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Ready when you are!

Ready when you are!

This is a quick note to say as from April 12th we will be open again. We very much look forward to seeing you all again . This is our cat Badger, a commissioned piece of art we asked Andrea Joseph to do for us. Andrea is one of the many talented artists that we are proud to be associated with. She is extremely fond of cats and has two of her own. That is a story in itself. She doesn't have a website but if you are fond of Instagram you will find her @aheavysoul or we can put...

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Counting down the days

Counting down the days

As we count down the days to what we hope will be a Spring opening in April we feel like we can finally see how things may work for the Parlour. Everyone has had their own way of making things work through the last year and for us that has meant getting into a routine. It seems that The Parlour has been central to our world. Keeping us busy with the day to day (have to say slightly monotonous) job of putting things on the website. But more importantly than that, keeping in touch with you.  A quick, slightly furtive chat...

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And so this is 2020 and what have we done….

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And so this is 2020 and what have we done….

So, I had an idea, probably about four years ago, it was one of a few that have been simmering away. When I say simmering, more uncooked really.

Finally then the first gowns are ready to grace The Parlour. Made of cotton and silk which seems quite apt as Whaley Bridge is on the border of two areas one known for it’s silk and one for its cotton.

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The times they are a changing ....

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The times they are a changing ....

We consider ourselves very fortunate at this time, not only to live where we do but also to have such good support around us. Which keeps us buoyant even on days when we don't feel that way. For those who live near to The Parlour you will be familiar with the other local businesses that are dotted in and around Whaley Bridge. They have all been affected one way or another. We are delighted but not surprised that many have turned around their way of doing business so rapidly, in some cases, literally overnight. Here are a few of them....

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Hurray! Official Stockist of St Eval Candles in Whaley Bridge

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Hurray! Official Stockist of St Eval Candles in Whaley Bridge

It's taken a little longer that we expected (aren't all things worth the wait) but we are now official stockists of St Eval Candles in Whaley Bridge. We are always delighted when a new goody arrives in the shop but this one is a particular favourite of lots of our customers, so it's good to have it on the shelves.  As a small shop in a small town like ours we are often asked how it keeps going. We'd like to say it's a bit of magic but of course it's also down to those who go out of their...

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