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.
May 4th, 2013 § 0
What a week!
This week has been fabulously busy and full of exciting new things!
Monday – the Spring/Summer Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire arrived
Tuesday – the first Creative Business Workshop took place
Wednesday – my first visit to the gorgeous new The Cosy Cup at Bow in Matlock
Thursday – the first evening walk with sunshine and my family
Friday – a visit to Southwell in Nottinghamshire
Saturday – a much needed office Spring clean!
On Tuesday this week the first Creative Business Workshop took place at the gorgeous Blackbrook House in Derbyshire. The day was a huge success and incredibly enjoyable to run.
The Workshop began with a branding and presentation session by Miss Sammie Designs, followed by an inspiration talk by Anne Hyde of Delightful Living. Becky from Butterworth Photography ran a product photography session where attendees also had an opportunity to have a play with photographing products and then it was time for lunch…yum, yum, yum! The afternoon started with a session on exhibiting and selling your products at events, followed by Chloe Adlington who gave a fab talk on making the most of social media.
I am thrilled with how the Workshop has come together and so very grateful to the fabulous businesses who collectively made the day truly inspirational. A big thank you to Butterworth Photography, Miss Sammie Designs, Chloe Adlington, Darby & Joan and Lavender grey.
There are two more dates available for you to book onto; Tuesday 11th June and Tuesday 9th July 2013. Click here for full information. If you’re a business owner or thinking of starting your own business, join us for a day of fabulous inspiration.
Here are some photographs from the day, taken by Becky Butterworth.
April 30th, 2013 § 0
This week I’ll be out and about distributing the Spring/Summer Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire. The pocket guide will be delivered to gift shops, coffee shops, tourist information etc.
Last year I received lots of emails from people wanting a copy but not able to find one…they seem to go incredibly quickly! With this in mind I’m now offering you an opportunity to receive a personal copy of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire, delivered directly to you.
If you would like to order a copy of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire postage and packaging is just £2. To order your copy today, please click here (payment is made via Paypal).
Here is a preview of the Spring/Summer Guide:
April 13th, 2013 § 0
Plans are coming together for this year’s Fabulous Places Summer Market on Sunday 7th July 2013. I’m delighted to be bringing the event back to The Roundhouse for a third year. With more more handpicked food and gift exhibitors, a vintage tea room, fun for little ones and much more, it really is an event not to be missed!
Here’s a preview of the floor plan for this year:
For full information please visit the Summer Market website.
April 8th, 2013 § 0
Exciting news! After a sell out first Creative Business Workshop, I’m delighted to announce two new dates:
Tuesday 11th June
Tuesday 9th July
Places are limited!
For full information and to book your place, please visit the Creative Business Workshop page.
March 31st, 2013 § 0
I’m working on the floor plan for the Summer Market at the moment and I thought I would give you a preview of what’s to come on the 7th July! The Summer Market will be back at The Roundhouse in Derby for a 4th year with more handpicked food and gift exhibitors, the popular vintage tea room, hot food and refreshments on the plaza and fun for little ones.
The event is fully booked in record time this year and I’m delighted to have found some truly fabulous food producers and makers and gifts shops to showcase their products at the event.
DebMarch 17th, 2013 § 0
I’m excited to announce Fabulous Places is presenting a Creative Business Workshop!
Tuesday 30th April
9.30am – 3pm
Blackbrook House, nr Belper, Derbyshire
Since starting Fabulous Places in 2008 I’ve met lots of talented and fabulous business people along the way and I am delighted to be working with some of them to bring you a new and exciting Workshop.
Places are limited! Click here for full Workshop and booking information.
February 28th, 2013 § 0
I am delighted to welcome Chevin Green Farm Bed and Breakfast to Fabulous Places!
A peaceful and friendly place with stylish bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and delicious breakfasts. Located near Belper, it is set in the rolling Derbyshire countryside with views over the Derwent Valley.
Click here to find out all about this gorgeous hidden gem in Derbyshire.
Enjoy and speak soon!
DebFebruary 24th, 2013 § 0
Hello! I thought I would update you on what’s happening this year for Fabulous Places…it’s all very exciting!
End of March
The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire will be available (64 pages of my favourite places and makers from around the County during Spring/Summer)
Sunday 7th July
Fabulous Places Summer Market
10 – 4pm, The Roundhouse, Derby.
End of September
The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire
64 pages of everything festive and fabulous.
November 16th & 17th
Fabulous Places Christmas Market
The Roundhouse, Derby
(Exhibitor information will be available in March)
Can you believe the website will be 5 year’s old too!? Where has the time gone?
I’ll also let you know as soon as any new developments as they happen.