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Creative Business Workshop

May 20th, 2014 § 0

Our next Creative Business Workshop will take place on Wednesday 4th June.  The day promises to full of inspiration for you and your business and there’ll also be an abundance of treats and a delicious lunch for you to enjoy!

Spaces are limited and they’re going quickly, if you would like to join us please visit the Creative Business Workshop page on Fabulous Places where you can book your place.

Creative Business Workshop Derbyshire

Fabulous Places Summer Market 2014

May 19th, 2014 § 0

I have been away on holiday for a couple of weeks and returned full of ideas and energy for the rest of the year… firstly this morning I’m working on the Summer Market.  Back for a fourth year at the gorgeous Roundhouse in Derby I am super excited to start working on all the details, I love the details and, in my opinion, that is what makes an event different to all the rest!

Pop the date in your diary… Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014 at The Roundhouse in Derby.  See you there!

summer market roundhouse derby july 2014



The Walled Garden Nottingham Spring Fair

April 28th, 2014 § 0

What a gorgeous day! I absolutely loved running the Spring Fair at The Walled Garden in Beeston, Nottingham.  A hidden gem of a venue which seemed to be a very unexpected surprise to the visitors who joined us throughout the day.

The gardens were being enjoyed by families, friends enjoying a bite to eat with a glass of prosecco and we were event joined by two miniature ponies!  The exhibitors offered an array of gorgeous products and a delicious selection of food and drink.

A big thank you  to all the exhibitors who made the event look amazing.  If you visited the event I hope you had a fabulous time!


Walled Garden Spring Fair

April 14th, 2014 § 0

I am delighted to be working with The Walled Garden in Beeston again.  A stunning venue located in Nottinghamshire just down the A52 from Derby.  Following a successful Winter Fair, the venue would like to open their doors again for a Spring themed event with lots of exhibitors selling gorgeous products.  Here’s a teaser of what you’ll find at the Spring Fair… each exhibitor has been carefully selected ensuring you’ll be spoilt for choice:

Gift exhibitors including home accessories, plants, flowers, jewellery, gardenware, interiors and much more.  Food exhibitors offering cheeses, cakes, chocolates, artisan bread, chutneys, jams, patisserie products, hot meat rolls, home made lemonade, ice cream, wood fired pizzas, fresh coffee & tea.

There will also be a Prosecco Bar run by the fabulous Falcon Food & Spirits offering you the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Champagne during your visit.

The event is free to visit and there’s plenty of free parking too!  I hope to see you there on the 27th April, doors open at 10am.  Here is a link over to the Walled Garden’s website giving full directions to help you find it with ease.

Walled_Garden_spring food and gift Fair nottingham april 2014


Walled_Garden_spring Fair nottingham april 2014

Summer Market

April 12th, 2014 § 0

The Summer Market will be back for a 4th year at The Roundhouse, where has the time gone?!

I’ve been looking back through photos from past events and stumbled across some from 2009 when I held my first summer event, a Summer Fete at Blackbrook House.  It’s great to see the journey the events have taken and I can honestly say it’s been a fun packed, totally enjoyable experience for me.  Now it’s time to look forward to the 5th and 6th July when I’ll be opening the doors to The Roundhouse for another fabulous Summer Market.  Plans are well underway and I am already excited for the event!  The event will be run over two days this year, providing you with the choice of which day you would like to visit.

Here are a reminder of this year’s events presented by Fabulous Places.

food and gift events roundhouse derby 2014
Lots more information coming soon!



A fabulous day

March 28th, 2014 § 0

Sunday 23rd March saw the first Spring Market presented by Fabulous Places.  With 100 personally hand selected food and gift exhibitors all in a stunning venue, the event was a wonderful day enjoyed by many!  Thank you to all the exhibitors for joining me for the new event, there were so many gorgeous things to eat and tempting gifts to buy.  Thank you also to all the visitors, I hope you enjoyed the event!

