A wonderful part of our job is seeing gorgeous homes…we recently met Dominique Ashbee Latowsky the owner of ASH & SKY Interiors who has the most incredible style (we have had so many comments about her gorgeous property)
With so many of you looking to find out more about the inspiration for Dominque’s gorgeous home… we took the opportunity to find out more about her inspiration for her design work… and importantly how to recreate her style in your home!
Dominque it is so lovely to meet you – tell us about how you came to be an Interior Designer?
While I was growing up I watched so many black and white Hollywood films, it really influenced my sense of style and passion for Interiors and Fashion. I love the elegance and sophistication of each Era & film that was portrayed. This guided my way into going to University for Fashion Design in California, where I grew up. While at University in California I was very much influenced by the 20’s/30’s/40’s/50’s and all my clothes were vintage, hair style and all. Always with a unique twist of course.
I had many jobs working on TV show sets in the wardrobe and props departments. Once I finished with my degree I travelled the world, which allowed me to experience different textiles, interiors, fashion and really a sense of diverse culture. I then moved to the Middle East where I taught Secondary and University level Art at the American International School. This allowed my love of Art History to be enhanced even more, which also influenced my love of Interiors and Fashion. My final move was here in the UK, and I knew after all my travels and knowledge I had experienced, my love of Interiors was now my main devotion and priority, so I went back to school and got another Degree in Interior Design….leading the way to eventually starting ASH & SKY.
How would you describe your style?
With all my travels, I’d say this has definitely influenced my eclectic sense of design and style. I love vintage furniture and accessories (ex: my grandmothers cut crystal decanters, Antique hand carved Omani house front door I have used as a coffee table and now a stunning wall hanging, vintage jewellery which I have a soft spot for, & Industrial and Nordic calm ) I like to mix my styles with modern elements.
Can you share with us a one of you top tips!
It is always best to invest in neutral large pieces that can adapt over the years with your accessories, mood, and season. Style is always changing. It is easier to change a vase, or a pillow than a large sofa. In the winter I bring out fur cushions, throws, white pompoms hanging from my ceiling. In the summer I will introduce more of a colour palette – say a soft and hot pink with greys for example. I love candles and this can add a pop of colour too. I will try to add a reflective element into my schemes to add that sight sense of glamour. Even if you have a Bohemian style, add a brushed silver footstool or gold/bronze accents.
Remember to allow your style to be adaptable threw out the year. Choose your favourite colour or the colour that is in vogue at the moment and accessorise.
As you know we had amazing comment about your style. Can you share with us your design tips for a few of your rooms!
I have 2 children and my son asked me to design a room for him that allowed him to transition into his teens, so again my love of vintage steered me into the Industrial feel (with a extra large star, which reminded me of an old shop sign, this is from MADE.com) It is a room he can add to over time. The paint colour was Myland’s Leadenhall. There are so many shades of grey and this one was perfect for this particular room and light. The vintage locker style cabinet was influenced by American school lockers I grew up with so I had to put these in his room. Very teenage. They are from a company called KARE. Purchased through Taylor Jane, Reigate. The vintage school desk was purchased on Ebay. I go to lots of vintage fairs, Ardingley, Kempton and car boot sales. I am always sourcing new items to put into my Interiors for myself or clients. I knew I wanted a vintage school desk but couldn’t find one that wasn’t outrageously expensive or the wrong size, then started looking at eBay. The desk was in a state so we sanded in down, restained it and sprayed the legs with automobile paint. It turned out stunning. The iconic stool is from the designer Tolix.
My daughter’s room evolved when she was very young. I wanted a room that would take her into early teens and was adaptable by adding layers and accessories. I got the vintage mirrors one at a time at car-boot sales, or passing vintage shops while out sourcing other pieces of furniture for clients. I will always scan and find items wherever I go. Painting the furniture a bold dark colour that compliments the theme is a statement. It can always be repainted years later if you change your style, to be ever adapting. I sourced the fabric from America, designers Anna Maria Horner and Michael Miller. I lined the curtains and wardrobe panels with contrasting fabric the complimented the scheme.
