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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.


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.

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.

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!



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