attitude to go the distance? Enthusiasm, hard work and the ability

A to ask questions and be inquisitive.

What does your role in the learning and

S development of the next generation of chefs mean to you?

It’s our responsibility to teach the next A generation, not just use them as labour. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a young cook who worked for me years ago becoming a head chef.


The London restaurant scene is an ultra-competitive market. How do you overcome this challenge at Murano? You have to stick to your style and

A listen to your customers. The key to

Murano is the huge regular base we have - they soon say if something is not right!

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How To Design A Restaurant SIR TERENCE CONRAN Celebrity Designer & Restaurateur In the recently published third edition of Eat London 3, Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott provide the key evidence to prove that London is the dining-out capital of the world with profiles of more than 300 of the city’s restaurants, cafes, markets and artisan stores as well as more than 40 recipes from London’s top chefs. We asked Sir Terence to share his unrivalled experience in the hospitality industry with invaluable advice on how to design a restaurant for anyone starting up a new restaurant, café or bar in the world’s most exciting food capital.

If you’re thinking of starting up a new restaurant, café or bar, first make up your mind about what sort of place you want. Then search the property market in the area you have selected for something you can afford, and remember that most rents escalate upward every five years, so what may seem reasonable and affordable may not be so next year. Check with your local authority that the property has permission to be used for catering with alcohol. Having found your property, start to make your business plan, and remember that to construct a medium-size restaurant costs approximately £1 million, with the kitchen being roughly a quarter of that total. Professional kitchens are very different from domestic kitchens – they have to suffer a huge amount of wear and a lot of tear. Of course, a café can cost much less but even so a good coffee machine is very expensive. I give this advice as I have seen many optimistic restaurateurs get into financial trouble because the costs of opening their place have exceeded their estimates. And remember, once the restaurant has been fitted out, there are still staff to train, rent to pay and stocks of food and wine and spirits to buy. Suppliers are unlikely to give you much credit until they see how successful you are. I say all of this because I have designed well over 100 restaurants, cafés and bars and owned quite a few of them, the first of which were my soup kitchens in 1953. Now for something a bit more constructive – the big problem of what type of restaurant or café. Get to know the area that your property is in and form an opinion of what is missing. Eat at every restaurant in the area and take notes of the quality of the service and the price of main dishes, the wines and the overall bill – it’s a good idea to take your manager with you if you have appointed one by this stage. Also, go to the cafés in your area and have a cup


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of coffee or a drink, again noting details and prices. Try to make a decision about whether to have a formal or an informal atmosphere, then visit local supermarket or food shops to try to work out what the locals are buying. M&S is a good food store with quality products, as is Waitrose. If there is a preponderance of discount supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, then this is a sign that you will have to be very competitive with your prices. German Gymnasium

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Hopefully by now you have come to a decision on the type of restaurant or café or bar you plan to open and if any nation’s food is to be emulated, for example, French, Italian, American or even British. Then try very hard to find something original, which is difficult, as London is so full of new restaurants that almost every nation is represented, so a formula like Burger & Lobster may be the only solution. Once you have your idea and have talked about it with enthusiasm, this is the time to appoint your designer. Look at their work closely and, even more important, be sure that you can work with them from a personal point of view. Try to find a designer who has worked on restaurants or cafés before, as there is a lot of technical detail required in producing a successful project. You will also probably need a separate kitchen designer and supplier. If, by now, you have found a chef, he or she should get involved in the design of the kitchen so they can’t complain that it isn’t right for them. Now brief your designer. First the budget: use very strong words and a letter to explain that it must not be exceeded. Then ask for detailed drawings of the site that indicate the position of drains, water, gas and power supplies, as these will, to an extent, indicate where the kitchen and lavatories are situated. Also, you will need a secondary means of escape – important because there are often fires in kitchens. Now sit down with your designer and discuss the general layout of the restaurant, remembering that the waiting staff have to take hot food and drink to the customers, and dirty plates, cutlery and glasses back to the wash up. So they need space not only to collect the dirties, but also to house the technology that tells the kitchen what

