Saturday, 25 April 2015

It's wedding time in Dorchester

I love Saturdays in Dorchester. They are often busy and bustling, but always cheeful and upbeat. Today the Corn Exchange was the venue for a wedding fair. Small businesses collaborated to provide an excellent variety of services, that all contribute to making a wedding day run smoothly.

I kind of wished I was getting married again, but don't let my husband know! 

My visit to the Corn Exchange was purely out of curiosity, but I was made to feel extremely welcome by Kate and Kirsten at the door. Kate runs Bridal Reloved a dress shop in Poundbury, and Kirsten is a talented make-up artist. Inside I chatted with Cara from Stripey Finds who's products would bring a bit of fun to any celebratory event! 

Taste Brassierie re-opened today with a fresh new look, I did not have time to stop there today, but I will look forward to eating there soon.
I did treat myself to a lovely new pair of earrings today, from the lovely jewellery shop in Princes Street called Jordan's Jewellers. 

They were not like the ones I wore on my wedding day!

I wonder what happened to those?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring clean in Dorchester

Dorchester is enjoying glorious sunshine this week, and some of its well established businesses have moved locations.

Stems Florist and Gifts formerly in Antelope walk is looking very attractive next to Simon's Delicatessen in Weymouth Avenue. 

Duke's Auctioneers have opened their fine new premises next to Brewery Square. The new art auction complex, offers visitors an elegant and fashionable facility, displaying antique items in a modern and refreshing style.

Visitors to the Auction House will be able to enjoy eating at one of the many lively restaurants in Brewery Square. The aromas from the micro brewery at Brewhouse and kitchen will be nostalgic for some of the more senior visitors, who will remember the original smell of hops from the original Eldridge Pope Brewery. Simon's Delicatessen in Weymouth Avenue has a new look and offers more seating for enjoying local Dorset food.

There are may other good places to eat in Dorchester. Taste Cafe and Bistro were the overall winners of the 2015 independent Dorchester Retail Awards, are refitting their premises, and we have Sushi + More!