Just a quick hello if you haven't found High Street Falmouth yet you really should, the street is an eclectic mix of small independent businesses, hidden courtyards, fabulous views, great bars and amazing restaurants. It was a vacant premises on this street in 2017 that brought me back into retail. The shop started at Number 4, surrounded by antique shops it was a leap of faith, I'm not sure if it was dogged determination or just sheer bloody-mindedness that kept us going but that's another story.
My history in retail goes back a long long way, after graduating with a Textile Design Degree from Brighton Polytechnic, my first job was in the Silk Department of Liberty's of London. My abiding memory of that amazing store is that its staff were all from creative backgrounds, who like me loved selling beautiful products in an a beautiful setting. It instilled in me a love of merchandising, great customer service and loving what you do.
So, The Grey Lurcher is named after our beautiful lurcher Flynne, after the first lockdown our present shop at number 20 came up for rent, coincidence or what? As as our lease was about to expire, we couldn't say no to this gorgeous shop. This premises has a fabulous courtyard which is our new work in progress. The shop is filled with homewares, and the iconic Annie Sloan paints.
So here we are the business grows and thrives in our new shop, and you are looking at my website. Thank you. And don't forget to come and say hello when you are next in town!