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has been ordered, and at what price. This information is stored so a final bill can be produced that lists everything that has been consumed, plus it calculates VAT and shows the service charge. This technology is expensive but essential in any modern establishment. Next comes the joyful part of the project – how is it going to look, does it have any theme? Modern and slick, or rustic and comfortable? Is the look related to the menu and nationality of the food you serve? Do you expect a mainly young audience or an older, richer one? Is it in a city or large town or in the country? All this has to be discussed with your designer, plus, of course, the colours and materials, especially the floor, which takes a lot of wear and has to be easily cleaned. Consider the quality of light and its ability to be dimmed to soft and mellow, and also the acoustics – a textured ceiling helps, likewise a carpet and fabric on seats and banquettes and space between tables. What’s on the walls? Perhaps you can find young artists living or working in your area and you become something of a local gallery, selling their work from your walls – provided, of course, that you like it and your customers do as well. Don’t forget the graphic design of your menus, wine lists and so on – this is very important, as you will undoubtedly use social media to market your project and a strong graphic style helps. At the end of the day this is your project and it needs to be as personal as possible and your character should be clearly visible and evident in every area of your place. Make sure you taste every dish before it joins the menu, and taste all wines before you buy them. Good luck! @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


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MARTELL Martell VS Single Distillery is the latest expression to launch from Martell, the world’s oldest cognac house. Forged with passion and knowledge passed through the Martell family since 1715, the cognac blends spirits from a single distillation source in the Cognac region of France for a more intense, rich and fruity taste showing off the finesse of the new contemporary Martell style.

REGAL ROGUE Regal Rogue is the world’s first quaffing vermouth. A distinguished blend of native Australian aromatics from the farthest frontiers, married with 100% Australian fine wines and untamed charisma. The resulting natural, fresh aperitif comes in four varieties. The Lively White has citrus and floral notes from native lemon myrtle, desert limes, and native thyme. It is delicious sipped on the rocks, or served with tonic. £16.15 from Selfridges

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CIDRERIE STASSEN Cidrerie Stassen has launched a premium collection of two artisanal ciders with a refined taste using the finest high-quality fruit from the Aubel Valley in eastern Belgium. Made for sharing, Stassen fits effortlessly into any occasion, presented in 750ml embossed and corked bottles. Stassen is available in two variants: Brut (£8) - an elegant dry Belgian cider and Cuvée Rosé (£9) an exceptional sparkling cider made with rare red-flesh apples. Available from Sainsburys @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Restaurants Skylon In addition to working at Boxwood Café, Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, and York & Albany, in 2015 Kim was named as the first ever female Head Chef in Savoy Grill’s 126-year history before her move to Skylon.

Skylon is a modern British restaurant, bar and grill within the Southbank Centre overlooking the River Thames. It was the first restaurant opened by D&D London, one of the UK’s most progressive hospitality businesses, after the business was founded in 2006. At the beginning of 2017, Kim Woodward was appointed as Executive Chef of the modern European restaurant. Kim’s menus are ingredient led, bringing diners expertly sourced produce from across the UK with sympathetically crafted dishes that enhance the distinctive flavour profiles of each component. Kim says, ‘the quality of ingredients available across the UK and within Europe is unrivalled in my eyes, we are so lucky to have such amazing choice so nearby.’


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In addition to Kim’s new menus, the interiors have been refreshed and revived to mark a new era for the iconic riverside restaurant, ideally located for theatre goers and the Southbank’s weekend crowds looking to dine or simply enjoy a drink with an unrivalled view of the Thames. Click here for the SLOAN! review DETAILS Royal Festival Hall, SE1 8XX www.skylon-restaurant.co.uk

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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.


Jazzgir Jazzgir is the newest Mediterranean restaurant to arrive on the London food scene, offering a vibrant serving of jazz to accompany fresh dishes and sharing platters in the heart of Canary Wharf. Jazzgir overlooks the water and offers an easy-going ambiance to reflect the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle. Jazzgir’s interiors feature warm, neutral colours combined with golden notes, wooden features and leather sofas, to provide a welcome escape from the harsh lines and grey palette of city life. Jazz is at the heart of Jazzgir’s character and the restaurant hosts some of the most talented musicians on the London Jazz scene every evening from 5pm. Head Chef Raffaele Biancarddeu has curated a menu which celebrates the best of Mediterranean cuisine with dishes created around a sharing concept. All the recipes have been created taking inspiration from his grandmother like the Veal Meatballs. Click here to read the full review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 15-16 Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GE | www.jazzgir.co.uk

Hush’s courtyard has often been hailed as one of the best alfresco dining spaces in Mayfair. This summer, the iconic space was transformed into a St Tropez summer haven with Hush Presents Riviera, a 1920s Art Deco-inspired extravaganza to celebrate the restaurant’s 18th birthday that brought the glamour and sophistication of the Côte d’Azur to London’s Mayfair. Guests feasted on Plateau de Fruits de Mer with Fine de Claire oysters, Atlantic prawns, langoustines and lobster accompanied by crusty French bread and bottles of Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé and Taittinger Nocturne Sec Rosé. Click here for the SLOAN! review. DETAILS 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, London W1S 1EY | hush.co.uk

