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The Style Guide

What’s your perfect outfit? 5 essential tips to picking your perfect party outfit from Joy Gregory – The style and confidence coach for women who want to look their best. If you want to discover your body shape, a colour analysis, or personal shop The Style Guide are on hand to help! As women, Christmas is a time of the year when we put so much pressure on ourselves to pick that dazzling, perfect, outfit. It can be THE only time of year we get dressed up and have the added stress of dressing out of our comfort zone in
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A little bit festive?

Words & Image: Paul Chapman Chesterfield seems to be getting into the festive spirit, the town centre lights are on and the S40 Local What’s On is swelling to epic proportions with Christmas events. There are Christmas Tree Festivals at St Mary’s Church, the crooked spire (23 November to 2 December) and at St Thomas’ (7 to 9 December)… S40 work in progress tree pictured! Perhaps join the Somersall Park Lantern Parade (6 December) if you prefer an outdoors event and meeting neighbours and friends, the parade kicks off from the Morrison’s end of Walton Dam at 6:15pm then moves
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Laura Whitworth brings Quantum Healing Hypnosis to Chesterfield

Words & Images: Laura Whitworth Quantum Healing Hypnosis is whipping up a storm all over the world! The late Dolores Cannon invented the technique. It takes the client on a hypnotherapy journey into their previous lives lived. To provide clarity on the individual’s current life circumstances and relief from physical and emotional discomfort. What do Laura’s Clients think? ‘Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy allowed me to explore parts of my life that I have been rejecting. Laura is a gentle, patient and wise guide who helped me to unlock the next level of my personal evolution. So many transformations have occurred in
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Putting the human in HR

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: HR Experts I recently met with Sharon and Jenna from The HR Experts at their head office in Swallownest. They instantly made me feel like I was a long-lost friend chatting about mutual friends, business contacts and best of all our four-legged friends. Sharon and the team have been in business for over 10 years and are clearly going from strength to strength. It was good to see the passion they had for helping their clients when we talked about potential testimonials and who we could contact. The HR Experts have recently worked with Broadsword, a
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Santa’s not so little helper!

  Words: Simon Paterson Images: Petitbooche “Over the past few years, I have become more environmentally conscious. The toy industry is a huge contributor to the global plastic crisis. I am happy to say that none of my products contain plastic, and are all washable, which makes them sustainable” S41 Local has the pleasure of sharing office space with a variety of local, creative, entrepreneurs. One of these talented individuals just so happens to be Jonathan Foster, aka: Petitbooche. Petitbooche (Jonathan) is a children’s toy-maker with a difference: none of the products contain plastic! I caught up with Jonathan earlier
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The Yards

Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography   As Christmas approaches the businesses are gearing up for a hectic few months, with a ‘Christmas at the Yards’ event in November seeing a weekend of drink, food, music and stalls from additional retailers in the central courtyard area.   Towards the bottom end of the town centre close to the library is The Yards. Nestled behind the shops that line the outside edge; M’s gallery, Ashgate hospice shop and Number 10 The Tea Room there’s a whole host of alleyways and independent shops run by enthusiastic owners and offering a unique
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Christmas at The Yards – M’s Gallery

Jewellery & Womens Clothing  Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography. 5 South Street The Yards “I love selecting new items for the shop. The best bit is getting to speak with the designer and talking to them about how they developed a design and what goes into making it. Who are you? “I’m Emma, I’ve been living in Chesterfield for 17 years and I opened M’s gallery 13 years ago.” What do you sell? “At M’s we specialise in handmade silver jewellery which is designed and made in the UK. We also have a number of brands such as
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Christmas at The Yards – Vanishing Point Records

New and Preloved Vinyl 4 Falcon Yard The Yards   Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography   “At Vanishing Point Records we sell second-hand (although we prefer the term “Pre-Loved”) records (vinyl?) of, most, if not all, genres of music ranging from the 1950’s to present day…” Corey Lavender, lives in Somersall and has been a Chesterfield resident since 1980. “I opened Vanishing Point Records in 2016 and have been a presenter on Radio Free Matlock since November 2017 which you can listen to at www.radiofreematlock.co.uk.” What do you sell? “At Vanishing Point Records we sell second-hand (although we
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Christmas at The Yards – Delightful Decor

Unique handcrafted products and crafts.  Words: Paul Chapman Images: Mia Foster Photography Delightful Decor is owned by Alison Swift. “Running the business as an independent trader I am able to offer a more personal and more flexible service than the larger chains..” If you’re looking for unique, hand crafted British gifts this Christmas, Delightful Decor would be worth a look. Run by Alison Swift, Delightful Decor not only offers an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, they offer a bespoke picture framing and mounting service, framing anything from photographs and cross stitches to medals and football shirts and personalised printed ribbons.  
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