Reviews

Maldivian memories made

It has become a way of life now. We spend hours a day scrolling through social media and looking at the most amazing destinations in the world. Looking longingly at these images and thinking, how amazing it would be to go and visit them and experience the beauty in person. …

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VantagePoint Review: The Lady Vanishes at the Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes arrived in great style last night at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, with a fabulous cast led by Juliet Mills and her husband Maxwell Caulfield. The play begins in an Austrian railway station, the German eagle and swastikas flying overhead. The train heading to Zurich …

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Restaurant review: Pho, Guildford

It’s not often you get the chance to try a completely different culinary experience close to your home which rather blows you away. Happily Pho in Guildford provided that at lunchtime today, which made me very happy. Pho is a family-run business serving great value, healthy Vietnamese street food that …

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Walled Garden Champagne Tea

  The Walled Garden, Cowdray On Sunday 11th June the Taylor clan set off for an afternoon tea at the Walled Garden, Cowdray. We arrived slightly earlier so that we could have a wander around the gardens. The gardens are in full bloom at the moment, with an array of …

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Pilates with Malgosia Underwood

On 3rd January 2019, VantagePoint’s Jesse Boon went along to one of Malgosia Underwood’s Pilates classes in Dorking.  Jesse has attended numerous classes with different instructors over the years, and was impressed by the level of support Malgosia provided and knowledge demonstrated during the class.   In 2007 Malgosia Underwood …

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A Moonlit Dinner

Heralded as one of the first of its kind in the UK, the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden continues to exhibit contemporary sculptures in a truly magical environment. The story started thirty five years ago, when landscape designer Anthony and his wife Hannah bought some land in Surrey. Having grown up …

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A Fantastic Facial

https://www.theluxurytouch.co/ The Luxury Touch. As a premium beauty & wellness provider in Surrey, with over 17 years’ experience working with Top A-List celebrities worldwide, specialising in Anti-Ageing Facials, Problematic Skins, Slimming, Detox and Body Contouring. Using the multi award-winning brand, Pevonia Botanica, which is 100% natural, green and animal cruelty …

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New Neom Neighbours

https://www.neomorganics.com/wellbeing-blog/guildford/     New Neom Neighbours- Last Wednesday I was invited to the opening of the new Neom Organics shop in Guildford. This is not my first encounter with Neom Organics, as a lady who suffers with sleep deprivation, I have tried a number of things, from lavender oil on …

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Review: Spanish Tapas and Wine evening at The Georgian Hotel, Haslemere

Last Friday 12th October, I was invited along to the Georgian Hotel’s first Spanish Tapas and Wine evening, and a fun evening was had by all. On arrival, we had an opportunity to try four Spanish wines brought along by the local wine merchant, the Haslemere Cellar whilst listening to …

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Tee for Two…. a review of Merrist Wood Golf Club

Merrist Wood Golf Course is deemed one of Surrey’s longest golf courses measuring just under 7,000 yards. When played from the back tees the golf course offers a stern challenge for the most accomplished of golfers. The forward tees also provide an excellent test for the less proficient player. Jesse …

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Restaurant Review: THE JAPANESE GRILL, BEAVERBROOK

I  try and avoid superlatives most of the time, but occasionally they are necessary. Our meal at the Japanese Grill at the Beaverbrook near Leatherhead warrants quite a few. Before I start with the plaudits, I must kick off by admitting that this is an expensive restaurant. We are possibly …

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Restaurant review – The Ivy Castle View

There will not be many foodies out there who will not have heard of The Ivy restaurant. It has been a staple on the capital’s dining scene, much-loved by actors, celebrities and those from the arts. First opened in 1917, it has occupied its landmark building in London’s West End …

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Country luxury at the Four Seasons, Dogmersfield, Hampshire

As my car rumbled down the road, the Surrey Hills dominated the skyline in front of me. I still find it hard to believe that I am an hour outside of London. Don’t get me wrong, I have been a Guildford girl half my life but the contrast in scenery …

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Ion8 Ultimate Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle review

The satin finish to the outside is good to grip with gloved/wet hands and the wrist strap is useful to steady the bottle when filling. The catch and lock to open/close the lid can be operated one-handed and, once shut, the bottle doesn’t leak even when inverted (can happen when …

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