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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.

Big Business Day Derbyshire



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


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

Fabulous Places Derbyshire

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.

christmas market derbyshire roundhouse november 2014

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

Be a VIP at the Summer Market

June 9th, 2014 § 0

vip tickets summer food and gift market the roundhouse derby july 2014

There are just 4 weeks to go until we open the doors for the 4th Summer Market at The Roundhouse in Derby!  How did that come around so quickly!?  Now is the time to book your VIP Tickets for the Summer Market.  There are a limited number and they are only available when pre-booked online before the event.

A VIP Ticket is the perfect way to experience the Summer 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 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 and enjoy views of the event
from the   new VIP balcony!
- a glass of prosecco and a slice of delicious cake
- a ticket for free parking at any of The
Roundhouse Car Parks
- entry to the Summer Market
- special offers with a selection of  exhibitors

Ticket cost:  £12
**  Tickets are limited**
Book today & enjoy a truly fabulous experience of the Summer Market!

To find out all about the Summer Market please visit the official Summer Market Website!

summer food and gift market roundhouse derby july 2014


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!


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    Bringing you fabulous handpicked places and makers since July 2008! The website covers Derbyshire and nearby. In addition to the website I run 3 large food and gift events each year at The Roundhouse in Derby, produce a 64 page guide for Spring/Summer and Winter and also present Creative Business Workshops.
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