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Walled Garden Spring Fair

April 14th, 2014 § 0

I am delighted to be working with The Walled Garden in Beeston again.  A stunning venue located in Nottinghamshire just down the A52 from Derby.  Following a successful Winter Fair, the venue would like to open their doors again for a Spring themed event with lots of exhibitors selling gorgeous products.  Here’s a teaser of what you’ll find at the Spring Fair… each exhibitor has been carefully selected ensuring you’ll be spoilt for choice:

Gift exhibitors including home accessories, plants, flowers, jewellery, gardenware, interiors and much more.  Food exhibitors offering cheeses, cakes, chocolates, artisan bread, chutneys, jams, patisserie products, hot meat rolls, home made lemonade, ice cream, wood fired pizzas, fresh coffee & tea.

There will also be a Prosecco Bar run by the fabulous Falcon Food & Spirits offering you the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Champagne during your visit.

The event is free to visit and there’s plenty of free parking too!  I hope to see you there on the 27th April, doors open at 10am.  Here is a link over to the Walled Garden’s website giving full directions to help you find it with ease.

Walled_Garden_spring food and gift Fair nottingham april 2014


Walled_Garden_spring Fair nottingham april 2014

Summer Market

April 12th, 2014 § 0

The Summer Market will be back for a 4th year at The Roundhouse, where has the time gone?!

I’ve been looking back through photos from past events and stumbled across some from 2009 when I held my first summer event, a Summer Fete at Blackbrook House.  It’s great to see the journey the events have taken and I can honestly say it’s been a fun packed, totally enjoyable experience for me.  Now it’s time to look forward to the 5th and 6th July when I’ll be opening the doors to The Roundhouse for another fabulous Summer Market.  Plans are well underway and I am already excited for the event!  The event will be run over two days this year, providing you with the choice of which day you would like to visit.

Here are a reminder of this year’s events presented by Fabulous Places.

food and gift events roundhouse derby 2014
Lots more information coming soon!



A fabulous day

March 28th, 2014 § 0

Sunday 23rd March saw the first Spring Market presented by Fabulous Places.  With 100 personally hand selected food and gift exhibitors all in a stunning venue, the event was a wonderful day enjoyed by many!  Thank you to all the exhibitors for joining me for the new event, there were so many gorgeous things to eat and tempting gifts to buy.  Thank you also to all the visitors, I hope you enjoyed the event!

The next event will be the Summer Market on Sat 5th and Sun 6th July 2014 at The Roundhouse in Derby. Planning has already begun and demand from exhibitors has been incredible, so I’m already excited for the next event!

A big thank you to Butterworth Photography for the gorgeous photos!


The Spring Market on Sunday 23rd March at The Roundhouse Derby

March 10th, 2014 § 0

As each day passes I’m getting more and more excited for the first ever Spring Market at The Roundhouse.  The Spring Market will be joining the established Spring and Christmas Market to offer you a fabulous day of shopping, eating and inspiration for the new season.  Spring is a wonderful time of year and what better way to spend a Sunday than to browse over 100 carefully selected exhibitors in an absolutely stunning venue. Here’s a summary of what you can expect to find at the Spring Market:

- Delicious hot food and drink on the plaza
- Over 100 exhibitors selling an array of flowers, plants, home accessories, delicious food, drink, inspiration
for home and garden, handmade and crafted products, cards, chocolates & much more!
- Prosecco Bar
- Pop-up Vintage Tea Room (presented by Darby & Joan)
- Creche Facility
- VIP Tickets
- Live Music

… and much more!  The Spring Market promises to be a real treat and a truly inspirational day out!

The Spring Market is a week before Mother’s Day providing you with the perfect opportunity to find something special.  Maybe you would like to treat someone special to a VIP Ticket… there’s no better way to experience a Fabulous Places event!

spring food and gift market roundhouse derby march 2014

Win 4 VIP Tickets and £25 to spend at the Spring Market

February 25th, 2014 § 0

How would you like to win 4 VIP Tickets for you and your friends to enjoy at the Spring Market?  That’s not all… the winner will also receive a voucher for £25 to spend with any exhibitor at the event!

Full information about our fabulous VIP Tickets can be found on the Spring Market website, click here.

To enter click on the link below and give us your feedback on our events, simple as that! It only takes a minute to complete and the information you provide will be used when planning upcoming events :o)

competition to win free vip tickets for the spring market 2014
Closing date: Midnight Friday 14th March

the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire

February 23rd, 2014 § 0

handpicked guide to derbyshire

Planning for the late Spring/Summer edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire is well underway and it’s going to be the best yet! Brought to you by Fabulous Places, the Handpicked Guide is a 64 page booklet bursting with fabulous coffee shops, gift shops, eateries, special places, makers, services and much more.

If you would like to find out more about advertising in the next edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire please contact Deb at Fabulous Places.

The Guide is free and will be available at select places and distributed at the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair and at the Summer Market on the 5th and 6th July at The Roundhouse.

