EDITOR’S LETTER

Ever fallen in love, in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?

The Buzzcocks sang it best and this issue is all about the things we should and shouldn’t fall in love with.

You should fall in love with Sofia Vergara, an amazing talent from Columbia who has been the highest paid actress in the world, seven years running. The hit comedy series “Modern Family” is a riot.

You should not fall in love with our dream wedding yachts, not unless you’ve won the lottery recently, but you can rent them to host an extraordinary wedding. Exchange your vows overlooking an exotic private beach.

Do fall in love with our wonderful wedding watches, a selection for him and her that will synchronise your love life. Keep intime, fall in love, and share precious moments together. We offer a selection of unique and wonderful wedding gifts for you to treasure, craftsmanship that will last forever and store happy memories.

Lust after a Range Rover? Then the new Hybrid Vogue is the perfect car to whisk your loved one off somewhere glamorous. Take a luxury tour to Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa or take the dogs to the pet-friendly Goodwood Hotel, both ideal for starting married life together, or rekindling the romance.

Is beauty merely skin deep? Tracey Gray Mann gives you the latest makeup and beauty tips for your wedding day. Walk down the aisle with Parisian style.

Love beach weddings? Then take your beloved, family and friends off to the Maldives and exchange your vows in paradise. Follow up with a jet-ski safari around the islands and a little mono-ski, all organised by your personal butler at Ozen by Atmosphere.

Fall head over heels with modern fashion and architecture in our futuristic fashion shoot for this issue. Sharp lines and fine fabrics in a contemporary house that fuses interior and exterior spaces for a sustainable luxury lifestyle.

The latest colour trends will have you redecorating your love nest with a new palette of warm, bright colours and we cast a spotlight on the interior designer Stephenson Wright.

Our property expert Mike Gazzard steers you towards the house of your dreams, our passion for gorgeous homes fired by the rains and storms of the last three months.

Feed the soul further with the dramatic arts; we list the very best live entertainment in Surrey and beyond. Plus there are a plethora of exciting events, with craft shows, festivals, racing, horse trials, planes, boats, trains, cars and flower shows galore.

Spring is the time to throw off the grey of winter and live, love and laugh every day.

Yves de Contades
Editor in Chief

Welcome to the gorgeous new Spring issue of Surrey Magazine. We have more writers, superb images and an informed take on luxury, fashion, travel, beauty, schools, events and craftsmanship in Surrey.

 

Whilst we are primarily a local magazine, we will also be celebrating diversity, exciting cultures, global innovation and mind expanding travel.

 

We are lucky to live in one the of most beautiful areas in Great Britain and Surrey Magazine will continue to celebrate this. We will champion all those creating great new businesses, products, events, technology, experiences, services, craftsmanship, fine dining and entertainment.
So please get in touch if you would like to present something of interest to our readers.

 

Browse over to our contents page to see the full list of features and events Surrey Magazine has to offer.

 

There are a lot of changes going on in the world and building bridges has always been a wiser use of resources than building walls, so we aim to do just that by celebrating our community and bringing you the best of everything, to inform and entertain, share and promote, but most of all to bring us all together with a sprinkling of luxury and a touch of humour.

 

Yves de Contades
Editor in Chief

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#photographoftheday Thank you to Surrey Firefighters seen today patrolling and controlling wild fires at Whitmoor Common to keep us safe and protect our wildlife after crews battled with the wildfires at Chobham Common and Horsell Common, as well as a pub fire in Puttenham and an arson incident in Woking.. ... See MoreSee Less

#photographoftheday Thank you to Surrey Firefighters seen today patrolling and controlling wild fires at Whitmoor Common to keep us safe and protect our wildlife after crews battled with the wildfires at Chobham Common and Horsell Common, as well as a pub fire in Puttenham and an arson incident in Woking..Image attachmentImage attachment

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Wildfire risk very high on Surrey’s precious heathlands🔥🔥🔥

Surrey Wildlife Trust calls for no campfires, barbeques, cigarettes or litter on heathlands at any time 🙏

Surrey Wildlife Trust warns of very high and continuing risk of wildfire on Surrey’s precious heathlands. The wildfire which took hold on Friday 7th August on Sunningdale golf course and, due to strong winds, spread to Chobham Common, destroyed 30 hectares or 74 acres of rare and precious lowland heathland and wildlife habitat on the common alone. The wildfire is still being controlled by fire crews as hot spots reignite.

Chobham Common, the largest National Nature Reserve in the south east of England, is a fragment of previously extensive lowland heathland which is rarer than tropical rainforest and is home to specialist reptiles, protected ground nesting birds and thousands of species of insects which are in decline elsewhere.

When the wildfire jumped the Sunningdale to Chobham Road and reached Chobham Common, the incredible work of Surrey Fire and Rescue and Surrey Wildlife Trust’s firebreaks, where vegetation is closely managed, helped to contain the fire and protect the remaining 500 hectares of the Common.

