The Fabulous Places Christmas Market is back for a third year at the Roundhouse in Derby. This year the event will offer more exhibitors, a Vintage Christmas Tea Room, demonstrations, Santa’s Grotto and much more!
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November
10am – 4pm
I’m delighted to welcome Rachael’s Secret Tea Room to Fabulous Places!
As soon as I heard about Rachael’s Secret Tea Room I was intrigued…this is a unique experience where you book to have afternoon tea in a lovely quiet Derbyshire setting on the edge of the Peak District. Click here to read more…August 9th, 2012 § 0
The weather today has been amazing and I made the right decision to head to Bluebells to meet a friend. With the sun comes ice cream and at Bluebells they have amazing ice cream all made on the farm. I’m sure many of you reading this have tried Bluebells ice cream, whether it was on the farm or at a Fabulous Places event. I’m not sure what my preferred flavour is…chocolate is amazing, strawberry is delicious, but then the lemon meringue hits the spot, but then I tried mint choc chip, hmmm.
Bluebells isn’t just about ice cream, it’s a working farm and the Brown Family are passionate about making their home a place for families to visit and enjoy. There’s a farm shop, cafe, outdoor play area and an area where you can feed the animals…pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, the list goes on. It’s a great way to introduce little ones to a farm environment.
The weather looks great for tomorrow…get yourself to Bluebells!
Here are some photos from our day…
August 5th, 2012 § 0
On Friday I met a friend for a walk to the River Gardens in Belper with our little ones. On the way we took a back route down some gorgeous cobbled roads, including Long Row, in the sunshine to the park. This was my first visit to the River Gardens (yes, I know, long overdue!) and I loved it, what a treasure! I loved how many families were there enjoying the park and gardens, there was even a toddler activity class taking place on the grass…it was the place to be for mums!
Below are a few photos I took along the way.
We then went for a bite to eat at Nourish at 44 on King Street. New to Belper, Nourish is beautifully presented and has a delicious fresh menu. I’ll definitely be back to Belper soon!
August 2nd, 2012 § 0
I’ve been out and about recently and thought I would share some of the images I snapped along the way. I think this may make a new regular series of blogs!
My week started with my friend around Shipley Country Park. The Ramblers Cafe is a place I’ve not been in before, I was delighted to find these gorgeous scones fresh from the oven! Delicious with a cup of tea! I think I’ll be heading back for another on my next dog walk.
I was at the Alphabet Gift Shop in Mickleover on Tuesday morning for a meeting and spotted their brilliant Olympic themed window display! Even the cuddle toys had medals!
Here’s a photo taken inside the Alphabet Interiors Shop…I especially like the bedroom display.
Tuesday afternoon, on the way to collect my little lady from the child minder, hubby and I nipped into The Bottlekiln…it’s on the way, kind of! We shared this monster piece of lemon meringue cake. Delicious.
This week Lily’s 1st Birthday invites arrived from Lucy Sheeran. With less than a month to do, I am starting to visit lots of fabulous places to find party accessories!
A purchase this week was a pair of baby Converse for Lily…I couldn’t resist!
Last week the lovely Becky from Butterworth Photography took some gorgeous photos of my little Lily…here’s one with her cuddly monkey.
July 27th, 2012 § 0
Coming up in 2012 are 3 very exciting things…here’s a summary of what I’m working on!
1. The Derbyshire Guide
The guide has been a great success and I’m delighted to be working on the next one…Christmas in Derbyshire! The booklet will be your pocket guide to everything fabulously festive…shopping, events and much more!
2. The Children’s Boutique Gift Fair
Becoming a mummy has highlighted to me the need for an event that’s all about the gorgeous things for little ones, whether you’re pregnant or a mummy this event will be an essential date for your diary. I’m teaming up with Polly’s List to present this unique event at my favourite venue…The Roundhouse in Derby. Full information can be found on the Children’s Boutique Gift Fair website.