We are very lucky to have a dressing room area so we made a feature of the wall and painted in Charleston Grey, Farrow and Ball. The wallpaper that was used was Vivian Westwood’s close up Vintage Lace. The french style bed was from Graham and Green and the cushions were created by ASH & SKY as were most in the house. The beautiful woven throw was from my mother. I love that has has history but still fits into any room as if just bought recently. Timeless. The Venetian mirror was bought through a company similar to, Masion du Monde. The black side table is from Heals, the lights are vintage from the 1920’s. Marrying vintage, old and new together. For accessories there is vintage lace placed on the table for texture, a Middle Eastern jewellery with multiple little draws, this brings that reflective element into the room, a vintage black Wedgwood vase and a modern black porcelain whale by Abigail Ahern for a twist. (whom I love her approach to colour as a designer)
Open Plan Kitchen
The sofa (from Heals) with the Nordic-Bohemian woven textural cushions are my favourite right now and are very much influencing my ever changing interiors.The walls are painted with Mylands paint, Chambers Gate (its a very tough paint that is extremely hardwearing and can be painted on a variety of surfaces.) The large Indian mirror was bought at a Antique flea market. The hanging soft pink glass and silver lantern was from my travels in the Middle East and the cushions are sourced from may different companies, example: Bloomingville, La Redoute, a wonderful independent shop Freyr & Fell and Voyage Maison sequinned cushion for that bit of glamour.
Many of us are so busy… and need someone like you in our life, how can we contact you to design and style our homes or a room!
I would love to hear from your readers – I offer and Interior Design service, and made to order bespoke cushions, headboards & upholstery. Please contact me via
Facebook : ASHandSKYinteriors,
and Website. www.ASHANDSKY.co.uk
If you have fallen in love with the gorgeous house, please contact our Reigate & Redhill Team on 01737 888220 to book a viewing.
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Perhaps it’s because we love houses, perhaps it’s because we love Christmas..
All the team are unanimous that we love Gingerbread Houses. We know you loved our Pinterest board last year – so we have made it even bigger and better! – Gingerbread Houses 2017!
New ‘styles’ that we have added include gorgeous Gingerbread House inspired cakes
Clever ways to store all your goodies ready to go onto your Gingerbread House … perfect if you have little one’s looking to help!
We know you can’t beat a traditional style Gingerbread house and love one packed with sweets!
We can’t take the credit for any of the photography! All images from Pinterest.
If you’re thinking of moving, the team would love to help. Just give them a call on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form.
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We’ve been chatting about those “hard to buy for” men in our lives and in the interest of not buying any more socks(!), here are some ideas for inspiration…
(1) Crumbs Brewing
We love this local brewery. With the combination of local bakery cast offs and beer – what is not to like? We’ve sampled their Amber Lager and having successfully crowd funded to create two further blends, we’re excited about what’s next for Crumbs! For now though, a 3 back of Amber for £10 is a great stocking filler price for the man in your life. To see where you can buy locally, see their website, and you can also buy direct with free delivery if you’re local to Reigate.
Cantina is a secret supper club in Brighton and comes highly recommended by our Marketing Director, Nici Jordan. A fantastic gift for a foodie or party person! Book in to one of the January secret supper clubs meetings! Cantina has been reviewed local and all featured in Grazia, BBC Olive and Stylist magazine as one of the best supper clubs in the UK. She has a cosy dining space, formerly known as her sitting room and has space for up to 18 guests, diners are seated on a long sharing table…it’s BYO Booze and chatter!
(3) Cullenders Club
Cullenders Deli are adding another offering to their deli kitchen with the launch of The Cullenders Club. A gift subscription available via their website which enables the customer to sign up to a monthly, bi monthly or just a one off gift box full of carefully selected deli treats or a Gin box with craft gins and goodies to match. We think the options sound fantastic; you can choose from a gin or deli box – I mean, what is not to love about that! They’re launching the gin box with some amazing Gutsy Monkey gin as featured in our recent gift guide for girls, but of course being a drink, it’s UNISEX and it also comes with rosemary tonic and a pack of gorgeous olives from Olives et align. The deli box comes with wine, (launching with a lovely sounding Italian white), a couple of bottles of beer from brilliant Crumbs Brewery and a pack of the Brindisa cocktail snack mix, some sumptous cheeses straight from the Cullenders cheese counter. As if that wasn’t enough to satisfy even the sternest lover of all things Cullenders, there is a pack of Kernow Chocolates from Cornwall. What a great way to pass a cosy winter’s evening! Watch this space for competition news that if you love Cullenders, you’re going to want to be a part of! Follow the Move Rvolution Facebook page for more details….
