Our High Street is changing. Whether it was on-the-change anyway and accelerated by the pandemic I’m not quite sure – but the love we all share for our independents is a welcome shift, and one that Chester is embracing whole heartedly.
Chester is a beautiful city, full of hidden gems, secret doors and wonderful stories. The story of our high street is ever-changing, and as the city reopens after such a challenging time – it’s metamorphosis into the Independent City has moved on ….
I have super-been busy of late reporting about the amazing restaurants and hotels investing in and around our high street – and now it’s time to bring you something that we’ve been waiting for – for such a long time. A new emporium of beautiful things – affordable luxury and with something lovely for everyone.
Please welcome Epicurean. A left-of-centre collection of clothing, skincare, accessories, homeware, candles, jewellery and so much more – curated by local ladies Charlotte Bennett and Caroline Wildes. Every item has been chosen for it’s own story – and sustainability plays a major role here.
The shop itself is a magical place full of treasures. The Stardust dresses hanging on the gold rails are drop-dead-gorgeous, Chester Races could look very different this year. All of the brands have been selected for their quality, affordability, ethicality and uniqueness.
Here are just a few of them:
Stardust Clothing and Accessories
Stardust’s collections are designed to empower women and evoke a free-spirited, positive attitude. The original hand-painted prints are inspired by Anami and Lesley’s adventures to India and beyond. The styles are created to fit and flatter every shape and create the perfect silhouette.
Just a glance at the Azuni Range instantly tells you that each collection is unique , yet simultaneously contemporary and highly wearable. A variety of techniques such as hand texturing, beading, engraving and oxidizing, carried out by artisans across the world, add a quality hand-crafted edge to every piece
The narrative behind each individual collection brings a personal sense of meaning to every wearer, making Azuni Jewellery enchanting for everyone!
“Inspired by the opulence of grand old estates, stunning private gardens & heirloom antiques, Peppermint Grove Australia brings luxury and timeless sophistication to modern day contemporary living.”
Peppermint Grove Australia captures the remarkable beauty and exquisite charm of Australian living. Each and every fragrance has been carefully created to encapsulate a unique part of the Australian landscape; it’s beauty and the memories and experiences they invoke.
Welcome to the enchanting world of Sara Miller London – a luxurious lifestyle brand celebrating a love of playful prints, vibrant patterns and exquisite use of colour.
Second Female was founded in Copenhagen in year 2000. The style is Scandinavian with a chic and modern French touch. This is reflected in the four yearly collections through feminine silhouettes, hand-drawn prints, chunky knits and elegant suits.
This are just a few of the chosen brands at Epicurean. These wonderful ladies are waiting to welcome you into their beautiful new space to share the dream. I’ll see you there!