August 6th, 2014 §
It seems a little strange thinking about Winter and Christmas in August, but planning must begin for the next edition of The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire. Since the first Handpicked Guide they have become so popular that they’re all snapped up within 4 weeks of being delivered to shops, eateries and other hand selected places in Derbyshire and nearby!
If you would like to advertise your fabulous business in the next edition please get in contact with me via the Fabulous Places website.
August 2nd, 2014 §
Six years ago I launched Fabulous Places and little did I know that it would turn into my career. The website originally launched as an online resource of all my favourite places to visit in Derbyshire. It was something I couldn’t find online at the time so decided, with the help of my hubby who is a web developer, to launch the website and share my fabulous finds with everyone.
I’ve never been one for planning so it’s been great to see where the journey has taken me. I wonder what will happen over the next 12 months!
Here’s a date for your diary… Wednesday 10th September sees the first Big Business Day. Click here for full information.
July 22nd, 2014 §
What a lovely weekend we all had at the Summer Market! Gorgeous gifts, delicious food, live music and a fabulous atmosphere!
A big thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
Planning for the Christmas Market is well underway with all indoor spaces now booked already, in July, madness! See you at The Roundhouse on Sat 15th & Sun 16th November.
June 19th, 2014 §
Time is flying by and it will soon be time to open the doors of The Roundhouse for the 4th Summer Market! I’m very excited, the event is full of fabulous food and gift exhibitors from all over Derbyshire and surrounding Counties offering you an array of handpicked goodies. Each and every exhibitor has been personally selected ensuring you’ll be spoilt for choice.
What can you expect to find at the Summer Market?
- Over 100 handpicked food and gift exhibitors
- Delicious hot food and drink on the Plaza
- Prosecco & Champagne Bar
- Pop-up Vintage Tea Room
- VIP Tickets
Travel to the event by train, The Roundhouse couldn’t be any closer to Derby Train Station.
June 9th, 2014 §
There are just 4 weeks to go until we open the doors for the 4th Summer Market at The Roundhouse in Derby! How did that come around so quickly!? Now is the time to book your VIP Tickets for the Summer Market. There are a limited number and they are only available when pre-booked online before the event.
A VIP Ticket is the perfect way to experience the Summer 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 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 and enjoy views of the event
from the new VIP balcony!
- a glass of prosecco and a slice of delicious cake
- a ticket for free parking at any of The
Roundhouse Car Parks
- entry to the Summer Market
- special offers with a selection of exhibitors
Ticket cost: £12
** Tickets are limited**
Book today & enjoy a truly fabulous experience of the Summer Market!
To find out all about the Summer Market please visit the official Summer Market Website!
May 20th, 2014 §
Our next Creative Business Workshop will take place on Wednesday 4th June. The day promises to full of inspiration for you and your business and there’ll also be an abundance of treats and a delicious lunch for you to enjoy!
Spaces are limited and they’re going quickly, if you would like to join us please visit the Creative Business Workshop page on Fabulous Places where you can book your place.
May 19th, 2014 §
I have been away on holiday for a couple of weeks and returned full of ideas and energy for the rest of the year… firstly this morning I’m working on the Summer Market. Back for a fourth year at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derby I am super excited to start working on all the details, I love the details and, in my opinion, that is what makes an event different to all the rest!
Pop the date in your diary… Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014 at The Roundhouse in Derby. See you there!
April 28th, 2014 §
What a gorgeous day! I absolutely loved running the Spring Fair at The Walled Garden in Beeston, Nottingham. A hidden gem of a venue which seemed to be a very unexpected surprise to the visitors who joined us throughout the day.
The gardens were being enjoyed by families, friends enjoying a bite to eat with a glass of prosecco and we were event joined by two miniature ponies! The exhibitors offered an array of gorgeous products and a delicious selection of food and drink.
A big thank you to all the exhibitors who made the event look amazing. If you visited the event I hope you had a fabulous time!
April 14th, 2014 §
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.
April 12th, 2014 §
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.
Lots more information coming soon!