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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