Places to stay in Derbyshire

February 22nd, 2014 § 0

A recent addition to the Fabulous Places selection of handpicked places is ‘Places to Stay’, so if you’re planning a trip to Derbyshire or live in the County and fancy a relaxing break away locally then I am delighted to introduce you to Chevin Green Farm Bed & Breakfast and Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed & Breakfast.

Chevin Green Farm Bed & Breakfast
Click here to view their feature on Fabulous Places
Chevin Road, Belper, DE56 2UN.  Tel: 01773 822328

chevin green farm derbyshire

A peaceful and friendly place with stylish bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and delicious breakfasts. Located near Belper, it is set in the rolling Derbyshire countryside with views over the Derwent Valley.

The Bed and Breakfast is perfect for those visiting the County, but also a special place for a short break in a gorgeous environment.  Chevin Green Farm B&B is owned by Sarah and David, the fourth generation of their family to live and work the farm since 1929. Sarah and David have taken their passion for tea and tastefully reflected this in the newly refurbished interior and decor from the moment you walk in.

Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Common Lane, Stanley Common, DE7 6GG.  Tel:  0115 9440338
Click here to view their feature on Fabulous Places

hayeswood lodge derbyshire

Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed and Breakfast has 4 stunning en-suite rooms with kitchenettes, located in converted barns adjoining the main house. All have their own private entrance from the courtyard. Set in 16 acres of beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic weekend away or a weekday business stay. Conference facilities are available for up to 8 people. Stylish. Relaxed. Comfortable.

Handpicked Spring Food and Gift Market 2014

February 22nd, 2014 § 0

This year sees a brand NEW event presented by Fabulous Places!  The Spring Market will take place on Sunday 23rd March 2014 at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derbyshire.  The Spring Market will join the Spring and Summer Markets already being held annually at The Roundhouse.

Spring Market
Over 100 handpicked food & gift exhibitors
Sunday 23rd March 2014 (10am – 4pm)
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby
Entry:  £1

To find out all about the event, the exhibitors and VIP Tickets please visit the Spring Market website:


The Spring Market will be a fabulous day of delicious food, handpicked goodies for you, your home and garden. What’s even more exciting is the event is just 1 week before Mother’s Day providing you with the perfect opportunity to find something special.

VIP Tickets are also available again for this event!

VIP Ticket is the perfect way to experience the Spring Market.  Whether you’re visiting with friends or treating someone special, you’ll feel spoilt with a goody bag and your own private VIP Lounge where you can relax and indulge.

A VIP Ticket for the Spring Market includes:

- a cotton shopping bag including some treats for you enjoy
- entry to the private VIP Lounge where you can relax and rest your weary shopping feet!
- a glass of prosecco and cake
- a ticket for free parking at any of The Roundhouse Car Parks
- entry to the Spring Market
- special offers with a selection of exhibitors

Tickets are just £11 and can be purchased in advance on the Spring Market website.

Weekends are precious, so with this in mind, I plan the events to make them unlike any other event. I organise events that I would be excited to attend…attention detail to is key, the venue has to be stunning and there’s absolutely no compromise on exhibitor quality.


Fabulous Places in 2014

January 4th, 2014 § 0

Happy New Year!

2013 has been a wonderful year for Fabulous Places. Handpicked food & gift events, Workshops, Derbyshire Guides, Huddle… the list goes on and it’s all been amazingly enjoyable for me.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all website members, the exhibitors, website followers, workshop attendees and visitors to the events… you have all made this year truly fabulous.

Fabulous Places started in 2009 on a Sunday morning over brunch… looking back it is amazing to see how it has grown into a full time job for me. Juggling the website, events, publishing the Derbyshire Guide and holding Workshops with being a mum, wife and homemaker certainly makes life interesting and sometimes a little manic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love my job and feel extremely lucky to be doing something I feel so passionate about.

Here’s a schedule of some of the things you can expect from Fabulous Places in 2014:

Creative Business Workshop – Tuesday 21st January
Creative Business Workshop – Tuesday 4th March
Spring Market – Sunday 23rd March
Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire – May 2014
Summer Market – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July
Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire – October 2014
Christmas Market – Sat 15th & Sun 16th Nov

Hmmm, I need to get cracking, lots to work to do!  Have a fabulous new year and I hope 2014 brings you lots of happiness!

Thanks again


Fabulous Places Spring Food & Gift Market Roundhouse Derby March 2014


Creative Business Workshops are back for 2014

December 12th, 2013 § 0

We were bowled over by the feedback received from over 90 fabulous attendees of our Creative Business Workshops in 2013, so we’re delighted to be continuing them for 2014.

Our first dates will be Tuesday 21st January and Tuesday 4th March 2014.  To find out more and to book your place please visit the Creative Business Workshop page on Fabulous Places.

Creative Business Workshops midlands


The Creative Business Workshops are presented by Deb Kendall from Fabulous Places, Becky Butterworth from Butterworth Photography and Samantha Field from Miss Sammie Designs.

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