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The Country Living Christmas Fair is here

December 5, 2019 No comments

It’s no secret that Sharon and I love the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate and we make sure we have a good look around it each December to find great ideas (#christmasinspo), meet lovely creative people and stock up on gifts and decs – gin and deer-related products, usually. As I write, I have[Read More]

Gorgeous Yorkshire opens at 53 Bo’ Grove

November 8, 2019 No comments

Yes, it’s official! We have opened our very own little shop-within-a-shop at fabulous new Harrogate shopping destination 53 Bo’ Grove. Although Sharon and I have been talking about having a Gorgeous Yorkshire shop for years (ever since we started taking stalls at Yorkshire vintages fairs), it all came about rather suddenly. We read that 53[Read More]

Crafted by Hand in Masham – perfect for present hunting

October 31, 2019 2 Comments

The Crafted by Hand event at Masham Town Hall is a twice yearly treat for those who love original work by artists and makers.  It’s on this weekend, November 2 and 3, and is a wonderful way to shop for something special that is made with love and care.  There are also demonstrations in blacksmithing,[Read More]

Sold on Upside Down Design

October 17, 2019 No comments

The future of retail lies in making shopping more of an experience and there is definitely an art to this. The stores that get it right set your pulse racing, make your eyes pop and bring a smile to your face. I happened on one such shop while working in York recently. The owner of[Read More]

53 Bo’ Grove brings eco-style (and so much more) to Harrogate

October 11, 2019 5 Comments

There’s a new buzz in Harrogate, fresh and free of spirit. It’s shaking up some of the town’s residual fustiness, bringing energy, life, hope. I’m talking about a new shopping destination. At its simplest, 53 Bo’ Grove is a large store showcasing a collection of independent vintage traders and designer-makers. But it is so much[Read More]