Louise from HolmeStores in Dorking

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…

Dapper and Suave

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…

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…

Rosemary & Ridgway

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…

Geek Retreat Reigate

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…

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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…

Penny and Blend Reigate Jonah and louie

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.…

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…

Mullins Coffee Shop Dorking

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…

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…

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…