I urge you all to pop over the border and spend a few hours in one of my favourite places.

Since taking on Trilby Pheasant lifestyle emporium as a client recently, I have enjoyed quite a few visits – and there is so much to discover about this little gem of a village which is perfect for a lunch and shopping trip, and is literally just minutes away from Chester.

Lets start with Trilby Pheasant. In my mid 40’s, I have really struggled finding my fashion groove. The high street doesn’t do it for me anymore (or maybe I don’t do it for the high street!). Seeing as I now live in jeans, I’m always on the look out for some quirky, relaxed but classy pieces which look great with jeans, no matter what the occasion. I love good quality T shirts and Trilby Pheasant do a great range from Sugarhill Brighton, Wyse and Luella.

I also LOVE the One Hundred Stars kimono’s and summer scarves, and was thrilled to bag the last ‘Eiffel Tower’ short kimono which has been on my wish list for ages!

They are the only stockist of über-cool brand Nümph for miles around, and I have included some shots of the oh-so-lovely Lily (working in TP during her Uni hols) modelling some of their latest stock.

Owners of TP Claire and Simon are incredibly passionate about working with the right clothing ranges for their eclectic audience. This in turn has attracted some great people to help them run the shop (like Lily for example). They are lively, energetic and knowledgeable, and always have time for a coffee and a chat. Pop in – they’ll be delighted to see you.

So when you have spent half the morning chatting and buying fabulous pieces in Trilby, its time for lunch. We recommend The Fox & Grapes (virtually opposite) and The Glynne Arms (on the right hand side).

If you fancy dipping into a bit of the local history, Gladstone Library is a great experience (you can also stay overnight) and a visit to Hawarden Farm Estate is also a must to pick up something special for dinner.

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