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Christmas Local businesses

Luxury Christmas Wreath Workshop

A review from Lovely Local Indie guest writer, Charlotte A Taylor – find Charlotte on Instagram or read more of her posts. [AD – PR invite] No doubt is it true that something means more if you make it yourself. This is exactly as much as I am finding out every time I return home […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Be a Star and Support Independents this Christmas

If you’ve been in Chesterfield recently you might have spotted beautiful star lanterns popping up across the town. A range of local, independent businesses in Chesterfield have teamed up to spread the message about the importance of shopping local and supporting independent. The Be a Star and Support Independents campaign has been organised by Independent […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Fabulously Festive Christmas Shopping in Derbyshire

This year, I set out to write two gift guides. One was a ‘clickable’ Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide for those who love to online shop, and then this one, which is more about the experience of shopping, supporting Derbyshire high streets and brick and mortar shops and having a lovely festive day out. Why not […]

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Christmas Local businesses

Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide

[AD*] Shop small and local this Christmas with this Derbyshire Christmas Gift Guide comprising of only lovely, local, independent brands. This year, I’ve separated the guide into this one, which is shoppable online – and a separate blog post which details some of the loveliest places to shop in person. If you are wanting the […]

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Drink Food Local businesses

Stretton Hall Farm Shop

Stretton Hall Farm Shop, not far from Clay Cross, is a real hidden gem. In addition to a good range of fresh farm produce, they have a banging cake counter and whip up the best coffees. There’s also some lovely seating to enjoy a coffee and cake (or sausage roll and beer). Stretton Hall Farm […]

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Derbyshire’s Finest Independent Bookshops

Just in time for National Bookshop Day on Saturday 1st October, check out our hand-picked list of the best independent bookshops Derbyshire has to offer There is something so peaceful about setting foot in a bookshop that makes it a place you’re happy to while away time. Screens hold such a special part of our […]

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Local businesses

Our Derbyshire Wedding

And the Derbyshire small businesses who helped make our day special On our fourth wedding anniversary I thought it might be fun to share some throwback pictures of our Derbyshire wedding and the lovely, local, independent businesses we used to make our day special. Who doesn’t enjoy looking back through their wedding snaps?! Any excuse… […]

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Platinum Jubilee Gifts and Souvenirs from Derbyshire Small Businesses

This year, Her Majesty The Queen will be the first British Monarch to celebrate seventy years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place from 2nd to 5th June. Here’s how to find the best celebration events near you in Derbyshire, and some of the most gorgeous gifts and souvenirs from lovely, local, independents. […]

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First Professional Branding Shoot

I recently had a branding shoot for my website and so that I have some professional headshots ready to go when I am next asked for one. I have known for a while that I needed some professional photos of me to use. It was part of taking this blog, Lovely Local Indie and my […]

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Food Local businesses

The Best Valentine’s Menus & Dine In Options in Derbyshire in 2022

Here’s my edit of the best Valentine’s Day menus from the loveliest independent restaurants across Derbyshire. I’ve also included dine in options for those who struggle to get a babysitter or who just prefer to stay in the comfort of their own house. All of the details of these were found on the Instagram or […]