Supporting Small Business Saturday!
30 November 2016
Thankfully Black Friday has come and gone…I can’t say this mass market discounting is my favourite time of year. But, HOORAY, this weekend it’s Small Business Saturday UK: A campaign to support, promote and inspire small businesses. Celebrated this Saturday, 3rd December, it’s part of an ongoing initiative to encourage everyone to #shoplocal.
The Flower Lounge has been a part of the Didsbury scene for over 7 years now and we’re very proud of our local roots and grateful to the many loyal customers who support us with their business every day.
So, this weekend, we’re marking the occasion with mince pies and prosecco to say thank you and to get you in the festive spirit. The shop is bursting with huge swathes of eucalyptus, evergreen fir, ruscus and berries, all intermingled with decadent decorations, custom-made vases and even the odd reindeer and snowy owl. We’re ready to take orders for fresh flowers for delivery or collection nearer to Christmas, but will have gorgeous wreaths ready to go for those who can’t resist!
Doing our part in supporting small business
Buying British and supporting local enterprise is important to us and we love our suppliers for the passion and quality they offer. Earlier this year we announced we have a new British flower supplier on board who is stocking us with beautiful flowers and foliage from local farmers. Only last week I had the pleasure of sharing my Dutch artists’ inspired arrangement, crafted using seasonal, English grown flowers and foliage which was a joy to create.
Beyond the world of flowers (and I sometimes have to remind myself there is one!) we select some wonderful products that I’m proud to stock at The Flower Lounge.
These include a heavenly range of soaps, creams, candles and scents from Heyland & Whittle; quintessentially British hand-made products. And, even closer to home, we work with a number of Burton Road retailers in West Didsbury to help us make our bouquet gifts extra special.
The award-winning, boutique chocolatier Cocoa Cabana supplies us with the most divine handmade truffles, chocolate bars, brownies and cakes which are perfect gift accompaniments. Belly Button Designs are a Burton Road stalwart and their gorgeous range of cards are stylish, fun and distinctive. We currently stock a selection of their pretty Christmas cards.
Please do keep playing your part in supporting local independents and enjoying the rich, unique and quality produce created by the wonderful artisans, specialists and enthusiasts in your area! Why not be a part of our Flower Lounge community? Send us an email and we'll sign you upt to our database and you’ll be entered into our monthly free prize draw to win one of our stunning bouquets. Christmas might just come early!