HOUSE PROUD

If you’ve ever found yourself admiring some of the newly built homes and renovated old buildings in and around the Surrey Hills, you could very well have been looking at the work…

Latchmere Properties

JOINING THE DOTS

Illustrators need a unique style to distinguish themselves, and Cat Bamber has developed just that. She makes hand-drawn illustrations from thousands of tiny black digital dots, and then sells them through her…

Cat Bamber of Bamber Prints in Surrey

FUN & GAMES

Making Scandi-style parties for five-and-under kids using soft play set pieces used to be an unexplored niche. But the hole in the market was swiftly filled when Jordan De Freitas saw the…

Poshnics and Play Surrey

EDITOR PICKS


BOTTLES REBORN

One of the upsides of the pandemic has been our reconnection with nature. A lot of good has emerged, including Nature Reclaimed, a home-run sustainable gifts and homeware business run by Katy…

DAYTIME DELI-GHT

South Street has a new, all-day go-to. From sociable brunches, lunches and dinners to choice-blend coffee and decadent cake, HolmeStores in Dorking does it all. And if you’re eating at home, you’ll…

Louise from HolmeStores in Dorking

STYLE COUNSEL

In 2015, two stylish gents set up Dapper and Suave. Working out of their HQ in Dorking, founders Rob and Jason (who describe themselves as “makers, stylists and market hosts”) began developing…

Dapper and Suave

ROOT CAUSE

With time on her hands in 2021, passionate flower grower Charlotte Filcek set about realising her dream of cultivating more new local varieties for her community. The story begins with the birth…

MAKING SCENTS

Another brilliantly creative outcome of lockdown times, Rosemary & Ridgway is a home fragrance creator founded by sisters Katie & Vanessa. Although we met them at the Creative Makers Market in Dorking…

Rosemary & Ridgway

PLAY MATES

Turning a love of board games into a thriving business might sound like an unlikely plan, but wherever there’s passion, a world of like-minded souls and eager followers usually shows up. So…

Geek Retreat Reigate

WE SEND LOVE LETTERS

Don’t settle for sweet nothings; receive sweet somethings instead.

BLONDE AMBITION

As serial entrepreneurs go, Jo Irving, owner of The Loft in Reigate, is a pretty good local role model. Obsessed with business, she’s owned a hair salon since 1999 and has multiple…

Jo-Irving-The-Loft-Reigate-r-and-r-today

PERSONAL STRENGTHS

Looking for an intense, fun and personal way to work out? Then grab your training gear and get ready to sweat and smile at a new boutique studio on Reigate’s Bell Street.…

Penny and Blend Reigate Jonah and louie

PUTTING DOWN ROUTES

Tom Bacon creates hand-drawn illustrated maps from his home, then sells them on Etsy and Instagram. A self-confessed map-geek – “I could honestly look at one for hours on end, getting lost…