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SLOAN Christmas 2018

The Christmas 2018 edition features exclusive interviews with Tom Daley, Louise Redknapp, Rowan Cheshire and Rosemary Shrager; Colorado Ski Trips to Steamboat Springs & Winter Park; Luxury Hotels of Ireland & Wales; Luxury Cars from Lexus and David Brown Automotive; The Active Affluent; Pampered Pooch; all-new SLOAN! BABY; Christmas Gift Guides; Festive Fragrances; Winter Tipples, Techtastic Treats; SLOAN! Book Club; Ask The Expert featuring a host of leading specialists in their field; fabulous Prize Giveaways; The 62nd BFI London Film Festival and lots more.

How to sleep at 36,ooo

How to sleep at 36,ooo feet Jo Foster Want to arrive at your destination looking as composed as a celeb? Then you’re going to have to get some shut-eye while on board. Here Jo Foster, founder of awardwinning Kiss the Moon, gives her eight top tips to help you get your inflight beauty sleep. 1. PRE-SELECT YOUR SEAT Extra leg room is always a good idea so if you get the chance to get it, go for it. Have a look at the plane layout before booking so you can suss out the spots that are likely to be quiet, dark and with some extra inches. Be ready and waiting when online check in opens and do another quick search then to see if there’s anything better available before you commit. Sometimes the best seats on the aircraft are held back from general release until nearer departure time. 2. ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT TIRED Time your flight so you are likely to be weary when you sit down. Do some exercise before you set off for the airport so your body has had chance to stretch before being expected to sit still for a long period of time. 3. EAT AND DRINK SMART Eat lightly at the airport before you fly so you can nestle down straight to sleep when the seatbelt sign goes off, without having to wait for the on board meal to be served. Swap caffeine for chamomile tea and avoid alcohol – it will make you feel horrible, I promise you. Drink water before, during and after flying. Air travel is hugely dehydrating and if left unchecked that alone will make you look and feel wiped out. 4. GET COMFY You might want to look glam at the airport but once on board the dress code is all about comfort. Take a pair of tracksuit bottoms and some cosy socks to change in to. Add a big scarf that can double up as something to cuddle under if it gets nippy or that can be squished in to a ball to create an extra pillow. 5. LOVE YOUR SKIN Flying is hard work on the skin as the in cabin air is so dehydrating. So, as soon as you get on board, cleanse your face and moisturise to avoid it becoming uncomfortably dry. Facial oils are great for night time flights as they are stacked full of skin nourishing nutrients. For short daytime flights opt for a gel based moisturiser to give your skin a deep, refreshing drink. If you are a contact lens wearer, don’t forget to take them out to avoid sore, tired eyes when you land. 6. TUNE OUT Block out unwanted noise and light that might disturb you. Put down the blinds; put on a gorgeously soft eye-mask; plug in the ear plugs. Create your own bedroom vibe in your airline seat. 7. USE ESSENTIAL OILS Apply your favourite soothing essential oil to your pulse points. By applying direct to skin they will be absorbed in to your blood stream as well as through your respiratory system. Choose top quality oils, grown and produced for their therapeutic benefits so you know all their powers to relax have been retained. 8. BREATHE Calm nerves and reduce your heart rate by taking time out to do some long deep breaths as you sit in your seat. Just three slow deep breaths are enough to change how you feel and help you relax.Happy adventures! ABOUT THE EXPERT Founded by Jo Foster, Kiss the Moon creates beauty and wellness products that tap into the power of nature’s most soothing ingredients to help you to sleep beautifully and wake up looking gorgeous. Learn more at kissthemoon.com 14 SLOAN! www.sloanmagazine.com | E-mail us at editorial@sloanmagazine.com

Mr Sloan Gift Ideas Champagne Balloon Flight A hot air balloon is the most magical means of transport so what better way to surprise someone special than with a romantic champagne balloon flight for two. They will reach a height of 2000 feet soaring over a beautiful location of their choice in the early hours of the morning to watch a mesmerising sunrise, endless fields and quaint countryside below as they enjoy a glass of champagne as they go up, up and away for an hour’s ride across the serene sky. £239 from Buyagift.com - the UK’s leading online provider of gifts and experiences for all occasions. www.buyagift.com Craft Gin Club Every month, Craft Gin Club carefully curates a box for its subscribers and selects a full-sized bottle of one of the world’s finest small batch gins and sends it to their members along with mixers, cocktail ingredients, foodie treats and a club magazine. These gins are often exclusive to Craft Gin Club and limited edition. Offering gift packages from £160 - £480, with annual, bi-monthly and quarterly options available. A lovely Christmas treat for the gin lover and person who loves to discover gin! Learn more at www.craftginclub.co.uk House of Babylon House of Babylon uses only ethically-sourced, hand-picked, 100% authentic Egyptian cotton, made from long-staple cotton which is 600 thread count - some of the highest possible. By offering a selective range of exceptionally crafted products, sourced ethically without the high markups, House of Babylon creates the softest, most durable bedding that’s available at affordable prices. The Excellence Collection in 600 thread count comes in the Full Set of duvet cover, fitted sheet and 2 oxford pillowcases starting from £160 for Single from www.housebabylon.com Cobra Lithium Ion Powered Leaf Blower For gardeners who love their gadgets, the Cobra BV6524V lithium ion powered leaf blower is a must! It is extremely lightweight so is easy to grab to blast away leaves.Its battery can give up to 20 minutes of run time without the need and hassle of finding and storing petrol, or the limitations of being electric. £74.99 available from www.cobragarden.co.uk Follow us on social media @sloanloves 15