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Our First Birthday!!

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Our First Birthday!!

Everyone loves a before and after! On November 1st 2018 we picked up our keys to 19a Arwenack Street, excitedly looking forwards to an adventure in retail. Something which I have to admit I had no prior experience, potentially daunting perhaps? Given the Brexit fears that have swept the nation with uncertainty. In the usual Sarah Jane Humphrey indomitable spirit , of embracing life, and tenacity of will to push my visions out there, I took those keys and never looked back. For anyone familiar with the shops history you may have remembered it as a vintage clothing store owned by...

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What happens when you take a break from work?

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What happens when you take a break from work?

You may have noticed that I have been slightly lacking presence from Botanical Atelier recently and whilst there is no answer in short, it has been productive. A mixture of studio time, working on new and exciting commissions and time to travel has also been much needed headspace. All so often when we become too much part of the furniture in a single space it limits our thoughts, inhibiting the growth of fresh inspiration. I find working alone in my studio is a perfect balance to drift into a cathartic and mindful zone. Synching into my rituals and process of...

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Meet Harriet Coleman the Founder of WEST Apothecary

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Meet Harriet Coleman the Founder of WEST Apothecary

Harriet Coleman is an Herbalist and the Founder of West Apothecary.    We are delighted to introduce you to some of the stories behind the makers and wonderful businesses we are championing here at Botanical Atelier. At times there is such a beautiful synergy between a product, a person and an ethos that the fit with our brand is almost effortless in deciding to work with them.  We have been stocking West Apothecary in our shop for just a short while and already they are being greatly received. With Harriet's unique and distinctive choice of herbs, for making her collection of...

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