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Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire – Winter Edition

August 28th, 2014 § 0

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Planning has begun for the Winter Edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire.  This will be the 6th Edition of the Handpicked Guide and I’m thrilled with how popular the 64 page booklet has become.

The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire will be full with places, makers and services from the Derbyshire area including a few extra special places just over the border.  The Guide is an essential companion to getting out and about in the County and will inspire you to visit lots of fabulous cafes, coffee shops, tea houses, gift shops, boutiques and much, much more.

The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire is being put together at the moment will be distributed at the beginning of October.

To view the Summer Edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire please click here.

handpicked guide to derbyshire

Big Business Day

August 27th, 2014 § 0

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We’re looking forward to Wednesday 10th September… the first Big Business Day will take place at Blackbrook House in Derbyshire and it’s going to be fabulous!

Since April 2013 the Creative Business Workshop has been attended by over 100 people. We are regularly asked if we are planning any additional workshops and we’re now delighted to announce ‘the big business day’!

So, if you’ve attended a Creative Business Workshop or not, the big business day will be the perfect opportunity for you to listen to creative seminars, inspirational talks, network and browse a range of fabulous stalls.

Seminars will include blogging, Pinterest, photography, design and finishing touches.  We also have two speakers joining us to talk about their fabulous businesses, Anne from Delightful Living and Abbi and Lydia from Save The Date Magazine & Events.

Tickets are £55 and include lunch and lots of other goodies.  Places are limited, book your space here.

The team behind the Big Business Day includes Fabulous Places, Butterworth Photography, Lisa King, Miss Sammie Designs & Birds in the Attic.


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a new look for Fabulous Places

August 19th, 2014 § 0

I decided it was time to make a little change to Fabulous Places logo.  I knew exactly what I wanted so I went to Miss Sammie Designs who took my squiggles into something gorgeous.

Here it is… i hope you like it!

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Celebrating 6 years of Fabulous Places

August 15th, 2014 § 0

fabulous places birthday party derbyshire

For the first few years I would invite everyone together and celebrate the birthday of Fabulous Places, then life took over and I didn’t quite get around to organising a get together, so this year a celebration was long overdue!

A big thank you to Butterworth Photography for letting me take over their gorgeous studio, it really was a wonderful space that worked so well for the event.  A special thank you to Klara from Birds in the Attic who helped me transform the space into a Pinterest inspired party room!  I absolutely loved working with Klara researching and deciding on the decor and even making paper flowers from a tutorial on Pinterest… great fun!

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

fabulous places derbyshire birthday celebration

 

 

Big Business Day

August 15th, 2014 § 0

Since April 2013 the Creative Business Workshop has been attended by over 100 people. We are regularly asked if we are planning any additional workshops and we’re now delighted to announce ‘the big business day’!

So, if you’ve attended a Creative Business Workshop or not, the big business day will be the perfect opportunity for you to listen to creative seminars, inspirational talks, network and browse a range of fabulous stalls.

Next Workshop: Wednesday 10th September (10am – 4pm)

Venue: Blackbrook House, near Belper, Derbyshire

The Big Business Day is brought to you by Fabulous Places, Butterworth Photography, Miss Sammie Designs, Lisa King & styling by Birds in the Attic.

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Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire Winter Edition

August 6th, 2014 § 0

It seems a little strange thinking about Winter and Christmas in August, but planning must begin for the next edition of The Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire.  Since the first Handpicked Guide they have become so popular that they’re all snapped up within 4 weeks of being delivered to shops, eateries and other hand selected places in Derbyshire and nearby!

If you would like to advertise your fabulous business in the next edition please get in contact with me via the Fabulous Places website.

handpicked guide to derbyshire

a trip to No.8 at Bow Boutique

August 5th, 2014 § 0

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

I couldn’t make the launch, so I made sure I took the trip up to Matlock as soon as possible to see the fab new addition to Bow Boutique.  No. 8, located on the first floor, showcases a collection of interiors products, furniture, lighting and styling ideas.

I took some photos during my visit to give you a feel for the space.  If you haven’t popped in for a look see, pop it in your diary for this weekend!  I spotted lots of lovely pieces including some rather gorgeous Orla Kiely plates, amazing wallpaper and a dog with a lamp on its head!

With The Cosy Cup is too difficult to resist, so my visit started with a coffee…

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

bow boutique fabulous places derbyshire www.fabulousplaces.co.uk

http://fabulousplaces.co.uk/Derbyshire/Bow_Boutique/

Also upstairs is a gorgeous space perfect for meetings and workshops. Take a look…

meeting workshop space at bow boutique matlock derbyshire

Six years of Fabulous Places!

August 2nd, 2014 § 0

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Six years ago I launched Fabulous Places and little did I know that it would turn into my career.  The website originally launched as an online resource of all my favourite places to visit in Derbyshire.  It was something I couldn’t find online at the time so decided, with the help of my hubby who is a web developer, to launch the website and share my fabulous finds with everyone.

I’ve never been one for planning so it’s been great to see where the journey has taken me.  I wonder what will happen over the next 12 months!

Here’s a date for your diary… Wednesday 10th September sees the first Big Business Day.  Click here for full information.

Summer Market, The Roundhouse, July 2014

July 22nd, 2014 § 0

What a lovely weekend we all had at the Summer Market! Gorgeous gifts, delicious food, live music and a fabulous atmosphere!

A big thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Planning for the Christmas Market is well underway with all indoor spaces now booked already, in July, madness!  See you at The Roundhouse on Sat 15th & Sun 16th November.

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Summer Market, 5th and 6th July 2014, The Roundhouse in Derby

June 19th, 2014 § 0

Time  is flying by and it will soon be time to open the doors of The Roundhouse for the 4th Summer Market!  I’m very excited, the event is full of fabulous food and gift exhibitors from all over Derbyshire and surrounding Counties offering you an array of handpicked goodies. Each and every exhibitor has been personally selected ensuring you’ll be spoilt for choice.

What can you expect to find at the Summer Market?

-  Over 100 handpicked food and gift exhibitors
-  Delicious hot food and drink on the Plaza
-  Prosecco & Champagne Bar
-  Pop-up Vintage Tea Room
-  VIP Tickets

Travel to the event by train, The Roundhouse couldn’t be any closer to Derby Train Station.

summer food and gift event derby roundhouse july 2014

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