PROPERTY – Properties with history by Mary Wilson

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. Whether it is their own back story or the site they are built on, houses with history create interest when they are put on the market. Houses with a history, whether it is their own back story or the site they are built on, always create … [Read more...]

INTERIORS – The latest trends in bathroom design by Barbara Chandler

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. Most people feel that expenditure on the bathroom is amply rewarded by efficiency and comfort in what is perhaps the most intensively used room in the house What are the home improvements that will add the most value to your home? There were … [Read more...]

EDUCATION – Single sex versus co-ed schools?

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. There has been some debate as to which provides a better environment for learning but most agree that there are benefits to both FARNBOROUGH HILL, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8AT T: 01252 545197 E: … [Read more...]

HEALTH & BEAUTY – Ageing skin? Gain the upper hand

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. Hand rejuvenation and anti-ageing hand procedures are becoming increasingly popular Next to your face, the skin on your hands is the most exposed part of your body. Difficult to protect, they are frequently exposed to a wide range of abuse on a … [Read more...]

FOOD & WINE – Step-By-Step Desserts by Caroline Bretherton and Kristan Raines

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing •   SERVES 8–10 •   1 hr 30 mins plus cooling INGREDIENTS 300ml (10fl oz) sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing 300g (10oz) self-raising flour, sifted 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp ground ginger 1⁄4 … [Read more...]

ART & ANTIQUES – The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair to be held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2016

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 16 issue. The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair, supported by Savills, showcasing some 35 leading specialist dealers, takes place for the ninth consecutive year in the Esher Hall at Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ … [Read more...]

PROPERTY – Property market update 2016 by Mary Wilson

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Spring 16 issue. It seems that the property market is set for a spurt in the first quarter of 2016, but after that the picture is less clear Prices are still rising in the more popular areas for the right house in the right location. New homes too have … [Read more...]

INTERIORS – On tap: the latest trends in bathroom design by Barbara Chandler

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Spring 16 issue. The bathroom has become a place of relaxation, a sanctuary even, from daily stresses and a place to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul What are the home improvements that will add value to your home in the coming months of 2016? According to … [Read more...]

HEALTH & BEAUTY – To peel or not to peel?

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Spring 16 issue. Rachel Gray, Senior Practitioner at Absolute Aesthetics explains why skin peels are not to be feared and should be seen as a nice addition to your skincare regime. Let's be honest. When most people hear the words 'skin peel', the first thing … [Read more...]

EDUCATION – How important are traditions in shaping a school’s ethos?

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Spring 16 issue. CRANMORE SCHOOL  Epsom Road  West Horsley  Surrey KT24 6AT T: 01483 280340  E: admissions@cranmoreprep.co.uk  W: www.cranmoreprep.co.uk Several plays have been written about life in a school but perhaps one of the most enduring has been … [Read more...]