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We are a chocolate shop based in Potten End, near Berkhamsted. As Award winning chocolatiers we are passionate about unique flavours, using only the finest ingredients to handcraft our chocolates and brownies.

Yvette’s Chocolates

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Food & Drink Producers, Food and Drink, The Makers Market

The country is buzzing with Platinum Jubilee fever; this is certainly an historic occasion and am sure many of you already have plans for how you will be celebrating. It feels particularly special after so many celebrations being restricted over the past 2 years; this is a true opportunity for the community to come together […]

Platinum Jubilee Local Guide

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BLOG, News & Reviews

Have you reached midlife and beginning to question where you should be & what you should be doing? In this guest blog, our member Angie Litvinoff shares her experience and how she embraced the gift of midlife.

How to find yourself in midlife and turn chaos into fulfilment

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BLOG, Health & Wellbeing

For all of you who love local, independent, and unique for Xmas, here’s a pick of our favourite member items. Check out the #SHOPLOCAL Directory for more great makers, producers, and great gifting. Hello Ruth Handmade paper angel Xmas tree decoration Puddingstone Distillery Pud Pud Gin Apothaka skincare SOS recovery skincare duo Vida Eco Recycled […]

Xmas gift guide 2021

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News & Reviews

I launched the Creative Collective gifts and lifestyle pop up shop in Berkhamsted in November 2019, to offer an opportunity for my own and other small sustainable brands & start-ups to have a presence on the High Street. We have a lovely shop in the middle of town, which is home to an exclusive selection […]

Sourcing local, ethical, handmade and vintage this Xmas

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I am specialist fertility, pregnancy and women’s wellbeing reflexologist. Reflexology can aid women throughout all periods of change in their life boosting wellbeing and allowing the body to return to its natural state of balance. I have trained as a meditation teacher and facilitator with the British School Of Meditation and have a particular interest in working with stress, anxiety and depression. I have also trained to advanced master level as a Reiki therapist and work with individual’s to enable them to live a more balanced, connected and joyful life.

Chamomile Therapies

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Health, Wellbeing & Fitness

We are a sustainable Florist and Champagne Bar situated at the heart of the Berkhamsted High Street. Shared floral experiences sit at the heart of everything we do, so we offer the opportunity to enjoy fizz, tea and cake amongst a simply blooming atmosphere.

Hanako

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Bars, Pubs, & Nightlife, Cafes, Florists & Flower Growers, Wedding suppliers

If you’re looking for something special to buy for the men in your life, we’ve put together a selection of great gifts from some of our members for you to choose from.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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News & Reviews

Situated in the heart of beautiful, historic Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ‘Creative Collective’ is a gifts and lifestyle pop up shop that brings together small, independent businesses, sharing space under one roof. Founded by Sinéad Bernhauser of lifestyle brand ‘Hot Haveli’, we’re home to an ever-changing selection of around 45 sustainable makers, designers and artists. We provide an opportunity for start-up and small brands to have a presence on the High Street in a bustling, supportive and friendly space.

Sustainable Living & Vintage Fashion is closer than you think!

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News & Reviews

The sun has been shining brightly (well for the most part anyway), blue skies have reappeared (let’s ignore the temperature) and peonies and sweet peas have started to bloom. Bojo announced that we will be able to sit indoors in pubs and restaurants soon and travel and holidays are on the horizon- hooray! Which means one thing……YOU NEED TO LOOK GREAT!

Spring-summer fashion trends

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For many, the impulse reaction to spotting grey hair is to cover it up, either in the salon or with at-home colour kits. However, lockdown, and time away from your hairdresser, has meant we’ve all had to rock our natural locks. Including those pesky greys.

Is Now The Time To Embrace The Silver?

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Health & Wellbeing

April is Stress Awareness Month and a tough year of living through a global pandemic may have taken its toll on your skin.
From break outs to psoriasis flare ups, rashes to rosacea, stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive.
We take a closer look at how stress and anxiety can affect the skin and how to combat it below.

How To Combat The Impact Of Stress On The Skin

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Health & Wellbeing

Lockdown really has given us a chance to up our skincare game. While we’ve had the opportunity to ditch the heavy makeup and let our skin breathe, we’ve also been able to reflect on how much time we used to spend in the mirror attempting to achieve often unrealistic beauty standards. Step forward, the “new […]

The Rise of ‘Skinimalism’

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Read our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Here is a small selection of some of our favourite items from our local businesses that might inspire you when sourcing gifts for the ladies in your life this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day gift guide

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News & Reviews

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With 2020 taking away our favourite form of glow up, we’re all looking to 2021 with anticipation for the return of the hair cut, colour and style. Able to transform our mood and confidence, nothing compares to that fresh out of the salon feeling.

