When I opened the shop I knew I wanted to use the space for more than just 'buying things'. My first event idea came even before I had even physically opened the shop! I knew i'd like to host a pamper evening.
An old school friend had decided to add to her repertoire and recently became a Neals Yard rep. Perfect! We discussed potential ideas and the rest fell into place.
The shop was styled my myself, using Grace Alexander's flowers (whose flower seeds are avaiable to buy in the shop). Grace is based only half an hour away in Corfe so I headed off to collect the flowers on the afternoon of the event.
The space was dressed and ready to go for the evening, as the ladies arrived they were greeted with a summery cocktail and seasonal nibbles including figs, as I had a glut of the delicious fruit from my tree at home!
The theme was a guided facial, everyone got to try different Neals Yard wares dependent on their skin type. There was a great range of products from cleansers, facial washes, moisturisers to masks. Ella discussed each item and how best to use them. It was an informative and refreshing evening, full of wonderful smells and it was a great atmosphere. And there was a chance to buy products at the end of the night.
It was a really fabulous evening, which I thoroughly enjoyed hosting. We are planning more pamper evenings, along with a variety of workshops... so watch this space!