We all love a lifestyle store. They feel like shopping in the past, before the internet, when you were never sure what you were going to find but you knew that there would be plenty of hidden treasures to discover. These lifestyle stores are starting to pop up across the country but there are still only a few that really tick all the boxes. At The Oak Tree and Acorn Company our criteria for a top emporium covers four key areas: convenient location, attractive building, selection/range of gorgeous products and a quality tea room!
We all know the feeling, the panicky feeling you get in the run up to Christmas, where you have the longest list of people to buy for. Many of them are friends and family, who you don’t see every day but are still special to you, how do you know what they need and, more importantly, what they like? Should you be dropping hints or asking them for ideas, or does that ruin the surprise? Do you want to be the potential party pooper who suggests using a wish list?! Equally, do you really want to receive another dodgy gift from Aunt Alice that you really don’t want? As we all start to think more and more about the environment and not wasting our resources with unwanted items, maybe a wish list does have a place at Christmas?