Dear Fairy Godmother,
We are delighted to finally have our blog up and running. This is a space in which we share moments and wanderings, from the Valley of Pheasants and beyond. Stories of discovery and delight await: news at the Apothecary, people and places we encounter, life on the farm, musings on holistic living... Counting pheasants and other home thoughts.
Our first adventure: Heavenly is a lovely health and beauty salon in Okehampton - a quaint little Devon town of curious arcades. Proprietor Jessica has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry. She pampers clients at Heavenly as well as a number of hotels across Devon. A good beauty salon that uses quality natural products and offers skilful essential treatments (such as waxing) is hard to find in the countryside. We met Jessica in February and Heavenly became our first stockist in Devon.
To celebrate the launch of Lola's Apothecary at Heavenly, and to coincide with Mother's Day, Heavenly very kindly hosted a pamper evening on the Thursday before Mother's Day weekend. Nibbles and Jessica's elderflower cocktail were served. Heavenly therapists - Jessica, Leanne, Hannah - provided complimentary treatments using Lola's Apothecary products. Each guest also received a goodie bag containing Lola's Apothecary samples, Rococo chocolate, and a Heavenly treatment voucher. Three lucky customers were awarded a full size Lola's Apothecary product.
It was our very first event, so we did not know what to expect. It was a great turn out and we were humbled by the overwhelmingly positive responses to our smelly things. Having fretted about bringing too much stock the night before, we sold out of the Rose Chocolate Bath Milk within the first half hour. The Orange & Ginger Sugar Scrub soon followed, as it was used in the complimentary hand treatment. It was wonderful to see happy customers emerging from the treatment room, still smelling our unique orange & vanilla patisserie fragrance on their hands.
We are very grateful to Jessica and the star therapists at Heavenly for organising this fantastic evening. We met some nice people and felt welcomed by the community. There will be more Heavenly joy to come - a bespoke massage oil and signature treatment are in the works. Stay tuned.
From Devon With Love,
Lola & Dominic x
Heavenly Health & Beauty Salon
19 Fore Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AN
The award-winning British fine chocolates in our gift sets