It’s a man’s world

May

25

2016

It’s a man’s world

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Travel and Lifestyle

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Laura Cartledge seeks expert advice on buying gorgeous gifts for gents. Buying for Father’s Day can see you turn to the longstanding favourites. Whether it’s a bottle of the whisky he likes, a box of the preferred chocolates or socks, we all have those ‘if in doubt’ options. Thankfully The Mantique,...

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A retail retreat

Dec

23

2015

A retail retreat

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If changing spending habits are on your resolution list this year, Laura Cartledge finds a great place to inspire. The Trading Post, Port Solent, is the type of place that makes you want to invent another word for ‘shopping’. Brimming with local makers, traders and bakers, it is a haven for gift...

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Here’s to you…

Nov

5

2015

Here’s to you…

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A Worthing business owner talks to Charlotte Pearson about shopping, dogs and chickens.  Setbacks in your career don’t have to be a bad thing, with Sally Robinson proving some can be made into exciting opportunities. Working in fashion and textiles as a design manager she worked day to day with retail...

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Home grown success

Oct

27

2014

Home grown success

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Laura Cartledge discovers that moving house meant more than a change of scenery for one Sussex entrepreneur. Parkminster Products is a cottage industry in every sense. Not only was the business launched in the utility room of Krystyna Patey’s idyllic home – it also owes its name and its very existence...

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Crafty business

May

6

2014

Laura Cartledge meets a Brighton maker who is set to spread the designer love across Sussex.   There is one thing Brighton-based Claudia Thomas doesn’t like being asked. “My dreaded question is ‘what do you do?’” she laughs. Claudia Thomas This is because the answer is not a short one… She’s...

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Cracking Easter gifts

Apr

8

2014

Cracking Easter gifts

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Food and Drink

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Future designs

Apr

8

2014

Future designs

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Business and Investments, Interiors and Property

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Arundel’s Rare Rabbit is a warren of wonderful pieces and family plans, as Laura Cartledge discovers.  There is no doubt being a textile designer and jewellery maker is a great combination for launching a shop boasting gifts for the home and people of all ages. However for Clare Howieson it took two...

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Christmas wish list

Dec

11

2013

Christmas wish list

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