Christmas is creeping up on us and as we approach the final countdown we think it's time work wound down and the fun and festivities stepped up a notch. Now is the time to gather friends, feast on rich seasonal flavours, drink some red wine, and generally have a merry old time.
More than just a market. Showcasing some of the South West's finest food, drink and crafts there's far more to The Frome Independent than there seems at first glance, read more to find out what we discovered.
There’s a certain kind of charm about a Saturday morning market. For me a slow meander round the stalls is the perfect way to ease into the weekend; weekday worries pushed aside the hustle and bustle takes over as people gather together to celebrate the simple things in life.
Is there any better way to start an Autumn day that with a steaming bowl of creamy porridge? Not on our watch. Here are 5 of the best independent cafes in London to find the perfect bowl of porridge in.
Independent bookshops. The kind of shops that have personality and passion etched through their soul. Never has an interesting person got 'bored of books'. We could never choose a favourite, but we can recommend 5 of the best on Pixie.
I recently read an article on Brooklyn Flea Market, a venture started by two businessmen Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby when, in search of cheaper rents, they moved their families out of New York City to Brooklyn. Their story stuck with me because it reminded me of Pixie, here's why...
We see the Wild Food Café as an oasis in the centre of London, a place where people can meet, eat, have fun and generally feel inspired, nourished, alive and happy. We started four years ago with this vision and it’s still what gets us out of bed every morning and drives us forward everyday!
I’ve always used gut reaction before sense; heart before head, so perhaps opening a shop at 59 in a recession was stupidity over reason! But I believe in following the heart. I’ve always done my own thing and been led by my passions, so I suppose that’s why it feels so natural. I opened Jane McIntyre Design and Eccentricities 3 years ago and I’ve never looked back.
I’ve always been self-employed, but I haven’t always run a juice bar. In a previous life I was a dancer, after spending 6 years at stage school on graduating I fell into the world of Irish dancing and for 10 years travelled the world performing various roles in Lord of the Dance, Riverdance and Spirit.
We call ourselves ‘Friends of the Tivoli’. We’re a group of volunteers united by a passion to preserve and celebrate the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne. We all come from different backgrounds, have different skills and different day jobs but this iconic building, its history, place in the community, and possibilities for the future are what has bought us all together.
Poundbury is a relatively new town as English towns go; a Prince Of Wales initiative launched in 1993 in fact. Despite it lacking in years what is really great to see in this newly constructed coastal village is the ample community spirit shining through...
So what does Pixie do? We know it is a tool for showcasing independent businesses and bringing them to the user attention, but how does it go about this? Well, one way (which is quite a key feature) is 'discovery'.
I used to be all over that 'four squares' app. Then the one with the bumble bee on it because they became some strange sort of duo. They served me well for a time, living in London, finding new and exciting places to go, trying to become the Boris Johnson of as many coffee and burger joints as I could.
We all lead terribly taxing and time-sapping lives. Twenty four hours is simply not going to cut it anymore. If I’m not train hopping, twiddling my thumbs at my desk or taking in a box-set from my mildly uncomfortable, internet-purchased sofa
What do we understand ‘independent’ to mean? It is everywhere these days and in all walks of life, from ‘Indy’ films to Queen B’s ‘Independent Women’. It carries a notion of empowerment, achievement and integrity, widely recognised by 21st century society. But in terms of ‘business’, what does it mean?