In the green…

It’s currently snowdrop season, so Vikki Rimmer takes a trip to Hever Castle & Gardens to check out the amazing displays that you can see courtesy of a self-guided walk… Hever Castle is currently a hive of activity and excitement for the ‘Galanthophiles’ – a particular breed of botanists and gardeners who have a major […]

“We try to do things differently here”

Lorenzo Colangelo sits down with Eileen Leahy to tell her about why his successful salon The Gallery is shaping the future of hairdressing by relying on traditional values and cutting-edge techniques… he Gallery on London Road in Southborough is something of a hairdressing institution. It was established in 1982 by Toni Colangelo, a trained barber […]

Expert counsel with a personal touch

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors has offices all over the South East including two in Tunbridge Wells – the second of which has just opened on the High Street. Eileen Leahy sits down to chat to the firm’s co-founder Neill Thomas along with partner and Head of Family Law Kate Rayner and Head of Private Client Emma […]

Attention to detail

Rikke Mitchell tells Eileen Leahy about the evolution of her two businesses, the construction company Baltic Star Design & Build and Nordhus Furniture, and how the two complement one another perfectly when it comes to creating beautiful, bespoke and unique creations for her clients…   The lovely leafy enclave of Langton Green is where you’ll […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

RTW Together BID has put together a countdown to Christmas 2023 which we are privileged to exclusively promote in this edition of SO magazine. From their Joy to the Wells campaign, which celebrates the considerable and impressive range of events and activities on offer across Tunbridge Wells in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, […]

At your service

Since opening at the end of April this year, Charlotte’s In The Pantiles has been a runaway success. Eileen Leahy spoke to its talented team about why it’s proving so popular with the discerning drinkers and diners in Tunbridge Wells – and beyond…   For a project that has been a very long time in […]

Making memories

David Bartholomew

Successful photographer Dee Airey, who specialises in wedding and family portraiture, is celebrating the first anniversary of her shop and studio opening on The Pantiles. Here she tells Eileen Leahy how having a customer-facing premises has not only enhanced her business, which she established 11 years ago, but has also enabled her to pass on […]

Paws for thought

Happy beagle dog with flying ears running outdoors with stick in mouth. Active dog pet enjoying summer walk

This month our travel section sponsors Bloom Stays – the specialist Kent holiday home agency – talk us through some of the very best dog-friendly mini-break ideas in the county…   We’re back! After a very busy summer for Bloom Stays we’re looking forward to a fantastic autumn which, along with the cooler weather, brings […]

A special partnership

Anne Henderson (left) of The Amara Clinic; Dr Lynne Chapman (centre) and Jane Holman of LCRH

The Amara Clinic recently announced that it has partnered with renowned fertility clinic LCRH to offer bespoke services to clients here in Tunbridge Wells. SO Magazine discovers more about this exciting new endeavour…   In July The Amara Clinic, which is located near The Pantiles and was founded by Consultant Gynaecologist Anne Henderson in 2022, […]

“We punch above our weight…”

“We are ‘Sharp Minds Communications – marketing intelligence”. Our logo is worded like this because it reflects the level of intelligent and strategic advice we offer clients which really makes us different from others,” states Siobhan Stirling, founder and director of the aforementioned company. I’ve just asked the successful entrepreneur and mother-of-three to sum up […]


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