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 Dorking Artisan Market, it’s from their…

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

EDITOR PICKS


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…

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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.…

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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…


HOME-BAKED HERITAGE

On the surface, Mullins is a quaint coffee shop selling hot brews, home-baked cakes and sandwiches. So far, it sounds just the sort of place you find around the towns and neighbourhoods…

Mullins Coffee Shop Dorking

MASTER AT WORK

Marcus Culverwell is the Headmaster of Reigate St Mary’s School. He grew up just eight miles away in Warlingham and was educated in Caterham. In fact, apart from university, he’s always lived…

Witness the fitness

If you were always trying to avoid PE lessons during school, the thought of becoming a full-time physical instructor would surely send you running for the hills. But that’s what happened to…

WE SEND LOVE LETTERS

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

MODERN MASTERS

Residents of Reigate have their very own slice of the Mayfair art scene since Clarendon Fine Art opened in December 2020. Clarendon’s flagship gallery on Dover Street holds one of world’s most…

SOUP OF THE DAY

Like millions of other people, Lucy Charlesworth found herself furloughed in the first lockdown. So, with unexpected spare time on her hands, she decided to channel her inner-foodie and do something for…

GO WITH THE FLO

Fifteen years ago, Toni Hawkes enrolled in a floristry course to learn the basics of flower arrangements. Little did she know it would form the later foundation for Flos Flowers, her blooming…