Mei Ume The recently opened Mei Ume confirms Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square’s status as one of the best dining destinations in the City of London. The vibrant Japanese and Chinese restaurant designed to complement and diversify La Dame de Pic London and the Rotunda Bar and Lounge. Demonstrating the part both cuisines play in the concept of the restaurant, the name Mei Ume is inspired by the Chinese and Japanese names for plum blossom. Head Chef Tony Truong, formerly of Royal China, is leading the kitchen team, supported by Sushi Chef Mun Seok Choi, who previously worked at Sake no Hana, and Dim Sum Chef Derrick Cheng, who has joined from Yauatcha. The Mei Ume menu incorporates authentic dishes from both China and Japan with a modern approach. In addition to sushi and dim sum is the restaurant’s signature main course of Whole Peking Duck served according to tradition across two courses. The main menu also features a blend of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, showcasing the finest ingredients like Kagoshima Wagyu beef. For more, read our online review. DETAILS Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ| www.meiume.com @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Restaurants Town House

Nestled in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, The Kensington is located on the corner of two of London’s iconic thoroughfares, Queen’s Gate and the Old Brompton Road, and comprises four traditional white Victorian townhouses.

ingredients, centres around the best in seasonal produce. The Josper Grill section offers fresh, locally sourced grilled meat and fish dishes cooked to perfection. More health-conscious diners can also choose from the Salad section of the menu, as a starter or main course.

Executive Chef Steve Gibbs, formerly of Hix and The Ivy, has created a menu to match all tastes where the emphasis is on fresh produce focusing on the seasons, balanced with its hand-picked wine list with something for everyone. The restaurant experience, from the service to the ambience makes this unfussy space a local favourite.

Designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the hotel restaurant interiors reflect the buildings natural charm and old English town house aesthetic. Playful, patterned fabrics & rugs are used alongside classic rosewood & walnut, embodying the mix of traditional & modern elements.

Town House’s all-day menu, consisting of simple British dishes made from the finest locally sourced

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Veneta Veneta offers guests a menu inspired by Venetian classics Inspired by the timeless magic of Venice, the restaurant showcases the very best of the Venice’s vibrant culinary scene, with menus that pay homage to the eclectic mix of cultures and cuisines found in this part of Italy. With a nod to Venice’s pivotal location on the silk and spice trade routes, Head Chef Jamie Thickett has created menus inspired by the city’s rich culinary heritage featuring the best seasonal British ingredients and produce sourced from Italy such as seafood and cheeses. Click here for the SLOAN! review. DETAILS 3 Norris Street, London SW1Y 4RJ | www.saltyardgroup.co.uk /veneta


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Florentine Florentine offers the ultimate all-day dining experience in stylish surroundings just minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo. The recently opened brasserie-style restaurant serves a range of simple and eclectic international dishes, from small plates to larger sharing dishes featuring all-day egg dishes, the mouthwatering Tomahawk Steak and the Ostrich Egg Full English Breakfast which can easily feed four people. The freshly-made flat breads are also very popular, baked in Florentine’s feature bread oven. In addition to a hearty Sunday Roast featuring a choice of 35 day aged Rib of Beef, Leg of Lamb or Corn Fed Chicken, Florentine also offers a pre-theatre menu which is really convenient given that The Old Vic is just around the corner. Click here for the SLOAN! review. DETAILS 6 Hercules Road, London SE1 7DU | florentinerestaurant.co.uk

Heliot Steak House Heliot Steak House is an award-winning steak* restaurant located inside The Hippodrome, in the heart of London’s West End. The restaurant enjoys a rare view looking out into the casino’s three gaming floors and is a great place to relax and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Undoubtedly the highlight of the menu are the signature 28-day aged USDA prime steaks, which are available in nine different classic cuts including fillet and T-bone. Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos, oversees the menu, creating seasonal dishes inspired by classic American cuisine. DETAILS The Hippodrome Casino, 10-14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH

Frenchie Covent Garden Frenchie Covent Garden is the award-winning sister restaurant to Frenchie Paris run by husband and wife team Gregory and Marie Marchand. Using the world as his larder, Gregory’s instinctive approach to cooking delivers simple yet sophisticated dishes rooted in French cuisine and transformed through inspiration from his international repertoire. Using from the simplest to the noblest ingredients, Gregory and his team strive for authentic, original culinary creations graced with impeccable seasoning and his now-famous touch of acidity. DETAILS 16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH | www.frenchiecoventgarden.com

