11 March 2013

Brand Vaughan - Best in the Brighton Property Business

 ~ One of the main reasons I moved to Brighton was because of the amazing architecture, there is a wealth of styles with Georgian and Victorian property in abundance.  In fact I love buildings so much that I even have a top five favourite streets. 

Having such an interest in property I have also selected a favourite Estate Agency!  First and foremost Brand Vaughan are lovely people, originally based in Kemp town, they have just opened their second office at 219 Preston Road, four times the size of their original office.  Not only that, they have recently received note-worthy recognition for their successful formula from the Sunday Times Estate Agent of the Year Awards, winning a prestigious Gold for the Best Single Office Agency in the South East.  Scoring highly on the mystery secret shopper category, they were the only Brighton Estate Agency to be considered, which illustrates how rigorous the selection process is.
Brand Vaughan, Kemptown

As well as this they have also taken a much more dynamic route to showcasing properties online; offering free video tours on every property and a unique approach to searching for properties.  You can search for property according to lifestyle headings such as Boutique Shopping, Children Learning or Train Catching.  Each property has a quote from the owner with the property specification written by an expert copywriter and pictures taken by a Professional photographer, making the overall experience very appealing for both buyers and sellers.

So, to mark their achievements I thought I would go along and have a chat with one of the founders, David Vaughan, find out a bit more and show you a couple of recent properties they have taken on.
The Sunday Times award
David “Last year we won Bronze and we were over the moon with that, so a Gold is fantastic.

5 March 2013

Hendrick's Idlerism, Dream Lab and Feasting at their Carnival of Knowledge 2013

  ~ It may only be the beginning of March, but when it comes to the Brighton Fringe in May it is definitely worth booking some events as soon as possible.  Pitching up this year at Angel House, 1 Brunswick Terrace in Hove, Hendrick’s have devised a Carnival of Knowledge, with a selection of beguiling events that will take place over the course of four days.

Last year, Hendrick’s created a pop-up library in Jubilee Square with so many curiosities and peculiar oddities to peruse while supping a delightful cocktail (and they really were, delightful) that a precedent has been set and much is anticipated as a consequence.

Running from 24th to 27th May 2013, there will be free admission throughout to the Hendrick’s Parlour Bar from 12 – 11pm, as well as a series of ticketed events, where they promise to provide a blend of unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails for the curiously-minded.


Hendrick's gin cocktails
This year Hendrick’s will be joined by The Idler Academy, QI's Director of Information John Mitchinson, Mark Vernon, Murray Lachlan-Young, LAS theatre group and guest chefs, who are yet to be announced.

Their programme of events includes an exclusive evening of curious dishes, cocktails and entertainment; a symposium on the lesser-known philosophy of idlerism and a dream lab investigating stimuli for dreams.

As ever Hendrick’s compendium of offerings sounds beguiling and ingenious if a little hyperbolic, however last year they did deliver a fabulously designed setting, some highly enjoyable cocktails and a great selection of events.  So, check out these events, book online and then all you need do is look forward to a few cucumber and rose infused gin libations while your head sizzles with curiosity, or something like that anyway.


Hednrick's gin
A Feast of Learning: Cooked and presented by world-renowned, yet for now anonymous, secret guest chefs, prepare to have your mind and body nourished in a unique voyage of culinary discovery.