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Lily's Blog — Christmas

A Truly Splendid Event at Arley Hall

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

A chaotic week this one, Cambridge, Cheshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire in 3 days, leaving the team full of festive spirit, and with rather a lot of cardboard boxes to take to the recycling centre!  We loved seeing familiar faces at the beautiful Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular and we were delighted to be invited to exhibit at the fabulous event for a second time.  Arley is a most gorgeous hidden gem of a country house, quintessentially British and nestled in the pretty Cheshire countryside and each year it hosts one of the best festive shopping events we have involved in. Designer-makers...

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November... how did that happen?

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

  November, or at least in our home, "Movember" arrives in a deluge of cardboard boxes and excitement.  Our final Christmas stock has finally reached us and with much of the range chosen in Spring of this year, it is a little like seeing totally new and surprising products.  Our favourite brand new products would have to be the cosy warm scarves and throws from Avoca and luxury candles from Max Benjamin. Oddly, both ranges are from Irish designers and the quality is truly superb, so we are predicting some trips across to Ireland in 2012, purely for research purposes...

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August arrives ... How did that happen?

Posted by Kirsten Bridge on

The eighth month of the year, already ... really? We celebrate our two month shop anniversary and what a whirlwind nine weeks it has been, and a steep learning curve too, if we are honest. The huge advantage in being eternal optimists are numerous, however the belief that, to quote a well recognised phrase,  "If you build it, they will come" seems to have fact as its basis after all! Kindness abounds in many places, often the most unexpected as well as the rather more everyday and the joy at rediscovering the kindness of strangers since we have opened cannot...

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