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Grace Gentle NEWARKS

Grace Gentle is rapidly becoming a Newark treasure. Nestled across the road from the castle, (fabulous views while you shop), tucked inside a shared doorway with the Danube restaurant is a stylish and welcoming emporium of delightful and exclusive design. Denise Starkey shared her reasons for bringing elegance to Newark, with the story behind the name of the shop‌ “The inspiration came from my grandmother, Grace Gentle, an elegant lady who had an amazing impact on my life. Now sadly passed away, her name will live on in this company dedicated to her, and the wonderful memories she gave me of a warm, loving and beautiful home I used to visit often. As her only grand-daughter, and a single mother to three children, who are now growing up, and getting ready to "flee the nest", my thoughts turned to my own childhood and the times I spent marveling at the beautiful home my grandmother created, and my own passion for interior design. And then one evening, over the kitchen table, I got this amazing idea, what if I could bring something together that I love, with something we all need - home accessories and

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Beautiful home and giftware for you to adorn and adore

01636 611933 25A Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1AZ

www.gracegentle.co.uk


gifts. That was when Gracegentle Ltd was launched” As soon as you enter you can see the ethos of the quality and exclusive ranges Denise has brought in. Many of the ranges stocked here are exclusive to Grace Gentle and so provide a much needed opportunity to buy items not stocked in the main high street shops, or anywhere else locally, after all who wants to have the same accessories as the neighbours? But its not just the exclusive range of jewelry by Dansk Smykkekurst or the Stoneglow Candles hand made in the UK and with scents that make you feel you have gone to heaven, or the Leslie Gerry Spaniel mugs, coasters, cards & notebooks, that speak to you as you wander around, there is a sense of Grace in the shop too. There are not many places where you feel as though you are visiting a favorite friend, however Denise has managed superbly to ensure that is exactly how

smell of the Lavender & Geranium reed diffusers, and the warm welcome from Denise herself as you browse, its as though you have stepped back into an age where everything was that little more beautiful or elegant than todays stressful lives.

you feel and from the candles to the vast range of vintage signs and wall plaques, (my favorite is the Dog wags his tail with his heart sign), you are treated to a display of style and a lesson in how to put it all together. The discreet rustle of wrapping paper as a gift is wrapped, the

Denise has painstakingly sourced beautiful gifts and classic luxury items, to adorn your home at an affordable price. And then there are the handbags! It’s hard not to find some enchanting item to take home to either keep or for a present. Maybe you will be like me and buy an item for

a gift but then find you just cant let it go! There are rather a lot of items like that here! No matter how we look at our homes, there is usually at least 1 piece that has special meaning for us and this is the place to find that piece. Beautiful gifts hide other things here at Grace Gentle. Denise is actively involved in supporting local charities and host’s exclusive shopping evenings with a percentage of the proceeds going to local charities’. Its something her grandmother would be proud of, and allows us to know that we are supporting Newark Women’s Aid or the Rotary Club when we support Grace Gentle. Whatever you do make sure that you visit, Grace Gentle is a place we can happily while away a half hour, and find that elusive gift for a loved one or an indulgence for ourselves. You wont be disappointed, but you may come away with a new treasure. Brands which are exclusive to Grace Gentle in Newark & the surrounding areas are: l Lena Bjere l Bolla Bags l Leslie Gerry l Tumble & Hide Bags & Wallets l Dansk Smykkekurst l Stoneglow Candles l SIA Home fashions (selected exclusive lines) l Parlane ( selected exclusive lines) Why not pop in when you are next in town and be prepared to adorn and adore Gracegentle Ltd 25A Castle Gate Newark-upon-Trent Nottinghamshire NG24 1AZ 01636 611933 www.gracegentle.co.uk


SPOTLIGHT ON GRACE GENTLE - the ultimate gift and homewear boutique!