James Adler, Director of Biodiversity at Surrey Wildlife Trust, said: ‘All Surrey heathland sites are highly vulnerable to heath fires at present. We are very concerned that climate change is leading to an increase in frequency of wildfires, which present a danger to human life, people’s homes as well as wildlife. We hope to work closely with government and other landowners to develop a climate focused adaptation programme, where the risk of wildfire is reduced through a landscape management approach.

“Wildfires are unpredictable, dangerous and particularly damaging to precious habitat, which has taken years of management to get into optimum condition for reptiles, such as, Adders and Sand lizards, as well as Woodlarks and Dartford warblers and thousands of invertebrate species. When these habitats are destroyed by wildfire, it may take many years before the area becomes suitable for them again. If a fire is too big it can wipe out whole populations of species and, due to fragmentation of habitats, it may not be possible for recolonisation to occur.’

Normally at this time of year Chobham Common is a sea of pink and purple heather, buzzing with a kaleidoscope of 29 species of butterfly, including the rare Silver-studded blue. There are 22 types of dragonfly which hover and dart above the heathland pools. One hundred different bird species have been recorded here, including the ground nesting Nightjar which migrates 4,000 miles annually from sub-Saharan Africa to breed on Chobham Common.
There are 300 species of wildflowers, including the sweeping of purple flowering heather, several species of native orchids and the wetlands’ insect-eating Sundews and rare Marsh gentians. Chobham Common is also one of the best British sites for insects, spiders, ladybirds, bees and wasps. There are also 25 species of mammal here.
People should continue to follow fire service advice and ideally stay south of the M3. Monument and Roundabout car parks are both still closed, while Longcross car park is open. Surrey Wildlife Trust calls for no campfires, barbeques, cigarettes or litter on heathlands at any time.

For more information visit: www.surreywildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/chobham-common
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Wildfire risk very high on Surrey’s precious heathlands🔥🔥🔥
 
Surrey Wildlife Trust calls for no campfires, barbeques, cigarettes or litter on heathlands at any time 🙏
 
Surrey Wildlife Trust warns of very high and continuing risk of wildfire on Surrey’s precious heathlands. The wildfire which took hold on Friday 7th August on Sunningdale golf course and, due to strong winds, spread to Chobham Common, destroyed 30 hectares or 74 acres of rare and precious lowland heathland and wildlife habitat on the common alone. The wildfire is still being controlled by fire crews as hot spots reignite.
 
Chobham Common, the largest National Nature Reserve in the south east of England, is a fragment of previously extensive lowland heathland which is rarer than tropical rainforest and is home to specialist reptiles, protected ground nesting birds and thousands of species of insects which are in decline elsewhere.
 
When the wildfire jumped the Sunningdale to Chobham Road and reached Chobham Common, the incredible work of Surrey Fire and Rescue and Surrey Wildlife Trust’s firebreaks, where vegetation is closely managed, helped to contain the fire and protect the remaining 500 hectares of the Common.
 
James Adler, Director of Biodiversity at Surrey Wildlife Trust, said: ‘All Surrey heathland sites are highly vulnerable to heath fires at present. We are very concerned that climate change is leading to an increase in frequency of wildfires, which present a danger to human life, people’s homes as well as wildlife. We hope to work closely with government and other landowners to develop a climate focused adaptation programme, where the risk of wildfire is reduced through a landscape management approach.
 
“Wildfires are unpredictable, dangerous and particularly damaging to precious habitat, which has taken years of management to get into optimum condition for reptiles, such as, Adders and Sand lizards, as well as Woodlarks and Dartford warblers and thousands of invertebrate species. When these habitats are destroyed by wildfire, it may take many years before the area becomes suitable for them again. If a fire is too big it can wipe out whole populations of species and, due to fragmentation of habitats, it may not be possible for recolonisation to occur.’
 
Normally at this time of year Chobham Common is a sea of pink and purple heather, buzzing with a kaleidoscope of 29 species of butterfly, including the rare Silver-studded blue. There are 22 types of dragonfly which hover and dart above the heathland pools. One hundred different bird species have been recorded here, including the ground nesting Nightjar which migrates 4,000 miles annually from sub-Saharan Africa to breed on Chobham Common. 
There are 300 species of wildflowers, including the sweeping of purple flowering heather, several species of native orchids and the wetlands’ insect-eating Sundews and rare Marsh gentians. Chobham Common is also one of the best British sites for insects, spiders, ladybirds, bees and wasps. There are also 25 species of mammal here.
People should continue to follow fire service advice and ideally stay south of the M3. Monument and Roundabout car parks are both still closed, while Longcross car park is open. Surrey Wildlife Trust calls for no campfires, barbeques, cigarettes or litter on heathlands at any time.
 
For more information visit: http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/chobham-commonImage attachmentImage attachment

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Read Surrey Magazine next Issue featuring our motoring review on the sleek bullet shaped Ferrari GTC4 Lusso with impressive V12 engine, show stopping glass sun roof - perfect for this weather and incredible luxury red leather interior finish.

The Luxury Issue of Surrey Magazine is coming out in September 2020. For further information DM is.

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