Tom’s Kitchen Tom’s Kitchen has just launched a brand new breakfast menu at the Chelsea and Canary Wharf sites. Founded by highly-acclaimed chef, Tom Aikens, the Tom’s Kitchen restaurants are renowned for serving contemporary British dishes and comfort food classics, using the finest seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on where food comes from and how it is grown. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf E14 4HD www.tomskitchen.co.uk @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


Restaurants Ginza Onodera From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the heart of London, Ginza Onodera’s much anticipated London restaurant has opened its doors on Bury Street, St James. With exquisitely crafted menus, private suites dedicated to sushi and teppan-yaki plus a robata grill and stunning cocktail bar, Ginza Onodera brings an elevated and authentic Japanese dining experience to the capital. The main restaurant fuses traditional Japanese minimalism with modern detailing, courtesy of renowned Japanese design house Yosai Kiyono. Wall-fitted mirroring, wooden partitions and polished concrete flooring echo the clean, chic precision of Onodera’s dishes. The perfectly curated à la carte menu spans kobachi (rarely seen in London), tataki, tartare, sushi and sashimi

as well as teppan-yaki and robata grill dishes. A range of tasting and set menus are also available at lunch and dinner. The quality of the sushi and sashimi at Onodera is unrivalled and only the highest quality ingredients such as lobster (Canadian or spiny), black cod, marbled tuna and miyazaki-gyu sirloin are expertly served according to the ancient art of teppan-yaki. Signature dishes include cactus-fed turbot kobujime usuzukuri, Japanese wagyu dumplings and Japanese wagyu nikujyaga. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 15 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL onodera-group.com/uk

Anokha ANOKHA is an award-winning restaurant located in a stunning, grade II listed historic building in the heart of the City of London. The beautiful, high-end Indian restaurant offers guests sophisticated sub-continental cuisine with style and panache. Health and wellbeing are uniquely important to this Indian restaurant. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative, Asian fusion dishes all made with the freshest ingredients and an eye toward light, healthy eating. The unique selection of fish dishes - monkfish, salmon, sea bass - makes Anokha the perfect choice for both business entertaining and socialising with friends in a smart, contemporary setting minutes away from the Gherkin. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com. DETAILS 2 Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5AY www.anokha-indian.com


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Thali Located on Old Brompton Rd, in the heart of one of the Capital’s most fashionable districts, Thali has already made a name for itself as a foodies’ paradise, with a strong celebrity following. Focusing on the finest and freshest ingredients, head chef Dila Ram and his team expertly execute dishes, many of which are marinated for 24 hours prior to cooking, to maximise flavour and tenderness of meats. The recipes have been passed on through the generations over a hundred years or more, using traditional methods to create flavours that continue to please modern-day palates. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 166 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0BA www.thali.uk.com

MOMMI MOMMI is a vibrant restaurant in Clapham that offers an effortlessly healthy food menu that is now entirely gluten free and accredited by Coeliac UK. The small plate market-style menu with fusion cuisine from Peru and Japan provides a balance of fish, meat and vegetable dishes from the Robata Grill, Raw Bar and Hot Kitchen sections. House dishes such as Nikkei chirashi sushi bowls, Japanese-inspired ceviche and quinoa-topped teriyaki fit well with a gluten free menu. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 44-48 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR www.wearemommi.com

Lupita Lupita opened in 2010 as the sister restaurant of El Farolito, the most beloved taqueria in Mexico City. A taqueria is a restaurant which specialises in the Mexican cuisine classics of tacos and burritos, tortas and quesadillas. Everything on the menu is made from the freshest and finest available produce and ingredients including the Guacamole which is prepared from fresh avocados in front of guests by their table. With sites in central, west and east London, Lupita is an authentic Mexican restaurant that appeals to Londoners and visitors alike.

Cocotte Cocotte is a French farm-to-table chicken rotisserie based in Notting Hill which offers healthy, delicious chicken dishes with homemade sauces and salads, available both to eat in or takeaway. Cocktails and unique desserts are also on offer, as well as a whole Spritz menu, perfect as an aperitivo. Their free-range chickens come from a farm in La Chapelle d’Andaine in France. The meat is succulent and full of flavour thanks to being slow cooked after 24 hours marinating in a secret recipe of herbs and spices then finished off on the spit of the rotisserie. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 95 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW www.mycocotte.uk

