Exceptional expertise

Collins & Sons is one of the world’s most famous fine jewellers, courtesy of its exceptional craftsmanship and affiliation with the late Queen, who awarded founder Harry Collins with the Royal Warrant. Since he retired, his son Josh has taken over running the business. Here he gives Eileen Leahy an exclusive behind the scenes tour […]

A noteworthy November…

SO magazine’s resident music maestro Paul Dunton shares his November gig guide, packed full of established musicians and emerging artists. The town has something for every ear this month, including six-piece violin ensemble Blazin’ Fiddles, indie-pop legends Wheatus, and local singer-songwriter Anna Howie, who will all be performing at different venues across Tunbridge Wells… After […]

Rising star

SO magazine’s resident music guru Paul Dunton reveals the amazing success story of local singer-songwriter Isabella Coulstock, whose star is now in the ascendence thanks to her fantastic talent – and recent gigs opening for The Who at the O2   Around seven years ago I received an email enquiry from a Mark Coulstock asking […]

Love Where You Live

This month SO Magazine chats to Becky Moran, owner of TN Lettings and co-owner of The George & Dragon in Speldhurst, about the places she likes to support locally. Here Becky reveals where she likes to stroll, shop and socialise…   Whereabouts do you live in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells? I love village life […]

Go with the flow…

Ahead of Lucy Parker’s new well-being column starting next month in SO Magazine, Eileen Leahy meets the co-founder of Flow Tunbridge Wells to discover why her studio’s comprehensive approach to holistic health is so unique – and why her personal story plays such a pivotal part in its success…   Yoga is considered to be […]

A can do attitude

This month SO Magazine shines a spotlight on Mayfield School. John Doy, Head of Sixth Form, explains why the all-girls’ school encourages its students to take the subjects they are passionate about – and be free of stereotypes…   One of the principal benefits of an all-girls’ education is the freedom from the stereotyping that […]

Club Med

Molly Miller swung by The Brasserie to sample its new menu which is inspired by the traditional flavours of the Mediterranean and is now being served to discerning diners every lunchtime and evening…   They say, ‘money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy food’. Now although I have never doubted that phrase, I hadn’t […]

The wedding planner… – Fiona Owens

If you’ve recently become engaged but haven’t a clue where to start organising your dream wedding, then let SO Magazine do all the hard work for you. Here, award-winning wedding planner Fiona Owens reveals the ultimate to do list so you can say ‘I do’…   According to UK Weddings, over 41,000 ceremonies take place […]

In the driving seat

Dylan Miles has just opened his new specialist classic car showroom on London Road. Here he tells SO Magazine about the fascinating history of the building, which has always had strong links to the motor trade since the early 1900s, and why he is so pleased to have been able to restore it back to […]

Brilliant ideas for small spaces

Just because you have a tiny garden doesn’t mean you can’t dream big. Quite the opposite in fact big says Tim Sykes of Gardenproud…   When space is at a premium it is understandable that homeowners want to enjoy every square metre of their gardens. The town gardens and courtyards of Tunbridge Wells reflect the […]


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