(4) Brands Hatch Driving Experience
What to buy the petrol head in your life? How about the chance to get behind the wheel of an F4? Offering 185 bhp and a paddle gear box, it’s only available at Brands Hatch so a bit of an exclusive too! Following tuition in the BMW M4, they can their racing driver dreams around the track. They get to take away a print-out showing their progress and lap times to keep forever, along with a certificate. You can watch a video of the car here, and buy the voucher here.
(5) Chocolate – Monty Bojangles
Yes we know we talked about these in the girls guide but heck, we don’t want the boys to be left out! A fab stocking filler, the only decision to make is which flavour? You can’t go wrong with the Winter Wanderland truffle assortment with 6 flavours: Choccy Scoffy, Milky Mischief, Scrumple Nutty, Orange Angelical, Pistachio Marooned and Popcorn Carousel. YUM! Available online or from their Reigate truffle bar.
(6) Hunter Gather Cook
For a fantastic experience, what about a Gift Voucher to go foraging for food with Hunter Gather Cook near Lewes? A seasonal day experience begins with a steaming cuppa and an introduction to HUNTERGATHERCOOK, the off grid treehouse HQ and a few basics about foraging. Followed by butchery field camp, a foraging walk, returning to make lunch with what you find, and ending with wild cocktails, it’s perfect for someone who loves cooking and the outdoors, but who might already own enough *things*. You can buy online here.
(7) Cabin Pressure Gin – Small Batch Cabin Distilled Gin
Cabin Pressure Spirits are a husband and wife team based in Horsham, West Sussex. Thinking there must be a way to produce a more flavoursome gin, David set about experimenting in the garden shed. A year later, it turned out he was right! His experimenting sounds fascinating, sure to interest anyone mildly interested in science, but super into their gin! Just the words “nano-still” had us hooked! Find out where to buy here.
(8) Cookery course
A cooking course with Rosemary Shrager is like the foraging course above, a perfect gift for a foodie who already has all the kit! The School is housed within The Corn Exchange, a beautiful three-storey regency building in Royal Tunbridge Wells. We love the sound of the course called Absolutely Foolproof British Dishes which is over a weekend so good for a larger budget, or for an essential part of cooking, how about Knife Skills which is run over half a day. We think foodies would love any of the courses and you can check them out here.
We hope you love our present ideas! We love supporting local independent businesses throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent. If you are thinking of moving or letting your home we would love to chat with you please call 0330 223 1000.
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It’s Christmas time and we have an early Christmas present for you! Have you looked at Aquavista, a small exclusive development of exceptional new homes and apartments? Have a look at these gorgeous properties and see if one of them catches your eye.
If you reserve one prior to 4th January 2018, and exchange within 28 days you will receive 25% off your stamp duty! (that is a lovely present – so you can treat yourself to something gorgeous for your new stunning home!)
Aquavista consists of just nine homes which have been designed for this very special location. There is a choice of apartment or three-storey living including a stunning penthouse, two family 4-bedroom houses and 6 beautiful apartments all finished with designer kitchens and luxury bathrooms. Each apartment has a spacious, open plan living area featuring an expanse of floor to ceiling windows and doors opening onto a stunning sea facing terrace/balcony offering glorious sea views to capture the vista year round.
The penthouse benefits from a large, full width terrace as well as a balcony to each bedroom. Outside, electronic security gates open onto secure garaged parking and space for visitor parking. In addition, there is a gated pedestrian entrance, video entry system, secure cycle store and communal landscaped gardens for the enjoyment of all owners.
Aquavista are intelligently designed homes, with sleek interiors, superb specifications and large open plan living spaces to maximize the breathtaking panoramic views, ideal for those seeking a second home or downsizing, but also perfect for young discerning professionals who seek a high quality living environment. Each property has been built to an exceptionally standard with a real attention to detail – windows and doors have been designed to allow as much light into the apartments as possible, but are also acoustic glass meaning the noise disturbance from outside is very minimal.
What we love about Rottingdean…
AquaVista is located in the gorgeous Sussex Village of Rottingdean. We thought we would share what we love about this gorgeous location.
The pubs in Rottingdean are very special, the White Horse on the seafront has a fantastic outside area overlooking the sea which is perfect for enjoying a drink in the evening sun. The Black Horse is a much older pub up the high street and serves very good food in traditional pub surroundings and the Queen Victoria is another old traditional pub that offers a lot of live music, most famously Jazz evenings.