Thai Square Putney Bridge Voted as having the third best restaurant view in the UK, now acclaimed south west London favourite Thai Square has a dazzling new menu of innovative dishes to complement its stunning views. Packed with aromatic flavours and exquisitely presented on specially commissioned handcrafted plates, the collection has been created by recently appointed executive chef Parichat Sanguthai, formerly executive chef of the Blue Elephant, in association with the Thai Square group’s executive chef. New additions to the menu such as Duck Salad with Longan and Grilled Black Cod with Chilli Jam join signature dishes like the celebrated Yum Nua (beef salad) and Soft-shell Crab with Mango. With almost every table commanding exceptional views, Thai Square Putney Bridge promises a unique dining and drinking experience at any time of the year. Click here for the review on sloanmagazine.com DETAILS 2-4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JN thaisq.com/restaurants/putney-bridge/

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A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate With stunning food photography and more than 100 individual recipes, A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate by Hotel Chocolat reveals a glimpse into the inner workings of this dynamic British brand along with inventive new dishes and much-loved classics. Split into nine chapters, the book includes energy-boosting breakfasts, innovative savoury starters and mains, to-die-for desserts and an array of cocktails. From a simple supper for two to a Saint Lucian style “Jump Up” dinner party, the cookbook will equip readers with the know-how and confidence to introduce cocoa cuisine into their kitchen. A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate, £20 from Hotel Chocolat stores and www.hotelchocolat.com


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The 61st BFI London Film Festival The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American ExpressŽ took place from Wednesday 4 October-Sunday 15 October 2017 featuring a diverse selection of 242 feature films from both established and emerging talent. The Festival is the UK’s leading and most prestigious film festival, representing one of the first opportunities for audiences to see the very best new films from across the globe. This year, the Festival hosted 28 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres welcoming a stellar line up of cast and crew from the films.


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a jewel in the crown of london’s cultural calendar

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Each evening of the Festival held a Headline Gala presentation at Odeon Leicester Square. The Festival opened with the European Premiere of BREATHE, the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. As one of the few film festivals in the world to be staged in a production capital, the Festival takes its place as a jewel in the crown of London’s cultural calendar, channelling the excellence of one of the world’s most vibrant cultural cities, and highlighting the enormous wealth of talent working in film today, both behind and in front of the camera. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images for The BFI) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams




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La Défilé L’Oréal Paris On 1 October 2017, L’Oréal Paris presented a unique fashion and beauty runway show on the Champs-Élysées, the most famous avenue in the world: an unprecedented event with the support of the City of Paris. This show was an extraordinary opportunity for Parisians to access upcoming beauty trends and also allowed for millions of people across the globe to join digitally via social platforms. Highlights from the show included 60 hair and make-up looks embodying the new beauty trends, collaboration with 19 designers and an exclusive partnership with renowned jeweler


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L’Oréal Paris shook up the world’s fashion capital

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Chopard. The L’Oréal Paris spokespeople who walked in the show included Cheryl Cole, Doutzen Kroes, Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Irina Shayk, Soo Joo Park and Taliana Vargas. 645 guests included A-list celebrities, tastemakers, and fashion & beauty influencers. Just some of the VIP guests were Naomi Campbell, Jon Kortajarena, Aymeline Valade, Luc Besson, Laurent & Larry Bourgeois, Peter Brant Ii, Noemie Lenoir, Alain Fabien Delon, Arizona Muse, Cindy Bruna, Miss Fame, Haider Ackermann and Elie Saab. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images for L’Oréal Paris) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams




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Four Seasons Toronto Pop Down On 9 September 2017, w ith all eyes on Toronto during the city’s annual film festival, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts staged a surprise four-day experience highlighted by a one-night only celebration of artistry and imagination in the heart of the city. The event marked the launch of Four Seasons Pop Down, a new global series of immersive experiences that will bring Four Seasons to unexpected settings all over the world, transforming unusual spaces and creating one-of-a-kind events and experiences. The company’s first Pop Down in downtown Toronto brought together a team of Four Seasons artisans from four continents, each presenting an interactive expression of their craft. Showcasing their passion and imagination, Four


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Michal Maziarz, Chris Ford, Lorenzo Antinori, Vito Mollica, Joaquin Grimaldi & Roberto Ceccherni Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Founder & Chairman Isadore Sharp

Seasons award-winning mixologists, chefs and creative masters transformed a raw, concrete space into an unexpected journey through the world of Four Seasons. Guests were treated to a global tour of tastes and aromas presented by Chef Vito Mollica (Four Seasons Hotel Milano) and Chef Sylvain AssiĂŠ (Four Seasons Hotel Toronto); Pastry Chefs Joaquin Grimaldi (Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires) and Chris Ford (Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel); and Mixologists Mica Rousseau, (Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City), Lorenzo Antinori (Four Seasons Hotel Seoul) and Michal Maziarz (Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square). (Photos by Sam Santos/Getty Images for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts) @sloanloves | Sloan Sheridan-Williams


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