With the exception of Booths supermarket, our lovely eating places, go-to clothing stores and inspiring stop-off points for homes and interiors are closed. BUT the good news is they are very much open online.
If you need to make a purchase for a special birthday, newborn babies, missing my best friend pressies, tooth fairy presents, or stay home treats, Armstrong Ward is running a weekly personal shopping service by phone on Mondays, usually between 10am and 1pm (01539 720400). Jacqueline and Andrew are also sharing ideas for some lovely things you can do at home right now. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
And if spending a lot of time in your kitchen is giving you a new perspective on how it might work better, Mel at Lakeland Kitchens says there’re lots of ways she can help now to bring your bucket list to life once we’re all given the okay to return to normality. Visit their website to get going with their online planner and it could help you solve those bedroom and kitchen niggles.
Crew Clothing has some great little news. Their fans have been asking them to do children’s clothes for years and so they’ve launched a super stylish range with a playful coastal twist. It’s for three to nine-year-olds and their brand director Georgina says there’s still a strong connection to the Salcombe. Expect stripes, crabs, whales, seahorses and sharks – all you need to create your own beach holiday at home. You can purchase the range online.
Pizza Express has also been having some fun online. They’re sharing recipes for some of their favourite menu choices – from their famous dough ball starter to vegan calzone. We can’t believe some of the recipes have been a secret they’ve kept for more than fifty years. Check the homemade favourites page of their website.
And Booths have been making life easier with two new services. They are a Next Day Click & Collect service. You can order online, choosing from over 150 products, which can then be collected from the Kendal store, or one nearest to you. To place your order and for more information visit their website. And a home delivery service of essential bundles for people living within a few miles of their stores is also detailed online.
Although many of the Yard stores and shops are closed, there’s still plenty of help and inspiration online until it’s safe to welcome you back in person. In the meantime stay home, look after each other and stay safe.