summer unforget

What does Summer mean to YOU. Seaside, Parks, Children playing outdoors, Dining Al Fresco, Drinks with Friends, Outdoor Sports, Cricket, Tennis and Golf. Outdoor Festivals …………. lucky we have all that and more.
Carry On – Shopping Local 
I hope you know by now I am a great supporter of SHOP LOCAL, SHOP SMALL and SHOP INDEPENDENT, So hope you join me when ever & where ever you can. We need high streets with personality not ‘identikit’ ones.
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Summer Food

Coming up a couple of Foodie Events

Fairhavenfairhaven food

and coming up in August

St Annes International Food Festival


For dates and more details see BLOG 101 (MAIN) Events HERE


Summer Style

I can see clearly now

Life is to short to wear BORING glasses, right? And there is NO excuse for ‘afterthought’ sunglasses, you can have the most gorgeous sunnies from many cult designers and they are all in ONE PLACE and beautifully displayed at Broadhurst Optometrists on Market Square 01253 734791

You could of course opt for Transitions lens in a brilliant array of colours. The choice is yours………. but a tough one!broadhurst sunglasses etnia barcelona

Get your legs out for the boys

We don’t have many FASHION shops in Lytham that cater across the whole age range, but the small & perfectly formed Attire 01253 733233 is always worth a visit, with an fast changing stock from British Brand Sugar Hill designed in Brighton and French make ARTLOVE that have a French Twist on future classic that you will pull out of your wardrobe every year. Plus Handbags, Beautiful Scarves, Fashion Jewellery & even Footwear. Not too sure how they fit it all in! They also manage to find room for Millie & Mini candle/diffusers range which now includes Hand Wash & Lotion and Room Sprays but much more about that in Autumn.

attire clothing lytham high street

Nail Envy 
Ok some of us just don’t bother in Winter but come Summer and bright days & holidays you just need to add some 
colour to your Nails. If you are like me and like it to be a relaxing personal experience, and not sat back to back 
with someone and the noise level being UNBEARABLE (each to their own)! 
Nails by Emma  meets the brief with her own space on Clifton Street and trying to make a name for herself. 
Using GEL range of colours for GEL nails and OPI for regular manicures/pedicures, what’s more book with a friend 
& you both get 20% off! 
Call Emma to take up this great offer 07925 042569
Nails by Emma Lytham high street nbe offer


Summer Scene

Al Fresco 

There are lots of opportunities to eat al fresco in Lytham & St Annes and funny enough 3 of them were all created by the same couple! Helen & Tony of Spago and Java in Lytham and the (nearly) one year old 54 in St Annes. They all have outdoor terrace options, maybe it’s optimism or maybe it’s Tony’s Italian Heritage??

Spago has been given a floral facelift for Summer and it looks amazing!

spago summer garden lytham


Java has been given a stylish makeover too, try it at night for cocktails!

java lytham at nighttime

54 décor is Scandinavian Inspired by Hygge (if you want to know what exactly that is ………read the Blog HERE) It also has an outdoor (enclosed) terrace.

For Any Occasion

Summer seems to have its own fair share of occasions, baby showers, christenings, birthdays, engagements etc, etc etc. and what every party needs is to go with a bang (unfortunate choice of words) with BALLOONS. Jill has such a great eye for creating displays for ANY event or promotion, she is EVEN called Jill Balloon, but ‘officially it is Balloon Designs of Lytham.

From amazing arches to bespoke creations like a GIANT Louboutin shoe, to Unicorns & Superheroes to feather or plant filled. Let her design something for you! Her’ ask a question’ and gender reveal balloons go down a storm. Call her on 07816 758239

Balloon Designs of Lytham

Balloon Designs of Lytham Gender Reveal



Will You……

If you have been Inspired by the Royal Wedding to pop the question, or buy that long ago promised Eternity Ring or a NEW wedding ring or even a remodel your old one. Timothy’s Jewellers 01253 733357 is the place to go, it’s a  4th generation jewellers/watchmakers. Simon not only works with his wife, Tracy, but also his Mum & Daughter making this a TRUE Family Business. Another small shop but with the BIGGEST heart as they just LOVE being involved in people’s ‘HAPPY TIME’ and the space is used so well, displaying not only the jewellery but their clock ranges as well. They also have an ever-changing range of preloved Premium Watches. Just the PERFECT place to go for customer satisfaction!

Timothys the Jewellers Lytham Wedding Rings

Timothys Jewellers Lytham Preloved Premium Watches

Getting Hitched?

If you are the Best Man, Groom or the Father of Bride or Groom then you need a proper spruce up and pamper, why should the girls have all the fun!!

The Fat Cat Club on Pleasant Street has the feel of an ‘old school’ gentlemen’s club with uber modern cutting & traditional shaving techniques and range of products to keep you looking good EVERYDAY.  With Theo Petrocelli McSrsb at the helm, you are assured of leaving happy. Ask them about their Wedding/VIP Packages! 01253 428615

But you don’t have to be getting hitched or going to wedding to get WELL GROOMED!

The Fat Cat Club Gentlemens Grooming


Barber T at the Fat Cat Club Lytham

In other News

We said goodbye to local lady Emma’s C & E Designs and the Paper Wizard, but we said HELLO to Isabella & Us! Emma’s pregnancy and subsequent birth to beautiful Isabella gave her inspiration for a range of Mummy, Daddy, Parent, Pregnancy Cards & products to let you know ‘YOU ARE WINNING’. Great gifts

Emma also runs My Mummy Wins Facebook Group which gives support and allows you ‘bragging rights’. Plus, a Twitter Hour on a Wednesday night for you to join in

What is also fabulous is Isabella and Us. is registered as a Mind fundraiser and 10% from a selection of the products goes directly to Mind to raise awareness of mental health.

isabella & Us Cards

Who’s Who Profiles

New interesting additions to the Who’s Who page, Sara Dewhurst and how she came about making the NEW Lytham Gin and Ian Barnett owner of Vinyl Groove Café and a man who knows his music. Keep a close watch as there are LOADS more coming up about VERY interesting local people!

Read them HERE

Lytham Gin Sara Dewhurst

ian barnett Vinyl Groove Muso whos who

Wrapping Up

New businesses are always being added so please keep coming back to look at the Lifestyle Directory, plus remember there is a neighbouring area page too.

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Thanks have a GREAT SUMMER!!