Day 61. The Coolest Shop and Restaurant in Dorset

Deep in dreamy Dorset lies a smallish town called Beaminster. It is nestled between Bridport and the sea and it is so picturesque that you will fall in love with it as soon as you arrive. 

I know this because it is near where I grew up, and I miss it terribly at times.

There is a sweet square in Beaminster and you'll find a wonderful restaurant and shop there called Brassica Mercentile

It is not surprising that this store is so cool when your hear about the owners, Louise Chidgey (and her chef Husband) who has an eye for design and style is one of the UK’s leading design and retail creatives, with expertise in home, interiors and lifestyle. Her career of more than 20 years has included extensive experience in the retail sector as well as the influential global trend forecasting business.

Building her expertise as a Senior Buyer at The Conran Shop, followed by Manager and Design Manager roles at Tom Conran Restaurants, Marks & Spencer and Selfridges.  Since 2005, she has gained an international reputation as Head of Home Design at global trend forecasting giant and, from 2010, as Senior Vice President, Content: Product Design at trend forecasting and product development agency

With Louise's selection of products available to buy you can see from their website that she offers a design and consultancy service. 

'If your life is very busy or you simply need design help and inspiration for either your home, dinner party or special event, we offer a full design and sourcing service alongside catering from Brassica Restaurant.'

Judging by the branding of the website and products, I can see why this company has such a distinct and modern style and would be enviable in any home. 

Check out the restaurant and shop if you're ever in Beaminster or shop online today! We are certainly inspired!

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