The Hairstyles taking 2021 by storm

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News & Reviews

Little Kits supplies complete children’s party theme kits for hire in Herts, Beds & Bucks. Lovingly handcrafted and curated to remove the stress of party planning for busy parents. Everything is reusable and nothing is wasted, so it’s kind to the environment too. Create a beautiful party to be proud of in no time.  

Little Kits

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Children & Teens, Eco-friendly & Sustainable, Events & Event suppliers

Interior Designer based in Berkhamsted, Herts. Designing interiors throughout Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Spatial planning, room schemes, sourcing, bespoke details. Renovations & interior architecture. 3D visuals, technical drawing.

ClairBdesign

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Architecture, Home Improvement, Interiors & Home Styling

Hectors House-Mental Health Charity-Suicide and Crisis Prevention-Berkhamsted-Hertfordshire

Hector’s House is a suicide and crisis prevention and help resource charity . It is our mission to stop suicide by making sure everyone has access to the mental health support they need, and to encourage people to talk openly about how they feel.

Hector’s House

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Charities, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Psychotherapy & Counselling

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A sophisticated setting for gel nails, lash lifts, brow lamination, tinting and waxing. A purpose built, beautifully decorated home salon with views of the fields and garden. Children welcome by arrangement and parking available on the drive.

Fieldwaylife and Beauty

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Hair & Beauty

Little Duckling Photography Courses-Beginners-Family-Photographer-Courses-Berkhamsted-Hertfordshire

Do you want to learn how to use your camera? Join us for online and in person beginners photography course. Small group sizes (max 4) with plenty of opportunity for questions. Homework & support between sessions so you feel confident using your camera. 

Little Duckling Photography Courses

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Business Services, Creative Classes & Workshops, Photography & Videography

Looking for help with organising a celebration or party? I offer a friendly Event Planning Service allowing you to pick and choose the level of help you require. From finding the perfect venue to table styling ideas and everything in between!

Boom Event Planners

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Business Services, Events & Event suppliers, Florists & Flower Growers, Food and Drink, Music & Entertainment, Wedding suppliers

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I teach yoga to women at all life stages, embracing how you feel, connecting with yourself & remembering how to love who you are today. We are all blessed with our own unique bodies & so everyone’s individual practice will be beautifully different.

Yoga With Alice D

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Birthing & Baby, Gyms & Fitness, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Sports & Hobbies

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Koha Skin Clinics combine tried and tested techniques with state-of-the-art technology to repair and renew skin. Home to a team of skilled professionals, Koha provides luxury aesthetic treatments, including hair reduction and anti-wrinkle injections.

Koha Skin Clinics

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Hair & Beauty

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Cecily is an award-winning spa, offering a blend of luxe treatments and cruelty-free products with high street accessibility. Home to the best beauty therapists, Cecily is the only spa in Berkhamsted to offer the ESPA range, facials and massages.

Cecily Spa

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Hair & Beauty, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness

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Alchemy & I is a hair salon situated in the heart of Berkhamsted, created with an eye for detail, a dose of community and a helping of cocktails. Visit for transformational hair colouring, cutting and styling and tranquil atmosphere like no other.

Alchemy & I

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Hair & Beauty

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Need help or guidance? I’m an interior designer who loves creating beautiful rooms that reflect your style and needs. Flexible services from renovation projects, to room restyling, holiday rentals or styling to sell.

Weave Interiors

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Home Improvement, Interiors & Home Styling

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Unique handmade silver jewellery specialising in local silver oak leaves and acorns and beech leaves from Ashridge, as necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Lots of other items too and commissions welcome. Can deliver locally or send in the post.

Notion Jewellery

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Homewares & Gifts, Jewellery & Accessories, Shopping & Retail, The Makers Market

Handmade gifts and garlands, mobiles, tooth fairy pillows, hair clip holders, cake toppers and decorations to make you smile. Handcrafted and hand stitched using quality felt.

Heartfelthandmade

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Arts & Crafts, Children & Teens, Homewares & Gifts, Shopping & Retail, The Makers Market

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Creative Collective is the local, lifestyle pop-up shop at 246, High Street, Berkhamsted. We sell gifts for every occasion, cards, art, handmade homewares, jewellery, sustainable crafts & produce and vintage furniture & collectables.