The newly opened Costa is at the centre of the village, with outside seating in located in a special old building in the high street – perfect for either an iced latte on a day filled with sunshine or a flat white in readiness for a bracing Autumn walk along the sea front. Rottingdean also has a lovely selection of small individual independent shops including the traditional butchers and Green Grocers.
This location is really very special with beautiful walks along the beach. If you are sporty, there is a Multi Use-Games-Area which is a sports court offering 5-a-side football, basketball, and cricket stumps nearby.
Who are THS Homes?
AquaVista has been built by THS Homes. Based in Surrey and established in 2004, award-winning THS Homes are a family run boutique development company working on projects throughout London and the South East.
As a highly skilled team they pride themselves on their attention to detail. They have a hands on approach with every development they undertake creating exciting and very individual high specification homes.
The THS Homes team have worked closely with well-respected architects, planning consultants and structural engineers throughout the planning, design and build process to create AquaVista. Employing a team of skilled craftsmen they create beautiful homes, both inside and out, finished to a high level in luxury detail.
Excited to find out more!
We are excited to be the exclusive agent for the beautiful AquaVista properties. Our local Brighton team would love to discuss the properties with you in greater detail – they’d be only too pleased to help.
If this has tempted you, and you would like to book a viewing – call Paul and Joey on 01273 921500
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Mark has been with Move Revolution for 4 years and recently took over our Sevenoaks region. He’s doing a brilliant job and loves Sevenoaks, Westerham, Biggin Hill and all the local villages…we caught up with him to find out his secrets.
Where did you grow up and how did you get into Estate Agency?
I grew up in Crawley and went to college at Collyer’s in Horsham before heading to university in Canterbury to study Economics. I quickly realised a job based solely in an office environment wasn’t for me and that I needed a bit more variety! With a background in Economics… a ‘head for numbers’, but wanting to be ‘out and about’ and have lots of client contact, I decided to go into estate agency. I was lucky to start my career working for an independent agent in Whitstable, if you’ve ever been to Whitstable you will know it’s a beautiful town on the coast in Kent packed with stunning cottages and a wonderful selection of houses in the local villages – a very picturesque place to work.
Why Move Revolution?
After 12 months of seeing how a ‘traditional agency’ worked I was keen to find a better way of working. I discovered the estate agent Move Revolution, met with a few members of the Move Revolution team and realised that their way of working was forward thinking model. My eyes were opened, particularly with regards to working in an office, not a high street ‘shop’, and importantly having an expert team support team – professional photographers and a dedicated Sales Progression Team…
If you’re reading this, you probably know about the Move Revolution “difference” but in a nutshell, it’s about outstanding customer service delivered by expert estate agents, photographers and sales progressors who genuinely care that buyers and tenants move into their new homes as quickly at possible!
What do you love about what you do?
I love the challenges that each day brings, I love meeting different people each day and the ability to get out and about, but most of all I love the feeling of selling someone their dream home, and handing over the keys when they complete on their sale!
What’s your favourite style of property/interiors?
My love Victorian and Edwardian homes packed with the character – the high ceilings and picture rails that so often feature in these period homes.
We’d love to see a selection of your favourite properties you’ve sold while at Move Revolution, can you share them with us?
I loved selling this house because it was such a quintessential village home in Sevenoaks, lots of period features, formerly the village post office.
And these are a selection of my favourite shots of a couple of some memorable homes.
We hear you’re a big fan of coffee, where do you like to go for a perfect cup?
My current favourite is Darcey’s in Sevenoaks which is an independent speciality coffee house. Their beans are roasted on site and I have to say, it’s superb. The cakes aren’t bad either! I’d definitely recommend to anyone who likes coffee, it’s worth a visit.
A couple of my other coffee stop off points are Deli di Luca in Westerham and if I’m going to our head office I’ll pop into Robertsons in Oxted on the way. Both are great!
So that’s it, the man behind the Move Revolution Sevenoaks office! If you live in the area and want to sell your home, give him a call on 01732 617617 or fill in the valuation form.
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Do you usually decorate your front door for Christmas? Our Marketing Director Nicola Jordan is an old hand at creating wonderful wreaths for her cottage front door, whereas some of the rest of us would best be termed “enthusiastic amateurs!”. We caught up with the brilliant Renée Canter who’s developed her own style of beautiful wreaths, having completed a self set challenge to have a decoration on her door for the entire year! This is the latest in our series of Guest Blogs:
Wreaths are one of our most loved Christmas decorations that are traditionally hung on our front doors over the festive period. The evergreen rings are made of branches, leaves, berries and cones but can be decorated with almost anything.
