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Fairlight Hall does its first plant fair

Come to the fair!

Fairlight Hall is always worth a visit by the keen gardener, if only to see how the expert gardening staff under head gardener, Peter Godwin, succeed in producing a new display for each season of the year. Coming up now is the chance to meet  and talk to gardening experts of all kinds as they display their often unique wares, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 18:37 Monday, Sep 14, 2015 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , ,
Diamond Wolf at the foot of London Road

Diamond anniversary

Exactly one year ago, the Kings Road in St Leonards was made a little bit like Chelsea by the arrival of Susan Diamond’s boutique. To celebrate, she is hosting a ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ exhibition. HOT’s Erica Smith slips on her high-heel sneakers and glittery eye-shadow and asks some pertinent questions…

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New St Leonards store hits the spot

On a lazy summer mooch across town, HOT’s Chris Connelley discovered a new retail treasure at Marine Court.

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IDLEHANDS & CO pop-up shop

Over the coming Easter weekend, iDLEHAND’s creations are on display at a pop-up shop in Hastings town centre. Jess Parker went to feel the quality of the cloth.

Posted 15:45 Friday, Apr 18, 2014 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , , , ,
K Avery Stallion, founder of St Leonards, photograph by Tim Stallion

St Leonards goes UpMarket

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, St Leonards is celebrating the wealth of world-class designer makers that live in the area. There’s not one, but three designer maker events – one in the Baker Mamonova Gallery in Norman Road, and two in Kings Road (Claremont Studios and The Kave Gallery). Erica Smith caught up with K Avery Stallion of St Leonards accessories to see what she’ll be showing off this weekend…

Ring by Kristina Ploom.

St Leonards on the up

Chris Connelley is UPbeat about UP- and- coming St Leonards, as it prepares to host a major weekend of art and design. Leading the way is UPmarket, a designers’ and makers’ fair at the Baker Mamonova Gallery.

Baker Mamonova Gallery - recently moved into a large new space at the old cinema

A Rummage round St Leonard’s with the Battleaxe

St Leonard’s is a browser’s mecca – everything from very upmarket arty galleries to basic junk. Hastings Battleaxe reviews antiques vintage shops and galleries from her walk around St Leonard’s.

Tim Barton in his new bookstore (photo: Marci Buzkova).

Shock! Horror! New bookshop opens!

As small bookstores struggle to survive in the shadow of the Amazon monolith, Chris Connelley applauds a new local business that bucks the national trend.

Posted 12:28 Friday, Oct 18, 2013 In: Shops & Things Tags: , ,
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