Creative Collective

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Fashion & Clothing, Homewares & Gifts, Interiors & Home Styling, Jewellery & Accessories, Shopping & Retail, Vintage

As a small business owner with over 15 years of running my own business building it from my bedroom, I can safely say that dealing with the COVID pandemic has been the single most stressful and hardest thing I have had to do. Having rebuilt in the 2008 economy crash and dealt with many other […]

Transforming a business in a pandemic

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Castaway Cottage is a family-run business offering beautiful hand-crafted products for the bath and home. From colourful bath bombs and crumbles to a range of natural wax melts and soaps; all made with care for skin and the environment using essential oils or carefully selected fragrances.   The packaging is compostable, recyclable or upcycled. We […]

Meet the Maker – Castaway Cottage

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Meet The Member

by Sarah Cooke Right now we are obviously going through some strange & uncertain times, but I don’t believe that means you have to compromise your business – it IS possible to have a business that you love and that works for you on your terms. Even if you’ve had to temporarily close your doors […]

Future-proofing your business

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“You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life” (Jim Rohn)    I’d love to write about the mindset for success, without mentioning #COVID-19. However, I fear that if l ignored such a large elephant in the room, that has no doubt impacted most of our lives in some […]

Mindset is everything & now is no different

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KIN Training debunk myths surrounding HIIT and yoga and provide tips on overcoming your fitness fears. Persistence. Patience. Strength. Adaptability. Kindness. If the last three months have taught us anything, it’s certainly recognising the importance of these qualities in ourselves when overcoming uncomfortable and uncertain situations. What if we could use these skills and qualities […]

Fight the fear! HIIT and Yoga Truths

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Health & Wellbeing

It seems everyone (in the skincare world!) these days is talking about the importance of the skin barrier, which whilst a good thing, many brands have jumped on this in terms of products which promise to repair the skin barrier. It’s a classic case of treat rather than prevent – the same conundrum seen in […]

Skin health – gently does it!

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Health & Wellbeing

I’ve heard talk of 4th July parties and planning of big days out to mark the occasion.  Whilst many businesses are still not able to open and others are open with adjustments, there is no denying that seeing hairdressers, pubs, cafes and restaurants will bring both excitement and a greater sense of normality to our […]

The great 4th July re-opening

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News & Reviews

This week sees the re-opening of many of our favourite high street and retail businesses.  Whilst many businesses have adapted to offer online, postal, or adapted services, re-opening of physical stores is probably the biggest step towards normality we’ve seen since lockdown started. We are thrilled at the boost it will give these businesses and […]

Our high-streets re-open

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News & Reviews

It’s that time of year when we get to celebrate the men in our lives and treat them with thoughtful, carefully selected gifts.  I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find men so much harder to buy for…they just seem to come with less “stuff” than us ladies! I’ve loved watching the Father’s […]

The Buzz Hub guide to Father’s Day gifting

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News & Reviews

We are living in a moment of huge change, where society as we know it may never be the same. Many are predicting a very different world post Covid 19, history serves us as a reminder that global events can be a catalyst for a better future. With most of us staying at home we […]

Is now the time to future-proof your home?

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by Jamie Smith of Tring Winery It’s that time of year! Sun is out, windows are open, and BBQ’s across the country are getting fired up. Whether you side with gas or charcoal, fish, steak or veggies, there is always the question – what should I be drinking?   So here at Tring Winery, Jamie […]

Choosing the perfect wine for your BBQ

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News & Reviews

by  Claire Gillespie from Oglee Poglee   At Oglee Poglee HQ, you’ll often hear us raving about the power of creativity and just how vital it is to help our children unleash theirs! But when traditional education pushes the arts to the sidelines, how can you know creativity is something worth nurturing in your kids? Let’s take a […]

6 ways your child can learn as they create

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News & Reviews

Pesto Flatbread Pizza by Neleta Winter from Nourish & Flourish Nutrition Flatbread   Ingredients 200g spelt flour 2 tsp baking powder Salt to taste Approx 200g yoghurt   Method In a bowl add the spelt flour, salt and baking powder and stir through Add the yoghurt in small amounts stirring as you go to form […]

Pesto flatbread pizza recipe by Neleta Winter

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News & Reviews

by Margarita Salomó – Personal Stylist Let’s talk about the benefits of clothes, fashion, style, accessories, a dash of make-up and getting properly dressed every day during this lockdown If I have learnt one thing while being isolated at home, it’s the value of the small things that we take for granted, like: preparing to […]

How to dress in lockdown

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