As we welcome December with open arms, it's not just the winter chill that fills the air; it's a sense of magic, joy, and reflection. December, the twelfth and final month of the year, holds a special place in our hearts. Whether you celebrate holidays, cherish winter traditions, or simply appreciate the beauty of the season, there's something enchanting about the month that brings the year to a close.
December is a time when streets are adorned with twinkling lights. The magic of the holiday season as families and friends come together to celebrate love, warmth, and togetherness. It's a time to exchange gifts, share laughter, and create lasting memories.
A month of cultural celebrations that adds a unique flavour to the festive atmosphere, reminding us of the diversity that makes our world so beautiful.
November was a great month as we hosted two Pop Up Shopping Markets:
Sunday 12th November at Denbies Wine Estate
We were treated to a flash mob by the Show Choir that went down very well and was a great surprise for the stall holders and customers.
Here are some of the small businesses that took part and finally we got to hear the piano being played by Ellis to accompany our visitors in their shopping.
Sunday 26th November BIG Christmas Market at Dorking Halls
We had over 1700 happy customers visit 500 more than 2022 and the feedback was of a great quality of makers , creatives and brands all under one roof.
We raised £1.4k for PSDS through silent auction , tombola , name the teddy and Bauble Bonanza.
The balloons were donated by Amy from Peanut Balloons to promote The Big Balloon Build - click on link for tickets - after the event Loft Conversion let us use their van so we could deliver to Dorking Nursey which was most appreciated.
As December marks the end of the year, it's a natural time for reflection. People often look back on the year that was, contemplating achievements, challenges, and personal growth. It's an opportunity to express gratitude for the experiences that shaped us and to set intentions for the year ahead.
It has certainly been an interesting year for Curated by Dapper & Suave and we will in due course share our next steps as December invites us to ponder the passage of time and the nature of life, reinforcing the idea that with every ending comes the promise of a new beginning.
Curated by Dapper & Suave have two more Christmas shopping events
We are excited to say that both will have a meaningful, impactful collaboration with local charities to raise funds and awareness whilst celebrating the festive season.
50 businesses to choose from offering great Christmas gifts with music The Rock Choir to bring some festive singing and fun to this event.
The market can be found on the ground floor Garden Room and The Conservatory
Parking and Entry free. Our chosen charity is The Brigitte Trust.
Rob is away on overseas business next week which means that this is the first event that Dapper & Suave will not be present but of course supporting in spirit.
You can still shop via our Etsy shop for those accessories to compliment that Christmas outfit or a gift for that special some one.
Don't forget that you can still support small businesses by buying from them via their selling platforms - if you have seen something at an event that you may have seen and not purchases the last postings in time for Christmas are :-
Monday 18th December 2nd Class Signed For Royal Mail Tracked
Wednesday 20th December 1st Class Signed For Royal Mail Tracked
Thursday 21 December Special Delivery Guaranteed
You will find a 22 businesses selling various gifts and you will be able to enjoy food & drink that is on site offering hot and cold drinks, Caribbean food and yummy treats
Come stay a while and there is ample dining space - bring your friends, family and enjoy.
Free entry and Parking. Our chosen charity is Grace.
Thanks for reading and we wish you a very Happy Christmas!
Jason & Rob