ART & ANTIQUES – The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 17 issue. To be held from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October 2017 In times of uncertainty, we still wish to enjoy life, as well as set ourselves and our dependents up for the future. Carefully selected possessions can add value to our lives, not just in … [Read more...]

EDUCATION – Heads steering the way to bright futures

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 17 issue. The head of a school can be a key factor in how effective the school is. Cranleigh School Martin Reader has headed up Cranleigh School in Surrey since 2014. Brought up in Orpington, he attended St Olave’s Grammar School which he describes as, … [Read more...]

INTERIORS – what do people want from a new kitchen?

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 17 issue. Barbara Chandler talks kitchen aspirations with experts from around the trade So what do people want from a new kitchen? "Everything!" cried kitchen designer Hayley Tarrington-Robson, when on the panel at a recent home design seminar, hosted by … [Read more...]

PROPERTY – Luxury homes with high tech features

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 17 issue. Demand for top of the range fixtures and fittings, with the technology to help create a hassle free environment, is increasing amongst luxury homeowners By Mary Wilson. When you buy a luxury newly built family house, not only do you … [Read more...]

HEALTH & BEAUTY — Don’t let your eyes give away your age

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 17 issue. Exposure to the sun and the natural effects of ageing can bring about changes, which are often not welcomed. As we age, the connective tissue in the skin will change and the collagen and elastin fibres responsible for the firm and plump … [Read more...]

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...]