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We are five!

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We are five!

Little Beach Boutique is celebrating being in the North Laine for five years this week! It feels like an enormous achievement, which we couldn’t have done without our wonderful customers.  We have got to know so many of you over the years, hearing about your lives, special occasions and celebrations as you have popped in for the perfect gift to mark them. It has been wonderful to build up such a loyal base of support from people who love to shop independently, as well as seeing new faces every day, who are drawn to the North Laine area because of...

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Just a card week in Little Beach Boutique

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"Every time you buy something from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance" This week was all about 'Just a Card' in Little Beach Boutique, as well lots of other independent shops in Brighton. The idea of JUST A CARD came from artist and designer Sarah Hamilton, who had read a quote by shopkeepers who had recently closed their gallery, saying "If everyone who had complemented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card, we'd still be open". This week was Just A Card week, bringing small, creative businesses together and celebrating what they do.  With daily challenges on Instagram, it gave...

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New Dates for Spring/ Summer Workshops

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We have continued to run our monthly Fused Glass Workshops in the downstairs basement of Little Beach Boutique and they have been a very vibrant display of creativity so far this year! Tailored to complete beginners, we give you all the glass and ideas you need to make three or four of your very own pieces to take home.  Our classes have space for up to seven people so there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions and space to get stuck in.  We love it when people bring their own ideas - but also enjoy seeing the progression, in just a few...

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Its getting cold outside but full of festive cheer in here...

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The weather is getting cold and news is gloomy but we have filled the shop with festive treats to bring in some seasonal cheer! The air is filled with the scent of these beautiful candles by Spry, hand poured in Britain, in a range of seasonal fragrances with tones of cinnamon, oranges and cloves.     We have draped our trusty tree in a range of cheery decorations, including these ceramic snowflakes and angels, handmade in Seaford and printed with vintage lace.    We love these cute felt santas, handmade in Nepal by the same family business that produces our...

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It's our FIRST birthday in the North Laine!

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Little Beach Boutique has just celebrated our first birthday in our North Laine shop and we would like to thank everybody for their support and custom over the last 12 months.     Moving from a seafront arch to a larger space in Central Brighton was a big challenge (and an even bigger leap of faith!) but  this year has been amazing and we haven't looked back.   Now a team of three - Suzanne, Claire and Jennie, we feel fully part of the North Laine Community of independent shops, cafes and venues. We have met lots of lovely local characters as well as...

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