3. Christmas Market 2012
I love this event, it’s fabulously festive.
Delicious food and drink, an array of gifts, demonstrations, festive fun for little ones and a Christmas vintage tea room. The Christmas Market has become an annual essential date for your diary!
DebsMay 26th, 2012 § 0
It’s exciting times for Derbyshire, the County is bustling with lots of new places and makers! Here are a selection i’ve handpicked for you.
Each place is handpicked to ensure you like them just as much as I do, enjoy!
DebsMay 23rd, 2012 § 0
It seems only yesterday I launched the website at the Belper Food Festival, but that was back in July 2008! Time sure does fly by when you’re having fun. It’s amazing to see how popular the website has become. The feedback and popularity has spurred me on to launch handpicked food and gift events and also publish two printed guides. I’m really excited to tell you all about my plans for 2012! As always, I’ll be out and about bringing you all the very best shops, cafes, eateries, makers and much more, but there’s also all this lovely stuff going on…
The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire
This pocket size brochure is free for you to pick up now from lots of cafes, shops etc around Derbyshire. The guide is a great way to carry the website around with you…there are 64 pages of places to visit, eateries, shops and fabulous Derbyshire makers.
The Summer Market
On Saturday 7th July 2012, I’ll be back at the stunning Roundhouse on Pride Park in Derby for a day of delicious food, handpicked gifts, a vintage tea room and lots of olympic themed fun for little ones. With over 60 food and gift exhibitors, the event will be a fabulous day out for all the family.
The Children’s Boutique Gift Fair
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2012, The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby
I’m joining forces with Polly’s List to present a handpicked event that is all about fabulous shopping for the little people in your life. The event will offer something for every stage…pregnancy, newborns, toddlers and up to 5 years. The event will bring together exhibitors from all around the UK. Very exciting!
Click here to visit the website.
Christmas in Derbyshire Guide
Like the handpicked guide I’ve just launched, I’ll be back with another pocket sized guide all about having a fabulous Christmas in Derbyshire. The guide will cover festive events, Christmas shopping and where to go to soak up the festive atmosphere. If you’re interested in being part of this guide click here to get in touch.
The Christmas Market
Sat 17th and Sun 18th November 2012, The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby
The Christmas Market is a festive array of everything you could possibly need for a fabulous Christmas. 2012 will be the 3rd Christmas Market at the stunning Roundhouse and each it gets bigger and offers something different.
To be kept up to date with all the exciting events and news, click here to be taken to the homepage where you can easily join the mailing list.
DebsApril 18th, 2012 § 0
I’m busy finalising the website’s Derbyshire guide for 2012…it’s going to be full of fabulous places and makers around the County and will be free for you to pick up a copy as you’re out and about! The guide will also be available at the next fabulousplaces.co.uk event (click here for details). The pocket guide will be perfect to keep with you, so wherever you are in Derbyshire you can check where the nearest fabulous place is!
I thought I would give preview of a handful of the pages…
As soon as the guide is out there and available I will let you know where you can collect your free copy!
DebsMarch 31st, 2012 § 0
I’m a busy bee working on the new fabulousplaces.co.uk publication, the handpicked guide to Derbyshire! Following on from the wonderful success, fun and great feedback received for of last year’s etc magazine I’ve decided to bring the publication back for 2012. This year the publication will be different…it will be a smaller, pocket size version and will focus on places to visit and the wonderful makers in Derbyshire.
The handpicked guide will be free and available for you to collect from cafes, eateries, galleries, tourist information and many more places. You’ll also be able to pick it up a copy at the fabulousplaces.co.uk Summer Market at the Roundhouse on Saturday 7th July. The guide will be about all things fabulous in Derbyshire…cafes, coffee shops, gift shops and makers. They are all handpicked ensuring that you will love them just as much as I do!
There are a very small amount of spaces remaining, if you are interested in finding out more about the 2012 handpicked guide to Derbyshire please click here to contact me.
More information coming soon!