The word wreath comes from the old English word writha which means something coiled, twisted or wound.
The history of wreaths though is vague. One theory claims that the wreath dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, where wreaths using leaves, twigs, fruits and flowers were worn as headdresses or hung on doors to represent rank and status. Another theory on the wreath’s history claims the origin can actually be found about 1,000 B.C. Those celebrating the solstice made evergreen wreaths as a sign of perseverance through harsh winters and hope in a coming spring. The wreaths included four candles representing the elements of earth, wind, fire and water, and were typically used in rituals that would ensure the continuance of the circle of life. By the 16th century, German Christians had adopted these pagan symbols to celebrate Advent. A traditional Advent wreath consisted of four candles in a circle of evergreens with a fifth candle in the middle that was lit on Christmas Eve.
My wreath tradition started when I bought my 1st house and I bought an artificial wreath that I decorated with fake berries and decorations every year.
3 years ago I was gardening in November and pruning a yew tree that was very overgrown. The clippings were not only beautiful but smelt amazing and I thought it was a shame to throw it all away so I decided to make my own wreath. I took it home and gathered some other evergreen foliage (Conifer, Sweet Box) from my garden and some Eucalyptus from a bunch of flowers I had indoors to make my very 1st evergreen wreath. It lasted well into January and although all green had a variety of textures, colours and scents.
The next year I decided to create another wreath and this time I went a bit more colourful. I’m not a trained florist but using a round ring oasis I again looked around my garden and local hedgerows to find anything I liked the look of. I found Holly, Ivy, Bottlebrush and Star Jasmine for the greenery. I then found seedheads from Ivy and Japanese Anemones and creamy flowers from Honeysuckle. It resulted in a completely different wreath, much more whimsical than the previous year and definitely less traditional.
I also at this point decided that for me the word wreath had funereal connotations and was not the joyful word I wanted to describe something I had created that made me smile. I just so happen to live in a road with a pub called The Garland at the end! So I decided to call my wreaths Garlands!!
Making Your Own Garland
Most garlands are made on a twisted willow frame or on an oasis. Personally I find an oasis easier to handle. Choose greenery you like from your garden or forage sensibly for wild plants.
Most traditional garlands will have pine or conifer as the base and start with the greenery first adding layer and layer of foliage to cover the base. Then have fun with adding your own decorations. Natural choices could be Holly berries or Ivy seedheads or pinecones but it could also be dried flowers, feathers, herbs, fresh or dried fruit or brussell sprouts! You could decide to bling your wreath up with cinnamon sticks, ribbons, baubles or even fairy lights! It really could be anything but it will definitely be unique.
Whatever you choose hang your garland on your front door, enjoy the joy it brings you when you arrive home and accept the compliments from your guests with a smile.
Renée is also known as The Girl who Gardens. She provides planting and garden design advice and aims to make dream gardens a reality for families in Surrey and the surrounding areas. This December she is delivering Garland Workshops and is for the first time selling her unique Garlands at The Crafters Market in Reigate on 3rd December. You can get more information on her website or follow her on social media. Facebook: thegirlwhogardens Instagram: the_girl_who_gardens
If you’re thinking of moving, give the team a call on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form.
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We all look at the ‘wish lists’ in magazines that appear around Christmas time… but do you think ‘those are just too expensive’ or ‘that’s just not very different’? This sparked a thought about creating the very Ultimate Girls’ Christmas Wish List using all the local knowledge from the girls (and guys) in our Move Revolution offices throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent!
We decided that everything on our list needed to be local. Either produced by someone local, or stocked by someone local. So that we could get all the benefits of a ‘quick shop’ and still support an amazing local business. We love the idea that it would be from an independent shop… being an independent business ourselves we know all the hard work that local independent business invest in their services and products. Having started with one office in Nutfield, Surrey which covers the Reigate, Redhill, Horley and Oxted area we now have 7 offices… it has been hard work… loads of dedication and most importantly a real love for what we do. We decided local and independent were the most important.
This is our 2017 gorgeous sparkly list – get ready to buy all the things for yourself (or share this with your partner with a big hint!!)
