Bunny and Clarke
Bunny & Clarke (The Lifestyle Shop) comes from a Mother and Daughters dream.
Set up 16 years ago, in an old indoor swimming pool!! (It was covered over) and was originally called Inside Out. We set out to offer people a beautiful selection of Home Accessories, Gifts and Artwork from Local Artists. We both love Interiors and Art and thought why not use this space to do what what we really love. It also gave us an excuse to go shopping, which we both love, so that we could fill the space with unique items.
Since opening all those years ago, lots of things have changed one being the addition of 3 Wonderful Children, and collection of Animals and the Locations. With the original shop being set in the grounds of my Mothers house, she has since moved and down sized. With this being in mind, I set out to find a location, that was not only different from your average shop location, but a beautiful place to work and showcase all the goods that I have sourced. This is why I chose The Manor, at Tur Langton, as my first retail shop away from Keyham, The Family Home. Our Tur Langton Shop was a beautiful and perfect location for my first step and whilst making it the shop I dreamed off I also decided to open a Coffee House in the courtyard opposite the Shop. With no experience of Coffee Shops, Working in a Food Environment and thinking that Lovely Cakes and Coffee would be the Limit to the food I would sell, this has now evolved into a Busy Courtyard Cafe, With a fabulous selection of Homemade Cakes, Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Teas. A Great Place to Meet and Eat.
In March 2020, I signed for my first High Street Shop, Not great timing what with the COVID Crisis, but I just had to go for it!! And I am so happy I have, I miss being over a Tur Langton, But with my increase in Online Orders, I felt I needed my name on the Hight Street. Luckily I have room in my Coffee House, to showcase collections to browse and buy whilst enjoying your Coffee. Which may I dare say the Coffee House is going from strength to strength at Tur Langton and I have no intention of relocating. Maybe opening another one day!!.
My New Shop in Uppingham is on The High Street, You cannot miss it! I have had such an amazing response from customers who are new to Bunny & Clarke, and such fabulous support from my regular customers. My online store is going from strength to strength also, which is great, especially in these unprecedented times we are in at the moment. The fact I can offer all what we stock in store, online so people can shop from the safety of their home.
So this is where I am at the moment, eventually I would love to share the news of another Store Opening, so watch this space.........
Take Care, Stay Safe