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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.

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.

Christmas Market 2013

November 27th, 2013 § 0

Christmas Market Roundhouse Debryshire 2013

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November, the doors to the 4th Christmas Market opened at The Roundhouse. What a wonderful weekend with over 100 exhibitors selling an array of delicious food, handpicked gifts and much more.

Thank you to all the thousands of visitors who filled the venue making it a great success.  I’m sure you’ll agree the exhibitors displayed their products beautifully tempting lots into buying treats for family, friends and of course a little self indulgence.  It was fabulous to see so many shopping bags leaving the building… I think there were lots of gift lists ticked during the weekend!

A big thank you to…
The Roundhouse staff  and stewards, as always so helpful, supportive and professional.
Michele Gledhill for styling the VIP Area, a retreat away from the crowds.
Emma Cleveley who very kindly visited the event and took photos.
My fabulous event helpers, Lucy, Hannah, Emily, Charlotte, Edward and Molly.

I’m now in the mood for Christmas!


Christmas Market, 16th and 17th November 2013

October 13th, 2013 § 1

Hello! Well, I’m busy working away on the big Christmas Market in Derby and it’s looking to be a fabulously festive weekend! Back at The Roundhouse in Derby for a 4th year, I’m delighted to announce a bigger event this year with over 100 handpicked exhibitors offering delicious food, drink, gifts and home accessories.

Derbyshire Christmas Market 2013

The Christmas Market is full of inspiration exhibitors who have been carefully chosen ensuring you will be spoilt for choice.  This year will see over 100 exhibitors, a NEW Food and Drink Hall, VIP tickets and Workshops.

Christmas Market, The Roundhouse, Derby
Saturday 16th and sunday 17th November 2013
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

Open: Saturday 10am – 5pm & sunday 10am – 4pm
Christmas Market website click here

Derbyshire Christmas Market november 2013

The Christmas Market, Roundhouse, Derbyshire is brought to you by Fabulous Places.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Wedding Event with a Difference!

October 7th, 2013 § 0

Next Sunday sees the return of the rather fabulous Wedding Event with a Difference at The Roundhouse in Derby.  Run by Save The Date, I have to say that this is the only wedding event I still like to visit now I’m married.  Full to the brim with wedding inspiration, it’s a feast for the eyes.  I would also recommend this event to anyone who is planning a celebration, the array of exhibitors cover all types of events.

The event will be attended by some fabulous businesses I love including Darby & Joan Vintage, The Roundhouse, Red Square Photography and The Greenery.

To book your tickets please visit the Wedding Event with a Difference website.

Two fabulous events…

October 7th, 2013 § 0

This year I’m helping two rather fabulous venues present festive events.  There is the Winter Fair at The Waled Garden at Beeston Fields and a Christmas Fair at The Priest House Hotel.  Both dates are for your diary as they’re guaranteed to put you in the seasonal mood.  The exhibitors have been very carefully selected and I think you will love them!

Sunday 10th November – Winter Fair at The Walled Garden, Nottingham (10am – 4pm)
Sunday 24th November – Christmas Fair at The Priest House Hotel, Derbyshire

Both events are being managed by Fabulous Places.

Don’t forget that the BIG Christmas Market is back on the 16th and 17th November at The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby.  Over 100 exhibitors, workshops, VIP tickets, Vintage Tea Room and much, much more!  For full Christmas Market information please click here.


Christmas Market 2013… it’s on the way!

October 7th, 2013 § 0

I’ve been busy planning the Christmas Market for months, so I am very pleased it’s getting closer!  The event this year is looking fabulous and will have more exhibitors and we’re open an extra hour on the Saturday!

This year you’ll find:
- Over 100 carefully selected food and gift exhibitors
- VIP Tickets, make your visit even more fabulous!
- Workshops
- Pop-up Vintage Tea Room (presented by Darby & Joan)
- New for 2013… The Food & Drink Hall

Derbyshire Christmas Market november 2013

To find out all about the Christmas Market please click here.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Please note:  The Christmas Market is now fully booked for exhibitors.

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