Move Revolution’s Girls Shopping List 2017 – 10 Amazing Gifts!
(To read full details on each of the item, and why we love it, see below!)
Find out a little bit more about the gorgeous items on our ultimate shopping list!
(1) The perfect Candle – All about Eve at Home Black Pomegranate
We love All About Eve at Home in Reigate.
Although we have recommended the Black Pomegranate Candle at £22.95 plus postage, all the hand poured candles from All about Eve at Home are gorgeous! If you have a moment to pop to the beautiful shop in Reigate high street you won’t be disappointed – it is packed with sparkly goodies!
(2) The perfect handmade gift – Cocktail Lollipops!
Our Tunbridge Wells team recently discovered the amazing Willow & Boo – we have fallen in love with their gorgeous Christmas Cocktail Lollipop Gift Boxes… they also stock the most wonderful lollies with sprinkles – perfect for a Christmas Stocking! If you click on the link and have a look around their website we have also love the Cocktails and Dreams box.
Each box contains- Mojito, Pina Colada, Pornstar Martini, Cosmopolitan, Margherita, Espresso Martini, and Strawberry Daiquiri … made with real alcohol (only for adults!)
This is another Lollipop gift box we think is truly scrumptious!
(3) Limited Edition Sevenoaks satchel – Every girl likes to feel unique!
Limited to just 50 bags (27 are left at the time of writing!)… snap up your Artistan Handbag by Bradshaw and Sons, Sevenoaks. This stunning satchel has only just been launched and is hot off the press. Each is hand numbered and comes with a unique certificate of authentication. Available only in black, this limited edition is a unique bag that you will love forever! Sevenoaks satchel £195.00
(4) GIN GIN GIN ! (Need we say more!)
We absolutely love The Gin Kitchen, especially the Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin; we’ve fallen in love with the bottle! But in line with this seasonal list, the Gutsy Monkey makes a mean warm cocktail. We love the idea of the Woodcock Hot Punch in front of a cosy fire. http://gin.kitchen
(5) The gift of flowers – discover Ivy Florence!
We always need flowers….it is very hard to find a gorgeous (and unusual) bouquet or Christmas arrangement. The wonderful Ivy Florence in Lingfield is the answer! Her stunning artisan bouquets are well priced and guaranteed to deliver a smile from any girl!
(6) Pop the cork! Who can resist a glass of bubbles!
We have all been addicted to Prosecco – just take a look at this Sparkling Wine, it gets the most incredible reviews
“My first ever tasting note for this wine simply said, ‘stunning’. Made from 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, this is a superbly stylish wine which will impress even the most ardent of Champagne stuck-in-the-muds”
Matthew Jukes (regarded as one of the world’s leading wine experts)
This sparkling wine is highly regarded….
“Without doubt, our sparkling wine does have similarities to that produced in the Champagne region. We use the same grape varieties, vine clones and complex bottle fermentation process, so a likeness is perhaps inevitable.
However, take a minute, and you start to notice the differences: the balance of fruit and yeasty characteristics on the nose; the complexity and depth on the palate; and the long straight finish all combine to give a distinct flavour that is very much unique to Squerryes”
7) There has to be chocolates on our ultimate gift list!
Monty Bojangles is a huge favourite of Louise Simpson’s, who adores the Milky Mischief and Popcorn Carousel truffles. She also recommends the Truffle Hamper for Truffle Lovers which sounds amazing! The Reigate Truffle Bar is a great place to stop off and trial a few different flavours before buying a box or two…or three!
8) A Spa Day ….every girls idea of a wonderful present
We chatted about this at length (!) and all the Move Revolution girls agreed that The Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill was the most wonderful place to spend a spa day. Marie Claire (the magazine) reviewed the hotel and their Utopia Spa earlier in the year with a glowing recommendation….
“The food is exceptional but the unique spa menu and facilities will be what you’ll write home about. The Utopia Spa is like an underground cocoon of calm, part mock-Grecian marble columns, part sleek, blue-black tiling. There’s a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam as well as swimming pool. If you’re brave enough in winter, there’s also a Scandi-style outdoor hot tub in the Zen garden” To read more click here…
9) The Ultimate ‘Going Out Out Package’ with Time Hair & Beauty
Pampering is a big ‘must’ for your girl at Christmas with so much going on … a pampering gift voucher is such a treat to be used in the New Year. TIME Hair and Beauty is the creation of Katherine Casey-Farmer (Kat) who trained and worked in Covent Garden, Camden, Croydon and Reigate. She feels passionate about great customer experiences, and often puts together packages of treatments which would be perfect as a gift. A wonderful Christmas gift could be either a pamper session for a Christmas/New Year party including a blow dry, professional makeup and manicure or a after Christmas relaxation treatment including a luxury hair treatment, facial and massage.