The next event will be the Summer Market on Sat 5th and Sun 6th July 2014 at The Roundhouse in Derby. Planning has already begun and demand from exhibitors has been incredible, so I’m already excited for the next event!

A big thank you to Butterworth Photography for the gorgeous photos!


The Spring Market on Sunday 23rd March at The Roundhouse Derby

March 10th, 2014 § 0

As each day passes I’m getting more and more excited for the first ever Spring Market at The Roundhouse.  The Spring Market will be joining the established Spring and Christmas Market to offer you a fabulous day of shopping, eating and inspiration for the new season.  Spring is a wonderful time of year and what better way to spend a Sunday than to browse over 100 carefully selected exhibitors in an absolutely stunning venue. Here’s a summary of what you can expect to find at the Spring Market:

- Delicious hot food and drink on the plaza
- Over 100 exhibitors selling an array of flowers, plants, home accessories, delicious food, drink, inspiration
for home and garden, handmade and crafted products, cards, chocolates & much more!
- Prosecco Bar
- Pop-up Vintage Tea Room (presented by Darby & Joan)
- Creche Facility
- VIP Tickets
- Live Music

… and much more!  The Spring Market promises to be a real treat and a truly inspirational day out!

The Spring Market is a week before Mother’s Day providing you with the perfect opportunity to find something special.  Maybe you would like to treat someone special to a VIP Ticket… there’s no better way to experience a Fabulous Places event!

spring food and gift market roundhouse derby march 2014

Win 4 VIP Tickets and £25 to spend at the Spring Market

February 25th, 2014 § 0

How would you like to win 4 VIP Tickets for you and your friends to enjoy at the Spring Market?  That’s not all… the winner will also receive a voucher for £25 to spend with any exhibitor at the event!

Full information about our fabulous VIP Tickets can be found on the Spring Market website, click here.

To enter click on the link below and give us your feedback on our events, simple as that! It only takes a minute to complete and the information you provide will be used when planning upcoming events :o)

competition to win free vip tickets for the spring market 2014
Closing date: Midnight Friday 14th March

the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire

February 23rd, 2014 § 0

handpicked guide to derbyshire

Planning for the late Spring/Summer edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire is well underway and it’s going to be the best yet! Brought to you by Fabulous Places, the Handpicked Guide is a 64 page booklet bursting with fabulous coffee shops, gift shops, eateries, special places, makers, services and much more.

If you would like to find out more about advertising in the next edition of the Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire please contact Deb at Fabulous Places.

The Guide is free and will be available at select places and distributed at the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair and at the Summer Market on the 5th and 6th July at The Roundhouse.

Places to stay in Derbyshire

February 22nd, 2014 § 0

A recent addition to the Fabulous Places selection of handpicked places is ‘Places to Stay’, so if you’re planning a trip to Derbyshire or live in the County and fancy a relaxing break away locally then I am delighted to introduce you to Chevin Green Farm Bed & Breakfast and Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed & Breakfast.

Chevin Green Farm Bed & Breakfast
Click here to view their feature on Fabulous Places
Chevin Road, Belper, DE56 2UN.  Tel: 01773 822328

chevin green farm derbyshire

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.

The Bed and Breakfast is perfect for those visiting the County, but also a special place for a short break in a gorgeous environment.  Chevin Green Farm B&B is owned by Sarah and David, the fourth generation of their family to live and work the farm since 1929. Sarah and David have taken their passion for tea and tastefully reflected this in the newly refurbished interior and decor from the moment you walk in.

Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Common Lane, Stanley Common, DE7 6GG.  Tel:  0115 9440338
Click here to view their feature on Fabulous Places

hayeswood lodge derbyshire

Hayeswood Lodge Boutique Bed and Breakfast has 4 stunning en-suite rooms with kitchenettes, located in converted barns adjoining the main house. All have their own private entrance from the courtyard. Set in 16 acres of beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic weekend away or a weekday business stay. Conference facilities are available for up to 8 people. Stylish. Relaxed. Comfortable.

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