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West Didsbury’s Day Time Gems – Pt 2

September 29, 2011

Read Part 1 of WestFest Indie gems here

Although it’s been nearly four weeks since WestFest, there’s still plenty to report and many more images to upload. So, following on from the last WestFest blog, here’s a little reminder of what the day time businesses got up to over the weekend…

Living Flowers, West Didsbury

Living Flowers, West Didsbury

Lynsey, at Living Flowers, was responsible for those gorgeous little flower pots that so many of ther kids (and quite a few adults, too!), were carrying around over the weekend. From a little craft table outside the shop, children of all ages cut and arranged, and generally got florally creative. The scene was all the more cute, as many arrived from either Belly Button or Milly Mog, faces painted up like kittens, tigers, dalmations etc.

The White Closet opened the doors to an array of brides, all eager to get inthe appointment book & have the opportunity to try on those gorgeous gowns, and sip fizz. A very decadent way to spend WestFest!

The White Closet, West Didsbury

The White Closet, West Didsbury

Reserve Wines once again entered into the WestFest spirit with the very popular “Blind Wine Tasting” – this one is always a winner, with punters vying for the champagne prizes. This year the stall had the addition of an array of “West Didsbury” mugs – these also seemed to be very popular and judging by how quickly they were selling, think there’ll be a fair few people drinking their morning coffee & being reminded of WestFest!

Junk Shop once again made sure that the kids were occupied with their up-cycling workshops, and Steranko Clothes moved the inside out, with rails of their clothes out on the pavement. Steranko, along with other businesses on this part of Burton Road, also benefited from the crowd who gathered to listen to the acoustic set by Krystina Myles on the Sunday afternoon – more of this in a later blog. Gareth at Frog Furniture did a frog candle raffle – rows of cute green frogs, one of them concealing a lucky raffle ticket. Someone out there is now the recipient of a £100 Frog Furniture voucher. Loft Furnishings, just across the road, got all loved up with their homage to the recent “I Love Manchester” campaign – they proudly declared their love for Burton Road. A sentiment clearly shared by the many WestFest visitors over the weekend.

Frog Furniture, West Didsbury

Frog Furniture, West Didsbury

Steranko Clothes, West Didsbury

Steranko Clothes, West Didsbury

Loft Furnishings, West Didsbury

Loft Furnishings, West Didsbury

GT Blaggs really put on a show. Who’d have thought a DIY shop could be so funky? As well as displaying the huge WestFest banner over the weekend, Lee and the team really worked hard to present the shop as something just a little bit different. If your experience of a DIY store is one of those big out-of town superstores, think again. Think local. Think indepedendent. And get yourself along to Blaggs

Blaggs DIY, West Didsbury

Blaggs DIY, West Didsbury

Coming up next – Food & Drink at WestFest…
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