If you are not sure what to choose… Kat has created a ‘Going Out Out Package’ £100 – what a wonderful treat for any girl!
10) A weekend away in a Boutique Brighton Hotel…
Our Brighton office recommended this gorgeous boutique hotel ‘The Artist Residence’ .. that gets rave reviews. Each of it’s bedrooms has been individually designed, if you want to give a big surprise this is the present for you. A relaxing weekend walking on the seafront, meandering in the lanes and enjoying a cocktail in the hotel bar – what a treat!
If you’re thinking of moving, call the team on 0330 223 1000 or fill in the valuation form.
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/the-ultimate-girl-christmas-wish-list/
We are delighted to share with you the breaking news from the budget at 1.39pm today via the BBC. This is fantastic news for first time buyers!
This is the current information just released on GOV.UK, see link below. This also includes a SDLT calculator!
We wanted to share with you what this will mean for a first time buyer and the savings you will make! This is just a small selection of Move Revolution properties available throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent. If you are a first time buyer looking for a property we would love to chat with you – please call 0330 223 1000 and we will put you through to the right office where you are looking to buy!
The Stamp Duty on this sea front Hove apartment in a period building
Was £3750 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this modern two double bedroom first floor apartment located in Tunbridge Wells
Was £1900 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this Reigate ground floor maisonette
Was £6250 – Now £1250!
The Stamp Duty on this chain free three bedroom family home in Burgess Hill (Perfect as a first time buyers ‘project’)
Was £4250 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this chain free excellent first floor maisonette in Lindfield
Was £4250 – Now £0!
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We’ve been having a look at some ideas for wonderful Christmas interiors and getting really excited about the coming season! We’re loving cosy fireplaces and twinkly lights… We’ve even seen some beautiful lights as we’ve been driving around lately, are you all set with your Christmas theme?
It’s definitely the right time to put some plans in place we think. Take a look at our Pinterest board… We’ve fallen in love with the Mistletoe, Hydrangea and Ivy wreath! We’d love to hear (and see!) what your Christmas at home looks like…
If you’re thinking of moving, the team would love to help. Just give them a call on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form.
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ARE YOU SITTING ON A ‘GOLD MINE’ ?
It may sound too good to be true, but most of our Land & New Homes clients have been ‘discovered’ by our Move Revolution team, rather than coming directly to us!
What do they all have in common… they have all been sitting on a ‘gold mine’ of anywhere between £100,000 to 1 MILLION! Are you tempted to read more and see how we could help you?!
Introducing Move Revolution Land & New Homes
Our knowledge of land, expertise in pricing and marketing is second to none.
Our expert team, headed up by Sam Webb, have years of experience of working alongside landowners and creating successful partnerships with fabulous developers – we only work with the best! Sam herself has 23 years experience working in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. She is an expert at understanding the true value of land and buildings, ensuring we ‘unlock’ the very best possible price for you!
We often get asked…how does it work?
Most of our clients either have a reasonable or large sized garden, or outbuildings around their property and quite often they haven’t explored what options might exist if they were to consider developing this land. We also have clients who are business owners with their own premises. In the current climate it is easy (ish) to generate planning permission for the conversion of business premises to living accommodation… this can be an exciting option to generate a ‘gold mine’, which hasn’t even been considered by the business owner.
Unlock the value in your land with Move Revolution
We would love to chat with you in greater detail and arrange a meeting to come out and see the land and/or buildings that you own. Sam Webb would undertake your site visit at a time convenient to you. You will be taken through our Land and New Homes ‘process’ in detail to ensure you ‘unlock’ the value of your land. Working with Move Revolution ensures you will not only be partnered with the very best developer for you, it also ensures the process is as seamless as possible. Our team pride themselves on exceptional client service and your experience as a valued client. Our process is completely transparent so that you can trust in the integrity of our team who will take you through, in detail, all the financial aspects of your project.
What’s holding you back?! Just give us a call on 0800 0336760 and have a conversation with our Land & New Homes team today
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