There’s a lovely little shop in Chapel Allerton that has the most amazing collection of prints, jewellery and other gifts – Chirpy. Their tag line is ‘design to make you feel fine’ and it’s the perfect description of what they stock. It’s one of my favourite shops for present buying and inspiration. Recently they have started stocking my work too, so exciting! If you need an excuse to go & visit there are lots of other great shops in Chapel A, including a proper greengrocer, fish shop and butcher, so you can do your food shopping while you’re there. Bonus.
If you fancy learning a new skill, maybe with a friend, Chirpy also has a workshop space upstairs where local makers (including me!) run creative sessions that you can book onto. Their autumn programme of workshops has just been released and will be on their website very soon, so if you fancy learning a new skill as the nights draw in, pop on over to their site and click on Workshops to have a look.