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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.

A trip to the Feastival

September 14th, 2013 § 0

Last month we went to the Feastival. I have wanted to visit for a couple of years so I was really excited whence finally booked the tickets and added to our calendar, exciting!

The day finally came and we weren’t disappointed, we had a fab day. As soon as we arrived there was Jamie Oliver and Alex James welcoming everyone to the event. The attraction for us was the focus on food and fun for all the family and both boxes were ticked. Lily is 2 and she had a great day dancing to live music, eating lots and taking part in lots of activities.

Here are some photos from our day:

As an event organiser myself it was great to go to an event that was so inspiring and exciting. The attention to detail was fabulous and the selection of exhibitors made it a great experience.

The Christmas Market website is live

September 13th, 2013 § 0


The year is flying by which means the countdown to the Christmas Market is on! I love this event, the planning, selecting exhibitors, designing promotional materials… it makes it all very exciting. I’ve just launched the Christmas Market website with all the information you need to plan your visit.

christmas market derby roundhouse november 2013

This year the event is bigger and there are some new and exciting things going on! VIP tickets, workshops, food and drink hall… roll on the 16th and 17th November! The site launched earlier today and VIP tickets are being snapped up already! To find out all about the Christmas Market click here!

If you have any questions about the Christmas Market please click here to get in touch.

Please note:  the event is now fully booked for exhibitors.

a wonderful creative day…

July 22nd, 2013 § 0

On Tuesday 9th July the third Creative Business Workshop took place at the gorgeous Blackbrook House.  A big thank you to everyone who joined us, we had a wonderfully creative day with an amazing, sunny lunch outdoors.

If you would like to join us for the next Creative Business Workshop taking place on Wednesday 7th August please click here to find out more information and to book your place.

Here are some photos from the day…

As always, a big thank you to Becky from Butterworth Photography and Sammie from Miss Sammie Designs.

Speak soon


all the fun of the Market

July 10th, 2013 § 1

Sunday saw the third Summer Market at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derby.  The event annually brings together an array of handpicked food producers, makers, shop owners, farm shops and so much more.  Each year I am even more amazed with what can be found in and around Derbyshire.

This year the sun not only had his hat on, he was waving a flag…it was a glorious day which mean the Plaza was full of shoppers enjoying wood fired pizzas, bbq, pimms, ice cream, the list goes on!  Indoors was full to bursting with tempting gifts and delicious food… and not forgetting the ever so popular Vintage Tea Room presented by Darby and Joan.

A big thank you to all the exhibitors for displaying so creatively giving visitors a real feast for the eyes.  Thank you also to if you visited  the event, I hope you have a super time and look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas Market back at The Roundhouse later this year (16/17 Nov).

Below are a selection of photographs I’ve snapped during the day.  It’s always difficult to find time to take photographs, but I think I’ve managed to take a selection giving the overall feel of the event…if you didn’t make it along, take a look at what you missed!

Speak soon


Win a Cream Tea for you & 3 friends

July 3rd, 2013 § 0

Are you planning to join us at the Summer Market this weekend? If so, you might be interested in this rather lovely competition…

You can win a Cream Tea for you and 3 of your friends at the Darby & Joan Vintage Tea Room at this year’s event.  The prize includes scones, clotted cream, jam and a bottomless pot of tea.

To be in with a chance of winning there are two ways to enter, either:

Click here to visit the Fabulous Places Facebook page and like and share the competition post.

Click here to visit the Fabulous Places Twitter page and retweet the tweet about the competition.

I’ll be picking a winner at random and notified on Saturday.

Good luck!



It’s almost here…

July 3rd, 2013 § 0

The BIG Summer Market is this coming Sunday and I couldn’t be more excited!  This is the third year the event will be taking place at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derby.  This year there will be more handpicked food and gift exhibitors, wood fired pizza and a gourmet bbq on the outdoor Plaza, a Vintage Tea Room and much, much more!

Summer food and gift market roundhouse 7th July

Hope to see you there…it’s going to be fabulous!


The BIG Summer Market is 2 weeks away!

June 23rd, 2013 § 0

I’m working away in the background to bring you the fabulous Summer market 2013…held at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derby, the event is a celebration of all things fabulous!  This year the event is even bigger and will offer you an array of delicious food, gifts and homewares.  I’ve searched high and low to bring you a wonderful selection of handpicked exhibitors I think you will like just as much as I do!

Full information can be found on the Summer Market website.

Hope to see you there!


Summer Food and Gift Market 7th July 2013 Roundhouse Derby

Summer Food and Gift Market 7th July 2013 Roundhouse Derby


join us for the first huddle!

June 20th, 2013 § 0


I’m super excited to announce details of the first
‘huddle’! Thursday 25th July 6.30pm to 8.30pm (approx) The
Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

‘huddle’ in a nutshell…

A fabulous opportunity for you to meet other business people, enjoy
inspirational talks, display & promote your business and be part of a brand new and exciting group. Huddle is open to all independent business owners…whether you’re considering setting up your own business or have been trading for years we invite you to
join us for cake and inspiration! Book your ticket on the ‘huddle‘
website: http://www.fabulousplaces.co.uk/huddle/

Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair 2013

May 21st, 2013 § 0

Over the weekend I was exhibiting at the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair at Elvaston Castle.  I had a great time promoting Fabulous Places and meeting up with familiar faces and introducing my business to lots of new people.  The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire proved very popular with over 1,600 copies being snapped up!

Thank you to everyone who visited the stand, I hope you enjoy the Handpicked Guide and I look forward to seeing you at the Summer Market at The Roundhouse on 7th July!

Below are some photos I took during the weekend.

Speak soon



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